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
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 6.401 (scored by 94139,413 users)
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Ranked: #74982
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Popularity: #4513
Members: 23,681
Favorites: 45

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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!

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Staff

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


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




Reviews

Jun 30, 2007
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 ...
May 18, 2015
Mixed Feelings
A few reviewers mentioned how this anime is slightly more realistic with its depiction of relationships, and that is true for the most part. Many character fall in love and out of love, are rejected, and circumstances keep them apart.

The problem is that for one or two cases it seems like a romance was just cobbled together, and sometimes the reason for it working/ not working is so "anime" it takes away from the realism of the others. The episodic nature of the show also means that its swings from cliched over the top anime romance to drama style romance, only sometimes finding a ...
Oct 30, 2009
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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