It's time to serve up some badminton action, because one of the first shows the Crunchyroll Spring 2022 Lineup has on the schedule is Love All Play! Join us in cheering on these very good badminton boys starting today, and read on for an overview in our first spotlight of the season!
Characters and Cast
Launch Time: April 2
Territories: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS
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!
Characters and Cast
VA: Natsuki Hanae (Tanjiro in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
VA: Konpei (Natsuki Hanae's actual cat!)
VA: Minako Kotobuki (Mitsuko Kongou in A Certain Scientific Railgun)
VA: Yuuki Kaji (Eren Jeager in Attack on Titan)
VA: Kazuya Nakai (Roronoa Zoro in One Piece)
VA: Tetsuya Kakihara (Natsu Dragneel in Fairy Tail)
VA: Kensho Ono (Canute in Vinland Saga)
VA: Yōhei Azakami (Kuya Yakamashi in The aquatope on white sand)
VA: Makoto Furukawa (Miyuki Shirogane in KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR)
VA: Masaya Matsukaze (Illumi Zoldyck in Hunter x Hunter)
VA: Shimba Tsuchiya (Tsutomu Goshiki in Haikyu!!)
Hiroshi Takeuchi (Blade & Soul)
Tomoko Konparu (Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits)
Miharu Hirami, Shingo Irie, Michiko Yokote
Riko Kaneda (Let's Make a Mug Too episode animation director)
Yuuki Hayashi ((Haikyu!!, My Hero Academia)
Opening Theme Song Performer
Hey! Say! JUMP
Ending Theme Song Performer
Nippon Animation, OLM
Asami Koseki's Love All Play novel was published by Poplar Publishing for four volumes from 2011 to 2014. The author says, "About ten years ago, I met the profound and fascinating sports, badminton, and was able to write this novel by being fascinated by people who are sincerely involved in it. And the story is now given a new face as an anime. As an anime fan, I am extremely happy about this fortune, and I believe it will be a great motivation for my future works. I hope that the power of anime, which is a representative of Japanese culture, will increase the number of badminton fans in Japan and around the world."
The first and fourth volume covers:
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