Before the sixty-fifth horse race “Arima Kinen (G1)” on December 27th, the Japan Racing Association (JRA) posted a special animated video for the original virtual anime Shissou no Fanfare: Akrima Kinen hen. The reason it's called "virtual anime" is because only the opening sequence has been produced and there is nothing else, so "it only exists virtually".

The story revolves around a young driver named Yu Arima, and he tells of his competitions against various rivals in a series of races to reach the stage of his dreams, the "Arima Kinen". Based on the original planning of the Japan Racing Association (JRA), Aniplex cooperated in animation production and in studios Lay-Duce You were responsible for the animation. Satoshi Ishino ((Date a live, Ralease the Spyce) was responsible for the direction of animation.

In addition, the four-piece rock band has ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION, which celebrates its 25th anniversary next year, provided the title track with his 2003 debut song "Mirai no Kakera". The leader of the band, Kensuke day care center, mentioned: "I am very happy that our first single “Mirai no Kakera” after 17 years is being used in this way. The wonderful animation and song came together to make a great final product. Thank you to the entire production team who worked on it and we look forward to continuing to do our best on our 25th anniversary.".

Source: official page



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