The prince of tennis, I have probably rewatched all 176 episodes + the specials + the ovas + the movies maybe about 2-3x each ,
Echizen ryoma a first year highschool student first ever to become a regular on the tennis team faces many strong adversaries in the early episodes he says he hates tennis because he only wants to play it to finally beat someone , that someone is , someone close to him will not say for the people that have not seen this anime yet. Echizen ryoma has to play many strong opponents even people on his tennis team at school such
as Tezuka, Fuji . The captain, and the legendary player with the 3 triple counters , ... For now.
You may also expierence things in tennis that can probably never happen. A lot of the moves that are done here are not things that someone can repeat just because of the over exaggeration towards it, but it works . its a well done story line in my oppinion. I enjoyed this .
Echizen becomes the pillar of support for the tennis team he is on, everyone has high hopes for him . as Echizen eventually leaves to the US to play in the US open, He comes back to play in the ........ Dont want to say exactly for those that have not seen this anime again.
Echizen's team goes towards a special Training camp to improve future superstars this is a great season to watch it has comedy and action and it just an enjoyable expierence
Story - 9 I say the story is magnificent this is one of the ONLY sports animes that i have been able to watch without wanting to kill myself over and over and over again. because this anime does have alot of fiction anime towards it it in total has over 200 episodes , but it is one of the better animes i have seen in the past couple of years.
Art - 7 The art for this anime isnt that greatest , But it is good for the YEAR it came out . alot of people complain about how the art isnt good. look at the year it came out before u make a judgement of how it should be drawn
Sound - 7 some of the characters may bother me quite a bit. and i quote " Dane , Dane, Dane Dane " This is an extra character towards the middle of the season !
Character - 10 I personally gave the characters a 10 just because it is not completly circled around just one character but they introduce alot of other characters also, and every character is amusing to watch and is very entertaining with a good back story to each and every one of them
Enjoyment - 10 I enjoyed this anime so much that i have rewatched it 2-3x Maybe a bit more, If this is your kind of genre and you have the patience to survive the first 10-14 episodes then enjoy the ride you will not regret it !
overall - This anime is one of the best animes i have seen i think it has an amazing story and a good plot to it, plus the ending gave me closure because the anime itself has finished to a place when i am content with it unlike so many animes that finish half way through.
Whenever i think great sports anime this is deffinetly the one that comes up. Prince of tennis might be long but the amount of rewatching i have had with it proves it atleast to me that its worth enjoying to its fullest
So why do i enjoy this relativ old anime. Well first Story centering around echizen Ryoma a tennis prodigy who just sticks out like something of that uniqness shown in old classics. As the story progress so does the character with the good flow of a great story. It makes tennis of course look more special that what it is in a sence but
the way the creators have come up with sort of abilities that the tennis players have isnt unormal for a sports anime. Shooting a tennis ball hard enough to break a racket is it logicall not really but is it fun for the action of the anime hell yeah. through the story the creators have filled it with characters that either you will love or it will grind you the wrong way which is fun in one way. I think the first time i watched it was in one go and only few anime can do that to me. The story moves forward and rarely stops in a boring way. its stops are made for you to wait in anticipation of the next great match its stops makes you want to see what new moves are out there.
I loved the characters of this anime because there is always something that either makes them funny to watch or you look up to them as someone great. The interaction either in matches or just at school makes you want to follow them to the next stage and see how much they can improve. Specially the litlle samurai Echizen Ryoma whos mind is filled with tennis and only that and is oblivious to everything else then that. For once the cool and calculated character has gotten the main character role and that feels like a fresh breeze through the world of anime. The type of character he is normally gets casted so to speak in the supportive role but here he is the main character and he is the one that will prove his abilties against whatever opponents comes his way.
I rarely adress the art of an anime but this anime makes the art or drawing works so well with the plot and characters. The art is old but its that kinda of classical old that gives it a great feel to watch. Its nostalgic feeling is rare in many ways and you just get pulled in by it.
