Prince of Tennis Series

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Taking place in Tokyo today, it follows the journey of Ryoma Echizen, who is a a tennis prodigy. He enrolled to a school called Seishun Academy Middle School (Seishun Gakuen), or in short Seigaku, a school famous for its strong tennis club and talented players. Because of his cool and apathetic attitude, upperclassmen challenge him to play tennis. However, Ryoma had won the American junior tennis championship tournaments four times in a row, and easily defeated the upperclassmen.

Making new friends and learning new tennis tactics, Ryoma and the Seigaku tennis club strive to win the All-Japan junior high tennis team championship tournament.

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Joeshen's Prince of Tennis Tv Review

Rated: 8

A nice positive thing about this story is how the characters are diverse (which, again, is a nice touch to reality). From Echizen to Momoshiro to Kaidoh, just by these three alone, you can see that the character's personalities are VERY unique (again, reality). Another positive part about this is how they can get each respective personality to complement each other well when together. Another nice one is just how diverse the characters react when they score a point when they play other teams. The slapstick humor was also a nice touch.

~The Good Side:
- Each individual, as mentioned earlier, is unique with their very own personalities, and by their first tourney, you'll begin to remember their shots and their specialties, as well as their normal personalities.

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kuro115b kuro115b
9.00

Okay! I must admit! I was a sport maniac! I have seen the manga completely and I love it! then, i try to watch the anime, and it was more than what i predict! (even the anime was quite comfusing because it was defided into a lot of seasons) I love everyone in Seigaku especially Ryoma-kun (Kyaaa!! Ryoma Ouji-sama! >,<)
Well...Tezuka Kunimitsu and Yuki was awesome along with Yukimura Sanada and Genjirou Sanada (the name was directly taken from Yukimura Genjirou Sanada from the Sengoku Samurai period when Nobunaga was on reign)
but i must say the story was so predictable, and easy to guess what will happened next before we see the end...and all the move and abilities the characters saw us were really IMPOSSIBLE! so, it means, the abilities are just a big lie so the story will look more interesting...
I don't reccoment this title for someone who is a sport player(different from sport maniac...) because they will find the story are impossible and fiction!

renlilica renlilica
9.00

Well this is one anime I really can't get enough of, though the skills are a bit out of the world it's really exciting after watching prince of tennis watching the normal lawn tennis is boring >.<
I really like Fuji and Tezuka they are both awesome.

shadowwhuntress shadowwhuntress
9.25

When I'm tired and stressed, I just think of Prince of Tennis and I'll then regain some strength afterwards (haha). Maybe it's because the characters are really fun to watch (and read), and this is one of the long shounen series that I want to experience all over and over again. It's the usual sports anime, and the techniques are way too awesome, but they keep me entertained. I love this series.

Blue-Latte Blue-Latte
8.25

I think making an anime out of tennis was a great idea. It has motivated me to play tennis so much. Before I watched it, I thought tennis was just another boring sport but Prince of Tennis changed that. The art is excellent. The characters look Japanese and each player is easily distinguishable. Their skills in tennis are also incredible and unbelievable shot (though sometimes unrealistic). Well, the main character may be a bit arrogant but he gets along well with his teammates.

stefnova stefnova
9.50

This story is wonderfull and awesome.
I love all the characters XD (specially ryoma <3)
I loved the 178 chapters including additional chapters.
I've seen the Zenkoku TaiKai-Hen and Another Story OVA's.
It cost me find them, but in the end it was worth the effort.

Nalataia Nalataia
9.75

At first, it can seem boring because of the plot: tennis. But skiping that, Prince of Tennis is a funny shonen with lots of handsome guys

and lots of hyper-weird techniques.

The graphics and quality are excellent and absolutely awesome. Not only the character design but also the scenics and the tennis

matches. However, it is hard to believe that high school students are able to play the way they do... or look the way they are. I mean, some of them seem older than me!!

