Ro-Kyu-Bu ~ Fast Break!

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Rou-Kyuu-Bu!, Rou-Kyu-Bu!, Ro-Kyu-Bu: Fast Break
Japanese: ロウきゅーぶ!
English: Ro-Kyu-Bu ~ Fast Break!
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 1, 2011 to Sep 23, 2011
Premiered: Summer 2011
Broadcast: Fridays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Genres: ComedyComedy, SportsSports, EcchiEcchi
Themes: SchoolSchool, Team SportsTeam Sports
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.761 (scored by 3603136,031 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #53162
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2358
Members: 82,894
Favorites: 191

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Subaru Hasegawa has the ambition to become one of the best basketball superstars of all time. However, this comes to an apparent halt when his school's basketball team ceases activities for a year. Shocked by the news, he decides not to involve himself in basketball anymore.

One day, his aunt Mihoshi Takamura invites him to coach the Keishin Academy girls’ basketball team on how to play the sport, and he reluctantly agrees. He meets sixth-graders Tomoka Minato, Maho Misawa, Airi Kashii, Hinata Hakamada and Saki Nagatsuki, and begins training them in the sport with one goal: to defeat all strong opponents along the way.

Ro-Kyu-Bu! follows the effort of five elementary girls and their coach as they improve their cute style of playing basketball.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


The series was simulcast on The Anime Network. Sentai Filmworks had planned a home video release, but in June 2012 it was announced that the production committee for the series would be buying back the home video rights for every region outside of Asia.

Characters & Voice Actors


Fukuda, Jun
Kusakawa, Keizou
Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"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)


Jun 26, 2013
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 ...
Mar 20, 2013
Mixed Feelings
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.

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 ...
Jan 4, 2022
Recommendation: Skippable unless you like the specific combination of basketball and lolis.


+ Doesn't do much that's new, but effectively harnesses the uplifting sports movie vibe. It's sweet and heartwarming and you'll be rooting for the girls. Unlike many shows of this type, Subaru (the main character) isn't a loser or weirdo, he's a cool and nice guy, so it doesn't have to indulge in the usual harem shenanigans (though it sometimes does anyway, much to my chagrin).

+ Characters have varied personalities and all get individual focus at different times to develop their characters. When they actually play basketball games, it's thematically tied into ...

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