Released Year : December 7, 1969 to November 28, 1971
No of Episodes : 104
Genre : Drama,Shoujo,Sports
Plot : Mila is a highschool girl and enthusiastic volleyball player. Her dream is to play in the Japanese national volleyball team. During the series she makes it from the school district league up to the Japanese volleyball finals, step by step till the international volleyball championship. But the faster and higher Mila climbs the career ladder up, the more she gets confronted with the dark side of success: too high expectations, self-conceit and envy are progressing towards serious problems. (Source: ANN)
Our Review : Attack No.1 or Mila Superstar as it was called when it aired in Germany is one of the childhood memories I treasure. Though the genre of Anime was not known at all at that time, Attack No.1 used to air with german dub throughout the 90's on german television. It is funny to see that hardly anybody seems to know it here, though most of 10-30 year old Germans have watched the series.
The story is rather old nowadays, young girl joins high school volleyball team, as she gets better and better she does make some friends but also some enemies. As she plays her way up to the world championships, new friends and new funny volleyball techniques show up. Although the story is quite worn out, the anime is still fun to watch, as you can share the thrill with Mila during every match.