Anime television series based on the manga by Taiyo Matsumoto. The story follows childhood friends and aspiring table tennis champions Peco (voice of Fukujuro Katayama) and Smile (Koki Uchiyama) as their high school team takes part in ping pong tournaments. This coming-of-age tale shows the teammates grow as they grapple with the hostile nature of competitive ping pong. The episodes are: 'The Wind Makes It Too Hard to Hear', 'Smile Is a Robot', 'Staking Your Life On Table Tennis Is Revolting', 'The Only Way to Make Sure You Won't Lose Is to Not Fight', 'Where Did I Go Wrong?', 'You Love This Sport More Than Anyone!!', 'Yes, My Coach', 'The Hero Appears', 'Gonna Cry a Bit', 'I Thought You Were the Hero!!' and 'Blood Tastes Like Iron'.