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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.19 by Sleeping Dragons (119d ago)
v.28 c.235-243 by Great-blaster (155d ago)
v.27 c.226-234 by Great-blaster (227d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
41 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 [S1] vol 18, chap 141
Ends at Vol 17, Chap 140 [S1] Vol 27, Chap 232 [S2]

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Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (162 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.52 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 14th 2015, 12:38pm PST


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Year
2008

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

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Yen Press (December 2015)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #879 increased(+117)
Monthly Pos #1243 increased(+82)
3 Month Pos #1366 increased(+54)
6 Month Pos #1000 decreased(-392)

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On 1144 reading lists
On 287 wish lists
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Going downhill??   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by kiriee
April 7th, 2015, 1:12am
I don't know why but after 2nd/3rd classmate and tournament involved it became really boring, and all rival is only couple actually likeable just one people actually... with the rest is either creepy or cheater, there's one character have strange body coming giving insult and all but receive no comment... come on he actually calling people creepy when his whole body is disgustingly disjointed, also dat fugly face, there's 100 more people watching yet no good comeback?, not only that cheater seems to get away easily in this manga. also this manga has comedy tag confused I barely laugh there's good place for comedy yet author failed to use it. not only that those people talk A LOT

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
seriously they racing one creepy guy suddenly take of half his cloth so it showing his abs and then yell almost entire race ABS,ABS,ABS, WTF, and not long after fatty yelling OXY~GEN oh wait so this is why it has the comedy tag i get it now


I'm in chap 80 I hope this get better...

update ch 150,

You know all those thing that make MC look like hardworking guy trying to catchup with rival/3rd year, now I call it bullshit he definitely overpowered with all those talent, he lose just for the sake of losing so he look evolved even though his talent/skill/hardwork(whenever you call them) is beyond all of em.

I Hate this manga more than ever now, there's literary no fairness in this manga, there's always something bad happen to people to prevent them competing on same level also it getting sillier and sillier with each passing chapter, the writing is really bad with 2/4 people racing, flashback,finish rinse and repeat, the flashback is really lame too

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there's one character having trauma, because he hit rabbit yes, rabbit, not human, not kid, but rabbit....a rabbit, the f*** is that.Oh yeah you know that alien douche he actually really good, he want to do bad just because he simply evil, yup he know that person hit a rabbit.. yes he research with so much detail, yup he knew he can't pass using left lane because of rabbit, he use all those time doing stupid thing instead of training. and when he lose instead of just losing fair the artist make that alien tooth break so he lose concentration, not only MC is weak willed the artist it self not much different, what's so bad making him lose in normal way.

Oh yeah latter he became good, and quite... and guess what time to rise another douche, yup some character that never make it to the top 3 not even being mentioned so much suddenly appear making trouble, and yup same again no comeback, GOD I swear all the character here doesn't have ball, oh yeah the art getting worse that alien, literary became alien.


I guess thanks to this manga, now I know how boring bicycle sport is.

... Last updated on April 9th, 2015, 10:35am
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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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YP   
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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B   
Rating: N/A
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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