Boys Be... (TV)

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[ adapted from Boys Be… (manga) ]

Alternative title:
Boys Be... Más allá del amor (Spanish)
Etre Garçon... (French)
ボーイズ・ビー (Japanese)
新戀愛白書 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Themes: school
Objectionable content: Significant
Copyright notice: ©Masahiro Itabashi/Hiroyuki Tamaoki/KODANSHA/Boys Be Committee
Plot Summary: Six High School students are about to embark on journey about love and life. Kyoichi and Chiharu have been childhood friends and suddenly their relationship is becoming more serious. Makoto believes that his computer can help acquire love. Yoshihiko is a talented baseball player, who is very unsure about himself. Chiharu's friends Yumi and Aki are looking for a solution to their loneliness. The coming events are will teach them serious life lesson.
User Ratings: 742 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 24 votes (sub:17, dub:5, others:2
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Excellent: 61 votes (sub:44, dub:15, ?:2)
 Very good: 130 votes (sub:86, dub:41, raw:1, others:2
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Good: 219 votes (sub:144, dub:64, edit.dub:2, raw:2, others:7
4 Spanish subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Decent: 142 votes (sub:96, dub:39, raw:3, edit.dub:2, others:2
1 Tagalog subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 So-so: 86 votes (sub:61, dub:20, raw:1, others:4
2 Russian subtitled
1 Catalan dubbed
1 French subtitled
)
 Not really good: 30 votes (sub:14, dub:14, others:2
1 French subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Weak: 29 votes (sub:23, dub:4, raw:1, others:1
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Bad: 10 votes (sub:6, dub:4)
 Awful: 6 votes (dub:4, sub:2)
 Worst ever: 5 votes (sub:3, dub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 1846 users, rank: #569 (of 6020)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.573 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.7931, rank: #3301 (of 6014)
Weighted mean: 6.502 (Good−), rank: #3414 (of 6014) (seen all: 6.70 / seen some: 6.12 / won't finish: 4.08)
Bayesian estimate: 6.520 (Good−), rank: #3100 (of 4525)
Running time: 24 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 13
Episode titles: We have 13
Vintage:
2000-04-11 to 2000-07-04
2001-05-31 to 2002-06-27 (Spain)
2002-01-12 to 2002-02-24 (K3 - Televisió de Catalunya)
Release dates: We have 9
Opening Theme:
#1: "Daijobu" by Maeda Aki (eps 1-12)
#2: "Hatsukoi" by Yuka Imai (ep 13)
Ending Theme:
#1: "Minna ga Ii ne" by Maeda Aki (eps 1-12)
#2: "My Tomorrow" by Yuka Imai (ep 8)
#3: "Daijoubu" by Maeda Aki
Official website:
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 2
Comment:
The 13th and final episode, "Let it Be", was not broadcast but was on the video release.
Reviews:
Boys Be... DVD 3/4 (Oct 13, 2006)
Boys Be... DVD 2 (Jun 28, 2006)
Boys Be... DVD 1 (May 22, 2006)
News: Show:
Boys Be Website (Mar 1, 2006)
TRSI Ipod Trailers (Dec 3, 2005)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Boys Be... - Summer (DVD 2) 2006-04-25 (from $23.99)
    Boys Be... - Spring (DVD 1) 2006-02-28 (from $12.93)
    Boys Be... - Spring + Artbox (DVD 1) 2006-02-28 (from $31.96)
    Boys Be... - Winter (DVD 4) 2006-06-27 (from $11.88)
    Boys Be... (Thinpak) (DVD 1-4) 2008-02-26 (from $17.52)
    Boys Be... Autumn (DVD 3) 2006-05-30

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Director: Masami Shimoda
Series Composition: Kenichi Kanemaki
Script:
Hiroyuki Kawasaki (eps 3, 6, 12)
Katsuhiko Takayama (ep 9)
Kenichi Kanemaki (5 episodes
eps 1-2, 5, 8, 13
)

