The Prince of Tennis anime revels in its display of youth and its progressive tendencies.
It is a classic sports anime that shows the Seigaku team trying their best to reach the nationals while Ryoma, the protagonist of the story, fights to prove himself to his father.
Sports anime is not just about strength, stamina, and endurance. It is also about strategies, patience, and hard work. The original anime drew us in in the early 2000s, and it is still getting adapted into numerous sequels or spinoffs.
The official website of the Prince of Tennis’s new 3DCG anime film has announced that the cast members from the original anime will be reprising their roles. Ryoma! Rebirth Movie The Prince of Tennis will premiere on 3rd September in Japan.
The five main cast members for the anime includes:
|Ryoma Echizen||Junko Minagawa||Mereoleona Vermillion (Black Clover)|
|Nanjiro Echizen||Takashi Matsuyama||Rurio (Hozuki no Reitetsu)|
|Kunimitsu Tezuka||Ryotaro Okiayu||Byakuya Kuchiki (Bleach)|
|Keigo Atobe||Junichi Suwabe||Ryomen Sukuna (Jujutsu Kaisen)|
|Sakuno Ryuzaki||Mikako Takahashi||Ayumu Nishizawa (Hayate the Combat Butler)|
Character designs of the 5 main characters have also been revealed:
Since the original anime was produced in the early 2000s, the animation quality was obviously not as good compared to current times. Yet, anyone who has watched the anime will be able to tell the amount of dedication involved in it.
The new 3DCG film attempts to revitalize the original plot and provide a much smoother and more real-life experience to the audience. The Monk Studios, Keica, and Studio KAI are collaborating for this film.
Takeshi Konomi, the creator of the series, supervises the film and the plot is also an original one. The film will explore the three-month gap between The Prince of Tennis and The New Prince of Tennis manga.
About The Prince of Tennis
The Prince of Tennis is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Takeshi Konomi.
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.