Yowamushi Pedal — First Impressions

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A nerd is really good at biking but never realized it.

On paper this looks like something I should hate, since I hate sports and I hate when the protagonist is suddenly good at something for no reason (*cough* sword art online *cough*).

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But this first episode was actually quite good. The characters are all likable, and the fact that it is about biking automatically makes it better than any baseball show. So far, although it is a show about biking, they didn’t actually have much footage of biking. Which is a good thing because that would be boring. But it has a good sense of humor and knows how to use cliffhangers. They piqued my curiosity enough that I’ll check out the second episode, at least.

4 thoughts on “Yowamushi Pedal — First Impressions

  1. Makes me think of Eyeshield 21, where the catch was “a pussy is very good at running from bullies, which makes him a perfect american football runningback”. That was played for laughs so hilariously well, though, that it worked perfectly XD.

  2. I’m a pretty big fan of the manga, so I’m just happy to see this get an anime. Gotta say that he cycling scenes lack intensity though. Must be the CG. But hearing the HIME HIME song, it was just wonderful. Felt like Pururin all over again.

    1. YES I was thinking of Pururin too when I heard that haha. I think the point of the cycling scenes was largely to show that it *wasn’t* intense, i.e., the guy was having no trouble biking 25 miles to Tokyo up monster hills with a broken down bike. I’m not too concerned about the lack of intensity, at least not yet.

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