What You Need to Know:
- The official website for J.C Staff's upcoming original figure skating anime "Skate-Leading Stars" posted a new promotional video which includes the new airdate, cast, actual scenes from the anime, and the opening song.
- Skate-Leading Stars was originally supposed to air this summer but was delayed becuse of the ongoing pnademic and is now set to begin airing in January 2021.
- Skate-Leading Stars is a story about high school students competing in an original figure skating team competition called "Skate-Leading". Kensei Maeshima quit figure skating in his early youth after a harsh comment by a rival but, as Kensei is incredibly athletic and graceful, he joins many differnt sports clubs at school and lives a chill life. One day, he finds out his old rival is now involved in Skate-Leading and he is invited by an old skating acquaintance to do the same. With a brand new fire lit beneath him and a supportive team, Kensei sets his sights on beating the rival who he was told he could never beat.
- In the new PV, we get to see main character Kensei Maeshima and the moment his rival Shinozaki broke his spirit, then we see him grow up and participate in basketball and other sports, and toward the end, we get to see Kensei and his teammates in Skate-Leading practicing to give Shinozaki a run for his money while the opening song "Chase the Core" by Takao Sakuma plays in the background.
- Unsurprisingly, the skating moves look absolutely perfect thanks to TETSU from the Bugs Under Groove dance company who is the performance director and in charge of choreography in collaboration with former competitive figure skater Hirokazu Kobayashi.
Source: Official Website
Figure skating with a twist!
It looks so fun! Like Yuri! on Ice but in teams!