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Director:
Writers:
Taiyo Matsumoto (comic)
Kankurô Kudô (screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 July 2004 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
The film traces the growth and friendship of two very different high-school ping-pong players. "Peco" Hoshino is a brash... See more » | Add synopsis »
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5 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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it was great See more (30 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Fumihiko Sori 
 
Writing credits
Taiyo Matsumoto (comic)

Kankurô Kudô (screenplay)

Produced by
Toru Ishitoya .... assistant producer
Shinji Ogawa .... producer
Tamotsu Shiina .... executive producer
Sanae Suzuki .... producer
Mitsuru Uda .... assistant producer
 
Cinematography by
Akira Sakoh 
 
Film Editing by
Soichi Ueno 
 
Art Direction by
Koichi Kanekatsu 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shinsuke Ono .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Hitoshi Yamada .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Toshinori Takata .... technical director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Koichi Kuroda .... still photographer
Kôichi Watanabe .... gaffer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ping-Pong" - International (English title) (literal title)
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Runtime:
114 min
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References "Gigantor" (1964)See more »

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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
it was great, 30 August 2003
Author: brecedogg from usa

the movie is about these two boys who have been friends since they were young. they are both on the ping pong club team. the main character peco is a cocky kid who thinks that he is great, though he is, his best friend "smile" (because he doesnt) is equily as good but doesnt let himself try. the two join a tournament and peco loses to an easy foe while smile beats the only person to ever beat peco... make sense? anyway, the two separate. peco loses his will to play and smile trains harder than ever. they meet again at another tournament where at the end they are put against eachother by elimination. i think that the characters in this movie are pretty interesting. the acting for the most part is fairly good but also a little over the top in a few scenes because of how animated the peco character is. a few things are also pretty far fetched. i would say that it is overall a good movie but you cant take it too seriously or you will be let down.

if you like this movie check out aoi haru (blue spring) it is based off of a manga by the same author that wrote ping pong... though much more violent, this movie is a fantastic movie. i would say to also check out kyoki no sakura staring kabozuke yosuke, also much more violent in nature, but a fantastic movie aswell.

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