Hanebado! (はねバド!), also known as The Badminton Play of Ayano Hanesaki! or Hanebad!, is a Japanese sports manga series by Kōsuke Hamada. It has been serialized in Kodansha's seinen manga magazine good! Afternoon since 2013 and has been collected in fourteen tankōbon volumes. An anime television series adaptation by Liden Films aired from July 2018 to October 2018.
In the sporting world of badminton, Uchika Hanesaki was a reigning champion. Her daughter Ayano would follow her mother and trained with Uchika for many years. One day in her middle school Ayano caught a cold before an important badminton match and subsequently lost, causing Uchika to leave her and Ayano to be raised by her grandparents. Her mother leaving resulted in Ayano being depressed and stopped playing badminton at a competitive level. Now as Ayano is in her first year in high school, she is recruited by former player Kentarō Tachibana to join the badminton club. While there, she learns to overcome her fears from playing badminton again.
A first year in high school and a shy badminton player. When she is spoken to, Elena often comes on her side. In one instance; When Kentarō was scouting for badminton members to join the team's club, while he saw Ayano climbed up a tree.
A badminton player from Denmark, who was trained by Uchika Hanesaki and a member of the Fredericia girls badminton club. She meets Ayano by a river, after she ran away from the training camp. They went by a flower shop to look around. When Ayano's phone rang, she overheard her name on the phone, which surprised Conny.
Written and illustrated by Kōsuke Hamada, Hanebado! is being serialized in the manga anthology good! Afternoon since June 7, 2013. The chapters are being collected and released in the tankōbon format by Kodansha. As of November 22, 2018, so far 14 volumes were released.
1st Rally Osananajimi no Hanesaki Ayano Desu (幼馴染みの羽咲綾乃です少年の誓い)
2nd Rally Ga-Gaikokujin da (が…外国人だ――…！)
3rd Rally Hitori Ja nai n da kara (1人じゃないんだから)
4th Rally Amasu Koto Naku (あます事なく)
At Kitakomachi High School, Kentarō Tachibana, the badminton club's coach met with the rest of the club and asked, if anyone joined. But Riko Izumi told Kentarō that they all left, for various reasons. Kentarō walks out of the gym and witness Ayano Hanesaki running up a tree to grab a handkerchief that was resting there. He asked her to join the badminton club. Later the badminton club arrives at a training camp, which the members of the Fredericia Girls High School were practicing at. Kentarō asks Ayano to play in a match, but she runs away. Ayano is relaxing by a river and was greeted by a girl. They walked around and got to a flower shop. The girl overheard Ayano's name when her phone rang. The rest of her badminton club arrived to take Ayano back to the gym. A match starts between Ayano and Riko facing Connie Christensen (who Ayano was with at the flower shop) and Hina Tagajo. Who calls Ayano her "older sister." As the practice match drags on. Connie and Hina are exhausted from returning the serves and quit the match. Connie felt depressed and Yuika Shiwahime, the Fredericia Girls badminton captain talked to her.
As the training camp ended, Connie speaks to Ayano more about her mother, Uchika Hanesaki. The next time they meet again. The next day at practice, Kentarō asks where Ayano is. Nagisa Aragaki; the badminton captain and Riko went with Kentarō to find her around school. Then finally to her house, and found out she was raised into a badminton family. Riko tells Ayano to go to the classroom. While Kentarō speaks to the club about a strategy for an upcoming tournament, and pairs up Ayano and Nagisa in a team. But working as a team seems hard. Kentarō switches out Nagisa for Riko and Ayano was able to read Riko's body movements to serve it back. Which Nagisa was lacking on and left practice. At night she came back and Kentarō wanted to have a match with her. When Miyako Tarōmaru, the team's advisor told them to go home. Ayano wanted a match with Nagisa, but after a serve. She scolds her and Ayano runs away. Nagisa chases after Ayano until she jumps into the river and Nagisa pulls her out.
Riko, Ayano, and Elena Fujisawa, Ayano's best friend went to visit Nagisa, who has a cold at home. While Ayano doesn't want to visit Nagisa, because it reminded her of someone. After visiting Nagisa, the gang stops by a beach and saw a girl shouting at the ocean. The next day Riko asks Ayano who was that girl, Kaoruko Serigaya, an old middle school badminton rival. Who got Ayano sick with a cold. Kaoruko unsuspectingly shows up at Kitakomachi to challenge Ayano and easily wins against her. Ayano runs away again and Kentarō finds her. She tells a story that her mother left Ayano behind with her grandparents. Because she lost to Kaoruko in middle school and had a cold. The upcoming badminton tournament begins as Ayano, Riko, and Nagisa won their matches. Until Kaoruko is facing against Ayano and gives a handkerchief to her, which Ayano accepts it. The match starts with Ayano using an intimidating look in her eyes to win a one sided match against Kaoruko.
Ayano won the match against Kaoruko by her serving back and not going over the net. She runs outside of the gym as Miki Sasashita tried to talk to Kaoruko. Ayano is taken away in a car by Viggo Kierkegaard to a badminton venue. Because she can see her mother again. Before Nagisa stopped her from leaving, while Kentarō asks what's going on? As they gotten to the new venue, Ayano is facing against an opponent named Luo Xiaoli. Riko lost her match to Nozomi Ishizawa. Kentarō and Nagisa left the tournament to find Ayano and bring her back. But Viggo suggested to wait until the match with Ayano and Luo is finished. Which Ayano won against Luo, but her real name is Wang Lixiao, the number one ranked badminton player. Ayano wanted to finish the current badminton tournament first. Then decide on Viggo's offer, about training better and reaching the Olympics.
