In October in Japan, Nintendo Switch fitness game Fitness boxing gets an anime adaptation.
Developed by Tokyo-based Imagineer, the game first launched in 2018 and players threw punches and dodged while waving the Joy-Con controllers. Imagineer released the game in Japan under the name Boxing shaped, and Nintendo then released it internationally.
Last September, Imagineer announcement that a million copies of the game had been shipped worldwide.
In December 2020, a sequel titled Boxing Fitness 2: Pace and Exercise released on Nintendo Switch. It also seemed to be doing pretty well.
The Fitness boxing the anime will be abridged, but will air on Tokyo MX. According to the official website, the show will focus on what happens when boxing fitness instructors finish teaching. There is apparently going to be a storyline and all, which will be revealed on the official site at a later date.
The official screens that have come out give us an idea of what to expect, I guess!
The show is written and directed by Jumpei and Morita (sic), who directed the fantastic musical anime Lost song. He has written scripts for television as well as directed dramas and documentaries. And now he’s doing this!
Imagineer and Story Effect will take care of the animation.
The anime will feature well-known vocal talent, some revive their roles in the game, including Akari Kito (Nezuko in Demon slayer), Akira Ishida (Katsura Kotaro in Gintama and Athrun Zala in Gundam seed), and Rie Kugimiya (Alphonse Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist and Kagura in Gintama), among others.
I am interested! I have no hope, but I can’t help but wonder how it happened. It might be good. Maybe not. But damn it, that’s kinda weird, isn’t it?