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Anime Profile: Idaten Jump

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Title
Idaten Jump Idaten Jump(韋駄天翔)("Great runner Sho") Idaten Jump
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  Great runner Sho
Released
52 TV episodes(24 episodes when merged) 52 TV episodes(12 minutes each)
Dates
December 7, 2006 Oct 1, 2005–Sept 30, 2006
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January 9, 2007(Canada)  
Company
Trans Arts, Production IG(computer effects) Trans Arts, Production IG(computer effects)
Creator
   
Director
  Takayuki Hamana
Genre
Adventure, Sports Adventure, Sports
Characters
Arthur Arthur
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Ayumu Yamato Ayumu Yamato
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Gabu Samejima Gabu Samejima
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Hosuke Hosuke
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Anime Characters: Idaten Jump

English Name
Japanese Name
English Name
Japanese Name
Arthur Arthur Kyoichi Shido Kyoichi Shido
Ayumu Yamato Ayumu Yamato Makoto Shido Makoto Shido
Gabu Samejima Gabu Samejima Sho Yamato Sho Yamato
Hosuke Hosuke Taiga Samejima Taiga Samejima
Kakeru Sakamaki Kakeru Sakamaki Yuki Yuki
Koei Koei    

Anime Description: Idaten Jump

Originally a comic created by Toshihiro Fujiwara and serialized in Comic BomBom, Idaten Jump is about the journey of a young MTB rider named Sho Yamato and his two friends, Kakeru Sakamaki and Makoto Shido, through the strange-yet-very-similar-to-our's world known as the X-Zone; ironically the same name as where Sho spent many days with his father that had passed away AS WELL AS the place where their cookey adventure begins.

Now, in order for Sho, Kakeru, and Makoto to return home, Sho must race in many Idaten Battles (ironically named, seeing as there really isn't any fighting during the races unless you count bad-mouthing) and win to collect 10 emblems (which are the pentagon-shaped things on the front of the riders' bikes) from their opposing teams. The Idaten Battles take place on various courses, such as ghost towns, volcanos, ancient ruins, deserts, and snow-topped mountains. Will the trio make it home? Or will they be stuck in the X-Zone forever?

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