Ganbarist! Shun

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Synonyms: Ganba Fly High, Persistor! Shun, Fly High, Shun the Gymnast, Gambalist! Shun
Japanese: ガンバリスト! 駿


Type: TV
Episodes: 30
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 1, 1996 to Mar 10, 1997
Premiered: Summer 1996
Broadcast: Mondays at 19:00 (JST)
Producers: Yomiuri Telecasting
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, SportsSports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 26 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #18062
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Popularity: #9221
Members: 3,958
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First-year high school student Fujimaki Shun has a dream of becoming an olympic gold medalist as a gymnast. Having no previous training, Shun trusts his passion, boldly joins the gymnastics club, and sets out to pursue his goal.

Along the way, he meets his share of entertaining and supportive upper classmen, develops a romantic interest in his classmate, and learns about the happiness involved in devoting yourself to a sport.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Kamegaki, Hajime
Nishizawa, Susumu
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Suzuki, Yoshio
Episode Director, Storyboard
Ishizaki, Susumu
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"KIRAKIRA KISEKI" by Rediean;Mode

Ending Theme

"Tenshi no Love Song" by Nokko


Apr 23, 2010
Ganba Fly High is a story about a freshman in highschool who is a virgin in gymnastics!? BUT HAS A DREAM TO WIN THE GOLD MEDAL IN THE OYLMPICS?! it is a story of trials and tribulations of how he becomes one of Japan's most revived gymnastic?! his heisei high school gymnastics team are one of the worst!? But with the main character's cheerfulness, Patience, maturity, determination, dream, vision and love for the sport?! everyone tries their best to achieve greatness?!

Even though the art is a bit old, however i very much liked the art they did for the gymnastic stunts in the?! the character ...
Sep 22, 2012
This anime is great it totally gives u a nice feeling as it has a great main character that trains his way up to the best including his own High school romance experience its a anime worth watching All of the characters there are great as well as it also brings in comedy^ A great experience for me i must say
Sep 26, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Overall: Comedic and able to enjoy despite many flaws. I have to say just being talented alone doesn't mean a beginner will gain so much strength, balance, flexibility and skill instantly like Shun. It's actually completely BS in my opinion the rate at which he progresses in skills and technique that would actually injure anyone without extensive training history. You don't just decide you want to do planche and iron cross just cuz'. Also everyone including Shun buffs up way too fast and unrealistically because plot demands complete beginners even Ueno gain elite bodies, skills and strength instantly to make anime work in such short ...

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