We’ve all seen many high school sports anime, but have you ever come across one featuring adults in corporate jobs? Well then, Ryman’s Club is here to give you a taste of that.
The story is about a badminton prodigy, Mikoto Shiratori, who never recovered from the trauma of a major loss in one of his high school competitions. He now works for a corporation and plays badminton as a hobby rather than a competitive sport.
Mikoto is joined by four other badminton players who work day jobs like him and are part of a corporate badminton team. The anime is about the highs and lows of badminton and portrays that it’s never too late to go back to your beloved sport.
TV Asahi announced the original badminton-themed sports anime Ryman’s Club for January 2022 with a stirring PV.
January 2022 broadcast “Ryman’s Club.”
Released a teaser PV with a powerful badminton scene drawn
The rally scene by the main characters, Takeshi Shiratori and Ken Miyasumi, is a must-see
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The teaser starts with Mikoto’s flashback from his high school days where he loses an intense badminton match. He’s unable to cope with his defeat and eventually begins working in the sales department of Sunlight Beverage company years later.
Mikoto comes across some of his peculiar co-workers at his workplace and finds out that they’re also badminton players. Together, these employees of Sunlight Beverage form a team.
TV anime “Ryman’s Club” ban lifted
January 2010 TV Asahi-affiliated 24 stations nationwide “NUMAnimation” frame, BS Asahi will broadcast
Set in a badminton business person, this outstanding original work depicts two different aspects as a salaryman and an athlete.
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The franchise also revealed a visual featuring the main characters in their workplace outfits and their team jerseys. The protagonists include Mikoto, Tatsuru, the Saeki brothers Sota and Toya, and Kouki.
The cast for these five characters have also been announced, and we have them listed right here for you:
|Mikoto Shiratori||Junya Enoki||Yuuji Itadori (Jujutsu Kaisen)|
|Tatsuru Miyazumi||Shinichiro Miki||Sir Nighteye (My Hero Academia)|
|Sota Saeki||Kaito Ishikawa||Tobio Kageyama (Haikyuu!!)|
|Toya Saeki||Ryota Ohsaka||Marco Bodt (Attack on Titan)|
|Kouki Takeda||Tetsuya Kakihara||Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail)|
Moreover, the staff working on the anime was also revealed on the website:
|Director||Aimi Yamauchi||Love and Lies|
|Series Composition||Teruko Utsumi||Sarazanmai|
|Character Design||Suzuhito Yasuda, Majiro||Durarara!!, Macross Delta|
|Music Composition||fox capture plan||Bunny Girl Senpai|
|Studio||LIDEN FILMS||Tokyo Revengers|
It would be interesting to see a sports anime that is not based around high school students. Ryman’s Club revolves around working adults, which is a nice twist as teenage and adulthood are very different, so I’m curious to see how they portray that.
I think the anime will be heavily sentimental and hair-raising but also relatable on a different level. What do you think about this? Let us know!
About Ryman’s Club
Ryman’s Club is an original badminton-themed anime by TV Asahi and LIDEN FILMS. The sports genre anime revolves around a former badminton prodigy Mikoto Shiratori who’s still burdened by the loss in one of his high school matches.
Years later, Mikoto has started working in the sales department of Sunlight Beverage company and plays the sport as a hobby. He discovers that some of his co-workers are also badminton players and together they form a team.
Source: Ryman’s Club Official Website