The gymnastics done by the anime Backflip!! shows some pretty impressive stuff, but if you think it’s beyond what real high schoolers can do, the Aomori Yamada High School’s male rhythmic gymnastics team has some stuff to show you. As a matter of fact, the team has been supervising the anime to make sure it gets its gymnastics right. And a video was recently released showing the real high schoolers doing the routine that the anime characters did in episode six.
Here are the real life high schoolers.
Here are the anime characters they supervised.
The anime is about Shotaro Futaba joining the gymnastics team at Ao High.
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates , with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.