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Ping Pong

Ping Pong

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Japanese: ピンポン

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 55
Status: Finished
Published: 1996 to 1997
Authors: Matsumoto, Taiyou (Story & Art)
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits

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Score: 8.431 (scored by 1246 users)
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Ranked: #1922
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Popularity: #1901
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Synopsis

Makoto Tsukimoto (nicknamed Smile) is a quiet high-schooler who's been friends with the loud and energetic Yutaka Hoshino (nicknamed Peco) since childhood. They're both in the local table tennis club and both have a natural talent for it, although Smile's personality always prevents him from winning against Peco. The club teacher, however, notices Smile's talent and tries to make him gain some sportive tenacity.

(Source: ANN, edited)

Background

Ping Pong was published in French by Delcourt from November 2003 to November 2004 and in Spanish by ECC Comics, who released one volume a month from August 2016 to December 2016.

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Aug 15, 2010
Touka (All reviews)
"I'm sure you'll understand too, someday. The melancholy of winning. The pain of praise. The weight on your shoulders... the loneliness and agony. The time will come where your efforts will seem meaningless and your victories empty."

Like much of Taiyo Matsumoto's work, Ping Pong includes the same level of energy and surprising depth that outshines its basis to the point of sheer brilliance. Ping Pong, contrary to the title, is less a story about table tennis and more a story about the coming of age of two polar opposite individuals. The author uses ping pong as a medium to advance the story and to develop read more
Apr 7, 2014
post_human (All reviews)
Taiyou Matsumoto is somewhat of a hidden master of manga, most people don't know about him but those who do respect him a lot. Sadly until recently I was someone from the first group, but fortunately I have now converted to the second group. This guy is master of telling a story by very subtle means, conveying the tell with both his excellent and imaginative writing and unconventional and brilliant drawing.

Ping Pong is one of his most famous mangas and after you are few chapters within you begin to understand just why is this guys so special. This manga is a very simple tale of read more
Jan 27, 2015
Beobachter (All reviews)
At first glance Ping Pong looks like your typical generic sports manga, albeit with a choice of sport relatively uncommon to be found in the medium. And yet, while it does have the usual ingredients (tournament, rivalry, dramatic matches, training sessions, etc.), Ping Pong is way more than its simple, literal, title suggested.

To start, there's nothing typical with Taiyou Matsumoto's art. His style is very distinctive and could initially be hard on the eyes, especially if you're used to pretty, conventional, manga artwork. Matsumoto's characters looked like little demons at times, especially when they're grinning, and in this series read more

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Poll: Ping Pong Chapter 55 Discussion
LastChapter - Apr 4, 2014
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