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Dear Boys


Alternative Titles

English: Hoop Days
Japanese: ディア・ボーイズ

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 6.991 (scored by 6,286 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #34322
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2690
Members: 12,642
Favorites: 41
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Ranked #3432Popularity #2690Members 12,642
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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

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

Aikawa, Kazuhiko
Aikawa, Kazuhiko
Main
Kiyasu, Kohei
Japanese
Kiyasu, Kohei
Fujiwara, Takumi
Fujiwara, Takumi
Main
Matsukaze, Masaya
Japanese
Matsukaze, Masaya
Anzaki, Satomi
Anzaki, Satomi
Main
Noto, Mamiko
Japanese
Noto, Mamiko
Dobashi, Kenji
Dobashi, Kenji
Main
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Japanese
Konishi, Katsuyuki

Staff

Kudou, Susumu
Kudou, Susumu
Director
Yoshioka, Takao
Yoshioka, Takao
Script
Ishii, Kumi
Ishii, Kumi
Animation Director
Yagami, Hiroki
Yagami, Hiroki
Original Creator


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"Baller" by F Chris




More reviewsReviews

Bladeknight
Aug 4, 2007
Animation:
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.

Sound:
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
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Sapphire86
Mar 16, 2009
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
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Damolisher
Feb 27, 2016
Hoop Days was an anime I wasn't expecting much going into. It doesn't have a particularly outstanding score here on MyAnimeList, it's not exactly a new anime and while it may have been my first proper sports anime, I had people left, right and centre telling me that sports anime in general aren't very good. On top of that, the voice actors in the English version were those who work for Blue Water Studios, Ocean Group's cheaper sister studio which isn't exactly known for quality dubbing outside of a couple of notable exceptions (i.e. G Gundam and Cardfight Vanguard.)

With that said, I was pleasantly read more
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LonetoDeath
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.
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