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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Bakuon!! Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
Anime to premiere on April 4 on Amazon Prime Video in Japan

Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it has licensed the television anime of Mimana Orimoto's Bakuon!! manga. The company plans to offer a simulcast via select digital outlets, and later release the series on home video.

The series will premiere on the Tokyo MX, Sun TV, and BS11 channels on April 4 at 24:00 (effectively, April 5 at midnight), and it will also run on Animax. Amazon Prime Video will stream the first episode one day earlier on April 3 at 24:00 (effectively, April 4 at midnight), before shifting to its regular schedule of streaming one half-hour after the television premiere for the remaining episodes.

Sentai Filmworks describes the story:

Moe and motorcycles have never looked better together in this sports comedy about a group of students in the motorcycle club of their all-girls school. When Hane Sakura sees the wild-hearted Onsa Amano riding a motorcycle to school, Sakura is inspired to join the motorcycle club and get her license. However, nothing could have prepared her for the challenges, or the joys, that come with hitting the road on the wings of a real bike!

Junji Nishimura (Simoun, Dog Days, GLASSLIP) is directing the anime at TMS Entertainment, and Kurasumi Sunayama (Gunslinger Girl, Monster, Romeo × Juliet) is in charge of the series scripts. Isao Sugimoto (Sketchbook ~full color'S~, Girls und Panzer, Moonlight Mile) is designing the characters, while Manabu Nii (Samurai Flamenco, Karneval) is credited for sub-character design. Yoshio Mizumura (Lupin III: Seven Days Rhapsody, Yowamushi Pedal) and Yasuhiro Moriki (Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs, Banner of the Stars, Silent Möbius: The Motion Picture) are credited for design works. Shunichiro Yoshihara (Yowamushi Pedal, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Garakowa -Restore the World-) is in charge of art direction. Takeshi Takadera (Initial D: Second Stage, Yowamushi Pedal) is handling sound direction, while Ryosuke Nakanishi (High School DxD, Sakura Trick, Love Stage!!) is composing the music.

Sayaka Sasaki will perform the opening theme "FEEL×ALIVE," while the four main cast members (Ueda, Tōyama, Yamaguchi, Uchiyama) will perform the ending theme "Buon, buon, Ride On!" The single CD for the opening theme will ship on April 27. The single CD for the ending theme will ship on May 11.


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