8.62 Average Score
8 Favorites
Romaji
Ping Pong the Animation
Native
ピンポン THE ANIMATION
Synonyms
PPTA
Format
TV
Studios
Tatsunoko Production
Episodes
13
Episodes Duration
23 min per ep
Status
Finished Airing
Premiered
Spring 2014
Genres
Drama, Psychological, Seinen, Sports
Write a Review

Description

"The hero comes. The hero comes. The hero comes. Chant these words in your mind, and I'll surely come to you..." This mantra is what Makoto Tsukimoto repeats as a source of motivation when he fights through the stress of not only grueling ping pong matches, but also in situations of his life. Makoto doesn't fight alone; he and his friend, Yutaka Hoshino, nicknamed Smile and Peco respectively, are two boys who have grown up playing ping pong together nearly every day. Peco, brimming with confidence, aims to be the best table tennis player in the world; Smile, on the other hand, shows little ambition. Nevertheless, the two have always stuck together, with a bond built upon their mutual love for this sport. Every year, students from all across Japan gather for the inter-high table tennis competition to achieve national and international stardom. Through intense training and competition, only the very best persevere. From the avant-garde director of Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei, Masaaki Yuasa, Ping Pong the Animation serves a tale of ambition with its fair share of bumps along the way. Whatever the odds, Peco and Smile will face them together. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Trailer

Status Distribution

Watching
21 users
Plan to Watch
8 users
Completed
21 users
On-Hold
3 users
Dropped
0 user

Score Distribution

Recommendations

Aa HarimanadaAbarenbou Rikishi!! MatsutarouAhiru no SoraAku no HanaAll Out!!Aoi Bungaku SeriesAo no Kanata no Four RhythmAshita e Attack!Attack No.1Bamboo Blade