Ike! Ina-chuu Takkyuu-bu


The Ping-Pong Club

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Alternative Titles

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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Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.511 (scored by 52135,213 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #18562
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5139
Members: 18,118
Favorites: 136

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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

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?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

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.

Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Takahashi, Yukio
Episode Director, Storyboard
Watanabe, Kenichirou
Episode Director, Storyboard


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Opening Theme

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

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




Reviews

Sep 7, 2007
Ping Pong Club is the most twisted and perverted comedy ever with the funniest characters and situations ever... and i'm not kidding... it can also be considered as a cornerstone of exagerated/ecchi/comedy/schoolkids animes that would follow, like Green Green and even Great Teacher Onizuka.

Animation:
The animation is not well mannered and without any cute intentions, even crappy... strange, after i called it that i still gave it a high grade, yes i did because that crappy animation gives it that funny feeling.. it just perfectly blends with the mood and the characters... I mean did you see their faces? the guys look like a bunch of ...
May 4, 2024
Mixed Feelings
I rated this a 6 because the MAL rating system doesn't have any words to describe WTF I just watched.

Main thing you need to go going in, it's called Japanese South Park for a reason. Every episode you're going to see some form of nudity from its cast of 14 year old characters, along with incredibly gross out jokes and played for laughs sexual harassment.

Yet...It intrigued me.

Some of the episodes may be hard to get through but the the romance plotlines were surprisingly really cute, if the whole show revolved around those shenanigans it would be a genuinely 10 out of 10.

I ...
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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