Shounan Bakusouzoku

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Bomber Bikers of Shonan, Shounan Bakusouzoku 2 - 1/5 Lonely Night, 10 Ounce Bonds, Hurricane Rider, GT380 History, Tenacity Mud Special, Legendary Red Star, From Samantha
Japanese: 湘南爆走族


Type: OVA
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 10, 1986 to Mar 12, 1999
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: AnimEigo
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy
Theme: DelinquentsDelinquents
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 53 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.481 (scored by 11281,128 users)
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Ranked: #19282
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Popularity: #8417
Members: 5,323
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In Japan, the country that inspired the slogan "Born to be Mild," the blood of young men still runs hot. In the old days they'd go off into the country and hack each other up with swords, but these days, what with school, that isn't very practical.

So some of them do something very un-Japanese. They strap on a big bike, roar around annoying people, and pound anyone they consider dishonorable.

Now meet Eguchi Yousuke, leader of a high-school Biker gang AND the school's handicrafts club. Which means he divides his time between fistfights and fancy needlework.

And if you think he's weird, wait until you meet the rest of his gang...

(Source: AniDB)

Characters & Voice Actors


Nishizawa, Nobutaka
Director, Screenplay
Sasaki, Noriyo
Director, Assistant Director
Kageyama, Hironobu
Theme Song Performance, Inserted Song Performance
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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1: "Let's Go Nice Knight (Let's go nice騎士(ナイト))" by Shou
2: "Black Board Jungle" by Hound Dog
3: "Aa Shounan (アーア湘南)" by Yousuke Eguchi

Ending Theme

1: "Shounan Bakusouzoku (湘南暴走族)" by Shou
2: "Aoi Emblem (青いエンブレム)" by Gakuro
3: "10 Ounce no Bible (10オンスのバイブル)" by Hironobu Kageyama
4: "True Heart" by Ammy
5: "Dreamer and Screamer" by Loudness
6: "Monologue (モノローグ)" by Kiyotaka Sugiyama
7: "Blue" by Ritsuko Tanaka (田中律子)
8: "Ude no Naka no Eien (腕の中の永遠)" by Mana
9: "Niji no Anata e (虹の彼方へ)" by Mr.Children
10: "Sunao ga Ii yo ne (素直がいいよね)" by JUNCA
11: "Change" by Kiyomi Kobayashi (小林清美)
12: "Seed of Future" by Kiyotaka Sugiyama


Jul 7, 2024
An excellent dive into the world of Japan's peak era- the 1980's! If you are into studying older anime to gain an appreciation for the art, this show should be a baseline. Forget about the Tiktok viral hits like Yu Yu Hakusho- this show inspired all of that. It is a shame it flew under the radar.

First thing to notice is the amazing art style that stayed consistent throughout the episodic short movies. Each backround scene is painstakingly painted and the bright and colorful cell artwork is so appreciable. The amount of frames for each specific scene or movement on screen is properly ...
Mar 2, 2023
One of the best slice of life shows ever made, each is its own film really. A love letter to high school and youth with almost every episode having some deeper themes about what it means to be a man, to grow up, and to live. It's lighthearted and laidback for the most part but takes itself seriously. It's not so much a comedy as a pure slice of life, just segments of the lives of these budding adults as they live their final year in high school. Manly guys doing quite manly things yet still being kids.

If you're struggling to find it, Inka-Subs is ...
Sep 28, 2022
This shows a must-see if you're a fan of GTO, Kyou Kara Ore Wa, Cromartie High, or other delinquent shows.

I don’t write reviews all that often so please excuse the amateur quality of this review, I just wanted to talk about this classic series as it doesn’t seem to have much attention on MAL. I was very lucky to stumble upon this series when I did. As it appears that just a few months ago someone by the name of Inka-subs actually took the time to subtitle all 12 episodes of this anime's beautifully clean-looking blue ray. I’ve seen almost all the pre-2000s ...

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