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The Prince of Tennis

Cover of the first tankōbon volume, featuring Ryoma Echizen

テニスの王子様
(Tenisu no Ōjisama)
Genre
  • Coming-of-age[1]
  • Drama[2]
  • Sports[2]
Manga
Written byTakeshi Konomi
Published byShueisha
English publisher
ImprintJump Comics
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Jump
DemographicShōnen
Original runJuly 6, 1999March 3, 2008
Volumes42 (List of volumes)

Further information

Anime television series
Directed byTakayuki Hamana
Written by
  • Atsushi Maekawa (#1–75)
  • Masashi Sogo (#76–178)
Music byCher Watanabe
Studio
  • Trans Arts
  • Production I.G.
Licensed byFunimation
Original networkTV Tokyo
English network
  • SEA: Animax Asia

  • US: Toonami Jetstream, Cartoon Network

Original run October 10, 2001 March 30, 2005
Episodes178 (List of episodes)
Original Clip animation
A Day on Survival Mountain
Directed byTakayuki Hamana
Produced by
  • Atsuo Sugiyama
  • Tomoko Takahashi
Written byMasashi Sogo
Music byCher Watanabe
Studio
  • Trans Arts
  • Production I.G
Licensed byFunimation
Released2003
Runtime35 minutes
Anime film
The Prince of Tennis: Atobe Kara no Okurimono
Directed byTakayuki Hamana
Produced by
  • Susumu Matsuyama
  • Tomoko Takahashi
  • Toru Kawaguchi
  • Toshiaki Morita
Music byCher Watanabe
Studio
  • Trans Arts
  • Production I.G
Licensed byFunimation
ReleasedJanuary 29, 2005
Runtime30 minutes
Original Clip animation
The National Tournament
Directed byShunsuke Tada
Written byAtsuhiro Tomioka
Music byCher Watanabe
StudioM.S.C
Licensed byFunimation
Released March 24, 2006 January 23, 2009
Runtime23 minutes
Episodes26 (List of episodes)
Manga
The Prince of After School
Written byTakeshi Konomi
Illustrated byKenichi Sakura
Published byShueisha
MagazineJump Square
DemographicShōnen
Original runNovember 4, 2008 – present
Volumes7 (List of volumes)
Original Clip animation
Another Story
Directed byShunsuke Tada
Written byAtsuhiro Tomioka
Music byCher Watanabe
StudioM.S.C
Licensed byFunimation
Released May 26, 2009 October 26, 2011
Runtime23 minutes
Episodes8 (List of episodes)
Anime film
The Prince of Tennis: Eikoku-shiki Teikyū-jō Kessen!
Directed byShunsuke Tada
Music byCher Watanabe
Studio
  • Trans Arts
  • Production I.G
Licensed byFunimation
ReleasedAugust 14, 2011
Runtime88 minutes
Original Clip animation
The Prince of Tennis: Best Games!!
Directed byKeiichiro Kawaguchi
Music byCher Watanabe
Studio
  • M.S.C
  • Tezuka Productions
Licensed byFunimation
Released August 24, 2018 November 15, 2019
Episodes4
Anime film
Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis
Directed byHiroshi Kōjina
Produced byShuhei Arai
Written byTakehito Hata
Music byKei Tsuda
Studio
  • The Monk Studios
  • Keica
Licensed by
  • NA: Eleven Arts

ReleasedSeptember 3, 2021
Sequel manga
  • The New Prince of Tennis (2009–present)
Related works
  • Musical: The Prince of Tennis
  • The Prince of Tennis: Futari no Samurai (2005 animated film)
  • The Prince of Tennis (2006 live-action film)
  • The Prince of Tennis Clip games

The Prince of Tennis (Japanese: テニスの王子様, Hepburn: Tenisu no Ōjisama)[a] is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Takeshi Konomi. The manga was serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump from July 1999 lớn March 2008, with its chapters collected in 42 tankōbon volumes. Viz Media licensed the manga for English release in North America.

