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Hanebado! Badminton Manga Gets Summer TV Anime

posted on 2018-02-04 11:01 EST
LIDEN FILMS animates show about talented, reluctant badminton team recruit played by Hitomi Ohwada

A website has opened to announce that a television anime adaptation of Kosuke Hamada's Hanebado! (The Badminton play of Ayano Hanesaki!) manga has been green-lit for this summer.

Shinpei Ezaki (Monster Strike The Movie) is directing the anime at LIDEN FILMS, and Taku Kishimoto (Haikyu!!, ERASED) is in charge of the series scripts. Satoshi Kimura (Akashic Records of Bastard Magical Instructor) is designing the characters. Kazuhiro Wakabayashi is directing the sound, and Tatsuya Katō (Free!, Love Live! Sunshine!!) is composing the music.

The cast stars:

The manga's story begins with Kentarō Tachibana, the badminton coach of Kitakomachi High School's badminton team. He is worried because the team has so few members that it cannot even enter competitions, but then he spots a student named Ayano Hanesaki easily climbing a large tree on the school grounds, expertly demonstrating excellent motor skills. Tachibana tries to get Ayano to join the badminton team, but finds out that Ayano hates badminton.

The February issue of Kodansha's Good! Afternoon magazine previously revealed on January 11 that the next issue would have a "super important announcement" for the manga. Hamada launched the manga in the same magazine in 2013, and Kodansha published the 11th compiled book volume last October. Kodansha will publish the first side story novel, written by Yūichi Mochizuki and illustrated by Hamada, on June 29. The story is set at the Fredericia Girls' School one year before the main manga story.

Source: MoCa News


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