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  1. TsukuyomiREKT
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:29 am

    Sports is the best genre in anime.

    Change my mind.

  2. João Silva
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:29 am

    Just liked everything until now from that anime 😀

  3. Kiss Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:31 am

    I LOVE IT! So much drama, so much plot, so much determination, beautiful animation… I can’t wait for more

  4. Gammeli
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:31 am


  5. Dovewing11
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:31 am

    Honestly I just saw the thumbnail- “Amazing” and I watched it. And I’m hedging my expectations, but I’m kinda excited

  6. NateSavage 357
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:32 am

    This was Amazing. The characters had their own story arcs in the first episode and I am looking forward to continuing this great series.

  7. Bell Cranel
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:34 am

    I usually don’t watch sports anime in general because I personally find it boring as hell… BUT this show, the first episode I actually liked it. c:

    (P.S. I hope you also plan to watch Island becuase that was great too.)

  8. Zistheone2
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:36 am

    Why watch a show about badminton?

    This is anime, the only form of animation that can make baseball, tennis, cooking, volleyball, mechas fighting useless plot devices in space, poorly written RPG homages, & dirty sumo wrestling in swimsuits look action packed and exciting. So you can be absolutely certain they can do the same thing with badminton!

  9. Sami Bari
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:36 am

    over dramatic as hell

  10. Typical Tym
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:39 am


  11. Dani
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:39 am

    As a manga reader I’m actually happy at how they approached this first episode in comparison to the first manga’s chapter. It was a lot more focus on nagisa which I appreciate because it was geared more towards the coach’s pov very slightly in the manga. I’m so looking forward to seeing what this series is gonna give us. Especially because the guy who wrote a place further than the universe is watching over the script, and just the composition in the animation alone was superb.

  12. Janna Pantujan
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:44 am

    At first when i heard that there was gonna be an upcoming badminton anime i was just freaking out!!! because i loved badminton! it’s my favorite sport!!!! and then i saw the preview i was like HOLY MOLLY!!!! i can’t miss this anime!!!!! and then finally i watched the episode, it just freaking blew my mind i was so happy about it!!! it just made my day!!!
    and especially the ANIMATION!!!!!!!! i’m just inlove witb it and the characters as well!!!! and also the vibes of it!!!!
    Such an amazing anime!!!?????

  13. Lyendith
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:46 am

    Dunno… It looked gorgeous for sure, but it all felt overly dramatic to me. So far this anime just feels like it’s trying too hard − and from the little I’ve read, the manga isn’t _nearly_ as angsty.

  14. Mikey Hansen
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:46 am

    Finally got around to watching this. Aside from the typical sporadic overly dramatic dialogue, this was a very solid start.

    You can really tell the studio isn’t cutting corners and it’s honestly paying off bigtime, even if you compare the show to established sports anime, it can still hold its ground. I’m hopeful.

  15. Kuraihane
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:47 am

    Fun fact: Japan wins Uber Cup just recently

  16. X Y Z
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:48 am

    She lost because of her boobs. Look it up big boobs make you slower

  17. Stealthylion
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:48 am

    Can you talk about Angels of death?

  18. xBionicMeltdownx
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:48 am

    I’ve actually wanted an anime about something like this. More on tennis, but anything with a racket or net like volleyball.

  19. blahblahtreatment
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:48 am

    Hmm not too sure about this anime because I just don’t usually get into sports anime, but I sympathize with the conflict in this episode as this very rift happened in my own floorball team in middle school. Animation was really good though and the matches reflects the intensity of a fast paced badminton match. Still not too sure about this series but it’ll be KIV.

  20. Ash Kechum
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:50 am

    4:40 THICC

  21. Captain Midnight
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:50 am

    I instantly looked for reviews to validate my hype upon watching the 1st episode (never heard of the series before that) because I’m seriously hoping the quality isn’t a 1 episode thing. I mean the show manages to get me interested in almost all characters in just 1 episode. Hell, even the tennis underdog guy is an interesting character. That says a lot.

  22. Monster Reviewchan
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:51 am

    I feel like this series has so much potential. It was giving me Ping pong the animation/ Haikyuu vibes. (check out my video for more thoughts)

  23. Stealthylion
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:51 am

    Ayano looks like the main character from kajo tbh (I know I fucked up the spelling

  24. Drive Home
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:51 am

    hey phenom have you seen island episode one?

  25. Great_Kabooz
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:53 am

    Read the manga first and gotta say, the anime did it justice.

  26. Yoglers
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:53 am

    Ep 24 franxx review where it at

  27. Matt Lucas
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:56 am

    I can see why people disliked the video .Overall I’m expecting this anime to become very popular in 3 months if anything.So far I would just consider this anime being decent .I was looking forward to Grand blue

  28. bv Amstel
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:56 am

    Badminton BAD-MIN-TON, not bad-mitten.

  29. Em-Ost
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:58 am

    I was hooked within the first 30 secs of this anime. already the anime Of the season for me.

