The Prince of Tennis is a long-standing franchise centered around Ryoma Echizen, a first-year student at Seishun Academy.
After its initial run from 1999 to 2008, the manga was renewed as “The New Prince of Tennis,” which serialized in Shueisha’s Jump SQ. magazine from 2009.
The New Prince of Tennis picked up after the original series’s events, right after the national tournament. Ryōma joins a select group of middle school players at Japan’s top training camp for players under 17.
Shueisha official comic site S-MANGA’s official Twitter account announced today that a production decision had been made for the New Prince of Tennis Hyotei vs. Rikkai Game of Future anime.
“New Prince of Tennis Hyotei vs. Rikkai Game of Future” animation production decisionEnglish Translation, Twitter Translate
The official website also announced that it would be giving out “Happy Summer Valentine” jacket pattern postcards to customers who either make a reservation or purchase the Happy Summer Valentine CD on a first-come-first-served basis with “Sound Pre” from July 14.
The postcards will be shipped along with the Happy Summer Valentine CDs by Shinobu Yuushi or Takeshi Momoshiro that are retailing at 814 yen.
An interlude movie, titled “The Ryōma! Shinsei Gekijōban Tennis no Ōji-sama” (Ryōma! Rebirth Movie The Prince of Tennis), which captured the three months before the events of The New Prince of Tennis was slated to debut this spring. However, it has been delayed to 2021.
About The Prince of Tennis
The Prince of Tennis is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Takeshi Konomi. The manga was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump from July 1999 to March 2008. A total of 379 chapters were published and collected into 42 tankōbon volumes.
An anime television series animated by Trans Arts, co-produced by Nihon Ad Systems and directed by Takayuki Hamana, was broadcast on TV Tokyo from October 10, 2001, to March 30, 2005, spanning a total of 178 episodes.
The story centers around Ryoma Echizen, son of the legendary “Samurai Nanjiro,” who retired very early from his professional tennis career despite his undeniable talent.
At age 12, Ryoma begins attending Seishun Academy Middle School in Tokyo, Japan, and joins its boys’ tennis team.
The title of the series comes from Ryoma’s title, “The Prince of Tennis,” after winning four tournaments back in America before the events of the manga.