Ganbare Genki

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Synonyms: Forza Sugar, Genki The Boy Champ, Go For It! Genki
Japanese: がんばれ元気


Type: TV
Episodes: 35
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 16, 1980 to Apr 1, 1981
Premiered: Summer 1980
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 19:00 (JST)
Producers: Fuji TV
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, SportsSports
Theme: Combat SportsCombat Sports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Popularity: #9943
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Horiguchi Genki was 5 years old boy. His mother died when he was born, and he was raised only by his father. His father, Shark Horiguchi, was a professional boxer, but he was ruined and become an itinerant boxer. However, Genki believed his father was strong and he would become a champion, and he had a dream to become a strong boxer as his father.
After his father’s death, he was adopted by his grandparents. Although they opposed Genki boxing, Genki made up his mind to become a boxer, and he continued training secretly. Meeting with various people, for example, Teacher Ashikiwa who resembles his mother, Mishima who is a high school boxing champion, he made his way to be a boxer.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Director, Episode Director
Nagaoka, Akinori
Episode Director
Ozeki, Masayuki
Episode Director
Yukimuro, Shunichi
Script, Screenplay


Opening Theme

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"Kaze ni nare!" by Kinya Hori

Ending Theme

"Masshiro na Ringu e" by Kinya Hori


Nov 8, 2022
Genki... An anime classic.

I regularly watched the Genki on tv back in the early 90s. It was amazing... The anime started with strong Father and Son bond. Genki and his Father were trying to survive under the harsh circumtances of the concuret jungle. The Father was a pro. light weight boxer and Genki wanted to become a light weight boxer when he grew up as well and he was a very promising talent at his early age. Father and Son would run for miles together every morning as an excersise.

Then, the tragedy stroke, Because of mal nutrution, Genki's Father was having hard time execising and ...

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