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Ping Pong (live-action movie)

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©2002 "Ping Pong" Film Partners.

Alternative title:
ピンポン (Japanese)
Plot Summary: At a young age, Yutaka Hoshino (Peco) is a table tennis fanatic who protects Makoto Tsukimoto (Smile) from bullying kids. As the years pass, they are both members of Katase High's table tennis club. Peco is very passionate about the game and dreams of playing professionally in Europe, but smile only plays it as a way to pass the time and, despite his natural talent, allows Peco to beat him out of consideration for his feelings. They are then confronted by Wenge Kong (China) from Shanghai, China, who defeats Peco in a friendly match and faces smile in the third round of the first inter-school competition.
Running time: 114 minutes
Vintage: 2002-07-20
Premiere date:
2002-07-20 (Japan)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Ping Pong (Sub.DVD) 2007-09-04 (from $48.68)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Fumihiko Sori
Screenplay: Kankuro Kudo
Original Manga: Taiyo Matsumoto
Art Director: Koichi Kanekatsu
Executive producer: Yasushi Shiina

Assistant Director: Shinsuke Ono
Cinematography: Akira Sakoh
Film Editing: Soichi Ueno
Gaffer: Koichi Watanabe
Music Director: Hiroshi Futami
Theme Song Performance:
Koji Nakamura
Arata as Smile 
Arata Iura as Smile (Makoto Tsukimoto)
Yosuke Kubozuka as Peco (Yutaka Hoshino)

Kouji Ohkura as Akuma (Manabu Sakuma)
Naoto Takenaka as Butterfly Joe (Jō Koizumi)
Sam Lee as China (Kong Wenge)
Shidou Nakamura as Dragon (Ryūichi Kazama)

Asumi Miwa as Mūko
Chie Tanaka as Sanae
Huarong Weng as Kong's Coach
Kenichi Suemitsu as Masayuki Sanada
Kouen Kondou as Tago
Mari Natsuki as Obaba
Ryūichi Ōura as Akkun
Takahiro Hirano as Gomi
Yuri Mizutani as Mako Hattori
Japanese companies
English staff
English companies
Licensed by: Viz Media
English cast

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