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Japanese: うさかめ
English: Usakame
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 12, 2016 to Jun 28, 2016
Premiered: Spring 2016
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:05 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Millepensee
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, SportsSports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 3 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.761 (scored by 63836,383 users)
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Ranked: #106192
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Popularity: #5735
Members: 13,213
Favorites: 9

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The girls of the Usakame High tennis club, Tanaka Kinako, Suzuki Ayako, Sato Kurumi, and Nishiarai-Taishi Nishi, pursue their various dreams... This high school comedy kind of thing starts now. Usakame, the official rival of the high intensity comedy Teekyuu, depicts the mostly ordinary but slightly strange daily lives of four girls who devote themselves to practice. All members of Earth Star Dream, an Earth Star Entertainment idol unit of nationally famous voice actors, appear in the show! Sit back, relax, and enjoy Teekyuu's rival Usakame.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Itagaki, Shin
Director, Sound Director, Series Composition
Murata, Hikaru
Director, Storyboard
Earth Star Dream
Theme Song Performance
Ono, Takamitsu
Theme Song Composition


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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"Hashire! Usakame Koukou Tennis-bu!! (走れ!うさかめ高校テニス部!!)" by Usakame Koukou Tennis-bu (Yuki Nakashima, Hikaru Koide, Izumi Araida, Maria Tanijiri)

Ending Theme

"Promise you" by Earth Star Dream

Episode Videos


Jun 28, 2016
The spin off / slower version of teekyuu, Usakame. I have close to no complaints. It was just as good :)

Story 8/10: It's average. It's not as random as Teekyuu, but it still works, and I get laughs out of it now and then :3

Art 9/10: Great art! The way something's are drawn is similar to Hai to Gensou no Grimgar (Just connecting the art styles... not the anime in anyway.) I like this type of art style because it has texture, and it looks like well drawn storybook in a way.

Sound 9/10: This is the only spot I may have a complaint for. The ...
Mar 27, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Reviews saying this show is Teekyu played at 50% speed are pretty much correct: the premise, the formula and even the characters are rather similar. It follows the four girls from a rival tennis club of Usakame High School, that had a few appearances in Teekyu. Ayako Suzuki, the central character, plays the same role as Yuri, being the voice of reason in the group and actually being interested in the sport itself, while other girls are mostly goofing around (or participating in the club activities just to be near Ayako - there's a subtle yuri subtext to the main story-arc).

The humour is of similar ...
Jul 11, 2016
Usakame, for me, was one of the bigger disappointments of the past season. Coming off from Teekyuu especially, I was left astounded, confused, but mostly bored, and curious as to how boring this series ended up being.

For the uninitiated, Usakame, like its sister series, is a short 3 minute anime centering around the straight man and her 3 other foils. However, decidedly different is how the two anime handle its pacing. Take a look at Teekyuu, it's fast and ruthless. Each second each moment the anime is on, the series spares absolutely no expense in having wasted. Jokes and gags get thrown at a ludicrous ...

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