Sonny Boy

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English: Sonny Boy
Japanese: Sonny Boy


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jul 16, 2021 to Oct 1, 2021
Premiered: Summer 2021
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:30 (JST)
Producers: Shochiku
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Original
Genre: MysteryMystery
Theme: Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.531 (scored by 2128121,281 users)
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Ranked: #15092
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1184
Members: 146,562
Favorites: 1,001

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Thirty-six students find themselves and their school building suddenly adrift in a void-like dimension. When supernatural powers awaken in some of them, a sense of detachment begins to divide the group. Despite the student council's attempts to impose order, they clash with the students possessing special abilities, who rebel against their strict control.

This conflict leads them to discover that this world has its own set of rules—and following them is necessary for survival. After one of the students decides to take a leap of faith, the school switches dimensions once again. While they deal with the unique challenges and circumstances that each world presents, the students must unravel the mysterious phenomenon and find a way back home.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Yuuki, Aoi


Ichikawa, Aoi


Oonishi, Saori


Kobayashi, Chiaki


Gotou, Hiroki


Naitou, Ami


Tsuda, Kenjirou


Taketatsu, Ayana


Ueda, Youji


Matsuno, Taiki


Natsume, Shingo
Director, Script
Hata, Shouji
Sound Director
Theme Song Performance
Eguchi, Hisashi
Original Character Design


Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

"Shounen Shoujo (少年少女)" by GING NANG BOYZ (銀杏BOYZ)

Aug 5, 2021
mbartelsm (All reviews)
Sonny boy is a borderline surrealist psychological character drama that follows a group of school students who've been trapped in a series of alternate dimensions that do not quite follow the rules of our universe as we know them (some would call it an isekai, but it really shares very little with the genre). We follow those students as the situation they are in forces them to confront their inner struggles.

This anime is not for everyone, it is a show that will demand a certain level of attention and thinking for the audience to really enjoy it, so many dismiss it as "pretentious" or "artsy" read more
Aug 5, 2021
MangaZed (All reviews)
TLDR: This show is strange and slow. However, the slowness comes from minimalism. The story is complicated yet minimalistic, so are the characters, audio and art style. To me, this adds to the immersion. I am enjoying this heavily, it is very chilled out so I would only watch this on a nice evening with a cup of tea just before I go to bed.

This show is weird, not Sarazanmai weird, but more Ping Pong animation - Mononoke - Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei weird. If that puts you off there is no reason to watch this. Very few things that happen make inherent sense, the characters read more
Aug 5, 2021
AstralBread (All reviews)
Ore ga Aitsu de Aitsu ga Ore de (I Are You, You Am Me) is a 1980 novel by Yamanaka Hisashi. Its entire plot is about a guy and a girl swapping bodies. For 1980, this counted as an original idea. However, since then it became Japanese media’s equivalent of the “the cast goes inside a human body in a tiny submarine” plotline of American cartoons. Meaning, the number one most copied, parodied, and referenced plot premise that has a 100% chance of appearing in every long-running series with fantastical elements.
So when Shinkai Makoto directed Your Name in 2016, he didn’t make the entire read more
Aug 5, 2021
soccer6131 (All reviews)
So far this anime has been truly mystifying a lot of abstract plot with things being linked together not by events in the anime but events before the first episode. A lot of the plot so far is about trying to find out the rules of the world they are in and the powers of the students. The story is a mystery in trying to find out what caused the events they are in now and how do they return back to the place they belong. You begin to see them create a government system that is centralized where they government is almost authoritarian. Not read more

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