Yowamushi Pedal (弱虫ペダル Yowamushi Pedaru, lit. "Weakling Pedal") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Wataru Watanabe. It began serialization in the 12th issue of Akita Shoten’s Weekly Shōnen Champion in 2008, and as of May 8, 2018, has published 56 compiled volumes. An anime television series adaptation began airing on October 7, 2013 and currently has two seasons of which both are licensed by Discotek Media in North America. A live-action television drama adaptation aired in August 2016, A third season of the anime series aired from January 10, 2017 to June 26, 2017. A fourth season began airing in January 2018.