Yowamushi Pedal (弱虫ペダル, Yowamushi Pedaru, lit. “Weakling Pedal”) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Wataru Watanabe. An anime television series adaptation aired from October 2013 to July 2014. Sakamichi Onoda is an otaku who has just entered high school. In middle school, Onoda did not have any friends with whom he could talk about his interests and hopes. This changed when he first encountered the world of high school bicycle racing!