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Dear Boys

Alternative Titles

English: Hoop Days
Japanese: ディア・ボーイズ


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2003 to Sep 29, 2003
Premiered: Spring 2003
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: OB Planning
Studios: A.C.G.T.
Source: Manga
Genres: Drama, Shounen, Sports
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.941 (scored by 7,469 users)
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Ranked: #39382
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Popularity: #3351
Members: 16,006
Favorites: 45
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Aikawa Kazuhiko was the captain of Tendoji high school prestigious basketball team. He moves into a new town to attend Mizuho high school and joins its basketball team. However, Mizuho high's basketball team is far from being prestigious, in fact, it's now defunct. Nevertheless to say, Kazuhiko's persistence, passion and basketball skills inspired other team members of the dysfunctional basketball team to gear up and start practicing again.

The goal is to play in the national tournaments where all young basketball players meet their opponents to compete with them. The tale of youth of the five protagonists: Fujiwara Takumi, Ishii Tsutomu, Dobashi Kenji, Miura Ranmaru and Aikawa Kazuhiko have just began along with the live of Mizuho high school basketball team.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ishii, Kumi
Animation Director
Seyama, Takeshi

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"Sound of Bounce" by DA PUMP

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"Baller" by F Chris

More reviewsReviews

Aug 4, 2007
Bladeknight (All reviews)
The animation was acceptable, but got worse towards the end. Eyes that didn’t match, weird or wrong faces (and why did the girls look so much like boys with long hair?). The background was plain. The basketball actions weren’t drawn very well, sometimes making you wonder what they were doing and half of the time you didn’t really get how they got past their defenders. As for the OP and ED, they were pretty bad.

This was very well done. Most (not all) of the voices were really good and were nicely complementing their personalities. The sounds were what you would expect, not extraordinary read more
Mar 16, 2009
Sapphire86 (All reviews)
Dear Boys focuses on the main characters and their emotions encompassed around the game of basketball. Hints of comedy and romance are noticed through out the anime. Watching this anime made me realize and appreciate how much more there is to basketball and in fact any team sport in terms of tactics, team spirit and abilities and a mere win or loss in a competition is the end result (though not necessarily a reflection of) after a long journey of physical and emotional challenge within the players.

The characters are well developed and each serves their purpose within the story. The animation though was read more
Oct 10, 2010
LonetoDeath (All reviews)
Apparently dear boys is a pretty good basketball show. But in terms of its animation, it is rather bad, especially when the boys bounces the basketball, it looks kinda out and fake. A short story but could be more detailed like slam dunk. There is said to be a season 2 but no exact release date about it.
Nov 14, 2018
Gexis (All reviews)
Dear Boys is a basketball anime that centers more around inner team drama and high school relationships more than actual basketball. Yes, there is a lot of in-game and practice episodes but, the show doesn't go in-depth at all when it comes to explaining basketball strategies and tactics. Rather the shows strongest points are when characters have inner conflicts with themselves or other members, then watching them overcome those obstacles and developing from there on.

That being said, Dear Boys was still very underwhelming. Nothing impactful really happened, until maybe the last game but even then... it's more about the feelings of each individual team read more


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