Yowamushi Pedal episode 18
I really hate how predictable Yowamushi Pedal is right now. Sakamichi lured me in because he’s almost like me, a nerd that enjoys watching anime and reading manga. Sure, I don’t go from city to city to visit stores or go to anime/manga conventions, but I still consider myself a proud nerd.
We all knew that the first years would beat the second years. We all knew. They focussed on those three so much that the result became painfully obvious. It was also quite obvious that either Hajime or Junta would get injured because they made it very clear that their bodies are pretty fragile. Both of them got injured in the end.
The same question kept popping up time and time again: do the second and third years also have handicaps? I paid close attention but I couldn’t see any obvious modifications to their bicycles. That would be quite unfair if they participated without being similarly handicapped. I might just browse throughout the last few episodes to see if I can find the answer to my question.
Anyway, I saw it coming from a mile away. Sakamichi got a little bit of help when Junta gave him new pedals and a pair of cleats. I knew that he would be wearing a pair of racing shoes. They focussed so much on those shoes when he was racing Sangaku a few episodes back. It’s always nice when a hunch becomes reality, right?
They are training so that they may participate in a race against other schools. A team consists out of five members if I’m not mistaken, which means that one of the three stooges will have to wait for the next opportunity. My money’s on Shoukichi if there’s really a maximum of five racers per team. There’s no way that Sakamichi is being put a bench and Shunsuke is simply better than Shoukichi. Still, the race itself should prove to be quite amusing.