Tennis no Oujisama

The Prince of Tennis

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Synonyms: TeniPuri, PoT
Japanese: テニスの王子様
English: The Prince of Tennis
French: The Prince of Tennis
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Type: TV
Episodes: 178
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 10, 2001 to Mar 23, 2005
Premiered: Fall 2001
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 19:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation, VIZ Media
Studios: Trans Arts
Source: Manga
Genre: SportsSports
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.851 (scored by 8494984,949 users)
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Ranked: #8712
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Popularity: #1302
Members: 185,653
Favorites: 3,035

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At the request of his father, tennis prodigy Ryouma Echizen has returned from America and is ready to take the Japanese tennis scene by storm. Aiming to become the best tennis player in the country, he enrolls in Seishun Academy—home to one of the best middle school tennis teams in Japan.

After Ryouma catches the captain's eye, he finds himself playing for a spot on the starting lineup in the intra-school ranking matches despite only being a freshman. Due to his age, the rest of the Seishun Boys' Tennis Team are initially reluctant to accept him, but his skill and determination convinces them to let him in.

Armed with their new "super rookie," Seishun sets out to claim a spot in the National Tournament, hoping to take the coveted title for themselves. In order to do so, the team must qualify by playing through the Tokyo Prefectural and Kanto Regionals. Yet, the road ahead of them is shared by a plethora of strong schools, each playing tennis in unique ways for their own reasons. Ryouma and his teammates must learn to cooperate if they want to become the champions they aspire to be.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


On April 24, 2007, Viz Media released the first DVD box set in the United States. An additional three box sets have been released since January 15, 2008. However, these four sets only contain 50 of the 178 episodes.

On April 2, 2021, Funimation obtained licensing rights to the series and announced a new dub was in the works.

Characters & Voice Actors


Takahashi, Tomoko
Hamana, Takayuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Andou, Masahiro
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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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)

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)

Episode Videos


Sep 8, 2007
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 ...
Jan 16, 2015
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Aug 26, 2015
The Anime Starts out well.. but loses steam halfway through the stories.. with potholes the size of craters.. i was hoping it would get better but it was a dud...

With an obvious plot of the Protagonists winning every tournament.. the opponents in the beginning are intimidating but as the series progresses no matter what the opponents did the seigaku team ends up winning...

i'm a sport anime fan.. i was looking forward to learning a lot from the show.. like i did with Slam Dunk.. but the show ends up showing tennis as a sport where you can win a few rounds at the US ...

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