Ike! Ina-chuu Takkyuu-bu

The Ping-Pong Club

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Synonyms: Go! Ina Junior High Ping-Pong Club
Japanese: 行け! 稲中卓球部
English: The Ping-Pong Club
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 1995 to Sep 28, 1995
Premiered: Spring 1995
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Central Park Media
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, EcchiEcchi
Themes: Gag HumorGag Humor, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.521 (scored by 50445,044 users)
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Ranked: #17102
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Popularity: #4949
Members: 17,383
Favorites: 136

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When the Inaho Junior High Ping-Pong Club grows apathetic about an upcoming tournament, their new manager, Kyoko Iwashita, boosts their morale with something they cannot refuse—a "sex pass," a voucher that grants the best player on the team unadulterated access to her body for a whole month. This is just one of many ways that this peculiar ping-pong club exceeds the realm of normalcy.

Among the Ping-Pong Club's six members, Maeno proves to be the most troublesome, discovering bizarre ways to distract the team each day. With the others contributing to these mischievous acts, Takeda—the captain of the club—tries his hardest to put up with the team's antics. But when popular vice-captain Yuusuke Kinoshita is being swept away by girls, he instead finds himself receiving support from the stern but resilient manager, Kyoko.

With the ever-present risk of their team being dissolved, Takeda and his friends find themselves having to overcome numerous obstacles. While Maeno often appears to put the club in jeopardy, it is usually he who devises schemes that are just so crazy that they have a chance of working. Can Maeno and his ludicrous stunts help his team persevere, or will they continue to just be a nuisance to the Ping-Pong Club?

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Ike! Ina-chuu Takkyuu-bu consists of 26 episodes; however, each episode is divided into two 12-minute segments, leading some streaming services to partition the show into 52 episodes. This occurs on the DVD releases as well, although the North American release confused certain two-part episodes, with its episode count at 47. The DVD set consists of five uniquely-named volumes, with certain episodes appearing on their own respective discs.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Takahashi, Yukio
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tomita, Sukehiro
Script, Planning, Series Composition


Opening Theme

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1: "shanimuni SHEIKU! SHEIKU!" by Switch
2: "man-in densha hitomebore" by Switch

Ending Theme

1: "itsu ni natte mo itsu made mo" by The Zip Guns
2: "booing" by Sakura Uehara


Apr 16, 2020
I'm going to admit something here, I LOVE The Ping Pong Club. It is by no means a good series, but it's entertaining as FUCK I tell you what! Let me go over why this anime is bad, but why I LOVE it at the same time

Story: 2/10

The Story in Ping Pong Club is practically non-existent. The series basically consists of a group of losers known as the boys Ping Pong Club. The first 2 episodes of the series are about the boys trying to keep their Ping Pong Club together, but after that the story is basically complete non-sense. While this in theory is ...
Jun 1, 2016
Ping-Pong Club is a path, a path you should take with an open mind and not because you've enjoyed Ping-Pong the Animation.

A path could not exist without any obstacles; don't let the first few series to fend you off.
You will encounter the worst imaginable and very perverted, eight-grade type of humour combined with crappy animation and little no storyline.

You just wait.

Ping-Pong is the only title where you will laugh about the farting jokes for 26 series straight, regardless of your education, background or social status.
Ping-Pong is the only title with absolutely realistic school girl and absolutely anime-cliche school girl sitting together in one ...
Apr 17, 2011
Preliminary (9/26 eps)
I watch the first 4 episodes and thought it was pretty funny. The characters are completely over the top, but I usually don't have any issues with that. The following 5 episodes though were a total chore. The jokes are always the same. Every episodes are build on the same model.
The anime might have been quite a novelty back then, but in 2011 I think you should spare yourself the pain to watch it. There are better things to do with your time.

Sorry for the fans.

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