If you love sports anime this is one of those Must watch classics why because it gives you everything a sports anime needs. Great matches , great story , great characters and a music that keeps you on your toes through every match. This anime for me is one of those rare masterpieces that i cant come without because of how normal and yet so great it can be. So yes this anime gets its 10 because of how classical and great it is.
I personally had played tennis before, and I can notice throughout both the manga and anime that each aspect had something to do with the real life tennis, with a pint of exaggeration. As we recognize, Prince of Tennis is about a first year student in a tennis club, who was the son of a famous player. Now inside the tennis club were multiple players, each having certain moves while playing against each other during tennis. In matter of fact, each special move that they make rely to real moves that are done during the real life tennis, but with just a lot more exaggeration
in it. For example (spoiler) a player in the team had a very fictional and impossible move called "snake", curving so awkwardly it will always hit the side of the corner on court. Yes, this was actually a real move developed before by some player I don't remember right now. The snake ball's starting action, if you have not realized was very similar to that famous tennis player, resulting into a new exaggerated move to exist in the anime. Most amazing is the author was able to make a ton of moves, and I believe many otakus may have decided to play tennis after watching this :D
Art and Sound don't really have any major flaws in my opinion, at least I don't think so :O
Character development was actually a flaw in the series, considering the fact there were quite a lot of main characters, and each of them need to resemble different characteristics. Unfortunately, the author emphasized the characteristics on only a couple of the main characters, not all of them. I am curious to see what other character traits the other players on the team have, because all we saw were their physical traits and tennis skills :D
I definitely enjoyed this anime quite alot, and I figured Inazuma Eleven probably imitated the Prince of Tennis series, other than that the moves resembling Inazuma have nothing to do with the real life moves we do everyday.
Prince of Tennis, a sports anime and one of the few sports animes I've watched and happened to enjoy watching. I won't waste time here with the synopsis, I'm sure you can look it up yourself if you really wanted to.
Story: I think the story progressed nicely as you watch the rise and fall, the hardship and the many lessons our main star endures to reach his goals. Many sports animes tend to focus on the main character working from being a total clutz with zero talent into the world's greatest *insert sports here* player. This anime moves slighly away from that
and we start to understand that, life doesn't end when you become great, there are many more lessons in life one can learn, lessons from many different areas. This series mixes fantasy well with reality, making it both informative (learning about the rules and regulations of tennis) but at the same time entertaining with the various skills and attacks observed throughout the series. Another great feature of this series is the use of fillers to the right amount. Unlike other series that tend to have fillers to no end and bores the audience, Prince of Tennis actually uses just enough fillers in between matches for comic relief, contrasting it nicely against the seriousness of the matches.
Art: Not really much to say about art. It's pretty hard to keep coming up with new things, so you find certain frames etc. being repeated. However, they are used in repetition well, so you can't usually tell if you doesn't watch it too carefully.
Sound: Same as for art. But I found certain areas, the sound didn't match too well with the situation being presented, it was either too serious or not serious enough. Hence the given rating.
Character: I would have to give credit to the characters in this series. It would been really difficult trying to come up with so many different characters and be able to make it so that the audience can distinguish between each based on looks, personality, playing styles etc. It was great watching better, stronger, more skilled players being introduced all the time, and it keeps you entertained with the different playing styles. Also, although the characters do not seem to age greatly as the story progresses, however they do develop and become more mature, learning the lessons and achieving their goals. It's nice watching them grow up as the story progresses.
Enjoyment: The series is very good. Other than sound, which pulled it down a little, overall you can learn a lot from watching this series. I enjoyed every episode and I find that none of the episodes are a waste of time. They come together nicely to make the story whole.
Overall: The series is great and highly recommended.
Prince of Tennis is probably not the first show on your 'to watch' list, right? Well if I were you, I might want to change that. You don't need any bit of love for tennis to enjoy this anime. The strange tactics and tecniques used in this show could never be in the same category as the sport they are used for unless you know someone who can hit a tennis ball hard enough to knock their opponent into the stands.