One of the main characters is mistaken for a teacher!! And he is 14!! And what is also incredible is that they all are genius... that is impossible! I mean, Prince of Tennis is

a big lie!! Well, most of the anime is but... well, you know what i mean. Nevertheless, Prince is really good and joyable.

Maybe matches are too long but is worthy the time spent because of the impossible techniques shown.

And there is a lot of extra material, i mean, stuff to be bought, a lot of merchandising.

The Prince movie is just a big paranoia, a veeeeeeeery big one. Unreal to utmost limits.

All in all, it is good.

princessmeyrin023 princessmeyrin023
9.50

I really like this series because of the characters and the supernatural techniques that they used in playing tennis. All of the characters are unique and I really adore all of them. This is one of the long running titles that I have finished and intend to read again. I'm currently reading the sequel: New Prince of Tennis. To sum it all... IT WAS LONG BUT WORTH IT.

riho88riho riho88riho
8.50

I've gotta say its addicting (as long as you don't get stopped in the middle). The anime also gives action to a series that normally might be considered boring. But it isn't and instead is very exciting in a way that is like any other anime, anticipation, but has that spots feel as well: who will win? How? Go Go! Fight Fight!

There is little drama in the way of friendships/romances. All the drama takes place on the tennis court usually and is of the competitive type between people playing in singles and that of the doubles. The only people-drama would be of Kaido and Momo which is kind of like the comic relief (along with the two-year-playing-tennis-know-it-all-first-year).

fireflywishes fireflywishes
8.25

Decent manga adaptation. However, between the anime and the manga, I like the manga better because there are less fillers. In the anime they tend to drag the tennis matches out over many episodes whereas in the manga I can just click through them. I do wish they'd feature some of the other schools' characters a bit more (Kiyosumi~~~)

ai-yame ai-yame
9.50

Tenipuri is probably one of the few series that most of the male characters, if not all, are considered bishounen. But I love Tenipuri not only because of its cool and handsome characters, but also because of the music and the values learned especially in relation to sports and sportsmanship, friendship, and even responsibility. For me, I learned a lot after watching this anime series. I do believe it highly influenced the good in me today, and always will.

Hisagi-Chan Hisagi-Chan
10.00

People shouldnt judge a book by its cover. "sports animes suck, they are only about sports" ~ did you EVER watch one? If you did you should know better -.-''

Totally love it, my first sports anime love :3

MANDy MANDy
8.00

Interesting characters development, a lot of cute boys ^_^
But a lot of things that unreal for a drama, for example, "muga no kyouchi", Ryoma manage to win the final match just by achieving "muga no kyouchi"?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? How was that possible when his opponent is Japanese best teenage player?????????????????
But even if I felt of how weird it is, I still rate this anime as a good one. It is....ENTERTAINING.(A lot of funny jokes...)

Onikami Onikami
7.75

It's an all-around solid anime. There's really nothing for me to complain about, for a sports anime it was very entertaining. I was concerned that I would be bored considering it's about a sport, but I enjoyed it. ^_^

abaddon13 abaddon13
9.50

The first series was really nice! I loved every bit of the series. Near the end, was really heart rending! I loved how Ryoma Echizen respects Tezuka and all his upper class men. It's a good series to watch, but quite long and has a couple of OVA's that aren't even finished yet. I think the movie was over the top though the live drama was also good! Every one of the series was amazing!

thesleepingdoll thesleepingdoll
10.00

I almost dropped (or abandoned) this anime because at first I really thought it was just all about tennis (in which I wasn't interested at first) but later on, my gosh, this isn't just about sports, it also talks about FRIENDSHIP & well, HUMOR :))

I love the Tenipuri specials and those episodes which aren't related to tennis (like when they play billiard, bowling and other sports). I'm re-watching this again and again (didn't care how many times) and I love the movie & the OVA (currently re-watching)!

PLUS: The male characters are waaaay cool and handsome >w<