Dan Doh!!

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Dan Doh!
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Cover of the first DVD, released by Bandai Entertainment
ダンドー
(Dandō)
Genre Sports
Manga
Written by Nobuhiro Sakata
Illustrated by Daichi Banjō
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Sunday
Original run 19952000
Volumes 29
Manga
Dan Doh! Xi
Written by Nobuhiro Sakata
Illustrated by Daichi Banjou
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Shōnen Sunday
Original run 20002003
Volumes 15
Manga
Dan Doh! Next Generation
Written by Nobuhiro Sakata
Illustrated by Daichi Banjou
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Shōnen Sunday
Original run 20042005
Volumes 4
Anime television series
Dandoh!
Directed by Hidetoshi Oomori
Music by Yoko Shimomura
Studio HoriPro, Tokyo Kids
Licensed by
Original network TV Tokyo
Original run April 3, 2004September 25, 2004
Episodes 26
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Dan Doh!! (ダンドー, Dandō) is a Japanese shōnen sports manga written by Nobuhiro Sakata and illustrated by Daichi Banjou. The story has been adapted into an anime series that first aired on April 3, 2004 in Japan.

Plot[edit]

Dan Doh!! focuses on a fifth grader named Tadamichi Aoba also nicknamed Dandoh. Dandoh and his two friends are their baseball team's best players, but after an incident with their school principal, they are introduced to the world of golf. Dandoh and his friends are taught by a former professional golfer named Shinjō Mikiyasu, who believes that they can surpass even him. As Dandoh begins to play in tournaments, his friendly spirit, determination, and hard working and competitive attitude brings the best in the players around him and earns him many friends.

Characters[edit]

Tadamichi Aoba (青葉弾道, Aoba Tadamichi)
Voiced by: Yū Kobayashi (Japanese); Chio Su Ping (English)
Tadamichi Aoba, also called Dandoh by his friends, was originally a talented baseball player with the ability to hit long-distance home runs. He is introduced to golf by his school's principal. Dandoh quits baseball and decides to play golf instead partly after hearing he could win 30 million yen in a tournament. He believes if he wins the money, his mother would come back after she left him, his older sister, and his father because of money problems. His nickname comes from an alternate pronunciation of his given name, the Japanese word dandō (弾道, lit. "trajectory").
Yuka Sunada (砂田優香, Sunada Yuuka)
Voiced by: Aya Hirayama (Japanese); Denise Tan Shu Fen (English)
Yuka Sunada is Dandoh's friend who follows him to play golf. She constantly worries about Dandoh, but also gets excited after his accomplishments. Yuka's swinging pivot is firm, which allows her to keep her form when under pressure and even when being harassed during her first tournament game. She has a calm and kind personality. Yuka shows talent in golf like Aoba whom she hold strong feelings for.
Kōhei Ooike (大池弘平, Ooike Kōhei)
Voiced by: Rie Ichita (Japanese); Mark Kaufmann (English)
Kōhei Ooike is Dandoh's friend who follows him to play golf. He also played baseball and could hit further than Dandoh. Along with his strength to hit the ball far, Kōhei excels in putting.
Shinjō Mikiyasu (新庄樹靖, Mikiyasu Shinjō)
Voiced by: Shigeru Nakahara (Japanese); Mark Kaufmann (English)
Shinjō Mikiyasu was a Japanese pro golfer who won a tournament over fictional pro golfer Jimmy McGray a year and seven months prior to the beginning of the story. His career came to an end after a car accident, which left him unable to swing a golf club. He envies Dandoh because he has good friends that back him up, thus agrees to teach Dandoh, Yuka, and Kōhei after they show him their determination and patience.

Media[edit]

Anime[edit]

Dan Doh!! was licensed for North American distribution by Bandai Entertainment, which they announced at Anime Expo 2004 when they wanted to establish a strong presence in the sports genre.[1] English dubs was done in conjunction with Odex Pte Ltd., a Singapore-based anime licensor company.[2]

No. Title Original air date
1 "Dandoh's Dream!"
"Dandō no Yume!" (ダンドーの夢!) 
April 3, 2004
2 "The Championship"
"Senshuken" (選手権) 
April 10, 2004
3 "Yuka"
"Yūka" (優香) 
April 17, 2004
4 "Miss Shot"
"Misu Shotto" (ミスショット) 
April 24, 2004
5 "Smiley Ball"
"Niko Bōru" (ニコボール) 
May 1, 2004
6 "Yokota"
"Yokota" (横田) 
May 8, 2004
7 "Final Round"
"Kesshō Raundo" (決勝ラウンド) 
May 15, 2004
8 "Father"
"Chichi" (父) 
May 22, 2004
9 "The 6-iron"
"Rokuban Aian" (6番アイアン) 
May 29, 2004
10 "Over the Valley"
"Tani Koe" (谷越え) 
June 5, 2004
11 "Gathering of the Strong"
"Tsuyosha Tsudou" (強者つどう) 
June 12, 2004
12 "The Only One in the World"
"Sekai de tada Ippon" (世界でただ一本) 
June 19, 2004
13 "The Light That Reaches the Hearrt"
"Kokoro ni Todoku Hikari" (心に届く光) 
June 26, 2004
14 "A Man to Man Duel"
"Otoko to Otoko no Kettō" (男と男の決闘) 
July 3, 2004
15 "Disqualified"
"Shikkaku" (失格) 
July 10, 2004
16 "To Hokkaido"
"Hokkaido e" (北海道へ) 
July 17, 2004
17 "Caddie"
"Kyadī" (キャディー) 
July 24, 2004
18 "My Favorite Shot!"
"Daisukina Shotto!" (大好きなショット!) 
July 31, 2004
19 "Challenge"
"Chōsen" (挑戦) 
August 7, 2004
20 "Together We Are One"
"Futari de Hitori" (二人で一人) 
August 14, 2004
21 "Faith"
"Shin'nen" (信念) 
August 21, 2004
22 "Mr. Taku"
"Taku-san" (拓さん) 
August 28, 2004
23 "A Test"
"Shiren" (試練) 
September 4, 2004
24 "Birth of a Winner!"
"Shiyū kessu!" (雌雄决す!) 
September 11, 2004
25 "Kazama"
"Kazama" (風間) 
September 18, 2004
26 "Inside the Light"
"Hikari no Naka de" (光の中で) 
September 25, 2004

Theme songs[edit]

Opening theme
"Going On" by Bullet 77
Ending themes
"Wild Flower ~ Hana ni Arashi no Tatoe ari ~ " (WILD FLOWER ~花に嵐の喩えあり~) by Bullet 77 (Episodes 1-13)
"Believe In Love" by Bullet 77 (Episodes 14-25)
"Going On" by Bullet 77 (Episode 26)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bandai Entertainment New Licenses". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  2. ^ Beveridge, Chris (December 30, 2005). "Dan Doh!! Vol. #1". Mania. Demand Media. Archived from the original on September 10, 2012. 

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