It is a tremendously thrilling experience watching Echizen Ryoma advance in his path to defeat his father, who is considered a legend in the world
of tennis. Following the characters as they grow mentally and physically is like standing atop your car as you're driving down the highway. If you can live to tell the tale, it will be something that you'll never forget.
The enjoyable characters in Prince of Tennis make this show a difficult one to part with once you've watched a few episodes. The drama and thrill of someone coming back from a 5-0 deficit is priceless. There is not a single episode in the entire series that isn't enjoyable, which is amazing considering the length of the series. Every person that watches this anime finds one character that they like more than the rest and latches onto them, experiencing that characters every moment, good and bad, first hand.
Whatever rumors you may have heard about this show should be ignored. If you miss out on what Prince of Tennis has to offer, you may end up regretting it.
A bunch of junior high school kids play some tennis with supernatural powers. The main character is Ryoma Echizen, an aloof, unflappable, and rather sneakily cocky freshman tennis player with amazing skill and stamina. He was trained by his father, Nanjiroh, who was an amazing pro and now spends his days living in a temple and reading porn (I can relate to the latter, at least). Echizen joins a team of eccentric players, and everybody has his own special finishing move, which grows more ludicrously overpowered as the anime progresses.
I was rather disappointed with this anime. It’s…kind of ridiculous, but somehow missing the element of,
you know, fun that usually accompanies outrageous things like tennis balls that rocket around breaking rackets or are on fire or whatever. It seems like it’s all serious business all the time. And it’s also intolerably slow—up to entire halves of episodes are spent recapping things that went on previously, and it wasn’t hard to understand in the first place. I was watching it mainly for the shipping elements, but even those are kind of rare for an anime where the majority of the cast is bishounen and the symbiotic relationship between two guys playing doubles should be more of a plot focus. My favorite character was Fuji, the soft-spoken, ever-smiling pretty boy with a surprisingly tough core. I wish he’d had more screentime.
I’m also rather disturbed by the portrayal of women in this series. All the girls seem to do, including the cool older female coach (Ryuzaki), is to stand around and watch the boys play tennis. It’s like the girls have nothing else to do with their lives. I mean, there are quite a few male characters who do this, too (like Hyorio and the irritating freshmen fanboy trio), but at least there are many examples of guys doing other things, whereas the females seem to exist to be a squealing audience—and the tennis players don’t even seem to appreciate their fans, which is sad. Some of the girls also play tennis, but it’s not portrayed as something to be taken seriously.
For all my complaining, though, I do feel rather fond of the anime and its characters. Almost everybody is developed to some degree, especially the opponents. And although it doesn’t feel especially rewarding, and I’m still not sure why I care about them since in some cases I’m actively rooting for the main Seigaku team to lose, the anime does leave me in a good mood.
Honestly, I don't know how to start this off. Well for starters, the storyline is so-so, its pretty much like every sport anime where the main character/team/etc are striving to be the best.
I honestly think where this anime shines is in the characters, each and everyone of the characters has special moves, special playstyle, etc. that makes the anime so good. You just want to find out what each character has, in a sense its basically like any video game where every character has a different set of moves. Honestly, I just found all the matches to be enjoyable to watch. Once you finish the
anime you'll definitely have a few favorite matches that you'll watch over and over, or hell if you're like me, you'll just watch the whole anime again. The writers basically just took an action anime and put it into tennis would be the best way I could put it in.
The music of Prince of Tennis is pretty good, nothing to write home about as said before, the strong point is in the characters and the matches, at least in my opinion.
Now, I put a 10 for enjoyment, which might be controversial. I'll point it out, I do watch real tennis and play it, so I might be a bit biased here. I'll point out that the characters in the anime are probably better than real tennis players due to the high level of skill in the moves each character has. Thats what makes it enjoyable in my opinion, as I don't think a sport anime could pull it off if they it didn't have a bit of unrealism in their athletic skills. Now I might be wrong here as the only other sport anime I watched was Whistle! (or in this case quite a lot)
Oveall, this anime is a classic, and I'll probably watch this anime again if I run out of other series to watch as its never ending fun watching the tennis matches.
