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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
Theme: Performing ArtsPerforming Arts
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.511 (scored by 3822638,226 users)
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Ranked: #18412
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Popularity: #2013
Members: 105,054
Favorites: 905

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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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Kuroyanagi, Toshimasa
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"Seishun no Enbu (青春の演舞)" by Centimillimental


Jun 24, 2021
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 ...
Jun 25, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Having heard the show was about rhythmic gymnastics, I was a bit sceptical on how it would go. I didn't have any expectations entering the show and was left feeling pretty light hearted.

I hate to admit it, but Bakuten is just a ball of sport anime tropes and stereotypes. It has everything you can imagine, from the situations right down to the typical characters. That's not to say it's not enjoyable, just that it's not anything new. The only difference is that it tackles a totally different sport. A "fruity" one as some would say.

The animation is really nice, solid 8, maybe even ...
Jun 18, 2021
Preliminary (5/12 eps)
Ok listen the ONLY good thing about this anime is the music, because it's written by Yuki Hayashi, who is an absolute god. And you can just tell that he absolutely loves Rhythm Gymnastics but they really did not deserve such a good OST.

The characters have no personality and are literally just cardboard cutouts. The main character is like literally any other sports anime protagonist, in that he saw the sport and admired the team and decided that he wanted to do the sport.

There is literally no flavor to the characters and the story is very standard. Except for episode five, whatever the heck that ...

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