Ace wo Nerae!

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Synonyms: Ace o Nerae, Aim for the Ace!
Japanese: エースをねらえ!
French: Jeu, Set et Match!
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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
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SportsSports
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.041 (scored by 24782,478 users)
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Ranked: #36062
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Popularity: #5232
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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


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


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

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

Mar 13, 2016
Unowen (All reviews)
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
May 12, 2016
triplefox (All reviews)
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
Jun 19, 2015
NotenSMSK (All reviews)
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
Nov 8, 2017
recarmdra (All reviews)

Great use of plot elements and life-like animation.

Heartbreaking melodies.



Takayuki Toudou is waiting in a tennis court, with his soon-to-be next single, "Shiroi Tennis Court de (白いテニスコートで)" playing. A woman shows up to the tennis court, the woman and him start having an argument. Soon afterwards Toudou pulls out and gets into a car crash, leaving fatal injuries on the woman. It is soon reported to 9-1-1, leaving Toudou to only reminisce about the memories he has of the woman and himself spending time together, later going to her funeral seeing her in a chair, crying. He then goes to see the read more


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