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Description
Otaku Sakamichi Onoda has just entered high school and plans to join the anime club. In middle school, Onoda didn’t have any friends with whom he could talk about anime, games, Akihabara and other otaku things, and he is hoping he can make such friends in the anime club, but he finds out it's been disbanded. In order to reestablish the club he tries to find four other people who would like to join.

Since he was a little boy, Onoda has ridden his mamachari–a bulky bicycle with a step-through frame mainly used for short rides, such as for casual fun or to pick up groceries–to go to Akihabara every week to check out or buy otaku things. Fellow freshman Shunsuke Imaizumi and bicyclist, while training, notices a boy (Onoda) riding his mamachari up a steep road.

Freshman and road racing cyclist, Shokichi Naruko visits Akihabara to get some Gundam plastic models for his younger brothers and meets Onoda who catches his attention because of his cycling skill on the mamachari and later find out they go to the same school. Later on, both Naruko and Imaizumi try to convince him to join the bicycle racing club, but will he?

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Manga

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Associated Names
弱虫ペダル
弱虫脚踏板
โอตาคุน่องเหล็ก
飆速宅男
Weakling Pedal
Yowa Peda
Yowapeda

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Latest Release(s)
v.25 c.208-216 by Great-blaster (17d ago)
v.24 c.200-207 + Extra by Great-blaster (44d ago)
v.23 c.191-199 by Great-blaster (54d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
37 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 [S1]
Ends at Chap. 140 [S1]

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Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (141 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.49 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 8th 2014, 5:14am PST


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Year
2008

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Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Shounen Champion (Akita Shoten)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #574 increased(+107)
Monthly Pos #400 increased(+26)
3 Month Pos #385 increased(+28)
6 Month Pos #328 decreased(-21)

List Stats
On 1030 reading lists
On 268 wish lists
On 11 unfinished lists
On 126 custom lists

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Just keeps your heart pumping!   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by Chisuchisu
November 5th, 2014, 3:38pm
This is a really awesome manga! Interesting characters' developments, plotline, encouraging theme, and many more. Out of all the sports anime/manga i've seen/read (to be honest, I haven't read that many besides Prince of Tennis), this one really keeps my attention! Each time the main protagonist shows signs of improvement I'd get really excited and in every race it really gets my heart pumping!!

Like the other review said, the art isn't as clean as other shounen manga. However, the comedy and story board makes up for it. The only thing though, you'd have to really be patient since the races are split into many chapters thus, sometime the chapters do end in a cliffhanger. But other than that, I really enjoy this one!
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Wanna Be A Genius? Just Train Harder Than Anyone   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Yumina-redwhite
October 10th, 2014, 2:46am
Among other things, that's what I get the most from this series. I've tried to slot every cyclist in this series into 'pure genius' category (you know, the one who can accomplish something without doing almost anything), and surprisingly, NO ONE fits the category. All of the 'genius' cyclist in this series achieve that status by doing waaaaaay harder than average people, whether they did it deliberately for the sake of winning a race or not. This actually shocked me, because in all sports manga (or shonen manga) I've read before, at least one character makes his/her way into the category. This absence actually makes me happy.

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I admit I almost slotted Midousuji, but after learning about his past, I immediately put him with the rest.


So, what I like the most in this series is the fact that everyone, the 'average ones' and the 'geniuses' alike, train themselves incredibly hard, and you can feel it by reading their own flashback stories. That what they've accomplished is the fruit of their training and their beliefs, that they only get their 'genius' title by hard work, and harder work, and more harder work.

If you put down this series because of the art, you're missing a rare, unique big fish. And in my opinion, the art actually get better and better in the latter volumes, so no worries smile
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Rating: N/A
by Trickster o fThieves
July 30th, 2013, 6:59am
Not bad. As the previous guy said, the artwork isn't anything to call home about, but it isn't bad and I think it fits the series. The MC indeed isn't anything special either, and yet he's more likable than a lot of other weak-to-strong protagonists out there. A good cast of characters. Nice action.
Good read.
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by Kaosu
July 21st, 2013, 10:11am
Sports manga. Drawning isn't 'clean' but I actually like it. Main character is actually pretty good. He fits a lot of the pathetic MC cliches on paper, but he has enough redeeming qualities to root him on. Some humor. A decent amount of realism.

If you are looking for something to read and sports manga doesn't bother you. Read this.
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