Mayori Sekijima (ep 10)
Yasutomo Yamada (eps 4, 7, 11)
Storyboard:
Katsuichi Nakayama (ep 4)
Katsumi Ono (eps 3, 9)
Kazuhito Kikuchi (eps 6, 11)
Kazumi Fukushima (eps 2, 7)
Masami Shimoda (eps 1, 8, 13)
Saeko Aoki (ep 10)
Yukio Nishimoto (eps 5, 12)
Unit Director:
Katsuichi Nakayama (ep 4)
Katsumi Ono (eps 3, 9)
Kazuhito Kikuchi (eps 6, 11)
Kazumi Fukushima (eps 2, 7)
Masami Shimoda (eps 8, 13)
Saeko Aoki (ep 10)
Yukio Nishimoto (eps 1, 5, 12)
Music: BE-FACTORY
Original creator: Hiroyuki Tamakoshi
Original Manga: Masahiro Itabashi
Character Design: Itsuko Takeda
Art Director: Junichiro Nishikawa
Animation Director:
Akemi Kobayashi (ep 4)
Futoshi Higashide (eps 3, 9)
Gen Takase (eps 2, 7)
Itsuko Takeda (eps 10, 13)
Keisuke Watabe (ep 5)
Michinori Chiba (eps 1, 8, 12)
Takashi Sokabe (eps 6, 11)
Sound Director: Hideyuki Tanaka
Color design: Yoshimi Kawakami
Insert Song Performance: Kasumi Matsumura (ep 8)
Music Director: Yuuichiro Takahata
Theme Song Performance:
Aki Maeda
Yuka Imai (ep 13)
Yuu Asakawa ("Where Is My Paradise?")
Akira Ishida as Makoto Kurumizawa(eps 1-5, 7-13)
Kazusa Murai as Chiharu Nitta(eps 1-5, 7-13)
Kenichi Suzumura as Kyoichi Kanzaki

Fumiko Orikasa as Sayaka Kanzaki(eps 1, 12)
Hideo Ishikawa as Yoshihiko Kenjou(eps 1-6, 8-13)
Manabi Mizuno as Natsue Horikawa(eps 6, 11-12)
Megumi Hayashibara as Chiharu Reicha(biker girl; ep 13)
Michiko Neya as Erika Kawai(ep 9)
Miki Nagasawa as Yumi Kazama(11 episodes
eps 1, 3-9, 11-13
)
Misato Fukuen as Aya Kurihara(ep 3)
Takehito Koyasu as Takuya Yokota(ep 10)
Yuji Ueda as Tsuyoshi Ueno(ep 4)
Yuka Imai as Syoko Sayama(eps 8, 13)
Yuri Shiratori as Aki Mizutani(eps 1, 3-13)

Chie Ishibashi as Nao Nitta(Chiharu's cousin; ep 5)
Fumiko Orikasa as Sayaka Kamizaki 
Hideo Ishikawa as Kenjou Yoshihiko 
Hiroshi Iida as
announcer(ep 5)
Jin Hishinuma(eps 3, 6)
landlord(ep 13)
schoolboy(ep 10)
Hiroshi Naka as Kouichi Dobashira(ep 3) 
Hiroyuki Yoshino as member(eps 6, 10)
Izumi Handa as Kumi(ep 4)
Izumi Ohgami as chairwoman(ep 12)
Junko Noda as Mizuki Takano(ep 2)
Juurouta Kosugi as manager(ep 11)
Kouji Tsujitani as coach(ep 7)
Masayo Kurata as Lisa Fujiki(ep 2)
Megumi Hayashibara as Chiharu (Episode 13) 
Michio Miyashita as Manabu Minagawa(ep 3)
Mika Doi as Keiko Kurumizawa(ep 2)
Rika Komatsu as Junna Morio(pop idol; ep 11)
Rin Mizuhara as head nurse(ep 2)
Ryotaro Okiayu as Sorimachi Takahiro(ep 1)
Sayaka Aida as
DJ(ep 13)
schoolgirl(eps 5, 10)
Takako(ep 4)
Shinichiro Miki as Yuki Okazaki(man in summer camp; ep 7)
Shinpachi Tsuji as Takuto Yoshida(ep 12)
Takehito Koyasu as Yokota Takuya(ep 10) 
Takeshi Kusao as young man(ep 11)
Yasunori Matsumoto as Daisuke Nitta(ep 5)
Yuji Ueda as Ueno(ep 4) 

Japanese companies
Animation Production: Hal Film Maker
Broadcaster: WOWOW
Digital Composite: Satelight
Distributor: PIONEER LDC
Music: Be Factory
Online Support: Lycos Japan ([email protected])
Recording: Starchild Records
English staff
English cast
Director:
Liam O'Brien (Co-Director)
Sam Regal (Co-Director)
Translation: Mayumi Kobayashi
Executive producer: Shawne Kleckner
Producer: Kris Kleckner

Associate producer:
David Olsen
Judy DeFrieze
Dubbing Producer: Joe Digiorgi
Menu Design: Greg Hillsman
Script Adaptation:
Liam O'Brien
Meg Holiday (ep 12)
Sam Regal
Amy Kincaid as Chiharu Nitta
Liam O'Brien as Makoto
Sam Regal as Kyoichi

