Today, I found this great new anime series called "Prince of Tennis" According to Wikiepedia "it is a popular Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Takeshi Konomi"
The plot line "centers around Ryoma Echizen, a tennis prodigy who attends Seishun Academy, a private school famous for its strong tennis club and talented players. Ryoma quickly defeats numerous upperclassmen shortly after entrance to secure himself a spot as one of the team's regulars. In pursuit of their ultimate goal of winning the National Middle School Tennis Championship, members of the team make new friends while learning and mastering increasingly complex techniques. Ryoma also begins to develop his own style of tennis, and eventually realizes what the sport really means to him."
I watched the first episode on Youtube and I was immediately hooked on the series. I am both a huge anime and tennis fan, so seeing these two things that I love combined made me happy.
If you are familiar with anime then these series won't disappoint you. The tennis match scenes are dynamic and unnervingly epic. Think Dragon Ball Z meets tennis. The tennis balls shoot across the screen in plethora of bright colors.
Apparently, a live action movie was released in May 2006. From the trailer it seems interestng and fun. I am going to try to get my hands on it and perhaps review it for you guys.
Would you watch this movie? Do you know of any other interesting things that use tennis as a central theme e.g. videogames, movies, etc? Let us know.
You can watch the live action movie trailer below
Anime Meets Tennis in "Prince of Tennis"