Softenni! the Animation

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Synonyms: Sofuteni, Soft Tennis
Japanese: そふてにっ
English: Softenni! the Animation
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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
Genres: ComedyComedy, SportsSports, EcchiEcchi
Themes: SchoolSchool, Team SportsTeam Sports
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.501 (scored by 88828,882 users)
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Ranked: #68912
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Popularity: #4430
Members: 24,781
Favorites: 20

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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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Opening Theme

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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)

Ending Theme

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


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 ...
Jun 25, 2011
Mixed Feelings
I'll get this issue out of the way first:

When an anime is an adaption of a manga, simulator, et al; there's a guaranteed chance that only a small number of people had seen the story outside of the recently-created anime. So sometimes, there's a need for said anime to be its own monster.

Hence this title.

"Softenni" is basically what KyotoAnimu, and their boot-licker otaku-base, didn't want K-on to be: an animu about cute girls doing anything other than cute things. Like wearing either their undies or thin air, having the skirts get robbed of their "magical" properties, allowing (God-Forbid) actually useful and skillful shounens ...
Apr 12, 2011
Preliminary (1/12 eps)
If you wonder if you should check this out it's better to wait till there's more episodes. Maybe it'll get better in further episodes. If you want some ecchi scenes you better wait for
BD's cause producers censored everything.

Otherwise - don't bother..

I'm basing it on the first episode but, to be honest i couldn't fun anything worth enjoying.

Series tries to be moe but fails.
It tries to be funny but it's clearly forced and fails.
Tries to be ecchi but producers censored every ecchi scene.

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