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Bobby ni Kubittake

Bobby ni Kubittake

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Bobby's Girl, Bobby's In Deep
Japanese: ボビーに首ったけ


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 9, 1985
Genres: Drama, Romance
Duration: 44 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
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Ranked: #50442
Popularity: #5116
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"Bobby really does little else but work on his bike. He cleans his bike. He tunes up his bike. He rides his bike. One would call him a motorcycle otaku. His most recent achievement seems to have been getting photos of himself on a road trip printed in a motorcyclist hobby magazine. This leads to an unexpected result: a girl his age, who picked up that issue on a whim, decides to write him a letter. A long, rambling letter, but dreamily romantic just the same. Bobby admits to his sister that he's never gotten a letter from a girl before. He writes back, "I got your letter. I'm happy cause it was from a girl."

The "Bobby" referred to in the title is actually 17-year-old Akihiko Nomura, an underachieving high school kid with a deep love for motorcycles. His grades are failing, and his father – traditional and strict (but who must have also at some point gave in and allowed him to have a motorcycle) is trying everything he can think of to get the kid to apply for college. His mother is so silent, she might as well not even exist. Really, his support system lies entirely in his twinkle-toed little sister, who's nosy but cheers him on in her own way."

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors

Nomura, Akihiko
Nomura, Akihiko
Nomura, Hironobu
Nomura, Hironobu


Hirata, Toshio
Nomura, Hironobu
Theme Song Performance
Oohashi, Manabu
Animation Director
Yoshida, Akimi
Character Design

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Nov 23, 2008
Bobby’s in Deep iis actually based on a novel that came out in 1980, and does have some significant differences in the anime release that came out 5 years later. Some of those differences are that in addition to Bobby’s passion for motorcycles, he’s also a beach bum surfer and it was more emphasized that he was more of a surfer than a biker, and he got a job at a surfing shop rather than as a waiter. Plus, it’s also elaborated in the novel by this girl who is writing to Bobby is suffering from an illness while it’s pure curiosity in the anime read more
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Jan 22, 2012
Bobby's in deep is certainly a very interesting work - short and experimental, but it holds a lot of content, animation and background themes wise. Which is a bit surprising, considering the fact that the anime was largely produced to promote a young pop idol, who voiced the main character.

Bobby has a pretty plain personality and he's also a man of few words. This somehow rubs off on many of the anime's characteristics. It's interesting, that most of what we get to learn about Bobby is not from him personally, but through the girl that is writing him letters, trough his father that's scolding him read more
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Pastel colors, music montages, and ambiguous plots make these two 80's soul mates. Although, Bobby's in Deep isn't nearly as "enjoyable".
Two stories of young men who have traveled Japan and had chance encounters with love, Bobby on his motorcycle and Kintaro on his bicycle, reflecting the coming of age experience of the 1980's and 1990's respectively.

Opening Theme

"Bobby ni Rock'n'Roll' by Hironobu Nomura

Ending Theme

"Bobby's Girl" by Mayumi Shimizu

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