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Synonyms: Softenni! The Animation, Sofuteni, Soft Tennis
Japanese: そふてにっ


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2011 to Jun 24, 2011
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


Score: 6.651 (scored by 4911 users)
Ranked: #43922
Popularity: #1897
Members: 11,894
Favorites: 12
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The tennis comedy centers around the members of a female middle school soft tennis team and the twists and turns that their lives take as they aim for the nationals.

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Softenni
Side story: Softenni Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Akiyama, Chitose
Akiyama, Chitose
Itou, Shizuka
Itou, Shizuka
Fuyukawa, Kurusu
Fuyukawa, Kurusu
Akesaka, Satomi
Akesaka, Satomi
Harukaze, Asuna
Harukaze, Asuna
Itou, Kanae
Itou, Kanae
Mishimagi, You
Mishimagi, You
Matsumoto, Shinobu
Matsumoto, Shinobu


Kamitsubo, Ryouki
Director, Series Composition
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Nagasawa, Tsuyoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Itou, Shizuka
Theme Song Performance

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Aug 1, 2011
If you are curious soft tennis is a modified version of normal tennis using rubber balls, and was created after being introduced to the east in the early 1900's. Thus, five airheads entertain us with their insane antics and personalities as they play it. Softenni is one of the most hit or miss comedies I have recently watched.

With a comedy it comes down to the characters and how they interact. The captain Chitose who is unable to hit a single ball, enjoys eating, and is basically the most annoying and least important. Compared to her we have Asuna, who is the instigator of all read more
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Jul 5, 2011
Softenni is primarily a slice of life comedy with ecchi. There is soft tennis in it, but that is more a reason to bring the characters together than a genuine focus in the actual series. I should make it clear that this is NOT a show for someone looking for a sports anime.

Being slice of life there is little substance in ways of the story. The basic setting is the Soft Tennis Club want to win nationals and then go onto Wimbledon. A rival tennis club is introduced part way through the series as are more girls and so on.

The heart of the read more
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Sport and musical flavored bishoujo fan-servicing goodness. These are what one of the best-selling anime genre for male looks like, cute girls, cute activities, and if possible, suggestively lesbian.
Both are not entirely legit as sport or musical genre, but are the very candidate of the bishoujo anime appealing to male demography. We all know that the females' media preference for man on man is increasing (It's 21st century, Sir) but what we should also know is that it's also true the other way round.
Oh yes the similarities, both show features variety of different girls so fans can pair them up to their liking. Not to mention that both shows are the slice-of-life comedy with focus around recreational activities. Production quality may not quite as high as KyoAni goodness, but Softenni is encouraged for K-On! lovers.
Girls taking recreational activities in a school setting. Sparkling shining exciting fun enjoyable moment fun of fun girl fun life. Incite pedophilia, increase heart rate and make you go all Humbert Humbert. Apply to only men and lesbians.
Mood, tone, cast, genre, formula, target, how god classify this show are all overly similar. True, the degree of pedoness, funniness, ecchiness and any-ness may vary, but iPhone 1,2,3,4,5,6 or Nokia 1280 all can make a phone call.

Opening Theme

"Rule Book wo Wasurechae (るーるぶっくを忘れちゃえ)" by ULTRA-PRISM with Shirodama Junior High Girls Soft Tennis Team (Kanae Itou, Eri Kitamura, Shizuka Itou, Satomi Akesaka, Sayuri Yahagi)

Ending Theme

"Tsumasaki Dachi (つまさきだち)" by Kanae Itou

Recent News

TV Anime of Manga Sofuteni Announced ( 1 2 )
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02-14-11, 5:08 PM

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Softenni Episode 12 Discussion ( 1 2 )
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03-19-14, 6:20 AM
Any news on a second season?
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03-19-14, 6:19 AM

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