The BEST Episodes of Yowamushi Pedal

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 10, 2020

Network: TV Tokyo

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 4 other people who would like to join.

I Don't Have Any Friends

#1 - I Don't Have Any Friends

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 22, 2013

The race between Onoda and Imaizumi continues. Imaizumi has passed Onoda, but thanks to a seat adjustment from Miki, Onoda has more power than ever before. With the additional power he manages to catch Imaizumi. The race comes to its exciting conclusion, but little does either individual realize Onoda's efforts have attracted the attention of the rest of the Sohoku Bicycle team.

star 9.16
57 votes
The Ride of Weeds

#2 - The Ride of Weeds

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired Jun 20, 2017

Teshima desperately races up Irohazaka in pursuit of Manami, who's aiming for the mountain result. Manami is disinterested in Teshima's orindary riding, while Teshima tenaciously hangs on. Just when Teshima is given a chance to get a head...he stops?!

star 8.80
10 votes
Directors: Osamu Nabeshima
Writers: Kurasumi Sunayama
100 Man Barrier

#3 - 100 Man Barrier

Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired Apr 22, 2014

After falling and landing in last place, Onoda must find a way to pass 100 men. Teshima lets Onoda know he thinks it's possible if Onoda will just focus, and the support team relaunches Onoda into action. The task proves to be difficult with the small mountain roads and the pack in front of him, but with a little help from his favorite anime song, Onoda finds his spirits lifted. Onoda counts each individual as he begins passing them. At the front of the race, Arakita swears that Onoda will never catch them before the end of the day due to the small road and the pack blocking the way. As Onoda reaches the final man to pass, he runs into Midosuji, who shows a secret he has kept from everyone that would allow him to win all legs of the race if he truly wanted to try. Eventually Onoda passes Midosuji and zooms up to meet his teammates. Onoda takes over as the head of his teams drifting pack while Makishima starts his breakaway with his spider climbing.

star 8.70
20 votes
#16, Shinkai Yuto

#4 - #16, Shinkai Yuto

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 13, 2018

Realizing Kyoto Fushimi is ahead of the pack, Aoyagi hands Kaburagi a note from God so they can escape the pack. Written on the note are the lyrics to the anime song his senior Tadokoro claims saved him during the Inter-high, "Love Hime Pancake!" The two of them suddenly accelerate while singing together. Ahead of them, Hakone Academy catches up to Teshima and Sakamichi, and first-year climber Shinkai Yuto bares his teeth! After passing Teshima, Yuto issues a challenge to Sakamichi. And in order to protect Imaizumi and Naruko in the front, Sakamichi accepts his challenge!

star 8.60
10 votes
Directors: Osamu Nabeshima
Writers: Kurasumi Sunayama
You Are the Princess

#5 - You Are the Princess

Season 1 - Episode 33 - Aired May 27, 2014

Tadokoro claims he is giving everyone a handicap so they can race him, but as he leaves he is unable to climb at full strength. Makishima tells Onoda and Naruko that they must leave him behind, and when they keep pestering him he finally reveals that Tadokoro has fallen ill. Instead of listening to Makishima, Onoda reminds Makishima of the orders he has been given. Onoda remains behind while Naruko and Makishima keep moving on. Tadokoro finally catches up to Onoda, and Onoda convinces him to help him on the chorus of the Love Hime opening song, Love Princess Pancake. By singing the chorus/refrain continually they slowly begin to catch up and end up with the pack. Meanwhile Hakone Academy's entire team has caught up to their ace, and Kyoto Fushimi has pullen away from the pack to join Midosuji. Midosuji tells Imaizumi that all the players are here as he claims Sohoku has made a fatal judging error in not saving anyone for Day 2.

star 8.47
19 votes
Snake of the Stone Path

#6 - Snake of the Stone Path

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 4, 2014

The first years learn about the previous years Inter-High and the rivalry between Kinjou and Fukutomi that has formed. Kinjou recounts how a crash took place last year, and Fukutomi arrives to beg for forgiveness. However he also vows that Sohoku will have no chance of dethroning the kings that are Hakone.

star 8.42
19 votes
The Promised Road

#7 - The Promised Road

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 23, 2015

Entrusted with Sohoku's hopes, Sakamichi charges straight ahead. Meanwhile, Manami shifts up gear by gear as he rides for the peak

star 8.35
17 votes
I Want to Catch Up!

