The OP theme song CD is also set to be released on January 13, 2021
The official website for the forthcoming figure skating-themed original TV anime Skate-Leading Stars announced today that it is newly set to premiere on Tokyo MX, BS11, and MBS in January 2021. The anime was originally set for July 2020, but has been postponed due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The J.C.STAFF (A Certain Magical Index, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?)-animated series is directed by Toshinori Fukushima (MAJOR), alongside the general director Goro Taniuchi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion) and the original character designer Yana Toboso (Black Butler manga series).
Also, the postponed release of the anime's OP theme song CD "Chase the core" by the ex-Fo'xTails singer Takao Sakuma is set for January 13, 2021. It is his solo singer debut single following Fo'xTails disband in August 2018. Lantis has released two-version jackets for the single.
First press limited edition:
Long-sleeve illustration for the standard edition:
【佐久間貴生】発売延期となっておりました、TVアニメ『スケートリーディング☆スターズ』オープニング主題歌「Chase the core」の発売日が決定！— Lantis（ランティス）公式 (@lantis_staff) July 17, 2020
"You'll never beat me." Kensei Maeshima quit figure skating after the words from his rival Reo Shinozaki. A few years later, when Maeshima becomes a high school student, he makes use of his motor nerves to spent his days as a helper in various club activities without devoting himself to anything. One day, he watches a press conference in which his rival Shinozaki switches from a single skater to the skate-leading, an original figure skate team competition. Then, a boy named Hayato Sasugai appears in front of him. He also seems to know that Maeshima had previously performed as a single skater, and invites him to the world of the skate-leading, saying "I need you."
Main voice cast:
- Ionodai High School:
Kensei Maeshima: Yuma Uchida
Hayato Sasugai: Makoto Furukawa
Tomoyuki Kubota: Gen Sato
Izumi Himekawa: Yuichiro Umehara
Akimitsu Mochizuki: Reo Tsuchida
Souta Jyounouchi: Shoya Chiba
Shyotaro Terauchi: Satoshi Hino
Itsuki Kiriyama: Tomoaki Maeno
Yukimitsu Mochizuki: Natsuki Hanae
- St.Clavis Gakuin High School
Leo Shinozaki: Hiroshi Kamiya
Toaranosuke Kurayoshi: KaitoTakeda
Taiga Himura: Yuuki Ono
- Yokohama Super Global High School
Noa Kuonji: Souma Saito
- Chutei University Kamimaezu High School
Hajime Ishikawa: Yuji Nojima
Susumu Ishikawa: Kenji Nojima
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