Ganba! Fly High

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Ganba! Fly High
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ガンバ! Fly High
Genre Sports [1]
Manga
Written by Shinji Morisue
Illustrated byHiroyuki Kikuta
Published by Shogakukan
ImprintShōnen Sunday Comics
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Sunday
Demographic Shōnen
Original runJune 8, 1994October 18, 2000
Volumes34
Anime television series
Gambalist! Shun
Directed byHajime Kamegaki
Produced by
  • Michihiko Suwa
  • Masuo Ueda
  • Mikihiro Iwata
Written byKatsuhiko Chiba
Music by
Studio Sunrise
Original network NNS (ytv)
Original run July 1, 1996 March 10, 1997
Episodes30
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Ganba! Fly High (Japanese: ガンバ! Fly High) is a Japanese sports manga series written by Shinji Morisue and illustrated by Hiroyuki Kikuta. It is about high school gymnast Shun Fujimaki as he pursues his goal of competing in the 2000 Olympic Games, and is in part based on Morisue's experiences as an Olympic champion. The series was published in Shogakukan's shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Sunday from June 1994 to October 2000, with its chapters collected into 34 tankōbon volumes.

Contents

The series was adapted as a 30-episode anime television series titled Gambalist! Shun, produced by Sunrise and broadcast on Yomiuri TV from July 1996 to March 1997.

In 1998, the manga received the 43rd Shogakukan Manga Award for the shōnen category.

Media

Manga

Ganba! Fly High is written by Shinji Morisue and illustrated by Hiroyuki Kikuta. Morisue based the series on his own real-life experiences in winning the gold in horizontal bar in the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984 and wanted to inspire more kids to try gymnastics themselves. [2] It was serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday from June 8, 1994 to October 18, 2000. [3] [4] Shogakukan collected its chapters into thirty-four tankōbon volumes, released from December 10, 1994 to December 18, 2000. [5] [6]

Anime

A 30-episode anime television series adaptation, titled Gambalist! Shun (ガンバリスト!駿, Ganbarisuto! Shun), was produced by Sunrise and broadcast on Yomiuri TV from July 1, 1996 to March 10, 1997. [7]

Reception and legacy

In 1998, the manga won the 43rd Shogakukan Manga Award for the shōnen category. [8]

The gold-medalist gymnast Kōhei Uchimura has credited the series with helping to inspire him in the sport. [2]

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