The shuttlecock flies in January 2022
The business boys of Sunlight Beverages are grabbing their racquets to go all out in a brand new original TV anime from Aimi Yamauchi, Teruko Utsumi, and anime studio LIDEN FILMS. The TV anime, titled Ryman's Club, was announced today to begin in January 2022 in the NUMAnimation block on TV Asahi and affiliates. The first teaser trailer was released alongside two visuals of the business/sports boys in their respective uniforms, and the lead staff and cast.
Business suits visual:
Sports uniforms visual:
Aimi Yamauchi (Tokyo Revengers episode 9 storyboarder and episode director) conceptualized Ryman's Club alongside Teruko Utsumi (Sarazanmai), and will both be writing the series with Yamauchi directing at LIDEN FILMS. Yozakura Quartet manga creator Suzuhito Yasuda drew the original character designs while Maziro (22/7 animation director) will be adapting them for anime. The rest of the staff include:
- Art Setting - Masahiro Sato (H.E.D. Works)
- Art Director - Masatoshi Kai
- Backgrounds - Studio KAIMU
- Color Setting - Emiko Onodera
- 2D Works - Gaku Watanabe, Shun Nakajima / Asahi Production Design Department
- 3D Works - FelixFilm
- Director of Photography - Naho Hasegawa
- Photography - Asahi Production
- Editing - Mai Hasegawa (editz)
- Music - fox capture plan
- Audio Director - Satoshi Motoyama
- Audio Production - Glovision
Alongside the announcement of the cast, the character art was also released for the boys in both the business suits and the sports uniforms.
Junya Enoki (Yuji Itadori in JUJUTSU KAISEN) as Mikoto Shiratori
Shinichiro Miki (Sir Nighteye in My Hero Academia) as Tatsuru Miyazumi
Kaito Ishikawa (Tobio Kageyama in Haikyu!!) as Sota Saeki
Ryota Osaka (Naoto Tachibana in Tokyo Revengers) as Toya Saeki
Tetsuya Kakihara (Natsu Dragneel in Fairy Tail) as Kouki Takeda
Ryman's Club follows a group of businessmen from Sunlight Beverages who start a badminton team at work as a corporate team that takes on teams from other workplaces. The series is scheduled to start in January 2022 on TV Asahi’s NUMAnimation block.
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.