Boys Be...

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Japanese: ボーイズ・ビー
English: Boys Be...
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2000 to Jul 4, 2000
Premiered: Spring 2000
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 18:30 (JST)
Studios: Hal Film Maker
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.421 (scored by 82378,237 users)
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Ranked: #65682
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Popularity: #3957
Members: 21,394
Favorites: 34

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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!

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kawase, Kouhei
Shimoda, Masami
Director, Storyboard
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Sound Director
Nakayama, Katsuichi
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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1: "Daijobu" by Maeda Aki (eps 1-12)
2: "Hatsukoi" by Yuka Imai (eps 13)

Ending Theme

1: "Minna ga Ii ne" by Maeda Aki (eps 1-12)
2: "My Tomorrow" by Yuka Imai (eps 8)
3: "Daijoubu" by Maeda Aki

Jun 30, 2007
jet2r0cks (All reviews)
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
Oct 30, 2009
CmmiKllr (All reviews)
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.
Feb 25, 2010
georgi (All reviews)
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
Aug 8, 2010
Darkness007 (All reviews)
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.


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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