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: 7.861 (scored by 8471484,714 users)
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Ranked: #8862
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Popularity: #1296
Members: 185,113
Favorites: 3,052

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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.

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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)


Dec 30, 2022
This anime is an cclasic and if we talk about the genere sports in this medium we (at least me) cant skip to mention this series, now as many others animes of begginins of 90`s early 2000 i remember them with nostalgia and maybe some bias in between but leaving that aside i have seen along these years some of these animes of that era due to nostalgia wanting to relieve some of those moments and i have to say that many of them have aged so freaking well that even today i can enjoy them almost the same as before and gladly to say ...
Sep 6, 2020
Mixed Feelings
introduction to the review:

First of all I want to clarify that I am not to create reviews and especially extensive, but I consider that being a fan of the genre "Spokon" and that the adaptation of Tennis no Ouji-sama (TnO) receives a significant amount of chapter in its first series, It is up to me to make some things clear about the Anime. Before starting I clarify that I will try to omit any spoiler but maybe at some point it deserves to mention a specific scene.

History: (5.5 / 10)

As for the plot, I am not going to detail the obvious that he refers to ...
Oct 23, 2016
I am probably one of the few people who did not enjoy this anime at all. I honestly found it horrible and not because of the old animation, i mean when you watch an old anime you really cant have high expectations for animation. First of all the story, it s the classic sports story where the protagonist aims to be the best. But in this case the protagonist is just too strong, he has no real opponent, you barely even see him train at all, even when he struggles vs an opponent he suddenly overcomes the difficulty for no reason at all (kind of ...

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