After Tokyo is chosen as the site for the upcoming Nationals, Hyotei gets a shot at redemption by being given an invitational berth in the tournament. Meanwhile, a prodigy from Kansai is making his way toward Tokyo.
More drama than Wimbledon
After Tokyo is chosen as the site for the upcoming Nationals, Hyotei gets a shot at redemption by being given an invitational berth in the tournament. Meanwhile, a prodigy from Kansai is making his way toward Tokyo. Packing serious power—and a temper to match—in his small frame, this wild 7th-grader has talent and skill that could rival even Ryoma's.
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. Ryoma Echizen is the Prince of Tennis. He may be ready for the Seishun Academy tennis team, but are THEY ready for HIM?
A member of the tennis club in junior and senior high-school, Konomi submitted his work to Weekly Shonen Jump after graduation from university and was debuted in a special edition of the magazine in 1993 with TETSUJIN SEKAI ICHI KATAI OTOKO. In 1997, his COOL RENTAL BODYGUARD manga became serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump, followed by THE PRINCE OF TENNIS in 1992. Because of THE PRINCE OF TENNIS, the number of children in Japan who have taken up tennis as a sport has increased exponentially, and the tennis club has become one of the more popular school clubs in junior high today, creating a hug