Ping Pong (TV)

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Alternative title:
ピンポン (Japanese)
Genres: tournament
Objectionable content: Mild
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.
User Ratings: 216 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 41 votes (sub:35, dub:3, raw:1, others:2
2 Spanish subtitled
)
 Excellent: 88 votes (sub:80, dub:5, raw:1, others:2
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Very good: 51 votes (sub:46, dub:4, others:1
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Good: 16 votes (sub:15, dub:1)
 Decent: 8 votes (sub:7, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 So-so: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Not really good: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Weak: 5 votes (sub:4, raw:1)
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: 4 votes (sub:4)
Seen in part or in whole by 308 users, rank: #2307 (of 6324)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.329 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.7895, rank: #232 (of 6329)
Weighted mean: 8.370 (Very good+), rank: #183 (of 6329) (seen all: 8.53 / seen some: 7.43 / won't finish: 2.59)
Bayesian estimate: 8.326 (Very good+), rank: #125 (of 4832)
Number of episodes: 11
Episode titles: We have 11
Vintage: 2014-04-10
Opening Theme:
"Tada Hitori" (唯一人) by Bakudan Johnny
Ending Theme:
"Bokura ni Tsuite" (僕らについて) by merengue
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Blu-Ray + DVD combo
    Ping Pong the Animation - Complete Series (BD+DVD) 2015-06-23 (from $34.49)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Masaaki Yuasa
Series Composition: Masaaki Yuasa
Script: Masaaki Yuasa (eps 1-11)
Storyboard:
Masaaki Yuasa (eps 1-11)
Shinya Ohira (OP)
Episode Director:
Eunyoung Choi (ep 10)
Fumihiro Ueno (ep 4)
Hideki Ito (ep 2)
Masaaki Yuasa (ep 11)
Masaki Utsunomiya (ep 5)
Masatsugu Arakawa (ep 3)
Ryota Itoh (eps 7, 9)
Yuta Kubota (eps 1, 6)
Unit Director: Shinya Ohira (OP)
Music: kensuke ushio
Original creator: Taiyo Matsumoto
Character Design: Nobutake Ito
Art Director: Kevin Aymeric
Animation Director:
Hideki Ito (ep 2)
Hiroki Abe (ep 4)
Kenichi Ishimaru (eps 5, 8)
Kenji Hattori (ep 4)
Kenji Shibata (eps 7, 9)
Naoyuki Asano (eps 6, 8-11)
Nobutake Ito (5 episodes
eps 1, 3, 6, 10-11
)

Sayaka Toda (eps 3, 6, 8-11)
Shinya Ohira (OP)
Shouko Nishigaki (eps 7, 9-11)
Yoshiko Okuda (ep 9)
Sound Director: Eriko Kimura
Director of Photography: Shunsuke Nakamura
Producer:
Yōhei Shintaku (Dentsu)
Yuka Okayasu

Chief Producer: Kōji Yamamoto (Aniplex)
Color design: Kunio Tsujita
Editing: Kashiko Kimura
Ending Animation: Eunyoung Choi
Theme Song Performance: merengue (ED)
Fukujurō Katayama as Yutaka "Peco" Hoshino
Kouki Uchiyama as Makoto "Smile" Tsukimoto

Masako Nozawa as Obaba
Mitsuaki Hoshi as Takamura
Shouhei Shimada as Yamada
Shunsuke Sakuya as Ryuuichi "Dragon" Kazama
Subaru Kimura as Manabu "Demon" Sakuma
Yosei Bun as Kon "China" Wenga
Yusaku Yara as Jō Koizumi

