21
Oct
07

OverDrive 18

Yeah its here(subbed that is).Here is some screenshots;

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Summary:

Shinozaki takes off from where we last left him aroung 2km+ from the summit.Shinozaki begs for his body to give him the strength to win.Meanwhile the lead group of yamato “kurosuke” takeshi, fukazawa,hyodou and terao are nearing the goal with kurosuke leading.However, he tries unsucessfully to leave the others behind in his sprint to the summit as the others cling on him relentlessly just waiting for a chance to pounce in the last 200m.Later shinozaki catches up with terao driven by the cheers of the crowd.Wonder boy as he is called refuses to listen to terao to slow up and charges forward.Meanwhile kurosuke is starting to struggle and tries his best not to look back(so that he looks like he isn’t panicking) and ups the tempo.Things get all tense with yamato monologing his thoughts while trying to sense the chasing pack.BOOM!Shinozaki charges in from nowhere under the cover of the deafening cheers and seizes the lead from yamato.From here on it became a dogfight.Shinozaki goes all out shifing to his highest gear setting(super tough since the hill inclination is killer).Shinozaki roars to victory amid a flurry of flashbacks(literally).Time stood still for a moment as shinozaki looked back and said “I beat them”.He roars celebration(I think) which was heard by yuki and the mystery girl in the limo(apparently the girl is shinozaki’s friendless classmate  who’s father is the sponsor of the race ; in episode 19 its revealed but thats for later k?).The crowd goes wild and shinozaki is the new mountain king!!!!WOOT!!

 Thoughts:

OMG :O !!! Need I say more?! this is definitely the action highlight for the series.From here on we go for more character development before wrapping up the race.For me I think Shinozaki showed he was the real king right there and then when he crossed the king of the mountain banner.Enough said.I think the should be a second season but the manga needs to get ahead first so I think maybe around the end of 2008 or early 2009 might be optimistic?I have not seen sports anime this good since slam dunk.Yes folks its got it all;stuble romance,action,comedy,character development,drama,slice of life.

And saying all that…WHY IS IT SO UNDERATED!!!??ARE OTAKUS SO LAZY TO WATCH SPORTS ANIME JUST BECAUSE IT ENCOURAGES THEM TO EXERCISE AND LEAVE THEIR ANIME WATCHING FOR LATER??!!

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1 Response to “OverDrive 18”


  1. 1 tuluanon
    October 26, 2007 at 9:41 pm

    i’m getting hook with anime….i found the early episodes a little dragging but the race itself started great….i’m waiting for episode 20…the anticipation is killing me…pretty good summary by the way


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