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Pingu-Pongu -- Cuando nuestros Héroes deciden participar en la competencia de Ping Pong Pokémon, el excepcional talento de Ambipom le presenta a Dawn un dilema excepcional.


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Taiyô Matsumoto (comic)
Kankurô Kudô (screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 July 2004 (UK) See more »
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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Directed by
Fumihiko Sori 
Writing credits
Taiyô 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
Sôichi Ueno  (as Soichi Ueno)
Art Direction by
Koichi Kanekatsu 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shinsuke Ono .... assistant director
Sound Department
Akihiko Okase .... sound effects
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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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Karate kid-type ping pong movie sort of…, 23 March 2009
Author: dwpollar from Evansville, Indiana USA

1st watched 3/20/2009 – 6 out of 10(Dir-Sori): Karate kid-type ping pong movie sort of…entertains because it focuses on the characters near the end of the movie instead of just the results of the competition. Some of the movie is irritatibly similar to the previous-mentioned movie in the main storyline. Basically, the movie is about two friends, who are opposites as far as their characters, but both enjoy playing ping pong but for different reasons. Peco, is the more carefree hero wannabe character who just enjoys the game. Smiles(called this because he doesn't do this often) is much more serious but initially plays just to pass the time(supposedly). Peco loses a big match and decides to retire from the game and during this time Smiles gets much better and becomes the dominant player(despite the fact that he used to look to Peco as his hero). Peco then tries to make a comeback under the tutelage of a woman instructor in the vain of movies like "Rocky" and "Karate Kid." Near the end, the movie returns to looking into these two characters more closely and turns what could have been a formulaic movie into something a little better. Again it takes another country to show us Americans how to make this type of movie better. Good for them!! – and good for us to be able to view the movie!!

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