Ping Pong

Ping Pong

Graphic Novel - 2020-
Rate this:
Ace high school table tennis players push their passion to the limit in this story of self-discovery, told by Eisner Award winner Taiyo Matsumoto.

Makoto "Smile" Tsukimoto doesn't smile even though he's got a natural talent for playing ping pong. As one of the best players in school, all hopes are on him to win the regional high school tournament, but winning is not what Smile really wants to do. Will the fierce competition to be number one bring out his best or drive him away from the game? Ping Pong is Taiyo Matsumoto's masterwork reflection on friendship and self-discovery, presented here in two volumes, featuring color art, the bonus story "Tamura" and an afterword by the original Japanese series editor.

Translated by Michael Arias, director of Tekkonkinkreet .

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?
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, LLC, [2020]-
Edition: Viz Signature edition.
ISBN: 9781974711659
197471165X
9781974711666
Branch Call Number: GN MATSUMOT
Characteristics: volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Arias, Michael
Bennett, Deron

Opinion


Featured Blogs and Events

The Weird and Wild World (of Manga)

  So when the library reopened earlier this month, there were a lot of obligatory “what’ve you been up to”s and an equal amount of half hearted “not much”s and “oh you know”s, but the truth is I’ve mostly been playing Animal Crossing and reading a whole buncha manga. If you’re not familiar with it, manga is a continuation of centuries old Japanese art forms, but nowadays, it’s pretty much s... (more)


From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at LPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top