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Ace wo Nerae!


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Ace o Nerae, Aim for the Ace!
Japanese: エースをねらえ!

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 1973 to Mar 29, 1974
Premiered: Fall 1973
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.081 (scored by 1,021 users)
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Ranked: #30842
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Popularity: #4363
Members: 3,909
Favorites: 24
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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

On her first day at Nishi High School, 15-year-old Hiromi Oka is inspired by top player Reika "Ochoufujin" Ryuuzaki to take up tennis. Shortly after joining the school's tennis club, she encounters Jin Munakata, the club's new coach. Munakata puts everyone under rigorous training that even puts Ochoufujin to shame. Despite the hardships, Hiromi's determination prompts the coach to select her as part of the club's main players. Because of this, Hiromi must endure the peer pressure from her seniors to become an ace tennis player.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Oka, Hiromi
Oka, Hiromi
Main
Kousaka, Makoto
Japanese
Kousaka, Makoto
Ryuuzaki, Reika
Ryuuzaki, Reika
Main
Ikeda, Masako
Japanese
Ikeda, Masako
Munakata, Jin
Munakata, Jin
Main
Nakata, Kouji
Japanese
Nakata, Kouji
Todou, Takayuki
Todou, Takayuki
Main
Mori, Katsuji
Japanese
Mori, Katsuji

Staff

Dezaki, Osamu
Dezaki, Osamu
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Hata, Masami
Hata, Masami
Storyboard
Oosugi, Kumiko
Oosugi, Kumiko
Theme Song Performance
Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Key Animation


Edit Opening Theme

"Ace o Nerae! (エースをねらえ!)" by Kumiko Ohsugi

Edit Ending Theme

"Shiroi Tennis Court de (白いテニスコートで, White Tennis Court)" by Kumiko Ohsugi




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Lordwen
Mar 13, 2016
Animation as any other form of art can't avoid the rule of percentages that supposedly determines what is good amidst the mediocrity (that some might proclaim is oscillating around the 90% of the total).
When it comes to old anime as the one object of this review, new factors appear, and the challenge is placed in discerning between what was lacklustre back in the day of its creation and what are the mere consequences of standing the test of time.

Aim for the Ace! (Ace wo Nerae!) is one show worth to be highlighted thanks to the apparent simplicity of its premise, and the good mixture read more
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NotenSMSK
Jun 19, 2015
Ace wo Nerea! Translated to Aim for the Ace is an underrated 1973's anime and that probably brings the first doubt to mind: The animation. Now before we move ahead, I'll tackle the animation as quickly as possible so it is easy for animation critics to decide whether to watch it or not.

The animation of course is old. It lacks the luster and details, and fluidity of more recent animes. The colors are dull and at times the character features are seriously out of shape. Plus, there is a lot of sequence repetition. However - and this is important, the animation has its positives. The read more
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triplefox
May 12, 2016
I first watched Ace wo Nerae! in 2009, after learning of its existence through Gunbuster, and it had quite an impact on me at the time. It's a simple enough story - a great coach sees potential in a young student, and trains her to be a strong, courageous person on and off the court. Through hard work and persistence she overcomes her obstacles and grows successful.

There is no audiovisual spectacle to be found in TV animation this old, from an era where Japanese animation's budgets, technical background and conventions were relatively limited. The most charitable thing you can say about it is that read more
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sizest300
May 22, 2015
As an anime coming out of the 70s, about tennis, and by Madhouse, I had certain expectations and let downs.
First off, this screams 1973 perfectly from the clothes the characters wear, the sound/music, all the way to blood flowers. You'll know what I mean when you watch it.
There is so much to love about Aim for the Ace. First off, the main character Oka Hiromi is a bit of a cry baby and is easily overcome with emotions. But, she slowly evolves into a strong-willed women and matures as much as she improves her tennis game. She undergoes very tough training to improve her game read more
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