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Badminton-themed novel 'Love All Play' announces anime for Spring 2022

Updated: Nov 26, 2021

Written by: Nicole Castro

Published on: August 8, 2021 at 17:41 PHT (GMT+8)

The Official Twitter account of Love All Play has announced that the original badminton novel by Asami Koseki is getting a TV anime adaptation, which will be broadcast on Yomiuri TV and Nippon TV in the spring of 2022.

The Official YouTube account has also uploaded a teaser PV of the ongoing animation work. See the artwork below:

The staff working on the anime adaptation are as follows:

  • Original work: Love All Play by Asami Koseki (published by Poplar Bunko Pureful of Poplar Publishing)

  • Director: Hiroshi Takeuchi

  • Series composition: Tomoko Konparu

  • Screenplay: Tomoko Konparu, Makoto Hirami, Shingo Irie, Michiko Yokote

  • Character design: Riko Kaneda

  • Music: Yuuki Hayashi

  • Production companies: Nippon Animation, OLM

On the official Love All Play website, Koseki also expressed excitement for the anime adaptation:

Original Japanese:


English translation by AniRadio:

I'm Asami Koseki, the original author of Love All Play.
About 10 years ago, I encountered a very profound and fascinating sport called badminton, and I was fascinated by the sincerity of the people who played it, so I wrote this work, and now, this series is getting a new face through animation. This good fortune is the greatest joy for me as an anime fan, and I believe it will be a great motivation for my future works. I hope that the power of anime, which is also a representative of Japanese culture, will increase the number of badminton fans not only in Japan but around the world.

Synopsis by Natalie:

The protagonist, Ryo Mizushima, enters a junior high school and joins the badminton club on the spur of the moment. The club does not have a proper leader, but Ryo's natural physical strength allows him to improve to the point where he is able to participate in the prefectural tournament. Ryo is approached by Ebihara, the famous captain of the prestigious Yokohama Minato High School badminton club. Indecisive and timid, Ryo hesitates to go to Yokohama Minato High School, but his older sister, Rika, gives him a strong push and he decides to go. Blessed with a mentor and unique teammates, Ryo gains the experience he has been lacking and aims to win the Inter-High School Championship.


Source: Natalie | Love All Play Official Website | Love All Play Official Twitter | Poplar Pureful Official Twitter


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