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Hanebado! volume 1 cover.jpg
Cover of Hanebado! volume 1 by Kodansha
GenreSports (badminton)
Written byKōsuke Hamada
Published byKodansha
Magazinegood! Afternoon
Original runJune 7, 2013October 7, 2019
Volumes15 (List of volumes)
Written byYūichi Mochizuki
Illustrated byKōsuke Hamada
Published byKodansha
ImprintKodansha Ranobe Bunko
PublishedJune 29, 2018
Anime television series
Directed byShinpei Ezaki
Written byTaku Kishimoto
Music byTatsuya Kato
StudioLiden Films
Licensed by
Original networkTokyo MX, KTV, BS11, AT-X
Original run July 2, 2018 October 1, 2018
Episodes13 (List of episodes)
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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 fifteen tankōbon volumes.[1] An anime television series adaptation by Liden Films aired from July 2018 to October 2018.[2]


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 Kentaro Tachibana to join the badminton club. While there, she learns to overcome her fears from playing badminton again.


Kitakomachi High School[edit]

Ayano Hanesaki (羽咲 綾乃, Hanesaki Ayano)
Voiced by: Hitomi Ōwada[1] (Japanese); Amber Lee Connors[3] (English)
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 Kentaro was scouting for badminton members to join the team's club, while he saw Ayano climbed up a tree.
Nagisa Aragaki (荒垣 なぎさ, Aragaki Nagisa)
Voiced by: Miyuri Shimabukuro[1] (Japanese); Dawn M. Bennett[4] (English)
A third year in high school and the team's badminton captain.
Riko Izumi (泉 理子, Izumi Riko)
Voiced by: Yuuna Mimura[5] (Japanese); Jill Harris[6] (English)
A third year in high school and the team's vice-captain.
Elena Fujisawa (藤沢 エレナ, Fujisawa Erena)
Voiced by: Konomi Kohara[5] (Japanese); Sarah Wiedenheft[6] (English)
A first year in high school and the badminton club's manager as well as Ayano's childhood friend, and classmate.
Kentaro Tachibana (立花 健太郎, Tachibana Kentaro)
Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto[7] (Japanese); Kyle Igneczi[6] (English)
The coach of the women's badminton club.
Miyako Tarōmaru (太郎丸 美也子, Tarōmaru Miyako)
Voiced by: Mikako Komatsu[8] (Japanese); Katelyn Barr[6] (English)
The badminton club's advisor.

Konan High School[edit]

Kaoruko Serigaya (芹ヶ谷 薫子, Serigaya Kaoruko)
Voiced by: Asami Shimoda[9] (Japanese); Mikaela Krantz[6] (English)
Ayano's rival during their middle school days and a member of the Konan High School badminton club.

Fredericia Girls High School[edit]

Connie Christensen (コニー・クリステンセン, Konī Kurisutensen)
Voiced by: Mariya Ise[9] (Japanese); Ariel Graham[6] (English)
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.
Yuika Shiwahime (志波姫 唯華, Shiwahime Yuika)
Voiced by: Ai Kayano[9] (Japanese); Mallorie Rodak[6] (English)
A third year and the captain of a rival high school badminton club, Fredericia.

Zushi Sogo High School[edit]

Nozomi Ishizawa (石澤 望, Ishizawa Nozomi)
Voiced by: Arisa Sakuraba[9] (Japanese); Lynsey Hale[6] (English)
She was Riko's middle school friend and a semifinalist from a past badminton tournament.


Uchika Hanesaki (羽咲 有千夏, Hanesaki Uchika)
Voiced by: Sayaka Ōhara[8] (Japanese); Colleen Clinkenbeard[6] (English)
A retired badminton champion and Ayano's mother. Before she retired, her name was Uchika Shindo.



Written and illustrated by Kōsuke Hamada, Hanebado! is being serialized in the manga anthology good! Afternoon since June 7, 2013.[2] The chapters are being collected and released in the tankōbon format by Kodansha. As of June 7, 2019, fifteen volumes were released.[10] In September 2019, it was announced that the manga would end on October 7.[11]


A novel was released on June 29, 2018. The story begins a year before the events in the manga.[2]

No.Release date ISBN
1 June 29, 2018[12]ISBN 978-4-06-512573-1
  • Prologue Hayaku saka ba hayaku chiru (早く咲かば早く散る)
  • 1. Aru Nichijō no Hajimari (ある日常の始まり)
  • 2. Shōjo no Hibi (少女の日々)
  • 3. Sono mebae (その芽生え)
  • 4. Yakusoku (約束)
  • Epilogue Sorezore no Ibasho (それぞれの居場所)


An anime television series adaptation aired from July 2[a] to October 1, 2018, on Tokyo MX and other channels.[13] It ran for 13 episodes.[14] 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.[15]

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.[16] The show resumed on September 17, 2018 after being delayed for a week.[17]

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.[18]


The manga series has over 1.6 million volumes in print.[19]


  1. ^ Tokyo MX listed the show at 24:00 on July 1, which is at midnight on July 2, 2018.


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  2. ^ a b c "Hanebado! Badminton Manga Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. February 4, 2018. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  3. ^ "Amber Lee Connors on Twitter". Twitter. July 25, 2018. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  4. ^ "Dawn M. Bennett on Twitter". Twitter. July 25, 2018. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
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  8. ^ a b Pineda, Rafael Antonio (May 8, 2018). "Hanebad! Badminton Anime Casts Mikako Komatsu, Sayaka Ohara". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  9. ^ a b c d Hodgkins, Crystalyn (May 18, 2018). "Hanebad! Badminton Anime Adds 4 More Cast Members". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  10. ^ "はねバド! (15)". Kodansha. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  11. ^ "Hanebado! Badminton Manga Ends in Next Chapter". Anime News Network. September 7, 2019. Retrieved September 7, 2019.
  12. ^ "Hanebado! (novel)". Kodansha. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  13. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (June 1, 2018). "Hanebad! Badminton Anime Reveals Visual, July 1 Premiere". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  14. ^ "BD/DVD" (in Japanese). Hanebado. Archived from the original on September 9, 2018. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  15. ^ "Hanebad! Badminton Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Theme Songs". Anime News Network. June 13, 2018. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  16. ^ "Hanebad! Anime's 11th Episode Delayed Due to Hokkaido Earthquake". Anime News Network. September 7, 2018. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  17. ^ "Hanebado! schedule" (in Japanese). Hanebado. September 13, 2018. Archived from the original on September 13, 2018. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  18. ^ "Crunchyroll, Funimation to Stream Chio's School Road, Harukana Receive, Hanebad Anime (Update)". Anime News Network. June 28, 2018. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  19. ^ "Roundup of Newly Revealed Print Counts for Manga, Light Novel Series - November 2018". Anime News Network. December 2, 2018. Retrieved January 1, 2019.

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