The "extra edition" tells about Connie Christensen arriving in Japan from Denmark and meeting her teammates, the members of the Fredericia badminton club.
Nagisa is preparing before the semifinal match with Nozomi from Zushi Sogo High School. At school, a man was asking for directions. When some sport news reporters assisted him. Nagisa goes on a short jog and meets Riko and her siblings. The man was working in a garden and is Shintaro Hanesaki, Ayano's father. As Uchika was nearby and surprised by Shintaro saying her name. While Ayano left the tournament. The news about her winning a mock match with Wang Lixiao, surprised everyone in the badminton club, especially Nagisa. The semifinal match has begin with Nagisa facing against Nozomi. Nozomi's coach has a strategy for her to follow, which throws off Nagisa's strategy. To the point where Nozomi is getting yelled at, when the interval began. After a long match Nozomi lost and her coach felt he was too strict on her. Then the final match of the tournament is Ayano and Nagisa.
The final match of the tournament begins, as Ayano and Nagisa are evenly matched in the first round, in Ayano's favor. Akemi Matsukawa, a sports journalist. Remembers about Uchika manage to win many badminton tournaments, married Shintaro, having a child, and Ayano becoming a prodigy. While growing up, Ayano was trained by Uchika. But she had an injury by running into the side of the net pole. A fear Uchika didn't want to risk. The second round starts and is evenly matched.
The second round is won by Nagisa. Kentarō tells Ayano to calm down. The third round begins and Ayano thinks she can win, but for the last match point. She throws her racket to the ground and unable to return the serve. The last round is won by Nagisa and the tournament. Ayano is exhausted from the match and woke up resting from a bench. When Shintaro greeted her and she ran to Nagisa to ask for a match again. At the hospital Nagisa has Patellar tendinitis and has withdrawn from the club to recover. Since the badminton tournament ended and Elena wants to substitute in for her. For the next upcoming badminton tournament. Elena wins over her first opponent, but her second opponent, Emi Hashizume from Yokohama Shouei High School won against her.
Emi's badminton coach greeted Nozomi's coach. As Nozomi speaks to her coach, he got nervous. Nozomi leaves the gym to find Nagisa resting by a bench and asked about her injury. Then asks about how similar strategies Ayano and Emi uses. The next match is in pairs, Ayano and Riko is facing against Emi and Mizuki Shigemori. Emi and Mizuki comes up with an idea to extend the serve. To exhaust Ayano and Riko's energy. The next interval began, Ayano and Riko finds a new strategy against them. They won, as the next match is starting. Ayano is against Mizuki and easily wins. While Riko is against Emi.
The match started and the interval shortly begins. As Emi thinks she is on the same playing level as Nagisa. But Riko heard about it and soon wins against her. At the end of the day everyone goes home. Nozomi's coach greets Kentarō and chats with him. Mizuki and Emi speaks to each other about losing the tournament. Nagisa and Riko got lost going back home, by getting off at the wrong train stop. When Miyako seen them and brought them near their home. Ayano got a call from Connie to go see Uchika, but she declines. Uchika speaks to the Fredericia Girls, that she will be their coach. Then she asked Connie, are you continuing the sport after graduating high school? Or doing something else. At the semifinals of the tournament Kitakomachi lost to Konan, while in the finals Konan lost to Zushi Sogo. Later, Nagisa and Riko retires from playing badminton and will assist the club. Kaoruko visits Ayano at her house to have a match at the gym. As they begin, Ayano wavers about how Uchika left and hasn't been around for two years. Kaoruko tells her to stop over thinking it, as the match is interrupted and Ayano began to sleep. She started to dream about her and Uchika playing badminton together, back when she was younger. Ayano woke up, as Kaoruko was surprised by her remark about Ayano's changed personally. Later Ayano went to Viggo unannounced and asks him to train her. Ayano and Viggo went to Kitakomachi to talk to Ayano's badminton club. Uchika wants to train with Connie, but she declines and ran away thinking about living together with her and Ayano.
An anime television series adaptation aired from July 2[a] to October 1, 2018, on Tokyo MX and other channels. It ran for 13 episodes. The series is directed by Shinpei Ezaki and written by Taku Kishimoto, with animation by Liden Films. Satoshi Kimura provided the character designs, and Tatsuya Kato composed the music. The opening theme is "Futari no Hane" (ふたりの羽根) by Yurika, and the ending theme is "High Stepper" (ハイステッパー,Hai Suteppā) by Yuiko Ōhara.
The production was affected by the 2018 Hokkaido earthquake: the photography studio is located in Sapporo and was without power following the earthquake, making it impossible for the staff to continue working until electricity is fully restored. As a result, episode 11 of the show was delayed, with a new broadcast date yet to be decided. The show resumed on September 17, 2018 after being delayed for a week.
The series were simulcast worldwide outside Asia by Crunchyroll with English subtitles, and in North America, the British Isles and Australasia by Funimation with an English dub.