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Ro-Kyu-Bu!

Ro-Kyu-Bu!

Alternative Titles

English: Ro-Kyu-Bu ~ Fast Break!
Synonyms: Rou-Kyuu-Bu!, Rou-Kyu-Bu!, Ro-Kyu-Bu: Fast Break
Japanese: ロウきゅーぶ!

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 1, 2011 to Sep 23, 2011
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.121 (scored by 17583 users)
Ranked: #27862
Popularity: #1080
Members: 36,008
Favorites: 136
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Synopsis

Talk about games being called unexpectedly! Hasegawa Subaru joined the basketball club at Nanashiba High, only to have his hopes dashed when the teams' play is suspended after the captain is suspected of having inappropriate feelings for the coach's underage daughter. Blindsided and blocked by bad luck, Subaru expectedly finds an opening for his talent with the hoops when his aunt asks him to take on the task of coaching a young girls' basketball club—a Ro-Kyu-Bu!. But can a superstar wannabe find true satisfaction while playing sixth man to a team of five girls?

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Minato, Tomoka
Minato, Tomoka
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Hakamada, Hinata
Hakamada, Hinata
Main
Ogura, Yui
Japanese
Ogura, Yui
Misawa, Maho
Misawa, Maho
Main
Iguchi, Yuka
Japanese
Iguchi, Yuka
Kashii, Airi
Kashii, Airi
Main
Hidaka, Rina
Japanese
Hidaka, Rina

Staff

Kawase, Kouhei
Kawase, Kouhei
Producer
Kusakawa, Keizo
Kusakawa, Keizo
Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Kosaka, Harume
Kosaka, Harume
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(0/12)

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Opening Theme

"SHOOT!" by RO-KYU-BU! (Kana Hanazawa, Rina Hidaka, Yoko Hikasa, Yuka Iguchi, Yui Ogura)

Ending Theme

"Party Love ~ Okkiku Naritai~ (Party Love~おっきくなりたい~)" by RO-KYU-BU! (Kana Hanazawa, Rina Hidaka, Yoko Hikasa, Yuka Iguchi, Yui Ogura)



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Sartaj
Jul 1, 2011 10:23 PM
This review for Ro-Kyu-Bu! will be based on opinions made after viewing the first episode of the series.

This show is like a cross between a really sugoi (tl note: sugoi means amazing)adaption of Slam Dunk and Kodomo no Jikan. Basically, we have this lolicon who becomes a basketball coach for an elementary school. This team he has to put up with (tl note: enjoy) consists of two perverted DFC goddesses, some dfc who thinks she’s Shaq, a glasses girl who will probably get hit by a train by the end(as they all do), and this overly self conscious big tits girl who belongs on read more
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InunoTaishou
Jul 2, 2011 6:22 PM
The only two reviews on this show are overall ratings of 10 and 0, claiming it's good loli show and other saying it's a crappy loli show and not worth the time.

The show is indeed loli, though I think they present it in a cute and at the same time seductive way, *spoiler* as soon as he opens the gym door he's greeted by loli maids which then turn to imouto maids with their overall goal of this greeting is to making their new coach love them (I won't reveal why, but if you actually paid attention to the show you'd figure it out and read more
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blaZofgold
Jun 26, 2013 1:26 AM
I'm somewhat perplexed by the number of 6's and 7's this anime is receiving. I was initially reluctant to watch this anime because of the score, but I'm glad I committed in the end.

Ro-kyu-bu is a loli/sports anime with a barebones plot and relatively static characters. While some might consider this points to criticize the anime on, I would like to point to the genre of the piece and remind everyone why we are watching this anime. To learn more about basketball? I should hope not. Sports anime is almost always a terrible representation of the actual sport itself. I will smack anyone who dares read more
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SilveRR
Sep 25, 2011 7:10 AM
When lolis and basketball are combined, the result isn't as bad as one might expect. Although it's far from great Ro-Kyu-Bu is a charming series.

If you are looking an anime that is heavily focused on basketball then you are looking in the wrong place. Basketball is simply the activity which brings everyone together. However the series does lack a solid plot because the focus is on the characters themselves making it feel like a slice of life some of the time. The series is character driven and the majority of this anime is spent developing the characters, which is okay but it makes it hard read more
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Recent News

Second Season of Ro-Kyu-Bu! Announced ( 1 2 3 4 )
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