Tennis no Ouji-sama
Prince of Tennis
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Tennis no Ouji-sama

Alternative Titles

English: Prince of Tennis
Japanese: テニスの王子様

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 42
Chapters: 382
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 6, 1999 to Mar 3, 2008
Genres: Action Action, Sports Sports
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Konomi, Takeshi (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 7.741 (scored by 1216612,166 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #13402
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #560
Members: 22,946
Favorites: 820

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Synopsis

Seishun Academy is home to one of the best middle school tennis teams in all of Japan. Freshman tennis prodigy Ryouma Echizen enrolls in the prestigious institution with his eyes set on claiming a regular position on the Boys' Tennis Team. As the son of legendary tennis player Samurai Nanjirou, Ryouma is sick of living in his shadow and wishes to surpass him someday. He is confident in his skills and has the cocky attitude to match. His teammates, however, are reluctant to accept him into their starting lineup, as he hasn't proven himself worthy of the spot.

Seishun's ultimate goal is to make it to the National Tournament by the end of the year, but they first have to make it through the Kanto Regionals to even qualify for a spot in it. With their new "super rookie" on the team, Seishun is ready to take on anything that comes their way. With a varied assortment of rivals and opponents that can threaten their chance at the title, the Seishun team needs to give it their all in order to rise to the top.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Included one-shot:
Volume 5: Tennis no Ouji-sama (pilot)

Background

Tennis no Ouji-sama serialized in the Weekly Shounen Jump from July 1999 to March 2008. The series was put on hiatus in July 2006 after the writer, Takeshi Konomi, was injured in an accident; publication resumed in September 2006. In February 2004, Viz Media announced they had acquired the series, and released the manga in English from April 21, 2004 to July 5, 2011.

The manga has received multiple media adaptations. Since the Golden Week of 2003, Marvelous Entertainment has produced a series of musicals that are shown bi-annually, with each musical adapting one arc of the manga storyline. A live adaptation film was released in Japan on May 13, 2006, covering the storyline from when Ryoma arrives in Japan to the match against Hyotei Academy. Three Chinese dramas have been produced. Due to localization, the dramas feature different characters and cultural themes, but the story and characters' portrayal remain similar to the manga.

A variety of video games based on the series, mostly tennis games or dating simulators, have been released in Japan across multiple consoles. A half-hour weekly radio show was also produced, featuring over 300 music CDs along with a large range of merchandise.

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Sep 14, 2008
worldstraveller (All reviews)
well, the manga is the best I've read so far, completed.
the development is very great, however not much development focus on the female character.
and the author to me give me a lot of enjoyment, is so funny, there always the drama, the spirit team always present, and so touching, exciting, can be even thrilling and I'm not a fan and usually don't like sports neither sports anime and manga, and this one, for some reason is special and so different.
Dec 8, 2009
JoesBladder (All reviews)
I'm writing this review for a variety of reasons: for a manga as popular as Prince of Tennis (POT) i would expect much more reviews, there are currently three i believe, and all three of these reviews have a strong positive bias which doesn't sit well with me. I do believe that this manga has some merits but i feel that the popularity is completely undeserved. before i move on to the main section of the review i am going to list what i like about the manga, and from the low score i gave it, it should be obvious the list is small. It read more
Dec 8, 2008
whoiam_me (All reviews)
i gave a 10/10 because i really really love the plot, characters, the artwork & everything in this series. Its really a great series & it was my 2nd best so far though im not a sporty person & didnt know 'bout tennis at all. but, through this, i have this feeling that i wanted to learn playing this kind of sport & apply those techniques.. hahaha.. but really, this is a great series.. im done with the manga & im still waiting/searching for the tournament finals in anime.. hope to find it soon.. ^_^
Jun 20, 2014
Lefty112 (All reviews)
Prince of Tennis is one of the more recognizable and popular sports series in recent memory. But what about it makes it so popular? If I had to say, it'd be the characters. You get attached to certain ones as the series progresses, than at some point you overlook the actual tennis being played. So, here is my review on the series. Keep in mind I am very generous when giving out scores.

Story: 8/10. The story itself is nothing breathtaking or all that special. Its about a tennis team, Seishun Gakuen (Seigaku for short) attempting to become the best tennis team in Japan. They read more

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