Watch The First Trailer For Yuasa's PING PONG

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
In an intriguing match of talents, Mind Game director Yuasa Masaaki has taken the controls of a new anime adaptation of Tekkon Kinkreet writer Matsumoto Taiyo's hugely popular coming of age sports story Ping Pong.

Already the subject of an excellent live action film by Sori Fumihiko, this new anime version promises to be very well worth seeking out. Matsumoto is revered amongst fans of intelligent, character based manga, for one thing, his work embracing youthful outsiders struggling to find their way through life with a style that is immediately recognizable while defying most of the conventions of mainstream manga. And in Yuasa, Matsumoto's written work finds a perfect complement in one of the most endlessly inventive and compelling directors working in animation anywhere in the world.

But don't take my word for it. The first trailer is out now and can be viewed below. Ping Pong airs as part of Fuji TV's noitamina block starting in April.
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  • By far my favorite anime director. So, my heart is running with every new release. Will it be a short or a feature? This guy needs to produce more features and shows! Kaiba, Tatami Galaxies, Mind Game .... so, so, so brilliant.

  • This will be a full series but I'm very much with you in always hoping for another feature.

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