ryuuchi “dragon” kazama

Ping Pong: A Retrospective

ping pong the animation, ping pong, smile, makoto tsukimoto, yutaka hoshino, peco

“Maybe there’s no job I’m the only man for, but am I going to fade away without doing anything? Like hell, I’m going to fade away without doing anything!”

-“Tada Hitori” by Bakudan Johnny, Ping Pong The Animation opening song

What is “good enough?”

Ping Pong: The Animation tells us that the sport of ping-pong, like any passion, is conducive to an emotional state that vacillates wildly between monstrous amounts of narcissism and crippling depression. At any moment in time one can feel that they’re on top of the world, or the worst in their chosen interest. This is only compounded when one sets the goal of being “the best.”

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