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After suffering from a shoulder injury, shy first-year university student Haruki Bandou gladly takes the opportunity to give up judo, failing to find happiness in the sport regardless of his family owning a dojo. However, he did not expect that his best friend Kazuma Hashimoto would also decide to leave their university's judo club at the same time as him. Despite Haruki's protests, Kazuma already has plans for a new and revolutionary activity: a cheerleading team made up of only men. Although heavily reluctant, Haruki ends up helping his friend set up the team. Through sheer determination, and with support from their newfound club members, Haruki and Kazuma persist in founding the Breakers, the first-ever all-male cheerleading team of Meishiin University, slowly making history in spite of the feminine tag attached to the sport of cheerleading and the prejudices, physical challenges, and self-doubts that inevitably follow. (Source: MyAnimeList) ~~ Adapted from the novel "Cheer Boys!!" (チア男子!!) by Asai Ryo (朝井リョウ). Edit Translation

  • English
  • 中文(台灣)
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: May 10, 2019
  • Duration: 1 hr. 58 min.
  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 259 users)
  • Ranked: #4334
  • Popularity: #8747
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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Thenosa Yechette
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Oct 12, 2021
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Overall 9.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
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A great story about choosing your own way and doing what you love.

Be forewarned, because this is my first time writing a review. So it may not be great. But I just watched this movie which is about trying out new things. So I figured, why not?
I wanted to watch this movie at first when I saw there were so many familiar actors in this movie. I put it off for later, and now I've finally watched it. And it's great!!!
The story is about these two childhood friends who are now in university. They did judo their whole lives, but then Bandou Haruki gets injured and takes a break from judo. Even after Bandou recovers from his injury, he hesitates to go back to judo, since he feels he doesn't have talent in this field. Then Kazuma thinks about starting a male cheer team along with Bandou and the story continues from there. The characters try out this new thing that they thought were only for women and eventually start liking it. The characters initially have a selfish motive to do it but they understand the beauty of cheerleading. They grow with their team, learn to trust each other, and become the cheer team "Breakers".
The story is probably(I'm not sure, this is one of the only time I watched something sports-themed)a bit common, like other sports themed movies about coming of age. But I think that they executed it pretty well. I loved the character development of each character and how they overcame their mental struggles and traumas. The sibling relationship didn't get much focus, but that didn't take anything away from this movie.
And whether you're familiar with cheerleading or not, this movie gives a pretty good understanding of how awesome cheerleading is.

This has a great ensemble cast so, I don't have much to say except that the acting was great. I want to say that Masaki Nakao's acting was more impactful to me than Ryusei Yokohama. Because Kazuma's character had more emotional moments than Bandou's. So I liked Masaki's acting slightly better. And everyone more or less portrayed the characters pretty well. Plus, I have to give a shout-out to the practice and training the actors had to do for this movie. All of this physical work was definitely not easy.

I didn't notice the music in this movie too much. But whatever background music I heard was mostly well-suited to the scene. And the ending song was awesome!!! So music is 8/10.

Rewatch Value:
I probably won't rewatch this movie anytime soon, but it's definitely worth rewatching someday. There were plenty of emotional moments in this movie, which I would like to revisit someday.

Great movie, great cast, great music and great characters! There wasn't one moment where I didn't like something in particular, or had a flaw to pick. This movie tells the story of a team learning new things, learning to stand up for themselves, choosing what they think is best for them, growing together and getting to know each other better. Definitely a recommended movie.

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Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.5

They literally have got each other back!!!

What a lighthearted inspiring movie, as expected from Jap Movie!

Wow, the last performance got me smiling ear to ear, without me realizing. I really love how they are REALLY having fun doing this. Their positive energy is contagious!

The highlight would be how they are breaking the prejudice around men joining cheer team, the same way women would be prejudiced for joining soccer team. It's a refreshing perspective watching how they display that this is a very "man-ly" sports after alll, with all the acrobatics and sportsmanship, just like any other sports would have

It's definitely fun watching them being thrown and flipped around in the air lol

I adore the teamwork, especially the amount of trust they have. It's literally, knowing we've got each other back in this case.
It's beautiful watching everyone joining the team for different reason but eventually everyone heals their wounds and step out of their comfort zone

Everyone wins! Really love it, another great work by Yokohama Ryusei! It;s also a bonus surprise seeing the ML from Senpai, Danjite Koidewa!!

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  • Movie: Cheer Boys!!
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: May 10, 2019
  • Duration: 1 hr. 58 min.
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages


  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 259 users)
  • Ranked: #4334
  • Popularity: #8747
  • Watchers: 887

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