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!Anime Characters

[[folder:American Team]]
This is an anime-only team that was gathered for a series of exhibition games held in Tokyo. This triggers a (rather... infamous) filler arc in which a training camp is held to select the best eight players and gather a team for such a tournament. Some members of this American Team, however, have more to them than meets the eye...

!'''Kevin Smith'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_kevin_3428.jpg

Kevin is the Captain of the American team participating in the US/Japan Goodwill Games in the anime. His wish was to play Ryoma in order to settle a rival/feud between his father, George Smith, and Ryoma's father, Nanjiro Echizen.

-->Voiced by: Creator/ReikoKiuchi (JP)

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Tropes associated with Kevin:
* [[spoiler:BreakTheCutie: In his past, courtesy of his alcoholic dad.]]
* BreakTheHaughty
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* CanonForeigner
* HotBlooded
* Jerkass
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* UnknownRival: To Ryoma.

!'''George Smith'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YoshiroMatsumoto (JP)

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Tropes associated with Smith:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents: ParentalNeglect version. No wonder Kevin was fucked up]]
* [[spoiler:TheAlcoholic]]
* CanonForeigner
* {{Jerkass}}
* KickTheDog: How he treated [[spoiler:Ryoma's mother.]]
* TrainingFromHell

!'''Billy Cassidy'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YuutoKazama (JP)

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Tropes associated with Billy:
* BoisterousBruiser
* CanonForeigner
* {{Eagleland}}
* OddFriendship: With Kevin.

!'''Michael Lee'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/IsshinChiba (JP)

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Tropes associated with Lee:
* TheDutifulSon
* ButNotTooForeign: Half-Chinese.
* CanonForeigner
* ShelteredAristocrat: Hinted to come from a very rich Chinese-American family.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Tom Griffey'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/KazunariKojima (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Tom:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]
* CanonForeigner
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Terry Griffey'''
-->Voiced by: Maiko Ito (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Terry:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]
* {{Bishonen}}
** DudeLooksLikeALady
* CanonForeigner

!'''Bobby Max'''
-->Voiced by: Hari Kaneko (JP)

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Tropes associated with Bobby:
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* CanonForeigner
* JerkJock

!'''Arnold Ignashov'''
-->Voiced by: Yoshiaki Matsumoto (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Arnold:

* CanonForeigner
* UsefulNotes/EastGermany: Was born there, then his parents left to the USA.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Anime Other Characters]]

!'''Richard Baker'''
-->Voiced by: Tadahisa Saizen (JP)

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Tropes associated with Baker:

* ArmorPiercingAttack
* CanonForeigner
* MoneyDearBoy: InUniverse. There's no other motivation to form a tennis team.
* SternTeacher

!'''Hannah Essenheimer'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/RicaMatsumoto (JP)

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* CanonForeigner: Only appears in the anime.
* [[spoiler:BrokenBird]]
* CanonForeigner
* DrowningMySorrows
* FieryRedhead
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
* HospitalHottie, HotTeacher: It turns out she is Tezuka's coach while in Germany.

!'''Iijyuin Kurumi'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/SaekoChiba (JP)

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* CanonForeigner: Only appears in the anime.
* PrecociousCrush: On Fuji.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Puts on a cute outfit with ZettaiRyouiki.
* TokenMiniMoe
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: As the Smart Sister. Subverted because she ''does'' love Narumi to death otherwise, and that also drives a good part of her inferiority complex.
* NotSoDifferent: She mainly gets Fuji's sympathy because she, like Yuuta, have sibling complex.
* ZettaiRyouiki

!'''Iijyuin Narumi'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YukaNanri (JP)

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: For Kurumi.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Soft-spoken, kind, humble, and ''very'' efficient in tennis.
* ChildProdigy
* CanonForeigner: Only appears in the anime.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: As the Pretty Sister. Narumi actually is depressed and shocked when she learns that Kurumi resents her; she truly had no idea about her sister's conflict, since she views her as both her other half and WorthyOpponent.
* TokenMiniMoe
* YamatoNadeshiko: One in training.
[[/folder]]

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\n!Anime Characters\n\n[[folder:American Team]]\nThis is an anime-only team that was gathered for a series of exhibition games held in Tokyo. This triggers a (rather... infamous) filler arc in which a training camp is held to select the best eight players and gather a team for such a tournament. Some members of this American Team, however, have more to them than meets the eye...\n\n!'''Kevin Smith'''\nhttp://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_kevin_3428.jpg\n\nKevin is the Captain of the American team participating in the US/Japan Goodwill Games in the anime. His wish was to play Ryoma in order to settle a rival/feud between his father, * [[Characters/ThePrinceOfTennisAnimeCharacters Anime Characters]][[note]]Kevin Smith, George Smith, and Ryoma's father, Nanjiro Echizen.

-->Voiced by: Creator/ReikoKiuchi (JP)

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Tropes associated with Kevin:
* [[spoiler:BreakTheCutie: In his past, courtesy of his alcoholic dad.]]
* BreakTheHaughty
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* CanonForeigner
* HotBlooded
* Jerkass
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* UnknownRival: To Ryoma.

!'''George Smith'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YoshiroMatsumoto (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Smith:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents: ParentalNeglect version. No wonder Kevin was fucked up]]
* [[spoiler:TheAlcoholic]]
* CanonForeigner
* {{Jerkass}}
* KickTheDog: How he treated [[spoiler:Ryoma's mother.]]
* TrainingFromHell

!'''Billy Cassidy'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YuutoKazama (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Billy:
* BoisterousBruiser
* CanonForeigner
* {{Eagleland}}
* OddFriendship: With Kevin.

!'''Michael Lee'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/IsshinChiba (JP)

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Tropes associated with Lee:
* TheDutifulSon
* ButNotTooForeign: Half-Chinese.
* CanonForeigner
* ShelteredAristocrat: Hinted to come from a very rich Chinese-American family.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Tom Griffey'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/KazunariKojima (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Tom:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]
* CanonForeigner
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Terry Griffey'''
-->Voiced by: Maiko Ito (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Terry:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]
* {{Bishonen}}
** DudeLooksLikeALady
* CanonForeigner

!'''Bobby Max'''
-->Voiced by: Hari Kaneko (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Bobby:
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* CanonForeigner
* JerkJock

!'''Arnold Ignashov'''
-->Voiced by: Yoshiaki Matsumoto (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Arnold:

* CanonForeigner
* UsefulNotes/EastGermany: Was born there, then his parents left to the USA.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Anime Other Characters]]

!'''Richard Baker'''
-->Voiced by: Tadahisa Saizen (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Baker:

* ArmorPiercingAttack
* CanonForeigner
* MoneyDearBoy: InUniverse. There's no other motivation to form a tennis team.
* SternTeacher

!'''Hannah Essenheimer'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/RicaMatsumoto (JP)

----
* CanonForeigner: Only appears in the anime.
* [[spoiler:BrokenBird]]
* CanonForeigner
* DrowningMySorrows
* FieryRedhead
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
* HospitalHottie, HotTeacher: It turns out she is Tezuka's coach while in Germany.

!'''Iijyuin Kurumi'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/SaekoChiba (JP)

----
* CanonForeigner: Only appears in the anime.
* PrecociousCrush: On Fuji.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Puts on a cute outfit with ZettaiRyouiki.
* TokenMiniMoe
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: As the Smart Sister. Subverted because she ''does'' love Narumi to death otherwise, and that also drives a good part of her inferiority complex.
* NotSoDifferent: She mainly gets Fuji's sympathy because she, like Yuuta, have sibling complex.
* ZettaiRyouiki

!'''Iijyuin Narumi'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YukaNanri (JP)

----
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: For Kurumi.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Soft-spoken, kind, humble, and ''very'' efficient in tennis.
* ChildProdigy
* CanonForeigner: Only appears in the anime.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: As the Pretty Sister. Narumi actually is depressed and shocked when she learns that Kurumi resents her; she truly had no idea about her sister's conflict, since she views her as both her other half and WorthyOpponent.
* TokenMiniMoe
* YamatoNadeshiko: One in training.
[[/folder]]
Smith,Billy Cassidy, Tom Griffey, Terry Griffey, Arnold Ignashov, Richard Baker, Hannah Essenheimer, Iijyuin Kurumi, Iijyuin Narumi[[/note]]
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! '''New Prince of Tennis Characters'''
[[folder:U-17 High Schoolers]]

!'''Tokugawa Kazuya'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-tokugawa_6779.jpg
Kazuya Tokugawa is a High School 2nd year participating in the U-17 camp. One year ago, he was beaten by Byoudouin and has had to crawl his way back up from the Loser. Even though he's quite taciturn, he is unexpectedly quite caring of his upperclassmen.

-->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeOno (JP)

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\n! '''New * [[Characters/ThePrinceOfTennisNewPrinceOfTennisCharacters New Prince of Of Tennis Characters'''
[[folder:U-17
Characters]][[note]]U-17 High Schoolers]]

!'''Tokugawa Kazuya'''
Schoolers (Tokugawa Kazuya, Irie Kanata, Oni Juujiro, Yamato Yuuda, Echizen Ryoga, Nakagauchi Sotomichi, Byoudouin Houou, Moori Juzaburou, Hara Tetsuya, Taira Yoshiyuki, Washio Issa and Suzuki Shun, Tanegashima Shuuji, Migihashi Itarou, Tohno Atsukyoh, Kimijima Ikuto, Mitsuya Akuto), U-17 Staff (Saitoh Itaru, Kurobe Yukio, Tsuge Ryuuji, Mifune Nyudoh)[[/note]]

!Anime Characters

[[folder:American Team]]
This is an anime-only team that was gathered for a series of exhibition games held in Tokyo. This triggers a (rather... infamous) filler arc in which a training camp is held to select the best eight players and gather a team for such a tournament. Some members of this American Team, however, have more to them than meets the eye...

!'''Kevin Smith'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-tokugawa_6779.jpg
Kazuya Tokugawa
org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_kevin_3428.jpg

Kevin
is a High School 2nd year the Captain of the American team participating in the U-17 camp. One year ago, he US/Japan Goodwill Games in the anime. His wish was beaten by Byoudouin to play Ryoma in order to settle a rival/feud between his father, George Smith, and has had to crawl his way back up from the Loser. Even though he's quite taciturn, he is unexpectedly quite caring of his upperclassmen.

Ryoma's father, Nanjiro Echizen.

-->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeOno Creator/ReikoKiuchi (JP)



Tropes associated with Tokugawa:
* BigBrotherInstinct: According to extra material, he is inclined to have Ryoma as his little brother because he never had actual siblings, being a single child.
* BigBrotherMentor: He wants to be this for Ryoma.
* PerpetualFrowner: Also like Tezuka. He hasn't been seen smiling yet.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Once [[spoiler:Tezuka decides to leave the U-17 camp]] Tokugawa steps in to be Ryoma's mentor. He is also equally deadpan and stern like Tezuka.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Tall, stern and aloof.
* TrueCompanions: With Oni and Irie.
* WalkingTheEarth: According to his bio, he has been studying overseas during his whole childhood, having studied in France right before the U-17 camp.

!'''Irie Kanata'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-irie_332.jpg
Kanata Irie is introduced as a 3rd year High School Student. He was originally the leader of the 3rd Court. The rest of the camp acknowledge him to be amongst the strongest in the camp despite not being in the 1st Court or a 1st Stringer as it is revealed it is his own choice to stay in a lower court, similar to how Oni Juujiro is much stronger than the court he stays in.

-->Voiced by: Hiroki Aiba (JP)

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Tropes associated with Tokugawa:
Kevin:
* BigBrotherInstinct: According to extra material, he is inclined to have Ryoma as [[spoiler:BreakTheCutie: In his little brother because he never had actual siblings, being a single child.
* BigBrotherMentor: He wants to be this for Ryoma.
* PerpetualFrowner: Also like Tezuka. He hasn't been seen smiling yet.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Once [[spoiler:Tezuka decides to leave the U-17 camp]] Tokugawa steps in to be Ryoma's mentor. He is also equally deadpan and stern like Tezuka.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Tall, stern and aloof.
* TrueCompanions: With Oni and Irie.
* WalkingTheEarth: According to
past, courtesy of his bio, he has been studying overseas during his whole childhood, having studied in France right before the U-17 camp.

!'''Irie Kanata'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-irie_332.jpg
Kanata Irie is introduced as a 3rd year High School Student. He was originally the leader of the 3rd Court. The rest of the camp acknowledge him to be amongst the strongest in the camp despite not being in the 1st Court or a 1st Stringer as it is revealed it is his own choice to stay in a lower court, similar to how Oni Juujiro is much stronger than the court he stays in.

alcoholic dad.]]
* BreakTheHaughty
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* CanonForeigner
* HotBlooded
* Jerkass
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* UnknownRival: To Ryoma.

!'''George Smith'''
-->Voiced by: Hiroki Aiba Creator/YoshiroMatsumoto (JP)



Tropes associated with Kanata:
* DudeLooksLikeALady
* HiddenDepths: He wants to be a doctor, so he works part-time at the U-17 cafeteria to save for his education. He also plays Tenor Sax.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Irie's play style was developed because he craves attention
* {{Megane}}
** LennonSpecs
* RedBaron: The Pierrot
* SilkHidingSteel: He looks friendly and delicate, but his tennis level is high, enough to tie with Atobe.
* TheSmartGuy
* TrueCompanions: With Oni and Tokugawa

!'''Oni Juujiro'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-oni_9749.jpg
Oni is a High Schooler first shown in New Prince Of Tennis and amongst the best Japanese school tennis players shown in the series. He is known as The Gatekeeper from Hell.
-->Voiced by: Daichi Endou(JP)

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Tropes associated with Kanata:
Smith:
* DudeLooksLikeALady
* HiddenDepths: He wants to be a doctor, so he works part-time at the U-17 cafeteria to save for his education. He also plays Tenor Sax.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Irie's play style
[[spoiler:AbusiveParents: ParentalNeglect version. No wonder Kevin was developed because fucked up]]
* [[spoiler:TheAlcoholic]]
* CanonForeigner
* {{Jerkass}}
* KickTheDog: How
he craves attention
treated [[spoiler:Ryoma's mother.]]
* {{Megane}}
** LennonSpecs
* RedBaron: The Pierrot
* SilkHidingSteel: He looks friendly and delicate, but his tennis level is high, enough to tie with Atobe.
* TheSmartGuy
* TrueCompanions: With Oni and Tokugawa

!'''Oni Juujiro'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-oni_9749.jpg
Oni is a High Schooler first shown in New Prince Of Tennis and amongst the best Japanese school tennis players shown in the series. He is known as The Gatekeeper from Hell.
TrainingFromHell

!'''Billy Cassidy'''
-->Voiced by: Daichi Endou(JP)
Creator/YuutoKazama (JP)



Tropes associated with Oni:
* CoolBigBro: He is this to the orphanage children.
** BigBrotherMentor: Fills this role for the middle schoolers, especially for Momoshiro and Kintaro.
* FieryRedhead: A ''literal'' Red Oni example.
* GentleGiant: Despite his intimidating looks, he is actually a really nice guy when you get to know him.
** BruiserWithASoftCenter
** FriendToAllChildren: He volunteers for an Orphanage, where all the kids adore him. In Christmas, he dressed as Santa Claus and made wool toys for everyone, and gets touched when all the kids' stockings had as wishes to "have Oni as the Number 1 tennis player".
** FriendToAllLivingThings: He has a pet hamster named "Kaede".
* MeaningfulName: His last name "Oni" reflects his reputation as this.
* HiddenBadass:[[spoiler:Played with, Oni first appears as apart of the 5th court, making stronger than our protanginst at the moment, then later revealed to be 5th on the U-17 team, and then later is shown to be the old #1 and defeated Byoudouin.In his match with Kintaro, he never really goes all out, hinting that he may still be number 1 in the camp.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: His reaction when he realizes [[spoiler:he not only made Tokugawa stronger, but also indirectly made Byoudouin awake his power as well]].
* RedOniBlueOni: He literally is the ''[[PunnyName Red Oni]]'' next to Tokugawa and Irie's Blue. Ironically, the roles invert regarding Byoudouin, as Oni is the one who has to restrain [[NotSoStoic Tokugawa]].
* ScarsAreForever: He has one in his left cheek from his first match against Byoudouin.
* TrueCompanions: With Irie and Tokugawa.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He is just 18 years old.

!'''Yamato Yuudai'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_yuudai_5337.jpg

Yamato Yuudai was the captain during Tezuka's freshman year. He talks Tezuka into staying in the tennis club as Seigaku's pillar of support, calming him down when he was on the verge of quitting after being injured. Eccentric, insightful, and gentle, Yamato has a unique way of explaining things that even Sumire Ryuuzaki has trouble understanding. He continued to help the tennis club after graduation; in the anime, coach Ryuuzaki asks him for his guidance when they go to a training camp to prepare for the Kantō conference final against Rikkaidai.

-->Voiced by: Masanori Ikeda (JP)

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Tropes associated with Oni:
Billy:
* CoolBigBro: He is this to the orphanage children.
** BigBrotherMentor: Fills this role for the middle schoolers, especially for Momoshiro and Kintaro.
BoisterousBruiser
* FieryRedhead: A ''literal'' Red Oni example.
CanonForeigner
* GentleGiant: Despite his intimidating looks, he is actually a really nice guy when you get to know him.
** BruiserWithASoftCenter
** FriendToAllChildren: He volunteers for an Orphanage, where all the kids adore him. In Christmas, he dressed as Santa Claus and made wool toys for everyone, and gets touched when all the kids' stockings had as wishes to "have Oni as the Number 1 tennis player".
** FriendToAllLivingThings: He has a pet hamster named "Kaede".
{{Eagleland}}
* MeaningfulName: His last name "Oni" reflects his reputation as this.
* HiddenBadass:[[spoiler:Played with, Oni first appears as apart of the 5th court, making stronger than our protanginst at the moment, then later revealed to be 5th on the U-17 team, and then later is shown to be the old #1 and defeated Byoudouin.In his match with Kintaro, he never really goes all out, hinting that he may still be number 1 in the camp.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: His reaction when he realizes [[spoiler:he not only made Tokugawa stronger, but also indirectly made Byoudouin awake his power as well]].
* RedOniBlueOni: He literally is the ''[[PunnyName Red Oni]]'' next to Tokugawa and Irie's Blue. Ironically, the roles invert regarding Byoudouin, as Oni is the one who has to restrain [[NotSoStoic Tokugawa]].
* ScarsAreForever: He has one in his left cheek from his first match against Byoudouin.
* TrueCompanions:
OddFriendship: With Irie and Tokugawa.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He is just 18 years old.

!'''Yamato Yuudai'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_yuudai_5337.jpg

Yamato Yuudai was the captain during Tezuka's freshman year. He talks Tezuka into staying in the tennis club as Seigaku's pillar of support, calming him down when he was on the verge of quitting after being injured. Eccentric, insightful, and gentle, Yamato has a unique way of explaining things that even Sumire Ryuuzaki has trouble understanding. He continued to help the tennis club after graduation; in the anime, coach Ryuuzaki asks him for his guidance when they go to a training camp to prepare for the Kantō conference final against Rikkaidai.

Kevin.

!'''Michael Lee'''
-->Voiced by: Masanori Ikeda Creator/IsshinChiba (JP)



Tropes associated with Yamato:

* AlliterativeName
* BigBrotherMentor: To Tezuka and Oishi.
* TheCaptain: He used to be Seigaku's former captain when Tezuka and Oishi joined the team.
* ChekhovsGunman: He is only shown in flashbacks as Tezuka's main inspiration. He reappears in a filler episode of the anime. In the manga, he returns for the U-17 camp.
* CloudCuckooLander
** ObfuscatingStupidity
* HachiMaki: In the flashback and the anime filler.
* SunglassesAtNight: Of the LennonSpecs kind.
** TheGlassesGottaGo: In his reappearance in New Prince of Tennis, he has dyed his hair red and isn't wearing glasses anymore.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He's actually only 17.

!'''Echizen Ryoga'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-ryoga_5493.jpg
Echizen Ryoga is a high school tennis player not mentioned in The Prince of Tennis, first appearing in The Prince of Tennis - The Two Samurai: The First Game, later appearing in an OVA in New York in which Ryoma spots him training. According to his bio, Ryoga is Ryoma's half-brother, who was living with the Echizens after his original mother died, and then moving with his aunt.

In ''The New Prince of Tennis,'' Ryoga returns from America as [[spoiler:Japan's No. 4-ranked U-17 representative]].

-->Voiced by: Yuuta Yamazaki (JP, Movie), Creator/MamoruMiyano (JP, ''The New Prince of Tennis'' OVA)

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Tropes associated with Yamato:

Lee:
* AlliterativeName
TheDutifulSon
* BigBrotherMentor: To Tezuka and Oishi.
ButNotTooForeign: Half-Chinese.
* TheCaptain: He used CanonForeigner
* ShelteredAristocrat: Hinted
to be Seigaku's former captain when Tezuka and Oishi joined the team.
* ChekhovsGunman: He is only shown in flashbacks as Tezuka's main inspiration. He reappears in a filler episode of the anime. In the manga, he returns for the U-17 camp.
* CloudCuckooLander
** ObfuscatingStupidity
* HachiMaki: In the flashback and the anime filler.
* SunglassesAtNight: Of the LennonSpecs kind.
** TheGlassesGottaGo: In his reappearance in New Prince of Tennis, he has dyed his hair red and isn't wearing glasses anymore.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He's actually only 17.

!'''Echizen Ryoga'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-ryoga_5493.jpg
Echizen Ryoga is a high school tennis player not mentioned in The Prince of Tennis, first appearing in The Prince of Tennis - The Two Samurai: The First Game, later appearing in an OVA in New York in which Ryoma spots him training. According to his bio, Ryoga is Ryoma's half-brother, who was living with the Echizens after his original mother died, and then moving with his aunt.

In ''The New Prince of Tennis,'' Ryoga returns
come from America as [[spoiler:Japan's No. 4-ranked U-17 representative]].

a very rich Chinese-American family.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Tom Griffey'''
-->Voiced by: Yuuta Yamazaki (JP, Movie), Creator/MamoruMiyano (JP, ''The New Prince of Tennis'' OVA)
Creator/KazunariKojima (JP)



Tropes associated with Ryoga:

* AloofBigBrother: He is the only one who can get away with pissing off Ryoma.
** Subverted. In New Prince of Tennis it's shown that Ryoga and Ryoma used to be very close when they were kids. Ryoma forgot about it since he was still very young.
* BigBrotherMentor: In New Prince of Tennis, he teaches Ryoma the Glowing Shot.
* CanonImmigrant: His original debut was in the first movie "The Prince of Tennis - The Two Samurai: The First Game". After fan acclaim, Konomi decided to include Ryoga as a canon character as well.
* ContinuitySnarl: Since the Anime Movie didn't have anything to do with the manga storyline, he is introduced as Ryoma's older brother, who Ryoma didn't even remember at first. In the movie Ryoma is said to be his adoptive brother, while in the manga WordOfGod has stated [[{{Retcon}} he is his ''half''-brother]].
* InTheHood: In the sequel series, he wears a hood that conceals his face until his [[TheReveal proper introduction]]. ...But most readers probably [[TheUntwist already figured out that it was him]], despite having never shown up in the manga up to that point.
* JustInTime: His proper introduction in ''The New Prince of Tennis'' happens after [[spoiler: he deflects a glowing shot from Byoudouin in the nick of time to save Ryoma and Tokugawa.]]
* TheNicknamer: He calls Ryoma "Chibisuke".
* PolarOppositeTwins: Subverted since they're not twins, but they look alike a lot. Unlike Ryoma, Ryoga is more expressive and outgoing, loves oranges (Ryoma hates Orange Ponta) and hates speaking english despite living in America.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: After all, he is Ryoma's older brother.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Oranges. Unlike his little brother, Ryoga loves Orange Ponta (Ryoma only drinks grape Ponta).

!'''Nakagauchi Sotomichi'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-sotomichi_3898.jpg
Sotomichi Nakagauchi is a 3rd year High Schooler known as The Robot participating in the U-17 camp.

-->Voiced by: Takuto Dojoh (JP)

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Tropes associated with Ryoga:

Tom:
* AloofBigBrother: He is the only one who can get away with pissing off Ryoma.
** Subverted. In New Prince of Tennis it's shown that Ryoga and Ryoma used to be very close when they were kids. Ryoma forgot about it since he was still very young.
[[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]
* BigBrotherMentor: In New Prince of Tennis, he teaches Ryoma the Glowing Shot.
CanonForeigner
* CanonImmigrant: His original debut was in the first movie "The Prince of Tennis - The Two Samurai: The First Game". After fan acclaim, Konomi decided to include Ryoga as a canon character as well.
* ContinuitySnarl: Since the Anime Movie didn't have anything to do with the manga storyline, he is introduced as Ryoma's older brother, who Ryoma didn't even remember at first. In the movie Ryoma is said to be his adoptive brother, while in the manga WordOfGod has stated [[{{Retcon}} he is his ''half''-brother]].
* InTheHood: In the sequel series, he wears a hood that conceals his face until his [[TheReveal proper introduction]]. ...But most readers probably [[TheUntwist already figured out that it was him]], despite having never shown up in the manga up to that point.
* JustInTime: His proper introduction in ''The New Prince of Tennis'' happens after [[spoiler: he deflects a glowing shot from Byoudouin in the nick of time to save Ryoma and Tokugawa.]]
* TheNicknamer: He calls Ryoma "Chibisuke".
* PolarOppositeTwins: Subverted since they're not twins, but they look alike a lot. Unlike Ryoma, Ryoga is more expressive and outgoing, loves oranges (Ryoma hates Orange Ponta) and hates speaking english despite living in America.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: After all, he is Ryoma's older brother.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Oranges. Unlike his little brother, Ryoga loves Orange Ponta (Ryoma only drinks grape Ponta).

!'''Nakagauchi Sotomichi'''
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Sotomichi Nakagauchi is a 3rd year High Schooler known as The Robot participating in the U-17 camp.

[[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Terry Griffey'''
-->Voiced by: Takuto Dojoh Maiko Ito (JP)



Tropes associated with Nakagauchi:

* FourEyesZeroSoul
* RedBaron: "The Robot"
* TheStoic
* StoneWall: Gets Krauser's SignatureMove and he still can go on.


!'''Byoudouin Houou'''
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Byoudouin Houou is introduced at the U-17 Camp in Shin Prince of Tennis ranked as the Number 1 ranked Youth Representative of Japan, which marks him as Japan's best U-17 player. He is the leader of the First Returning 1st Stringers, who have just returned from an Overseas Expedition. They get back to the camp to be welcomed back by the news that middle schoolers have joined the camp and witnessed them defeat a number of the Top 20. He decides to allow the inclusion of middle schoolers on the list of challengers for their places. It is also known that he utterly defeated Kazuya Tokugawa in the previous year.

--> Voiced by: Creator/HirokiYasumoto (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Nakagauchi:

Terry:
* FourEyesZeroSoul
[[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]
* RedBaron: "The Robot"
{{Bishonen}}
** DudeLooksLikeALady
* TheStoic
* StoneWall: Gets Krauser's SignatureMove and he still can go on.


!'''Byoudouin Houou'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-byodoin_6897.jpg
Byoudouin Houou is introduced at the U-17 Camp in Shin Prince of Tennis ranked as the Number 1 ranked Youth Representative of Japan, which marks him as Japan's best U-17 player. He is the leader of the First Returning 1st Stringers, who have just returned from an Overseas Expedition. They get back to the camp to be welcomed back by the news that middle schoolers have joined the camp and witnessed them defeat a number of the Top 20. He decides to allow the inclusion of middle schoolers on the list of challengers for their places. It is also known that he utterly defeated Kazuya Tokugawa in the previous year.

--> Voiced
CanonForeigner

!'''Bobby Max'''
-->Voiced
by: Creator/HirokiYasumoto Hari Kaneko (JP)



Tropes associated with Byoudouin:
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: He lost to Oni in his first day at the camp, so he trained to try to surpass him.
* HachiMaki: He uses one to cover his [[ScarsAreForever forehead scar]], from his first game against Oni.
* {{Jerkass}}
* MeaningfulName: "Byoodouin" comes from the Byoudouin Temple, while his name means "Emerging Phoenix"
* TheRival, NotSoDifferent: With Tokugawa and Oni.
* ThemeNaming: His special techniques are also theme-named by foreign countries: Pirates of the World, Bull Fighting of the Spanish, Phoenix of Egypt.
* WalkingTheEarth: He is said to have visited many countries.

!'''Moori Juzaburou'''
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Moori is a 1st year high school student, and a recent graduate and OB of the Rikkaidai tennis team that won the Nationals a year before the storyline. Introduced as the No.10 of the All-Japan Juniors, together with 3rd year former Hyotei Academy captain No. 9 Ochi Tsukimitsu, they are the Super High School Doubles Specialists.
-->Voiced by: Yuuta Yamazaki (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Byoudouin:
Bobby:
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: He lost to Oni in his first day at the camp, so he trained to try to surpass him.
DarkSkinnedBlond
* HachiMaki: He uses one to cover his [[ScarsAreForever forehead scar]], from his first game against Oni.
CanonForeigner
* {{Jerkass}}
* MeaningfulName: "Byoodouin" comes from the Byoudouin Temple, while his name means "Emerging Phoenix"
* TheRival, NotSoDifferent: With Tokugawa and Oni.
* ThemeNaming: His special techniques are also theme-named by foreign countries: Pirates of the World, Bull Fighting of the Spanish, Phoenix of Egypt.
* WalkingTheEarth: He is said to have visited many countries.

!'''Moori Juzaburou'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-mori_7323.jpg
Moori is a 1st year high school student, and a recent graduate and OB of the Rikkaidai tennis team that won the Nationals a year before the storyline. Introduced as the No.10 of the All-Japan Juniors, together with 3rd year former Hyotei Academy captain No. 9 Ochi Tsukimitsu, they are the Super High School Doubles Specialists.
JerkJock

!'''Arnold Ignashov'''
-->Voiced by: Yuuta Yamazaki Yoshiaki Matsumoto (JP)



Tropes associated with Moori:
* BrilliantButLazy: As noted by Renji, he was one of the best players, but rarely went to train.
* FieryRedhead
* FirstNameBasis, AffectionateNickname: He calls Ochi "Tsuki-san".
* OddFriendship: With his doubles partner Hyotei's Ochi Tsukimitsu.

!'''Ochi Tsukimitsu'''
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Ochi is a 3rd Year High Schooler introduced in the New Prince of Tennis Series. He is introduced as the No.9 of the All-Japan Juniors being known as the High School Doubles specialists along with Doubles partner Moori Juzaburou;, together as the Super High School Doubles Specialists. He was the Captain of Hyotei Academy and took them to the Nationals three years prior to the storyline, one year before current Hyotei 3rd years Atobe Keigo, Shishido Ryou, Mukahi Gakuto, Akutagawa Jiroh; and Oshitari Yuushi began attending their 1st year at Hyotei.

to:

Tropes associated with Moori:
Arnold:

* BrilliantButLazy: As noted by Renji, he was one of the best players, but rarely went to train.
CanonForeigner
* FieryRedhead
* FirstNameBasis, AffectionateNickname: He calls Ochi "Tsuki-san".
* OddFriendship: With
UsefulNotes/EastGermany: Was born there, then his doubles partner Hyotei's Ochi Tsukimitsu.

!'''Ochi Tsukimitsu'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-ochi_2834.jpg
Ochi is a 3rd Year High Schooler introduced in the New Prince of Tennis Series. He is introduced as the No.9 of the All-Japan Juniors being known as the High School Doubles specialists along with Doubles partner Moori Juzaburou;, together as the Super High School Doubles Specialists. He was the Captain of Hyotei Academy and took them
parents left to the Nationals three years prior to the storyline, one year before current Hyotei 3rd years Atobe Keigo, Shishido Ryou, Mukahi Gakuto, Akutagawa Jiroh; and Oshitari Yuushi began attending their 1st year at Hyotei.
USA.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Anime Other Characters]]

!'''Richard Baker'''
-->Voiced by: Tadahisa Saizen (JP)



Tropes associated with Ochi:
* AnimeHair, DyeHard: He has dyed white hair with color streaks. He is stated to change the color periodically.
* TheCaptain: He was Hyotei's captain before Atobe and the others started going to middle school.
* OddFriendship: With his doubles partner Rikkaidai's Moori Juzaburou
* RedBaron: "The Mental Assassin"
* TheStoic: He is always calm during games, [[spoiler:which is also how his "Pressure" ability works.]]

!'''Hara Tetsuya'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-hara_8076.jpg
Hara was Shitenhouji's captain during Shiraishi Kuranosuke's 2nd year. He is known as one of Shitenhoji's Legendary Captains along with Taira Yoshiyuki, who was the captain the year before him when Shiraishi and Oshitari Kenya were in their freshman year.

He is the captain that led Shitenhoji to the Nationals the year before Seigaku won. However for unknown reasons, Hara decided to retire from club tennis in the Spring of last year, meaning he didn't captain his team to that Nationals. He is currently a high school 1st year.
-->Voiced by: Tetsuya Yanagihara (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Ochi:
Baker:

* AnimeHair, DyeHard: He has dyed white hair with color streaks. He is stated ArmorPiercingAttack
* CanonForeigner
* MoneyDearBoy: InUniverse. There's no other motivation
to change the color periodically.
* TheCaptain: He was Hyotei's captain before Atobe and the others started going to middle school.
* OddFriendship: With his doubles partner Rikkaidai's Moori Juzaburou
* RedBaron: "The Mental Assassin"
* TheStoic: He is always calm during games, [[spoiler:which is also how his "Pressure" ability works.]]

!'''Hara Tetsuya'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-hara_8076.jpg
Hara was Shitenhouji's captain during Shiraishi Kuranosuke's 2nd year. He is known as one of Shitenhoji's Legendary Captains along with Taira Yoshiyuki, who was the captain the year before him when Shiraishi and Oshitari Kenya were in their freshman year.

He is the captain that led Shitenhoji to the Nationals the year before Seigaku won. However for unknown reasons, Hara decided to retire from club
form a tennis in the Spring of last year, meaning he didn't captain his team to that Nationals. He is currently a high school 1st year.
team.
* SternTeacher

!'''Hannah Essenheimer'''
-->Voiced by: Tetsuya Yanagihara Creator/RicaMatsumoto (JP)



Tropes associated with Hara:
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: He likes going to comedy shows and practicing his "Tsukkomi" routine.
* TheCaptain: Part of the Shitenhouji's Legendary Captains.
* CatchPhrase: He yells "What the Hell!? Who the Hell!?" when annoyed.

!'''Taira Yoshiyuki'''
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Taira Yoshiyuki is a 2nd Year High Schooler and also an U-17 Camp Representative Candidate for Japan. He went to middle school at Shitenhoji and was the Captain of the Tennis Club during Shiraishi Kuranosuke and Hitoji Yuuji 's freshman year. He always plays tennis while wearing a cap. He is somewhat unserious on the court as he as a habit of pulling funny faces on the court while playing hence the nickname. He along with Hara Tetsuya are known as the Legendary Captains of Shitenhoji. He tends to also make jokes while playing.

He is the captain that led Shitenhoji to the Nationals the year before Seigaku won. However for unknown reasons, Hara decided to retire from club tennis in the Spring of last year, meaning he didn't captain his team to that Nationals. He is currently a high school 1st year.
-->Voiced by: Hirai Yoshiyuki (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Hara:
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: He likes going to comedy shows and practicing his "Tsukkomi" routine.
* TheCaptain: Part of the Shitenhouji's Legendary Captains.
* CatchPhrase: He yells "What the Hell!? Who the Hell!?" when annoyed.

!'''Taira Yoshiyuki'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-taira_8473.jpg
Taira Yoshiyuki is a 2nd Year High Schooler and also an U-17 Camp Representative Candidate for Japan. He went to middle school at Shitenhoji and was the Captain of the Tennis Club during Shiraishi Kuranosuke and Hitoji Yuuji 's freshman year. He always plays tennis while wearing a cap. He is somewhat unserious on the court as he as a habit of pulling funny faces on the court while playing hence the nickname. He along with Hara Tetsuya are known as the Legendary Captains of Shitenhoji. He tends to also make jokes while playing.

He is the captain that led Shitenhoji to the Nationals the year before Seigaku won. However for unknown reasons, Hara decided to retire from club tennis
CanonForeigner: Only appears in the Spring of last year, meaning he didn't captain his team to that Nationals. He anime.
* [[spoiler:BrokenBird]]
* CanonForeigner
* DrowningMySorrows
* FieryRedhead
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
* HospitalHottie, HotTeacher: It turns out she
is currently a high school 1st year.
Tezuka's coach while in Germany.

!'''Iijyuin Kurumi'''
-->Voiced by: Hirai Yoshiyuki Creator/SaekoChiba (JP)



Tropes associated with Taira:
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: He is the Bokke, while Hara is the Tsukkomi.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He is a goof even on court, and he still is one of the Shitenhouji Legendary Captains.
* TheCaptain: Part of the Shitenhouji's Legendary Captains.
* NiceHat: Wears a Khaki Camouflage cap.

!'''Washio Issa and Suzuki Shun'''
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Issa Washio and Suzuki Shun are introduced as the most capable doubles pair of the 2nd Stringers in the U-17. Together are among the very few doubles pairs that can achieve the renowned doubles technique Synchro.
-->Voiced by: Washio: Toru Akiyoshi (JP) Suzuki: Kentaroh Araki

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Tropes associated with Taira:
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: He is the Bokke, while Hara is the Tsukkomi.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He is a goof even on court, and he still is one of the Shitenhouji Legendary Captains.
* TheCaptain: Part of the Shitenhouji's Legendary Captains.
* NiceHat: Wears a Khaki Camouflage cap.

!'''Washio Issa and Suzuki Shun'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-washio-suzuki_9256.jpg
Issa Washio and Suzuki Shun are introduced as the most capable doubles pair of the 2nd Stringers
CanonForeigner: Only appears in the U-17. Together are among anime.
* PrecociousCrush: On Fuji.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Puts on a cute outfit with ZettaiRyouiki.
* TokenMiniMoe
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: As
the very few doubles pairs Smart Sister. Subverted because she ''does'' love Narumi to death otherwise, and that can achieve the renowned doubles technique Synchro.
also drives a good part of her inferiority complex.
* NotSoDifferent: She mainly gets Fuji's sympathy because she, like Yuuta, have sibling complex.
* ZettaiRyouiki

!'''Iijyuin Narumi'''
-->Voiced by: Washio: Toru Akiyoshi (JP) Suzuki: Kentaroh Araki
Creator/YukaNanri (JP)



Tropes associated with Washio and Suzuki:
* AnimeHair, DyeHard: InUniverse. Washio has light blue hair with black streaks.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: They're also capable of using the Synchronization technique.
* PointlessBandaid: Suzuki. He has one on his nose bridge.

!'''Tanegashima Shuuji'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-tanegashima_7535.jpg
Tanegashima Shuuji was first believed to be just another strong 2nd Stringer in the U-17 Training Camp. However, it is revealed that he was a member of the 1st Stringers and the No.2 of the All-Japan Junior Representatives upon the rest of the Genius 10's arrival. He did not go with the team on their foreign expedition due to his hatred of airplanes.
-->Voiced by: Ryuji Kamiyama (JP)

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Tropes associated with Tanegashima:
* AmbiguouslyBrown
* ScrewySquirrel: He had the habit of stealing Sanada's drinks only to annoy him.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Planes. Also the reason he stayed in Japan instead of participating of the overseas expedition.

!'''Migihashi Itarou'''
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Migihashi is introduced in the New Prince of Tennis as a 2nd Stringer High Schooler in the U-17 Camp as the strongest member and leader of the 2nd Court in the anime. In the manga, he is only listed as a player who is initially selected to go against the 1st Stringer's Top 10. It is said that players are unable to get points from him on his right side of the court.
-->Voiced by: Syoma Yamamoto (JP)

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Tropes associated with Migihashi:
* AscendedExtra: While his only appearance in the manga is a cover cameo, his role is expanded in the anime.
* {{Fanboy}}: According to his bio, he likes a girlband named "The Chocolates" (who Eiji, Momoshiro and Kaidoh are also fans of)


!'''Tohno Atsukyoh'''
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Tohno is a character first shown in the series in Shin Prince of Tennis as No. 8 of the All-Japan Juniors as they return from the Overseas Expedition and arrive at the main courts. His Doubles Partner and close friend is Kimijima Ikuto who appeared with him as the No.7.

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Tropes associated with Tohno:
* AchillesHeel: [[spoiler:Ikuto tells Marui and Kite to aim for his right knee]].
* BloodKnight: All his techniques are named after ''[[AxCrazy methods of execution]]''.
* {{Jerkass}}: Shoots balls at people for no reason. [[spoiler:Even his doubles partner is fed-up with him.]]
* RedBaron: "Executioner of the Courts"
* TheSociopath: [[AllThereInTheManual According to extra material]], Tohno is always talking aloud about torture and execution methods... in a family restaurant, right next to a creeped out old lady.

!'''Kimijima Ikuto'''
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Kimijima holds the title of "The Negotiator of the Court". He is currently cultivating a new path called Intellitennis. He is introduced as amongst the best School U-17 players of Japan in New Prince of Tennis and ranked as the No.7 U-17 player as a member of the Genius 10. Kimijima is also the star of a TV commercial for "Cola Vita".

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Tropes associated with Kimijima:
* {{Bishonen}}: See TeenIdol below.
* DyeHard: InUniverse, as he has blond hair and dark sideburns.
* ManipulativeBastard: He is well known for doing negotiations in or out of the court. [[spoiler:He offered deals to both Marui and Kite in exchange of destroying Tohno's knee because he has had it with him as his doubles partner]].
* RedBaron: "The Negotiator of the Court".
* {{Megane}}
* [[spoiler:TeamKiller]]: Incredibly he did it [[spoiler:for ''both sides''. He arranged with Kite to pretend to betray Marui and deflect to their side, so Tohno wouldn't have a clue that they were actually planning to aim for his knee and eliminate Tohno from the camp.]]
* TheStrategist: He plans ahead for any possible deals with the opponents.
* TeenIdol: Kimijima is famous for being an idol and has appeared in many TV spots as a model.

!'''Mitsuya Akuto'''
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Mitsuya Akuto is the Former No. 17. His special technique was Data Tennis. With his distinct intellect, he analyzes his opponents to determine the very best method of defeating them.

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Tropes associated with Akuto:
* BigBrotherMentor: Turns out he was the one who tought Yanagi how to use Data Tennis.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: He has a long bob, glasses and a thin body type like Yukimura or Fuji.
* UsefulNotes/JapaneseSiblingTerminology: He and Yanagi are revealed to have been close, as Yanagi still called him "Akuto nii-chan"
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* {{Megane}}

[[/folder]]


[[folder:U-17 Staff]]

!'''Saitoh Itaru '''
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Saitoh Itaru is the specialist who plans how the players can improve their play and train their mental mask. He devises who will compete against each other in a match.

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Tropes associated with Saitoh:
* AwfulWeddedLife: His bio states he is bad at dealing with his wife.
* HotTeacher
* TheSmartGuy: From the three teachers, he is the Data Expert and keeps tabs on all the players' stats.
* ShipTease: Not seen in the series, but according to Ohtori, Coach Saitoh talks a lot about Hyotei Tennis Club's coach, Sakaki Taro.
* TallDarkAndHandsome

!'''Kurobe Yukio '''
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Kurobe Yukio is the strategic coach who manages the training camp as well as the camp's substitute supervisor. Analyzing each student's data and planning tactical matches is his main duty.

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Tropes associated with Kurobe:
* HotTeacher
* SharpDressedMan: He is usually seen wearing a white suit with a light blue shirt.
* TheStrategist: He is in charge of tactical planning.

!'''Tsuge Ryuuji'''
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Tsuge is U-17 Camp's Circuit Coach. He also seems to be the adviser for the dorms. He's in charge of training their physicality. He won't go easy on assigning them strict training. Standing together with the players on the court, he's the coach who directs their training.

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Tropes associated with Tsuge:
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* HappilyMarried: His bio says he is married to an American woman and he is very devoted.
* HotTeacher

!'''Mifune Nyudoh'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/285px-nyuudo_7503.jpg
Mifune Nyudoh is the behind-the-scene coach who guides players with unconventional tennis. He is as tame as a ferocious pet. He is known as the Drunken Coach.
-->Voiced by: (JP)

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Tropes associated with Mifune:
* TheAlcoholic
* {{Badass}}: Afterall, he is the guardian of the mountain.
* ExtremeOmnivore: He is capable of taking Inui's juice without even flinching.
* {{Jerkass}}: In addition to the TrainingFromHell, he made the guys dig a hole in the ground and bury their team jerseys ''and pees on them''.
** HiddenHeartOfGold, PetTheDog: Later he washes their jerseys and sends them back via air mail.
* [[spoiler:KingIncognito]]: Turns out [[spoiler:he was the Head Coach of the U-17 all along]].
* RedBaron: "Drunken Coach", "Warden of Hell" and "Hidden Coach"
* SternTeacher: Even though his training methods are extreme, he roots for the boys to make a revolution and prove their true strength.
* TrainingFromHell: He is in charge of taking the expelled players and train them again so they can regain their spots on the camp.

[[/folder]]


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!Anime Characters

[[folder:American Team]]
This is an anime-only team that was gathered for a series of exhibition games held in Tokyo. This triggers a (rather... infamous) filler arc in which a training camp is held to select the best eight players and gather a team for such a tournament. Some members of this American Team, however, have more to them than meets the eye...

!'''Kevin Smith'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_kevin_3428.jpg

Kevin is the Captain of the American team participating in the US/Japan Goodwill Games in the anime. His wish was to play Ryoma in order to settle a rival/feud between his father, George Smith, and Ryoma's father, Nanjiro Echizen.

-->Voiced by: Creator/ReikoKiuchi (JP)

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Tropes associated with Kevin:
* [[spoiler:BreakTheCutie: In his past, courtesy of his alcoholic dad.]]
* BreakTheHaughty
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* CanonForeigner
* HotBlooded
* Jerkass
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* UnknownRival: To Ryoma.

!'''George Smith'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YoshiroMatsumoto (JP)

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Tropes associated with Smith:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents: ParentalNeglect version. No wonder Kevin was fucked up]]
* [[spoiler:TheAlcoholic]]
* CanonForeigner
* {{Jerkass}}
* KickTheDog: How he treated [[spoiler:Ryoma's mother.]]
* TrainingFromHell

!'''Billy Cassidy'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YuutoKazama (JP)

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Tropes associated with Billy:
* BoisterousBruiser
* CanonForeigner
* {{Eagleland}}
* OddFriendship: With Kevin.

!'''Michael Lee'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/IsshinChiba (JP)

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Tropes associated with Lee:
* TheDutifulSon
* ButNotTooForeign: Half-Chinese.
* CanonForeigner
* ShelteredAristocrat: Hinted to come from a very rich Chinese-American family.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Tom Griffey'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/KazunariKojima (JP)

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Tropes associated with Tom:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]
* CanonForeigner
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Terry Griffey'''
-->Voiced by: Maiko Ito (JP)

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Tropes associated with Terry:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]
* {{Bishonen}}
** DudeLooksLikeALady
* CanonForeigner

!'''Bobby Max'''
-->Voiced by: Hari Kaneko (JP)

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Tropes associated with Bobby:
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* CanonForeigner
* JerkJock

!'''Arnold Ignashov'''
-->Voiced by: Yoshiaki Matsumoto (JP)

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Tropes associated with Arnold:

* CanonForeigner
* UsefulNotes/EastGermany: Was born there, then his parents left to the USA.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Anime Other Characters]]

!'''Richard Baker'''
-->Voiced by: Tadahisa Saizen (JP)

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Tropes associated with Baker:

* ArmorPiercingAttack
* CanonForeigner
* MoneyDearBoy: InUniverse. There's no other motivation to form a tennis team.
* SternTeacher

!'''Hannah Essenheimer'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/RicaMatsumoto (JP)

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Tropes associated with Washio * AlwaysSomeoneBetter: For Kurumi.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Soft-spoken, kind, humble,
and Suzuki:
* AnimeHair, DyeHard: InUniverse. Washio has light blue hair with black streaks.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: They're also capable of using the Synchronization technique.
* PointlessBandaid: Suzuki. He has one on his nose bridge.

!'''Tanegashima Shuuji'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-tanegashima_7535.jpg
Tanegashima Shuuji was first believed to be just another strong 2nd Stringer
''very'' efficient in the U-17 Training Camp. However, it is revealed that he was a member of the 1st Stringers and the No.2 of the All-Japan Junior Representatives upon the rest of the Genius 10's arrival. He did not go with the team on their foreign expedition due to his hatred of airplanes.
-->Voiced by: Ryuji Kamiyama (JP)

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Tropes associated with Tanegashima:
tennis.
* AmbiguouslyBrown
* ScrewySquirrel: He had the habit of stealing Sanada's drinks only to annoy him.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Planes. Also the reason he stayed in Japan instead of participating of the overseas expedition.

!'''Migihashi Itarou'''
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Migihashi is introduced in the New Prince of Tennis as a 2nd Stringer High Schooler in the U-17 Camp as the strongest member and leader of the 2nd Court in the anime. In the manga, he is only listed as a player who is initially selected to go against the 1st Stringer's Top 10. It is said that players are unable to get points from him on his right side of the court.
-->Voiced by: Syoma Yamamoto (JP)

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Tropes associated with Migihashi:
* AscendedExtra: While his only appearance in the manga is a cover cameo, his role is expanded in the anime.
* {{Fanboy}}: According to his bio, he likes a girlband named "The Chocolates" (who Eiji, Momoshiro and Kaidoh are also fans of)


!'''Tohno Atsukyoh'''
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Tohno is a character first shown in the series in Shin Prince of Tennis as No. 8 of the All-Japan Juniors as they return from the Overseas Expedition and arrive at the main courts. His Doubles Partner and close friend is Kimijima Ikuto who appeared with him as the No.7.

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Tropes associated with Tohno:
* AchillesHeel: [[spoiler:Ikuto tells Marui and Kite to aim for his right knee]].
* BloodKnight: All his techniques are named after ''[[AxCrazy methods of execution]]''.
* {{Jerkass}}: Shoots balls at people for no reason. [[spoiler:Even his doubles partner is fed-up with him.]]
* RedBaron: "Executioner of the Courts"
* TheSociopath: [[AllThereInTheManual According to extra material]], Tohno is always talking aloud about torture and execution methods... in a family restaurant, right next to a creeped out old lady.

!'''Kimijima Ikuto'''
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Kimijima holds the title of "The Negotiator of the Court". He is currently cultivating a new path called Intellitennis. He is introduced as amongst the best School U-17 players of Japan in New Prince of Tennis and ranked as the No.7 U-17 player as a member of the Genius 10. Kimijima is also the star of a TV commercial for "Cola Vita".

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Tropes associated with Kimijima:
* {{Bishonen}}: See TeenIdol below.
* DyeHard: InUniverse, as he has blond hair and dark sideburns.
* ManipulativeBastard: He is well known for doing negotiations in or out of the court. [[spoiler:He offered deals to both Marui and Kite in exchange of destroying Tohno's knee because he has had it with him as his doubles partner]].
* RedBaron: "The Negotiator of the Court".
* {{Megane}}
* [[spoiler:TeamKiller]]: Incredibly he did it [[spoiler:for ''both sides''. He arranged with Kite to pretend to betray Marui and deflect to their side, so Tohno wouldn't have a clue that they were actually planning to aim for his knee and eliminate Tohno from the camp.]]
* TheStrategist: He plans ahead for any possible deals with the opponents.
* TeenIdol: Kimijima is famous for being an idol and has appeared in many TV spots as a model.

!'''Mitsuya Akuto'''
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Mitsuya Akuto is the Former No. 17. His special technique was Data Tennis. With his distinct intellect, he analyzes his opponents to determine the very best method of defeating them.

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Tropes associated with Akuto:
* BigBrotherMentor: Turns out he was the one who tought Yanagi how to use Data Tennis.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: He has a long bob, glasses and a thin body type like Yukimura or Fuji.
* UsefulNotes/JapaneseSiblingTerminology: He and Yanagi are revealed to have been close, as Yanagi still called him "Akuto nii-chan"
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* {{Megane}}

[[/folder]]


[[folder:U-17 Staff]]

!'''Saitoh Itaru '''
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Saitoh Itaru is the specialist who plans how the players can improve their play and train their mental mask. He devises who will compete against each other in a match.

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Tropes associated with Saitoh:
* AwfulWeddedLife: His bio states he is bad at dealing with his wife.
* HotTeacher
* TheSmartGuy: From the three teachers, he is the Data Expert and keeps tabs on all the players' stats.
* ShipTease: Not seen in the series, but according to Ohtori, Coach Saitoh talks a lot about Hyotei Tennis Club's coach, Sakaki Taro.
* TallDarkAndHandsome

!'''Kurobe Yukio '''
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Kurobe Yukio is the strategic coach who manages the training camp as well as the camp's substitute supervisor. Analyzing each student's data and planning tactical matches is his main duty.

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Tropes associated with Kurobe:
* HotTeacher
* SharpDressedMan: He is usually seen wearing a white suit with a light blue shirt.
* TheStrategist: He is in charge of tactical planning.

!'''Tsuge Ryuuji'''
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Tsuge is U-17 Camp's Circuit Coach. He also seems to be the adviser for the dorms. He's in charge of training their physicality. He won't go easy on assigning them strict training. Standing together with the players on the court, he's the coach who directs their training.

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Tropes associated with Tsuge:
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* HappilyMarried: His bio says he is married to an American woman and he is very devoted.
* HotTeacher

!'''Mifune Nyudoh'''
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Mifune Nyudoh is the behind-the-scene coach who guides players with unconventional tennis. He is as tame as a ferocious pet. He is known as the Drunken Coach.
-->Voiced by: (JP)

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Tropes associated with Mifune:
* TheAlcoholic
* {{Badass}}: Afterall, he is the guardian of the mountain.
* ExtremeOmnivore: He is capable of taking Inui's juice without even flinching.
* {{Jerkass}}: In addition to the TrainingFromHell, he made the guys dig a hole in the ground and bury their team jerseys ''and pees on them''.
** HiddenHeartOfGold, PetTheDog: Later he washes their jerseys and sends them back via air mail.
* [[spoiler:KingIncognito]]: Turns out [[spoiler:he was the Head Coach of the U-17 all along]].
* RedBaron: "Drunken Coach", "Warden of Hell" and "Hidden Coach"
* SternTeacher: Even though his training methods are extreme, he roots for the boys to make a revolution and prove their true strength.
* TrainingFromHell: He is in charge of taking the expelled players and train them again so they can regain their spots on the camp.

[[/folder]]


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!Anime Characters

[[folder:American Team]]
This is an anime-only team that was gathered for a series of exhibition games held in Tokyo. This triggers a (rather... infamous) filler arc in which a training camp is held to select the best eight players and gather a team for such a tournament. Some members of this American Team, however, have more to them than meets the eye...

!'''Kevin Smith'''
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Kevin is the Captain of the American team participating in the US/Japan Goodwill Games in the anime. His wish was to play Ryoma in order to settle a rival/feud between his father, George Smith, and Ryoma's father, Nanjiro Echizen.

-->Voiced by: Creator/ReikoKiuchi (JP)

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Tropes associated with Kevin:
* [[spoiler:BreakTheCutie: In his past, courtesy of his alcoholic dad.]]
* BreakTheHaughty
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* CanonForeigner
* HotBlooded
* Jerkass
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* UnknownRival: To Ryoma.

!'''George Smith'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YoshiroMatsumoto (JP)

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Tropes associated with Smith:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents: ParentalNeglect version. No wonder Kevin was fucked up]]
* [[spoiler:TheAlcoholic]]
* CanonForeigner
* {{Jerkass}}
* KickTheDog: How he treated [[spoiler:Ryoma's mother.]]
* TrainingFromHell

!'''Billy Cassidy'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YuutoKazama (JP)

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Tropes associated with Billy:
* BoisterousBruiser
* CanonForeigner
* {{Eagleland}}
* OddFriendship: With Kevin.

!'''Michael Lee'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/IsshinChiba (JP)

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Tropes associated with Lee:
* TheDutifulSon
* ButNotTooForeign: Half-Chinese.
* CanonForeigner
* ShelteredAristocrat: Hinted to come from a very rich Chinese-American family.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Tom Griffey'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/KazunariKojima (JP)

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Tropes associated with Tom:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]
* CanonForeigner
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Terry Griffey'''
-->Voiced by: Maiko Ito (JP)

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Tropes associated with Terry:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]
* {{Bishonen}}
** DudeLooksLikeALady
* CanonForeigner

!'''Bobby Max'''
-->Voiced by: Hari Kaneko (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Bobby:
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* CanonForeigner
* JerkJock

!'''Arnold Ignashov'''
-->Voiced by: Yoshiaki Matsumoto (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Arnold:

* CanonForeigner
* UsefulNotes/EastGermany: Was born there, then his parents left to the USA.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Anime Other Characters]]

!'''Richard Baker'''
-->Voiced by: Tadahisa Saizen (JP)

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Tropes associated with Baker:

* ArmorPiercingAttack
* CanonForeigner
* MoneyDearBoy: InUniverse. There's no other motivation to form a tennis team.
* SternTeacher

!'''Hannah Essenheimer'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/RicaMatsumoto (JP)

----
ChildProdigy



* [[spoiler:BrokenBird]]
* CanonForeigner
* DrowningMySorrows
* FieryRedhead
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
* HospitalHottie, HotTeacher: It turns out she is Tezuka's coach while in Germany.

!'''Iijyuin Kurumi'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/SaekoChiba (JP)

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* CanonForeigner: Only appears in the anime.
* PrecociousCrush: On Fuji.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Puts on a cute outfit with ZettaiRyouiki.

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* [[spoiler:BrokenBird]]
* CanonForeigner
* DrowningMySorrows
* FieryRedhead
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
* HospitalHottie, HotTeacher: It turns out
TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: As the Pretty Sister. Narumi actually is depressed and shocked when she is Tezuka's coach while in Germany.

!'''Iijyuin Kurumi'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/SaekoChiba (JP)

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* CanonForeigner: Only appears in the anime.
* PrecociousCrush: On Fuji.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Puts on a cute outfit with ZettaiRyouiki.
learns that Kurumi resents her; she truly had no idea about her sister's conflict, since she views her as both her other half and WorthyOpponent.



* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: As the Smart Sister. Subverted because she ''does'' love Narumi to death otherwise, and that also drives a good part of her inferiority complex.
* NotSoDifferent: She mainly gets Fuji's sympathy because she, like Yuuta, have sibling complex.
* ZettaiRyouiki

!'''Iijyuin Narumi'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YukaNanri (JP)

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: For Kurumi.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Soft-spoken, kind, humble, and ''very'' efficient in tennis.
* ChildProdigy
* CanonForeigner: Only appears in the anime.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: As the Pretty Sister. Narumi actually is depressed and shocked when she learns that Kurumi resents her; she truly had no idea about her sister's conflict, since she views her as both her other half and WorthyOpponent.
* TokenMiniMoe
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[[folder:Other Characters]]
!'''Karupin'''
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Karupin is Echizen Ryoma's Himalayan cat.

-->Voiced by: Akira Nakagawa (JP)

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\n[[folder:Other Characters]]\n!'''Karupin'''\n* [[Characters/ThePrinceOfTennisOtherCharacters Other Characters]][[note]]Karupi, Echizen Rinko (née Takeuchi), Echizen Nanjirou, Meino Nanako, Yamato Yuudai, Chitose Miyuki, Akutsu Yuki, Fuji Yumiko, Inoue Mamoru, Shiba Saori, Horio Satoshi, Kato Kachirou, Mizuno Katsuo, Arai Masashi, Ikeda Masaya, Hayashi Daisuke, Ryuuzaki Sakuno, Osakada Tomoka, Tachibana An, Urayama Shiita, Kitazono Kotoha[[/note]]

! '''New Prince of Tennis Characters'''
[[folder:U-17 High Schoolers]]

!'''Tokugawa Kazuya'''
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Karupin
org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-tokugawa_6779.jpg
Kazuya Tokugawa
is Echizen Ryoma's Himalayan cat.a High School 2nd year participating in the U-17 camp. One year ago, he was beaten by Byoudouin and has had to crawl his way back up from the Loser. Even though he's quite taciturn, he is unexpectedly quite caring of his upperclassmen.

-->Voiced by: Akira Nakagawa (JP)Creator/DaisukeOno (JP)



* CuteKitten
* MoralityPet:
** He is the only living thing Ryoma is consistently loving to.
** Also with Kaidoh.

!'''Echizen Rinko (née Takeuchi)'''

Ryoma's mother.

-->Voiced by: Yuki Nakao (JP)

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Tropes associated with Tokugawa:
* CuteKitten
* MoralityPet:
** He
BigBrotherInstinct: According to extra material, he is the only living thing inclined to have Ryoma is consistently loving to.
**
as his little brother because he never had actual siblings, being a single child.
* BigBrotherMentor: He wants to be this for Ryoma.
* PerpetualFrowner:
Also with Kaidoh.

!'''Echizen Rinko (née Takeuchi)'''

like Tezuka. He hasn't been seen smiling yet.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Once [[spoiler:Tezuka decides to leave the U-17 camp]] Tokugawa steps in to be
Ryoma's mother.

mentor. He is also equally deadpan and stern like Tezuka.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Tall, stern and aloof.
* TrueCompanions: With Oni and Irie.
* WalkingTheEarth: According to his bio, he has been studying overseas during his whole childhood, having studied in France right before the U-17 camp.

!'''Irie Kanata'''
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Kanata Irie is introduced as a 3rd year High School Student. He was originally the leader of the 3rd Court. The rest of the camp acknowledge him to be amongst the strongest in the camp despite not being in the 1st Court or a 1st Stringer as it is revealed it is his own choice to stay in a lower court, similar to how Oni Juujiro is much stronger than the court he stays in.

-->Voiced by: Yuki Nakao (JP)Hiroki Aiba (JP)



* ACupAngst: She is not amused when Nanjirou mentions her lack of size. It doesn't help that he's got quite the HandsOnApproach.
* BikerBabe: In her youth.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: She was the first girl who didn't take Nanjirou's crap. Of course, they ended up married.
* PluckyGirl
* SheCleansUpNicely: The first proof of her growing feelings for Nanjirou is how she switches from a T-Shirt and baggy pants into a cute tennis dress. He keeps teasing her, though.
* [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen She Who Must Not Be Seen]]: We barely get to see her face in the modern time stories.
* SlapSlapKiss: She started off [[BelligerentSexualTension bickering a lot with Nanjirou]].
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B. She's normally sweet and soft-spoken, but used to be rather violent to Nanjirou before they got together, and now she's hinted to be the main breadwinner.

!'''Echizen Nanjirou'''
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Echizen Nanjirou is the father of the series' protagonist Echizen Ryoma. Nanjirou is very outspoken, eccentric, a shameless flirt, brash, perverted, and almost childish at times. He is known as "Samurai Nanjirou" for his invincible tennis skills during his earlier years as a professional tennis player. Other than Ryoma, he is the only player to have reached the "Pinnacle of Perfection". He was trained by Ryuuzaki during middle school and eventually became a professional after leaving Japan. He remains undefeated and was only one opponent away to earning a Grand Slam title before he unexpectedly decided to retire in order to teach Ryoma tennis.

-->Voiced by: Takashi Matsuyama (JP), Creator/LiamOBrien (EN)

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Tropes associated with Kanata:
* ACupAngst: She is not amused when Nanjirou mentions her lack of size. It doesn't help that he's got quite DudeLooksLikeALady
* HiddenDepths: He wants to be a doctor, so he works part-time at
the HandsOnApproach.
U-17 cafeteria to save for his education. He also plays Tenor Sax.
* BikerBabe: In her youth.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: She
ItsAllAboutMe: Irie's play style was the first girl who didn't take Nanjirou's crap. Of course, they ended up married.
developed because he craves attention
* PluckyGirl
{{Megane}}
** LennonSpecs
* SheCleansUpNicely: RedBaron: The first proof of her growing feelings for Nanjirou is how she switches from a T-Shirt Pierrot
* SilkHidingSteel: He looks friendly
and baggy pants into a cute delicate, but his tennis dress. He keeps teasing her, though.
* [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen She Who Must Not Be Seen]]: We barely get
level is high, enough to see her face in the modern time stories.
* SlapSlapKiss: She started off [[BelligerentSexualTension bickering a lot
tie with Nanjirou]].
Atobe.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B. She's normally sweet TheSmartGuy
* TrueCompanions: With Oni
and soft-spoken, but used to be rather violent to Nanjirou before they got together, and now she's hinted to be the main breadwinner.

!'''Echizen Nanjirou'''
Tokugawa

!'''Oni Juujiro'''
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Echizen Nanjirou
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Oni
is a High Schooler first shown in New Prince Of Tennis and amongst the father of best Japanese school tennis players shown in the series' protagonist Echizen Ryoma. Nanjirou is very outspoken, eccentric, a shameless flirt, brash, perverted, and almost childish at times. series. He is known as "Samurai Nanjirou" for his invincible tennis skills during his earlier years as a professional tennis player. Other than Ryoma, he is the only player to have reached the "Pinnacle of Perfection". He was trained by Ryuuzaki during middle school and eventually became a professional after leaving Japan. He remains undefeated and was only one opponent away to earning a Grand Slam title before he unexpectedly decided to retire in order to teach Ryoma tennis.

The Gatekeeper from Hell.
-->Voiced by: Takashi Matsuyama (JP), Creator/LiamOBrien (EN)Daichi Endou(JP)



* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Poor Ryoma.
* AlmightyJanitor: He was one match away from winning a Grand Slam title before suddenly retiring. Within the series proper, people have yet to challenge his skill(Ryoma even remarked that he loses everyday to him).
* BerserkButton: In the anime, the mere ''mention'' of Banji can send him into screaming fits.
* BigDamnHeroes: LikeFatherLikeSon.
* BumblingDad: By his personality, it's easy to assume all the discipline in the household comes from his wife and niece. In the live-action chinese series, Nanjiroh ''forgot to pick up Ryoma at the airport'' and mistook his cellphone for the remote controller of the TV.
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* GoalInLife: He wanted to be the best player in the world. Then retired once his new dream became raising Ryoma.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: He reveals [[spoiler:that the Teni Muhou no Kiwami (Pinnacle of Perfection) is in everyone, as it really is the "Pure joy of tennis", obtained by just playing for fun and forgetting about winning or losing.]]
* LovableSexManiac
* LoveAtFirstPunch
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* ObfuscatingStupidity: His tennis abilities haven't diminished, but he loves acting like a moron until he's got to comment on tennis or play.
* PermaStubble
* RetiredBadass: He retired once Ryoma was born.
* TricksterMentor
* WorldsBestWarrior: Very likely the best tennis player in the series, if not the world.

!'''Meino Nanako'''

Meino Nanako is Ryoma's cousin; she is a student at a local Tokyo college, who currently lives with her relatives, the Echizen family. She plays the role of an elder sibling figure to Ryoma, who is an only child and helps him and the other Echizens with their daily lives. She is sweet-tempered, very polite, loyal, and devoted.

-->Voiced by: Creator/RisaMizuno (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)
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* CoolBigSis
* DeadpanSnarker: She can be pretty snarky sometimes, mostly towards Nanjiroh.
* NiceGirl
* YamatoNadeshiko: She is the one in charge of the chores whenever Ryoma's mom is out, and is always demure and gentle... unless she's dealing with Nanjirou, that is.

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Tropes associated with Oni:
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Poor Ryoma.
* AlmightyJanitor:
CoolBigBro: He was one match away from winning a Grand Slam title before suddenly retiring. Within is this to the series proper, people have yet to challenge orphanage children.
** BigBrotherMentor: Fills this role for the middle schoolers, especially for Momoshiro and Kintaro.
* FieryRedhead: A ''literal'' Red Oni example.
* GentleGiant: Despite
his skill(Ryoma even remarked that intimidating looks, he loses everyday is actually a really nice guy when you get to him).
* BerserkButton: In the anime, the mere ''mention'' of Banji can send him into screaming fits.
* BigDamnHeroes: LikeFatherLikeSon.
* BumblingDad: By his personality, it's easy to assume
know him.
** BruiserWithASoftCenter
** FriendToAllChildren: He volunteers for an Orphanage, where
all the discipline in kids adore him. In Christmas, he dressed as Santa Claus and made wool toys for everyone, and gets touched when all the household comes from kids' stockings had as wishes to "have Oni as the Number 1 tennis player".
** FriendToAllLivingThings: He has a pet hamster named "Kaede".
* MeaningfulName: His last name "Oni" reflects
his wife and niece. In reputation as this.
* HiddenBadass:[[spoiler:Played with, Oni first appears as apart of
the live-action chinese series, Nanjiroh ''forgot to pick up Ryoma 5th court, making stronger than our protanginst at the airport'' moment, then later revealed to be 5th on the U-17 team, and mistook his cellphone for the remote controller of the TV.
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* GoalInLife: He wanted
then later is shown to be the best player old #1 and defeated Byoudouin.In his match with Kintaro, he never really goes all out, hinting that he may still be number 1 in the world. Then retired once his new dream became raising Ryoma.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: He reveals [[spoiler:that the Teni Muhou no Kiwami (Pinnacle of Perfection) is in everyone, as it really is the "Pure joy of tennis", obtained by just playing for fun and forgetting about winning or losing.
camp.]]
* LovableSexManiac
* LoveAtFirstPunch
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* ObfuscatingStupidity:
MyGodWhatHaveIDone: His tennis abilities haven't diminished, but reaction when he loves acting like a moron until he's got to comment on tennis or play.
* PermaStubble
* RetiredBadass: He retired once Ryoma was born.
* TricksterMentor
* WorldsBestWarrior: Very likely the best tennis player in the series, if
realizes [[spoiler:he not the world.

!'''Meino Nanako'''

Meino Nanako is Ryoma's cousin; she is a student at a local Tokyo college, who currently lives with her relatives, the Echizen family. She plays the role of an elder sibling figure to Ryoma, who is an
only child made Tokugawa stronger, but also indirectly made Byoudouin awake his power as well]].
* RedOniBlueOni: He literally is the ''[[PunnyName Red Oni]]'' next to Tokugawa
and helps him and Irie's Blue. Ironically, the other Echizens with their daily lives. She is sweet-tempered, very polite, loyal, and devoted.

-->Voiced by: Creator/RisaMizuno (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)
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* CoolBigSis
* DeadpanSnarker: She can be pretty snarky sometimes, mostly towards Nanjiroh.
* NiceGirl
* YamatoNadeshiko: She
roles invert regarding Byoudouin, as Oni is the one who has to restrain [[NotSoStoic Tokugawa]].
* ScarsAreForever: He has one
in charge of the chores whenever Ryoma's mom is out, his left cheek from his first match against Byoudouin.
* TrueCompanions: With Irie
and Tokugawa.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He
is always demure and gentle... unless she's dealing with Nanjirou, that is.
just 18 years old.



See '''U-17 Highschoolers'''

!'''Chitose Miyuki'''
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Chitose Miyuki is the younger sister of Shitenhouji's Chitose Senri. She plays tennis as well and interestingly, is a lefty just like her brother.

-->Voiced by: Creator/RinaSato (JP)

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See '''U-17 Highschoolers'''

!'''Chitose Miyuki'''
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Chitose Miyuki is
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Yamato Yuudai was
the younger sister of Shitenhouji's Chitose Senri. She plays captain during Tezuka's freshman year. He talks Tezuka into staying in the tennis club as well Seigaku's pillar of support, calming him down when he was on the verge of quitting after being injured. Eccentric, insightful, and interestingly, is gentle, Yamato has a lefty just like her brother.

unique way of explaining things that even Sumire Ryuuzaki has trouble understanding. He continued to help the tennis club after graduation; in the anime, coach Ryuuzaki asks him for his guidance when they go to a training camp to prepare for the Kantō conference final against Rikkaidai.

-->Voiced by: Creator/RinaSato (JP)Masanori Ikeda (JP)



* {{Bokukko}}
* GirlishPigtails: Hidden under a... NiceHat.
* GenderReveal: On Tezuka, who mistook her as a boy because of the hat.
* PluckyGirl
* TokenMiniMoe
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Is a very good player, but suffers a ''bad'' case of stage fright.

!'''Akutsu Yuki'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/HaruhiTerada (JP)

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Tropes associated with Yamato:

* {{Bokukko}}
AlliterativeName
* GirlishPigtails: Hidden under a... NiceHat.
BigBrotherMentor: To Tezuka and Oishi.
* GenderReveal: On Tezuka, who mistook her TheCaptain: He used to be Seigaku's former captain when Tezuka and Oishi joined the team.
* ChekhovsGunman: He is only shown in flashbacks
as Tezuka's main inspiration. He reappears in a boy because filler episode of the hat.
anime. In the manga, he returns for the U-17 camp.
* PluckyGirl
CloudCuckooLander
** ObfuscatingStupidity
* TokenMiniMoe
HachiMaki: In the flashback and the anime filler.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Is a very good player, but suffers a ''bad'' case SunglassesAtNight: Of the LennonSpecs kind.
** TheGlassesGottaGo: In his reappearance in New Prince
of stage fright.

!'''Akutsu Yuki'''
Tennis, he has dyed his hair red and isn't wearing glasses anymore.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He's actually only 17.

!'''Echizen Ryoga'''
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Echizen Ryoga is a high school tennis player not mentioned in The Prince of Tennis, first appearing in The Prince of Tennis - The Two Samurai: The First Game, later appearing in an OVA in New York in which Ryoma spots him training. According to his bio, Ryoga is Ryoma's half-brother, who was living with the Echizens after his original mother died, and then moving with his aunt.

In ''The New Prince of Tennis,'' Ryoga returns from America as [[spoiler:Japan's No. 4-ranked U-17 representative]].

-->Voiced by: Creator/HaruhiTerada (JP)Yuuta Yamazaki (JP, Movie), Creator/MamoruMiyano (JP, ''The New Prince of Tennis'' OVA)



* MistakenForRomance: When they meet her, the Seigaku Regulars think she is Kawamura's girlfriend and that Kawamura LikesOlderWomen. She was actually asking Kawamura to keep Akutsu out of trouble.
* TeenPregnancy: Had Akutsu when she was as young as 18-19 years old.

!'''Fuji Yumiko'''

Yumiko Fuji is the older sister of Fuji Shuusuke and Fuji Yuuta.

-->Voiced by: Creator/YukiKaida (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Ryoga:

* MistakenForRomance: When they meet her, the Seigaku Regulars think she is Kawamura's girlfriend and that Kawamura LikesOlderWomen. She was actually asking Kawamura to keep Akutsu out of trouble.
* TeenPregnancy: Had Akutsu when she was as young as 18-19 years old.

!'''Fuji Yumiko'''

Yumiko Fuji
AloofBigBrother: He is the only one who can get away with pissing off Ryoma.
** Subverted. In New Prince of Tennis it's shown that Ryoga and Ryoma used to be very close when they were kids. Ryoma forgot about it since he was still very young.
* BigBrotherMentor: In New Prince of Tennis, he teaches Ryoma the Glowing Shot.
* CanonImmigrant: His original debut was in the first movie "The Prince of Tennis - The Two Samurai: The First Game". After fan acclaim, Konomi decided to include Ryoga as a canon character as well.
* ContinuitySnarl: Since the Anime Movie didn't have anything to do with the manga storyline, he is introduced as Ryoma's
older sister brother, who Ryoma didn't even remember at first. In the movie Ryoma is said to be his adoptive brother, while in the manga WordOfGod has stated [[{{Retcon}} he is his ''half''-brother]].
* InTheHood: In the sequel series, he wears a hood that conceals his face until his [[TheReveal proper introduction]]. ...But most readers probably [[TheUntwist already figured out that it was him]], despite having never shown up in the manga up to that point.
* JustInTime: His proper introduction in ''The New Prince
of Fuji Shuusuke Tennis'' happens after [[spoiler: he deflects a glowing shot from Byoudouin in the nick of time to save Ryoma and Fuji Yuuta.

Tokugawa.]]
* TheNicknamer: He calls Ryoma "Chibisuke".
* PolarOppositeTwins: Subverted since they're not twins, but they look alike a lot. Unlike Ryoma, Ryoga is more expressive and outgoing, loves oranges (Ryoma hates Orange Ponta) and hates speaking english despite living in America.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: After all, he is Ryoma's older brother.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Oranges. Unlike his little brother, Ryoga loves Orange Ponta (Ryoma only drinks grape Ponta).

!'''Nakagauchi Sotomichi'''
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Sotomichi Nakagauchi is a 3rd year High Schooler known as The Robot participating in the U-17 camp.

-->Voiced by: Creator/YukiKaida (JP)Takuto Dojoh (JP)



* CoolBigSis: Both Shuusuke and Yuuta adore her.
* FortuneTeller: She likes reading the Tarot, and also she wrote the Horoscope book that Sengoku has.
* MsFanservice
* SupremeChef: Shuusuke mentions Yuuta loves her home made cakes.

!'''Inoue Mamoru'''

Inoue Mamoru is a journalist for the ''Monthly Tennis Pro'' magazine. Inoue takes a special interest in the progress of Seigaku. He is also an amateur tennis player, as well as being a big fan of Echizen Nanjirou.

-->Voiced by: Creator/HozumiGouda (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Nakagauchi:

* CoolBigSis: Both Shuusuke FourEyesZeroSoul
* RedBaron: "The Robot"
* TheStoic
* StoneWall: Gets Krauser's SignatureMove
and Yuuta adore her.
* FortuneTeller: She likes reading
he still can go on.


!'''Byoudouin Houou'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-byodoin_6897.jpg
Byoudouin Houou is introduced at
the Tarot, and also she wrote the Horoscope book that Sengoku has.
* MsFanservice
* SupremeChef: Shuusuke mentions Yuuta loves her home made cakes.

!'''Inoue Mamoru'''

Inoue Mamoru is a journalist for the ''Monthly
U-17 Camp in Shin Prince of Tennis Pro'' magazine. Inoue takes a special interest in ranked as the progress Number 1 ranked Youth Representative of Seigaku. Japan, which marks him as Japan's best U-17 player. He is the leader of the First Returning 1st Stringers, who have just returned from an Overseas Expedition. They get back to the camp to be welcomed back by the news that middle schoolers have joined the camp and witnessed them defeat a number of the Top 20. He decides to allow the inclusion of middle schoolers on the list of challengers for their places. It is also an amateur tennis player, as well as being a big fan of Echizen Nanjirou.

-->Voiced
known that he utterly defeated Kazuya Tokugawa in the previous year.

--> Voiced
by: Creator/HozumiGouda Creator/HirokiYasumoto (JP)



* AscendedExtra: Only in the TV anime.
* FanBoy: Of Nanjirou.
* CrazyPrepared: Always has his tennis stuff in his car, in case he needs it.
* CombatCommentator
* HypocriticalHumor: Lightly scolds Shiba for not taking work seriously, then goes all blushy when he meets Nanako. Shiiba immediately lampshades the trope.
* IntrepidReporter
* MrExposition: In the anime he is used as this to give some background (by expaining how Wakato made impersonations on Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, etc.), techniques or other UsefulNotes on UsefulNotes/{{Tennis}}.
* NiceGuy
* SempaiKohai: To Shiba.

!'''Shiba Saori'''

Shiba Saori is the new photographer for the ''Monthly Tennis Pro'' magazine. Along with Inoue, she takes a special interest in Seigaku.

-->Voiced by: Noriko Namiki (JP), Creator/WendeeLee (EN)

to:

Tropes associated with Byoudouin:
* AscendedExtra: Only in the TV anime.
* FanBoy: Of Nanjirou.
* CrazyPrepared: Always has his tennis stuff
AlwaysSomeoneBetter: He lost to Oni in his car, in case he needs it.
* CombatCommentator
* HypocriticalHumor: Lightly scolds Shiba for not taking work seriously, then goes all blushy when he meets Nanako. Shiiba immediately lampshades
first day at the trope.
camp, so he trained to try to surpass him.
* IntrepidReporter
HachiMaki: He uses one to cover his [[ScarsAreForever forehead scar]], from his first game against Oni.
* MrExposition: In {{Jerkass}}
* MeaningfulName: "Byoodouin" comes from
the anime he is used as this to give some background (by expaining how Wakato made impersonations on Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, etc.), Byoudouin Temple, while his name means "Emerging Phoenix"
* TheRival, NotSoDifferent: With Tokugawa and Oni.
* ThemeNaming: His special
techniques or other UsefulNotes on UsefulNotes/{{Tennis}}.
* NiceGuy
* SempaiKohai: To Shiba.

!'''Shiba Saori'''

Shiba Saori is
are also theme-named by foreign countries: Pirates of the new photographer for World, Bull Fighting of the ''Monthly Tennis Pro'' magazine. Along Spanish, Phoenix of Egypt.
* WalkingTheEarth: He is said to have visited many countries.

!'''Moori Juzaburou'''
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Moori is a 1st year high school student, and a recent graduate and OB of the Rikkaidai tennis team that won the Nationals a year before the storyline. Introduced as the No.10 of the All-Japan Juniors, together
with Inoue, she takes a special interest in Seigaku.

3rd year former Hyotei Academy captain No. 9 Ochi Tsukimitsu, they are the Super High School Doubles Specialists.
-->Voiced by: Noriko Namiki (JP), Creator/WendeeLee (EN)
Yuuta Yamazaki (JP)



* AscendedExtra: Only in the TV anime.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: She mostly is the one asking the questions to get either Inoue or Ryuzaki-sensei to explain about the techniques or game rules.
* ButtMonkey
* CoolBigSis: Tries to be this, though it doesn't alway work. It still lets her have a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming as she gives [[spoiler:Sakuno]] a KirkSummation.
* {{Fangirl}}: Although she is always taking photos of the middle school tennis clubs, she pays more attention to Seigaku.
* HotScoop
* NaiveNewcomer
* {{Shotacon}}: Borderline and definitely PlayedForLaughs.
* UnlimitedWardrobe

!'''Horio Satoshi'''
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Horio Satoshi is a first year student, who claims to know everything about tennis. He constantly brags about his "two years of tennis experience", but he is, in fact, a less than average player. He often explains or tries to explain to his first year friends key words, rules, and techniques. He has an older cousin named Junpei, who has "two years of biking experience" and helps Kintarou Tooyama from Shitenhouji reach Tokyo.

-->Voiced by: Creator/ShigenoriYamazaki (JP), Adam Lawson (EN)

to:

Tropes associated with Moori:
* AscendedExtra: Only in the TV anime.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: She mostly is the
BrilliantButLazy: As noted by Renji, he was one asking the questions to get either Inoue or Ryuzaki-sensei to explain about the techniques or game rules.
* ButtMonkey
* CoolBigSis: Tries to be this, though it doesn't alway work. It still lets her have a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming as she gives [[spoiler:Sakuno]] a KirkSummation.
* {{Fangirl}}: Although she is always taking photos
of the middle school tennis clubs, she pays more attention best players, but rarely went to Seigaku.
train.
* HotScoop
FieryRedhead
* NaiveNewcomer
FirstNameBasis, AffectionateNickname: He calls Ochi "Tsuki-san".
* {{Shotacon}}: Borderline and definitely PlayedForLaughs.
* UnlimitedWardrobe

!'''Horio Satoshi'''
OddFriendship: With his doubles partner Hyotei's Ochi Tsukimitsu.

