Riyūnaki Hangyaku Bulldog Boys (Kanji: 理由なき反逆ブルドッグボーイズ, lit. Rebels without Cause: Bulldog Boys), released in the US as Bulldog Boys, was a TV anime series that was worked on until July 1977, however, it didn't air until September 1978 on NHK, a week after the finale of Denki Hero Roboman.

Riyūnaki Hangyaku Bulldog Boys is based off and extends the storyline of a 1974 one-shot manga written and illustrated by Shigehisa Chida.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

The series revolves around a trio of teenage rebels as they make their way fighting those who seek it and look forward to teaming up with the top delinquent in their school: Goro Kuroda.

Cast[edit | edit source]

Bulldog Boys[edit | edit source]

  • Kazuhiko Inoue as Takao Inukai, head of the Bulldog boys.
  • Tōru Ōhira as Kenji Masui, a huge, wide and bald boy who is unrivaled with strength, staying true to what his height and size tell.
  • Ryūsei Nakao as Torisuke Takada, a slick boy who specializes in quick thinking, but has a fear of talking to women, particularly Rina.

Peach Berry Melon Patrol[edit | edit source]

  • Hiroko Maruyama as Momoko Tatsuoka, head of Peach Berry Melon who is almost as skilled a fighter as Takao.
  • Rihoko Yoshida as Rina Kibe, a shady girl with no second thought in saying what's on her mind.
  • Yōko Mizugaki as Urie Kino, an introvert with a secret crush on Takao.

Other[edit | edit source]

  • Kōsei Tomita as Goro Kuroda, the top delinquent in school.
  • Haruko Kitahama as Ms. Umeboshi, the trio's teacher who is respected and feared by the rest of her students.
  • Miyuki Ichijō as Nana Chiba, Takao's love interest in episodes 5 through 14, when he found out she already had a boyfriend.
  • Keiko Yokozawa as Ringo Kashino, an incredibly smart girl.
  • Kazuko Yanaga as Mikan Inukai, Takao's somewhat overprotective mother.
  • Hiroshi Ito as Mitsuru Inukai, Takao's father with a yakuza past.

Theme Songs[edit | edit source]

Composed and Arranged by Shunichi Togura

Opening[edit | edit source]

  1. "Bulldog (ブルドッグ)" by Four Leaves
    Written by Akira Itō

Ending[edit | edit source]

  1. "S.O.S." by Pink Lady
    Written by Yū Aku

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Riyūnaki Hangyaku Bulldog Boys was the first Studio XYZ anime to receive an English dub.
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