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Aim for the Ace! (1979)

Movie, 1979

 

Information:

Genres: Drama, Sports, Shoujo
Tags: Present, Tennis
Release Date: 08.09.1979
Studios: Madhouse
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Type: Movie (1979)
Episodes: 1, ~1 hr. 30 min.

Alternative names:

エースをねらえ!
Ace o Nerae: Theatrical Version
Aim for the Ace! Movie
Aim for the Best!
Jump High Hiromi!
Ace wo Nerae! (1979)
Handpicked by the new tennis coach as someone with great potential, freshman Hiromi Oka must endure lots of hardships as she struggles to become someone who can stand among the best junior players in Japan.
High school freshman Hiromi joins the tennis club because of her admiration for Ryuzaki. Ryuzaki is a senior, who's the best tennis player on the team and also nicknamed "Ochōfujin", ("Madame Butterfly"), because of her elegance on the tennis court. However, the new coach, Jin Munakata, wants the inexperienced Hiromi to play in a forthcoming tournament.
Due to this, Hiromi considers quitting tennis for good but, in the depth of her soul, she soon realizes that she loves tennis after all. She returns to the club and, under Munakata's coaching, her talent starts to bloom.
In the end, Hiromi develops a strong emotional bond with her coach, not knowing that Munakata is risking his life because of a chronic illness.
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Related anime:

Ace wo Nerae! TV, 1973, Full story
Aim for the Ace! (1979) Movie, 1979, Summary

Related manga:

Ace o Nerae! Manga, 1972, Adaptation

Related characters:

Hiromi Oka
Hiromi Oka
Takayuki Todou
Takayuki Todou
Reika Ryuuzaki
Reika Ryuuzaki
Jin Munakata
Jin Munakata
Maki Aikawa
Maki Aikawa