Yowamushi Pedal episode 22
So it’s finally about to begin. At least the episode was a bit clearer than last week’s… What a ridiculous episode that was. The week before we ended with a video and the episode after that were watching a race between aces. Confusion rate: high.
Very little to no nonsense during this episode. It was all quite clear and it basically spoke for itself. The inter high is about to begin and all the players are getting their numbers and instructions and whatnot. You could very well call it the calm before the storm. May be it isn’t. One cannot help but notice Sakamichi’s constant screwing up. The simplest of things he screws up, after which people from other teams flock around him out of pity in order to help the little guy. Is that really how it’s going to be? Another dramatic look-at-the-underdog-go-story? All I ask is for it to be decent at the very least.
There are two things that I’m really hoping for right now. The first would have to be Shingo’s ability to race. I wasn’t impressed by what I saw last week. It’s not the kind of thing you would expect from a team captain. Of course, it shouldn’t turn out like Kuroko no Basuke where some of the main characters have supernatural abilities.
Secondly, well… I really want to see that creep Akira lose. The author(s) obviously did his/her best to create an annoying character that people would absolutely hate. Allow me to take this opportunity to point out that this succeeded flawlessly? I don’t want that character to lose just like that. I want him to lose, fall of his bike and fall down a ravine and die a horribly painful death. Characters like that become serial killers, you know?