Ace wo Nerae!
Tagline (English): Aim for the Ace!
Genre: Sports, human drama
“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.
Ueto Aya as Oka Hiromi
Yoshizawa Hisashi as Todo Takayuki
Matsumoto Rio as Ryuzaki Reika
Sakai Ayana as Midorikawa Ranko
Ishigaki Yuma as Ozaki Yu
Kashiwabara Shuji as Chiba Takashi
Kaneko Sayaka as Otowa Kyoko
Morita Ayaka as Aikawa Maki
Uchino Masaaki as Munakata Jin
Becky as Houriki Saiko