!'''Ochi Tsukimitsu'''
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Horio Satoshi Ochi is a first year student, who claims 3rd Year High Schooler introduced in the New Prince of Tennis Series. He is introduced as the No.9 of the All-Japan Juniors being known as the High School Doubles specialists along with Doubles partner Moori Juzaburou;, together as the Super High School Doubles Specialists. He was the Captain of Hyotei Academy and took them to know everything about tennis. He constantly brags about his "two the Nationals three years of tennis experience", but he is, in fact, a less than average player. He often explains or tries prior to explain to his first the storyline, one year friends key words, rules, and techniques. He has an older cousin named Junpei, who has "two before current Hyotei 3rd years of biking experience" Atobe Keigo, Shishido Ryou, Mukahi Gakuto, Akutagawa Jiroh; and helps Kintarou Tooyama from Shitenhouji reach Tokyo.

-->Voiced by: Creator/ShigenoriYamazaki (JP), Adam Lawson (EN)
Oshitari Yuushi began attending their 1st year at Hyotei.



Tropes associated with Horio:
* AscendedExtra: In the manga he is a FlatCharacter. He appears along with the other freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
* AttentionWhore: He will inform everyone he has two years of experience in tennis (or other activities), whether the others want to hear about it or not.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Tomoka.
* BigOlUnibrow
* BromanticFoil: To Ryoma.
* TheChewToy
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* InformedAbility: His "two years of tennis experience".
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's annoying, loud and more childish than he should be, but is also a very loyal friend.
* SmallNameBigEgo

!'''Kato Kachirou'''
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Kato Kachirou hangs around a lot with Horio Satoshi and Mizuno Katsuo. Although he is not very good at tennis, he thoroughly supports the team. He has a father who coaches at an expensive tennis club. Though he is normally polite and meek, Kachirou believes strongly in justice and fights to the end to defend his beliefs. As such, he has proven to be brave and stubborn when a situation calls for it.

-->Voiced by: Akira Nakagawa (JP), Creator/WendeeLee (EN)

to:

Tropes associated with Horio:
Ochi:
* AscendedExtra: In the manga he is a FlatCharacter. AnimeHair, DyeHard: He appears along has dyed white hair with color streaks. He is stated to change the other freshmen more prominently in the anime color periodically.
* TheCaptain: He was Hyotei's captain before Atobe
and the musicals.
* AttentionWhore: He will inform everyone he has two years of experience in tennis (or other activities), whether
the others want started going to hear about it or not.
middle school.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* BelligerentSexualTension:
OddFriendship: With Tomoka.
his doubles partner Rikkaidai's Moori Juzaburou
* BigOlUnibrow
RedBaron: "The Mental Assassin"
* BromanticFoil: To Ryoma.
* TheChewToy
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* InformedAbility: His "two years of tennis experience".
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's annoying, loud and more childish than he should be, but
TheStoic: He is always calm during games, [[spoiler:which is also a very loyal friend.
* SmallNameBigEgo

!'''Kato Kachirou'''
how his "Pressure" ability works.]]

!'''Hara Tetsuya'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tenipuri_kachiro_2303.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-hara_8076.jpg
Kato Kachirou hangs around a lot Hara was Shitenhouji's captain during Shiraishi Kuranosuke's 2nd year. He is known as one of Shitenhoji's Legendary Captains along with Horio Satoshi Taira Yoshiyuki, who was the captain the year before him when Shiraishi and Mizuno Katsuo. Although he Oshitari Kenya were in their freshman year.

He
is not very good at tennis, he thoroughly supports the team. He has a father who coaches at an expensive captain that led Shitenhoji to the Nationals the year before Seigaku won. However for unknown reasons, Hara decided to retire from club tennis club. Though he is normally polite and meek, Kachirou believes strongly in justice and fights to the end to defend Spring of last year, meaning he didn't captain his beliefs. As such, he has proven team to be brave and stubborn when that Nationals. He is currently a situation calls for it.

high school 1st year.
-->Voiced by: Akira Nakagawa (JP), Creator/WendeeLee (EN)
Tetsuya Yanagihara (JP)



Tropes associated with Kachirou:
* ADayInTheLimelight: An episode of the anime is dedicated to him confronting Arai about his smugness, only to discover they also have been pushing themselves to reach the Regulars.
* {{Adorkable}}
* AlliterativeName
* AscendedExtra: In the manga he is a FlatCharacter. He appears along with the other freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Especially in the anime.
* NiceGuy
* OddFriendship: Only in the anime, he develops one with Arai.
* SatelliteCharacter: His only role in the story is to cheer on the Regulars along with Horio and Katsuo.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Katsuo.

!'''Mizuno Katsuo'''
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Mizuno Katsuo is the third of the "Freshman Three". He is a kind and soft-spoken person, but lacks confidence. Often when he does something good he would just consider it to be good luck or a coincidence. He respects his senior club members a lot and would never lose hope in them. Therefore when something is amiss within the club Katsuo would often get very worried, despite the fact that it does not concern him.

-->Voiced by: Kei Watanabe (JP), Creator/YuriLowenthal (EN)

to:

Tropes associated with Kachirou:
Hara:
* ADayInTheLimelight: An episode BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: He likes going to comedy shows and practicing his "Tsukkomi" routine.
* TheCaptain: Part
of the anime is dedicated to him confronting Arai about his smugness, only to discover they also have been pushing themselves to reach Shitenhouji's Legendary Captains.
* CatchPhrase: He yells "What
the Regulars.
* {{Adorkable}}
* AlliterativeName
* AscendedExtra: In
Hell!? Who the manga he is a FlatCharacter. He appears along with the other freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Especially in the anime.
* NiceGuy
* OddFriendship: Only in the anime, he develops one with Arai.
* SatelliteCharacter: His only role in the story is to cheer on the Regulars along with Horio and Katsuo.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Katsuo.

!'''Mizuno Katsuo'''
Hell!?" when annoyed.

!'''Taira Yoshiyuki'''
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Mizuno Katsuo
org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-taira_8473.jpg
Taira Yoshiyuki is a 2nd Year High Schooler and also an U-17 Camp Representative Candidate for Japan. He went to middle school at Shitenhoji and was the Captain of the Tennis Club during Shiraishi Kuranosuke and Hitoji Yuuji 's freshman year. He always plays tennis while wearing a cap. He is somewhat unserious on the court as he as a habit of pulling funny faces on the court while playing hence the nickname. He along with Hara Tetsuya are known as the Legendary Captains of Shitenhoji. He tends to also make jokes while playing.

He
is the third of captain that led Shitenhoji to the "Freshman Three". Nationals the year before Seigaku won. However for unknown reasons, Hara decided to retire from club tennis in the Spring of last year, meaning he didn't captain his team to that Nationals. He is currently a kind and soft-spoken person, but lacks confidence. Often when he does something good he would just consider it to be good luck or a coincidence. He respects his senior club members a lot and would never lose hope in them. Therefore when something is amiss within the club Katsuo would often get very worried, despite the fact that it does not concern him.

high school 1st year.
-->Voiced by: Kei Watanabe (JP), Creator/YuriLowenthal (EN)
Hirai Yoshiyuki (JP)



Tropes associated with Katsuo:
* AscendedExtra: In the manga he is a FlatCharacter. He appears along with the other freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In the last chapter of the series, Mizuno let his hair grow when they passed to 2nd year.
* FlatCharacter: Compared to Kachiro and Horio, who at least they got some moments in the anime, Katsuo is the one of the Freshmen Trio with the less characterization.
* SatelliteCharacter: He is never seen without Kachiro, and his only role in the story, aside from acompany Kachiro and Horio, is to cheer on the Regulars.
* SupremeChef: Really good at making curry.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Kachiro.

!'''Arai Masashi'''

Arai Masashi is a second year student and the best reserve player on the team, who is the closest to becoming a regular, almost getting a shot to play in Kanto Tournament finals in the anime when Momoshiro and Kaidou were nowhere to be seen. He is known for his hotheadedness and hazing of weaker players. He is as hard on himself as he is on the others during training. Although he had a very bitter relationship with Ryoma at first, he cheered him on during his match with Akutsu.

-->Voiced by: Norihisa Mori (JP), Creator/LiamOBrien (EN)

to:

Tropes associated with Katsuo:
Taira:
* AscendedExtra: In the manga he is a FlatCharacter. BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: He appears along with the other freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In the last chapter of the series, Mizuno let his hair grow when they passed to 2nd year.
* FlatCharacter: Compared to Kachiro and Horio, who at least they got some moments in the anime, Katsuo
is the Bokke, while Hara is the Tsukkomi.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He is a goof even on court, and he still is
one of the Freshmen Trio with Shitenhouji Legendary Captains.
* TheCaptain: Part of
the less characterization.
Shitenhouji's Legendary Captains.
* SatelliteCharacter: He is never seen without Kachiro, NiceHat: Wears a Khaki Camouflage cap.

!'''Washio Issa
and his only role Suzuki Shun'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-washio-suzuki_9256.jpg
Issa Washio and Suzuki Shun are introduced as the most capable doubles pair of the 2nd Stringers
in the story, aside from acompany Kachiro and Horio, is to cheer on U-17. Together are among the Regulars.
* SupremeChef: Really good at making curry.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Kachiro.

!'''Arai Masashi'''

Arai Masashi is a second year student and the best reserve player on the team, who is the closest to becoming a regular, almost getting a shot to play in Kanto Tournament finals in the anime when Momoshiro and Kaidou were nowhere to be seen. He is known for his hotheadedness and hazing of weaker players. He is as hard on himself as he is on the others during training. Although he had a
very bitter relationship with Ryoma at first, he cheered him on during his match with Akutsu.

few doubles pairs that can achieve the renowned doubles technique Synchro.
-->Voiced by: Norihisa Mori (JP), Creator/LiamOBrien (EN)
Washio: Toru Akiyoshi (JP) Suzuki: Kentaroh Araki



Tropes associated with Arai:

* ADayInTheLimelight: He receives more focus along with Kachiro in a filler episode of the anime, where he is revealed to be pushing himself to reach the Regulars and gains a newfound respect for Kachiro's determination.
* ButtMonkey: He lost games against Ryoma, doesn't make it into the Regulars during the series run and then gets beaten up by Akutsu.
* HachiMaki
* HotBlooded
* {{Jerkass}}: Especially at the beginning.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Sparsely, but it's there.
* OddFriendship: In the anime only, he develops one with Kachiro.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Arguably the best non-regular player and fairly hardworking, but he's still far outclassed.

!'''Ikeda Masaya'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/HiroshiShimozaki (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Arai:

Washio and Suzuki:
* ADayInTheLimelight: He receives more focus along AnimeHair, DyeHard: InUniverse. Washio has light blue hair with Kachiro in a filler episode black streaks.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: They're also capable
of using the anime, where he Synchronization technique.
* PointlessBandaid: Suzuki. He has one on his nose bridge.

!'''Tanegashima Shuuji'''
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Tanegashima Shuuji was first believed to be just another strong 2nd Stringer in the U-17 Training Camp. However, it
is revealed to be pushing himself to reach that he was a member of the Regulars 1st Stringers and gains a newfound respect for Kachiro's determination.
* ButtMonkey: He lost games against Ryoma, doesn't make it into
the Regulars during No.2 of the series run and then gets beaten up by Akutsu.
* HachiMaki
* HotBlooded
* {{Jerkass}}: Especially at
All-Japan Junior Representatives upon the beginning.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Sparsely, but it's there.
* OddFriendship: In
rest of the anime only, he develops one Genius 10's arrival. He did not go with Kachiro.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Arguably
the best non-regular player and fairly hardworking, but he's still far outclassed.

!'''Ikeda Masaya'''
team on their foreign expedition due to his hatred of airplanes.
-->Voiced by: Creator/HiroshiShimozaki Ryuji Kamiyama (JP)



Tropes associated with Ikeda:

* ThoseTwoGuys: With Hayashi.

!'''Hayashi Daisuke'''
-->Voiced by: Makoto Ueki (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Ikeda:

Tanegashima:
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Hayashi.

!'''Hayashi Daisuke'''
AmbiguouslyBrown
* ScrewySquirrel: He had the habit of stealing Sanada's drinks only to annoy him.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Planes. Also the reason he stayed in Japan instead of participating of the overseas expedition.

!'''Migihashi Itarou'''
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Migihashi is introduced in the New Prince of Tennis as a 2nd Stringer High Schooler in the U-17 Camp as the strongest member and leader of the 2nd Court in the anime. In the manga, he is only listed as a player who is initially selected to go against the 1st Stringer's Top 10. It is said that players are unable to get points from him on his right side of the court.
-->Voiced by: Makoto Ueki Syoma Yamamoto (JP)



Tropes associated with Hayashi:

* ThoseTwoGuys: With Ikeda.

!'''Ryuuzaki Sakuno'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_sakuno_12.jpg

Ryuuzaki Sakuno is the granddaughter of Ryuuzaki Sumire. She is a kind, nice, and quiet girl with very long hair kept in twin braids, and often worries about Ryoma and the others. She starts playing tennis after watching Ryoma helps support the Seigaku team. Sakuno is attracted towards Ryoma and has feelings for him, she has not had a chance to tell him due to her own shy nature, a degree of bad luck, and the meddling of other people. In the manga, she is shown to be more intuitive, mature and a good tennis player. Out of all the girls in the story, she is the only one whom Ryoma shows his kind personality.

-->Voiced by: Creator/MikakoTakahashi (JP), Creator/CindyRobinson (EN)

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Tropes associated with Hayashi:

Migihashi:
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Ikeda.

!'''Ryuuzaki Sakuno'''
AscendedExtra: While his only appearance in the manga is a cover cameo, his role is expanded in the anime.
* {{Fanboy}}: According to his bio, he likes a girlband named "The Chocolates" (who Eiji, Momoshiro and Kaidoh are also fans of)


!'''Tohno Atsukyoh'''
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Ryuuzaki Sakuno is the granddaughter of Ryuuzaki Sumire. She
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Tohno
is a kind, nice, and quiet girl with very long hair kept in twin braids, and often worries about Ryoma and the others. She starts playing tennis after watching Ryoma helps support the Seigaku team. Sakuno is attracted towards Ryoma and has feelings for him, she has not had a chance to tell him due to her own shy nature, a degree of bad luck, and the meddling of other people. In the manga, she is character first shown to be more intuitive, mature and a good tennis player. Out of all the girls in the story, she is series in Shin Prince of Tennis as No. 8 of the only one whom Ryoma shows his kind personality.

-->Voiced by: Creator/MikakoTakahashi (JP), Creator/CindyRobinson (EN)
All-Japan Juniors as they return from the Overseas Expedition and arrive at the main courts. His Doubles Partner and close friend is Kimijima Ikuto who appeared with him as the No.7.



Tropes associated with Sakuno:
* ButtMonkey: Poor little girl has a pretty lousy luck, though not as bad as Horio's.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* CuteClumsyGirl
* {{Fangirl}}: Ryoma's.
* HyperAwareness: She is quick to notice that Ryoma wasn't playing at his best during a practice match [[spoiler:because they both knew the girl who claimed to be his fangirl was actually a spy]]. Ryoma compliments her for this, which he rarely does to anyone.
* IFeelAngry: She's softpoken and polite, but not incapable of anger.
* RapunzelHair: Her ponytails go past her waist.
* PassionateSportsGirl: She has just started playing tennis to try relating more to Ryoma. Though in the manga she ''does'' have what it takes and it's said she might reach regular player status next year. [[http://fanbook.livejournal.com/28518.html And she gets third place in a local tournament, which IS very good for a girl who has just started in the sport itself]].
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: Until [[TheBusCameBack Chapters 127 and 128]] of ''Shinpuri''.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: Moreso in the anime than in the manga where is more shy than quiet.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Between her demure attitude and long ponytails, she's the GirlyGirl to Tomoka's {{tomboy}}.
* YamatoNadeshiko: In the manga she is less shy and more mature than in the anime.

!'''Osakada Tomoka'''
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Osakada Tomoka is Sakuno's best friend and classmate. Unlike her best friend, Tomoka is very outgoing and assertive. She is the self-proclaimed and very enthusiastic president of the Echizen Ryoma fanclub. She supports Ryoma along with Sakuno at the team's matches. She and Sakuno cheer together and are very good friends. Tomoka is attached to Ryoma, and she shows this more than Sakuno. Although her obvious crush on the boy, she stated that the only one she considers her love rival is Sakuno. She also can be seen arguing with Horio at times.

-->Voiced by: Creator/FuyukaOura (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)

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Tropes associated with Sakuno:
Tohno:
* ButtMonkey: Poor little girl has a pretty lousy luck, though not as bad as Horio's.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* CuteClumsyGirl
* {{Fangirl}}: Ryoma's.
* HyperAwareness: She is quick
AchillesHeel: [[spoiler:Ikuto tells Marui and Kite to notice that Ryoma wasn't playing at aim for his best during a practice match [[spoiler:because they both knew the girl who claimed to be right knee]].
* BloodKnight: All
his fangirl was actually a spy]]. Ryoma compliments her techniques are named after ''[[AxCrazy methods of execution]]''.
* {{Jerkass}}: Shoots balls at people
for this, which he rarely does to anyone.
* IFeelAngry: She's softpoken and polite, but not incapable of anger.
* RapunzelHair: Her ponytails go past her waist.
* PassionateSportsGirl: She has just started playing tennis to try relating more to Ryoma. Though in the manga she ''does'' have what it takes and it's said she might reach regular player status next year. [[http://fanbook.livejournal.com/28518.html And she gets third place in a local tournament, which IS very good for a girl who has just started in the sport itself]].
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: Until [[TheBusCameBack Chapters 127 and 128]] of ''Shinpuri''.
no reason. [[spoiler:Even his doubles partner is fed-up with him.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: Moreso in RedBaron: "Executioner of the anime than in the manga where Courts"
* TheSociopath: [[AllThereInTheManual According to extra material]], Tohno
is more shy than quiet.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Between her demure attitude
always talking aloud about torture and long ponytails, she's the GirlyGirl execution methods... in a family restaurant, right next to Tomoka's {{tomboy}}.
* YamatoNadeshiko: In the manga she is less shy and more mature than in the anime.

!'''Osakada Tomoka'''
a creeped out old lady.

!'''Kimijima Ikuto'''
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Osakada Tomoka is Sakuno's best friend and classmate. Unlike her best friend, Tomoka is very outgoing and assertive. She is
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Kimijima holds
the self-proclaimed and very enthusiastic president title of "The Negotiator of the Echizen Ryoma fanclub. She supports Ryoma along with Sakuno at Court". He is currently cultivating a new path called Intellitennis. He is introduced as amongst the team's matches. She best School U-17 players of Japan in New Prince of Tennis and Sakuno cheer together and are very good friends. Tomoka is attached to Ryoma, and she shows this more than Sakuno. Although her obvious crush on ranked as the boy, she stated that No.7 U-17 player as a member of the only one she considers her love rival Genius 10. Kimijima is Sakuno. She also can be seen arguing with Horio at times.

-->Voiced by: Creator/FuyukaOura (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)
the star of a TV commercial for "Cola Vita".



Tropes associated with Tomoka:
* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: Her little siblings are very, ''very'' energetic...
* BeautyMark: Under her left eye.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Horio.
* BullyHunter: Never EVER fucking mess with Sakuno, Ryoma or the Seigaku team!
* ClingyJealousGirl
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Hinted to be one in the anime.
* CryCute: After one of the Golden Pair's losses, she cries in Sakuno's arms.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* {{Fangirl}}: Of Ryoma.
* {{Foil}}: To Sakuno. Both admire Ryoma (but Tomoka only likes cheering and she is aware that Sakuno really likes Ryoma), and while Sakuno is shy and quiet, she is more loud and HotBlooded.
* GenkiGirl
* GirlishPigtails
* HotBlooded
* PluckyGirl: Nothing keeps this girl down for too long.
* PromotionToParent: Both of her parents work, so she often has to take care of her baby siblings.
* SatelliteCharacter: She is almost never seen without Sakuno.
* SchoolNewspaperNewsHound: In the Chinese drama.
* {{Shorttank}}
* SupremeChef
* TokenMiniMoe
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to Sakuno's girly girl.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B. Sweet, energetic, kind, cheerful, kinda clingy... unless Horio is near or someone threatens her friends.

!'''Tachibana An'''
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Tachibana An the cute younger sister of Kippei. She is a member of the girls tennis club, and often supports her brother's team. An cares very much for her brother and her friends from both the Seigaku and Fudomine teams and tries to help them as much as possible. On the other hand, she has a rather explosive and even downright vicious temper that leads her to either get in trouble for the sake of others (as proved by Sakuno and Atobe) or become physically violent (as proved by [[spoiler: Kirihara]]).

-->Voiced by: Creator/AkikoKimura (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)

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Tropes associated with Tomoka:
Kimijima:
* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: Her little siblings are very, ''very'' energetic...
{{Bishonen}}: See TeenIdol below.
* BeautyMark: Under her left eye.
DyeHard: InUniverse, as he has blond hair and dark sideburns.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Horio.
* BullyHunter: Never EVER fucking mess with Sakuno, Ryoma
ManipulativeBastard: He is well known for doing negotiations in or the Seigaku team!
* ClingyJealousGirl
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Hinted to be one in the anime.
* CryCute: After one
out of the Golden Pair's losses, she cries in Sakuno's arms.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* {{Fangirl}}: Of Ryoma.
* {{Foil}}: To Sakuno. Both admire Ryoma (but Tomoka only likes cheering
court. [[spoiler:He offered deals to both Marui and she is aware Kite in exchange of destroying Tohno's knee because he has had it with him as his doubles partner]].
* RedBaron: "The Negotiator of the Court".
* {{Megane}}
* [[spoiler:TeamKiller]]: Incredibly he did it [[spoiler:for ''both sides''. He arranged with Kite to pretend to betray Marui and deflect to their side, so Tohno wouldn't have a clue
that Sakuno really likes Ryoma), they were actually planning to aim for his knee and while Sakuno eliminate Tohno from the camp.]]
* TheStrategist: He plans ahead for any possible deals with the opponents.
* TeenIdol: Kimijima
is shy famous for being an idol and quiet, she is more loud and HotBlooded.
* GenkiGirl
* GirlishPigtails
* HotBlooded
* PluckyGirl: Nothing keeps this girl down for too long.
* PromotionToParent: Both of her parents work, so she often
has to take care of her baby siblings.
* SatelliteCharacter: She is almost never seen without Sakuno.
* SchoolNewspaperNewsHound: In the Chinese drama.
* {{Shorttank}}
* SupremeChef
* TokenMiniMoe
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to Sakuno's girly girl.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B. Sweet, energetic, kind, cheerful, kinda clingy... unless Horio is near or someone threatens her friends.

!'''Tachibana An'''
appeared in many TV spots as a model.

!'''Mitsuya Akuto'''
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Tachibana An
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Mitsuya Akuto is
the cute younger sister of Kippei. She is a member of Former No. 17. His special technique was Data Tennis. With his distinct intellect, he analyzes his opponents to determine the girls tennis club, and often supports her brother's team. An cares very much for her brother and her friends from both the Seigaku and Fudomine teams and tries to help them as much as possible. On the other hand, she has a rather explosive and even downright vicious temper that leads her to either get in trouble for the sake best method of others (as proved by Sakuno and Atobe) or become physically violent (as proved by [[spoiler: Kirihara]]).

-->Voiced by: Creator/AkikoKimura (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)
defeating them.



Tropes associated with An:
* AccidentalMisnaming: "Don't call me 'Tachibana-imouto'! My name is An!".
* CoolBigSis: To Sakuno.
* [[ChickMagnet Dude Magnet]]: Attracts men with her beauty ''and'' her firey personality.
* CuteSportsClubManager
* EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs
* PassionateSportsGirl
* PluckyGirl
* ShipTease: With Momoshiro. By the other hand, with Kamio is more one-sided from him, she is apparently [[ObliviousToLove clueless about it]].
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She is the only female we see near the Fudomine Tennis Team.
* TheTease: The most fashion-conscious of the girls.

!'''Urayama Shiita'''
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Urayama Shiita is a freshman from the Rikkaidai Middle School tennis club and aspires to be a regular the following year. He goes with Horio Satoshi and Dan Taichi to the U-17 Camp to visit his senpais.

-->Voiced by: Takase Asaki (JP)

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Tropes associated with An:
Akuto:
* AccidentalMisnaming: "Don't call me 'Tachibana-imouto'! My name is An!".
* CoolBigSis: To Sakuno.
* [[ChickMagnet Dude Magnet]]: Attracts men with her beauty ''and'' her firey personality.
* CuteSportsClubManager
* EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs
* PassionateSportsGirl
* PluckyGirl
* ShipTease: With Momoshiro. By
BigBrotherMentor: Turns out he was the other hand, with Kamio is more one-sided from him, she is apparently [[ObliviousToLove clueless about it]].
one who tought Yanagi how to use Data Tennis.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She is the only female we see near the Fudomine Tennis Team.
DudeLooksLikeALady: He has a long bob, glasses and a thin body type like Yukimura or Fuji.
* TheTease: The most fashion-conscious of the girls.

!'''Urayama Shiita'''
UsefulNotes/JapaneseSiblingTerminology: He and Yanagi are revealed to have been close, as Yanagi still called him "Akuto nii-chan"
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* {{Megane}}

[[/folder]]


[[folder:U-17 Staff]]

!'''Saitoh Itaru '''
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Urayama Shiita
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Saitoh Itaru
is a freshman from the Rikkaidai Middle School tennis club specialist who plans how the players can improve their play and aspires to be a regular the following year. train their mental mask. He goes with Horio Satoshi and Dan Taichi to the U-17 Camp to visit his senpais.

-->Voiced by: Takase Asaki (JP)
devises who will compete against each other in a match.



Tropes associated with Shiita:
* IdiotHair: The tip of his hair is shaped like a swirl. Even when many fans claim it looks like an ice cream... just see PunnyName below.
* {{Keet}}: He is just like Taichi and serves as a {{Foil}} for Horio.
* PunnyName: His name is a literal [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar poop joke]].
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: In Shinpuri he essentially replaces Katsuo (while Dan takes Kachiro's role) in the new "Freshmen Trio" with Horio.
* TagAlongKid: He is this along with Taichi and Horio.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: His favorite ice cream flavors are chocolate, coffee and chestnut... [[PunnyName Make of it]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar whatever you want...]]

!'''Kitazono Kotoha'''
Kotoha is the manager of Tsubakikawa Gakuen's Boys' Tennis Club, which represents Hokkaido in the national tournament.

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Tropes associated with Shiita:
Saitoh:
* IdiotHair: The tip of AwfulWeddedLife: His bio states he is bad at dealing with his hair wife.
* HotTeacher
* TheSmartGuy: From the three teachers, he
is shaped like a swirl. Even when many fans claim it looks like an ice cream... just see PunnyName below.
* {{Keet}}: He is just like Taichi
the Data Expert and serves as a {{Foil}} for Horio.
keeps tabs on all the players' stats.
* PunnyName: His name is a literal [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar poop joke]].
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: In Shinpuri he essentially replaces Katsuo (while Dan takes Kachiro's role)
ShipTease: Not seen in the new "Freshmen Trio" with Horio.
series, but according to Ohtori, Coach Saitoh talks a lot about Hyotei Tennis Club's coach, Sakaki Taro.
* TagAlongKid: He is this along with Taichi and Horio.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: His favorite ice cream flavors are chocolate, coffee and chestnut... [[PunnyName Make of it]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar whatever you want...]]

!'''Kitazono Kotoha'''
Kotoha
TallDarkAndHandsome

!'''Kurobe Yukio '''
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Kurobe Yukio
is the manager of Tsubakikawa Gakuen's Boys' Tennis Club, which represents Hokkaido in strategic coach who manages the national tournament.
training camp as well as the camp's substitute supervisor. Analyzing each student's data and planning tactical matches is his main duty.



Tropes associated with Kotoha:
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Her strategy is to pose as a fangirl, act like the girlfriend-wannabe of the best player of the school she is visiting and gather all the data she can.
* CuteSportsClubManager: from the Tsubakikawa Gakuen tennis team.
* {{Fangirl}}: It's actually an act.
* TheMole: See BitchInSheepsClothing above.
* OneShotCharacter, GirlOfTheWeek: She is only a one-shot character, whose only purpose on the story is to showcase how well Sakuno knows Ryoma.
** TheBusCameBack: Briefly. She tries to flirt with Atobe with an obento, but he blew her off on the spot.
* PaperThinDisguise: Subverted. The only ones who can see through her "NiceGirl" act are Sakuno, Ryoma and Atobe.
* StalkerWithACrush: Or at least it looks like it.

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Tropes associated with Kotoha:
Kurobe:
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Her strategy HotTeacher
* SharpDressedMan: He
is usually seen wearing a white suit with a light blue shirt.
* TheStrategist: He is in charge of tactical planning.

!'''Tsuge Ryuuji'''
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Tsuge is U-17 Camp's Circuit Coach. He also seems
to pose as a fangirl, act like be the girlfriend-wannabe of adviser for the best player dorms. He's in charge of training their physicality. He won't go easy on assigning them strict training. Standing together with the school she is visiting and gather all the data she can.
* CuteSportsClubManager: from the Tsubakikawa Gakuen tennis team.
* {{Fangirl}}: It's actually an act.
* TheMole: See BitchInSheepsClothing above.
* OneShotCharacter, GirlOfTheWeek: She is only a one-shot character, whose only purpose
players on the story is to showcase how well Sakuno knows Ryoma.
** TheBusCameBack: Briefly. She tries to flirt with Atobe with an obento, but he blew her off on
court, he's the spot.
* PaperThinDisguise: Subverted. The only ones
coach who can see through her "NiceGirl" act are Sakuno, Ryoma and Atobe.
* StalkerWithACrush: Or at least it looks like it.

[[/folder]]
directs their training.



! '''New Prince of Tennis Characters'''
[[folder:U-17 High Schoolers]]

!'''Tokugawa Kazuya'''
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Kazuya Tokugawa is a High School 2nd year participating in the U-17 camp. One year ago, he was beaten by Byoudouin and has had to crawl his way back up from the Loser. Even though he's quite taciturn, he is unexpectedly quite caring of his upperclassmen.

-->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeOno (JP)

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! '''New Prince of Tennis Characters'''
[[folder:U-17 High Schoolers]]

!'''Tokugawa Kazuya'''
Tropes associated with Tsuge:
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* HappilyMarried: His bio says he is married to an American woman and he is very devoted.
* HotTeacher

!'''Mifune Nyudoh'''
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Kazuya Tokugawa Mifune Nyudoh is a High School 2nd year participating in the U-17 camp. One year ago, he was beaten by Byoudouin and has had to crawl his way back up from behind-the-scene coach who guides players with unconventional tennis. He is as tame as a ferocious pet. He is known as the Loser. Even though he's quite taciturn, he is unexpectedly quite caring of his upperclassmen.

Drunken Coach.
-->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeOno (JP)



Tropes associated with Tokugawa:
* BigBrotherInstinct: According to extra material, he is inclined to have Ryoma as his little brother because he never had actual siblings, being a single child.
* BigBrotherMentor: He wants to be this for Ryoma.
* PerpetualFrowner: Also like Tezuka. He hasn't been seen smiling yet.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Once [[spoiler:Tezuka decides to leave the U-17 camp]] Tokugawa steps in to be Ryoma's mentor. He is also equally deadpan and stern like Tezuka.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Tall, stern and aloof.
* TrueCompanions: With Oni and Irie.
* WalkingTheEarth: According to his bio, he has been studying overseas during his whole childhood, having studied in France right before the U-17 camp.

!'''Irie Kanata'''
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Kanata Irie is introduced as a 3rd year High School Student. He was originally the leader of the 3rd Court. The rest of the camp acknowledge him to be amongst the strongest in the camp despite not being in the 1st Court or a 1st Stringer as it is revealed it is his own choice to stay in a lower court, similar to how Oni Juujiro is much stronger than the court he stays in.

-->Voiced by: Hiroki Aiba (JP)

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Tropes associated with Tokugawa:
Mifune:
* BigBrotherInstinct: According to extra material, TheAlcoholic
* {{Badass}}: Afterall,
he is inclined the guardian of the mountain.
* ExtremeOmnivore: He is capable of taking Inui's juice without even flinching.
* {{Jerkass}}: In addition
to have Ryoma as his little brother because the TrainingFromHell, he never had actual siblings, being made the guys dig a single child.
hole in the ground and bury their team jerseys ''and pees on them''.
** HiddenHeartOfGold, PetTheDog: Later he washes their jerseys and sends them back via air mail.
* BigBrotherMentor: He wants to be this for Ryoma.
* PerpetualFrowner: Also like Tezuka. He hasn't been seen smiling yet.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Once [[spoiler:Tezuka decides to leave
[[spoiler:KingIncognito]]: Turns out [[spoiler:he was the Head Coach of the U-17 camp]] Tokugawa steps in all along]].
* RedBaron: "Drunken Coach", "Warden of Hell" and "Hidden Coach"
* SternTeacher: Even though his training methods are extreme, he roots for the boys
to be Ryoma's mentor. make a revolution and prove their true strength.
* TrainingFromHell:
He is also equally deadpan in charge of taking the expelled players and stern like Tezuka.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Tall, stern and aloof.
* TrueCompanions: With Oni and Irie.
* WalkingTheEarth: According to his bio, he has been studying overseas during his whole childhood, having studied in France right before
train them again so they can regain their spots on the U-17 camp.

!'''Irie Kanata'''
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Kanata Irie is introduced as a 3rd year High School Student. He was originally the leader of the 3rd Court. The rest of the camp acknowledge him to be amongst the strongest in the camp despite not being in the 1st Court or a 1st Stringer as it is revealed it is his own choice to stay in a lower court, similar to how Oni Juujiro is much stronger than the court he stays in.

-->Voiced by: Hiroki Aiba (JP)
[[/folder]]




Tropes associated with Kanata:
* DudeLooksLikeALady
* HiddenDepths: He wants to be a doctor, so he works part-time at the U-17 cafeteria to save for his education. He also plays Tenor Sax.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Irie's play style was developed because he craves attention
* {{Megane}}
** LennonSpecs
* RedBaron: The Pierrot
* SilkHidingSteel: He looks friendly and delicate, but his tennis level is high, enough to tie with Atobe.
* TheSmartGuy
* TrueCompanions: With Oni and Tokugawa

!'''Oni Juujiro'''
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Oni is a High Schooler first shown in New Prince Of Tennis and amongst the best Japanese school tennis players shown in the series. He is known as The Gatekeeper from Hell.
-->Voiced by: Daichi Endou(JP)

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Tropes associated with Kanata:
* DudeLooksLikeALady
* HiddenDepths: He wants

!Anime Characters

[[folder:American Team]]
This is an anime-only team that was gathered for a series of exhibition games held in Tokyo. This triggers a (rather... infamous) filler arc in which a training camp is held
to be a doctor, so he works part-time at select the U-17 cafeteria to save best eight players and gather a team for his education. He also plays Tenor Sax.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Irie's play style was developed because he craves attention
* {{Megane}}
** LennonSpecs
* RedBaron: The Pierrot
* SilkHidingSteel: He looks friendly and delicate, but his tennis level is high, enough
such a tournament. Some members of this American Team, however, have more to tie with Atobe.
* TheSmartGuy
* TrueCompanions: With Oni and Tokugawa

!'''Oni Juujiro'''
them than meets the eye...

!'''Kevin Smith'''
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Oni
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Kevin
is a High Schooler first shown in New Prince Of Tennis and amongst the best Japanese school tennis players shown Captain of the American team participating in the series. He is known as The Gatekeeper from Hell.
US/Japan Goodwill Games in the anime. His wish was to play Ryoma in order to settle a rival/feud between his father, George Smith, and Ryoma's father, Nanjiro Echizen.

-->Voiced by: Daichi Endou(JP)
Creator/ReikoKiuchi (JP)



Tropes associated with Oni:
* CoolBigBro: He is this to the orphanage children.
** BigBrotherMentor: Fills this role for the middle schoolers, especially for Momoshiro and Kintaro.
* FieryRedhead: A ''literal'' Red Oni example.
* GentleGiant: Despite his intimidating looks, he is actually a really nice guy when you get to know him.
** BruiserWithASoftCenter
** FriendToAllChildren: He volunteers for an Orphanage, where all the kids adore him. In Christmas, he dressed as Santa Claus and made wool toys for everyone, and gets touched when all the kids' stockings had as wishes to "have Oni as the Number 1 tennis player".
** FriendToAllLivingThings: He has a pet hamster named "Kaede".
* MeaningfulName: His last name "Oni" reflects his reputation as this.
* HiddenBadass:[[spoiler:Played with, Oni first appears as apart of the 5th court, making stronger than our protanginst at the moment, then later revealed to be 5th on the U-17 team, and then later is shown to be the old #1 and defeated Byoudouin.In his match with Kintaro, he never really goes all out, hinting that he may still be number 1 in the camp.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: His reaction when he realizes [[spoiler:he not only made Tokugawa stronger, but also indirectly made Byoudouin awake his power as well]].
* RedOniBlueOni: He literally is the ''[[PunnyName Red Oni]]'' next to Tokugawa and Irie's Blue. Ironically, the roles invert regarding Byoudouin, as Oni is the one who has to restrain [[NotSoStoic Tokugawa]].
* ScarsAreForever: He has one in his left cheek from his first match against Byoudouin.
* TrueCompanions: With Irie and Tokugawa.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He is just 18 years old.

!'''Yamato Yuudai'''
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Yamato Yuudai was the captain during Tezuka's freshman year. He talks Tezuka into staying in the tennis club as Seigaku's pillar of support, calming him down when he was on the verge of quitting after being injured. Eccentric, insightful, and gentle, Yamato has a unique way of explaining things that even Sumire Ryuuzaki has trouble understanding. He continued to help the tennis club after graduation; in the anime, coach Ryuuzaki asks him for his guidance when they go to a training camp to prepare for the Kantō conference final against Rikkaidai.

-->Voiced by: Masanori Ikeda (JP)

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Tropes associated with Oni:
Kevin:
* CoolBigBro: He is this to the orphanage children.
** BigBrotherMentor: Fills this role for the middle schoolers, especially for Momoshiro and Kintaro.
* FieryRedhead: A ''literal'' Red Oni example.
* GentleGiant: Despite his intimidating looks, he is actually a really nice guy when you get to know him.
** BruiserWithASoftCenter
** FriendToAllChildren: He volunteers for an Orphanage, where all the kids adore him. In Christmas, he dressed as Santa Claus and made wool toys for everyone, and gets touched when all the kids' stockings had as wishes to "have Oni as the Number 1 tennis player".
** FriendToAllLivingThings: He has a pet hamster named "Kaede".
* MeaningfulName: His last name "Oni" reflects his reputation as this.
* HiddenBadass:[[spoiler:Played with, Oni first appears as apart of the 5th court, making stronger than our protanginst at the moment, then later revealed to be 5th on the U-17 team, and then later is shown to be the old #1 and defeated Byoudouin.
[[spoiler:BreakTheCutie: In his match with Kintaro, he never really goes all out, hinting that he may still be number 1 in the camp.past, courtesy of his alcoholic dad.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: His reaction when he realizes [[spoiler:he not only made Tokugawa stronger, but also indirectly made Byoudouin awake his power as well]].
BreakTheHaughty
* RedOniBlueOni: He literally is the ''[[PunnyName Red Oni]]'' next to Tokugawa and Irie's Blue. Ironically, the roles invert regarding Byoudouin, as Oni is the one who has to restrain [[NotSoStoic Tokugawa]].
BlondGuysAreEvil
* ScarsAreForever: He has one in his left cheek from his first match against Byoudouin.
CanonForeigner
* TrueCompanions: With Irie and Tokugawa.
HotBlooded
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He is just 18 years old.

!'''Yamato Yuudai'''
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Yamato Yuudai was the captain during Tezuka's freshman year. He talks Tezuka into staying in the tennis club as Seigaku's pillar of support, calming him down when he was on the verge of quitting after being injured. Eccentric, insightful, and gentle, Yamato has a unique way of explaining things that even Sumire Ryuuzaki has trouble understanding. He continued to help the tennis club after graduation; in the anime, coach Ryuuzaki asks him for his guidance when they go to a training camp to prepare for the Kantō conference final against Rikkaidai.

Jerkass
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* UnknownRival: To Ryoma.

!'''George Smith'''
-->Voiced by: Masanori Ikeda Creator/YoshiroMatsumoto (JP)



Tropes associated with Yamato:

* AlliterativeName
* BigBrotherMentor: To Tezuka and Oishi.
* TheCaptain: He used to be Seigaku's former captain when Tezuka and Oishi joined the team.
* ChekhovsGunman: He is only shown in flashbacks as Tezuka's main inspiration. He reappears in a filler episode of the anime. In the manga, he returns for the U-17 camp.
* CloudCuckooLander
** ObfuscatingStupidity
* HachiMaki: In the flashback and the anime filler.
* SunglassesAtNight: Of the LennonSpecs kind.
** TheGlassesGottaGo: In his reappearance in New Prince of Tennis, he has dyed his hair red and isn't wearing glasses anymore.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He's actually only 17.

!'''Echizen Ryoga'''
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Echizen Ryoga is a high school tennis player not mentioned in The Prince of Tennis, first appearing in The Prince of Tennis - The Two Samurai: The First Game, later appearing in an OVA in New York in which Ryoma spots him training. According to his bio, Ryoga is Ryoma's half-brother, who was living with the Echizens after his original mother died, and then moving with his aunt.

In ''The New Prince of Tennis,'' Ryoga returns from America as [[spoiler:Japan's No. 4-ranked U-17 representative]].

-->Voiced by: Yuuta Yamazaki (JP, Movie), Creator/MamoruMiyano (JP, ''The New Prince of Tennis'' OVA)

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Tropes associated with Yamato:

Smith:
* AlliterativeName
* BigBrotherMentor: To Tezuka and Oishi.
* TheCaptain: He used to be Seigaku's former captain when Tezuka and Oishi joined the team.
* ChekhovsGunman: He is only shown in flashbacks as Tezuka's main inspiration. He reappears in a filler episode of the anime. In the manga, he returns for the U-17 camp.
* CloudCuckooLander
** ObfuscatingStupidity
* HachiMaki: In the flashback and the anime filler.
* SunglassesAtNight: Of the LennonSpecs kind.
** TheGlassesGottaGo: In his reappearance in New Prince of Tennis, he has dyed his hair red and isn't wearing glasses anymore.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He's actually only 17.

!'''Echizen Ryoga'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-ryoga_5493.jpg
Echizen Ryoga is a high school tennis player not mentioned in The Prince of Tennis, first appearing in The Prince of Tennis - The Two Samurai: The First Game, later appearing in an OVA in New York in which Ryoma spots him training. According to his bio, Ryoga is Ryoma's half-brother, who
[[spoiler:AbusiveParents: ParentalNeglect version. No wonder Kevin was living with the Echizens after his original mother died, and then moving with his aunt.

In ''The New Prince of Tennis,'' Ryoga returns from America as [[spoiler:Japan's No. 4-ranked U-17 representative]].

fucked up]]
* [[spoiler:TheAlcoholic]]
* CanonForeigner
* {{Jerkass}}
* KickTheDog: How he treated [[spoiler:Ryoma's mother.]]
* TrainingFromHell

!'''Billy Cassidy'''
-->Voiced by: Yuuta Yamazaki (JP, Movie), Creator/MamoruMiyano (JP, ''The New Prince of Tennis'' OVA)
Creator/YuutoKazama (JP)



Tropes associated with Ryoga:

* AloofBigBrother: He is the only one who can get away with pissing off Ryoma.
** Subverted. In New Prince of Tennis it's shown that Ryoga and Ryoma used to be very close when they were kids. Ryoma forgot about it since he was still very young.
* BigBrotherMentor: In New Prince of Tennis, he teaches Ryoma the Glowing Shot.
* CanonImmigrant: His original debut was in the first movie "The Prince of Tennis - The Two Samurai: The First Game". After fan acclaim, Konomi decided to include Ryoga as a canon character as well.
* ContinuitySnarl: Since the Anime Movie didn't have anything to do with the manga storyline, he is introduced as Ryoma's older brother, who Ryoma didn't even remember at first. In the movie Ryoma is said to be his adoptive brother, while in the manga WordOfGod has stated [[{{Retcon}} he is his ''half''-brother]].
* InTheHood: In the sequel series, he wears a hood that conceals his face until his [[TheReveal proper introduction]]. ...But most readers probably [[TheUntwist already figured out that it was him]], despite having never shown up in the manga up to that point.
* JustInTime: His proper introduction in ''The New Prince of Tennis'' happens after [[spoiler: he deflects a glowing shot from Byoudouin in the nick of time to save Ryoma and Tokugawa.]]
* TheNicknamer: He calls Ryoma "Chibisuke".
* PolarOppositeTwins: Subverted since they're not twins, but they look alike a lot. Unlike Ryoma, Ryoga is more expressive and outgoing, loves oranges (Ryoma hates Orange Ponta) and hates speaking english despite living in America.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: After all, he is Ryoma's older brother.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Oranges. Unlike his little brother, Ryoga loves Orange Ponta (Ryoma only drinks grape Ponta).

!'''Nakagauchi Sotomichi'''
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Sotomichi Nakagauchi is a 3rd year High Schooler known as The Robot participating in the U-17 camp.

-->Voiced by: Takuto Dojoh (JP)

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Tropes associated with Ryoga:

Billy:
* AloofBigBrother: He is the only one who can get away with pissing off Ryoma.
** Subverted. In New Prince of Tennis it's shown that Ryoga and Ryoma used to be very close when they were kids. Ryoma forgot about it since he was still very young.
BoisterousBruiser
* BigBrotherMentor: In New Prince of Tennis, he teaches Ryoma the Glowing Shot.
CanonForeigner
* CanonImmigrant: His original debut was in the first movie "The Prince of Tennis - The Two Samurai: The First Game". After fan acclaim, Konomi decided to include Ryoga as a canon character as well.
{{Eagleland}}
* ContinuitySnarl: Since the Anime Movie didn't have anything to do with the manga storyline, he is introduced as Ryoma's older brother, who Ryoma didn't even remember at first. In the movie Ryoma is said to be his adoptive brother, while in the manga WordOfGod has stated [[{{Retcon}} he is his ''half''-brother]].
* InTheHood: In the sequel series, he wears a hood that conceals his face until his [[TheReveal proper introduction]]. ...But most readers probably [[TheUntwist already figured out that it was him]], despite having never shown up in the manga up to that point.
* JustInTime: His proper introduction in ''The New Prince of Tennis'' happens after [[spoiler: he deflects a glowing shot from Byoudouin in the nick of time to save Ryoma and Tokugawa.]]
* TheNicknamer: He calls Ryoma "Chibisuke".
* PolarOppositeTwins: Subverted since they're not twins, but they look alike a lot. Unlike Ryoma, Ryoga is more expressive and outgoing, loves oranges (Ryoma hates Orange Ponta) and hates speaking english despite living in America.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: After all, he is Ryoma's older brother.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Oranges. Unlike his little brother, Ryoga loves Orange Ponta (Ryoma only drinks grape Ponta).

!'''Nakagauchi Sotomichi'''
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Sotomichi Nakagauchi is a 3rd year High Schooler known as The Robot participating in the U-17 camp.

OddFriendship: With Kevin.

!'''Michael Lee'''
-->Voiced by: Takuto Dojoh Creator/IsshinChiba (JP)



Tropes associated with Nakagauchi:

* FourEyesZeroSoul
* RedBaron: "The Robot"
* TheStoic
* StoneWall: Gets Krauser's SignatureMove and he still can go on.


!'''Byoudouin Houou'''
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Byoudouin Houou is introduced at the U-17 Camp in Shin Prince of Tennis ranked as the Number 1 ranked Youth Representative of Japan, which marks him as Japan's best U-17 player. He is the leader of the First Returning 1st Stringers, who have just returned from an Overseas Expedition. They get back to the camp to be welcomed back by the news that middle schoolers have joined the camp and witnessed them defeat a number of the Top 20. He decides to allow the inclusion of middle schoolers on the list of challengers for their places. It is also known that he utterly defeated Kazuya Tokugawa in the previous year.

--> Voiced by: Creator/HirokiYasumoto (JP)

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Tropes associated with Nakagauchi:

Lee:
* FourEyesZeroSoul
TheDutifulSon
* RedBaron: "The Robot"
ButNotTooForeign: Half-Chinese.
* TheStoic
CanonForeigner
* StoneWall: Gets Krauser's SignatureMove and he still can go on.


!'''Byoudouin Houou'''
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Byoudouin Houou is introduced at the U-17 Camp in Shin Prince of Tennis ranked as the Number 1 ranked Youth Representative of Japan, which marks him as Japan's best U-17 player. He is the leader of the First Returning 1st Stringers, who have just returned
ShelteredAristocrat: Hinted to come from an Overseas Expedition. They get back to the camp to be welcomed back by the news that middle schoolers have joined the camp and witnessed them defeat a number of the Top 20. He decides to allow the inclusion of middle schoolers on the list of challengers for their places. It is also known that he utterly defeated Kazuya Tokugawa in the previous year.

--> Voiced
very rich Chinese-American family.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Tom Griffey'''
-->Voiced
by: Creator/HirokiYasumoto Creator/KazunariKojima (JP)



Tropes associated with Byoudouin:
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: He lost to Oni in his first day at the camp, so he trained to try to surpass him.
* HachiMaki: He uses one to cover his [[ScarsAreForever forehead scar]], from his first game against Oni.
* {{Jerkass}}
* MeaningfulName: "Byoodouin" comes from the Byoudouin Temple, while his name means "Emerging Phoenix"
* TheRival, NotSoDifferent: With Tokugawa and Oni.
* ThemeNaming: His special techniques are also theme-named by foreign countries: Pirates of the World, Bull Fighting of the Spanish, Phoenix of Egypt.
* WalkingTheEarth: He is said to have visited many countries.

!'''Moori Juzaburou'''
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Moori is a 1st year high school student, and a recent graduate and OB of the Rikkaidai tennis team that won the Nationals a year before the storyline. Introduced as the No.10 of the All-Japan Juniors, together with 3rd year former Hyotei Academy captain No. 9 Ochi Tsukimitsu, they are the Super High School Doubles Specialists.
-->Voiced by: Yuuta Yamazaki (JP)

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Tropes associated with Byoudouin:
Tom:
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: He lost to Oni in his first day at the camp, so he trained to try to surpass him.
[[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]
* HachiMaki: He uses one to cover his [[ScarsAreForever forehead scar]], from his first game against Oni.
CanonForeigner
* {{Jerkass}}
* MeaningfulName: "Byoodouin" comes from the Byoudouin Temple, while his name means "Emerging Phoenix"
* TheRival, NotSoDifferent: With Tokugawa and Oni.
* ThemeNaming: His special techniques are also theme-named by foreign countries: Pirates of the World, Bull Fighting of the Spanish, Phoenix of Egypt.
* WalkingTheEarth: He is said to have visited many countries.

!'''Moori Juzaburou'''
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Moori is a 1st year high school student, and a recent graduate and OB of the Rikkaidai tennis team that won the Nationals a year before the storyline. Introduced as the No.10 of the All-Japan Juniors, together with 3rd year former Hyotei Academy captain No. 9 Ochi Tsukimitsu, they are the Super High School Doubles Specialists.
[[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Terry Griffey'''
-->Voiced by: Yuuta Yamazaki Maiko Ito (JP)



Tropes associated with Moori:
* BrilliantButLazy: As noted by Renji, he was one of the best players, but rarely went to train.
* FieryRedhead
* FirstNameBasis, AffectionateNickname: He calls Ochi "Tsuki-san".
* OddFriendship: With his doubles partner Hyotei's Ochi Tsukimitsu.

!'''Ochi Tsukimitsu'''
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Ochi is a 3rd Year High Schooler introduced in the New Prince of Tennis Series. He is introduced as the No.9 of the All-Japan Juniors being known as the High School Doubles specialists along with Doubles partner Moori Juzaburou;, together as the Super High School Doubles Specialists. He was the Captain of Hyotei Academy and took them to the Nationals three years prior to the storyline, one year before current Hyotei 3rd years Atobe Keigo, Shishido Ryou, Mukahi Gakuto, Akutagawa Jiroh; and Oshitari Yuushi began attending their 1st year at Hyotei.

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Tropes associated with Moori:
Terry:
* BrilliantButLazy: As noted by Renji, he was one of the best players, but rarely went to train.
[[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]
* FieryRedhead
{{Bishonen}}
** DudeLooksLikeALady
* FirstNameBasis, AffectionateNickname: He calls Ochi "Tsuki-san".
* OddFriendship: With his doubles partner Hyotei's Ochi Tsukimitsu.

!'''Ochi Tsukimitsu'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-ochi_2834.jpg
Ochi is a 3rd Year High Schooler introduced in the New Prince of Tennis Series. He is introduced as the No.9 of the All-Japan Juniors being known as the High School Doubles specialists along with Doubles partner Moori Juzaburou;, together as the Super High School Doubles Specialists. He was the Captain of Hyotei Academy and took them to the Nationals three years prior to the storyline, one year before current Hyotei 3rd years Atobe Keigo, Shishido Ryou, Mukahi Gakuto, Akutagawa Jiroh; and Oshitari Yuushi began attending their 1st year at Hyotei.
CanonForeigner

!'''Bobby Max'''
-->Voiced by: Hari Kaneko (JP)



Tropes associated with Ochi:
* AnimeHair, DyeHard: He has dyed white hair with color streaks. He is stated to change the color periodically.
* TheCaptain: He was Hyotei's captain before Atobe and the others started going to middle school.
* OddFriendship: With his doubles partner Rikkaidai's Moori Juzaburou
* RedBaron: "The Mental Assassin"
* TheStoic: He is always calm during games, [[spoiler:which is also how his "Pressure" ability works.]]

!'''Hara Tetsuya'''
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Hara was Shitenhouji's captain during Shiraishi Kuranosuke's 2nd year. He is known as one of Shitenhoji's Legendary Captains along with Taira Yoshiyuki, who was the captain the year before him when Shiraishi and Oshitari Kenya were in their freshman year.

He is the captain that led Shitenhoji to the Nationals the year before Seigaku won. However for unknown reasons, Hara decided to retire from club tennis in the Spring of last year, meaning he didn't captain his team to that Nationals. He is currently a high school 1st year.
-->Voiced by: Tetsuya Yanagihara (JP)

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Tropes associated with Ochi:
Bobby:
* AnimeHair, DyeHard: He has dyed white hair with color streaks. He is stated to change the color periodically.
DarkSkinnedBlond
* TheCaptain: He was Hyotei's captain before Atobe and the others started going to middle school.
CanonForeigner
* OddFriendship: With his doubles partner Rikkaidai's Moori Juzaburou
* RedBaron: "The Mental Assassin"
* TheStoic: He is always calm during games, [[spoiler:which is also how his "Pressure" ability works.]]

!'''Hara Tetsuya'''
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Hara was Shitenhouji's captain during Shiraishi Kuranosuke's 2nd year. He is known as one of Shitenhoji's Legendary Captains along with Taira Yoshiyuki, who was the captain the year before him when Shiraishi and Oshitari Kenya were in their freshman year.

He is the captain that led Shitenhoji to the Nationals the year before Seigaku won. However for unknown reasons, Hara decided to retire from club tennis in the Spring of last year, meaning he didn't captain his team to that Nationals. He is currently a high school 1st year.
JerkJock

!'''Arnold Ignashov'''
-->Voiced by: Tetsuya Yanagihara Yoshiaki Matsumoto (JP)



Tropes associated with Hara:
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: He likes going to comedy shows and practicing his "Tsukkomi" routine.
* TheCaptain: Part of the Shitenhouji's Legendary Captains.
* CatchPhrase: He yells "What the Hell!? Who the Hell!?" when annoyed.

!'''Taira Yoshiyuki'''
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Taira Yoshiyuki is a 2nd Year High Schooler and also an U-17 Camp Representative Candidate for Japan. He went to middle school at Shitenhoji and was the Captain of the Tennis Club during Shiraishi Kuranosuke and Hitoji Yuuji 's freshman year. He always plays tennis while wearing a cap. He is somewhat unserious on the court as he as a habit of pulling funny faces on the court while playing hence the nickname. He along with Hara Tetsuya are known as the Legendary Captains of Shitenhoji. He tends to also make jokes while playing.

He is the captain that led Shitenhoji to the Nationals the year before Seigaku won. However for unknown reasons, Hara decided to retire from club tennis in the Spring of last year, meaning he didn't captain his team to that Nationals. He is currently a high school 1st year.
-->Voiced by: Hirai Yoshiyuki (JP)

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Tropes associated with Hara:
Arnold:

* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: He likes going to comedy shows and practicing CanonForeigner
* UsefulNotes/EastGermany: Was born there, then
his "Tsukkomi" routine.
* TheCaptain: Part of the Shitenhouji's Legendary Captains.
* CatchPhrase: He yells "What the Hell!? Who the Hell!?" when annoyed.

!'''Taira Yoshiyuki'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-taira_8473.jpg
Taira Yoshiyuki is a 2nd Year High Schooler and also an U-17 Camp Representative Candidate for Japan. He went to middle school at Shitenhoji and was the Captain of the Tennis Club during Shiraishi Kuranosuke and Hitoji Yuuji 's freshman year. He always plays tennis while wearing a cap. He is somewhat unserious on the court as he as a habit of pulling funny faces on the court while playing hence the nickname. He along with Hara Tetsuya are known as the Legendary Captains of Shitenhoji. He tends to also make jokes while playing.

He is the captain that led Shitenhoji
parents left to the Nationals the year before Seigaku won. However for unknown reasons, Hara decided to retire from club tennis in the Spring of last year, meaning he didn't captain his team to that Nationals. He is currently a high school 1st year.
USA.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Anime Other Characters]]

!'''Richard Baker'''
-->Voiced by: Hirai Yoshiyuki Tadahisa Saizen (JP)



Tropes associated with Taira:
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: He is the Bokke, while Hara is the Tsukkomi.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He is a goof even on court, and he still is one of the Shitenhouji Legendary Captains.
* TheCaptain: Part of the Shitenhouji's Legendary Captains.
* NiceHat: Wears a Khaki Camouflage cap.

!'''Washio Issa and Suzuki Shun'''
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Issa Washio and Suzuki Shun are introduced as the most capable doubles pair of the 2nd Stringers in the U-17. Together are among the very few doubles pairs that can achieve the renowned doubles technique Synchro.
-->Voiced by: Washio: Toru Akiyoshi (JP) Suzuki: Kentaroh Araki

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Tropes associated with Taira:
Baker:

* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: He is the Bokke, while Hara is the Tsukkomi.
ArmorPiercingAttack
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He is CanonForeigner
* MoneyDearBoy: InUniverse. There's no other motivation to form
a goof even on court, and he still is one of the Shitenhouji Legendary Captains.
tennis team.
* TheCaptain: Part of the Shitenhouji's Legendary Captains.
* NiceHat: Wears a Khaki Camouflage cap.

!'''Washio Issa and Suzuki Shun'''
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Issa Washio and Suzuki Shun are introduced as the most capable doubles pair of the 2nd Stringers in the U-17. Together are among the very few doubles pairs that can achieve the renowned doubles technique Synchro.
SternTeacher

!'''Hannah Essenheimer'''
-->Voiced by: Washio: Toru Akiyoshi (JP) Suzuki: Kentaroh Araki
Creator/RicaMatsumoto (JP)



Tropes associated with Washio and Suzuki:
* AnimeHair, DyeHard: InUniverse. Washio has light blue hair with black streaks.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: They're also capable of using the Synchronization technique.
* PointlessBandaid: Suzuki. He has one on his nose bridge.

!'''Tanegashima Shuuji'''
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Tanegashima Shuuji was first believed to be just another strong 2nd Stringer in the U-17 Training Camp. However, it is revealed that he was a member of the 1st Stringers and the No.2 of the All-Japan Junior Representatives upon the rest of the Genius 10's arrival. He did not go with the team on their foreign expedition due to his hatred of airplanes.
-->Voiced by: Ryuji Kamiyama (JP)

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Tropes associated with Washio and Suzuki:
* AnimeHair, DyeHard: InUniverse. Washio has light blue hair with black streaks.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: They're also capable of using the Synchronization technique.
* PointlessBandaid: Suzuki. He has one on his nose bridge.

!'''Tanegashima Shuuji'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-tanegashima_7535.jpg
Tanegashima Shuuji was first believed to be just another strong 2nd Stringer
CanonForeigner: Only appears in the U-17 Training Camp. However, it anime.
* [[spoiler:BrokenBird]]
* CanonForeigner
* DrowningMySorrows
* FieryRedhead
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
* HospitalHottie, HotTeacher: It turns out she
is revealed that he was a member of the 1st Stringers and the No.2 of the All-Japan Junior Representatives upon the rest of the Genius 10's arrival. He did not go with the team on their foreign expedition due to his hatred of airplanes.
Tezuka's coach while in Germany.

!'''Iijyuin Kurumi'''
-->Voiced by: Ryuji Kamiyama Creator/SaekoChiba (JP)



Tropes associated with Tanegashima:
* AmbiguouslyBrown
* ScrewySquirrel: He had the habit of stealing Sanada's drinks only to annoy him.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Planes. Also the reason he stayed in Japan instead of participating of the overseas expedition.

!'''Migihashi Itarou'''
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Migihashi is introduced in the New Prince of Tennis as a 2nd Stringer High Schooler in the U-17 Camp as the strongest member and leader of the 2nd Court in the anime. In the manga, he is only listed as a player who is initially selected to go against the 1st Stringer's Top 10. It is said that players are unable to get points from him on his right side of the court.
-->Voiced by: Syoma Yamamoto (JP)

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Tropes associated with Tanegashima:
* AmbiguouslyBrown
* ScrewySquirrel: He had the habit of stealing Sanada's drinks only to annoy him.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Planes. Also the reason he stayed in Japan instead of participating of the overseas expedition.

!'''Migihashi Itarou'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-migihashi_8324.jpg
Migihashi is introduced
CanonForeigner: Only appears in the New Prince of Tennis as anime.
* PrecociousCrush: On Fuji.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Puts on
a 2nd Stringer High Schooler in cute outfit with ZettaiRyouiki.
* TokenMiniMoe
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: As
the U-17 Camp as the strongest member Smart Sister. Subverted because she ''does'' love Narumi to death otherwise, and leader of the 2nd Court in the anime. In the manga, he is only listed as a player who is initially selected to go against the 1st Stringer's Top 10. It is said that players are unable to get points from him on his right side also drives a good part of the court.
her inferiority complex.
* NotSoDifferent: She mainly gets Fuji's sympathy because she, like Yuuta, have sibling complex.
* ZettaiRyouiki

!'''Iijyuin Narumi'''
-->Voiced by: Syoma Yamamoto (JP)
Creator/YukaNanri (JP)



Tropes associated with Migihashi:
* AscendedExtra: While his only appearance in the manga is a cover cameo, his role is expanded in the anime.
* {{Fanboy}}: According to his bio, he likes a girlband named "The Chocolates" (who Eiji, Momoshiro and Kaidoh are also fans of)


!'''Tohno Atsukyoh'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/no_08_-_tonoh_atsukyo_3709.jpg
Tohno is a character first shown in the series in Shin Prince of Tennis as No. 8 of the All-Japan Juniors as they return from the Overseas Expedition and arrive at the main courts. His Doubles Partner and close friend is Kimijima Ikuto who appeared with him as the No.7.

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Tropes associated with Tohno:
* AchillesHeel: [[spoiler:Ikuto tells Marui and Kite to aim for his right knee]].
* BloodKnight: All his techniques are named after ''[[AxCrazy methods of execution]]''.
* {{Jerkass}}: Shoots balls at people for no reason. [[spoiler:Even his doubles partner is fed-up with him.]]
* RedBaron: "Executioner of the Courts"
* TheSociopath: [[AllThereInTheManual According to extra material]], Tohno is always talking aloud about torture and execution methods... in a family restaurant, right next to a creeped out old lady.

!'''Kimijima Ikuto'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/no_07_-_kimijima_ikuto_7893.jpg
Kimijima holds the title of "The Negotiator of the Court". He is currently cultivating a new path called Intellitennis. He is introduced as amongst the best School U-17 players of Japan in New Prince of Tennis and ranked as the No.7 U-17 player as a member of the Genius 10. Kimijima is also the star of a TV commercial for "Cola Vita".

----
Tropes associated with Kimijima:
* {{Bishonen}}: See TeenIdol below.
* DyeHard: InUniverse, as he has blond hair and dark sideburns.
* ManipulativeBastard: He is well known for doing negotiations in or out of the court. [[spoiler:He offered deals to both Marui and Kite in exchange of destroying Tohno's knee because he has had it with him as his doubles partner]].
* RedBaron: "The Negotiator of the Court".
* {{Megane}}
* [[spoiler:TeamKiller]]: Incredibly he did it [[spoiler:for ''both sides''. He arranged with Kite to pretend to betray Marui and deflect to their side, so Tohno wouldn't have a clue that they were actually planning to aim for his knee and eliminate Tohno from the camp.]]
* TheStrategist: He plans ahead for any possible deals with the opponents.
* TeenIdol: Kimijima is famous for being an idol and has appeared in many TV spots as a model.

!'''Mitsuya Akuto'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mitsuya_akuto_861.jpg
Mitsuya Akuto is the Former No. 17. His special technique was Data Tennis. With his distinct intellect, he analyzes his opponents to determine the very best method of defeating them.

----
Tropes associated with Akuto:
* BigBrotherMentor: Turns out he was the one who tought Yanagi how to use Data Tennis.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: He has a long bob, glasses and a thin body type like Yukimura or Fuji.
* UsefulNotes/JapaneseSiblingTerminology: He and Yanagi are revealed to have been close, as Yanagi still called him "Akuto nii-chan"
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* {{Megane}}

[[/folder]]


[[folder:U-17 Staff]]

!'''Saitoh Itaru '''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/285px-saito_956.png
Saitoh Itaru is the specialist who plans how the players can improve their play and train their mental mask. He devises who will compete against each other in a match.

----
Tropes associated with Saitoh:
* AwfulWeddedLife: His bio states he is bad at dealing with his wife.
* HotTeacher
* TheSmartGuy: From the three teachers, he is the Data Expert and keeps tabs on all the players' stats.
* ShipTease: Not seen in the series, but according to Ohtori, Coach Saitoh talks a lot about Hyotei Tennis Club's coach, Sakaki Taro.
* TallDarkAndHandsome

!'''Kurobe Yukio '''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/285px-kurobe_2066.png
Kurobe Yukio is the strategic coach who manages the training camp as well as the camp's substitute supervisor. Analyzing each student's data and planning tactical matches is his main duty.

----
Tropes associated with Kurobe:
* HotTeacher
* SharpDressedMan: He is usually seen wearing a white suit with a light blue shirt.
* TheStrategist: He is in charge of tactical planning.

!'''Tsuge Ryuuji'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/285px-ryu772ji_tsuge_4966.png
Tsuge is U-17 Camp's Circuit Coach. He also seems to be the adviser for the dorms. He's in charge of training their physicality. He won't go easy on assigning them strict training. Standing together with the players on the court, he's the coach who directs their training.

----
Tropes associated with Tsuge:
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* HappilyMarried: His bio says he is married to an American woman and he is very devoted.
* HotTeacher

!'''Mifune Nyudoh'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/285px-nyuudo_7503.jpg
Mifune Nyudoh is the behind-the-scene coach who guides players with unconventional tennis. He is as tame as a ferocious pet. He is known as the Drunken Coach.
-->Voiced by: (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Mifune:
* TheAlcoholic
* {{Badass}}: Afterall, he is the guardian of the mountain.
* ExtremeOmnivore: He is capable of taking Inui's juice without even flinching.
* {{Jerkass}}: In addition to the TrainingFromHell, he made the guys dig a hole in the ground and bury their team jerseys ''and pees on them''.
** HiddenHeartOfGold, PetTheDog: Later he washes their jerseys and sends them back via air mail.
* [[spoiler:KingIncognito]]: Turns out [[spoiler:he was the Head Coach of the U-17 all along]].
* RedBaron: "Drunken Coach", "Warden of Hell" and "Hidden Coach"
* SternTeacher: Even though his training methods are extreme, he roots for the boys to make a revolution and prove their true strength.
* TrainingFromHell: He is in charge of taking the expelled players and train them again so they can regain their spots on the camp.

[[/folder]]


----

!Anime Characters

[[folder:American Team]]
This is an anime-only team that was gathered for a series of exhibition games held in Tokyo. This triggers a (rather... infamous) filler arc in which a training camp is held to select the best eight players and gather a team for such a tournament. Some members of this American Team, however, have more to them than meets the eye...

!'''Kevin Smith'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_kevin_3428.jpg

Kevin is the Captain of the American team participating in the US/Japan Goodwill Games in the anime. His wish was to play Ryoma in order to settle a rival/feud between his father, George Smith, and Ryoma's father, Nanjiro Echizen.

-->Voiced by: Creator/ReikoKiuchi (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Kevin:
* [[spoiler:BreakTheCutie: In his past, courtesy of his alcoholic dad.]]
* BreakTheHaughty
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* CanonForeigner
* HotBlooded
* Jerkass
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* UnknownRival: To Ryoma.

!'''George Smith'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YoshiroMatsumoto (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Smith:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents: ParentalNeglect version. No wonder Kevin was fucked up]]
* [[spoiler:TheAlcoholic]]
* CanonForeigner
* {{Jerkass}}
* KickTheDog: How he treated [[spoiler:Ryoma's mother.]]
* TrainingFromHell

!'''Billy Cassidy'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YuutoKazama (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Billy:
* BoisterousBruiser
* CanonForeigner
* {{Eagleland}}
* OddFriendship: With Kevin.

!'''Michael Lee'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/IsshinChiba (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Lee:
* TheDutifulSon
* ButNotTooForeign: Half-Chinese.
* CanonForeigner
* ShelteredAristocrat: Hinted to come from a very rich Chinese-American family.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Tom Griffey'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/KazunariKojima (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Tom:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]
* CanonForeigner
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Terry Griffey'''
-->Voiced by: Maiko Ito (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Terry:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]
* {{Bishonen}}
** DudeLooksLikeALady
* CanonForeigner

!'''Bobby Max'''
-->Voiced by: Hari Kaneko (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Bobby:
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* CanonForeigner
* JerkJock

!'''Arnold Ignashov'''
-->Voiced by: Yoshiaki Matsumoto (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Arnold:

* CanonForeigner
* UsefulNotes/EastGermany: Was born there, then his parents left to the USA.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Anime Other Characters]]

!'''Richard Baker'''
-->Voiced by: Tadahisa Saizen (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Baker:

* ArmorPiercingAttack
* CanonForeigner
* MoneyDearBoy: InUniverse. There's no other motivation to form a tennis team.
* SternTeacher

!'''Hannah Essenheimer'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/RicaMatsumoto (JP)

----

to:

Tropes associated with Migihashi:
* AscendedExtra: While his only appearance in the manga is a cover cameo, his role is expanded in the anime.
AlwaysSomeoneBetter: For Kurumi.
* {{Fanboy}}: According to his bio, he likes a girlband named "The Chocolates" (who Eiji, Momoshiro BewareTheNiceOnes: Soft-spoken, kind, humble, and Kaidoh are also fans of)


!'''Tohno Atsukyoh'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/no_08_-_tonoh_atsukyo_3709.jpg
Tohno is a character first shown
''very'' efficient in the series in Shin Prince of Tennis as No. 8 of the All-Japan Juniors as they return from the Overseas Expedition and arrive at the main courts. His Doubles Partner and close friend is Kimijima Ikuto who appeared with him as the No.7.

----
Tropes associated with Tohno:
tennis.
* AchillesHeel: [[spoiler:Ikuto tells Marui and Kite to aim for his right knee]].
* BloodKnight: All his techniques are named after ''[[AxCrazy methods of execution]]''.
* {{Jerkass}}: Shoots balls at people for no reason. [[spoiler:Even his doubles partner is fed-up with him.]]
* RedBaron: "Executioner of the Courts"
* TheSociopath: [[AllThereInTheManual According to extra material]], Tohno is always talking aloud about torture and execution methods... in a family restaurant, right next to a creeped out old lady.

!'''Kimijima Ikuto'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/no_07_-_kimijima_ikuto_7893.jpg
Kimijima holds the title of "The Negotiator of the Court". He is currently cultivating a new path called Intellitennis. He is introduced as amongst the best School U-17 players of Japan in New Prince of Tennis and ranked as the No.7 U-17 player as a member of the Genius 10. Kimijima is also the star of a TV commercial for "Cola Vita".

----
Tropes associated with Kimijima:
* {{Bishonen}}: See TeenIdol below.
* DyeHard: InUniverse, as he has blond hair and dark sideburns.
* ManipulativeBastard: He is well known for doing negotiations in or out of the court. [[spoiler:He offered deals to both Marui and Kite in exchange of destroying Tohno's knee because he has had it with him as his doubles partner]].
* RedBaron: "The Negotiator of the Court".
* {{Megane}}
* [[spoiler:TeamKiller]]: Incredibly he did it [[spoiler:for ''both sides''. He arranged with Kite to pretend to betray Marui and deflect to their side, so Tohno wouldn't have a clue that they were actually planning to aim for his knee and eliminate Tohno from the camp.]]
* TheStrategist: He plans ahead for any possible deals with the opponents.
* TeenIdol: Kimijima is famous for being an idol and has appeared in many TV spots as a model.

!'''Mitsuya Akuto'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mitsuya_akuto_861.jpg
Mitsuya Akuto is the Former No. 17. His special technique was Data Tennis. With his distinct intellect, he analyzes his opponents to determine the very best method of defeating them.

----
Tropes associated with Akuto:
* BigBrotherMentor: Turns out he was the one who tought Yanagi how to use Data Tennis.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: He has a long bob, glasses and a thin body type like Yukimura or Fuji.
* UsefulNotes/JapaneseSiblingTerminology: He and Yanagi are revealed to have been close, as Yanagi still called him "Akuto nii-chan"
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* {{Megane}}

[[/folder]]


[[folder:U-17 Staff]]

!'''Saitoh Itaru '''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/285px-saito_956.png
Saitoh Itaru is the specialist who plans how the players can improve their play and train their mental mask. He devises who will compete against each other in a match.

----
Tropes associated with Saitoh:
* AwfulWeddedLife: His bio states he is bad at dealing with his wife.
* HotTeacher
* TheSmartGuy: From the three teachers, he is the Data Expert and keeps tabs on all the players' stats.
* ShipTease: Not seen in the series, but according to Ohtori, Coach Saitoh talks a lot about Hyotei Tennis Club's coach, Sakaki Taro.
* TallDarkAndHandsome

!'''Kurobe Yukio '''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/285px-kurobe_2066.png
Kurobe Yukio is the strategic coach who manages the training camp as well as the camp's substitute supervisor. Analyzing each student's data and planning tactical matches is his main duty.

----
Tropes associated with Kurobe:
* HotTeacher
* SharpDressedMan: He is usually seen wearing a white suit with a light blue shirt.
* TheStrategist: He is in charge of tactical planning.

!'''Tsuge Ryuuji'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/285px-ryu772ji_tsuge_4966.png
Tsuge is U-17 Camp's Circuit Coach. He also seems to be the adviser for the dorms. He's in charge of training their physicality. He won't go easy on assigning them strict training. Standing together with the players on the court, he's the coach who directs their training.

----
Tropes associated with Tsuge:
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* HappilyMarried: His bio says he is married to an American woman and he is very devoted.
* HotTeacher

!'''Mifune Nyudoh'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/285px-nyuudo_7503.jpg
Mifune Nyudoh is the behind-the-scene coach who guides players with unconventional tennis. He is as tame as a ferocious pet. He is known as the Drunken Coach.
-->Voiced by: (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Mifune:
* TheAlcoholic
* {{Badass}}: Afterall, he is the guardian of the mountain.
* ExtremeOmnivore: He is capable of taking Inui's juice without even flinching.
* {{Jerkass}}: In addition to the TrainingFromHell, he made the guys dig a hole in the ground and bury their team jerseys ''and pees on them''.
** HiddenHeartOfGold, PetTheDog: Later he washes their jerseys and sends them back via air mail.
* [[spoiler:KingIncognito]]: Turns out [[spoiler:he was the Head Coach of the U-17 all along]].
* RedBaron: "Drunken Coach", "Warden of Hell" and "Hidden Coach"
* SternTeacher: Even though his training methods are extreme, he roots for the boys to make a revolution and prove their true strength.
* TrainingFromHell: He is in charge of taking the expelled players and train them again so they can regain their spots on the camp.

[[/folder]]


----

!Anime Characters

[[folder:American Team]]
This is an anime-only team that was gathered for a series of exhibition games held in Tokyo. This triggers a (rather... infamous) filler arc in which a training camp is held to select the best eight players and gather a team for such a tournament. Some members of this American Team, however, have more to them than meets the eye...

!'''Kevin Smith'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_kevin_3428.jpg

Kevin is the Captain of the American team participating in the US/Japan Goodwill Games in the anime. His wish was to play Ryoma in order to settle a rival/feud between his father, George Smith, and Ryoma's father, Nanjiro Echizen.

-->Voiced by: Creator/ReikoKiuchi (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Kevin:
* [[spoiler:BreakTheCutie: In his past, courtesy of his alcoholic dad.]]
* BreakTheHaughty
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* CanonForeigner
* HotBlooded
* Jerkass
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* UnknownRival: To Ryoma.

!'''George Smith'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YoshiroMatsumoto (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Smith:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents: ParentalNeglect version. No wonder Kevin was fucked up]]
* [[spoiler:TheAlcoholic]]
* CanonForeigner
* {{Jerkass}}
* KickTheDog: How he treated [[spoiler:Ryoma's mother.]]
* TrainingFromHell

!'''Billy Cassidy'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YuutoKazama (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Billy:
* BoisterousBruiser
* CanonForeigner
* {{Eagleland}}
* OddFriendship: With Kevin.

!'''Michael Lee'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/IsshinChiba (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Lee:
* TheDutifulSon
* ButNotTooForeign: Half-Chinese.
* CanonForeigner
* ShelteredAristocrat: Hinted to come from a very rich Chinese-American family.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Tom Griffey'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/KazunariKojima (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Tom:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]
* CanonForeigner
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Terry Griffey'''
-->Voiced by: Maiko Ito (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Terry:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]
* {{Bishonen}}
** DudeLooksLikeALady
* CanonForeigner

!'''Bobby Max'''
-->Voiced by: Hari Kaneko (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Bobby:
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* CanonForeigner
* JerkJock

!'''Arnold Ignashov'''
-->Voiced by: Yoshiaki Matsumoto (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Arnold:

* CanonForeigner
* UsefulNotes/EastGermany: Was born there, then his parents left to the USA.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Anime Other Characters]]

!'''Richard Baker'''
-->Voiced by: Tadahisa Saizen (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Baker:

* ArmorPiercingAttack
* CanonForeigner
* MoneyDearBoy: InUniverse. There's no other motivation to form a tennis team.
* SternTeacher

!'''Hannah Essenheimer'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/RicaMatsumoto (JP)

----
ChildProdigy



* [[spoiler:BrokenBird]]
* CanonForeigner
* DrowningMySorrows
* FieryRedhead
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
* HospitalHottie, HotTeacher: It turns out she is Tezuka's coach while in Germany.

!'''Iijyuin Kurumi'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/SaekoChiba (JP)

----
* CanonForeigner: Only appears in the anime.
* PrecociousCrush: On Fuji.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Puts on a cute outfit with ZettaiRyouiki.

to:

* [[spoiler:BrokenBird]]
* CanonForeigner
* DrowningMySorrows
* FieryRedhead
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
* HospitalHottie, HotTeacher: It turns out
TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: As the Pretty Sister. Narumi actually is depressed and shocked when she is Tezuka's coach while in Germany.

!'''Iijyuin Kurumi'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/SaekoChiba (JP)

----
* CanonForeigner: Only appears in the anime.
* PrecociousCrush: On Fuji.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Puts on a cute outfit with ZettaiRyouiki.
learns that Kurumi resents her; she truly had no idea about her sister's conflict, since she views her as both her other half and WorthyOpponent.



* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: As the Smart Sister. Subverted because she ''does'' love Narumi to death otherwise, and that also drives a good part of her inferiority complex.
* NotSoDifferent: She mainly gets Fuji's sympathy because she, like Yuuta, have sibling complex.
* ZettaiRyouiki

!'''Iijyuin Narumi'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YukaNanri (JP)

----
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: For Kurumi.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Soft-spoken, kind, humble, and ''very'' efficient in tennis.
* ChildProdigy
* CanonForeigner: Only appears in the anime.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: As the Pretty Sister. Narumi actually is depressed and shocked when she learns that Kurumi resents her; she truly had no idea about her sister's conflict, since she views her as both her other half and WorthyOpponent.
* TokenMiniMoe
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* [[Characters/ThePrinceOfTennisHigaChuu HigaChuu]][[note]]Kite Eishirou, Kai Yuujirou, Tanishi Kei, Hirakoba Rin, Chinen Hiroshi, Shiranui Tomoya and Aragaki Koichi[[/note]]

[[folder:Minor Schools Characters]]

!Liliadent Krauser
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_krauser_5296.jpg
Liliadent Krauser is a 1st year exchange student from Nagoya Seitoku.
-->Voiced by: Creator/TetsuyaKakihara (JP)

to:

* [[Characters/ThePrinceOfTennisHigaChuu HigaChuu]][[note]]Kite Higa Chuu]][[note]]Kite Eishirou, Kai Yuujirou, Tanishi Kei, Hirakoba Rin, Chinen Hiroshi, Shiranui Tomoya and Aragaki Koichi[[/note]]

[[folder:Minor
Koichi[[/note]]
* [[Characters/ThePrinceOfTennisMinorSchoolsCharacters Minor
Schools Characters]]

!Liliadent Krauser
Characters]][[note]]Liliadent Krauser, Sakata Richard, Kuki Kiichi, Ginka Junior High, Midoriyama Junior High[[/note]]
* [[Characters/ThePrinceOfTennisTeamCoaches Team Coaches]][[note]]Ryuuzaki Sumire, Banda Mikiya, Sakaki Tarou, Hanamura Aoi, Ojii, Watanabe Osamu, Saotome Harumi[[/note]]

[[folder:Other Characters]]
!'''Karupin'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_krauser_5296.jpg
Liliadent Krauser
org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_karupin_4259.jpg

Karupin
is a 1st year exchange student from Nagoya Seitoku.
Echizen Ryoma's Himalayan cat.

-->Voiced by: Creator/TetsuyaKakihara (JP)
Akira Nakagawa (JP)



Tropes associated with Krauser:
* AerithAndBob: His name makes him stand out as a foreigner.
* BiblicalMotifs: His SignatureMove.
* BloodKnight
* BlondesAreEvil: Ruthless, deadpan and crucifies opponents against the fence.
* BullyingADragon: Didn't go well for him with either Kirihara or Nakagauchi
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu - BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: He got it badly when playing against Kirihara.
** He receives this again in New Prince of Tennis against Nakagauchi.
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: Like many of the Nagoya foreign players, he starts berating Rikkai as a "team from a little island". Yagyuu, however, translates this for Kirihara as [[BlatantLies "The Seaweed idiot"]], so Kirihara goes on Devil Mode.
* ForeignExchangeStudent
* GratuitousEnglish: Most of his lines, given his status as a foreign student, which also makes him one of the few characters that talks to Ryoma in English. His accent, however, also accentuates that it's not his native language.
* GrayEyes
* RealMenWearPink: His hobby is Flower Arrangement.
* SignatureMove: Haritsuku Gomen (Dismissal by Crucification) and Southern Cross
* TokenMinority: So far the only canon Caucasian character at U-17.
* TookALevelInKindness: In New Prince of Tennis, as he is assigned as one of Ryoma's roommates, he is the only one to notice that Ryoma is distraught and asks him in English of he's OK.

