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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.

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Over Drive 2005 Original Manga
Name Role
Yuichi OUKA Character Design
Takao KATO Director
Ko OTANI Music
Tsuyoshi YASUDA Original Manga Creator
Masatomo NISHIZAWA Producer

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Over Drive babyeinstein12 7/10 Aug 28, 2009

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Over Drive BlackThorne 7/10 Jan 14, 2013
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DLMP

Both anime have almost same story and characters. Over Drive had 26 episodes, second half of the anime focus lot on the bicycle race to the end. I couldn't believe I watched 13 episodes of bicycle racing. But it was good.

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Cycling FTW.  There just isn't much manga or anime about this sport, and both these shows attack it with some realism and a quirky sense of humor.  Yowapeda is better, but if you like one I think you'll like both.

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Both of these anime are about sports and a main charicter who starts as a nothing and becomes well known, in Over Drive SM (Shinozaki Mikoto) dosnt know how to do anything right and is hated by everyone untill he learns how to ride a bike, in Basquash! Dan JD hates bigfoots till he starts using his own.

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