All posts tagged: ping pong

Ping Pong Review

There has been an anime series on just about every sport there is, be it the world game of football, America’s hard hitting grid-iron, professional cycling, sexy swimming, slam dunking basketball, aces of the diamond that is baseball or even the Japanese native pass time of karuta. Sports anime are all about passion and the drive that pushes us to pursue sporting. While some sports fit the mold perfectly, some seem like they would have a harder time fitting into the form and remaining interesting. I never thought in a million years that an anime about table tennis could be so utterly engaging as Ping Pong is but Tatsunoko Productions have made just that. The story follows two ping pong prodigies nicknames Peco and Smile. Peco is plucky and confident until he meets his match in the champion from China aptly nicknamed ‘China’. Smile on the other hand is the silent type and long time friend of Peco, he is completely counteractive to just about everything that Peco is and has some deeper psychological issues …

5 Hidden Gems Available For Streaming On AnimeLab

Madman’s streaming service AnimeLab is only a little over a year old but it sports a catalogue of series that is not only filled with titles currently airing in Japan but also a plethora of hidden gems of the past. While the current ongoing seasons of anime are always very exciting, sometimes there are some lesser known or previously overlooked series that are shining brightly waiting for you to discover them. These are a few of the special hidden gems streaming on AnimeLab: Robotics;Notes From the team behind hit series Steins;Gate (which is also available on AnimeLab), Robotics;Notes follows a group of friends as they attempt to build a robot. It’s a simple premise that is underpinned by a complex government conspiracy plot involving a precised solar flare induced apocalyptic cataclysm, not unlike Steins;Gate’s deeper story beneath its intriguing time travel premise. While Steins;Gate is highly regarded and considered by many a modern classic, Robotics;Notes didn’t quite receive the same fanfare for reasons I cannot begin to fathom. Robotics;Notes is a delightful science adventure in the …