Yowamushi Pedal episode 19
I guess I misunderstood the whole team concept when they first started talking about their beloved inter high competition. I was under the impression that a team consisted out of five people instead of six, but I guess I was wrong. It all makes sense again.
I kind of doubted myself after I wrote the last post. I mean, why would they deny one of the top-three characters? They have focussed on these three first year’s so much that it was a given that all three of them would have a place in that race. It’s like watching a battle between good and evil; you know the good side will always be triumphant.
I’m also a little happy that we finally got to see a little bit of what their team captain is capable of. He’s fast, has great control and has good reflexes. If I didn’t know any better I’d say that Yowamushi Pedal is about to pull a Kuroko no Basuke on us. I don’t want the characters to suddenly develop supernatural abilities that will help them win at the end of the race.
So yeah, all characters are in. Sakamichi has been accepted as a one of the inter high racers because he’s unpredictable. The captain constantly underestimates his abilities and that is why he decided to gamble on Sakamichi. And why not? We all know that it’s going to be a race between Sakamichi, Yuusuke, Sangaku and perhaps that freaky guy that basically took control of his team by force. Those characters will show us an exciting, although be it a somewhat predictable race. Why else would they have focussed on these characters so much? At the end of the day it’s all about being king of the mountain, I guess…