Ace wo Nerae!

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Ace wo Nerae!


  • Title: エースをねらえ!
  • Title (romaji): Ace wo Nerae!
  • Also known as: Aim for the Ace!
  • Genre: Sports, human drama
  • Broadcast network: TV Asahi


  • Episodes: 9
  • Viewership rating: 13.2
  • Broadcast period: 2004-Jan-15 to 2004-Mar-11
  • Air time: Thursday 21:00
  • Opening theme song: Ace wo Nerae! by HIROMI
  • Ending theme song: Ai no Tameni by Ueto Aya


"Ace", an all time favorite comic book that sold 15 million copies is finally dramatized! A positive success story of an ordinary high school girl who gradually discovers her hidden talent of tennis through severe trainings designed by her strict coach. Can she every become an "Ace" tennis player?

Hiromi Oka decides to join the high school tennis club from the moment she saw the star player Reika's (Matsumoto) excellent and smashing play. However, once the tennis lesson began, Hiromi finds herself bored in the succession of simple practice swings. One day, Munakata becomes appointed as the new head coach of the tennis team. His special training was nothing but original, extreme, and severe. In addition, he suddenly chose Hiromi, a tennis beginner, to be the member of the up coming tennis tournament Not only Hiromi, but also her teammates become confused and take the odd situation unfair. Jealousy of her friends and teammates mounted, and they started to talk behind her back. Finally, Hiromi decides to leave the team and run away from the uncomfortable reality, but the coach strongly refused. Instead, he gave her an even more severe and personalized training. --TV Asahi

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Ace wo Nerae ~ Kiseki e no Chousen ~
  • Tagline: 奇跡への挑戦
  • Tagline (romaji): Kiseki e no Chousen
  • Tagline (English): Challenging the Miracle
  • Viewership rating: 8.9
  • Broadcast date: 2004-Sep-23
  • Air time: Thursday 21:00


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External Links

Autumn 2003 TV Asahi Spring 2004
Trick 3 Thursday 21:00 Denchi ga Kireru Made