!Sakata Richard
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_sakata_8697.jpg
Sakata Richard is a 3rd year student from St. Icarus and captain of the school's tennis club. He captained his team to the Nationals, only to lose against Sengoku Kiyosumi of Yamabuki. In New Prince of Tennis, he is described as a western foreigner by Dan Taichi, Urayama Shiita, and Horio Satoshi.
-->Voiced by: Eisuke Tsuda (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Krauser:
* AerithAndBob: His name makes him stand out as a foreigner.
CuteKitten
* BiblicalMotifs: His SignatureMove.
* BloodKnight
* BlondesAreEvil: Ruthless, deadpan and crucifies opponents against the fence.
* BullyingADragon: Didn't go well for him with either Kirihara or Nakagauchi
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu - BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: He got it badly when playing against Kirihara.
MoralityPet:
** He receives this again in New Prince of Tennis against Nakagauchi.
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: Like many of the Nagoya foreign players, he starts berating Rikkai as a "team from a little island". Yagyuu, however, translates this for Kirihara as [[BlatantLies "The Seaweed idiot"]], so Kirihara goes on Devil Mode.
* ForeignExchangeStudent
* GratuitousEnglish: Most of his lines, given his status as a foreign student, which also makes him one of the few characters that talks to Ryoma in English. His accent, however, also accentuates that it's not his native language.
* GrayEyes
* RealMenWearPink: His hobby
is Flower Arrangement.
* SignatureMove: Haritsuku Gomen (Dismissal by Crucification) and Southern Cross
* TokenMinority: So far
the only canon Caucasian character at U-17.
* TookALevelInKindness: In New Prince of Tennis, as he
living thing Ryoma is assigned as one of consistently loving to.
** Also with Kaidoh.

!'''Echizen Rinko (née Takeuchi)'''

Ryoma's roommates, he is the only one to notice that Ryoma is distraught and asks him in English of he's OK.

!Sakata Richard
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_sakata_8697.jpg
Sakata Richard is a 3rd year student from St. Icarus and captain of the school's tennis club. He captained his team to the Nationals, only to lose against Sengoku Kiyosumi of Yamabuki. In New Prince of Tennis, he is described as a western foreigner by Dan Taichi, Urayama Shiita, and Horio Satoshi.
mother.

-->Voiced by: Eisuke Tsuda (JP)
Yuki Nakao (JP)



Tropes associated with Sakata:
* AerithAndBob: "Richard" really stands out between so many Japanese names.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: He has clear African heritage, but it's not stated from where exactly.
* ButNotTooForeign: Has a Japanese last name.
* TheCaptain
* CoolShades
* LightningBruiser: He is known for his long legs, which serves him as an advantage.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: He is mostly remembered by the fandom and many characters as "The guy who lost against Sengoku in the Nationals".
* [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty Trying to Catch Me Playing Dirty]]: He uses his long legs to trip others.
* TokenMinority: One of the only notable characters of mixed heritage along with Jackal.

!Kuki Kiichi
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_kiichi_7131.jpg
Kiichi Kuki is a third year student Kakinoki Middle School and the captain of the school tennis club.
-->Voiced by: Eiji Takemoto (JP)

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Tropes associated with Sakata:
* AerithAndBob: "Richard" really stands out between so many Japanese names.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: He has clear African heritage, but it's
ACupAngst: She is not stated amused when Nanjirou mentions her lack of size. It doesn't help that he's got quite the HandsOnApproach.
* BikerBabe: In her youth.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: She was the first girl who didn't take Nanjirou's crap. Of course, they ended up married.
* PluckyGirl
* SheCleansUpNicely: The first proof of her growing feelings for Nanjirou is how she switches
from where exactly.
* ButNotTooForeign: Has
a Japanese last name.
* TheCaptain
* CoolShades
* LightningBruiser: He is known for his long legs, which serves him as an advantage.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: He is mostly remembered by the fandom
T-Shirt and many characters as "The guy who lost against Sengoku baggy pants into a cute tennis dress. He keeps teasing her, though.
* [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen She Who Must Not Be Seen]]: We barely get to see her face
in the Nationals".
modern time stories.
* [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty Trying to Catch Me Playing Dirty]]: He uses his long legs to trip others.
* TokenMinority: One of the only notable characters of mixed heritage along
SlapSlapKiss: She started off [[BelligerentSexualTension bickering a lot with Jackal.

!Kuki Kiichi
Nanjirou]].
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B. She's normally sweet and soft-spoken, but used to be rather violent to Nanjirou before they got together, and now she's hinted to be the main breadwinner.

!'''Echizen Nanjirou'''
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Kiichi Kuki
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Echizen Nanjirou
is a third year student Kakinoki Middle School and the captain father of the series' protagonist Echizen Ryoma. Nanjirou is very outspoken, eccentric, a shameless flirt, brash, perverted, and almost childish at times. He is known as "Samurai Nanjirou" for his invincible tennis skills during his earlier years as a professional tennis player. Other than Ryoma, he is the only player to have reached the "Pinnacle of Perfection". He was trained by Ryuuzaki during middle school tennis club.
and eventually became a professional after leaving Japan. He remains undefeated and was only one opponent away to earning a Grand Slam title before he unexpectedly decided to retire in order to teach Ryoma tennis.

-->Voiced by: Eiji Takemoto (JP)
Takashi Matsuyama (JP), Creator/LiamOBrien (EN)



Tropes associated with Kuki:
* TheCaptain
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a little one under his left eye, as indicative of his {{Jerkass}} role.
* IShallTauntYou: He should know better than provoking Tezuka and Fuji before a match.
* {{Jerkass}}
* LaserGuidedKarma: Right after he taunts Tezuka and insults Fudomine as a "No-Name School", his team gets crushed by Fudomine very easily.
* SoreLoser: He tells Mizuki about Tezuka's injury.

!Ginka Junior High
Despite their tournament record, Ginka Middle School is a weak school; Echizen Ryoma inadvertently defeats their entire team during their practice match. Their records were only good due to winning against weak schools. When they played against Seigaku, they forfeited due to being scared of their regulars. When it came time to play against Rikkai Daigaku Fuzoku during the Kantō Tournament, they stole Sadaharu Inui's special juice, as they thought it was what made Seigaku strong, and mixed it with their own ingredients to create "The Three Flavors of Ginka". As a result, they ended up having to forfeit the match due to food poisoning.

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Tropes associated with Kuki:
* TheCaptain
AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Poor Ryoma.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a little AlmightyJanitor: He was one under his left eye, as indicative of his {{Jerkass}} role.
* IShallTauntYou: He should know better than provoking Tezuka and Fuji
match away from winning a Grand Slam title before a match.
* {{Jerkass}}
* LaserGuidedKarma: Right after
suddenly retiring. Within the series proper, people have yet to challenge his skill(Ryoma even remarked that he taunts Tezuka loses everyday to him).
* BerserkButton: In the anime, the mere ''mention'' of Banji can send him into screaming fits.
* BigDamnHeroes: LikeFatherLikeSon.
* BumblingDad: By his personality, it's easy to assume all the discipline in the household comes from his wife
and insults Fudomine as a "No-Name School", niece. In the live-action chinese series, Nanjiroh ''forgot to pick up Ryoma at the airport'' and mistook his team gets crushed cellphone for the remote controller of the TV.
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* GoalInLife: He wanted to be the best player in the world. Then retired once his new dream became raising Ryoma.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: He reveals [[spoiler:that the Teni Muhou no Kiwami (Pinnacle of Perfection) is in everyone, as it really is the "Pure joy of tennis", obtained
by Fudomine very easily.
* SoreLoser: He tells Mizuki
just playing for fun and forgetting about Tezuka's injury.

!Ginka Junior High
Despite their tournament record, Ginka Middle School
winning or losing.]]
* LovableSexManiac
* LoveAtFirstPunch
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* ObfuscatingStupidity: His tennis abilities haven't diminished, but he loves acting like a moron until he's got to comment on tennis or play.
* PermaStubble
* RetiredBadass: He retired once Ryoma was born.
* TricksterMentor
* WorldsBestWarrior: Very likely the best tennis player in the series, if not the world.

!'''Meino Nanako'''

Meino Nanako is Ryoma's cousin; she
is a weak school; student at a local Tokyo college, who currently lives with her relatives, the Echizen Ryoma inadvertently defeats their entire team during their practice match. Their records were family. She plays the role of an elder sibling figure to Ryoma, who is an only good due to winning against weak schools. When they played against Seigaku, they forfeited due to being scared of their regulars. When it came time to play against Rikkai Daigaku Fuzoku during child and helps him and the Kantō Tournament, they stole Sadaharu Inui's special juice, as they thought it was what made Seigaku strong, and mixed it other Echizens with their own ingredients to create "The Three Flavors of Ginka". As a result, they ended up having to forfeit the match due to food poisoning.
daily lives. She is sweet-tempered, very polite, loyal, and devoted.

-->Voiced by: Creator/RisaMizuno (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)



Tropes associated with Ginka Tennis Club:
* {{Butt Monkey}}s
* {{Dirty Coward}}s: They purposely forfeit their match against Seigaku. And also the whole team didn't have any constraints with bullying Sakuno.
* {{Jerkass}}es: They purposely bullied Sakuno by hiding her tennis ball and make her look for it between all their balls. That's until Ryoma kicked their collective asses.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Twice.
** During the Prefecture Tournament, they try so hard to not get Seigaku, that they end up getting paired against [[FromBadToWorse Rikkaidai]].
** Trying to spy on Seigaku, they steal a big bottle of Inui's juice believing it's the key of their performance. The whole team gets sick right before their match against Rikkaidai (they would have been crushed anyway).

!Midoriyama Junior High
In the anime, Midoriyama was defeated by Josei Shonan so it was only mentioned once in the anime, while in the manga, it was the other way around. All of the regulars are second-years, and the team has 3 specialist coaches. However, their arrogance caused them to take Seigaku too lightly, which caused them to lose 3 sets in a row.

Fortunately, they gained a spot in the Nationals. However, Midoriyama is probably the weakest team compared to the other 5 teams from the Kanto region. They were easily eliminated in the first round of the nationals.

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Tropes associated * CoolBigSis
* DeadpanSnarker: She can be pretty snarky sometimes, mostly towards Nanjiroh.
* NiceGirl
* YamatoNadeshiko: She is the one in charge of the chores whenever Ryoma's mom is out, and is always demure and gentle... unless she's dealing
with Ginka Tennis Club:
* {{Butt Monkey}}s
* {{Dirty Coward}}s: They purposely forfeit their match against Seigaku. And also
Nanjirou, that is.

!'''Yamato Yuudai'''
See '''U-17 Highschoolers'''

!'''Chitose Miyuki'''
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Chitose Miyuki is
the whole team didn't have any constraints with bullying Sakuno.
* {{Jerkass}}es: They purposely bullied Sakuno by hiding her
younger sister of Shitenhouji's Chitose Senri. She plays tennis ball as well and make interestingly, is a lefty just like her look for it between all their balls. That's until Ryoma kicked their collective asses.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Twice.
** During the Prefecture Tournament, they try so hard to not get Seigaku, that they end up getting paired against [[FromBadToWorse Rikkaidai]].
** Trying to spy on Seigaku, they steal a big bottle of Inui's juice believing it's the key of their performance. The whole team gets sick right before their match against Rikkaidai (they would have been crushed anyway).

!Midoriyama Junior High
In the anime, Midoriyama was defeated by Josei Shonan so it was only mentioned once in the anime, while in the manga, it was the other way around. All of the regulars are second-years, and the team has 3 specialist coaches. However, their arrogance caused them to take Seigaku too lightly, which caused them to lose 3 sets in a row.

Fortunately, they gained a spot in the Nationals. However, Midoriyama is probably the weakest team compared to the other 5 teams from the Kanto region. They were easily eliminated in the first round of the nationals.
brother.

-->Voiced by: Creator/RinaSato (JP)



Tropes associated with Midoriyama Tennis Club:
* DemotedToExtra, AdaptedOut: The anime replaces them with Jousei Shounan. The Musicals only mentions them in a brief recount song. In the manga, however, their miniarc is, if not, very forgettable.
* PushoverParents: The coach Kiraku pressures his son into playing tennis, also because he was an UnknownRival to Echizen Nanjiroh.
* WellDoneSonGuy: TheCaptain, Kiraku Yasuyuki, plays on the team only because his father wants him to, to the point he started to get tired of tennis until he faced against Ryoma.


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[[folder:Team Coaches]]

!'''Ryuuzaki Sumire'''
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Ryuuzaki Sumire is the coach of Seigaku's tennis club and one of the school's math teachers. She helped Echizen Nanjirou develop his skills and become a professional tennis player. She has a granddaughter named Sakuno with a crush on Ryoma. Ryuuzaki has a rivalry with her ex-mentor, Banda Mikiya a.k.a. Banji, who is the coach for Yamabuki Chuu. She constantly yells, but she is considered to be a great and reliable coach. She has a good relationship with her regulars and participates in their recreational group activities: The bowling reunion and the beach-volley mini-tournament with Rokkaku Chuu.

-->Voiced by: Shizuka Okohira (JP), Creator/BarbaraGoodson (EN)

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Tropes associated with Midoriyama Tennis Club:
* DemotedToExtra, AdaptedOut: The anime replaces them with Jousei Shounan. The Musicals only mentions them in {{Bokukko}}
* GirlishPigtails: Hidden under a... NiceHat.
* GenderReveal: On Tezuka, who mistook her as
a brief recount song. In the manga, however, their miniarc is, if not, very forgettable.
* PushoverParents: The coach Kiraku pressures his son into playing tennis, also
boy because he was an UnknownRival to Echizen Nanjiroh.
* WellDoneSonGuy: TheCaptain, Kiraku Yasuyuki, plays on the team only because his father wants him to, to the point he started to get tired of tennis until he faced against Ryoma.


[[/folder]]


[[folder:Team Coaches]]

!'''Ryuuzaki Sumire'''
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Ryuuzaki Sumire is the coach of Seigaku's tennis club and one
of the school's math teachers. She helped Echizen Nanjirou develop his skills and become hat.
* PluckyGirl
* TokenMiniMoe
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Is
a professional tennis player. She has a granddaughter named Sakuno with a crush on Ryoma. Ryuuzaki has a rivalry with her ex-mentor, Banda Mikiya a.k.a. Banji, who is the coach for Yamabuki Chuu. She constantly yells, but she is considered to be a great and reliable coach. She has a very good relationship with her regulars and participates in their recreational group activities: The bowling reunion and the beach-volley mini-tournament with Rokkaku Chuu.

player, but suffers a ''bad'' case of stage fright.

!'''Akutsu Yuki'''
-->Voiced by: Shizuka Okohira (JP), Creator/BarbaraGoodson (EN)
Creator/HaruhiTerada (JP)



Tropes associated with Sumire:
* BadassTeacher
* CoolOldLady
** DirtyOldWoman
* TheComicallySerious
* HelloNurse: In her younger years.
** IWasQuiteALooker: When Nanjirou graduated and decided to go to America, she went to bid him goodbye at the airport ''in a [[LadyInRed red minidress]]''
** Averted during the volleyall episode, where it's more of a FanDisservice with {{Gainaxing}}.
* NotSoStoic: Good Christ, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny the volleyball episode]] in the Nationals Arc.
* SternTeacher

!'''Banda Mikiya'''
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Banda Mikiya or "Banji" for short, is Yamabuki's coach.

-->Voiced by: Kazuhiko Nishimatsu (JP)

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Tropes associated with Sumire:
* BadassTeacher
* CoolOldLady
** DirtyOldWoman
* TheComicallySerious
* HelloNurse: In her younger years.
** IWasQuiteALooker:
MistakenForRomance: When Nanjirou graduated they meet her, the Seigaku Regulars think she is Kawamura's girlfriend and decided that Kawamura LikesOlderWomen. She was actually asking Kawamura to go to America, keep Akutsu out of trouble.
* TeenPregnancy: Had Akutsu when
she went to bid him goodbye at was as young as 18-19 years old.

!'''Fuji Yumiko'''

Yumiko Fuji is
the airport ''in a [[LadyInRed red minidress]]''
** Averted during the volleyall episode, where it's more
older sister of a FanDisservice with {{Gainaxing}}.
* NotSoStoic: Good Christ, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny the volleyball episode]] in the Nationals Arc.
* SternTeacher

!'''Banda Mikiya'''
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Banda Mikiya or "Banji" for short, is Yamabuki's coach.

Fuji Shuusuke and Fuji Yuuta.

-->Voiced by: Kazuhiko Nishimatsu (JP)
Creator/YukiKaida (JP)



Tropes associated with Banda:
* CoolOldGuy: One of the few people capable of keeping Akutsu at line.
* EyesAlwaysShut
* PerpetualSmiler: He always smiles. ALWAYS. So much that it creeps everyone out. [[BerserkButton And this sends Nanjirou in screaming fits.]]
* TheRival: He is this to Seigaku's coach Ryuuzaki Sumire, in terms of Team Coaching.
* SitcomArchNemesis: To Nanjirou. It only takes the mention of his name to set Nanjirou on rampage.
* TeamDad

!'''Sakaki Tarou'''
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Sakaki Tarou is the of Hyoutei's team. Sakaki is also a music teacher for the school and has complete confidence in Atobe Keigo, trusting that he is capable of defeating any opponent.

-->Voiced by: Creator/JurotaKosugi (JP)

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Tropes associated with Banda:
* CoolOldGuy: One of CoolBigSis: Both Shuusuke and Yuuta adore her.
* FortuneTeller: She likes reading
the few people capable of keeping Akutsu at line.
* EyesAlwaysShut
* PerpetualSmiler: He always smiles. ALWAYS. So much
Tarot, and also she wrote the Horoscope book that it creeps everyone out. [[BerserkButton And this sends Nanjirou in screaming fits.]]
Sengoku has.
* TheRival: He MsFanservice
* SupremeChef: Shuusuke mentions Yuuta loves her home made cakes.

!'''Inoue Mamoru'''

Inoue Mamoru
is this to Seigaku's coach Ryuuzaki Sumire, in terms of Team Coaching.
* SitcomArchNemesis: To Nanjirou. It only
a journalist for the ''Monthly Tennis Pro'' magazine. Inoue takes a special interest in the mention progress of his name to set Nanjirou on rampage.
* TeamDad

!'''Sakaki Tarou'''
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Sakaki Tarou is the of Hyoutei's team. Sakaki
Seigaku. He is also an amateur tennis player, as well as being a music teacher for the school and has complete confidence in Atobe Keigo, trusting that he is capable big fan of defeating any opponent.

Echizen Nanjirou.

-->Voiced by: Creator/JurotaKosugi Creator/HozumiGouda (JP)



Tropes associated with Sakaki:
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Very efficient coach and music teacher. Just as quirky as his own pupils.
* TheDandy
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Itte yosh!"
* SternTeacher: He is very strict, to the point of changing regulars if they loose a match even once. He only made the exception with Shishido because it involved an ImportantHaircut from Shishido, Ohtori's pleas '''and''' Atobe asking him personally. He later keeps the same regular team for the National Tournament.

!'''Hanamura Aoi'''
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Hanamura Aoi is the coach of Jousei Shonan, who refers to her students as masterpieces and constantly tries to recruit new students, especially Ryoma. She is often proud of her own prowess and of her pupils', but is otherwise very calm and professional.

-->Voiced by: Kaori Yamagata (JP)

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Tropes associated with Sakaki:
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Very efficient coach and music teacher. Just as quirky as AscendedExtra: Only in the TV anime.
* FanBoy: Of Nanjirou.
* CrazyPrepared: Always has
his own pupils.
tennis stuff in his car, in case he needs it.
* TheDandy
CombatCommentator
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Itte yosh!"
* SternTeacher: He is very strict, to
HypocriticalHumor: Lightly scolds Shiba for not taking work seriously, then goes all blushy when he meets Nanako. Shiiba immediately lampshades the point of changing regulars if they loose a match even once. He only trope.
* IntrepidReporter
* MrExposition: In the anime he is used as this to give some background (by expaining how Wakato
made impersonations on Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, etc.), techniques or other UsefulNotes on UsefulNotes/{{Tennis}}.
* NiceGuy
* SempaiKohai: To Shiba.

!'''Shiba Saori'''

Shiba Saori is
the exception with Shishido because it involved an ImportantHaircut from Shishido, Ohtori's pleas '''and''' Atobe asking him personally. He later keeps the same regular team new photographer for the National Tournament.

!'''Hanamura Aoi'''
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Hanamura Aoi is the coach of Jousei Shonan, who refers to her students as masterpieces and constantly tries to recruit new students, especially Ryoma. She is often proud of her own prowess and of her pupils', but is otherwise very calm and professional.

''Monthly Tennis Pro'' magazine. Along with Inoue, she takes a special interest in Seigaku.

-->Voiced by: Kaori Yamagata (JP)
Noriko Namiki (JP), Creator/WendeeLee (EN)



Tropes associated with Hanamura:
* AscendedExtra: In the manga, she doesn't appear at all, where the only we see about her is her name in the Jousei Shounan list. She gets design and characterization in the anime.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Fawns over her pupils almost like a teenage girl, when she's not coolly supervising their training menus.
* HotTeacher
* {{Meganekko}}
* MsFanservice: Big breasts? Check. A pretty face with a BeautyMark? Check. Nice red hair? Check. A melodious mezzo-soprano voice? Check. Tight clothes when not at work? Oh baby, CheckPlease.
* NotSoDifferent: To Sumire Ryuzaki. While Ryuzaki sensei doesn't agree with her view of students as "masterpieces", they both care very much about their boys. Even Hanamura looks a lot like [[IWasQuiteALooker Sumire when she was young]].
* {{Shotacon}}: She is ''very'' attached to her students, and even seems to give ''a lot of attention'' to Ryoma.

!'''Ojii'''
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Ojii is the coach of Rokkaku Chuu. He is an elderly man who manufactures creates special wooden racquets for his players, taking into consideration their skills and personality.

-->Voiced by: Bunmei Tobayama (JP)

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Tropes associated with Hanamura:
* AscendedExtra: In Only in the manga, she TV anime.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: She mostly is the one asking the questions to get either Inoue or Ryuzaki-sensei to explain about the techniques or game rules.
* ButtMonkey
* CoolBigSis: Tries to be this, though it
doesn't appear at all, where alway work. It still lets her have a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming as she gives [[spoiler:Sakuno]] a KirkSummation.
* {{Fangirl}}: Although she is always taking photos of
the only we see about her is her name in the Jousei Shounan list. She gets design and characterization in the anime.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Fawns over her pupils almost like a teenage girl, when she's not coolly supervising their training menus.
* HotTeacher
* {{Meganekko}}
* MsFanservice: Big breasts? Check. A pretty face with a BeautyMark? Check. Nice red hair? Check. A melodious mezzo-soprano voice? Check. Tight clothes when not at work? Oh baby, CheckPlease.
* NotSoDifferent: To Sumire Ryuzaki. While Ryuzaki sensei doesn't agree with her view of students as "masterpieces", they both care very much about their boys. Even Hanamura looks a lot like [[IWasQuiteALooker Sumire when
middle school tennis clubs, she was young]].
pays more attention to Seigaku.
* HotScoop
* NaiveNewcomer
* {{Shotacon}}: She is ''very'' attached to her students, Borderline and even seems to give ''a lot of attention'' to Ryoma.

!'''Ojii'''
definitely PlayedForLaughs.
* UnlimitedWardrobe

!'''Horio Satoshi'''
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Ojii Horio Satoshi is the coach of Rokkaku Chuu. He is an elderly man a first year student, who manufactures creates special wooden racquets for claims to know everything about tennis. He constantly brags about his players, taking into consideration their skills "two years of tennis experience", but he is, in fact, a less than average player. He often explains or tries to explain to his first year friends key words, rules, and personality.

techniques. He has an older cousin named Junpei, who has "two years of biking experience" and helps Kintarou Tooyama from Shitenhouji reach Tokyo.

-->Voiced by: Bunmei Tobayama (JP)
Creator/ShigenoriYamazaki (JP), Adam Lawson (EN)



Tropes associated with Ojii:

* BaldOfAwesome
* CoolOldGuy: The boys of the team and the kids adore him.
* EyesAlwaysShut
* TheMentor: To the Rokkaku kids, who would later join the tennis club.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Everyone only refers to him as "Ojii" ("Grandpa").
* TeamDad: He not only cares and trains his boys at Rokkaku, but also makes them their wooden racquets and inspires them.

!'''Watanabe Osamu'''
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Osamu Watanabe is the coach of the Shitenhouji tennis club. Watanabe reminds us of a younger (and hipper) version of Yamabuki's Banda Mikiya. Like the latter, the former's interaction with his students is very laid-back, often shown joking around with them. Watanabe is also pretty sly. When the team first learned of Chitose Senri's resignation, Watanabe appeared ambivalent about the issue.

During the match against Seigaku, knowing how much the team needed Chitose and how much Chitose wanted to play Tezuka Kunimitsu, Watanabe "dragged" Chitose back onto the team. This and other incidents show that despite his appearance, Watanabe knows what he is doing. Osamu gave Shiraishi a gold gauntlet to wear until graduation.

Watanabe is shown to be either cheap or poor, telling his team that he'll treat them to somen noodles if they win against Seigaku (as opposed to Ryuuzaki Sumire, who told her team she'll treat them to yakiniku).

-->Voiced by: Creator/KojiYusa (JP)

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Tropes associated with Ojii:

Horio:
* BaldOfAwesome
* CoolOldGuy: The boys of
AscendedExtra: In the team manga he is a FlatCharacter. He appears along with the other freshmen more prominently in the anime and the kids adore him.
musicals.
* EyesAlwaysShut
* TheMentor: To the Rokkaku kids, who would later join the
AttentionWhore: He will inform everyone he has two years of experience in tennis club.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Everyone only refers
(or other activities), whether the others want to him as "Ojii" ("Grandpa").
hear about it or not.
* TeamDad: He not only cares AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Tomoka.
* BigOlUnibrow
* BromanticFoil: To Ryoma.
* TheChewToy
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* InformedAbility: His "two years of tennis experience".
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's annoying, loud
and trains his boys at Rokkaku, more childish than he should be, but is also makes them their wooden racquets and inspires them.

!'''Watanabe Osamu'''
a very loyal friend.
* SmallNameBigEgo

!'''Kato Kachirou'''
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Osamu Watanabe Kato Kachirou hangs around a lot with Horio Satoshi and Mizuno Katsuo. Although he is not very good at tennis, he thoroughly supports the coach of the Shitenhouji team. He has a father who coaches at an expensive tennis club. Watanabe reminds us of a younger (and hipper) version of Yamabuki's Banda Mikiya. Like the latter, the former's interaction with his students is very laid-back, often shown joking around with them. Watanabe is also pretty sly. When the team first learned of Chitose Senri's resignation, Watanabe appeared ambivalent about the issue.

During the match against Seigaku, knowing how much the team needed Chitose and how much Chitose wanted to play Tezuka Kunimitsu, Watanabe "dragged" Chitose back onto the team. This and other incidents show that despite his appearance, Watanabe knows what
Though he is doing. Osamu gave Shiraishi a gold gauntlet normally polite and meek, Kachirou believes strongly in justice and fights to wear until graduation.

Watanabe is shown
the end to defend his beliefs. As such, he has proven to be either cheap or poor, telling his team that he'll treat them to somen noodles if they win against Seigaku (as opposed to Ryuuzaki Sumire, who told her team she'll treat them to yakiniku).

brave and stubborn when a situation calls for it.

-->Voiced by: Creator/KojiYusa (JP)
Akira Nakagawa (JP), Creator/WendeeLee (EN)



Tropes associated with Osamu:

* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite the fact he looks like a bum and is in general a very relaxed guy, he is actually a very capable coach who knows how to handle the tennis club different personalities.
* FirstNameBasis: All his students always call him "Osamu" rather than "Watanabe-sensei". Not that he minds.
* {{Foil}}: To Hyotei's coach Sakaki Taro. While both are very competent coaches who care and know how to work with the students, their overall personalities are opposites. Sakaki is more stern, TheStoic, TheDandy, while Osamu is more carefree, relaxed, and looks like a hippie.
* NiceHat
* OralFixation: He always has a toothpick on his mouth.
* PeekABangs: His left eye is usually covered by hair.
* PermaStubble
* TeamDad
* TricksterMentor: He would do anything to motivate his students, even if that implies fooling them.
** Instead of [[spoiler:accepting Chitose's form to resign the club, he just went ahead and registered Chitose for Doubles 1 anyway. This ended up motivating Chitose since he got to challenge Tezuka]].
** In Another Story II, he [[spoiler:purposely lied to the team telling them they needed to recruit Zaizen, so Shiraishi could figure out that they needed to diversify the team]].
* XMeetsY: He is pretty much a younger version of Yamabuki's coach Banjii and Nanjiroh mashed up together.

!'''Saotome Harumi'''
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Saotome Harumi is the ruthless Higa Chuu tennis coach. He isn't above dirty play and won't hesitate to instruct his players to aim balls to the rival team's coach.

to:

Tropes associated with Osamu:

Kachirou:
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite ADayInTheLimelight: An episode of the fact he looks like a bum and anime is in general a very relaxed guy, dedicated to him confronting Arai about his smugness, only to discover they also have been pushing themselves to reach the Regulars.
* {{Adorkable}}
* AlliterativeName
* AscendedExtra: In the manga
he is actually a very capable coach who knows how to handle the tennis club different personalities.
* FirstNameBasis: All his students always call him "Osamu" rather than "Watanabe-sensei". Not that he minds.
* {{Foil}}: To Hyotei's coach Sakaki Taro. While both are very competent coaches who care and know how to work
FlatCharacter. He appears along with the students, their overall personalities are opposites. Sakaki is other freshmen more stern, TheStoic, TheDandy, while Osamu is more carefree, relaxed, prominently in the anime and looks like a hippie.
the musicals.
* NiceHat
AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* OralFixation: He always has a toothpick on his mouth.
BewareTheNiceOnes: Especially in the anime.
* PeekABangs: NiceGuy
* OddFriendship: Only in the anime, he develops one with Arai.
* SatelliteCharacter:
His left eye is usually covered by hair.
* PermaStubble
* TeamDad
* TricksterMentor: He would do anything to motivate his students, even if that implies fooling them.
** Instead of [[spoiler:accepting Chitose's form to resign
only role in the club, he just went ahead story is to cheer on the Regulars along with Horio and registered Chitose for Doubles 1 anyway. This ended up motivating Chitose since he got to challenge Tezuka]].
** In Another Story II, he [[spoiler:purposely lied to the team telling them they needed to recruit Zaizen, so Shiraishi could figure out that they needed to diversify the team]].
Katsuo.
* XMeetsY: He is pretty much a younger version of Yamabuki's coach Banjii and Nanjiroh mashed up together.

!'''Saotome Harumi'''
ThoseTwoGuys: With Katsuo.

!'''Mizuno Katsuo'''
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Saotome Harumi
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Mizuno Katsuo
is the ruthless Higa Chuu tennis coach. third of the "Freshman Three". He isn't above dirty play is a kind and won't hesitate soft-spoken person, but lacks confidence. Often when he does something good he would just consider it to instruct be good luck or a coincidence. He respects his players to aim balls to senior club members a lot and would never lose hope in them. Therefore when something is amiss within the rival team's coach.
club Katsuo would often get very worried, despite the fact that it does not concern him.

-->Voiced by: Kei Watanabe (JP), Creator/YuriLowenthal (EN)



Tropes associated with Saotome:

* BaldOfEvil
* {{Jerkass}}: He would instruct his players to hit rival coaches with the ball.
* SadistTeacher: He is the only known teacher to be mean and tough to his students.
* SmugSnake: He doesn't care about anyone as long as his team wins.
* WouldHitAGirl: He didn't hesitate to instruct Hirakoba to aim at Ryuuzaki Sumire in the middle of a game.

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[[folder:Other Characters]]
!'''Karupin'''
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Karupin is Echizen Ryoma's Himalayan cat.

-->Voiced by: Akira Nakagawa (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Saotome:

Katsuo:
* BaldOfEvil
* {{Jerkass}}:
AscendedExtra: In the manga he is a FlatCharacter. He would instruct his players to hit rival coaches appears along with the ball.
other freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
* SadistTeacher: He AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In the last chapter of the series, Mizuno let his hair grow when they passed to 2nd year.
* FlatCharacter: Compared to Kachiro and Horio, who at least they got some moments in the anime, Katsuo
is the one of the Freshmen Trio with the less characterization.
* SatelliteCharacter: He is never seen without Kachiro, and his
only known teacher to be mean and tough to his students.
* SmugSnake: He doesn't care about anyone as long as his team wins.
* WouldHitAGirl: He didn't hesitate to instruct Hirakoba to aim at Ryuuzaki Sumire
role in the middle story, aside from acompany Kachiro and Horio, is to cheer on the Regulars.
* SupremeChef: Really good at making curry.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Kachiro.

!'''Arai Masashi'''

Arai Masashi is a second year student and the best reserve player on the team, who is the closest to becoming a regular, almost getting a shot to play in Kanto Tournament finals in the anime when Momoshiro and Kaidou were nowhere to be seen. He is known for his hotheadedness and hazing
of a game.

[[/folder]]


[[folder:Other Characters]]
!'''Karupin'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_karupin_4259.jpg

Karupin
weaker players. He is Echizen Ryoma's Himalayan cat.

as hard on himself as he is on the others during training. Although he had a very bitter relationship with Ryoma at first, he cheered him on during his match with Akutsu.

-->Voiced by: Akira Nakagawa (JP)
Norihisa Mori (JP), Creator/LiamOBrien (EN)



* CuteKitten
** EverythingsCuterWithKittens
* MoralityPet: He is the only living thing Ryoma is consistently loving to.
** Also with Kaidoh.

!'''Echizen Rinko (née Takeuchi)'''
-->Voiced by: Yuki Nakao (JP)

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* CuteKitten
** EverythingsCuterWithKittens
* MoralityPet: He is the only living thing Ryoma is consistently loving to.
** Also
Tropes associated with Kaidoh.

!'''Echizen Rinko (née Takeuchi)'''
Arai:

* ADayInTheLimelight: He receives more focus along with Kachiro in a filler episode of the anime, where he is revealed to be pushing himself to reach the Regulars and gains a newfound respect for Kachiro's determination.
* ButtMonkey: He lost games against Ryoma, doesn't make it into the Regulars during the series run and then gets beaten up by Akutsu.
* HachiMaki
* HotBlooded
* {{Jerkass}}: Especially at the beginning.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Sparsely, but it's there.
* OddFriendship: In the anime only, he develops one with Kachiro.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Arguably the best non-regular player and fairly hardworking, but he's still far outclassed.

!'''Ikeda Masaya'''
-->Voiced by: Yuki Nakao Creator/HiroshiShimozaki (JP)



* ACupAngst: She is not amused when Nanjirou mentions her lack of size. It doesn't help that he's got quite the HandsOnApproach.
* BikerBabe: In her youth.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: She was the first girl who didn't take Nanjirou's crap. Of course, they ended up married.
* PluckyGirl
* SheCleansUpNicely: The first proof of her growing feelings for Nanjirou is how she switches from a T-Shirt and baggy pants into a cute tennis dress. He keeps teasing her, though.
* [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen She Who Must Not Be Seen]]: We barely get to see her face in the modern time stories.
* SlapSlapKiss: She started off [[BelligerentSexualTension bickering a lot with Nanjirou]].
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B. She's normally sweet and soft-spoken, but used to be rather violent to Nanjirou before they got together, and now she's hinted to be the main breadwinner.

!'''Echizen Nanjirou'''
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Echizen Nanjirou is the father of the series' protagonist Echizen Ryoma. Nanjirou is very outspoken, eccentric, a shameless flirt, brash, perverted, and almost childish at times. He is known as "Samurai Nanjirou" for his invincible tennis skills during his earlier years as a professional tennis player. Other than Ryoma, he is the only player to have reached the "Pinnacle of Perfection". He was trained by Ryuuzaki during middle school and eventually became a professional after leaving Japan. He remains undefeated and was only one opponent away to earning a Grand Slam title before he unexpectedly decided to retire in order to teach Ryoma tennis.

-->Voiced by: Takashi Matsuyama (JP), Creator/LiamOBrien (EN)

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* ACupAngst: She is not amused when Nanjirou mentions her lack of size. It doesn't help that he's got quite the HandsOnApproach.
* BikerBabe: In her youth.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: She was the first girl who didn't take Nanjirou's crap. Of course, they ended up married.
* PluckyGirl
* SheCleansUpNicely: The first proof of her growing feelings for Nanjirou is how she switches from a T-Shirt and baggy pants into a cute tennis dress. He keeps teasing her, though.
* [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen She Who Must Not Be Seen]]: We barely get to see her face in the modern time stories.
* SlapSlapKiss: She started off [[BelligerentSexualTension bickering a lot
Tropes associated with Nanjirou]].
Ikeda:

* {{Tsundere}}: Type B. She's normally sweet and soft-spoken, but used to be rather violent to Nanjirou before they got together, and now she's hinted to be the main breadwinner.

!'''Echizen Nanjirou'''
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Echizen Nanjirou is the father of the series' protagonist Echizen Ryoma. Nanjirou is very outspoken, eccentric, a shameless flirt, brash, perverted, and almost childish at times. He is known as "Samurai Nanjirou" for his invincible tennis skills during his earlier years as a professional tennis player. Other than Ryoma, he is the only player to have reached the "Pinnacle of Perfection". He was trained by Ryuuzaki during middle school and eventually became a professional after leaving Japan. He remains undefeated and was only one opponent away to earning a Grand Slam title before he unexpectedly decided to retire in order to teach Ryoma tennis.

ThoseTwoGuys: With Hayashi.

!'''Hayashi Daisuke'''
-->Voiced by: Takashi Matsuyama (JP), Creator/LiamOBrien (EN)
Makoto Ueki (JP)



* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Poor Ryoma.
* AlmightyJanitor: He was one match away from winning a Grand Slam title before suddenly retiring. Within the series proper, people have yet to challenge his skill(Ryoma even remarked that he loses everyday to him).
* BerserkButton: In the anime, the mere ''mention'' of Banji can send him into screaming fits.
* BigDamnHeroes: LikeFatherLikeSon.
* BumblingDad: By his personality, it's easy to assume all the discipline in the household comes from his wife and niece.
** In the live-action chinese series, Nanjiroh ''forgot to pick up Ryoma at the airport'' and mistook his cellphone for the remote controller of the TV.
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* GoalInLife: He wanted to be the best player in the world. Then retired once his new dream became raising Ryoma.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: He reveals [[spoiler:that the Teni Muhou no Kiwami (Pinnacle of Perfection) is in everyone, as it really is the "Pure joy of tennis", obtained by just playing for fun and forgetting about winning or losing.]]
* LovableSexManiac
* LoveAtFirstPunch
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* ObfuscatingStupidity: His tennis abilities haven't diminished, but he loves acting like a moron until he's got to comment on tennis or play.
* PermaStubble
* RetiredBadass: He retired once Ryoma was born.
* TricksterMentor
* WorldsBestWarrior: Very likely the best tennis player in the series, if not the world.

!'''Meino Nanako'''

Meino Nanako is Ryoma's cousin; she is a student at a local Tokyo college, who currently lives with her relatives, the Echizen family. She plays the role of an elder sibling figure to Ryoma, who is an only child and helps him and the other Echizens with their daily lives. She is sweet-tempered, very polite, loyal, and devoted.

-->Voiced by: Creator/RisaMizuno (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)

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Tropes associated with Hayashi:

* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Poor Ryoma.
* AlmightyJanitor: He was one match away from winning a Grand Slam title before suddenly retiring. Within
ThoseTwoGuys: With Ikeda.

!'''Ryuuzaki Sakuno'''
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Ryuuzaki Sakuno is
the series proper, people have yet granddaughter of Ryuuzaki Sumire. She is a kind, nice, and quiet girl with very long hair kept in twin braids, and often worries about Ryoma and the others. She starts playing tennis after watching Ryoma helps support the Seigaku team. Sakuno is attracted towards Ryoma and has feelings for him, she has not had a chance to challenge his skill(Ryoma even remarked that he loses everyday tell him due to him).
* BerserkButton:
her own shy nature, a degree of bad luck, and the meddling of other people. In the anime, the mere ''mention'' manga, she is shown to be more intuitive, mature and a good tennis player. Out of Banji can send him into screaming fits.
* BigDamnHeroes: LikeFatherLikeSon.
* BumblingDad: By his personality, it's easy to assume
all the discipline girls in the household comes from his wife and niece.
** In the live-action chinese series, Nanjiroh ''forgot to pick up Ryoma at the airport'' and mistook his cellphone for the remote controller of the TV.
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* GoalInLife: He wanted to be the best player in the world. Then retired once his new dream became raising Ryoma.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: He reveals [[spoiler:that the Teni Muhou no Kiwami (Pinnacle of Perfection) is in everyone, as it really
story, she is the "Pure joy of tennis", obtained by just playing for fun and forgetting about winning or losing.]]
* LovableSexManiac
* LoveAtFirstPunch
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* ObfuscatingStupidity: His tennis abilities haven't diminished, but he loves acting like a moron until he's got to comment on tennis or play.
* PermaStubble
* RetiredBadass: He retired once
only one whom Ryoma was born.
* TricksterMentor
* WorldsBestWarrior: Very likely the best tennis player in the series, if not the world.
shows his kind personality.

!'''Meino Nanako'''

Meino Nanako is Ryoma's cousin; she is a student at a local Tokyo college, who currently lives with her relatives, the Echizen family. She plays the role of an elder sibling figure to Ryoma, who is an only child and helps him and the other Echizens with their daily lives. She is sweet-tempered, very polite, loyal, and devoted.

-->Voiced by: Creator/RisaMizuno Creator/MikakoTakahashi (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh Creator/CindyRobinson (EN)



* CoolBigSis
* DeadpanSnarker: She can be pretty snarky sometimes, mostly towards Nanjiroh.
* NiceGirl
* YamatoNadeshiko: She is the one in charge of the chores whenever Ryoma's mom is out, and is always demure and gentle... unless she's dealing with Nanjirou, that is.

!'''Yamato Yuudai'''
See '''U-17 Highschoolers'''


!'''Chitose Miyuki'''
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Chitose Miyuki is the younger sister of Shitenhouji's Chitose Senri. She plays tennis as well and interestingly, is a lefty just like her brother.

-->Voiced by: Creator/RinaSato (JP)

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Tropes associated with Sakuno:
* CoolBigSis
* DeadpanSnarker: She can be
ButtMonkey: Poor little girl has a pretty snarky sometimes, mostly towards Nanjiroh.
lousy luck, though not as bad as Horio's.
* NiceGirl
CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* CuteClumsyGirl
* {{Fangirl}}: Ryoma's.
* HyperAwareness: She is quick to notice that Ryoma wasn't playing at his best during a practice match [[spoiler:because they both knew the girl who claimed to be his fangirl was actually a spy]]. Ryoma compliments her for this, which he rarely does to anyone.
* IFeelAngry: She's softpoken and polite, but not incapable of anger.
* RapunzelHair: Her ponytails go past her waist.
* PassionateSportsGirl: She has just started playing tennis to try relating more to Ryoma. Though in the manga she ''does'' have what it takes and it's said she might reach regular player status next year. [[http://fanbook.livejournal.com/28518.html And she gets third place in a local tournament, which IS very good for a girl who has just started in the sport itself]].
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: Until [[TheBusCameBack Chapters 127 and 128]] of ''Shinpuri''.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: Moreso in the anime than in the manga where is more shy than quiet.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Between her demure attitude and long ponytails, she's the GirlyGirl to Tomoka's {{tomboy}}.
* YamatoNadeshiko: She is In the one manga she is less shy and more mature than in charge of the chores whenever Ryoma's mom is out, and is always demure and gentle... unless she's dealing with Nanjirou, that is.

!'''Yamato Yuudai'''
See '''U-17 Highschoolers'''


!'''Chitose Miyuki'''
anime.

!'''Osakada Tomoka'''
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Chitose Miyuki
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Osakada Tomoka is Sakuno's best friend and classmate. Unlike her best friend, Tomoka is very outgoing and assertive. She
is the younger sister self-proclaimed and very enthusiastic president of Shitenhouji's Chitose Senri. the Echizen Ryoma fanclub. She plays tennis as well supports Ryoma along with Sakuno at the team's matches. She and interestingly, Sakuno cheer together and are very good friends. Tomoka is a lefty just like attached to Ryoma, and she shows this more than Sakuno. Although her brother.

obvious crush on the boy, she stated that the only one she considers her love rival is Sakuno. She also can be seen arguing with Horio at times.

-->Voiced by: Creator/RinaSato (JP)
Creator/FuyukaOura (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)



* {{Bokukko}}
* GirlishPigtails: Hidden under a... NiceHat.
* GenderReveal: On Tezuka, who mistook her as a boy because of the hat.
* PluckyGirl

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Tropes associated with Tomoka:
* {{Bokukko}}
BadlyBatteredBabysitter: Her little siblings are very, ''very'' energetic...
* GirlishPigtails: Hidden under a... NiceHat.
* GenderReveal: On Tezuka, who mistook
BeautyMark: Under her as a boy because left eye.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Horio.
* BullyHunter: Never EVER fucking mess with Sakuno, Ryoma or the Seigaku team!
* ClingyJealousGirl
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Hinted to be one in the anime.
* CryCute: After one
of the hat.
Golden Pair's losses, she cries in Sakuno's arms.
* PluckyGirlCurtainsMatchTheWindow
* {{Fangirl}}: Of Ryoma.
* {{Foil}}: To Sakuno. Both admire Ryoma (but Tomoka only likes cheering and she is aware that Sakuno really likes Ryoma), and while Sakuno is shy and quiet, she is more loud and HotBlooded.
* GenkiGirl
* GirlishPigtails
* HotBlooded
* PluckyGirl: Nothing keeps this girl down for too long.
* PromotionToParent: Both of her parents work, so she often has to take care of her baby siblings.
* SatelliteCharacter: She is almost never seen without Sakuno.
* SchoolNewspaperNewsHound: In the Chinese drama.
* {{Shorttank}}
* SupremeChef



* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Is a very good player, but suffers a ''bad'' case of stage fright.

!'''Akutsu Yuki'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/HaruhiTerada (JP)

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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Is TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to Sakuno's girly girl.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B. Sweet, energetic, kind, cheerful, kinda clingy... unless Horio is near or someone threatens her friends.

!'''Tachibana An'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_an_1855.jpg

Tachibana An the cute younger sister of Kippei. She is
a member of the girls tennis club, and often supports her brother's team. An cares very good player, but suffers much for her brother and her friends from both the Seigaku and Fudomine teams and tries to help them as much as possible. On the other hand, she has a ''bad'' case rather explosive and even downright vicious temper that leads her to either get in trouble for the sake of stage fright.

!'''Akutsu Yuki'''
others (as proved by Sakuno and Atobe) or become physically violent (as proved by [[spoiler: Kirihara]]).

-->Voiced by: Creator/HaruhiTerada (JP)
Creator/AkikoKimura (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)



* MistakenForRomance: When they meet her, the Seigaku Regulars think she is Kawamura's girlfriend and that Kawamura LikesOlderWomen. She was actually asking Kawamura to keep Akutsu out of trouble.
* TeenPregnancy: Had Akutsu when she was as young as 18-19 years old.

!'''Fuji Yumiko'''

Yumiko Fuji is the older sister of Fuji Shuusuke and Fuji Yuuta.

-->Voiced by: Creator/YukiKaida (JP)

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Tropes associated with An:
* MistakenForRomance: When they meet her, AccidentalMisnaming: "Don't call me 'Tachibana-imouto'! My name is An!".
* CoolBigSis: To Sakuno.
* [[ChickMagnet Dude Magnet]]: Attracts men with her beauty ''and'' her firey personality.
* CuteSportsClubManager
* EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs
* PassionateSportsGirl
* PluckyGirl
* ShipTease: With Momoshiro. By
the Seigaku Regulars think other hand, with Kamio is more one-sided from him, she is Kawamura's girlfriend and that Kawamura LikesOlderWomen. apparently [[ObliviousToLove clueless about it]].
* TheSmurfettePrinciple:
She was actually asking Kawamura to keep Akutsu out of trouble.
* TeenPregnancy: Had Akutsu when she was as young as 18-19 years old.

!'''Fuji Yumiko'''

Yumiko Fuji
is the older sister only female we see near the Fudomine Tennis Team.
* TheTease: The most fashion-conscious
of Fuji Shuusuke the girls.

!'''Urayama Shiita'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri_urayama_5214.jpg
Urayama Shiita is a freshman from the Rikkaidai Middle School tennis club
and Fuji Yuuta.

aspires to be a regular the following year. He goes with Horio Satoshi and Dan Taichi to the U-17 Camp to visit his senpais.

-->Voiced by: Creator/YukiKaida Takase Asaki (JP)



* CoolBigSis: Both Shuusuke and Yuuta adore her.
* FortuneTeller: She likes reading the Tarot, and also she wrote the Horoscope book that Sengoku has.
* MsFanservice
* SupremeChef: Shuusuke mentions Yuuta loves her home made cakes.

!'''Inoue Mamoru'''

Inoue Mamoru is a journalist for the ''Monthly Tennis Pro'' magazine. Inoue takes a special interest in the progress of Seigaku. He is also an amateur tennis player, as well as being a big fan of Echizen Nanjirou.

-->Voiced by: Creator/HozumiGouda (JP)

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Tropes associated with Shiita:
* CoolBigSis: Both Shuusuke IdiotHair: The tip of his hair is shaped like a swirl. Even when many fans claim it looks like an ice cream... just see PunnyName below.
* {{Keet}}: He is just like Taichi
and Yuuta adore her.
serves as a {{Foil}} for Horio.
* FortuneTeller: She likes reading the Tarot, and also she wrote the Horoscope book that Sengoku has.
* MsFanservice
* SupremeChef: Shuusuke mentions Yuuta loves her home made cakes.

!'''Inoue Mamoru'''

Inoue Mamoru
PunnyName: His name is a journalist for literal [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar poop joke]].
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: In Shinpuri he essentially replaces Katsuo (while Dan takes Kachiro's role) in
the ''Monthly new "Freshmen Trio" with Horio.
* TagAlongKid: He is this along with Taichi and Horio.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: His favorite ice cream flavors are chocolate, coffee and chestnut... [[PunnyName Make of it]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar whatever you want...]]

!'''Kitazono Kotoha'''
Kotoha is the manager of Tsubakikawa Gakuen's Boys'
Tennis Pro'' magazine. Inoue takes a special interest Club, which represents Hokkaido in the progress of Seigaku. He is also an amateur tennis player, as well as being a big fan of Echizen Nanjirou.

-->Voiced by: Creator/HozumiGouda (JP)
national tournament.



* AscendedExtra: Only in the TV anime.
* FanBoy: Of Nanjirou.
* CrazyPrepared: Always has his tennis stuff in his car, in case he needs it.
* CombatCommentator
* HypocriticalHumor: Lightly scolds Shiba for not taking work seriously, then goes all blushy when he meets Nanako. Shiiba immediately lampshades the trope.
* IntrepidReporter
* MrExposition: In the anime he is used as this to give some background (by expaining how Wakato made impersonations on Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, etc.), techniques or other UsefulNotes on UsefulNotes/{{Tennis}}.
* NiceGuy
* SempaiKohai: To Shiba.

!'''Shiba Saori'''

Shiba Saori is the new photographer for the ''Monthly Tennis Pro'' magazine. Along with Inoue, she takes a special interest in Seigaku.

-->Voiced by: Noriko Namiki (JP), Creator/WendeeLee (EN)

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Tropes associated with Kotoha:
* AscendedExtra: Only in BitchInSheepsClothing: Her strategy is to pose as a fangirl, act like the TV anime.
girlfriend-wannabe of the best player of the school she is visiting and gather all the data she can.
* FanBoy: Of Nanjirou.
* CrazyPrepared: Always has his
CuteSportsClubManager: from the Tsubakikawa Gakuen tennis stuff in his car, in case he needs it.
team.
* CombatCommentator
{{Fangirl}}: It's actually an act.
* HypocriticalHumor: Lightly scolds Shiba for not taking work seriously, then goes all blushy when he meets Nanako. Shiiba immediately lampshades TheMole: See BitchInSheepsClothing above.
* OneShotCharacter, GirlOfTheWeek: She is only a one-shot character, whose only purpose on
the trope.
* IntrepidReporter
* MrExposition: In the anime he
story is used as this to give some background (by expaining showcase how Wakato made impersonations on Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, etc.), techniques or other UsefulNotes on UsefulNotes/{{Tennis}}.
* NiceGuy
* SempaiKohai: To Shiba.

!'''Shiba Saori'''

Shiba Saori is the new photographer for the ''Monthly Tennis Pro'' magazine. Along
well Sakuno knows Ryoma.
** TheBusCameBack: Briefly. She tries to flirt
with Inoue, she takes a special interest in Seigaku.

-->Voiced by: Noriko Namiki (JP), Creator/WendeeLee (EN)
Atobe with an obento, but he blew her off on the spot.
* PaperThinDisguise: Subverted. The only ones who can see through her "NiceGirl" act are Sakuno, Ryoma and Atobe.
* StalkerWithACrush: Or at least it looks like it.

[[/folder]]



* AscendedExtra: Only in the TV anime.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: She mostly is the one asking the questions to get either Inoue or Ryuzaki-sensei to explain about the techniques or game rules.
* ButtMonkey
* CoolBigSis: Tries to be this, though it doesn't alway work. It still lets her have a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming as she gives [[spoiler:Sakuno]] a KirkSummation.
* {{Fangirl}}: Although she is always taking photos of the middle school tennis clubs, she pays more attention to Seigaku.
* HotScoop
* NaiveNewcomer
* {{Shotacon}}: Borderline and definitely PlayedForLaughs.
* UnlimitedWardrobe

!'''Horio Satoshi'''
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Horio Satoshi is a first year student, who claims to know everything about tennis. He constantly brags about his "two years of tennis experience", but he is, in fact, a less than average player. He often explains or tries to explain to his first year friends key words, rules, and techniques. He has an older cousin named Junpei, who has "two years of biking experience" and helps Kintarou Tooyama from Shitenhouji reach Tokyo.

-->Voiced by: Creator/ShigenoriYamazaki (JP), Adam Lawson (EN)

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* AscendedExtra: Only in the TV anime.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: She mostly is the one asking the questions to get either Inoue or Ryuzaki-sensei to explain about the techniques or game rules.
* ButtMonkey
* CoolBigSis: Tries to be this, though it doesn't alway work. It still lets her have a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming as she gives [[spoiler:Sakuno]] a KirkSummation.
* {{Fangirl}}: Although she is always taking photos
! '''New Prince of the middle school tennis clubs, she pays more attention to Seigaku.
* HotScoop
* NaiveNewcomer
* {{Shotacon}}: Borderline and definitely PlayedForLaughs.
* UnlimitedWardrobe

!'''Horio Satoshi'''
Tennis Characters'''
[[folder:U-17 High Schoolers]]

!'''Tokugawa Kazuya'''
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Horio Satoshi Kazuya Tokugawa is a first High School 2nd year student, who claims to know everything about tennis. He constantly brags about his "two years of tennis experience", but he is, participating in fact, a less than average player. He often explains or tries to explain to his first the U-17 camp. One year friends key words, rules, ago, he was beaten by Byoudouin and techniques. He has an older cousin named Junpei, who has "two years of biking experience" and helps Kintarou Tooyama had to crawl his way back up from Shitenhouji reach Tokyo.the Loser. Even though he's quite taciturn, he is unexpectedly quite caring of his upperclassmen.

-->Voiced by: Creator/ShigenoriYamazaki (JP), Adam Lawson (EN)
Creator/DaisukeOno (JP)



Tropes associated with Horio:
* AscendedExtra: In the manga he is a FlatCharacter. He appears along with the other freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
* AttentionWhore: He will inform everyone he has two years of experience in tennis (or other activities), whether the others want to hear about it or not.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Tomoka.
* BigOlUnibrow
* BromanticFoil: To Ryoma.
* TheChewToy
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* InformedAbility: His "two years of tennis experience".
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's annoying, loud and more childish than he should be, but is also a very loyal friend.
* SmallNameBigEgo

!'''Kato Kachirou'''
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Kato Kachirou hangs around a lot with Horio Satoshi and Mizuno Katsuo. Although he is not very good at tennis, he thoroughly supports the team. He has a father who coaches at an expensive tennis club. Though he is normally polite and meek, Kachirou believes strongly in justice and fights to the end to defend his beliefs. As such, he has proven to be brave and stubborn when a situation calls for it.

-->Voiced by: Akira Nakagawa (JP), Creator/WendeeLee (EN)

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Tropes associated with Horio:
Tokugawa:
* AscendedExtra: In the manga BigBrotherInstinct: According to extra material, he is inclined to have Ryoma as his little brother because he never had actual siblings, being a FlatCharacter. single child.
* BigBrotherMentor:
He appears along with the other freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
* AttentionWhore: He will inform everyone he has two years of experience in tennis (or other activities), whether the others want
wants to hear about it or not.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Tomoka.
* BigOlUnibrow
* BromanticFoil: To
be this for Ryoma.
* TheChewToy
PerpetualFrowner: Also like Tezuka. He hasn't been seen smiling yet.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* InformedAbility: His "two years of tennis experience".
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's annoying, loud and more childish than he should be, but
SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Once [[spoiler:Tezuka decides to leave the U-17 camp]] Tokugawa steps in to be Ryoma's mentor. He is also a very loyal friend.
equally deadpan and stern like Tezuka.
* SmallNameBigEgo

!'''Kato Kachirou'''
TallDarkAndHandsome: Tall, stern and aloof.
* TrueCompanions: With Oni and Irie.
* WalkingTheEarth: According to his bio, he has been studying overseas during his whole childhood, having studied in France right before the U-17 camp.

!'''Irie Kanata'''
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Kato Kachirou hangs around a lot with Horio Satoshi and Mizuno Katsuo. Although he Kanata Irie is not very good at tennis, he thoroughly supports introduced as a 3rd year High School Student. He was originally the team. He has a father who coaches at an expensive tennis club. Though he is normally polite and meek, Kachirou believes strongly in justice and fights to leader of the end to defend his beliefs. As such, he has proven 3rd Court. The rest of the camp acknowledge him to be brave and stubborn when amongst the strongest in the camp despite not being in the 1st Court or a situation calls for it.

1st Stringer as it is revealed it is his own choice to stay in a lower court, similar to how Oni Juujiro is much stronger than the court he stays in.

-->Voiced by: Akira Nakagawa (JP), Creator/WendeeLee (EN)
Hiroki Aiba (JP)



Tropes associated with Kachirou:
* ADayInTheLimelight: An episode of the anime is dedicated to him confronting Arai about his smugness, only to discover they also have been pushing themselves to reach the Regulars.
* {{Adorkable}}
* AlliterativeName
* AscendedExtra: In the manga he is a FlatCharacter. He appears along with the other freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Especially in the anime.
* NiceGuy
* OddFriendship: Only in the anime, he develops one with Arai.
* SatelliteCharacter: His only role in the story is to cheer on the Regulars along with Horio and Katsuo.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Katsuo.

!'''Mizuno Katsuo'''
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Mizuno Katsuo is the third of the "Freshman Three". He is a kind and soft-spoken person, but lacks confidence. Often when he does something good he would just consider it to be good luck or a coincidence. He respects his senior club members a lot and would never lose hope in them. Therefore when something is amiss within the club Katsuo would often get very worried, despite the fact that it does not concern him.

-->Voiced by: Kei Watanabe (JP), Creator/YuriLowenthal (EN)

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Tropes associated with Kachirou:
Kanata:
* ADayInTheLimelight: An episode of DudeLooksLikeALady
* HiddenDepths: He wants to be a doctor, so he works part-time at
the anime is dedicated U-17 cafeteria to him confronting Arai about save for his smugness, only to discover they education. He also have been pushing themselves plays Tenor Sax.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Irie's play style was developed because he craves attention
* {{Megane}}
** LennonSpecs
* RedBaron: The Pierrot
* SilkHidingSteel: He looks friendly and delicate, but his tennis level is high, enough
to reach the Regulars.
* {{Adorkable}}
* AlliterativeName
* AscendedExtra: In the manga he is a FlatCharacter. He appears along
tie with the other freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
Atobe.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
TheSmartGuy
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Especially in the anime.
* NiceGuy
* OddFriendship: Only in the anime, he develops one with Arai.
* SatelliteCharacter: His only role in the story is to cheer on the Regulars along with Horio and Katsuo.
* ThoseTwoGuys:
TrueCompanions: With Katsuo.

!'''Mizuno Katsuo'''
Oni and Tokugawa

!'''Oni Juujiro'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tenipuri_katsuo_8449.jpeg
Mizuno Katsuo
org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-oni_9749.jpg
Oni
is a High Schooler first shown in New Prince Of Tennis and amongst the third of best Japanese school tennis players shown in the "Freshman Three". series. He is a kind and soft-spoken person, but lacks confidence. Often when he does something good he would just consider it to be good luck or a coincidence. He respects his senior club members a lot and would never lose hope in them. Therefore when something is amiss within the club Katsuo would often get very worried, despite the fact that it does not concern him.

known as The Gatekeeper from Hell.
-->Voiced by: Kei Watanabe (JP), Creator/YuriLowenthal (EN)
Daichi Endou(JP)



Tropes associated with Katsuo:
* AscendedExtra: In the manga he is a FlatCharacter. He appears along with the other freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In the last chapter of the series, Mizuno let his hair grow when they passed to 2nd year.
* FlatCharacter: Compared to Kachiro and Horio, who at least they got some moments in the anime, Katsuo is the one of the Freshmen Trio with the less characterization.
* SatelliteCharacter: He is never seen without Kachiro, and his only role in the story, aside from acompany Kachiro and Horio, is to cheer on the Regulars.
* SupremeChef: Really good at making curry.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Kachiro.

!'''Arai Masashi'''

Arai Masashi is a second year student and the best reserve player on the team, who is the closest to becoming a regular, almost getting a shot to play in Kanto Tournament finals in the anime when Momoshiro and Kaidou were nowhere to be seen. He is known for his hotheadedness and hazing of weaker players. He is as hard on himself as he is on the others during training. Although he had a very bitter relationship with Ryoma at first, he cheered him on during his match with Akutsu.

-->Voiced by: Norihisa Mori (JP), Creator/LiamOBrien (EN)

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Tropes associated with Katsuo:
Oni:
* AscendedExtra: In the manga he is a FlatCharacter. He appears along with the other freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In the last chapter of the series, Mizuno let his hair grow when they passed to 2nd year.
* FlatCharacter: Compared to Kachiro and Horio, who at least they got some moments in the anime, Katsuo is the one of the Freshmen Trio with the less characterization.
* SatelliteCharacter:
CoolBigBro: He is never seen without Kachiro, and his only this to the orphanage children.
** BigBrotherMentor: Fills this
role in for the story, aside from acompany Kachiro and Horio, is to cheer on the Regulars.
* SupremeChef: Really good at making curry.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Kachiro.

!'''Arai Masashi'''

Arai Masashi is a second year student and the best reserve player on the team, who is the closest to becoming a regular, almost getting a shot to play in Kanto Tournament finals in the anime when
middle schoolers, especially for Momoshiro and Kaidou were nowhere Kintaro.
* FieryRedhead: A ''literal'' Red Oni example.
* GentleGiant: Despite his intimidating looks, he is actually a really nice guy when you get to know him.
** BruiserWithASoftCenter
** FriendToAllChildren: He volunteers for an Orphanage, where all the kids adore him. In Christmas, he dressed as Santa Claus and made wool toys for everyone, and gets touched when all the kids' stockings had as wishes to "have Oni as the Number 1 tennis player".
** FriendToAllLivingThings: He has a pet hamster named "Kaede".
* MeaningfulName: His last name "Oni" reflects his reputation as this.
* HiddenBadass:[[spoiler:Played with, Oni first appears as apart of the 5th court, making stronger than our protanginst at the moment, then later revealed
to be seen. He is known for his hotheadedness and hazing of weaker players. He is as hard on himself as he is 5th on the others during training. Although he had a very bitter relationship with Ryoma at first, he cheered him on during U-17 team, and then later is shown to be the old #1 and defeated Byoudouin.In his match with Akutsu.

Kintaro, he never really goes all out, hinting that he may still be number 1 in the camp.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: His reaction when he realizes [[spoiler:he not only made Tokugawa stronger, but also indirectly made Byoudouin awake his power as well]].
* RedOniBlueOni: He literally is the ''[[PunnyName Red Oni]]'' next to Tokugawa and Irie's Blue. Ironically, the roles invert regarding Byoudouin, as Oni is the one who has to restrain [[NotSoStoic Tokugawa]].
* ScarsAreForever: He has one in his left cheek from his first match against Byoudouin.
* TrueCompanions: With Irie and Tokugawa.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He is just 18 years old.

!'''Yamato Yuudai'''
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Yamato Yuudai was the captain during Tezuka's freshman year. He talks Tezuka into staying in the tennis club as Seigaku's pillar of support, calming him down when he was on the verge of quitting after being injured. Eccentric, insightful, and gentle, Yamato has a unique way of explaining things that even Sumire Ryuuzaki has trouble understanding. He continued to help the tennis club after graduation; in the anime, coach Ryuuzaki asks him for his guidance when they go to a training camp to prepare for the Kantō conference final against Rikkaidai.

-->Voiced by: Norihisa Mori (JP), Creator/LiamOBrien (EN)
Masanori Ikeda (JP)



Tropes associated with Arai:

* ADayInTheLimelight: He receives more focus along with Kachiro in a filler episode of the anime, where he is revealed to be pushing himself to reach the Regulars and gains a newfound respect for Kachiro's determination.
* ButtMonkey: He lost games against Ryoma, doesn't make it into the Regulars during the series run and then gets beaten up by Akutsu.
* HachiMaki
* HotBlooded
* {{Jerkass}}: Especially at the beginning.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Sparsely, but it's there.
* OddFriendship: In the anime only, he develops one with Kachiro.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Arguably the best non-regular player and fairly hardworking, but he's still far outclassed.

!'''Ikeda Masaya'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/HiroshiShimozaki (JP)

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Tropes associated with Arai:

Yamato:

* ADayInTheLimelight: AlliterativeName
* BigBrotherMentor: To Tezuka and Oishi.
* TheCaptain:
He receives more focus along with Kachiro used to be Seigaku's former captain when Tezuka and Oishi joined the team.
* ChekhovsGunman: He is only shown in flashbacks as Tezuka's main inspiration. He reappears
in a filler episode of the anime, where he is revealed to be pushing himself to reach anime. In the Regulars manga, he returns for the U-17 camp.
* CloudCuckooLander
** ObfuscatingStupidity
* HachiMaki: In the flashback
and gains a newfound respect for Kachiro's determination.
* ButtMonkey: He lost games against Ryoma, doesn't make it into the Regulars during the series run and then gets beaten up by Akutsu.
* HachiMaki
* HotBlooded
* {{Jerkass}}: Especially at the beginning.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Sparsely, but it's there.
* OddFriendship: In
the anime only, he develops one with Kachiro.
filler.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Arguably SunglassesAtNight: Of the best non-regular LennonSpecs kind.
** TheGlassesGottaGo: In his reappearance in New Prince of Tennis, he has dyed his hair red and isn't wearing glasses anymore.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He's actually only 17.

!'''Echizen Ryoga'''
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Echizen Ryoga is a high school tennis
player not mentioned in The Prince of Tennis, first appearing in The Prince of Tennis - The Two Samurai: The First Game, later appearing in an OVA in New York in which Ryoma spots him training. According to his bio, Ryoga is Ryoma's half-brother, who was living with the Echizens after his original mother died, and fairly hardworking, but he's still far outclassed.

!'''Ikeda Masaya'''
then moving with his aunt.

In ''The New Prince of Tennis,'' Ryoga returns from America as [[spoiler:Japan's No. 4-ranked U-17 representative]].

-->Voiced by: Creator/HiroshiShimozaki (JP)
Yuuta Yamazaki (JP, Movie), Creator/MamoruMiyano (JP, ''The New Prince of Tennis'' OVA)



Tropes associated with Ikeda:

* ThoseTwoGuys: With Hayashi.

!'''Hayashi Daisuke'''
-->Voiced by: Makoto Ueki (JP)

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Tropes associated with Ikeda:

Ryoga:

* ThoseTwoGuys: With Hayashi.

!'''Hayashi Daisuke'''
AloofBigBrother: He is the only one who can get away with pissing off Ryoma.
** Subverted. In New Prince of Tennis it's shown that Ryoga and Ryoma used to be very close when they were kids. Ryoma forgot about it since he was still very young.
* BigBrotherMentor: In New Prince of Tennis, he teaches Ryoma the Glowing Shot.
* CanonImmigrant: His original debut was in the first movie "The Prince of Tennis - The Two Samurai: The First Game". After fan acclaim, Konomi decided to include Ryoga as a canon character as well.
* ContinuitySnarl: Since the Anime Movie didn't have anything to do with the manga storyline, he is introduced as Ryoma's older brother, who Ryoma didn't even remember at first. In the movie Ryoma is said to be his adoptive brother, while in the manga WordOfGod has stated [[{{Retcon}} he is his ''half''-brother]].
* InTheHood: In the sequel series, he wears a hood that conceals his face until his [[TheReveal proper introduction]]. ...But most readers probably [[TheUntwist already figured out that it was him]], despite having never shown up in the manga up to that point.
* JustInTime: His proper introduction in ''The New Prince of Tennis'' happens after [[spoiler: he deflects a glowing shot from Byoudouin in the nick of time to save Ryoma and Tokugawa.]]
* TheNicknamer: He calls Ryoma "Chibisuke".
* PolarOppositeTwins: Subverted since they're not twins, but they look alike a lot. Unlike Ryoma, Ryoga is more expressive and outgoing, loves oranges (Ryoma hates Orange Ponta) and hates speaking english despite living in America.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: After all, he is Ryoma's older brother.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Oranges. Unlike his little brother, Ryoga loves Orange Ponta (Ryoma only drinks grape Ponta).

!'''Nakagauchi Sotomichi'''
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Sotomichi Nakagauchi is a 3rd year High Schooler known as The Robot participating in the U-17 camp.

-->Voiced by: Makoto Ueki Takuto Dojoh (JP)



Tropes associated with Hayashi:

* ThoseTwoGuys: With Ikeda.

!'''Ryuuzaki Sakuno'''
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Ryuuzaki Sakuno is the granddaughter of Ryuuzaki Sumire. She is a kind, nice, and quiet girl with very long hair kept in twin braids, and often worries about Ryoma and the others. She starts playing tennis after watching Ryoma helps support the Seigaku team. Sakuno is attracted towards Ryoma and has feelings for him, she has not had a chance to tell him due to her own shy nature, a degree of bad luck, and the meddling of other people. In the manga, she is shown to be more intuitive, mature and a good tennis player. Out of all the girls in the story, she is the only one whom Ryoma shows his kind personality.

-->Voiced by: Creator/MikakoTakahashi (JP), Creator/CindyRobinson (EN)

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Tropes associated with Hayashi:

Nakagauchi:

* ThoseTwoGuys: With Ikeda.

!'''Ryuuzaki Sakuno'''
FourEyesZeroSoul
* RedBaron: "The Robot"
* TheStoic
* StoneWall: Gets Krauser's SignatureMove and he still can go on.


!'''Byoudouin Houou'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_sakuno_12.jpg

Ryuuzaki Sakuno
org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-byodoin_6897.jpg
Byoudouin Houou
is introduced at the granddaughter U-17 Camp in Shin Prince of Ryuuzaki Sumire. She is a kind, nice, and quiet girl with very long hair kept in twin braids, and often worries about Ryoma and Tennis ranked as the others. She starts playing tennis after watching Ryoma helps support the Seigaku team. Sakuno is attracted towards Ryoma and has feelings for him, she has not had a chance to tell Number 1 ranked Youth Representative of Japan, which marks him due to her own shy nature, a degree of bad luck, and the meddling of other people. In the manga, she is shown to be more intuitive, mature and a good tennis as Japan's best U-17 player. Out of all He is the girls leader of the First Returning 1st Stringers, who have just returned from an Overseas Expedition. They get back to the camp to be welcomed back by the news that middle schoolers have joined the camp and witnessed them defeat a number of the Top 20. He decides to allow the inclusion of middle schoolers on the list of challengers for their places. It is also known that he utterly defeated Kazuya Tokugawa in the story, she is the only one whom Ryoma shows his kind personality.

-->Voiced
previous year.

--> Voiced
by: Creator/MikakoTakahashi (JP), Creator/CindyRobinson (EN)
Creator/HirokiYasumoto (JP)



Tropes associated with Sakuno:
* ButtMonkey: Poor little girl has a pretty lousy luck, though not as bad as Horio's.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* CuteClumsyGirl
* {{Fangirl}}: Ryoma's.
* HyperAwareness: She is quick to notice that Ryoma wasn't playing at his best during a practice match [[spoiler:because they both knew the girl who claimed to be his fangirl was actually a spy]]. Ryoma compliments her for this, which he rarely does to anyone.
* IFeelAngry: She's softpoken and polite, but not incapable of anger.
* RapunzelHair: Her ponytails go past her waist.
* PassionateSportsGirl: She has just started playing tennis to try relating more to Ryoma. Though in the manga she ''does'' have what it takes and it's said she might reach regular player status next year. [[http://fanbook.livejournal.com/28518.html And she gets third place in a local tournament, which IS very good for a girl who has just started in the sport itself]].
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: Until [[TheBusCameBack Chapters 127 and 128]] of ''Shinpuri''.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: Moreso in the anime than in the manga where is more shy than quiet.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Between her demure attitude and long ponytails, she's the GirlyGirl to Tomoka's {{tomboy}}.
* YamatoNadeshiko: In the manga she is less shy and more mature than in the anime.

!'''Osakada Tomoka'''
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Osakada Tomoka is Sakuno's best friend and classmate. Unlike her best friend, Tomoka is very outgoing and assertive. She is the self-proclaimed and very enthusiastic president of the Echizen Ryoma fanclub. She supports Ryoma along with Sakuno at the team's matches. She and Sakuno cheer together and are very good friends. Tomoka is attached to Ryoma, and she shows this more than Sakuno. Although her obvious crush on the boy, she stated that the only one she considers her love rival is Sakuno. She also can be seen arguing with Horio at times.

-->Voiced by: Creator/FuyukaOura (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)

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Tropes associated with Sakuno:
Byoudouin:
* ButtMonkey: Poor little girl has a pretty lousy luck, though not as bad as Horio's.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* CuteClumsyGirl
* {{Fangirl}}: Ryoma's.
* HyperAwareness: She is quick
AlwaysSomeoneBetter: He lost to notice that Ryoma wasn't playing at Oni in his best during a practice match [[spoiler:because they both knew first day at the girl who claimed to be his fangirl was actually a spy]]. Ryoma compliments her for this, which camp, so he rarely does to anyone.
* IFeelAngry: She's softpoken and polite, but not incapable of anger.
* RapunzelHair: Her ponytails go past her waist.
* PassionateSportsGirl: She has just started playing tennis
trained to try relating more to Ryoma. Though in surpass him.
* HachiMaki: He uses one to cover his [[ScarsAreForever forehead scar]], from his first game against Oni.
* {{Jerkass}}
* MeaningfulName: "Byoodouin" comes from
the manga she ''does'' Byoudouin Temple, while his name means "Emerging Phoenix"
* TheRival, NotSoDifferent: With Tokugawa and Oni.
* ThemeNaming: His special techniques are also theme-named by foreign countries: Pirates of the World, Bull Fighting of the Spanish, Phoenix of Egypt.
* WalkingTheEarth: He is said to
have what it takes and it's said she might reach regular player status next year. [[http://fanbook.livejournal.com/28518.html And she gets third place in a local tournament, which IS very good for a girl who has just started in the sport itself]].
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: Until [[TheBusCameBack Chapters 127 and 128]] of ''Shinpuri''.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: Moreso in the anime than in the manga where is more shy than quiet.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Between her demure attitude and long ponytails, she's the GirlyGirl to Tomoka's {{tomboy}}.
* YamatoNadeshiko: In the manga she is less shy and more mature than in the anime.

!'''Osakada Tomoka'''
visited many countries.

!'''Moori Juzaburou'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_tomoka_2676.jpg

Osakada Tomoka
org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-mori_7323.jpg
Moori
is Sakuno's best friend a 1st year high school student, and classmate. Unlike her best friend, Tomoka is very outgoing a recent graduate and assertive. She is the self-proclaimed and very enthusiastic president OB of the Echizen Ryoma fanclub. She supports Ryoma along with Sakuno at Rikkaidai tennis team that won the team's matches. She and Sakuno cheer Nationals a year before the storyline. Introduced as the No.10 of the All-Japan Juniors, together and are very good friends. Tomoka is attached to Ryoma, and she shows this more than Sakuno. Although her obvious crush on the boy, she stated that the only one she considers her love rival is Sakuno. She also can be seen arguing with Horio at times.

3rd year former Hyotei Academy captain No. 9 Ochi Tsukimitsu, they are the Super High School Doubles Specialists.
-->Voiced by: Creator/FuyukaOura (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)
Yuuta Yamazaki (JP)



Tropes associated with Tomoka:
* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: Her little siblings are very, ''very'' energetic...
* BeautyMark: Under her left eye.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Horio.
* BullyHunter: Never EVER fucking mess with Sakuno, Ryoma or the Seigaku team!
* ClingyJealousGirl
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Hinted to be one in the anime.
* CryCute: After one of the Golden Pair's losses, she cries in Sakuno's arms.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* {{Fangirl}}: Of Ryoma.
* {{Foil}}: To Sakuno. Both admire Ryoma (but Tomoka only likes cheering and she is aware that Sakuno really likes Ryoma), and while Sakuno is shy and quiet, she is more loud and HotBlooded.
* GenkiGirl
* GirlishPigtails
* HotBlooded
* PluckyGirl: Nothing keeps this girl down for too long.
* PromotionToParent: Both of her parents work, so she often has to take care of her baby siblings.
* SatelliteCharacter: She is almost never seen without Sakuno.
* SchoolNewspaperNewsHound: In the Chinese drama.
* {{Shorttank}}
* SupremeChef
* TokenMiniMoe
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to Sakuno's girly girl.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B. Sweet, energetic, kind, cheerful, kinda clingy... unless Horio is near or someone threatens her friends.

!'''Tachibana An'''
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Tachibana An the cute younger sister of Kippei. She is a member of the girls tennis club, and often supports her brother's team. An cares very much for her brother and her friends from both the Seigaku and Fudomine teams and tries to help them as much as possible. On the other hand, she has a rather explosive and even downright vicious temper that leads her to either get in trouble for the sake of others (as proved by Sakuno and Atobe) or become physically violent (as proved by [[spoiler: Kirihara]]).

-->Voiced by: Creator/AkikoKimura (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)

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Tropes associated with Tomoka:
Moori:
* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: Her little siblings are very, ''very'' energetic...
* BeautyMark: Under her left eye.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Horio.
* BullyHunter: Never EVER fucking mess with Sakuno, Ryoma or the Seigaku team!
* ClingyJealousGirl
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Hinted to be one in the anime.
* CryCute: After
BrilliantButLazy: As noted by Renji, he was one of the Golden Pair's losses, she cries in Sakuno's arms.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* {{Fangirl}}: Of Ryoma.
* {{Foil}}: To Sakuno. Both admire Ryoma (but Tomoka only likes cheering and she is aware that Sakuno really likes Ryoma), and while Sakuno is shy and quiet, she is more loud and HotBlooded.
* GenkiGirl
* GirlishPigtails
* HotBlooded
* PluckyGirl: Nothing keeps this girl down for too long.
* PromotionToParent: Both of her parents work, so she often has
best players, but rarely went to take care of her baby siblings.
train.
* SatelliteCharacter: She is almost never seen without Sakuno.
FieryRedhead
* SchoolNewspaperNewsHound: In the Chinese drama.
FirstNameBasis, AffectionateNickname: He calls Ochi "Tsuki-san".
* {{Shorttank}}
* SupremeChef
* TokenMiniMoe
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to Sakuno's girly girl.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B. Sweet, energetic, kind, cheerful, kinda clingy... unless Horio is near or someone threatens her friends.

!'''Tachibana An'''
OddFriendship: With his doubles partner Hyotei's Ochi Tsukimitsu.

!'''Ochi Tsukimitsu'''
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Tachibana An the cute younger sister of Kippei. She
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Ochi
is a member 3rd Year High Schooler introduced in the New Prince of Tennis Series. He is introduced as the No.9 of the girls tennis club, All-Japan Juniors being known as the High School Doubles specialists along with Doubles partner Moori Juzaburou;, together as the Super High School Doubles Specialists. He was the Captain of Hyotei Academy and often supports her brother's team. An cares very much for her brother and her friends from both the Seigaku and Fudomine teams and tries to help took them as much as possible. On to the other hand, she has a rather explosive Nationals three years prior to the storyline, one year before current Hyotei 3rd years Atobe Keigo, Shishido Ryou, Mukahi Gakuto, Akutagawa Jiroh; and even downright vicious temper that leads her to either get in trouble for the sake of others (as proved by Sakuno and Atobe) or become physically violent (as proved by [[spoiler: Kirihara]]).

-->Voiced by: Creator/AkikoKimura (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)
Oshitari Yuushi began attending their 1st year at Hyotei.



Tropes associated with An:
* AccidentalMisnaming: "Don't call me 'Tachibana-imouto'! My name is An!".
* CoolBigSis: To Sakuno.
* [[ChickMagnet Dude Magnet]]: Attracts men with her beauty ''and'' her firey personality.
* CuteSportsClubManager
* EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs
* PassionateSportsGirl
* PluckyGirl
* ShipTease: With Momoshiro. By the other hand, with Kamio is more one-sided from him, she is apparently [[ObliviousToLove clueless about it]].
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She is the only female we see near the Fudomine Tennis Team.
* TheTease: The most fashion-conscious of the girls.

!'''Urayama Shiita'''
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Urayama Shiita is a freshman from the Rikkaidai Middle School tennis club and aspires to be a regular the following year. He goes with Horio Satoshi and Dan Taichi to the U-17 Camp to visit his senpais.

-->Voiced by: Takase Asaki (JP)

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Tropes associated with An:
Ochi:
* AccidentalMisnaming: "Don't call me 'Tachibana-imouto'! My name is An!".
* CoolBigSis: To Sakuno.
* [[ChickMagnet Dude Magnet]]: Attracts men
AnimeHair, DyeHard: He has dyed white hair with her beauty ''and'' her firey personality.
color streaks. He is stated to change the color periodically.
* CuteSportsClubManager
TheCaptain: He was Hyotei's captain before Atobe and the others started going to middle school.
* EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs
* PassionateSportsGirl
* PluckyGirl
* ShipTease:
OddFriendship: With Momoshiro. By the other hand, with Kamio his doubles partner Rikkaidai's Moori Juzaburou
* RedBaron: "The Mental Assassin"
* TheStoic: He
is more one-sided from him, she always calm during games, [[spoiler:which is apparently [[ObliviousToLove clueless about it]].
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She is the only female we see near the Fudomine Tennis Team.
* TheTease: The most fashion-conscious of the girls.

!'''Urayama Shiita'''
also how his "Pressure" ability works.]]

!'''Hara Tetsuya'''
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Urayama Shiita Hara was Shitenhouji's captain during Shiraishi Kuranosuke's 2nd year. He is a known as one of Shitenhoji's Legendary Captains along with Taira Yoshiyuki, who was the captain the year before him when Shiraishi and Oshitari Kenya were in their freshman year.

