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Gymnastics sports anime film 'Bakuten!! (Backflip!!) the Movie' opens in Japanese theaters in July

Written by: Jei Beltrano

Published on: January 22, 2022 at 18:20 PM PHT (GMT+8)

The official Twitter for the original anime series "Bakuten!! (Backflip!!)" announced on Saturday that the previously-announced anime film adaptation of the series titled 'Bakuten!! the Movie' has been scheduled to open in Japanese theaters in July.


A new teaser promotional video was revealed.

Last June 2021, the anime film adaptation announcement was made through a production decision promotional video streamed on Fuji TV's Noitamina official YouTube channel after the final episode of the TV anime series has aired in Japan.

A key visual was also unveiled to commemorate the announcement of the film's premiere date.

Bakuten!! the Movie new key visual

Visit Bakuten!!'s Official Site: bakuten-movie.com


The original TV anime series was aired from April 8 to June 25, 2021 consisting of 12 episodes. It was animated by ZEXCS with Toshimasa Kuroyanagi serving as the series director. Toshizo Nemoto was in charge of series composition and scripts. The original character designs were drawn by My Little Monster manga creator Robico with Yuuki Shibata for the animation character designs and served as the animation director.


The 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

  • 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.

 

Source: Bakuten TV anime Official Twitter

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