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Asuna Harukaze is a girl who loves tennis to the point where she practices her swings with a pitchfork while working on the family farm. At school she is a member of the Soft Tennis Club along with the enthusiastic Kotone, food-crazy Chitose and bizarre yet talented Kurusu. With a big tournament approaching, the girls are taking practice more seriously than ever, but with Asuna’s strange and perverted logic surfacing at every turn and Chitose’s inability to win a single match, can the club emerge triumphant and make it to the nationals?
Saki and Softenni are both sport animes without falling too much into the genre. In Saki, we learn about Mahjong and in Softenni, we learn about soft tennis. However, they also rely heavily on the characters to keep up the stories pace and on sporadic humor.
The story centers around a high school freshman boy named Subaru Hasegawa who joined the basketball team, but the team stopped playing due to the captain being suspected of being a lolicon. Subaru somehow ends up as a coach of an elementary school's basketball team with five girls.
First of all, these anime are all about showing how their sports are serious business: be elementary schoolers' basketball or high-schoolers' mahjong, the characters will do everything to get to the top. You also have the typical but still nice scenes about friendships, mutual trust and overcoming one own problem etc. And they both have a really considerable amount of cutesy comedy and slightly ambiguous moments.
Only true difference is that Ro-Kyu-Bu is filled with lolis, so be warned if you're not into it, while Saki has absurd "transformations" during matches; anyway, I still think this makes for a good recommendation.
The world of middle school girls' ping pong enters an age of heated rivalry as the throne at its apex is surrendered... Tsumujikaze Koyori, a girl who loves ping pong, has just transferred to Suzumegahara Middle School. Along with her friends who strive to be the national champions, can Koyori bring the winds of change to the school?! The curtain is about to rise on a scorching hot tale of girls who love ping pong!
These anime have a lot of common. Revolving around girls playing a ''sport'' together competitively. The same lesbian subtext can be found in both anime with girls getting blatantly coupled, blushing and having skinship quite a bit. The couples relationships being almost always very close. Both anime enduldge themselves in quite a bit of fanservice with onsen episodes and as well as sexually tinted dialogue. Of course the sports are very different but both anime feature "superpowered" moves of sort making them feel similar. While Scorching certainly has an artstyle that will take getting used to in comparison to Saki's more mainstream style.