OK, this anime is a fun watch to be sure, but if you've come for realistic sports play run far far far far far far far far away. the character are funny, interesting and they have small 1-2 episodes where the characters have fun in between tournaments where they do stuff they are bad at like bowling or pool. overall it's a decent show.
Coz we can put Tenipuri in 'not very-old anime' category, I won't say anything more about the stories that I'm sure you anime-freak guys already knew ^^
But i have to said, this is the only one japan-anime that kept make my wallet's empty hahahah. I'm talking buy the merchandise, man :p Oh yes it is!
Witihin this year (2010), it will be 9 years for me to become Tenipuri's big fans >.< Never got tired of it!
After the OVAs and more merchandise came out, my happiness came along with the new adv of Tenipuri in manga called SHIN-TENIPURI. New story and new adventure with...
the high-school boys in U-17 Camp! Oh boy I really can wait for the vol 3 ^.^
Of course they're also release its fan-book in 5 volume new title + design "SHIN TENIPURI KOUSHIKI CHARACTER GUIDE BOOK PAIR-PURI (PRINCE)" Woow
Plus... I got news this year of June and August, they'll release 2 volumes DVD about pairing-princes! The pairs will be Tezuka-Atobe and Fuji-kyoudai (Shuusuke & Yuuta)
OMG >.< Means I have to saving more money *but how 'bout my cosplay project?*
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Chihuahua Review(short&sweet): A fun, addictive shounen(bunch of guys and action) filled with more unique characters than probably any anime out.
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STORY: You definitely dont have to be a tennis fan or player to enjoi this anime. This could be like any other action anime but, with tennis as the medium. Story is about a young tennis star who joins the infamous tennis club known as Seigaku. Through his time there he and his teammates play through tournaments to become Japan's best team. This may seem boring but with the most hilarious fillers i've seen and experiencing unexpected players(probably over 50
and all different) using unexpected strategies with unexpected endings (main characters actually lose). This anime easily is one of the best sport animes to date. Which is proven with the ova(National Tournament) that continues today!^_^
ART: This was unexpectedly well drawn. The specials each player had looked cool and smooth. Again even with the plethora of characters none of them were that similiar. In the early episodes the characters were a little fugly but soon they become more likeable as animation quality developed. The chibi episodes(best fillers ever)>_< were fun to watch.
SOUND: Not to fond of the english dub version but, probably a result of hearin the japanese version which was voiced decently well by the seiyus.
OP's , ED's, and backround music fits well but doesnt really enchance the experience so most of the time i skipped the opening and ending. T_T
CHARACTER: There was alot of character developement. Just about every character and alot of the supporting characters CHANGED. It may not have been drastic but they changed. They werer all pretty enjoyable in their own way wether it be their lame jokes or their own tennis style that makes them become ur favorite. Other than an unamed female (who never changes)>_< U will probably wont hate anybody since even the" badguys" become somewat likeable after seeing their backrounds.
ENJOIMENT: Very fun anime and since matches lasted two or three episodes and a tournament around 13eps i usually marathoned(ALOT of episodes at a time 24 a day) and like i said again u dont have to be a tennis fan to enjoi. Great fillers and fun characters who EVOLVE will keep ur face glued to the t.v. or computer until ur done. ^_^ And if u do become a hardcore fan ova's are still comin out!
OVERALL: The soundtracks may sound boring but there is a fastforwad button. Art may start unappealing but with 178 episodes it improves with the times. Story may get repetitive with tournament after tournament but with the fresh characters u cant not be excited for the next episode.
Recommendation: If you like tennis(u dont have to) or a superpowered sport with great quality then watch this. If you like this watch Law of Ueki or Hajime no Ippo there also great.
