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Tennis no Ouji-sama  
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Description
From Viz:

Ryoma Echizen just joined the Seishun Academy's tennis team, which is known for being one of the most competitive teams in Japan. Its members are incredibly talented, gifted, and athletic. With rigorous and extremely intense practices, the upperclassmen of the team expect the very best from themselves and they expect even more from the new members of the team. While most of the freshmen are on pins and needles hoping they won't get cut from the team, Ryoma Echizen is confident, cool, and collected. Some might even say he's cocky, but at least he's got the skills to back up his attitude. With his virtually unreturnable "twist serve," Ryoma is sure to make the starting team.
Join Ryoma and the other first years, as they train hard, make friends, and try to find a place for themselves on the team. And meet Ryoma's cute but chronically shy classmate Sakuno Ryuzaki. She's got a big crush on Ryoma, but will he ever notice her? Ryoma Echizen is the Prince of Tennis. He may be ready for the Seishun Academy tennis team, but are they ready for him?!

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Manga

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Associated Names
テニスの王子様
網球王子
网球王子
테니스의 왕자
Hoàng tử tennis
Prince of Tennis
Tennis no Oujisama
The Prince of Tennis

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Boredom
Fayte
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Latest Release(s)
v.40 c.354 by Fruity Explosive Translation (2584d ago)
v.40 c.353 by Fruity Explosive Translation (2662d ago)
v.42 c.379 [end] by ryColaa (2682d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
42 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 42, Chap 379 (covers the OVAs too)

User Reviews
The Prince of Tennis by GatoGirl 12345

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5 topics, 26 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (819 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.05 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 23rd 2015, 7:14am PST


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Year
1999

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (42 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #889 increased(+318)
Monthly Pos #1597 increased(+469)
3 Month Pos #2605 increased(+239)
6 Month Pos #2674 increased(+524)

List Stats
On 856 reading lists
On 367 wish lists
On 1992 completed lists
On 153 unfinished lists
On 198 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Prince of Tennis volume? 1350 days, 21 hours, 14 minutes ago
Anime Start/End Chapter 1603 days, 5 hours, 58 minutes ago
Prince of Tennis Gets Anime Movie 1681 days, 5 hours, 30 minutes ago
Favorite Seigaku Regular 1888 days, 17 hours, 15 minutes ago
Prince of Tennis END - How do you feel? 2662 days, 18 hours, 18 minutes ago

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The worst...   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by icassop
April 1st, 2009, 4:21pm
I don't understand why PoT is so popular. In fact, I did start to read it because of its popularity, and even got as far as volume 16 but then I just couldn't stand it anymore.

This is by far the worst and most ridiculous sports manga I've ever read and I deeply regret ever starting it.

While the beginning is still good, it turned bad when they introduced so many new characters/teams. I couldn't distinguish them anymore. Of course, for each character a new special attack/skill had to be created... one more ridiculous than the other.
Also, the story is not the most original one. It is, after all, a sports manga where it's all about competing. But introducing each character's "tragic circumstances" was just a total turn-off. I actually can't remember much of that except for Tezuka's case, and that just totally annoyed me. Not by what happened to him but by how it was told in the story.

Recommended for ppl who like mainstream stuff and dig sports manga and those who want to get a good laugh...

Btw, it still got 2 from me because of the drawings. They're pretty neat.

