The Prince of Tennis is one of those old but gold anime series that has been running for more than two decades. With such a long legacy, something or the other is bound to be interesting about this series.
As the name suggests, the series is about tennis and our hero is Ryoma Echizen. The original manga and anime series has received several adaptations into different media as well.
Ryōma! Shinsei Gekijōban Tennis no Ōji-sama, (Ryoma! Rebirth Movie Prince of Tennis) the new 3D CG film of The Prince of Tennis franchise will open in Japan on 3rd September 2021.
A new trailer for the upcoming movie is also revealed.
Ryoma is seen handling the tennis racket with smoother movements that are granted by the CGI animation techniques.
There is also someone who looks like a gangster. Who will Ryoma face in the next match?
The film will be featuring an original storyline that takes place between The Prince of Tennis and The New Prince of Tennis manga. The mangas have a three-month gap in between and that is the time that the movie captures.
A new visual was also released showing Ryoma playing Tennis.
Takeshi Konomi, the original creator of the manga, is supervising the anime. He is also writing the songs for the film. The film is being animated by The Monk Studios and Keica. Studio KAI will also be cooperating with them.
The staff of the film include:
|Director||Hiroshi Koujina||Hunter×Hunter (2011)|
|Script||Takehiko Hata||Lupin III: Goodbye Partner|
|CG Supervisor||Patricia Hishikawa||Super Street Fighter|
|Music Composer||Kei Tsuda||Aikatsu Planet|
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.
Source: Official Website