The Backflip!! (Bakuten!! in Japanese) movie is based on the anime, and it’s hitting Japanese theaters on July 2. Ahead of this a trailer that’s almost two minutes long has been released. In the trailer you can hear the insert song “Hikari no Naka kara Tsutaetai koto” (translated as “Something I Want to Tell You from Inside the Light”) being performed by Centimillimental.
We’ve also learned that the theme song will be called “Bokura no Ippo” (translated as “Our Single Step”) and performed by wacci. However, we don’t hear that song in the trailer.
Before it comes out in theaters, the movie will also have a special screening on June 11. Some members of the movie’s cast — Shimba Tsuchiya, Kaito Ishikawa, Takashi Kondo, Hiro Shimono, Hiroshi Kamiya, and Ayane Sakura — will be at the screening.
The cast of the TV anime is back to play the characters again, and the story is described as Ao High boys’ rhythmic gymnastics team dealing with their last competition at the inter-high tournament.
The TV anime began in 2021, and has been streaming in America on Crunchyroll. Crunchyroll gave this description of the TV series:
“Each laugh takes them higher. Each tear makes them stronger.
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 (Also known as 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. This spring, see passionate boys give their all for their youthful dreams!”
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin. She is also the author of its upcoming sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.