A 178-episode anime television series adaptation animated by Trans Arts, co-produced by Nihon Ad Systems and TV Tokyo, was broadcast on TV Tokyo from October 2001 lớn March 2005. A sequel of three original Clip animation (OVA) series, totaling 26 episodes, were released from March 2006 lớn January 2009. In North America, the anime series was first licensed by Viz Media and later by Funimation.

The Prince of Tennis developed into a truyền thông media franchise, including a long-running radio show, numerous Clip games, well over 250 soundtracks and CDs, and other merchandise. Since 2003, more phàn nàn fifteen stage musicals adaptations have been produced. An anime film premiered in January 2005. A live-action film premiered in May 2006. A 3DCG film premiered in September 2021.

A sequel lớn the manga, titled The New Prince of Tennis, began serialization in Shueisha's Jump Square in March 2009, with the story taking place several months after the over of the original manga.

By November 2019, The Prince of Tennis manga had over 60 million copies in circulation, making it one of the best-selling manga series.

Plot[edit]

The series is primarily phối in Tokyo, and centers around Ryoma Echizen, a tennis prodigy who attends Seishun Academy (青春学園, Seishun Gakuen), or Seigaku (青学) for short, a school that is known for its strong tennis club and talented players. Shortly after entrance, Ryoma quickly defeats numerous upperclassmen, securing himself a spot as one of the team's regulars. In pursuit of their ultimate goal of winning the National Middle School Tennis Championship, members of the team make new friends while learning and mastering increasingly complex techniques. Ryoma also begins lớn develop his own style of tennis and eventually realizes what the sport really means lớn him.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Written and illustrated by Takeshi Konomi, The Prince of Tennis started in Shueisha's shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump on July 6, 1999.[b] The series was put under hiatus when Konomi was injured in an accident during July 2006, but publication resumed in September 2006.[5] The series finished on March 3, 2008.[6] Shueisha collected its 379 individual chapters into forty-two tankōbon volumes published from January 7, 2000, lớn June 4, 2008.[7][8]

In North America, Viz Media announced the acquisition of the series in February 2004.[9] The 42 volumes were released from April 21, 2004.[10] lớn July 5, 2011.[11]

A 4-panel manga parody by Ken-ichi Sakura, titled The Prince of After School (放課後の王子様, Hōkago no Ōjisama), began in Jump Square on November 4, 2008.[12][13] The first collected volume was released on June 4, 2010.[14] As of September 3, 2021, seven volumes have been released.[15]

A sequel lớn the manga series, titled The New Prince of Tennis (新テニスの王子様, Shin Tennis no Ōjisama), was announced in the December issue of Jump Square, published on November 4, 2008.[16] The series began serialization in Jump Square on March 4, 2009. The story is phối several months after the over of the first manga, and features Ryoma returning lớn nhật bản after his stay in America.[17]

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation animated by Trans Arts, co-produced by Nihon Ad Systems and directed by Takayuki Hamana, was broadcast on TV Tokyo from October 10, 2001, lớn March 30, 2005, spanning a total of 178 episodes.[18] The episodes were collected in forty-five DVD sets, released from January 25, 2002,[19] lớn October 28, 2005.[20]

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In North America, the anime series was licensed by Viz Media. On April 24, 2007, Viz Media released the first The Prince of Tennis box phối in the United States.[21] Viz Media has also opted lớn not include the Japanese opening and ending themes, instead using electric guitar music. However, the original music themes can be found in the DVD extras of disc 3.[22] As of January 15, 2008, four box sets have been released by Viz. The four box sets contain the first 50 episodes of the series.[23] On April 2, 2021, Funimation announced they had licensed the series, and it would stream on their trang web with a new English dub.[24]

Original Clip animations[edit]

