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Posted 1/6/17 , edited 3/25/17
For prior conversation in anticipation of this show, see /forumtopic-914007/minami-kamakura-high-school-girls-cycling-club-anticipation


https://myanimelist.net/anime/31422
Official Website: http://minakama-anime.jp/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/minakama_anime
Twitter Hashtag: #minakama
PV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLTo7InIp7o

Synopsis


The story begins with Hiromi Maiharu, a girl who moved from Nagasaki to Kamakura. She begins her new life in Kamakura and her first day in high school by bicycling to her school, but she has not ridden a bicycle since she was young. On the way to the ceremony for the first day, she meets Tomoe Akitsuki, and Tomoe helps her train to be better at bicycling.

(Source: ANN)

Other Info:

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished
Aired: Jan 7, 2017 to Mar 25, 2017
Premiered: Winter 2017
Broadcast: Saturdays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: Genco, Exit Tunes
Licensors:
Studios: J.C.Staff, A.C.G.T.
Source: Manga
Genres: Sports, School, Shounen
Duration: 21 mins/2 mins of live action segments
Rating: PG-13

Watch here! http://www.crunchyroll.com/minami-kamakura-high-school-girls-cycling-club
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Posted 1/6/17
Ok looks like Long Rider with different jerseys
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Posted 1/6/17
Episode 1

Hiromi just moved to Kamakura, and she's having trouble riding a bike, but Tomo is such a pal there helping her feel welcome. And of course, she's neck-deep into bikes as she runs into another cyclist from her school, but she's got a lot to learn. That was pretty cute seeing Hiromi finding her way on the bike. This is mostly setup for things to come, but it has some promise so I'll keep watching for the time being.
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Posted 1/6/17
Well this reminded me a bit of Long Riders. Even some of the character personalities feels the same and the segments with the food. Pretty natural way for them to do the storytelling so far with cute girls and bikes.

Maiharu is cute so far, seems like the type that can easily make friends with others. With Long Riders (not returning until next month), I think could be a fun ride. The theme songs are kinda catchy imo. Visual looks okay, not too impressive though.
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Posted 1/6/17
Definitely preferring the character design of Long Riders compared to this show.
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Personally I like the designs of the manga more. Shows fun, I really like the backgrounds.

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Episode 1

This reminds me a lot of Bakuon!! as the main character looks like Hane and it's the same VA. Well the first episode wasn't to bad we got to meet Tomoe chan who try's to teach Hiromi how to ride her bike and the new teacher who got lost on her way to school. They even have a segment on how to build a bike after the credits.

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Posted 1/6/17
Backgrounds have worthy merits, but I'll stick with Yowamushi.
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Posted 1/6/17
Yeah backgrounds are really good; but that's it so far
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Posted 1/6/17
Quite possibly the slowest paced and most boring opening ep I've ever seen... And 1998 called and wants it's character designs back.
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Posted 1/6/17
Pretty much exactly what I expected it to be so far. Not bad by any means but not really gripping or exciting either. I can see myself keeping up with this one for the long haul even if I don't see it coming anywhere near a favourites of the season list even given this season isn't looking overly strong so far.
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With this, Long Riders and Yowamushi Pedal soon, its like a renaissance of cycling. Makes me really want to finally get a road bike. Though the first episode didn't leave a strong impression, I am eager to see if this is becomes relaxing like Long Riders or intense like Yowamushi Pedal.

A slight pet peeve, but I always cringe when I see cyclists (especially beginners) ride without helmets. Safety first...
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Posted 1/7/17
This reminds me, like anyone else, Long Riders!, but i suppose it's all right to have another one of these which i would categorize like this: Cute girls riding bikes. Hopefully there aren't too many of these.

As for animation, looks promising. And i really had to wait and see what series description said there's bonus at the end. Real life teaching on how to choose a different bike on which purpose. Sure, LR! did that too, but by animated. Real life is something i haven't seen.

Finally, the pick below is a nice bonus in anime. Kind of looks like visual novel-styled art work.


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Posted 1/8/17
Before I decide to watch this one is it closer/basically Bakoun on bikes or a more serious cycling show? Or too soon to tell from one episode?
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Posted 1/8/17

Derekl1963 wrote:

Quite possibly the slowest paced and most boring opening ep I've ever seen...


Oh good, it wasn't just me thinking that.

Granted, I don't find the MC appealing at all so after just a few minutes I was feeling less inclined to like the show anyway, but then on top of that it just seemed slow, with lots of redundancy, and, well, bumpy. If I wanted to be generous I'd suggest it was an artistic choice of story presentation to mimic Hiromi's bumbling attempt at bike-riding.
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