TV Asahi Reveals Original Badminton Anime Ryman's Club for January Premiere
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
TV Asahi and LIDEN FILMS announced on Thursday that they are producing an original badminton sports anime titled Ryman's Club that will premiere on Asahi Broadcasting, BS Asahi, and 22 other affiliated channels in January within the NUMAnimation anime programming block.
The anime focuses on badminton players on a corporate team, with characters who work at a day job in a company and also play badminton. The story centers on Mikoto Shiratori, a childhood prodigy at badminton, but who never recovered from a major loss during a high school competition. Now, he works in the sales department of the Sunlight Beverage company, playing badminton on the side.
The cast includes (from left to right in image above):
- Junya Enoki as Mikoto Shiratori
- Shin'ichirō Miki as Tatsuru Miyazumi
- Kaito Ishikawa as Sōta Saeki
- Ryota Ohsaka as Tōya Saeki
- Tetsuya Kakihara as Kōki Takeda
Aimi Yamauchi (City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes unit director, Killing Bites episode director) is directing the anime at LIDEN FILMS, which previously animated the badminton anime Hanebad!. Yamauchi is also in charge of series composition alongside Teruko Utsumi (Sarazanmai). Suzuhito Yasuda (Durarara!!, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? light novels) drew the original character designs, and Majiro (Barakamon, Macross Delta, 22/7) is drawing those character designs for animation. The group fox capture plan is composing the music.
Other staff members include:
- Art Setting: Masahiro Sato (H.E.D. Works)
- Art Director: Masatoshi Kai
- Art Backgrounds: Studio KAIMU
- Color Setting: Emiko Onodera
- 2D Works: Gaku Watanabe, Shun Nakajima, Asahi Production Design Department
- 3D Works: FelixFilm
- Director of Photography: Naho Hasegawa
- Photography: Asahi Production
- Editing: Mai Hasegawa (editz)
- Audio Director: Satoshi Motoyama
- Audio Production: Glovision