Monday, January 19, 2015

Ping Pong (2002)


Through a simple story, this movie has truly shown how friendship exists through Sportmanship. Please do not under-estimate this story. If you carefully think about the movie after watching it, I'm sure you'll reap much more than I did. Like some of the others who commented about this movie. Yes, this is a story truly about friendship. 'Smile' may have true talent for ping pong, in fact, could be better than 'Peko'.

Oh yah ... and when you watch it, try to figure out why there is always a star on 'Peko's ping pong bat and his clothes and why there's a moon on 'Smile's. It's very easy actually but it took me quite a while to get it. Hahahahahaha.

Ping Pong (2002)


§  Movie: Ping Pong
§  Japanese: ピンポン
§  Director: Fumihiko Sori
§  Cast: Yosuke Kubozuka, Arata, Sam Lee, Shido Nakamura, Koji Ookura, Naoto Takenaka, Mari Natsuki.
§  Release Date: July 20, 2002
§  Runtime: 114 min.
§  Production Company: Asmik Ace Entertainment, TBS
§  Distributor: Asmik Ace Entertainment
§  Language: Japanese
§  Country: Japan 


Peco (real name Yutaka Hoshino) and Smile (real name Makoto Tsukimoto) are members of Katase High table tennis club. Peco is charismatic and has a passion for the sport, while Smile is introverted. Tsukimoto's friends in the table tennis club nicknamed him "Smile" as he does not smile often. The characters have known each other, and Demon (Akuma 悪魔real name Manabu Sakuma),  since primary school. Despite Smile's greater natural talent, he sees the sport as simply a way to pas the time, and often lets less able players such as Peco beat him out of consideartion for their feelings.

Now these two best friends try to deal with their own inter turmoils, as they move further and futher into the regional ping pong tournament. Peco has to overcome a knee injury while trying to rediscover the fun aspects o the game of Ping Pong. Meanwhile, Smile now seems to have gained the killer instinct by going through a rigorous training regiment instilled by his high school coach. As the tournament progresses it becomes more likely that these two best friends will face off against each in the final match.


PING PONG (2002)

Ping Pong (2002)

Ping Pong (2002)

Ping Pong (2002)



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