Ping Pong Vol. 1
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Ping Pong Vol. 1

Writer: Taiyo Matsumoto Artist: Taiyo Matsumoto Publisher: Viz Release Date: June 24, 2020 Cover Price: $29.99 Critic Reviews: 3
9.0Critic Rating
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Makoto "Smile" Tsukimoto and his friend Yutaka "Peco" Hoshino have been playing table tennis since they were kids, but as they enter high school, they find that the game has changed. Seeing potential in them that they themselves don't fully realize, the coach recruits them for the school team. Bringing out their best will mean challenging the top players from rival schools in the summer tournament, including an ace Chinese exchange student who almost made the Olympic team. With the pressure on, can Smile and Peco take the heat and make it into the finals?
For teen audiences.

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Adrian May 9, 2020

    Ping Pong truly transcends sports manga to give a much deeper story than anyone will expect with a story about two kids playing table tennis. After one volume,I can't say I learned too much about table tennis as much of the rules and terminology aren't really explained like in other sports manga/anime. However, I did come away with a much different perspective on failure and the differing motivations of others who are competing towards to the same goals as I am. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Varun Gupta Jul 23, 2020

    Ping Pong is a compelling manga that excels at depicting its sport through a character driven narrative. Matsumotos work is astounding, cementing this title as a classic. Smile and Pecos journey is only halfway over, but there is already plenty to love. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Anime UK News - Ian Wolf May 19, 2020

    If you are into sports anime but are looking for something a bit different, then Ping Pong is a title to seek out. Read Full Review

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