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
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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.”