Yowamushi Pedal episode 20
It’s about damn time that we finally got an episode that didn’t involve Sakamichi’s training. It’s good that this episode came when it did, because I was starting to get a little bit bored by constantly following the same handful of characters.
So we follow Sangaku around during this episode, huh? That’s great! This one episode made me want to start rooting for him instead of Sakamichi. It seems that he used to be very ill (and still is) and that he uses cycling as a means of escaping that harsh world. He has this strange obsession to constantly feel alive instead of doing nothing, which is what led him to pick up cycling in the first place. That being said, how far can a guy like that go? We saw him climb for a couple of miles and he already grabbed his chest. The last thing I want to see on Yowamushi Pedal is a character dying from heart failure during a race. I’m sure that goes for everyone.
I’m not so sure what the point of the last part was, maybe to show us a bit more about Yuusuke and his life. It certainly wasn’t to show us their racing route, otherwise they would’ve shown it. Quite a strange scene. It’s not the kind of scene you would expect to see after you learn about another character’s past, but maybe that’s just me.
I’ll just end things here. This episode was a lot of fun and I enjoyed watching it since I’m pretty sure that the next episode will once again be about Sakamichi and his friends and how they will train for the upcoming inter high competition. There’s a chance that they will just go over it quickly and start the actual races, which would be nice, but I’m pretty sure that we’ll get to see at least one or two more training episodes.