Attack No.1

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Mila Superstar, Attack Number One
Japanese: アタックNo.1


Type: TV
Episodes: 104
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 7, 1969 to Nov 28, 1971
Premiered: Winter 1970
Broadcast: Sundays at 19:00 (JST)
Producers: Fuji TV
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, SportsSports
Theme: Team SportsTeam Sports
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.961 (scored by 38133,813 users)
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Ranked: #43132
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Popularity: #6427
Members: 9,598
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Kozue is a middleschool girl and enthusiastic volleyball player. Her dream is to play in the Japanese national volleyball team. During the series she makes it from the school district league up to the Japanese volleyball finals, step by step till the international volleyball championship. But the faster and higher Kozue climbs the career ladder up, the more she gets confronted with the dark side of success: too high expectations, self-conceit and envy are progressing towards serious problems.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Kurokawa, Fumio
Episode Director
Takeuchi, Yoshio
Episode Director
Okabe, Eiji
Episode Director
Tsuji, Masaki


Opening Theme

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1: "Attack No. 1" by Oosugi Kumiko (eps 1-5)
2: "Attack No. 1" by Kobato Kurumi (eps 6-104)

Ending Theme

"Bon Bo Bon (バン・ボ・ボン)" by Ishuu Kayoko


Jun 17, 2023
Attack No.1 is my second volleyball Anime after Haikyuu!! and my first one where all the players are girls so I was curious to see how they would handle depicting young girls at the time it came out. I find it admirable though that the manga and Anime are apparently based on the the fact that the women team of Japan won the Olympics (?) a few years prior to it's release. So this Anime is a sort of celebration for this win at the time.

Once again, this Anime is very old so the artstyle and the music aren't what you would probably like ...
Sep 30, 2022
It was in the early 90s, when TV stations in Germany realized that there was a market for Anime in the west, before that time we only had shows like He-Man or Saber Riders, they were fun to watch but their main focus was on fast paced action and a paper thin story. That's probably one of the reasons why I was fascinated by the tale of the courageous Mila(that was the protagonist Kozue's name in German), a fragile girl on a journey to overcome her health issues to become the best volleyball player there is. The theme was rather dark at times, so to ...
Jan 10, 2011
Mixed Feelings
Attack No.1 or Mila Superstar as it was called when it aired in Germany is one of the childhood memories I treasure. Though the genre of Anime was not known at all at that time, Attack No.1 used to air with german dub throughout the 90's on german television. It is funny to see that hardly anybody seems to know it here, though most of 10-30 year old Germans have watched the series.

The story is rather old nowadays, young girl joins high school volleyball team, as she gets better and better she does make some friends but also some enemies. As she plays her ...

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