Backflip!! Movie To Release on July 2, New Trailer Released


The Backflip!! movie has received a Japanese release date of July 2. A main trailer previewing the next phase of the characters’ rhythmic gymnastics journey and the insert song “Hikari no Naka kara Tsutaetai Koto” by Centimillimental was released as well.

It was also announced that wacci is performing the theme song “Bokura no Ippo.”

An advance screening of the Backflip!! movie will take place on June 11 at Shinjuku Wald 9. It will include talk event with appearances from the cast.

The movie is a follow-up to the Backflip!! TV series that was released in 2021. It will center on inter-high competition, which the main characters qualified for at the end of the series. Backflip!! is one of three anime projects, the other two being the movies The House of the Lost on the Cape and Hula Fulla Dance, that are part of the Zutto Ouen Project 2011+10.

Crunchyroll describes the Backflip!!series as:

The final summer of middle school, Shotaro Futaba discovers boys gymnastics and is completely enamored by it. Shotaro ends up going to Soshukan Private High School (aka Ao High) and decides to visit the boys gymnastics club. He’s greeted by very unique senpais and a star gymnast named Misato Ryoya. Dedicating your life to something you love during your fiery days of youth… Of course, there is frustration, and fights, but see how these boys work together as a team towards a similar goal in this drama about sports and youth.

The returning staff includes Toshimasa Kuroyanagi as director, Toshizou Nemoto as scriptwriter, Yuka Shibata as character designer and chief animation director, Fumiaki Kouta as the rhythmic gymnastics practice director, Emi Chiba as color designer, Yuka Hirama as art director, Shuuji Shinoda as CG director, Takahiro Hondai and Ryou Itou as photography directors, and Yuuki Hayashi as music composer. ZEXCS is the animation production company, with BUEMON handling the CG. Shibata’s designs are based on original character designs by My Little Monster manga creator Robico.

Hiromasa Ogura (Lupin the Third Part 6 co-art director) is joining Hirama as co-art director for the movie.

Meanwhile, the cast includes Shimba Tsuchiya as Shotaro Futaba, Kaito Ishikawa as Ryoya Misato, Daisuke Ono as Masamune Shichigahama, Takashi Kondou as Keisuke Tsukidate, Hiro Shimono as Nagayoshi Onagawa, Hiroshi Kamiya as Kotarou Watari, and Ayane Sakura as Asawo Kurikoma.

Source: Backflip!! movie website

After several years of writing for local video game sites, Melvyn currently dedicates his focus to writing news content and the occasional review for Anime Trending. When he's not gaming, painting miniatures, or watching anime, he can be found self-learning Japanese.
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