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 Osegi 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 Osegi (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, Osegi also expressed excitement for the anime adaptation:
English translation by AniRadio:
I'm Asami Osegi, 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.