flyindance's Prince of Tennis Tv Review

Prince of Tennis

Prince of Tennis tv Review

Prince of Tennis takes place in modern Tokyo, following the journey of tennis prodigy Ryoma Echizen. Ryoma enrolls in Seishun Gakuen (Seishun Academy), Seigaku for short, a school famous for its strong tennis club and talented players.
Because of his cool and apathetic attitude, upperclassmen challenge him to matches. However, Ryoma had won the American junior tennis championship four times in a row, and easily defeated the upperclassmen.

Making new friends and learning new tennis tactics, Ryoma and the Seigaku tennis club strive to win the All-Japan Junior High Tennis Team Championship!

Based on the synopsis by niomea.

Story & Characters

Echizen Ryoma, 12 years old.A young boy genius in tennis won 4 consecutive titles in American tournament within one and a half years. Son of Echizen Nanjiroh, a tennis profesional who almost become number one in the world. He retired just before his that particular important match. for Echizen Ryoma.His family went back to Japan after living in America for quite a time.He is still unknown in Japan for his talent in tennis.Going to Seigaku, a school famous for tennis,was a right choice for him.There he show his talent to everyone and become famous in Japan.With his teamates, Tezuka Kunimitsu, Oishi Syuichiroh, Inui Sadaharu, Fuji Syusuke, Kikumaru Eiji, Momoshiro Takeshi, Kawamura Takashi, Kaidoh Kaoru, he wants to win the national tournament. One thing for sure, he earn trust from the teamleader, Tezuka Kunimitsu and he helps Echizen Ryoma to become a better player in tennis. He wants Echizen Ryoma become the pillar of Seigaku Tennis Club team. One thing that pushes Echizen Ryoma to what he is now is his intention to beat his father in tennis.

Rating: 10


It's quite a good presentation. The colours, the characters all had been done very well.One thing that I would like to highlight is the characteristic of the characters.Everone in this world is different espeacially our characters.This animation characters are very different from each other.Able to see different personalities and get to know them is good.Prince of Tennis did this very well.Example, Echizen Ryoma is very calm in whatever situation and don't really care what is happening. Tezuka Kunimitsu is a strict leader, care for his juniors and do not talk much. Even thoush he looks cold to everyone, he really likes Ryoma.

Rating: 7


Although songs in Prince of Tennis is not from first class singer or groups, but it is the meaning that counts.The songs are quite nice to hear and the meanings really related to the story.There are many opening theme and ending theme due to the long series.Here I introduce some of the songs.FUTURE by HIRO-X, DRIVING MYSELF by HIRO-X, MAKE YOU FREE by KIMERU, LONG WAY by IKUO,WHITE LINE by AOZU, KEEP YOUR STYLE bu FUJISHIGE MASATAKA, WALK ON by FUJISHIGE MASATAKA, KAZE no TABIBITO by FUREAI and others.

Rating: 8


Each characters has their own tennis techniques.Some of these techniques is real.Even tennis profesional use them. Here are some of the techniques of the characters. Echizen Ryoma - Twist Serve, Drive B, Tornado Smash, One Foot Spilt Step, Drive A, Momoshiro Takeshi - Dunk Smash, Jacknife, Kaidoh Kaoru - Snake ( Buggy Whip Shot ), Boomerang Snake, Oishi Syuichiroh - Moon Volley, Kikumaru Eiji - Acrobatic Play, Inui Sadaharu - Data Tennis, Fuji Syusuke - Swallow Return, Tezuka Kunimitsu - Tezuka Zone, Kawamura Takashi - Burning Serve, Pentium Wave Ball. Wave Ball, Fuji Yuuta( Fuji Syusuke's brother ) - Super Rising, Twin Spin Shot, Ibu Shinji - Kick Serve, Spot, Kirihara Akaya - Knuckle Serve and many more. Even though the techniques are quite impossible in real life but it is very interesting to watch. It is certainly amaze to know the creativity of those who are in charge of it. There are also some special programme which are not related to the episodes. Only for laughing and humoring us audience, it'a really a fantastic animation.

Rating: 7

Final Verdict

8.17 (good)

Reviewed by flyindance, Feb 24, 2005


  1. tareren Feb 24, 2005

    Nice review, but i think should elaborate on other aspect of presentation

  2. MadTeaParty Feb 27, 2005

    Yeah, there's more to the presentation than just naming special techniques. I wouldn't give the story such a high score either. The anime isn't that original since it follows something that could be done in real life and probably follows every tennis player's ambitions. Just your typical kid that has a competitive spirit in an anime about winning. I do love the anime, though.

  3. flyindance Mar 02, 2005

    thx 4 ur comment on my review.accept ur opinion abt presentation.
    this is my 1st review, can't find things 2 say on the presentation.
    but appreciate it. :)

  4. XellosMeta Apr 21, 2005

    Prince of tennis is a good sport manga. Even if i like POT i'm not sure the note you give to him is realistic.
    It's note because you like it, that you must give him a top rated.

    I think the rate for Story and music are a bit to high.
    The story is not original at all.
    And the music of the anime is not the best of we can heard. The opening & ending are not too bad. But the BGM is ridiculous. they did it with a cheap synth. ?

    Maybe I'm a little hard with you. Scuse me but that was my point of view.

  5. Shiyu Sep 15, 2005

    I like that anime.
    I mostly like the characters.
    But, I think the story was quite repetitive.
    I meant in order to show that Ryoma was great player didn't mean that he had to play the most important game all the time, right?
    Eventhough like that, Tenipuri is still the best for me.

  6. Kiku8 Nov 22, 2005

    I personally think the character singles are better then the actual opening and ending songs. :/

    But I think you somewhat contridicted yourself on the presentation, you said it was good but still gave it a C.

  7. simyvonne Dec 26, 2005

    I think that u should add in fuji's higuma otoshi (bear drop) and Tezuka's zero shikin drop shot... cos i think this both is one of the coolest move esp tezuka's

  8. Countess-D May 29, 2006

    I haven't seem this series, but I want to. What's preventing me? let's say its length ^_^,,,

    Still I have the movie and I'm waiting for the Live Action Movie which I hpe will give me the kick I need to get as many episodes I can, and the download the rest. Wish this stranger some luck!

  9. Sanisa Feb 24, 2010

    Thanks for the review! Nice ^__^

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