Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume

Scorching Ping Pong Girls

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Japanese: 灼熱の卓球娘
English: Scorching Ping Pong Girls
German: Scorching Ping Pong Girls
Spanish: Scorching Ping Pong Girls (Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume)
French: Scorching Ping Pong Girls
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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
Genre: SportsSports
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.071 (scored by 1841018,410 users)
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Ranked: #37982
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Popularity: #3198
Members: 43,853
Favorites: 155

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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


Ogasawara, Muneki
Producer, Planning
Irie, Yasuhiro


Opening Theme

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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! (eps 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) (eps 5)


Jan 8, 2022
Holy cow someone on the animation team likes sweat. Maybe it's like a common thing it all sports anime, but once I noticed it in this show it was pretty hard to un-notice. Every time the girls were in a serious match and the stakes were high, I was having trouble focusing through all that sheen and near see-through layers of clothing. If that's your fetish, look no further I guess.

Other than that I'd say it was a fairly standard "underdog" sports anime. Or it was trying very hard to set up an underdog story with the other team they were facing. It has a ...
May 8, 2019
Mixed Feelings
I play a little bit of table tennis, and a few other sports, and usually sports anime resonate well with me. For some reason though, I found this to be pretty mediocre. There was little excitement, but I can't wait to watch Ping Pong the Animation.

I like the characters. They a vivid and lively. They are all unique, which in the case of a non serious anime, makes it's all the more fun to watch.

Sometimes, the animation was amazing, especially in episode 1, which tricked me into watching it. It's not amazing compared to all other anime, but was amazing in the sense that there ...
Dec 19, 2016
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 ...

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