The official site of the next Backflip!! (Bakuten!!) The animated film based on the original television anime has revealed the film’s new teaser video and key visual. The teaser confirms the film’s story premise and most of the returning cast and staff, and it also announces that the film will open in July.
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The film will feature the final challenge of the men’s rhythmic gymnastics team “Ao High” in the inter-high tournament.
Returning cast members include:
Staff members include:
the Backflip!! original television anime premiered on Fuji TVit is Noitamina programming block on April 8. Crunchyroll airs the anime as it aired in Japan. The 12th and final episode aired on June 18.
The anime, which takes place in Miyagi Prefecture, is one of three anime projects that are part of the larger “Zutto Ōen Project 2011 + 10…” initiative to promote Miyagi, Iwate, and Fukushima (the other two anime projects are Misaki no Mayoiga and Hula Fulla Dance). “Project Zutto Ōen 2011 + 10…” is in remembrance of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami 10 years ago.
The anime takes place in Miyagi Prefectureit is Iwanuma City, and centers on a high school rhythmic gymnastics team. The anime follows Shōtarō Futaba, who becomes fascinated with gymnastics after seeing it in his third year of middle school, and joins the rhythmic gymnastics team at his new high school Sōshūkan High School, nicknamed “Ao High”. He befriends his classmate Ryōya Misato, who rose to prominence as a gymnast in middle school.
Toshimasa Kuroyanagi (The big passage, Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare) directed the anime on ZEXCS. Toshizo Nemoto (Log Horizon season 2, Delta Macros, Last hope) was in charge of the composition and scripts of the series. my little monster manga creator Robico drew the original character designs, while Yuki Shibata (Kimi ni Todoke 2nd season, Magical Sisters Yoyo & Nene, After the rain) drew the character designs for the animation and also served as the chief animation director. Fumiaki Kouta was the animation director for rhythmic gymnastics. Yuki Hayashi composed the music. The group centimillimental performs the opening theme song “Seishun no Enbu” (The Dance of Youth), and wacci performs the ending theme song “Anata ga Iru” (You Are Here).
Kei Sakuraba drew a manga adaptation, which premiered in Kodanshait is Dessert magazine in January 2021. The manga ended on September 24.
Sources: Backflip!! movie website, Mantan Web