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Tribe Cool Crew (トライブクルクル, Toraibu KuruKuru) is a 2014 Japanese anime series produced by Sunrise, and later by its subsidiary, BN Pictures. The series, directed by Masaya Fujimori, aired on TV Asahi between September 28, 2014 and October 4, 2015. The series is licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks.

Tribe Cool Crew
Tribecoolcrew.jpg
Promotional image featuring (from top) Haneru, Kanon, Mizuki, Kumo, and Yuzuru.
トライブクルクル
(Toraibu KuruKuru)
GenreComedy, Dance, Music
Anime television series
Directed byMasaya Fujimori
Produced byChieko Kusunoki (Mētele)
Akiko Hirayama (Asatsu-DK)
Isao Minegishi (SunriseBN Pictures)
Written byAtsuhiro Tomioka
Miya Asakawa
Nobuaki Yamaguchi
Kouji Miura
Yuko Ishiyama
Makoto Koyama
Music byavex proworks (Dance Side)
A-bee (Drama Side)
StudioSunrise (ep1-24)
BN Pictures (ep25-50)
Licensed by
Original networkTV Asahi
English network
Original run September 28, 2014 October 4, 2015
Episodes50 (List of episodes)
Game
Tribe Cool Crew: The G@me
DeveloperBandai Namco Entertainment[1]
PublisherBandai Namco Entertainment
GenreRhythm
PlatformNintendo 3DS
ReleasedMay 28, 2015
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PlotEdit

One day, Haneru Tobitatsu, a middle school student who loves to dance, meets Kanon Otosaki, a girl who is also skilled at dancing, but is shy about doing it in public. As the two get to know each other, they team up with three other dancers; Kumo, Mizuki, and Yuzuru, to form the dance group Tribe Cool Crew.[2]

CharactersEdit

Tribe Cool CrewEdit

Cool Crew
Haneru Tobitatsu (飛竜 ハネル, Tobitatsu Haneru)
Voiced by: Shizuka Ishigami
An energetic young boy who makes up for his short stature with incredible jumping ability. He has a strong love for dancing, wanting to be just like his idol, Jay-El. He initially forms the Cool Crew unit with Kanon before merging with Tribal Soul to become Tribe Cool Crew.
Kanon Otosaki (音咲 カノン, Otosaki Kanon)
Voiced by: Yuri Yamaoka
A very shy girl who attends a private girls' academy. Prior to meeting Haneru, she posts anonymous dance videos online under the persona of "Rhythm", but soon starts to break out of her shell after meeting Haneru.
Tribal Soul (トライバルソウル, Toraibaru Souru)
Kumonosuke "Kumo" Sakagami (坂上 雲之介, Sakagami Kumonosuke)
Voiced by: Toru Sakurai
The leader of the Tribal Soul dance crew alongside Mizuki and Yuzuru, who specializes in breakdancing. Despite his fearsome appearance, he is quite kind. He tends to call out to and challenge those who interest him.
Mizuki Mashiro (真城 ミズキ, Mashiro Mizuki)
Voiced by: Yuko Hara
Tribal Soul's second member, a kind-hearted woman who specializes in jazz and has a love of sweets as well as a relaxed personality.
Yuzuru Tempoin (天宝院 ユヅル, Tenpoin Yuzuru)
Voiced by: Sōma Saitō
A slightly portly but very gentlemanly member of Tribal Soul, who often serves as the MC for the group. He is described as a "dance machine", skilled in all kinds of dance.

Blossom BulletsEdit

Explos1ve Machine Guns (爆音マシンガンズ, Bakuon Mashin Ganzu)
Yuji Shishido (獅子堂 ユージ, Shishidō Yūji)
Voiced by: Chika Anzai
Sota Noguchi (野口 ソータ, Noguchi Sōta)
Voiced by: Nana Nītsu
Riki Sakota (迫田 リキ, Sakota Riki)
Voiced by: Kōhei Aoyama
Team Sakura (TEAM 桜)
Hinata Sakuragawa (桜坂 ヒナタ, Sakuragawa Hinata)
Voiced by: Mii Miki
Manabi Sakuragawa (桜坂 マナビ, Sakuragawa Manabi)
Voiced by: Hibiki Yamamura

Other dance groupsEdit

With the Grandiose Yatsugatake Range to the East, the Lake Suwa's Waters Shine Clear, and On its Shores, We Perform the Steps of a New Dawn (東に仰ぐ雄大な八ヶ岳 静かに横たわる諏訪湖の畔で俺たちは夜明けのステップを踏む, Higashi ni Aogu Yūdaina Yatsugatake Shizuka ni Yokotawaru Suwa-ko no Hotori de Ore-tachi wa Yoake no Suteppu o Fumu)
Lui (ルイ, Rui)
Voiced by: Shinya Takahashi
Moe (モエ)
Voiced by: Shiori Izawa

Dance RoadEdit

Jey El (ジェイ・エル, Jei Eru)
Voiced by: Anri Katsu
A world famous dancer whose dance moves bring inspiration to many.
Master T (マスターT, Masutā Tī)
Voiced by: Hiromichi Tezuka
A mysterious man who is often seen wearing various disguises and performing moonwalks}.Sometimes seen observing talented dancers.
Hugh Witt (ヒュー・ウィット, Hyū Witto)
Voiced by: Katsuki Donoshita
Jey El's butler.
MC Butz (MCバッツ, Emushī Battsu)
Voiced by: Yutaka Furukawa
The MC of the Dance Road tournament.

Other charactersEdit

Tetsuo Tobitatsu (飛竜 テツオ)
Voiced by: Masaharu Tahara
Haneru's father.
Mariko Tobitatsu (飛竜 マリコ)
Voiced by: Misa Kobayashi
Haneru's mother.
Wakui (涌井)
Voiced by: Shinya Takahashi
A security guard at the Memorial Hall where Haneru and Kanon originally practise.
Ayumu Itou (伊藤 アユム, Itō Ayumu)
Voiced by: Atsumi Tanezaki
Kanon's best friend and classmate.

MediaEdit

AnimeEdit

The series, produced by Sunrise and later BN Pictures, aired on TV Asahi in Japan between September 28, 2014 and October 4, 2015 and was simulcast by Crunchyroll.[3] The series is directed by Masaya Fujimori and written by Atsuhiro Tomioka, with character design by Yoshiaki Yanagida and music production by Avex Proworks and A-bee. The opening theme is "Heartbeat" performed by Lol.[4] The series is licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks.[5] Like most of the anime television series that are broadcast on TV Asahi. The anime incorporates all the credits into the opening theme and there is no ending theme or ending for the show. A first for Sunrise's anime television series since it aired on TV Asahi.

Video gameEdit

A video game by Bandai Namco Entertainment, titled Tribe Cool Crew: The G@me (トライブクルクル THE G@ME), was released on May 28, 2015 for the Nintendo 3DS.[6]

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