Hanebado! – Season One

What did you watch and why? This was another of those anime that I thought I could watch when the kids were up, and with Hanebado! I actually was able to. It’s another sports anime and this time it focused on badminton.

One line pitch! And you thought Badminton would be calm and relaxing…

What’s it really about? Ayano Hanesaki was a badminton prodigy, but she gave it all up. Nagisa Aragaki always had power on her side, but that alone isn’t enough. The story follows the rivalry between these two girls as they compete to be the greatest badminton player.

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Harukana Receive – Season One

Haruka moves from the big city to live with her cousin, Kanata and their Grandmother in Okinawa. Upon arriving she goes to the beach and stumbles across a pair of girls practising beach volleyball. One offers to show her how to play, but when Kanata catches up with Haruka, they are challenged to a match and they only have to score a single point to win.

They lose, but Haruka has caught the beach volleyball bug and challenges them to a rematch. She is determined to improve so that the next time they play they will win. Kanata, however, has long since fallen out of love with the sport and is hesitant.

At school, they meet Clare and Emily Thomas, twins and the only members of the beach volleyball club. They convince Haruka and Kanata to join and help them train. Nationals is on the horizon and all four girls are determined to qualify. Continue reading “Harukana Receive – Season One”

Keijo!!!!!!!! – Season One

Keijo is the fastest growing professional sport in Japan. Popular for its gambling potential and exhilarating matches. The match takes place on a floating island, referred to as Land, in large water-filled stadiums. Swimsuit-clad competitors fight to incapacitate their opponents or knock them off the Land, but they can only do so using their breasts or buttocks.

Nozomi has dreams of becoming the richest Keijo player in history and her journey there starts now. She has just been accepted into a prestigious Keijo academy and is eager to prove she belongs. Now the hard work begins.

The girls are split into teams for their training. Regular sparing matches keep them honest and assess their abilities. Nozomi is forced to wear a special suit to increase her core strength when she unleashes an unstoppable move by accident. They need to get in top shape because the illustrious East-West War is approaching, where the two top academies fight for superiority. Continue reading “Keijo!!!!!!!! – Season One”