A new potentially high-profile project is set for a January 9th, 2021 debut with Aniplex USA set to handle distribution overseas with SK8 the Infinity. With the seventh episode set for a February 20th, 2021 debut, the official site has now dropped the first promotional spot for it below.
The series will stream on Funimation in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Ireland; on AnimeLab in Australia and New Zealand; and on Wakanim in France, Germany, and Scandinavia.
The series comes from studio BONES with Hiroko Utsumi serving as the director for it. Their recent works included the lengthy Banana Fish run as well as the Eternal Summer season of Free! Ichiro Okouchi is on board for the scripts while Michinori Chiba ish handling the character designs.
The latest update for the series that’s going to debut as part of the ANiMAZiNG!!! block on TV Asahi is an extended TV teaser spot that landed which highlights the closing theme song “Infinity” from Yuri.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Tasuku Hatanaka as Reki
- Chiaki Kobayashi as Langa
- Takuma Nagatsuka as Miya
- Kenta Miyake as Shadow
- Hikaru Midorikawa as Cherry Blossom
- Yasunori Matsumoto as Joe
- Takehito Koyasu as Adam
- Kensho Ono as Tadashi Kikuchi
— TVアニメ「SK∞ エスケーエイト」 (@sk8_project) February 13, 2021
Plot Concept: Reki, a high school sophomore and skater, is addicted to “S,” a highly secret and dangerous downhill skateboarding race that takes place in an abandoned mine.
The skaters are especially wild about the “beefs,” or heated battles that erupt in the races.
Reki takes Langa, a transfer student returning to Japan after studying abroad, to the mine where the races are held.
Langa, who has no skateboarding experience, finds himself pulled into the world of “S”…