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Alternative Titles

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: 7.501 (scored by 3882038,820 users)
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Ranked: #18452
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Popularity: #2020
Members: 105,980
Favorites: 911

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Kuroyanagi, Toshimasa
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Nagaya, Seishirou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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

Episode Videos


Jun 8, 2022
I don't know if anyone else got the vibe that Bakuten!! was a mix of Haikyuu!! and Prince of Stride, but that's certainly how I felt. It felt like that tone of Prince of Stride and the character relationships and major plot points of a kind of knock-off Haikyuu!! Even so, there was, for me, a lot of originality in this series. I'm gonna start off with the demerits this anime gets because I very much liked this anime despite those, so it seems fitting to start with the few things I didn't like.

For one, the characters were absolutely not as developed as I would ...
Mar 16, 2022
Mixed Feelings
More of the same, that's how i would classifie this anime.

The premisse is the same for almost every sports anime out there, a guy found about some sport he never saw, and become obsessed with the thing.

I didn't hate the anime, but the only thing good about it were the characters, they're carismatic, and have a decent amount of development. The senpais have distinct personalaties, but the two kouhais are just the same story, genius aloof guy, and entusiastic guy.

If you're a fan of gymnastics take a look, but don't go in think will be another yuri on ice.
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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