Hello! This is my first blog post and I will be reviewing about Yowamushi Pedal anime. It seems like not many people in this forum knows it (and I really love this anime, so, lets share the love lol).
So, Yowamushi Pedal (meaning Weakling Pedal) is a cycling anime.
You might be like 'how is that even interesting', believe me, before I started watching it I was like that too (especially that I really hate bikes in real life).
After I watched the first episode, I couldn't stop! Very unexpectedly funny and good story.
The anime started with this main character Sakamichi Onoda, an Otaku.
Onoda just entered high school and he aimed to join an anime club, however it does not exist!
When he cycled up hill to school with his "mommy bike" (singing the famous Hime-Hime, or Princess-Princess song), Imaizumi, a cyclist noticed him and is amazed how he could ride a heavy mommy bike up hill that quick while singing such a stupid anime song.
So, Imaizumi challenged Onoda to ride up hill with him. If Onoda won, then Imaizumi will help to create and join his anime club, but if Onoda loses, then Onoda has to join a cycling club.
Anddd, that's basically the first episode. I might be good at explaining but this is really funny!!
All the competition scenes are very tense and you feel relief when someone wins, the anime is really good playing with your emotions (and sometimes make you burst out laughing).
If you love sport or funny anime, you should give this anime a try. You will not regret it!
I also love the fact that this anime does not focus too much on Onoda, the main guy but change the focus to some pairs (or character) every few episode. You might end up loving one character during some episode, then change to someone else other episode because of this.
There is also a short off-story scene at the end of every episode, they are super hilarious (usually not related to cycling) and I think everyone looks forward to it.
So here are the scores I will give
Art: 7/10 (I don't like the character design at first but everything else is amazing)
Comedy: 10/10 (definitely the first anime that make me laugh this much)
Story: 8/10 (I love how they focus on different character every few episodes)
Music: 8/10 (every opening and ending songs are amazing and at different moment of race, the music is awesome)
Rewatchability: 6.5/10 (since it is a sport anime, winning and losing is a key, so if you know who won, then the fun reduced a lot. Though I always re-watched the funny moments).
Overall Score: 8.5/10
There are already 2 seasons, so give this anime a try and tell me what you thinks!
Thank you for reading!