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TO-Y


Alternative Titles

Japanese: トーイ

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 1, 1987
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Gallop
Source: Manga
Genres: Drama, Music, Shounen
Duration: 55 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.371 (scored by 589 users)
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Ranked: #57152
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Popularity: #6486
Members: 1,267
Favorites: 3
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Synopsis

Two weeks before a concert at Yaon Hibiya auditorium (1987.8.26), while playing at the club Shinjuku Loft, lead vocalist To-Y (pron: to-o-i) of the band GASP is jumped by a rival, Aikawa Yoji. GASP is a upcoming band known for its violence, struggling to be noticed against the popularity of hotshot Aikawa, who's #1 on the charts and beloved by his fans. The Yaon Hibiya concert represents GASP's mainstream debut to break out of the small-time club scene, which is threatened by the schemes of Aikawa's manager, Ms. Kato of Koyama Productions. Kato wants To-Y to leave that "bunch of hoodlums," and sing independently for a major label.

Adding to the confusion is an unexplained character who manifests feline traits, named Niya. Niya presents herself as "To-Y's aijin" ("Niya, To-Y no aijin da yo!") to the consternation of Koishikawa Hiderou, who has interest in To-Y. Koishikawa, also known as "Sonoko-chan," is typed as a "okama" by Niya. A running motif is GASP, it's fans, and associates regarded as unusual by the mainstream public, as exemplified by their musical taste, dress, and Classic Coke-drinking, which only contributes to more difficulty in their struggle to be accepted.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Yamada, Niya
Yamada, Niya
Main
Nokko
Japanese
Nokko
Fujii, To-Y
Fujii, To-Y
Main
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Japanese
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Kaie
Kaie
Supporting
Sogabe, Kazuyuki
Japanese
Sogabe, Kazuyuki
Isami
Isami
Supporting
Yamada, Tatsuo
Japanese
Yamada, Tatsuo

Staff

Hamatsu, Mamoru
Hamatsu, Mamoru
Director
Hashimoto, Izou
Hashimoto, Izou
Script
Psy S
Psy S
Theme Song Performance, Inserted Song Performance
Sato, Yuzo
Sato, Yuzo
Key Animation


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"Lemon no Yuuki" by Psy-S

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"CUBIC LOVERS" by Psy-S




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ridojiri
Aug 5, 2012
TO-Y is something remarkable, something you don't see or maybe even can't see nowadays. TO-Y is an anime that captures the pop culture music movement that was present in 1987 in Tokyo. Every part of TO-Y oozes the musical zeitgeist of 1987. Within minutes you already know where and when this is.

TO-Y is the main singer of a band called GASP that represents the underground, the shibuya-kei, the harder rock style of the popular bands at the time. Whereas his rival, Aikawa Yoji represents the j-pop idol, the sell-out. Perhaps the B'z to TO-Y's Shonen Knife. Additionally, TO-Y has a friend who is the leader read more
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