If you dissagreed OR agreed fully with me on anything feel free to message me and discss it. Always fun. @_@
It`s super cool for persons who really like tennis that much.Anyways, watch it! sometimes, there are even CHIBI episodes and ALL of them are so CUTE especially Ryoma Echizen. Go RYOMA! (and that doesn`t mean i love him. just like him and don`t bug about me about especially if you are one of my classmates really...). XD
I tend to view sports anime as something skeptical, I mean there is only so much they can do or offer. So what make this anime different from another sport anime?
It started the trend of turning the anime into a musical, to be very honest, I started watching prince of tennis live action movie. To say the truth, I don't really fancy the movie, ryouma turns out to be a rather cocky and arrogant boy.
I was so wrong when I started this anime, ryouma doesn't turns out to be really cocky in here, perhaps it is the animation, it gives me the feeling
that he is rather charismatic or a leader in its own rights.
It provides lots of other lead and the little story weaves in and out of the main plot, so it makes it all the more engaging. Other than those comments by the reporters etc which makes me feel like skipping those parts, but other than that. This anime is amazing.
okay i usually dont review but i just have to point out that this anime is one of the best anime you'll ever see.
it's that kind of anime that you can never forget despite watching a lot of other good animes. here are a few reasons why this anime stands out
the story basically revolves around this boy named echizen ryoma and he is the son of a legendary player making him a child prodigy as well. he joins the tennis club in seigaku where he battles players and shows people what he's got and that despite being a first year he can still be
a regular. he then meets the regulars of seigaku and they start their journey as a team. everythings fun and light and i find no flaws in the plot because its unpredictable in some parts except for the side romance which i personally dont like wherein sakuno likes ryoma i think its useless for the plot and story. things are pretty exagerrated wherein things happen that cant happen in real life but its fun to see the creativity in it
the art is fairly good, its detailed and each character design is different and unique for example the design of ryoma is personally one of my faves bc of how his eyes intensify as the match intensifies. but theres nothing that special about the art
ok at first you are gonna find the ost pretty weird but trust me you wil fall in love with it!! from the moment they start to win and theres this specific music they play. all the op's are catchy and its very fun to watch i dont think ive ever skipped any op
OKAY HANDS DOWN I LOVE ALL THE CHARACTERS HERE. from the seigaku regulars to the side characters like ryoma's dad and all their opponents you come to love them all. all the characters are so different and diverse and it just makes you want to love them even more with their different personalities. my personal fave which is fuji i particulary like him because at first he is seen to be always smiling but when something bad happens or if he gets serious his facial expression is priceless the way he opens his eyes is amazing. and i like how they blended in echizen's cold personality yet he still showed how much he cared about the team its just so great. all the characters are lovable .
definitely a 10/10,first of all i loved everything about this show when someone recommended it to me i was hesitant at first because tennis didnt really seem to interest me but trust me you will love this show!!! i even tried reading the manga but they discontinued it. overall, its a fun and light anime you can watch and enjoy. not to mention, i never skipped the fillers since they were really funny as well!!
you have to watch this sports anime!!1 it sperfect if youre searching for a light and fun anime because it will definitely make you feel good !!
Probably one of the lowest score I have ever rated. I have heard the mention of Prince of Tennis from everyone. They all say how great it was so I decided to watch it myself. But it is not even one bit enjoyable. The drawing was so low-classed that I can't even stand it. The cover art was what made me watch it in the first place but the actual drawing was a complete disappointment.
Don't watch it if you can't stand art from the 90's. Sure, I admit that the main character was cool, but he was just too OP in this case.
Anyways, if you are one of them that judge an anime by the plot, go ahead and try this. It is probably really great for they managed to made a lot of seasons.
