Yowamushi Pedal episode 11
A little different than I had expected, but this could be just a small crossroad in my otherwise pretty accurate prediction. It’s also nice to see something other than a bunch of characters worshipping the ground that Sakamichi walks on.
Sakamichi, Shunsuke and Shoukichi decided to ditch school to go watch their senior’s race. Sakamichi’s parents would probably kill him in the worst way possible if they ever found out that he ditched school to go watch a bicycle race with his two new friends. Still, it was nice to see something different. I’m a little curious about Shingo’s abilities and really want to see what he’s capable off, especially since Shunsuke is aiming to dethrone him before he graduates. The other two really don’t interest me as much. They’re both basically open books whose skills can be easily estimated by your average viewer.
Fair enough, I like the idea that Jin, a huge character, is good at sprinting. His huge body allows him to block the wind better than others, allowing his teammates to hide behind his colossal back as he acts as their human windshield. A normal person would’ve thought that a character as big as him and as built as him would’ve been better at climbing.
Anyway, I’m pretty sure the next episode will be about training. I can already see how this will go. Shingo and the others are planning to hone the skills of their three most promising members. Probably by using the other members as tools to help Sakamichi, Shunsuke and Shoukichi advance to the next level. Only the best will be chosen.