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Five ping pong prodigies learn to navigate the harsh climate of competitive sport and the even more frightening realm of self realization.
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Koki Uchiyama Koki Uchiyama ...  Makoto Tsukimoto 11 episodes, 2014
Alan Chow ...  Kong 'China' Wenge 10 episodes, 2014
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Five ping pong prodigies learn to navigate the harsh climate of competitive sport and the even more frightening realm of self realization.

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Japanese

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11 March 2014 (Japan) See more »

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Пинг-понг See more »

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16:9 HD
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Blood Tastes Like Iron
30 August 2016 | by duboreedasSee all my reviews

This anime is not just for anime lovers. Anybody can and should watch it. It is an education. And a funny, heartwarming sort that won't leave you soon.

Ping Pong is something my kids would be forced to watch. It doesn't bleat about ambition or success. Instead, it humanizes growing up and living life - through the lens of four ping pong players. And no matter that you don't play the sport or know anything about it. It more about life than about Ping Pong.

This is also a story with one of the best endings I have ever watched. It isn't pseudo intellectual but it is also not predictable. It makes you wonder about choices you have made/will make - and that is one of the greatest things art does. A new state of awareness.

For the anime lovers reading this, note that it is another collaborative effort by Masaaki Yuasa and Taiyo Matsumoto so it is genius.


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