The anime television series was followed by a three original Clip animation (OVA) series which adapted the "National Tournament" arc. The first 13-episode OVA was launched on seven DVDs from March 24, 2006,[25] lớn March 23, 2007;[26] The second 6-episode OVA was launched on three DVDs from June 22, 2007,[27] lớn January 25, 2008;[28] The third 7-episode OVA was launched on four DVDs (including the first numbered 0) from April 25, 2008;[29] lớn January 23, 2009.[30]

A 4-episode OVA, subtitled "Another Story", was released on two DVDs on May 26[31] and September 25, 2009.[32] A 4-episode sequel lớn "Another Story" was released on two DVDs on August 26[33] and October 26, 2011.[34]

Musicals[edit]

Beginning in 2003, a series of Prince of Tennis musicals began. Each year sees two musicals based on the storyline come out in the summer and winter, with a 'Dream Live' performance each Spring, featuring numerous actors and past songs. Each storyline musical adapts a single arc of the manga, typically one specific match against a team. Due lớn the aging of the actors, all the main characters have been recast several times.

Films[edit]

The Prince of Tennis: Futari no Samurai (テニスの王子様 二人のサムライ The First Game, Tennis no Ōjisama Futari no Samurai The First Game, lit. "The Prince of Tennis – The Two Samurai: The First Game") is the first animated film of the series. It was released on January 29, 2005, and co-aired with a short film, Tennis no Oujisama: Atobe Kara no Okurimono (跡部からの贈り物, lit. "The Prince of Tennis: A Gift from Atobe").

On May 13, 2006, a live-action film adaptation premiered in nhật bản.

The Prince of Tennis: Tennis no Ouji-sama Eikoku-shiki Teikyū-jō Kessen! (テニスの王子様 英国式庭球城決戦! The Junior Tournament, lit. "The Prince of Tennis – The Battle of the British City") is the second film directed by Shunsuke Tada.[35] It was released on August 14, 2011.

At the Jump Festa '19 sự kiện, a new film titled Ryōma! Shinsei Gekijōban Tennis no Ōji-sama (Ryoma! Rebirth: The Prince of Tennis Movie) was announced. The film features an original story phối between the over of The Prince of Tennis manga and the start of The New Prince of Tennis manga. The film is in 3DCG, and is directed by Hiroshi Kōjina and animated by The Monk Studios and Keica with cooperation by Studio Kai. Takehito Hata is writing scripts, Kei Tsuda is composing the music, and Konomi himself is supervising the film and writing all insert songs. It was initially scheduled lớn be released in early 2020, but it was delayed lớn September 3, 2021.[36][37][38] Eleven Arts licensed the film for international release.[39]

Video games[edit]

The Prince of Tennis franchise has spawned many different Clip games. The vast majority of these are either tennis games or dating sims, and they are spread across several different Clip game consoles. The first of these games was released for the PlayStation console on February đôi mươi, 2002, and is the only game which holds the simple Prince of Tennis title – all of the following game titles are preceded by the "Prince of Tennis" title. This was followed by Genius Boys Academy, which was released for the trò chơi Boy Advance on April 25, 2002. Since then, several other Clip games have been released for different gaming consoles, including one more PlayStation game, three trò chơi Boy Advance games, five Nintendo DS games, thirteen PlayStation 2 games, and one mobile game. The latest game lớn be released was New Prince of Tennis: Rising Beat in 2017, a rhythm-based mobile game developed by Bushiroad. This game is first game lớn be released outside of nhật bản.[40][41]

Additionally, characters from The Prince of Tennis appeared in the Shōnen Jump based Clip games Jump Super Stars and Jump Ultimate Stars.

