On December 27 the YouTube channel by Hong Kong content distributor MediaLink Entertainment Limited’s Ani-One stared to telecast the primary episode of the original television anime Skate-Leading Stars by J.C. Staff two weeks prior to its January 10 debut in Japan. On Sunday the subsequent episode was debuted and now it is accessible.
The story of the anime has been explained by the authorized website of the anime:
You will always lose against me.
Professional skater Kensei Maeshima halted his vocation when he heard those words from his adversary Reo Shinozaki. A few years after, Maeshima, presently a high schooler, utilizes his actual ability for to assist different clubs with different exercises, while never focusing on any a certain something. At some point, he sees a question and answer session where Shinozaki reported that he was moving from single skating to skate-driving. After that, he met a kid named Hayato Sasugai, who knew about Maeshima’s single skating vocation. With the words, I need you, Sasugai welcomes Maeshima to the universe of skate-driving, or serious group based skating.
Skate-driving is an anecdotal figure-skating rivalry, in which each group of five skaters acquires focuses for specialized abilities, for example, harmony arrangement and aestheticness, for example, structure and diversion from a computerized camera-based framework and nine appointed authorities. There are three situations in each group: the lead that is the point-getter with numerous mix bounces, the wings that are essentially answerable for curve lifts and comparative components, and the watchmen who perform with so many components as lifts and steps.
The anime stars the following:
- 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
- Yūki Ono as Taiga Himuro
- Sōma Saitō as Noa Kuonji
- Hirofumi Nojima as Hajime Ishikawa
- Kenji Nojima as Susumu Ishikawa
The main director is Goro Taniguchi with J.C. Staff as the supervisor of the animation production. The original character designer is Yana Toboso ad the director is Toshinori Fukushima. The anime script is being penned and supervises by Noboru Kimura. The designer of characters for the animation is Yoko Ito and he is also the main animation director. For the original clothing concept Osare Company is ascribed. The performance director and the supervisor of choreography is TETSU from the Bugs Under Groove dance company along with the former figure skater Hirokazu Kobayashi who is also cooperating with the choreography. The music is being composed by Ryō Takahashi and the starting theme song called Chase the core is being presented by Takao Sakuma. The concluding song called Jump is being presented by Shugo Nakamura.
A manga version is being made by Chiaki Nagaoka and Sumika Sumio based on the anime.