The Prince of Tennis

The Prince of Tennis

Vol. 1

Book - 2004 | Shonen Jump graphic novel edition.
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A tennis prodigy leads his handsome tennis club to victory at the national tournament.

Four-time consecutive U.S. Junior tournament champ Ryoma Echizen comes to Seishun Academy to further his reign as The Prince of Tennis. His skill is matched only by his attitude--irking some but impressing all as he leads his team to the Nationals and beyond!

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!
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Viz, [2004]
Edition: Shonen Jump graphic novel edition.
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9781591164357
Branch Call Number: YA-PB Konom
Characteristics: 189 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm.


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VaughanPLAlexandra May 13, 2013

I love tennis so of course I loved this book!!

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normawoods Feb 02, 2016

first manga I tried. Pretty good, enjoyed the illustrations.

Dcole93 Nov 13, 2013

this manga will inspire you to play tennis. it did when i was reading it!

JINGNA_1 Jul 25, 2013

Ahhh... Reading this makes me want to play tennis!!! Its a really good book!

VaughanPLAlexandra May 13, 2013

I love tennis so of course I loved this book!!

Aug 10, 2012

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Sep 23, 2011

This series is spectacular. It might not look like it on the surface, but look a little closer, and you find that it's a touching story about growing up and friendship; the most simple and beautiful joys in life and doing what you love. I've been playing tennis all my life, and this manga inspires me.

Feb 06, 2010

(ditto (indyindigo))

Jan 05, 2009

The highly popular Prince of Tennis Is an okay read. The drawings are crisp and full of movement. Visually the Manga is well crafted.

Writing wise, the protagonist is pretty one dimensional; Ryoma Echizen is a stoic super-duper tennis prodigy. He's a standard archetype in Manga stories, the only difference is that this story is a bout Tennis.

I can see how this title quickly became a popular with shojo readers because of the prettily drawn boys. Read it if you are truly a fan of Tennis or Shojo stories.

But you don't have to take my word for it...

Jul 25, 2008

Prince of Tennis is my favourite Sports manga. The plot is really simple and in parts predictible, but I enjoyed the characters from various schools. Every chapter was filled with Tennis action and watching the growth of Ryoma Echizen is fun.

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Feb 29, 2016

Red_Cat_41 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

Dcole93 Nov 26, 2013

Dcole93 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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