The official website for the Backflip!! anime has announced that the upcoming film is scheduled to open in Japanese theaters in July 2022. The film will depict the “Ao High” boys’ rhythmic gymnastics team’s final challenge at the inter-high tournament.
It was also confirmed that most of the staff and cast from the anime series is returning for the film.
The anime, which is set in Miyagi prefecture, is one of three anime projects part of the larger “Zutto Ōen Project 2011 + 10…” initiative aimed at promoting Miyagi, Iwate, and Fukushima (the other two anime projects are Misaki no Mayoiga and Hula Fulla Dance). The “Zutto Ōen Project 2011 + 10…” is in remembrance of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami 10 years ago.
The anime is set in Miyagi prefecture’s Iwanuma city, and centers on a high school rhythmic gymnastics team. The anime follows Shōtarō Futaba, who is fascinated by gymnastics after seeing it in his third year of middle school, and joins the rhythmic gymnastics team of his new high school Sōshūkan High School, nicknamed “Ao High.” He makes a friend with his schoolmate Ryōya Misato, who earned fame as a gymnast during middle school.
Backflip!! premiered on Japanese television on April 8, 2021. Crunchyroll simulcast the series as it aired.