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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jul 20, 2002
  • Duration: 1 hr. 54 min.
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama, Sports, Manga
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 218 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #3327
  • Members: 462
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7 people found this review helpful
Mar 11, 2012
Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
This is actually my favorite movie...period. It's not just a story about ping pong, although the matches are fun to watch. It's a movie about friendship and balance in relationships.

There's a lot of funny nuance to it, even though it seems like a serious drama.

The acting is great, without a doubt. You need to give it a watch at least once.
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4 people found this review helpful
Jun 7, 2012
Overall 8.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
As the title suggests, most of this movie they're just playing ping-pong / table tennis, but it's the bits in between that made me watch and like this movie.
It is all about friendship and passing obstacles to fulfill one's dreams.
I think the acting was really good and I can't say much about the table tennis parts, but it looked quite well-done, too. The music was there, but not really that important.
Not only the main, but also the supporting characters were really likeable and well played.
You could call this a slow movie, but it's good nonetheless and full of emotions. :)

(By the way: Watch it and see what difference a hair cut can make to a person. It's amazing.)

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