Tennis no Ouji-sama Movie 1: Futari no Samurai - The First Game

The Prince of Tennis: The Two Samurai, The First Game

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Synonyms: Prince of Tennis: The Two Samurai - The First Game
Japanese: 劇場版 テニスの王子様 二人のサムライ The First Game
English: The Prince of Tennis: The Two Samurai, The First Game
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 29, 2005
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Genre: SportsSports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.331 (scored by 1178411,784 users)
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Ranked: #23502
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Popularity: #4438
Members: 21,224
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Ryouma Echizen and the Seishun Academy Boys' Tennis Team are invited to participate in an exhibition game aboard a luxury cruise ship by its owner, Hikomaro Sakurafubuki. When they arrive, the boys are shocked to discover that Ryouma's adopted older brother, Ryouga, is the captain of the opposing team. During their first games, Seishun easily crushes their opponents, garnering excitement from the cruise spectators. However, many strange things about the cruise begin to surface—from the restaurant's cheap sushi to a bathroom covered in marble wallpaper.

Suspecting something is amiss, the team quickly finds out that Sakurafubuki is running an illegal gambling plot and that they must lose their next set of matches in order for him to win a large sum of money. Back on the first day, their opponents were told to purposefully lose in order to make the spectators bet heavily on Seishun's victory. If the middle schoolers do not comply, they risk losing their lives, as all of the employees on the ship are armed and working with Sakurafubuki, including Ryouga.

Relying only on themselves, the team must put their skills and intellect together to outsmart the threat around them. As Seishun decides to fight for their lives, the two sons of Samurai Nanjiro go head-to-head to determine who is the superior player.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Takahashi, Tomoko
Yamazaki, Hiroshi
Producer, Director
Kawaguchi, Tooru
Hamana, Takayuki
Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Seishun Glory (青春グローリー)" by SCRIPT

Ending Theme

"Seishun Glory (青春グローリー)" by SCRIPT

Nov 12, 2008
Mixed Feelings
This movie is not, technically, a very good movie. The art's pretty decent -- one can tell they had a higher budget for this movie than for the TV series -- the soundtrack's fine but not outstanding, the characterization is about what you'd expect for a Prince of Tennis movie (i.e. minimal), and the plot is frankly ridiculous.

In fact, this movie is ridiculous and over-the-top in a number of ways, and that's exactly what's so great about it. It takes the "junior high school tennis is serious and manly!" theme of the TV series and turns it up to eleven in ways that deny logic, ...
Apr 17, 2008
Mixed Feelings
I'm a big fan of the series, but a bit disappointed with this movie...
I think the people who made this movie is a bit too hurried to decide on the characters.
They made this filler character, Ryoga Echizen, Ryoma's older adopted brother. In the movie he entered ryoma's house when he was a kid. Then Ryoga went missing through the entire series... come back for a brief moment on the movie, then went missing again...

It's just too weird...
Dec 31, 2009
This movie is totally awesome. With fighting included in tennis, this just excites me more while I was watching the movie. However, there's 2 flaws & disappointments in this movie. 1, the art is bad. Not that bad, but bad. Just by looking at the characters in the anime, example - Inui, you'll know that the author just rushed through some parts of the anime. Second bad thing of the anime (movie): PREDICTIONS. In my opinion, I already know what'll happen, it's so obvious. But every main character nearly always wins. But why is this obvious ....? Judging by Echizen Ryoma and Echizen Ryoga's looks, ...

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