History Manga / ThePrinceOfTennis

11th Sep '17 2:37:15 PM DeeeFoo
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Okay, but seriously, folks... the story's about this kid named Echizen Ryoma, a pre-teen tennis prodigy who transfers to Seigaku (a shortened form of Seishun Gakuen, used by everyone in the series), a school renowned for its rich tennis tradition. In the next ranking tournament he beats some of best players in the school and secures a place on the regular tennis club. From then on, the series follows the Seigaku tennis club's progress towards the middle school National Championship, facing a new rival team in each [[TournamentArc new story arc]]. The characters develop their own styles of play (complete with [[ArtisticLicensePhysics increasingly bizarre and complex shots]]). Even the sometimes hard-to-approach Echizen eventually learns what the game means to him as time goes on.

The manga has ended in Japan (where it was wildly successful), with over 40 volumes and 40 million copies sold in that country alone. The sequel, ''Shin Prince of Tennis'', is currently ongoing and now also has the anime airing. A LiveActionAdaptation Movie was also made. Two animated movies have also been released in cinemas: The Two Samurai: The First Game, co-released with short movie A Gift from Atobe (2005) and The Battle of the British City (2011).

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Okay, but seriously, folks... the story's about this kid named Echizen Ryoma, a pre-teen tennis prodigy who transfers to Seigaku (a shortened form of Seishun Gakuen, used by everyone in the series), a school renowned for its rich tennis tradition. In the next intra-school ranking tournament tournament, he beats some of best players in the school and secures himself a place spot on the regular tennis club. club's starting lineup. From then on, the series follows the Seigaku tennis club's progress towards the middle school middle-school National Championship, facing a new rival team in each [[TournamentArc new story arc]]. The characters develop their own styles of play (complete with [[ArtisticLicensePhysics increasingly bizarre and complex shots]]). Even the sometimes hard-to-approach Echizen eventually learns what the game means to him as time goes on.

The manga has ended in Japan (where it was wildly successful), with over 40 volumes and 40 million copies sold in that country alone. The sequel, ''Shin Prince of Tennis'', is currently ongoing and now also has the a 13-episode anime airing.adaptation. A LiveActionAdaptation Movie was also made. Two animated movies have also been released in cinemas: The Two Samurai: The First Game, co-released with short movie A Gift from Atobe (2005) and The Battle of the British City (2011).
13th Aug '17 2:04:21 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Not to mention Momoshiro in the anime, who sees Nanjirou following Ryoma and Sakuno around and ends up calling him a {{lolicon}}. "He must be following ''her''!"

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** Not to mention Momoshiro in the anime, who sees Nanjirou following Ryoma and Sakuno around and ends up calling him a {{lolicon}}.paedophile. "He must be following ''her''!"
27th Jul '17 8:43:29 AM fruitstripegum
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* ShesAManInJapan: The SoBadItsGood Latin-American dub flips the gender of Jousei Shounan's Tanaka twins. Yeah, ''both'' of them are [[DudeLooksLikeALady very girly looking]], but...


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* ShesAManInJapan: The SoBadItsGood Latin-American dub flips the gender of Jousei Shounan's Tanaka twins. Yeah, ''both'' of them are [[DudeLooksLikeALady very girly looking]], but...
27th Jul '17 8:41:56 AM fruitstripegum
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* ClingyJealousGirl: Tomoka, in regards to Ryoma.



* ClingyJealousGirl: Tomoka, in regards to Ryoma.
25th Apr '17 7:36:57 PM TheGracefullyWicked
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Several characters--more specifically Ryoma, Atobe, post Yamabuki matches Akutsu, Shishido, Mukahi, anime!Kirihara, Kevin and Kaidoh (though the latter can be argued to be a male {{Tsundere}}).

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Several characters--more specifically Ryoma, Atobe, post Yamabuki matches Akutsu, Shishido, Mukahi, anime!Kirihara, anime!Kirihara (as well as Shin Tenipuri), Kevin and Kaidoh (though the latter can be argued to be a male {{Tsundere}}).
7th Jan '17 1:52:45 PM ecuvulle6267
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* SnowMeansLove: Invoked for HoYay value. [[AloofBigBrother Tezuka]] finds [[EyesAlwaysShut Fuji]] once waiting for him outside an hospital, and so as they speak about the upcoming tournaments, snow starts falling down on them, so Fuji [[UmbrellaOfTogetherness covers both of them with his red umbrella]] as they go home. Needless to say, the [[YaoiFangirl Tezuka/Fuji fans]] [[ShipTease had a field day]].
2nd Dec '16 5:15:22 AM fruitstripegum
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* AerithAndBob: In the 2011 movie, most of the Clack Team have suitably Western sounding names like Keith and Peter... apart from Xiu. Though in his defense, he is implied to hail from a different foreign country.



