Backflip!!(TV show/series, 2021)

Original title: "バクテン!!" (Japanese/JA)
| 23min per episode | Genres: Animation, Drama, Comedy

Scripted Reality in 1 season with 12 episodes

Backflip!!Rating: 3.3/5 (with 5 votes)
Backflip!! (バクテン!!, "Bakuten!!") is an original Japanese anime television series produced by Zexcs, directed by Seishirō Nagaya and Toshimasa Kuroyanagi and written by Toshizo Nemoto. The series aired from April to June 2021. A manga adaptation by Kei Sakuraba was serialized in Kodansha's Dessert manga magazine from January 22 to September 24, 2021. An anime film premiered on July 2, 2022. ()
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About Backflip!!

The final summer of middle school, Shotaro Futaba discovers boys gymnastics and is completely enamored by it. Shotaro ends up going to Soshukan Private High School (aka Ao High) and decides to visit the boys gymnastics club. He's greeted by very unique senpais and a star gymnast named Misato Ryoya. Dedicating your life to something you love during your fiery days of youth... Of course, there is frustration, and fights, but see how these boys work together as a team towards a similar goal in this drama about sports and youth.

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Backflip!! Seasons and Episodes

04/09/2021Season 1 - 12 episodes
#1 | 04/09/2021I Want to Backflip!
After a life-changing encounter with men's rhythm gymnastics, Shotaro Futaba joins the team at Soshukan High School. There he meets a collection of colorful characters, including Ryoya Misato, a fellow first-year and middle school gymnastics star.
#2 | 04/16/2021I Want to Soar With You!
Shotaro moves into a dorm with the other members of the men's rhythmic gymnastics team, but he'll need to pass a test to participate in their six-man routine.
#3 | 04/23/2021I Want to Camp!
A training camp is scheduled between Ao High and rival school Shiro High. Hoping to catch up with the others, Shotaro goes to train in the park, where he encounters a mysterious boy.
#4 | 04/30/2021We're All Rivals!
A striking performance by Shiro High plunges the still uncoordinated Ao High team into uncertainty. Can words from Coach Shidai turn things around?
#5 | 05/07/2021I Want to Hide!
The training camp is coming to an end, but with a few hours left, Mashiro suggests a game of hide-and-seek. But as with everything between Ao High and Shiro High, this too becomes a competition!
#6 | 05/14/2021Enjoy!
It's time for the prefectural tournament! Shotaro is doing his best to prepare for what will be his first official competition, but he nevertheless struggles with fear and nerves about the upcoming event.
#7 | 05/21/2021We'll Make a Promise!
The Ao High boys are forbidden from using the university mat unless they pass all their midterms?! Theirs is the only school with this policy, but the story of why goes back to the team's founding three years ago...
#8 | 05/28/2021I'll Look After You!
Onagawa gets into an accident and hurts his ankle. The other boys do all they can to support his recovery, but it appears there's something he's not telling them...
#9 | 06/04/2021Be Needy!
The coach suggests a new group lift to increase their routine's difficulty for regionals, but Misato can't seem to get the hang of it...
#10 | 06/11/2021I Can't Stand It!
The boys are supposed to take the day before the tournament to rest, but they find they can't sit still. The only solution: cleaning the dorm!
#11 | 06/18/2021Give It Your All, Fight Hard
With the pain in his arm growing worse, Shotaro is sent to the hospital just before the tournament. Meanwhile, the tension builds between the athletes of Ao High and Shiro High...
#12 | 06/25/2021Tomorrow, Too!
Shotaro returns to the hospital after their team's performance, with all of their futures left in the air. Will their team reach the Inter-High? And... will Shotaro ever perform again?

Additional Information

Official websites:
Production country: Japan
Derivative works/Adaptions: "Bakuten!!" (find it on Amazon)
Original language: Japanese (JA)
Spoken languages: Japanese (JA)
Translated into 11 languages: German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Ended
First episode released on: 04/09/2021
Last episode released on: 06/25/2021
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):

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WatchPlayStream ID: SHOWS:44534, Added: 02/28/2021, Last updated: 06/11/2024