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


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2018 to Oct 1, 2018
Premiered: Summer 2018
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: Kodansha, TOHO animation
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Manga
Genres: SeinenSeinen, SportsSports
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.001 (scored by 4943649,436 users)
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Ranked: #35772
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Members: 110,089
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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Ezaki, Shinpei
Director, Script
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Iino, Shinya
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kishimoto, Taku
Script, Series Composition

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"Futari no Hane (ふたりの羽根)" by YURiKA

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#1: "High Stepper (ハイステッパー)" by Yuiko Ohara (eps 2, 4-13)
#2: "High Stepper (Acoustic Ver.) (ハイステッパー (Acoustic Ver.))" by Yuiko Ohara (ep 3)

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Sep 30, 2018
SingleH (All reviews)
Those who derive all of their entertainment and lasting impressions from anime out of said work’s production values alone, those in the so called Sakuga Community, have always interested me, because while their commitment to technical quality is something I deeply share and respect, their equally unshakeable lack of concern with every other aspect of the work has perplexed me to no end for as long as I can remember. I mean, no matter how beautifully made it may be, I just can’t imaging enjoying a show if the plot composition, character writing, visual direction, or even just the music or color design alone is read more
Sep 30, 2018
Krunchyman (All reviews)
Ever wonder what the female version of Haikyuu!! would look like?

No, you say??? Alright, then…..carry on.

Its just, this anime bears some resem—….oh, you still don’t care. Okay. I’ll just leave you alone….

F—k you! I’m writing this review whether you like it or not.

As regular as the seasons change, another sports-genre anime has graced our computer screens for what seems like the umpteenth time, the flavor of the month being: badminton. Not the most exhilarating sport in the world, but it definitely has intermittent moments of shock and awe (much like Hanebado!).

Following in the footsteps of its male counterpart, Hanebado! is read more
Sep 30, 2018
Stark700 (All reviews)
Sometimes, I wish sports anime gets more attention whether it’s swimming, basketball, soccer, tennis, or anything competitive in nature. Sure, there was Free! from these past few years but it clearly had an audience from the very beginning. Badminton is a one of those sports where it doesn’t get too much attention, at least not on an international level. Yet Hanebado has its own fame when it comes to selling its sports drama.

I would have originally watched this show just for the sheer competitiveness feeling. However, Hanebado persuaded me to invest into its character cast from the first few episodes. We meet a colorful group read more
Sep 30, 2018
animesscythe (All reviews)
I'm not a fan of the sports genre, I may be missing out on some treats, but I'm not interested in cliche games where the main character always wins. I came across Megalo Box and it proved me wrong, so I thought why not give this a try? It might impress me too... but it didn't.

The story is about a tournament in which challengers play against each other. I guess that's it, that's the most of the story. There's also the unnecessary drama which is also criticized by its fans, but if you dislike the drama, then what do you exactly like about the show? read more

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