Ping Pong the Animation


#1

Ping Pong the Animation

Genres: psychological, slice of life, tournament
Themes: coming of age, ping pong, sports
Objectionable content: Mild
Number of episodes: 11
Vintage: 2014-04-10

Plot Summary: Childhood friends Makoto “Smile” Tsukimoto (ironically, he seldom smiles) and Yukata “Peco” Hoshino are capable and aspiring table tennis players of Katase High School. Coach Jō “Butterfly” Koizumi has high expectation to both of them, but when Peco gets decisively defeated by a Chinese student he becomes so devastated and stops practicing. Meanwhile, Koizumi discovers Smile’s potential and tries to motivate him to overcome his psychological obstacle.

ANN Info Page


#2

Balls of Fury or G.L.O.W.?

Tough choice here…hmm… :smirk:


#3

If only this show would take the musical element seriously, and give it (at least) a rock level of “hardness” and/or have tongue-in-cheek parodic elements as Detroit Metal City did…

Well, that’s interesting.

I like Joel, but after hearing the greatness that Jerry Jewel brought to the raunchy fanservice scenes of We Without Wings, I was hoping that he would end up with it. Though he, despite his “batting average” dropping off in recent history, still has the ability to hit this dub out of the park. :smile:

Edit:
Man, oh man does the art in Ping Pong suck.


#4

not suck…you mean sophisticated
http://lolsnaps.com/upload_pic/SophisticatedDog-65746.jpg


#5

VIDEO: FUNimation Previews “Ping Pong” English Dub

May 05, 2015 8:51am CDT
Home video scheduled for 6/23/2015


#6

Funimation’s Ping Pong Anime Trailer Previews Dub

posted on 2015-05-06 14:45 EDT
Aaron Dismuke, Micah Solusod star in sports drama directed by Masaaki Yuasa


#7

Ping Pong - Complete Series Blu-ray/DVD Combo - Coming Soon!

Ping Pong: Sloppy Offense - Coming to BD/DVD on 6/23!

Ping Pong - Battle of Titans - Coming to BD/DVD on 6/23!

Ping Pong - Complete Series - Blu-ray/DVD Combo - AVAILABLE NOW!
Get this great series now! http://funi.to/1QMuT87


#8

ANN Review: Ping Pong the Animation - BD+DVD - Complete Series

by Nick Creamer, Jun 25th 2015


#9

Kick-Heart’s Yuasa to Direct Ping Pong Anime for Noitamina

posted on 2014-01-16 11:40 EST
Taiyo Matsumoto’s manga about 2 friends inspired 2002 live-action film

Masaaki Yuasa’s Ping Pong TV Anime Listed on April 10

posted on 2014-02-05 23:57 EST

Ping Pong TV Anime’s Staff, Cast Briefly Listed

posted on 2014-02-26 23:57 EST

Ping Pong Anime’s ‘Smile’ Character Previewed in TV Ad

posted on 2014-02-27 13:03 EST
Kouki Uchiyama plays quiet but talented player from Taiyo Matsumoto’s manga

Ping Pong Anime’s ‘China’ Character Previewed in TV Ad

posted on 2014-03-06 13:00 EST
Anime to premiere April 10

Ping Pong Anime’s ‘Akuma’ Character Previewed in TV Ad

posted on 2014-03-13 13:11 EDT
Masaaki Yuasa to direct anime premiering April 10

Ping Pong Anime’s ‘Dragon’ Character Previewed in TV Ad

posted on 2014-03-20 14:00 EDT
Masaaki Yuasa to direct anime premiering April 10


#10

Ping Pong Anime’s Promo Features merengue’s Ending Theme

posted on 2014-03-21 15:30 EDT
Masaaki Yuasa to direct anime premiering April 10

Ping Pong Anime’s ‘Peco’ Character Previewed in TV Ad

posted on 2014-03-27 13:40 EDT
Anime from director Masaaki Yuasa to debut April 10

Funimation to Stream Ping Pong: The Animation

posted on 2014-04-04 17:35 EDT
Anime of Taiyo Matsumoto’s manga to premiere Thursday, April 10

Crunchyroll to Stream Ping Pong Outside N. America

posted on 2014-04-09 23:18 EDT

Funimation Adds Ping Pong Home Video Rights

posted on 2014-11-08 15:10 EST
Funimation previously streamed series as it aired in Japan

Ping Pong Wins at Tokyo Anime Award Festival

posted on 2015-03-22 20:20 EDT

Funimation Announces English Dub Cast for Ping Pong

posted on 2015-03-28 20:12 EDT
Dub trailer previews Ping Pong cast


#11

FEATURE: “Ping Pong the Animation” and the Yuasa-Matsumoto Rally

November 28, 2016 2:05pm CST
Be like Peco. Be a hero!


#12

FEATURE: Cooking With Anime - Christmas Cake from EVERY ANIME EVER (and Ping Pong the Animation)

December 21, 2016 8:05pm EST
Happy Holidays to everybody! Though this is a “Christmas” cake, it can be enjoyed by everyone.


#13

Ping Pong The Complete Series - BD/DVD Combo - S.A.V.E.


#14

Ping Pong: The Complete Series S.A.V.E. – Available Now


#15

You HAVE to see Ping Pong the Animation because… | Q Review