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The Prince of Tennis

manga series and anime

The Prince of Tennis (Japanese: テニスの王子様, Hepburn: Tenisu no Ōjisama) is a Japanese manga series created by Takeshi Konomi. The manga was first published in Japan in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump in July 1999. The publication ended on March 3, 2008. A total of 379 chapters were published into 42 volumes. As of volume 40, the manga has sold over 40 million copies in Japan.[3] The new manga series, called New Prince of Tennis, began pubication in the Jump Square magazine on March 4, 2009. The story in the new manga series takes place some months after the end of the original manga.[4] Viz Media got the license to distribute the series in English in North America.

The Prince of Tennis
テニスの王子様
(Tenisu no Ōjisama)
GenreComing-of-age,[1] sports[2]
Manga
Written byTakeshi Konomi
Published byShueisha
English publisher
DemographicShōnen
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Jump
Original runJuly 19, 1999March 3, 2008
Volumes42 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byTakayuki Hamana
Written byAtsushi Maekawa (#1-97)
Masashi Sogo (#97-178)
Music byCher Watanabe
StudioTrans Arts, Production I.G.
Licensed by
NetworkTV Tokyo
English network
Original run October 10, 2001 March 30, 2005
Episodes178 (List of episodes)
Original video animation
A Day on Survival Mountain
Directed byTakayuki Hamana
Produced byAtsuo Sugiyama
Tomoko Takahashi
Written byMasashi Sogo
Music byCheru Watanabe
StudioProduction I.G
Released2003
Runtime35 minutes
Original video animation
The National Tournament
Directed byShunsuke Tada
Written byAtsuhiro Tomioka
Music byCher Watanabe
StudioM.S.C
Released March 24, 2006 January 23, 2009
Runtime23 minutes
Episodes26 (List of episodes)
Manga
The Prince of After School
Written byTakeshi Konomi
Illustrated byKenichi Sakura
Published byShueisha
DemographicShōnen
MagazineJump Square
Original runNovember 2008 – present
Volumes5 (List of volumes)
Manga
New Prince of Tennis
Written byTakeshi Konomi
Published byShueisha
DemographicShōnen
MagazineJump Square
Original runMarch 4, 2009 – present
Volumes24 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
The New Prince of Tennis
Directed byHideyo Yamamoto
Music byCher Watanabe
StudioM.S.C, Production I.G
NetworkTV Aichi, TV Tokyo, TV Osaka
Original run January 4, 2012 March 28, 2012
Episodes13 (List of episodes)
Related works

There is an anime series based on this manga. It was directed by Takayuki Hamana and animated by Trans Arts. It was co-produced by Nihon Ad Systems & TV Tokyo. The anime aired across Japan on Animax and TV Tokyo network from October 10, 2001 to March 30, 2005. It had a total of 178 episodes, as well as a movie. In April 2006, an original video animation (OVA) began to be released on DVD. The beginning of the second OVA series was released on June 22, 2007. It was released almost 3 months after the end of the first. The second OVA ended on January 25, 2008. The third and final OVA started on April 25, 2008.

The Prince of Tennis anime came in twenty-seventh place in a survey done by TV Asahi.[5] They also conducted an online web poll, in which The Prince of Tennis placed eighteenth.[6] Almost a year later, in another online poll conducted by TV Asahi the anime came in eighth place.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Cartoon Network and VIZ Media Announce Broadband Joint Venture, Toonami Jetstream". Anime News Network. April 26, 2006. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  2. "The Official Website for The Prince of Tennis". Viz Media. Retrieved December 11, 2017.
  3. "Shōnen Jump Japan Ends Prince of Tennis and Muhyo and Roji". March 3, 2008. Retrieved March 3, 2008.
  4. "American Artist Assists on New Prince of Tennis Manga". Anime News Network. March 6, 2009. Retrieved March 7, 2009.
  5. "TV Asahi Top 100 Anime Part 2". Anime News Network. September 23, 2005. Retrieved February 13, 2008.
  6. "TV Asahi Top 100 Anime". Anime News Network. September 23, 2005. Retrieved February 13, 2008.
  7. "Japan's Favorite TV Anime". Anime News Network. October 13, 2006. Retrieved February 13, 2008.