Hanebad! Badminton TV Anime Casts Yuuna Mimura, Konomi Kohara

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
LIDEN FILMS' series premieres in July

The official website for the television anime of Kosuke Hamada's Hanebad! (The Badminton play of Ayano Hanesaki!) manga revealed two more cast members for Kitakomachi High School's women's badminton team on Friday. Yuuna Mimura will play Riko Izumi, the team's vice captain who mediates between the members, and Konomi Kohara will play Erena Fujisawa, the team's manager and Ayano's childhood friend and classmate.

Yuuna Mimura as Riko Izumi

Konomi Kohara as Erena Fujisawa

The cast also stars:

  • Hitomi Ohwada as Ayano Hanesaki
  • Miyuri Shimabukuro as Nagisa Aragaki

  • Nobuhiko Okamoto as Kentarō Tachibana

The anime will premiere in July on Tokyo MX, Kansai TV, BS11, and AT-X.

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 manga's story begins with Kentarō Tachibana, the 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.

Hamada launched the manga in Kodansha's good! Afternoon magazine in 2013, and Kodansha published the 12th compiled book volume on March 7. 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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