Yowamushi Pedal episode 14
I think I jinxed it. I knew it was too good to be true. Last week’s episode probably was a onetime thing that only happens every decade or so. Of course, I’m talking about the one episode where the characters didn’t all praise Sakamichi as though he was some sort of bicycle god.
Sakamichi once again steals the spotlight by doing a little one on one with his newest friend, a crazy teenager with a passion for climbing mountains with his snow-white bicycle. Now this may sound quite interesting and amusing, but I assure you that it was not. That guy was praising Sakamichi the whole time because he managed to keep up. His admiration for Sakamichi grew even more after he realized that Sakamichi was wearing sneakers instead of racing cleats. It’s the start of yet another ‘bromance’ that will undoubtedly use up quite a few episodes.
It almost goes without saying that Sakamichi will show up with cleats soon. It’s the third day of their training camp and he isn’t even halfway yet. There has to be a reasonable explanation when he reaches one thousand kilometres by the end of their training camp, which he will do without a doubt in my mind. The hero will always succeed in the end.
We have seen pretty much all of the characters race. We have a rough idea of what everyone’s capable of and what their specialty is. We know that Shunsuke is aiming to be an all-rounder, that Shoukichi aims to be a good sprinter, that Sakamichi is currently training to become a climber, that Yuusuki is a good climber and that Jin is a great sprinter. We know almost nothing about Shingo. It’s time we learn a little bit more about him and his abilities.