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Synonyms: The Badminton play of Ayano Hanesaki!
Japanese: はねバド!


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2018 to ?
Premiered: Summer 2018
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: Kodansha, TOHO animation
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Manga
Genres: Sports, Seinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: None


Score: 7.361 (scored by 12,617 users)
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Ranked: #21882
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Popularity: #1266
Members: 67,729
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Ayano Hanesaki, a first-year student at Kanagawa Prefectural Kitakomachi High School, has a badminton ability able to surpass others effortlessly yet avoids playing the sport. She meets Nagisa Aragaki, a third-year student who practices day and night aiming to become the best player in Japan. Encouraged by coach Tachibana Kentarou, supported by club colleagues, and fired up by various rivals, the two engage in their youth and adored sport so thrilling like a shuttle flown at high speed!

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ezaki, Shinpei
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Theme Song Performance
Oohara, Yuiko
Theme Song Performance

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"Futari no Hane (ふたりの羽根)" by YURiKA

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"High Stepper (ハイステッパー)" by Yuiko Ohara (eps 2-)

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Jul 22, 2018
KANLen09 (All reviews)
Have you ever watched a glimpse of a show that captivates you from not the overall of the first episode, but in the first 3 mins of the show (and NO I'm not kidding)? Then Hanebado is the premiere show and one of the better ones to watch this Summer season. From the get-go, this series gets full-on with the techniques, visuals and storytelling, checking all the boxes of a series that's worth a shot to remember.

Hanebado, in a nutshell, is like sports shows in the realms of Haikyu! and Kuroko no Basket where the sports genre is played at the centerpiece and is what read more
Jul 22, 2018
Karhu (All reviews)
Hanebad AKA Hanesaki Badminton is yet another underwhelming sports series from 2018. This time, our series focuses around edgy feelings stuff, crying scenes and other melodrama, and the title itself already acknowledges it is bad.

Apparently, life is pointless and so is badminton, so wearing an edgy face directly from Madoka Magica whenever someone hits the ball, or cringe flashbacks with sad feeling stuff occurs, is obligatory. I have no idea what the series tries to accomplish by anyone crying every 5 minutes and reflecting their suicidal vanity via badminton. Better cut myself some wounds that won't heal to understand how deep it is, I read more
Jul 22, 2018
BlameGabbert (All reviews)
Most people think the 'bad, in Hanebado is for 'badminton.' Unfortunately, it literally stands for 'this show is bad'. Long story short, this show is not impressive in the slightest. Abysmal writing and comic book antagonists (that would actually be disrespectful to comic book villans though)

Remember the show "Everyone Hates Chris"? This is pretty much Everyone Hates Ayana. They introduce a new rival every week that just make no sense. The characters don't care about badminton at all for the most part. Everyone seems like they hate it. The whole show is just doom and gloom. Every week we think they are turning a corner, read more
Jul 24, 2018
Dr_Sephiroth (All reviews)
Hanebado is shaping up to be one of the more thoughtful and emotional sports anime. Instead of relying on gimmicks like crazy superpowers and overpowered shonen protagonists, it seeks to tell a more personal story by focusing more on the characters and them dealing with their internal struggles through a sport that they all enjoy.


The story setup for this one is about as simple as you would expect for a sports anime. A struggling badminton team is on the verge of closing when a new coach and an ace badminton player show up to join the group. With their powers combined, they begin playing matches read more


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