Love All Play - Crunchyroll Spring 2022 Spotlight

The boys hit the badminton court starting on April 2!

Love All Play

 

It's time to serve up some badminton action, because one of the first shows the Crunchyroll Spring 2022 Lineup has on the schedule is Love All Play! Join us in cheering on these very good badminton boys starting today, and read on for an overview in our first spotlight of the season! 

 

Official Website

 

Love All Play 

 

Navigation

 

 

Launch Info

 

Launch Time: April 2 

Territories: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Show Page

 

Official Trailers 

 

 

Synopsis

 

The protagonist, Ryo Mizushima, enters a junior high school and joins the badminton club on the spur of the moment. Although there are no proper instructors at the school, Ryo's physical strength allows him to improve to the point where he is able to participate in the prefectural tournament. Then Ryo is approached by Ebihara, the famous coach of the prestigious Yokohama Minato High School badminton club. Ryo, who is indecisive and humble, hesitates to go to the school, but his older sister, Rika, who is the top student in her third year there, gives him a strong push and he decides to go. Blessed with a coach and teammates at high school, Ryo gains the experience he's been lacking and aims to win the Inter-High School Championship! 

 

Characters and Cast

 

Ryō Mizushima

VA: Natsuki Hanae (Tanjiro in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)  

 

 

Ramune

VA: Konpei (Natsuki Hanae's actual cat!)

 

 

Rika Mizushima

VA: Minako Kotobuki (Mitsuko Kongou in A Certain Scientific Railgun)

 

 

Akira Uchida

VA: Yuuki Kaji (Eren Jeager in Attack on Titan)

 

 

Hitoshi Ebihara

VA: Kazuya Nakai (Roronoa Zoro in One Piece)

 

 

Yōji Higashiyama

VA: Tetsuya Kakihara (Natsu Dragneel in Fairy Tail)

 

 

Taichi Higashiyama

VA: Kensho Ono (Canute in Vinland Saga)

 

 

Shōhei Sakaki

VA: Yōhei Azakami (Kuya Yakamashi in The aquatope on white sand)

 

 

Kōki Matsuda

VA: Makoto Furukawa (Miyuki Shirogane in KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR)

 

 

Shizuo Nakano

VA: Masaya Matsukaze (Illumi Zoldyck in Hunter x Hunter)

 

 

Hirohito Monda

VA: Shimba Tsuchiya (Tsutomu Goshiki in Haikyu!!)

 

 

Staff

 

Director

Hiroshi Takeuchi (Blade & Soul)

 

Series Composition/Screenplay

Tomoko Konparu (Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits)

 

Screenplay

Miharu Hirami, Shingo Irie, Michiko Yokote

 

Character Design

Riko Kaneda (Let's Make a Mug Too episode animation director)

 

Art Director

Scott MacDonald

 

3D Director

Ryota Itoh

 

Color Design

Hajime Komoritani

 

Editor

Yuri Takahashi

 

Music

Yuuki Hayashi ((Haikyu!!, My Hero Academia)

 

Opening Theme Song Performer

Hey! Say! JUMP

 

Ending Theme Song Performer

LONGMAN

 

Animation Production

Nippon Animation, OLM

 

Additional Info

 

Asami Koseki's Love All Play novel was published by Poplar Publishing for four volumes from 2011 to 2014. The author says, "About ten years ago, I met the profound and fascinating sports, badminton, and was able to write this novel by being fascinated by people who are sincerely involved in it. And the story is now given a new face as an anime. As an anime fan, I am extremely happy about this fortune, and I believe it will be a great motivation for my future works. I hope that the power of anime, which is a representative of Japanese culture, will increase the number of badminton fans in Japan and around the world."

 

The first and fourth volume covers:

 

 

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his comics at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

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