Hanebado! mangaka, Kosuke Hamada, recently sat down with Japanese manga news site, Comic Natalie for an interview. There, he talked about the manga, the art style, and many other things. And aside from that, the website itself revealed that the manga itself is approaching its climax.
Hamada launched the manga in Good! Afternoon magazine and 2013, and received a TV anime adaptation last year. The series gained quite a reputation for its shift in art style, going from typical moe fare to a more intense art stlyle. In the interview, Hamada stated that the art shift is due to him being unsatisfied with the old art work and made it more like other sports manga.
Here’s how Crunchyroll, which officially streams the anime out west, describes the manga’s story:
Despite her great potential, Ayano Hanesaki would rather avoid badminton than play it. But, when she meets Nagisa Aragaki, a third year who spends every waking moment perfecting her game, she’s inspired. Encouraged by their coach, Tachibana Kentarou, Ayano and Nagisa will hit the court and rally against opponents and rivals with amazing skills!
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Source: Comic Natalie