Dramas[edit]

There also are two Chinese dramas based on "The Prince of Tennis" story, with the titles of "The Prince of Tennis" (Mandarin: "网球王子"; Pinyin: "Wang Qiu Wang Zi") and "Go for It! The Prince of Tennis" (Mandarin: "加油! 网球王子"; Pinyin: "Jia You! Wang Qiu Wang Zi"). The first is the first season, while the second is the second season. There are some differences due lớn localization for names and cultural themes, including all the characters being renamed, but is still recognizable from its story and the characters' portrayal. The first season covers from when Ryoma first appears in the series up lớn the over of their equivalent of the Tokyo Prefecturals, while the second season picks up from the over of the first season and goes lớn the over of their equivalent of the Kanto Tournament. Due lớn being based on the anime, Josei Shonan is included. In addition, hints of the live-action film is present.

A third Chinese drama, produced by Netflix in 2019, is called The Prince of Tennis (奋斗吧,少年!or Forge On, Young Men). It is phối in Đài Loan Trung Quốc. A reticent talented teenage tennis player returns lớn Đài Loan Trung Quốc after spending his childhood overseas—the show does not specify where he spends his childhood—but he is trapped under the shadows of his father who used lớn be a top tennis player. When he joins a high school in Đài Loan Trung Quốc, he learns the importance of friendship and teamwork, and perhaps even gains his self-identity.

Other media[edit]

The series has produced a half-hour weekly radio show, over 300 music CDs and a large selection of merchandise. Including a trading thẻ game[42] and figures.[43] Three live events, "TeniPuri Perfect Live" in 2003, "The 100 tuy nhiên marathon" in 2008 and "Tenipuri Festa" in 2009, were held by the TeniPuri voice actors and Konomi Takeshi himself.

The 1986 J-pop tuy nhiên "Valentine Kiss" by Sayuri Kokushō was covered multiple times by multiple characters in the series. From February 2004 through February 2010, a total of nine different versions of the tuy nhiên were released (seven individually, and the final two together). The first one, featuring the character Keigo Atobe (voiced by Junichi Suwabe) reached No. 14 on the Oricon charts.[44]

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Reception[edit]

The Prince of Tennis has become a successful franchise. By March 2008, the first 40 volumes of the manga had sold over 40 million copies.[6] By January 2012, the manga had over 51 million copies in circulation.[45] By November 2019, the manga had over 60 million copies in circulation.[46]

Carl Kimlinger from Anime News Network reviewed the first DVD box phối released by Viz Media, and commented that "Prince of Tennis is among the dregs of the genre." They go on lớn say that it is "boring" and "lacks the human drama necessary lớn get audiences lớn care who wins or loses."[22] Chris Beveridge of Mania.com, however, commented that the show "takes the usual themes in sports shows and applies them masterfully."[47] DVD Talk takes more of a nonchalant view, commenting that the "series is okay but not great" and that it has some charm, which will make you not regret watching it.[48] Active Anime also gave praise lớn the series, saying that it "holds some surprising twists lớn the regular sports drama formula", and praised the suspenseful matches and innovative techniques.[49]

In a 2005 poll conducted by TV Asahi for the 100 most popular anime television series, The Prince of Tennis came in 27th place.[50] They also conducted an online trang web poll, in which The Prince of Tennis placed eighteenth.[51] Nearly a year later, TV Asahi once again conducted an online poll for the top 100 anime series, and The Prince of Tennis advanced in rank and came in eighth place. They also surveyed Japanese celebrities for their favorite anime, where the series only came in 68th out of the top 100.[52]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The title is often shortened lớn TeniPuri (テニプリ), a blend of the words "Tennis Prince".
  2. ^ It debuted in the magazine's 32nd issue of 1999 (cover date July 19),[3] released on July 6 of that same year.[4]

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External links[edit]

Official sites
  • Animax's official Prince of Tennis trang web (Archived) (in Japanese)
  • TV Tokyo's Prince of Tennis Site (in Japanese)
  • Shin Prince of Tennis trang web (in Japanese)
  • Official Prince of Tennis Site (in Japanese)
  • Viz's Shonen Jump's The Prince of Tennis Site (Archived)
Profiles
  • The Prince of Tennis (manga) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
  • The Prince of Tennis at IMDb