He is the captain that led Shitenhoji to the Nationals the year before Seigaku won. However for unknown reasons, Hara decided to retire
from the Rikkaidai Middle School club tennis club and aspires to be a regular in the following year. He goes with Horio Satoshi and Dan Taichi to the U-17 Camp to visit Spring of last year, meaning he didn't captain his senpais.

team to that Nationals. He is currently a high school 1st year.
-->Voiced by: Takase Asaki Tetsuya Yanagihara (JP)



Tropes associated with Shiita:
* IdiotHair: The tip of his hair is shaped like a swirl. Even when many fans claim it looks like an ice cream... just see PunnyName below.
* {{Keet}}: He is just like Taichi and serves as a {{Foil}} for Horio.
* PunnyName: His name is a literal [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar poop joke]].
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: In Shinpuri he essentially replaces Katsuo (while Dan takes Kachiro's role) in the new "Freshmen Trio" with Horio.
* TagAlongKid: He is this along with Taichi and Horio.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: His favorite ice cream flavors are chocolate, coffee and chestnut... [[PunnyName Make of it]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar whatever you want...]]

!'''Kitazono Kotoha'''
Kotoha is the manager of Tsubakikawa Gakuen's Boys' Tennis Club, which represents Hokkaido in the national tournament.

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Tropes associated with Shiita:
Hara:
* IdiotHair: The tip of BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: He likes going to comedy shows and practicing his hair is shaped like a swirl. Even "Tsukkomi" routine.
* TheCaptain: Part of the Shitenhouji's Legendary Captains.
* CatchPhrase: He yells "What the Hell!? Who the Hell!?"
when many fans claim it looks like annoyed.

!'''Taira Yoshiyuki'''
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Taira Yoshiyuki is a 2nd Year High Schooler and also
an ice cream... just see PunnyName below.
* {{Keet}}:
U-17 Camp Representative Candidate for Japan. He went to middle school at Shitenhoji and was the Captain of the Tennis Club during Shiraishi Kuranosuke and Hitoji Yuuji 's freshman year. He always plays tennis while wearing a cap. He is just like Taichi and serves somewhat unserious on the court as he as a {{Foil}} for Horio.
* PunnyName: His name is a literal [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar poop joke]].
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: In Shinpuri he essentially replaces Katsuo (while Dan takes Kachiro's role) in
habit of pulling funny faces on the new "Freshmen Trio" with Horio.
* TagAlongKid:
court while playing hence the nickname. He is this along with Taichi and Horio.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: His favorite ice cream flavors
Hara Tetsuya are chocolate, coffee and chestnut... [[PunnyName Make known as the Legendary Captains of it]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar whatever you want...]]

!'''Kitazono Kotoha'''
Kotoha
Shitenhoji. He tends to also make jokes while playing.

He
is the manager of Tsubakikawa Gakuen's Boys' Tennis Club, which represents Hokkaido captain that led Shitenhoji to the Nationals the year before Seigaku won. However for unknown reasons, Hara decided to retire from club tennis in the national tournament.
Spring of last year, meaning he didn't captain his team to that Nationals. He is currently a high school 1st year.
-->Voiced by: Hirai Yoshiyuki (JP)



Tropes associated with Kotoha:
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Her strategy is to pose as a fangirl, act like the girlfriend-wannabe of the best player of the school she is visiting and gather all the data she can.
* CuteSportsClubManager: from the Tsubakikawa Gakuen tennis team.
* {{Fangirl}}: It's actually an act.
* TheMole: See BitchInSheepsClothing above.
* OneShotCharacter, GirlOfTheWeek: She is only a one-shot character, whose only purpose on the story is to showcase how well Sakuno knows Ryoma.
** TheBusCameBack: Briefly. She tries to flirt with Atobe with an obento, but he blew her off on the spot.
* PaperThinDisguise: Subverted. The only ones who can see through her "NiceGirl" act are Sakuno, Ryoma and Atobe.
* StalkerWithACrush: Or at least it looks like it.

[[/folder]]

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Tropes associated with Kotoha:
Taira:
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Her strategy BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: He is to pose as a fangirl, act like the girlfriend-wannabe Bokke, while Hara is the Tsukkomi.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He is a goof even on court, and he still is one
of the best player Shitenhouji Legendary Captains.
* TheCaptain: Part
of the school she is visiting Shitenhouji's Legendary Captains.
* NiceHat: Wears a Khaki Camouflage cap.

!'''Washio Issa
and gather all Suzuki Shun'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-washio-suzuki_9256.jpg
Issa Washio and Suzuki Shun are introduced as
the data she can.
* CuteSportsClubManager: from
most capable doubles pair of the Tsubakikawa Gakuen tennis team.
* {{Fangirl}}: It's actually an act.
* TheMole: See BitchInSheepsClothing above.
* OneShotCharacter, GirlOfTheWeek: She is only a one-shot character, whose only purpose on
2nd Stringers in the story is to showcase how well Sakuno knows Ryoma.
** TheBusCameBack: Briefly. She tries to flirt with Atobe with an obento, but he blew her off on
U-17. Together are among the spot.
* PaperThinDisguise: Subverted. The only ones who
very few doubles pairs that can see through her "NiceGirl" act are Sakuno, Ryoma and Atobe.
* StalkerWithACrush: Or at least it looks like it.

[[/folder]]
achieve the renowned doubles technique Synchro.
-->Voiced by: Washio: Toru Akiyoshi (JP) Suzuki: Kentaroh Araki



! '''New Prince of Tennis Characters'''
[[folder:U-17 High Schoolers]]

!'''Tokugawa Kazuya'''
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Kazuya Tokugawa is a High School 2nd year participating in the U-17 camp. One year ago, he was beaten by Byoudouin and has had to crawl his way back up from the Loser. Even though he's quite taciturn, he is unexpectedly quite caring of his upperclassmen.

-->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeOno (JP)

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! '''New Prince Tropes associated with Washio and Suzuki:
* AnimeHair, DyeHard: InUniverse. Washio has light blue hair with black streaks.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: They're also capable
of Tennis Characters'''
[[folder:U-17 High Schoolers]]

!'''Tokugawa Kazuya'''
using the Synchronization technique.
* PointlessBandaid: Suzuki. He has one on his nose bridge.

!'''Tanegashima Shuuji'''
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Kazuya Tokugawa is a High School Tanegashima Shuuji was first believed to be just another strong 2nd year participating Stringer in the U-17 camp. One year ago, Training Camp. However, it is revealed that he was beaten by Byoudouin a member of the 1st Stringers and has had the No.2 of the All-Japan Junior Representatives upon the rest of the Genius 10's arrival. He did not go with the team on their foreign expedition due to crawl his way back up from the Loser. Even though he's quite taciturn, he is unexpectedly quite caring hatred of his upperclassmen.

airplanes.
-->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeOno Ryuji Kamiyama (JP)



Tropes associated with Tokugawa:
* BigBrotherInstinct: According to extra material, he is inclined to have Ryoma as his little brother because he never had actual siblings, being a single child.
* BigBrotherMentor: He wants to be this for Ryoma.
* PerpetualFrowner: Also like Tezuka. He hasn't been seen smiling yet.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Once [[spoiler:Tezuka decides to leave the U-17 camp]] Tokugawa steps in to be Ryoma's mentor. He is also equally deadpan and stern like Tezuka.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Tall, stern and aloof.
* TrueCompanions: With Oni and Irie.
* WalkingTheEarth: According to his bio, he has been studying overseas during his whole childhood, having studied in France right before the U-17 camp.

!'''Irie Kanata'''
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Kanata Irie is introduced as a 3rd year High School Student. He was originally the leader of the 3rd Court. The rest of the camp acknowledge him to be amongst the strongest in the camp despite not being in the 1st Court or a 1st Stringer as it is revealed it is his own choice to stay in a lower court, similar to how Oni Juujiro is much stronger than the court he stays in.

-->Voiced by: Hiroki Aiba (JP)

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Tropes associated with Tokugawa:
Tanegashima:
* BigBrotherInstinct: According to extra material, he is inclined to have Ryoma as his little brother because he never AmbiguouslyBrown
* ScrewySquirrel: He
had actual siblings, being a single child.
* BigBrotherMentor: He wants
the habit of stealing Sanada's drinks only to be this for Ryoma.
annoy him.
* PerpetualFrowner: WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Planes. Also like Tezuka. He hasn't been seen smiling yet.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Once [[spoiler:Tezuka decides to leave
the U-17 camp]] Tokugawa steps reason he stayed in to be Ryoma's mentor. He is also equally deadpan and stern like Tezuka.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Tall, stern and aloof.
* TrueCompanions: With Oni and Irie.
* WalkingTheEarth: According to his bio, he has been studying
Japan instead of participating of the overseas during his whole childhood, having studied in France right before the U-17 camp.

!'''Irie Kanata'''
expedition.

!'''Migihashi Itarou'''
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Kanata Irie Migihashi is introduced in the New Prince of Tennis as a 3rd year 2nd Stringer High School Student. He was originally Schooler in the U-17 Camp as the strongest member and leader of the 3rd Court. The rest of the camp acknowledge him to be amongst the strongest 2nd Court in the camp despite not being in anime. In the manga, he is only listed as a player who is initially selected to go against the 1st Court or a 1st Stringer as it Stringer's Top 10. It is revealed it is said that players are unable to get points from him on his own choice to stay in a lower court, similar to how Oni Juujiro is much stronger than right side of the court he stays in.

court.
-->Voiced by: Hiroki Aiba Syoma Yamamoto (JP)



Tropes associated with Kanata:
* DudeLooksLikeALady
* HiddenDepths: He wants to be a doctor, so he works part-time at the U-17 cafeteria to save for his education. He also plays Tenor Sax.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Irie's play style was developed because he craves attention
* {{Megane}}
** LennonSpecs
* RedBaron: The Pierrot
* SilkHidingSteel: He looks friendly and delicate, but his tennis level is high, enough to tie with Atobe.
* TheSmartGuy
* TrueCompanions: With Oni and Tokugawa

!'''Oni Juujiro'''
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Oni is a High Schooler first shown in New Prince Of Tennis and amongst the best Japanese school tennis players shown in the series. He is known as The Gatekeeper from Hell.
-->Voiced by: Daichi Endou(JP)

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Tropes associated with Kanata:
Migihashi:
* DudeLooksLikeALady
* HiddenDepths: He wants to be a doctor, so he works part-time at
AscendedExtra: While his only appearance in the U-17 cafeteria to save for manga is a cover cameo, his education. He role is expanded in the anime.
* {{Fanboy}}: According to his bio, he likes a girlband named "The Chocolates" (who Eiji, Momoshiro and Kaidoh are
also plays Tenor Sax.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Irie's play style was developed because he craves attention
* {{Megane}}
** LennonSpecs
* RedBaron: The Pierrot
* SilkHidingSteel: He looks friendly and delicate, but his tennis level is high, enough to tie with Atobe.
* TheSmartGuy
* TrueCompanions: With Oni and Tokugawa

!'''Oni Juujiro'''
fans of)


!'''Tohno Atsukyoh'''
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Oni Tohno is a High Schooler character first shown in New the series in Shin Prince Of of Tennis and amongst as No. 8 of the best Japanese school tennis players shown in the series. He is known All-Japan Juniors as The Gatekeeper they return from Hell.
-->Voiced by: Daichi Endou(JP)
the Overseas Expedition and arrive at the main courts. His Doubles Partner and close friend is Kimijima Ikuto who appeared with him as the No.7.



Tropes associated with Oni:
* CoolBigBro: He is this to the orphanage children.
** BigBrotherMentor: Fills this role for the middle schoolers, especially for Momoshiro and Kintaro.
* FieryRedhead: A ''literal'' Red Oni example.
* GentleGiant: Despite his intimidating looks, he is actually a really nice guy when you get to know him.
** BruiserWithASoftCenter
** FriendToAllChildren: He volunteers for an Orphanage, where all the kids adore him. In Christmas, he dressed as Santa Claus and made wool toys for everyone, and gets touched when all the kids' stockings had as wishes to "have Oni as the Number 1 tennis player".
** FriendToAllLivingThings: He has a pet hamster named "Kaede".
* MeaningfulName: His last name "Oni" reflects his reputation as this.
* HiddenBadass:[[spoiler:Played with, Oni first appears as apart of the 5th court, making stronger than our protanginst at the moment, then later revealed to be 5th on the U-17 team, and then later is shown to be the old #1 and defeated Byoudouin.In his match with Kintaro, he never really goes all out, hinting that he may still be number 1 in the camp.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: His reaction when he realizes [[spoiler:he not only made Tokugawa stronger, but also indirectly made Byoudouin awake his power as well]].
* RedOniBlueOni: He literally is the ''[[PunnyName Red Oni]]'' next to Tokugawa and Irie's Blue. Ironically, the roles invert regarding Byoudouin, as Oni is the one who has to restrain [[NotSoStoic Tokugawa]].
* ScarsAreForever: He has one in his left cheek from his first match against Byoudouin.
* TrueCompanions: With Irie and Tokugawa.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He is just 18 years old.

!'''Yamato Yuudai'''
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Yamato Yuudai was the captain during Tezuka's freshman year. He talks Tezuka into staying in the tennis club as Seigaku's pillar of support, calming him down when he was on the verge of quitting after being injured. Eccentric, insightful, and gentle, Yamato has a unique way of explaining things that even Sumire Ryuuzaki has trouble understanding. He continued to help the tennis club after graduation; in the anime, coach Ryuuzaki asks him for his guidance when they go to a training camp to prepare for the Kantō conference final against Rikkaidai.

-->Voiced by: Masanori Ikeda (JP)

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Tropes associated with Oni:
Tohno:
* CoolBigBro: He is this AchillesHeel: [[spoiler:Ikuto tells Marui and Kite to the orphanage children.
** BigBrotherMentor: Fills this role
aim for the middle schoolers, especially for Momoshiro and Kintaro.
* FieryRedhead: A ''literal'' Red Oni example.
* GentleGiant: Despite
his intimidating looks, he is actually a really nice guy when you get to know him.
** BruiserWithASoftCenter
** FriendToAllChildren: He volunteers for an Orphanage, where all the kids adore him. In Christmas, he dressed as Santa Claus and made wool toys for everyone, and gets touched when all the kids' stockings had as wishes to "have Oni as the Number 1 tennis player".
** FriendToAllLivingThings: He has a pet hamster
right knee]].
* BloodKnight: All his techniques are
named "Kaede".
after ''[[AxCrazy methods of execution]]''.
* MeaningfulName: His last name "Oni" reflects {{Jerkass}}: Shoots balls at people for no reason. [[spoiler:Even his reputation as this.
* HiddenBadass:[[spoiler:Played with, Oni first appears as apart of the 5th court, making stronger than our protanginst at the moment, then later revealed to be 5th on the U-17 team, and then later
doubles partner is shown to be the old #1 and defeated Byoudouin.In his match fed-up with Kintaro, he never really goes all out, hinting that he may still be number 1 in the camp.him.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: His reaction when he realizes [[spoiler:he not only made Tokugawa stronger, but also indirectly made Byoudouin awake his power as well]].
* RedOniBlueOni: He literally is
RedBaron: "Executioner of the ''[[PunnyName Red Oni]]'' Courts"
* TheSociopath: [[AllThereInTheManual According to extra material]], Tohno is always talking aloud about torture and execution methods... in a family restaurant, right
next to Tokugawa and Irie's Blue. Ironically, the roles invert regarding Byoudouin, as Oni is the one who has to restrain [[NotSoStoic Tokugawa]].
* ScarsAreForever: He has one in his left cheek from his first match against Byoudouin.
* TrueCompanions: With Irie and Tokugawa.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He is just 18 years old.

!'''Yamato Yuudai'''
a creeped out old lady.

!'''Kimijima Ikuto'''
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Yamato Yuudai was
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Kimijima holds
the captain during Tezuka's freshman year. He talks Tezuka into staying in title of "The Negotiator of the tennis club Court". He is currently cultivating a new path called Intellitennis. He is introduced as Seigaku's pillar of support, calming him down when he was on amongst the verge best School U-17 players of quitting after being injured. Eccentric, insightful, Japan in New Prince of Tennis and gentle, Yamato has a unique way of explaining things that even Sumire Ryuuzaki has trouble understanding. He continued to help ranked as the tennis club after graduation; in No.7 U-17 player as a member of the anime, coach Ryuuzaki asks him Genius 10. Kimijima is also the star of a TV commercial for his guidance when they go to a training camp to prepare for the Kantō conference final against Rikkaidai.

-->Voiced by: Masanori Ikeda (JP)
"Cola Vita".



Tropes associated with Yamato:

* AlliterativeName
* BigBrotherMentor: To Tezuka and Oishi.
* TheCaptain: He used to be Seigaku's former captain when Tezuka and Oishi joined the team.
* ChekhovsGunman: He is only shown in flashbacks as Tezuka's main inspiration. He reappears in a filler episode of the anime. In the manga, he returns for the U-17 camp.
* CloudCuckooLander
** ObfuscatingStupidity
* HachiMaki: In the flashback and the anime filler.
* SunglassesAtNight: Of the LennonSpecs kind.
** TheGlassesGottaGo: In his reappearance in New Prince of Tennis, he has dyed his hair red and isn't wearing glasses anymore.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He's actually only 17.

!'''Echizen Ryoga'''
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Echizen Ryoga is a high school tennis player not mentioned in The Prince of Tennis, first appearing in The Prince of Tennis - The Two Samurai: The First Game, later appearing in an OVA in New York in which Ryoma spots him training. According to his bio, Ryoga is Ryoma's half-brother, who was living with the Echizens after his original mother died, and then moving with his aunt.

In ''The New Prince of Tennis,'' Ryoga returns from America as [[spoiler:Japan's No. 4-ranked U-17 representative]].

-->Voiced by: Yuuta Yamazaki (JP, Movie), Creator/MamoruMiyano (JP, ''The New Prince of Tennis'' OVA)

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Tropes associated with Yamato:

Kimijima:
* AlliterativeName
{{Bishonen}}: See TeenIdol below.
* BigBrotherMentor: To Tezuka DyeHard: InUniverse, as he has blond hair and Oishi.
dark sideburns.
* TheCaptain: He used to be Seigaku's former captain when Tezuka and Oishi joined the team.
* ChekhovsGunman:
ManipulativeBastard: He is only shown well known for doing negotiations in flashbacks as Tezuka's main inspiration. He reappears in a filler episode or out of the anime. In the manga, he returns for the U-17 camp.
* CloudCuckooLander
** ObfuscatingStupidity
* HachiMaki: In the flashback
court. [[spoiler:He offered deals to both Marui and the anime filler.
* SunglassesAtNight: Of the LennonSpecs kind.
** TheGlassesGottaGo: In his reappearance
Kite in New Prince exchange of Tennis, destroying Tohno's knee because he has dyed had it with him as his hair red doubles partner]].
* RedBaron: "The Negotiator of the Court".
* {{Megane}}
* [[spoiler:TeamKiller]]: Incredibly he did it [[spoiler:for ''both sides''. He arranged with Kite to pretend to betray Marui
and isn't wearing glasses anymore.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He's
deflect to their side, so Tohno wouldn't have a clue that they were actually only 17.

!'''Echizen Ryoga'''
planning to aim for his knee and eliminate Tohno from the camp.]]
* TheStrategist: He plans ahead for any possible deals with the opponents.
* TeenIdol: Kimijima is famous for being an idol and has appeared in many TV spots as a model.

!'''Mitsuya Akuto'''
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Echizen Ryoga Mitsuya Akuto is a high school tennis player not mentioned in The Prince of Tennis, first appearing in The Prince of Tennis - The Two Samurai: The First Game, later appearing in an OVA in New York in which Ryoma spots him training. According to the Former No. 17. His special technique was Data Tennis. With his bio, Ryoga is Ryoma's half-brother, who was living with distinct intellect, he analyzes his opponents to determine the Echizens after his original mother died, and then moving with his aunt.

In ''The New Prince
very best method of Tennis,'' Ryoga returns from America as [[spoiler:Japan's No. 4-ranked U-17 representative]].

-->Voiced by: Yuuta Yamazaki (JP, Movie), Creator/MamoruMiyano (JP, ''The New Prince of Tennis'' OVA)
defeating them.



Tropes associated with Ryoga:

* AloofBigBrother: He is the only one who can get away with pissing off Ryoma.
** Subverted. In New Prince of Tennis it's shown that Ryoga and Ryoma used to be very close when they were kids. Ryoma forgot about it since he was still very young.
* BigBrotherMentor: In New Prince of Tennis, he teaches Ryoma the Glowing Shot.
* CanonImmigrant: His original debut was in the first movie "The Prince of Tennis - The Two Samurai: The First Game". After fan acclaim, Konomi decided to include Ryoga as a canon character as well.
* ContinuitySnarl: Since the Anime Movie didn't have anything to do with the manga storyline, he is introduced as Ryoma's older brother, who Ryoma didn't even remember at first. In the movie Ryoma is said to be his adoptive brother, while in the manga WordOfGod has stated [[{{Retcon}} he is his ''half''-brother]].
* InTheHood: In the sequel series, he wears a hood that conceals his face until his [[TheReveal proper introduction]]. ...But most readers probably [[TheUntwist already figured out that it was him]], despite having never shown up in the manga up to that point.
* JustInTime: His proper introduction in ''The New Prince of Tennis'' happens after [[spoiler: he deflects a glowing shot from Byoudouin in the nick of time to save Ryoma and Tokugawa.]]
* TheNicknamer: He calls Ryoma "Chibisuke".
* PolarOppositeTwins: Subverted since they're not twins, but they look alike a lot. Unlike Ryoma, Ryoga is more expressive and outgoing, loves oranges (Ryoma hates Orange Ponta) and hates speaking english despite living in America.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: After all, he is Ryoma's older brother.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Oranges. Unlike his little brother, Ryoga loves Orange Ponta (Ryoma only drinks grape Ponta).

!'''Nakagauchi Sotomichi'''
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Sotomichi Nakagauchi is a 3rd year High Schooler known as The Robot participating in the U-17 camp.

-->Voiced by: Takuto Dojoh (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Ryoga:

* AloofBigBrother: He is the only one who can get away with pissing off Ryoma.
** Subverted. In New Prince of Tennis it's shown that Ryoga and Ryoma used to be very close when they were kids. Ryoma forgot about it since he was still very young.
Akuto:
* BigBrotherMentor: In New Prince of Tennis, Turns out he teaches Ryoma was the Glowing Shot.
* CanonImmigrant: His original debut was in the first movie "The Prince of Tennis - The Two Samurai: The First Game". After fan acclaim, Konomi decided
one who tought Yanagi how to include Ryoga as use Data Tennis.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: He has
a canon character as well.
long bob, glasses and a thin body type like Yukimura or Fuji.
* ContinuitySnarl: Since the Anime Movie didn't UsefulNotes/JapaneseSiblingTerminology: He and Yanagi are revealed to have anything to do with the manga storyline, he is introduced been close, as Ryoma's older brother, who Ryoma didn't even remember at first. In the movie Ryoma is said to be his adoptive brother, while in the manga WordOfGod has stated [[{{Retcon}} he is his ''half''-brother]].
Yanagi still called him "Akuto nii-chan"
* InTheHood: In the sequel series, he wears a hood that conceals his face until his [[TheReveal proper introduction]]. ...But most readers probably [[TheUntwist already figured out that it was him]], despite having never shown up in the manga up to that point.
LongHairedPrettyBoy
* JustInTime: His proper introduction in ''The New Prince of Tennis'' happens after [[spoiler: he deflects a glowing shot from Byoudouin in the nick of time to save Ryoma and Tokugawa.]]
* TheNicknamer: He calls Ryoma "Chibisuke".
* PolarOppositeTwins: Subverted since they're not twins, but they look alike a lot. Unlike Ryoma, Ryoga is more expressive and outgoing, loves oranges (Ryoma hates Orange Ponta) and hates speaking english despite living in America.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: After all, he is Ryoma's older brother.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Oranges. Unlike his little brother, Ryoga loves Orange Ponta (Ryoma only drinks grape Ponta).

!'''Nakagauchi Sotomichi'''
{{Megane}}

[[/folder]]


[[folder:U-17 Staff]]

!'''Saitoh Itaru '''
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Sotomichi Nakagauchi
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Saitoh Itaru
is a 3rd year High Schooler known as The Robot participating in the U-17 camp.

-->Voiced by: Takuto Dojoh (JP)
specialist who plans how the players can improve their play and train their mental mask. He devises who will compete against each other in a match.



Tropes associated with Nakagauchi:

* FourEyesZeroSoul
* RedBaron: "The Robot"
* TheStoic
* StoneWall: Gets Krauser's SignatureMove and he still can go on.


!'''Byoudouin Houou'''
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Byoudouin Houou is introduced at the U-17 Camp in Shin Prince of Tennis ranked as the Number 1 ranked Youth Representative of Japan, which marks him as Japan's best U-17 player. He is the leader of the First Returning 1st Stringers, who have just returned from an Overseas Expedition. They get back to the camp to be welcomed back by the news that middle schoolers have joined the camp and witnessed them defeat a number of the Top 20. He decides to allow the inclusion of middle schoolers on the list of challengers for their places. It is also known that he utterly defeated Kazuya Tokugawa in the previous year.

--> Voiced by: Creator/HirokiYasumoto (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Nakagauchi:

Saitoh:
* FourEyesZeroSoul
AwfulWeddedLife: His bio states he is bad at dealing with his wife.
* RedBaron: "The Robot"
HotTeacher
* TheStoic
* StoneWall: Gets Krauser's SignatureMove
TheSmartGuy: From the three teachers, he is the Data Expert and he still can go on.


!'''Byoudouin Houou'''
keeps tabs on all the players' stats.
* ShipTease: Not seen in the series, but according to Ohtori, Coach Saitoh talks a lot about Hyotei Tennis Club's coach, Sakaki Taro.
* TallDarkAndHandsome

!'''Kurobe Yukio '''
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Byoudouin Houou
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Kurobe Yukio
is introduced at the U-17 Camp in Shin Prince of Tennis ranked strategic coach who manages the training camp as well as the Number 1 ranked Youth Representative of Japan, which marks him as Japan's best U-17 player. He is the leader of the First Returning 1st Stringers, who have just returned from an Overseas Expedition. They get back to the camp to be welcomed back by the news that middle schoolers have joined the camp camp's substitute supervisor. Analyzing each student's data and witnessed them defeat a number of the Top 20. He decides to allow the inclusion of middle schoolers on the list of challengers for their places. It planning tactical matches is also known that he utterly defeated Kazuya Tokugawa in the previous year.

--> Voiced by: Creator/HirokiYasumoto (JP)
his main duty.



Tropes associated with Byoudouin:
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: He lost to Oni in his first day at the camp, so he trained to try to surpass him.
* HachiMaki: He uses one to cover his [[ScarsAreForever forehead scar]], from his first game against Oni.
* {{Jerkass}}
* MeaningfulName: "Byoodouin" comes from the Byoudouin Temple, while his name means "Emerging Phoenix"
* TheRival, NotSoDifferent: With Tokugawa and Oni.
* ThemeNaming: His special techniques are also theme-named by foreign countries: Pirates of the World, Bull Fighting of the Spanish, Phoenix of Egypt.
* WalkingTheEarth: He is said to have visited many countries.

!'''Moori Juzaburou'''
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Moori is a 1st year high school student, and a recent graduate and OB of the Rikkaidai tennis team that won the Nationals a year before the storyline. Introduced as the No.10 of the All-Japan Juniors, together with 3rd year former Hyotei Academy captain No. 9 Ochi Tsukimitsu, they are the Super High School Doubles Specialists.
-->Voiced by: Yuuta Yamazaki (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Byoudouin:
Kurobe:
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: He lost to Oni in his first day at the camp, so he trained to try to surpass him.
HotTeacher
* HachiMaki: He uses one to cover his [[ScarsAreForever forehead scar]], from his first game against Oni.
* {{Jerkass}}
* MeaningfulName: "Byoodouin" comes from the Byoudouin Temple, while his name means "Emerging Phoenix"
* TheRival, NotSoDifferent: With Tokugawa and Oni.
* ThemeNaming: His special techniques are also theme-named by foreign countries: Pirates of the World, Bull Fighting of the Spanish, Phoenix of Egypt.
* WalkingTheEarth:
SharpDressedMan: He is said to have visited many countries.

!'''Moori Juzaburou'''
usually seen wearing a white suit with a light blue shirt.
* TheStrategist: He is in charge of tactical planning.

!'''Tsuge Ryuuji'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-mori_7323.jpg
Moori
org/pmwiki/pub/images/285px-ryu772ji_tsuge_4966.png
Tsuge
is a 1st year high school student, and a recent graduate and OB of U-17 Camp's Circuit Coach. He also seems to be the Rikkaidai tennis team that won adviser for the Nationals a year before the storyline. Introduced as the No.10 dorms. He's in charge of the All-Japan Juniors, training their physicality. He won't go easy on assigning them strict training. Standing together with 3rd year former Hyotei Academy captain No. 9 Ochi Tsukimitsu, they are the Super High School Doubles Specialists.players on the court, he's the coach who directs their training.
-->Voiced by: Yuuta Yamazaki (JP)



Tropes associated with Moori:
* BrilliantButLazy: As noted by Renji, he was one of the best players, but rarely went to train.
* FieryRedhead
* FirstNameBasis, AffectionateNickname: He calls Ochi "Tsuki-san".
* OddFriendship: With his doubles partner Hyotei's Ochi Tsukimitsu.

!'''Ochi Tsukimitsu'''
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Ochi is a 3rd Year High Schooler introduced in the New Prince of Tennis Series. He is introduced as the No.9 of the All-Japan Juniors being known as the High School Doubles specialists along with Doubles partner Moori Juzaburou;, together as the Super High School Doubles Specialists. He was the Captain of Hyotei Academy and took them to the Nationals three years prior to the storyline, one year before current Hyotei 3rd years Atobe Keigo, Shishido Ryou, Mukahi Gakuto, Akutagawa Jiroh; and Oshitari Yuushi began attending their 1st year at Hyotei.

to:

Tropes associated with Moori:
Tsuge:
* BrilliantButLazy: As noted by Renji, DarkSkinnedBlond
* HappilyMarried: His bio says
he was one of the best players, but rarely went is married to train.
an American woman and he is very devoted.
* FieryRedhead
* FirstNameBasis, AffectionateNickname: He calls Ochi "Tsuki-san".
* OddFriendship: With his doubles partner Hyotei's Ochi Tsukimitsu.

!'''Ochi Tsukimitsu'''
HotTeacher

!'''Mifune Nyudoh'''
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Ochi Mifune Nyudoh is a 3rd Year High Schooler introduced in the New Prince of Tennis Series. behind-the-scene coach who guides players with unconventional tennis. He is introduced as the No.9 of the All-Japan Juniors being tame as a ferocious pet. He is known as the High School Doubles specialists along with Doubles partner Moori Juzaburou;, together as the Super High School Doubles Specialists. He was the Captain of Hyotei Academy and took them to the Nationals three years prior to the storyline, one year before current Hyotei 3rd years Atobe Keigo, Shishido Ryou, Mukahi Gakuto, Akutagawa Jiroh; and Oshitari Yuushi began attending their 1st year at Hyotei.
Drunken Coach.
-->Voiced by: (JP)



Tropes associated with Ochi:
* AnimeHair, DyeHard: He has dyed white hair with color streaks. He is stated to change the color periodically.
* TheCaptain: He was Hyotei's captain before Atobe and the others started going to middle school.
* OddFriendship: With his doubles partner Rikkaidai's Moori Juzaburou
* RedBaron: "The Mental Assassin"
* TheStoic: He is always calm during games, [[spoiler:which is also how his "Pressure" ability works.]]

!'''Hara Tetsuya'''
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Hara was Shitenhouji's captain during Shiraishi Kuranosuke's 2nd year. He is known as one of Shitenhoji's Legendary Captains along with Taira Yoshiyuki, who was the captain the year before him when Shiraishi and Oshitari Kenya were in their freshman year.

He is the captain that led Shitenhoji to the Nationals the year before Seigaku won. However for unknown reasons, Hara decided to retire from club tennis in the Spring of last year, meaning he didn't captain his team to that Nationals. He is currently a high school 1st year.
-->Voiced by: Tetsuya Yanagihara (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Ochi:
Mifune:
* AnimeHair, DyeHard: He has dyed white hair with color streaks. TheAlcoholic
* {{Badass}}: Afterall, he is the guardian of the mountain.
* ExtremeOmnivore:
He is stated capable of taking Inui's juice without even flinching.
* {{Jerkass}}: In addition
to change the color periodically.
TrainingFromHell, he made the guys dig a hole in the ground and bury their team jerseys ''and pees on them''.
** HiddenHeartOfGold, PetTheDog: Later he washes their jerseys and sends them back via air mail.
* TheCaptain: He [[spoiler:KingIncognito]]: Turns out [[spoiler:he was Hyotei's captain before Atobe and the others started going to middle school.
* OddFriendship: With his doubles partner Rikkaidai's Moori Juzaburou
Head Coach of the U-17 all along]].
* RedBaron: "The Mental Assassin"
"Drunken Coach", "Warden of Hell" and "Hidden Coach"
* TheStoic: SternTeacher: Even though his training methods are extreme, he roots for the boys to make a revolution and prove their true strength.
* TrainingFromHell:
He is always calm during games, [[spoiler:which is also how his "Pressure" ability works.]]

!'''Hara Tetsuya'''
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Hara was Shitenhouji's captain during Shiraishi Kuranosuke's 2nd year. He is known as one
in charge of Shitenhoji's Legendary Captains along with Taira Yoshiyuki, who was taking the captain the year before him when Shiraishi expelled players and Oshitari Kenya were in train them again so they can regain their freshman year.

He is
spots on the captain that led Shitenhoji to the Nationals the year before Seigaku won. However for unknown reasons, Hara decided to retire from club tennis in the Spring of last year, meaning he didn't captain his team to that Nationals. He is currently a high school 1st year.
-->Voiced by: Tetsuya Yanagihara (JP)
camp.

[[/folder]]




Tropes associated with Hara:
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: He likes going to comedy shows and practicing his "Tsukkomi" routine.
* TheCaptain: Part of the Shitenhouji's Legendary Captains.
* CatchPhrase: He yells "What the Hell!? Who the Hell!?" when annoyed.

!'''Taira Yoshiyuki'''
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Taira Yoshiyuki is a 2nd Year High Schooler and also an U-17 Camp Representative Candidate for Japan. He went to middle school at Shitenhoji and was the Captain of the Tennis Club during Shiraishi Kuranosuke and Hitoji Yuuji 's freshman year. He always plays tennis while wearing a cap. He is somewhat unserious on the court as he as a habit of pulling funny faces on the court while playing hence the nickname. He along with Hara Tetsuya are known as the Legendary Captains of Shitenhoji. He tends to also make jokes while playing.

He is the captain that led Shitenhoji to the Nationals the year before Seigaku won. However for unknown reasons, Hara decided to retire from club tennis in the Spring of last year, meaning he didn't captain his team to that Nationals. He is currently a high school 1st year.
-->Voiced by: Hirai Yoshiyuki (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Hara:
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: He likes going

!Anime Characters

[[folder:American Team]]
This is an anime-only team that was gathered for a series of exhibition games held in Tokyo. This triggers a (rather... infamous) filler arc in which a training camp is held
to comedy shows select the best eight players and practicing his "Tsukkomi" routine.
* TheCaptain: Part
gather a team for such a tournament. Some members of this American Team, however, have more to them than meets the Shitenhouji's Legendary Captains.
* CatchPhrase: He yells "What the Hell!? Who the Hell!?" when annoyed.

!'''Taira Yoshiyuki'''
eye...

!'''Kevin Smith'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-taira_8473.jpg
Taira Yoshiyuki
org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_kevin_3428.jpg

Kevin
is a 2nd Year High Schooler and also an U-17 Camp Representative Candidate for Japan. He went to middle school at Shitenhoji and was the Captain of the Tennis Club during Shiraishi Kuranosuke and Hitoji Yuuji 's freshman year. He always plays tennis while wearing a cap. He is somewhat unserious on the court as he as a habit of pulling funny faces on the court while playing hence the nickname. He along with Hara Tetsuya are known as the Legendary Captains of Shitenhoji. He tends to also make jokes while playing.

He is the captain that led Shitenhoji to the Nationals the year before Seigaku won. However for unknown reasons, Hara decided to retire from club tennis
American team participating in the Spring of last year, meaning he didn't captain US/Japan Goodwill Games in the anime. His wish was to play Ryoma in order to settle a rival/feud between his team to that Nationals. He is currently a high school 1st year.
father, George Smith, and Ryoma's father, Nanjiro Echizen.

-->Voiced by: Hirai Yoshiyuki Creator/ReikoKiuchi (JP)



Tropes associated with Taira:
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: He is the Bokke, while Hara is the Tsukkomi.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He is a goof even on court, and he still is one of the Shitenhouji Legendary Captains.
* TheCaptain: Part of the Shitenhouji's Legendary Captains.
* NiceHat: Wears a Khaki Camouflage cap.

!'''Washio Issa and Suzuki Shun'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-washio-suzuki_9256.jpg
Issa Washio and Suzuki Shun are introduced as the most capable doubles pair of the 2nd Stringers in the U-17. Together are among the very few doubles pairs that can achieve the renowned doubles technique Synchro.
-->Voiced by: Washio: Toru Akiyoshi (JP) Suzuki: Kentaroh Araki

to:

Tropes associated with Taira:
Kevin:
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: He is the Bokke, while Hara is the Tsukkomi.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He is a goof even on court, and he still is one
[[spoiler:BreakTheCutie: In his past, courtesy of the Shitenhouji Legendary Captains.
his alcoholic dad.]]
* TheCaptain: Part of the Shitenhouji's Legendary Captains.
BreakTheHaughty
* NiceHat: Wears a Khaki Camouflage cap.

!'''Washio Issa and Suzuki Shun'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-washio-suzuki_9256.jpg
Issa Washio and Suzuki Shun are introduced as the most capable doubles pair of the 2nd Stringers in the U-17. Together are among the very few doubles pairs that can achieve the renowned doubles technique Synchro.
BlondGuysAreEvil
* CanonForeigner
* HotBlooded
* Jerkass
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* UnknownRival: To Ryoma.

!'''George Smith'''
-->Voiced by: Washio: Toru Akiyoshi (JP) Suzuki: Kentaroh Araki
Creator/YoshiroMatsumoto (JP)



Tropes associated with Washio and Suzuki:
* AnimeHair, DyeHard: InUniverse. Washio has light blue hair with black streaks.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: They're also capable of using the Synchronization technique.
* PointlessBandaid: Suzuki. He has one on his nose bridge.

!'''Tanegashima Shuuji'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-tanegashima_7535.jpg
Tanegashima Shuuji was first believed to be just another strong 2nd Stringer in the U-17 Training Camp. However, it is revealed that he was a member of the 1st Stringers and the No.2 of the All-Japan Junior Representatives upon the rest of the Genius 10's arrival. He did not go with the team on their foreign expedition due to his hatred of airplanes.
-->Voiced by: Ryuji Kamiyama (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Washio and Suzuki:
Smith:
* AnimeHair, DyeHard: InUniverse. Washio has light blue hair with black streaks.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: They're also capable of using the Synchronization technique.
* PointlessBandaid: Suzuki. He has one on his nose bridge.

!'''Tanegashima Shuuji'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-tanegashima_7535.jpg
Tanegashima Shuuji
[[spoiler:AbusiveParents: ParentalNeglect version. No wonder Kevin was first believed to be just another strong 2nd Stringer in the U-17 Training Camp. However, it is revealed that fucked up]]
* [[spoiler:TheAlcoholic]]
* CanonForeigner
* {{Jerkass}}
* KickTheDog: How
he was a member of the 1st Stringers and the No.2 of the All-Japan Junior Representatives upon the rest of the Genius 10's arrival. He did not go with the team on their foreign expedition due to his hatred of airplanes.
treated [[spoiler:Ryoma's mother.]]
* TrainingFromHell

!'''Billy Cassidy'''
-->Voiced by: Ryuji Kamiyama Creator/YuutoKazama (JP)



Tropes associated with Tanegashima:
* AmbiguouslyBrown
* ScrewySquirrel: He had the habit of stealing Sanada's drinks only to annoy him.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Planes. Also the reason he stayed in Japan instead of participating of the overseas expedition.

!'''Migihashi Itarou'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-migihashi_8324.jpg
Migihashi is introduced in the New Prince of Tennis as a 2nd Stringer High Schooler in the U-17 Camp as the strongest member and leader of the 2nd Court in the anime. In the manga, he is only listed as a player who is initially selected to go against the 1st Stringer's Top 10. It is said that players are unable to get points from him on his right side of the court.
-->Voiced by: Syoma Yamamoto (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Tanegashima:
Billy:
* AmbiguouslyBrown
BoisterousBruiser
* ScrewySquirrel: He had the habit of stealing Sanada's drinks only to annoy him.
CanonForeigner
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Planes. Also the reason he stayed in Japan instead of participating of the overseas expedition.

!'''Migihashi Itarou'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-migihashi_8324.jpg
Migihashi is introduced in the New Prince of Tennis as a 2nd Stringer High Schooler in the U-17 Camp as the strongest member and leader of the 2nd Court in the anime. In the manga, he is only listed as a player who is initially selected to go against the 1st Stringer's Top 10. It is said that players are unable to get points from him on his right side of the court.
{{Eagleland}}
* OddFriendship: With Kevin.

!'''Michael Lee'''
-->Voiced by: Syoma Yamamoto Creator/IsshinChiba (JP)



Tropes associated with Migihashi:
* AscendedExtra: While his only appearance in the manga is a cover cameo, his role is expanded in the anime.
* {{Fanboy}}: According to his bio, he likes a girlband named "The Chocolates" (who Eiji, Momoshiro and Kaidoh are also fans of)


!'''Tohno Atsukyoh'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/no_08_-_tonoh_atsukyo_3709.jpg
Tohno is a character first shown in the series in Shin Prince of Tennis as No. 8 of the All-Japan Juniors as they return from the Overseas Expedition and arrive at the main courts. His Doubles Partner and close friend is Kimijima Ikuto who appeared with him as the No.7.

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Tropes associated with Migihashi:
Lee:
* AscendedExtra: While his only appearance in the manga is a cover cameo, his role is expanded in the anime.
TheDutifulSon
* {{Fanboy}}: According ButNotTooForeign: Half-Chinese.
* CanonForeigner
* ShelteredAristocrat: Hinted
to his bio, he likes a girlband named "The Chocolates" (who Eiji, Momoshiro and Kaidoh are also fans of)


!'''Tohno Atsukyoh'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/no_08_-_tonoh_atsukyo_3709.jpg
Tohno is a character first shown in the series in Shin Prince of Tennis as No. 8 of the All-Japan Juniors as they return
come from the Overseas Expedition and arrive at the main courts. His Doubles Partner and close friend is Kimijima Ikuto who appeared with him as the No.7.
a very rich Chinese-American family.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Tom Griffey'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/KazunariKojima (JP)



Tropes associated with Tohno:
* AchillesHeel: [[spoiler:Ikuto tells Marui and Kite to aim for his right knee]].
* BloodKnight: All his techniques are named after ''[[AxCrazy methods of execution]]''.
* {{Jerkass}}: Shoots balls at people for no reason. [[spoiler:Even his doubles partner is fed-up with him.]]
* RedBaron: "Executioner of the Courts"
* TheSociopath: [[AllThereInTheManual According to extra material]], Tohno is always talking aloud about torture and execution methods... in a family restaurant, right next to a creeped out old lady.

!'''Kimijima Ikuto'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/no_07_-_kimijima_ikuto_7893.jpg
Kimijima holds the title of "The Negotiator of the Court". He is currently cultivating a new path called Intellitennis. He is introduced as amongst the best School U-17 players of Japan in New Prince of Tennis and ranked as the No.7 U-17 player as a member of the Genius 10. Kimijima is also the star of a TV commercial for "Cola Vita".

to:

Tropes associated with Tohno:
Tom:
* AchillesHeel: [[spoiler:Ikuto tells Marui and Kite to aim for his right knee]].
[[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]
* BloodKnight: All his techniques are named after ''[[AxCrazy methods of execution]]''.
CanonForeigner
* {{Jerkass}}: Shoots balls at people for no reason. [[spoiler:Even his doubles partner is fed-up with him.]]
* RedBaron: "Executioner of the Courts"
* TheSociopath: [[AllThereInTheManual According to extra material]], Tohno is always talking aloud about torture and execution methods... in a family restaurant, right next to a creeped out old lady.

!'''Kimijima Ikuto'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/no_07_-_kimijima_ikuto_7893.jpg
Kimijima holds the title of "The Negotiator of the Court". He is currently cultivating a new path called Intellitennis. He is introduced as amongst the best School U-17 players of Japan in New Prince of Tennis and ranked as the No.7 U-17 player as a member of the Genius 10. Kimijima is also the star of a TV commercial for "Cola Vita".
[[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Terry Griffey'''
-->Voiced by: Maiko Ito (JP)



Tropes associated with Kimijima:
* {{Bishonen}}: See TeenIdol below.
* DyeHard: InUniverse, as he has blond hair and dark sideburns.
* ManipulativeBastard: He is well known for doing negotiations in or out of the court. [[spoiler:He offered deals to both Marui and Kite in exchange of destroying Tohno's knee because he has had it with him as his doubles partner]].
* RedBaron: "The Negotiator of the Court".
* {{Megane}}
* [[spoiler:TeamKiller]]: Incredibly he did it [[spoiler:for ''both sides''. He arranged with Kite to pretend to betray Marui and deflect to their side, so Tohno wouldn't have a clue that they were actually planning to aim for his knee and eliminate Tohno from the camp.]]
* TheStrategist: He plans ahead for any possible deals with the opponents.
* TeenIdol: Kimijima is famous for being an idol and has appeared in many TV spots as a model.

!'''Mitsuya Akuto'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mitsuya_akuto_861.jpg
Mitsuya Akuto is the Former No. 17. His special technique was Data Tennis. With his distinct intellect, he analyzes his opponents to determine the very best method of defeating them.

to:

Tropes associated with Kimijima:
Terry:
* {{Bishonen}}: See TeenIdol below.
[[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]
* DyeHard: InUniverse, as he has blond hair and dark sideburns.
{{Bishonen}}
** DudeLooksLikeALady
* ManipulativeBastard: He is well known for doing negotiations in or out of the court. [[spoiler:He offered deals to both Marui and Kite in exchange of destroying Tohno's knee because he has had it with him as his doubles partner]].
* RedBaron: "The Negotiator of the Court".
* {{Megane}}
* [[spoiler:TeamKiller]]: Incredibly he did it [[spoiler:for ''both sides''. He arranged with Kite to pretend to betray Marui and deflect to their side, so Tohno wouldn't have a clue that they were actually planning to aim for his knee and eliminate Tohno from the camp.]]
* TheStrategist: He plans ahead for any possible deals with the opponents.
* TeenIdol: Kimijima is famous for being an idol and has appeared in many TV spots as a model.

!'''Mitsuya Akuto'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mitsuya_akuto_861.jpg
Mitsuya Akuto is the Former No. 17. His special technique was Data Tennis. With his distinct intellect, he analyzes his opponents to determine the very best method of defeating them.
CanonForeigner

!'''Bobby Max'''
-->Voiced by: Hari Kaneko (JP)



Tropes associated with Akuto:
* BigBrotherMentor: Turns out he was the one who tought Yanagi how to use Data Tennis.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: He has a long bob, glasses and a thin body type like Yukimura or Fuji.
* UsefulNotes/JapaneseSiblingTerminology: He and Yanagi are revealed to have been close, as Yanagi still called him "Akuto nii-chan"
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* {{Megane}}

to:

Tropes associated with Akuto:
Bobby:
* BigBrotherMentor: Turns out he was DarkSkinnedBlond
* CanonForeigner
* JerkJock

!'''Arnold Ignashov'''
-->Voiced by: Yoshiaki Matsumoto (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Arnold:

* CanonForeigner
* UsefulNotes/EastGermany: Was born there, then his parents left to
the one who tought Yanagi how to use Data Tennis.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: He has a long bob, glasses and a thin body type like Yukimura or Fuji.
* UsefulNotes/JapaneseSiblingTerminology: He and Yanagi are revealed to have been close, as Yanagi still called him "Akuto nii-chan"
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* {{Megane}}
USA.




[[folder:U-17 Staff]]

!'''Saitoh Itaru '''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/285px-saito_956.png
Saitoh Itaru is the specialist who plans how the players can improve their play and train their mental mask. He devises who will compete against each other in a match.

to:

\n[[folder:U-17 Staff]]\n\n!'''Saitoh Itaru '''\nhttp://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/285px-saito_956.png\nSaitoh Itaru is the specialist who plans how the players can improve their play and train their mental mask. He devises who will compete against each other in a match. \n[[folder:Anime Other Characters]]

!'''Richard Baker'''
-->Voiced by: Tadahisa Saizen (JP)



Tropes associated with Saitoh:
* AwfulWeddedLife: His bio states he is bad at dealing with his wife.
* HotTeacher
* TheSmartGuy: From the three teachers, he is the Data Expert and keeps tabs on all the players' stats.
* ShipTease: Not seen in the series, but according to Ohtori, Coach Saitoh talks a lot about Hyotei Tennis Club's coach, Sakaki Taro.
* TallDarkAndHandsome

!'''Kurobe Yukio '''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/285px-kurobe_2066.png
Kurobe Yukio is the strategic coach who manages the training camp as well as the camp's substitute supervisor. Analyzing each student's data and planning tactical matches is his main duty.

to:

Tropes associated with Saitoh:
Baker:

* AwfulWeddedLife: His bio states he is bad at dealing with his wife.
ArmorPiercingAttack
* HotTeacher
CanonForeigner
* TheSmartGuy: From the three teachers, he is the Data Expert and keeps tabs on all the players' stats.
* ShipTease: Not seen in the series, but according
MoneyDearBoy: InUniverse. There's no other motivation to Ohtori, Coach Saitoh talks form a lot about Hyotei Tennis Club's coach, Sakaki Taro.
tennis team.
* TallDarkAndHandsome

!'''Kurobe Yukio '''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/285px-kurobe_2066.png
Kurobe Yukio is the strategic coach who manages the training camp as well as the camp's substitute supervisor. Analyzing each student's data and planning tactical matches is his main duty.
SternTeacher

!'''Hannah Essenheimer'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/RicaMatsumoto (JP)



Tropes associated with Kurobe:
* HotTeacher
* SharpDressedMan: He is usually seen wearing a white suit with a light blue shirt.
* TheStrategist: He is in charge of tactical planning.

!'''Tsuge Ryuuji'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/285px-ryu772ji_tsuge_4966.png
Tsuge is U-17 Camp's Circuit Coach. He also seems to be the adviser for the dorms. He's in charge of training their physicality. He won't go easy on assigning them strict training. Standing together with the players on the court, he's the coach who directs their training.

to:

Tropes associated with Kurobe:
* HotTeacher
* SharpDressedMan: He is usually seen wearing a white suit with a light blue shirt.
* TheStrategist: He is
CanonForeigner: Only appears in charge of tactical planning.

!'''Tsuge Ryuuji'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/285px-ryu772ji_tsuge_4966.png
Tsuge is U-17 Camp's Circuit Coach. He also seems to be
the adviser for the dorms. He's in charge of training their physicality. He won't go easy on assigning them strict training. Standing together with the players on the court, he's the anime.
* [[spoiler:BrokenBird]]
* CanonForeigner
* DrowningMySorrows
* FieryRedhead
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
* HospitalHottie, HotTeacher: It turns out she is Tezuka's
coach who directs their training.
while in Germany.

!'''Iijyuin Kurumi'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/SaekoChiba (JP)



Tropes associated with Tsuge:
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* HappilyMarried: His bio says he is married to an American woman and he is very devoted.
* HotTeacher

!'''Mifune Nyudoh'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/285px-nyuudo_7503.jpg
Mifune Nyudoh is the behind-the-scene coach who guides players with unconventional tennis. He is as tame as a ferocious pet. He is known as the Drunken Coach.
-->Voiced by: (JP)

to:

Tropes associated * CanonForeigner: Only appears in the anime.
* PrecociousCrush: On Fuji.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Puts on a cute outfit
with Tsuge:
ZettaiRyouiki.
* DarkSkinnedBlond
TokenMiniMoe
* HappilyMarried: His bio says he is married TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: As the Smart Sister. Subverted because she ''does'' love Narumi to an American woman death otherwise, and he is very devoted.
that also drives a good part of her inferiority complex.
* HotTeacher

!'''Mifune Nyudoh'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/285px-nyuudo_7503.jpg
Mifune Nyudoh is the behind-the-scene coach who guides players with unconventional tennis. He is as tame as a ferocious pet. He is known as the Drunken Coach.
NotSoDifferent: She mainly gets Fuji's sympathy because she, like Yuuta, have sibling complex.
* ZettaiRyouiki

!'''Iijyuin Narumi'''
-->Voiced by: (JP)
Creator/YukaNanri (JP)



Tropes associated with Mifune:
* TheAlcoholic
* {{Badass}}: Afterall, he is the guardian of the mountain.
* ExtremeOmnivore: He is capable of taking Inui's juice without even flinching.
* {{Jerkass}}: In addition to the TrainingFromHell, he made the guys dig a hole in the ground and bury their team jerseys ''and pees on them''.
** HiddenHeartOfGold, PetTheDog: Later he washes their jerseys and sends them back via air mail.
* [[spoiler:KingIncognito]]: Turns out [[spoiler:he was the Head Coach of the U-17 all along]].
* RedBaron: "Drunken Coach", "Warden of Hell" and "Hidden Coach"
* SternTeacher: Even though his training methods are extreme, he roots for the boys to make a revolution and prove their true strength.
* TrainingFromHell: He is in charge of taking the expelled players and train them again so they can regain their spots on the camp.

[[/folder]]


----

!Anime Characters

[[folder:American Team]]
This is an anime-only team that was gathered for a series of exhibition games held in Tokyo. This triggers a (rather... infamous) filler arc in which a training camp is held to select the best eight players and gather a team for such a tournament. Some members of this American Team, however, have more to them than meets the eye...

!'''Kevin Smith'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_kevin_3428.jpg

Kevin is the Captain of the American team participating in the US/Japan Goodwill Games in the anime. His wish was to play Ryoma in order to settle a rival/feud between his father, George Smith, and Ryoma's father, Nanjiro Echizen.

-->Voiced by: Creator/ReikoKiuchi (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Kevin:
* [[spoiler:BreakTheCutie: In his past, courtesy of his alcoholic dad.]]
* BreakTheHaughty
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* CanonForeigner
* HotBlooded
* Jerkass
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* UnknownRival: To Ryoma.

!'''George Smith'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YoshiroMatsumoto (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Smith:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents: ParentalNeglect version. No wonder Kevin was fucked up]]
* [[spoiler:TheAlcoholic]]
* CanonForeigner
* {{Jerkass}}
* KickTheDog: How he treated [[spoiler:Ryoma's mother.]]
* TrainingFromHell

!'''Billy Cassidy'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YuutoKazama (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Billy:
* BoisterousBruiser
* CanonForeigner
* {{Eagleland}}
* OddFriendship: With Kevin.

!'''Michael Lee'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/IsshinChiba (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Lee:
* TheDutifulSon
* ButNotTooForeign: Half-Chinese.
* CanonForeigner
* ShelteredAristocrat: Hinted to come from a very rich Chinese-American family.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Tom Griffey'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/KazunariKojima (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Tom:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]
* CanonForeigner
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Terry Griffey'''
-->Voiced by: Maiko Ito (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Terry:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]
* {{Bishonen}}
** DudeLooksLikeALady
* CanonForeigner

!'''Bobby Max'''
-->Voiced by: Hari Kaneko (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Bobby:
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* CanonForeigner
* JerkJock

!'''Arnold Ignashov'''
-->Voiced by: Yoshiaki Matsumoto (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Arnold:

* CanonForeigner
* UsefulNotes/EastGermany: Was born there, then his parents left to the USA.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Anime Other Characters]]

!'''Richard Baker'''
-->Voiced by: Tadahisa Saizen (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Baker:

* ArmorPiercingAttack
* CanonForeigner
* MoneyDearBoy: InUniverse. There's no other motivation to form a tennis team.
* SternTeacher

!'''Hannah Essenheimer'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/RicaMatsumoto (JP)

----

to:

Tropes associated with Mifune:
* TheAlcoholic
AlwaysSomeoneBetter: For Kurumi.
* {{Badass}}: Afterall, he is the guardian of the mountain.
* ExtremeOmnivore: He is capable of taking Inui's juice without even flinching.
* {{Jerkass}}: In addition to the TrainingFromHell, he made the guys dig a hole in the ground
BewareTheNiceOnes: Soft-spoken, kind, humble, and bury their team jerseys ''and pees on them''.
** HiddenHeartOfGold, PetTheDog: Later he washes their jerseys and sends them back via air mail.
* [[spoiler:KingIncognito]]: Turns out [[spoiler:he was the Head Coach of the U-17 all along]].
* RedBaron: "Drunken Coach", "Warden of Hell" and "Hidden Coach"
* SternTeacher: Even though his training methods are extreme, he roots for the boys to make a revolution and prove their true strength.
* TrainingFromHell: He is
''very'' efficient in charge of taking the expelled players and train them again so they can regain their spots on the camp.

[[/folder]]


----

!Anime Characters

[[folder:American Team]]
This is an anime-only team that was gathered for a series of exhibition games held in Tokyo. This triggers a (rather... infamous) filler arc in which a training camp is held to select the best eight players and gather a team for such a tournament. Some members of this American Team, however, have more to them than meets the eye...

!'''Kevin Smith'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_kevin_3428.jpg

Kevin is the Captain of the American team participating in the US/Japan Goodwill Games in the anime. His wish was to play Ryoma in order to settle a rival/feud between his father, George Smith, and Ryoma's father, Nanjiro Echizen.

-->Voiced by: Creator/ReikoKiuchi (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Kevin:
tennis.
* [[spoiler:BreakTheCutie: In his past, courtesy of his alcoholic dad.]]
* BreakTheHaughty
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* CanonForeigner
* HotBlooded
* Jerkass
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* UnknownRival: To Ryoma.

!'''George Smith'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YoshiroMatsumoto (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Smith:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents: ParentalNeglect version. No wonder Kevin was fucked up]]
* [[spoiler:TheAlcoholic]]
* CanonForeigner
* {{Jerkass}}
* KickTheDog: How he treated [[spoiler:Ryoma's mother.]]
* TrainingFromHell

!'''Billy Cassidy'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YuutoKazama (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Billy:
* BoisterousBruiser
* CanonForeigner
* {{Eagleland}}
* OddFriendship: With Kevin.

!'''Michael Lee'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/IsshinChiba (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Lee:
* TheDutifulSon
* ButNotTooForeign: Half-Chinese.
* CanonForeigner
* ShelteredAristocrat: Hinted to come from a very rich Chinese-American family.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Tom Griffey'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/KazunariKojima (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Tom:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]
* CanonForeigner
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Terry Griffey'''
-->Voiced by: Maiko Ito (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Terry:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]
* {{Bishonen}}
** DudeLooksLikeALady
* CanonForeigner

!'''Bobby Max'''
-->Voiced by: Hari Kaneko (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Bobby:
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* CanonForeigner
* JerkJock

!'''Arnold Ignashov'''
-->Voiced by: Yoshiaki Matsumoto (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Arnold:

* CanonForeigner
* UsefulNotes/EastGermany: Was born there, then his parents left to the USA.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Anime Other Characters]]

!'''Richard Baker'''
-->Voiced by: Tadahisa Saizen (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Baker:

* ArmorPiercingAttack
* CanonForeigner
* MoneyDearBoy: InUniverse. There's no other motivation to form a tennis team.
* SternTeacher

!'''Hannah Essenheimer'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/RicaMatsumoto (JP)

----
ChildProdigy



* [[spoiler:BrokenBird]]
* CanonForeigner
* DrowningMySorrows
* FieryRedhead
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
* HospitalHottie, HotTeacher: It turns out she is Tezuka's coach while in Germany.

!'''Iijyuin Kurumi'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/SaekoChiba (JP)

----
* CanonForeigner: Only appears in the anime.
* PrecociousCrush: On Fuji.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Puts on a cute outfit with ZettaiRyouiki.

to:

* [[spoiler:BrokenBird]]
* CanonForeigner
* DrowningMySorrows
* FieryRedhead
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
* HospitalHottie, HotTeacher: It turns out
TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: As the Pretty Sister. Narumi actually is depressed and shocked when she is Tezuka's coach while in Germany.

!'''Iijyuin Kurumi'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/SaekoChiba (JP)

----
* CanonForeigner: Only appears in the anime.
* PrecociousCrush: On Fuji.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Puts on a cute outfit with ZettaiRyouiki.
learns that Kurumi resents her; she truly had no idea about her sister's conflict, since she views her as both her other half and WorthyOpponent.



* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: As the Smart Sister. Subverted because she ''does'' love Narumi to death otherwise, and that also drives a good part of her inferiority complex.
* NotSoDifferent: She mainly gets Fuji's sympathy because she, like Yuuta, have sibling complex.
* ZettaiRyouiki

!'''Iijyuin Narumi'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YukaNanri (JP)

----
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: For Kurumi.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Soft-spoken, kind, humble, and ''very'' efficient in tennis.
* ChildProdigy
* CanonForeigner: Only appears in the anime.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: As the Pretty Sister. Narumi actually is depressed and shocked when she learns that Kurumi resents her; she truly had no idea about her sister's conflict, since she views her as both her other half and WorthyOpponent.
* TokenMiniMoe
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[[folder:Higa Chuu]]
For the past 26 years, no team from Okinawa has made it past the Kyushuu Tournament. The run of misfortune finally ended this year with the surge of a new powerhouse, Higa. Under the leadership of Kite Eishirou, Higa dominated its Regional Tournament, dethroning Shishigaku, last year's National semifinalist. They have quite the unorthodox techniques, based in Okinawan martial arts, as well as ''very''... unconventional ways to treat their rivals, making them a sort of BlackSheep among the present teams.

!'''The Team as a whole'''
* TheFashionista: After Kite concludes that the key to be a successful tennis team is ''stylish hair'', most of them went under makeovers: Chinen had a SkunkStripe, Rin [[DyeHard dyed his black hair blonde]] and Kite dyed his hair purple and got his trademark hairstyle (in which he spends 1 hour and 15 minutes every day).
* FiveBadBand: Not counting [[ThoseTwoGuys Aragaki and Shiranui]], they fit into this role against Seigaku.
** TheBigBad, TheEvilGenius: Kite, who also acts as an EvilCounterpart to Tezuka
** TheDragon: Kai, as the vice-captain of the team and Kite's Childhood friend.
** TheBrute: Tanishi and Chinen
** TheDarkChick: Hirakoba, who is the first to hesitate at the order of aiming at coach Sumire.
* TrueCompanions: It's shown in flashbacks how they suffered the TrainingFromHell with the goal of going together to the Nationals. As much of a SmugSnake as Kite is, all his team respects him and go into his direction. In New Prince of Tennis, all the five Higa teammates get to share the room instead of being assigned into separated ones.


!'''Kite Eishirou'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_kite_7047.jpg

Kite Eishirou is the captain of Higa, whose nicknames are "Killer" and "The Hitman", as well as receiving a reputation for defeating the aces of many other teams. He has an aggressive play style and can quickly figure out and target the opponent's weaknesses. He scouts various players and teaches them "Shukuchihou", a technique based on martial arts that gives the opponent the impression that the user is able to approach the net or baseline in one step from anywhere on the court. He is the only member that is able to use the "Shukuchihou" in any direction due to his balance. He also teaches them their signature techniques. Kite remains composed and polite in front of other teams, yet extremely condescending towards them, and if physically attacked, won't hesitate to strike back. His tennis style combines the "Shukuchihou" with other techniques such as his powerful "Big Bang" serve, and his "Habu", a shot that curves randomly, making it extremely difficult to return.

-->Voiced by: Creator/TarusukeShingaki (JP)

to:

\n[[folder:Higa Chuu]]\nFor the past 26 years, no team from Okinawa has made it past the Kyushuu Tournament. The run of misfortune finally ended this year with the surge of a new powerhouse, Higa. Under the leadership of Kite * [[Characters/ThePrinceOfTennisHigaChuu HigaChuu]][[note]]Kite Eishirou, Higa dominated its Regional Tournament, dethroning Shishigaku, last year's National semifinalist. They have quite the unorthodox techniques, based in Okinawan martial arts, as well as ''very''... unconventional ways to treat their rivals, making them a sort of BlackSheep among the present teams.

!'''The Team as a whole'''
* TheFashionista: After Kite concludes that the key to be a successful tennis team is ''stylish hair'', most of them went under makeovers:
Kai Yuujirou, Tanishi Kei, Hirakoba Rin, Chinen had a SkunkStripe, Rin [[DyeHard dyed his black hair blonde]] Hiroshi, Shiranui Tomoya and Kite dyed his hair purple and got his trademark hairstyle (in which he spends 1 hour and 15 minutes every day).
* FiveBadBand: Not counting [[ThoseTwoGuys
Aragaki and Shiranui]], they fit into this role against Seigaku.
** TheBigBad, TheEvilGenius: Kite, who also acts as an EvilCounterpart to Tezuka
** TheDragon: Kai, as the vice-captain of the team and Kite's Childhood friend.
** TheBrute: Tanishi and Chinen
** TheDarkChick: Hirakoba, who is the first to hesitate at the order of aiming at coach Sumire.
* TrueCompanions: It's shown in flashbacks how they suffered the TrainingFromHell with the goal of going together to the Nationals. As much of a SmugSnake as Kite is, all his team respects him and go into his direction. In New Prince of Tennis, all the five Higa teammates get to share the room instead of being assigned into separated ones.


!'''Kite Eishirou'''
Koichi[[/note]]

[[folder:Minor Schools Characters]]

!Liliadent Krauser
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_kite_7047.jpg

Kite Eishirou
org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_krauser_5296.jpg
Liliadent Krauser
is the captain of Higa, whose nicknames are "Killer" and "The Hitman", as well as receiving a reputation for defeating the aces of many other teams. He has an aggressive play style and can quickly figure out and target the opponent's weaknesses. He scouts various players and teaches them "Shukuchihou", a technique based on martial arts that gives the opponent the impression that the user is able to approach the net or baseline in one step 1st year exchange student from anywhere on the court. He is the only member that is able to use the "Shukuchihou" in any direction due to his balance. He also teaches them their signature techniques. Kite remains composed and polite in front of other teams, yet extremely condescending towards them, and if physically attacked, won't hesitate to strike back. His tennis style combines the "Shukuchihou" with other techniques such as his powerful "Big Bang" serve, and his "Habu", a shot that curves randomly, making it extremely difficult to return.

Nagoya Seitoku.
-->Voiced by: Creator/TarusukeShingaki Creator/TetsuyaKakihara (JP)



Tropes associated with Kite:

to:

Tropes associated with Kite:Krauser:
* AerithAndBob: His name makes him stand out as a foreigner.
* BiblicalMotifs: His SignatureMove.
* BloodKnight
* BlondesAreEvil: Ruthless, deadpan and crucifies opponents against the fence.
* BullyingADragon: Didn't go well for him with either Kirihara or Nakagauchi
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu - BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: He got it badly when playing against Kirihara.
** He receives this again in New Prince of Tennis against Nakagauchi.
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: Like many of the Nagoya foreign players, he starts berating Rikkai as a "team from a little island". Yagyuu, however, translates this for Kirihara as [[BlatantLies "The Seaweed idiot"]], so Kirihara goes on Devil Mode.
* ForeignExchangeStudent
* GratuitousEnglish: Most of his lines, given his status as a foreign student, which also makes him one of the few characters that talks to Ryoma in English. His accent, however, also accentuates that it's not his native language.
* GrayEyes
* RealMenWearPink: His hobby is Flower Arrangement.
* SignatureMove: Haritsuku Gomen (Dismissal by Crucification) and Southern Cross
* TokenMinority: So far the only canon Caucasian character at U-17.
* TookALevelInKindness: In New Prince of Tennis, as he is assigned as one of Ryoma's roommates, he is the only one to notice that Ryoma is distraught and asks him in English of he's OK.

!Sakata Richard
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Sakata Richard is a 3rd year student from St. Icarus and captain of the school's tennis club. He captained his team to the Nationals, only to lose against Sengoku Kiyosumi of Yamabuki. In New Prince of Tennis, he is described as a western foreigner by Dan Taichi, Urayama Shiita, and Horio Satoshi.
-->Voiced by: Eisuke Tsuda (JP)

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Tropes associated with Sakata:
* AerithAndBob: "Richard" really stands out between so many Japanese names.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: He has clear African heritage, but it's not stated from where exactly.
* ButNotTooForeign: Has a Japanese last name.



* {{Catchphrase}}: "Goya kuwasuyo."
* ChildhoodFriends: According to the fanbook "Perfect Edition Season 2 Volume 8", he and Kai knew each other since they were 5 years old.
* CombatPragmatist: He's not above cheating if he can.
** DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: In OVA 6, during his match with Tezuka.
* EvilCounterpart: He resembles Tezuka and even has some of the same seriousness but has the completely opposite approach on the court. While Tezuka is honorable and completely against on-court violence, Kite relishes in it.
* ExtremeOmnivore: He explains that the entire team is immune to Inui's juice because they're accustomed to eating goya (bitter melon).
* TheFashionista: According to extras, Kite was the one who suggested the team to have trendy haircuts after seeing a magazine photo of Chitose and Tachibana (back when he had long bleached hair), reason why the teammates all have signature hairstyles. Also his bio says he spends his money on Glasses care, Hair dressing place and fashion magazines. He also spends 1 hour and 15 minutes setting his hair.
* AFatherToHisMen: All his teammates respect and obey him.
* FourEyesZeroSoul
* InTheBack: [[spoiler:He hits a ball at Marui in this way in ''The New Prince of Tennis'' during their doubles match against Kimijima and Tohno]].
* JustInTime: In the sequel, when Tohno hits a ball aimed at Mori and Ochi after losing their doubles match, Kite deflects it away from them in the nick of time.
* {{Megane}}
* OddFriendship: With Marui.
** FireForgedFriends: With the way their [[PowerOfTrust match]] [[InTheBack played]] [[DoYouTrustMe out]], he and Marui qualify as this.
* PetTheDog: He's quite the asshole to his rivals, but cares for [[TrueCompanions his teammates]]. He can also be very kind to Ayaka from ''Umibe no Secret'' if he's the chosen love interest.
* RedemptionEqualsAffliction: He takes the brunt of [[spoiler:[[{{Jerkass}} Tohno]]'s "executions"]] in place of [[spoiler:[[FireForgedFriends Marui]], [[EyeScream whose eye was already injured]]]] because he felt guilty about [[spoiler:the suffering he caused Marui when he pretended to betray him earlier in their match]].
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: PlayedStraight when he accepts [[spoiler:Kimijima]]'s offer to [[spoiler:pretend to betray Marui in order to create a chance to injure Tohno]], with the promise that he would be recommended into the First String. Later, [[spoiler:it gets inverted, because Kite, moved by Marui's determination to continue the match despite being betrayed, [[ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules ditches Kimijima's offer and teams up with Marui for good]]]].
* SignatureMove: 'Shukuchihou'. Unlike the others, he can move in any direction, rather than just back and forth.
** Also, Big Bang, which he taught Tanishi. [[spoiler:In fact, he can also use almost all the moves his teammates can use, ''[[http://www.mangareader.net/new-prince-of-tennis/87/10 having taught his entire team their moves]]''.]]
* SmugSnake: Though not as bad as Saotome.
** Also invoked in the ''Umibe no Secret'' DatingSim, where Kite has [[PassiveAggressiveKombat very polite yet mocking]] speech patterns [[WhydidYouMakeMeHitYou that he uses]] ''[[WhydidYouMakeMeHitYou specifically]]'' [[WhydidYouMakeMeHitYou to provoke people]] (like [[{{Jerkass}} Akutsu]]). To be fair, if by that point he's fond of the Umibe girl Ayaka, [[CharacterDevelopment he *does* show a kinder side]] (like apologizing to Ayaka openly if she gets caught in the fights [[PetTheDog and meaning it]].)
** It gets exploited in New Prince of Tennis, since nobody knew if he was betraying Marui in favor of the opponents. [[spoiler:Turns out he had to make it look convincing so they could take down Tohno.]]
* StealthExpert: All the team is trained in Okinawa Martial arts. An example of his abilities is during the Yakiniku mini-arc, where he slips hot sauce in Ishida Gin's plate without anyone noticing.

!'''Kai Yuujirou'''
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Kai Yuujirou is the vice-captain who has a tendency to be brash and impulsive despite being the oldest member. He normally plays with his right hand, though he switches to his natural left-handed style while using a racquet with a reverse grip to use his "Viking Horn" shot, which curves before reaching the opponent's side. he utilizes this attack by waiting for his opponents reaction and at the last second, strikes back to the opposite side of the reaction.

-->Voiced by: Daisuke Nakamura (JP)

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* {{Catchphrase}}: "Goya kuwasuyo."
CoolShades
* ChildhoodFriends: According to LightningBruiser: He is known for his long legs, which serves him as an advantage.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: He is mostly remembered by
the fanbook "Perfect Edition Season 2 Volume 8", he fandom and Kai knew each other since they were 5 years old.
* CombatPragmatist: He's not above cheating if he can.
** DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: In OVA 6, during his match with Tezuka.
* EvilCounterpart: He resembles Tezuka and even has some of the same seriousness but has the completely opposite approach on the court. While Tezuka is honorable and completely
many characters as "The guy who lost against on-court violence, Kite relishes in it.
* ExtremeOmnivore: He explains that the entire team is immune to Inui's juice because they're accustomed to eating goya (bitter melon).
* TheFashionista: According to extras, Kite was the one who suggested the team to have trendy haircuts after seeing a magazine photo of Chitose and Tachibana (back when he had long bleached hair), reason why the teammates all have signature hairstyles. Also his bio says he spends his money on Glasses care, Hair dressing place and fashion magazines. He also spends 1 hour and 15 minutes setting his hair.
* AFatherToHisMen: All his teammates respect and obey him.
* FourEyesZeroSoul
* InTheBack: [[spoiler:He hits a ball at Marui in this way in ''The New Prince of Tennis'' during their doubles match against Kimijima and Tohno]].
* JustInTime: In the sequel, when Tohno hits a ball aimed at Mori and Ochi after losing their doubles match, Kite deflects it away from them
Sengoku in the nick of time.
Nationals".
* {{Megane}}
* OddFriendship: With Marui.
** FireForgedFriends: With the way their [[PowerOfTrust match]] [[InTheBack played]] [[DoYouTrustMe out]], he and Marui qualify as this.
* PetTheDog: He's quite the asshole
[[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty Trying to Catch Me Playing Dirty]]: He uses his rivals, but cares for [[TrueCompanions his teammates]]. He can also be very kind long legs to Ayaka from ''Umibe no Secret'' if he's the chosen love interest.
trip others.
* RedemptionEqualsAffliction: He takes the brunt of [[spoiler:[[{{Jerkass}} Tohno]]'s "executions"]] in place of [[spoiler:[[FireForgedFriends Marui]], [[EyeScream whose eye was already injured]]]] because he felt guilty about [[spoiler:the suffering he caused Marui when he pretended to betray him earlier in their match]].
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: PlayedStraight when he accepts [[spoiler:Kimijima]]'s offer to [[spoiler:pretend to betray Marui in order to create a chance to injure Tohno]], with the promise that he would be recommended into the First String. Later, [[spoiler:it gets inverted, because Kite, moved by Marui's determination to continue the match despite being betrayed, [[ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules ditches Kimijima's offer and teams up with Marui for good]]]].
* SignatureMove: 'Shukuchihou'. Unlike the others, he can move in any direction, rather than just back and forth.
** Also, Big Bang, which he taught Tanishi. [[spoiler:In fact, he can also use almost all the moves his teammates can use, ''[[http://www.mangareader.net/new-prince-of-tennis/87/10 having taught his entire team their moves]]''.]]
* SmugSnake: Though not as bad as Saotome.
** Also invoked in the ''Umibe no Secret'' DatingSim, where Kite has [[PassiveAggressiveKombat very polite yet mocking]] speech patterns [[WhydidYouMakeMeHitYou that he uses]] ''[[WhydidYouMakeMeHitYou specifically]]'' [[WhydidYouMakeMeHitYou to provoke people]] (like [[{{Jerkass}} Akutsu]]). To be fair, if by that point he's fond
TokenMinority: One of the Umibe girl Ayaka, [[CharacterDevelopment he *does* show a kinder side]] (like apologizing to Ayaka openly if she gets caught in the fights [[PetTheDog and meaning it]].)
** It gets exploited in New Prince
only notable characters of Tennis, since nobody knew if he was betraying Marui in favor of the opponents. [[spoiler:Turns out he had to make it look convincing so they could take down Tohno.]]
* StealthExpert: All the team is trained in Okinawa Martial arts. An example of his abilities is during the Yakiniku mini-arc, where he slips hot sauce in Ishida Gin's plate without anyone noticing.

!'''Kai Yuujirou'''
mixed heritage along with Jackal.

!Kuki Kiichi
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Kai Yuujirou
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Kiichi Kuki
is a third year student Kakinoki Middle School and the vice-captain who has a tendency to be brash and impulsive despite being the oldest member. He normally plays with his right hand, though he switches to his natural left-handed style while using a racquet with a reverse grip to use his "Viking Horn" shot, which curves before reaching the opponent's side. he utilizes this attack by waiting for his opponents reaction and at the last second, strikes back to the opposite side captain of the reaction.

school tennis club.
-->Voiced by: Daisuke Nakamura Eiji Takemoto (JP)



Tropes associated with Kai:
* ChildhoodFriends: According to the fanbook "Perfect Edition Season 2 Volume 8", he and Kite knew each other since they were 5 years old.

to:

Tropes associated with Kai:
Kuki:
* ChildhoodFriends: According to the fanbook "Perfect Edition Season 2 Volume 8", he TheCaptain
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a little one under his left eye, as indicative of his {{Jerkass}} role.
* IShallTauntYou: He should know better than provoking Tezuka
and Kite knew each other since they were 5 years old.Fuji before a match.



** CharacterizationMarchesOn: Is quite kinder in ''Umibe no Secret'', though like Kite he isn't above behaving not so nicely towards other players.
* KickTheDog: See Saotome's section, as he was the one [[spoiler:who injured poor Ojii under his orders.]]
** PunchClockVillain: He was instructed to do so.
* [[NiceHat Nice Cap]]
* NumberTwo: He's the sub-captain, but Rin seems to have a very strong in-team presence as well.
* PeekABangs
* SignatureMove: 'Shukuchihou' and 'Viking Horn'.

!'''Tanishi Kei'''
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Tanishi Kei possesses a large body, which allows him to utilize his "Big Bang" serve that uses his weight and the gravity from falling in order to make a nearly unreturnable serve. It takes a lot of stamina, which decreases its power over time, allowing it to be returned, which was taken advantage of by Ryoma.

-->Voiced by: Creator/YojiUeda (JP)

to:

** CharacterizationMarchesOn: Is quite kinder in ''Umibe no Secret'', though like Kite * LaserGuidedKarma: Right after he isn't above behaving not so nicely towards other players.
* KickTheDog: See Saotome's section,
taunts Tezuka and insults Fudomine as he was the one [[spoiler:who injured poor Ojii under a "No-Name School", his orders.]]
** PunchClockVillain: He was instructed to do so.
* [[NiceHat Nice Cap]]
* NumberTwo: He's the sub-captain, but Rin seems to have a
team gets crushed by Fudomine very strong in-team presence easily.
* SoreLoser: He tells Mizuki about Tezuka's injury.

!Ginka Junior High
Despite their tournament record, Ginka Middle School is a weak school; Echizen Ryoma inadvertently defeats their entire team during their practice match. Their records were only good due to winning against weak schools. When they played against Seigaku, they forfeited due to being scared of their regulars. When it came time to play against Rikkai Daigaku Fuzoku during the Kantō Tournament, they stole Sadaharu Inui's special juice,
as well.
* PeekABangs
* SignatureMove: 'Shukuchihou'
they thought it was what made Seigaku strong, and 'Viking Horn'.

!'''Tanishi Kei'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_kei_7224.jpg

Tanishi Kei possesses a large body, which allows him
mixed it with their own ingredients to utilize his "Big Bang" serve that uses his weight and create "The Three Flavors of Ginka". As a result, they ended up having to forfeit the gravity from falling in order match due to make a nearly unreturnable serve. It takes a lot of stamina, which decreases its power over time, allowing it to be returned, which was taken advantage of by Ryoma.

-->Voiced by: Creator/YojiUeda (JP)
food poisoning.



Tropes associated with Tanishi:

* {{Acrofatic}}: He's rather fast for a big guy.
* BigEater: In the yakiniku episode, he actually eats with tongs. The sight grosses out ''everyone'' around.
** ExtremeOmnivore: In the same episode, he can also withstand Inui's juices, which Eishirou says are mild to what he's accustomed to in Okinawa.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Shimiti ichundo!" ("I'm gonna attack!").
* FatBastard: He's pretty much built like a sumo wrestler.
* LightningBruiser
* SignatureMove: 'Shukuchihou' and 'Big Bang'.

!'''Hirakoba Rin'''
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Hirakoba Rin is the only member of the team who likes fair play. He uses "Habu", which has the stance of a smash, except that it curves wildly and unpredictable while in the air and bouncing, and "Giant Habu", which curves immediately after leaving the racquet, though it causes his hand to go numb, limiting it to one use per match. Hirakoba is a very formidable player, being able to take out [[spoiler: Fuji's triple counter and Takashi's Hadoukyuu]]. He is one of the few players to stand up to Coach Saotome, [[spoiler: refusing an order to attack Seigaku's coach feeling the match was too interesting]].

-->Voiced by: Creator/HiroyukiYoshino (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Tanishi:

Ginka Tennis Club:
* {{Acrofatic}}: He's rather fast {{Butt Monkey}}s
* {{Dirty Coward}}s: They purposely forfeit their match against Seigaku. And also the whole team didn't have any constraints with bullying Sakuno.
* {{Jerkass}}es: They purposely bullied Sakuno by hiding her tennis ball and make her look
for it between all their balls. That's until Ryoma kicked their collective asses.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Twice.
** During the Prefecture Tournament, they try so hard to not get Seigaku, that they end up getting paired against [[FromBadToWorse Rikkaidai]].
** Trying to spy on Seigaku, they steal
a big guy.
* BigEater: In the yakiniku episode, he actually eats with tongs. The sight grosses out ''everyone'' around.
** ExtremeOmnivore: In the same episode, he can also withstand
bottle of Inui's juices, which Eishirou says are mild to what he's accustomed to in Okinawa.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Shimiti ichundo!" ("I'm gonna attack!").
* FatBastard: He's pretty much built like a sumo wrestler.
* LightningBruiser
* SignatureMove: 'Shukuchihou' and 'Big Bang'.

!'''Hirakoba Rin'''
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Hirakoba Rin is
juice believing it's the key of their performance. The whole team gets sick right before their match against Rikkaidai (they would have been crushed anyway).

!Midoriyama Junior High
In the anime, Midoriyama was defeated by Josei Shonan so it was
only member of mentioned once in the team who likes fair play. He uses "Habu", which has the stance of a smash, except that it curves wildly and unpredictable anime, while in the air manga, it was the other way around. All of the regulars are second-years, and bouncing, and "Giant Habu", which curves immediately after leaving the racquet, though it causes his hand to go numb, limiting it to one use per match. Hirakoba is a very formidable player, being able team has 3 specialist coaches. However, their arrogance caused them to take out [[spoiler: Fuji's triple counter and Takashi's Hadoukyuu]]. He Seigaku too lightly, which caused them to lose 3 sets in a row.

