The upcoming Prince of Tennis U-17 anime revealed a trailer, visual, and theme song information, along with a July 2022 premiere date. The sequel is set a few months after the events in the original manga/anime.
Theme songs are:
- OP: “I Can Fly” by Bleecker Chrome and YOSHIKI EZAKI
- ED: “Dear Friend” by Tenipuri Artists (voice cast)
The information was revealed during a special AnimeJapan 2022 stage. Junko Minagawa (Ryouma), Takayuki Kondo (Kiko Valentin), Kenjiro Tsuda (Dodo Obando), and Junichi Suwabe (Keigo Atobe) presented the information on the stage. Prince of Tennis U-17 is adapting The New Prince of Tennis manga.
Prince of Tennis is a Japanese manga series written by Takeshi Konomi. It started serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in July 1999., The manga ended in March 2008, after a total of 42 volumes. The TV anime adaptation by Trans Arts aired from 2001 to 2005. A 26 episode OVA sequel aired between 2006 and 2009. A 3DCGI movie came out last year. Konomi is writing a manga sequel titled The New Prince of Tennis, which has been serialized in Jump Square magazine since 2009.
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Viz Media licensed The Prince of Tennis manga in English and describes the plot as:
There is a rumor going around that a twelve-year-old boy is going to enter the sixteen-year-old and under tennis group. How can someone so young ever hope to compete with kids much older and more experienced than him? This is no ordinary kid: he is none other than Ryoma Echizen, the Prince of Tennis! Ryoma’s father was destined for greatness until he injured himself during a match, ending his career forever. His talent was passed on to his son, who is determined to be the best tennis player in the world. Can the prince gain the respect of his fellow teammates despite his small size and young age? Find out in this intense sports manga!
Source: AnimeJapan 2022, Official Twitter
© Takeshi Konomi/ Shueisha, NAS, The New Tennis Prince Project