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Format:
Title:
Yowamushi pedal
ISBN:
9780316309523

9780316354684

9780316393645

9780316393669

9780316393676

9780316393683

9780316520782

9780316558600
Edition:
First Yen Press edition.
Publication:
New York, NY : Yen Press, Hachette Book Group, 2015-
Physical Description:
volumes : chiefly illustrated ; 21 cm
General Note:
Originally published in Japan in 2008 by Akita Publishing Co., Ltd., Tokyo.

Reads from back to front, right to left.
Summary:
"For the love of all things otaku--anime, video games, figures, you name it!--power-pedaling Sakamichi Onoda has long been conquering the steepest slopes and regularly making the ninety-kilometer round-trip to Akihabara on a granny bike!! But when his bike commute to his new high school lands him in a confrontation with the serious first-year road racer Imaizumi, Onoda has a major showdown on his hands! Can this meek geek really out-pedal the future ace of the school road-racing team?!"--Page 4 of cover.
Reading Level:
T, LV.
Holds:

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Summary

Summary

For the love of all things otaku--anime, video games, figures, you name it!
Power-pedaling Sakamichi Onoda has long been conquering the steepest slopes and regularly making the ninety-kilometer round-trip to Akihabara on a mommy bike!! But when his bike commute to his new high school lands him in a confrontation with the serious first-year road racer Imaizumi, Onoda has a major showdown on his hands! Can this meek geek really out-pedal the future ace of the school road-racing team?!


Author Notes

Wataru Watanabe is the creator of the long-running, fan favorite sports manga series Yowamushi Pedal .


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Watanabe (Train Man) personifies the Japanese flair for taking the most mundane of pursuits-fishing, cooking, etc.-and transforming them into epically melodramatic manga. Here he gives bicycle racing the graphic aggrandizement treatment, and it works to spectacular effect despite being framed in yet another narrative featuring the tropey tribulations of an awkward high schooler. Nebbishy otaku Sakamichi Onoda's daily 90-kilometer rides over steep slopes on a "mommy bike" have unexpectedly rendered him a formidable cyclist, which catches the attention of some highly-skilled cycling enthusiasts. It's the same "loser gains glory in a specific field of endeavor" yarn that readers have seen a million times, but Watanabe's jaw-dropping depictions of high-speed, stamina-testing bike racing set this effort head and shoulders above others. The dynamic imagery and copious speed lines place the reader right in the middle of the action, feeling the strain of muscles and the burn of lactic acid. Unremarkable in every other way, this series is saved by the world-class frisson provided by its racing sequences. (Dec.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Booklist Review

Sakamichi Onoda has one dream in high school, to join the anime club. Every week since fourth grade, he has made the 90km bike ride to and from Tokyo's Akihabara shopping district just to buy anime and toys. But when school starts, Onoda not only discovers that the anime club has been disbanded; he also gets challenged by fellow first-year student Imaizumi, a very competitive bike racer. But how can Onoda and his mommy bike ever win a race against a future champion? Watanabe's title stands out from other sports manga because of its reluctant protagonist. Onoda doesn't want to be a sports star but finds himself dragged into bike racing. As he begins to realize that not all jocks are bad people, the athletes he comes across also find their expectations challenged. Watanabe's art features a lot of motion lines, but he keeps the page layouts clear and the characters distinct so that the story flows smoothly. This omnibus edition is a terrific addition to manga collections.--Wildsmith, Snow Copyright 2016 Booklist