Jul 2, 2014

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Yowamushi Pedal episode 38

What a disappointing ending. I knew that they were going to end this season with a cliff-hanger in order to lure people in when the second season starts in October. A three month break for Yowamushi Pedal isn’t such a bad thing.

[HorribleSubs] Yowamushi Pedal - 38 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.11_[2014.07.01_23.14.12]I decided that I would read up on people’s reactions after they saw this episode. Not because I wanted them to help me get my own opinion. Hell no. I couldn’t possibly care any less about what people think of the things I watch. I can make up my own damn mind. I was just curious how they saw this episode. I must say that I was unpleasantly surprised. I saw people going completely nuts over this episode, saying that it was amazing, thrilling and even inspiring. My god… Is the world about to end? There are actually people on this planet that find this incredibly predictable episode amazing, thrilling and/or inspiring? Unbelievable…

[HorribleSubs] Yowamushi Pedal - 38 [720p].mkv_snapshot_11.18_[2014.07.01_23.14.23]Anyway, I started watching this episode and I asked myself why. Why bother watching this episode when you know what’s going to happen? Hakone was obviously going to recover since you can’t beat down an all-ace team just by winning a sprinting award. It takes more than that. The fact that Sohoku showed up in order to disrupt Akira’s plan was also painfully obvious. I have no idea why they waited that long to show up. They could’ve popped up during last week’s episode and ended this season with a winner for day two. Season two could’ve been about day three. But no… A cliff-hanger is all we get. Oh well, at least I’m done with all the Yowamushi Pedal reviews.

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Jun 25, 2014

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Yowamushi Pedal episode 37

Yet another horrible and tasteless episode. This one was actually worse because nothing actually happened this time. No idea where Sakamichi and his friends are (although they might appear during the next episode) and no idea what to expect of the second day.

[HorribleSubs] Yowamushi Pedal - 37 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.50_[2014.06.24_22.48.57]It really bothers me that the other characters just let themselves get talked down like that by that creep Akira. Why not beat him off his bicycle? What’s he going to do? Fight back? I don’t think so. He probably got bullied as a kid. Its characters like that that turn into psychopaths that eventually kill dozens of people out of boredom.

It surprised me that Juichi and Sangaku let him take the mountain award that easily. What’s the point of racing if that creeps keeps getting his way? Yowamushi Pedal really lost its charm. First it became far too predictable and now it’s downright annoying because the worst character on the show keeps winning and breathing. At least one of those two things has to stop. I prefer the latter.

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Jun 18, 2014

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Yowamushi Pedal episode 36

Horrible episode. What a total disaster of an episode. I completely disagree with it from the bottom of my very being. It makes me want to quit watching Yowamushi Pedal. Lucky for me that there are only two episodes left…

[HorribleSubs] Yowamushi Pedal - 36 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.30_[2014.06.17_23.15.13]Akira won the sprinting award. I absolutely disagree with this crap! How could he win just by pushing the bike a little bit forward with this disgusting body? Can’t that character just fall of his bike and die already? He pisses me off to no end…

God… I really don’t want to write this post. I’m just glad that Sakamichi and Jin have caught up to the rest of their group and are now heading towards the leading pack. I’ll just end this post here. Anything else I’ll write will just make me sound even worse and worse.

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Jun 11, 2014

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Yowamushi Pedal episode 35

So this season’s finale is probably going to be a huge disappointment by the way things are going right now. That’s right, a second season will appear later this year or early next year. Will I review that season? Probably not. Will I watch it? Definitely.

[HorribleSubs] Yowamushi Pedal - 35 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.19_[2014.06.10_22.44.32]Another short Yowamushi Pedal post… That’s right. I cannot help but hate the fact that Akira, a pathetic creep whose parents probably feel nothing but shame when his name is mentioned, still stood in the spotlight as he raced (and lost) against Hakone’s ace sprinter. Why can’t guy just hit a tree or a big rock and fall? Is that so much to ask?

Did I like it when Hayato’s personality changed into that, ahem, “demon”? Absolutely not. It was weird, ridiculous and rather disappointing. I was hoping for a more realistic victory. All that’s left is for Sakamichi and Jin to catch up with the rest so that the season can end. Who knows? The second day of their race might just end in three weeks…

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Jun 4, 2014

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Yowamushi Pedal episode 34

I bet you’ve noticed how I keep writing short Yowamushi Pedal posts. I cannot help it. My motivation is almost completely gone. There are four episodes left and they’re only halfway through their second day… What kind of ending can we expect at this point!?

