Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: January 21, 2021 at 2:42 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter for the original TV anime series "Bakuten!!" has revealed on Thursday its second promotional video (PV) and a new key visual. The anime is scheduled to begin broadcasting in April 2021.
The new series will be animated by ZEXCS with Toshimasa Kuroyanagi as the series director. Toshizo Nemoto will be in charge of series composition and scripts. The original character designs are drawn by My Little Monster manga creator Robico with Yuuki Shibata for the animation character designs and will serve as the animation director.
Cast includes Shimba Tsuchiya as Shōtarō Futaba, Kaito Ishikawa as Ryōya Misato, Daisuke Ono as Masamune Shichigahama, Takashi Kondo as Keisuke Tsukidate, Hiro Shimono as Nagayoshi Onagawa, and Hiroshi Kamiya as Kōtarō Watari.
In 2021, which marks the 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, the series will be produced as part of "Zutto Ouen. Project 2011 + 10 ..." together with "Misaki no Mayoiga" and "Hula Fulla Dance", which delivers three anime works set in the disaster area.
The story follows a high school rhythmic gymnastics team in the city of Iwanuma located in Miyagi prefecture. Shōtarō Futaba who is fascinated by gymnastics joins the rhythmic gymnastics team of his new high school Sōshūkan High School, nicknamed "Ao High." He makes a friend with his schoolmate Ryōya Misato, who earned fame as a gymnast during middle school.