* AdaptedOut: All the female characters are not included in the [[Theatre/ThePrinceOfTennis Musicals]]. Partially averted in the Shitenhouji Musical, where Sakuno does appear... ''played by one of the actors in drag''.
* AerithAndBob: In the 2011 movie, most of the Clack Team have suitably Western sounding names like Keith and Peter... apart from Xiu. Though in his defense, he is implied to hail from a different foreign country.



* AdaptedOut: All the female characters are not included in the [[Theatre/ThePrinceOfTennis Musicals]]. Partially averted in the Shitenhouji Musical, where Sakuno does appear... ''played by one of the actors in drag''.



* BigFancyCastle: Clack's hideout in the 2011 movie, [[ContrivedCoincidence which was previously one of Atobe's mansions.]]



* BigFancyCastle: Clack's hideout in the 2011 movie, [[ContrivedCoincidence which was previously one of Atobe's mansions.]]



* MrFanservice: Comes with the Fanservice.



* {{Fangirl}}: Tomoka Osakada and Sakuno Ryuzaki in Seigaku, An Tachibana in Fudomine. Subverted with Kotoha Kitazono from Tsubakikawa: [[spoiler: she ''pretended'' to be a fangirl to spy on Echizen and Atobe, but they weren't fooled and either ignored her, or called her out on it.]]



* {{Fangirl}}: Tomoka Osakada and Sakuno Ryuzaki in Seigaku, An Tachibana in Fudomine. Subverted with Kotoha Kitazono from Tsubakikawa: [[spoiler: she ''pretended'' to be a fangirl to spy on Echizen and Atobe, but they weren't fooled and either ignored her, or called her out on it.]]



* GenderReveal: [[spoiler: Tezuka]] mistakes [[spoiler: Miyuki]] for a guy at first. Then, she drops her NiceHat...



* GenderReveal: [[spoiler: Tezuka]] mistakes [[spoiler: Miyuki]] for a guy at first. Then, she drops her NiceHat...



* HeavySleeper: Jirou. Also Akaya Kirihara, in his very first appearance (he fell asleep on the bus while going to school and woke up near Seigaku). This is notable because Seigaku is in Tokyo, and Kirihara ''doesn't even live in Tokyo''.



* HeroicRROD: Tezuka.



* HeavySleeper: Jirou. Also Akaya Kirihara, in his very first appearance (he fell asleep on the bus while going to school and woke up near Seigaku). This is notable because Seigaku is in Tokyo, and Kirihara ''doesn't even live in Tokyo''.
* HeroicRROD: Tezuka.



* InactionSequence: During tennis matches.
* InstantFanclub: Subverted. Tomoka and Sakuno are the only stable members of the "Ryoma-sama Fan Club" and played straight with Atobe's, Wakato's, Oishi's and the Rikkai team's cheerleaders.



* InactionSequence: During tennis matches.
* InstantFanclub: Subverted. Tomoka and Sakuno are the only stable members of the "Ryoma-sama Fan Club" and played straight with Atobe's, Wakato's, Oishi's and the Rikkai team's cheerleaders.



* MrFanservice: Comes with the Fanservice.



* SeriousBusiness: Who knew the world of Japanese middle-school tennis was so competitive? Taken to even more serious extremes in the sequel, New Prince of Tennis, where the strongest of the strongest players use what is called "Inter-Dimensional Tennis," a surreal, unexplainable style of play which revolves around shots that can literally shatter walls, summoning illusionary creatures such as pirate demons, creating black holes, and using an infinite number of tennis balls. And all this in a series where, at one time, the most dangerous thing to worry about was a kid who can take away your five senses.
* SixthRanger: Chitose for Shitenhouji, Hiyoshi for Hyoutei, Kirihara for Rikkai and Ryoma for Seigaku (although both Kirihara and Ryoma are completely assimilated, with Ryoma obviously being the DesignatedHero).
* {{Shorttank}}: Tomoka and Kurumi in the anime. Rinko was one when she was younger.

