Hanebado! is a television anime adaptation of the manga of the same name by author Kosuke Hamada that was released to the audience in July 2018. The film’s official Twitter account also introduced the trailer, the staff and the character’s design.
The main content is about Nagisa Aragaki. Amazed by the defeat at the young badminton tournament 6 months ago, she forced the club to practice under the extremely strict regime and caused internal seeds of discord. Meanwhile, the opponent who defeated her, Ayano Hanesaki, a student from the same school, turned to join the tennis club. However, Hanesaki was persuaded by her best friend to return to the forte sport. And the two old animals met in the same badminton club. How will this clash lead to a conclusion?!
Hanebado‘s first strength! It is the practice of a sport that is very popular in practice but rarely seen in manga and anime: badminton. Obviously there are not many badminton kits compared to tennis, football, basketball and swimming. Not to mention here is mainly female badminton, so this alone makes Hanebado a quite strange item on the banquet of sports anime in general and this summer in particular.
Similar to other sports anime like Free! Iwatobi Swim Club or Haikyuu !!!, Hanebado! Exploit the journey between two opponents with two opposing personalities. However, Hanebado! There is a special part when developing two more powerful assistants for the central character duo, two close friends. Nagisa’s friend understood her desire to win and her fear of losing, and Ayano’s best friend was a better person than anyone else, and where her friend should belong. It is thanks to these two girls that “catalyzed” that our two heroines came to the same team, creating a premise for many interesting events going forward. Besides the two heroines, the image of the other members of the club as well as the coach is also very personal and contributes to complete the overall picture of a badminton club.
Objectively speaking, the graphics of Hanebado! cannot be called excellent, but well groomed. Besides the main characters are full of energetic schoolgirls and each one has a personality, the fact that the anime cares for the environment such as the gym, the dressing room looks so real is a big plus. In addition, the intricate details of the sport from the skin, the hair to the image of dripping sweat or the highly concentrated eyebrows are all carefully taken into consideration!