Via Comic Natalie“: a new “SK8” animation project has been announced, following the success of the first show that started airing in January 2021. An original TV animation series, “SK8 the Infinity” was a collaboration between director Hiroko Utsumi of “Banana Fish”, “Free!”, and “Free! Eternal Summer” fame, and animation studio BONES, which is renowned for “Eureka Seven” and “My Hero Academia”.
In addition, a “SK8” stage play has also been teased, with the first part to be performed in December 2021 and the second part to be performed in January 2022. Stay tuned for more details such as cast members and performance dates to be announced very soon!
“SK8 the Infinity” is set in a world where a dangerous secret race called “S” is held, which involves going down a closed mine shaft on a skateboard. Reki, a second-year high school student who loves skateboarding, heads to the mine where S is held with Ranga, a transfer student who just returned to Japan from Canada and has never skateboarded before. The two quickly get caught up in the thrilling but dangerous competition, a race that does not require rules to slide down a closed mine on a skateboard.