Anime Spotlight - Bakuon!!

by Chih-Chieh Chang,

On air starting April 2016

Key Staff

Director: Junji Nishimura
(GLASSLIP, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Samurai Deeper Kyo, Ranma ½)

Introduction

If highschool girls ride a motorcycle…..daily life will be a “BAKUON!!”

Story

Hane Sakura, a high school girl, starts showing interest in motorcycles after becoming discouraged by a hill on her commute to school.

Hane decides to join the Bike Club together with Onsa Amano, a classmate who already rides a bike. Supported by unique and fun friends, she manages to get a motorcycle license.

Purchasing her own motorcycle, she finally starts the motorcycle life she dreamed of!

By actually starting to ride a motorcycle, each day became a series of surprises and discoveries...!?

Characters

Hane Sakura (VA: Reina Ueda)
Birthday: May 3
Height: 157cm
Blood type: B
Measurements: Bust 82cm/Waist 58cm/Hip 87cm

1st year at Okanoue Girls' High School. Inspired by her discouragement going uphill by bicycle on her first day of school, she obtains a motorcycle license. She rides a Honda CB400SF.

Rin Suzunoki (VA: Nao Toyama)
Birthday: April 9
Height: 157cm
Blood type: O
Measurements: Bust 91cm/Waist 56cm/Hip 81cm

Hane's classmate. Just like Onsa, she has strong preferences for motorcycles, and absolutely loves Suzuki. She rides a Suzuki GSX400S KATANA that she was given from her father.

Onsa Amano (VA: Yumi Uchiyama)
Birthday: April 2
Height: 155cm
Blood type: A
Measurements: Bust 76cm/Waist 55cm/Hip 83cm

Hane's classmate. Has strong personal viewpoints about motorcycles to the point that she chooses her school on whether or not they have Bike Clubs. She rides a Yamaha SEROW225W.

Hijiri Minowa (VA: Rikako Yamaguchi)
Birthday: December 23
Height: 160cm
Blood type: AB
Measurements: Bust 81cm/Waist 61cm/Hip 86cm

A rich, well-to-do girl who joins the Bike Club aspiring to be a delinquent. Due to her birthday being what it is, her assigned seat is usually the side-car of her butler Hayakawa's favorite, the DUCATI 750SS Imola Replica.

Raimu Kawasaki
Birthday: unknown
Height: normal
Blood type: unknown
Measurements: Large breast / tight waist / firm hips

Always silent and mysterious in many ways, she is the upperclassman of the Okanoue Girls' High Bike Club. Her weight is equal to three apples. She rides a Kawasaki ZX-12R.

Cast

Hane Sakura
Reina Ueda
Rin Suzunoki
Nao Toyama
Onsa Amano
Yumi Uchiyama
Hijiri Minowa
Rikako Yamaguchi
Hayakawa
Unsho Ishizuka
Tazuko
Yoko Hikasa
Rin's father
Shin-ichiro Miki
Onsa's father
Mitsuo Iwata
Saruyama-sensei
Kazusa Aranami
Yume Sakura
Azusa Tadokoro

Staff

Original Story
Mimana Orimoto (currently serialized in "Young Champion Retsu", Akitashoten)
Director
Junji Nishimura
Series Composition
Kurasumi Sunayama
Character Design
Isao Sugimoto
Sub Character Design
Manabu Nii
Design Works
Yoshio Mizumura, Yasuhiro Moriki
Art Director
Shunichiro Yoshihara
Sound Director
Takeshi Takadera
Music
Ryousuke Nakanishi
Animation Production
TMS ENTERTAINMENT CO.,LTD.
Opening Theme
"FEEL x ALIVE" by Sayaka Sasaki
Ending Theme
"Buon! Buon! Ride-On!" by Hane Sakura (Reina Ueda), Rin Suzunoki (Nao Toyama), Onsa Amano (Yumi Uchiyama), Hijiri Minowa (Rikako Yamaguchi)

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