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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
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #63782
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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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Mitsunobu, Hiroyoshi
Episode Director
Kondou, Eisuke
Storyboard, Character Design, Animation Director
Koorogi '73
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics, Inserted Song Performance
Suginami Jidou Gasshoudan
Theme Song Performance

Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Ganbare Dokaben (がんばれドカベン)" by Koorogi '73
#2: "Kyuu Nin no March (九人のマーチ)" by Suginami Jidou Gasshoudan
#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)

Edit 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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