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Japanese: バクテン!!
English: Backflip!!
German: Backflip!!
Spanish: Backflip!!
French: Backflip!!
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2021 to Jun 25, 2021
Premiered: Spring 2021
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:55 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Zexcs
Source: Original
Genre: SportsSports
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.561 (scored by 3101531,015 users)
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Ranked: #14692
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1910
Members: 87,290
Favorites: 828

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Shoutarou Futaba has always loved sports, but he never became more than a benchwarmer on his middle school baseball team. After noticing a group of gymnasts practicing in the park, he decides to watch a rhythmic gymnastics tournament on a whim. Although displaying an exhilarating performance at the competition, the Shoushukan High School's Rhythmic Gymnastics Club places second-to-last due to penalties acquired from not fielding a full six-man roster.

The demonstration of skill captivates Shoutarou, and he decides to enroll at Shoushukan in hopes of joining the team despite having no background in the sport. The club recruits him alongside Ryouya Misato, a prodigal gymnast who was the runner-up in a junior tournament.

Now with a full six-man roster, the team sets out to compete in the upcoming Inter-High tournament. As he strives to accomplish this ambitious endeavor, Shoutarou must learn and master the basics of rhythmic gymnastics all while working in tandem with his new teammates if Shoushukan wants to stand a chance at claiming the title.

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Mori, Akitoshi
Kuroyanagi, Toshimasa
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Nagasaki, Yukio
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Nemoto, Toshizou
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"Seishun no Enbu (青春の演舞)" by Centimillimental

Jun 24, 2021
Luubie (All reviews)
When I looked up that Bakuten would be a rhythmic gymnastics anime, I confess I was suspicious. Actually, I was afraid. Last year we had Taisou Zamurai, a show that even with a budget and problems in getting made because of the work of the Mappa studio, was an anime that exceeded most general expectations, even though it was quite limited. But why would this cause me to be surprised to have a new anime that follows the same kind of sport? Well, it is the goal orientation that differentiates the two anime.

Unlike Taisou Zamurai, Bakuten focuses on several characters actively connected to the show's read more
Jun 24, 2021
Best_of_the_3 (All reviews)
Bakuten!! is a solid 7/10. A good watch covering a niche sport. It's not very deep and follows a lot of common tropes and stereotypes, but it follows them well and overall this anime is enjoyable to watch. For more detail, please keep reading and see my recommendations at the end.

When starting Bakuten I was expecting very little but ended up pleasantly surprised. The overall level of this anime ranges from average to good with very little in the way of any major negative points. At most a few personal nitpicks which I will cover. For me the biggest draw is the overall enjoyment. read more
Jun 24, 2021
weebish_uvu (All reviews)
THIS ANIME IS SOOOOO GOOD 10/10 recommend. To the storyline and to the friendships this anime is amazing.

the storyline of the anime is amazing and its also enjoyable and wholesome. It kinda gives my haikyuu vibes. At first I wasn't a big fan of the 3d animation, but honesty has grown on me. The soundtrack is good aswell.One thing that I really liked about Bakuten was the character development and just the characters in general. Each character has their own unique personality. And its funny how they all have conflicting personalities yet their bond is so strong. Overall I would give this anime a read more
Jun 24, 2021
KANLen09 (All reviews)
"Each laugh takes them higher. Each tear makes them stronger."

Another sports show that seems to be in the myriad of promoting the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics (as any sport in 2021 seems to have been made that way), but nope. To my huge surprise, this show stems from the fact that it's made as 1 of 3 anime works for Fuji TV's "Zutto Ouen 2011+10..." project of the devastating Magnitude 9.0~9.1 devastating earthquake and powerful tsunamis that rocked the Tohoku region in northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011. The 3 works: Bakuten!! (set in Miyagi prefecture), Misaki no Mayoiga (set in Iwate prefecture) and Hula read more

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