#8 - I Want to Catch Up!

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 19, 2013

With his new road racer Onoda quickly moves up from sixth into fourth place and makes up a five minute deficit. The captain sees Onoda's determination and decides to test his skills. He tells Onoda specifically what cadence he will need to go up the mountain if he is to catch Imaizumi and Naruko. As the recovery van matches Onoda's speed, they pass the other first years, minus Imaizumi and Naruko, and decide to let the second years coming from behind keep an eye on those three while they keep an eye on Onoda. An additional 3 minutes need to be made up if Onoda is to have any chance of catching them. Meanwhile Imaizumi and Naruko come upon an old man on the side of the road who is cheering for any cyclist that goes by. When the old man appears to fall the two stop. The old man thanks them for their help butthen warns them a third individual is coming up to make this race interesting. The two realize that the individual must be connected to the bicycle race club and get back on their bikes. As Mr. pierre watches the two continue they wonder if it is Onoda or some other individual that is gaining ground fast.

star 8.34
29 votes
Welcoming Race

#9 - Welcoming Race

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 12, 2013

The welcoming race begins. Onoda is excited about the prospect of facing off with Imazmi and Naruko, but he quickly realizes he stands no chance against the others with his mommy bike. Onoda refuses to give up, even when the captain comes up in the recovery vehicle and demands Onoda pull over. Onoda thinks the captain wants him to quit. Little does Onoda realize he is about to gain a great eqailizer that could help propel him to the front as long as he can keep his balance. Onoda is given the teams spare road racer, but with only a limited amount of time to get used to it, will Onoda be able to go on?

star 8.31
29 votes
Sohoku Shaken

#10 - Sohoku Shaken

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 13, 2018

Hakone Academy's ace Ashikiba Takuto wins the three-way battle for the first day of the Inter-high! Naruko and Midousuji just narrowly tie for second. Having won all of the first day's number tags, Hakone Academy reclaims its throne. Naruko acts cheerful during the award ceremony, but his heart is trembling with frustration. Not only did Sohoku place second in all stages, but Kaburagi collapses from exhaustion, and a disquieting atmosphere settles on the team. Just as Sakamichi is looking anxious, former Sohoku captain Kinjou appears before him...

star 8.25
8 votes
Directors: Osamu Nabeshima
Writers: Kurasumi Sunayama
Full Power VS Full Power

#11 - Full Power VS Full Power

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 3, 2013

500 meters remain to the peak, and Onoda and Imaizumi are the only two left who can claim the title King of the Mountain. Onoda raises his RPM's by another 30 tocatch up to Imaizumi, but can he maintain that speed over the finish line of stage 2? After the mountain stage finishes, Onoda finds himself out of stamina. Despite the seniors wanting to help him, he is forced to retire from the race, but the coach awards him for his efforts with something that surprises the other first years and makes Onoda decide to stay with the cycling team for the remainder of his time at Sohoku.

star 8.22
32 votes
The Approaching Peak

#12 - The Approaching Peak

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired May 15, 2018

Believing Sakamichi and Imaizumi will catch up, Naruko withstands Midousuji's attacks and battles against Ashikiba and Yuto alone in the lead pack. Just when it looks like Naruko is finally about to fall, Sakamichi and Imaizumi appear behind him! Inspired by Naruko, together they charge ahead towards the mountain result and finish line! Now at a disadvantage, Midousuji tricks Mizuta into pulling for him by tempting him with the mountain result. Meanwhile, Sakamichi overwhelms the others with his awesome riding. Even Yuto is shocked when he sees the Mountain King demonstrate his true strength...

