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Boys Be...

Boys Be...

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ボーイズ・ビー

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2000 to Jul 4, 2000
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 6.651 (scored by 5644 users)
Ranked: #46342
Popularity: #1939
Members: 12,480
Favorites: 35
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Popular Tags

comedy drama romance

Synopsis

There are two sides to every love story, and Boys Be... reveals what's really going on—from the guy's point of view!

Meet three normal high school guys with just one thing on their minds: girls. Quiet Kyoichi has been friends with Chiharu ever since they were young, but lately, his feelings have begun to change. Lecherous Makoto, a self-proclaimed master of the rules of romance, is ready to sweep the ladies off their feet. And Yoshihiko, a handsome sports nut, is unfortunately a bit clueless in matters of the heart.

Join this hapless trio for a year of romantic misadventures that will change their lives forever!

(Source: RightStuf)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kanzaki, Kyoichi
Kanzaki, Kyoichi
Main
Suzumura, Kenichi
Japanese
Suzumura, Kenichi
Riegel, Sam
English
Riegel, Sam
...
Kazama, Yumi
Kazama, Yumi
Main
Nagasawa, Miki
Japanese
Nagasawa, Miki
Sheh, Stephanie
English
Sheh, Stephanie
...
Kenjo, Yoshihiko
Kenjo, Yoshihiko
Main
Seitz, Patrick
English
Seitz, Patrick
Ishikawa, Hideo
Japanese
Ishikawa, Hideo
...
Kurumizawa, Makoto
Kurumizawa, Makoto
Main
Ishida, Akira
Japanese
Ishida, Akira
O'Brien, Liam
English
O'Brien, Liam
...

Staff

Kawase, Kouhei
Producer
Shimoda, Masami
Director, Storyboard
Sekijima, Mayori
Script
Kanemaki, Kenichi
Script, Series Composition



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Jun 30, 2007
jet2r0cks
While the story focuses on teenage boys, some light has been shed on Female characters as well. Generally, it’s something that both sexes can relate to. For the first two times watched it, I wasn’t able to fully grasp its meaning. Now that I’m a little older, I understood myself a few years back.

For this third time around, I was able to learn new things. That is what makes this series great. It’s a slice of life anime that’s actually closer to reality than other slice of life series out there.

The characters were great too. They all were very different from each other, so I’d read more
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Feb 25, 2010
georgi
You don't notice it at first, but this is definitely an anime worthy of a Hal Film Maker production. The animation seems bad at first, but it grows on you. The story seems standard and predictable at first, but it surprises you. In the end, you realize this is a man's romance story, deep in emotion, but also deep in thought. It's like the philosophy of life. It really makes you feel it, very artistically done, unbelievably beautiful especially towards the end. Undeniably beautiful, definitely recommend it.

The series struck me as unique. It did, kind of in a bad way at first. During the read more
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Aug 8, 2010
Darkness007
As we all know, life is not a fairytale. It’s cold, mean and will beat you to your knees and keep beating you if you let it. Boys Be… only scratches the surface of reality.

Plot

Here we have a decent story about a group of friends finding their places in life. Some might fall in love with a star crossed partner, while others perish in utter defeat and depression. As in many love animes, most of their characters are portrayed as those who are deeply in love with their lovers and won’t mind spending their lives together for eternity. In Boys Be… hearts are broken, mended, read more
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Oct 30, 2009
CmmiKllr
No males in any culture act like these. Sitting around talking about their love lives, constantly in the company of girls otherwise. This story had to be written by a woman or a gay man. In the middle of the story I thought the main character was going to realize he was gay. that would have explained a lot. I usually like the slice of life animes because they are incredibly insightful. This one is an exception. It did not have the truth and warmth that I enjoy so much.
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Recommendations

Both are high school slice-of-life romances, though Boys Be is a bit more lighthearted than Clannad, which is the more dramatic of the two.
High school life, childhood memories and friendship. Both of them shares these terms and is indeed highly recommended.
Teenagers find romance among their classmates and people around them, and with each episode focusing on a different first love kind of match up, some of which go well, and others are played off as situational.

Hatsukoi Limited involves mostly junior high and some high school girls and their relationships. Some of the crushes involve the siblings of the girls and lots of love polygons. Towards the end of the series, the crushes turn into confessions and rejections and the polygons get shaken a bit.

In Boys Be, the main characters are in high school. The main guys get put in different relationship situations, usually with a person of the week. Sometimes the girls get an episode to pair up. The main guy and girl also have a thread of a relationship. It's set at the turn of the 21st century where cell phones are just emerging.

Rom-com humor is prevalent in both series, including obligatory visits to the beach, cultural festivals, holidays, and the usual fanservice.
reportRecommended by Angus - Add to favorites
Both these anime's compose of different characters involving their different sets of love stories. Both anime's have high school characters as well going to the very same school, at least majority does. These anime's are thirst quenchers for those romance-themed anime seekers.
Both are composed from a few love stories in really warm style.
In a few ways, these two series reminds me of one and another.

Both Boys Be..and Amagami SS takes place at a school setting with themes of drama, comedy, and romance between various characters.

While Amagami SS+ has one main male protagonist, Boys Be...features other male characters also with their own little romance adventures. Still, the drama is there.

Both series also has emotional moments despite some of the comedy and also some background stories of the supporting characters explored in some episodes.

Opening Theme

#01: "Daijobu" by Maeda Aki (eps 1-12)
#02: "Hatsukoi" by Yuka Imai (ep 13)

Ending Theme

#01: "Minna ga Ii ne" by Maeda Aki (eps 1-12)
#02: "My Tomorrow" by Yuka Imai (ep 8)
#03: "Daijoubu" by Maeda Aki

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