Anime for years has been used as a medium to bring life to new things and sports is no stranger to it. The medium has spawned many known legends such as the classic boxing show Ashita no Joe and the mega-hit volleyball centered series Haikyuu!! along with simple stories told through using a sport such as Run with the Wind. And the latest to join the list of these sports anime is “SK8 The Infinity”, an original anime by Studio Bones centered around skateboarding.
SK The Infinity (SK8∞) is an upcoming anime which follows a bunch of teenagers who participates in illegal downtown skateboarding events. The Episode 1 will premiere tomorrow and will run from January 10 to March 28, 2021, for 12 episodes. A new episode will be released every Sunday at 2:00 am JST.
The series is headed by Hiroko Utsumi who in the past has directed two popular BL anime, which are Free! at Kyoto Animation and Banana Fish at Studio Mappa. Besides that Ichirou Ookouchi is the series composer and Michinori Chiba is designing the characters. Meanwhile, Ryo Takahashi is composing the music. Studio Bones is animating the series.
Now this season a lot of new and sequel anime is coming out and it will be hard to keep track of the release dates of each one of them. That’s why we have created release schedules for SK8 The Infinity as well as many other anime series coming out this season.
SK8 The Infinity Episode Release Schedule
|List of Episodes||Release Date|
|Episode 1||January 10, 2021|
|Episode 2||January 17, 2021|
|Episode 3||January 24, 2021|
|Episode 4||January 31, 2021|
|Episode 5||February 7, 2021|
|Episode 6||February 14, 2021|
|Episode 7||February 21, 2021|
|Episode 8||February 28, 2021|
|Episode 9||March 7, 2021|
|Episode 10||March 21, 2021|
|Episode 11||March 28, 2021|
|Episode 12||April 04, 2021|
Where to Watch Online?
Viewers in the USA and Canada can watch the show on Funimation in its original Japanese dub with embedded English dub. Meanwhile, for fans in Australia and New Zealand, they can stream it on Animelab. It is also available on Wakanim in France, Denmark, and Russia. It is currently not available on Netflix though, but we are hoping they will license the show once it will finish Broadcasting.
When the English Dub for SK8 The Infinity Anime will premiere?
There is no official confirmation of whether or not SK8 The Infinity will receive an English dub or not. However taking into account the fact that Funimation is streaming the anime, which are known for their simuldubs, it is relatively safe to say that an English dub will be announced very soon.
Synopsis for SK8 The Infinity
The anime centers on Reki, a second-year high school student who loves skateboarding, and gets caught up in “S,” an underground and dangerous skateboard race at an abandoned mine with no rules. Ranga, who has returned to Japan from Canada and has never skateboarded before, also gets wrapped up in S along with Reki. Dirty racers, AI racers, and other unique individuals compete in the “youth skateboard race battle.”