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Aniplex, Bones Announce 'SK∞: SK Eight' Original Anime Series for January 2021

by Vindstot
Sep 20, 2:43 AM | 43 Comments
Aniplex announced an original television anime titled SK∞: SK Eight (SK8 the Infinity), revealing a key visual (pictured) and the first promotional video on the Yunika Vision screen in Shinjuku, Tokyo on Sunday. The anime series, produced by animation studio Bones (Koukyoushihen Eureka Seven, Boku no Hero Academia), will debut in January 2021.

Staff
Director: Hiroko Utsumi (Free!, Banana Fish)
Series Composition: Ichirou Ookouchi (Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch, Koutetsujou no Kabaneri)
Character Design: Michinori Chiba (Basilisk: Kouga Ninpou Chou, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans)
Music: Ryo Takahashi (ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka, Argonavis from BanG Dream!)

Synopsis
Reki, a high school sophomore and skater, is addicted to "S," a highly secret and dangerous downhill skateboarding race that takes place in an abandoned mine. The skaters are especially wild about the "beefs," or heated battles that erupt in the races.

Reki takes Langa, a transfer student returning to Japan after studying abroad, to the mine where the races are held. Langa, who has no skateboarding experience, finds himself pulled into the world of "S"... (Source: Aniplex US)

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Official site: https://sk8-project.com/
Official Twitter: @sk8_project

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SK∞ on MAL

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Massdrop said:
E_Creator said:
The same director behind Free and Banana Fish? Is Bones really taking time out of their schedule to make fujo bait?


fr, they could've made opm s3 by now (implying that they were ever gonna do it in the first place).
Or Mob Season 3, since that's popular enough and definitely within their wheelhouse

Sep 27, 10:54 AM by E_Creator

E_Creator said:
The same director behind Free and Banana Fish? Is Bones really taking time out of their schedule to make fujo bait?


fr, they could've made opm s3 by now (implying that they were ever gonna do it in the first place).

Sep 25, 5:50 PM by Massdrop

Looks pretty interesting ! I'll give it a try ~

Sep 24, 5:17 AM by Sonalisa

E_Creator said:
The same director behind Free and Banana Fish? Is Bones really taking time out of their schedule to make fujo bait?

Yes, it's great, isn't it? Hopefully more follow.

Sep 21, 5:24 PM by Jin_uzuki

E_Creator said:
The same director behind Free and Banana Fish? Is Bones really taking time out of their schedule to make fujo bait?
Isn't Bungo Stray Dogs extremely popular with the Fujo crowd?

Sep 21, 2:45 PM by DumpsterKing

The same director behind Free and Banana Fish? Is Bones really taking time out of their schedule to make fujo bait?

Sep 21, 10:45 AM by E_Creator

lazyinternetsand said:
chriskor022 said:
Bones is infamous with their originals being bad. I have low expectations with this. The artsyle is mediocre and character designs too. The animation is good. The story is fujobait.

RiseUp_SS-kun said:
Bones is now a shameful studio going from classic sci-fi, adventure, action, mecha, drama, anime of 00s and early 10s to gaybait these days. Bones is totally dead in case of TV originals these days.

Skip Skip Skip. I haven't heard of news of new original TV anime like old times for many months now, I am really sad due to huge lack of new original series to look forward to.


I love how any show with hint of having good looking male characters instantly brings in all the insecure male anime fans out. I don't see this much of instant hate when a yuri-bait/GL comes out.

Also, Bones made Carole and Tuesday last year- and that was amazing. The more you know
dont be naive Carol and Tuesday is a bad show and the second half is the story being different from the premise. And its overrated lol.

Sep 21, 9:33 AM by chriskor022

chriskor022 said:
Bones is infamous with their originals being bad. I have low expectations with this. The artsyle is mediocre and character designs too. The animation is good. The story is fujobait.

RiseUp_SS-kun said:
Bones is now a shameful studio going from classic sci-fi, adventure, action, mecha, drama, anime of 00s and early 10s to gaybait these days. Bones is totally dead in case of TV originals these days.

Skip Skip Skip. I haven't heard of news of new original TV anime like old times for many months now, I am really sad due to huge lack of new original series to look forward to.


I love how any show with hint of having good looking male characters instantly brings in all the insecure male anime fans out. I don't see this much of instant hate when a yuri-bait/GL comes out.

Also, Bones made Carole and Tuesday last year- and that was amazing. The more you know

Sep 21, 9:18 AM by lazyinternetsand

It resembles air gear a bit - I only hope it'll end up better than that :D

Sep 21, 4:35 AM by Hiruko_

RiseUp_SS-kun said:
Jin_uzuki said:

Based Utsumi, she still manages to find ways to trigger insecure dudes 7 years after Free. Hopefully there is more fujo pandering than ever!


You need to watch old Bones anime and you will see and feel the pain of downgrade their original anime has gone through over this decade.


Are you sure it's not about something else?

Sep 21, 2:13 AM by Boutroux

Jin_uzuki said:
RiseUp_SS-kun said:
Bones is now a shameful studio going from classic sci-fi, adventure, action, mecha, drama, anime of 00s and early 10s to gaybait these days. Bones is totally dead in case of TV originals these days.

