Yowamushi Pedal episode 04
It’s good to be alive! I have been looking forward to this all week. I must say that Yowamushi Pedal has yet to disappoint me. It’s been one big rollercoaster ride so far. I do wish they would ease up on all the praises though.
So Sakamichi-kun, arguably the biggest nerd in anime, finally found himself a little, red-haired friend, huh? Well, that’s nice for him. I don’t think he knows what he wants yet. He wanted to start an anime club, he wanted friends, he wanted to win against Shunsuke in that race and now he’s thinking about picking up racing. What a surprise…
There’s a reason why this show has no less than thirty-eight episodes. That’s right, thirty-eight episodes of bicycle madness. I’m still kind of hoping that it’s going to be like Over Drive, one of my favourite sports genre anime. I think this is lacking a bit of ‘adult’ content. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to see any of those guys naked. I would rather kill myself. I just want a bit of aggression to be added to the mixture. That would be nice.
Anyway, Sakamichi and Shoukichi, that red-headed midget, found themselves occupied for a bit. They wanted to catch up with a car in order to return a cigarette bud that was flicked against Sakamichi’s bicycle. Putting their strange priorities aside, it was nice to see Sakamichi ride now that he has a second gear. I wouldn’t mind seeing him on a racing bike soon.
That all being said; I’m getting real tired of all that praising. This episode alone contained like half a dozen praises by just one character. We get it, Sakamichi is interesting, his legs are amazing and for him to be riding a mommy bike like that is amazing. We get it! We don’t need to hear it every few minutes. Just focus on the important parts!