Yowamushi Pedal episode 16
I somehow knew that this episode would disappoint me in the end. I never would’ve imagined that such a minor part of an otherwise grand story would use up two or perhaps even three episodes. Support characters seem to be on to rise.
Now that we’re on the subject of supporting characters… Why the hell are we seeing so much of Junta and his girlfriend Hajime? Are there seriously people interested in those two characters? I am not. I am aware that people love characters that calculate their way to victory. A lot of sports genre anime have at least one of those characters. For me to be interested in characters with weak bodies that rely on tactics that prevent others from racing optimally… No… Not my kind of character. I’m more an all-out kind of guy and prefer characters that win through skill and hard work. I guess I’m rather old-fashioned that way…
It was quite surprising to see Sakamichi rush ahead. Rather, I’m quite surprised that Shunsuke let him. Maybe he thought about conserving his energy during that time. You know, let another person to all the hard work so that you may reap the benefits of that later on. Shunsuke really strikes me as the type of person that would do that.
Anyway, Sakamichi passed him in the end. That’s right, this is the moment where you look surprised, where the ladies try to contain their orgasms and where the guys try to contain their nerdgasms. It seems that Junta forgot to factor in the time that Sakamichi spent training during these past few episodes. You could very well say that Junta’s greatest skill became his downfall this time. Let’s hope that this was the end of their silly little competition.