I was amazed when I began watching this anime. From the first episode to the last, each episode was very enjoyable. What makes this anime interesting is the fact that some unknown player comes and beats all of the best junior players in Japan. It is fun to watch Ryoma Echizen, the growing prodigy of tennis and the son of a tennis legend. The techniques that the players use (Ryoma's twist serve or Tezuka's Zero Degree Drop Shot) takes the anime up a notch. Also, when the matches become intense, everyone will be on their toes to see what moves Ryoma Echizen will bring out.
tennis players like me, it is enjoyable to watch. For the first quarter of the series, we can relate to real tennis techniques that are present today such as the twist serve, tweener, and more. After a while, the techniques become impossible to do in real life haha such as splitting a ball in half and hitting both halves of a tennis ball??? Yeah haha it gets that awesome.
STORY: A pretty original story, if I say so myself. Most sports anime that I've seen focus on a newbie that ends up being great at the sport they play - with little to no training beforehand, or at least no real training. This was a bit different in that the main character started training to play the game when he was a toddler. I can't say much more about the main guy's background without spoiling things. In short, Prince of Tennis about a kid named Echizen Ryoma who enrolls in Seishun Gakuen and joins the tennis club regulars to improve his tennis skills -
and become more than just a carbon copy of his father. Seems simple, right? Wrong - if it were that simple, there'd be no need for almost 200 episodes. Prince of Tennis is about more than Echizen Ryoma working to become #1 - but I can't get into that without spoiling it.
ART: Pretty amazing, to be honest. I remember other anime from this time period, and their artwork wasn't nearly as good. Sure, there are some repeated frames - but that's almost impossible to avoid in lengthy anime. The character design was done especially well - and with such a large cast, good character design is a must. It's no good to have a large cast if you can't even tell the characters apart, so kudos to them for actually making them distinguishable.
SOUND: Some of the themes seemed like badly done karaoke songs, but some of them were actually pretty damn good. Out of the ones performed by actual artists, I'll be honest and say I only liked the ones by Kimeru and the final OP "Dream Believer" - but I liked the few songs that were supposedly performed by the characters. However, that's the best thing I can say about the music. The sound effects throughout the anime were pretty good as well.
CHARACTER: With such a large cast of characters, it's hard not to find one that you like. It'll also be hard to find one you can't connect to (I personally can relate to Fuji Shuusuke pretty well). They are extremely well-developed, but unless you stick with the show for the long haul - you might not be able to see it. The creators give each character their own was of playing tennis - including the people that mainly copy other players (and that's saying something). It's difficult to give each character their own personality if you have too many, but somehow the creators of this anime managed to do it. Yes, there are some characters that are similar to each other - but that's unavoidable; however, even those similar characters have subtle differences in their personalities that make them easier to tell apart.
ENJOYMENT: The anime is very enjoyable, provided that you can actually sit through 178 episodes. If you don't have the patience for it, then it's not as fun to watch. And when I say patience, I mean sit through the first 10-15 episodes before deciding whether or not you want to watch it. Believe me, when I got to about episode 11 - I wanted to quit watching, but I eventually got through it and once I reached episode 15, or something like that, I couldn't stop watching. Even the filler episodes are enjoyable to watch - and for most anime, you can't say that.
OVERALL: A very good anime overall. It starts off a bit slow, but stick through it - and you'll enjoy it quite a lot in the end. I know I did - working on the OVAs right now, actually.
Fuji's mask of smiles, Inui's disgusting most likely inedible drinks, Kaidoh's "fwsshh", Oishi's weird haircut, Kikumaru's cool playing style, Tezuka's "don't keep your guard down" matched with a stoic face, Momoshiro's dunk smashes, Kawamura's "BURNING!" and of course Ryoma's "Mada mada dane" not to mention awesome tennis prodigy, are all reasons why you should definitely not miss out on this anime.
Before, I could have sworn I never watch Prince of Tennis, since I wasn't interested in tennis and found it a boring sport. But all of my ulterior assumptions were made correct once I coincidentally saw someone watching the anime in my friend's laptop. I
don't know what came to me but even I started jumping up and down and squealing in awe how cool Ryoma really is.
