Bakuten!! (バクテン!!, Bakuten!!) is an original Japanese anime series written by Toshizo Nemoto, animated by Zecks, and directed by Toshimasa Kuroyanagi. A manga adaptation by Kei Sakuraba started in Kodansha's Dessert magazine on January 22, 2021.

The anime is one of three anime projects part of the larger "Zutto Oen Project 2011 + 10..." initiative aimed at promoting Miyagi, Iwate, and Fukushima. The "Zutto Oen Project 2011 + 10..." is in remembrance of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. The anime is set in Miyagi prefecture's Iwanuma city and centers on a high school rhythmic gymnastics team.

Plot[edit | edit source]

The story follows Shotaro Futaba, a boy who is fascinated with men's rhythmic gymnastics and enrolled at the Ao High School to join the school's team. The story follows a team of unique seniors and Ryoya Misato, a classmate who is famous in high school rhythmic gymnastics tournaments, who run together toward one goal.

Staff[edit | edit source]

  • Original Work: Yotsugi Enpitsu
  • Director: Toshimasa Kuroyanagi
  • Series Composition: Toshizou Nemoto
  • Original Character Design: Robico
  • Character Design: Yuka Shibata
  • Prop Design: Aya Nakanishi
  • Music: Yuuki Hayashi
  • Sound Direction: Yukio Nagasaki
  • Editing: Daisuke Hiraki
  • Art Direction: Yuka Hirama
  • Art Design: Mamio Ogawa
  • Colour Design: Emi Chiba
  • Photographic Direction: Takahiro Hondai, Haruka Itou
  • CG Direction: Shuuji Shinoda
  • Animation Work: Zexcs

Cast[edit | edit source]

Sōshūkan High School[edit | edit source]

Shotaro Futaba (双葉翔太郎, Futaba Shōtarō)
Voiced by: Shinba Tsuchiya
Ryoya Misato (美里良夜, Misato Ryōya)
Voiced by: Kaito Ishikawa
Masamune Shichigahama (七ヶ浜政宗, Shichigahama Masamune)
Voiced by: Daisuke Ono
Keisuke Tsukidate (築館敬助, Tsukidate Keisuke)
Voiced by: Takashi Kondou
Nagayoshi Onagawa (女川ながよし, Onagawa Nagayoshi)
Voiced by: Hiro Shimono
Kotaro Watari (亘理光太郎, Watari Kōtarō)
Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya
Shusaku Shida (志田周作, Shida Shūsaku)
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai
Asawo Kurikoma (栗駒あさを, Kurikoma Asawo)
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura

Hakumei University Affiliated High School[edit | edit source]

Mashiro Tsukiyuki (月雪ましろ, Tsukiyuki Mashiro)
Voiced by: Ayumu Murase
Toru Takase (高瀬亨, Takase Tōru)
Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi
Yojiro Mutsu (陸奥洋二郎, Mutsu Yōjirō)
Voiced by: Ken`ichi Suzumura
Hideo Ominato (大湊秀夫, Ōminato Hideo)
Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita
Kyoichi Ryugamori (竜ヶ森恭一, Ryūgamori Kyōichi)
Voiced by: Souma Saitou
Shunsuke Azuma (吾妻俊介, Azuma Shunsuke)
Voiced by: Daiki Yamashita
Shūji Mabuchi (馬淵修司, Mabuchi Shūji)
Voiced by: Kenichirō Matsuda

Other characters[edit | edit source]

Ayumi Futaba (双葉亜由美, Futaba Ayumi)
Voiced by: Reina Ueda

Music[edit | edit source]

  • Opening theme: "Seishun no Enbu" by Centimillimental.
  • Ending theme: "Anata ga Iru" by wacci.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

# Title Air Date (Japanese)
01 Episode 1 April 9, 2021
02 Episode 2 April 16, 2021
03 Episode 3 April 23, 2021
04 Episode 04 April 30, 2021
05 Episode 05 May 7, 2021
06 Episode 06 May 14, 2021
07 Episode 07 May 21, 2021
08 Episode 08 May 28, 2021
09 Episode 09 June 4, 2021
10 Episode 10 June 11, 2021
11 Episode 11 June 18, 2021
12 Episode 12 June 25, 2021

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