Ace wo Nerae! 2


Aim for the Ace!: Another Match

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Ace wo Nerae! OVA 1, Aim for the Ace! 2
Japanese: エースをねらえ!2
English: Aim for the Ace!: Another Match
French: Jeu, Set et Match! 2
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 25, 1988 to Oct 25, 1988
Licensors: Discotek Media
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, SportsSports
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.551 (scored by 15331,533 users)
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Ranked: #18132
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Popularity: #9337
Members: 3,812
Favorites: 33

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Synopsis

It’s been three years since Nishi High’s Hiromi Oka was taken under the wing of former tennis superstar and “demon” coach, Jin Munakata. Fresh off a national championship win, Hiromi has been selected to represent Japan in New York for an international tournament. Unfortunately, Munakata is suddenly hospitalized after his own demons finally catch up with him. Forced to continue on without him, Hiromi must find it in herself to keep playing in the face of new challengers and heartbreaking tragedy.

(Source: Discotek Media)

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Staff

Dezaki, Osamu
Director, Storyboard
Furuse, Noboru
Director
Shinohara, Toshiya
Episode Director, Storyboard
Nanba, Hitoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard


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"Endless Dream (エンドレス ドリーム)" by Hiroko Moriguchi
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Ending Theme

"Tooku kara Mite Ite (遠くから見ていて)" by Hiroko Moriguchi




Reviews

Dec 29, 2021
This is what I would call the pinnacle of dramatic audiovisual portrayal and exploration of an individuals struggle and growth.

The story continues mainly from where the original series left off. I'd say that the engaging part of the series for me is the exploration of the struggle of the main character and the story is more so used to lay out a premise for that exploration.

The art style of the series is different from the prequels which had more bright and youthful perspective to the design and colors. The palette for this series is lot darker and portrays more mature and darker approach to ...
Apr 29, 2024
I'm totally impressed by how much I loved this season of Ace wo Nerae!

I enjoyed the 1973 series, even more the movie (1979), which I think it's better directed and you can note a great animation improvement. But Ace wo Nerae! 2 has everything I could've asked for. And not just because I love tennis with all my heart.

We see our main character in her transition of a beginner in tennis to a one of the biggest promises of Japan. Oka Hiromi has been working for three years with her coach Munakata. First episode takes place in the final of the National Tournament in her ...
Jan 21, 2024
Mixed Feelings
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I didn't like this new season, personally I think it was a mistake to eliminate Professor Munakata as a character, he was my favorite along with Hiromi, the rest of the characters are quite boring.

I think they could have given a less dramatic fate to Professor Munakata having been such an important character in the first season

This series tries to be a continuation of the first season but it tells us that Hiromi is in love with Munakata. When did this happen? Hiromi's boyfriend was Takayuki.

In short, I found the first season more interesting, this one focusing more on drama.

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