Well, I might dislike sports in general, but I must say that this show was actually decent. Yowamushi Pedal has the clumsiest and stupidest main character, but he has unusual strength and skill to be able to ride a bike like he does. The kid manages to climb the steepest hill without breaking a sweat, it was impressive to say the least, especially with the shit of a bike that he rides.
The show was able to draw me in a bit, I got interested in the story, it helps that I am a fan of biking, but the other important factor was the strong otaku theme and the comedy all around the show. If there is one thing that can make everything pass as alright, it is definitively humour. Yowamushi Pedal is definitively not the kind of show to make headlines, but it has its own quality and it is definitively not a shit show. I would never dare thing the show to surprise me or to have some originality in story development, but had I more time on my hand I would certainly watch it as it is kind of entertaining.
I feel like having this show air during the fall season is completely at its disadvantage, it had could have done much better in any other season, but now there are just so many shows, and so many of them are good, it is difficult to make room to watch a lighter show filled with comedy. I would recommend this show to people seeking lighter show, but I won’t be blogging or watching it myself. Time is of the essence and as such I’ll keep watching and blogging the more popular (and mostly more interesting) shows instead of smaller one like Yowamushi Pedal.
ZeroGhj signing off