Fortunately, they gained a spot in the Nationals. However, Midoriyama
is one probably the weakest team compared to the other 5 teams from the Kanto region. They were easily eliminated in the first round of the few players to stand up to Coach Saotome, [[spoiler: refusing an order to attack Seigaku's coach feeling the match was too interesting]].

-->Voiced by: Creator/HiroyukiYoshino (JP)
nationals.



Tropes associated with Hirakoba:
* DarkSkinnedBlond
** DyeHard: InUniverse. Flashbacks show his hair was black the previous year.
* DoesNotLikeSpam: A usual threat to Rin is forcing him to eat goya (bitter melon).
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Openly questions Saotome-sensei's methods if he's pumped up enough in the match.
* TheLancer: Shares this position with the proper sub-captain, Kai.
* SignatureMove: '[[FlashStep Shukuchihou]]', 'Habu', 'Giant Habu'.

!'''Chinen Hiroshi'''
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Chinen Hiroshi is the tallest player in Higa Chuu, who uses his size and looks to mock and intimidate his opponents.

-->Voiced by: Kazuya Sueyoshi (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Hirakoba:
Midoriyama Tennis Club:
* DarkSkinnedBlond
** DyeHard: InUniverse. Flashbacks show his hair was black the previous year.
* DoesNotLikeSpam: A usual threat to Rin is forcing him to eat goya (bitter melon).
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Openly questions Saotome-sensei's methods if he's pumped up enough in the match.
* TheLancer: Shares this position
DemotedToExtra, AdaptedOut: The anime replaces them with Jousei Shounan. The Musicals only mentions them in a brief recount song. In the proper sub-captain, Kai.
manga, however, their miniarc is, if not, very forgettable.
* SignatureMove: '[[FlashStep Shukuchihou]]', 'Habu', 'Giant Habu'.

!'''Chinen Hiroshi'''
PushoverParents: The coach Kiraku pressures his son into playing tennis, also because he was an UnknownRival to Echizen Nanjiroh.
* WellDoneSonGuy: TheCaptain, Kiraku Yasuyuki, plays on the team only because his father wants him to, to the point he started to get tired of tennis until he faced against Ryoma.


[[/folder]]


[[folder:Team Coaches]]

!'''Ryuuzaki Sumire'''
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Chinen Hiroshi Ryuuzaki Sumire is the tallest player in Higa Chuu, coach of Seigaku's tennis club and one of the school's math teachers. She helped Echizen Nanjirou develop his skills and become a professional tennis player. She has a granddaughter named Sakuno with a crush on Ryoma. Ryuuzaki has a rivalry with her ex-mentor, Banda Mikiya a.k.a. Banji, who uses his size is the coach for Yamabuki Chuu. She constantly yells, but she is considered to be a great and looks to mock reliable coach. She has a good relationship with her regulars and intimidate his opponents.

participates in their recreational group activities: The bowling reunion and the beach-volley mini-tournament with Rokkaku Chuu.

-->Voiced by: Kazuya Sueyoshi (JP)
Shizuka Okohira (JP), Creator/BarbaraGoodson (EN)



Tropes associated with Chinen:

* LooksLikeCesare: Very tall, very pale, very dark-haired aside of the white stripe on his hair.
* FaceOfAThug: Doesn't seem to be a bad guy per se. But holy shit, he looks creepy.
* SkunkStripe
* SignatureMove: '[[FlashStep Shukuchihou]]'.

!'''Shiranui Tomoya''' and '''Aragaki Koichi'''

to:

Tropes associated with Chinen:

Sumire:
* LooksLikeCesare: Very tall, very pale, very dark-haired aside of BadassTeacher
* CoolOldLady
** DirtyOldWoman
* TheComicallySerious
* HelloNurse: In her younger years.
** IWasQuiteALooker: When Nanjirou graduated and decided to go to America, she went to bid him goodbye at
the white stripe on his hair.
airport ''in a [[LadyInRed red minidress]]''
** Averted during the volleyall episode, where it's more of a FanDisservice with {{Gainaxing}}.
* FaceOfAThug: Doesn't seem to be a bad guy per se. But holy shit, he looks creepy.
NotSoStoic: Good Christ, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny the volleyball episode]] in the Nationals Arc.
* SkunkStripe
* SignatureMove: '[[FlashStep Shukuchihou]]'.

!'''Shiranui Tomoya''' and '''Aragaki Koichi'''
SternTeacher

!'''Banda Mikiya'''
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Banda Mikiya or "Banji" for short, is Yamabuki's coach.

-->Voiced by: Kazuhiko Nishimatsu (JP)



Tropes associated with Shiranui and Aragaki:
* PlotPoweredStamina
* ThoseTwoGuys
* StoneWall: They can't use Okinawan Tennis techniques, but they make up for it with sheer staying power that could give [[PlotPoweredStamina Kaidoh]] a run for his money.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Minor Schools Characters]]

!Liliadent Krauser
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Liliadent Krauser is a 1st year exchange student from Nagoya Seitoku.
-->Voiced by: Creator/TetsuyaKakihara (JP)

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Tropes associated with Shiranui and Aragaki:
Banda:
* PlotPoweredStamina
CoolOldGuy: One of the few people capable of keeping Akutsu at line.
* ThoseTwoGuys
EyesAlwaysShut
* StoneWall: They can't use Okinawan Tennis techniques, but they make up for it with sheer staying power PerpetualSmiler: He always smiles. ALWAYS. So much that could give [[PlotPoweredStamina Kaidoh]] a run for it creeps everyone out. [[BerserkButton And this sends Nanjirou in screaming fits.]]
* TheRival: He is this to Seigaku's coach Ryuuzaki Sumire, in terms of Team Coaching.
* SitcomArchNemesis: To Nanjirou. It only takes the mention of
his money.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Minor Schools Characters]]

!Liliadent Krauser
name to set Nanjirou on rampage.
* TeamDad

!'''Sakaki Tarou'''
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Liliadent Krauser
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Sakaki Tarou
is the of Hyoutei's team. Sakaki is also a 1st year exchange student from Nagoya Seitoku.
music teacher for the school and has complete confidence in Atobe Keigo, trusting that he is capable of defeating any opponent.

-->Voiced by: Creator/TetsuyaKakihara Creator/JurotaKosugi (JP)



Tropes associated with Krauser:
* AerithAndBob: His name makes him stand out as a foreigner.
* BiblicalMotifs: His SignatureMove.
* BloodKnight
* BlondesAreEvil: Ruthless, deadpan and crucifies opponents against the fence.
* BullyingADragon: Didn't go well for him with either Kirihara or Nakagauchi
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu - BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: He got it badly when playing against Kirihara.
** He receives this again in New Prince of Tennis against Nakagauchi.
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: Like many of the Nagoya foreign players, he starts berating Rikkai as a "team from a little island". Yagyuu, however, translates this for Kirihara as [[BlatantLies "The Seaweed idiot"]], so Kirihara goes on Devil Mode.
* ForeignExchangeStudent
* GratuitousEnglish: Most of his lines, given his status as a foreign student, which also makes him one of the few characters that talks to Ryoma in English. His accent, however, also accentuates that it's not his native language.
* GrayEyes
* RealMenWearPink: His hobby is Flower Arrangement.
* SignatureMove: Haritsuku Gomen (Dismissal by Crucification) and Southern Cross
* TokenMinority: So far the only canon Caucasian character at U-17.
* TookALevelInKindness: In New Prince of Tennis, as he is assigned as one of Ryoma's roommates, he is the only one to notice that Ryoma is distraught and asks him in English of he's OK.

!Sakata Richard
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_sakata_8697.jpg
Sakata Richard is a 3rd year student from St. Icarus and captain of the school's tennis club. He captained his team to the Nationals, only to lose against Sengoku Kiyosumi of Yamabuki. In New Prince of Tennis, he is described as a western foreigner by Dan Taichi, Urayama Shiita, and Horio Satoshi.
-->Voiced by: Eisuke Tsuda (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Krauser:
Sakaki:
* AerithAndBob: His name makes him stand out as a foreigner.
* BiblicalMotifs: His SignatureMove.
* BloodKnight
* BlondesAreEvil: Ruthless, deadpan
BunnyEarsLawyer: Very efficient coach and crucifies opponents against music teacher. Just as quirky as his own pupils.
* TheDandy
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Itte yosh!"
* SternTeacher: He is very strict, to
the fence.
* BullyingADragon: Didn't go well for him
point of changing regulars if they loose a match even once. He only made the exception with either Kirihara or Nakagauchi
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu - BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: He got
Shishido because it badly when playing against Kirihara.
** He receives this again in New Prince of Tennis against Nakagauchi.
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: Like many of the Nagoya foreign players, he starts berating Rikkai as a "team
involved an ImportantHaircut from a little island". Yagyuu, however, translates this Shishido, Ohtori's pleas '''and''' Atobe asking him personally. He later keeps the same regular team for Kirihara as [[BlatantLies "The Seaweed idiot"]], so Kirihara goes on Devil Mode.
* ForeignExchangeStudent
* GratuitousEnglish: Most of his lines, given his status as a foreign student, which also makes him one of
the few characters that talks to Ryoma in English. His accent, however, also accentuates that it's not his native language.
* GrayEyes
* RealMenWearPink: His hobby is Flower Arrangement.
* SignatureMove: Haritsuku Gomen (Dismissal by Crucification) and Southern Cross
* TokenMinority: So far the only canon Caucasian character at U-17.
* TookALevelInKindness: In New Prince of Tennis, as he is assigned as one of Ryoma's roommates, he is the only one to notice that Ryoma is distraught and asks him in English of he's OK.

!Sakata Richard
National Tournament.

!'''Hanamura Aoi'''
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Sakata Richard Hanamura Aoi is a 3rd year student from St. Icarus the coach of Jousei Shonan, who refers to her students as masterpieces and captain constantly tries to recruit new students, especially Ryoma. She is often proud of the school's tennis club. He captained his team to the Nationals, only to lose against Sengoku Kiyosumi of Yamabuki. In New Prince of Tennis, he is described as a western foreigner by Dan Taichi, Urayama Shiita, her own prowess and Horio Satoshi.
of her pupils', but is otherwise very calm and professional.

-->Voiced by: Eisuke Tsuda Kaori Yamagata (JP)



Tropes associated with Sakata:
* AerithAndBob: "Richard" really stands out between so many Japanese names.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: He has clear African heritage, but it's not stated from where exactly.
* ButNotTooForeign: Has a Japanese last name.
* TheCaptain
* CoolShades
* LightningBruiser: He is known for his long legs, which serves him as an advantage.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: He is mostly remembered by the fandom and many characters as "The guy who lost against Sengoku in the Nationals".
* [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty Trying to Catch Me Playing Dirty]]: He uses his long legs to trip others.
* TokenMinority: One of the only notable characters of mixed heritage along with Jackal.

!Kuki Kiichi
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_kiichi_7131.jpg
Kiichi Kuki is a third year student Kakinoki Middle School and the captain of the school tennis club.
-->Voiced by: Eiji Takemoto (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Sakata:
Hanamura:
* AerithAndBob: "Richard" really stands out between so many Japanese names.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: He has clear African heritage, but it's not stated from
AscendedExtra: In the manga, she doesn't appear at all, where exactly.
* ButNotTooForeign: Has a Japanese last name.
* TheCaptain
* CoolShades
* LightningBruiser: He is known for his long legs, which serves him as an advantage.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: He is mostly remembered by
the fandom and many characters as "The guy who lost against Sengoku only we see about her is her name in the Nationals".
Jousei Shounan list. She gets design and characterization in the anime.
* [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty Trying to Catch Me Playing Dirty]]: He uses his long legs to trip others.BunnyEarsLawyer: Fawns over her pupils almost like a teenage girl, when she's not coolly supervising their training menus.
* HotTeacher
* {{Meganekko}}
* MsFanservice: Big breasts? Check. A pretty face with a BeautyMark? Check. Nice red hair? Check. A melodious mezzo-soprano voice? Check. Tight clothes when not at work? Oh baby, CheckPlease.
* NotSoDifferent: To Sumire Ryuzaki. While Ryuzaki sensei doesn't agree with her view of students as "masterpieces", they both care very much about their boys. Even Hanamura looks a lot like [[IWasQuiteALooker Sumire when she was young]].

* TokenMinority: One {{Shotacon}}: She is ''very'' attached to her students, and even seems to give ''a lot of the only notable characters of mixed heritage along with Jackal.

!Kuki Kiichi
attention'' to Ryoma.

!'''Ojii'''
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Kiichi Kuki Ojii is a third year student Kakinoki Middle School the coach of Rokkaku Chuu. He is an elderly man who manufactures creates special wooden racquets for his players, taking into consideration their skills and the captain of the school tennis club.
personality.

-->Voiced by: Eiji Takemoto Bunmei Tobayama (JP)



Tropes associated with Kuki:
* TheCaptain
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a little one under his left eye, as indicative of his {{Jerkass}} role.
* IShallTauntYou: He should know better than provoking Tezuka and Fuji before a match.
* {{Jerkass}}
* LaserGuidedKarma: Right after he taunts Tezuka and insults Fudomine as a "No-Name School", his team gets crushed by Fudomine very easily.
* SoreLoser: He tells Mizuki about Tezuka's injury.

!Ginka Junior High
Despite their tournament record, Ginka Middle School is a weak school; Echizen Ryoma inadvertently defeats their entire team during their practice match. Their records were only good due to winning against weak schools. When they played against Seigaku, they forfeited due to being scared of their regulars. When it came time to play against Rikkai Daigaku Fuzoku during the Kantō Tournament, they stole Sadaharu Inui's special juice, as they thought it was what made Seigaku strong, and mixed it with their own ingredients to create "The Three Flavors of Ginka". As a result, they ended up having to forfeit the match due to food poisoning.

to:

Tropes associated with Kuki:
Ojii:

* TheCaptain
BaldOfAwesome
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a little one under his left eye, as indicative CoolOldGuy: The boys of his {{Jerkass}} role.
* IShallTauntYou: He should know better than provoking Tezuka and Fuji before a match.
* {{Jerkass}}
* LaserGuidedKarma: Right after he taunts Tezuka and insults Fudomine as a "No-Name School", his
the team gets crushed by Fudomine and the kids adore him.
* EyesAlwaysShut
* TheMentor: To the Rokkaku kids, who would later join the tennis club.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Everyone only refers to him as "Ojii" ("Grandpa").
* TeamDad: He not only cares and trains his boys at Rokkaku, but also makes them their wooden racquets and inspires them.

!'''Watanabe Osamu'''
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Osamu Watanabe is the coach of the Shitenhouji tennis club. Watanabe reminds us of a younger (and hipper) version of Yamabuki's Banda Mikiya. Like the latter, the former's interaction with his students is
very easily.
* SoreLoser: He tells Mizuki
laid-back, often shown joking around with them. Watanabe is also pretty sly. When the team first learned of Chitose Senri's resignation, Watanabe appeared ambivalent about Tezuka's injury.

!Ginka Junior High
Despite their tournament record, Ginka Middle School is a weak school; Echizen Ryoma inadvertently defeats their entire team during their practice match. Their records were only good due to winning against weak schools. When they played
the issue.

During the match
against Seigaku, they forfeited due to being scared of their regulars. When it came time knowing how much the team needed Chitose and how much Chitose wanted to play Tezuka Kunimitsu, Watanabe "dragged" Chitose back onto the team. This and other incidents show that despite his appearance, Watanabe knows what he is doing. Osamu gave Shiraishi a gold gauntlet to wear until graduation.

Watanabe is shown to be either cheap or poor, telling his team that he'll treat them to somen noodles if they win
against Rikkai Daigaku Fuzoku during the Kantō Tournament, they stole Sadaharu Inui's special juice, as they thought it was what made Seigaku strong, and mixed it with their own ingredients (as opposed to create "The Three Flavors of Ginka". As a result, they ended up having Ryuuzaki Sumire, who told her team she'll treat them to forfeit the match due to food poisoning.
yakiniku).

-->Voiced by: Creator/KojiYusa (JP)



Tropes associated with Ginka Tennis Club:
* {{Butt Monkey}}s
* {{Dirty Coward}}s: They purposely forfeit their match against Seigaku. And also the whole team didn't have any constraints with bullying Sakuno.
* {{Jerkass}}es: They purposely bullied Sakuno by hiding her tennis ball and make her look for it between all their balls. That's until Ryoma kicked their collective asses.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Twice.
** During the Prefecture Tournament, they try so hard to not get Seigaku, that they end up getting paired against [[FromBadToWorse Rikkaidai]].
** Trying to spy on Seigaku, they steal a big bottle of Inui's juice believing it's the key of their performance. The whole team gets sick right before their match against Rikkaidai (they would have been crushed anyway).

!Midoriyama Junior High
In the anime, Midoriyama was defeated by Josei Shonan so it was only mentioned once in the anime, while in the manga, it was the other way around. All of the regulars are second-years, and the team has 3 specialist coaches. However, their arrogance caused them to take Seigaku too lightly, which caused them to lose 3 sets in a row.

Fortunately, they gained a spot in the Nationals. However, Midoriyama is probably the weakest team compared to the other 5 teams from the Kanto region. They were easily eliminated in the first round of the nationals.

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Tropes associated with Ginka Tennis Club:
Osamu:

* {{Butt Monkey}}s
* {{Dirty Coward}}s: They purposely forfeit their match against Seigaku. And also
BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite the whole team didn't have any constraints with bullying Sakuno.
* {{Jerkass}}es: They purposely bullied Sakuno by hiding her
fact he looks like a bum and is in general a very relaxed guy, he is actually a very capable coach who knows how to handle the tennis ball club different personalities.
* FirstNameBasis: All his students always call him "Osamu" rather than "Watanabe-sensei". Not that he minds.
* {{Foil}}: To Hyotei's coach Sakaki Taro. While both are very competent coaches who care
and make her look for it between all know how to work with the students, their balls. That's until Ryoma kicked their collective asses.
overall personalities are opposites. Sakaki is more stern, TheStoic, TheDandy, while Osamu is more carefree, relaxed, and looks like a hippie.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Twice.
NiceHat
* OralFixation: He always has a toothpick on his mouth.
* PeekABangs: His left eye is usually covered by hair.
* PermaStubble
* TeamDad
* TricksterMentor: He would do anything to motivate his students, even if that implies fooling them.
** During Instead of [[spoiler:accepting Chitose's form to resign the Prefecture Tournament, club, he just went ahead and registered Chitose for Doubles 1 anyway. This ended up motivating Chitose since he got to challenge Tezuka]].
** In Another Story II, he [[spoiler:purposely lied to the team telling them
they try needed to recruit Zaizen, so hard to not get Seigaku, Shiraishi could figure out that they end up getting paired against [[FromBadToWorse Rikkaidai]].
** Trying
needed to spy on Seigaku, they steal a big bottle of Inui's juice believing it's diversify the key team]].
* XMeetsY: He is pretty much a younger version
of their performance. The whole team gets sick right before their match against Rikkaidai (they would have been crushed anyway).

!Midoriyama Junior High
In
Yamabuki's coach Banjii and Nanjiroh mashed up together.

!'''Saotome Harumi'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_saotome_6962.jpg
Saotome Harumi is
the anime, Midoriyama was defeated by Josei Shonan so it was only mentioned once in the anime, while in the manga, it was the other way around. All of the regulars are second-years, ruthless Higa Chuu tennis coach. He isn't above dirty play and the team has 3 specialist coaches. However, their arrogance caused them won't hesitate to take Seigaku too lightly, which caused them instruct his players to lose 3 sets in a row.

Fortunately, they gained a spot in the Nationals. However, Midoriyama is probably the weakest team compared
aim balls to the other 5 teams from the Kanto region. They were easily eliminated in the first round of the nationals.
rival team's coach.



Tropes associated with Midoriyama Tennis Club:
* DemotedToExtra, AdaptedOut: The anime replaces them with Jousei Shounan. The Musicals only mentions them in a brief recount song. In the manga, however, their miniarc is, if not, very forgettable.
* PushoverParents: The coach Kiraku pressures his son into playing tennis, also because he was an UnknownRival to Echizen Nanjiroh.
* WellDoneSonGuy: TheCaptain, Kiraku Yasuyuki, plays on the team only because his father wants him to, to the point he started to get tired of tennis until he faced against Ryoma.


to:

Tropes associated with Midoriyama Tennis Club:
Saotome:

* DemotedToExtra, AdaptedOut: The anime replaces them BaldOfEvil
* {{Jerkass}}: He would instruct his players to hit rival coaches
with Jousei Shounan. The Musicals the ball.
* SadistTeacher: He is the
only mentions them in a brief recount song. In the manga, however, their miniarc is, if not, very forgettable.
* PushoverParents: The coach Kiraku pressures
known teacher to be mean and tough to his son into playing tennis, also because he was an UnknownRival to Echizen Nanjiroh.
students.
* WellDoneSonGuy: TheCaptain, Kiraku Yasuyuki, plays on the SmugSnake: He doesn't care about anyone as long as his team only because his father wants him to, wins.
* WouldHitAGirl: He didn't hesitate
to instruct Hirakoba to aim at Ryuuzaki Sumire in the point he started to get tired middle of tennis until he faced against Ryoma.

a game.



[[folder:Team Coaches]]

!'''Ryuuzaki Sumire'''
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Ryuuzaki Sumire is the coach of Seigaku's tennis club and one of the school's math teachers. She helped Echizen Nanjirou develop his skills and become a professional tennis player. She has a granddaughter named Sakuno with a crush on Ryoma. Ryuuzaki has a rivalry with her ex-mentor, Banda Mikiya a.k.a. Banji, who is the coach for Yamabuki Chuu. She constantly yells, but she is considered to be a great and reliable coach. She has a good relationship with her regulars and participates in their recreational group activities: The bowling reunion and the beach-volley mini-tournament with Rokkaku Chuu.

-->Voiced by: Shizuka Okohira (JP), Creator/BarbaraGoodson (EN)

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[[folder:Team Coaches]]

!'''Ryuuzaki Sumire'''
[[folder:Other Characters]]
!'''Karupin'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_sumire_3818.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_karupin_4259.jpg

Ryuuzaki Sumire Karupin is the coach of Seigaku's tennis club and one of the school's math teachers. She helped Echizen Nanjirou develop his skills and become a professional tennis player. She has a granddaughter named Sakuno with a crush on Ryoma. Ryuuzaki has a rivalry with her ex-mentor, Banda Mikiya a.k.a. Banji, who is the coach for Yamabuki Chuu. She constantly yells, but she is considered to be a great and reliable coach. She has a good relationship with her regulars and participates in their recreational group activities: The bowling reunion and the beach-volley mini-tournament with Rokkaku Chuu.

Ryoma's Himalayan cat.

-->Voiced by: Shizuka Okohira (JP), Creator/BarbaraGoodson (EN)
Akira Nakagawa (JP)



Tropes associated with Sumire:
* BadassTeacher
* CoolOldLady
** DirtyOldWoman
* TheComicallySerious
* HelloNurse: In her younger years.
** IWasQuiteALooker: When Nanjirou graduated and decided to go to America, she went to bid him goodbye at the airport ''in a [[LadyInRed red minidress]]''
** Averted during the volleyall episode, where it's more of a FanDisservice with {{Gainaxing}}.
* NotSoStoic: Good Christ, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny the volleyball episode]] in the Nationals Arc.
* SternTeacher

!'''Banda Mikiya'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_banji_6530.jpg

Banda Mikiya or "Banji" for short, is Yamabuki's coach.

-->Voiced by: Kazuhiko Nishimatsu (JP)

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Tropes associated * CuteKitten
** EverythingsCuterWithKittens
* MoralityPet: He is the only living thing Ryoma is consistently loving to.
** Also
with Sumire:
* BadassTeacher
* CoolOldLady
** DirtyOldWoman
* TheComicallySerious
* HelloNurse: In her younger years.
** IWasQuiteALooker: When Nanjirou graduated and decided to go to America, she went to bid him goodbye at the airport ''in a [[LadyInRed red minidress]]''
** Averted during the volleyall episode, where it's more of a FanDisservice with {{Gainaxing}}.
* NotSoStoic: Good Christ, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny the volleyball episode]] in the Nationals Arc.
* SternTeacher

!'''Banda Mikiya'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_banji_6530.jpg

Banda Mikiya or "Banji" for short, is Yamabuki's coach.

Kaidoh.

!'''Echizen Rinko (née Takeuchi)'''
-->Voiced by: Kazuhiko Nishimatsu Yuki Nakao (JP)



Tropes associated with Banda:
* CoolOldGuy: One of the few people capable of keeping Akutsu at line.
* EyesAlwaysShut
* PerpetualSmiler: He always smiles. ALWAYS. So much that it creeps everyone out. [[BerserkButton And this sends Nanjirou in screaming fits.]]
* TheRival: He is this to Seigaku's coach Ryuuzaki Sumire, in terms of Team Coaching.
* SitcomArchNemesis: To Nanjirou. It only takes the mention of his name to set Nanjirou on rampage.
* TeamDad

!'''Sakaki Tarou'''
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Sakaki Tarou is the of Hyoutei's team. Sakaki is also a music teacher for the school and has complete confidence in Atobe Keigo, trusting that he is capable of defeating any opponent.

-->Voiced by: Creator/JurotaKosugi (JP)

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Tropes associated with Banda:
* CoolOldGuy: One of the few people capable of keeping Akutsu at line.
* EyesAlwaysShut
* PerpetualSmiler: He always smiles. ALWAYS. So much that it creeps everyone out. [[BerserkButton And this sends
ACupAngst: She is not amused when Nanjirou in screaming fits.]]
* TheRival: He is this to Seigaku's coach Ryuuzaki Sumire, in terms
mentions her lack of Team Coaching.
* SitcomArchNemesis: To Nanjirou.
size. It only takes doesn't help that he's got quite the mention HandsOnApproach.
* BikerBabe: In her youth.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: She was the first girl who didn't take Nanjirou's crap. Of course, they ended up married.
* PluckyGirl
* SheCleansUpNicely: The first proof
of his name to set her growing feelings for Nanjirou on rampage.
is how she switches from a T-Shirt and baggy pants into a cute tennis dress. He keeps teasing her, though.
* TeamDad

!'''Sakaki Tarou'''
[[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen She Who Must Not Be Seen]]: We barely get to see her face in the modern time stories.
* SlapSlapKiss: She started off [[BelligerentSexualTension bickering a lot with Nanjirou]].
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B. She's normally sweet and soft-spoken, but used to be rather violent to Nanjirou before they got together, and now she's hinted to be the main breadwinner.

!'''Echizen Nanjirou'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_sakaki_183.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_nanjirou_2619.jpg

Sakaki Tarou Echizen Nanjirou is the father of Hyoutei's team. Sakaki the series' protagonist Echizen Ryoma. Nanjirou is also very outspoken, eccentric, a music teacher shameless flirt, brash, perverted, and almost childish at times. He is known as "Samurai Nanjirou" for his invincible tennis skills during his earlier years as a professional tennis player. Other than Ryoma, he is the only player to have reached the "Pinnacle of Perfection". He was trained by Ryuuzaki during middle school and has complete confidence eventually became a professional after leaving Japan. He remains undefeated and was only one opponent away to earning a Grand Slam title before he unexpectedly decided to retire in Atobe Keigo, trusting that he is capable of defeating any opponent.

order to teach Ryoma tennis.

-->Voiced by: Creator/JurotaKosugi (JP)
Takashi Matsuyama (JP), Creator/LiamOBrien (EN)



Tropes associated with Sakaki:
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Very efficient coach and music teacher. Just as quirky as his own pupils.
* TheDandy
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Itte yosh!"
* SternTeacher: He is very strict, to the point of changing regulars if they loose a match even once. He only made the exception with Shishido because it involved an ImportantHaircut from Shishido, Ohtori's pleas '''and''' Atobe asking him personally. He later keeps the same regular team for the National Tournament.

!'''Hanamura Aoi'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_hanamura_3796.jpg
Hanamura Aoi is the coach of Jousei Shonan, who refers to her students as masterpieces and constantly tries to recruit new students, especially Ryoma. She is often proud of her own prowess and of her pupils', but is otherwise very calm and professional.

-->Voiced by: Kaori Yamagata (JP)

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Tropes associated with Sakaki:
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Very efficient coach and music teacher. Just as quirky as his own pupils.
AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Poor Ryoma.
* TheDandy
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Itte yosh!"
* SternTeacher:
AlmightyJanitor: He is very strict, to the point of changing regulars if they loose a was one match away from winning a Grand Slam title before suddenly retiring. Within the series proper, people have yet to challenge his skill(Ryoma even once. He only made remarked that he loses everyday to him).
* BerserkButton: In
the exception with Shishido because it involved an ImportantHaircut anime, the mere ''mention'' of Banji can send him into screaming fits.
* BigDamnHeroes: LikeFatherLikeSon.
* BumblingDad: By his personality, it's easy to assume all the discipline in the household comes
from Shishido, Ohtori's pleas '''and''' Atobe asking him personally. He later keeps his wife and niece.
** In
the same regular team live-action chinese series, Nanjiroh ''forgot to pick up Ryoma at the airport'' and mistook his cellphone for the National Tournament.

!'''Hanamura Aoi'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_hanamura_3796.jpg
Hanamura Aoi
remote controller of the TV.
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* GoalInLife: He wanted to be the best player in the world. Then retired once his new dream became raising Ryoma.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: He reveals [[spoiler:that the Teni Muhou no Kiwami (Pinnacle of Perfection) is in everyone, as it really
is the coach "Pure joy of Jousei Shonan, tennis", obtained by just playing for fun and forgetting about winning or losing.]]
* LovableSexManiac
* LoveAtFirstPunch
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* ObfuscatingStupidity: His tennis abilities haven't diminished, but he loves acting like a moron until he's got to comment on tennis or play.
* PermaStubble
* RetiredBadass: He retired once Ryoma was born.
* TricksterMentor
* WorldsBestWarrior: Very likely the best tennis player in the series, if not the world.

!'''Meino Nanako'''

Meino Nanako is Ryoma's cousin; she is a student at a local Tokyo college,
who refers to currently lives with her students as masterpieces relatives, the Echizen family. She plays the role of an elder sibling figure to Ryoma, who is an only child and constantly tries to recruit new students, especially Ryoma. helps him and the other Echizens with their daily lives. She is often proud of her own prowess and of her pupils', but is otherwise sweet-tempered, very calm polite, loyal, and professional.

devoted.

-->Voiced by: Kaori Yamagata (JP)
Creator/RisaMizuno (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)



Tropes associated with Hanamura:
* AscendedExtra: In the manga, she doesn't appear at all, where the only we see about her is her name in the Jousei Shounan list. She gets design and characterization in the anime.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Fawns over her pupils almost like a teenage girl, when she's not coolly supervising their training menus.
* HotTeacher
* {{Meganekko}}
* MsFanservice: Big breasts? Check. A pretty face with a BeautyMark? Check. Nice red hair? Check. A melodious mezzo-soprano voice? Check. Tight clothes when not at work? Oh baby, CheckPlease.
* NotSoDifferent: To Sumire Ryuzaki. While Ryuzaki sensei doesn't agree with her view of students as "masterpieces", they both care very much about their boys. Even Hanamura looks a lot like [[IWasQuiteALooker Sumire when she was young]].
* {{Shotacon}}: She is ''very'' attached to her students, and even seems to give ''a lot of attention'' to Ryoma.

!'''Ojii'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_ojii_5772.jpg
Ojii is the coach of Rokkaku Chuu. He is an elderly man who manufactures creates special wooden racquets for his players, taking into consideration their skills and personality.

-->Voiced by: Bunmei Tobayama (JP)

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Tropes associated with Hanamura:
* AscendedExtra: In CoolBigSis
* DeadpanSnarker: She can be pretty snarky sometimes, mostly towards Nanjiroh.
* NiceGirl
* YamatoNadeshiko: She is
the manga, she doesn't appear at all, where one in charge of the only we see about her chores whenever Ryoma's mom is her name in the Jousei Shounan list. She gets design out, and characterization in the anime.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Fawns over her pupils almost like a teenage girl, when
is always demure and gentle... unless she's not coolly supervising their training menus.
* HotTeacher
* {{Meganekko}}
* MsFanservice: Big breasts? Check. A pretty face
dealing with a BeautyMark? Check. Nice red hair? Check. A melodious mezzo-soprano voice? Check. Tight clothes when not at work? Oh baby, CheckPlease.
* NotSoDifferent: To Sumire Ryuzaki. While Ryuzaki sensei doesn't agree with her view of students as "masterpieces", they both care very much about their boys. Even Hanamura looks a lot like [[IWasQuiteALooker Sumire when she was young]].
* {{Shotacon}}: She is ''very'' attached to her students, and even seems to give ''a lot of attention'' to Ryoma.

!'''Ojii'''
Nanjirou, that is.

!'''Yamato Yuudai'''
See '''U-17 Highschoolers'''


!'''Chitose Miyuki'''
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Ojii Chitose Miyuki is the coach younger sister of Rokkaku Chuu. He is an elderly man who manufactures creates special wooden racquets for his players, taking into consideration their skills Shitenhouji's Chitose Senri. She plays tennis as well and personality.

interestingly, is a lefty just like her brother.

-->Voiced by: Bunmei Tobayama Creator/RinaSato (JP)



Tropes associated with Ojii:

* BaldOfAwesome
* CoolOldGuy: The boys of the team and the kids adore him.
* EyesAlwaysShut
* TheMentor: To the Rokkaku kids, who would later join the tennis club.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Everyone only refers to him as "Ojii" ("Grandpa").
* TeamDad: He not only cares and trains his boys at Rokkaku, but also makes them their wooden racquets and inspires them.

!'''Watanabe Osamu'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_osamu_97.jpg
Osamu Watanabe is the coach of the Shitenhouji tennis club. Watanabe reminds us of a younger (and hipper) version of Yamabuki's Banda Mikiya. Like the latter, the former's interaction with his students is very laid-back, often shown joking around with them. Watanabe is also pretty sly. When the team first learned of Chitose Senri's resignation, Watanabe appeared ambivalent about the issue.

During the match against Seigaku, knowing how much the team needed Chitose and how much Chitose wanted to play Tezuka Kunimitsu, Watanabe "dragged" Chitose back onto the team. This and other incidents show that despite his appearance, Watanabe knows what he is doing. Osamu gave Shiraishi a gold gauntlet to wear until graduation.

Watanabe is shown to be either cheap or poor, telling his team that he'll treat them to somen noodles if they win against Seigaku (as opposed to Ryuuzaki Sumire, who told her team she'll treat them to yakiniku).

-->Voiced by: Creator/KojiYusa (JP)

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Tropes associated with Ojii:

* BaldOfAwesome
{{Bokukko}}
* CoolOldGuy: The boys GirlishPigtails: Hidden under a... NiceHat.
* GenderReveal: On Tezuka, who mistook her as a boy because
of the team and the kids adore him.
hat.
* EyesAlwaysShut
PluckyGirl
* TheMentor: To the Rokkaku kids, who would later join the tennis club.
TokenMiniMoe
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Everyone only refers to him as "Ojii" ("Grandpa").
* TeamDad: He not only cares and trains his boys at Rokkaku, but also makes them their wooden racquets and inspires them.

!'''Watanabe Osamu'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_osamu_97.jpg
Osamu Watanabe is the coach of the Shitenhouji tennis club. Watanabe reminds us of
WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Is a younger (and hipper) version of Yamabuki's Banda Mikiya. Like the latter, the former's interaction with his students is very laid-back, often shown joking around with them. Watanabe is also pretty sly. When the team first learned good player, but suffers a ''bad'' case of Chitose Senri's resignation, Watanabe appeared ambivalent about the issue.

During the match against Seigaku, knowing how much the team needed Chitose and how much Chitose wanted to play Tezuka Kunimitsu, Watanabe "dragged" Chitose back onto the team. This and other incidents show that despite his appearance, Watanabe knows what he is doing. Osamu gave Shiraishi a gold gauntlet to wear until graduation.

Watanabe is shown to be either cheap or poor, telling his team that he'll treat them to somen noodles if they win against Seigaku (as opposed to Ryuuzaki Sumire, who told her team she'll treat them to yakiniku).

stage fright.

!'''Akutsu Yuki'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/KojiYusa Creator/HaruhiTerada (JP)



Tropes associated with Osamu:

* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite the fact he looks like a bum and is in general a very relaxed guy, he is actually a very capable coach who knows how to handle the tennis club different personalities.
* FirstNameBasis: All his students always call him "Osamu" rather than "Watanabe-sensei". Not that he minds.
* {{Foil}}: To Hyotei's coach Sakaki Taro. While both are very competent coaches who care and know how to work with the students, their overall personalities are opposites. Sakaki is more stern, TheStoic, TheDandy, while Osamu is more carefree, relaxed, and looks like a hippie.
* NiceHat
* OralFixation: He always has a toothpick on his mouth.
* PeekABangs: His left eye is usually covered by hair.
* PermaStubble
* TeamDad
* TricksterMentor: He would do anything to motivate his students, even if that implies fooling them.
** Instead of [[spoiler:accepting Chitose's form to resign the club, he just went ahead and registered Chitose for Doubles 1 anyway. This ended up motivating Chitose since he got to challenge Tezuka]].
** In Another Story II, he [[spoiler:purposely lied to the team telling them they needed to recruit Zaizen, so Shiraishi could figure out that they needed to diversify the team]].
* XMeetsY: He is pretty much a younger version of Yamabuki's coach Banjii and Nanjiroh mashed up together.

!'''Saotome Harumi'''
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Saotome Harumi is the ruthless Higa Chuu tennis coach. He isn't above dirty play and won't hesitate to instruct his players to aim balls to the rival team's coach.

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Tropes associated with Osamu:

* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite MistakenForRomance: When they meet her, the fact he looks like a bum Seigaku Regulars think she is Kawamura's girlfriend and is in general a very relaxed guy, he is that Kawamura LikesOlderWomen. She was actually a very capable coach who knows how asking Kawamura to handle the tennis club different personalities.
* FirstNameBasis: All his students always call him "Osamu" rather than "Watanabe-sensei". Not that he minds.
* {{Foil}}: To Hyotei's coach Sakaki Taro. While both are very competent coaches who care and know how to work with the students, their overall personalities are opposites. Sakaki is more stern, TheStoic, TheDandy, while Osamu is more carefree, relaxed, and looks like a hippie.
* NiceHat
* OralFixation: He always has a toothpick on his mouth.
* PeekABangs: His left eye is usually covered by hair.
* PermaStubble
* TeamDad
* TricksterMentor: He would do anything to motivate his students, even if that implies fooling them.
** Instead of [[spoiler:accepting Chitose's form to resign the club, he just went ahead and registered Chitose for Doubles 1 anyway. This ended up motivating Chitose since he got to challenge Tezuka]].
** In Another Story II, he [[spoiler:purposely lied to the team telling them they needed to recruit Zaizen, so Shiraishi could figure
keep Akutsu out that they needed to diversify the team]].
* XMeetsY: He is pretty much a younger version
of Yamabuki's coach Banjii and Nanjiroh mashed up together.

!'''Saotome Harumi'''
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Saotome Harumi
trouble.
* TeenPregnancy: Had Akutsu when she was as young as 18-19 years old.

!'''Fuji Yumiko'''

Yumiko Fuji
is the ruthless Higa Chuu tennis coach. He isn't above dirty play older sister of Fuji Shuusuke and won't hesitate to instruct his players to aim balls to the rival team's coach.
Fuji Yuuta.

-->Voiced by: Creator/YukiKaida (JP)



Tropes associated with Saotome:

* BaldOfEvil
* {{Jerkass}}: He would instruct his players to hit rival coaches with the ball.
* SadistTeacher: He is the only known teacher to be mean and tough to his students.
* SmugSnake: He doesn't care about anyone as long as his team wins.
* WouldHitAGirl: He didn't hesitate to instruct Hirakoba to aim at Ryuuzaki Sumire in the middle of a game.

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[[folder:Other Characters]]
!'''Karupin'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_karupin_4259.jpg

Karupin is Echizen Ryoma's Himalayan cat.

-->Voiced by: Akira Nakagawa (JP)

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Tropes associated with Saotome:

* BaldOfEvil
CoolBigSis: Both Shuusuke and Yuuta adore her.
* {{Jerkass}}: He would instruct his players to hit rival coaches with FortuneTeller: She likes reading the ball.
* SadistTeacher: He is
Tarot, and also she wrote the only known teacher to be mean and tough to his students.
Horoscope book that Sengoku has.
* SmugSnake: He doesn't care about anyone as long as his team wins.
MsFanservice
* WouldHitAGirl: He didn't hesitate to instruct Hirakoba to aim at Ryuuzaki Sumire SupremeChef: Shuusuke mentions Yuuta loves her home made cakes.

!'''Inoue Mamoru'''

Inoue Mamoru is a journalist for the ''Monthly Tennis Pro'' magazine. Inoue takes a special interest
in the middle progress of a game.

[[/folder]]


[[folder:Other Characters]]
!'''Karupin'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_karupin_4259.jpg

Karupin
Seigaku. He is also an amateur tennis player, as well as being a big fan of Echizen Ryoma's Himalayan cat.Nanjirou.

-->Voiced by: Akira Nakagawa Creator/HozumiGouda (JP)



* CuteKitten
** EverythingsCuterWithKittens
* MoralityPet: He is the only living thing Ryoma is consistently loving to.
** Also with Kaidoh.

!'''Echizen Rinko (née Takeuchi)'''
-->Voiced by: Yuki Nakao (JP)

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* CuteKitten
** EverythingsCuterWithKittens
AscendedExtra: Only in the TV anime.
* MoralityPet: He FanBoy: Of Nanjirou.
* CrazyPrepared: Always has his tennis stuff in his car, in case he needs it.
* CombatCommentator
* HypocriticalHumor: Lightly scolds Shiba for not taking work seriously, then goes all blushy when he meets Nanako. Shiiba immediately lampshades the trope.
* IntrepidReporter
* MrExposition: In the anime he is used as this to give some background (by expaining how Wakato made impersonations on Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, etc.), techniques or other UsefulNotes on UsefulNotes/{{Tennis}}.
* NiceGuy
* SempaiKohai: To Shiba.

!'''Shiba Saori'''

Shiba Saori
is the only living thing Ryoma is consistently loving to.
** Also
new photographer for the ''Monthly Tennis Pro'' magazine. Along with Kaidoh.

!'''Echizen Rinko (née Takeuchi)'''
Inoue, she takes a special interest in Seigaku.

-->Voiced by: Yuki Nakao (JP)
Noriko Namiki (JP), Creator/WendeeLee (EN)



* ACupAngst: She is not amused when Nanjirou mentions her lack of size. It doesn't help that he's got quite the HandsOnApproach.
* BikerBabe: In her youth.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: She was the first girl who didn't take Nanjirou's crap. Of course, they ended up married.
* PluckyGirl
* SheCleansUpNicely: The first proof of her growing feelings for Nanjirou is how she switches from a T-Shirt and baggy pants into a cute tennis dress. He keeps teasing her, though.
* [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen She Who Must Not Be Seen]]: We barely get to see her face in the modern time stories.
* SlapSlapKiss: She started off [[BelligerentSexualTension bickering a lot with Nanjirou]].
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B. She's normally sweet and soft-spoken, but used to be rather violent to Nanjirou before they got together, and now she's hinted to be the main breadwinner.

!'''Echizen Nanjirou'''
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Echizen Nanjirou is the father of the series' protagonist Echizen Ryoma. Nanjirou is very outspoken, eccentric, a shameless flirt, brash, perverted, and almost childish at times. He is known as "Samurai Nanjirou" for his invincible tennis skills during his earlier years as a professional tennis player. Other than Ryoma, he is the only player to have reached the "Pinnacle of Perfection". He was trained by Ryuuzaki during middle school and eventually became a professional after leaving Japan. He remains undefeated and was only one opponent away to earning a Grand Slam title before he unexpectedly decided to retire in order to teach Ryoma tennis.

-->Voiced by: Takashi Matsuyama (JP), Creator/LiamOBrien (EN)

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* ACupAngst: AscendedExtra: Only in the TV anime.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson:
She mostly is not amused when Nanjirou mentions her lack of size. It the one asking the questions to get either Inoue or Ryuzaki-sensei to explain about the techniques or game rules.
* ButtMonkey
* CoolBigSis: Tries to be this, though it
doesn't help that he's got quite alway work. It still lets her have a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming as she gives [[spoiler:Sakuno]] a KirkSummation.
* {{Fangirl}}: Although she is always taking photos of
the HandsOnApproach.
* BikerBabe: In her youth.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: She was the first girl who didn't take Nanjirou's crap. Of course, they ended up married.
* PluckyGirl
* SheCleansUpNicely: The first proof of her growing feelings for Nanjirou is how she switches from a T-Shirt and baggy pants into a cute
middle school tennis dress. He keeps teasing her, though.
* [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen She Who Must Not Be Seen]]: We barely get
clubs, she pays more attention to see her face in the modern time stories.
Seigaku.
* SlapSlapKiss: She started off [[BelligerentSexualTension bickering a lot with Nanjirou]].
HotScoop
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B. She's normally sweet NaiveNewcomer
* {{Shotacon}}: Borderline
and soft-spoken, but used to be rather violent to Nanjirou before they got together, and now she's hinted to be the main breadwinner.

!'''Echizen Nanjirou'''
definitely PlayedForLaughs.
* UnlimitedWardrobe

!'''Horio Satoshi'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_nanjirou_2619.jpg

Echizen Nanjirou
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Horio Satoshi
is the father of the series' protagonist Echizen Ryoma. Nanjirou is very outspoken, eccentric, a shameless flirt, brash, perverted, and almost childish at times. first year student, who claims to know everything about tennis. He is known as "Samurai Nanjirou" for constantly brags about his invincible "two years of tennis skills during his earlier years as experience", but he is, in fact, a professional tennis less than average player. Other than Ryoma, he is the only player He often explains or tries to have reached the "Pinnacle of Perfection". He was trained by Ryuuzaki during middle school explain to his first year friends key words, rules, and eventually became a professional after leaving Japan. techniques. He remains undefeated has an older cousin named Junpei, who has "two years of biking experience" and was only one opponent away to earning a Grand Slam title before he unexpectedly decided to retire in order to teach Ryoma tennis.

helps Kintarou Tooyama from Shitenhouji reach Tokyo.

-->Voiced by: Takashi Matsuyama Creator/ShigenoriYamazaki (JP), Creator/LiamOBrien Adam Lawson (EN)



* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Poor Ryoma.
* AlmightyJanitor: He was one match away from winning a Grand Slam title before suddenly retiring. Within the series proper, people have yet to challenge his skill(Ryoma even remarked that he loses everyday to him).
* BerserkButton: In the anime, the mere ''mention'' of Banji can send him into screaming fits.
* BigDamnHeroes: LikeFatherLikeSon.
* BumblingDad: By his personality, it's easy to assume all the discipline in the household comes from his wife and niece.
** In the live-action chinese series, Nanjiroh ''forgot to pick up Ryoma at the airport'' and mistook his cellphone for the remote controller of the TV.
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* GoalInLife: He wanted to be the best player in the world. Then retired once his new dream became raising Ryoma.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: He reveals [[spoiler:that the Teni Muhou no Kiwami (Pinnacle of Perfection) is in everyone, as it really is the "Pure joy of tennis", obtained by just playing for fun and forgetting about winning or losing.]]
* LovableSexManiac
* LoveAtFirstPunch
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* ObfuscatingStupidity: His tennis abilities haven't diminished, but he loves acting like a moron until he's got to comment on tennis or play.
* PermaStubble
* RetiredBadass: He retired once Ryoma was born.
* TricksterMentor
* WorldsBestWarrior: Very likely the best tennis player in the series, if not the world.

!'''Meino Nanako'''

Meino Nanako is Ryoma's cousin; she is a student at a local Tokyo college, who currently lives with her relatives, the Echizen family. She plays the role of an elder sibling figure to Ryoma, who is an only child and helps him and the other Echizens with their daily lives. She is sweet-tempered, very polite, loyal, and devoted.

-->Voiced by: Creator/RisaMizuno (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)

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Tropes associated with Horio:
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Poor Ryoma.
* AlmightyJanitor: He was one match away from winning a Grand Slam title before suddenly retiring. Within the series proper, people have yet to challenge his skill(Ryoma even remarked that he loses everyday to him).
* BerserkButton:
AscendedExtra: In the anime, the mere ''mention'' of Banji can send him into screaming fits.
* BigDamnHeroes: LikeFatherLikeSon.
* BumblingDad: By his personality, it's easy to assume all the discipline in the household comes from his wife and niece.
** In the live-action chinese series, Nanjiroh ''forgot to pick up Ryoma at the airport'' and mistook his cellphone for the remote controller of the TV.
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* GoalInLife: He wanted to be the best player in the world. Then retired once his new dream became raising Ryoma.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: He reveals [[spoiler:that the Teni Muhou no Kiwami (Pinnacle of Perfection) is in everyone, as it really is the "Pure joy of tennis", obtained by just playing for fun and forgetting about winning or losing.]]
* LovableSexManiac
* LoveAtFirstPunch
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* ObfuscatingStupidity: His tennis abilities haven't diminished, but
manga he loves acting like a moron until he's got to comment on tennis or play.
* PermaStubble
* RetiredBadass: He retired once Ryoma was born.
* TricksterMentor
* WorldsBestWarrior: Very likely the best tennis player in the series, if not the world.

!'''Meino Nanako'''

Meino Nanako is Ryoma's cousin; she
is a student at a local Tokyo college, who currently lives FlatCharacter. He appears along with her relatives, the Echizen family. She plays the role of an elder sibling figure to Ryoma, who is an only child and helps him and the other Echizens freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
* AttentionWhore: He will inform everyone he has two years of experience in tennis (or other activities), whether the others want to hear about it or not.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along
with their daily lives. She the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Tomoka.
* BigOlUnibrow
* BromanticFoil: To Ryoma.
* TheChewToy
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* InformedAbility: His "two years of tennis experience".
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's annoying, loud and more childish than he should be, but
is sweet-tempered, also a very polite, loyal, loyal friend.
* SmallNameBigEgo

!'''Kato Kachirou'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tenipuri_kachiro_2303.jpg
Kato Kachirou hangs around a lot with Horio Satoshi
and devoted.

Mizuno Katsuo. Although he is not very good at tennis, he thoroughly supports the team. He has a father who coaches at an expensive tennis club. Though he is normally polite and meek, Kachirou believes strongly in justice and fights to the end to defend his beliefs. As such, he has proven to be brave and stubborn when a situation calls for it.

-->Voiced by: Creator/RisaMizuno Akira Nakagawa (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh Creator/WendeeLee (EN)



* CoolBigSis
* DeadpanSnarker: She can be pretty snarky sometimes, mostly towards Nanjiroh.
* NiceGirl
* YamatoNadeshiko: She is the one in charge of the chores whenever Ryoma's mom is out, and is always demure and gentle... unless she's dealing with Nanjirou, that is.

!'''Yamato Yuudai'''
See '''U-17 Highschoolers'''


!'''Chitose Miyuki'''
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Chitose Miyuki is the younger sister of Shitenhouji's Chitose Senri. She plays tennis as well and interestingly, is a lefty just like her brother.

-->Voiced by: Creator/RinaSato (JP)

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Tropes associated with Kachirou:
* CoolBigSis
* DeadpanSnarker: She can be pretty snarky sometimes, mostly towards Nanjiroh.
* NiceGirl
* YamatoNadeshiko: She is the one in charge
ADayInTheLimelight: An episode of the chores whenever Ryoma's mom anime is out, and dedicated to him confronting Arai about his smugness, only to discover they also have been pushing themselves to reach the Regulars.
* {{Adorkable}}
* AlliterativeName
* AscendedExtra: In the manga he
is always demure and gentle... unless she's dealing a FlatCharacter. He appears along with Nanjirou, that is.

!'''Yamato Yuudai'''
See '''U-17 Highschoolers'''


!'''Chitose Miyuki'''
the other freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Especially in the anime.
* NiceGuy
* OddFriendship: Only in the anime, he develops one with Arai.
* SatelliteCharacter: His only role in the story is to cheer on the Regulars along with Horio and Katsuo.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Katsuo.

!'''Mizuno Katsuo'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_miyuki_5507.jpg
Chitose Miyuki
org/pmwiki/pub/images/tenipuri_katsuo_8449.jpeg
Mizuno Katsuo
is the younger sister third of Shitenhouji's Chitose Senri. She plays tennis as well and interestingly, the "Freshman Three". He is a lefty kind and soft-spoken person, but lacks confidence. Often when he does something good he would just like her brother.

consider it to be good luck or a coincidence. He respects his senior club members a lot and would never lose hope in them. Therefore when something is amiss within the club Katsuo would often get very worried, despite the fact that it does not concern him.

-->Voiced by: Creator/RinaSato (JP)
Kei Watanabe (JP), Creator/YuriLowenthal (EN)



* {{Bokukko}}
* GirlishPigtails: Hidden under a... NiceHat.
* GenderReveal: On Tezuka, who mistook her as a boy because of the hat.
* PluckyGirl
* TokenMiniMoe
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Is a very good player, but suffers a ''bad'' case of stage fright.

!'''Akutsu Yuki'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/HaruhiTerada (JP)

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Tropes associated with Katsuo:
* {{Bokukko}}
AscendedExtra: In the manga he is a FlatCharacter. He appears along with the other freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
* GirlishPigtails: Hidden under a... NiceHat.
AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* GenderReveal: On Tezuka, who mistook her as a boy because ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In the last chapter of the hat.
series, Mizuno let his hair grow when they passed to 2nd year.
* PluckyGirl
FlatCharacter: Compared to Kachiro and Horio, who at least they got some moments in the anime, Katsuo is the one of the Freshmen Trio with the less characterization.
* TokenMiniMoe
SatelliteCharacter: He is never seen without Kachiro, and his only role in the story, aside from acompany Kachiro and Horio, is to cheer on the Regulars.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Is SupremeChef: Really good at making curry.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Kachiro.

!'''Arai Masashi'''

Arai Masashi is a second year student and the best reserve player on the team, who is the closest to becoming a regular, almost getting a shot to play in Kanto Tournament finals in the anime when Momoshiro and Kaidou were nowhere to be seen. He is known for his hotheadedness and hazing of weaker players. He is as hard on himself as he is on the others during training. Although he had
a very good player, but suffers a ''bad'' case of stage fright.

!'''Akutsu Yuki'''
bitter relationship with Ryoma at first, he cheered him on during his match with Akutsu.

-->Voiced by: Creator/HaruhiTerada (JP)
Norihisa Mori (JP), Creator/LiamOBrien (EN)



* MistakenForRomance: When they meet her, the Seigaku Regulars think she is Kawamura's girlfriend and that Kawamura LikesOlderWomen. She was actually asking Kawamura to keep Akutsu out of trouble.
* TeenPregnancy: Had Akutsu when she was as young as 18-19 years old.

!'''Fuji Yumiko'''

Yumiko Fuji is the older sister of Fuji Shuusuke and Fuji Yuuta.

-->Voiced by: Creator/YukiKaida (JP)

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Tropes associated with Arai:

* MistakenForRomance: When they meet her, ADayInTheLimelight: He receives more focus along with Kachiro in a filler episode of the Seigaku anime, where he is revealed to be pushing himself to reach the Regulars think she is Kawamura's girlfriend and that Kawamura LikesOlderWomen. She was actually asking Kawamura to keep Akutsu out of trouble.
gains a newfound respect for Kachiro's determination.
* TeenPregnancy: Had Akutsu when she was as young as 18-19 years old.

!'''Fuji Yumiko'''

Yumiko Fuji is
ButtMonkey: He lost games against Ryoma, doesn't make it into the older sister of Fuji Shuusuke Regulars during the series run and Fuji Yuuta.

then gets beaten up by Akutsu.
* HachiMaki
* HotBlooded
* {{Jerkass}}: Especially at the beginning.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Sparsely, but it's there.
* OddFriendship: In the anime only, he develops one with Kachiro.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Arguably the best non-regular player and fairly hardworking, but he's still far outclassed.

!'''Ikeda Masaya'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YukiKaida Creator/HiroshiShimozaki (JP)



* CoolBigSis: Both Shuusuke and Yuuta adore her.
* FortuneTeller: She likes reading the Tarot, and also she wrote the Horoscope book that Sengoku has.
* MsFanservice
* SupremeChef: Shuusuke mentions Yuuta loves her home made cakes.

!'''Inoue Mamoru'''

Inoue Mamoru is a journalist for the ''Monthly Tennis Pro'' magazine. Inoue takes a special interest in the progress of Seigaku. He is also an amateur tennis player, as well as being a big fan of Echizen Nanjirou.

-->Voiced by: Creator/HozumiGouda (JP)

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Tropes associated with Ikeda:

* CoolBigSis: Both Shuusuke and Yuuta adore her.
* FortuneTeller: She likes reading the Tarot, and also she wrote the Horoscope book that Sengoku has.
* MsFanservice
* SupremeChef: Shuusuke mentions Yuuta loves her home made cakes.

!'''Inoue Mamoru'''

Inoue Mamoru is a journalist for the ''Monthly Tennis Pro'' magazine. Inoue takes a special interest in the progress of Seigaku. He is also an amateur tennis player, as well as being a big fan of Echizen Nanjirou.

ThoseTwoGuys: With Hayashi.

!'''Hayashi Daisuke'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/HozumiGouda Makoto Ueki (JP)



* AscendedExtra: Only in the TV anime.
* FanBoy: Of Nanjirou.
* CrazyPrepared: Always has his tennis stuff in his car, in case he needs it.
* CombatCommentator
* HypocriticalHumor: Lightly scolds Shiba for not taking work seriously, then goes all blushy when he meets Nanako. Shiiba immediately lampshades the trope.
* IntrepidReporter
* MrExposition: In the anime he is used as this to give some background (by expaining how Wakato made impersonations on Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, etc.), techniques or other UsefulNotes on UsefulNotes/{{Tennis}}.
* NiceGuy
* SempaiKohai: To Shiba.

!'''Shiba Saori'''

Shiba Saori is the new photographer for the ''Monthly Tennis Pro'' magazine. Along with Inoue, she takes a special interest in Seigaku.

-->Voiced by: Noriko Namiki (JP), Creator/WendeeLee (EN)

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Tropes associated with Hayashi:

* AscendedExtra: Only ThoseTwoGuys: With Ikeda.

!'''Ryuuzaki Sakuno'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_sakuno_12.jpg

Ryuuzaki Sakuno is the granddaughter of Ryuuzaki Sumire. She is a kind, nice, and quiet girl with very long hair kept in twin braids, and often worries about Ryoma and the others. She starts playing tennis after watching Ryoma helps support the Seigaku team. Sakuno is attracted towards Ryoma and has feelings for him, she has not had a chance to tell him due to her own shy nature, a degree of bad luck, and the meddling of other people. In the manga, she is shown to be more intuitive, mature and a good tennis player. Out of all the girls
in the TV anime.
* FanBoy: Of Nanjirou.
* CrazyPrepared: Always has his tennis stuff in his car, in case he needs it.
* CombatCommentator
* HypocriticalHumor: Lightly scolds Shiba for not taking work seriously, then goes all blushy when he meets Nanako. Shiiba immediately lampshades the trope.
* IntrepidReporter
* MrExposition: In the anime he is used as this to give some background (by expaining how Wakato made impersonations on Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, etc.), techniques or other UsefulNotes on UsefulNotes/{{Tennis}}.
* NiceGuy
* SempaiKohai: To Shiba.

!'''Shiba Saori'''

Shiba Saori
story, she is the new photographer for the ''Monthly Tennis Pro'' magazine. Along with Inoue, she takes a special interest in Seigaku.

only one whom Ryoma shows his kind personality.

-->Voiced by: Noriko Namiki Creator/MikakoTakahashi (JP), Creator/WendeeLee Creator/CindyRobinson (EN)



* AscendedExtra: Only in the TV anime.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: She mostly is the one asking the questions to get either Inoue or Ryuzaki-sensei to explain about the techniques or game rules.
* ButtMonkey
* CoolBigSis: Tries to be this, though it doesn't alway work. It still lets her have a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming as she gives [[spoiler:Sakuno]] a KirkSummation.
* {{Fangirl}}: Although she is always taking photos of the middle school tennis clubs, she pays more attention to Seigaku.
* HotScoop
* NaiveNewcomer
* {{Shotacon}}: Borderline and definitely PlayedForLaughs.
* UnlimitedWardrobe

!'''Horio Satoshi'''
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Horio Satoshi is a first year student, who claims to know everything about tennis. He constantly brags about his "two years of tennis experience", but he is, in fact, a less than average player. He often explains or tries to explain to his first year friends key words, rules, and techniques. He has an older cousin named Junpei, who has "two years of biking experience" and helps Kintarou Tooyama from Shitenhouji reach Tokyo.

-->Voiced by: Creator/ShigenoriYamazaki (JP), Adam Lawson (EN)

----
Tropes associated with Horio:
* AscendedExtra: In the manga he is a FlatCharacter. He appears along with the other freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
* AttentionWhore: He will inform everyone he has two years of experience in tennis (or other activities), whether the others want to hear about it or not.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Tomoka.
* BigOlUnibrow
* BromanticFoil: To Ryoma.
* TheChewToy

to:

* AscendedExtra: Only in the TV anime.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: She mostly is the one asking the questions to get either Inoue or Ryuzaki-sensei to explain about the techniques or game rules.
* ButtMonkey
* CoolBigSis: Tries to be this, though it doesn't alway work. It still lets her have a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming as she gives [[spoiler:Sakuno]] a KirkSummation.
* {{Fangirl}}: Although she is always taking photos of the middle school tennis clubs, she pays more attention to Seigaku.
* HotScoop
* NaiveNewcomer
* {{Shotacon}}: Borderline and definitely PlayedForLaughs.
* UnlimitedWardrobe

!'''Horio Satoshi'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_horio_3645.jpg
Horio Satoshi is a first year student, who claims to know everything about tennis. He constantly brags about his "two years of tennis experience", but he is, in fact, a less than average player. He often explains or tries to explain to his first year friends key words, rules, and techniques. He has an older cousin named Junpei, who has "two years of biking experience" and helps Kintarou Tooyama from Shitenhouji reach Tokyo.

-->Voiced by: Creator/ShigenoriYamazaki (JP), Adam Lawson (EN)

----
Tropes associated with Horio:
Sakuno:
* AscendedExtra: In the manga he is a FlatCharacter. He appears along with the other freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
* AttentionWhore: He will inform everyone he
ButtMonkey: Poor little girl has two years of experience in tennis (or other activities), whether the others want to hear about it or not.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Tomoka.
* BigOlUnibrow
* BromanticFoil: To Ryoma.
* TheChewToy
a pretty lousy luck, though not as bad as Horio's.



* InformedAbility: His "two years of tennis experience".
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's annoying, loud and more childish than he should be, but is also a very loyal friend.
* SmallNameBigEgo

!'''Kato Kachirou'''
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Kato Kachirou hangs around a lot with Horio Satoshi and Mizuno Katsuo. Although he is not very good at tennis, he thoroughly supports the team. He has a father who coaches at an expensive tennis club. Though he is normally polite and meek, Kachirou believes strongly in justice and fights to the end to defend his beliefs. As such, he has proven to be brave and stubborn when a situation calls for it.

-->Voiced by: Akira Nakagawa (JP), Creator/WendeeLee (EN)

to:

* InformedAbility: His "two years CuteClumsyGirl
* {{Fangirl}}: Ryoma's.
* HyperAwareness: She is quick to notice that Ryoma wasn't playing at his best during a practice match [[spoiler:because they both knew the girl who claimed to be his fangirl was actually a spy]]. Ryoma compliments her for this, which he rarely does to anyone.
* IFeelAngry: She's softpoken and polite, but not incapable
of anger.
* RapunzelHair: Her ponytails go past her waist.
* PassionateSportsGirl: She has just started playing
tennis experience".
to try relating more to Ryoma. Though in the manga she ''does'' have what it takes and it's said she might reach regular player status next year. [[http://fanbook.livejournal.com/28518.html And she gets third place in a local tournament, which IS very good for a girl who has just started in the sport itself]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's annoying, loud PutOnABus: [[spoiler: Until [[TheBusCameBack Chapters 127 and 128]] of ''Shinpuri''.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: Moreso in the anime than in the manga where is more shy than quiet.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Between her demure attitude and long ponytails, she's the GirlyGirl to Tomoka's {{tomboy}}.
* YamatoNadeshiko: In the manga she is less shy
and more childish mature than he should be, but is also a very loyal friend.
* SmallNameBigEgo

!'''Kato Kachirou'''
in the anime.

!'''Osakada Tomoka'''
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Kato Kachirou hangs around a lot
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Osakada Tomoka is Sakuno's best friend and classmate. Unlike her best friend, Tomoka is very outgoing and assertive. She is the self-proclaimed and very enthusiastic president of the Echizen Ryoma fanclub. She supports Ryoma along with Sakuno at the team's matches. She and Sakuno cheer together and are very good friends. Tomoka is attached to Ryoma, and she shows this more than Sakuno. Although her obvious crush on the boy, she stated that the only one she considers her love rival is Sakuno. She also can be seen arguing
with Horio Satoshi and Mizuno Katsuo. Although he is not very good at tennis, he thoroughly supports the team. He has a father who coaches at an expensive tennis club. Though he is normally polite and meek, Kachirou believes strongly in justice and fights to the end to defend his beliefs. As such, he has proven to be brave and stubborn when a situation calls for it.

times.

-->Voiced by: Akira Nakagawa Creator/FuyukaOura (JP), Creator/WendeeLee Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)



Tropes associated with Kachirou:
* ADayInTheLimelight: An episode of the anime is dedicated to him confronting Arai about his smugness, only to discover they also have been pushing themselves to reach the Regulars.
* {{Adorkable}}
* AlliterativeName
* AscendedExtra: In the manga he is a FlatCharacter. He appears along with the other freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Especially in the anime.
* NiceGuy
* OddFriendship: Only in the anime, he develops one with Arai.
* SatelliteCharacter: His only role in the story is to cheer on the Regulars along with Horio and Katsuo.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Katsuo.

!'''Mizuno Katsuo'''
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Mizuno Katsuo is the third of the "Freshman Three". He is a kind and soft-spoken person, but lacks confidence. Often when he does something good he would just consider it to be good luck or a coincidence. He respects his senior club members a lot and would never lose hope in them. Therefore when something is amiss within the club Katsuo would often get very worried, despite the fact that it does not concern him.

-->Voiced by: Kei Watanabe (JP), Creator/YuriLowenthal (EN)

to:

Tropes associated with Kachirou:
Tomoka:
* ADayInTheLimelight: An episode of the anime is dedicated to him confronting Arai about his smugness, only to discover they also have been pushing themselves to reach the Regulars.
BadlyBatteredBabysitter: Her little siblings are very, ''very'' energetic...
* {{Adorkable}}
BeautyMark: Under her left eye.
* AlliterativeName
BelligerentSexualTension: With Horio.
* AscendedExtra: In the manga he is a FlatCharacter. He appears along BullyHunter: Never EVER fucking mess with Sakuno, Ryoma or the other freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
Seigaku team!
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there ClingyJealousGirl
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Hinted
to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Especially
be one in the anime.
* NiceGuy
* OddFriendship: Only in
CryCute: After one of the anime, he develops one with Arai.
Golden Pair's losses, she cries in Sakuno's arms.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* {{Fangirl}}: Of Ryoma.
* {{Foil}}: To Sakuno. Both admire Ryoma (but Tomoka only likes cheering and she is aware that Sakuno really likes Ryoma), and while Sakuno is shy and quiet, she is more loud and HotBlooded.
* GenkiGirl
* GirlishPigtails
* HotBlooded
* PluckyGirl: Nothing keeps this girl down for too long.
* PromotionToParent: Both of her parents work, so she often has to take care of her baby siblings.
* SatelliteCharacter: His only role in She is almost never seen without Sakuno.
* SchoolNewspaperNewsHound: In
the story is Chinese drama.
* {{Shorttank}}
* SupremeChef
* TokenMiniMoe
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy
to cheer on the Regulars along with Sakuno's girly girl.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B. Sweet, energetic, kind, cheerful, kinda clingy... unless
Horio and Katsuo.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Katsuo.

!'''Mizuno Katsuo'''
is near or someone threatens her friends.

!'''Tachibana An'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tenipuri_katsuo_8449.jpeg
Mizuno Katsuo is
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Tachibana An
the third cute younger sister of Kippei. She is a member of the "Freshman Three". He is a kind girls tennis club, and soft-spoken person, but lacks confidence. Often when he does something good he would just consider it to be good luck or a coincidence. He respects his senior club members a lot and would never lose hope in them. Therefore when something is amiss within the club Katsuo would often get supports her brother's team. An cares very worried, despite much for her brother and her friends from both the fact Seigaku and Fudomine teams and tries to help them as much as possible. On the other hand, she has a rather explosive and even downright vicious temper that it does not concern him.

leads her to either get in trouble for the sake of others (as proved by Sakuno and Atobe) or become physically violent (as proved by [[spoiler: Kirihara]]).

-->Voiced by: Kei Watanabe Creator/AkikoKimura (JP), Creator/YuriLowenthal Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)



Tropes associated with Katsuo:
* AscendedExtra: In the manga he is a FlatCharacter. He appears along with the other freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In the last chapter of the series, Mizuno let his hair grow when they passed to 2nd year.
* FlatCharacter: Compared to Kachiro and Horio, who at least they got some moments in the anime, Katsuo is the one of the Freshmen Trio with the less characterization.
* SatelliteCharacter: He is never seen without Kachiro, and his only role in the story, aside from acompany Kachiro and Horio, is to cheer on the Regulars.
* SupremeChef: Really good at making curry.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Kachiro.

!'''Arai Masashi'''

Arai Masashi is a second year student and the best reserve player on the team, who is the closest to becoming a regular, almost getting a shot to play in Kanto Tournament finals in the anime when Momoshiro and Kaidou were nowhere to be seen. He is known for his hotheadedness and hazing of weaker players. He is as hard on himself as he is on the others during training. Although he had a very bitter relationship with Ryoma at first, he cheered him on during his match with Akutsu.

-->Voiced by: Norihisa Mori (JP), Creator/LiamOBrien (EN)

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Tropes associated with Katsuo:
An:
* AscendedExtra: In the manga he AccidentalMisnaming: "Don't call me 'Tachibana-imouto'! My name is a FlatCharacter. He appears along An!".
* CoolBigSis: To Sakuno.
* [[ChickMagnet Dude Magnet]]: Attracts men
with her beauty ''and'' her firey personality.
* CuteSportsClubManager
* EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs
* PassionateSportsGirl
* PluckyGirl
* ShipTease: With Momoshiro. By
the other freshmen hand, with Kamio is more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations
one-sided from him, she is apparently [[ObliviousToLove clueless about certain techniques or game rules.
it]].
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In TheSmurfettePrinciple: She is the last chapter only female we see near the Fudomine Tennis Team.
* TheTease: The most fashion-conscious
of the series, Mizuno let his hair grow when they passed to 2nd year.
* FlatCharacter: Compared to Kachiro and Horio, who at least they got some moments in the anime, Katsuo
girls.

!'''Urayama Shiita'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri_urayama_5214.jpg
Urayama Shiita
is the one of the Freshmen Trio with the less characterization.
* SatelliteCharacter: He is never seen without Kachiro, and his only role in the story, aside
a freshman from acompany Kachiro the Rikkaidai Middle School tennis club and Horio, is to cheer on the Regulars.
* SupremeChef: Really good at making curry.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Kachiro.

!'''Arai Masashi'''

Arai Masashi is a second year student and the best reserve player on the team, who is the closest to becoming a regular, almost getting a shot to play in Kanto Tournament finals in the anime when Momoshiro and Kaidou were nowhere
aspires to be seen. He is known for his hotheadedness and hazing of weaker players. He is as hard on himself as he is on a regular the others during training. Although he had a very bitter relationship following year. He goes with Ryoma at first, he cheered him on during Horio Satoshi and Dan Taichi to the U-17 Camp to visit his match with Akutsu.

senpais.

-->Voiced by: Norihisa Mori (JP), Creator/LiamOBrien (EN)
Takase Asaki (JP)



Tropes associated with Arai:

* ADayInTheLimelight: He receives more focus along with Kachiro in a filler episode of the anime, where he is revealed to be pushing himself to reach the Regulars and gains a newfound respect for Kachiro's determination.
* ButtMonkey: He lost games against Ryoma, doesn't make it into the Regulars during the series run and then gets beaten up by Akutsu.
* HachiMaki
* HotBlooded
* {{Jerkass}}: Especially at the beginning.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Sparsely, but it's there.
* OddFriendship: In the anime only, he develops one with Kachiro.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Arguably the best non-regular player and fairly hardworking, but he's still far outclassed.

!'''Ikeda Masaya'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/HiroshiShimozaki (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Arai:

Shiita:
* ADayInTheLimelight: IdiotHair: The tip of his hair is shaped like a swirl. Even when many fans claim it looks like an ice cream... just see PunnyName below.
* {{Keet}}:
He receives more focus along with Kachiro in a filler episode of the anime, where he is revealed to be pushing himself to reach the Regulars just like Taichi and gains serves as a newfound respect {{Foil}} for Horio.
* PunnyName: His name is a literal [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar poop joke]].
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: In Shinpuri he essentially replaces Katsuo (while Dan takes
Kachiro's determination.
* ButtMonkey: He lost games against Ryoma, doesn't make it into
role) in the Regulars during the series run and then gets beaten up by Akutsu.
* HachiMaki
* HotBlooded
* {{Jerkass}}: Especially at the beginning.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Sparsely, but it's there.
* OddFriendship: In the anime only, he develops one
new "Freshmen Trio" with Kachiro.
Horio.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Arguably TagAlongKid: He is this along with Taichi and Horio.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: His favorite ice cream flavors are chocolate, coffee and chestnut... [[PunnyName Make of it]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar whatever you want...]]

!'''Kitazono Kotoha'''
Kotoha is
the best non-regular player and fairly hardworking, but he's still far outclassed.

!'''Ikeda Masaya'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/HiroshiShimozaki (JP)
manager of Tsubakikawa Gakuen's Boys' Tennis Club, which represents Hokkaido in the national tournament.



Tropes associated with Ikeda:

* ThoseTwoGuys: With Hayashi.

!'''Hayashi Daisuke'''
-->Voiced by: Makoto Ueki (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Ikeda:

Kotoha:
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Hayashi.

!'''Hayashi Daisuke'''
-->Voiced by: Makoto Ueki (JP)
BitchInSheepsClothing: Her strategy is to pose as a fangirl, act like the girlfriend-wannabe of the best player of the school she is visiting and gather all the data she can.
* CuteSportsClubManager: from the Tsubakikawa Gakuen tennis team.
* {{Fangirl}}: It's actually an act.
* TheMole: See BitchInSheepsClothing above.
* OneShotCharacter, GirlOfTheWeek: She is only a one-shot character, whose only purpose on the story is to showcase how well Sakuno knows Ryoma.
** TheBusCameBack: Briefly. She tries to flirt with Atobe with an obento, but he blew her off on the spot.
* PaperThinDisguise: Subverted. The only ones who can see through her "NiceGirl" act are Sakuno, Ryoma and Atobe.
* StalkerWithACrush: Or at least it looks like it.

[[/folder]]



Tropes associated with Hayashi:

* ThoseTwoGuys: With Ikeda.

!'''Ryuuzaki Sakuno'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_sakuno_12.jpg

Ryuuzaki Sakuno is the granddaughter of Ryuuzaki Sumire. She is a kind, nice, and quiet girl with very long hair kept in twin braids, and often worries about Ryoma and the others. She starts playing tennis after watching Ryoma helps support the Seigaku team. Sakuno is attracted towards Ryoma and has feelings for him, she has not had a chance to tell him due to her own shy nature, a degree of bad luck, and the meddling of other people. In the manga, she is shown to be more intuitive, mature and a good tennis player. Out of all the girls in the story, she is the only one whom Ryoma shows his kind personality.

-->Voiced by: Creator/MikakoTakahashi (JP), Creator/CindyRobinson (EN)

to:

Tropes associated with Hayashi:

* ThoseTwoGuys: With Ikeda.

!'''Ryuuzaki Sakuno'''
! '''New Prince of Tennis Characters'''
[[folder:U-17 High Schoolers]]

!'''Tokugawa Kazuya'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_sakuno_12.jpg

Ryuuzaki Sakuno is the granddaughter of Ryuuzaki Sumire. She
org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-tokugawa_6779.jpg
Kazuya Tokugawa
is a kind, nice, and quiet girl with very long hair kept High School 2nd year participating in twin braids, and often worries about Ryoma and the others. She starts playing tennis after watching Ryoma helps support the Seigaku team. Sakuno is attracted towards Ryoma U-17 camp. One year ago, he was beaten by Byoudouin and has feelings for him, she has not had a chance to tell him due to her own shy nature, a degree of bad luck, and crawl his way back up from the meddling Loser. Even though he's quite taciturn, he is unexpectedly quite caring of other people. In the manga, she is shown to be more intuitive, mature and a good tennis player. Out of all the girls in the story, she is the only one whom Ryoma shows his kind personality.upperclassmen.

-->Voiced by: Creator/MikakoTakahashi (JP), Creator/CindyRobinson (EN)
Creator/DaisukeOno (JP)



Tropes associated with Sakuno:
* ButtMonkey: Poor little girl has a pretty lousy luck, though not as bad as Horio's.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* CuteClumsyGirl
* {{Fangirl}}: Ryoma's.
* HyperAwareness: She is quick to notice that Ryoma wasn't playing at his best during a practice match [[spoiler:because they both knew the girl who claimed to be his fangirl was actually a spy]]. Ryoma compliments her for this, which he rarely does to anyone.
* IFeelAngry: She's softpoken and polite, but not incapable of anger.
* RapunzelHair: Her ponytails go past her waist.
* PassionateSportsGirl: She has just started playing tennis to try relating more to Ryoma. Though in the manga she ''does'' have what it takes and it's said she might reach regular player status next year. [[http://fanbook.livejournal.com/28518.html And she gets third place in a local tournament, which IS very good for a girl who has just started in the sport itself]].
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: Until [[TheBusCameBack Chapters 127 and 128]] of ''Shinpuri''.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: Moreso in the anime than in the manga where is more shy than quiet.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Between her demure attitude and long ponytails, she's the GirlyGirl to Tomoka's {{tomboy}}.
* YamatoNadeshiko: In the manga she is less shy and more mature than in the anime.

!'''Osakada Tomoka'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_tomoka_2676.jpg

Osakada Tomoka is Sakuno's best friend and classmate. Unlike her best friend, Tomoka is very outgoing and assertive. She is the self-proclaimed and very enthusiastic president of the Echizen Ryoma fanclub. She supports Ryoma along with Sakuno at the team's matches. She and Sakuno cheer together and are very good friends. Tomoka is attached to Ryoma, and she shows this more than Sakuno. Although her obvious crush on the boy, she stated that the only one she considers her love rival is Sakuno. She also can be seen arguing with Horio at times.

-->Voiced by: Creator/FuyukaOura (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)

to:

Tropes associated with Sakuno:
Tokugawa:
* ButtMonkey: Poor BigBrotherInstinct: According to extra material, he is inclined to have Ryoma as his little girl brother because he never had actual siblings, being a single child.
* BigBrotherMentor: He wants to be this for Ryoma.
* PerpetualFrowner: Also like Tezuka. He hasn't been seen smiling yet.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Once [[spoiler:Tezuka decides to leave the U-17 camp]] Tokugawa steps in to be Ryoma's mentor. He is also equally deadpan and stern like Tezuka.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Tall, stern and aloof.
* TrueCompanions: With Oni and Irie.
* WalkingTheEarth: According to his bio, he
has a pretty lousy luck, though not as bad as Horio's.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* CuteClumsyGirl
* {{Fangirl}}: Ryoma's.
* HyperAwareness: She is quick to notice that Ryoma wasn't playing at his best
been studying overseas during a practice match [[spoiler:because they both knew his whole childhood, having studied in France right before the girl who claimed to be his fangirl was actually a spy]]. Ryoma compliments her for this, which he rarely does to anyone.
* IFeelAngry: She's softpoken and polite, but not incapable of anger.
* RapunzelHair: Her ponytails go past her waist.
* PassionateSportsGirl: She has just started playing tennis to try relating more to Ryoma. Though in the manga she ''does'' have what it takes and it's said she might reach regular player status next year. [[http://fanbook.livejournal.com/28518.html And she gets third place in a local tournament, which IS very good for a girl who has just started in the sport itself]].
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: Until [[TheBusCameBack Chapters 127 and 128]] of ''Shinpuri''.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: Moreso in the anime than in the manga where is more shy than quiet.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Between her demure attitude and long ponytails, she's the GirlyGirl to Tomoka's {{tomboy}}.
* YamatoNadeshiko: In the manga she is less shy and more mature than in the anime.

!'''Osakada Tomoka'''
U-17 camp.

!'''Irie Kanata'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_tomoka_2676.jpg

Osakada Tomoka
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Kanata Irie
is Sakuno's best friend and classmate. Unlike her best friend, Tomoka is very outgoing and assertive. She is introduced as a 3rd year High School Student. He was originally the self-proclaimed and very enthusiastic president leader of the Echizen Ryoma fanclub. She supports Ryoma along with Sakuno at 3rd Court. The rest of the team's matches. She and Sakuno cheer together and are very good friends. Tomoka camp acknowledge him to be amongst the strongest in the camp despite not being in the 1st Court or a 1st Stringer as it is attached revealed it is his own choice to Ryoma, and she shows this more stay in a lower court, similar to how Oni Juujiro is much stronger than Sakuno. Although her obvious crush on the boy, she stated that the only one she considers her love rival is Sakuno. She also can be seen arguing with Horio at times.

court he stays in.

-->Voiced by: Creator/FuyukaOura (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)
Hiroki Aiba (JP)



Tropes associated with Tomoka:
* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: Her little siblings are very, ''very'' energetic...
* BeautyMark: Under her left eye.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Horio.
* BullyHunter: Never EVER fucking mess with Sakuno, Ryoma or the Seigaku team!
* ClingyJealousGirl
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Hinted to be one in the anime.
* CryCute: After one of the Golden Pair's losses, she cries in Sakuno's arms.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* {{Fangirl}}: Of Ryoma.
* {{Foil}}: To Sakuno. Both admire Ryoma (but Tomoka only likes cheering and she is aware that Sakuno really likes Ryoma), and while Sakuno is shy and quiet, she is more loud and HotBlooded.
* GenkiGirl
* GirlishPigtails
* HotBlooded
* PluckyGirl: Nothing keeps this girl down for too long.
* PromotionToParent: Both of her parents work, so she often has to take care of her baby siblings.
* SatelliteCharacter: She is almost never seen without Sakuno.
* SchoolNewspaperNewsHound: In the Chinese drama.
* {{Shorttank}}
* SupremeChef
* TokenMiniMoe
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to Sakuno's girly girl.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B. Sweet, energetic, kind, cheerful, kinda clingy... unless Horio is near or someone threatens her friends.

!'''Tachibana An'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_an_1855.jpg

Tachibana An the cute younger sister of Kippei. She is a member of the girls tennis club, and often supports her brother's team. An cares very much for her brother and her friends from both the Seigaku and Fudomine teams and tries to help them as much as possible. On the other hand, she has a rather explosive and even downright vicious temper that leads her to either get in trouble for the sake of others (as proved by Sakuno and Atobe) or become physically violent (as proved by [[spoiler: Kirihara]]).

