Eternal Boys

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Synonyms: Eikyuu Shounen
Japanese: 永久少年 Eternal Boys
English: Eternal Boys
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 11, 2022 to Mar 28, 2023
Premiered: Fall 2022
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 02:20 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: LIDENFILMS
Source: Original
Genre: Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, Idols (Male)Idols (Male), MusicMusic
Duration: 13 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.561 (scored by 22152,215 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #65162
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5553
Members: 14,059
Favorites: 72

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Synopsis

The story follows six middle-aged men who have experienced success and failures in their lives. One day, they decide to become an idol group and overcome such barriers as their age and their physical condition.

(Source: MAL News)

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Staff

Ozawa, Fumihiro
Assistant Producer
Kumamoto, Norio
Assistant Producer


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Opening Theme

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1: "Dreamy Life" by Gentlemen (eps 2-13)
2: "Story of Love" by Story of Love (eps 14)
3: "My Way" by Eternal Boys (eps 15-22)
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Ending Theme

1: "FRIENDS" by Story of Love (eps 2-6,8-13)
2: "My Way" by Eternal Boys (eps 14, 24)
3: "Story of Love" by Story of Love (eps 15-22)
4: "Eternal" by Eternal Boys (eps 23)




Reviews

Mar 14, 2023
Eternal Boys is a really nice SOL idol anime whose message is "anyone can shine" with subtle comedy, lots of feel-good vibes, and a fair amount of realistic, mature drama that a lot of not-young-adults can probably relate to in some way. It uses the 13-minute format well with succinct episode plots. When not focusing on their trials and tribulations as a new idol unit or daily lives together, each member of Eternal Boys gets their own focus episode telling their backstory of what they were doing before they became ossan-idols. All of the members are 35-45-year-old men with no prior idol experience. There's ...
Apr 26, 2023
The best analogy I can make for this anime is that it's like a really good racecar driver is driving a really average racecar. The general concept of a realistic idol show will greatly restrict how much depth is going to be allowed through the medium. While it's possible to make a 10/10 SoL Idol anime, it would be incredibly difficult, especially without delving into surrealism. That said, the writers of this anime were adept at using this medium to convey an engaging and overall very moving story. It really feels like this is almost as good as it possibly could ...
Nov 6, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (8/24 eps)
This isn't the type of anime that's going to blow minds or win awards or exceed expectations - but that's okay. Sometimes you need a chill, feel-good anime about a bunch of old men struggling with new experiences.

I think some people might be put off by the mental image that the synopsis gives, imagining some cringey old men trying to act like youngins and doing all the things that you see in typical idol animes (often belonging to the otome genre), but that's not really the case. The pacing of the anime rather suits these old men, and if anything, it feels like a slice ...

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Poll: Eternal Boys Episode 13 Discussion
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