Bari Bari Densetsu (1987)

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Synonyms: Baribari Densetsu (1987), Bari-Den (1987), Motorcycle Legend (1987), Legend of Rolling Wheels (1987)
Japanese: バリバリ伝説


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 1, 1987
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, ShounenShounen, SportsSports
Duration: 1 hr. 25 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.591 (scored by 557557 users)
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Ranked: #54462
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Popularity: #9498
Members: 1,691
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The film is about 4 high-schoolers who are bike racers and illegally partake in races at night on public roads.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nakata, Jouji

Hijiri, Tomoyo

Hiramatsu, Akiko

Ichinose, Miyuki

Toda, Keiko


Sogabe, Kazuyuki

Race caller

Naya, Rokurou


Oginome, Youko
Theme Song Performance
Shigeno, Shuuichi
Original Creator


Opening Theme

"Shounen no Saigo no Natsu (少年の最後の夏)" by Youko Oginome

Ending Theme

"Slope ni Tenki Ame (スロープに天気雨)" by Youko Oginome

Apr 10, 2012
Boltz (All reviews)
What Initial D is to car fans, Bari Bari is to motorbike fans. And that's the greatest compliment a racing series can get. Hell, the manga was supposedly so good that people started to join the Bōsōzoku (Japanese motorbike gangs) in droves! Strange?
Not really, since the same guy, Shuichi Shigeno, created Bari Bari Densetsu and Initial D - two holy grails of the petrol-heads. He also had assistance, in the form of his prominent student Jyoji Morikawa - the guy behind Hajime no Ippo.

You know a racing movie is good when it starts with a shot of an idyllic road. The morning sun is read more
Nov 26, 2020
lethargilistic (All reviews)

Motorcycles are so fucking cool, dude. Seeing these ones animated so well when they might be obnoxious CG blobs today makes me happy.

The story was pretty basic, and interesting to think about in connection to the mangaka's later work, Initial D. I think Initial D First Stage is damn near perfectly paced with great stakes because it all comes down to Takumi's relationships with the 86 and his rivalry with well-defined opponents. Bari Bari Densetsu doesn't exactly have that. It feels a lot slower when they're not racing and the original author's portrayal of women he was clearly not too interested in writing read more

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