-->Voiced by: Creator/AkikoKimura (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)

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Tropes associated with Tomoka:
Kanata:
* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: Her little siblings are very, ''very'' energetic...
DudeLooksLikeALady
* BeautyMark: Under her left eye.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Horio.
* BullyHunter: Never EVER fucking mess with Sakuno, Ryoma or the Seigaku team!
* ClingyJealousGirl
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Hinted
HiddenDepths: He wants to be one in a doctor, so he works part-time at the anime.
U-17 cafeteria to save for his education. He also plays Tenor Sax.
* CryCute: After one of the Golden Pair's losses, she cries in Sakuno's arms.
ItsAllAboutMe: Irie's play style was developed because he craves attention
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
{{Megane}}
** LennonSpecs
* {{Fangirl}}: Of Ryoma.
RedBaron: The Pierrot
* {{Foil}}: To Sakuno. Both admire Ryoma (but Tomoka only likes cheering SilkHidingSteel: He looks friendly and she delicate, but his tennis level is aware that Sakuno really likes Ryoma), high, enough to tie with Atobe.
* TheSmartGuy
* TrueCompanions: With Oni
and while Sakuno is shy and quiet, she is more loud and HotBlooded.
* GenkiGirl
* GirlishPigtails
* HotBlooded
* PluckyGirl: Nothing keeps this girl down for too long.
* PromotionToParent: Both of her parents work, so she often has to take care of her baby siblings.
* SatelliteCharacter: She is almost never seen without Sakuno.
* SchoolNewspaperNewsHound: In the Chinese drama.
* {{Shorttank}}
* SupremeChef
* TokenMiniMoe
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to Sakuno's girly girl.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B. Sweet, energetic, kind, cheerful, kinda clingy... unless Horio is near or someone threatens her friends.

!'''Tachibana An'''
Tokugawa

!'''Oni Juujiro'''
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Tachibana An the cute younger sister of Kippei. She
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Oni
is a member of High Schooler first shown in New Prince Of Tennis and amongst the girls best Japanese school tennis club, and often supports her brother's team. An cares very much for her brother and her friends players shown in the series. He is known as The Gatekeeper from both the Seigaku and Fudomine teams and tries to help them as much as possible. On the other hand, she has a rather explosive and even downright vicious temper that leads her to either get in trouble for the sake of others (as proved by Sakuno and Atobe) or become physically violent (as proved by [[spoiler: Kirihara]]).

Hell.
-->Voiced by: Creator/AkikoKimura (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)
Daichi Endou(JP)



Tropes associated with An:
* AccidentalMisnaming: "Don't call me 'Tachibana-imouto'! My name is An!".
* CoolBigSis: To Sakuno.
* [[ChickMagnet Dude Magnet]]: Attracts men with her beauty ''and'' her firey personality.
* CuteSportsClubManager
* EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs
* PassionateSportsGirl
* PluckyGirl
* ShipTease: With Momoshiro. By the other hand, with Kamio is more one-sided from him, she is apparently [[ObliviousToLove clueless about it]].
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She is the only female we see near the Fudomine Tennis Team.
* TheTease: The most fashion-conscious of the girls.

!'''Urayama Shiita'''
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Urayama Shiita is a freshman from the Rikkaidai Middle School tennis club and aspires to be a regular the following year. He goes with Horio Satoshi and Dan Taichi to the U-17 Camp to visit his senpais.

-->Voiced by: Takase Asaki (JP)

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Tropes associated with An:
Oni:
* AccidentalMisnaming: "Don't call me 'Tachibana-imouto'! My CoolBigBro: He is this to the orphanage children.
** BigBrotherMentor: Fills this role for the middle schoolers, especially for Momoshiro and Kintaro.
* FieryRedhead: A ''literal'' Red Oni example.
* GentleGiant: Despite his intimidating looks, he is actually a really nice guy when you get to know him.
** BruiserWithASoftCenter
** FriendToAllChildren: He volunteers for an Orphanage, where all the kids adore him. In Christmas, he dressed as Santa Claus and made wool toys for everyone, and gets touched when all the kids' stockings had as wishes to "have Oni as the Number 1 tennis player".
** FriendToAllLivingThings: He has a pet hamster named "Kaede".
* MeaningfulName: His last
name "Oni" reflects his reputation as this.
* HiddenBadass:[[spoiler:Played with, Oni first appears as apart of the 5th court, making stronger than our protanginst at the moment, then later revealed to be 5th on the U-17 team, and then later
is An!".
* CoolBigSis: To Sakuno.
* [[ChickMagnet Dude Magnet]]: Attracts men
shown to be the old #1 and defeated Byoudouin.In his match with her beauty ''and'' her firey personality.
* CuteSportsClubManager
* EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs
* PassionateSportsGirl
* PluckyGirl
* ShipTease: With Momoshiro. By
Kintaro, he never really goes all out, hinting that he may still be number 1 in the other hand, with Kamio is more one-sided from him, she is apparently [[ObliviousToLove clueless about it]].
camp.]]
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She MyGodWhatHaveIDone: His reaction when he realizes [[spoiler:he not only made Tokugawa stronger, but also indirectly made Byoudouin awake his power as well]].
* RedOniBlueOni: He literally
is the only female we see near ''[[PunnyName Red Oni]]'' next to Tokugawa and Irie's Blue. Ironically, the Fudomine Tennis Team.
* TheTease: The most fashion-conscious of
roles invert regarding Byoudouin, as Oni is the girls.

!'''Urayama Shiita'''
one who has to restrain [[NotSoStoic Tokugawa]].
* ScarsAreForever: He has one in his left cheek from his first match against Byoudouin.
* TrueCompanions: With Irie and Tokugawa.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He is just 18 years old.

!'''Yamato Yuudai'''
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Urayama Shiita is a
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Yamato Yuudai was the captain during Tezuka's
freshman from year. He talks Tezuka into staying in the Rikkaidai Middle School tennis club as Seigaku's pillar of support, calming him down when he was on the verge of quitting after being injured. Eccentric, insightful, and aspires gentle, Yamato has a unique way of explaining things that even Sumire Ryuuzaki has trouble understanding. He continued to be a regular help the following year. He goes with Horio Satoshi and Dan Taichi to tennis club after graduation; in the U-17 Camp to visit anime, coach Ryuuzaki asks him for his senpais.

guidance when they go to a training camp to prepare for the Kantō conference final against Rikkaidai.

-->Voiced by: Takase Asaki Masanori Ikeda (JP)



Tropes associated with Shiita:
* IdiotHair: The tip of his hair is shaped like a swirl. Even when many fans claim it looks like an ice cream... just see PunnyName below.
* {{Keet}}: He is just like Taichi and serves as a {{Foil}} for Horio.
* PunnyName: His name is a literal [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar poop joke]].
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: In Shinpuri he essentially replaces Katsuo (while Dan takes Kachiro's role) in the new "Freshmen Trio" with Horio.
* TagAlongKid: He is this along with Taichi and Horio.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: His favorite ice cream flavors are chocolate, coffee and chestnut... [[PunnyName Make of it]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar whatever you want...]]

!'''Kitazono Kotoha'''
Kotoha is the manager of Tsubakikawa Gakuen's Boys' Tennis Club, which represents Hokkaido in the national tournament.

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Tropes associated with Shiita:
Yamato:

* IdiotHair: The tip AlliterativeName
* BigBrotherMentor: To Tezuka and Oishi.
* TheCaptain: He used to be Seigaku's former captain when Tezuka and Oishi joined the team.
* ChekhovsGunman: He is only shown in flashbacks as Tezuka's main inspiration. He reappears in a filler episode
of the anime. In the manga, he returns for the U-17 camp.
* CloudCuckooLander
** ObfuscatingStupidity
* HachiMaki: In the flashback and the anime filler.
* SunglassesAtNight: Of the LennonSpecs kind.
** TheGlassesGottaGo: In his reappearance in New Prince of Tennis, he has dyed
his hair is shaped like a swirl. Even when many fans claim it looks like an ice cream... just see PunnyName below.
* {{Keet}}: He is just like Taichi
red and serves as a {{Foil}} for Horio.
isn't wearing glasses anymore.
* PunnyName: His name YoungerThanTheyLook: He's actually only 17.

!'''Echizen Ryoga'''
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Echizen Ryoga
is a literal [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar poop joke]].
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: In Shinpuri he essentially replaces Katsuo (while Dan takes Kachiro's role)
high school tennis player not mentioned in the new "Freshmen Trio" with Horio.
* TagAlongKid: He is this along with Taichi and Horio.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: His favorite ice cream flavors are chocolate, coffee and chestnut... [[PunnyName Make
The Prince of it]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar whatever you want...]]

!'''Kitazono Kotoha'''
Kotoha is the manager
Tennis, first appearing in The Prince of Tsubakikawa Gakuen's Boys' Tennis Club, - The Two Samurai: The First Game, later appearing in an OVA in New York in which represents Hokkaido in Ryoma spots him training. According to his bio, Ryoga is Ryoma's half-brother, who was living with the national tournament.
Echizens after his original mother died, and then moving with his aunt.

In ''The New Prince of Tennis,'' Ryoga returns from America as [[spoiler:Japan's No. 4-ranked U-17 representative]].

-->Voiced by: Yuuta Yamazaki (JP, Movie), Creator/MamoruMiyano (JP, ''The New Prince of Tennis'' OVA)



Tropes associated with Kotoha:
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Her strategy is to pose as a fangirl, act like the girlfriend-wannabe of the best player of the school she is visiting and gather all the data she can.
* CuteSportsClubManager: from the Tsubakikawa Gakuen tennis team.
* {{Fangirl}}: It's actually an act.
* TheMole: See BitchInSheepsClothing above.
* OneShotCharacter, GirlOfTheWeek: She is only a one-shot character, whose only purpose on the story is to showcase how well Sakuno knows Ryoma.
** TheBusCameBack: Briefly. She tries to flirt with Atobe with an obento, but he blew her off on the spot.
* PaperThinDisguise: Subverted. The only ones who can see through her "NiceGirl" act are Sakuno, Ryoma and Atobe.
* StalkerWithACrush: Or at least it looks like it.

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Tropes associated with Kotoha:
Ryoga:

* BitchInSheepsClothing: Her strategy AloofBigBrother: He is to pose as a fangirl, act like the girlfriend-wannabe of the best player of the school she is visiting and gather all the data she can.
* CuteSportsClubManager: from the Tsubakikawa Gakuen tennis team.
* {{Fangirl}}: It's actually an act.
* TheMole: See BitchInSheepsClothing above.
* OneShotCharacter, GirlOfTheWeek: She is
only a one-shot character, whose only purpose on the story is to showcase how well Sakuno knows one who can get away with pissing off Ryoma.
** TheBusCameBack: Briefly. She tries to flirt with Atobe with an obento, but he blew her off on the spot.
* PaperThinDisguise:
Subverted. In New Prince of Tennis it's shown that Ryoga and Ryoma used to be very close when they were kids. Ryoma forgot about it since he was still very young.
* BigBrotherMentor: In New Prince of Tennis, he teaches Ryoma the Glowing Shot.
* CanonImmigrant: His original debut was in the first movie "The Prince of Tennis -
The only ones Two Samurai: The First Game". After fan acclaim, Konomi decided to include Ryoga as a canon character as well.
* ContinuitySnarl: Since the Anime Movie didn't have anything to do with the manga storyline, he is introduced as Ryoma's older brother,
who can see through her "NiceGirl" act are Sakuno, Ryoma didn't even remember at first. In the movie Ryoma is said to be his adoptive brother, while in the manga WordOfGod has stated [[{{Retcon}} he is his ''half''-brother]].
* InTheHood: In the sequel series, he wears a hood that conceals his face until his [[TheReveal proper introduction]]. ...But most readers probably [[TheUntwist already figured out that it was him]], despite having never shown up in the manga up to that point.
* JustInTime: His proper introduction in ''The New Prince of Tennis'' happens after [[spoiler: he deflects a glowing shot from Byoudouin in the nick of time to save
Ryoma and Atobe.
Tokugawa.]]
* StalkerWithACrush: Or at least it looks like it.

[[/folder]]
TheNicknamer: He calls Ryoma "Chibisuke".
* PolarOppositeTwins: Subverted since they're not twins, but they look alike a lot. Unlike Ryoma, Ryoga is more expressive and outgoing, loves oranges (Ryoma hates Orange Ponta) and hates speaking english despite living in America.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: After all, he is Ryoma's older brother.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Oranges. Unlike his little brother, Ryoga loves Orange Ponta (Ryoma only drinks grape Ponta).

!'''Nakagauchi Sotomichi'''
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Sotomichi Nakagauchi is a 3rd year High Schooler known as The Robot participating in the U-17 camp.

-->Voiced by: Takuto Dojoh (JP)



! '''New Prince of Tennis Characters'''
[[folder:U-17 High Schoolers]]

!'''Tokugawa Kazuya'''
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Kazuya Tokugawa is a High School 2nd year participating in the U-17 camp. One year ago, he was beaten by Byoudouin and has had to crawl his way back up from the Loser. Even though he's quite taciturn, he is unexpectedly quite caring of his upperclassmen.

-->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeOno (JP)

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! '''New Prince of Tennis Characters'''
[[folder:U-17 High Schoolers]]

!'''Tokugawa Kazuya'''
Tropes associated with Nakagauchi:

* FourEyesZeroSoul
* RedBaron: "The Robot"
* TheStoic
* StoneWall: Gets Krauser's SignatureMove and he still can go on.


!'''Byoudouin Houou'''
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Byoudouin Houou is introduced at the U-17 Camp in Shin Prince of Tennis ranked as the Number 1 ranked Youth Representative of Japan, which marks him as Japan's best U-17 player. He is the leader of the First Returning 1st Stringers, who have just returned from an Overseas Expedition. They get back to the camp to be welcomed back by the news that middle schoolers have joined the camp and witnessed them defeat a number of the Top 20. He decides to allow the inclusion of middle schoolers on the list of challengers for their places. It is also known that he utterly defeated Kazuya Tokugawa is a High School 2nd year participating in the U-17 camp. One year ago, he was beaten by Byoudouin and has had to crawl his way back up from the Loser. Even though he's quite taciturn, he is unexpectedly quite caring of his upperclassmen.

-->Voiced
previous year.

--> Voiced
by: Creator/DaisukeOno Creator/HirokiYasumoto (JP)



Tropes associated with Tokugawa:
* BigBrotherInstinct: According to extra material, he is inclined to have Ryoma as his little brother because he never had actual siblings, being a single child.
* BigBrotherMentor: He wants to be this for Ryoma.
* PerpetualFrowner: Also like Tezuka. He hasn't been seen smiling yet.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Once [[spoiler:Tezuka decides to leave the U-17 camp]] Tokugawa steps in to be Ryoma's mentor. He is also equally deadpan and stern like Tezuka.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Tall, stern and aloof.
* TrueCompanions: With Oni and Irie.
* WalkingTheEarth: According to his bio, he has been studying overseas during his whole childhood, having studied in France right before the U-17 camp.

!'''Irie Kanata'''
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Kanata Irie is introduced as a 3rd year High School Student. He was originally the leader of the 3rd Court. The rest of the camp acknowledge him to be amongst the strongest in the camp despite not being in the 1st Court or a 1st Stringer as it is revealed it is his own choice to stay in a lower court, similar to how Oni Juujiro is much stronger than the court he stays in.

-->Voiced by: Hiroki Aiba (JP)

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Tropes associated with Tokugawa:
Byoudouin:
* BigBrotherInstinct: According AlwaysSomeoneBetter: He lost to extra material, he is inclined to have Ryoma as Oni in his little brother because he never had actual siblings, being a single child.
* BigBrotherMentor: He wants to be this for Ryoma.
* PerpetualFrowner: Also like Tezuka. He hasn't been seen smiling yet.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Once [[spoiler:Tezuka decides to leave
first day at the U-17 camp]] camp, so he trained to try to surpass him.
* HachiMaki: He uses one to cover his [[ScarsAreForever forehead scar]], from his first game against Oni.
* {{Jerkass}}
* MeaningfulName: "Byoodouin" comes from the Byoudouin Temple, while his name means "Emerging Phoenix"
* TheRival, NotSoDifferent: With
Tokugawa steps in to be Ryoma's mentor. He is and Oni.
* ThemeNaming: His special techniques are
also equally deadpan and stern like Tezuka.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Tall, stern and aloof.
* TrueCompanions: With Oni and Irie.
theme-named by foreign countries: Pirates of the World, Bull Fighting of the Spanish, Phoenix of Egypt.
* WalkingTheEarth: According He is said to his bio, he has been studying overseas during his whole childhood, having studied in France right before the U-17 camp.

!'''Irie Kanata'''
have visited many countries.

!'''Moori Juzaburou'''
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Kanata Irie Moori is introduced a 1st year high school student, and a recent graduate and OB of the Rikkaidai tennis team that won the Nationals a year before the storyline. Introduced as a the No.10 of the All-Japan Juniors, together with 3rd year former Hyotei Academy captain No. 9 Ochi Tsukimitsu, they are the Super High School Student. He was originally the leader of the 3rd Court. The rest of the camp acknowledge him to be amongst the strongest in the camp despite not being in the 1st Court or a 1st Stringer as it is revealed it is his own choice to stay in a lower court, similar to how Oni Juujiro is much stronger than the court he stays in.

Doubles Specialists.
-->Voiced by: Hiroki Aiba Yuuta Yamazaki (JP)



Tropes associated with Kanata:
* DudeLooksLikeALady
* HiddenDepths: He wants to be a doctor, so he works part-time at the U-17 cafeteria to save for his education. He also plays Tenor Sax.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Irie's play style was developed because he craves attention
* {{Megane}}
** LennonSpecs
* RedBaron: The Pierrot
* SilkHidingSteel: He looks friendly and delicate, but his tennis level is high, enough to tie with Atobe.
* TheSmartGuy
* TrueCompanions: With Oni and Tokugawa

!'''Oni Juujiro'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-oni_9749.jpg
Oni is a High Schooler first shown in New Prince Of Tennis and amongst the best Japanese school tennis players shown in the series. He is known as The Gatekeeper from Hell.
-->Voiced by: Daichi Endou(JP)

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Tropes associated with Kanata:
Moori:
* DudeLooksLikeALady
* HiddenDepths: He wants to be a doctor, so
BrilliantButLazy: As noted by Renji, he works part-time at was one of the U-17 cafeteria to save for his education. He also plays Tenor Sax.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Irie's play style was developed because he craves attention
* {{Megane}}
** LennonSpecs
* RedBaron: The Pierrot
* SilkHidingSteel: He looks friendly and delicate,
best players, but his tennis level is high, enough rarely went to tie with Atobe.
train.
* TheSmartGuy
FieryRedhead
* TrueCompanions: FirstNameBasis, AffectionateNickname: He calls Ochi "Tsuki-san".
* OddFriendship:
With Oni and Tokugawa

!'''Oni Juujiro'''
his doubles partner Hyotei's Ochi Tsukimitsu.

!'''Ochi Tsukimitsu'''
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Oni Ochi is a 3rd Year High Schooler first shown introduced in the New Prince Of of Tennis and amongst the best Japanese school tennis players shown in the series. Series. He is introduced as the No.9 of the All-Japan Juniors being known as The Gatekeeper from Hell.
-->Voiced by: Daichi Endou(JP)
the High School Doubles specialists along with Doubles partner Moori Juzaburou;, together as the Super High School Doubles Specialists. He was the Captain of Hyotei Academy and took them to the Nationals three years prior to the storyline, one year before current Hyotei 3rd years Atobe Keigo, Shishido Ryou, Mukahi Gakuto, Akutagawa Jiroh; and Oshitari Yuushi began attending their 1st year at Hyotei.



Tropes associated with Oni:
* CoolBigBro: He is this to the orphanage children.
** BigBrotherMentor: Fills this role for the middle schoolers, especially for Momoshiro and Kintaro.
* FieryRedhead: A ''literal'' Red Oni example.
* GentleGiant: Despite his intimidating looks, he is actually a really nice guy when you get to know him.
** BruiserWithASoftCenter
** FriendToAllChildren: He volunteers for an Orphanage, where all the kids adore him. In Christmas, he dressed as Santa Claus and made wool toys for everyone, and gets touched when all the kids' stockings had as wishes to "have Oni as the Number 1 tennis player".
** FriendToAllLivingThings: He has a pet hamster named "Kaede".
* MeaningfulName: His last name "Oni" reflects his reputation as this.
* HiddenBadass:[[spoiler:Played with, Oni first appears as apart of the 5th court, making stronger than our protanginst at the moment, then later revealed to be 5th on the U-17 team, and then later is shown to be the old #1 and defeated Byoudouin.In his match with Kintaro, he never really goes all out, hinting that he may still be number 1 in the camp.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: His reaction when he realizes [[spoiler:he not only made Tokugawa stronger, but also indirectly made Byoudouin awake his power as well]].
* RedOniBlueOni: He literally is the ''[[PunnyName Red Oni]]'' next to Tokugawa and Irie's Blue. Ironically, the roles invert regarding Byoudouin, as Oni is the one who has to restrain [[NotSoStoic Tokugawa]].
* ScarsAreForever: He has one in his left cheek from his first match against Byoudouin.
* TrueCompanions: With Irie and Tokugawa.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He is just 18 years old.

!'''Yamato Yuudai'''
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Yamato Yuudai was the captain during Tezuka's freshman year. He talks Tezuka into staying in the tennis club as Seigaku's pillar of support, calming him down when he was on the verge of quitting after being injured. Eccentric, insightful, and gentle, Yamato has a unique way of explaining things that even Sumire Ryuuzaki has trouble understanding. He continued to help the tennis club after graduation; in the anime, coach Ryuuzaki asks him for his guidance when they go to a training camp to prepare for the Kantō conference final against Rikkaidai.

-->Voiced by: Masanori Ikeda (JP)

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Tropes associated with Oni:
Ochi:
* CoolBigBro: AnimeHair, DyeHard: He has dyed white hair with color streaks. He is this stated to change the orphanage children.
** BigBrotherMentor: Fills this role for
color periodically.
* TheCaptain: He was Hyotei's captain before Atobe and
the others started going to middle schoolers, especially for Momoshiro and Kintaro.
school.
* FieryRedhead: A ''literal'' Red Oni example.
* GentleGiant: Despite his intimidating looks, he is actually a really nice guy when you get to know him.
** BruiserWithASoftCenter
** FriendToAllChildren: He volunteers for an Orphanage, where all the kids adore him. In Christmas, he dressed as Santa Claus and made wool toys for everyone, and gets touched when all the kids' stockings had as wishes to "have Oni as the Number 1 tennis player".
** FriendToAllLivingThings: He has a pet hamster named "Kaede".
* MeaningfulName: His last name "Oni" reflects his reputation as this.
* HiddenBadass:[[spoiler:Played with, Oni first appears as apart of the 5th court, making stronger than our protanginst at the moment, then later revealed to be 5th on the U-17 team, and then later is shown to be the old #1 and defeated Byoudouin.In his match with Kintaro, he never really goes all out, hinting that he may still be number 1 in the camp.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: His reaction when he realizes [[spoiler:he not only made Tokugawa stronger, but also indirectly made Byoudouin awake his power as well]].
* RedOniBlueOni: He literally is the ''[[PunnyName Red Oni]]'' next to Tokugawa and Irie's Blue. Ironically, the roles invert regarding Byoudouin, as Oni is the one who has to restrain [[NotSoStoic Tokugawa]].
* ScarsAreForever: He has one in his left cheek from his first match against Byoudouin.
* TrueCompanions:
OddFriendship: With Irie and Tokugawa.
his doubles partner Rikkaidai's Moori Juzaburou
* YoungerThanTheyLook: RedBaron: "The Mental Assassin"
* TheStoic:
He is just 18 years old.

!'''Yamato Yuudai'''
always calm during games, [[spoiler:which is also how his "Pressure" ability works.]]

!'''Hara Tetsuya'''
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Yamato Yuudai
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Hara was Shitenhouji's captain during Shiraishi Kuranosuke's 2nd year. He is known as one of Shitenhoji's Legendary Captains along with Taira Yoshiyuki, who
was the captain during Tezuka's the year before him when Shiraishi and Oshitari Kenya were in their freshman year. year.

He talks Tezuka into staying is the captain that led Shitenhoji to the Nationals the year before Seigaku won. However for unknown reasons, Hara decided to retire from club tennis in the tennis club as Seigaku's pillar Spring of support, calming him down when last year, meaning he was on the verge of quitting after being injured. Eccentric, insightful, and gentle, Yamato has a unique way of explaining things didn't captain his team to that even Sumire Ryuuzaki has trouble understanding. Nationals. He continued to help the tennis club after graduation; in the anime, coach Ryuuzaki asks him for his guidance when they go to is currently a training camp to prepare for the Kantō conference final against Rikkaidai.

high school 1st year.
-->Voiced by: Masanori Ikeda Tetsuya Yanagihara (JP)



Tropes associated with Yamato:

* AlliterativeName
* BigBrotherMentor: To Tezuka and Oishi.
* TheCaptain: He used to be Seigaku's former captain when Tezuka and Oishi joined the team.
* ChekhovsGunman: He is only shown in flashbacks as Tezuka's main inspiration. He reappears in a filler episode of the anime. In the manga, he returns for the U-17 camp.
* CloudCuckooLander
** ObfuscatingStupidity
* HachiMaki: In the flashback and the anime filler.
* SunglassesAtNight: Of the LennonSpecs kind.
** TheGlassesGottaGo: In his reappearance in New Prince of Tennis, he has dyed his hair red and isn't wearing glasses anymore.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He's actually only 17.

!'''Echizen Ryoga'''
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Echizen Ryoga is a high school tennis player not mentioned in The Prince of Tennis, first appearing in The Prince of Tennis - The Two Samurai: The First Game, later appearing in an OVA in New York in which Ryoma spots him training. According to his bio, Ryoga is Ryoma's half-brother, who was living with the Echizens after his original mother died, and then moving with his aunt.

In ''The New Prince of Tennis,'' Ryoga returns from America as [[spoiler:Japan's No. 4-ranked U-17 representative]].

-->Voiced by: Yuuta Yamazaki (JP, Movie), Creator/MamoruMiyano (JP, ''The New Prince of Tennis'' OVA)

to:

Tropes associated with Yamato:

Hara:
* AlliterativeName
* BigBrotherMentor: To Tezuka
BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: He likes going to comedy shows and Oishi.
practicing his "Tsukkomi" routine.
* TheCaptain: He used to be Seigaku's former captain when Tezuka and Oishi joined the team.
* ChekhovsGunman: He is only shown in flashbacks as Tezuka's main inspiration. He reappears in a filler episode
Part of the anime. In Shitenhouji's Legendary Captains.
* CatchPhrase: He yells "What
the manga, he returns for Hell!? Who the U-17 camp.
* CloudCuckooLander
** ObfuscatingStupidity
* HachiMaki: In the flashback and the anime filler.
* SunglassesAtNight: Of the LennonSpecs kind.
** TheGlassesGottaGo: In his reappearance in New Prince of Tennis, he has dyed his hair red and isn't wearing glasses anymore.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He's actually only 17.

!'''Echizen Ryoga'''
Hell!?" when annoyed.

!'''Taira Yoshiyuki'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-ryoga_5493.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-taira_8473.jpg
Echizen Ryoga Taira Yoshiyuki is a 2nd Year High Schooler and also an U-17 Camp Representative Candidate for Japan. He went to middle school at Shitenhoji and was the Captain of the Tennis Club during Shiraishi Kuranosuke and Hitoji Yuuji 's freshman year. He always plays tennis while wearing a cap. He is somewhat unserious on the court as he as a habit of pulling funny faces on the court while playing hence the nickname. He along with Hara Tetsuya are known as the Legendary Captains of Shitenhoji. He tends to also make jokes while playing.

He is the captain that led Shitenhoji to the Nationals the year before Seigaku won. However for unknown reasons, Hara decided to retire from club tennis in the Spring of last year, meaning he didn't captain his team to that Nationals. He is currently
a high school tennis player not mentioned in The Prince of Tennis, first appearing in The Prince of Tennis - The Two Samurai: The First Game, later appearing in an OVA in New York in which Ryoma spots him training. According to his bio, Ryoga is Ryoma's half-brother, who was living with the Echizens after his original mother died, and then moving with his aunt.

In ''The New Prince of Tennis,'' Ryoga returns from America as [[spoiler:Japan's No. 4-ranked U-17 representative]].

1st year.
-->Voiced by: Yuuta Yamazaki (JP, Movie), Creator/MamoruMiyano (JP, ''The New Prince of Tennis'' OVA)
Hirai Yoshiyuki (JP)



Tropes associated with Ryoga:

* AloofBigBrother: He is the only one who can get away with pissing off Ryoma.
** Subverted. In New Prince of Tennis it's shown that Ryoga and Ryoma used to be very close when they were kids. Ryoma forgot about it since he was still very young.
* BigBrotherMentor: In New Prince of Tennis, he teaches Ryoma the Glowing Shot.
* CanonImmigrant: His original debut was in the first movie "The Prince of Tennis - The Two Samurai: The First Game". After fan acclaim, Konomi decided to include Ryoga as a canon character as well.
* ContinuitySnarl: Since the Anime Movie didn't have anything to do with the manga storyline, he is introduced as Ryoma's older brother, who Ryoma didn't even remember at first. In the movie Ryoma is said to be his adoptive brother, while in the manga WordOfGod has stated [[{{Retcon}} he is his ''half''-brother]].
* InTheHood: In the sequel series, he wears a hood that conceals his face until his [[TheReveal proper introduction]]. ...But most readers probably [[TheUntwist already figured out that it was him]], despite having never shown up in the manga up to that point.
* JustInTime: His proper introduction in ''The New Prince of Tennis'' happens after [[spoiler: he deflects a glowing shot from Byoudouin in the nick of time to save Ryoma and Tokugawa.]]
* TheNicknamer: He calls Ryoma "Chibisuke".
* PolarOppositeTwins: Subverted since they're not twins, but they look alike a lot. Unlike Ryoma, Ryoga is more expressive and outgoing, loves oranges (Ryoma hates Orange Ponta) and hates speaking english despite living in America.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: After all, he is Ryoma's older brother.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Oranges. Unlike his little brother, Ryoga loves Orange Ponta (Ryoma only drinks grape Ponta).

!'''Nakagauchi Sotomichi'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-sotomichi_3898.jpg
Sotomichi Nakagauchi is a 3rd year High Schooler known as The Robot participating in the U-17 camp.

-->Voiced by: Takuto Dojoh (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Ryoga:

Taira:
* AloofBigBrother: BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: He is the only one who can get away with pissing off Ryoma.
** Subverted. In New Prince of Tennis it's shown that Ryoga
Bokke, while Hara is the Tsukkomi.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He is a goof even on court,
and Ryoma used to be very close when they were kids. Ryoma forgot about it since he was still very young.
* BigBrotherMentor: In New Prince
is one of Tennis, he teaches Ryoma the Glowing Shot.
Shitenhouji Legendary Captains.
* CanonImmigrant: His original debut was in TheCaptain: Part of the first movie "The Prince of Tennis - The Two Samurai: The First Game". After fan acclaim, Konomi decided to include Ryoga as Shitenhouji's Legendary Captains.
* NiceHat: Wears
a canon character as well.
* ContinuitySnarl: Since the Anime Movie didn't have anything to do with the manga storyline, he is introduced as Ryoma's older brother, who Ryoma didn't even remember at first. In the movie Ryoma is said to be his adoptive brother, while in the manga WordOfGod has stated [[{{Retcon}} he is his ''half''-brother]].
* InTheHood: In the sequel series, he wears a hood that conceals his face until his [[TheReveal proper introduction]]. ...But most readers probably [[TheUntwist already figured out that it was him]], despite having never shown up in the manga up to that point.
* JustInTime: His proper introduction in ''The New Prince of Tennis'' happens after [[spoiler: he deflects a glowing shot from Byoudouin in the nick of time to save Ryoma
Khaki Camouflage cap.

!'''Washio Issa
and Tokugawa.]]
* TheNicknamer: He calls Ryoma "Chibisuke".
* PolarOppositeTwins: Subverted since they're not twins, but they look alike a lot. Unlike Ryoma, Ryoga is more expressive and outgoing, loves oranges (Ryoma hates Orange Ponta) and hates speaking english despite living in America.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: After all, he is Ryoma's older brother.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Oranges. Unlike his little brother, Ryoga loves Orange Ponta (Ryoma only drinks grape Ponta).

!'''Nakagauchi Sotomichi'''
Suzuki Shun'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-sotomichi_3898.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-washio-suzuki_9256.jpg
Sotomichi Nakagauchi is a 3rd year High Schooler known Issa Washio and Suzuki Shun are introduced as The Robot participating the most capable doubles pair of the 2nd Stringers in the U-17 camp.

U-17. Together are among the very few doubles pairs that can achieve the renowned doubles technique Synchro.
-->Voiced by: Takuto Dojoh (JP)
Washio: Toru Akiyoshi (JP) Suzuki: Kentaroh Araki



Tropes associated with Nakagauchi:

* FourEyesZeroSoul
* RedBaron: "The Robot"
* TheStoic
* StoneWall: Gets Krauser's SignatureMove and he still can go on.


!'''Byoudouin Houou'''
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Byoudouin Houou is introduced at the U-17 Camp in Shin Prince of Tennis ranked as the Number 1 ranked Youth Representative of Japan, which marks him as Japan's best U-17 player. He is the leader of the First Returning 1st Stringers, who have just returned from an Overseas Expedition. They get back to the camp to be welcomed back by the news that middle schoolers have joined the camp and witnessed them defeat a number of the Top 20. He decides to allow the inclusion of middle schoolers on the list of challengers for their places. It is also known that he utterly defeated Kazuya Tokugawa in the previous year.

--> Voiced by: Creator/HirokiYasumoto (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Nakagauchi:

* FourEyesZeroSoul
* RedBaron: "The Robot"
* TheStoic
* StoneWall: Gets Krauser's SignatureMove
Washio and he still can go on.


!'''Byoudouin Houou'''
Suzuki:
* AnimeHair, DyeHard: InUniverse. Washio has light blue hair with black streaks.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: They're also capable of using the Synchronization technique.
* PointlessBandaid: Suzuki. He has one on his nose bridge.

!'''Tanegashima Shuuji'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-byodoin_6897.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-tanegashima_7535.jpg
Byoudouin Houou is introduced at Tanegashima Shuuji was first believed to be just another strong 2nd Stringer in the U-17 Camp in Shin Prince of Tennis ranked as the Number 1 ranked Youth Representative of Japan, which marks him as Japan's best U-17 player. He Training Camp. However, it is the leader of the First Returning 1st Stringers, who have just returned from an Overseas Expedition. They get back to the camp to be welcomed back by the news that middle schoolers have joined the camp and witnessed them defeat a number of the Top 20. He decides to allow the inclusion of middle schoolers on the list of challengers for their places. It is also known revealed that he utterly defeated Kazuya Tokugawa in was a member of the previous year.

--> Voiced
1st Stringers and the No.2 of the All-Japan Junior Representatives upon the rest of the Genius 10's arrival. He did not go with the team on their foreign expedition due to his hatred of airplanes.
-->Voiced
by: Creator/HirokiYasumoto Ryuji Kamiyama (JP)



Tropes associated with Byoudouin:
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: He lost to Oni in his first day at the camp, so he trained to try to surpass him.
* HachiMaki: He uses one to cover his [[ScarsAreForever forehead scar]], from his first game against Oni.
* {{Jerkass}}
* MeaningfulName: "Byoodouin" comes from the Byoudouin Temple, while his name means "Emerging Phoenix"
* TheRival, NotSoDifferent: With Tokugawa and Oni.
* ThemeNaming: His special techniques are also theme-named by foreign countries: Pirates of the World, Bull Fighting of the Spanish, Phoenix of Egypt.
* WalkingTheEarth: He is said to have visited many countries.

!'''Moori Juzaburou'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-mori_7323.jpg
Moori is a 1st year high school student, and a recent graduate and OB of the Rikkaidai tennis team that won the Nationals a year before the storyline. Introduced as the No.10 of the All-Japan Juniors, together with 3rd year former Hyotei Academy captain No. 9 Ochi Tsukimitsu, they are the Super High School Doubles Specialists.
-->Voiced by: Yuuta Yamazaki (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Byoudouin:
Tanegashima:
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: AmbiguouslyBrown
* ScrewySquirrel:
He lost to Oni in his first day at had the camp, so he trained habit of stealing Sanada's drinks only to try to surpass annoy him.
* HachiMaki: He uses one to cover his [[ScarsAreForever forehead scar]], from his first game against Oni.
* {{Jerkass}}
* MeaningfulName: "Byoodouin" comes from
WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Planes. Also the Byoudouin Temple, while his name means "Emerging Phoenix"
* TheRival, NotSoDifferent: With Tokugawa and Oni.
* ThemeNaming: His special techniques are also theme-named by foreign countries: Pirates
reason he stayed in Japan instead of participating of the World, Bull Fighting of the Spanish, Phoenix of Egypt.
* WalkingTheEarth: He is said to have visited many countries.

!'''Moori Juzaburou'''
overseas expedition.

!'''Migihashi Itarou'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-mori_7323.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-migihashi_8324.jpg
Moori Migihashi is introduced in the New Prince of Tennis as a 1st year high school student, 2nd Stringer High Schooler in the U-17 Camp as the strongest member and a recent graduate and OB leader of the Rikkaidai tennis team 2nd Court in the anime. In the manga, he is only listed as a player who is initially selected to go against the 1st Stringer's Top 10. It is said that won the Nationals a year before the storyline. Introduced as the No.10 players are unable to get points from him on his right side of the All-Japan Juniors, together with 3rd year former Hyotei Academy captain No. 9 Ochi Tsukimitsu, they are the Super High School Doubles Specialists.court.
-->Voiced by: Yuuta Yamazaki Syoma Yamamoto (JP)



Tropes associated with Moori:
* BrilliantButLazy: As noted by Renji, he was one of the best players, but rarely went to train.
* FieryRedhead
* FirstNameBasis, AffectionateNickname: He calls Ochi "Tsuki-san".
* OddFriendship: With his doubles partner Hyotei's Ochi Tsukimitsu.

!'''Ochi Tsukimitsu'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-ochi_2834.jpg
Ochi is a 3rd Year High Schooler introduced in the New Prince of Tennis Series. He is introduced as the No.9 of the All-Japan Juniors being known as the High School Doubles specialists along with Doubles partner Moori Juzaburou;, together as the Super High School Doubles Specialists. He was the Captain of Hyotei Academy and took them to the Nationals three years prior to the storyline, one year before current Hyotei 3rd years Atobe Keigo, Shishido Ryou, Mukahi Gakuto, Akutagawa Jiroh; and Oshitari Yuushi began attending their 1st year at Hyotei.

to:

Tropes associated with Moori:
Migihashi:
* BrilliantButLazy: As noted by Renji, he was one of AscendedExtra: While his only appearance in the best players, but rarely went to train.
* FieryRedhead
* FirstNameBasis, AffectionateNickname: He calls Ochi "Tsuki-san".
* OddFriendship: With
manga is a cover cameo, his doubles partner Hyotei's Ochi Tsukimitsu.

!'''Ochi Tsukimitsu'''
role is expanded in the anime.
* {{Fanboy}}: According to his bio, he likes a girlband named "The Chocolates" (who Eiji, Momoshiro and Kaidoh are also fans of)


!'''Tohno Atsukyoh'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-ochi_2834.org/pmwiki/pub/images/no_08_-_tonoh_atsukyo_3709.jpg
Ochi Tohno is a 3rd Year High Schooler introduced character first shown in the New series in Shin Prince of Tennis Series. He is introduced as the No.9 No. 8 of the All-Japan Juniors being known as they return from the High School Overseas Expedition and arrive at the main courts. His Doubles specialists along Partner and close friend is Kimijima Ikuto who appeared with Doubles partner Moori Juzaburou;, together him as the Super High School Doubles Specialists. He was the Captain of Hyotei Academy and took them to the Nationals three years prior to the storyline, one year before current Hyotei 3rd years Atobe Keigo, Shishido Ryou, Mukahi Gakuto, Akutagawa Jiroh; and Oshitari Yuushi began attending their 1st year at Hyotei.No.7.



Tropes associated with Ochi:
* AnimeHair, DyeHard: He has dyed white hair with color streaks. He is stated to change the color periodically.
* TheCaptain: He was Hyotei's captain before Atobe and the others started going to middle school.
* OddFriendship: With his doubles partner Rikkaidai's Moori Juzaburou
* RedBaron: "The Mental Assassin"
* TheStoic: He is always calm during games, [[spoiler:which is also how his "Pressure" ability works.]]

!'''Hara Tetsuya'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-hara_8076.jpg
Hara was Shitenhouji's captain during Shiraishi Kuranosuke's 2nd year. He is known as one of Shitenhoji's Legendary Captains along with Taira Yoshiyuki, who was the captain the year before him when Shiraishi and Oshitari Kenya were in their freshman year.

He is the captain that led Shitenhoji to the Nationals the year before Seigaku won. However for unknown reasons, Hara decided to retire from club tennis in the Spring of last year, meaning he didn't captain his team to that Nationals. He is currently a high school 1st year.
-->Voiced by: Tetsuya Yanagihara (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Ochi:
Tohno:
* AnimeHair, DyeHard: He has dyed white hair with color streaks. He is stated to change the color periodically.
* TheCaptain: He was Hyotei's captain before Atobe
AchillesHeel: [[spoiler:Ikuto tells Marui and the others started going Kite to middle school.
aim for his right knee]].
* OddFriendship: With BloodKnight: All his techniques are named after ''[[AxCrazy methods of execution]]''.
* {{Jerkass}}: Shoots balls at people for no reason. [[spoiler:Even
his doubles partner Rikkaidai's Moori Juzaburou
is fed-up with him.]]
* RedBaron: "The Mental Assassin"
"Executioner of the Courts"
* TheStoic: He TheSociopath: [[AllThereInTheManual According to extra material]], Tohno is always calm during games, [[spoiler:which is also how his "Pressure" ability works.]]

!'''Hara Tetsuya'''
talking aloud about torture and execution methods... in a family restaurant, right next to a creeped out old lady.

!'''Kimijima Ikuto'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-hara_8076.org/pmwiki/pub/images/no_07_-_kimijima_ikuto_7893.jpg
Hara was Shitenhouji's captain during Shiraishi Kuranosuke's 2nd year. He is known as one of Shitenhoji's Legendary Captains along with Taira Yoshiyuki, who was Kimijima holds the captain title of "The Negotiator of the year before him when Shiraishi and Oshitari Kenya were in their freshman year.

He is the captain that led Shitenhoji to the Nationals the year before Seigaku won. However for unknown reasons, Hara decided to retire from club tennis in the Spring of last year, meaning he didn't captain his team to that Nationals.
Court". He is currently cultivating a high school 1st year.new path called Intellitennis. He is introduced as amongst the best School U-17 players of Japan in New Prince of Tennis and ranked as the No.7 U-17 player as a member of the Genius 10. Kimijima is also the star of a TV commercial for "Cola Vita".
-->Voiced by: Tetsuya Yanagihara (JP)



Tropes associated with Hara:
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: He likes going to comedy shows and practicing his "Tsukkomi" routine.
* TheCaptain: Part of the Shitenhouji's Legendary Captains.
* CatchPhrase: He yells "What the Hell!? Who the Hell!?" when annoyed.

!'''Taira Yoshiyuki'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-taira_8473.jpg
Taira Yoshiyuki is a 2nd Year High Schooler and also an U-17 Camp Representative Candidate for Japan. He went to middle school at Shitenhoji and was the Captain of the Tennis Club during Shiraishi Kuranosuke and Hitoji Yuuji 's freshman year. He always plays tennis while wearing a cap. He is somewhat unserious on the court as he as a habit of pulling funny faces on the court while playing hence the nickname. He along with Hara Tetsuya are known as the Legendary Captains of Shitenhoji. He tends to also make jokes while playing.

He is the captain that led Shitenhoji to the Nationals the year before Seigaku won. However for unknown reasons, Hara decided to retire from club tennis in the Spring of last year, meaning he didn't captain his team to that Nationals. He is currently a high school 1st year.
-->Voiced by: Hirai Yoshiyuki (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Hara:
Kimijima:
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: He likes going to comedy shows {{Bishonen}}: See TeenIdol below.
* DyeHard: InUniverse, as he has blond hair
and practicing his "Tsukkomi" routine.
dark sideburns.
* TheCaptain: Part ManipulativeBastard: He is well known for doing negotiations in or out of the Shitenhouji's Legendary Captains.
court. [[spoiler:He offered deals to both Marui and Kite in exchange of destroying Tohno's knee because he has had it with him as his doubles partner]].
* CatchPhrase: He yells "What RedBaron: "The Negotiator of the Hell!? Who Court".
* {{Megane}}
* [[spoiler:TeamKiller]]: Incredibly he did it [[spoiler:for ''both sides''. He arranged with Kite to pretend to betray Marui and deflect to their side, so Tohno wouldn't have a clue that they were actually planning to aim for his knee and eliminate Tohno from
the Hell!?" when annoyed.

!'''Taira Yoshiyuki'''
camp.]]
* TheStrategist: He plans ahead for any possible deals with the opponents.
* TeenIdol: Kimijima is famous for being an idol and has appeared in many TV spots as a model.

!'''Mitsuya Akuto'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-taira_8473.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mitsuya_akuto_861.jpg
Taira Yoshiyuki is a 2nd Year High Schooler and also an U-17 Camp Representative Candidate for Japan. He went to middle school at Shitenhoji and was the Captain of the Tennis Club during Shiraishi Kuranosuke and Hitoji Yuuji 's freshman year. He always plays tennis while wearing a cap. He is somewhat unserious on the court as he as a habit of pulling funny faces on the court while playing hence the nickname. He along with Hara Tetsuya are known as the Legendary Captains of Shitenhoji. He tends to also make jokes while playing.

He
Mitsuya Akuto is the captain that led Shitenhoji Former No. 17. His special technique was Data Tennis. With his distinct intellect, he analyzes his opponents to determine the Nationals the year before Seigaku won. However for unknown reasons, Hara decided to retire from club tennis in the Spring very best method of last year, meaning he didn't captain his team to that Nationals. He is currently a high school 1st year.
-->Voiced by: Hirai Yoshiyuki (JP)
defeating them.



Tropes associated with Taira:
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: He is the Bokke, while Hara is the Tsukkomi.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He is a goof even on court, and he still is one of the Shitenhouji Legendary Captains.
* TheCaptain: Part of the Shitenhouji's Legendary Captains.
* NiceHat: Wears a Khaki Camouflage cap.

!'''Washio Issa and Suzuki Shun'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-washio-suzuki_9256.jpg
Issa Washio and Suzuki Shun are introduced as the most capable doubles pair of the 2nd Stringers in the U-17. Together are among the very few doubles pairs that can achieve the renowned doubles technique Synchro.
-->Voiced by: Washio: Toru Akiyoshi (JP) Suzuki: Kentaroh Araki

to:

Tropes associated with Taira:
Akuto:
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: He is BigBrotherMentor: Turns out he was the Bokke, while Hara is the Tsukkomi.
one who tought Yanagi how to use Data Tennis.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: DudeLooksLikeALady: He is has a goof even on court, long bob, glasses and he a thin body type like Yukimura or Fuji.
* UsefulNotes/JapaneseSiblingTerminology: He and Yanagi are revealed to have been close, as Yanagi
still is one of the Shitenhouji Legendary Captains.
called him "Akuto nii-chan"
* TheCaptain: Part of the Shitenhouji's Legendary Captains.
LongHairedPrettyBoy
* NiceHat: Wears a Khaki Camouflage cap.

!'''Washio Issa and Suzuki Shun'''
{{Megane}}

[[/folder]]


[[folder:U-17 Staff]]

!'''Saitoh Itaru '''
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Issa Washio
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Saitoh Itaru is the specialist who plans how the players can improve their play
and Suzuki Shun are introduced as the most capable doubles pair of the 2nd Stringers train their mental mask. He devises who will compete against each other in the U-17. Together are among the very few doubles pairs that can achieve the renowned doubles technique Synchro.a match.
-->Voiced by: Washio: Toru Akiyoshi (JP) Suzuki: Kentaroh Araki



Tropes associated with Washio and Suzuki:
* AnimeHair, DyeHard: InUniverse. Washio has light blue hair with black streaks.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: They're also capable of using the Synchronization technique.
* PointlessBandaid: Suzuki. He has one on his nose bridge.

!'''Tanegashima Shuuji'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-tanegashima_7535.jpg
Tanegashima Shuuji was first believed to be just another strong 2nd Stringer in the U-17 Training Camp. However, it is revealed that he was a member of the 1st Stringers and the No.2 of the All-Japan Junior Representatives upon the rest of the Genius 10's arrival. He did not go with the team on their foreign expedition due to his hatred of airplanes.
-->Voiced by: Ryuji Kamiyama (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Washio and Suzuki:
Saitoh:
* AnimeHair, DyeHard: InUniverse. Washio has light blue hair AwfulWeddedLife: His bio states he is bad at dealing with black streaks.
his wife.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: They're also capable of using HotTeacher
* TheSmartGuy: From
the Synchronization technique.
* PointlessBandaid: Suzuki. He has one
three teachers, he is the Data Expert and keeps tabs on his nose bridge.

!'''Tanegashima Shuuji'''
all the players' stats.
* ShipTease: Not seen in the series, but according to Ohtori, Coach Saitoh talks a lot about Hyotei Tennis Club's coach, Sakaki Taro.
* TallDarkAndHandsome

!'''Kurobe Yukio '''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-tanegashima_7535.jpg
Tanegashima Shuuji was first believed to be just another strong 2nd Stringer in
org/pmwiki/pub/images/285px-kurobe_2066.png
Kurobe Yukio is
the U-17 Training Camp. However, it is revealed that he was a member of strategic coach who manages the 1st Stringers training camp as well as the camp's substitute supervisor. Analyzing each student's data and the No.2 of the All-Japan Junior Representatives upon the rest of the Genius 10's arrival. He did not go with the team on their foreign expedition due to planning tactical matches is his hatred of airplanes.main duty.
-->Voiced by: Ryuji Kamiyama (JP)



Tropes associated with Tanegashima:
* AmbiguouslyBrown
* ScrewySquirrel: He had the habit of stealing Sanada's drinks only to annoy him.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Planes. Also the reason he stayed in Japan instead of participating of the overseas expedition.

!'''Migihashi Itarou'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-migihashi_8324.jpg
Migihashi is introduced in the New Prince of Tennis as a 2nd Stringer High Schooler in the U-17 Camp as the strongest member and leader of the 2nd Court in the anime. In the manga, he is only listed as a player who is initially selected to go against the 1st Stringer's Top 10. It is said that players are unable to get points from him on his right side of the court.
-->Voiced by: Syoma Yamamoto (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Tanegashima:
Kurobe:
* AmbiguouslyBrown
HotTeacher
* ScrewySquirrel: SharpDressedMan: He had the habit is usually seen wearing a white suit with a light blue shirt.
* TheStrategist: He is in charge
of stealing Sanada's drinks only to annoy him.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Planes. Also the reason he stayed in Japan instead of participating of the overseas expedition.

!'''Migihashi Itarou'''
tactical planning.

!'''Tsuge Ryuuji'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-migihashi_8324.jpg
Migihashi
org/pmwiki/pub/images/285px-ryu772ji_tsuge_4966.png
Tsuge
is introduced in the New Prince of Tennis as a 2nd Stringer High Schooler in the U-17 Camp as Camp's Circuit Coach. He also seems to be the strongest member and leader of adviser for the 2nd Court dorms. He's in charge of training their physicality. He won't go easy on assigning them strict training. Standing together with the anime. In the manga, he is only listed as a player who is initially selected to go against the 1st Stringer's Top 10. It is said that players are unable to get points from him on his right side of the court.court, he's the coach who directs their training.
-->Voiced by: Syoma Yamamoto (JP)



Tropes associated with Migihashi:
* AscendedExtra: While his only appearance in the manga is a cover cameo, his role is expanded in the anime.
* {{Fanboy}}: According to his bio, he likes a girlband named "The Chocolates" (who Eiji, Momoshiro and Kaidoh are also fans of)


!'''Tohno Atsukyoh'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/no_08_-_tonoh_atsukyo_3709.jpg
Tohno is a character first shown in the series in Shin Prince of Tennis as No. 8 of the All-Japan Juniors as they return from the Overseas Expedition and arrive at the main courts. His Doubles Partner and close friend is Kimijima Ikuto who appeared with him as the No.7.

to:

Tropes associated with Migihashi:
Tsuge:
* AscendedExtra: While his only appearance in the manga DarkSkinnedBlond
* HappilyMarried: His bio says he
is a cover cameo, his role is expanded in the anime.
* {{Fanboy}}: According
married to his bio, he likes a girlband named "The Chocolates" (who Eiji, Momoshiro an American woman and Kaidoh are also fans of)


!'''Tohno Atsukyoh'''
he is very devoted.
* HotTeacher

!'''Mifune Nyudoh'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/no_08_-_tonoh_atsukyo_3709.org/pmwiki/pub/images/285px-nyuudo_7503.jpg
Tohno Mifune Nyudoh is a character first shown in the series in Shin Prince of Tennis as No. 8 of the All-Japan Juniors as they return from the Overseas Expedition and arrive at the main courts. His Doubles Partner and close friend is Kimijima Ikuto behind-the-scene coach who appeared guides players with him unconventional tennis. He is as tame as a ferocious pet. He is known as the No.7.
Drunken Coach.
-->Voiced by: (JP)



Tropes associated with Tohno:
* AchillesHeel: [[spoiler:Ikuto tells Marui and Kite to aim for his right knee]].
* BloodKnight: All his techniques are named after ''[[AxCrazy methods of execution]]''.
* {{Jerkass}}: Shoots balls at people for no reason. [[spoiler:Even his doubles partner is fed-up with him.]]
* RedBaron: "Executioner of the Courts"
* TheSociopath: [[AllThereInTheManual According to extra material]], Tohno is always talking aloud about torture and execution methods... in a family restaurant, right next to a creeped out old lady.

!'''Kimijima Ikuto'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/no_07_-_kimijima_ikuto_7893.jpg
Kimijima holds the title of "The Negotiator of the Court". He is currently cultivating a new path called Intellitennis. He is introduced as amongst the best School U-17 players of Japan in New Prince of Tennis and ranked as the No.7 U-17 player as a member of the Genius 10. Kimijima is also the star of a TV commercial for "Cola Vita".

to:

Tropes associated with Tohno:
Mifune:
* AchillesHeel: [[spoiler:Ikuto tells Marui and Kite to aim for his right knee]].
TheAlcoholic
* BloodKnight: All his techniques are named after ''[[AxCrazy methods {{Badass}}: Afterall, he is the guardian of execution]]''.
the mountain.
* ExtremeOmnivore: He is capable of taking Inui's juice without even flinching.
* {{Jerkass}}: Shoots balls at people for no reason. [[spoiler:Even his doubles partner is fed-up with him.]]
In addition to the TrainingFromHell, he made the guys dig a hole in the ground and bury their team jerseys ''and pees on them''.
** HiddenHeartOfGold, PetTheDog: Later he washes their jerseys and sends them back via air mail.
* [[spoiler:KingIncognito]]: Turns out [[spoiler:he was the Head Coach of the U-17 all along]].
* RedBaron: "Executioner "Drunken Coach", "Warden of Hell" and "Hidden Coach"
* SternTeacher: Even though his training methods are extreme, he roots for
the Courts"
* TheSociopath: [[AllThereInTheManual According
boys to extra material]], Tohno is always talking aloud about torture make a revolution and execution methods... in a family restaurant, right next to a creeped out old lady.

!'''Kimijima Ikuto'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/no_07_-_kimijima_ikuto_7893.jpg
Kimijima holds the title of "The Negotiator of the Court".
prove their true strength.
* TrainingFromHell:
He is currently cultivating a new path called Intellitennis. He is introduced as amongst in charge of taking the best School U-17 expelled players of Japan in New Prince of Tennis and ranked as train them again so they can regain their spots on the No.7 U-17 player as a member of the Genius 10. Kimijima is also the star of a TV commercial for "Cola Vita".
camp.

[[/folder]]




Tropes associated with Kimijima:
* {{Bishonen}}: See TeenIdol below.
* DyeHard: InUniverse, as he has blond hair and dark sideburns.
* ManipulativeBastard: He is well known for doing negotiations in or out of the court. [[spoiler:He offered deals to both Marui and Kite in exchange of destroying Tohno's knee because he has had it with him as his doubles partner]].
* RedBaron: "The Negotiator of the Court".
* {{Megane}}
* [[spoiler:TeamKiller]]: Incredibly he did it [[spoiler:for ''both sides''. He arranged with Kite to pretend to betray Marui and deflect to their side, so Tohno wouldn't have a clue that they were actually planning to aim for his knee and eliminate Tohno from the camp.]]
* TheStrategist: He plans ahead for any possible deals with the opponents.
* TeenIdol: Kimijima is famous for being an idol and has appeared in many TV spots as a model.

!'''Mitsuya Akuto'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mitsuya_akuto_861.jpg
Mitsuya Akuto is the Former No. 17. His special technique was Data Tennis. With his distinct intellect, he analyzes his opponents to determine the very best method of defeating them.

to:

Tropes associated with Kimijima:
* {{Bishonen}}: See TeenIdol below.
* DyeHard: InUniverse, as he has blond hair

!Anime Characters

[[folder:American Team]]
This is an anime-only team that was gathered for a series of exhibition games held in Tokyo. This triggers a (rather... infamous) filler arc in which a training camp is held to select the best eight players
and dark sideburns.
* ManipulativeBastard: He is well known
gather a team for doing negotiations in or out such a tournament. Some members of the court. [[spoiler:He offered deals to both Marui and Kite in exchange of destroying Tohno's knee because he has had it with him as his doubles partner]].
* RedBaron: "The Negotiator of the Court".
* {{Megane}}
* [[spoiler:TeamKiller]]: Incredibly he did it [[spoiler:for ''both sides''. He arranged with Kite to pretend to betray Marui and deflect to their side, so Tohno wouldn't
this American Team, however, have a clue that they were actually planning more to aim for his knee and eliminate Tohno from them than meets the camp.]]
* TheStrategist: He plans ahead for any possible deals with the opponents.
* TeenIdol: Kimijima is famous for being an idol and has appeared in many TV spots as a model.

!'''Mitsuya Akuto'''
eye...

!'''Kevin Smith'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mitsuya_akuto_861.jpg
Mitsuya Akuto
org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_kevin_3428.jpg

Kevin
is the Former No. 17. Captain of the American team participating in the US/Japan Goodwill Games in the anime. His special technique wish was Data Tennis. With to play Ryoma in order to settle a rival/feud between his distinct intellect, he analyzes his opponents to determine the very best method of defeating them.
father, George Smith, and Ryoma's father, Nanjiro Echizen.

-->Voiced by: Creator/ReikoKiuchi (JP)



Tropes associated with Akuto:
* BigBrotherMentor: Turns out he was the one who tought Yanagi how to use Data Tennis.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: He has a long bob, glasses and a thin body type like Yukimura or Fuji.
* UsefulNotes/JapaneseSiblingTerminology: He and Yanagi are revealed to have been close, as Yanagi still called him "Akuto nii-chan"
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* {{Megane}}

[[/folder]]


[[folder:U-17 Staff]]

!'''Saitoh Itaru '''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/285px-saito_956.png
Saitoh Itaru is the specialist who plans how the players can improve their play and train their mental mask. He devises who will compete against each other in a match.

to:

Tropes associated with Akuto:
Kevin:
* BigBrotherMentor: Turns out he was the one who tought Yanagi how to use Data Tennis.
[[spoiler:BreakTheCutie: In his past, courtesy of his alcoholic dad.]]
* DudeLooksLikeALady: He has a long bob, glasses and a thin body type like Yukimura or Fuji.
BreakTheHaughty
* UsefulNotes/JapaneseSiblingTerminology: He and Yanagi are revealed to have been close, as Yanagi still called him "Akuto nii-chan"
BlondGuysAreEvil
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
CanonForeigner
* {{Megane}}

[[/folder]]


[[folder:U-17 Staff]]

!'''Saitoh Itaru '''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/285px-saito_956.png
Saitoh Itaru is the specialist who plans how the players can improve their play and train their mental mask. He devises who will compete against each other in a match.
HotBlooded
* Jerkass
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* UnknownRival: To Ryoma.

!'''George Smith'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YoshiroMatsumoto (JP)



Tropes associated with Saitoh:
* AwfulWeddedLife: His bio states he is bad at dealing with his wife.
* HotTeacher
* TheSmartGuy: From the three teachers, he is the Data Expert and keeps tabs on all the players' stats.
* ShipTease: Not seen in the series, but according to Ohtori, Coach Saitoh talks a lot about Hyotei Tennis Club's coach, Sakaki Taro.
* TallDarkAndHandsome

!'''Kurobe Yukio '''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/285px-kurobe_2066.png
Kurobe Yukio is the strategic coach who manages the training camp as well as the camp's substitute supervisor. Analyzing each student's data and planning tactical matches is his main duty.

to:

Tropes associated with Saitoh:
Smith:
* AwfulWeddedLife: His bio states [[spoiler:AbusiveParents: ParentalNeglect version. No wonder Kevin was fucked up]]
* [[spoiler:TheAlcoholic]]
* CanonForeigner
* {{Jerkass}}
* KickTheDog: How
he is bad at dealing with his wife.
treated [[spoiler:Ryoma's mother.]]
* HotTeacher
* TheSmartGuy: From the three teachers, he is the Data Expert and keeps tabs on all the players' stats.
* ShipTease: Not seen in the series, but according to Ohtori, Coach Saitoh talks a lot about Hyotei Tennis Club's coach, Sakaki Taro.
* TallDarkAndHandsome

!'''Kurobe Yukio '''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/285px-kurobe_2066.png
Kurobe Yukio is the strategic coach who manages the training camp as well as the camp's substitute supervisor. Analyzing each student's data and planning tactical matches is his main duty.
TrainingFromHell

!'''Billy Cassidy'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YuutoKazama (JP)



Tropes associated with Kurobe:
* HotTeacher
* SharpDressedMan: He is usually seen wearing a white suit with a light blue shirt.
* TheStrategist: He is in charge of tactical planning.

!'''Tsuge Ryuuji'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/285px-ryu772ji_tsuge_4966.png
Tsuge is U-17 Camp's Circuit Coach. He also seems to be the adviser for the dorms. He's in charge of training their physicality. He won't go easy on assigning them strict training. Standing together with the players on the court, he's the coach who directs their training.

to:

Tropes associated with Kurobe:
Billy:
* HotTeacher
BoisterousBruiser
* SharpDressedMan: He is usually seen wearing a white suit with a light blue shirt.
CanonForeigner
* TheStrategist: He is in charge of tactical planning.

!'''Tsuge Ryuuji'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/285px-ryu772ji_tsuge_4966.png
Tsuge is U-17 Camp's Circuit Coach. He also seems to be the adviser for the dorms. He's in charge of training their physicality. He won't go easy on assigning them strict training. Standing together with the players on the court, he's the coach who directs their training.
{{Eagleland}}
* OddFriendship: With Kevin.

!'''Michael Lee'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/IsshinChiba (JP)



Tropes associated with Tsuge:
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* HappilyMarried: His bio says he is married to an American woman and he is very devoted.
* HotTeacher

!'''Mifune Nyudoh'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/285px-nyuudo_7503.jpg
Mifune Nyudoh is the behind-the-scene coach who guides players with unconventional tennis. He is as tame as a ferocious pet. He is known as the Drunken Coach.
-->Voiced by: (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Tsuge:
Lee:
* DarkSkinnedBlond
TheDutifulSon
* HappilyMarried: His bio says he is married ButNotTooForeign: Half-Chinese.
* CanonForeigner
* ShelteredAristocrat: Hinted
to an American woman and he is come from a very devoted.
rich Chinese-American family.
* HotTeacher

!'''Mifune Nyudoh'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/285px-nyuudo_7503.jpg
Mifune Nyudoh is the behind-the-scene coach who guides players with unconventional tennis. He is as tame as a ferocious pet. He is known as the Drunken Coach.
[[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Tom Griffey'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/KazunariKojima (JP)



Tropes associated with Mifune:
* TheAlcoholic
* {{Badass}}: Afterall, he is the guardian of the mountain.
* ExtremeOmnivore: He is capable of taking Inui's juice without even flinching.
* {{Jerkass}}: In addition to the TrainingFromHell, he made the guys dig a hole in the ground and bury their team jerseys ''and pees on them''.
** HiddenHeartOfGold, PetTheDog: Later he washes their jerseys and sends them back via air mail.
* [[spoiler:KingIncognito]]: Turns out [[spoiler:he was the Head Coach of the U-17 all along]].
* RedBaron: "Drunken Coach", "Warden of Hell" and "Hidden Coach"
* SternTeacher: Even though his training methods are extreme, he roots for the boys to make a revolution and prove their true strength.
* TrainingFromHell: He is in charge of taking the expelled players and train them again so they can regain their spots on the camp.

[[/folder]]


to:

Tropes associated with Mifune:
Tom:
* TheAlcoholic
[[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]
* {{Badass}}: Afterall, he is the guardian of the mountain.
CanonForeigner
* ExtremeOmnivore: He is capable of taking Inui's juice without even flinching.
* {{Jerkass}}: In addition to the TrainingFromHell, he made the guys dig a hole in the ground and bury their team jerseys ''and pees on them''.
** HiddenHeartOfGold, PetTheDog: Later he washes their jerseys and sends them back via air mail.
* [[spoiler:KingIncognito]]: Turns out [[spoiler:he was the Head Coach of the U-17 all along]].
* RedBaron: "Drunken Coach", "Warden of Hell" and "Hidden Coach"
* SternTeacher: Even though his training methods are extreme, he roots for the boys to make a revolution and prove their true strength.
* TrainingFromHell: He is in charge of taking the expelled players and train them again so they can regain their spots on the camp.

[[/folder]]

[[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Terry Griffey'''
-->Voiced by: Maiko Ito (JP)




!Anime Characters

[[folder:American Team]]
This is an anime-only team that was gathered for a series of exhibition games held in Tokyo. This triggers a (rather... infamous) filler arc in which a training camp is held to select the best eight players and gather a team for such a tournament. Some members of this American Team, however, have more to them than meets the eye...

!'''Kevin Smith'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_kevin_3428.jpg

Kevin is the Captain of the American team participating in the US/Japan Goodwill Games in the anime. His wish was to play Ryoma in order to settle a rival/feud between his father, George Smith, and Ryoma's father, Nanjiro Echizen.

-->Voiced by: Creator/ReikoKiuchi (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Kevin:
* [[spoiler:BreakTheCutie: In his past, courtesy of his alcoholic dad.]]
* BreakTheHaughty
* BlondGuysAreEvil

to:

\n!Anime Characters\n\n[[folder:American Team]]\nThis is an anime-only team that was gathered for a series of exhibition games held in Tokyo. This triggers a (rather... infamous) filler arc in which a training camp is held to select the best eight players and gather a team for such a tournament. Some members of this American Team, however, have more to them than meets the eye...\n\n!'''Kevin Smith'''\nhttp://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_kevin_3428.jpg\n\nKevin is the Captain of the American team participating in the US/Japan Goodwill Games in the anime. His wish was to play Ryoma in order to settle a rival/feud between his father, George Smith, and Ryoma's father, Nanjiro Echizen.\n\n-->Voiced by: Creator/ReikoKiuchi (JP)\n\n----\nTropes associated with Kevin:
Terry:
* [[spoiler:BreakTheCutie: In his past, courtesy of his alcoholic dad.]]
[[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]
* BreakTheHaughty
* BlondGuysAreEvil
{{Bishonen}}
** DudeLooksLikeALady



* HotBlooded
* Jerkass
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* UnknownRival: To Ryoma.

!'''George Smith'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YoshiroMatsumoto (JP)

to:

* HotBlooded
* Jerkass
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* UnknownRival: To Ryoma.

!'''George Smith'''

!'''Bobby Max'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YoshiroMatsumoto Hari Kaneko (JP)



Tropes associated with Smith:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents: ParentalNeglect version. No wonder Kevin was fucked up]]
* [[spoiler:TheAlcoholic]]

to:

Tropes associated with Smith:
Bobby:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents: ParentalNeglect version. No wonder Kevin was fucked up]]
* [[spoiler:TheAlcoholic]]
DarkSkinnedBlond



* {{Jerkass}}
* KickTheDog: How he treated [[spoiler:Ryoma's mother.]]
* TrainingFromHell

!'''Billy Cassidy'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YuutoKazama (JP)

to:

* {{Jerkass}}
* KickTheDog: How he treated [[spoiler:Ryoma's mother.]]
* TrainingFromHell

!'''Billy Cassidy'''
JerkJock

!'''Arnold Ignashov'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YuutoKazama Yoshiaki Matsumoto (JP)



Tropes associated with Billy:
* BoisterousBruiser

to:

Tropes associated with Billy:
* BoisterousBruiser
Arnold:



* {{Eagleland}}
* OddFriendship: With Kevin.

!'''Michael Lee'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/IsshinChiba (JP)

to:

* {{Eagleland}}
* OddFriendship: With Kevin.

!'''Michael Lee'''
UsefulNotes/EastGermany: Was born there, then his parents left to the USA.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Anime Other Characters]]

!'''Richard Baker'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/IsshinChiba Tadahisa Saizen (JP)



Tropes associated with Lee:
* TheDutifulSon
* ButNotTooForeign: Half-Chinese.

to:

Tropes associated with Lee:
Baker:

* TheDutifulSon
* ButNotTooForeign: Half-Chinese.
ArmorPiercingAttack



* ShelteredAristocrat: Hinted to come from a very rich Chinese-American family.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Tom Griffey'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/KazunariKojima (JP)

to:

* ShelteredAristocrat: Hinted MoneyDearBoy: InUniverse. There's no other motivation to come from form a very rich Chinese-American family.
tennis team.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Tom Griffey'''
SternTeacher

!'''Hannah Essenheimer'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/KazunariKojima Creator/RicaMatsumoto (JP)



Tropes associated with Tom:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]

to:

Tropes associated with Tom:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]CanonForeigner: Only appears in the anime.
* [[spoiler:BrokenBird]]



* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Terry Griffey'''
-->Voiced by: Maiko Ito (JP)

to:

* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Terry Griffey'''
DrowningMySorrows
* FieryRedhead
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
* HospitalHottie, HotTeacher: It turns out she is Tezuka's coach while in Germany.

!'''Iijyuin Kurumi'''
-->Voiced by: Maiko Ito Creator/SaekoChiba (JP)



Tropes associated with Terry:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]
* {{Bishonen}}
** DudeLooksLikeALady
* CanonForeigner

!'''Bobby Max'''
-->Voiced by: Hari Kaneko (JP)

to:

Tropes associated * CanonForeigner: Only appears in the anime.
* PrecociousCrush: On Fuji.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Puts on a cute outfit
with Terry:
ZettaiRyouiki.
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]
TokenMiniMoe
* {{Bishonen}}
** DudeLooksLikeALady
TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: As the Smart Sister. Subverted because she ''does'' love Narumi to death otherwise, and that also drives a good part of her inferiority complex.
* CanonForeigner

!'''Bobby Max'''
NotSoDifferent: She mainly gets Fuji's sympathy because she, like Yuuta, have sibling complex.
* ZettaiRyouiki

!'''Iijyuin Narumi'''
-->Voiced by: Hari Kaneko (JP)
Creator/YukaNanri (JP)



Tropes associated with Bobby:
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* CanonForeigner
* JerkJock

!'''Arnold Ignashov'''
-->Voiced by: Yoshiaki Matsumoto (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Arnold:

* CanonForeigner
* UsefulNotes/EastGermany: Was born there, then his parents left to the USA.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Anime Other Characters]]

!'''Richard Baker'''
-->Voiced by: Tadahisa Saizen (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Baker:

* ArmorPiercingAttack
* CanonForeigner
* MoneyDearBoy: InUniverse. There's no other motivation to form a tennis team.
* SternTeacher

!'''Hannah Essenheimer'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/RicaMatsumoto (JP)

----

to:

Tropes associated with Bobby:
* DarkSkinnedBlond
AlwaysSomeoneBetter: For Kurumi.
* CanonForeigner
BewareTheNiceOnes: Soft-spoken, kind, humble, and ''very'' efficient in tennis.
* JerkJock

!'''Arnold Ignashov'''
-->Voiced by: Yoshiaki Matsumoto (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Arnold:

* CanonForeigner
* UsefulNotes/EastGermany: Was born there, then his parents left to the USA.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Anime Other Characters]]

!'''Richard Baker'''
-->Voiced by: Tadahisa Saizen (JP)

----
Tropes associated with Baker:

* ArmorPiercingAttack
* CanonForeigner
* MoneyDearBoy: InUniverse. There's no other motivation to form a tennis team.
* SternTeacher

!'''Hannah Essenheimer'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/RicaMatsumoto (JP)

----
ChildProdigy



* [[spoiler:BrokenBird]]
* CanonForeigner
* DrowningMySorrows
* FieryRedhead
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
* HospitalHottie, HotTeacher: It turns out she is Tezuka's coach while in Germany.

!'''Iijyuin Kurumi'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/SaekoChiba (JP)

----
* CanonForeigner: Only appears in the anime.
* PrecociousCrush: On Fuji.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Puts on a cute outfit with ZettaiRyouiki.

to:

* [[spoiler:BrokenBird]]
* CanonForeigner
* DrowningMySorrows
* FieryRedhead
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
* HospitalHottie, HotTeacher: It turns out
TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: As the Pretty Sister. Narumi actually is depressed and shocked when she is Tezuka's coach while in Germany.

!'''Iijyuin Kurumi'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/SaekoChiba (JP)

----
* CanonForeigner: Only appears in the anime.
* PrecociousCrush: On Fuji.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Puts on a cute outfit with ZettaiRyouiki.
learns that Kurumi resents her; she truly had no idea about her sister's conflict, since she views her as both her other half and WorthyOpponent.



* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: As the Smart Sister. Subverted because she ''does'' love Narumi to death otherwise, and that also drives a good part of her inferiority complex.
* NotSoDifferent: She mainly gets Fuji's sympathy because she, like Yuuta, have sibling complex.
* ZettaiRyouiki

!'''Iijyuin Narumi'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YukaNanri (JP)

----
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: For Kurumi.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Soft-spoken, kind, humble, and ''very'' efficient in tennis.
* ChildProdigy
* CanonForeigner: Only appears in the anime.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: As the Pretty Sister. Narumi actually is depressed and shocked when she learns that Kurumi resents her; she truly had no idea about her sister's conflict, since she views her as both her other half and WorthyOpponent.
* TokenMiniMoe
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[[folder:Shitenhouji Chuu]]
Shitenhouji is shown to be the strongest team from Kansai as they are winners of the Kansai Tournament, having defeated Makinofuji in the final this year. They were runner-ups to the Japanese National Tournament, losing to Rikkaidai under the leadership of then second-year student Kuranosuke Shiraishi, who remains this year as captain. They also have two new additions: Senri Chitose and Kintaro Tooyama.

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\n[[folder:Shitenhouji Chuu]]\n* [[Characters/ThePrinceOfTennisShitenhoujiChuu Shitenhouji is shown to be Chuu]][[note]]Toyama Kintarou, Shiraishi Kuranosuke, Chitose Senri, Ishida Gin, Oshitari Kenya, Konjiki Koharu, Hitouji Yuuji, Zaizen Hikaru, Koishikawa Kenjirou[[/note]]

[[folder:Higa Chuu]]
For
the strongest past 26 years, no team from Kansai as they are winners of Okinawa has made it past the Kansai Tournament, having defeated Makinofuji in the final Kyushuu Tournament. The run of misfortune finally ended this year. They were runner-ups to year with the Japanese National Tournament, losing to Rikkaidai under surge of a new powerhouse, Higa. Under the leadership of then second-year student Kuranosuke Shiraishi, who remains this year as captain. Kite Eishirou, Higa dominated its Regional Tournament, dethroning Shishigaku, last year's National semifinalist. They also have two new additions: Senri Chitose and Kintaro Tooyama.
quite the unorthodox techniques, based in Okinawan martial arts, as well as ''very''... unconventional ways to treat their rivals, making them a sort of BlackSheep among the present teams.



* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: The entire school is into comedy routines. Former captains, Hara Tetsuya and Taira Yoshiyuki, are well known to be this, and also, Zaizen is the Tsukkomi for most of his team.
* TheIdiotFromOsaka: Most of the team (for that matter most of the entire school, except for [[TheStraightMan Zaizen]]). Everyone isn't above making fun of themselves, and the more notable examples are Koharu, Yuuji and Kintaro.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: Being Osakans, all of the members of the team speak in the infamous accent. Shiraishi, Kenya Oshitari, and Kintaro have particularly strong accents.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The team mostly consisted of {{Class Clown}}s (which isn't uncommon with ''an entire school made of them''). Shiraishi realizes during his second year that they needed Zaizen to balance their variety.
** Shiraishi is TheAce and JackOfAllTrades thanks to his Tennis Bible.
** Kenya is the team's speedster.
** Koharu and Yuuji are the clowns and token [[QueerPeopleAreFunny "gay duo"]][[note]]In the manga it's never cleared if they're just playing it up or not, while in the anime they both clarify it was just a joke.[[/note]], with Koharu as the DepravedHomosexual and Yuuji as the CrazyJealousGuy.
** Gin is TheStoic BareFistedMonk.
** Koishikawa is the RidiculouslyAverageGuy.
** Zaizen is TheSmartGuy and StraightMan, who also is known as the only person in the entire school who doesn't laugh.
** Kintaro is the Wild Child rookie.
** Chitose is the NewTransferStudent.

!'''Toyama Kintarou'''
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Tooyama Kintarou is the youngest member of Shitenhouji and the team's strongest player. He is very carefree and naive, and has trouble speaking, often messing up names and sayings. He forms a rivalry with Ryoma, though they only get to play a single point. He uses a "Wild" tennis style (and acrobatic play) that takes advantage of his natural stamina and strength, being able to lift a scooter over his head and throw it with ease. Kintaro is extremely afraid of Shiraishi, after reading a manga about monsters with poison claws, and as such, his unbound imagination comes up with the peculiar idea of Kuranosuke having poison claws under the bandages that he always wears around his hands and arms. This fear is used to keep him in line.

-->Voiced by: Creator/YuuSugimoto (JP)

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* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: The entire school is into comedy routines. Former captains, Hara Tetsuya and Taira Yoshiyuki, are well known TheFashionista: After Kite concludes that the key to be this, and also, Zaizen a successful tennis team is the Tsukkomi for ''stylish hair'', most of them went under makeovers: Chinen had a SkunkStripe, Rin [[DyeHard dyed his team.
black hair blonde]] and Kite dyed his hair purple and got his trademark hairstyle (in which he spends 1 hour and 15 minutes every day).
* TheIdiotFromOsaka: Most FiveBadBand: Not counting [[ThoseTwoGuys Aragaki and Shiranui]], they fit into this role against Seigaku.
** TheBigBad, TheEvilGenius: Kite, who also acts as an EvilCounterpart to Tezuka
** TheDragon: Kai, as the vice-captain
of the team (for that matter most of the entire school, except for [[TheStraightMan Zaizen]]). Everyone isn't above making fun of themselves, and the more notable examples are Koharu, Yuuji Kite's Childhood friend.
** TheBrute: Tanishi
and Kintaro.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: Being Osakans, all of the members of the team speak in the infamous accent. Shiraishi, Kenya Oshitari, and Kintaro have particularly strong accents.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The team mostly consisted of {{Class Clown}}s (which isn't uncommon with ''an entire school made of them''). Shiraishi realizes during his second year that they needed Zaizen to balance their variety.
Chinen
** Shiraishi is TheAce and JackOfAllTrades thanks to his Tennis Bible.
** Kenya
TheDarkChick: Hirakoba, who is the team's speedster.
** Koharu and Yuuji are
first to hesitate at the clowns and token [[QueerPeopleAreFunny "gay duo"]][[note]]In the manga it's never cleared if they're just playing it up or not, while order of aiming at coach Sumire.
* TrueCompanions: It's shown
in the anime flashbacks how they both clarify it was just a joke.[[/note]], suffered the TrainingFromHell with Koharu as the DepravedHomosexual goal of going together to the Nationals. As much of a SmugSnake as Kite is, all his team respects him and Yuuji as go into his direction. In New Prince of Tennis, all the CrazyJealousGuy.
** Gin is TheStoic BareFistedMonk.
** Koishikawa is
five Higa teammates get to share the RidiculouslyAverageGuy.
** Zaizen is TheSmartGuy and StraightMan, who also is known as the only person in the entire school who doesn't laugh.
** Kintaro is the Wild Child rookie.
** Chitose is the NewTransferStudent.

!'''Toyama Kintarou'''
room instead of being assigned into separated ones.


!'''Kite Eishirou'''
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Tooyama Kintarou Kite Eishirou is the youngest captain of Higa, whose nicknames are "Killer" and "The Hitman", as well as receiving a reputation for defeating the aces of many other teams. He has an aggressive play style and can quickly figure out and target the opponent's weaknesses. He scouts various players and teaches them "Shukuchihou", a technique based on martial arts that gives the opponent the impression that the user is able to approach the net or baseline in one step from anywhere on the court. He is the only member of Shitenhouji that is able to use the "Shukuchihou" in any direction due to his balance. He also teaches them their signature techniques. Kite remains composed and the team's strongest player. He is very carefree polite in front of other teams, yet extremely condescending towards them, and naive, and has trouble speaking, often messing up names and sayings. He forms a rivalry with Ryoma, though they only get if physically attacked, won't hesitate to play a single point. He uses a "Wild" strike back. His tennis style (and acrobatic play) combines the "Shukuchihou" with other techniques such as his powerful "Big Bang" serve, and his "Habu", a shot that takes advantage of his natural stamina and strength, being able to lift a scooter over his head and throw curves randomly, making it with ease. Kintaro is extremely afraid of Shiraishi, after reading a manga about monsters with poison claws, and as such, his unbound imagination comes up with the peculiar idea of Kuranosuke having poison claws under the bandages that he always wears around his hands and arms. This fear is used difficult to keep him in line.

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-->Voiced by: Creator/YuuSugimoto Creator/TarusukeShingaki (JP)



Tropes associated with Kintarou:
* BadassAdorable
* BoisterousBruiser: Always smiling, laughing, and cracking jokes.
* ChallengeSeeker: If he hears the opponent is strong, he is quick to ask for a match.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead
* DitzyGenius
* FieryRedhead: Coupled with leopard t-shirts, which complete his "WildChild" theme.
* {{Foil}}: Ryoma's most prominent rival of the same age, he's his complete opposite in personality (cheerful, friendly, unrestrained).
* {{Keet}}
* {{Malaproper}}: Apparently, he got off the wrong train due to being unable to read kanji well. He also always refers to Ryoma as "Koshimae", using the AlternateCharacterReading of his name, despite Ryoma openly correcting him.
* NoSenseOfDirection: Getting off the train ''in the wrong city''?
* OddFriendship: Him and [[FragileFlower Sakuno]].
** Also with Horio's older cousin Junpei, who joined him in his wacky trip to Tokyo.
* TheRival: He is very enthusiastic about being this to Ryoma.
* SkilledButNaive: He's the best player on the team, even stronger than the club captain, Shiraishi. Literally everyone on the team is scared of his power. Even his signature move, 'Super Ultra Great Delicious Giant Swing Mountain Storm' is stronger than Gin's 108th level Hadokyuu.
** He's one of the few who can mix this ''and'' UnskilledButStrong. Yeah, he's super strong and all, but seriously lacks skill as well.
* SignatureMove: "[[CallingYourAttacks Super Ultra Great]] [[LongTitle Delicious Giant Swing Mountain Storm]]".
* SuperStrength: He can lift a ''motor scooter over his head.''
* TheIdiotFromOsaka
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Takoyaki.
* WildChild
* TheWorfEffect: He easily shows himself to be Ryoma's equal, holding his own against a Muga No Kyouchi Ryoma in a single point match. [[spoiler: Yukimura easily defeats him without taking the jacket off his shoulders.]]

