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    Wednesday September 26, 2018
  • OPINION: Hanesaki Quitting Badminton is the Ultimate Ending for HANEBADO!

    HANEBADO! can change the game by showing us a protagonist who gives up their sport

    HANEBADO! distinguished itself by showing us the darker side of competition and, as we face the end with the fated rematch between Nagisa and Hanesaki, maybe it has the opportunity to show us something else truly unique. As the climax approaches, it's clearer than ever than Hanesaki's relationship with her sport hasn't been a good one. Perhaps the best thing to do, win or lose, is to walk away from badminton? Hit the jump for more!

  • Friday August 31, 2018
  • The Badminton Revenge Tour of Ayano Hanesaki

    How Ayano became the new and dominant version of herself

    HANEBADO! has had a shift in tone in recent weeks, espeically with Ayano. A new, dangerous, and overpowering "final boss" version of Ayano has emerged and is ready to cut through anyone in her path. Who and what pushed her to this exteme and why is she out for revenge? Hit the jump to find out!

  • Monday August 27, 2018
  • Last Week in Anime: Light and Dark Edition

    The best clips from last week's episodes

    Light or dark. Good or evil. Happy or sad. Each anime this season is showing its true colors so, if you're not still with it, you might never be. Hit the jump for the best clips from last week's episodes!

  • Thursday August 23, 2018
  • Hating the Game: Toxic Competition in HANEBADO!

    HANEBADO! shows us how easily an athlete can fall out of love with a sport

    The thrill of competition, the joy of victory, and the satisfaction of steady improvement. There are many things to love about sports both as an athele and an audience, but not everyone can always walk away from a game happy. Difficult practice, extreme stress, and overcompetitiveness can give players diminishing returns and poistion their passion for their sport. Hit the jump to see the dark side of compition in HANEBADO!

  • Monday August 20, 2018
  • Last Week in Anime: Turning Point Edition

    The best clips from last week's episodes

    The mid-season stretch means many anime are starting to set up their final conflict. Important matches, big fights, and plot reveals are commonplace among the episode 6-7 mark. No matter the type of series, many are hitting their big turning point! Hit the jump for the best clips from last week's episodes!

  • Wednesday August 8, 2018
  • Yuiko Ohara Rocks Hard in TV Anime HANEBADO! ED Theme MV

    Shinpei Ozaki (Gunslinger Stratos)-directed anime is now streamed on Crunchyroll

    Following the OP theme "Futari no Hane" by YURiKA, Toho Animation's official YouTube channel has also posted a four-minute full music video for singer-songwriter Yuiko Ohara's 6th single song "High Stepper," which has been used as the ED theme for the TV anime adaptation of Kosuke Hamada's badminton-themed manga HANEBADO!. Check out her performance with her band after the jump!

  • Tuesday August 7, 2018
  • YURiKA Delivers Her Bright Singing Voice in TV Anime HANEBADO! OP Theme MV

    Liden Films-produced adaptation is now available on Crunchyroll

    Toho Animation's official YouTube channel has started streaming a four-minute full music video for 22-year-old anison singer YURiKA's upcoming 4th single song "Futari no Hane" (The Two's Shuttlecock) to be released on August 15. The pop tune composed by Yoshiki Mizuno (Ikimono-gakari leader/guitarist) is now featured as the OP theme for the TV anime HANEBADO! Check out her singing voice after the jump!

  • Monday August 20, 2018
  • QUIZ: Nothing but Net Sports! Which Club is Right for You?!

    Join the sports club of your destiny! So long as it has a net...

    Interested in a net sport, but can't tell any of them apart? Anime's always got the answer! Hit the jump below to take the quiz and find out which net sport is right for YOU.

  • Monday August 6, 2018
  • How Seriously Does Japan Take Badminton?

    The ways Japan plays and competes in the sport behind HANEBADO!

    HANEBADO! is badminton's time to be seen as a sports anime, but outside of that, what does the country think of the sport? Is Japan performing well in international competition such as the Olympics? What are the various competitions that the Japanese National Team performs in? Does Japan enjoy the sport recreationally as well? Hit the jump to find out!

  • Thursday August 2, 2018
  • 5 Anime That Take Women's Sports Seriously!

    Our picks of sports anime that let girls really shine!

    There are many sports anime out there – but only a small chunk of that focuses on women's sports. Even smaller in number are the anime that take the girls seriously and make their struggles legitimate. Find out our picks after the jump!