New website and trailer reveal that a feature film will continue the story first introduced in the Bakuten !! / Backflip !! original television anime.
The official website of the Bakuten !! / Backflip !! the original TV anime announced on Friday that the series will become an animated film.
After the release of Episode 12 on Crunchyroll, the team behind the hit animated gymnastics series have confirmed the Twitter that Toshimasa Kuroyanagi is directing an animated feature film and that production is already underway.
A new trailer and official website for the film has also been uploaded. The 30-second clip featured new footage of the gym team performing their mat routine, while the website says more details on the film will be released soon.
Backflip !! premiered on Fuji TV’s Noitamina programming block in Japan on April 8, with Crunchyroll airing new episodes simultaneously in the United States. The anime is set in the town of Iwanuma and follows Shōtarō Futaba, who is fascinated by gymnastics after seeing him in his third year of middle school. After joining the rhythmic gymnastics team at his new high school Sōshūkan High School, the young gymnast befriends his classmate and team star Ryōya Misato.
Toshimasa Kuroyanagi (The Grand Passage, Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare) directed Backflip !! at ZEXCS, while Toshizo Nemoto (Log Horizon, Macross Delta, last hope) directed the composition and scripts for the series. During this time, My little monster manga creator Robico drew the designs for the original characters and Yūki Shibata (Kimi ni Todoke, Magical Sisters Yoyo & Nene, After the Rain) drew the character designs for the animation and served as the chief animation director.
the Backflip !! The series was also recently adapted into a manga series drawn by Kei Sakuraba, which premiered in the Kodansha movie. Dessert magazine on January 22.
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