Jan 5, 2012

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New Prince of Tennis

Man, I can’t believe the nostalgia. It’s been almost seven years since Prince of Tennis finished airing. It’s no accident that this show was such a success, it was great. This show actually got me to try tennis once. Boy did I suck at it.

It was pretty cool to see how Ryoma has grown. Sure, he’s still the same arrogant kid, but he has grown. Not to mention their signature moves, it got really nostalgic when some of the players started using their signature movies.

Anyway, I have to say that the artwork has improved significantly. It’s no surprise, the show aired from 2001 till 2005. What you see here is seven years of improvement and seven years of extra experience.

As for the story… Wow. I got excited right away with this whole training camp thing! The boys from Seishun have a lot of work ahead of them if they want to make it through this camp. I can’t wait to follow their progress!

So yeah, good stuff. I know Prince of Tennis from the early days, so it’s only natural for me to be a bit excited about the sequel. I do recommend it though!

Plot Summary: Middle school students fought fiercely against one another in a national tournament. Now, 50 chosen representatives return to fight against high schoolers! The stage is the U-17 (Under Seventeen) Japanese Representative Training Camp. Middle school students have been invited for the first time to a camp known to produce the best Japanese tennis players.

National champions from Seigaku, Hyotei, Rikkai, Shitenhoji…With all the rivals from the national tournament attending, everyone eagerly awaits their reunion. At first, the middle schoolers do not expect much from their high school opponents. However, the training camp is not so easy!

Athletes with skills incomparable to those they previously faced and their mysterious coach appear before them. Faced with numerous demanding challenges, can the middle schoolers survive in this meritocratic training camp? The new chapter of Prince of Tennis begins here! The curtain rises on a new stage.

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