Manga adaptation of original rhythmic gymnastics anime premieres in January
The October issue of Dessert magazine on Tuesday revealed that Kei Sakuraba’s Backflip anime manga adaptation!! The original TV anime (Bakuten!!) will end in the magazine’s next issue on September 24.
The series debuted in Dessert on April 22, and Kodansha published the manga’s first compiled volume book on November 11.
The anime is set in the city of Iwanuma in Miyagi Prefecture, focusing on a high school aerobics team. The anime follows Shōtarō Futaba, who is fascinated by gymnastics after seeing it in his third year of high school, and joins his new high school Sōshūkan High School’s rhythmic gymnastics team, nicknamed “Sōshūkan High School” “Ao High School”. He befriends his schoolmate Ryōya Misato, who was famous as a gymnast in high school.
The anime premiered on Fuji TV’s Noitamina program on April 8. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. The project will have an animated film .
The anime, set 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 …” commemorates the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami 10 years ago.