[HorribleSubs] Yowamushi Pedal - 34 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.20_[2014.06.03_23.00.54]It still annoys me how that creepy character is still in the picture. He is picking fights with everybody and thinks he’s some kind of god. I know that parents are supposed to love their children no matter what, but can you really love something that ugly, vindictive and mentally unstable? I don’t know… I would’ve sold that little sh*t on craigslist for sure.

The only thing that made this episode even remotely bearable is that Hakone’s ace sprinter completely defeated that creep. This guy, Hayato, was playing around with him and didn’t even need to get serious. Could Jin have beaten him in a one-on-one? Probably not. I would’ve quit watching if he could. That would be complete bullsh*t.

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May 28, 2014

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Yowamushi Pedal episode 33

I think that this is the first time that a Yowamushi Pedal episode left me speechless at the end. I expected several things from this episode, but definitely not this. I expected failure, a sudden boost and a predictable outcome. We got all of that, sure, but not in the way I had expected.

[HorribleSubs] Yowamushi Pedal - 33 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.09_[2014.05.27_22.47.30]So Sakamichi went back for Jin. I knew something like that was going to happen. Jin was done for on his own and there’s no way that Yuusuke, the team’s number one climber, would go back for one guy. It’s obvious that Sakamichi would go. Now we have Sakamichi and Jin in one team, Yuusuke and Shoukichi in another team and Shunsuke and Shingo at the front.

That everyone would pair up is not all that surprising, but that I would get to see a scene where Sakamichi, the team’s smallest guy, and Jin, the team’s biggest guy, would end up singing that messed up magic girl theme song…  That is messed up! To think that something so girly ended up giving them the predictable boost that they needed…

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May 21, 2014

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Yowamushi Pedal episode 32

How in the hell are they going to end this? There are only six episodes left and the second day of the race has just begun. It took about half a dozen episodes for them to cover the first day… I have a bad feeling about this…

[HorribleSubs] Yowamushi Pedal - 32 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.27_[2014.05.20_23.01.45]I’m not even going to bother thinking about why Sakamichi’s mother showed up at this point. The show is running out of time and suddenly she shows up to raise a little bit of hell? Yes, comedy would do nicely right about now, but for her to show up right now instead of seeing her shocked face as she watches her little boy ride that bike at high speed… Meh…

You could very well say that there are a lot of things that I don’t agree with. I don’t agree that Sakamichi’s mother showed up at this point. I don’t agree that there were three characters that ended up with first place after day one. I don’t agree with the fact that Miki hasn’t had any decent air-time in months now. She was such a nice character to see, too.

[HorribleSubs] Yowamushi Pedal - 32 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.31_[2014.05.20_23.02.12]Anyway, it’s all going to go downhill from here on out. Sakamichi is tasked by Shingo to lead everyone through the mountains in order to catch up later on. This is not going to be easy when Shunsuke has become so insecure that he doesn’t even know why he’s currently participating in that race. This is not going to be easy when Jin can’t even start for some reason or other. How the hell is Sakamichi supposed to do this when almost half the team is incapable of racing properly? I foresee a lot of drama and a big, long rant about how willpower and love of the sport is pushes racers forward, after which everyone will suddenly perform perfectly… Yeah… Probably.

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May 14, 2014

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Yowamushi Pedal episode 31

Extremely short post incoming. I pulled a muscle today during work and now I’m in incredible pain. I think writing and scheduling this post might take me an hour or so. I keep having to stop because the pain is getting too much for me to bear.

[HorribleSubs] Yowamushi Pedal - 31 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.31_[2014.05.13_22.22.34]Okay… Day one is finally over and there were three winners. Bullsh*t anyone? I’d have been okay if Hakone had won day one, but to think that that slimy weasel won, too… The worst! That guy is so annoying. The author really did a great job by creating one of the most annoying and easy-to-hate characters in the history of racing anime.

What will happen now? Hakone will probably win day 2 now that Jin’s condition has taken a turn for the worse. They will probably have to replace him or let him race anyway in the condition that he’s in. it won’t be easy, but they will probably end up saving their strength for day three.

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