Tara Platt as Mizuki

Darrel Guilbeau as Minigawa
Doug Stone as
Furata
Manager(ep 11)
Jennifer Sekiguchi as Yumi Kazama
Jill Jumangi as Lisa Fujiki
Karen Thompson as Sayaka Kanzaki
Kirsten Potter as Chiharu Reicha(ep 13)
Melodee M. Spevack as Seiko Kurumizawa
Michelle Ruff as Aki Mizutani
Patrick Seitz as Yoshihiko Kenjo
Rachael Lillis as Aya Kurhara
Sonia Scrancia as Natsue Horikawa
Stephanie Sheh as Yumi
Tara Platt as Boy
Wendee Lee as Jyunna Morio
Yuri Lowenthal as Hitoshi Yoshinuma
Zarah Little as Shoko Sayama
English companies
Internet Streaming: YouTube
Recording Studio: Headline Sound Studios
French cast
French staff
Directrice de Plateau: Sandrine Ringuière
Alexandre Crépet as Kyouichi Kanzaki
Christophe Hespel as Kenjou Yoshihiko
Hélène Couvert as Nao Nitta
Jean-Paul Clerbois as Makoto Kurumizawa

Claire Tefnin as Kazama Yumi
Delphine Moriau as Natsue Horikawa , Chiharu Reicha (ep 13)
Dominique Wagner as Sayaka Kamizaki
Elisabeth Guinand as Aki Muzutani
Gregory Praet as Kumi(ep 4)
Philippe Resimont as Daisuke Nitta
Sébastien Hebrant as Yuki Okazaki
Sophie Servais as Chiharu Nitta
Stéphane Flamand as Erika Kawai
Tony Beck as Yokota Takuya
French companies
Distributor: Anima
Dubbing: Mirroring
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Dubbing Director: Antonio Sánchez Torras (Spain dub)
Albert Trifol Segarra as Kyouichi Kanzaki(Catalan dub)
Angel de Gracia as Kyouichi Kanzaki(Spain dub)
Carlos Di Blasi as Makoto Kurumizawa(Spain dub)
Eva Lluch as Nitta Chiharu(Catalan dub)
Marta Estrada as Chiharu Nitta(Spain dub)

Rosa Moyano as Yumi Kazama(Spain dub)

Ariadna Jiménez as
Aya Kurihara(Spain dub; ep 3)
Sayaka Kanzaki(Spain dub; eps 1, 12)
Claudi Domingo as Makoto Kurumizawa(Catalan dub)
Francesc Rocamora as Manabu Minagawa(Spain dub; ep 3)
Jaume Villanueva as Yukichi Okasaki(Catalan dub)
Josep Maria Mas as Yoshihiko Kenjou(Catalan dub)
Julia Chalmeta as
Mizuki Takano(Spain dub)
Natsue Horikawa(Spain dub; eps 6, 11)
Mònica Padrós as Mizutani Aki(Catalan dub)
Noemi Bayarri as Aki Mizutani(Spain dub)
Oscar Muñoz as Takeshi Ueno(Catalan dub)
Oscar Redondo as Furuta(Spain dub)
Sílvia Gómez as Natsue Horikawa(Catalan dub)
Tasio Alonso as Yoshihiko Kenjou(Spain dub)

Oscar Redondo(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: K3 (100%)
Dubbing Studio:
S.I.C., S.A. (Spain dub)
SIC (Spain dub)
DVD Distribution: Jonu Media (Spain)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Executive producer: Francesco Di Sanzo
Patrizio Prata as Kyoichi Kanzaki
Stella Musy as Chiharu Nitta

Alessandro Quarta as Yoshihiko Kenjo
Barbara De Bortoli as Mizuki Takano
Davide Lepore as Makoto Kurumizawa
Gabriele Sabatini as Takahiro Sorimachi

Corrado Conforti as Ueno Tsuyoshi
Emanuela Baroni as Keiko
Fabio Boccanera as Daisuke Nitta
Fabrizio Picconi as Kasai
Federica Bomba as Aya Kurihara
Francesca Manicone as Aki Mizutani
Francesco Meoni as Ishimura
Gemma Donati as Kumi
Letizia Ciampa as Lisa
Luigi Ferraro as Minagawa
Marco De Risi as Nishida
Monica Vulcano as Yumi
Perla Liberatori as Natsue Horikawa
Valentina Mari as Nao Nitta
Italian companies
Broadcaster: Ka-Boom (from 4 January 2014)
Distributor: Dynamic Italia
Internet Streaming: PopCorn TV
German staff
German companies
(none)
Distrubtor: Trimax
German cast
(none)
Tagalog staff
Tagalog companies
(none)
Broadcaster: ABS-CBN 
Tagalog cast
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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