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swagmaster420

  • Sacramento
  • Joined Nov 26, 2014
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Yowamushi Pedal

Nov 27, 2014

Yowamushi Pedal has well developed characters at least for Sohoku and a fraction of Hakone (a major focus on Sohoku and more focus on Hakone than on Kyoto Fushimi). The dialouge is good, as is the music/ambient, with the third opening and ending being sung by the voice actors for the characters from Hakone Academy and Sohoku. Also if you like reading the manga before/after watching the anime, this anime keeps up with it extremly well by having one episode be equal to one chapter without skipping details/flashbacks/ect, Grande Road (the second season) does as well. The clips after the ending themes don't actually show scenes or anything from the next episode but kind of just give a domestic view on the cyclists, adding to the characterization of most if not all characters, while they also add more humor to the show.

(Spoilers?)

However, even with 38 episodes, it doesn't finish the main race (The Inter High), it covers the first day and about 98% of the second day. The rest is all in Grande Road, so the first season leaves you unsatisfied unless you go right out and start Grande Road right after.

9/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
9/10 characters
8.5/10 overall

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