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Tennis no Ouji-sama  
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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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Associated Names
테니스의 왕자
Hoàng tử tennis
Prince of Tennis
Tennis no Oujisama
The Prince of Tennis

Groups Scanlating
Franky House

Latest Release(s)
v.40 c.354 by Fruity Explosive Translation over 9 years ago
v.40 c.353 by Fruity Explosive Translation over 9 years ago
v.42 c.379 (end) by ryColaa over 9 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
42 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (848 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.95 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 22nd 2015, 5:18am PST



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Viz (42 Volumes - Complete)

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Monthly Pos #1372 increased(+502)
3 Month Pos #2442 increased(+236)
6 Month Pos #3078 increased(+512)

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Forum Posts
Prince of Tennis volume? over 6 years ago
Anime Start/End Chapter over 6 years ago
Prince of Tennis Gets Anime Movie over 7 years ago
Favorite Seigaku Regular over 7 years ago
Prince of Tennis END - How do you feel? over 9 years 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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Entertained for all of the 379 chapters   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kichiX
May 3rd, 2010, 11:47am
The start was good. The ending was good. The stuff inbetween was awesome. An amazing manga.
It kept me interested and staying up at night right until the end, the plot was well developed, the main characters easily definable by their different appearances (albeit some of the opposing team's members seemed to blur into one slightly). Some people may complain about it being unrealistic, to which I'll only say that it didn't deduct from the manga, and this is a shounen. The only question I have is; how the heck is Tezuka a junior high student confused

... Last updated on June 29th, 2010, 1:18pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by icecreamy
April 24th, 2010, 9:46pm
This is one of the best manga i have ever read. It not just about tennis well most of it is. But it is about friendship and how Ryoma develops. The character are so cool! Personally Rikkaidai is my favourite team because it has many different personalities types. The tennis moves are awesome even if they are unrealistic. I am a big fan of Prince of Tennis! There has been many adaption such as the live action, anime, movies, musicals and games. The character songs are great! For me reading Prince of tennis taught me stuff and is unforgettable. I will never get bored of it.
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Really amusing!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by chiaci
March 30th, 2011, 1:17pm
I know nothing about tennis nor sports and I couldn't care less, but this manga is really amusing. I reread it three times by now and love it even more than the first time. There's not much development in the character department and the plot is quite simple, though I can't complain; I really love Ryoma's personality and am very glad he didn't change. That and absolute lack of a female lead or any female characters to begin with won me over !!love!!
It's a very easy and quick read. There's also quite a few goodies for yaoi fangirls (or fanboys), such cute slashiness <3
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The best sport manga!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LUEser
October 15th, 2009, 9:43am
The best part about Prince of Tennis is NOT the cool moves, but rather the right time to use it. Usually, one or two exceptional players beat Kaido's Buggy Whip (Is it called that?), or Nanjiro's the only guy that can keep Ryoma at his toes. Who says the moves aren't cool? Without the moves, Prince of Tennis wouldn't be so popular! What do you expect? This manga is fiction, thus the moves are fiction.

One thing I didn't like about Prince of Tennis was...all the regular players looked able; all the muscles, hands, and legs are moving at the right speed and pace but...not the first years besides Echizen. Look at Sakuno, she's looks fragile, as if one hard swing could break her into pieces. Look at two of Echizen's male friends, they're so puny, they have scrawny arms, like they're only in 4th grade, but Echizen doesn't look anywhere near it. It's nice to able to differentiate (dunno if that's a word XDDD) the main character from the rest of the not-so-important characters but, c'mon! At least, make Sakuno more mature with boobs or something! And Sakuno's grandma? Man, choose one! Make her a man OR woman, not a woman with man looks!
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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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the animae is cool   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by FullmetalEdward
December 23rd, 2006, 1:58pm
im giving the animae a 10 cause i have not read the manga.i watch it on toonami jetstream where i get my half fill of animae.i dont know who my favorite is tho,ryoma or his dad...oh well its exiting and doesnt do tame exitmentwhen.dont worry manga fans i will get to the manga when ive finished the other several series im reading
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Decent sports shonen with weak main character.   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by 1love
December 17th, 2011, 3:04pm
I used to follow Prince of Tennis, back when it was still on the regional matches. I actually think (yes, present tense) the beginning was good; it followed the shonen sports formula to a T, but it had good matches and decent characters.

Somewhere along the lines, PoT began to lose me - not because the matches got increasingly ridiculous, but because the manga was making me care about the main team less and less. It simply boiled down to the fact that I really don't care to see Ryoma win because he is an annoying little brat who doesn't really have much characterization and his opponents are much more interesting. The thing about Ryoma is that he "grows" automatically, spontaneously in the middle of a match. There's no rationale or drama behind it, you simply know by previous experience with the manga that he'll reach limit break mode somewhere along the lines and explode during a match. There is no real development there, whereas with other classic sports shonen leads, you see that growth and development in the character as they slowly overcome the obstacles in their way. Eyeshield21's Sena is really the best example of this.

Anyway, this is probably a personal preference kind of thing, but I really wanted to offer an alternate view of why people would dislike this manga as opposed to the usual "lol ridiculous skills" argument. In terms of making a good main character, this manga really failed - there's no real reason to follow a sports shonen when you don't care to see the main character win.
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A Standard Shounen   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by yongzhi93
October 21st, 2011, 1:10pm
Have a guy that's underestimated, make some upsets, make him meet real opponents, level-up, win in the end. That's the standard shounen storyline, and Prince of Tennis doesn't deviate even one bit. Every character you see goes through roughly the same things: realization, going beyond perceived limits, actualizing hidden potential and taking victory on the strength of comrades. Artwork is good, but below-average by other Shounen's standards.

Prince of Tennis could've been improved, however, if the author had tried harder to elucidate more history - for example, more detail on the Tezuka-Fuji relationship rather than simply "we're great rivals/friends", more events between Oishi and Kikumaru and what made them so close. Of course, we could also see more on the coaches' and schools' rivalries. Naturally, Echizen Nanjirou could've played a bigger role than sometimes-dad, sometimes-playboy and background bogeyman.

... Last updated on October 21st, 2011, 1:11pm
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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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