!'''Shiraishi Kuranosuke'''
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Shiraishi Kuranosuke is the captain of Shitenhouji. He is heralded as having "Perfect Tennis", and is referred to as "The Bible of Shitenhouji." Due to Shiraishi's hard work, he masters the basic forms of tennis and gradually obtains the skill where he can perform strokes without mannerisms or habitual actions that can lessen the use of stamina, which has a great effect. Shiraishi himself believes that perfect tennis is silly notion and finds his own style boring, but he realized that only winning matters, so he continues to employ his style. [[spoiler: He is also the first person to ever beat Fuji in an official singles match, as well as defeating all of Fuji's counters]]. Shiraishi is often shown sporting white bandages on his left arm, for some reason unknown. There are several instances where he attempts to take them off, but never really finishes the process and winds them back up. In the manga it is revealed that [[spoiler: a gold gauntlet or arm guard like material is found under the bandages. When the gauntlet is removed the speed of his left arm sky-rockets]].

-->Voiced by: Creator/YoshimasaHosoya (JP)

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Tropes associated with Shiraishi:
* BeetleManiac: Listed in the fanbooks and has a whole song dedicated to his pet beetle.
* BigEater: Mentioned in the fanbooks. He eats an extravagant meal during lunch and finished 2nd in [[ClownSchool Shitenhouji's "It's New Years! Eat Until You Drop Complete Swimsuit Competition!"]] behind [[LightningBruiser Kenya]] during his second year.
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Fuji and Yukimura. Aside from being {{The Ace}}s from their teams, they also are cordial, nice outside the courts and love plants (Fuji has cacti, Yukimura plants flowers and Shiraishi breeds poison grass).
* {{Bishonen}}
** [[BandageBabe Bandage Bishonen]]
* BoringButPractical: His 'Bible' tennis is not as flashy some of the other characters, but he has refined it to the point where he easily crushes fancy techniques such as [[spoiler:Fuji's counters.]]

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Tropes associated with Kintarou:
* BadassAdorable
* BoisterousBruiser: Always smiling, laughing, and cracking jokes.
* ChallengeSeeker: If he hears the opponent is strong, he is quick to ask for a match.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead
* DitzyGenius
* FieryRedhead: Coupled with leopard t-shirts, which complete his "WildChild" theme.
* {{Foil}}: Ryoma's most prominent rival of the same age, he's his complete opposite in personality (cheerful, friendly, unrestrained).
* {{Keet}}
* {{Malaproper}}: Apparently, he got off the wrong train due to being unable to read kanji well. He also always refers to Ryoma as "Koshimae", using the AlternateCharacterReading of his name, despite Ryoma openly correcting him.
* NoSenseOfDirection: Getting off the train ''in the wrong city''?
* OddFriendship: Him and [[FragileFlower Sakuno]].
** Also with Horio's older cousin Junpei, who joined him in his wacky trip to Tokyo.
* TheRival: He is very enthusiastic about being this to Ryoma.
* SkilledButNaive: He's the best player on the team, even stronger than the club captain, Shiraishi. Literally everyone on the team is scared of his power. Even his signature move, 'Super Ultra Great Delicious Giant Swing Mountain Storm' is stronger than Gin's 108th level Hadokyuu.
** He's one of the few who can mix this ''and'' UnskilledButStrong. Yeah, he's super strong and all, but seriously lacks skill as well.
* SignatureMove: "[[CallingYourAttacks Super Ultra Great]] [[LongTitle Delicious Giant Swing Mountain Storm]]".
* SuperStrength: He can lift a ''motor scooter over his head.''
* TheIdiotFromOsaka
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Takoyaki.
* WildChild
* TheWorfEffect: He easily shows himself to be Ryoma's equal, holding his own against a Muga No Kyouchi Ryoma in a single point match. [[spoiler: Yukimura easily defeats him without taking the jacket off his shoulders.]]

!'''Shiraishi Kuranosuke'''
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Shiraishi Kuranosuke is the captain of Shitenhouji. He is heralded as having "Perfect Tennis", and is referred to as "The Bible of Shitenhouji." Due to Shiraishi's hard work, he masters the basic forms of tennis and gradually obtains the skill where he can perform strokes without mannerisms or habitual actions that can lessen the use of stamina, which has a great effect. Shiraishi himself believes that perfect tennis is silly notion and finds his own style boring, but he realized that only winning matters, so he continues to employ his style. [[spoiler: He is also the first person to ever beat Fuji in an official singles match, as well as defeating all of Fuji's counters]]. Shiraishi is often shown sporting white bandages on his left arm, for some reason unknown. There are several instances where he attempts to take them off, but never really finishes the process and winds them back up. In the manga it is revealed that [[spoiler: a gold gauntlet or arm guard like material is found under the bandages. When the gauntlet is removed the speed of his left arm sky-rockets]].

-->Voiced by: Creator/YoshimasaHosoya (JP)

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Tropes associated with Shiraishi:
* BeetleManiac: Listed in the fanbooks and has a whole song dedicated to his pet beetle.
* BigEater: Mentioned in the fanbooks. He eats an extravagant meal during lunch and finished 2nd in [[ClownSchool Shitenhouji's "It's New Years! Eat Until You Drop Complete Swimsuit Competition!"]] behind [[LightningBruiser Kenya]] during his second year.
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Fuji and Yukimura. Aside from being {{The Ace}}s from their teams, they also are cordial, nice outside the courts and love plants (Fuji has cacti, Yukimura plants flowers and Shiraishi breeds poison grass).
* {{Bishonen}}
** [[BandageBabe Bandage Bishonen]]
* BoringButPractical: His 'Bible' tennis is not as flashy some of the other characters, but he has refined it to the point where he easily crushes fancy techniques such as [[spoiler:Fuji's counters.]]
Kite:



* {{Catchphrase}}: "Mmm, ecstasy."
* ChickMagnet: In Pair Puri he also is shown to be as unintentionally successful as Saeki, and this is further confirmed by Kenya [[AllThereInTheManual in one of the fanbooks]].
** CluelessChickMagnet: He's also completely at a loss when it comes to dealing with [[NoGuyWantsToBeChased assertive girls]]. Hilariously, his profile in the fanbooks all say that he doesn't like or is bad at dealing with girls that hit on guys.
* CloudCuckooLander: He wears a one bandage mummy costume to avoid having waste.
* {{Foil}}: He and Fuji are both among the strongest players on their team, only edged out by a more famous teammate(Tezuka and Chitose respectively). Nevertheless, they're considered much more intimidating. But whereas Fuji is someone who enjoys the thrill of tennis without going all out, Shiraishi considers his own tennis style rather boring but refined it so he can win matches.
* JackOfAllStats
** MasterOfAll: While he doesn't have an area of specialization, he also doesn't have any weaknesses and is a very well-rounded player overall. His 'Bible' tennis is capable of rendering special techniques like [[spoiler:Fuji's counters]] and even Gin's Hadoukyuu ineffective.
* NiceGuy: He's fairly polite and amicable, even as an opponent. During the National semifinals, when [[MouthyKid Zaizen]] calls Kawamura Seigaku's [[TheLoad weakest link]], Shiraishi chides him for it.
** And in ''The New Prince of Tennis,'' Yanagi asks him to keep Kirihara from going into [[BloodKnight Devil Mode]]. Though reluctant at first, he still ends up keeping his promise.
* PoisonousPerson: His knowledge of poisonus herbs is insane. He also likes to plant them and keeps Kintarou controlled by telling him [[BlatantLies his bandaged arm is poisoned]].
* [[spoiler: PowerLimiter: What's under the infamous bandages.]]

!'''Chitose Senri'''
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Chitose Senri is a regular of the Shitenhouji tennis club. [[spoiler: He originally played on the Shishigaku team with his close friend, Kippei Tachibana where the two guided Shishigaku to the National semi-finals in the previous season. This ended after the Nationals when Tachibana injures Chitose's eye during a practice match. They both leave tennis for a time, and Chitose eventually transfers to Shitenhouji, though at a lesser level due to blind spots in injured eye. Chitose and Tachibana eventually get reunited in the National Quarterfinals, where Chitose defeats his old friend in a close match. Although he intended to quit tennis after that match, he gets drawn back in to play Tezuka in the semi-finals, where he loses.]]

-->Voiced by: Jun Oosuka (JP)

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* {{Catchphrase}}: "Mmm, ecstasy."Goya kuwasuyo."
* ChickMagnet: In Pair Puri ChildhoodFriends: According to the fanbook "Perfect Edition Season 2 Volume 8", he also is shown to be as unintentionally successful as Saeki, and this is further confirmed by Kenya [[AllThereInTheManual in one of the fanbooks]].
** CluelessChickMagnet:
Kai knew each other since they were 5 years old.
* CombatPragmatist:
He's also not above cheating if he can.
** DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: In OVA 6, during his match with Tezuka.
* EvilCounterpart: He resembles Tezuka and even has some of the same seriousness but has the
completely at a loss when it comes to dealing with [[NoGuyWantsToBeChased assertive girls]]. Hilariously, his profile in opposite approach on the fanbooks all say court. While Tezuka is honorable and completely against on-court violence, Kite relishes in it.
* ExtremeOmnivore: He explains
that he doesn't like or is bad at dealing with girls that hit on guys.
* CloudCuckooLander: He wears a one bandage mummy costume to avoid having waste.
* {{Foil}}: He and Fuji are both among
the strongest players on their team, only edged out by a more famous teammate(Tezuka and Chitose respectively). Nevertheless, entire team is immune to Inui's juice because they're considered much more intimidating. But whereas Fuji is someone accustomed to eating goya (bitter melon).
* TheFashionista: According to extras, Kite was the one
who enjoys suggested the thrill of tennis without going all out, Shiraishi considers his own tennis style rather boring but refined it so he can win matches.
* JackOfAllStats
** MasterOfAll: While he doesn't
team to have an area trendy haircuts after seeing a magazine photo of specialization, Chitose and Tachibana (back when he had long bleached hair), reason why the teammates all have signature hairstyles. Also his bio says he spends his money on Glasses care, Hair dressing place and fashion magazines. He also doesn't have any weaknesses spends 1 hour and is a very well-rounded player overall. His 'Bible' tennis is capable of rendering special techniques like [[spoiler:Fuji's counters]] 15 minutes setting his hair.
* AFatherToHisMen: All his teammates respect
and even Gin's Hadoukyuu ineffective.
obey him.
* NiceGuy: He's fairly polite and amicable, even as an opponent. During the National semifinals, when [[MouthyKid Zaizen]] calls Kawamura Seigaku's [[TheLoad weakest link]], Shiraishi chides him for it.
** And
FourEyesZeroSoul
* InTheBack: [[spoiler:He hits a ball at Marui in this way
in ''The New Prince of Tennis,'' Yanagi asks him to keep Kirihara Tennis'' during their doubles match against Kimijima and Tohno]].
* JustInTime: In the sequel, when Tohno hits a ball aimed at Mori and Ochi after losing their doubles match, Kite deflects it away
from going them in the nick of time.
* {{Megane}}
* OddFriendship: With Marui.
** FireForgedFriends: With the way their [[PowerOfTrust match]] [[InTheBack played]] [[DoYouTrustMe out]], he and Marui qualify as this.
* PetTheDog: He's quite the asshole to his rivals, but cares for [[TrueCompanions his teammates]]. He can also be very kind to Ayaka from ''Umibe no Secret'' if he's the chosen love interest.
* RedemptionEqualsAffliction: He takes the brunt of [[spoiler:[[{{Jerkass}} Tohno]]'s "executions"]] in place of [[spoiler:[[FireForgedFriends Marui]], [[EyeScream whose eye was already injured]]]] because he felt guilty about [[spoiler:the suffering he caused Marui when he pretended to betray him earlier in their match]].
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: PlayedStraight when he accepts [[spoiler:Kimijima]]'s offer to [[spoiler:pretend to betray Marui in order to create a chance to injure Tohno]], with the promise that he would be recommended
into [[BloodKnight Devil Mode]]. the First String. Later, [[spoiler:it gets inverted, because Kite, moved by Marui's determination to continue the match despite being betrayed, [[ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules ditches Kimijima's offer and teams up with Marui for good]]]].
* SignatureMove: 'Shukuchihou'. Unlike the others, he can move in any direction, rather than just back and forth.
** Also, Big Bang, which he taught Tanishi. [[spoiler:In fact, he can also use almost all the moves his teammates can use, ''[[http://www.mangareader.net/new-prince-of-tennis/87/10 having taught his entire team their moves]]''.]]
* SmugSnake:
Though reluctant at first, not as bad as Saotome.
** Also invoked in the ''Umibe no Secret'' DatingSim, where Kite has [[PassiveAggressiveKombat very polite yet mocking]] speech patterns [[WhydidYouMakeMeHitYou that
he still ends up keeping uses]] ''[[WhydidYouMakeMeHitYou specifically]]'' [[WhydidYouMakeMeHitYou to provoke people]] (like [[{{Jerkass}} Akutsu]]). To be fair, if by that point he's fond of the Umibe girl Ayaka, [[CharacterDevelopment he *does* show a kinder side]] (like apologizing to Ayaka openly if she gets caught in the fights [[PetTheDog and meaning it]].)
** It gets exploited in New Prince of Tennis, since nobody knew if he was betraying Marui in favor of the opponents. [[spoiler:Turns out he had to make it look convincing so they could take down Tohno.]]
* StealthExpert: All the team is trained in Okinawa Martial arts. An example of
his promise.
* PoisonousPerson: His knowledge of poisonus herbs
abilities is insane. He also likes to plant them and keeps Kintarou controlled by telling him [[BlatantLies his bandaged arm is poisoned]].
* [[spoiler: PowerLimiter: What's under
during the infamous bandages.]]

!'''Chitose Senri'''
Yakiniku mini-arc, where he slips hot sauce in Ishida Gin's plate without anyone noticing.

!'''Kai Yuujirou'''
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Chitose Senri Kai Yuujirou is a regular of the Shitenhouji tennis club. [[spoiler: He originally played on vice-captain who has a tendency to be brash and impulsive despite being the Shishigaku team oldest member. He normally plays with his close friend, Kippei Tachibana where right hand, though he switches to his natural left-handed style while using a racquet with a reverse grip to use his "Viking Horn" shot, which curves before reaching the two guided Shishigaku opponent's side. he utilizes this attack by waiting for his opponents reaction and at the last second, strikes back to the National semi-finals in opposite side of the previous season. This ended after the Nationals when Tachibana injures Chitose's eye during a practice match. They both leave tennis for a time, and Chitose eventually transfers to Shitenhouji, though at a lesser level due to blind spots in injured eye. Chitose and Tachibana eventually get reunited in the National Quarterfinals, where Chitose defeats his old friend in a close match. Although he intended to quit tennis after that match, he gets drawn back in to play Tezuka in the semi-finals, where he loses.]]

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-->Voiced by: Jun Oosuka Daisuke Nakamura (JP)



Tropes associated with Chitose:

* AfroAsskicker: His hair is big. REALLY big.
* BishieSparkle: Courtesy of his Saiki Kanpatsu no Kiwami.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Always acts as if he was stoned. He also tends to wear ''geta'' sandals instead of tennis shoes.
* [[spoiler:EyeScream: Almost lost an eye when Tachibana hit him with a ball.]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* ChildhoodFriends: To Tachibana.
* CombatClairvoyance: Saiki Kanpatsu no Kiwami lets him predict how the point will play out.
* NewTransferStudent: It's revealed that he was still playing doubles with Tachibana at Shishigaku when both were in 2nd year of middle school. After the accident with Chitose's eye, both changed schools, with Chitose moving to Shitenhouji.
* TenMinuteRetirement: After playing against [[spoiler:Tachibana]], he leaves the team prior to the National semifinals. It's not until the start of [[spoiler:Doubles 1]] in the semifinals that he rejoins them, as [[spoiler:[[AFriendInNeed Kenya volunteers to give up his spot in Doubles 1]]]] so that Chitose can [[spoiler:play against Tezuka]]. Turns out Osamu [[ResignationsNotAccepted threw Chitose's resignation letter into the trash]].
* UnexplainedAccent
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!'''Ishida Gin'''
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Ishida Gin is a very serious, honorable, and stern player who is the older brother of Fudomine's Ishida Tetsu. Gin is the inventor of the powerful shot, the Hadoukyuu, which is composed of 108 progressively stronger techniques. He can also nullify other people's use of the Hadoukyuu. [[spoiler: He is thought to be the strongest power player in Japan, until he loses his match against Takashi Kawamura in the Nationals after an extremely strong smash.]]

-->Voiced by: Masaya Takatsuka (JP)

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Tropes associated with Chitose:

Kai:
* AfroAsskicker: His hair is big. REALLY big.
ChildhoodFriends: According to the fanbook "Perfect Edition Season 2 Volume 8", he and Kite knew each other since they were 5 years old.
* BishieSparkle: Courtesy of his Saiki Kanpatsu {{Jerkass}}
** CharacterizationMarchesOn: Is quite kinder in ''Umibe
no Kiwami.
Secret'', though like Kite he isn't above behaving not so nicely towards other players.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Always acts KickTheDog: See Saotome's section, as if he was stoned. He also tends to wear ''geta'' sandals instead of tennis shoes.
* [[spoiler:EyeScream: Almost lost an eye when Tachibana hit him with a ball.
the one [[spoiler:who injured poor Ojii under his orders.]]
** PunchClockVillain: He was instructed to do so.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
[[NiceHat Nice Cap]]
* ChildhoodFriends: To Tachibana.
* CombatClairvoyance: Saiki Kanpatsu no Kiwami lets him predict how
NumberTwo: He's the point will play out.
* NewTransferStudent: It's revealed that he was still playing doubles with Tachibana at Shishigaku when both were in 2nd year of middle school. After the accident with Chitose's eye, both changed schools, with Chitose moving
sub-captain, but Rin seems to Shitenhouji.
* TenMinuteRetirement: After playing against [[spoiler:Tachibana]], he leaves the team prior to the National semifinals. It's not until the start of [[spoiler:Doubles 1]] in the semifinals that he rejoins them,
have a very strong in-team presence as [[spoiler:[[AFriendInNeed Kenya volunteers to give up his spot in Doubles 1]]]] so that Chitose can [[spoiler:play against Tezuka]]. Turns out Osamu [[ResignationsNotAccepted threw Chitose's resignation letter into the trash]].
well.
* UnexplainedAccent
PeekABangs
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!'''Ishida Gin'''
SignatureMove: 'Shukuchihou' and 'Viking Horn'.

!'''Tanishi Kei'''
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Ishida Gin is
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Tanishi Kei possesses
a very serious, honorable, and stern player who is the older brother of Fudomine's Ishida Tetsu. Gin is the inventor of the powerful shot, the Hadoukyuu, large body, which is composed of 108 progressively stronger techniques. He can also nullify other people's use of allows him to utilize his "Big Bang" serve that uses his weight and the Hadoukyuu. [[spoiler: He is thought gravity from falling in order to make a nearly unreturnable serve. It takes a lot of stamina, which decreases its power over time, allowing it to be the strongest power player in Japan, until he loses his match against Takashi Kawamura in the Nationals after an extremely strong smash.]]

returned, which was taken advantage of by Ryoma.

-->Voiced by: Masaya Takatsuka Creator/YojiUeda (JP)



Tropes associated with Gin:

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: A far stronger power player than his brother Tetsu (whose Hadoukyuu injured Kawamura's wrist), his weakest hadoukyuu is enough to overpower Kawamura's best move Dash Hadoukyuu. [[spoiler:Kawamura eventually unleashes something even more powerful]].
* AntiMagic: He is capable of countering any and all kinds of Hadoukyuu [[spoiler:except Kawamura's final shot.]]
%%* AloofBigBrother: To Tetsu.
%%* BaldOfAwesome
%%* TheComicallySerious: In the yakiniku episode.
%%* GentleGiant: A more stoic version.
%%* GeniusBruiser
* HonorBeforeReason: Could have easily won with only Hadoukyuu counters, but decides to honor Kawamura's determination.
%%* MightyGlacier
%%* PerpetualFrowner
%%* SignatureMove: '108 Styles of Hadoukyuu'.

!'''Oshitari Kenya'''
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Oshitari Kenya is famously known as the "[[RedBaron Speed Star of Naniwa]]". Kenya is even faster than Shiraishi Kuranosuke and Kamio Akira. He is Hyoutei's Yuushi Oshitari's cousin.

-->Voiced by: Creator/JunFukuyama (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Gin:

Tanishi:

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: A far stronger power player than his brother Tetsu (whose Hadoukyuu injured Kawamura's wrist), his weakest hadoukyuu is enough to overpower Kawamura's best move Dash Hadoukyuu. [[spoiler:Kawamura eventually unleashes something even more powerful]].
{{Acrofatic}}: He's rather fast for a big guy.
* AntiMagic: He is capable of countering any and all kinds of Hadoukyuu [[spoiler:except Kawamura's final shot.]]
%%* AloofBigBrother: To Tetsu.
%%* BaldOfAwesome
%%* TheComicallySerious:
BigEater: In the yakiniku episode.
%%* GentleGiant: A more stoic version.
%%* GeniusBruiser
* HonorBeforeReason: Could have easily won
episode, he actually eats with only Hadoukyuu counters, but decides tongs. The sight grosses out ''everyone'' around.
** ExtremeOmnivore: In the same episode, he can also withstand Inui's juices, which Eishirou says are mild
to honor Kawamura's determination.
%%* MightyGlacier
%%* PerpetualFrowner
%%*
what he's accustomed to in Okinawa.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Shimiti ichundo!" ("I'm gonna attack!").
* FatBastard: He's pretty much built like a sumo wrestler.
* LightningBruiser
*
SignatureMove: '108 Styles of Hadoukyuu'.

!'''Oshitari Kenya'''
'Shukuchihou' and 'Big Bang'.

!'''Hirakoba Rin'''
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Oshitari Kenya Hirakoba Rin is famously known as the "[[RedBaron Speed Star only member of Naniwa]]". Kenya is even faster than Shiraishi Kuranosuke the team who likes fair play. He uses "Habu", which has the stance of a smash, except that it curves wildly and Kamio Akira. unpredictable while in the air and bouncing, and "Giant Habu", which curves immediately after leaving the racquet, though it causes his hand to go numb, limiting it to one use per match. Hirakoba is a very formidable player, being able to take out [[spoiler: Fuji's triple counter and Takashi's Hadoukyuu]]. He is Hyoutei's Yuushi Oshitari's cousin.

one of the few players to stand up to Coach Saotome, [[spoiler: refusing an order to attack Seigaku's coach feeling the match was too interesting]].

-->Voiced by: Creator/JunFukuyama Creator/HiroyukiYoshino (JP)



Tropes associated with Kenya:
* AdaptationDyeJob: He's a blond in the manga, but the anime makes him more of a brunette.
* BigEater: Stated in the fanbooks. He eats three meals in 16 minutes at lunch and was crowned the Eat-Until-You-Drop King in his second year after winning [[ClownSchool Shitenhouji's "It's New Years! Eat Until You Drop Complete Swimsuit Championship!"]] He beat out [[TheCaptain Shiraishi]].
* CatchPhrase: "[[GratuitousEnglish No speed, no life!]]"
* CoolPet: Has a pet iguana.
* CountryCousin: Subverted. While he and Yuushi used to live in the same town when they were kids, Yuushi eventually moved to Tokyo. Also by personalities, Yuushi is more refined and calm, while Kenya is more relaxed and goofs around with his teammates.
* CounterAttack: He's a counter puncher who relies on his speed to return shots.
* DyeHard: InUniverse. His hair used to be rather dark when he was younger.
* AFriendInNeed: During the National semifinals, he volunteers to [[spoiler:give up his spot in Doubles 1 to Chitose]] so that the latter can [[spoiler:play against Tezuka]].
* TheIdiotFromOsaka: Averted. He's fairly intelligent.
* LightningBruiser: The best example in the series.
* MyDadCanBeatUpYourDad: A common argument between him and Yuushi is which of the two super rookies is better, with Kenya bragging about Kintarou and Yuushi bragging about Ryoma. When this argument breaks out in their dorm room at the U-17 camp, Kamio tells them to shut up.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The manly man to Yuushi's sensitive guy. Yuushi has the longer, sleeker hair and enjoys romance novels and movies whereas Kenya has a more unkempt hairstyle to match his active and outgoing personality.
* SpeedEchoes: Shown to be so fast that he creates afterimages of himself when he runs.
* ThickerThanWater: He and Yuushi argue a lot, but [[AllThereInTheManual in Pair Puri]], they band together quickly after finding out their respective teammates (Zaizen and Gakuto) have been insulting them behind their backs.
* WalkOnWater: Both exaggerated and played for laughs in the sequel series. Kenya's so fast that he can actually run on water, but he can only hold out for so long.
--> '''Kenya:''' I might be faster than you, but my balance is terrible!
--> '''Ryoma:''' [[LampshadeHanging ...But you're running on water.]]
* WeaksauceWeakness: Waiting time and slowness in general. {{Exaggerated}} and PlayedForLaughs [[AllThereInTheManual in a Pair Puri omake]], Yuushi exploits this by showing Kenya pictures of things that require long wait times and uttering the dreaded ArcWords:
--> '''Kenya:''' D-Don't tell me it's that destructive magic word. Stop it! That's as far as you'll go!
--> '''Yuushi:''' ''[[GratuitousEnglish Slow life]].''
--> '''Kenya:''' [[CriticalHit Gyaaaaa!]]
** Taken a step further when he tries to counter Yuushi by sending him a picture of a caterpillar (which Yuushi hates)... Except [[HoistByHisOwnPetard he gets done in by its slowness]].

!'''Konjiki Koharu'''
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Konjiki Koharu uses data tennis and is said to have more data than Seigaku's Inui Sadaharu. With an IQ of 200, he stores all of the information inside his head. Konjiki and his doubles partner Hitouji Yuuji are known as Naniwa's Baka Couple.

-->Voiced by: Creator/RyoNaitou (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Kenya:
Hirakoba:
* AdaptationDyeJob: He's a blond in the manga, but the anime makes him more of a brunette.
* BigEater: Stated in the fanbooks. He eats three meals in 16 minutes at lunch and was crowned the Eat-Until-You-Drop King in his second year after winning [[ClownSchool Shitenhouji's "It's New Years! Eat Until You Drop Complete Swimsuit Championship!"]] He beat out [[TheCaptain Shiraishi]].
* CatchPhrase: "[[GratuitousEnglish No speed, no life!]]"
* CoolPet: Has a pet iguana.
* CountryCousin: Subverted. While he and Yuushi used to live in the same town when they were kids, Yuushi eventually moved to Tokyo. Also by personalities, Yuushi is more refined and calm, while Kenya is more relaxed and goofs around with his teammates.
* CounterAttack: He's a counter puncher who relies on his speed to return shots.
*
DarkSkinnedBlond
**
DyeHard: InUniverse. His Flashbacks show his hair used to be rather dark when he was younger.
* AFriendInNeed: During
black the National semifinals, he volunteers previous year.
* DoesNotLikeSpam: A usual threat
to [[spoiler:give Rin is forcing him to eat goya (bitter melon).
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Openly questions Saotome-sensei's methods if he's pumped
up his spot in Doubles 1 to Chitose]] so that the latter can [[spoiler:play against Tezuka]].
* TheIdiotFromOsaka: Averted. He's fairly intelligent.
* LightningBruiser: The best example
enough in the series.
match.
* MyDadCanBeatUpYourDad: A common argument between him and Yuushi is which of the two super rookies is better, TheLancer: Shares this position with Kenya bragging about Kintarou and Yuushi bragging about Ryoma. When this argument breaks out in their dorm room at the U-17 camp, Kamio tells them to shut up.
proper sub-captain, Kai.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The manly man to Yuushi's sensitive guy. Yuushi has the longer, sleeker hair and enjoys romance novels and movies whereas Kenya has a more unkempt hairstyle to match his active and outgoing personality.
* SpeedEchoes: Shown to be so fast that he creates afterimages of himself when he runs.
* ThickerThanWater: He and Yuushi argue a lot, but [[AllThereInTheManual in Pair Puri]], they band together quickly after finding out their respective teammates (Zaizen and Gakuto) have been insulting them behind their backs.
* WalkOnWater: Both exaggerated and played for laughs in the sequel series. Kenya's so fast that he can actually run on water, but he can only hold out for so long.
--> '''Kenya:''' I might be faster than you, but my balance is terrible!
--> '''Ryoma:''' [[LampshadeHanging ...But you're running on water.]]
* WeaksauceWeakness: Waiting time and slowness in general. {{Exaggerated}} and PlayedForLaughs [[AllThereInTheManual in a Pair Puri omake]], Yuushi exploits this by showing Kenya pictures of things that require long wait times and uttering the dreaded ArcWords:
--> '''Kenya:''' D-Don't tell me it's that destructive magic word. Stop it! That's as far as you'll go!
--> '''Yuushi:''' ''[[GratuitousEnglish Slow life]].''
--> '''Kenya:''' [[CriticalHit Gyaaaaa!]]
** Taken a step further when he tries to counter Yuushi by sending him a picture of a caterpillar (which Yuushi hates)... Except [[HoistByHisOwnPetard he gets done in by its slowness]].

!'''Konjiki Koharu'''
SignatureMove: '[[FlashStep Shukuchihou]]', 'Habu', 'Giant Habu'.

!'''Chinen Hiroshi'''
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Konjiki Koharu Chinen Hiroshi is the tallest player in Higa Chuu, who uses data tennis his size and is said looks to have more data than Seigaku's Inui Sadaharu. With an IQ of 200, he stores all of the information inside mock and intimidate his head. Konjiki and his doubles partner Hitouji Yuuji are known as Naniwa's Baka Couple.

opponents.

-->Voiced by: Creator/RyoNaitou Kazuya Sueyoshi (JP)



Tropes associated with Koharu:
* BaldOfAwesome
* DepravedHomosexual: PlayedForLaughs, as he would make gay-joke routines with his doubles partner and scare the opponents. It's taken UpToEleven in the Pair Puri omakes, where he is seen fawning also over Kamio, Atobe, Tezuka, Saeki and Sengoku.
* DitzyGenius: By his goofy personality, is difficult to guess he has an IQ of 200.
* LovableSexManiac: ''Especially'' in the manga. Poor Kaidoh.
* MasterOfDisguise: Parodied without any mercy.
* {{Megane}}
* TheNicknamer: He specially calls Shiraishi by the AffectionateNickname "Kurariin".
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Again, ''poor Kaidoh''.

!'''Hitouji Yuuji'''
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Hitouji Yuuji appears to be the star of this doubles team, attracting all the attention with his genius and his hilarious antics. While Konjiki is entertaining the crowd (and his opponents), Hitouji is actually studying his opponents. He can then imitate their mannerisms, voices, and techniques.

-->Voiced by: Suguru Kumabuchi (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Koharu:
Chinen:

* BaldOfAwesome
* DepravedHomosexual: PlayedForLaughs, as he would make gay-joke routines with
LooksLikeCesare: Very tall, very pale, very dark-haired aside of the white stripe on his doubles partner and scare the opponents. It's taken UpToEleven in the Pair Puri omakes, where he is seen fawning also over Kamio, Atobe, Tezuka, Saeki and Sengoku.
hair.
* DitzyGenius: By his goofy personality, is difficult to guess he has an IQ of 200.
* LovableSexManiac: ''Especially'' in the manga. Poor Kaidoh.
* MasterOfDisguise: Parodied without any mercy.
* {{Megane}}
* TheNicknamer: He specially calls Shiraishi by the AffectionateNickname "Kurariin".
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Again, ''poor Kaidoh''.

!'''Hitouji Yuuji'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_yuuji_2383.jpg

Hitouji Yuuji appears
FaceOfAThug: Doesn't seem to be the star of this doubles team, attracting all the attention with his genius a bad guy per se. But holy shit, he looks creepy.
* SkunkStripe
* SignatureMove: '[[FlashStep Shukuchihou]]'.

!'''Shiranui Tomoya'''
and his hilarious antics. While Konjiki is entertaining the crowd (and his opponents), Hitouji is actually studying his opponents. He can then imitate their mannerisms, voices, and techniques.

-->Voiced by: Suguru Kumabuchi (JP)
'''Aragaki Koichi'''



Tropes associated with Yuuji:
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He is a very capable player, who also goofs around on court with his doubles partner Koharu.
* CrazyJealousGuy: To Koharu, PlayedForLaughs. ("THAT'S ADULTERY!")
* HachiMaki
* MaskPower
* MegaManning

!'''Zaizen Hikaru'''
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Zaizen Hikaru is considered to be a genius. He is also the doubles partner of Oshitari Kenya. Zaizen is rather disrespectful, calling Kawamura Takashi Seigaku's "extra baggage" and insulting Chitose Senri after his loss to Kunimitsu Tezuka.

-->Voiced by: Hirofumi Araki (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Yuuji:
Shiranui and Aragaki:
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He is a very capable player, who also goofs around on court PlotPoweredStamina
* ThoseTwoGuys
* StoneWall: They can't use Okinawan Tennis techniques, but they make up for it
with sheer staying power that could give [[PlotPoweredStamina Kaidoh]] a run for his doubles partner Koharu.
* CrazyJealousGuy: To Koharu, PlayedForLaughs. ("THAT'S ADULTERY!")
* HachiMaki
* MaskPower
* MegaManning

!'''Zaizen Hikaru'''
money.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Minor Schools Characters]]

!Liliadent Krauser
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Zaizen Hikaru
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Liliadent Krauser
is considered to be a genius. He is also the doubles partner of Oshitari Kenya. Zaizen is rather disrespectful, calling Kawamura Takashi Seigaku's "extra baggage" and insulting Chitose Senri after his loss to Kunimitsu Tezuka.

1st year exchange student from Nagoya Seitoku.
-->Voiced by: Hirofumi Araki Creator/TetsuyaKakihara (JP)



Tropes associated with Zaizen:

* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: He is Tsukkomi for his ''entire school'' (where even the principal is goofy). He is the only student who doesn't laugh at any of the jokes there.
* DeadpanSnarker
* MouthyKid: Calling your own sempai "gross"?
* PaleSkinnedBrunette
* PerpetualFrowner: He never laughs at any of the jokes at school.
** He even says that he would have chosen another school if he had known it was going to be like this. When Shiraishi asks him then why he enrolled at Shitenhouji, he replies, "It's closer to home".
* StraightMan: After all the tennis club attempts to make him laugh, Zaizen simply says ''"If you wanted me to join, then you should have asked to begin with"''. All the others are perplexed, since they never thought about that.
* TeenGenius: Subverted. Gets mentioned as one, though we never see him play a match.
** Played straight when the 2nd lot of the 'Another Story' [=OVAs=] came out. We see him team up with Koishikawa and he does pretty well.
* WhenHeSmiles: The only time he slightly chuckled at a joke, Shiraishi is quick to point it out, which Zaizen [[{{Tsundere}} completely denies]].

!'''Koishikawa Kenjirou'''

to:

Tropes associated with Zaizen:

Krauser:
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: He is Tsukkomi AerithAndBob: His name makes him stand out as a foreigner.
* BiblicalMotifs: His SignatureMove.
* BloodKnight
* BlondesAreEvil: Ruthless, deadpan and crucifies opponents against the fence.
* BullyingADragon: Didn't go well
for him with either Kirihara or Nakagauchi
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu - BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: He got it badly when playing against Kirihara.
** He receives this again in New Prince of Tennis against Nakagauchi.
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: Like many of the Nagoya foreign players, he starts berating Rikkai as a "team from a little island". Yagyuu, however, translates this for Kirihara as [[BlatantLies "The Seaweed idiot"]], so Kirihara goes on Devil Mode.
* ForeignExchangeStudent
* GratuitousEnglish: Most of
his ''entire school'' (where even lines, given his status as a foreign student, which also makes him one of the principal few characters that talks to Ryoma in English. His accent, however, also accentuates that it's not his native language.
* GrayEyes
* RealMenWearPink: His hobby
is goofy). He Flower Arrangement.
* SignatureMove: Haritsuku Gomen (Dismissal by Crucification) and Southern Cross
* TokenMinority: So far the only canon Caucasian character at U-17.
* TookALevelInKindness: In New Prince of Tennis, as he is assigned as one of Ryoma's roommates, he
is the only student who doesn't laugh at any of the jokes there.
* DeadpanSnarker
* MouthyKid: Calling your own sempai "gross"?
* PaleSkinnedBrunette
* PerpetualFrowner: He never laughs at any of the jokes at school.
** He even says
one to notice that he would have chosen another school if he had known it was going to be like this. When Shiraishi Ryoma is distraught and asks him then why he enrolled at Shitenhouji, he replies, "It's closer to home".
* StraightMan: After all
in English of he's OK.

!Sakata Richard
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Sakata Richard is a 3rd year student from St. Icarus and captain of
the school's tennis club attempts club. He captained his team to make him laugh, Zaizen simply says ''"If you wanted me to join, then you should have asked to begin with"''. All the others are perplexed, since they never thought about that.Nationals, only to lose against Sengoku Kiyosumi of Yamabuki. In New Prince of Tennis, he is described as a western foreigner by Dan Taichi, Urayama Shiita, and Horio Satoshi.
* TeenGenius: Subverted. Gets mentioned as one, though we never see him play a match.
** Played straight when the 2nd lot of the 'Another Story' [=OVAs=] came out. We see him team up with Koishikawa and he does pretty well.
* WhenHeSmiles: The only time he slightly chuckled at a joke, Shiraishi is quick to point it out, which Zaizen [[{{Tsundere}} completely denies]].

!'''Koishikawa Kenjirou'''
-->Voiced by: Eisuke Tsuda (JP)



Tropes associated with Koishikawa:

* DemotedToExtra: Was supposed to have a larger role, but Chitose's appearance shot that to hell.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Higa Chuu]]
For the past 26 years, no team from Okinawa has made it past the Kyushuu Tournament. The run of misfortune finally ended this year with the surge of a new powerhouse, Higa. Under the leadership of Kite Eishirou, Higa dominated its Regional Tournament, dethroning Shishigaku, last year's National semifinalist. They have quite the unorthodox techniques, based in Okinawan martial arts, as well as ''very''... unconventional ways to treat their rivals, making them a sort of BlackSheep among the present teams.

!'''The Team as a whole'''
* TheFashionista: After Kite concludes that the key to be a successful tennis team is ''stylish hair'', most of them went under makeovers: Chinen had a SkunkStripe, Rin [[DyeHard dyed his black hair blonde]] and Kite dyed his hair purple and got his trademark hairstyle (in which he spends 1 hour and 15 minutes every day).
* FiveBadBand: Not counting [[ThoseTwoGuys Aragaki and Shiranui]], they fit into this role against Seigaku.
** TheBigBad, TheEvilGenius: Kite, who also acts as an EvilCounterpart to Tezuka
** TheDragon: Kai, as the vice-captain of the team and Kite's Childhood friend.
** TheBrute: Tanishi and Chinen
** TheDarkChick: Hirakoba, who is the first to hesitate at the order of aiming at coach Sumire.
* TrueCompanions: It's shown in flashbacks how they suffered the TrainingFromHell with the goal of going together to the Nationals. As much of a SmugSnake as Kite is, all his team respects him and go into his direction. In New Prince of Tennis, all the five Higa teammates get to share the room instead of being assigned into separated ones.


!'''Kite Eishirou'''
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Kite Eishirou is the captain of Higa, whose nicknames are "Killer" and "The Hitman", as well as receiving a reputation for defeating the aces of many other teams. He has an aggressive play style and can quickly figure out and target the opponent's weaknesses. He scouts various players and teaches them "Shukuchihou", a technique based on martial arts that gives the opponent the impression that the user is able to approach the net or baseline in one step from anywhere on the court. He is the only member that is able to use the "Shukuchihou" in any direction due to his balance. He also teaches them their signature techniques. Kite remains composed and polite in front of other teams, yet extremely condescending towards them, and if physically attacked, won't hesitate to strike back. His tennis style combines the "Shukuchihou" with other techniques such as his powerful "Big Bang" serve, and his "Habu", a shot that curves randomly, making it extremely difficult to return.

-->Voiced by: Creator/TarusukeShingaki (JP)

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Tropes associated with Kite:

to:

Tropes associated with Koishikawa:

Sakata:
* DemotedToExtra: Was supposed to have a larger role, but Chitose's appearance shot that to hell.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Higa Chuu]]
For the past 26 years, no team from Okinawa has made it past the Kyushuu Tournament. The run of misfortune finally ended this year with the surge of a new powerhouse, Higa. Under the leadership of Kite Eishirou, Higa dominated its Regional Tournament, dethroning Shishigaku, last year's National semifinalist. They have quite the unorthodox techniques, based in Okinawan martial arts, as well as ''very''... unconventional ways to treat their rivals, making them a sort of BlackSheep among the present teams.

!'''The Team as a whole'''
* TheFashionista: After Kite concludes that the key to be a successful tennis team is ''stylish hair'', most of them went under makeovers: Chinen had a SkunkStripe, Rin [[DyeHard dyed his black hair blonde]] and Kite dyed his hair purple and got his trademark hairstyle (in which he spends 1 hour and 15 minutes every day).
* FiveBadBand: Not counting [[ThoseTwoGuys Aragaki and Shiranui]], they fit into this role against Seigaku.
** TheBigBad, TheEvilGenius: Kite, who also acts as an EvilCounterpart to Tezuka
** TheDragon: Kai, as the vice-captain of the team and Kite's Childhood friend.
** TheBrute: Tanishi and Chinen
** TheDarkChick: Hirakoba, who is the first to hesitate at the order of aiming at coach Sumire.
* TrueCompanions: It's shown in flashbacks how they suffered the TrainingFromHell with the goal of going together to the Nationals. As much of a SmugSnake as Kite is, all his team respects him and go into his direction. In New Prince of Tennis, all the five Higa teammates get to share the room instead of being assigned into separated ones.


!'''Kite Eishirou'''
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Kite Eishirou is the captain of Higa, whose nicknames are "Killer" and "The Hitman", as well as receiving a reputation for defeating the aces of
AerithAndBob: "Richard" really stands out between so many other teams. Japanese names.
* AmbiguouslyBrown:
He has an aggressive play style and can quickly figure out and target the opponent's weaknesses. He scouts various players and teaches them "Shukuchihou", a technique based on martial arts that gives the opponent the impression that the user is able to approach the net or baseline in one step clear African heritage, but it's not stated from anywhere on the court. He is the only member that is able to use the "Shukuchihou" in any direction due to his balance. He also teaches them their signature techniques. Kite remains composed and polite in front of other teams, yet extremely condescending towards them, and if physically attacked, won't hesitate to strike back. His tennis style combines the "Shukuchihou" with other techniques such as his powerful "Big Bang" serve, and his "Habu", where exactly.
* ButNotTooForeign: Has
a shot that curves randomly, making it extremely difficult to return.

-->Voiced by: Creator/TarusukeShingaki (JP)

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Tropes associated with Kite:
Japanese last name.



* {{Catchphrase}}: "Goya kuwasuyo."
* ChildhoodFriends: According to the fanbook "Perfect Edition Season 2 Volume 8", he and Kai knew each other since they were 5 years old.
* CombatPragmatist: He's not above cheating if he can.
** DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: In OVA 6, during his match with Tezuka.
* EvilCounterpart: He resembles Tezuka and even has some of the same seriousness but has the completely opposite approach on the court. While Tezuka is honorable and completely against on-court violence, Kite relishes in it.
* ExtremeOmnivore: He explains that the entire team is immune to Inui's juice because they're accustomed to eating goya (bitter melon).
* TheFashionista: According to extras, Kite was the one who suggested the team to have trendy haircuts after seeing a magazine photo of Chitose and Tachibana (back when he had long bleached hair), reason why the teammates all have signature hairstyles. Also his bio says he spends his money on Glasses care, Hair dressing place and fashion magazines. He also spends 1 hour and 15 minutes setting his hair.
* AFatherToHisMen: All his teammates respect and obey him.
* FourEyesZeroSoul
* InTheBack: [[spoiler:He hits a ball at Marui in this way in ''The New Prince of Tennis'' during their doubles match against Kimijima and Tohno]].
* JustInTime: In the sequel, when Tohno hits a ball aimed at Mori and Ochi after losing their doubles match, Kite deflects it away from them in the nick of time.
* {{Megane}}
* OddFriendship: With Marui.
** FireForgedFriends: With the way their [[PowerOfTrust match]] [[InTheBack played]] [[DoYouTrustMe out]], he and Marui qualify as this.
* PetTheDog: He's quite the asshole to his rivals, but cares for [[TrueCompanions his teammates]]. He can also be very kind to Ayaka from ''Umibe no Secret'' if he's the chosen love interest.
* RedemptionEqualsAffliction: He takes the brunt of [[spoiler:[[{{Jerkass}} Tohno]]'s "executions"]] in place of [[spoiler:[[FireForgedFriends Marui]], [[EyeScream whose eye was already injured]]]] because he felt guilty about [[spoiler:the suffering he caused Marui when he pretended to betray him earlier in their match]].
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: PlayedStraight when he accepts [[spoiler:Kimijima]]'s offer to [[spoiler:pretend to betray Marui in order to create a chance to injure Tohno]], with the promise that he would be recommended into the First String. Later, [[spoiler:it gets inverted, because Kite, moved by Marui's determination to continue the match despite being betrayed, [[ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules ditches Kimijima's offer and teams up with Marui for good]]]].
* SignatureMove: 'Shukuchihou'. Unlike the others, he can move in any direction, rather than just back and forth.
** Also, Big Bang, which he taught Tanishi. [[spoiler:In fact, he can also use almost all the moves his teammates can use, ''[[http://www.mangareader.net/new-prince-of-tennis/87/10 having taught his entire team their moves]]''.]]
* SmugSnake: Though not as bad as Saotome.
** Also invoked in the ''Umibe no Secret'' DatingSim, where Kite has [[PassiveAggressiveKombat very polite yet mocking]] speech patterns [[WhydidYouMakeMeHitYou that he uses]] ''[[WhydidYouMakeMeHitYou specifically]]'' [[WhydidYouMakeMeHitYou to provoke people]] (like [[{{Jerkass}} Akutsu]]). To be fair, if by that point he's fond of the Umibe girl Ayaka, [[CharacterDevelopment he *does* show a kinder side]] (like apologizing to Ayaka openly if she gets caught in the fights [[PetTheDog and meaning it]].)
** It gets exploited in New Prince of Tennis, since nobody knew if he was betraying Marui in favor of the opponents. [[spoiler:Turns out he had to make it look convincing so they could take down Tohno.]]
* StealthExpert: All the team is trained in Okinawa Martial arts. An example of his abilities is during the Yakiniku mini-arc, where he slips hot sauce in Ishida Gin's plate without anyone noticing.

!'''Kai Yuujirou'''
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Kai Yuujirou is the vice-captain who has a tendency to be brash and impulsive despite being the oldest member. He normally plays with his right hand, though he switches to his natural left-handed style while using a racquet with a reverse grip to use his "Viking Horn" shot, which curves before reaching the opponent's side. he utilizes this attack by waiting for his opponents reaction and at the last second, strikes back to the opposite side of the reaction.

-->Voiced by: Daisuke Nakamura (JP)

to:

* {{Catchphrase}}: "Goya kuwasuyo."
CoolShades
* ChildhoodFriends: According to LightningBruiser: He is known for his long legs, which serves him as an advantage.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: He is mostly remembered by
the fanbook "Perfect Edition Season 2 Volume 8", he fandom and Kai knew each other since they were 5 years old.
* CombatPragmatist: He's not above cheating if he can.
** DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: In OVA 6, during his match with Tezuka.
* EvilCounterpart: He resembles Tezuka and even has some of the same seriousness but has the completely opposite approach on the court. While Tezuka is honorable and completely
many characters as "The guy who lost against on-court violence, Kite relishes in it.
* ExtremeOmnivore: He explains that the entire team is immune to Inui's juice because they're accustomed to eating goya (bitter melon).
* TheFashionista: According to extras, Kite was the one who suggested the team to have trendy haircuts after seeing a magazine photo of Chitose and Tachibana (back when he had long bleached hair), reason why the teammates all have signature hairstyles. Also his bio says he spends his money on Glasses care, Hair dressing place and fashion magazines. He also spends 1 hour and 15 minutes setting his hair.
* AFatherToHisMen: All his teammates respect and obey him.
* FourEyesZeroSoul
* InTheBack: [[spoiler:He hits a ball at Marui in this way in ''The New Prince of Tennis'' during their doubles match against Kimijima and Tohno]].
* JustInTime: In the sequel, when Tohno hits a ball aimed at Mori and Ochi after losing their doubles match, Kite deflects it away from them
Sengoku in the nick of time.
Nationals".
* {{Megane}}
* OddFriendship: With Marui.
** FireForgedFriends: With the way their [[PowerOfTrust match]] [[InTheBack played]] [[DoYouTrustMe out]], he and Marui qualify as this.
* PetTheDog: He's quite the asshole
[[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty Trying to Catch Me Playing Dirty]]: He uses his rivals, but cares for [[TrueCompanions his teammates]]. He can also be very kind long legs to Ayaka from ''Umibe no Secret'' if he's the chosen love interest.
trip others.
* RedemptionEqualsAffliction: He takes the brunt of [[spoiler:[[{{Jerkass}} Tohno]]'s "executions"]] in place of [[spoiler:[[FireForgedFriends Marui]], [[EyeScream whose eye was already injured]]]] because he felt guilty about [[spoiler:the suffering he caused Marui when he pretended to betray him earlier in their match]].
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: PlayedStraight when he accepts [[spoiler:Kimijima]]'s offer to [[spoiler:pretend to betray Marui in order to create a chance to injure Tohno]], with the promise that he would be recommended into the First String. Later, [[spoiler:it gets inverted, because Kite, moved by Marui's determination to continue the match despite being betrayed, [[ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules ditches Kimijima's offer and teams up with Marui for good]]]].
* SignatureMove: 'Shukuchihou'. Unlike the others, he can move in any direction, rather than just back and forth.
** Also, Big Bang, which he taught Tanishi. [[spoiler:In fact, he can also use almost all the moves his teammates can use, ''[[http://www.mangareader.net/new-prince-of-tennis/87/10 having taught his entire team their moves]]''.]]
* SmugSnake: Though not as bad as Saotome.
** Also invoked in the ''Umibe no Secret'' DatingSim, where Kite has [[PassiveAggressiveKombat very polite yet mocking]] speech patterns [[WhydidYouMakeMeHitYou that he uses]] ''[[WhydidYouMakeMeHitYou specifically]]'' [[WhydidYouMakeMeHitYou to provoke people]] (like [[{{Jerkass}} Akutsu]]). To be fair, if by that point he's fond
TokenMinority: One of the Umibe girl Ayaka, [[CharacterDevelopment he *does* show a kinder side]] (like apologizing to Ayaka openly if she gets caught in the fights [[PetTheDog and meaning it]].)
** It gets exploited in New Prince
only notable characters of Tennis, since nobody knew if he was betraying Marui in favor of the opponents. [[spoiler:Turns out he had to make it look convincing so they could take down Tohno.]]
* StealthExpert: All the team is trained in Okinawa Martial arts. An example of his abilities is during the Yakiniku mini-arc, where he slips hot sauce in Ishida Gin's plate without anyone noticing.

!'''Kai Yuujirou'''
mixed heritage along with Jackal.

!Kuki Kiichi
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_kai_148.jpg

Kai Yuujirou
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Kiichi Kuki
is a third year student Kakinoki Middle School and the vice-captain who has a tendency to be brash and impulsive despite being the oldest member. He normally plays with his right hand, though he switches to his natural left-handed style while using a racquet with a reverse grip to use his "Viking Horn" shot, which curves before reaching the opponent's side. he utilizes this attack by waiting for his opponents reaction and at the last second, strikes back to the opposite side captain of the reaction.

school tennis club.
-->Voiced by: Daisuke Nakamura Eiji Takemoto (JP)



Tropes associated with Kai:
* ChildhoodFriends: According to the fanbook "Perfect Edition Season 2 Volume 8", he and Kite knew each other since they were 5 years old.

to:

Tropes associated with Kai:
Kuki:
* ChildhoodFriends: According to the fanbook "Perfect Edition Season 2 Volume 8", he TheCaptain
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a little one under his left eye, as indicative of his {{Jerkass}} role.
* IShallTauntYou: He should know better than provoking Tezuka
and Kite knew each other since they were 5 years old.Fuji before a match.



** CharacterizationMarchesOn: Is quite kinder in ''Umibe no Secret'', though like Kite he isn't above behaving not so nicely towards other players.
* KickTheDog: See Saotome's section, as he was the one [[spoiler:who injured poor Ojii under his orders.]]
** PunchClockVillain: He was instructed to do so.
* [[NiceHat Nice Cap]]
* NumberTwo: He's the sub-captain, but Rin seems to have a very strong in-team presence as well.
* PeekABangs
* SignatureMove: 'Shukuchihou' and 'Viking Horn'.

!'''Tanishi Kei'''
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Tanishi Kei possesses a large body, which allows him to utilize his "Big Bang" serve that uses his weight and the gravity from falling in order to make a nearly unreturnable serve. It takes a lot of stamina, which decreases its power over time, allowing it to be returned, which was taken advantage of by Ryoma.

-->Voiced by: Creator/YojiUeda (JP)

to:

** CharacterizationMarchesOn: Is quite kinder in ''Umibe no Secret'', though like Kite * LaserGuidedKarma: Right after he isn't above behaving not so nicely towards other players.
* KickTheDog: See Saotome's section,
taunts Tezuka and insults Fudomine as he was the one [[spoiler:who injured poor Ojii under a "No-Name School", his orders.]]
** PunchClockVillain: He was instructed to do so.
* [[NiceHat Nice Cap]]
* NumberTwo: He's the sub-captain, but Rin seems to have a
team gets crushed by Fudomine very strong in-team presence easily.
* SoreLoser: He tells Mizuki about Tezuka's injury.

!Ginka Junior High
Despite their tournament record, Ginka Middle School is a weak school; Echizen Ryoma inadvertently defeats their entire team during their practice match. Their records were only good due to winning against weak schools. When they played against Seigaku, they forfeited due to being scared of their regulars. When it came time to play against Rikkai Daigaku Fuzoku during the Kantō Tournament, they stole Sadaharu Inui's special juice,
as well.
* PeekABangs
* SignatureMove: 'Shukuchihou'
they thought it was what made Seigaku strong, and 'Viking Horn'.

!'''Tanishi Kei'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_kei_7224.jpg

Tanishi Kei possesses a large body, which allows him
mixed it with their own ingredients to utilize his "Big Bang" serve that uses his weight and create "The Three Flavors of Ginka". As a result, they ended up having to forfeit the gravity from falling in order match due to make a nearly unreturnable serve. It takes a lot of stamina, which decreases its power over time, allowing it to be returned, which was taken advantage of by Ryoma.

-->Voiced by: Creator/YojiUeda (JP)
food poisoning.



Tropes associated with Tanishi:

* {{Acrofatic}}: He's rather fast for a big guy.
* BigEater: In the yakiniku episode, he actually eats with tongs. The sight grosses out ''everyone'' around.
** ExtremeOmnivore: In the same episode, he can also withstand Inui's juices, which Eishirou says are mild to what he's accustomed to in Okinawa.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Shimiti ichundo!" ("I'm gonna attack!").
* FatBastard: He's pretty much built like a sumo wrestler.
* LightningBruiser
* SignatureMove: 'Shukuchihou' and 'Big Bang'.

!'''Hirakoba Rin'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_rin_4487.jpg

Hirakoba Rin is the only member of the team who likes fair play. He uses "Habu", which has the stance of a smash, except that it curves wildly and unpredictable while in the air and bouncing, and "Giant Habu", which curves immediately after leaving the racquet, though it causes his hand to go numb, limiting it to one use per match. Hirakoba is a very formidable player, being able to take out [[spoiler: Fuji's triple counter and Takashi's Hadoukyuu]]. He is one of the few players to stand up to Coach Saotome, [[spoiler: refusing an order to attack Seigaku's coach feeling the match was too interesting]].

-->Voiced by: Creator/HiroyukiYoshino (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Tanishi:

Ginka Tennis Club:
* {{Acrofatic}}: He's rather fast {{Butt Monkey}}s
* {{Dirty Coward}}s: They purposely forfeit their match against Seigaku. And also the whole team didn't have any constraints with bullying Sakuno.
* {{Jerkass}}es: They purposely bullied Sakuno by hiding her tennis ball and make her look
for it between all their balls. That's until Ryoma kicked their collective asses.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Twice.
** During the Prefecture Tournament, they try so hard to not get Seigaku, that they end up getting paired against [[FromBadToWorse Rikkaidai]].
** Trying to spy on Seigaku, they steal
a big guy.
* BigEater: In the yakiniku episode, he actually eats with tongs. The sight grosses out ''everyone'' around.
** ExtremeOmnivore: In the same episode, he can also withstand
bottle of Inui's juices, which Eishirou says are mild to what he's accustomed to in Okinawa.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Shimiti ichundo!" ("I'm gonna attack!").
* FatBastard: He's pretty much built like a sumo wrestler.
* LightningBruiser
* SignatureMove: 'Shukuchihou' and 'Big Bang'.

!'''Hirakoba Rin'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_rin_4487.jpg

Hirakoba Rin is
juice believing it's the key of their performance. The whole team gets sick right before their match against Rikkaidai (they would have been crushed anyway).

!Midoriyama Junior High
In the anime, Midoriyama was defeated by Josei Shonan so it was
only member of mentioned once in the team who likes fair play. He uses "Habu", which has the stance of a smash, except that it curves wildly and unpredictable anime, while in the air manga, it was the other way around. All of the regulars are second-years, and bouncing, and "Giant Habu", which curves immediately after leaving the racquet, though it causes his hand to go numb, limiting it to one use per match. Hirakoba is a very formidable player, being able team has 3 specialist coaches. However, their arrogance caused them to take out [[spoiler: Fuji's triple counter and Takashi's Hadoukyuu]]. He Seigaku too lightly, which caused them to lose 3 sets in a row.

Fortunately, they gained a spot in the Nationals. However, Midoriyama
is one probably the weakest team compared to the other 5 teams from the Kanto region. They were easily eliminated in the first round of the few players to stand up to Coach Saotome, [[spoiler: refusing an order to attack Seigaku's coach feeling the match was too interesting]].

-->Voiced by: Creator/HiroyukiYoshino (JP)
nationals.



Tropes associated with Hirakoba:
* DarkSkinnedBlond
** DyeHard: InUniverse. Flashbacks show his hair was black the previous year.
* DoesNotLikeSpam: A usual threat to Rin is forcing him to eat goya (bitter melon).
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Openly questions Saotome-sensei's methods if he's pumped up enough in the match.
* TheLancer: Shares this position with the proper sub-captain, Kai.
* SignatureMove: '[[FlashStep Shukuchihou]]', 'Habu', 'Giant Habu'.

!'''Chinen Hiroshi'''
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Chinen Hiroshi is the tallest player in Higa Chuu, who uses his size and looks to mock and intimidate his opponents.

-->Voiced by: Kazuya Sueyoshi (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Hirakoba:
Midoriyama Tennis Club:
* DarkSkinnedBlond
** DyeHard: InUniverse. Flashbacks show his hair was black the previous year.
* DoesNotLikeSpam: A usual threat to Rin is forcing him to eat goya (bitter melon).
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Openly questions Saotome-sensei's methods if he's pumped up enough in the match.
* TheLancer: Shares this position
DemotedToExtra, AdaptedOut: The anime replaces them with Jousei Shounan. The Musicals only mentions them in a brief recount song. In the proper sub-captain, Kai.
manga, however, their miniarc is, if not, very forgettable.
* SignatureMove: '[[FlashStep Shukuchihou]]', 'Habu', 'Giant Habu'.

!'''Chinen Hiroshi'''
PushoverParents: The coach Kiraku pressures his son into playing tennis, also because he was an UnknownRival to Echizen Nanjiroh.
* WellDoneSonGuy: TheCaptain, Kiraku Yasuyuki, plays on the team only because his father wants him to, to the point he started to get tired of tennis until he faced against Ryoma.


[[/folder]]


[[folder:Team Coaches]]

!'''Ryuuzaki Sumire'''
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Chinen Hiroshi Ryuuzaki Sumire is the tallest player in Higa Chuu, coach of Seigaku's tennis club and one of the school's math teachers. She helped Echizen Nanjirou develop his skills and become a professional tennis player. She has a granddaughter named Sakuno with a crush on Ryoma. Ryuuzaki has a rivalry with her ex-mentor, Banda Mikiya a.k.a. Banji, who uses his size is the coach for Yamabuki Chuu. She constantly yells, but she is considered to be a great and looks to mock reliable coach. She has a good relationship with her regulars and intimidate his opponents.

participates in their recreational group activities: The bowling reunion and the beach-volley mini-tournament with Rokkaku Chuu.

-->Voiced by: Kazuya Sueyoshi (JP)
Shizuka Okohira (JP), Creator/BarbaraGoodson (EN)



Tropes associated with Chinen:

* LooksLikeCesare: Very tall, very pale, very dark-haired aside of the white stripe on his hair.
* FaceOfAThug: Doesn't seem to be a bad guy per se. But holy shit, he looks creepy.
* SkunkStripe
* SignatureMove: '[[FlashStep Shukuchihou]]'.

!'''Shiranui Tomoya''' and '''Aragaki Koichi'''

to:

Tropes associated with Chinen:

Sumire:
* LooksLikeCesare: Very tall, very pale, very dark-haired aside of BadassTeacher
* CoolOldLady
** DirtyOldWoman
* TheComicallySerious
* HelloNurse: In her younger years.
** IWasQuiteALooker: When Nanjirou graduated and decided to go to America, she went to bid him goodbye at
the white stripe on his hair.
airport ''in a [[LadyInRed red minidress]]''
** Averted during the volleyall episode, where it's more of a FanDisservice with {{Gainaxing}}.
* FaceOfAThug: Doesn't seem to be a bad guy per se. But holy shit, he looks creepy.
NotSoStoic: Good Christ, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny the volleyball episode]] in the Nationals Arc.
* SkunkStripe
* SignatureMove: '[[FlashStep Shukuchihou]]'.

!'''Shiranui Tomoya''' and '''Aragaki Koichi'''
SternTeacher

!'''Banda Mikiya'''
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Banda Mikiya or "Banji" for short, is Yamabuki's coach.

-->Voiced by: Kazuhiko Nishimatsu (JP)



Tropes associated with Shiranui and Aragaki:
* PlotPoweredStamina
* ThoseTwoGuys
* StoneWall: They can't use Okinawan Tennis techniques, but they make up for it with sheer staying power that could give [[PlotPoweredStamina Kaidoh]] a run for his money.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Minor Schools Characters]]

!Liliadent Krauser
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_krauser_5296.jpg
Liliadent Krauser is a 1st year exchange student from Nagoya Seitoku.
-->Voiced by: Creator/TetsuyaKakihara (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Shiranui and Aragaki:
Banda:
* PlotPoweredStamina
CoolOldGuy: One of the few people capable of keeping Akutsu at line.
* ThoseTwoGuys
EyesAlwaysShut
* StoneWall: They can't use Okinawan Tennis techniques, but they make up for it with sheer staying power PerpetualSmiler: He always smiles. ALWAYS. So much that could give [[PlotPoweredStamina Kaidoh]] a run for it creeps everyone out. [[BerserkButton And this sends Nanjirou in screaming fits.]]
* TheRival: He is this to Seigaku's coach Ryuuzaki Sumire, in terms of Team Coaching.
* SitcomArchNemesis: To Nanjirou. It only takes the mention of
his money.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Minor Schools Characters]]

!Liliadent Krauser
name to set Nanjirou on rampage.
* TeamDad

!'''Sakaki Tarou'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_krauser_5296.jpg
Liliadent Krauser
org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_sakaki_183.jpg

Sakaki Tarou
is the of Hyoutei's team. Sakaki is also a 1st year exchange student from Nagoya Seitoku.
music teacher for the school and has complete confidence in Atobe Keigo, trusting that he is capable of defeating any opponent.

-->Voiced by: Creator/TetsuyaKakihara Creator/JurotaKosugi (JP)



Tropes associated with Krauser:
* AerithAndBob: His name makes him stand out as a foreigner.
* BiblicalMotifs: His SignatureMove.
* BloodKnight
* BlondesAreEvil: Ruthless, deadpan and crucifies opponents against the fence.
* BullyingADragon: Didn't go well for him with either Kirihara or Nakagauchi
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu - BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: He got it badly when playing against Kirihara.
** He receives this again in New Prince of Tennis against Nakagauchi.
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: Like many of the Nagoya foreign players, he starts berating Rikkai as a "team from a little island". Yagyuu, however, translates this for Kirihara as [[BlatantLies "The Seaweed idiot"]], so Kirihara goes on Devil Mode.
* ForeignExchangeStudent
* GratuitousEnglish: Most of his lines, given his status as a foreign student, which also makes him one of the few characters that talks to Ryoma in English. His accent, however, also accentuates that it's not his native language.
* GrayEyes
* RealMenWearPink: His hobby is Flower Arrangement.
* SignatureMove: Haritsuku Gomen (Dismissal by Crucification) and Southern Cross
* TokenMinority: So far the only canon Caucasian character at U-17.
* TookALevelInKindness: In New Prince of Tennis, as he is assigned as one of Ryoma's roommates, he is the only one to notice that Ryoma is distraught and asks him in English of he's OK.

!Sakata Richard
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_sakata_8697.jpg
Sakata Richard is a 3rd year student from St. Icarus and captain of the school's tennis club. He captained his team to the Nationals, only to lose against Sengoku Kiyosumi of Yamabuki. In New Prince of Tennis, he is described as a western foreigner by Dan Taichi, Urayama Shiita, and Horio Satoshi.
-->Voiced by: Eisuke Tsuda (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Krauser:
Sakaki:
* AerithAndBob: His name makes him stand out as a foreigner.
* BiblicalMotifs: His SignatureMove.
* BloodKnight
* BlondesAreEvil: Ruthless, deadpan
BunnyEarsLawyer: Very efficient coach and crucifies opponents against music teacher. Just as quirky as his own pupils.
* TheDandy
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Itte yosh!"
* SternTeacher: He is very strict, to
the fence.
* BullyingADragon: Didn't go well for him
point of changing regulars if they loose a match even once. He only made the exception with either Kirihara or Nakagauchi
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu - BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: He got
Shishido because it badly when playing against Kirihara.
** He receives this again in New Prince of Tennis against Nakagauchi.
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: Like many of the Nagoya foreign players, he starts berating Rikkai as a "team
involved an ImportantHaircut from a little island". Yagyuu, however, translates this Shishido, Ohtori's pleas '''and''' Atobe asking him personally. He later keeps the same regular team for Kirihara as [[BlatantLies "The Seaweed idiot"]], so Kirihara goes on Devil Mode.
* ForeignExchangeStudent
* GratuitousEnglish: Most of his lines, given his status as a foreign student, which also makes him one of
the few characters that talks to Ryoma in English. His accent, however, also accentuates that it's not his native language.
* GrayEyes
* RealMenWearPink: His hobby is Flower Arrangement.
* SignatureMove: Haritsuku Gomen (Dismissal by Crucification) and Southern Cross
* TokenMinority: So far the only canon Caucasian character at U-17.
* TookALevelInKindness: In New Prince of Tennis, as he is assigned as one of Ryoma's roommates, he is the only one to notice that Ryoma is distraught and asks him in English of he's OK.

!Sakata Richard
National Tournament.

!'''Hanamura Aoi'''
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Sakata Richard Hanamura Aoi is a 3rd year student from St. Icarus the coach of Jousei Shonan, who refers to her students as masterpieces and captain constantly tries to recruit new students, especially Ryoma. She is often proud of the school's tennis club. He captained his team to the Nationals, only to lose against Sengoku Kiyosumi of Yamabuki. In New Prince of Tennis, he is described as a western foreigner by Dan Taichi, Urayama Shiita, her own prowess and Horio Satoshi.
of her pupils', but is otherwise very calm and professional.

-->Voiced by: Eisuke Tsuda Kaori Yamagata (JP)



Tropes associated with Sakata:
* AerithAndBob: "Richard" really stands out between so many Japanese names.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: He has clear African heritage, but it's not stated from where exactly.
* ButNotTooForeign: Has a Japanese last name.
* TheCaptain
* CoolShades
* LightningBruiser: He is known for his long legs, which serves him as an advantage.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: He is mostly remembered by the fandom and many characters as "The guy who lost against Sengoku in the Nationals".
* [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty Trying to Catch Me Playing Dirty]]: He uses his long legs to trip others.
* TokenMinority: One of the only notable characters of mixed heritage along with Jackal.

!Kuki Kiichi
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_kiichi_7131.jpg
Kiichi Kuki is a third year student Kakinoki Middle School and the captain of the school tennis club.
-->Voiced by: Eiji Takemoto (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Sakata:
Hanamura:
* AerithAndBob: "Richard" really stands out between so many Japanese names.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: He has clear African heritage, but it's not stated from
AscendedExtra: In the manga, she doesn't appear at all, where exactly.
* ButNotTooForeign: Has a Japanese last name.
* TheCaptain
* CoolShades
* LightningBruiser: He is known for his long legs, which serves him as an advantage.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: He is mostly remembered by
the fandom and many characters as "The guy who lost against Sengoku only we see about her is her name in the Nationals".
Jousei Shounan list. She gets design and characterization in the anime.
* [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty Trying to Catch Me Playing Dirty]]: He uses his long legs to trip others.BunnyEarsLawyer: Fawns over her pupils almost like a teenage girl, when she's not coolly supervising their training menus.
* HotTeacher
* {{Meganekko}}
* MsFanservice: Big breasts? Check. A pretty face with a BeautyMark? Check. Nice red hair? Check. A melodious mezzo-soprano voice? Check. Tight clothes when not at work? Oh baby, CheckPlease.
* NotSoDifferent: To Sumire Ryuzaki. While Ryuzaki sensei doesn't agree with her view of students as "masterpieces", they both care very much about their boys. Even Hanamura looks a lot like [[IWasQuiteALooker Sumire when she was young]].

* TokenMinority: One {{Shotacon}}: She is ''very'' attached to her students, and even seems to give ''a lot of the only notable characters of mixed heritage along with Jackal.

!Kuki Kiichi
attention'' to Ryoma.

!'''Ojii'''
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Kiichi Kuki Ojii is a third year student Kakinoki Middle School the coach of Rokkaku Chuu. He is an elderly man who manufactures creates special wooden racquets for his players, taking into consideration their skills and the captain of the school tennis club.
personality.

-->Voiced by: Eiji Takemoto Bunmei Tobayama (JP)



Tropes associated with Kuki:
* TheCaptain
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a little one under his left eye, as indicative of his {{Jerkass}} role.
* IShallTauntYou: He should know better than provoking Tezuka and Fuji before a match.
* {{Jerkass}}
* LaserGuidedKarma: Right after he taunts Tezuka and insults Fudomine as a "No-Name School", his team gets crushed by Fudomine very easily.
* SoreLoser: He tells Mizuki about Tezuka's injury.

!Ginka Junior High
Despite their tournament record, Ginka Middle School is a weak school; Echizen Ryoma inadvertently defeats their entire team during their practice match. Their records were only good due to winning against weak schools. When they played against Seigaku, they forfeited due to being scared of their regulars. When it came time to play against Rikkai Daigaku Fuzoku during the Kantō Tournament, they stole Sadaharu Inui's special juice, as they thought it was what made Seigaku strong, and mixed it with their own ingredients to create "The Three Flavors of Ginka". As a result, they ended up having to forfeit the match due to food poisoning.

to:

Tropes associated with Kuki:
Ojii:

* TheCaptain
BaldOfAwesome
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a little one under his left eye, as indicative CoolOldGuy: The boys of his {{Jerkass}} role.
* IShallTauntYou: He should know better than provoking Tezuka and Fuji before a match.
* {{Jerkass}}
* LaserGuidedKarma: Right after he taunts Tezuka and insults Fudomine as a "No-Name School", his
the team gets crushed by Fudomine and the kids adore him.
* EyesAlwaysShut
* TheMentor: To the Rokkaku kids, who would later join the tennis club.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Everyone only refers to him as "Ojii" ("Grandpa").
* TeamDad: He not only cares and trains his boys at Rokkaku, but also makes them their wooden racquets and inspires them.

!'''Watanabe Osamu'''
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Osamu Watanabe is the coach of the Shitenhouji tennis club. Watanabe reminds us of a younger (and hipper) version of Yamabuki's Banda Mikiya. Like the latter, the former's interaction with his students is
very easily.
* SoreLoser: He tells Mizuki
laid-back, often shown joking around with them. Watanabe is also pretty sly. When the team first learned of Chitose Senri's resignation, Watanabe appeared ambivalent about Tezuka's injury.

!Ginka Junior High
Despite their tournament record, Ginka Middle School is a weak school; Echizen Ryoma inadvertently defeats their entire team during their practice match. Their records were only good due to winning against weak schools. When they played
the issue.

During the match
against Seigaku, they forfeited due to being scared of their regulars. When it came time knowing how much the team needed Chitose and how much Chitose wanted to play Tezuka Kunimitsu, Watanabe "dragged" Chitose back onto the team. This and other incidents show that despite his appearance, Watanabe knows what he is doing. Osamu gave Shiraishi a gold gauntlet to wear until graduation.

Watanabe is shown to be either cheap or poor, telling his team that he'll treat them to somen noodles if they win
against Rikkai Daigaku Fuzoku during the Kantō Tournament, they stole Sadaharu Inui's special juice, as they thought it was what made Seigaku strong, and mixed it with their own ingredients (as opposed to create "The Three Flavors of Ginka". As a result, they ended up having Ryuuzaki Sumire, who told her team she'll treat them to forfeit the match due to food poisoning.
yakiniku).

-->Voiced by: Creator/KojiYusa (JP)



Tropes associated with Ginka Tennis Club:
* {{Butt Monkey}}s
* {{Dirty Coward}}s: They purposely forfeit their match against Seigaku. And also the whole team didn't have any constraints with bullying Sakuno.
* {{Jerkass}}es: They purposely bullied Sakuno by hiding her tennis ball and make her look for it between all their balls. That's until Ryoma kicked their collective asses.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Twice.
** During the Prefecture Tournament, they try so hard to not get Seigaku, that they end up getting paired against [[FromBadToWorse Rikkaidai]].
** Trying to spy on Seigaku, they steal a big bottle of Inui's juice believing it's the key of their performance. The whole team gets sick right before their match against Rikkaidai (they would have been crushed anyway).

!Midoriyama Junior High
In the anime, Midoriyama was defeated by Josei Shonan so it was only mentioned once in the anime, while in the manga, it was the other way around. All of the regulars are second-years, and the team has 3 specialist coaches. However, their arrogance caused them to take Seigaku too lightly, which caused them to lose 3 sets in a row.

Fortunately, they gained a spot in the Nationals. However, Midoriyama is probably the weakest team compared to the other 5 teams from the Kanto region. They were easily eliminated in the first round of the nationals.

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Tropes associated with Ginka Tennis Club:
Osamu:

* {{Butt Monkey}}s
* {{Dirty Coward}}s: They purposely forfeit their match against Seigaku. And also
BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite the whole team didn't have any constraints with bullying Sakuno.
* {{Jerkass}}es: They purposely bullied Sakuno by hiding her
fact he looks like a bum and is in general a very relaxed guy, he is actually a very capable coach who knows how to handle the tennis ball club different personalities.
* FirstNameBasis: All his students always call him "Osamu" rather than "Watanabe-sensei". Not that he minds.
* {{Foil}}: To Hyotei's coach Sakaki Taro. While both are very competent coaches who care
and make her look for it between all know how to work with the students, their balls. That's until Ryoma kicked their collective asses.
overall personalities are opposites. Sakaki is more stern, TheStoic, TheDandy, while Osamu is more carefree, relaxed, and looks like a hippie.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Twice.
NiceHat
* OralFixation: He always has a toothpick on his mouth.
* PeekABangs: His left eye is usually covered by hair.
* PermaStubble
* TeamDad
* TricksterMentor: He would do anything to motivate his students, even if that implies fooling them.
** During Instead of [[spoiler:accepting Chitose's form to resign the Prefecture Tournament, club, he just went ahead and registered Chitose for Doubles 1 anyway. This ended up motivating Chitose since he got to challenge Tezuka]].
** In Another Story II, he [[spoiler:purposely lied to the team telling them
they try needed to recruit Zaizen, so hard to not get Seigaku, Shiraishi could figure out that they end up getting paired against [[FromBadToWorse Rikkaidai]].
** Trying
needed to spy on Seigaku, they steal a big bottle of Inui's juice believing it's diversify the key team]].
* XMeetsY: He is pretty much a younger version
of their performance. The whole team gets sick right before their match against Rikkaidai (they would have been crushed anyway).

!Midoriyama Junior High
In
Yamabuki's coach Banjii and Nanjiroh mashed up together.

!'''Saotome Harumi'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_saotome_6962.jpg
Saotome Harumi is
the anime, Midoriyama was defeated by Josei Shonan so it was only mentioned once in the anime, while in the manga, it was the other way around. All of the regulars are second-years, ruthless Higa Chuu tennis coach. He isn't above dirty play and the team has 3 specialist coaches. However, their arrogance caused them won't hesitate to take Seigaku too lightly, which caused them instruct his players to lose 3 sets in a row.

Fortunately, they gained a spot in the Nationals. However, Midoriyama is probably the weakest team compared
aim balls to the other 5 teams from the Kanto region. They were easily eliminated in the first round of the nationals.
rival team's coach.



Tropes associated with Midoriyama Tennis Club:
* DemotedToExtra, AdaptedOut: The anime replaces them with Jousei Shounan. The Musicals only mentions them in a brief recount song. In the manga, however, their miniarc is, if not, very forgettable.
* PushoverParents: The coach Kiraku pressures his son into playing tennis, also because he was an UnknownRival to Echizen Nanjiroh.
* WellDoneSonGuy: TheCaptain, Kiraku Yasuyuki, plays on the team only because his father wants him to, to the point he started to get tired of tennis until he faced against Ryoma.


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Tropes associated with Midoriyama Tennis Club:
Saotome:

* DemotedToExtra, AdaptedOut: The anime replaces them BaldOfEvil
* {{Jerkass}}: He would instruct his players to hit rival coaches
with Jousei Shounan. The Musicals the ball.
* SadistTeacher: He is the
only mentions them in a brief recount song. In the manga, however, their miniarc is, if not, very forgettable.
* PushoverParents: The coach Kiraku pressures
known teacher to be mean and tough to his son into playing tennis, also because he was an UnknownRival to Echizen Nanjiroh.
students.
* WellDoneSonGuy: TheCaptain, Kiraku Yasuyuki, plays on the SmugSnake: He doesn't care about anyone as long as his team only because his father wants him to, wins.
* WouldHitAGirl: He didn't hesitate
to instruct Hirakoba to aim at Ryuuzaki Sumire in the point he started to get tired middle of tennis until he faced against Ryoma.

a game.



[[folder:Team Coaches]]

!'''Ryuuzaki Sumire'''
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Ryuuzaki Sumire is the coach of Seigaku's tennis club and one of the school's math teachers. She helped Echizen Nanjirou develop his skills and become a professional tennis player. She has a granddaughter named Sakuno with a crush on Ryoma. Ryuuzaki has a rivalry with her ex-mentor, Banda Mikiya a.k.a. Banji, who is the coach for Yamabuki Chuu. She constantly yells, but she is considered to be a great and reliable coach. She has a good relationship with her regulars and participates in their recreational group activities: The bowling reunion and the beach-volley mini-tournament with Rokkaku Chuu.

-->Voiced by: Shizuka Okohira (JP), Creator/BarbaraGoodson (EN)

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[[folder:Team Coaches]]

!'''Ryuuzaki Sumire'''
[[folder:Other Characters]]
!'''Karupin'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_sumire_3818.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_karupin_4259.jpg

Ryuuzaki Sumire Karupin is the coach of Seigaku's tennis club and one of the school's math teachers. She helped Echizen Nanjirou develop his skills and become a professional tennis player. She has a granddaughter named Sakuno with a crush on Ryoma. Ryuuzaki has a rivalry with her ex-mentor, Banda Mikiya a.k.a. Banji, who is the coach for Yamabuki Chuu. She constantly yells, but she is considered to be a great and reliable coach. She has a good relationship with her regulars and participates in their recreational group activities: The bowling reunion and the beach-volley mini-tournament with Rokkaku Chuu.

Ryoma's Himalayan cat.

-->Voiced by: Shizuka Okohira (JP), Creator/BarbaraGoodson (EN)
Akira Nakagawa (JP)



Tropes associated with Sumire:
* BadassTeacher
* CoolOldLady
** DirtyOldWoman
* TheComicallySerious
* HelloNurse: In her younger years.
** IWasQuiteALooker: When Nanjirou graduated and decided to go to America, she went to bid him goodbye at the airport ''in a [[LadyInRed red minidress]]''
** Averted during the volleyall episode, where it's more of a FanDisservice with {{Gainaxing}}.
* NotSoStoic: Good Christ, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny the volleyball episode]] in the Nationals Arc.
* SternTeacher

!'''Banda Mikiya'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_banji_6530.jpg

Banda Mikiya or "Banji" for short, is Yamabuki's coach.

-->Voiced by: Kazuhiko Nishimatsu (JP)

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Tropes associated * CuteKitten
** EverythingsCuterWithKittens
* MoralityPet: He is the only living thing Ryoma is consistently loving to.
** Also
with Sumire:
* BadassTeacher
* CoolOldLady
** DirtyOldWoman
* TheComicallySerious
* HelloNurse: In her younger years.
** IWasQuiteALooker: When Nanjirou graduated and decided to go to America, she went to bid him goodbye at the airport ''in a [[LadyInRed red minidress]]''
** Averted during the volleyall episode, where it's more of a FanDisservice with {{Gainaxing}}.
* NotSoStoic: Good Christ, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny the volleyball episode]] in the Nationals Arc.
* SternTeacher

!'''Banda Mikiya'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_banji_6530.jpg

Banda Mikiya or "Banji" for short, is Yamabuki's coach.

Kaidoh.

!'''Echizen Rinko (née Takeuchi)'''
-->Voiced by: Kazuhiko Nishimatsu Yuki Nakao (JP)



Tropes associated with Banda:
* CoolOldGuy: One of the few people capable of keeping Akutsu at line.
* EyesAlwaysShut
* PerpetualSmiler: He always smiles. ALWAYS. So much that it creeps everyone out. [[BerserkButton And this sends Nanjirou in screaming fits.]]
* TheRival: He is this to Seigaku's coach Ryuuzaki Sumire, in terms of Team Coaching.
* SitcomArchNemesis: To Nanjirou. It only takes the mention of his name to set Nanjirou on rampage.
* TeamDad

!'''Sakaki Tarou'''
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Sakaki Tarou is the of Hyoutei's team. Sakaki is also a music teacher for the school and has complete confidence in Atobe Keigo, trusting that he is capable of defeating any opponent.