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* SeriousBusiness: Who knew the world of Japanese middle-school tennis was so competitive? Taken to even more serious extremes in the sequel, New Prince of Tennis, where the strongest of the strongest players use what is called "Inter-Dimensional Tennis," a surreal, unexplainable style of play which revolves around shots that can literally shatter walls, summoning illusionary creatures such as pirate demons, creating black holes, and using an infinite number of tennis balls. And all this in a series where, at one time, the most dangerous thing to worry about was a kid who can take away your five senses. \n* SixthRanger: Chitose for Shitenhouji, Hiyoshi for Hyoutei, Kirihara for Rikkai and Ryoma for Seigaku (although both Kirihara and Ryoma are completely assimilated, with Ryoma obviously being the DesignatedHero).\n * {{Shorttank}}: Tomoka and Kurumi in the anime. Rinko was one when she was younger.



* SixthRanger: Chitose for Shitenhouji, Hiyoshi for Hyoutei, Kirihara for Rikkai and Ryoma for Seigaku (although both Kirihara and Ryoma are completely assimilated, with Ryoma obviously being the DesignatedHero).



* ThreePlusTwo, TwoGirlsToATeam: The Seigaku First-Year {{Tagalong Kid}}s, consisting of [[ThreeAmigos Horio, Kachiro and Katsuo]] and [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Tomoka and Sakuno]].



* ThreePlusTwo, TwoGirlsToATeam: The Seigaku First-Year {{Tagalong Kid}}s, consisting of [[ThreeAmigos Horio, Kachiro and Katsuo]] and [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Tomoka and Sakuno]].
16th Aug '16 9:24:04 PM Willbyr
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The manga has ended in Japan (where it was wildly successful), with over 40 volumes and 40 million copies sold in that country alone. The sequel, Shin Prince of Tennis, is currently ongoing and now also has the anime airing. A LiveActionAdaptation Movie was also made. Two animated movies have also been released in cinemas: The Two Samurai: The First Game, co-released with short movie A Gift from Atobe (2005) and The Battle of the British City (2011).

Also! Characters/ThePrinceOfTennis Character sheet has just been added. '''PLEASE''', if you've got new tropes for the characters of the series, add them ''there''.

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The manga has ended in Japan (where it was wildly successful), with over 40 volumes and 40 million copies sold in that country alone. The sequel, Shin ''Shin Prince of Tennis, Tennis'', is currently ongoing and now also has the anime airing. A LiveActionAdaptation Movie was also made. Two animated movies have also been released in cinemas: The Two Samurai: The First Game, co-released with short movie A Gift from Atobe (2005) and The Battle of the British City (2011).

Also! Characters/ThePrinceOfTennis Character sheet The [[Characters/ThePrinceOfTennis character sheet]] has just been added. '''PLEASE''', if you've got new tropes for the characters of the series, add them ''there''.



!!Tropes found in The Prince of Tennis:

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!!Tropes found in The Prince of Tennis:!!This manga provides examples of:



** The OVA's have been praised by lots of fans for re-telling situations from the manga in quite a better light and portraying some characters more sympathetically. A clear example is the resolution of the [[spoiler: Atobe vs. Ryoma]] match in the Nationals, where [[spoiler: Ryoma's borderline {{Jerkass}}-ish behavior is quite toned down and Atobe even gets to cut his hair himself]].

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** The OVA's OVAs have been praised by lots of fans for re-telling situations from the manga in quite a better light and portraying some characters more sympathetically. A clear example is the resolution of the [[spoiler: Atobe [[spoiler:Atobe vs. Ryoma]] match in the Nationals, where [[spoiler: Ryoma's [[spoiler:Ryoma's borderline {{Jerkass}}-ish behavior is quite toned down and Atobe even gets to cut his hair himself]].
8th Jul '16 3:54:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheMentor: Tezuka's grandfather towards his grandson. Tezuka himself towards Echizen because he's always telling him to become Seigaku's pillar of support (particularly dramatic after [[spoiler: his potentially career-ending injury in the match against Atobe, which forced him to temporarily leave his team to get treatment]]. Also, Tezuka towards Miyuki, and possibly the Rikkai Troika (Sanada, Yukimura, Yanagi--specially the latter) towards Kirihara.



* TheObiWan: Tezuka's grandfather towards his grandson. Tezuka himself towards Echizen because he's always telling him to become Seigaku's pillar of support (particularly dramatic after [[spoiler: his potentially career-ending injury in the match against Atobe, which forced him to temporarily leave his team to get treatment]]. Also, Tezuka towards Miyuki, and possibly the Rikkai Troika (Sanada, Yukimura, Yanagi--specially the latter) towards Kirihara.
29th May '16 12:57:41 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Kevin, to some degree. He's more of a JerkAss than a true evil, then evolves into a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
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