  30. Thới Mạnh Cường
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:59 am

    For anyone saying Badminton is stupid, if you go to China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia,or Vietnam, you’d get a smash in the face for saying that shit. It’s so popular in Asian Countries. The only reason Westerns, mostly American, say it stupid is because they don’t have the agility and enough reflexes to play it.

  31. ashmazyn
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:59 am

    this shit was actually insane to watch

  32. Anime Analysis
    October 2, 2018 @ 11:59 am

    I’m just wondering: which anime will you be watching this season in addition to Hanebado? I’d love to hear your thoughts on some of the others like Banana Fish if you’re planning on watching it.

  33. DrewHLMW
    October 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

    The only sport I like and follow is football (Soccer for all you americans lol) but even though other sports dont interest me in the real world they will always interest me in anime. Hajime no Ippo, Kuroko, Major, Haikyuu are some of the best anime there is.

  34. Real Cheerios
    October 2, 2018 @ 12:03 pm

    This is gonna be very difficult anime awards year

  35. Avery Fuchs
    October 2, 2018 @ 12:03 pm

    PHENOM are you ggoing to be doin a review of Angels of Death??? it just came out today and i just watched it and wow i have to say i really enjoyed it. the animation and the voice acting were next level.

  36. Arthur P.
    October 2, 2018 @ 12:04 pm

    Elena is best girl .

  37. PhenomSage
    October 2, 2018 @ 12:05 pm

    Just to clarify, I pronounce it badmitten because that’s how it’s been pronounced around me where I’ve lived my entire life, I can only assume it’s a dialect thing, "bad-mint-un" vs. "bad-mitten" varying between different parts of the U.S./world but I don’t really care regardless, I’m surprised others do.

    If/when I ever cover this series, I’ll begrudgingly force myself to pronounce it in whatever way is more universally accepted lmao.

  38. Bad Smile
    October 2, 2018 @ 12:05 pm

    Nagisa remember me Sasuke (Naruto) : break all friendships and limit for revenge. A bit tsundere.

  39. nullgator
    October 2, 2018 @ 12:07 pm

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with the way you pronounce badminton. Haters gonna hate

  40. Squall Leonhart
    October 2, 2018 @ 12:07 pm

    Great 1st episode, loved it.

  41. Lion wolf
    October 2, 2018 @ 12:08 pm

    Oh man, I’ve been looking forward to this show for a long time, and it didn’t disappoint at all, it went beyond my expectations! I had no opinion on badminton before but now I wanna try it out!

  42. Mk NYRx
    October 2, 2018 @ 12:11 pm

    The animation is great but I just think the fan service shots in the beginning match is just a little much. I mean who would play a sport like badminton without securing your chest? If the story is not this serious, more light hearted, I would have ignore it. People will say, it’s an anime, it doesn’t need to be accurate. I have to argue that the accuracy of these little details would make the story and character much more believable. Let’s say the characters in Haikyu played volleyballs in dress shoes, would you have the same immersion? I think not, so I am really curious what your take on this. Thanks.

  43. bob hope
    October 2, 2018 @ 12:12 pm

    The animetion in this is beautiful

  44. angelo lopez
    October 2, 2018 @ 12:12 pm

    you didn’t say let’s go once

    sounds like a keeper thought…

    lets ser island. that looks interesting too

  45. Freddy Gutierrez
    October 2, 2018 @ 12:14 pm

    final judgements will have to wait till after episode 3 since I don’t see this going past 12 right now. since I get you’re excited but a lot of seasonal anime can start strong but somehow ultimately drop the ball in some regard vs an anime that started weak but had a strong finish that surprised people.

    in regards in how to judge it I really can’t say much since badmin isn’t really a sport I ever see people take this seriously or dramatically in some cases. so a strong start but with all the talk on the 2 mains there’s not much to say on the supporting cast which for any successful anime knows it needs more than just mains it needs the right kind of supporting cast that also have their own developments.

    as for the whole hard worker and genius natural talent dynamic where for some reason that always seems to pop up in sports anime is nothing new but judging that aspect will have to wait till the finale to see how it started and handled in the end.

    I wouldn’t say this is anime of the season yet since there’s some anime that don’t look impressive but I think goblin slayer also starts soon since that’s been something I’ve seen help overhype which probably means it won’t meet their expectations. so or right now I would say the characters the potential story and visuals have a chance making it winner over the actual sport of badmin involved here but that ultimately depends in how things are handled.

  46. Error Raven
    October 2, 2018 @ 12:17 pm


  47. Fabian Alvarado
    October 2, 2018 @ 12:23 pm

    I liked the episode but I’m a little worried about the fact that the figth between "the one that works really hard vs the one that had natural talent" is something too typical that has been used a lot in sports related animes for a really long time.

    So, I hope the anime offers more than that. But It looks really good despite that.

  48. YoYO16189
    October 2, 2018 @ 12:24 pm

    I think it’s weird when they say she’s tall, but on the picture where they are next to the net it looks like she is only 5’3”-5’5” at most.

  49. Zoroxyz
    October 2, 2018 @ 12:25 pm

    Waiting for your review of darling ep24 ?

  50. YenYen
    October 2, 2018 @ 12:25 pm

    just another overrated sportsanime.