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Original TV Anime 'Ryman's Club' Announced for Winter 2022

Oct 20, 10:42 PM
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TV Asahi opened an official website for an original television anime titled Ryman's Club on Thursday, revealing the main cast, staff, two teaser visuals (pictured above), and a teaser promotional video. The anime is scheduled to premiere on the NUMAnimation programming block on TV Asahi, BS Asahi, and its 24 affiliate stations in January 2022.

Ryman's Club is set in a badminton business group, depicting the two different aspects of daily life as a salaryman, as well as growth and conflicts as players. The anime follows Mikoto Shiratori, a prodigy badminton player who suffers from a trauma following a loss at the inter-high tournament. He becomes a salaryman at the Sunlight Beverage company and befriends Tatsuru Miyazumi, the best performing player and salesman in the team.

Mikoto Shiratori: Junya Enoki (2.43: Seiin Koukou Danshi Volley-bu)
Tatsuru Miyazumi: Shinichiro Miki (3-gatsu no Lion)
Souta Saeki: Kaito Ishikawa (Bakuten!!)
Touya Saeki: Ryouta Oosaka (Diamond no Ace)
Kouki Takeda: Tetsuya Kakihara (Yowamushi Pedal)

Original: Team RMC
Director: Ami Yamauchi (Mugen no Juunin: Immortal episode director)
Series Composition: Ami Yamauchi, Teruko Utsumi (Sarazanmai)
Original Character Design: Suzuhito Yasuda (Durarara!!)
Character Design: Majiro (Barakamon)
Art Setting: Masahiro Satou (Head Works) (Yagate Kimi ni Naru)
Art Director: Masatoshi Kai (Taisou Zamurai)
Background Art: Studio KAIMU
Color Design: Emiko Onodera (Koi to Uso)
2D Works: Gaku Watanabe (Hai to Gensou no Grimgar graphic design), Toshi Nakajima, Asahi Production Design Department
3D Works: Felix Film
Director of Photography: Naho Hasegawa (Peach Boy Riverside)
Photography: Asahi Production
Editing: Mai Hasegawa (editz) (Hanebado!)
Music: fox capture plan (Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai)
Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama (Kanojo mo Kanojo)
Sound Production: Glovision

Teaser PV

Note: The video is region-locked; click here for an alternative link.

Official site:
Official Twitter: @rymansclub_PR

Source: animate Times

Ryman's Club on MAL
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Oct 20, 11:08 PM

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i legit thought that said "Rayman" instead of "Ryman" for a sec 👀... badminton salarymen, huh...
Oct 20, 11:26 PM

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Well, at least they're not underage this time.
Oct 20, 11:27 PM
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Relatable Badminton Anime???
Oct 20, 11:51 PM

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Omg it sounds great! I usually don’t watch sports anime but here we go!!
And yes finally some non-teenage characters. As a 22 year old, I’d like to see more content like that. I finally can relate :D

Winter 2022 is going to be amazing I think. There are already so many shows that I want to watch, I’m excited!
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Oct 21, 12:40 AM

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Seems interesting! I haven't seen a lot sports anime set in a university, let alone one that's post-school life, so this looks pretty cool.
Oct 21, 12:44 AM

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Seems interesting. I'll watch it depending on how it's received.
Oct 21, 1:02 AM

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OOO a sports anime where the characters are working adults..? AND its badminton?!!!?! definitely looking forward to this a lot !!!!
Oct 21, 1:20 AM

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Its a Anime original (most of those kind turn into a bl bait which hardly focus on sports itself). I will keep my expectation low, I guess.
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Oct 21, 1:24 AM

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So now we have 2 badminton anime shows for next year. That's pretty nice!
Oct 21, 2:03 AM

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Looks good, I'll keep an eye out for it
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Oct 21, 3:38 AM
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I can see the shipping
Oct 21, 3:47 AM

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No two things make me less enthusiastic than sports and office work, both in media and reality. Avoiding this one.
Oct 21, 5:23 AM

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Ronninn said:
I can see the shipping

Huh, it didn't take much effort.
Oct 21, 5:24 AM

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Looks okay, I do like that they’re older. I’ll give it a try. :)
Oct 21, 6:05 AM

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Japan is truly turning every sport known to man into an anime now lol

But this is already seeming like a unique sports anime considering that the cast are all adults/businessmen so this should be interesting
Oct 21, 10:22 AM

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I’m not into sports anime but since it has shinmiki in it I might watch it.
Oct 21, 9:32 PM

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This is a win for us Sports anime fans that are adults
Oct 22, 2:17 AM

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The synopsis sounds cliche and bland but it's BADMINTON.


SO, I'm watching it! XD
Oct 22, 10:04 AM

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Oh yay for adult cast. At least this means it should be less cookie cutter.

Oct 23, 5:58 PM
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Yay and adult cast! Main reason I'm watching it as we rarely see adult cast as the sports protagonists (last I remember was the samurai gymnastics one) Also badminton! I used to play it in high school.
Oct 24, 7:12 PM

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Another sports anime but hidden fujobait. Not good staff but will watch because its a sports genre, which has some nice stories out there

Oct 25, 2:31 AM

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Oo 2 badmintonSS for next year? Very interesting though the synopsis here may sound bland but the trailer may prove it wrong and it's an adult cast + badminton = hype and it's rare to see an adult cast playing sport while also focusing on their adulthood so cool that there's more content but a bit worried if they don't take badminton competitively or otherwise it'll make no sense as if they're doing badminton for nothing and even if it's for fun, it would roughly be nothing special to keep this series an eye on so they really should focus more towards to the sport and just add their adulthood as a side content :). Also badminton is probably one of my favorite sport ever because I personally enjoy banging with the racket jkjk, also it's very enjoyable to see a intense round of a badminton match, so I'm looking forward to this sport anime <3
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