The official website for the forthcoming TV anime adaptation of Asami Koseki’s badminton-themed novel Love All Play has posted a one-minute second teaser PV introducing the voice of its protagonist Ryo Mizushima voiced by Natsuki Hanae (Tanjiro Kamado in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) for the first time.
Natsuki has posted his message on the site: “I myself belonged to an athletic club when I was a student (in my case, it was tennis) and spent an unforgettable youth of joy and sorrow with my friends, so it seems to bring back those passionate feelings, and I’m looking forward to playing the role of Ryo who is devoted to badminton!”
Narration: “Youth is dazzling, bitter, and lovely because it is only for a moment. Now, the wind blows inside me. ‘Love All Play’ will begin airing every Saturday evening at 5:30 p.m. on the Yomiuri TV/Nihon TV network in the spring of 2022.”
— ラブオールプレー【アニメ公式】 (@loveallplay2022) November 25, 2021
The novel was published by Poplar Publishing for four volumes from 2011 to 2014. The Hiroshi Takeuchi (Blade & Soul)-directed TV anime adaptation is set to premiere on the Yomiuri TV/Nihon TV network stations in the spring of 2022.
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!
- 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)
- Music: Yuuki Hayashi (Haikyu!!, My Hero Academia)
- Anime Production: Nippon Animation, OLM
© Asami Koseki, Poplar Publishing/Yokohama Minato High School Badminton Club