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


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2011 to Jun 24, 2011
Premiered: Spring 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Xebec
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.571 (scored by 6,695 users)
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Ranked: #56612
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Popularity: #3076
Members: 18,988
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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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Characters & Voice Actors


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

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"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)

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

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Aug 1, 2011
helur (All reviews)
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
Jul 5, 2011
WildNeptune (All reviews)
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
Sep 27, 2011
Romie-chan (All reviews)
Softenni is a series full of nudity and comedy and finds a way to use them both in a masterful way.

Softennis is pretty much about a female tennis team trying to overcome al thel challenges that come their way, whether it's team-work or playing against another team with an extreme mixture of comedy. The two main female protagonists (Asuna and Kotone) are a soft tennis pair that drives the plot forward every step.

If you start watching this show, it will seem weird that it starts out on a farm, but you'll understand why later on.

Characters 8/10
Although the characters are not unique, they show a unique read more
Nov 9, 2017
BriefEd (All reviews)
Do you think random cosplaying, riding naked on a wild animal, flashing panties and blatantly breaking the laws of physics doesn't belong in an anime like this?

Well you'd better like it as of right now, cuz ready or not that's what we've got! If this had been far more realistic it would have been some sort of slice-of-lifeish sports drama with shower scenes, that could have appealed to some viewers but as a general rule any show that dishes out loads of fan service has a much better chance of getting a warm welcome if it's silly comedy. Softenni succeeds really well in doing what read more


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