Cheer Danshi!!

Cheer Boys!!

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: チア男子!!
English: Cheer Boys!!
Spanish: Cheer Boys!!
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2016 to Sep 27, 2016
Premiered: Summer 2016
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Brain's Base
Source: Novel
Genre: SportsSports
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, Performing ArtsPerforming Arts
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.671 (scored by 2549825,498 users)
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Ranked: #57592
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2690
Members: 64,097
Favorites: 116

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After suffering from a shoulder injury, shy first-year university student Haruki Bandou gladly takes the opportunity to give up judo, failing to find happiness in the sport regardless of his family owning a dojo. He did not expect, however, that his best friend Kazuma Hashimoto would also decide to leave their university's judo club at the same time as him. Despite Haruki's protests, Kazuma already has plans for a new and revolutionary activity: a cheerleading team made up of only men. Although heavily reluctant, Haruki ends up helping his friend set up the team. Through sheer determination, and with support from their newfound club members, Haruki and Kazuma persist in founding the Breakers, the first ever all-male cheerleading team of Meishiin University, slowly making history in spite of the feminine tag attached to the sport of cheerleading and the prejudices, physical challenges, and self-doubts that inevitably follow.

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The series is inspired by the real-life cheerleading team from Waseda University, called 'Shockers'. They're internationally ranked as a cheerleading team.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
Herek, Samantha
Assistant Producer
Yoshimura, Ai
Kimura, Eriko
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"Hajime no Ippo (初めの一歩)" by Luck Life

Ending Theme

[Haruki Bandou (Yuki Yonai), Kazuma Hashimoto (Nobuhiko Okamoto), Shou Tokugawa (Yuuki Ono), Wataru Mizoguchi (Tomokazu Sugita), Kouji Toono (Yuu Hayashi), Souichirou Suzuki (Kousuke Kuwano), Gen Hasegawa (Kazuyuki Konishi)] (eps 2-)
1: "Hajime no Ippo (初めの一歩)" by Luck Life (eps 1)


Jun 14, 2022
People tend to say that Cheer Danshi!! is a unique sports anime, and I'd kind of argue that that's because it doesn't carry itself like a sports anime at all. Yes, that means that the motivation for these characters to cheer is different than your standard sports anime, which is always to be the best team in the nation. But it's also the way this anime tells its story that makes it so different. I don't really know how I feel about this anime after watching it, but I think the conclusion I came to is this: it does well to make you fond of ...
Aug 6, 2023
Mixed Feelings
definitely a run-of-the-mill sports anime. There really isn't anything that separates Cheer Boys from the rest. That is not to say that it is not a good anime per se, probably just not my cup of tea. Frankly, I love sports animes, as they are one of the few genres of anime that I can watch and not get confused/have to rewatch to see everything. They are thoughtless animes, which is why they are so good for some viewers, you don't have to think when watching, all you have to do is enjoy.

Cheer Boys was an anime that took me over 3 months to ...
Oct 31, 2020
Short version (no spoilers) :
Overall, an ok but cute anime; you will no problem watching this in a day but had major jumpcuts and lack story development. It would have been best as a 24 episode or two-season anime.

Long version (may contain spoilers) :

It was a cute anime and something you could enjoy if you're looking for a feel-good anime. However, since it was only 12 episodes, it was poorly done. The themes felt rushed and provided no background info, and the character developed was at best ok; in the beginning, the MC was still doing judo. Then the next episode, we just skipped ...

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