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Badminton Manga 'Hanebado!' Ends

by Sakana-san
Sep 7, 5:47 AM | 23 Comments
This year's October issue of Kodansha's good! Afternoon magazine revealed on Friday that Kousuke Hamada's sports manga Hanebado! will end in the November issue on October 7. Kodansha will ship the 16th volume on November 7.

Hamada began serializing Hanebado! in good! Afternoon in June 2013. The series currently has 15 compiled volumes in print as of June 7.

A 13-episode TV anime adaptation, directed by Shinpei Ezaki ("Bungaku Shoujo" Movie assistant director) at LIDENFILMS, aired in Summer 2018. The series was simulcast worldwide on Crunchyroll.

Funimation released the anime as a complete collection Blu-ray in August.

Source: Mantan Web

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jal90 said:
Seiya said:


There's nothing wrong with my not wanting to watch certain Anime, as I don't think I'm missing out on much, especially considering that Hanebado is "seinen," and I usually avoid seinen works anyway, but I know that you won't understand that.

I'm not really sure why you care so much about what other people watch.

I don't give a damn about your preferences, Seiya, I don't know where do you get that impression. But preference is one thing and mentioning a reason to not watch a show that turns out to not be true is another. I found your post, I saw that you were interested in the theme of the show but that you were not going to try it because of something that I, after having watched the series, know for a fact that is false. So I told you, because I think it would be helpful if you really wanted to watch a show like this.

So really, take it or leave it, and yes, it's a seinen, if you want to mention a reason that is actually grounded in reality.


I really don't care what you have to say.

I'm blocking you now.

Sep 10, 5:34 PM by Seiya

Seiya said:
jal90 said:

If I hated your guts I wouldn't be there correcting you because your dumb assumption is in the way of you watching a show about a theme you enjoy and that you could, subsequently, enjoy. I know where does the breast bouncing moment comes from and it's perfectly put in context, it is an emphasis on movement and muscles because this is a very physical approach to sports anime, with many shots of legs, arms, bodies and sweat drops, and if there's some little bouncing from a character who happens to have big breasts, it's perfectly in tone with the rest of the scene and not sexualized at all. But don't worry, I won't bother you again, keep with your delusion and miss out on a show for completely and factually wrong reasons for all I care.


There's nothing wrong with my not wanting to watch certain Anime, as I don't think I'm missing out on much, especially considering that Hanebado is "seinen," and I usually avoid seinen works anyway, but I know that you won't understand that.

I'm not really sure why you care so much about what other people watch.

I don't give a damn about your preferences, Seiya, I don't know where do you get that impression. But preference is one thing and mentioning a reason to not watch a show that turns out to not be true is another. I found your post, I saw that you were interested in the theme of the show but that you were not going to try it because of something that I, after having watched the series, know for a fact that is false. So I told you, because I think it would be helpful if you really wanted to watch a show like this.

So really, take it or leave it, and yes, it's a seinen, if you want to mention a reason that is actually grounded in reality.

Sep 10, 5:31 PM by jal90

jal90 said:
Seiya said:


The bouncing breasts were NOT necessary at all. They were very distracting and bothersome. Perhaps you simply like breasts more than I do.

Also, you hate my guts. You're just poking at me, because you find it fun.

If I hated your guts I wouldn't be there correcting you because your dumb assumption is in the way of you watching a show about a theme you enjoy and that you could, subsequently, enjoy. I know where does the breast bouncing moment comes from and it's perfectly put in context, it is an emphasis on movement and muscles because this is a very physical approach to sports anime, with many shots of legs, arms, bodies and sweat drops, and if there's some little bouncing from a character who happens to have big breasts, it's perfectly in tone with the rest of the scene and not sexualized at all. But don't worry, I won't bother you again, keep with your delusion and miss out on a show for completely and factually wrong reasons for all I care.


There's nothing wrong with my not wanting to watch certain Anime, as I don't think I'm missing out on much, especially considering that Hanebado is "seinen," and I usually avoid seinen works anyway, but I know that you won't understand that.

I'm not really sure why you care so much about what other people watch.

Sep 10, 5:25 PM by Seiya

Seiya said:
jal90 said:

The bouncing breasts in Hanebado are minimal and all according to the action of some specific moment in the show, and it's completely justified. It is not ecchi, factually not ecchi. You should really stop trying to justify a completely false statement with such petty evidence.


The bouncing breasts were NOT necessary at all. They were very distracting and bothersome. Perhaps you simply like breasts more than I do.

Also, you hate my guts. You're just poking at me, because you find it fun.

If I hated your guts I wouldn't be there correcting you because your dumb assumption is in the way of you watching a show about a theme you enjoy and that you could, subsequently, enjoy. I know where does the breast bouncing moment come from and it's perfectly put in context, it is an emphasis on movement and muscles because this is a very physical approach to sports anime, with many shots of legs, arms, bodies in motion and sweat drops, and if there's some little bouncing from a character who happens to have big breasts, it's perfectly in tone with the rest of the scene and not sexualized at all. But don't worry, I won't bother you again, keep with your delusion and miss out on a show for completely and factually wrong reasons for all I care.

