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Aim for the Ace! (movie)

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© Sumika Yamamoto • TMS

Alternative title:
Ace wo Nerae! (Japanese)
Aim For The Best!
Jenny la tennista - il film (Italian)
Jump High, Hiromi
Бей эйс! (Russian)
エースをねらえ! (Japanese)
エースをねらえ! 劇場版 (Japanese)
Genres: drama, tournament
Themes: sports, tennis
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Handpicked by the new tennis coach as someone with great potential, freshman Hiromi Oka must endure lots of hardships as she struggles to become someone who can stand among the best junior players in Japan.
User Ratings: 67 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 4 votes (sub:3, raw:1)
 Excellent: 7 votes (sub:6, dub:1)
 Very good: 17 votes (sub:14, ?:1, dub:1, others:1
1 Swedish subtitled
 Good: 22 votes (sub:21, others:1
1 German subtitled
 Decent: 11 votes (sub:8, dub:1, raw:1, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
 So-so: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Not really good: 1 vote (others:1
1 German subtitled
 Weak: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 124 users, rank: #4796 (of 9610)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.254 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.3859, rank: #2717 (of 9742)
Weighted mean: 7.203 (Good+), rank: #2754 (of 9742) (seen all: 7.20 / seen some: 10.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.248 (Good+), rank: #2346 (of 7386)
Running time: 88 minutes
Vintage: 1979
Premiere date:
1979-09-08 (Japan)
1984-10-14 (Italy, Euro TV)
Release dates: We have 6
Opening Theme:
"Mabushii Kisetsu ni" (まぶしい季節に) by Shōnen Tanteidan
Ending Theme:
"Harukana Yume" (はるかな夢) by Shōnen Tanteidan
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    Aim for the Ace!: The Movie (Sub.Blu-ray) 2023-05-30 (from $19.95)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Osamu Dezaki
Screenplay: Keisuke Fujikawa
Music: Kōji Makaino
Original creator: Sumika Yamamoto
Character Design: Akio Sugino
Art Director: Shichirō Kobayashi
Animation Director: Akio Sugino
Director of Photography: Hirokata Takahashi
Executive producer: Yutaka Fujioka

Assistant Director: Yoshio Takeuchi
Color setting: Tomoko Kawasaki
In-Between Check: Sachiko Sugino
Music Selection: Seiji Suzuki
Production Assistant: Tetsuo Katayama
Production Desk: Yoichi Ikeda
Production manager:
Keishi Yamazaki
Yasuo Ooda
Recording Director: Kanji Nakano
Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi
Special Effects: Tomoji Hashizume
Theme Song Arrangement: Kōji Makaino
Theme Song Composition: Kōji Makaino
Theme Song Lyrics: Machiko Ryū
Makoto Kōsaka as Hiromi Oka
Masako Ikeda as Reika "Ochōfujin" Ryūzaki

Gorō Naya as Sōichirō Ryūzaki
Katsuji Mori as Takayuki Tōdō
Kazuko Yanaga as Ranko Midorikawa
Masako Sugaya as Maki Aikawa
Nachi Nozawa as Jin Munakata

Kazue Komiya as Kyōko Otowa
Kazuyuki Sogabe as Takashi Chiba
Shinji Toyota as Yū Ozaki

Japanese companies
Animation Production: Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Distributor: TOHO
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory
Production Assistance: Madhouse
Publicity: P&M
Sound Effects: Toyo Sound
English staff
English companies
Licensed by: Discotek Media (2023)
English cast
Italian cast
Italian staff
Laura Lenghi as Reika Ross (Reika "Ochōfujin" Ryūzaki) 
Susanna Fassetta as Jenny Nolan (Hiromi Oka)
Valeria Perilli as Reika Ryūzaki

Angelo Maggi as Jeremy (Jin Munakata) 
Beatrice Margiotti as Ranko Midorikawa
Sergio Antonica as Jin Munakata
Stefania Patruno as Rosy O'Connors (Ranko Midorikawa) 
Stella Musy as Mary (Maki Aikawa) 

Stefano Onofri as Thomas (Takashi Chiba) 
Italian companies

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