Episode 14: Para Snowboard

Animation x Paralympic: Who Is Your Hero?

5m 00s
Broadcast on March 19, 2022 Available until December 31, 2028

The 14th episode of the project to express the charm of Para Sports with a series of anime. In collaboration with Shimamoto Kazuhiko, a leading artist of hot-blooded sports manga, it portrays the world of Snowboard Cross, an event where multiple riders race simultaneously down the snow field. The protagonist Mayama Kei, who is based on real-life pro snowboarder Okamoto Keiji, injures his leg in an accident and turns to Para Sports. However, as he finds himself unable to achieve the level of performance he is hoping for, he tries to surprise the audience with a useless jump, and then...... The theme song "SPACESHIP" written, composed and performed by WurtS.

┬ęShimamoto Kazuhiko / NHK

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