Ping Pong the Animation

Makoto "Smile" Tsukimoto and his friend Yutaka "Peco" Hoshino have been playing table tennis together since they were kids, but as they enter high school, they find that the game, and how they see it, has changed. Peco, brimming with confidence and energy, wants to be the best in the world, but the reserved Smile has little fighting spirit and doesn't want to sacrifice others' happiness just to win, despite his innate talent. As the two grow, and experience the ups and downs of the sport – and life – they try to figure out exactly who they really are and what drives them to play.

2014-04-11 - 2014-06-20

Title Name
Season 1, Episode 1 The Wind Makes It Too Hard to Hear
Season 1, Episode 2 Smile Is a Robot
Season 1, Episode 3 Staking Your Life on Table Tennis Is Revolting
Season 1, Episode 4 The Only Way to Be Sure You Won't Lose Is to Not Fight
Season 1, Episode 5 Where Did I Go Wrong?
Season 1, Episode 6 You Love This Sport More Than Anyone!!
Season 1, Episode 7 Yes, My Coach
Season 1, Episode 8 Enter the Hero
Season 1, Episode 9 Gonna Cry a Bit
Season 1, Episode 10 You're a Hero, for Cryin' out Loud!
Season 1, Episode 11 Blood Tastes Like Iron