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Hanebad! Badminton Anime Casts Mikako Komatsu, Sayaka Ohara

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
LIDEN FILMS' series premieres in July

The staff for the television anime of Kosuke Hamada's Hanebad! (The Badminton play of Ayano Hanesaki!) manga announced two additional cast members for the anime at the Machi Asobi event on Saturday. The additional cast members include:

Mikako Komatsu as Miyako Tarōmaru, the advisor of the Kitakomachi High School badminton team, despite being a badminton novice herself.

Sayaka Ohara as Uraka Hanesaki, Ayano's mother, and a 10-time champion in the Japanese National Badminton Championships. She has trained Ayano in badminton since she was 10 years old, and has also trained foreign players. Her maiden name is "Shindō."

Previous cast members include:

Hitomi Ohwada as Ayano Hanesaki, Miyuri Shimabukuro as Nagisa Aragaki
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Kentarō Tachibana

Yuuna Mimura as Riko Izumi

Konomi Kohara as Erena Fujisawa

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.

YURiKA will perform the opening theme song, and Yuiko Ōhara will perform the ending song.

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: Animate Times

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