Skip Skip Skip. I haven't heard of news of new original TV anime like old times for many months now, I am really sad due to huge lack of new original series to look forward to.
Suoilleber said:
Color-coded otome rainbow boys bombing down mineshafts with clowns. Truly the skate anime the world's been waiting for all these years...

Based Utsumi, she still manages to find ways to trigger insecure dudes 7 years after Free. Hopefully there is more fujo pandering than ever!


You need to watch old Bones anime and you will see and feel the pain of downgrade their original anime has gone through over this decade.

Sep 21, 12:54 AM by RiseUp_SS-kun

Nice tears in comments. I enjoyed.

I'm in because Utsumi is directing and pretty boys are skateboarding. SK8 and other similar original anime and multimedia projects adaptations (HypMic and Project Scard) are obviously joseimuke; aimed at women. Like how all those fanservice-y female sports and all-female anime are aimed at perverted guys. Women are also allowed to have their own preferences.

Sep 20, 11:44 PM by Shadow-Chan

Bones is infamous with their originals being bad. I have low expectations with this. The artsyle is mediocre and character designs too. The animation is good. The story is fujobait.

Sep 20, 6:32 PM by chriskor022

Old_School_Akira said:
multigamerclubxd said:
"The uploader has not made this video available in your country."

Oh well..

Watch it here: https://twitter.com/sk8_project/status/1307605419704094720

Edit, here on aniplex us:

Oh wow, thank you!

Sep 20, 3:27 PM by multigamerclubxd

Jin_uzuki said:
Suoilleber said:


It's not about fujo-pandering so much as its about how the first and potentially only anime about a sport that plenty of people would like to see a show made about won't actually be about the sport in question but just used as a vehicle to display sorta good-looking 2d characters. And it's not like it can't appeal to a certain demographic while doing so either, just look at Haikyuu and Run with the Wind.

In short the premise seems stupid and the character designs are lackluster, so it feels like a slap in the face to someone who's been looking forward to there ever being a show made about the subject. It's probably just gunna be another mediocre show that everyone will forget as soon as it stops airing.

Those are a lot of assumptions about a show that hasn't aired yet and it's only one trailer.


Of course, but personally I did not find anything in said trailer appealing, so my expectations are quite low. I'll still give it a chance though.

Sep 20, 3:19 PM by Suoilleber

Suoilleber said:
Jin_uzuki said:

Based Utsumi, she still manages to find ways to trigger insecure dudes 7 years after Free. Hopefully there is more fujo pandering than ever!


It's not about fujo-pandering so much as its about how the first and potentially only anime about a sport that plenty of people would like to see a show made about won't actually be about the sport in question but just used as a vehicle to display sorta good-looking 2d characters. And it's not like it can't appeal to a certain demographic while doing so either, just look at Haikyuu and Run with the Wind.

In short the premise seems stupid and the character designs are lackluster, so it feels like a slap in the face to someone who's been looking forward to there ever being a show made about the subject. It's probably just gunna be another mediocre show that everyone will forget as soon as it stops airing.

Those are a lot of assumptions about a show that hasn't aired yet and it's only one trailer.

Sep 20, 2:22 PM by Jin_uzuki

Jin_uzuki said:
RiseUp_SS-kun said:
Bones is now a shameful studio going from classic sci-fi, adventure, action, mecha, drama, anime of 00s and early 10s to gaybait these days. Bones is totally dead in case of TV originals these days.

Skip Skip Skip. I haven't heard of news of new original TV anime like old times for many months now, I am really sad due to huge lack of new original series to look forward to.
Suoilleber said:
Color-coded otome rainbow boys bombing down mineshafts with clowns. Truly the skate anime the world's been waiting for all these years...

Based Utsumi, she still manages to find ways to trigger insecure dudes 7 years after Free. Hopefully there is more fujo pandering than ever!


It's not about fujo-pandering so much as its about how the first and potentially only anime about a sport that plenty of people would like to see a show made about won't actually be about the sport in question but just used as a vehicle to display sorta good-looking 2d characters. And it's not like it can't appeal to a certain demographic while doing so either, just look at Haikyuu and Run with the Wind.

In short the premise seems stupid and the character designs are lackluster, so it feels like a slap in the face to someone who's been looking forward to there ever being a show made about the subject. It's probably just gunna be another mediocre show that everyone will forget as soon as it stops airing.

Sep 20, 1:49 PM by Suoilleber

RiseUp_SS-kun said:
Bones is now a shameful studio going from classic sci-fi, adventure, action, mecha, drama, anime of 00s and early 10s to gaybait these days. Bones is totally dead in case of TV originals these days.

Skip Skip Skip. I haven't heard of news of new original TV anime like old times for many months now, I am really sad due to huge lack of new original series to look forward to.
Suoilleber said:
Color-coded otome rainbow boys bombing down mineshafts with clowns. Truly the skate anime the world's been waiting for all these years...

Based Utsumi, she still manages to find ways to trigger insecure dudes 7 years after Free. Hopefully there is more fujo pandering than ever!

Sep 20, 12:58 PM by Jin_uzuki

I love sports anime so I'll be watching it. i can't wait to see anime tony hawk

Sep 20, 12:26 PM by YoseiEgg

Color-coded otome rainbow boys bombing down mineshafts with clowns. Truly the skate anime the world's been waiting for all these years...

Sep 20, 11:58 AM by Suoilleber

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