Watch The Prince Of Tennis

The television series entitled Prince of Tennis is about a guy known as Ryoma Echizen who is a very famous and talented tennis player. The series starts at a time when Ryoma is a student at Seishun Academy. The institution is well known for its famous tennis club and talented tennis players such as Ryoma. Within the team Ryoma starts breaking records of other players and gradually makes his way to the top as the favorite player. With his assistance also the club wins many championships. The team is now faces a very important upcoming competition known as the National Middle School Tennis Championship. The members know their utmost goal is to win the competition, as a result they decide to make new friends so they can learn new game tricks from them. Ryoma also decides to put in more effort and time so as to develop a good strategy for the team. He then realizes how much passion he has for tennis.

Ryoma's father is a man known as Nanjiro Echizen. Nanjiro was also a famous tennis player during his youth. He is very passionate about the sport and many people tell him his son Ryoma inherited that from him. Even at an age when he has stopped playing tennis, Nainjiro still advises young players about the sport including his son. Most often he tells them they still have a lot to do to become experts.

Tekuza is the head of the tennis club at Seigaku Academy who was once a national tennis player before going to high school. He is a very organized young man, who always takes responsibility for the team and does everything to see it succeed even at the expense of his studies. Shuichiro is Tekuza's assistant and together with Kikumaru they make up a group known as the Golden pair due to their talents. They are always together and work hard to see that the team succeeds at all times.

The series was written by Takeshi Konomi and directed by Takayuki Hamana. The complete series comprises of 42 volumes and 178 episodes.

Saturday 10:00 PM on Cartoon Network on Cartoon Network
7 Seasons, 202 Episodes
October 10, 2001
Anime, Sports
7.4/10
Cast: Jun'ichi Suwabe, Erik Davies
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The Prince Of Tennis Full Episode Guide

  • Last episode of the series, which shows how Ryoma defeated Tezuka and the world's number one seed, Lleyton Hewitt. The Opening Rites of The All-Japan Nationals are also shown.

  • Once Fuji starts playing his hardest, Tezuka starts to get pushed back. With heart and soul completely in the match, the two battle at their hardest. Tezuka wins by using Zero-Shiki Drop Shot with his right hand in mid-air, surprising Fuji and everyone else.

  • Tezuka and Fuji's match intensifies as they each gradually begin to reveal their best moves (Tezuka's Zero-Shiki Drop/Tezuka Zone and Fuji's Triple Counters). Tezuka slowly begins to surpass Fuji. As he begins to struggle, Fuji reminisces about their first year match (which included the promise of a rematch) and their developing friendship. He then realizes that he is afraid of finding out the results of both of them playing to their full potential and that this is quite possibly the last match they will ever have against each other, and he concludes that if he doesn't play his hardest, he will regret it. His hits suddenly get sharper, and Tezuka comments that the true Fuji has awakened.

  • Tezuka and Fuji have a match to determine Seigaku's number one in the intraschool ranking. This match, which lasts until episode 176, truly awakens Fuji's full potential as a tennis player. Flashbacks reveal a match between the two when they were first years, their subsequent friendship, and the implications of Tezuka's injury. Fuji takes an early lead, but the match is far from over.

  • Ryoma Echizen at New York at last! He's adjusting to the place and he even met with Kevin Smith there and played tennis with him.

  • Ryoma is about to leave Japan for the US Open. Everybody is doing something for Ryoma.

  • Momoshiro is still angry with Ryoma. Meanwhile, Ryoma is moping and having conflicting feelings about going to the U.S. Open. Eventually, the two make up and play a friendly match. Even though Ryoma wins, Momoshiro technically wins for the block. However, Momoshiro urges Ryoma to take the opportunity and go to the U.S. Open. Finally having made up his mind, Ryoma decides to accept the offer.

  • Still about the US Open. Ryoma is about to decide! Ryoma and Momo are having a match and Momo is already full-going from the start.

  • Kawamura vs. Oishi showdown.

  • A cute chibi episode of the Seigaku family having their Christmas vacation.

  • Kaido loses his memory trying to save Ryoma from a certain head and face injury. Ryoma and Momoshiro try to get his memory back by playing a match against Kaido and Yuuta that sparks a really good side of him, and he gains back his memory in the end!

  • A very nice match between the two rivals! A match that touches the hearts of the audience: the rivalry between Kevin and Ryoma turns into friendship.

  • Kevin debuts his original move, Illusion, and the game goes into tie-break. However, Ryoma manages to counter it by watching the shadow of the ball.

  • Kirihara's shoulder injury prevents him from hitting many Phantom Balls, and it finally becomes too much for him to keep on playing. Ryoma takes his place and continues playing from the current score.

  • Fuji vs the U.S. team's "Tennis Machine" Arnold - someone who could accurately hit the ball at the places he wanted.

  • A battle of endurance. Who will win?

  • A very powerful tennis player of the U.S. team! Sengoku must do something!

  • Mr. Baker told the Griffey Brothers to lose their match, but because they saw how Kikumaru and Oshitari played they couldn't just do it.

  • Kikumaru and Oshitari Vs. the Griffey Brothers! Their match must follow what Mr. Baker wants.

  • Atobe and Sanada finally play as a doubles pair.

  • The intense doubles match goes long, and Kaido finds that his snake is ineffective against the St. Rudolph duo. The pressure pushes Kaido to the brink and a new move is unleashed.

  • Atobe and Sanada are paired as doubles and show the U.S. team their power.

  • After being stopped by Tezuka from having a match with Kevin, Ryoma tries to find Kevin the next day.

  • Finally! The Team composed of the best players selected!

  • Tezuka has been thinking about his choice for the Invitational Team and has come to a rather difficult decision.

  • The arrival of the American team's Kevin Smith has shown up looking for Ryoma. Unable to find him, he challenges other Jr. Highs, leaving a message for Ryoma. Meanwhile, at the camp, Tezuka puts Shishido and Oishi against Ootori and Kikumaru in a doubles match.

  • Atobe and Sanada have a match. The two were quite energetic and wanted to prove something. It's all because of Tezuka's presence.

  • Ryuzaki-sensei got ill! Tezuka returns to Japan to be the temporary coach and is accepted by the team after he proves himself worthy. Don't miss the welcome party. Who would've thought that Atobe and company can perform like J-Pop idols?

  • Sengoku shows us his new style of play, a sport inside of a sport, also known as boxing! Ryuzaki-sensei falls ill and must be hospitalized.

  • The real culprit of the misdeed is revealed - it's Ann-chan! Also, Kirihara claims he has changed, but can he prove it?

  • Kamio is accused of a misdeed and sets out to find the real culprit.

  • 28 players from several of the surrounding schools have gathered at a camp to decide the 8 people who will be representing Japan against the American team. They are soon divided into three different groups.

  • Kikumaru won a contest to have his popular idols, the Chocolates J-Pop idol group, visit his house. The problem is, his teammates keep showing up.

  • Kurumi, a young and insecure girl who has lost her will to pursue her dream, becomes infatuated with Fuji and gets a date from him. Meanwhile, Momoshiro, Ryoma and Kikumaru befriend the person who unwittingly crushed little Kurumi's illusions... her own older sister Narumi.

  • Kawamura's father, the sushi chef, was injured, and Kawamura has to do his part in the shop along with a troubled man named Gen.

  • A chibi comedy featuring the Seigaku team as a family.

  • Thanks to Ryoma's persistence in playing, the lady, Hannah Essenheimer, found her will to return to professional tennis.

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