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Get ready to return to the court when Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis premieres in North American theaters next month thanks to Anime Expo Cinema Nights, Eleven Arts, and Iconic Events, giving fans a new adventure set in the exciting world of the classic anime franchise!
“Inspired by his tennis champion father, Ryoma is determined to take his game to the next level and train in the US. But in the middle of an intense tennis battle to save his classmate Sakuno from dangerous villains, they somehow find themselves transported back to the past, just as Ryoma’s father is about to undertake his final championship match at the US Open – when he was mysteriously forced to retire. Sing, Dance, and Play along with the innovative 3D digital animation that brings the magnificent and colorful world of The Prince of Tennis to life on the big screen.”via PrinceofTennisMovie.com
A time-traveling action-packed tennis story (why is this series so perfect), the movie is directed by Hiroshi Koujina, written by Takehiko Hata & original series creator Takeshi Konomi, and animated by The Monk Studios and Keica with cooperation by Studio Kai. It stars Junko Minagawa & Takashi Matsuyama.
The Prince of Tennis was created by mangaka Takeshi Konomi. It follows the story of preteen tennis prodigy Ryoma Echizen as he attends the prestigious Seishun Academy, quickly building a legend as an amazing tennis player. The series is considered a classic, over 60 million copies and continually topping best anime series lists.
Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis premieres in U.S. theaters on May 12, 2022. Head to the official site to get your tickets. While there, you can enter Anime Expo’s tie-in contest, letting fans win merch from the movie. You have until May 2 to enter.
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And stay tuned to Nerdier Tides as we get you ready for it!