as a result of the rising popularity of sports anime on tumblr, i recently remembered one of my favorite jdramas, a 2010 TBS drama about rhythmic gymnastics called TUMBLING.
while quite a few people did watch it during its run since it starred many popular young actors, as well as members of the pop groups EXILE and AAA, it never really gained as big of a fandom as it could have.
but since i feel like a lot of people on tumblr would really enjoy this drama, i decided to make a masterpost!
tumbling is a show with a lot of heart and a must watch for everyone who loves stories about team sports and friendship, fans of rhythmic gymnastics (the routines are a joy to watch and performed by the actors themselves!) or simply anyone who enjoys dramas with lovable and interesting characters. (it also has canon queer representation!)
below you’ll find download links for the episodes, subs, bts footage as well as other hopefully helpful links and information.
slightly altered synopsis taken from dramawiki:
“azuma wataru, a third-year student at karasumori high school, is a devil who strikes fear in the hearts of people. one day, wataru is told by his form teacher that he has to participate in a club activity in order to make up for the lack of second-year credits. the short-tempered wataru cannot last long in whatever he does until he learns that satonaka mari, the beautiful transfer student in his class, has joined the female rhythmic gymnastics club. he decides to join the male rhythmic gymnastics club, a club with very few people under the captain, takenaka yuta, who are ridiculed by their peers and others. however, when a sixth boy joins the club, yuta decides to take part in a team competition with his long-sought six members…“
the drama consists of 11 episodes, around 45-50 minutes each except for the first one, which is twice as long.
watch it online (having adblock on is highly recommended):
after you’ve finished the drama, you might be interested in checking out:
training footage (1 + 2 + 3) | a subbed interview with the cast one day after they wrapped up filming
furthermore, tumbling spawned multiple stage plays. one of which takes place a couple of years after the events that transpired in the drama. you can read more about it here.
or download it (without subs)
if you have any questions or something to add, just send me an ask and i’ll see what i can do.
thank you for your time!
5 / ∞ tumbling gifsets;↳ wataru and yuuta calling each other by their first names for the first time
That time when Shohei and Yusuke should eat those sour honey lemons for seven times„, (look at their face, it PRICELESS„,^^)
When your rival already one step ahead with your crush.
seventeen summer festival 2014