Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume (灼熱の卓球娘), also known as Scorching Ping Pong Girls is the Japanese sports anime TV series based on the Japanese manga series by Yagura Asano about table tennis.
Title: Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume
English: Scorching Ping Pong Girls
Premiered: October 4, 2016
Season: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:35 JST
Producers: Avex Pictures
Studios: Kinema Citrus
Network: TV Tokyo, AT-X, BS Japan
Opening Theme: “Shakunetsu Switch (灼熱スイッチ)” by Suzumegahara Junior High Ping Pong Club
Ending Theme: “Bokura no Frontier (僕らのフロンティア)” by Wake Up, Girls!
Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume Synopsis
The manga centers around middle schoolers Koyori Tsumujikaze and Agari Kamiya as they get into the world of girls’ middle school ping pong.
Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume Characters List
Seiyuu: Hanamori Yumiri
A shy transfer student who joins Suzumegahara’s ping pong club. She really loves ping pong and was a prefectural semifinalist in her previous school. Koyori turns into a different person when playing table tennis. The amazing thing about her is that be it Munemune, Hokuto, or Hanabi, she can match whoever she faces, no matter what their play style. And what’s even more amazing is that smile of hers.
Seiyuu: Tanaka Minami
A second year in the ping pong club and the ace prior to Koyori joining the club.
Seiyuu: Kouno Marika
A second year ping pong club member who’s classmates with Koyori and Agari. Hanabi is a quintessential penhold counter driver. Staying close to the table, she drives the opponent’s shots back at speed, an extremely offense-focused player. Her play style inevitably turns rallies into power showdowns. Stopping the speed of her hits is no easy task.
Seiyuu: Kuwahara Yuuki
A second year ping pong club member who’s friends with Hanabi. By adjusting the location of her serve and the amount of spin on the ball, Hokuto can make her opponents hit the ball where she wants. Only to a certain extent, though. From there, she further whittles down her options to pick the shot that’s most likely to make her opponent mess up. Before they know it, Hokuto’s already got all the momentum.
Seiyuu: Imamura Ayaka
A third year and the vice-captain of the ping pong club. She’s also called Munemune because of her ample breasts. Munemune has great offensive power, but her footwork is lacking due to her stocky build. When an opponent alternates between attacking fore and back, she can’t use her smash because returning takes all she has.
Seiyuu: Tojo Hisako
A third year and the captain of the ping pong club.