The New Prince of Tennis is a sequel to the original The Prince of Tennis anime. The new anime has revealed the confirmed release date and a new promo!
Konomi, the creator of the franchise is back with an original storyline for the series! The new two-part anime focuses on the match between Hyotei and Rikkai high schools who have a tough rivalry between them.
The New Prince of Tennis: Hyoutei vs Rikkai – Game of Future’s first part will premiere on 13th February 2021. A new promotional video was also revealed for the two-part anime.
The trailer previews the match that will take place in the anime. Both the teams have an intense rivalry between them as they carry the pride of their respective high schools.
Both the Hyoutei and Rikkai teams will be facing each other on screen for the first time and the tension is high. The strong points of each character will be slowly revealed through the anime.
The first half of the anime will premiere on a streaming service platform, U-NEXT. A live event will also be held on 13th February with the cast members to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the series.
To commemorate the release of The New Prince of Tennis: Hyoutei vs Rikkai, a fair will be held nationwide at Animate. It will be held starting 28th February 2021. An exciting range of merchandise will be available for fans.
“½ no Mirai e” is the newly written theme song of the upcoming anime.
Hyotei vs Rikkai is an original arc that will be utilized in the anime. The match is supervised by Konomi, the original writer of the series.
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.