Cheer Boys!! (チア男子!!, Cheer Danshi!!) is a Japanese novel by Ryō Asai, first published on February 20, 2013 by Shueisha. The novel is being adapted as a manga by Kenichi Kondō for the Shonen Jump+ app starting on April 5, 2016. An anime adaptation started airing on July 5, 2016. It is directed by Ai Yoshimura for the studio Brain's Base.
Cheer Boys!! is a story of little odd but cute university boys who are putting all their youth in cheerleading.
Haruki Bandõ was born into a family of Judo martial artists and expected to continue the family legacy. But he’s about to trade it for…cheerleading?! He who had always experienced a sense of failure in Judo, decides to join his childhood friend, Kazuma Hashimoto, in creating the unprecedented boys’ cheerleading team “BREAKERS”. Unique members were gathered including Mizoguchi who is argumentative, Ton who is a big eater, Gen and Ichirō who are frivolous Kansai people, and Shō who is a beautiful boy with cheerleading experience. Can this squad of slightly odd and cute members make a breakthrough in college athletics?
The only sport in the world in which you can become a leading part by cheering on others, and thus a new challenge starts for the boys who have something they want to “BREAK”…!