Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume

Scorching Ping Pong Girls

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Alternative Titles

English: Scorching Ping Pong Girls
Japanese: 灼熱の卓球娘


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:35 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Kinema Citrus
Source: Web manga
Genres: SportsSports
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.071 (scored by 1546515,465 users)
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Ranked: #34282
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Popularity: #2808
Members: 38,053
Favorites: 128

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In the world of Japanese ping pong, a mighty king has fallen. An underdog team suddenly breaks the indomitable Oudou Academy's nine year winning streak, creating a power vacuum as players everywhere are given hope that they too can reach the national tournament.

Suzumegahara Middle School is home to a small-time team: Hanabi Tenka, who has a rapid attack style; Hokuto Itsumo, who can predict the ball's most likely path; Agari Kamiya, famous for her signature backhand smash; vice-captain Mune Oomune, who has an aggressive playstyle; and team captain Kiruka Ushirode, who possesses an impenetrable defense. Despite their skill at ping pong, the team has never made it further than the local city tournaments.

But everything changes when transfer student Koyori Tsumujikaze arrives in town. Filled with an intense love of the game, she quickly makes a name for herself as another top player on the team. Koyori's positive attitude towards ping pong lights a fire in each of the girls' competitive hearts, and together they embark on a mission to win the national tournament.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Irie, Yasuhiro
Gou, Fumiyuki
Sound Director
Ikehata, Hiroshi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Abo, Takao
Episode Director


Opening Theme

#1: "Shakunetsu Switch (灼熱スイッチ)" by Suzumegahara Chuugaku Takkyuu-bu (Yumiri Hanamori, Minami Tanaka, Ayaka Imamura, Hisako Tojo, Marika Kouno, Yuuki Kuwahara) (eps 1-4, 6-)
#2: "Bokura no Frontier (僕らのフロンティア)" by Wake Up, Girls! (ep 5)

Ending Theme

#1: "Bokura no Frontier (僕らのフロンティア)" by Wake Up, Girls! (eps 1-4, 6-)
#2: "Shakunetsu Switch (灼熱スイッチ)" by Suzumegahara Chuugaku Takkyuu-bu (Yumiri Hanamori, Minami Tanaka, Ayaka Imamura, Hisako Tojo, Marika Kouno, Yuuki Kuwahara) (ep 5)

Dec 20, 2016
overlyotaku (All reviews)
A pleasant surprise. After marathoning the whole series in a night, I have to say I really enjoyed myself. The characters are all fun and have their own little quirks. I felt they went together in the series well. The show is pretty much all about ping pong too, hardly any filler at all. Surprisingly little fanservice too, considering it's full of girls getting sweaty and moving around a bunch. I was actually hooked on the dramatic moments in each episode, and never felt like fanservice was being crammed down my throat for the sake of selling a product. Not a masterpiece, but worth your read more
Dec 19, 2016
Tozzy (All reviews)
Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume (Scorching Ping Pong Girls) is a textbook case of 'I should have known better'. This anime from studio Kinema Citrus - following the trials and tribulations of a middle school girls table tennis team - had the potential to be an interesting experience but the warning signs were there from the opening episodes. What unfolded was a by-the-numbers moe-sports hybrid. You've seen this before: New girl has skill, makes number one player jealous and the pair work hard to overcome their faults and step up their game. Is there at least interesting characters or twists to the story to make read more
Dec 19, 2016
RoryBurrows (All reviews)
Simple; yet thrilling, vivid enough for me to be addicted to this series. There are many ways I can express my love for this underrated gem of an anime. I never thought an anime such as this let alone a sports anime would give me this much enjoyment. I'm not a sporty type of person so I tend to avoid sports centred anime but I'm glad I watched this and watched it all the way through.

This anime is as I've mentioned before simplistic, it's a show about girls playing ping pong, no more and no less. It plays out like a typical sports themed show read more
Dec 19, 2016
HaXXspetten (All reviews)
The idea of putting moe girls in a competitive environment is not anything new to the world of anime. It is something which has been pulled off with great success in the past in shows like Saki for example, and in general I think it adds a nice touch to the otherwise somewhat formulaic sports genre of anime. Following a similar idea, Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume is a surprisingly engaging series which keeps you coming back for more. However, although it exceeds expectations in some areas, it also comes across as rather frustrating or awkward in others. It is the kind of show which I read more

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