Mikoto Shinozaki is a normal high student with unfortunate normal problems: he's terrible at sports, has no special talents and is bullied by everyone at his school. That is, until one day Yuki, his beautiful, long-time crush, asks the boy if he'll join her brother's cycling team. Desperate to gain her affection, Mikoto tries his best to learn how to ride a bike to not look foolish in the process, soon discovering that he actually enjoys the sport! Now, Mikoto will try his hardest to become the best cyclist in the world, encountering hardships, trials and successes along the way.
In the words of James Matthew Barrie, “I’m youth, I’m joy, I’m a little bird that has broken out of the egg.” If an anime fit this description, it would be Over Drive – trite, pathetically idealistic, yet rapturously poetic all the same. The show, on the surface, appears your run-of-the-mill sports firebrand for the burnt-out and indifferent, packaged... read more
Overdrive is sport anime about young boy, who would like to impress his school love by joining her brother's cycling club. Well, at least at the beginning. After this intro to our "hero's" life, this whining, clumsy, no-good guy finds out that bicycle is something he could love and also something that can make him exceptional. I don't know, but I'm kind of fed up with main characters always whining... read more
|Over Drive||2005||Original Manga|