Yowamushi Pedal (弱虫ペダル Yowamushi Pedaru?, lit. "Wimp Pedal") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Wataru Watanabe. It is published by Akita Shoten and began its serialization in 2008's 12th issue of the Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine. As of June 6th 2014, there have been 34 compiled volumes published. An anime DVD was released bundled with the 29th volume, released on August 8, 2013, and anime television series adaptation began airing on October 7, 2013.