The Prince of Tennis

Comedy · 

Release Date: October 10, 2001

Original name: テニスの王子様

Status: Ended

Seasons: 7

Episodes: 178

Running time: 25m


The Prince of Tennis (Japanese: テニスの王子様, Hepburn: Tenisu no Ōjisama) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Takeshi Konomi. The manga was serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump from July 1999 to March 2008. A total of 379 chapters were published and collected into 42 tankōbon volumes.The manga was adapted into an anime television series directed by Takayuki Hamana, animated by Trans Arts and co-produced by Nihon Ad Systems and TV Tokyo. The anime was broadcast on TV Tokyo from October 2001 to March 2005, spanning a total of 178 episodes, as well as a theatrical movie. In April 2006, an original video animation (OVA) continuation of the anime began to be released on DVD. The beginning of the second OVA series was released in June 2007, roughly three months after the end of the first. The second OVA ended in January 2008, and the third and final OVA started in April 2008.The series developed into a media franchise and has had numerous other adaptations outside of the animated incarnation. Since April 2003, more than fifteen stage musicals have been produced for the series. An animated movie was released in 2005, as well as a live action movie in 2006. The franchise has also had a long-running radio show, numerous video games, well over 250 soundtracks and CDs, and other merchandise. A sequel titled New Prince of Tennis, began serialization in Jump Square in March 2009, with the story taking place several months after the end of the original manga.In North America, Viz Media licensed both The Prince of Tennis manga and anime series for an English-language release. As of January 2012, the manga had over 51 million copies in circulation.A 3DCG film has been announced and is scheduled to be released in Japan on September 3, 2021.
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