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Ping Pong 2014

  • 2014-06-19T08:50:00-07:00
  • Fuji TV
  • 2014-04-11T00:00:00-07:00
  • 25 mins
  • 4 hours, 35 mins
  • Japan
  • Japanese
  • Animation, Sports, Drama
The story revolves around two longtime friends Smile and Peco who are both members of the ping pong club at their high school and are both very talented at the sport. However, Smile's quiet personality keeps him from being able to win against Peco. The club's teacher takes notice of Smile's talent and works to change his attitude toward the sport.

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The ping pong The animation anime team has done something truly amazing. They took a story that would be other wise boring and completely deviated from today's animation standard and made a complete masterpiece in 11 episodes. At first I was very skeptical of how good a sports anime would be with only 11 episodes, but they sure know how to tell a story.

That's the selling point of this anime; the storytelling and execution were incredible.

More than a anime about table tennis, this is a story about change, moving on, giving it your all, friendship, and the hardships that come with them.

Truly a beautiful piece of work.

Recommended to anyone who enjoys all kinds of anime, those people who can see a diamond before it is a diamond.

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Turned out to be an awesome series, to nobody's surprise. Even if you have no real interest in Table Tennis (like me), this series is still worth watching. As mentioned in my other shout, it has some great staff behind it and it shows.

The characters are interesting and watching them grow throughout the series in a believable way is very enjoyable. Although the series often resorts to a kind of comic-panel-not-quite-still-frame style for some of it's action pieces, the fully animated parts are very fluid and exciting to watch. Overall just a damn good show. And don't be a snob about the art style, for the love of god. Some people might not like it (I didn't mind it at all), but don't let that put you off watching it - the story and characters more than make up for it.

I'm hovering between giving this one an 8 or a 9. I've rated it 8 for now but it's something I might revisit at some point.

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One of the best recent anime I've seen. The art style might make or break it for people, but I feel like it suits the action very well!

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