We’ve had swimming anime, we’ve had soft tennis anime, we’ve had sk8ing anime… now it’s badminton’s turn. Ryman’s Club, a new anime series about badminton, is hitting screens January 22.
The other news revealed about Ryman’s Club today via a new teaser:
- The opening theme song will be “The Warrior” by Novelbright; you can hear a preview in the teaser
- The show will star (roles in bold announced today):
Junya Enoki as Mikoto Shiratori
Shinichiro Miki as Tatsuru Miyazumi
Kaito Ishikawa as Sōta Saeki
Ryota Ohsaka as Tōya Saeki
Tetsuya Kakihara as Kōki Takeda
Jun Fukuyama as Hayato Kirishima
Taku Yashiro as Azuma Tachibana
Yūma Uchida as Takuma Kirishima
Ryman’s Club is about adults who work at a beverage company and belong to said company’s badminton team. Personally, no offense to all the high school sports anime out there, but I’m excited to see things from the perspective of grown-ups for a change. (And if you really want high school badminton, you can always check out Hanebado!.)
The series is directed by Aimi Yamauchi (City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes) and is animated at Liden Films.