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Prince of Tennis

Alternative Titles

English: The Prince of Tennis
Synonyms: Tennis no Ouji-sama
Japanese: テニスの王子様


Type: TV
Episodes: 178
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 10, 2001 to Mar 23, 2005
Premiered: Fall 2001
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: Trans Arts
Source: Manga
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.031 (scored by 42,830 users)
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Ranked: #5062
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Popularity: #701
Members: 93,058
Favorites: 2,699
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The world of tennis is harsh and highly competitive. Numerous schools from Japan battle it out to determine the best of the best.

Seishin Gakuen Junior High School, more commonly known as Seigaku, is one of the most prominent contestants in this battle of the finest. Their team line-up gets even stronger with the sudden arrival of a young prodigy from the West, Ryouma Echizen, who is determined to prove himself and escape the towering shadow of his legendary father. This fine addition changes the team forever.

Prince of Tennis follows the heartwarming and inspirational story of Ryouma on his quest to become one of the best tennis players the country has ever seen. He pushes himself hard so that he can one day surpass his father’s name and his own personal expectations. Alongside the rest of the Seigaku team, Ryouma fights to make his and his teammate's dreams come true.


Since 2003, there has been a bi-annual musical that features different story arcs of the series. There also been a live action film based on the franchise.
Prince of Tennis also has a lot of video game adaptations, a few Chinese dramas and a radio show based on the series.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Echizen, Ryouma
Echizen, Ryouma
Minagawa, Junko
Minagawa, Junko
Fuji, Shuusuke
Fuji, Shuusuke
Kaida, Yuki
Kaida, Yuki
Tezuka, Kunimitsu
Tezuka, Kunimitsu
Okiayu, Ryotaro
Okiayu, Ryotaro
Kikumaru, Eiji
Kikumaru, Eiji
Takahashi, Hiroki
Takahashi, Hiroki


Hamana, Takayuki
Hamana, Takayuki
Director, Storyboard
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Ando, Masahiro
Ando, Masahiro
Episode Director, Storyboard
Takashima, Daisuke
Takashima, Daisuke
Episode Director

Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Future" by Hiro-X (eps 1-26)
#2: "Driving Myself" by Hiro-X (eps 27-53)
#3: "Make You Free" by Kimeru (male version), hisoca (female version) (eps 54-75)
#4: "Long Way" by Ikuo (eps 76-101)
#5: "Fly High" by Toshihiko Matsunaga (eps 102-128)
#6: "Shining" by Yuki Shirai (eps 129-153)
#7: "Paradise" by Yuki Shirai (eps 154-165)
#8: "Dream Believer" by Osami Masaki (eps 166-178)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "You Got Game" by Kimeru (eps 1-26)
#2: "Keep Your Style" by Masataka Fujishige (eps 27-35, 38-39, 41-47, 49-53)
#3: "Walk On" by Masataka Fujishige (eps 36-37, 40, 48)
#4: "White Line" by Aozu (eps 54-75)
#5: "Kaze no Tabibito" by Fureai (eps 76-101)
#6: "Sakura" by Yomu Hamaguchi (eps 102-140)
#7: "Wonderful Days" by Pull Tab to Can (eps 141-165)
#8: "Little Sky" by Kentaro Fukushi (eps 166-178)

More reviewsReviews

Sep 8, 2007
VK11 (All reviews)
The Prince of Tennis - a sports-driven anime that debuted back in 2001, depicts the story of Echizen Ryoma and his experiences in the world of tennis. Along with Hajime no Ippo, the Prince of Tennis helped start the rave with sports-driven anime craze, and its not really a wonder why a lot of those anime use many of the elements from the Prince of Tennis - its so good that its still being animated (in OVA form) this very day.

Normally, with sports anime, you see the rise of a certain young star from not being a very good player to being the ace read more
May 31, 2008
KimimaroKenshin (All reviews)
Story - 10
The story is very original, where the protagonist comes from America to Japan as a well-developed tennis player. His father has him enroll in Seigaku Tennis Club, where he plays opponents who can challenge his skill, while the team seeks to reach the National Tournament. Although the story sounds simple, there are many episodes that get more in depth by revealing more of the characters and the storyline, which I would rather not spoil.

Art - 9
The art in this anime is spectacular! However, it is a long series, so some frames are repeated throughout games, yet it is still well done to the read more
Apr 12, 2013
Masserati_ (All reviews)
"Mada Mada Dane"

Once upon a time in Japan, a manga artist by the name of Takeshi Konomi came up with a manga by the name of Prince of Tennis, and it quickly became one of - if not the - most popular sports manga of all time, doing for tennis what Slam Dunk did for basketball, it caused a massive boost in popularity for the sport in its native country. To this day, it's hard to really say that Japan ever got past Prince of Tennis fever, one look at the various pieces of Prince of Tennis merchandise like the musicals or even the live-action read more
Jan 16, 2015
elnini (All reviews)
I'm a big fan of sports, especially Tennis, so when i discovered Prince of Tennis i thought this might be what i've been searching for, however it became very clear it wasn't.

Initially it was watchable but rapidly became unwatchable, the problem with Prince of Tennis is that the parameters of the world we are supposed to be immersed in are not defined, this inevitably leads to more and more ridiculous events occurring.

I appreciate it isn't meant to be realistic however when you start from the stars in no time you will reach the sun and then where do you go from there?
What i mean read more


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