Hoop Days, originally known in Japan as Dear Boys (ディア・ボーイズ Dia Bōizu) is an anime directed by Susumu Kudo and produced by OB Planning, based on the manga of the same name by Hiroki Yagami. It originally aired on TV Tokyo from April 8, 2003 to September 29, 2003.
Dear Boys is a story about determination to excel in a sport inwhich you love and also have fun at the same time. The tension as underdogs in the whole prefecture with only 5 players. How this team struggle to win, setbacks, teamwork, a purpose in life. This story relates to our lives as we strive to do our best, not just in sports, school but also relationships between friends and ones we love.