Sonny Boy

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Japanese: Sonny Boy (サニーボーイ)
English: Sonny Boy
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 16, 2021 to Oct 1, 2021
Premiered: Summer 2021
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Original
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, MysteryMystery
Themes: IsekaiIsekai, Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.801 (scored by 112202112,202 users)
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Ranked: #9932
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Popularity: #767
Members: 314,852
Favorites: 6,891

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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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Sonny Boy is based on an original story written by director Shingo Natsume who previously had his hand in directing shows such as One Punch Man and Space Dandy.

Sonny Boy's first episode debuted on Funimation's YouTube channel on June 19th but regular broadcasting began from July 16th.

Winner of the Excellence Award at the 25th Japan Media Arts Festival.

Characters & Voice Actors


Yuuki, Aoi


Ichikawa, Aoi


Oonishi, Saori


Kobayashi, Chiaki


Gotou, Hiroki


Tsuda, Kenjirou


Naitou, Ami


Taketatsu, Ayana


Ueda, Youji


Yusa, Kouji



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Ending Theme

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

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Sep 30, 2021
The only thing I don’t understand about Sonny Boy is what other people don’t understand about Sonny Boy. The story is a reimagining of The Drifting Classroom, only now, some of the students lost in limbo have thematically relevant superpowers. People all over the anime community have given this show a reputation for being abstruse, or “2deep4u” as the saying goes, but I could not disagree more, and in fact, I actually think the show almost suffers from being too simplistic. Sonny Boy is a metaphor for entering the Japanese school and work system, and the emotional issues of these characters stem from their middle ...
Sep 30, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Whenever you browse a seasonal chart, it’s inevitable the majority of shows will be adaptations. Manga, light novel, visual novel, video game, music CDs, etc. It’s just less of a hassle for studios to tackle media proven successful elsewhere, and these works often provide a very clear path to follow as far as where their stories are headed or what key moments should be highlighted for the maximum oomph. Anime originals don’t have that same expected trajectory. They’re closer to western cartoons, in that they mainly get made because their creator attained clout within the industry and then was given the space by a studio ...
Sep 30, 2021
I don't know why this show has good reviews, it's one of the worst shows ever made.
The story its a lot of no sense points, characters that appear or disappear without explanation and hypothesis that guides to nothing, but who cares? That is the goal of this pretentious show. All is justified because of GOD.
the show has a lot of points almost everyone is forgotten in the middle of the show . I wonder to myself what is happening? And then a new thing starts happening because of the plot armor: The rules of the world or god.

In short, if you don't understand the half ...

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