star 8.20
10 votes
Because I Can Go to Akiba for Free

#13 - Because I Can Go to Akiba for Free

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 8, 2013

Onoda Sakamichi is a huge anime fan that travels 90 round trip to Akiba on his mommy bike so he can purchase more anime goods weekly. He hates athletic teams, believing he has no athletic prowess and that the club teams are too violent. He joins Chiba Sohoku Public High School and hopes to find friends in the anime and manga club, but he learns it has been suspended due to low member amounts. Onoda hopes to restart the club, but he runs into an unexpected cyclist, Imaizumi Shunsuke, that could change his plans forever. Imaizumi plans on joining the bicycle racing team and getting revenge on another cyclist, Midousuji, for his only defeat from the past. Kanzaki Miki and Tachibana Aya also make their debuts and question why Onoda would travel to Akiba on a bicycle rather than taking a bus.

star 8.16
38 votes
3 Seconds Less

#14 - 3 Seconds Less

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 6, 2018

Midousuji, who has released his full power and metamorphosized, and Naruko, who shows off the pure full-power sprint he's honed for this day, approach the finish line. But Kuroda's extremely close cornering and desperate assistance propels Ashikiba forward to catch up to them! "I am strong!" With a push on the back from Kuroda, Ashikiba enters a three-way finish line sprint with Midousuji and Naruko! As they throw their bikes towards the finish line, they cross at nearly the same time. Who will win the first day of the Inter-high...?!

star 8.11
9 votes
Directors: Osamu Nabeshima
Writers: Kurasumi Sunayama
Sprint Climb!!

#15 - Sprint Climb!!

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 26, 2013

Onoda manages to catch up to Imaizumi and Naruko. Seeing Onoda ignites their fighting spirits. The three decide to test each others abilities as they race for the top of the mountain and see which of the three of them deserves to be the King of the Mountain from Sohoku's first years. Naruko eventually begins to drift as he doesn't do well in the mountains when the grade changes, but instead of letting Onoda slow down and stay with him, he chooses to give him his fighting spirit. Onoda moves on up and challenges Imaizumi for the title of King of the Mountain. As the third years watch on, they wonder what it is that keep Onoda going on, and the coach talks about how much extra fun Onoda must be having for the first time.

star 8.11
28 votes
Peak Spider

#16 - Peak Spider

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 10, 2013

With the welcoming race over, each of the first years is given special training by other members of the team. Onoda is teamed up with Makishima, Naruko with Tadokoro, and Imaizumi with Captain Kinjo. A specific racing route from the front slope of the school to the rear slope of the school is assigned along with the simple mission of learning from their seniors. Makishima debuts his special dancing, similar to a spiders web being weaved, which Onoda tries to duplicate, but Makishima helps him realize that instead of copying others, Onoda needs to realize what his own specialty is and master it. It is also revealed that Sugimoto finished third in the welcoming race.

star 8.11
28 votes
Hakone Academy High School Makes Its Move!

#17 - Hakone Academy High School Makes Its Move!

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired May 30, 2017

After a photo-finish, Doubashi wins the first result, and Hakone Academy High School makes its first move. As Hakone Academy High School begins to pull ahead, Sohoku falls into their trap as the pack edges near...with a specific target in mind.

star 8.10
10 votes
Directors: Osamu Nabeshima
Writers: Kurasumi Sunayama
Onoda in Last Place

#18 - Onoda in Last Place

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 4, 2014

After Onoda breaks through Teshima loses the heart to fight, and Imaizumi and Naruko are also able to pass him. Not wanting to show weakness, Teshima allows Aoyagi to capture him. With Aoyagi taking the lead, Teshima and Aoyagi manage to use tag biking to catch back up to our trio. All 5 bikers go into a full out sprint, but Onoda's lack of experience pushes him back into last place. Now Onoda must summon up his last bit of strength to catch up to everyone. Onoda's second strength in cycling is about to be revealed to the entire Sohoku team.

star 8.10
21 votes
The Sugimoto Brothers' Bond

#19 - The Sugimoto Brothers' Bond

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 14, 2017

The first-year race has started. Sugimoto, whose goal is to become the sixth regular, rides among them. However, first-year duo Kaburagi and Danchiku show off their awesome speed... Can Sugimoto keep up?

star 8.07
14 votes
Directors: Osamu Nabeshima
Writers: Kurasumi Sunayama
The Summit

