Along with a new key visual, the official website for the upcoming original TV anime Bakuten!! has posted a 70-second second PV introducing its OP theme song “Seishun no Enbu” (Dance Performance of Youth) performed by Atsushi Onushi’s solo project Centimillimental.
The clip also introduces the six members of the men’s rhythmic gymnastics club at a high school attached to Hakumei Private University, also known as Shiro-kou. They are the rival club of the protagonist team at Soshukan Private High School, known as Ao-kou.
Message from Centimillimental:
Centimillimental has sung about the pain of separation, the view of life and death within oneself, and contradictions so far. This time, “Bakuten!!” which I will be in charge of the OP theme, is a slightly different worldview, depicting the glimmer of adolescence where the characters join forces with their friends and earnestly take on challenges. This is also a challenge for me, so to speak, “Bakuten!!” (literally means back handspring in Japanese). I want to jump around in the dazzling world of challenges with them, and see the scenery when I land on my feet again.
2nd key visual:
Centimillimental artist photo:
The men’s rhythmic gymnastics-themed TV Anime is set to premiere in Fuji TV’s midnight-programming block Noitamina in April 2021. It is one of the three anime titles of Fuji TV’s “Zutto Ouen. Project 2011+10…” to support each of Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima prefectures in 2021, the tenth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake. The story of Bakuten!! is set in Miyagi Prefecture. The other two titles are an original anime feature film Hula Fulla Dance set in Fukushima and an anime film adaptation of Sachiko Kashiwaba’s Misaki no Mayoiga novel set in Iwate.
The story begins when the protagonist Shotaro Aoba, who was fascinated by men’s rhythmic gymnastics in the summer of his third year of junior high, entered Soshukan High School and joined its men’s rhythmic gymnastics club. The story follows how he runs together as a team towards a single goal along with his unique seniors and his classmate, Ryoya Misato, who was famous for his junior high school career in men’s rhythmic gymnastics.
Main voice cast:
- Shotaro Futaba: Shinba Tsuchiya (Tatara Fujita in Welcome to the Ballroom)
- Ryoya Misato: Kaito Ishikawa (Tenya Iida in My Hero Academia)
- Masamune Nagahama: Daisuke Ono (Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler)
- Keisuke Tsukidate: Takashi Kondo (Hayato Hayama in My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU)
- Nagayoshi Onagawa: Hiro Shimono (Ranpo Edogawa in Bungo Stray Dogs)
- Kotaro Watari: Hiroshi Kamiya (Levi Ackerman in Attack on Titan)
- Mashiro Tsukiyuki: Ayumu Murase (Iruma Suzuki in Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun)
- Ryo Takase: Katsuyuki Konishi (Amidamaru in Shaman King)
- Yojiro Mutsu: Kenichi Suzumura (Atsushi Murasakibara in Kuroko’s Basketball)
- Hideo Oomimato: Tomokazu Sugita (Gintoki Sakata in Gintama)
- Kyoichi Ryugamori: Souma Saito (Akira Natsume in EX-ARM)
- Shunsuke Azuma: Daiki Yamashita (Izuku Midoriya in My Hero Academia)
- Director: Toshimasa Kuroyanagi (The Great Passage)
- Series composition/Scripts: Toshizou Nemoto (Macross Delta)
- Original character designer: Robico (My Little Monster manga author)
- Anime character designer/Chief animation director: Yuka Shibata (After the Rain)
- Anime production: ZEXCS (Shadowverse)
— 『バクテン!!』TVアニメ公式 (@bakuten_pr) January 21, 2021
©Bakuten Production Committee
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