Anime & Manga News

Manga 'Ping Pong' Gets Anime Adaptation in Spring

by tsubasalover
Jan 16, 2014 9:58 AM | 80 Comments
It was announced today between the broadcast of Gin no Saji 2nd Season and Samurai Flamenco that Taiyou Matsumoto's manga Ping Pong will receive an anime adaptation in Spring 2014. It will be aired during the noitaminA block, along with Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin.

The only other information revealed was that Masaaki Yuasa will be directing the anime.

CM: YouTube

Official site: http://www.pingpong-anime.tv/

Sources: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2, Natalie[/i][/i]

Ping Pong the Animation on MAL

20 of 80 Comments Recent Comments

Seems interesting. May watch

Jan 22, 2014 10:54 AM by Kvshi

It looks promising and interesting, but that artstyle is a big no-no for me

Jan 22, 2014 10:32 AM by Sourire

Anything directed by Yuasa is an insta-watch, the Tekkon Kinkreet director is a plus.

Jan 21, 2014 4:22 PM by LoneWolf

This looks interesting, and ping pong is something I haven't seen in an anime yet. Definitely on my to-watch list.

Jan 20, 2014 1:57 PM by konna_9

The art style is like Aku no Hana.
No ty i'am not gonna watch this.

Jan 20, 2014 7:13 AM by Icebreaker93

IntroverTurtle said:
tsudecimo said:
IntroverTurtle said:
tsudecimo said:
I tried to read the manga but then the art happened.

I guess I would have to wait for the anime with improved art hopefully.
It's Yuasa. Have you seen any of this other works?

No, but what does that have do with the art of the manga?

Actually wait, The Tatmi Galaxy was directed by him.
Yes, though the artstyle isn't his. If you look at his other works they're usually quite sketchy and what people can see as ugly.

I meant it as if you didn't like the manga's art, he will probably make it looks pretty sketchy and similar to the manga. I believe this and this was in the trailer for Ping Pong.

Well if it's going to be like the Tatmi Galaxy's art style then I will love it. Hopefully it's not like Kaiba and Kemonozume. From the trailer it's seems better than the manga's art.

Jan 19, 2014 11:54 PM by tsudecimo

tsudecimo said:
IntroverTurtle said:
tsudecimo said:
I tried to read the manga but then the art happened.

I guess I would have to wait for the anime with improved art hopefully.
It's Yuasa. Have you seen any of this other works?

No, but what does that have do with the art of the manga?

Actually wait, The Tatmi Galaxy was directed by him.
Yes, though the artstyle isn't his. If you look at his other works they're usually quite sketchy and what people can see as ugly.

I meant it as if you didn't like the manga's art, he will probably make it looks pretty sketchy and similar to the manga. I believe this and this was in the trailer for Ping Pong.

Jan 19, 2014 11:45 PM by IntroverTurtle

IntroverTurtle said:
tsudecimo said:
I tried to read the manga but then the art happened.

I guess I would have to wait for the anime with improved art hopefully.
It's Yuasa. Have you seen any of this other works?

No, but what does that have do with the art of the manga?

Actually wait, The Tatmi Galaxy was directed by him.

Jan 19, 2014 11:39 PM by tsudecimo

tsudecimo said:
I tried to read the manga but then the art happened.

I guess I would have to wait for the anime with improved art hopefully.
It's Yuasa. Have you seen any of this other works?

Jan 19, 2014 11:27 PM by IntroverTurtle

I tried to read the manga but then the art happened.

I guess I would have to wait for the anime with improved art hopefully.

Jan 19, 2014 11:25 PM by tsudecimo

More sports anime is always welcome.
Looking forward to this.

Jan 19, 2014 11:54 AM by NiN10d0h

AOTY CONFIRMED

Jan 18, 2014 8:15 PM by Durbikins

Rotoscooping ? I had bad experiences with it.

Jan 18, 2014 5:04 AM by Hatsuyuki

More manga adaptations (And from sport genre to boot) is always welcome. This means there will still be noitaminA show in spring to look forward to after Gin no saji ends

Jan 18, 2014 2:46 AM by Amiluhur

ToG25thBaam said:
Red_Keys said:
Touka said:
Please no fan service
http://cdn.myanimelist.net/images/characters/7/47130.jpg

WTF is that? No one plays ping pong like that, screw dat shit, this is no badminton.

Damn was hyped because I used to play ping pong, but.. ugh they're just going to make it looks "cool"? Sighhh, let's see how this will turn out.


Well, shame on you. If I remember correctly, that image isn't from a proper panel nor a ping pong game, it's just one of those images authors often draw on the chapter title page or volume introduction. It's just to display the quirkiness of the character. A single 225 x 350 image is hardly going to represent what the manga or anime have on offer.

But of course it's going to portray ping pong in a cool way. It is cool. Why would a sports manga ever portray its content as boring or drab. The manga perfectly captures the intensity of professional ping pong, chapter 49 especially is told completely without dialogue. The game flows both brilliantly and impressively. The manga also includes relevant terminology and knowledge of the sport. Taiyo Matsumoto was commissioned to travel abroad to research, write and draw his first manga for a magazine, which was a sports manga about baseball. He has known right from his roots not to cut corners, and he doesn't with Ping Pong. As someone who used to play ping pong, you would probably love the manga.

Jan 18, 2014 1:31 AM by Touka

tsudecimo said:
Goddamn, it's serialization ended in 1997. There is always hope.

Looking forward to it, looks fairly interesting and unique.


For over 17 years of hoping!! XD

Jan 17, 2014 10:20 PM by ExoticNeeds

Never read the manga, but I'll follow the anime. Just saw the PV and I am dying to see more.

Jan 17, 2014 6:59 PM by zellami

waaat, never expected this to get an anime adaption!
I've actually thought about reading it a while ago (because of my love for table tennis..), decided not to in the end.
Nice, I'll definitely watch the anime.

Jan 17, 2014 1:48 PM by Vanessa

soooooooooooooo gonna watch this

Jan 17, 2014 8:17 AM by Ahmer

Looking forward to this

Jan 17, 2014 6:36 AM by hypochondriac

Related Database Entries