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The Prince of Tennis (2006)
"Tennis no oujisama" (original title)

 |  Action  |  13 May 2006 (Japan)
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Twelve year old tennis prodigy, Ryoma Echizen attends the distinguished school of Seishun Academy Middle School with his eyes set on being on the regulars team of the tennis club, which the school is famous for.

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Twelve year old Ryoma Echizen is the tennis prodigy from America who has the personal history of winning 4 successive victories at the American Junior Tennis tournaments. His father, Nanjiroh Echizen, a tennis player of legendary status, recalls Ryoma back to Japan to attend the distinguished school of Seishun Academy Middle School. Ryoma, a first year, has his eyes set on being on the regulars team of the tennis club, which the school is famous for. The members of the Seigaku regulars team include Kunimitsu Tezuka, the captain of the tennis club, whose ranking is that on the National's level. The vice-captain, Syuichirou Oishi, who has a calm and rational sense of playing sense, compliments the acrobatic plays of his double's partner, Eiji Kikumaru; making them the Golden Pair. Third year, Shusuke Fuji, a formidable player, is known for his tactical skill on the tennis courts. Then there's Sadaharu Inui, whose tennis style relies on what he calls, "data tennis" and Takashi Kawamura ... Written by vera26

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In the movie, the character of Wakashi Hiyoshi from the Hyotei school was replaced by Egate Mcleod Higaki, whereas in the manga/anime, there was no Egate Mcleod Higaki, he was created as an original character for the movie. Similarly, Egate Mcleod Higaki's sister, Shioin Higaki, is also an original character that was not in the manga/anime series. Her purpose in the movie is to pretty much serve as a double role of representing the anime/manga character of Sakuno Ryuzaki and Egate's sister. See more »

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The prince of tennis (DVD)
18 May 2007 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

I know this is a popular anime or comic in Japan or maybe other places too but when watching the anime, I felt it was quite slow, with slow moving hits. I never read the comic too. So when watching this live-action movie, I had no idea what I am for. I enjoyed the movie, I like the effects the movie used when hitting the tennis ball. I had fun! I had no idea that this would be interesting, now I know why it is popular in Japan. I heard some people say that the live-action movie did not follow the anime or the comic, hard to say but you try watching some live-action movies adapted from the comic or either the anime, they cannot follow exactly the story or the looks of the characters. I always watch live-action movies adapted, it is great fun. After watching this, I am hoping for a part two, I never read the comic but I know that the director still have a lot of things to film. Maybe they are working on it or the ratings were low so they decided not to make another one.

Either you are a fan of prince of tennis or a newcomer, you should watch it and from the effects, it totally blast me off by the way they are playing. Now the Japanese are making almost all their comic into live-action. Some live-action movies are coming and they look great. Should they make a part two? Depending on the appeal of fans. I had great time watching this so it may suit up to your taste. You can catch the DVD in Singapore.


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