Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ginban Kareidosukōpu [ginban kaleidoscope]

Ginban Kaleidoscope (銀盤カレイドスコープ Ginban Kareidosukōpu?, lit. Skating Rink Kaleidoscope) is a series of light novels written by Rei Kaibara and illustrated by Hiro Suzuhira. The manga adaptation is authored by Jun Hasegawa. There was an anime adaptation of the first arc of the novels, aired weekly on TV Tokyo from October 8, 2005 to December 24, 2005.

The series won the 2nd Super Dash Novel Rookie of the Year Award Grand Prize.[1


The story revolves around Tazusa Sakurano, a Japanese Olympic figure skating candidate, and Pete Pumps, a Canadian stunt pilot. During a qualifying round in Montreal, Canada, Tazusa falls in the middle of a Triple Lutz and loses consciousness. At the same time, Pete dies mid-performance when his stunt plane crashes due to mechanical trouble. Unfortunately for Tazusa, Pete ends up involuntarily inhabiting her body for 100 days.


The manga adaptation was serialized in Margaret since the 18th issue of 2005 and ended at the 10th issue of 2006 and is authored by Jun Hasegawa. The manga has 2 volumes.


There was an anime adaptation of the series that was directed by Shinji Takamatsu with the series composition done by Akatsuki Yamatoya and animated by Karaku.[2]

There was 12 episodes and was released into 6 separate DVD volumes with each volume containing 2 episodes.,[3] All the DVD volumes have both limited and normal edition.[3] The covers for all the limited edition were drawn by series illustrator, Hiro Suzuhira.[3]


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