Sep 10, 5:21 PM by jal90

jal90 said:
Seiya said:


I saw a small clip from Hanebado, and there were bouncing breasts. I can't take something like that seriously.

The bouncing breasts in Hanebado are minimal and all according to the action of some specific moment in the show, and it's completely justified. It is not ecchi, factually not ecchi. You should really stop trying to justify a completely false statement with such petty evidence.


The bouncing breasts were NOT necessary at all. They were very distracting and bothersome. Perhaps you simply like breasts more than I do.

Also, you hate my guts. You're just poking at me, because you find it fun.

Sep 10, 3:01 PM by Seiya

Seiya said:
jal90 said:

It is not ecchi, and nobody has ever referred to this show as ecchi. It's fine if you don't want to watch/read it but if that's your reasoning you are missing out on a show you could potentially like.


I saw a small clip from Hanebado, and there were bouncing breasts. I can't take something like that seriously.

The bouncing breasts in Hanebado are minimal and all according to the action of some specific moment in the show, and it's completely justified. It is not ecchi, factually not ecchi. You should really stop trying to justify a completely false statement with such petty evidence.

Sep 10, 2:57 PM by jal90

jal90 said:
Seiya said:
I'm not going to miss this ecchi trash.

I really like badminton, but the bouncing breasts made me avoid the Anime, and I have no idea if the Manga was any different.

It is not ecchi, and nobody has ever referred to this show as ecchi. It's fine if you don't want to watch/read it but if that's your reasoning you are missing out on a show you could potentially like.


I saw a small clip from Hanebado, and there were bouncing breasts. I can't take something like that seriously.

Sep 10, 2:53 PM by Seiya

Seiya said:
I'm not going to miss this ecchi trash.

I really like badminton, but the bouncing breasts made me avoid the Anime, and I have no idea if the Manga was any different.

Are you confusing this with Keijo or something?
I haven't watched any of them so I can't say you are wrong but from what I have read online about Hanebado it's known because the MC and her mother were cunts not because it have ecchi.

Sep 10, 2:16 PM by Heimur

Seiya said:
I'm not going to miss this ecchi trash.

I really like badminton, but the bouncing breasts made me avoid the Anime, and I have no idea if the Manga was any different.

It is not ecchi, and nobody has ever referred to this show as ecchi. It's fine if you don't want to watch/read it but if that's your reasoning you are missing out on a show you could potentially like.

Sep 10, 2:05 PM by jal90

I'm not going to miss this ecchi trash.

I really like badminton, but the bouncing breasts made me avoid the Anime, and I have no idea if the Manga was any different.

Sep 8, 7:17 AM by Seiya

NOOOOOOO I love the manga and the anime :(

Sep 8, 1:25 AM by joshua10red

Short_Circut said:
well the anime was bad and had one of the worst written characters I think I've seen ever (Ayano's mom).

How different it is from the manga idk, but at least for fans I hope it's a proper conclusion and not some rushed ending because it's getting axed

The anime butchered pretty much every reason why Ayano mom's abandoned her,
Even Ayano father doesn't make appearances.

Ayano characters is the same as the anime but isn't so forced or over edgy to the point it's not even realistic as a person.

There's some fanservice too in Manga but is not ecchi kind of shounen, also light comedy which never seen in anime.
JizzyHitler said:
Heard the anime absolutely butchered the source material and changes alot of the characters, so im curious to read this.

The anime piss on the manga,

I watch the anime and read the Manga, the anime as an adaptation is a joke but done well in animation but it doesn't save the fact that the characters became so damn bad and so underdeveloped in the anime.

Sep 7, 7:35 PM by Xaelath

Fuck me. This is one of the series I have been reading from the beginning and really enjoying it as I play badminton myself whenever I get the chance. Gotta say I'm disappointed Hamada isn't going to cover more of the characters' careers after where we currently are at. But I'm happy he got the chance to do a long-running series. Also, why the fuck hasn't this been licensed yet?

Sep 7, 1:28 PM by Zhou

well the anime was bad and had one of the worst written characters I think I've seen ever (Ayano's mom).

How different it is from the manga idk, but at least for fans I hope it's a proper conclusion and not some rushed ending because it's getting axed

Sep 7, 10:26 AM by Short_Circut

Since it's finished, I'm going to read it. I have never played the sport but I find it quite interesting.

Sep 7, 9:56 AM by Tista

Heard the anime absolutely butchered the source material and changes alot of the characters, so im curious to read this.

Sep 7, 8:17 AM by JizzyHitler

I loved the anime. I wish if they make 2nd season

Sep 7, 7:31 AM by thepath

This news would have been perfect if it got merged with the previous one.

Sep 7, 7:29 AM by shanimebib

The link to the anime links to a wrong anime..

Sep 7, 7:17 AM by korewasora

The anime adaptations is horrible as hell.

Sep 7, 6:41 AM by Gorochu

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