In October, BONES animation studio and Director Hiroko Utsumi announced the confirmation of an original anime series based on Skateboarding called “Sk8 The Infinity”. Recently new updates regarding its release date, staff, and cast were announced. In this blog, we will discuss everything there is to know about the all-new skateboarding anime – Sk8 The Infinity.
Sk8 The Infinity Release Date Confirmed!
BONES Animation Studios which is famous for the popular shounen anime Boku no Hero Academia along with Hiroko Utsumi who is the director of Banana Fish announced the release date of Sk8 The Infinity – the Skateboarding Anime. They revealed that the anime will air from January 9th, 2023 on ABC Tv and Tv Asashi’s ‘ANiMAZING’ programming block. It was further announced that the airing time is 2 o’clock in the afternoon every Saturday.
The hype is real as this is the first skateboarding anime. It isn’t just some random anime based on skateboarding but an anime based on a super illegal sport involving skateboarding downhill at high speeds which can injure a person on a deadly level.
The Cast of Sk8 The Infinity Anime
The MAIN CAST consists of 8 members in total hence the name Sk8 The Infinity. BONES and director Hiroko Utsumi also let us in on a little insight regarding the cast and staff as well.
The Following are the main characters casting for Sk8 The Infinity.
Tasuku Hatanaka is the voice actor of Reki(Main Protagonist 1), Chiaki Kobayashi voices Ranga(Main Protagonist 2), Takuma Nagatsuka voices the role of Miya, Hikaru Midorikawa is in as Cherry Blossom, Kenta Miyake is the VA of Shadow, Yasunori Matsumoto voices Joe, Takehito Koyasu is in as Adam, and last but not least Kensho Ono as Atsushi Kikuchi.
The Staff of Sk8 The Infinity Skateboarding Anime
The New Additional Staff of Sk8 The Infinity Include:
Michinori Chiba and Hiroki Kanno are the Chief Animation Directors, Studio No Border is in charge of the Skateboard designs, Yukari Goto is the Colour designer, Yumiko Kondou is the Art Director for the anime, Yota Ando is the 3DCG Director, the director of photography is Masataka Ikegami, the editing is done by Honami Yamagishi, Masafumi Mima is the Sound Director, and Shizuo Kurahashi and Sachiko Nishi are the ones in charge of the sound effects present in the anime.
The Main Staff of Sk8 The Infinity Includes:
Ichiro Okouchi who is famous for his work in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion and Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is in charge of the material of the anime. Michinori Chiba who is famous for his work in Basilisk and Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans is taking care of the character designs. And the music is being composed by Ryō Takahashi who is also famous for his work in animes like (ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. and Argonavis from BanG Dream!.
What is The Sk8 Infinity Anime About?
The story of Sk8 The Infinity revolves around Reki who is a high school student that loves skateboarding. His life takes a turn when he is introduced to an illegal and risky race known as ‘S’ which involves skateboarding at high speeds downhill. There are literally no rules and the race can induce fatal injuries as well.
Ranga is Reki’s friend who recently returns from Canada only to get dragged into this highly dangerous skateboarding race. The racing has many different types of contestants ranging from AI racers to dirty racers who compete in the Youth Skateboard race battle to win no matter what.
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