Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume

Scorching Ping Pong Girls

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Alternative Titles

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: 7.061 (scored by 1917419,174 users)
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Ranked: #39422
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3308
Members: 45,274
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


Beniya, Yoshikazu
Ogasawara, Muneki
Producer, Planning


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)

Episode Videos


Dec 20, 2016
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 ...
Dec 19, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Confession time. I have to admit, when I first heard of the anime adaptation about this series, I paused and thought “girls playing ping pong…what can be so exciting about this?” Coming into this show, my expectations were rather low. I didn’t read much of the original source material either so venturing into this series is like walking into the world of the unknown.

As H.P. Lovecraft once said:
“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown”.

Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an over exaggeration. However, what this show ended up being ...
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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