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The Prince of Tennis
The Prince of Tennis Logo. From left to right: Fuji, Tezuka, Inui, Kaido, Kawamaru, Momoshiro, Kikumaru, Oishi, and Ryoma
テニスの王子様
(Tenisu no Ōjisama)
Genre Adventure, Sport, Shōnen
Manga: Prince of Tennis
Authored by Takeshi Konomi
Publisher Shueisha
Serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump
Original run July 1999 – present
No. of volumes 37 volumes with 338 chapters current (as of March 19, 2007)
TV anime
Directed by Takayuki Hamana
Studio Trans Arts
Network Animax, TV Tokyo
Original run October 10, 2001March 30, 2005
No. of episodes 178
OVA: Zenkoku Taikai Hen (The National Tournament)
Directed by Shunsuke Tada
Studio M.S.C.
No. of episodes 12 (out of 13) (as of March 29, 2007)
Released March 24, 2006 - present
Runtime 22 minutes per episode
Related works

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The anime series, directed by Takayuki Hamana and produced by Nihon Ad Systems, Trans Arts and TV Tokyo, premiered across Japan on the anime satellite television network Animax and the terrestrial TV Tokyo network, airing between October 10, 2001 and March 30, 2005, spanning a total of 178 episodes. Beginning in April, 2006 an OVA continuation of the anime began to be released on DVD. A second OVA has been announced to begin release on June 22, 2007, roughly 3 months after the end of the first. Nihon Ad Systems inc. ... The logo of TV Tokyo. ... Artists impression of a Boeing 601 satellite, as configured for digital television transmission by SES Astra Satellite television is television delivered by way of communications satellites, as compared to conventional terrestrial television and cable television. ... Animax ) is a Japanese anime satellite television network, established and owned by Sony Corporation, and dedicated to broadcasting anime programming. ... Terrestrial television (also known as over-the-air, OTA or broadcast television) was the traditional method of television broadcast signal delivery prior to the advent of cable and satellite television. ... The logo of TV Tokyo. ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years). ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (90th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A human ovum An ovum (loosely, egg or egg cell) is a female sex cell or gamete. ... June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...


The series has produced a half-hour weekly radio show, over 100 music CDs, several games, movies, multiple live-action musicals and a large selection of merchandise. On May 13, 2006 the live-action adaptation film, The Prince of Tennis, was released in Japan. The Prince of Tennis Musical, also know as TeniPuri Musical, Tenimyu, or GekiPuri (Stage Prince), is a series of live action stage musicals based on the anime and manga series, The Prince of Tennis. ... May 13 is the 133rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (134th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Prince of Tennis (テニスの王子様 Tennis no Ōjisama) live-action movie is adapted from the The Prince of Tennis manga series. ...


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In the Japanese, German, and English versions of the manga, the chapters are identified as "Genius" (Genius 1, Genius 2, etc).


The title is often shortened to Teni-Puri, a portmanteau of the two parts in the Japanese pronunciation of the words, Tennis Prince. This is also evident in some of the Chibi episodes in the anime, where all the regulars of Seishun Gakuen are members of the Teni-Puri family. Look up portmanteau word in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Chibi ) (pronounced with long E sounds) as an English word is slang used in some circles (for example otaku). ...


The Prince of Tennis airs weekdays at 4:00pm on QTV(part of its afternoon anime block "Anime Revolution") and ended but due to popular demand, The Prince of Tennis was aired back on QTV on the same timeslot moving Galaxy Angels on weekends. Little Joe II QTV was the first, Qualification Flight Test of the Apollo Little Joe II rocket. ... Galaxy Angel is a bishōjo sci-fi/comedy anime, manga and dating sim series by BROCCOLI. It was created in July 2000, when Broccoli launched the multi-platformed project called Project G.A. The anime recently finished its fourth season, while the first season and part of the second...

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Plot

The manga is primarily set in Tokyo. Ryoma Echizen, a tennis prodigy, attends Seishun Gakuen (青春学園 Seishun Gakuen), or Seigaku (青学) for short, a school famous for its strong tennis club and talented players. Ryoma quickly defeats numerous upperclassmen shortly after entrance to secure himself a spot on the regulars team. In pursuit of their ultimate goal of winning the all-Japan junior high tennis championship, members of the team make new friends while learning and mastering increasingly complex techniques. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Ryoma Echizen ) is the main character of the manga and anime series The Prince of Tennis. ... A tennis net Tennis is a game played between either two players (singles) or two teams of two players (doubles). Players use a stringed racquet to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponents court. ... Nickname for Seishun Academy Middle School, (a. ...


Characters

Names are in Western order, with the surname after the given name.


