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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
Premiered: Summer 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.011 (scored by 23,775 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #34642
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1288
Members: 52,959
Favorites: 174
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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


Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

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

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"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)



More reviewsReviews

Jun 26, 2013
blaZofgold (All reviews)
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
Sep 25, 2011
AquaHaze (All reviews)
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
Jul 29, 2015
Blood_Diver_A (All reviews)
[THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS]
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"Lolicon: Or (The Unexpected Love for a Loli Character)"

Keizo, the director for Sekirei and Dog Days, was walking towards an unfamiliar house; the home belonged to an underaged girl, whom he had met online. A few days before, he asked the girl if she wanted to participate in a voice audition. She replied, “Yes”, under the condition that they perform the voice audition in her home. This was unusual, but he didn’t want to disappoint the producers, so he went. Now, you’re thinking, aren’t voice actors usually young to middle-aged women in their 20’s or 30’s? Well…a strange development took place.

Normally, his read more
Mar 20, 2013
Orsonius (All reviews)
I'm a big sucker for Lolis and when I found out about this anime I was pumped!

And after finishing it I can say I wasn't disappointed, rather very pleased.

If you are a Loli-lover this is a must watch and one of the best shows in that genre out there.

But lets get to the heart of the review and look on what this show did right and what it lacked in.

Animation
Ro-Kyu-Bu, made by Studio Blanc, which did nothing that I know of before did a generic job animating the show. To be honest, an anime in the SoL pseudo-sports genre will most likely look not that read more

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Recent News

Second Season of Ro-Kyu-Bu! Announced

According to Dengeki Online, the second season of Ro-Kyu-Bu! was announced at Dengeki 20th Anniversary festival. The title is "Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS". ("SS" doubly stands fo...read more

OVA of Ro-Kyu-Bu! Announced

According to the tweet of Aoyama Sagu, an OVA of Ro-Kyu-Bu! was announced to be bundled with the new game on PlayStation Portable. It will be released in the Spring ...read more


Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Who Should Subaru End Up With?
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