Yowamushi Pedal episode 23
Ah, so the actual race has begun. I’m guessing that it’s going to take at least seven or eight episodes to finish after which Sakamichi will take the spotlight quite a few times. I’m talking about a rough prediction, of course. In stories like these a single race, based on the importance of it, could very well use up ten or more episodes.
The start if the episode is actually what kind of stuck, you know? I can’t seem to get passed it. Sakamichi confronted his mother and she seems to think that he was doing some anime-related cycling. We all know her son by now. We really cannot be surprised by that. It’s just… What is it that we can expect from that particular scene? Will his mother suddenly show up to stop him from racing? Strange scene…
I have to be honest by saying that I’m really expecting very little from Shingo. He knows how it works in the racing world and he knows how to help his friends by giving them instructions. That’s all I really know about him. The rest of the team all have specific responsibilities in this race, even Shunsuke, an all-rounder.
A good example of that is Shingo’s decision to send out Shoukichi and Jin to take the lead position and the first checkpoint. It all seemed far too easy and quite annoying. I don’t like the idea of those two constantly b*tching about every single thing. It’s nice that they’re competitive, just keep it down. But yeah, that all changed when Touichirou, whom I still think is gay, arrived. This cycling machine from Hakone Academy showed up and showed those two the difference between them. This guy is also a sprinter and took the lead with very little effort. It’s probably one of those typical characters to make the others look weak. Oh yeah, I sense a power boost coming.