Players

Seishun Gakuen

  • Regulars
  • Other players
    • Masashi Arai (荒井 将史 Arai Masashi?): second year in Seigaku's tennis club who will probably end up a Regular his third year.
    • Masaya Ikeda
    • Daisuke Hayashi
    • Satoshi Horio (堀尾 聡史 Horio Satoshi?): Know-it-all first year in the tennis club with "two years of tennis experience". Main source of comic relief.
    • Kachiro Kato (加藤 勝郎 Katō Kachirō?): first year in tennis club who is a voice of reason for Horio.
    • Katsuo Mizuno (水野 カツオ Mizuno Katsuo?): Basically the same as Kachiro, but Katsuo is not featured as much.

Ryoma Echizen ) is the main character of the manga and anime series The Prince of Tennis. ... Kunimitsu Tezuka ) is a fictional character in the anime and manga series The Prince of Tennis. ... Shuichiro Oishi ) is a fictional character in the anime and manga The Prince of Tennis. ... Shusuke Fuji ) is a fictional character in the anime and manga The Prince of Tennis. ... (菊丸英二 Kikumaru Eiji) is a fictional character in the anime and manga The Prince of Tennis. ... Takashi Kawamura (河村 隆 Kawamura Takashi) is a fictional character in the anime and manga The Prince of Tennis // Takashi is a soft-spoken person off the court, however he becomes extremely aggressive and loud once he grabs his racket, or any racket. ... Sadaharu Inui ) is a fictional character in the anime and manga The Prince of Tennis. ... Takeshi Momoshiro (桃城 武 Momoshiro Takeshi) is a fictional character in the anime and manga for The Prince of Tennis. ... Kaoru Kaidoh ) is a fictional character in the anime and manga The Prince of Tennis. ... Masashi Arai is a fictional character in the popular Japanese manga and anime series Prince of Tennis. ... Satoshi Horio is a character on the popular Japanese TV show Prince of Tennis. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Katsuo Mizuno is a fictional character in the popular Japanese manga and anime series Prince of Tennis. ...

Rival schools

Main article: Prince of Tennis: Rival Schools

Others

  • U.S./American Team/Western United States
    • Kevin Smith (ケビン・スミス Kebin Sumisu?)
    • Arnold Ignashov (アーノルド・イグニショフ Ānorudo Igunishofu?)
    • Bobby Max (ボビー・マックス Bobī Makkusu?)
    • Tom Griffey (トム・グリフィー Tomu Gurifī?)
    • Terry Griffey (テリー・グリフィー Terī Gurifī?)
    • Billy Cassidy (ビリー・キャシディ Birī Kyashidi?)
    • Michael Lee (マイケル・リー Maikeru Rī?)

Supporting characters

  • Sumire Ryuzaki (竜崎 スミレ Ryūzaki Sumire?): Coach of Seigaku's tennis club, as well as the former coach of Ryoma's father.
  • Sakuno Ryuzaki (竜崎 桜乃 Ryūzaki Sakuno?): Sumire's granddaughter and first year who clearly has a crush on Ryoma Echizen. A sweet and extremely shy girl who started playing tennis inspired by Ryoma's example and works hard to sharpen her skills.
  • Tomoka Osakada (小坂田 朋香 Osakada Tomoka?): first year who is Sakuno's best friend. Also is president of the Ryoma Echizen Fanclub. She's a loud, somewhat pushy and energetic tomboy who likes cheering on the Seigaku team loudly and always catfights with Horio.
  • Nanjiro Echizen (越前 南次郎 Echizen Nanjirō?): Ryoma's father and former tennis pro. Nanjiro is currently a monk. His name is spelled Nanjiro Echizen in the English manga and Nanjirou Echizen in Roman characters in the Japanese version of the anime.
  • Nanako Meino (菜々子 Nanako?): Echizen's college-bound cousin who lives with Ryoma and his parents.
  • Karupin: The Echizens' mischievous and surprisingly intelligent cat, whose name was based off the popular Japanese drink "Calpis Water"
  • Mamoru Inoue (井上 守 Inoue Mamoru?): Reporter for Monthly Tennis magazine who follows the Seigaku team and is a big fan of Nanjiro Echizen.
  • Saori Shiba (芝砂 織 Shiba Saori?): Photographer for Monthly Tennis who follows the team with Inoue.
  • An Tachibana (橘 杏 Tachibana An?): Kippei Tachibana's younger sister who supports Fudomine, she gets along well with the Seigaku members especially Momoshiro, whom she helped to regain his spirits when he was dropped off the regulars line. She's a second year player in the Fudoumine tennis club for girls.
  • Richard Baker (リチャード・ベイカー Richādo Beikā?): The coach of the U.S./American Team.
  • Rinko Echizen: Ryoma's mother and Nanjiro's wife.
  • Tarou Sakaki (Sakaki Tarou): Hyoutei Gakuen's coach.
  • Banjii (aka Banda): Coach of Yamabuki's tennis club, and the coach of a previous school that defeated Seigaku in the past when Echizen's father was on the team.
  • Miyuki Chitose: Younger sister of Shitenhouji ace Senri Chitose, has a brother/sister friendship with Tezuka.