-->Voiced by: Creator/JurotaKosugi (JP)

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Tropes associated with Banda:
* CoolOldGuy: One of the few people capable of keeping Akutsu at line.
* EyesAlwaysShut
* PerpetualSmiler: He always smiles. ALWAYS. So much that it creeps everyone out. [[BerserkButton And this sends
ACupAngst: She is not amused when Nanjirou in screaming fits.]]
* TheRival: He is this to Seigaku's coach Ryuuzaki Sumire, in terms
mentions her lack of Team Coaching.
* SitcomArchNemesis: To Nanjirou.
size. It only takes doesn't help that he's got quite the mention HandsOnApproach.
* BikerBabe: In her youth.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: She was the first girl who didn't take Nanjirou's crap. Of course, they ended up married.
* PluckyGirl
* SheCleansUpNicely: The first proof
of his name to set her growing feelings for Nanjirou on rampage.
is how she switches from a T-Shirt and baggy pants into a cute tennis dress. He keeps teasing her, though.
* TeamDad

!'''Sakaki Tarou'''
[[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen She Who Must Not Be Seen]]: We barely get to see her face in the modern time stories.
* SlapSlapKiss: She started off [[BelligerentSexualTension bickering a lot with Nanjirou]].
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B. She's normally sweet and soft-spoken, but used to be rather violent to Nanjirou before they got together, and now she's hinted to be the main breadwinner.

!'''Echizen Nanjirou'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_sakaki_183.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_nanjirou_2619.jpg

Sakaki Tarou Echizen Nanjirou is the father of Hyoutei's team. Sakaki the series' protagonist Echizen Ryoma. Nanjirou is also very outspoken, eccentric, a music teacher shameless flirt, brash, perverted, and almost childish at times. He is known as "Samurai Nanjirou" for his invincible tennis skills during his earlier years as a professional tennis player. Other than Ryoma, he is the only player to have reached the "Pinnacle of Perfection". He was trained by Ryuuzaki during middle school and has complete confidence eventually became a professional after leaving Japan. He remains undefeated and was only one opponent away to earning a Grand Slam title before he unexpectedly decided to retire in Atobe Keigo, trusting that he is capable of defeating any opponent.

order to teach Ryoma tennis.

-->Voiced by: Creator/JurotaKosugi (JP)
Takashi Matsuyama (JP), Creator/LiamOBrien (EN)



Tropes associated with Sakaki:
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Very efficient coach and music teacher. Just as quirky as his own pupils.
* TheDandy
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Itte yosh!"
* SternTeacher: He is very strict, to the point of changing regulars if they loose a match even once. He only made the exception with Shishido because it involved an ImportantHaircut from Shishido, Ohtori's pleas '''and''' Atobe asking him personally. He later keeps the same regular team for the National Tournament.

!'''Hanamura Aoi'''
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Hanamura Aoi is the coach of Jousei Shonan, who refers to her students as masterpieces and constantly tries to recruit new students, especially Ryoma. She is often proud of her own prowess and of her pupils', but is otherwise very calm and professional.

-->Voiced by: Kaori Yamagata (JP)

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Tropes associated with Sakaki:
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Very efficient coach and music teacher. Just as quirky as his own pupils.
AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Poor Ryoma.
* TheDandy
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Itte yosh!"
* SternTeacher:
AlmightyJanitor: He is very strict, to the point of changing regulars if they loose a was one match away from winning a Grand Slam title before suddenly retiring. Within the series proper, people have yet to challenge his skill(Ryoma even once. He only made remarked that he loses everyday to him).
* BerserkButton: In
the exception with Shishido because it involved an ImportantHaircut anime, the mere ''mention'' of Banji can send him into screaming fits.
* BigDamnHeroes: LikeFatherLikeSon.
* BumblingDad: By his personality, it's easy to assume all the discipline in the household comes
from Shishido, Ohtori's pleas '''and''' Atobe asking him personally. He later keeps his wife and niece.
** In
the same regular team live-action chinese series, Nanjiroh ''forgot to pick up Ryoma at the airport'' and mistook his cellphone for the National Tournament.

!'''Hanamura Aoi'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_hanamura_3796.jpg
Hanamura Aoi
remote controller of the TV.
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* GoalInLife: He wanted to be the best player in the world. Then retired once his new dream became raising Ryoma.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: He reveals [[spoiler:that the Teni Muhou no Kiwami (Pinnacle of Perfection) is in everyone, as it really
is the coach "Pure joy of Jousei Shonan, tennis", obtained by just playing for fun and forgetting about winning or losing.]]
* LovableSexManiac
* LoveAtFirstPunch
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* ObfuscatingStupidity: His tennis abilities haven't diminished, but he loves acting like a moron until he's got to comment on tennis or play.
* PermaStubble
* RetiredBadass: He retired once Ryoma was born.
* TricksterMentor
* WorldsBestWarrior: Very likely the best tennis player in the series, if not the world.

!'''Meino Nanako'''

Meino Nanako is Ryoma's cousin; she is a student at a local Tokyo college,
who refers to currently lives with her students as masterpieces relatives, the Echizen family. She plays the role of an elder sibling figure to Ryoma, who is an only child and constantly tries to recruit new students, especially Ryoma. helps him and the other Echizens with their daily lives. She is often proud of her own prowess and of her pupils', but is otherwise sweet-tempered, very calm polite, loyal, and professional.

devoted.

-->Voiced by: Kaori Yamagata (JP)
Creator/RisaMizuno (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)



Tropes associated with Hanamura:
* AscendedExtra: In the manga, she doesn't appear at all, where the only we see about her is her name in the Jousei Shounan list. She gets design and characterization in the anime.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Fawns over her pupils almost like a teenage girl, when she's not coolly supervising their training menus.
* HotTeacher
* {{Meganekko}}
* MsFanservice: Big breasts? Check. A pretty face with a BeautyMark? Check. Nice red hair? Check. A melodious mezzo-soprano voice? Check. Tight clothes when not at work? Oh baby, CheckPlease.
* NotSoDifferent: To Sumire Ryuzaki. While Ryuzaki sensei doesn't agree with her view of students as "masterpieces", they both care very much about their boys. Even Hanamura looks a lot like [[IWasQuiteALooker Sumire when she was young]].
* {{Shotacon}}: She is ''very'' attached to her students, and even seems to give ''a lot of attention'' to Ryoma.

!'''Ojii'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_ojii_5772.jpg
Ojii is the coach of Rokkaku Chuu. He is an elderly man who manufactures creates special wooden racquets for his players, taking into consideration their skills and personality.

-->Voiced by: Bunmei Tobayama (JP)

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Tropes associated with Hanamura:
* AscendedExtra: In CoolBigSis
* DeadpanSnarker: She can be pretty snarky sometimes, mostly towards Nanjiroh.
* NiceGirl
* YamatoNadeshiko: She is
the manga, she doesn't appear at all, where one in charge of the only we see about her chores whenever Ryoma's mom is her name in the Jousei Shounan list. She gets design out, and characterization in the anime.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Fawns over her pupils almost like a teenage girl, when
is always demure and gentle... unless she's not coolly supervising their training menus.
* HotTeacher
* {{Meganekko}}
* MsFanservice: Big breasts? Check. A pretty face
dealing with a BeautyMark? Check. Nice red hair? Check. A melodious mezzo-soprano voice? Check. Tight clothes when not at work? Oh baby, CheckPlease.
* NotSoDifferent: To Sumire Ryuzaki. While Ryuzaki sensei doesn't agree with her view of students as "masterpieces", they both care very much about their boys. Even Hanamura looks a lot like [[IWasQuiteALooker Sumire when she was young]].
* {{Shotacon}}: She is ''very'' attached to her students, and even seems to give ''a lot of attention'' to Ryoma.

!'''Ojii'''
Nanjirou, that is.

!'''Yamato Yuudai'''
See '''U-17 Highschoolers'''


!'''Chitose Miyuki'''
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Ojii Chitose Miyuki is the coach younger sister of Rokkaku Chuu. He is an elderly man who manufactures creates special wooden racquets for his players, taking into consideration their skills Shitenhouji's Chitose Senri. She plays tennis as well and personality.

interestingly, is a lefty just like her brother.

-->Voiced by: Bunmei Tobayama Creator/RinaSato (JP)



Tropes associated with Ojii:

* BaldOfAwesome
* CoolOldGuy: The boys of the team and the kids adore him.
* EyesAlwaysShut
* TheMentor: To the Rokkaku kids, who would later join the tennis club.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Everyone only refers to him as "Ojii" ("Grandpa").
* TeamDad: He not only cares and trains his boys at Rokkaku, but also makes them their wooden racquets and inspires them.

!'''Watanabe Osamu'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_osamu_97.jpg
Osamu Watanabe is the coach of the Shitenhouji tennis club. Watanabe reminds us of a younger (and hipper) version of Yamabuki's Banda Mikiya. Like the latter, the former's interaction with his students is very laid-back, often shown joking around with them. Watanabe is also pretty sly. When the team first learned of Chitose Senri's resignation, Watanabe appeared ambivalent about the issue.

During the match against Seigaku, knowing how much the team needed Chitose and how much Chitose wanted to play Tezuka Kunimitsu, Watanabe "dragged" Chitose back onto the team. This and other incidents show that despite his appearance, Watanabe knows what he is doing. Osamu gave Shiraishi a gold gauntlet to wear until graduation.

Watanabe is shown to be either cheap or poor, telling his team that he'll treat them to somen noodles if they win against Seigaku (as opposed to Ryuuzaki Sumire, who told her team she'll treat them to yakiniku).

-->Voiced by: Creator/KojiYusa (JP)

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Tropes associated with Ojii:

* BaldOfAwesome
{{Bokukko}}
* CoolOldGuy: The boys GirlishPigtails: Hidden under a... NiceHat.
* GenderReveal: On Tezuka, who mistook her as a boy because
of the team and the kids adore him.
hat.
* EyesAlwaysShut
PluckyGirl
* TheMentor: To the Rokkaku kids, who would later join the tennis club.
TokenMiniMoe
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Everyone only refers to him as "Ojii" ("Grandpa").
* TeamDad: He not only cares and trains his boys at Rokkaku, but also makes them their wooden racquets and inspires them.

!'''Watanabe Osamu'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_osamu_97.jpg
Osamu Watanabe is the coach of the Shitenhouji tennis club. Watanabe reminds us of
WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Is a younger (and hipper) version of Yamabuki's Banda Mikiya. Like the latter, the former's interaction with his students is very laid-back, often shown joking around with them. Watanabe is also pretty sly. When the team first learned good player, but suffers a ''bad'' case of Chitose Senri's resignation, Watanabe appeared ambivalent about the issue.

During the match against Seigaku, knowing how much the team needed Chitose and how much Chitose wanted to play Tezuka Kunimitsu, Watanabe "dragged" Chitose back onto the team. This and other incidents show that despite his appearance, Watanabe knows what he is doing. Osamu gave Shiraishi a gold gauntlet to wear until graduation.

Watanabe is shown to be either cheap or poor, telling his team that he'll treat them to somen noodles if they win against Seigaku (as opposed to Ryuuzaki Sumire, who told her team she'll treat them to yakiniku).

stage fright.

!'''Akutsu Yuki'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/KojiYusa Creator/HaruhiTerada (JP)



Tropes associated with Osamu:

* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite the fact he looks like a bum and is in general a very relaxed guy, he is actually a very capable coach who knows how to handle the tennis club different personalities.
* FirstNameBasis: All his students always call him "Osamu" rather than "Watanabe-sensei". Not that he minds.
* {{Foil}}: To Hyotei's coach Sakaki Taro. While both are very competent coaches who care and know how to work with the students, their overall personalities are opposites. Sakaki is more stern, TheStoic, TheDandy, while Osamu is more carefree, relaxed, and looks like a hippie.
* NiceHat
* OralFixation: He always has a toothpick on his mouth.
* PeekABangs: His left eye is usually covered by hair.
* PermaStubble
* TeamDad
* TricksterMentor: He would do anything to motivate his students, even if that implies fooling them.
** Instead of [[spoiler:accepting Chitose's form to resign the club, he just went ahead and registered Chitose for Doubles 1 anyway. This ended up motivating Chitose since he got to challenge Tezuka]].
** In Another Story II, he [[spoiler:purposely lied to the team telling them they needed to recruit Zaizen, so Shiraishi could figure out that they needed to diversify the team]].
* XMeetsY: He is pretty much a younger version of Yamabuki's coach Banjii and Nanjiroh mashed up together.

!'''Saotome Harumi'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_saotome_6962.jpg
Saotome Harumi is the ruthless Higa Chuu tennis coach. He isn't above dirty play and won't hesitate to instruct his players to aim balls to the rival team's coach.

to:

Tropes associated with Osamu:

* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite MistakenForRomance: When they meet her, the fact he looks like a bum Seigaku Regulars think she is Kawamura's girlfriend and is in general a very relaxed guy, he is that Kawamura LikesOlderWomen. She was actually a very capable coach who knows how asking Kawamura to handle the tennis club different personalities.
* FirstNameBasis: All his students always call him "Osamu" rather than "Watanabe-sensei". Not that he minds.
* {{Foil}}: To Hyotei's coach Sakaki Taro. While both are very competent coaches who care and know how to work with the students, their overall personalities are opposites. Sakaki is more stern, TheStoic, TheDandy, while Osamu is more carefree, relaxed, and looks like a hippie.
* NiceHat
* OralFixation: He always has a toothpick on his mouth.
* PeekABangs: His left eye is usually covered by hair.
* PermaStubble
* TeamDad
* TricksterMentor: He would do anything to motivate his students, even if that implies fooling them.
** Instead of [[spoiler:accepting Chitose's form to resign the club, he just went ahead and registered Chitose for Doubles 1 anyway. This ended up motivating Chitose since he got to challenge Tezuka]].
** In Another Story II, he [[spoiler:purposely lied to the team telling them they needed to recruit Zaizen, so Shiraishi could figure
keep Akutsu out that they needed to diversify the team]].
* XMeetsY: He is pretty much a younger version
of Yamabuki's coach Banjii and Nanjiroh mashed up together.

!'''Saotome Harumi'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_saotome_6962.jpg
Saotome Harumi
trouble.
* TeenPregnancy: Had Akutsu when she was as young as 18-19 years old.

!'''Fuji Yumiko'''

Yumiko Fuji
is the ruthless Higa Chuu tennis coach. He isn't above dirty play older sister of Fuji Shuusuke and won't hesitate to instruct his players to aim balls to the rival team's coach.
Fuji Yuuta.

-->Voiced by: Creator/YukiKaida (JP)



Tropes associated with Saotome:

* BaldOfEvil
* {{Jerkass}}: He would instruct his players to hit rival coaches with the ball.
* SadistTeacher: He is the only known teacher to be mean and tough to his students.
* SmugSnake: He doesn't care about anyone as long as his team wins.
* WouldHitAGirl: He didn't hesitate to instruct Hirakoba to aim at Ryuuzaki Sumire in the middle of a game.

[[/folder]]


[[folder:Other Characters]]
!'''Karupin'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_karupin_4259.jpg

Karupin is Echizen Ryoma's Himalayan cat.

-->Voiced by: Akira Nakagawa (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Saotome:

* BaldOfEvil
CoolBigSis: Both Shuusuke and Yuuta adore her.
* {{Jerkass}}: He would instruct his players to hit rival coaches with FortuneTeller: She likes reading the ball.
* SadistTeacher: He is
Tarot, and also she wrote the only known teacher to be mean and tough to his students.
Horoscope book that Sengoku has.
* SmugSnake: He doesn't care about anyone as long as his team wins.
MsFanservice
* WouldHitAGirl: He didn't hesitate to instruct Hirakoba to aim at Ryuuzaki Sumire SupremeChef: Shuusuke mentions Yuuta loves her home made cakes.

!'''Inoue Mamoru'''

Inoue Mamoru is a journalist for the ''Monthly Tennis Pro'' magazine. Inoue takes a special interest
in the middle progress of a game.

[[/folder]]


[[folder:Other Characters]]
!'''Karupin'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_karupin_4259.jpg

Karupin
Seigaku. He is also an amateur tennis player, as well as being a big fan of Echizen Ryoma's Himalayan cat.Nanjirou.

-->Voiced by: Akira Nakagawa Creator/HozumiGouda (JP)



* CuteKitten
** EverythingsCuterWithKittens
* MoralityPet: He is the only living thing Ryoma is consistently loving to.
** Also with Kaidoh.

!'''Echizen Rinko (née Takeuchi)'''
-->Voiced by: Yuki Nakao (JP)

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* CuteKitten
** EverythingsCuterWithKittens
AscendedExtra: Only in the TV anime.
* MoralityPet: He FanBoy: Of Nanjirou.
* CrazyPrepared: Always has his tennis stuff in his car, in case he needs it.
* CombatCommentator
* HypocriticalHumor: Lightly scolds Shiba for not taking work seriously, then goes all blushy when he meets Nanako. Shiiba immediately lampshades the trope.
* IntrepidReporter
* MrExposition: In the anime he is used as this to give some background (by expaining how Wakato made impersonations on Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, etc.), techniques or other UsefulNotes on UsefulNotes/{{Tennis}}.
* NiceGuy
* SempaiKohai: To Shiba.

!'''Shiba Saori'''

Shiba Saori
is the only living thing Ryoma is consistently loving to.
** Also
new photographer for the ''Monthly Tennis Pro'' magazine. Along with Kaidoh.

!'''Echizen Rinko (née Takeuchi)'''
Inoue, she takes a special interest in Seigaku.

-->Voiced by: Yuki Nakao (JP)
Noriko Namiki (JP), Creator/WendeeLee (EN)



* ACupAngst: She is not amused when Nanjirou mentions her lack of size. It doesn't help that he's got quite the HandsOnApproach.
* BikerBabe: In her youth.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: She was the first girl who didn't take Nanjirou's crap. Of course, they ended up married.
* PluckyGirl
* SheCleansUpNicely: The first proof of her growing feelings for Nanjirou is how she switches from a T-Shirt and baggy pants into a cute tennis dress. He keeps teasing her, though.
* [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen She Who Must Not Be Seen]]: We barely get to see her face in the modern time stories.
* SlapSlapKiss: She started off [[BelligerentSexualTension bickering a lot with Nanjirou]].
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B. She's normally sweet and soft-spoken, but used to be rather violent to Nanjirou before they got together, and now she's hinted to be the main breadwinner.

!'''Echizen Nanjirou'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_nanjirou_2619.jpg

Echizen Nanjirou is the father of the series' protagonist Echizen Ryoma. Nanjirou is very outspoken, eccentric, a shameless flirt, brash, perverted, and almost childish at times. He is known as "Samurai Nanjirou" for his invincible tennis skills during his earlier years as a professional tennis player. Other than Ryoma, he is the only player to have reached the "Pinnacle of Perfection". He was trained by Ryuuzaki during middle school and eventually became a professional after leaving Japan. He remains undefeated and was only one opponent away to earning a Grand Slam title before he unexpectedly decided to retire in order to teach Ryoma tennis.

-->Voiced by: Takashi Matsuyama (JP), Creator/LiamOBrien (EN)

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* ACupAngst: AscendedExtra: Only in the TV anime.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson:
She mostly is not amused when Nanjirou mentions her lack of size. It the one asking the questions to get either Inoue or Ryuzaki-sensei to explain about the techniques or game rules.
* ButtMonkey
* CoolBigSis: Tries to be this, though it
doesn't help that he's got quite alway work. It still lets her have a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming as she gives [[spoiler:Sakuno]] a KirkSummation.
* {{Fangirl}}: Although she is always taking photos of
the HandsOnApproach.
* BikerBabe: In her youth.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: She was the first girl who didn't take Nanjirou's crap. Of course, they ended up married.
* PluckyGirl
* SheCleansUpNicely: The first proof of her growing feelings for Nanjirou is how she switches from a T-Shirt and baggy pants into a cute
middle school tennis dress. He keeps teasing her, though.
* [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen She Who Must Not Be Seen]]: We barely get
clubs, she pays more attention to see her face in the modern time stories.
Seigaku.
* SlapSlapKiss: She started off [[BelligerentSexualTension bickering a lot with Nanjirou]].
HotScoop
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B. She's normally sweet NaiveNewcomer
* {{Shotacon}}: Borderline
and soft-spoken, but used to be rather violent to Nanjirou before they got together, and now she's hinted to be the main breadwinner.

!'''Echizen Nanjirou'''
definitely PlayedForLaughs.
* UnlimitedWardrobe

!'''Horio Satoshi'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_nanjirou_2619.jpg

Echizen Nanjirou
org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_horio_3645.jpg
Horio Satoshi
is the father of the series' protagonist Echizen Ryoma. Nanjirou is very outspoken, eccentric, a shameless flirt, brash, perverted, and almost childish at times. first year student, who claims to know everything about tennis. He is known as "Samurai Nanjirou" for constantly brags about his invincible "two years of tennis skills during his earlier years as experience", but he is, in fact, a professional tennis less than average player. Other than Ryoma, he is the only player He often explains or tries to have reached the "Pinnacle of Perfection". He was trained by Ryuuzaki during middle school explain to his first year friends key words, rules, and eventually became a professional after leaving Japan. techniques. He remains undefeated has an older cousin named Junpei, who has "two years of biking experience" and was only one opponent away to earning a Grand Slam title before he unexpectedly decided to retire in order to teach Ryoma tennis.

helps Kintarou Tooyama from Shitenhouji reach Tokyo.

-->Voiced by: Takashi Matsuyama Creator/ShigenoriYamazaki (JP), Creator/LiamOBrien Adam Lawson (EN)



* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Poor Ryoma.
* AlmightyJanitor: He was one match away from winning a Grand Slam title before suddenly retiring. Within the series proper, people have yet to challenge his skill(Ryoma even remarked that he loses everyday to him).
* BerserkButton: In the anime, the mere ''mention'' of Banji can send him into screaming fits.
* BigDamnHeroes: LikeFatherLikeSon.
* BumblingDad: By his personality, it's easy to assume all the discipline in the household comes from his wife and niece.
** In the live-action chinese series, Nanjiroh ''forgot to pick up Ryoma at the airport'' and mistook his cellphone for the remote controller of the TV.
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* GoalInLife: He wanted to be the best player in the world. Then retired once his new dream became raising Ryoma.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: He reveals [[spoiler:that the Teni Muhou no Kiwami (Pinnacle of Perfection) is in everyone, as it really is the "Pure joy of tennis", obtained by just playing for fun and forgetting about winning or losing.]]
* LovableSexManiac
* LoveAtFirstPunch
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* ObfuscatingStupidity: His tennis abilities haven't diminished, but he loves acting like a moron until he's got to comment on tennis or play.
* PermaStubble
* RetiredBadass: He retired once Ryoma was born.
* TricksterMentor
* WorldsBestWarrior: Very likely the best tennis player in the series, if not the world.

!'''Meino Nanako'''

Meino Nanako is Ryoma's cousin; she is a student at a local Tokyo college, who currently lives with her relatives, the Echizen family. She plays the role of an elder sibling figure to Ryoma, who is an only child and helps him and the other Echizens with their daily lives. She is sweet-tempered, very polite, loyal, and devoted.

-->Voiced by: Creator/RisaMizuno (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)

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Tropes associated with Horio:
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Poor Ryoma.
* AlmightyJanitor: He was one match away from winning a Grand Slam title before suddenly retiring. Within the series proper, people have yet to challenge his skill(Ryoma even remarked that he loses everyday to him).
* BerserkButton:
AscendedExtra: In the anime, the mere ''mention'' of Banji can send him into screaming fits.
* BigDamnHeroes: LikeFatherLikeSon.
* BumblingDad: By his personality, it's easy to assume all the discipline in the household comes from his wife and niece.
** In the live-action chinese series, Nanjiroh ''forgot to pick up Ryoma at the airport'' and mistook his cellphone for the remote controller of the TV.
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* GoalInLife: He wanted to be the best player in the world. Then retired once his new dream became raising Ryoma.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: He reveals [[spoiler:that the Teni Muhou no Kiwami (Pinnacle of Perfection) is in everyone, as it really is the "Pure joy of tennis", obtained by just playing for fun and forgetting about winning or losing.]]
* LovableSexManiac
* LoveAtFirstPunch
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* ObfuscatingStupidity: His tennis abilities haven't diminished, but
manga he loves acting like a moron until he's got to comment on tennis or play.
* PermaStubble
* RetiredBadass: He retired once Ryoma was born.
* TricksterMentor
* WorldsBestWarrior: Very likely the best tennis player in the series, if not the world.

!'''Meino Nanako'''

Meino Nanako is Ryoma's cousin; she
is a student at a local Tokyo college, who currently lives FlatCharacter. He appears along with her relatives, the Echizen family. She plays the role of an elder sibling figure to Ryoma, who is an only child and helps him and the other Echizens freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
* AttentionWhore: He will inform everyone he has two years of experience in tennis (or other activities), whether the others want to hear about it or not.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along
with their daily lives. She the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Tomoka.
* BigOlUnibrow
* BromanticFoil: To Ryoma.
* TheChewToy
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* InformedAbility: His "two years of tennis experience".
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's annoying, loud and more childish than he should be, but
is sweet-tempered, also a very polite, loyal, loyal friend.
* SmallNameBigEgo

!'''Kato Kachirou'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tenipuri_kachiro_2303.jpg
Kato Kachirou hangs around a lot with Horio Satoshi
and devoted.

Mizuno Katsuo. Although he is not very good at tennis, he thoroughly supports the team. He has a father who coaches at an expensive tennis club. Though he is normally polite and meek, Kachirou believes strongly in justice and fights to the end to defend his beliefs. As such, he has proven to be brave and stubborn when a situation calls for it.

-->Voiced by: Creator/RisaMizuno Akira Nakagawa (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh Creator/WendeeLee (EN)



* CoolBigSis
* DeadpanSnarker: She can be pretty snarky sometimes, mostly towards Nanjiroh.
* NiceGirl
* YamatoNadeshiko: She is the one in charge of the chores whenever Ryoma's mom is out, and is always demure and gentle... unless she's dealing with Nanjirou, that is.

!'''Yamato Yuudai'''
See '''U-17 Highschoolers'''


!'''Chitose Miyuki'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_miyuki_5507.jpg
Chitose Miyuki is the younger sister of Shitenhouji's Chitose Senri. She plays tennis as well and interestingly, is a lefty just like her brother.

-->Voiced by: Creator/RinaSato (JP)

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Tropes associated with Kachirou:
* CoolBigSis
* DeadpanSnarker: She can be pretty snarky sometimes, mostly towards Nanjiroh.
* NiceGirl
* YamatoNadeshiko: She is the one in charge
ADayInTheLimelight: An episode of the chores whenever Ryoma's mom anime is out, and dedicated to him confronting Arai about his smugness, only to discover they also have been pushing themselves to reach the Regulars.
* {{Adorkable}}
* AlliterativeName
* AscendedExtra: In the manga he
is always demure and gentle... unless she's dealing a FlatCharacter. He appears along with Nanjirou, that is.

!'''Yamato Yuudai'''
See '''U-17 Highschoolers'''


!'''Chitose Miyuki'''
the other freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Especially in the anime.
* NiceGuy
* OddFriendship: Only in the anime, he develops one with Arai.
* SatelliteCharacter: His only role in the story is to cheer on the Regulars along with Horio and Katsuo.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Katsuo.

!'''Mizuno Katsuo'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_miyuki_5507.jpg
Chitose Miyuki
org/pmwiki/pub/images/tenipuri_katsuo_8449.jpeg
Mizuno Katsuo
is the younger sister third of Shitenhouji's Chitose Senri. She plays tennis as well and interestingly, the "Freshman Three". He is a lefty kind and soft-spoken person, but lacks confidence. Often when he does something good he would just like her brother.

consider it to be good luck or a coincidence. He respects his senior club members a lot and would never lose hope in them. Therefore when something is amiss within the club Katsuo would often get very worried, despite the fact that it does not concern him.

-->Voiced by: Creator/RinaSato (JP)
Kei Watanabe (JP), Creator/YuriLowenthal (EN)



* {{Bokukko}}
* GirlishPigtails: Hidden under a... NiceHat.
* GenderReveal: On Tezuka, who mistook her as a boy because of the hat.
* PluckyGirl
* TokenMiniMoe
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Is a very good player, but suffers a ''bad'' case of stage fright.

!'''Akutsu Yuki'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/HaruhiTerada (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Katsuo:
* {{Bokukko}}
AscendedExtra: In the manga he is a FlatCharacter. He appears along with the other freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
* GirlishPigtails: Hidden under a... NiceHat.
AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* GenderReveal: On Tezuka, who mistook her as a boy because ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In the last chapter of the hat.
series, Mizuno let his hair grow when they passed to 2nd year.
* PluckyGirl
FlatCharacter: Compared to Kachiro and Horio, who at least they got some moments in the anime, Katsuo is the one of the Freshmen Trio with the less characterization.
* TokenMiniMoe
SatelliteCharacter: He is never seen without Kachiro, and his only role in the story, aside from acompany Kachiro and Horio, is to cheer on the Regulars.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Is SupremeChef: Really good at making curry.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Kachiro.

!'''Arai Masashi'''

Arai Masashi is a second year student and the best reserve player on the team, who is the closest to becoming a regular, almost getting a shot to play in Kanto Tournament finals in the anime when Momoshiro and Kaidou were nowhere to be seen. He is known for his hotheadedness and hazing of weaker players. He is as hard on himself as he is on the others during training. Although he had
a very good player, but suffers a ''bad'' case of stage fright.

!'''Akutsu Yuki'''
bitter relationship with Ryoma at first, he cheered him on during his match with Akutsu.

-->Voiced by: Creator/HaruhiTerada (JP)
Norihisa Mori (JP), Creator/LiamOBrien (EN)



* MistakenForRomance: When they meet her, the Seigaku Regulars think she is Kawamura's girlfriend and that Kawamura LikesOlderWomen. She was actually asking Kawamura to keep Akutsu out of trouble.
* TeenPregnancy: Had Akutsu when she was as young as 18-19 years old.

!'''Fuji Yumiko'''

Yumiko Fuji is the older sister of Fuji Shuusuke and Fuji Yuuta.

-->Voiced by: Creator/YukiKaida (JP)

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Tropes associated with Arai:

* MistakenForRomance: When they meet her, ADayInTheLimelight: He receives more focus along with Kachiro in a filler episode of the Seigaku anime, where he is revealed to be pushing himself to reach the Regulars think she is Kawamura's girlfriend and that Kawamura LikesOlderWomen. She was actually asking Kawamura to keep Akutsu out of trouble.
gains a newfound respect for Kachiro's determination.
* TeenPregnancy: Had Akutsu when she was as young as 18-19 years old.

!'''Fuji Yumiko'''

Yumiko Fuji is
ButtMonkey: He lost games against Ryoma, doesn't make it into the older sister of Fuji Shuusuke Regulars during the series run and Fuji Yuuta.

then gets beaten up by Akutsu.
* HachiMaki
* HotBlooded
* {{Jerkass}}: Especially at the beginning.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Sparsely, but it's there.
* OddFriendship: In the anime only, he develops one with Kachiro.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Arguably the best non-regular player and fairly hardworking, but he's still far outclassed.

!'''Ikeda Masaya'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YukiKaida Creator/HiroshiShimozaki (JP)



* CoolBigSis: Both Shuusuke and Yuuta adore her.
* FortuneTeller: She likes reading the Tarot, and also she wrote the Horoscope book that Sengoku has.
* MsFanservice
* SupremeChef: Shuusuke mentions Yuuta loves her home made cakes.

!'''Inoue Mamoru'''

Inoue Mamoru is a journalist for the ''Monthly Tennis Pro'' magazine. Inoue takes a special interest in the progress of Seigaku. He is also an amateur tennis player, as well as being a big fan of Echizen Nanjirou.

-->Voiced by: Creator/HozumiGouda (JP)

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Tropes associated with Ikeda:

* CoolBigSis: Both Shuusuke and Yuuta adore her.
* FortuneTeller: She likes reading the Tarot, and also she wrote the Horoscope book that Sengoku has.
* MsFanservice
* SupremeChef: Shuusuke mentions Yuuta loves her home made cakes.

!'''Inoue Mamoru'''

Inoue Mamoru is a journalist for the ''Monthly Tennis Pro'' magazine. Inoue takes a special interest in the progress of Seigaku. He is also an amateur tennis player, as well as being a big fan of Echizen Nanjirou.

ThoseTwoGuys: With Hayashi.

!'''Hayashi Daisuke'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/HozumiGouda Makoto Ueki (JP)



* AscendedExtra: Only in the TV anime.
* FanBoy: Of Nanjirou.
* CrazyPrepared: Always has his tennis stuff in his car, in case he needs it.
* CombatCommentator
* HypocriticalHumor: Lightly scolds Shiba for not taking work seriously, then goes all blushy when he meets Nanako. Shiiba immediately lampshades the trope.
* IntrepidReporter
* MrExposition: In the anime he is used as this to give some background (by expaining how Wakato made impersonations on Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, etc.), techniques or other UsefulNotes on UsefulNotes/{{Tennis}}.
* NiceGuy
* SempaiKohai: To Shiba.

!'''Shiba Saori'''

Shiba Saori is the new photographer for the ''Monthly Tennis Pro'' magazine. Along with Inoue, she takes a special interest in Seigaku.

-->Voiced by: Noriko Namiki (JP), Creator/WendeeLee (EN)

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Tropes associated with Hayashi:

* AscendedExtra: Only ThoseTwoGuys: With Ikeda.

!'''Ryuuzaki Sakuno'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_sakuno_12.jpg

Ryuuzaki Sakuno is the granddaughter of Ryuuzaki Sumire. She is a kind, nice, and quiet girl with very long hair kept in twin braids, and often worries about Ryoma and the others. She starts playing tennis after watching Ryoma helps support the Seigaku team. Sakuno is attracted towards Ryoma and has feelings for him, she has not had a chance to tell him due to her own shy nature, a degree of bad luck, and the meddling of other people. In the manga, she is shown to be more intuitive, mature and a good tennis player. Out of all the girls
in the TV anime.
* FanBoy: Of Nanjirou.
* CrazyPrepared: Always has his tennis stuff in his car, in case he needs it.
* CombatCommentator
* HypocriticalHumor: Lightly scolds Shiba for not taking work seriously, then goes all blushy when he meets Nanako. Shiiba immediately lampshades the trope.
* IntrepidReporter
* MrExposition: In the anime he is used as this to give some background (by expaining how Wakato made impersonations on Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, etc.), techniques or other UsefulNotes on UsefulNotes/{{Tennis}}.
* NiceGuy
* SempaiKohai: To Shiba.

!'''Shiba Saori'''

Shiba Saori
story, she is the new photographer for the ''Monthly Tennis Pro'' magazine. Along with Inoue, she takes a special interest in Seigaku.

only one whom Ryoma shows his kind personality.

-->Voiced by: Noriko Namiki Creator/MikakoTakahashi (JP), Creator/WendeeLee Creator/CindyRobinson (EN)



* AscendedExtra: Only in the TV anime.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: She mostly is the one asking the questions to get either Inoue or Ryuzaki-sensei to explain about the techniques or game rules.
* ButtMonkey
* CoolBigSis: Tries to be this, though it doesn't alway work. It still lets her have a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming as she gives [[spoiler:Sakuno]] a KirkSummation.
* {{Fangirl}}: Although she is always taking photos of the middle school tennis clubs, she pays more attention to Seigaku.
* HotScoop
* NaiveNewcomer
* {{Shotacon}}: Borderline and definitely PlayedForLaughs.
* UnlimitedWardrobe

!'''Horio Satoshi'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_horio_3645.jpg
Horio Satoshi is a first year student, who claims to know everything about tennis. He constantly brags about his "two years of tennis experience", but he is, in fact, a less than average player. He often explains or tries to explain to his first year friends key words, rules, and techniques. He has an older cousin named Junpei, who has "two years of biking experience" and helps Kintarou Tooyama from Shitenhouji reach Tokyo.

-->Voiced by: Creator/ShigenoriYamazaki (JP), Adam Lawson (EN)

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Tropes associated with Horio:
* AscendedExtra: In the manga he is a FlatCharacter. He appears along with the other freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
* AttentionWhore: He will inform everyone he has two years of experience in tennis (or other activities), whether the others want to hear about it or not.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Tomoka.
* BigOlUnibrow
* BromanticFoil: To Ryoma.
* TheChewToy

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* AscendedExtra: Only in the TV anime.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: She mostly is the one asking the questions to get either Inoue or Ryuzaki-sensei to explain about the techniques or game rules.
* ButtMonkey
* CoolBigSis: Tries to be this, though it doesn't alway work. It still lets her have a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming as she gives [[spoiler:Sakuno]] a KirkSummation.
* {{Fangirl}}: Although she is always taking photos of the middle school tennis clubs, she pays more attention to Seigaku.
* HotScoop
* NaiveNewcomer
* {{Shotacon}}: Borderline and definitely PlayedForLaughs.
* UnlimitedWardrobe

!'''Horio Satoshi'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_horio_3645.jpg
Horio Satoshi is a first year student, who claims to know everything about tennis. He constantly brags about his "two years of tennis experience", but he is, in fact, a less than average player. He often explains or tries to explain to his first year friends key words, rules, and techniques. He has an older cousin named Junpei, who has "two years of biking experience" and helps Kintarou Tooyama from Shitenhouji reach Tokyo.

-->Voiced by: Creator/ShigenoriYamazaki (JP), Adam Lawson (EN)

----
Tropes associated with Horio:
Sakuno:
* AscendedExtra: In the manga he is a FlatCharacter. He appears along with the other freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
* AttentionWhore: He will inform everyone he
ButtMonkey: Poor little girl has two years of experience in tennis (or other activities), whether the others want to hear about it or not.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Tomoka.
* BigOlUnibrow
* BromanticFoil: To Ryoma.
* TheChewToy
a pretty lousy luck, though not as bad as Horio's.



* InformedAbility: His "two years of tennis experience".
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's annoying, loud and more childish than he should be, but is also a very loyal friend.
* SmallNameBigEgo

!'''Kato Kachirou'''
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Kato Kachirou hangs around a lot with Horio Satoshi and Mizuno Katsuo. Although he is not very good at tennis, he thoroughly supports the team. He has a father who coaches at an expensive tennis club. Though he is normally polite and meek, Kachirou believes strongly in justice and fights to the end to defend his beliefs. As such, he has proven to be brave and stubborn when a situation calls for it.

-->Voiced by: Akira Nakagawa (JP), Creator/WendeeLee (EN)

to:

* InformedAbility: His "two years CuteClumsyGirl
* {{Fangirl}}: Ryoma's.
* HyperAwareness: She is quick to notice that Ryoma wasn't playing at his best during a practice match [[spoiler:because they both knew the girl who claimed to be his fangirl was actually a spy]]. Ryoma compliments her for this, which he rarely does to anyone.
* IFeelAngry: She's softpoken and polite, but not incapable
of anger.
* RapunzelHair: Her ponytails go past her waist.
* PassionateSportsGirl: She has just started playing
tennis experience".
to try relating more to Ryoma. Though in the manga she ''does'' have what it takes and it's said she might reach regular player status next year. [[http://fanbook.livejournal.com/28518.html And she gets third place in a local tournament, which IS very good for a girl who has just started in the sport itself]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's annoying, loud PutOnABus: [[spoiler: Until [[TheBusCameBack Chapters 127 and 128]] of ''Shinpuri''.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: Moreso in the anime than in the manga where is more shy than quiet.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Between her demure attitude and long ponytails, she's the GirlyGirl to Tomoka's {{tomboy}}.
* YamatoNadeshiko: In the manga she is less shy
and more childish mature than he should be, but is also a very loyal friend.
* SmallNameBigEgo

!'''Kato Kachirou'''
in the anime.

!'''Osakada Tomoka'''
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Kato Kachirou hangs around a lot
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Osakada Tomoka is Sakuno's best friend and classmate. Unlike her best friend, Tomoka is very outgoing and assertive. She is the self-proclaimed and very enthusiastic president of the Echizen Ryoma fanclub. She supports Ryoma along with Sakuno at the team's matches. She and Sakuno cheer together and are very good friends. Tomoka is attached to Ryoma, and she shows this more than Sakuno. Although her obvious crush on the boy, she stated that the only one she considers her love rival is Sakuno. She also can be seen arguing
with Horio Satoshi and Mizuno Katsuo. Although he is not very good at tennis, he thoroughly supports the team. He has a father who coaches at an expensive tennis club. Though he is normally polite and meek, Kachirou believes strongly in justice and fights to the end to defend his beliefs. As such, he has proven to be brave and stubborn when a situation calls for it.

times.

-->Voiced by: Akira Nakagawa Creator/FuyukaOura (JP), Creator/WendeeLee Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)



Tropes associated with Kachirou:
* ADayInTheLimelight: An episode of the anime is dedicated to him confronting Arai about his smugness, only to discover they also have been pushing themselves to reach the Regulars.
* {{Adorkable}}
* AlliterativeName
* AscendedExtra: In the manga he is a FlatCharacter. He appears along with the other freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Especially in the anime.
* NiceGuy
* OddFriendship: Only in the anime, he develops one with Arai.
* SatelliteCharacter: His only role in the story is to cheer on the Regulars along with Horio and Katsuo.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Katsuo.

!'''Mizuno Katsuo'''
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Mizuno Katsuo is the third of the "Freshman Three". He is a kind and soft-spoken person, but lacks confidence. Often when he does something good he would just consider it to be good luck or a coincidence. He respects his senior club members a lot and would never lose hope in them. Therefore when something is amiss within the club Katsuo would often get very worried, despite the fact that it does not concern him.

-->Voiced by: Kei Watanabe (JP), Creator/YuriLowenthal (EN)

to:

Tropes associated with Kachirou:
Tomoka:
* ADayInTheLimelight: An episode of the anime is dedicated to him confronting Arai about his smugness, only to discover they also have been pushing themselves to reach the Regulars.
BadlyBatteredBabysitter: Her little siblings are very, ''very'' energetic...
* {{Adorkable}}
BeautyMark: Under her left eye.
* AlliterativeName
BelligerentSexualTension: With Horio.
* AscendedExtra: In the manga he is a FlatCharacter. He appears along BullyHunter: Never EVER fucking mess with Sakuno, Ryoma or the other freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
Seigaku team!
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there ClingyJealousGirl
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Hinted
to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Especially
be one in the anime.
* NiceGuy
* OddFriendship: Only in
CryCute: After one of the anime, he develops one with Arai.
Golden Pair's losses, she cries in Sakuno's arms.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* {{Fangirl}}: Of Ryoma.
* {{Foil}}: To Sakuno. Both admire Ryoma (but Tomoka only likes cheering and she is aware that Sakuno really likes Ryoma), and while Sakuno is shy and quiet, she is more loud and HotBlooded.
* GenkiGirl
* GirlishPigtails
* HotBlooded
* PluckyGirl: Nothing keeps this girl down for too long.
* PromotionToParent: Both of her parents work, so she often has to take care of her baby siblings.
* SatelliteCharacter: His only role in She is almost never seen without Sakuno.
* SchoolNewspaperNewsHound: In
the story is Chinese drama.
* {{Shorttank}}
* SupremeChef
* TokenMiniMoe
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy
to cheer on the Regulars along with Sakuno's girly girl.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B. Sweet, energetic, kind, cheerful, kinda clingy... unless
Horio and Katsuo.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Katsuo.

!'''Mizuno Katsuo'''
is near or someone threatens her friends.

!'''Tachibana An'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tenipuri_katsuo_8449.jpeg
Mizuno Katsuo is
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Tachibana An
the third cute younger sister of Kippei. She is a member of the "Freshman Three". He is a kind girls tennis club, and soft-spoken person, but lacks confidence. Often when he does something good he would just consider it to be good luck or a coincidence. He respects his senior club members a lot and would never lose hope in them. Therefore when something is amiss within the club Katsuo would often get supports her brother's team. An cares very worried, despite much for her brother and her friends from both the fact Seigaku and Fudomine teams and tries to help them as much as possible. On the other hand, she has a rather explosive and even downright vicious temper that it does not concern him.

leads her to either get in trouble for the sake of others (as proved by Sakuno and Atobe) or become physically violent (as proved by [[spoiler: Kirihara]]).

-->Voiced by: Kei Watanabe Creator/AkikoKimura (JP), Creator/YuriLowenthal Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)



Tropes associated with Katsuo:
* AscendedExtra: In the manga he is a FlatCharacter. He appears along with the other freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In the last chapter of the series, Mizuno let his hair grow when they passed to 2nd year.
* FlatCharacter: Compared to Kachiro and Horio, who at least they got some moments in the anime, Katsuo is the one of the Freshmen Trio with the less characterization.
* SatelliteCharacter: He is never seen without Kachiro, and his only role in the story, aside from acompany Kachiro and Horio, is to cheer on the Regulars.
* SupremeChef: Really good at making curry.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Kachiro.

!'''Arai Masashi'''

Arai Masashi is a second year student and the best reserve player on the team, who is the closest to becoming a regular, almost getting a shot to play in Kanto Tournament finals in the anime when Momoshiro and Kaidou were nowhere to be seen. He is known for his hotheadedness and hazing of weaker players. He is as hard on himself as he is on the others during training. Although he had a very bitter relationship with Ryoma at first, he cheered him on during his match with Akutsu.

-->Voiced by: Norihisa Mori (JP), Creator/LiamOBrien (EN)

to:

Tropes associated with Katsuo:
An:
* AscendedExtra: In the manga he AccidentalMisnaming: "Don't call me 'Tachibana-imouto'! My name is a FlatCharacter. He appears along An!".
* CoolBigSis: To Sakuno.
* [[ChickMagnet Dude Magnet]]: Attracts men
with her beauty ''and'' her firey personality.
* CuteSportsClubManager
* EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs
* PassionateSportsGirl
* PluckyGirl
* ShipTease: With Momoshiro. By
the other freshmen hand, with Kamio is more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations
one-sided from him, she is apparently [[ObliviousToLove clueless about certain techniques or game rules.
it]].
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In TheSmurfettePrinciple: She is the last chapter only female we see near the Fudomine Tennis Team.
* TheTease: The most fashion-conscious
of the series, Mizuno let his hair grow when they passed to 2nd year.
* FlatCharacter: Compared to Kachiro and Horio, who at least they got some moments in the anime, Katsuo
girls.

!'''Urayama Shiita'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri_urayama_5214.jpg
Urayama Shiita
is the one of the Freshmen Trio with the less characterization.
* SatelliteCharacter: He is never seen without Kachiro, and his only role in the story, aside
a freshman from acompany Kachiro the Rikkaidai Middle School tennis club and Horio, is to cheer on the Regulars.
* SupremeChef: Really good at making curry.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Kachiro.

!'''Arai Masashi'''

Arai Masashi is a second year student and the best reserve player on the team, who is the closest to becoming a regular, almost getting a shot to play in Kanto Tournament finals in the anime when Momoshiro and Kaidou were nowhere
aspires to be seen. He is known for his hotheadedness and hazing of weaker players. He is as hard on himself as he is on a regular the others during training. Although he had a very bitter relationship following year. He goes with Ryoma at first, he cheered him on during Horio Satoshi and Dan Taichi to the U-17 Camp to visit his match with Akutsu.

senpais.

-->Voiced by: Norihisa Mori (JP), Creator/LiamOBrien (EN)
Takase Asaki (JP)



Tropes associated with Arai:

* ADayInTheLimelight: He receives more focus along with Kachiro in a filler episode of the anime, where he is revealed to be pushing himself to reach the Regulars and gains a newfound respect for Kachiro's determination.
* ButtMonkey: He lost games against Ryoma, doesn't make it into the Regulars during the series run and then gets beaten up by Akutsu.
* HachiMaki
* HotBlooded
* {{Jerkass}}: Especially at the beginning.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Sparsely, but it's there.
* OddFriendship: In the anime only, he develops one with Kachiro.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Arguably the best non-regular player and fairly hardworking, but he's still far outclassed.

!'''Ikeda Masaya'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/HiroshiShimozaki (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Arai:

Shiita:
* ADayInTheLimelight: IdiotHair: The tip of his hair is shaped like a swirl. Even when many fans claim it looks like an ice cream... just see PunnyName below.
* {{Keet}}:
He receives more focus along with Kachiro in a filler episode of the anime, where he is revealed to be pushing himself to reach the Regulars just like Taichi and gains serves as a newfound respect {{Foil}} for Horio.
* PunnyName: His name is a literal [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar poop joke]].
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: In Shinpuri he essentially replaces Katsuo (while Dan takes
Kachiro's determination.
* ButtMonkey: He lost games against Ryoma, doesn't make it into
role) in the Regulars during the series run and then gets beaten up by Akutsu.
* HachiMaki
* HotBlooded
* {{Jerkass}}: Especially at the beginning.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Sparsely, but it's there.
* OddFriendship: In the anime only, he develops one
new "Freshmen Trio" with Kachiro.
Horio.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Arguably TagAlongKid: He is this along with Taichi and Horio.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: His favorite ice cream flavors are chocolate, coffee and chestnut... [[PunnyName Make of it]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar whatever you want...]]

!'''Kitazono Kotoha'''
Kotoha is
the best non-regular player and fairly hardworking, but he's still far outclassed.

!'''Ikeda Masaya'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/HiroshiShimozaki (JP)
manager of Tsubakikawa Gakuen's Boys' Tennis Club, which represents Hokkaido in the national tournament.



Tropes associated with Ikeda:

* ThoseTwoGuys: With Hayashi.

!'''Hayashi Daisuke'''
-->Voiced by: Makoto Ueki (JP)

to:

Tropes associated with Ikeda:

Kotoha:
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Hayashi.

!'''Hayashi Daisuke'''
-->Voiced by: Makoto Ueki (JP)
BitchInSheepsClothing: Her strategy is to pose as a fangirl, act like the girlfriend-wannabe of the best player of the school she is visiting and gather all the data she can.
* CuteSportsClubManager: from the Tsubakikawa Gakuen tennis team.
* {{Fangirl}}: It's actually an act.
* TheMole: See BitchInSheepsClothing above.
* OneShotCharacter, GirlOfTheWeek: She is only a one-shot character, whose only purpose on the story is to showcase how well Sakuno knows Ryoma.
** TheBusCameBack: Briefly. She tries to flirt with Atobe with an obento, but he blew her off on the spot.
* PaperThinDisguise: Subverted. The only ones who can see through her "NiceGirl" act are Sakuno, Ryoma and Atobe.
* StalkerWithACrush: Or at least it looks like it.

[[/folder]]



Tropes associated with Hayashi:

* ThoseTwoGuys: With Ikeda.

!'''Ryuuzaki Sakuno'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_sakuno_12.jpg

Ryuuzaki Sakuno is the granddaughter of Ryuuzaki Sumire. She is a kind, nice, and quiet girl with very long hair kept in twin braids, and often worries about Ryoma and the others. She starts playing tennis after watching Ryoma helps support the Seigaku team. Sakuno is attracted towards Ryoma and has feelings for him, she has not had a chance to tell him due to her own shy nature, a degree of bad luck, and the meddling of other people. In the manga, she is shown to be more intuitive, mature and a good tennis player. Out of all the girls in the story, she is the only one whom Ryoma shows his kind personality.

-->Voiced by: Creator/MikakoTakahashi (JP), Creator/CindyRobinson (EN)

to:

Tropes associated with Hayashi:

* ThoseTwoGuys: With Ikeda.

!'''Ryuuzaki Sakuno'''
! '''New Prince of Tennis Characters'''
[[folder:U-17 High Schoolers]]

!'''Tokugawa Kazuya'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_sakuno_12.jpg

Ryuuzaki Sakuno is the granddaughter of Ryuuzaki Sumire. She
org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinpuri-tokugawa_6779.jpg
Kazuya Tokugawa
is a kind, nice, and quiet girl with very long hair kept High School 2nd year participating in twin braids, and often worries about Ryoma and the others. She starts playing tennis after watching Ryoma helps support the Seigaku team. Sakuno is attracted towards Ryoma U-17 camp. One year ago, he was beaten by Byoudouin and has feelings for him, she has not had a chance to tell him due to her own shy nature, a degree of bad luck, and crawl his way back up from the meddling Loser. Even though he's quite taciturn, he is unexpectedly quite caring of other people. In the manga, she is shown to be more intuitive, mature and a good tennis player. Out of all the girls in the story, she is the only one whom Ryoma shows his kind personality.upperclassmen.

-->Voiced by: Creator/MikakoTakahashi (JP), Creator/CindyRobinson (EN)
Creator/DaisukeOno (JP)



Tropes associated with Sakuno:
* ButtMonkey: Poor little girl has a pretty lousy luck, though not as bad as Horio's.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* CuteClumsyGirl
* {{Fangirl}}: Ryoma's.
* HyperAwareness: She is quick to notice that Ryoma wasn't playing at his best during a practice match [[spoiler:because they both knew the girl who claimed to be his fangirl was actually a spy]]. Ryoma compliments her for this, which he rarely does to anyone.
* IFeelAngry: She's softpoken and polite, but not incapable of anger.
* RapunzelHair: Her ponytails go past her waist.
* PassionateSportsGirl: She has just started playing tennis to try relating more to Ryoma. Though in the manga she ''does'' have what it takes and it's said she might reach regular player status next year. [[http://fanbook.livejournal.com/28518.html And she gets third place in a local tournament, which IS very good for a girl who has just started in the sport itself]].
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: Until [[TheBusCameBack Chapters 127 and 128]] of ''Shinpuri''.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: Moreso in the anime than in the manga where is more shy than quiet.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Between her demure attitude and long ponytails, she's the GirlyGirl to Tomoka's {{tomboy}}.
* YamatoNadeshiko: In the manga she is less shy and more mature than in the anime.

!'''Osakada Tomoka'''
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Osakada Tomoka is Sakuno's best friend and classmate. Unlike her best friend, Tomoka is very outgoing and assertive. She is the self-proclaimed and very enthusiastic president of the Echizen Ryoma fanclub. She supports Ryoma along with Sakuno at the team's matches. She and Sakuno cheer together and are very good friends. Tomoka is attached to Ryoma, and she shows this more than Sakuno. Although her obvious crush on the boy, she stated that the only one she considers her love rival is Sakuno. She also can be seen arguing with Horio at times.

-->Voiced by: Creator/FuyukaOura (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)

to:

Tropes associated with Sakuno:
Tokugawa:
* ButtMonkey: Poor BigBrotherInstinct: According to extra material, he is inclined to have Ryoma as his little girl brother because he never had actual siblings, being a single child.
* BigBrotherMentor: He wants to be this for Ryoma.
* PerpetualFrowner: Also like Tezuka. He hasn't been seen smiling yet.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Once [[spoiler:Tezuka decides to leave the U-17 camp]] Tokugawa steps in to be Ryoma's mentor. He is also equally deadpan and stern like Tezuka.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Tall, stern and aloof.
* TrueCompanions: With Oni and Irie.
* WalkingTheEarth: According to his bio, he
has a pretty lousy luck, though not as bad as Horio's.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* CuteClumsyGirl
* {{Fangirl}}: Ryoma's.
* HyperAwareness: She is quick to notice that Ryoma wasn't playing at his best
been studying overseas during a practice match [[spoiler:because they both knew his whole childhood, having studied in France right before the girl who claimed to be his fangirl was actually a spy]]. Ryoma compliments her for this, which he rarely does to anyone.
* IFeelAngry: She's softpoken and polite, but not incapable of anger.
* RapunzelHair: Her ponytails go past her waist.
* PassionateSportsGirl: She has just started playing tennis to try relating more to Ryoma. Though in the manga she ''does'' have what it takes and it's said she might reach regular player status next year. [[http://fanbook.livejournal.com/28518.html And she gets third place in a local tournament, which IS very good for a girl who has just started in the sport itself]].
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: Until [[TheBusCameBack Chapters 127 and 128]] of ''Shinpuri''.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: Moreso in the anime than in the manga where is more shy than quiet.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Between her demure attitude and long ponytails, she's the GirlyGirl to Tomoka's {{tomboy}}.
* YamatoNadeshiko: In the manga she is less shy and more mature than in the anime.

!'''Osakada Tomoka'''
U-17 camp.

!'''Irie Kanata'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_tomoka_2676.jpg

Osakada Tomoka
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Kanata Irie
is Sakuno's best friend and classmate. Unlike her best friend, Tomoka is very outgoing and assertive. She is introduced as a 3rd year High School Student. He was originally the self-proclaimed and very enthusiastic president leader of the Echizen Ryoma fanclub. She supports Ryoma along with Sakuno at 3rd Court. The rest of the team's matches. She and Sakuno cheer together and are very good friends. Tomoka camp acknowledge him to be amongst the strongest in the camp despite not being in the 1st Court or a 1st Stringer as it is attached revealed it is his own choice to Ryoma, and she shows this more stay in a lower court, similar to how Oni Juujiro is much stronger than Sakuno. Although her obvious crush on the boy, she stated that the only one she considers her love rival is Sakuno. She also can be seen arguing with Horio at times.

court he stays in.

-->Voiced by: Creator/FuyukaOura (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)
Hiroki Aiba (JP)



Tropes associated with Tomoka:
* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: Her little siblings are very, ''very'' energetic...
* BeautyMark: Under her left eye.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Horio.
* BullyHunter: Never EVER fucking mess with Sakuno, Ryoma or the Seigaku team!
* ClingyJealousGirl
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Hinted to be one in the anime.
* CryCute: After one of the Golden Pair's losses, she cries in Sakuno's arms.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* {{Fangirl}}: Of Ryoma.
* {{Foil}}: To Sakuno. Both admire Ryoma (but Tomoka only likes cheering and she is aware that Sakuno really likes Ryoma), and while Sakuno is shy and quiet, she is more loud and HotBlooded.
* GenkiGirl
* GirlishPigtails
* HotBlooded
* PluckyGirl: Nothing keeps this girl down for too long.
* PromotionToParent: Both of her parents work, so she often has to take care of her baby siblings.
* SatelliteCharacter: She is almost never seen without Sakuno.
* SchoolNewspaperNewsHound: In the Chinese drama.
* {{Shorttank}}
* SupremeChef
* TokenMiniMoe
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to Sakuno's girly girl.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B. Sweet, energetic, kind, cheerful, kinda clingy... unless Horio is near or someone threatens her friends.

!'''Tachibana An'''
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Tachibana An the cute younger sister of Kippei. She is a member of the girls tennis club, and often supports her brother's team. An cares very much for her brother and her friends from both the Seigaku and Fudomine teams and tries to help them as much as possible. On the other hand, she has a rather explosive and even downright vicious temper that leads her to either get in trouble for the sake of others (as proved by Sakuno and Atobe) or become physically violent (as proved by [[spoiler: Kirihara]]).

-->Voiced by: Creator/AkikoKimura (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)

to:

Tropes associated with Tomoka:
Kanata:
* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: Her little siblings are very, ''very'' energetic...
DudeLooksLikeALady
* BeautyMark: Under her left eye.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Horio.
* BullyHunter: Never EVER fucking mess with Sakuno, Ryoma or the Seigaku team!
* ClingyJealousGirl
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Hinted
HiddenDepths: He wants to be one in a doctor, so he works part-time at the anime.
U-17 cafeteria to save for his education. He also plays Tenor Sax.
* CryCute: After one of the Golden Pair's losses, she cries in Sakuno's arms.
ItsAllAboutMe: Irie's play style was developed because he craves attention
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
{{Megane}}
** LennonSpecs
* {{Fangirl}}: Of Ryoma.
RedBaron: The Pierrot
* {{Foil}}: To Sakuno. Both admire Ryoma (but Tomoka only likes cheering SilkHidingSteel: He looks friendly and she delicate, but his tennis level is aware that Sakuno really likes Ryoma), high, enough to tie with Atobe.
* TheSmartGuy
* TrueCompanions: With Oni
and while Sakuno is shy and quiet, she is more loud and HotBlooded.
* GenkiGirl
* GirlishPigtails
* HotBlooded
* PluckyGirl: Nothing keeps this girl down for too long.
* PromotionToParent: Both of her parents work, so she often has to take care of her baby siblings.
* SatelliteCharacter: She is almost never seen without Sakuno.
* SchoolNewspaperNewsHound: In the Chinese drama.
* {{Shorttank}}
* SupremeChef
* TokenMiniMoe
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to Sakuno's girly girl.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B. Sweet, energetic, kind, cheerful, kinda clingy... unless Horio is near or someone threatens her friends.

!'''Tachibana An'''
Tokugawa

!'''Oni Juujiro'''
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pot_an_1855.jpg

Tachibana An the cute younger sister of Kippei. She
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Oni
is a member of High Schooler first shown in New Prince Of Tennis and amongst the girls best Japanese school tennis club, and often supports her brother's team. An cares very much for her brother and her friends players shown in the series. He is known as The Gatekeeper from both the Seigaku and Fudomine teams and tries to help them as much as possible. On the other hand, she has a rather explosive and even downright vicious temper that leads her to either get in trouble for the sake of others (as proved by Sakuno and Atobe) or become physically violent (as proved by [[spoiler: Kirihara]]).

Hell.
-->Voiced by: Creator/AkikoKimura (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)
Daichi Endou(JP)



Tropes associated with An:
* AccidentalMisnaming: "Don't call me 'Tachibana-imouto'! My name is An!".
* CoolBigSis: To Sakuno.
* [[ChickMagnet Dude Magnet]]: Attracts men with her beauty ''and'' her firey personality.
* CuteSportsClubManager
* EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs
* PassionateSportsGirl
* PluckyGirl
* ShipTease: With Momoshiro. By the other hand, with Kamio is more one-sided from him, she is apparently [[ObliviousToLove clueless about it]].
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She is the only female we see near the Fudomine Tennis Team.
* TheTease: The most fashion-conscious of the girls.

!'''Urayama Shiita'''
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Urayama Shiita is a freshman from the Rikkaidai Middle School tennis club and aspires to be a regular the following year. He goes with Horio Satoshi and Dan Taichi to the U-17 Camp to visit his senpais.

-->Voiced by: Takase Asaki (JP)

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Tropes associated with An:
Oni:
* AccidentalMisnaming: "Don't call me 'Tachibana-imouto'! My CoolBigBro: He is this to the orphanage children.
** BigBrotherMentor: Fills this role for the middle schoolers, especially for Momoshiro and Kintaro.
* FieryRedhead: A ''literal'' Red Oni example.
* GentleGiant: Despite his intimidating looks, he is actually a really nice guy when you get to know him.
** BruiserWithASoftCenter
** FriendToAllChildren: He volunteers for an Orphanage, where all the kids adore him. In Christmas, he dressed as Santa Claus and made wool toys for everyone, and gets touched when all the kids' stockings had as wishes to "have Oni as the Number 1 tennis player".
** FriendToAllLivingThings: He has a pet hamster named "Kaede".
* MeaningfulName: His last
name "Oni" reflects his reputation as this.
* HiddenBadass:[[spoiler:Played with, Oni first appears as apart of the 5th court, making stronger than our protanginst at the moment, then later revealed to be 5th on the U-17 team, and then later
is An!".
* CoolBigSis: To Sakuno.
* [[ChickMagnet Dude Magnet]]: Attracts men
shown to be the old #1 and defeated Byoudouin.In his match with her beauty ''and'' her firey personality.
* CuteSportsClubManager
* EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs
* PassionateSportsGirl
* PluckyGirl
* ShipTease: With Momoshiro. By
Kintaro, he never really goes all out, hinting that he may still be number 1 in the other hand, with Kamio is more one-sided from him, she is apparently [[ObliviousToLove clueless about it]].
camp.]]
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She MyGodWhatHaveIDone: His reaction when he realizes [[spoiler:he not only made Tokugawa stronger, but also indirectly made Byoudouin awake his power as well]].
* RedOniBlueOni: He literally
is the only female we see near ''[[PunnyName Red Oni]]'' next to Tokugawa and Irie's Blue. Ironically, the Fudomine Tennis Team.
* TheTease: The most fashion-conscious of
roles invert regarding Byoudouin, as Oni is the girls.

!'''Urayama Shiita'''
one who has to restrain [[NotSoStoic Tokugawa]].
* ScarsAreForever: He has one in his left cheek from his first match against Byoudouin.
* TrueCompanions: With Irie and Tokugawa.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He is just 18 years old.

!'''Yamato Yuudai'''
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Urayama Shiita is a
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Yamato Yuudai was the captain during Tezuka's
freshman from year. He talks Tezuka into staying in the Rikkaidai Middle School tennis club as Seigaku's pillar of support, calming him down when he was on the verge of quitting after being injured. Eccentric, insightful, and aspires gentle, Yamato has a unique way of explaining things that even Sumire Ryuuzaki has trouble understanding. He continued to be a regular help the following year. He goes with Horio Satoshi and Dan Taichi to tennis club after graduation; in the U-17 Camp to visit anime, coach Ryuuzaki asks him for his senpais.

guidance when they go to a training camp to prepare for the Kantō conference final against Rikkaidai.

-->Voiced by: Takase Asaki Masanori Ikeda (JP)



Tropes associated with Shiita:
* IdiotHair: The tip of his hair is shaped like a swirl. Even when many fans claim it looks like an ice cream... just see PunnyName below.
* {{Keet}}: He is just like Taichi and serves as a {{Foil}} for Horio.
* PunnyName: His name is a literal [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar poop joke]].
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: In Shinpuri he essentially replaces Katsuo (while Dan takes Kachiro's role) in the new "Freshmen Trio" with Horio.
* TagAlongKid: He is this along with Taichi and Horio.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: His favorite ice cream flavors are chocolate, coffee and chestnut... [[PunnyName Make of it]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar whatever you want...]]

!'''Kitazono Kotoha'''
Kotoha is the manager of Tsubakikawa Gakuen's Boys' Tennis Club, which represents Hokkaido in the national tournament.

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Tropes associated with Shiita:
Yamato:

* IdiotHair: The tip AlliterativeName
* BigBrotherMentor: To Tezuka and Oishi.
* TheCaptain: He used to be Seigaku's former captain when Tezuka and Oishi joined the team.
* ChekhovsGunman: He is only shown in flashbacks as Tezuka's main inspiration. He reappears in a filler episode
of the anime. In the manga, he returns for the U-17 camp.
* CloudCuckooLander
** ObfuscatingStupidity
* HachiMaki: In the flashback and the anime filler.
* SunglassesAtNight: Of the LennonSpecs kind.
** TheGlassesGottaGo: In his reappearance in New Prince of Tennis, he has dyed
his hair is shaped like a swirl. Even when many fans claim it looks like an ice cream... just see PunnyName below.
* {{Keet}}: He is just like Taichi
red and serves as a {{Foil}} for Horio.
isn't wearing glasses anymore.
* PunnyName: His name YoungerThanTheyLook: He's actually only 17.

!'''Echizen Ryoga'''
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Echizen Ryoga
is a literal [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar poop joke]].
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: In Shinpuri he essentially replaces Katsuo (while Dan takes Kachiro's role)
high school tennis player not mentioned in the new "Freshmen Trio" with Horio.
* TagAlongKid: He is this along with Taichi and Horio.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: His favorite ice cream flavors are chocolate, coffee and chestnut... [[PunnyName Make
The Prince of it]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar whatever you want...]]

!'''Kitazono Kotoha'''
Kotoha is the manager
Tennis, first appearing in The Prince of Tsubakikawa Gakuen's Boys' Tennis Club, - The Two Samurai: The First Game, later appearing in an OVA in New York in which represents Hokkaido in Ryoma spots him training. According to his bio, Ryoga is Ryoma's half-brother, who was living with the national tournament.
Echizens after his original mother died, and then moving with his aunt.

In ''The New Prince of Tennis,'' Ryoga returns from America as [[spoiler:Japan's No. 4-ranked U-17 representative]].

-->Voiced by: Yuuta Yamazaki (JP, Movie), Creator/MamoruMiyano (JP, ''The New Prince of Tennis'' OVA)



Tropes associated with Kotoha:
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Her strategy is to pose as a fangirl, act like the girlfriend-wannabe of the best player of the school she is visiting and gather all the data she can.
* CuteSportsClubManager: from the Tsubakikawa Gakuen tennis team.
* {{Fangirl}}: It's actually an act.
* TheMole: See BitchInSheepsClothing above.
* OneShotCharacter, GirlOfTheWeek: She is only a one-shot character, whose only purpose on the story is to showcase how well Sakuno knows Ryoma.
** TheBusCameBack: Briefly. She tries to flirt with Atobe with an obento, but he blew her off on the spot.
* PaperThinDisguise: Subverted. The only ones who can see through her "NiceGirl" act are Sakuno, Ryoma and Atobe.
* StalkerWithACrush: Or at least it looks like it.

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Tropes associated with Kotoha:
Ryoga:

* BitchInSheepsClothing: Her strategy AloofBigBrother: He is to pose as a fangirl, act like the girlfriend-wannabe of the best player of the school she is visiting and gather all the data she can.
* CuteSportsClubManager: from the Tsubakikawa Gakuen tennis team.
* {{Fangirl}}: It's actually an act.
* TheMole: See BitchInSheepsClothing above.
* OneShotCharacter, GirlOfTheWeek: She is
only a one-shot character, whose only purpose on the story is to showcase how well Sakuno knows one who can get away with pissing off Ryoma.
** TheBusCameBack: Briefly. She tries to flirt with Atobe with an obento, but he blew her off on the spot.
* PaperThinDisguise:
Subverted. In New Prince of Tennis it's shown that Ryoga and Ryoma used to be very close when they were kids. Ryoma forgot about it since he was still very young.
* BigBrotherMentor: In New Prince of Tennis, he teaches Ryoma the Glowing Shot.
* CanonImmigrant: His original debut was in the first movie "The Prince of Tennis -
The only ones Two Samurai: The First Game". After fan acclaim, Konomi decided to include Ryoga as a canon character as well.
* ContinuitySnarl: Since the Anime Movie didn't have anything to do with the manga storyline, he is introduced as Ryoma's older brother,
who can see through her "NiceGirl" act are Sakuno, Ryoma didn't even remember at first. In the movie Ryoma is said to be his adoptive brother, while in the manga WordOfGod has stated [[{{Retcon}} he is his ''half''-brother]].
* InTheHood: In the sequel series, he wears a hood that conceals his face until his [[TheReveal proper introduction]]. ...But most readers probably [[TheUntwist already figured out that it was him]], despite having never shown up in the manga up to that point.
* JustInTime: His proper introduction in ''The New Prince of Tennis'' happens after [[spoiler: he deflects a glowing shot from Byoudouin in the nick of time to save
Ryoma and Atobe.
Tokugawa.]]
* StalkerWithACrush: Or at least it looks like it.

[[/folder]]
TheNicknamer: He calls Ryoma "Chibisuke".
* PolarOppositeTwins: Subverted since they're not twins, but they look alike a lot. Unlike Ryoma, Ryoga is more expressive and outgoing, loves oranges (Ryoma hates Orange Ponta) and hates speaking english despite living in America.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: After all, he is Ryoma's older brother.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Oranges. Unlike his little brother, Ryoga loves Orange Ponta (Ryoma only drinks grape Ponta).

!'''Nakagauchi Sotomichi'''
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Sotomichi Nakagauchi is a 3rd year High Schooler known as The Robot participating in the U-17 camp.

-->Voiced by: Takuto Dojoh (JP)



! '''New Prince of Tennis Characters'''
[[folder:U-17 High Schoolers]]

!'''Tokugawa Kazuya'''
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Kazuya Tokugawa is a High School 2nd year participating in the U-17 camp. One year ago, he was beaten by Byoudouin and has had to crawl his way back up from the Loser. Even though he's quite taciturn, he is unexpectedly quite caring of his upperclassmen.

-->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeOno (JP)

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! '''New Prince of Tennis Characters'''
[[folder:U-17 High Schoolers]]

!'''Tokugawa Kazuya'''
Tropes associated with Nakagauchi:

* FourEyesZeroSoul
* RedBaron: "The Robot"
* TheStoic
* StoneWall: Gets Krauser's SignatureMove and he still can go on.


!'''Byoudouin Houou'''
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Byoudouin Houou is introduced at the U-17 Camp in Shin Prince of Tennis ranked as the Number 1 ranked Youth Representative of Japan, which marks him as Japan's best U-17 player. He is the leader of the First Returning 1st Stringers, who have just returned from an Overseas Expedition. They get back to the camp to be welcomed back by the news that middle schoolers have joined the camp and witnessed them defeat a number of the Top 20. He decides to allow the inclusion of middle schoolers on the list of challengers for their places. It is also known that he utterly defeated Kazuya Tokugawa is a High School 2nd year participating in the U-17 camp. One year ago, he was beaten by Byoudouin and has had to crawl his way back up from the Loser. Even though he's quite taciturn, he is unexpectedly quite caring of his upperclassmen.

-->Voiced
previous year.

--> Voiced
by: Creator/DaisukeOno Creator/HirokiYasumoto (JP)



Tropes associated with Tokugawa:
* BigBrotherInstinct: According to extra material, he is inclined to have Ryoma as his little brother because he never had actual siblings, being a single child.
* BigBrotherMentor: He wants to be this for Ryoma.
* PerpetualFrowner: Also like Tezuka. He hasn't been seen smiling yet.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Once [[spoiler:Tezuka decides to leave the U-17 camp]] Tokugawa steps in to be Ryoma's mentor. He is also equally deadpan and stern like Tezuka.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Tall, stern and aloof.
* TrueCompanions: With Oni and Irie.
* WalkingTheEarth: According to his bio, he has been studying overseas during his whole childhood, having studied in France right before the U-17 camp.

!'''Irie Kanata'''
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Kanata Irie is introduced as a 3rd year High School Student. He was originally the leader of the 3rd Court. The rest of the camp acknowledge him to be amongst the strongest in the camp despite not being in the 1st Court or a 1st Stringer as it is revealed it is his own choice to stay in a lower court, similar to how Oni Juujiro is much stronger than the court he stays in.

-->Voiced by: Hiroki Aiba (JP)

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Tropes associated with Tokugawa:
Byoudouin:
* BigBrotherInstinct: According AlwaysSomeoneBetter: He lost to extra material, he is inclined to have Ryoma as Oni in his little brother because he never had actual siblings, being a single child.
* BigBrotherMentor: He wants to be this for Ryoma.
* PerpetualFrowner: Also like Tezuka. He hasn't been seen smiling yet.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Once [[spoiler:Tezuka decides to leave
first day at the U-17 camp]] camp, so he trained to try to surpass him.
* HachiMaki: He uses one to cover his [[ScarsAreForever forehead scar]], from his first game against Oni.
* {{Jerkass}}
* MeaningfulName: "Byoodouin" comes from the Byoudouin Temple, while his name means "Emerging Phoenix"
* TheRival, NotSoDifferent: With
Tokugawa steps in to be Ryoma's mentor. He is and Oni.
* ThemeNaming: His special techniques are
also equally deadpan and stern like Tezuka.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Tall, stern and aloof.
* TrueCompanions: With Oni and Irie.
theme-named by foreign countries: Pirates of the World, Bull Fighting of the Spanish, Phoenix of Egypt.
* WalkingTheEarth: According He is said to his bio, he has been studying overseas during his whole childhood, having studied in France right before the U-17 camp.

!'''Irie Kanata'''
have visited many countries.

!'''Moori Juzaburou'''
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Kanata Irie Moori is introduced a 1st year high school student, and a recent graduate and OB of the Rikkaidai tennis team that won the Nationals a year before the storyline. Introduced as a the No.10 of the All-Japan Juniors, together with 3rd year former Hyotei Academy captain No. 9 Ochi Tsukimitsu, they are the Super High School Student. He was originally the leader of the 3rd Court. The rest of the camp acknowledge him to be amongst the strongest in the camp despite not being in the 1st Court or a 1st Stringer as it is revealed it is his own choice to stay in a lower court, similar to how Oni Juujiro is much stronger than the court he stays in.

Doubles Specialists.
-->Voiced by: Hiroki Aiba Yuuta Yamazaki (JP)



Tropes associated with Kanata:
* DudeLooksLikeALady
* HiddenDepths: He wants to be a doctor, so he works part-time at the U-17 cafeteria to save for his education. He also plays Tenor Sax.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Irie's play style was developed because he craves attention
* {{Megane}}
** LennonSpecs
* RedBaron: The Pierrot
* SilkHidingSteel: He looks friendly and delicate, but his tennis level is high, enough to tie with Atobe.
* TheSmartGuy
* TrueCompanions: With Oni and Tokugawa

!'''Oni Juujiro'''
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Oni is a High Schooler first shown in New Prince Of Tennis and amongst the best Japanese school tennis players shown in the series. He is known as The Gatekeeper from Hell.
-->Voiced by: Daichi Endou(JP)

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Tropes associated with Kanata:
Moori:
* DudeLooksLikeALady
* HiddenDepths: He wants to be a doctor, so
BrilliantButLazy: As noted by Renji, he works part-time at was one of the U-17 cafeteria to save for his education. He also plays Tenor Sax.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Irie's play style was developed because he craves attention
* {{Megane}}
** LennonSpecs
* RedBaron: The Pierrot
* SilkHidingSteel: He looks friendly and delicate,
best players, but his tennis level is high, enough rarely went to tie with Atobe.
train.
* TheSmartGuy
FieryRedhead
* TrueCompanions: FirstNameBasis, AffectionateNickname: He calls Ochi "Tsuki-san".
* OddFriendship:
With Oni and Tokugawa

!'''Oni Juujiro'''
his doubles partner Hyotei's Ochi Tsukimitsu.

!'''Ochi Tsukimitsu'''
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Oni Ochi is a 3rd Year High Schooler first shown introduced in the New Prince Of of Tennis and amongst the best Japanese school tennis players shown in the series. Series. He is introduced as the No.9 of the All-Japan Juniors being known as The Gatekeeper from Hell.
-->Voiced by: Daichi Endou(JP)
the High School Doubles specialists along with Doubles partner Moori Juzaburou;, together as the Super High School Doubles Specialists. He was the Captain of Hyotei Academy and took them to the Nationals three years prior to the storyline, one year before current Hyotei 3rd years Atobe Keigo, Shishido Ryou, Mukahi Gakuto, Akutagawa Jiroh; and Oshitari Yuushi began attending their 1st year at Hyotei.



Tropes associated with Oni:
* CoolBigBro: He is this to the orphanage children.
** BigBrotherMentor: Fills this role for the middle schoolers, especially for Momoshiro and Kintaro.
* FieryRedhead: A ''literal'' Red Oni example.
* GentleGiant: Despite his intimidating looks, he is actually a really nice guy when you get to know him.
** BruiserWithASoftCenter
** FriendToAllChildren: He volunteers for an Orphanage, where all the kids adore him. In Christmas, he dressed as Santa Claus and made wool toys for everyone, and gets touched when all the kids' stockings had as wishes to "have Oni as the Number 1 tennis player".
** FriendToAllLivingThings: He has a pet hamster named "Kaede".
* MeaningfulName: His last name "Oni" reflects his reputation as this.
* HiddenBadass:[[spoiler:Played with, Oni first appears as apart of the 5th court, making stronger than our protanginst at the moment, then later revealed to be 5th on the U-17 team, and then later is shown to be the old #1 and defeated Byoudouin.In his match with Kintaro, he never really goes all out, hinting that he may still be number 1 in the camp.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: His reaction when he realizes [[spoiler:he not only made Tokugawa stronger, but also indirectly made Byoudouin awake his power as well]].
* RedOniBlueOni: He literally is the ''[[PunnyName Red Oni]]'' next to Tokugawa and Irie's Blue. Ironically, the roles invert regarding Byoudouin, as Oni is the one who has to restrain [[NotSoStoic Tokugawa]].
* ScarsAreForever: He has one in his left cheek from his first match against Byoudouin.
* TrueCompanions: With Irie and Tokugawa.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He is just 18 years old.

!'''Yamato Yuudai'''
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Yamato Yuudai was the captain during Tezuka's freshman year. He talks Tezuka into staying in the tennis club as Seigaku's pillar of support, calming him down when he was on the verge of quitting after being injured. Eccentric, insightful, and gentle, Yamato has a unique way of explaining things that even Sumire Ryuuzaki has trouble understanding. He continued to help the tennis club after graduation; in the anime, coach Ryuuzaki asks him for his guidance when they go to a training camp to prepare for the Kantō conference final against Rikkaidai.

-->Voiced by: Masanori Ikeda (JP)

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Tropes associated with Oni:
Ochi:
* CoolBigBro: AnimeHair, DyeHard: He has dyed white hair with color streaks. He is this stated to change the orphanage children.
** BigBrotherMentor: Fills this role for
color periodically.
* TheCaptain: He was Hyotei's captain before Atobe and
the others started going to middle schoolers, especially for Momoshiro and Kintaro.
school.
* FieryRedhead: A ''literal'' Red Oni example.
* GentleGiant: Despite his intimidating looks, he is actually a really nice guy when you get to know him.
** BruiserWithASoftCenter
** FriendToAllChildren: He volunteers for an Orphanage, where all the kids adore him. In Christmas, he dressed as Santa Claus and made wool toys for everyone, and gets touched when all the kids' stockings had as wishes to "have Oni as the Number 1 tennis player".
** FriendToAllLivingThings: He has a pet hamster named "Kaede".
* MeaningfulName: His last name "Oni" reflects his reputation as this.
* HiddenBadass:[[spoiler:Played with, Oni first appears as apart of the 5th court, making stronger than our protanginst at the moment, then later revealed to be 5th on the U-17 team, and then later is shown to be the old #1 and defeated Byoudouin.In his match with Kintaro, he never really goes all out, hinting that he may still be number 1 in the camp.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: His reaction when he realizes [[spoiler:he not only made Tokugawa stronger, but also indirectly made Byoudouin awake his power as well]].
* RedOniBlueOni: He literally is the ''[[PunnyName Red Oni]]'' next to Tokugawa and Irie's Blue. Ironically, the roles invert regarding Byoudouin, as Oni is the one who has to restrain [[NotSoStoic Tokugawa]].
* ScarsAreForever: He has one in his left cheek from his first match against Byoudouin.
* TrueCompanions:
OddFriendship: With Irie and Tokugawa.
his doubles partner Rikkaidai's Moori Juzaburou
* YoungerThanTheyLook: RedBaron: "The Mental Assassin"
* TheStoic:
He is just 18 years old.

!'''Yamato Yuudai'''
always calm during games, [[spoiler:which is also how his "Pressure" ability works.]]

!'''Hara Tetsuya'''
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Yamato Yuudai
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Hara was Shitenhouji's captain during Shiraishi Kuranosuke's 2nd year. He is known as one of Shitenhoji's Legendary Captains along with Taira Yoshiyuki, who
was the captain during Tezuka's the year before him when Shiraishi and Oshitari Kenya were in their freshman year. year.

He talks Tezuka into staying is the captain that led Shitenhoji to the Nationals the year before Seigaku won. However for unknown reasons, Hara decided to retire from club tennis in the tennis club as Seigaku's pillar Spring of support, calming him down when last year, meaning he was on the verge of quitting after being injured. Eccentric, insightful, and gentle, Yamato has a unique way of explaining things didn't captain his team to that even Sumire Ryuuzaki has trouble understanding. Nationals. He continued to help the tennis club after graduation; in the anime, coach Ryuuzaki asks him for his guidance when they go to is currently a training camp to prepare for the Kantō conference final against Rikkaidai.

high school 1st year.
-->Voiced by: Masanori Ikeda Tetsuya Yanagihara (JP)



Tropes associated with Yamato:

* AlliterativeName
* BigBrotherMentor: To Tezuka and Oishi.
* TheCaptain: He used to be Seigaku's former captain when Tezuka and Oishi joined the team.
* ChekhovsGunman: He is only shown in flashbacks as Tezuka's main inspiration. He reappears in a filler episode of the anime. In the manga, he returns for the U-17 camp.
* CloudCuckooLander
** ObfuscatingStupidity
* HachiMaki: In the flashback and the anime filler.
* SunglassesAtNight: O