The winter 2021 original anime series Skate-Leading☆Stars is getting its home video release plans handled by Bandai Namco Arts and they’ve set a familiar plan. The twelve-episode series is getting a six-volume release that begins on March 26th, 2021. Both formats are listed as limited editions with the DVDs priced at 6,500 yen and the Blu-ray sets at 7,000 yen. Check out the packaging and cover artwork below for the second volume coming up on April 27th, 2021 along with the full schedule as known.
With JC Staff taking the lead for this original work, it includes Goro Taniguchi as the chief director and Yana Toboso of the Black Butler manga as the original character designer.
The Japanese cast includes Yūma Uchida as Kensei Maeshima, Makoto Furukawa as Hayato Sasugai, Gen Sato as Tomoyuki Kubota, Yuichiro Umehara as Izumi Himekawa, Reo Tsuchida as Akimitsu Mochizuki, Shōya Chiba as Sōta Jōnouchi, Satoshi Hino as Jōtarō Terauchi, Tomoaki Maeno as Itsuki Kiriyama, Natsuki Hanae as Yukimitsu Mochizuki, Hiroshi Kamiya as Reo Shinozaki, Kaito Takeda as Toranosuke Kurayoshi, Yuki Ono as Taiga Himuro, Sōma Saitō as Noa Kuonji, Hirofumi Nojima as Hajime Ishikawa, and Kenji Nojima as Susumu Ishikawa.
The series features the opening theme song “Chase the core” by Takao Sakuma while the ending theme song is “Jump” by Shugo Nakamura.
Plot Concept: “You will never win against me.”
Figure skater Kensei Maeshima stopped his career when he heard those words from his rival Reo Shinozaki. Some years after, Maeshima, now a high schooler, uses his physical talent for to help other clubs with various activities, while never committing to any one thing. One day, he sees a press conference where Shinozaki announced that he was shifting from single skating to “skate-leading.” After that, he met a boy named Hayato Sasugai, who knew of Maeshima’s single skating career. With the words, “I need you,” Sasugai invites Maeshima to the world of skate-leading, or competitive team-based skating.
Skate-leading is a fictional figure-skating competition, in which each team of five skaters earns points for technical skills (such as unison formation) and artistry (such as composition and entertainment) from an automated camera-based system and nine judges. There are three positions on each team: the lead who is the point-getter with many combination jumps, the wings who are mainly responsible for twist lifts and similar elements, and the guards who perform with such elements as lifts and steps.
|1||03/26/21||Booklet, Clean Opening, Picture Drama|
|2||04/27/21||Booklet, Clean Closing, Picture Drama|