Airi Ootsu as Piiko (ep 3)
Akihiko Ishizumi as Taku Kazama (eps 3-5, 7-11)
Akira Fukuzawa as announcer (ep 4)
Ayako Kawasumi as Yurie (eps 5-8, 10)
Erina Kurita as Muuko (ep 9)
Haruka Shiraishi as Woman (ep 5)
Hidetoshi Akutsu as
Child A (ep 6)
Child B (ep 11)
Hiroki Gotou as Akuma's Father (ep 5)
Hiromu Satomura as Makoto "Smile" Tsukimoto (young)
Keiko Domon as Emiko (eps 7, 10)
Kenichi Hoshino as
Head Referee (eps 3-4, 10)
Tournament Staffer A (ep 11)
Kenji Hamada as Sanada (eps 5-11)
Kenjiro Tsuda as Egami (eps 3, 5, 9, 11)
Kenta Ōkuma as Nekota (eps 5-6, 8-11)
Masayuki Haruhara as Child B (ep 6)
Mitsuki Nishida as Yutaka "Peco" Hoshino (young)
Ryu Ken as Kong's Mother (eps 6, 8)
Shiho Kokido as Girl (ep 6)
Shinji Ogawa as Ryuu "President" Kazama (6 episodes
eps 3, 5-7, 10-11
)
Shinya Hamazoe as
Hama-chan (eps 6-8, 11)
player (ep 9)
Shou Koneri as Tsujidou Academy Advisor (eps 1, 7)
Shouhei Shimada as Student A (ep 4)
Sō Nozawa as Kimura
Sōichi Abe as Norio (eps 9-10)
Takahiro Miyamoto as Dotechin (eps 1, 6)
Takahiro Shimada as Michio Tamura (eps 7-11)
Takanori Hoshino as Student B (ep 4)
Takayuki Nakatsukasa as
Kaiou Club Member A (ep 4)
Koeda (eps 6-9)
Reporter (ep 5)
Student (ep 1)
Student C (ep 3)
Tournament Staffer B (ep 11)
Tsujidou Club Member A (ep 2)
Takumi Ikezawa as Manabu "Demon" Sakuma (young; ep 4)
Takuya Masumoto as Kaiou Club Member B (eps 4-5)
Tasuku Hatanaka as
Katase Club Member A (eps 1-2)
Student A (ep 8)
Student B (ep 3)
Tei Ha as Kong's Coach (eps 1-6, 8-11)
Una Sahara as Mrs. Koizumi (ep 3)
Waku Sakaguchi as Ryuuichi "Dragon" Kazama (young)
Yasuyo Tomita as Peco's Little Brother (ep 7)
Yōhei Shintaku as Student E (ep 3)
Yū Seki as Tsujidou Club Member B (ep 2)
Yūma Uchida as
Chief Referee (ep 5)
Katase Club Member B (eps 1-2)
Student A (ep 3)
Student B (ep 8)
Yūsuke Suda as Mori (eps 8-11)
Yuya Tamaki as
Iida (ep 6)
Katase Club Member C (ep 1)
Student D (ep 3)
Japanese companies
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Christopher Bevins
Translation: Sarah Alys Lindholm
Executive producer: Gen Fukunaga
ADR Engineer: Alyssa Galindo
Assistant producer: Zach Bolton
Head Writer: John Burgmeier
Aaron Dismuke as Yutaka "Peco" Hoshino
Micah Solusod as Makoto "Smile" Tsukimoto

Alan Chow as Kong "China" Wenge
Anthony Bowling as Manabu "Demon" Sakuma
Christopher Bevins as Takamura
Josh Grelle as Yamada
Marcus D. Stimac as Ryuichi "Dragon" Kazama
Mark Stoddard as Jo "Butterfly Joe" Koizumi
Pam Dougherty as Obaba

Alison Viktorin as Manabu "Demon" Sakuma (Young)
Apphia Yu as Makoto "Smile" Tsukimoto (Young)
Austin Tindle as Kimura
Ben Phillips as Kokubu
Bill Jenkins as Taku Kazama
Chris Cason as Koeda
Clifford Chapin as Shuji Nekota
Cynthia Cranz as Emiko
Dallas Reid as Spiral
Eric Cherry as Hama-Chon
Eric Vale as Egami
Ian Sinclair as Masayuki Sanada
Jad Saxton as Muuko
Jeff Yale as Okano
Jeremy Inman as Michio Tamura
Jerry Jewell as Po
Juli Erickson as Mrs. Koizumi
Justin Duncan as Iida
Kara Edwards as Piiko
Lindsay Seidel as Yurie
Maxey Whitehead as Yutaka "Peco" Hoshino (Young)
Robert McCollum as Norio
Sean O'Connor as Miyasaka
Terri Doty as Ryuichi "Dragon" Kazama (Young)
Tze Yep as Kong's Coach

English companies
Broadcaster: Aniplus-Asia
Internet Streaming:
AnimeLab (Australia & New Zealand)
FUNimation Entertainment
French staff
French cast
Translation: Xavier Fleury (Wakanim)
(none)
French companies
Internet Streaming: Wakanim.tv
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