Sk8 the Infinity is a sports anime that was released last year, in 2021. The story follows a high-schooler with a passion for skateboarding and illegal underground skateboarding competitions. This anime is full of comedy, drama, and character growth. Additionally, it only has 12 episodes, so it’s a great starter anime!
In the anime, Sk8 the Infinity, a teenage skateboard enthusiast, Reki Kyan, befriends a new student from Canada named Langa. Reki has studied the art of skateboarding since he was a kid and even works part-time at a skate shop. Meanwhile, Langa has never skateboarded in his life.
One day, Langa and Reki make a late night skateboard delivery to “S,” the dangerous underground skateboarding races. Unfortunately, they’ve brought the wrong skateboard and Reki is forced to compete on the purchaser’s behalf. Before Reki gets a chance to race, Langa steps up.
Although Langa has never skateboarded before, he did learn to snowboard at a young age. In the heat of the moment, Langa tapes his feet to a skateboard and sets off to race against Shadow, a fearsome competitor. Three, two, one. The race begins! If only Langa could figure out how to make the board move without the steep slopes of the snowy mountains. Desperate, Langa decides to crouch down and push himself along with his hands.
The crowd is amazed! The mystery racer, who moments ago, was pushing himself to move, is now in the lead! Langa wins the race! Only now, Reki and Langa must work together to take on the toughest skateboarders in Japan, who all have their own superhero-like secret identities outside of skating.
Sk8 the Infinity is a suspenseful skateboarding anime that will have you on the edge of your seat. Although comedic moments are plentiful, the real treasure in Sk8 the Infinity is the character development. Friendships are tested and old allies become foes in this dramatic story.
Where To Watch
Sk8 the Infinity is available for streaming on Funimation and Crunchyroll.
If you’re interested in cosplaying from Sk8 the Infinity, the character designs are full of bright colors, so they’re super eye-catching! Here are some of our favorite cosplay picks.
Reki Kyan – Reki is a skateboarding fanatic and a great teacher! He has red hair and a blue and white headband. He wears a yellow hoodie with black pants and blue sneakers.
Langa Hasegawa – Langa has a cool demeanor and is a skateboarding prodigy. He has light blue hair and blue eyes. He wears a white button-up shirt, black gloves, and blue jeans.
Cherry Blossom – Cherry is very intelligent, but has a short temper. He has pink hair and wears a black mask. This costume is perfect for attending conventions in a Covid-safe way! Additionally, he wears a sleeveless white hakamashita kimono with purple shoulder cuffs, and black hakama pants.
Miya Chinen – An elite middle-schooler, Miya is arrogant and carefree. He has short black hair and a blue cat tail. He wears a green cat hoodie over a pink striped shirt and black shorts.
Meet the Voice Actors
This fall, you’ll have a chance to meet a Sk8 the Infinity voice actor at Anime St. Pete September 17-18.
Chris Guerrero as Shadow
Read more about our favorite Chris Guerrero characters here!
Meet Sk8 the Infinity Voice Actor at Anime St. Pete
You’ll have the chance to meet Chris Guerrero of Sk8 the Infinity at Anime St. Pete in St. Petersburg, Florida September 17-18. Anime St. Pete is a brand new con and St. Petersburg’s only anime convention! It’s being held at The Coliseum, the same venue St. Pete Comic Con was held at in January 2022. Anime St. Pete tickets are on sale now.
Anime St. Pete Goes Big with a Line-Up of Six Popular Anime Voice Actors
The new con is going big with six anime voice actors. Here are the voice actors scheduled for Anime St. Pete:
- Dallas Reid, who voices Asta from Black Clover and Zack from Angels of Death (below, first row left)
- Bryson Baugus, who voices Shoyo Hinata from Haikyu!! and Falco Grice from Attack on Titan (below, first row right)
- Aaron Dismuke, who voices Tamaki Amajiki from My Hero Academia and Alphonse Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist (below, second row left)
- Ryan Bartley, who voices Rei Ayanami from Neon Genesis Evangelion and Young Kyojuro Rengoku from Demon Slayer (below, second row right)
- Chris Guerrero, who voices Ainz Ooal Gown from Overlord and Shadow from Sk8 the Infinity (below, third row left)
- Jill Harris, who voices Noelle Silva from Black Clover and Chiyo Yumehara from The Disastrous Life of Saiki K (below, third row right)
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