Dear Boys

Hoop Days

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ディア・ボーイズ
English: Hoop Days
French: Hoop Days
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2003 to Sep 29, 2003
Premiered: Spring 2003
Broadcast: Mondays at 01:00 (JST)
Producers: OB Planning
Studios: A.C.G.T.
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, SportsSports
Theme: Team SportsTeam Sports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.781 (scored by 1015610,156 users)
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Ranked: #51462
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Popularity: #4596
Members: 22,072
Favorites: 47

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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


Kobayashi, Tomoki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Geshi, Yasuhiro
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Sound of Bounce" by DA PUMP

Ending Theme

"Baller" by F Chris


Oct 10, 2010
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.
Aug 4, 2007
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Jul 31, 2020
Preliminary (13/26 eps)
I have seen many basketball animes, Kuroko, Slam Dunk, Buzzer Beater, Ahiru no Sora, and this is by far the worst I've seen. The story is decent, the art and animation are low quality and the characters are simple. This anime tries so hard to be cool by including rap in the ending theme, and the opening tries to glorify basketball by sounding more extravagant. Other sports anime in the same genre are capable of being cool without even trying (Slam Dunk, KNB). This anime was aggravating to watch and very much unrealistic, knowing as much as I do about basketball I couldn't help but ...

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