Echizen and the Seigaku regulars took a day off of their normal routines and went hiking on a mountain, where a tennis resort awaits their arrival. Expecting to do some special training, the team reaches the destination only to find their precious tennis courts taken over by a group of college tennis players. However, Ryoma is more than happy to teach them a thing or two about how to play "real" tennis.
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Chihuahua Review(short&sweet): A decent additional episode to the Prince of Tennis series.
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STORY: Nothing really special about this episode. Here we have Echizen and his Seigaku headed for a tennis resort where they meet up with some unfriendly college tennis players. As a huge Prince of Tennis fan I was pretty disappointed with this episode. The only tennis match of the episode lasted maybe 3 or 5 minutes and that wasnt really spectacular other than a new shot that really wasnt that new.
ART: Art was well done again the characters looked vibrant and the animation quality is still improving. But still
it wasn't really as great without the high quality EXTENDED tennis scenes. So in my opinion quality was passable for an extra episode.
SOUND: The music is of the same quality of the original series. So if you havnt seen it then dont expect too much. Not bad but not great either.
CHARACTER: Only one character evolved here if u can call his one new shot, development. Inui juice is here XD but then again when isnt it. You wont get to see enough tennis action from the other players to keep you satisfied.
ENJOIMENT: Like i said earlier the lack of tennis action was a little disappointing. This is just one episode so why not add it to your Prince of Tennis collection ^_^
OVERALL:Not really sure why the creators added this episode but since its just an episode its not that bad. If you dont watch this episode, dont worry it has nothing to do with the main plot of the series.
Recommendation: If you liked the original series watch this for sure. And if you liked this watch the National Tournament ^_^ for more some real tennis pwnage.
If you dissagreed OR agreed fully with me on anything feel free to message me and discss it. Always fun. @_@
Prince of Tennis: A Day on Survival Mountain is one of the few OVAs that contains side stories of the series yet fairly entertaining.
Story: Nothing special; it's just your typical non main plot-related episode with tennis-related activities and some humor thrown in. Though, aside from that, you find it quite entertaining and could keep you watching until the end. The only problem is that there isn't much tennis action, and the longest match could have been 7 minutes or less, but I don't mind that.
Art: One of the strongest points in The Prince of Tennis series. There is a small improvement in the animation,
as expected of a special, and there is minimum amount of frames repeated, which is good.
Sound: You might notice that there is a new set of BGM numbers during the OVA. They are similar to the ones played in the original anime series and were nothing exceptional, but it was cool to listen to something new and refreshing.
Character: There isn't much development in this OVA, both in traits and tennis style, though we get to see one new move Echizen did. We got to introduce to a few new characters, but most of them (two are excluded) aren't really special.
Enjoyment: Despite the lack of tennis action, there was humor that could make us giggle and some new tennis tips and training activities that kept me sitting in the chair.
Overall - Prince of Tennis: A Day on Survival Mountain is one of the few OVAs that contains side stories of the series yet reasonably entertaining at the same time. The OVA could be finished in one sitting (of course). In the end, it is a fairly satisfying watch.