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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ドカベン


Type: TV
Episodes: 163
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 1976 to Dec 26, 1979
Premiered: Fall 1976
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 19:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Nippon Animation
Source: Unknown
Genres: ActionAction, SportsSports
Themes: SchoolSchool, Team SportsTeam Sports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Popularity: #12351
Members: 1,233
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Tarou "Dokaben" Yamada, who was a judoist while at junior high, enters Meikun High School and is talked into joining the baseball club. He displays his superb athletic abilities in baseball and becomes well-known as a hard hitter. He and his unique teammates establish Meikun a solid position as No.1 in the High School Baseball Championship games.

(Source: Nippon Animation)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Mitsunobu, Hiroyoshi
Episode Director
Okabe, Eiji
Episode Director, Series Composition
Kondou, Eisuke
Storyboard, Character Design, Animation Director
Suginami Jidou Gasshoudan
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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1: "Ganbare Dokaben (がんばれドカベン)" by Koorogi '73 (eps 1-106)
2: "Kyuu Nin no March (九人のマーチ)" by Suginami Jidou Gasshoudan (eps 107-128)
3: "Seishun Fever (Combat March) (青春フィーバー (コンバット・マーチ))" by Columbia All Stars (コロムビア・オールスターズ) (eps 129-163)

Ending Theme

1: "Ah Seishun yo Itsumademo (ああ青春よいつまでも)" by Koorogi '73
2: "Kimi Koso Minna no Idol da! (きみこそみんなのアイドルだ!)" by Koorogi '73, Suginami Jidou Gasshoudan
3: "Taiyou no Ko (太陽の子)" by Columbia All Stars (コロムビア・オールスターズ)


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