Yowamushi Pedal episode 08
This episode confirmed my theory. I am definitely right about what’s to come. Story-wise it’s going exactly like Over Drive. I’m not sure that’s a good thing, because Over Drive ended pretty abruptly and never got another season (or any other content for that matter).
So Sakamichi finally caught up with Shoukichi and Shunsuke. Everyone was speechless and spent a few minutes admiring Sakamichi’s undying spirit. Yes, yes… He’s amazing. If there was such a thing as god than he would be ‘it’. Still, even I have to admit that I really like that character. He’s a nerd, like me, and, unlike me, smiles all the time.
I’m no longer going to b*tch about how all the characters continue to admire Sakamichi. This is something that I accepted a few weeks ago. There’s going to be a lot more of that. I just want them to focus on the facts. I find it very interesting and very educative. It’s why I decided to write about Yowamushi Pedal in the first place.
So Sakamichi is back in the race, huh? He’s actually keeping up with Shunsuke’s ridiculous pace, huh? He even passed Shoukichi, a sprinter whose abilities are limited when going uphill, huh? Well, that’s fine. He’s still going to lose the race in the end. He’ll have to ride with his seniors in that van soon enough. Mind you, I’m still absolutely positive that he’s going to win the “king of the mountain” checkpoint. They have been talking about how Sakamichi is doing impossible things, about how he seems to move forward when he shouldn’t even be able to. There’s no doubt in my mind that he’s going to win this thing next week.