Yowamushi Pedal episode 03
Thank you! I’m glad that I decided to write about this particular masterpiece. It’s not that predictable, it’s very funny and I’m really glad that they seem to care about realism. The author really knew his stuff when he/she created this.
So we have this little pipsqueak, Sakamichi, race against a well-trained racer with a lot of experience. Yes, he had a head start, but that shouldn’t have allowed him to win. The guy was riding a mommy bike that was apparently modified to ensure that the one who’s riding it doesn’t go very far. It’s supposedly a modification that parents did on bicycles so that their offspring couldn’t go very far or very fast. It supposedly gave them peace of mind. Little did they know that it actually trained Sakamichi in a very unusual way by making him ride that thing to his favourite place on earth.
Anyway, Sakamichi lost. Shunsuke will not be joining his anime club and, if I am to believe my instincts, neither will Sakamichi. I’m not one hundred percent sure about the rules of your average Japanese high school, but I’m pretty sure a student isn’t allowed to be in two clubs at the same time. So yeah, anime will just be a way to fuel his tiny engine when he’s racing on his bike.
I’m kind of looking forward to seeing how this will go. Will Sakamichi join on his own? Will the members of the bicycle club come to recruit him? Or will Shoukichi, that red-haired shrimp we met during the last few minutes of this episode, force him to join? Sakamichi is very fanatical about anime so I’m kind of curious to see what it will take for him to prioritize bicycles over anime.