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Synonyms: The Badminton play of Ayano Hanesaki!
Japanese: はねバド!
English: Hanebado!
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2018 to Oct 1, 2018
Premiered: Summer 2018
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Manga
Genre: SportsSports
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.841 (scored by 7495874,958 users)
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Ranked: #49362
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1494
Members: 157,723
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After her crushing defeat of 21-0 at the National Junior Badminton Tournament, Nagisa Aragaki's love for her sport begins to distort. Unable to deal with the shame of loss, she starts to terrorize the members of her high school badminton club. Her grueling drills bring some to the verge of tears while others quit the club outright. With the team losing members and new prospects being too terrified to join, the future of the badminton club looks exceptionally grim.

That is, until Kentarou Tachibana joins as the new head coach. Not only is he an Olympic-level player, but he also comes bearing a secret weapon: Ayano Hanesaki, the girl who defeated Nagisa six months ago. However, Ayano is not the rival Nagisa remembers, but a girl with conflicted feelings wanting to distance herself from badminton. With her future in sports now on the line, Nagisa must find a way to face her fears of inadequacy, heal her rival's troubled heart, and bring victory to Kitakomachi High School's badminton club.

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Based on the manga series written by Kosuke Hamada, published by Kodansha since 2013.

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"Futari no Hane (ふたりの羽根)" by YURiKA

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Jul 14, 2023
After reading the reviews for this anime i think it gets looked down on too hard.
The show suffers from not having enough episodes. The writers cut out large parts of the source material in order to get the bulk of story into one season. This, of course, left a hollow shell because of characters and entire arcs being removed. Small things like a character learning a new move or improving a skill got removed. For example a character was always able to play with two hands in the source. they even practiced doing so, but in the anime it comes out later from thin ...
Mar 23, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Youtube recommendation brought me to this with all the cool animation sequences of the matches. Weirdly I ended up reading the manga first then I think that influenced my feeling for the anime.

Hanebado!'s manga isn't necessarily that much better, but I think it presented the ultimately similar tone of the story in a more balanced way than the anime did. The anime's biggest issue to me I feel like is just that, it feels very unbalanced. The show is a mixture of upbeat appearances from the color, the character design and the OP, the first tier animation, and then really unlikable characters throughout, plus ...
Dec 29, 2022
A sports anime with no sportsmanship!

That is the thing that went into my mind after going on half of the episode. That way, it gave me a bad impression already in the story. Too much drama, arrogant characters, inconsistent development, all in a sports anime. If this is reality, then Japan must be one of the most hated country in any world class sports tournaments for sure!

Okay, now move one to every aspect of this anime. It has a rather inconsistent visual as well. During the early part of this anime, everything looks very good. However, on the second half of the story where everything ...

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