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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
Prince of Tennis
The Prince of Tennis

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BWM
Boredom
Fayte
Franky House
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Latest Release(s)
v.40 c.354 by Fruity Explosive Translation (2327d ago)
v.40 c.353 by Fruity Explosive Translation (2405d ago)
v.42 c.379 [end] by ryColaa (2425d 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

Forum
5 topics, 26 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (800 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.05 / 10.0
10
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9+
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5+
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Last Updated
July 16th 2014, 11:25pm 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 #772 increased(+339)
Monthly Pos #1946 increased(+245)
3 Month Pos #2631 increased(+344)
6 Month Pos #3057 decreased(-156)

List Stats
On 848 reading lists
On 361 wish lists
On 1931 completed lists
On 145 unfinished lists
On 183 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Prince of Tennis volume? 1094 days, 12 hours, 53 minutes ago
Anime Start/End Chapter 1346 days, 21 hours, 38 minutes ago
Prince of Tennis Gets Anime Movie 1424 days, 21 hours, 9 minutes ago
Favorite Seigaku Regular 1632 days, 8 hours, 54 minutes ago
Prince of Tennis END - How do you feel? 2406 days, 9 hours, 57 minutes ago

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Sad, very sad   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by ChaperonNoir
July 3rd, 2008, 6:50am
It's a great sports manga that you can enjoy in the beginning. But it goes bad halfway and grows into a Sports manga that doesn't take itself very seriously with all tennis players getting superpowers. Worse than that, every match feels the same. Some guy (Seigaku or Other team)will start winning 4 games. Its 4-0. THEN THE OTHER GUY WHO HAD HIS HIDDEN TECHNIQUE REVEALS IT AND MAKES THE SCORE BACK TO 4-4. WHAT A COMEBACK. Finally, since the other guty is a little smart and had 4-5 games to study the new technique, he's able to win by a small wargin in the end.

From this point on , Prince of Tennis became a really bad manga to read and not worth buying at all.

Start of manga = 8.5 /10
End of manga = 2 /10

It's nothing like Slam Dunk.

... Last updated on July 3rd, 2008, 6:50am
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overrated   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by trunks84
March 5th, 2008, 5:21am
Man I didn't hate it at start but theire is only so little you can do with tennis. Not my cup of tea and it took him 380 chaps to realize he enjoys tennis? Ending sucked completely and I enjoy action shonens a lot more then some tennis with supermoves that bore me out. The cheeziness when he lost his memory made me vomit almost.

Even in the shonen department it loses badly vs titles like DB, OP, Naruto, hitman reborn, hunterxhunter,... And at sports major owns it completely and even eyeshield 21 is a lvl above it, hell if you wanna read some sportsmanga go read most of Adachis works they'll be a hell more deeper and realistic then this overrated series. How people can rate this a 10 is beyond my knowledge. Man I hate my habit of ending each series that I start.
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aww   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kelly123456000
March 3rd, 2008, 4:21pm
it really is amazin..i've also read PoT for years now...and when it finally ended..its like takin away a major part of my anime/manga fan self..=/ i wished we could have seen the adventures he will ahve in america =(
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it's over...   
Rating: N/A
by kumquat
March 2nd, 2008, 9:23pm
it's so strange that the series is over. i've been reading it for years and now suddenly it's done, it's like wow. the last chapter was okay, it could've been better, i didn't really like the song but i must say it made it different from other endings i've read.
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A+   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by JJTang
March 1st, 2008, 7:05pm
One of the few sports manga that I really enjoyed. At first, it began with realistic tennis games involving possible skills and whatnot, but it eventually grew a supernatural limb somewhere. Really intense suspenseful matches and the like though. The final chapter could have been... Better. Not my taste. Would be nice for a few one-shot stories of what happens afterwards though.
I hate that Viz description up at the top. Sakuno had hardly anything to do in the manga after the first few volumes.
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great! I love this!   
Rating: N/A
by dane_mangamanic
February 13th, 2008, 10:05am
one of the mangas i really love..!
but i still like the anime better.. ^^

lot of cute and hot guyz! oh i love ryoma! but cmon how will you appreciate their tennis more if they will not quite exaggerate it, ryt?

One of the must read mangas both for girls and boys..,,
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over-rated   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by octoberangel
February 11th, 2008, 10:31pm
Several friends recommended this one to me saying it was the greatest manga and a must read!! etc etc . . . and while the characters are pretty well drawn, and the first couple of volumes were pretty interesting: it starts to drag and go downhill after a while (as someone else commented: they play tennis... and ... more tennis) : and after a while it just gets really unrealistic (i know it's a manga but cmon : at least TRY and make it a little more believable? dead) . . . it would probably have been better if they didn't drag out the (latest) matches so much and ended the manga sooner (less tennis!)
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DragonBall Tennis + very long matches   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by kanvas
February 2nd, 2008, 9:08pm
well, prince of tennis = dragonball + tennis...didn't that 13 year old guy just went super saiyan in a tennis match or something?
Entertaining read. But if you haven't start reading then I recommend you wait till the series to finish before starting because the later volume story is just dragged out for so long, a match need more or less a whole volume to finish.
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sweet!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by colombiansoccerchick
January 22nd, 2008, 11:10am
This manga is awesome! a bunch of people are complaining that its so unrealistic but that doesnt matter because-duh-its manga! i think its funny and entertaining. My fav characters are Ryoma and Fuji!
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It's a ten and above~   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by EtceteraSpeed
December 30th, 2007, 1:19am
Well, I guess everybody has their own opinion. I, however, really enjoy this series. It is unrealistic, but they explain it, and in a way... It makes sense. It's one of my favorite shounen manga and I totally recommend it. The characters are very detailed with each a unique characteristic and habit. They are also quite cute too... It's something that's hard to forget. You can't help but read it over and over again. The anime is also quite good and completely pulls you into the story. If your not a fan of shounen, then you will become one once you read OR watch this manga/anime. If you are, you'll absolutely love it. It's a must read.
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