Ever since then, my view of tennis has changed. And guess what? I'm taking lessons right now, though it would take me a lot of years to even conduct a twist serve not to mention a drive B. But someday...(smiles)
Basically, I love Prince of Tennis. I'm on my 2nd time watching it, and I usually never re-watch things. That for one says it's amazing. But once again I find myself HATING female characters. The coach's grand daughter, is the most annoying character I've seen for some time. If she wasn't on the show, I would have given PoT a 10. Echizen and Kikumaru are probably my favorite characters. They don't really seem like Junior High students but now a days in Anime/manga Junior high kids seem more like H.S. so who knows. I love how Tezuka always gets seen for a Coach or Teacher
lol It's a good show thats exciting and funny and makes your heart thump when something happens :) Watch it!
For someone who loves tennis, this was a new perspective on anime for me. You dont see many sport, let alone tennis animes these days. This thankfully drawn-out anime was very eye-opening in many ways. It had a realistic setting, the only ficitonal thing being the outrageous skills these high schoolers have, which you have to think about; would they actually be able to do these moves in real life? It certainly sets your mind rolling. There are constant battles, tournaments, and chances to improve. A new move is displayed every other episode it seems. Not only this, but this series has a major
comedic appeal. Every so often there are "break" episodes where its pure comedy but uses the storyline to create that comedy. It is the funniest series I have ever seen, and I have seen over 40. For the romantic type? It has a little romance here and there that keeps you on the edge of your seat. It's not fully accepted by one of the partners, but left up in the air. This fact does not dampen anything on this series like it usually would for me. That is how great this series is!! So if you love tennis or want to love tennis, watch this series and it will happen in the process!
I-- I--- screw everything, I'm gonna write this review my own way.
Prince of Tennis is a series that you could love it forever or you'll gonna call as a trash your entire life. Well, it depends on how your taste is. Whether you like sports anime or not, whether you're willing to accept any flaws in this anime and just enjoy it, whether you just can't accept the unrealistic parts of this anime... there will be lots of answer depending those. As for my case, I am... I just don't know what happened to me but I could accept everything regarding this anime. I could
forget those borders of realism and enjoy this series to the fullest.
The main plot is just like the other sport series, a student entering a sports club in his/her school (in this anime, it's tennis club). I think nothing's marvelous about the story, but everything is okay. The main theme is tennis-- a sport called tennis, and none other than that. No romance, no action, no fantasy (well..... some of you might think some of the techniques used in this anime is called fantasy, that's ok), it's all revolving around tennis. And as a tennis series, I think everything is good! I got to learn everything about tennis from this anime. And I began to like tennis even though when I first watched this anime, I barely know about that sport.
Hmm then... plot-wise, it was awesome as well. The matches are never boring and something interesting always happen, whatever it is, to make us enjoy watching it more.
Nothing much to say about the art, but I love how rich the character designs are. They are different from each other and has their own unique appearance. I've watched all of Tenipuri's episodes + side stories, and in all that, the art was pretty stable. I enjoy watching the tennis matches because it was animated neatly.
The sound is also ok, lots of different BGMs and cool seiyuus.
So we're off to the best aspect in this series... which is character!! We have lots and lots of different characters in this anime that we can describe one by one just by mentioning their traits. The characters are so rich, different, unique in their own way, and no character in this series is boring. I could say, no. Why yes, we have an arrogant, cheeky brat as our main character and tons of cool supporting characters like, a data maniac, narcissist king, short-temperament powerhouse, a double-personality, beautiful guys (we have two), trickster troll (can you guess this one? =))), your typical scary guy, a strict leader, timid girls, a cheerful moodmaker, a mother (??), and many more. Each characters are different from the others, and that's what makes me feels like I'm so connected to this series.
Overall enjoyment to me is.... 10 out of 10. Because, this is like, so fun! Aside from stressing matches, we also have some special stories that most of them are gags (srsly) and we also have these Chibi Tenipuri episodes which is to me, really refreshing.