The Prince of Tennis, Vol. 26 by Takeshi Konomi

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Synopsis

• An ongoing manga series - over 40 million copies sold to date in Japan and still going strong!
• Prince of Tennis currently airs on Cartoon Network’s Toonami time block on Saturday nights and airs on Toonami Jetstream (www.toonamijetstream.com)
• Prince of Tennis manga has sold through 175k units in the U.S. to date.
• Prince of Tennis anime DVD box sets also distributed by VIZ Media.
• The Prince of Tennis live action movie released in Japan in May 2005.
• Originally serialized in Japan’s Weekly Shonen Jump.
• Anime series in Japan has surpassed 100 episodes.
• Multiple product brand in Japan - trading card games, apparel, stationary, and videogames
• Released Bi-monthly (every other month).

Ryoma Echizen just joined the Seishun Academy's tennis team, which is known for being one of the most competitive teams in Japan. While most of the freshmen are on pins and needles hoping they won't get cut from the team, Ryoma Echizen is confident, cool, and collected. Some might even say he's cocky, but at least he's got the skills to back up his attitude. With his virtually unreturnable "twist serve," Ryoma is sure to make the starting team.

 

The Kanto Tournament Finals are down to the last two matches, with the top players for the two best teams--Seishun and Rikkai--engaged in a fierce battle for dominance. As Shusuke and Akaya's match reaches its surprising end, the final showdown begins: Ryoma vs. "Emperor" Genichiro Sanada.
 

About Takeshi Konomi

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A member of the tennis club in junior and senior high-school, Konomi submitted his work to Weekly Shonen Jump after graduation from university and was debuted in a special edition of the magazine in 1993 with TETSUJIN SEKAI ICHI KATAI OTOKO. In 1997, his COOL ~ RENTAL BODYGUARD manga became serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump, followed by THE PRINCE OF TENNIS in 1992. Because of THE PRINCE OF TENNIS, the number of children in Japan who have taken up tennis as a sport has increased exponentially, and the tennis club has become one of the more popular school clubs in junior high today, creating a huge boom for the game. An anime version of THE PRINCE OF TENNIS was created in 2001, and is still going strong.
 
Published July 1, 2008 by VIZ Media LLC. 189 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books. Fiction