©Taiyou Matsumoto, Shogakukan/Ping Pong The Animation Committee

18th Animation Division Jury Selections


Animated TV series

YUASA Masaaki [Japan]


This animated TV series is an adaptation by YUASA Masaaki of MATSUMOTO Taiyo’s famous manga. The series is full of colorful characters, including the protagonist, the free-living and cocky Peco, his reserved childhood friend Smile, transfer student China, baseball team captain Dragon, and Akuma. Their various lives intersect in a tale of table tennis and adolescence.