The ‘2016 Olympics Arc’ in 2D Champions continues with our review of the first five episodes of ‘Yowamushi Pedal’! Rather than a cool athletic dude, wouldn’t it be easier for otaku to get into sports if the main character was an otaku himself? This theory is tested in anime’s most popular cycling series of the past decade (maybe ever?)Adapted by TMS Entertainment from the original manga by Wataru Watanabe, does ‘Yowamushi Pedal’ make you root for this nerd who discovers his love of cycling? Or does it leave you feeling deflated? Listen and find out!
You can watch all of ‘Yowamushi Pedal’ here:
You can pick up the original manga here:
Thaddeus is joined by special guest Meredith as they discuss the first five episodes of ‘Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club’. Swimming, perfectly toned muscles, and friendship are the big topics in the third part of our ‘2016 Olympics Arc’ and ‘Free!’ certainly provides all that wrapped up in gorgeous animation. Are pretty faces and lovingly-rendered water effects enough to have the Champions cheering for this series? Or does ‘Free!’ end up doing a belly-flop into the pool?
Listen and find out!
You can watch all of ‘Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club’ here:
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