With the home video release coming up soon from Funimation, they’ve expanded their partnership with Crunchyroll to include the Cheer Boys!! anime series. The twelve episode season is now available for streaming in its original Japanese language with English subtitles on the service. Availability for it is pretty good with it being open to members in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.
The work comes from the novel of the same name by Ryou Asai which had a manga adaptation by Ayaka Matsumoto, resulting in four volumes worth of material. The animation adaptation is being directed by Ai Yoshimura based on the series composition from Reiko Yoshida. Hiroyuki Asada is on board with the original character designs while Hitomi Tsuruta is serving as the character designer and chief animation director for Brain’s Base.
The opening theme is “Hajime no Ippo” from Luck Life while the ending theme is made up of the group BREAKERS with the song “LIMIT BREAKERS”.
The cast includes Yuki Yonai as Haruka Bandou, Nobuhiko Okamoto as Kazuma Hashimoto, Yuuki Ono as Shou Tokugawa, Tomokazu Sugita as Wataru Mizoguchi, Yuu Hayashi as Kouji Toono, Kousuke Kuwano as Souichirou Suzuki, Kazuyuki Konishi as Gen Hasegawa, Hiroki Yasumoto as Jin Doumoto, Yoshitaka Yamaya as Kaoru Hanasaki, Tasuku Hatanaka as Hisashi Mori, Ayumu Murase as Ryūzō Sakuma, Chiharu Sawashiro as Takeru Andō, Anri Katsu as Tamotsu Kaneda, Hayato Kimura as Natsuki Someya, Yūya Hirose as Daichi Norita, Ryūichi Kijima as Takuya Nabeshima, Takefumi Yumihara as Takumi Nabeshima, Yosei Bun as Chen Zixian, Yuko Kaida as Satsuki Takashiro, Ayumi Fujimura as Haruko Bandō and Reika Uyama as Chihiro Sakai.
Plot concept: Haruki Bandou was born into a family of Judo martial artists and expected to continue the family legacy. But he’s about to trade Judo for…cheerleading?! When his childhood friend Kazuma Hashimoto invites him to join the BREAKERS, a male cheerleading club, Haru finds himself amongst a quirky group of boys. Can this squad of slightly odd and cute members make a breakthrough in college athletics?