Fifty middle school tennis players are invited into the U-17 training camp, which was previously available only to high school tennis players. These middle schoolers must now struggle against the high school players in order to make it into the first string team, and participate in the U-17 World Cup.
"Mada Mada Dane" ("You still have lots more to work on")
The story of the Princes of Tennis is still far from over. Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama is a sequel to that, and this time, they're up against highschoolers. The original cast is back along with some fine new additions, other seemingly minor characters from way back in Prince of Tennis and new players they’ll meet (and battle) at Camp—new obstacles to face and players they would have to defeat.
What’s refreshing to see is the unity among the middle-schoolers and not just according to what school they came from, but as a whole. (PS. I'm
only giving it a nine since I'm just halfway in the story and still have a lot of expectations)
The art is as beautiful as always, makes me wish that there is an anime for this already since I can’t wait to see these awesome shots in motion. I’m amazed with the background since it’s incredibly detailed on some panels (although not quite on par with Kuroshitsuji. I know, I have a high standard) and the matches are easy to understand. Despite being black-and-white (it’s a manga, duh) the characters all have uniquely defining features that makes it easy to differentiate them.
All the characters improved in this series, they’ve experienced new things, sufferings and that helped them grow. (I especially like the one about Akaya Kirihara) More exposure are given to other players that didn’t show much in Prince of Tennis (Krauzer for example) and have introduced interesting new characters (Oni, Irie etc.). The character growth is what I’m probably looking forward to the most in this series.
All in all, I can say that I am thoroughly enjoying Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama. It’s the same old characters but with a new story and I can’t say I didn’t miss them (yes, Atobe too). The characters would keep you laughing and the twists and the matches would keep you hangin' on till the end and just make you want more and more.
*Inui glasses gleaming* Probability that you will like this: 99.9%
As Tenipuri's loyal fans, of course this one is A MUST-READ manga I have to follow. Mochiron da! Like I always accepted from Konomi-sensei' style work this adventure sequel of our oujisama-tachi is awesome as the prequel.. but with fresh stories and plots. They all are now facing special training from high-school level!
Our hero-guys from all tenipuri's school that we've known very well appear again with its each main members. Seigaku, Rikkaidai, Rudolph, Hyotei, Yamabuki, Shitenhouji, Higa,NagoyaSeitoku. They're all chosen as 30 special middle-school tennis players that participate in U-17 (high school level's train). Ryouma who's still studying in USA also has been called, so
he came back to japan again and reunited again. Some of low-level high school players were beaten by Ryoma and our young in friendly-match. but then they have to face unique trainings by facing their own friends, teams, and themselves. Good job, Konomi-sensei!
new prince of tennis is the sequel to the first but to me falls short of its prequel.
i dont give the story a good score because it has no plot at this point. i understand the fact of japan trying to put together this all star team of tennis players but right now there is a bunch of prelims that are too piecey. im not exactly sure who is the main character for the fact that its call NEW prince of tennis so it sort of suggests ryoma may not be the main protagonist and the lack of ryoma's appearance makes me believe
that he isnt. the transition from POT to NPOT is awful for those who want to know what im saying read the last chapter of POT and the 1st chapter of NPOT and you'll see what i mean. nothing is really entertaining so far with the story i give it as high as a 5 because i am hoping that it turns around.
art is fantastic characters are still some of the best i've seen in any manga or comic book.
characters are drawn to perfection but with a continuation from POT so far the characters other than ryoma, tezuka and fuji still have no depth. we still know nothing about all the characters.
there is too much going on at the same time to really know whats going on. the fact i tend to fall in love with the main characters in every manga/comic i read the lack of ryoma and the lack of a possible different main character(i still believe the NEW in the title suggests it may not be ryoma) leaves me at times not wanting to read. plus there hasnt been a legit math between the players its more like some here some there because it seems takeshi is trying to touch on everyone at the same time so ive found myself reading one chapter 2 or 3 time to understand what happened
the characters are here, the new characters look good. i give it a 7 because i love prince of tennis and i think that once all the extra stuff is over it will be great like the 1st one
May i take the job of writing an updated review for this manga that appears almost dead in MAL but still lives on tenipuri fans.
Story: First with 9 / Now 6
As we expect, Konomi did an awesome work when introducing ourselves to what was the beggining a new journey for the mid-schoolers, but as i did say, the awesome work was done at the beggining, but the farthest the manga gets, the worse the story becomes. It came from building up all characters and it's abilities to ridiculously powers-up that comes out from nowhere. New characters are not well developed as there are many, and
all bad things that now come with the manga i believe is because the story went to a road that is even unknown for Konomi.
Art : 9
Still pretty good, awesome, it manages to catch the aura and the sensation that i believe the author wants us to feel. For me it's like watching the anime on the manga (Lol), they manage to draw perfectly all players and their abilities.
As i said, the story started awesome, and it became something that i can't understand. Ryoma instead of growing up, it became someone i wanna punch, can't believe they became the main character from being "cool" to be someone who doesn't have clear it's toughts in almost the whole series, seriously a big disappointment for me. As for the rest of the characters of Japan, the new ones are pretty well developed, but for the lastest episodes, one must read and judge.
I still got the same hype that i had when i watched the anime, the excitement caused by the matches causes you to want to read more and more, this is the main cause that i still follow this manga.
One must read the manga to understand some changes on it. If you have liked POT the anime or the manga, i recommend reading this manga, but for me it gets bad gradually.
May i be frustrated on how the things turned to be at NPOT now, but i will still say, the further it goes, the worse it comes. Yours to decide.