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Salaryman’s Club is sports(badminton) Japanese anime television series. The anime was first aired on January 30, 2022, on Network, TV Asahi. Also, the anime is directed by the director Aimi Yamauchi and written by Teruko Utsumi including Aimi Yamauchi. Moreover, it got animated under Liden Films.
As the anime is of the sports genre, the anime follows the life event of the badminton player, Mikoto Shiratori. Mikoto plays badminton for Mitsuhoshi Bank. Despite seeming an easy game, badminton is a complex game that requires physical strength with mental capacity. There are two forms of the games; Single and Double.
Mikoto transfers from double to single due to some past events. However, it seems that the character could perform well in the single.
Additionally, it leads him to get kicked out of his old team. Moving on, he again got included in the team, Sunlight Beverage corporate. In addition, he has a very busy day. Besides, playing badminton and practicing it, he also works in the sales department of the company.
Which makes it very hard to adjust to his new day-to-day life. Whereas, he keeps on thinking that if he had done wrong by joining the company. After all, he comes to know all about his teammates and seems able to confront his dream.
Character Chart Of Salaryman’s Club
|5 feet 7 inch
|5 feet 9 inch
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The height and age of the character are based on their first appearance in the series.
Main Characters And Their Cast
1. Mikoto Shiratori
• Birthday: May 11
• Age: 19
•Height: 5 feet 7 inch
Mikoto Shiratori is the main protagonist of the series. He is one of the players who used to play badminton. While playing badminton he faces many challenges that lest him not to getting what he wants to achieve. Moreover, he transfers from duo badminton to single which is the main reason he is not able to perform well. For which he also got kicked out from his former team. Then, he enters a new team to be a good player. His journey of him as a player in a new team continues.
The Japanese voice for the character is provided by the Japanese voice actor Junya Enoki. Some of his projects include Sword Art Online, Parasyte, and Your Lie in April.
Moving towards the English dubbed version, the American voice actor Howard Wang voiced the character.
2. Tatsuru Miyazumi
• Birthday: March 29
• Age: 32
• Height: 5 feet 9 inch
Tatsuru Miyazumi is also a badminton player who is working in the sales department of Sunlight Beverage. In addition, he is working there as an employee. Additionally, he teams up with Mikoto who is also working at Sunlight Beverage. Besides, badminton they also work along with each other at their work. Furthermore, he is very friendly with others but sometimes becomes very angry. At the work, he is doing very well always having the top position. Moving on like his work he is also very good at the badminton game. In such a way, he is also got praised by Mikoto.
The Japanese voice for the character is contributed by the Japanese voice actor Shin-ichiro Miki. In this anime world, he is known for providing a voice for anime like Kuroko’s Basketball, Dragon Ball Super, and Code: Breaker.
3. Toya Saeki
• Birthday: April 3
• Age: 19
• Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Toya Saeki is one of the employees who is working in the planning department of Sunlight Beverage. While playing badminton, he often plays doubles and is good at it. As well, he is a good friend to Mikoto since his school days. Though he plays doubles he teams up with Takeda, one of the good badminton players. Sota is his older brother with whom he is living. In order to save expenses as they will have less expense if they live together.
The Japanese voice for the character is played by the Japanese voice actor Ryōta Ōsaka.
Heading towards the English dubbed version, the American voice actor Ry McKeand provided the voice.
4. Sota Saeki
• Birthday: September 27
• Age: 23
• Height: 5 feet 7 inch
Sota Saeki is working in the Quality Assurance Department of Sunlight Beverage. Moreover, he is also working there as an employee. In addition, he often plays singles badminton and is a player of singles. Additionally, he also has a younger brother whose name is Toya Saeki. Even more, he is very mature and collected. The personality he bears has made him a good player.
The Japanese voice for the character is portrayed by the Japanese voice actor Kaito Ishikawa. Kaito is affiliated with Stay Luck. Some of his projects include Ace Of Diamond, Black Clover, and My Hero Academia.
5. Koki Takeda
• Birthday: July 19
• Age: 27
• Height: N/A
Koki Takeda also works at Sunlight Beverage along with Mikoto and Tatsuru in the sales department. In addition, he is also a badminton player who often plays in doubles. Additionally, the man who teams up with him is Touya. Even more, he knows how to communicate with others and always seems to smile without any reason. But the real thing is he often bears some kind of lack of confidence while playing badminton.
The Japanese voice for the character is voiced by the Japanese voice actor and singer Tetsuya Kakihara. In this anime world, he is known for providing the voice for anime like Fairy Tail, BlazBlue, and Corpse Party.
Where To Watch Salaryman’s Club?
The anime is available on Crunchyroll. besides that, it is also available for online stream on various websites. However, the anime is not available on Netflix. Later it can be available, but you need to wait for it. Though, the pop-up ads keep appearing if you watch from Crunchyroll. Moreover, to get rid of it you can have a subscription.
Why Watch Salaryman’s Club?
Salaryman’s club is a good anime to watch as it keeps on refreshing our minds. Besides badminton and sports, it focuses on the daily life of people working in the company too. And shows how one is managing both work and the game too. The story is well balanced from the employee as well as from the player’s sides. As well, the cast of the anime also has done a good job.
The bond between the workers working together is well balance. Moreover, often the sports anime is about the high school or some players engaging in it. But in this anime, the salarymen are involved in the game and they balance it by doing their work too. Altogether, the anime is a package to watch.
Similar Anime Like Salaryman’s Club
1. Love All Play
Love All Play is also a badminton anime with a good plot. The plot follows a middle school boy whose name is Ryō Mizushima. Also, Ryō is a very good player but without a coach, he becomes a useless shit at the pitch. Even more, without the coach on his own, he reaches the final of the prefectural tournament. Through his hard work, he gets into the high school name is Minato High School. The school has good badminton players. His dream to become the best badminton player is on the way.
Hanebado is also a badminton-based anime. Though having great knowledge about badminton the protagonist, Ayano Hanesaki denies playing badminton. And she does not want to involve much in badminton. But things change when she meets the third-year student, Nagisa Aragaki.
Nagisa is a very hardworking girl who to become a very perfect badminton player. The hard work that she pays off really shocks Ayano. After looking at that Ayano greatly got inspired and she also wants to become a great badminton player. In addition, when the coach also wants them to involve in the play, they both play with each other as a team.
3. Salaryman Kintaro
Salaryman Kintaro is an anime that follows one of the gangsters who owns a gang. The name of the gang leader is Kintaro. One day incidentally he save the life of the Construction Company’s CEO. After which he gets an offer to work in the company whom he has saved. Then after he comes to know about all the corruption happening at the company. Whereas his strength works more there than the CEO himself. Moving on, at the Company he faces even more problems day by day.
4. One Outs
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