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Writers:
Taiyo Matsumoto (comic)
Kankurô Kudô (screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 July 2004 (UK) See more »
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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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Awards:
5 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Subtle Effects, Great Story, Awesome Soundtrack See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Yôsuke Kubozuka ... Yutaka Hoshino / Peco
Arata Iura ... Makoto Tsukimoto / Smile (as Arata)
Sam Lee ... Kong Wenge / China

Shidô Nakamura ... Ryûichi Kazama / Dragon
Kôji Ohkura ... Manabu Sakuma / Demon

Naoto Takenaka ... Butterfly Joe
Mari Natsuki ... Obaba
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yoshiyoshi Arakawa
Takahiro Hirano
Mako Ishino
Kôen Kondô
Erika Mabuchi
Suzuki Matsuo ... Policeman
Asumi Miwa
Ayumu Moriyama
Akira Nishihara
Teppei Sasaki
Mikio Satô
Kenichi Suemitsu
Kiyotaka Suzuki
Chie Tanaka
Yôhei Toyoda
Kanji Tsuda
Hua Rong Weng
Shinji Yamashita
Satoshi Ôe
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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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114 min
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References "Gigantor" (1964)See more »

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Subtle Effects, Great Story, Awesome Soundtrack, 24 March 2004
Author: krisyoungdesign from USA

This was a great movie to come out of Japan. The actors playing the roles made these characters come to life. Yôsuke Kubozuka, that played Peco (Peko) was such a dynamic character. Also, the actor that played Butterfly Joe was hysterical. The soundtrack which was a great mix of electronica and other genres, makes it so much better. And the special effects were subtle, but impressive. The effects didn't slap you in the face like the Hong Kong film Shaolin Soccer (even though I enjoyed that one too). Overall a great movie. Rent or buy it and check out the soundtrack.

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