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 2576025,760 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #58412
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2744
Members: 64,617
Favorites: 117

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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.

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)


Nov 4, 2016
I'm going to remember this quote forever.

Cheer danshi is clearly the most underrated anime of the summer 2016 season or possibly the entire year which I don't get it.

KEY: Break being what the characters need to accept about themselves or overcome any difficulty

Story: The story of the show.... Well there isn't any... The true story of the show is within the characters. The characters backstory is the true story of the show where we just want to get up and cheer for those boys that they need to break whatever they need to break in this cheer club.

Characters: ...
Sep 27, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Before I begin this review, props to Waseda University Shockers for giving us this anime!
Watch the link to get an idea for the anime:

Men doing something like cheerleading? Not unheard of but this show is the definition of male empowerment! I believe no activity should be restricted to a certain gender with this show being the beginning of countless opportunities. This a series that has the sport cheerleading under the spotlight as we follow the lives of two former judo participants who embark in this new challenge.

The main character for this show is undoubtedly Bandou Haruki, who is a college student that has the ...
Oct 21, 2016
Cheer Danshi!! was definitely NOT one of my favourite sports animes. This series had a lot of potential featuring an all-male cheerleading team, however, it failed to deliver the character development, animation, or plot other sports animes had successfully done.

Unlike most other sport animes, they didn't have any memorable characters, everyone is acting in a melodramatic way, the animation was below average... which is a big red flag for sport anime which depend a lot of action. Most importantly: there was no tension or competition...

Forgettable Character

The characters were unmemorable and cardboard. I can't remember any of them other than Haru, Kazu, and Sho, ...

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