SK8 The Infinity Review: Bones Sticks The Landing

The Otaku Exhibition

Studio: Bones

Director: Hiroko Utsumi

Streaming on: Funimation

Every so often I think of a hobby, a sport, or something that makes me say, “Man, I wish there was an anime about this.” That goes for pretty much every sport, as they all could benefit from being run through that shonen formula, and it’s worked for many of them. Then there’s games like chess that require such a fine level of strategy and foresight that it’s a wonder we haven’t seen any studio attempt a chess anime, unless you count Code Geass, which I don’t.

So the newest anime from Bones, the same studio that brought us both Fullmetal Alchemists, Mob Psycho 100, and My Hero Academia, is SK8 The Infinity, about the dangerous underground world of skateboarding in Okinawa. Skateboarding is a sport with fast dynamic motion that involves tricks and stunts, while also having an immediately recognizable aesthetic…

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