News Ping Pong TV Anime's Staff, Cast Briefly Listed
posted on 2014-02-26 23:57 EST
- Fukujūrō Katayama as Yutaka "Peco" Hoshino
- Kouki Uchiyama as Makoto "Smile" Tsukimoto
- Shunsuke Sakuya as Ryūichi "Dragon" Kazama
- Subaru Kimura as Manabu "Akuma" Sakuma
- Yosei Bun as Kon "China" Wenga
- Masako Nozawa as Obaba
- Yuusaku Yara as Jō Koizumi
Taiyo Matsumoto's original manga 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.
Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, The Tatami Galaxy, Kick-Heart) will direct the television anime at Tatsunoko Productions. The removed article credited Nobutake Ito with character designs, kensuke ushio with composing the soundtrack, Kunio Tsujita as the color key artist, Kevin Aymeric as art director, Shunsuke Nakamura as director of photography, Kashiko Kimura as editor, and Eriko Kimura as sound director. The first weekly commercial featuring Smile is slated to air at midnight on Thursday, according to the removed article, followed by commercials for China, Akuma, Dragon, and Peco.