Manga: The Prince of Tennis
aka: Prince Of Tennis
Mada mada dane!The Prince of Tennis
is a long-running
sports anime and manga series, and has spawned a live-action movie, video games and over a dozen musicals. What's it about? Well, "boys playing tennis"
Okay, but seriously, folks... the story's about this kid named Ryoma Echizen, 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 new story arc
. The characters develop their own styles of play (complete with 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 Live-Action Adaptation
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! The Prince of Tennis Character sheet
has just been added. PLEASE
, if you've got new tropes for the characters of the series, add them there
Also there is the Musical Series page
, so you can add tropes related to the stage plays and actors.
Tropes found in The Prince of Tennis: