The Prince of Tennis Film Adaptation Announced for Spring 2020 Release
25.December.2018 | ANIME&GAME
The Prince of Tennis is a manga series written and illustrated by Takeshi Konomi that was serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1999 to 2008. It has spawned an anime series, musical, and live-action film. Shortly after its run ended a sequel manga titled New Prince of Tennis began serialisation in Jump Square which is currently ongoing.
Next year will mark the franchise’s 20th anniversary. In line with this, the manga’s author Takeshi Konomi appear at Jump Festa 2019 which was held at Makuhari Messe on December 22. There he revealed that a new movie titled Ryoma! Rebirth Movie The Prince of Tennis will be release in early spring 2020.
The film will feature a completely original story that takes place in the three months between The Prince of Tennis and New Prince of Tennis. The title logo was also unveiled at the event featuring a stained glass design with the colours of each school.
A visual was also shown drawn by Konomi himself that features a cool and collected Ryoma wielding a tennis racket like a samurai would hold his blade. The event wrapped up with Konomi performing the song Tenipuri tte Iina which he composed and wrote himself.
Ryoma! Rebirth Movie The Prince of Tennis
Release Date: Early Spring 2020
Official Website: https://gaga.ne.jp/RYOMA_MOVIE/
Prince of Tennis 3DCG Film Promoted in Japan With National Tournament Saga Broadcast
A special television broadcast for the anime series Prince of Tennis has been airing in Japan since April. In promotion of the upcoming 3DCG film Ryōma! Shinsei Gekijōban Tennis no Ōji-sama (Ryōma! Rebirth Movie The Prince of Tennis), which is set for release on September 3, 2021, the second season of the National Tournament Saga is set to air in Japan on June 29. In addition, a television special centred on the new film will also air.
The National Tournament Saga National follows Ryoma and the Seishun team who meet foes of past and present.
©許斐 剛／集英社 ©新生劇場版テニスの王子様製作委員会
The Prince of Tennis 20th Anniversary Celebrated at Niigata Prefecture Manga and Anime Museum
Niigata Prefecture Manga and Anime Museum is currently holding a special event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the popular manga series The Prince of Tennis. Centred on both The Prince of Tennis and The New Prince of Tennis, the event is running until February 14.
©Takeshi Konomi / Shueisha
The event is a must-visit for fans of the manga series, who will get to enjoy seeing drafts by the author, full-colour manga panels, and more. They can also get their hands on a line-up of original merchandise produced for the event.
The Prince of Tennis 20th Anniversary Exhibition
Japanese Event Title: ～連載20周年記念全国ツアー～ テニスの王子様大原画展「テニスの王子様」×「新テニスの王子様」
Running: January 16, 2021 – February 14, 2021
Venue: Niigata Prefecture Manga and Anime Museum
Address: 2-5-7 Yachiyo, Chuo Ward, Niigata
Opening Hours: [Weekdays] 11:00-17:00 / [Weekends & Holidays] 10:00-17:00
Exhibition Official Website: http://tenipuri.gengaten.com/
Niigata Prefecture Manga and Anime Museum Official Website: http://museum.nmam.jp
The Prince of Tennis CG Movie Teases Ryoma in Full 3D
A new 3DCG animated film has been announced that’s set between Takeshi Konomi’s The Prince of Tennis and The New Prince of Tennis manga. It will feature an original story written by Konomi himself. Details have yet to be announced, but it has been confirmed that the film will released on September 3, 2021.
Check out the first promotional video below which was shown at the Jump Festa 2021 ONLINE event.
Ryoma! Shinsei Gekijoban Tennis no Oji-sama
21 | Cast & Staff Comments
Junko Minagawa (Voices: Ryoma Echizen)
“Sorry to keep y’all waiting! We can confirm that the film will be officially released on September 3, 2021! I’ve never stopped challenging myself when it comes to Prince of Tennis. This film is a combination of nostalgia and newness. It’s something you’ve never seen before. You’ll need to see it for yourself. And it’ll be here before you know it in September!”
Takeshi Konomi (Author, The Prince of Tennis)
“It has finally been announced that Ryoma! Shinsei Gekijoban Tennis no Oji-sama will release on September 3, 2021. Talks about a new movie first happened five years ago when I planned and appeared in the series’ first VR live performance together with the characters. All I knew was that I wanted to make it 3DCG and not anime. Since then, we’ve been able to put in various never-before-seen surprises and new things. It’s a dream come true. We’ve overcome many challenges and things that would be considered taboo or not within the status quote of [Japan’s] movie industry. It’s filled with new challenges! I also wrote and composed all of the music in the movie. Every lyric and the way that the songs are sung have been lined up perfectly with each scene. I was meticulous with all of it, so every song is a treasure. The Prince of Tennis has over 900 character songs. There’s always music, isn’t there? I also put ‘Ryoma!’ in the title for the first time so that even people who have only seen the series once, or not at all, as well as families can enjoy the movie. The truth is, I didn’t want to include Ryoma or The Prince of Tennis, but they stopped me from doing that <laughs>. Of course, the movie is packed with shocking things that long-time Prince of Tennis fans won’t be able to resist too (hehe). I think it turned out to be a really next-generation entertainment movie which no one has seen before. Please head to the theatres to see the results of the best production team, an amazing voice cast, and my box of dreams.”
The New Prince of Tennis Themed Cafes to Open in Akihabara & Osaka
The Akihabara (Tokyo) and Nanbasennichimae (Osaka) branches of the Sega Collabo Cafe are set to collaborate with the TV anime series The New Princess of Tennis from December 6.
Fans can look forward to tucking into food, drinks and desserts inspired by characters in the series. There will also be exclusive Sega Collabo Cafe merchandise on sale in collaboration with the series, as well as other goodies like an original coaster which you get when ordering a drink.
The collaboration will run from December 6, 2019 to January 26, 2020. During that time, there will be three different slots, each featuring different menu options.
Drinks Menu (All 3 Periods) – ¥600 Each (Before Tax)
*Photo is for illustrative purposes only. May differ from actual product.
Food Menu – ¥1,200 Each (Before Tax)
Slot ①: December 6, 2019 – December 20, 2019
・Taka-san’s Specially-Made Mille-Feuille Sushi
Slot ②: December 21, 2019 – January 10, 2020
・Invincible Rikkaidai Soy Ramen
・Ryoma’s American SABA Burger
Slot ③: January 11, 2020 – January 26, 2020
・Hyoutei Truffle Pasta
Only one of each of these dishes will be sold each day per slot, and it will be determined by whichever is ordered during the first order of that day.
Dessert Menu – ¥1,000 Each (Before Tax)
Slot ①: December 6, 2019 – December 20, 2019
・Hyoutei’s Victory Parfait
Slot ②: December 21, 2019 – January 10, 2020
Slot ③: January 11, 2020 – January 26, 2020
Food, Drink & Dessert Menu Bonus Items
For every meal, drink or dessert ordered at the cafe, customers will receive an original coaster. Designs are given randomly, and there are 11 different ones for each slot as pictured above in respective order.
Sega Collabo Cafe Exclusive Merchandise
Releasing: December 6, 2019
Hologram Pin Badges (11 Designs) – ¥500 Each (Before Tax)
Superdeformed Pin Badges (11 Designs) – ¥400 Each (Before Tax)
There is much more merchandise for fans to get their hands on too. Both cafes are reservation-only, so book your table now on the official website below.
©Takeshi Konomi / Shueisha・NAS・The New Prince of Tennis Project
Sega Collabo Cafe – The New Prince of Tennis
Running: December 6, 2019 – January 26, 2020
Locations: Sega Collabo Cafe Akihabara (Sega Akihabara 4 Floor 5F) / Sega Collabo Cafe Nanbasennichimae
Slot 1: December 6, 2019 – December 20, 2019
Slot 2: December 21, 2019 – January 10, 2020
Slot 3: January 11, 2020 – January 26, 2020
*Menu and coaster designs will change for each slot
*Full information can be found on the Sega Collabo Cafe homepage
Official Website: https://sega-collabocafe.com/top/tenipuri.html
Sweets-themed event to celebrate “The Prince of Tennis 2” to open in Ikebukuro!
Theme park Namco Namja Town is collaborating with manga/anime series new “The Prince of Tennis” to hold the event “The Prince of Tennis 2 Sweet Party in Namja Town”. This will take place for a limited time only from Friday 1st March to Sunday 14th April 2019.
This event will feature the 2018 Happy Summer Valentine, where the characters are ranked from 1-10 in a Namja Town illustration. There are also mini-games where participants can get their hands on original goods and gifts. There are also meals and desserts based on the characters from the manga, and a photo spot where you can hear recordings of the characters saying lines that you cannot and never will hear anywhere else! What a special event! On Tuesday 2nd April, there will be a talk show featuring Yuki Kaida; the anime voice actress of Syusuke Fuji.
※ 1… “The Prince of Tennis 2” characters Valentine’s Day chocolate rankings revealed!
Ryoma Echizen Grape Ponta ¥870 (price includes tax)
Keigo Atobe no naru hodo blue jelly sundae ¥870 (price includes tax)
Kazuya Tokugawa black hall Japanese-style pasta ¥930 (price includes tax)
Happy Birthday!! Syusuke Fuji’s tensai plate ¥880 (price includes tax)
Only available from：Friday 1st March ー Sunday 17th March
Happy Birthday!! Kuranosuke Shiraishi’s perfect plate ¥880 (price includes tax)
Only available from Sat 30/03 ー Sun 14/04
The Prince of Tennis 2-themed mains and desserts are also available. As Syusuke Fuji and Kuranosuke Shiraishi’s birthday will occur during the event period, there will be a limited birthday menu too! If you purchase one item off these limited edition menus, you will receive a free illustration sheet!
Prize A：Tote bag（Only one design available）
Winner’s prize：Round-edged tin badge (10 varieties available)
There is also a limited edition mini candy game called “Candy Kuji” (500Y per go) which is a candy lottery with a wide range of candy you can win! Pick your favourite from the panel. You will also receive this candy in a bag with a handle that matches the colour of your candy!
The “Ametama Hakobi” mini-game involves scooping out candy from one place and packing it into a container (¥400 per go). If you can fill the container with the target weight of candy, you win!
A Namja Town-limited life-size board illustration will also be placed inside the park. If you insert a “sweets card” into the present box (プレゼントお預かりBOX) located near the life-size illustration board, the characters on the board will speak to you!
In addition, on Friday 1st March and Sunday 14th April respectively, Syusuke Fuji’s and Kuranosuke Shiraishi’s special birthday-themed messages will play. These birthday messages will only play on the respective dates mentioned above! One Sweets Card will be presented to those who play the mini-game “Candy Kuji” three times. You will receive two Sweets cards if you play five times!
Sweets pouch with acrylic charm, one design available, ¥2,500 (price includes tax)
※ There are 10 varieties of acrylic charm. One acrylic charm is attached per pouch at random.
You can also purchase original goods here ー please check them out!
To commemorate “The Prince of Tennis 2 Sweets Party in Namja Town”, there will be a talk show featuring Yuki Kaida; the anime voice actress of Syusuke Fuji. Fans of the anime and manga just won’t be able to contain their excitement! From corner to corner, this event is packed with fun!
The Prince of Tennis 2 Sweets Party in Namja Town
新テニスの王子様 スイートパーティー in ナンジャタウン
Location：Namco Namja Town, World Import Mart Bldg 3-1-3, Higashiikebukuro
Event period：Friday 1st March to Sunday 14th April 2019.
The Prince of Tennis Sweets Party in Namja Town special event website:
Minigames: Candy Kuji/ Ame Tama Hakobi
Opening hours：Weekdays：13:00 ー 20:00 / Weekends & national holidays/designated days：10:00 ー 20:00
※Designated days：Friday 1st March, Friday 22nd March ー Friday 29th March
Talk show featuring Yuki Kaida; the anime voice actress of Syusuke Fuji
Location：Ennichi Hiroba (Inside Namja Town)
Time & date: Tuesday 2nd April 2019 from 19:00 onwards
How to attend: You will receive one lottery ticket with the chance to attend the talk show for every three tickets you purchase to play the “Ame Tama Hakobi” mini-game (1 game = ¥400)
Application period：Friday 1st ― Sunday 17th March 2019
※ If you are successful in the lottery, your lottery ticket will be exchanged with a winning ticket.
Namja Town official website: https://bandainamco-am.co.jp/tp/namja/
© Takeshi Konomi ／Shueisha Inc, NAS, The Prince of Tennis Project
Prince of Tennis the Musical live viewing to be streamed in Japan and Hong Kong!
The live musical “The Prince of Tennis” 3rd season – Seigaku vs Higa” grand tournament will be held on Sunday 18h February 2018 at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL. This will be streamed all over Japan and even in Hong Kong!
The Prince of Tennis is a popular Japanese anime. Main character Ryoma Echizen is a talented tennis player who enters a specialist tennis school called Seihun Gakuen, or Seigaku for short. Having entered the school’s prestigious tennis club, his overwhelming strength and passion for tennis pushes him forward to keep going.
From Thursday 21st December they will perform in 5 cities in Japan. Seigaku Middle School has finally reached the Kanto grand championships! However, they will be up against the dark horse Higa Middle school from Okinawa for an intense battle!
This will be the first ever appearance in a tennis musical for characters Tomoya Shiranui and Kōichi Aragaki, who will be battling on the opposing team. The opposing team have a high physical ability and all players are Okinawan martial artists who fuse their martial arts skills into their tennis playing strategy. I wonder how they will fare against Seigaku?
It has been announced that with the exception of Nichka Akutsu who plays Ryoma Echizen, the cast of the 11 members of Seigaku will be graduating next spring, making this the last live performance of Seigaku vs Higa with the original cast.
This grand tournament is filled with emotion and will be live streamed all over Japan and even to Hong Kong! As the tension builds up, let’s all keep our eyes on the game!