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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: #52042
Popularity: #5291
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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
Yoshida, Akimi
Character Design
Kawaguchi, Toshio
Key Animation

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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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Dec 12, 2014
Bobby ni Kubittake, or "Bobby's in Deep, feels much like an experimental film as it tests many different artistic techniques and tosses them all together. First of all, this is a mid-80's movie, so the base style of visuals and sound should be understood before looking beyond. A lot of the experience feels synonymous from other things made around the time to an extent, but Bobby's in Deep is different in its execution and its direction. It presents a setup that doesn't feed the viewer everything off a silver platter and expects a bit of focus and thinking to understand everything that's going on and 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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