... Last updated on April 1st, 2009, 4:23pm
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Creative   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by Tyranasaurus
March 28th, 2009, 7:13pm
I like the characters, the plot, and art is okay too. It finds a way to perfectly mix reality and a touch of impossibility with action and sports. The characters are really interesting and, while being really cool, don't exceed the plot. The two are really balanced and that's what makes this a great manga. The only thing is that there isn't too much character development, but for this manga, that works. Overall, I think it's something that can be recommended for just about anyone.
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Perfect 10.   
Rating: N/A
by Hyewon
March 8th, 2009, 3:01pm
This is my all-time favorite manga without a doubt. This is definitely a memorable classic that I'll never forget. The character growth with Ryoma, with Seigaku, with all the other schools is amazing. I'm so glad that they announced a new PoT. I'm definitely looking forward to that.
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Something i could read again and again without getting bored   
Rating: N/A
by winterbear
March 7th, 2009, 6:18pm
this is more of a character based story where they're all trying to get to be number 1 at the nationals before graduation. the plot is pretty simple. sure, the tennis is unbelievable xD but if it was then it wouldnt be as fun as reading prince of tennis. sure, it seems to be the same thing again and again but that's tennis xD there's only so much you can do with a game of tennis yet i'm surprised how the much xD they can do with a game of tennis lol. even though it's really unrealistic, xD it makes me want to play tennis! the explanations for the moves that they use do make sense, the author isnt just putting forward moves xD without any explanations. there are lots of unique characters, so you're bound to like one of them xP.
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99.9% Perfect   
Rating: N/A
by AQVXZ11
November 19th, 2008, 8:35pm
The absolute best sports series- past, present and future. If you love Bleach and company then there is a good chance that you will love this too. Even if you dont like sports or even tennis, still check it out! The action is unrelenting and you really dont have to know anything about tennis to enjoy. It really is one of the best series I have ever read.
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something i heard.....   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by animeeh
November 4th, 2008, 11:31am
i just heard that their was going to be a "new" prince of tennis following ryoma again?! And that it would start in march 2009.....and they said that this was just the prologue.... but im not sure, cus i did like the ending nd now i hear this s the prologe?!...hmm but i do want to read it more now, srry for the rant.......
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Wow...   
Rating: N/A
by Digital-Eon
October 26th, 2008, 10:23pm
...I'm not sure what to say about this. The plot is very simple, there are so many characters that it's hard to keep track of them all (and their abilities!), and the attacks are ridiculously unrealistic.

And somehow, I just couldn't stop reading it.

For someone who's grown bored with manga, that's an accomplishment. Perhaps it's the fast pace and the relative unpredictability (you don't always know who will win or lose), but it keeps your attention and makes you eagerly anticipate what's next somehow. In that respect, it's absolutely perfect.
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"It's Like Magical Gay Middle School Tennis"   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Sleepy_Sheepy
August 14th, 2008, 3:02pm
Oh, TeniPuri, you are a strange thing indeed. The review title was what this series was recommended to be on, and at first I thought it was a joke. But no, it really is that, ah, unique.

The tennis took a turn somewhere from being unlikely, to highly unlikely, to THEY CAN FLY AND USE ILLUSIONS AND WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING. Seriously. I think part of the reason I like this series is because it is utterly ridiculous. Another perk is that there are so many characters that you are bound to find at least one you like. Personally Ryoma, the main character, is one of the only characters that I actively dislike and I still loved this series. The fandom is also massive, and you can get any type of merchandise you could dream up, for almost any character you want.

It does get repetitive, but it follows the time honoured shounen plot type of enemy is stronger, find enemies weakness, exploit weakness with new skill/weapon/move. Teni Puri never strays far from that structure.

The art is sort of, ah, really interesting I guess. The bodies are fine, but the eyes are terrifyingly badly proportioned, even for manga.

I would recommend it for the lulz, or for the huge yaoi fandom, but don't look for anything fresh or deep in this series.
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Not good   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Yuenchi
July 26th, 2008, 11:50am
Usually when a series is very famous I can see and appreciate its charms even when I don't like it. Perhaps not in this case. Tennis is presented as something like kung-fu minus its sophistication and delicacy, and the special style/powers the characters possessed left me o_O. The characterizations and plot couldn't do much to make me see beyond this. Maybe I'm too old or something for this manga. Sometimes the wrong target reader can cause strong negative reaction.

I'm quite determined to finish what I started also in reading manga (rather stubbornly), but I couldn't take it anymore and stopped reading this manga half way.
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OMG   
Rating: N/A
by kyo88
July 24th, 2008, 3:14pm
i was in love with the anime/manga but the ending sucks!! T_T *cries* the manga/anime was almost perfect, funni, has sport etcetc. its hard to create something amazing with a game of tennis, lol nicely done but the ending shouldn't have been rush for it seems 'cheap' like it was just quickly put together. iunno its just my opinion xD LOL but overall (if the ending wasn't there) 9/10 with ending 5/10
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