Sumire RyÅ«zaki is a fictional character in the popular Japanese manga and anime series Prince of Tennis. ... Sakuno RyÅ«zaki (竜崎桜乃, RyÅ«zaki Sakuno) is a fictional character from the anime and manga series Prince of Tennis. ... Tomoka Osakada (小坂田朋香 Osakada Tomoka) is a fictional character from the anime and manga series Prince of Tennis. ... Nanjiro Echizen (越前 南次郎 Echizen Nanjirō) is a fictional character in the anime and manga series The Prince of Tennis. ... Nanjiro Echizen (越前 南次郎 Echizen Nanjirō) is a fictional character in the anime and manga series The Prince of Tennis. ... Nanjirou Echizen is the father of The Prince of Tennis star: Ryoma Echizen. ... Nanako Meino (Meino Nanako) is a fictional character from the anime and manga series Prince of Tennis (PoT). ... A bottle of Calpis Calpis water (カルピス・ウォーター), sometimes called Calpis for short, is a Japanese soft drink. ... Nanjiro Echizen (越前 南次郎 Echizen Nanjirō) is a fictional character in the anime and manga series The Prince of Tennis. ... An Tachibana (橘杏Tachibana An) is a fictional character in the anime and manga The Prince of Tennis. ... Kippei Tachibana (橘 桔平 Tachibana Kippei) is a fictional character in the anime and manga The Prince of Tennis. ... Senri Chitose is a fictional character in the anime and manga The Prince of Tennis. ...

Episode list

The Prince of Tennis ) is the title of the famous anime series originally authored by Takeshi Konomi. ...

TV show

The television program The Prince of Tennis is slightly different from the manga version. While most of the story and characters such as Ryoma Echizen, Takeshi Momoshiro, Shusuke Fuji, etc. are the same, there are small story-changes in the animated version because Konomi thought it would be too boring to watch what fans have already read.

  • For example, table tennis scenes and billiard scenes exist in the TV version, but not in the manga.
  • The television series has already ended while the manga has not. There are 178 episodes and 337+ chapters up currently. A year after the end of the TV show, they began releasing OVAs, made to adapt further events in the manga. 13 episodes are planned for the National Championships, with 11 having already been released. Another OVA series has also been announced beginning June 2007 titled the National Championship Semi-Finals. How many episodes this second OVA series will cover has yet to be revealed.
  • Some schools are exclusive to the anime (Jyousei Shonan) and others are exclusive to the manga (Midoriyama).
  • Some events take place at different times. For example, Kirihara visits Seigaku in the manga prior to the District Regionals, but he doesn't meet them in the anime until after the Tokyo Prefecturals. Inoue and Shiba also visit Nanjirou much earlier in the anime then they do in the manga, and are introduced earlier (in the manga they don't show up until Ryoma's match against Inui)
  • Also, the anime starts shifting from the manga starting from the Rokakku arc. In the manga storyline, it is not Ryoma who faces Kentaro Aoi, but rather Kaoru Kaidoh.
  • In the anime, Ryoma faces off against Sanada before the Rikkaidai match and gets crushed. In the manga, he plays against Kirihara before the match, activates the State of Self Actualization, and wins.
  • The manga shows growth in tennis skill through modes of self-actualization. The anime doesn't, showing Ryoma's skill only extending to his "Cyclone smash".
  • The episodes in the anime dealing with Kevin Smith and the U.S. West Coast Team do not take place within the manga.

Kaoru Kaidoh ) is a fictional character in the anime and manga The Prince of Tennis. ...

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The Prince of Tennis
Characters
Tennis team members: Ryoma Echizen | Kunimitsu Tezuka | Shuichiro Oishi | Shusuke Fuji | Eiji Kikumaru | Takashi Kawamura | Sadaharu Inui | Takeshi Momoshiro | Kaoru Kaidoh
Schools: Seishun Academy Middle School | Fudomine Middle School | St. Rudolph Gakuen | Yamabuki | Hyotei Gakuen | Midoriyama | Jyosei Shonan | Rikkai Daigaku Fuzoku | Rokkaku Chuu
Supporting characters: Sumire Ryuzaki | Nanjiro Echizen | Masashi Arai | Satoshi Horio | Kachiro Kato | Katsuo Mizuno | Sakuno Ryuzaki | Tomoka Osakada
Other
List of Prince of Tennis episodes | Tennis no Ojisama - Futari no Samurai | The Prince of Tennis (film) | The Prince of Tennis Musicals | Takeshi Konomi

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Anime News Network - The Prince of Tennis (TV) (339 words)
[ adapted from The Prince of Tennis (manga) ]
Plot Summary: Echizen Ryoma is a young tennis prodigy who has won 4 consecutive tennis championships but who constantly lies in the shadow of his father, a former pro tennis player.
He joins the Seishun Gakuen junior highschool, one of the best tennis schools in Japan, and there along with his teamates he learns to find his own type of tennis in an attempt to defeat his biggest obstacle of all: his father as well as himself.
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