The Los Angeles based film distributor Eleven Arts has announced the acquisition of the North American distribution rights for the anime feature film RYOMA! THE PRINCE OF TENNIS. The movie is based on Takeshi Konomi’s shonen manga The Prince of Tennis and its sequel The New Prince of Tennis, taking place between the two. The author supervised the production and wrote the music and lyrics for all the songs featured in the film. It’s the first ever 3DCG film for the franchise, and Hiroshi Koujina will serve as director. You can see the key visual:
There are two versions of the film, with each one featuring different characters and scenes leading the story to unfold on two parallel routes. The film’s post credit scene, which is also different depending on the version of the film, is called THEATER TENIFES petit! and features an exclusive compilation footage featuring some of the most popular Prince of Tennis character songs along with images and illustrations from the manga. Eleven Arts will announce the details on release dates and ticket sales for the anime film RYOMA! The Prince of Tennis at a later date.
RYOMA! The Prince of Tennis Synopsis from Eleven Arts
From the masterpiece Japanese sports manga created by Takeshi Konomi, with more than 60million copies sold over 22 years, RYOMA! THE PRINCE OF TENNIS is a new feature film about tennis prodigy Ryoma Echizen.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.
Source: Eleven Arts Official Twitter, Press Release
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