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Hanebad! Badminton Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Theme Songs

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
YURiKA, Yuiko Ōhara perform songs for anime debuting on July 1

The official website for the television anime of Kosuke Hamada's Hanebad! (The Badminton play of Ayano Hanesaki!) manga revealed the second promotional video and the titles of the anime's theme songs on Wednesday. YURiKA will perform the opening theme song "Futari no Hane," and Yuiko Ōhara will perform the ending song "High Stepper." The website also revealed that Ikimono-gakari member Yoshiki Mizuno is composing the opening song.

The anime will premiere on July 1 at midnight (effectively July 2) on Tokyo MX, BS11, and AT-X, before airing later that evening on Kansai TV.

The show stars:

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

Mikako Komatsu as Miyako Tarōmaru

Sayaka Ōhara as Uraka Hanesaki

Mariya Ise as Conny Christensen

Ai Kayano as Yuika Shiwahime

Asami Shimoda as Kaoruko Serigaya

Arisa Sakuraba as Nozomi Ishizawa

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.

Sources: Hanebad! anime's website, MoCa News

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