#20 - The Summit

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired Apr 29, 2014

Toudou has claimed an easy lead, but his spirit is drifting as he feels he will win the king of the mountain part of the race too easily. As he closes in on the top of the mountain, Makishima comes up into second place, having made up a 3 minute difference. The two race for the Summit to break their tie and claim the title of King of the Mountain. As the winner of the mountain is revealed, the aces begin their moves to the front to claim the Leg 1 winners spot.

star 8.07
15 votes
To Recruit More Members

#21 - To Recruit More Members

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 15, 2013

After witnessing Onoda's climbing while singing, Imaizumi challenges Onoda to a race up the school's steep rear gate slope. To spice up the competition, Imaizumi agrees to join the anime/ manga club if he loses. Onoda goes at everything with all his determination hoping to reform the club. Meanwhile Miki, her friends, and some of the bicycle club members hear about the race and decide to watch it.

star 8.06
32 votes

#22 - Survival

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 15, 2014

Arakita, who let go of his past and faced only forward, defeats Machimiya. All six members of Sohoku and Hakone Academy are united as they head into the final stage!

star 8.06
17 votes
Directors: Osamu Nabeshima
Writers: Reiko Yoshida
Strongest and Fastest

#23 - Strongest and Fastest

Season 1 - Episode 36 - Aired Jun 17, 2014

Hayato and Midosuji continue to race for the Sprint Check point. Hayato realizes that Midosuji's leaning forward acts as a hindrance and thinks he will have the win. At the last second Midosuji throws all his weight to the bike of his bike, propelling the frame forward and giving him the sprint check point by .02 seconds. Sohoku manages to reach the feed zone in 3rd place, and Makishima revals that while their teammates might not catch up on the flats, the second stage ends with a climb up Mt. Fuji, where Onoda will surely excel. Further back Onoda and Tadokoro catch-up to Kumamoto Daiichi, the Higo Super Express. It's the start of the climb, and Onoda raises his pace. As they pass Kumamoto Daichi, Tadokoro reveals he has fully recovered thanks to Onoda drafting for him. Realizing he can't go any faster, Tadokoro propses to Onoda that they sing even though they don't need to pass anyone. After the two sing the opening song in unison, Onoda proposes they sing the closing song next. Tadokoro remembers when Coach Pierre taught them all that bicycles are actually meant for fun, and he realizes it isn't the song that gives Onoda his strength. Instead it is the joy of cycling. Finally in the final 30 kilometers they catch up with their teammates. With their arrival, the atmosphere completely changes for Sohoku. Kinjou gives one final order. Makishima and Onoda are to lead the team up Mount Fuji so they can compete for the days title. Further up the mountain Hakone appears to be falling apart, and Midosuji can't contain his laughter. Silently he declares it is time to finish Hakone once and for all.

star 8.06
18 votes
The Sohoku High School Bicycle Racing Team

#24 - The Sohoku High School Bicycle Racing Team

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 5, 2013

Onoda returns to High School where he runs into Naruko at his schools store. Naruko encourages Onoda to join the cycling club, which he plans to join the next day, but Onoda doesn't want to give up on his dreams of an anime club. After school Onoda observes the bicycle racing clubs practice and decides he wants to see how he compares to them in a competition. Onoda also meets another first year who decides to distribute any advice one might need, since he has three years of experience, in Terufumi Sugimoto. When he submits his application to the club, Onoda meets fellow first years in Kawada and Sakurai, but nothing could have prepared him for his first task- the Welcoming Race, which he'll have to do on his mommy bike against everyone's road racers.

star 8.03
29 votes
The Two Aces!!

#25 - The Two Aces!!

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 16, 2018

Kuroda's pulling puts Hakone Academy in the lead as the competitors head towards the first day's finish line, but Sohoku's sprinter turned all-rounder Naruko Shoukichi shows off his strengths! By demonstrating a new special ability that allows him to go quickly even while racing uphill, he doesn't back down from the challenge. Told by Teshima to decide between themselves who will be the ace, Imaizumi and Naruko act more like rivals racing against each other than teammates working together, while Kuroda and Ashikiba demonstrate their battle-hardened coordination. Meanwhile, the shadow approaches from behind both teams...

star 8.00
10 votes
Directors: Osamu Nabeshima
Writers: Kurasumi Sunayama