List of The Prince of Tennis episodes

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The episodes of The Prince of Tennis (テニスの王子様?, Tenisu no Ōjisama) anime series created by Takeshi Konomi are directed by Takayuki Hamana, animated by Trans Arts, and co-produced by Nihon Ad Systems, J.C.Staff, and Production I.G. The anime is an adaptation of Konomi's Prince of Tennis Japanese manga series.[1] The series revolves around a 12-year-old tennis prodigy named Ryoma Echizen, who moves back to his native Japan in order to attend his father's alma mater, Seishun Academy, a private middle school famous for its strong tennis team.

The anime series first aired on the terrestrial Japanese network TV Tokyo from October 10, 2001 to March 30, 2005, airing a total of one-hundred and seventy-eight episodes, which spanned across forty-five DVDs in Japan.[2] In April 2006, an OVA continuation of the anime began to be released on DVD, totaling thirteen episodes across seven DVDs.[3] A second OVA also began being released on DVD on June 22, 2007. It spanned a total of six episodes that are spread across three DVDs, the last of which being released on January 25, 2008.[4] The third and final installment in the National OVA series contains seven episodes spread across four DVDs released from April 25, 2008 to January 23, 2009. The OVAs are animated by Production I.G and Bandai Visual, with the latter also handling the DVD distribution of the OVAs in Japan along with Amuse Soft Entertainment.[5]

Viz Media handles the distribution of the series in North America,[6] where the episodes debuted as streaming media on Viz's and Cartoon Network's joint online broadband service called Toonami Jetstream on July 14, 2006.[7][8] It first began airing on North American television as part of Toonami's Saturday programming block on December 23, 2006.[9] However, it was removed from Toonami's schedule on June 9, 2007, and was also removed from Toonami Jetstream after episode fifty's broadcast on December 3, 2007.

As of January 15, 2008, a total of four DVD compilations, containing the first fifty episodes, have been released by Viz Media.[10] All four compilations contain three discs, each containing four episodes, save the final discs of the first two compilations, which contain five episodes.[11][12]

The 1986 J-pop song Valentine Kiss by Sayuri Kokushō was covered multiple times by multiple characters in the series. From February 2004 through February 2010, a total of nine different versions were released (seven individually, and the final two together). The first one, featuring the character Keigo Atobe (voiced by Junichi Suwabe) reached #14 on the Oricon charts.[13]

Anime series[edit]

Notes concerning English titles and airdates

  • The English titles for the first fifty episodes are of the officially released titles by Viz Media. The remaining English titles are unofficial translations of the original Japanese titles.[11]
  • The English airdates are of the Toonami Jetstream premieres, which came before Toonami's television broadcasts of the episodes.[7][9]

Seasons 1 – 2: 10/2001 – 10/2002[edit]

Episodes: 1 - 52

Season 1
Ep # Japanese title English title Original airdate English airdate Short Summary
1 王子様現る A Prince Appears October 10, 2001 July 14, 2006 Echizen Ryoma arrives to Seigaku for the first time, meeting a girl named Sakuno along the way. However, he is five minutes late for his match and is then disqualified. Moments later, Sasabe, someone he sasses earlier, decides they should have a match of their own. Even though Sasabe does some cheap tricks to try to win, Ryoma ultimately overpowers him using his non-dominant hand and gains victory.
2 サムライ·ジュニア Samurai Junior October 17, 2001 July 24, 2006 Ryoma and three other freshmen are challenged by two juniors to play a game that involves hitting a can with the tennis ball. The juniors play a cheap trick, but Ryoma is not fooled and ends up hitting the target each time. Afterwards, he is challenged by Momoshiro Takeshi to play a match. Momoshiro quits while losing, but he has a sprained ankle during the match.
3 登場!青学レギュラー The Seigaku Regulars Make Their Debut October 24, 2001 July 31, 2006 Ryoma seems to annoy Arai, a junior, so Arai and his friends devise a plan to steal Ryoma’s rackets and humiliate him by making him play a match with a frail, broken racket. However, Ryoma is able to overcome the challenge quickly and defeats Arai. The Seigaku regulars are also introduced, and seem interested in Ryoma. Tezuka adds Ryoma to the ranking tournament after seeing his potential skill.
4 マムシと呼ばれる男 The One Named Viper October 31, 2001 August 7, 2006 The Ranking Tournament is finally here, and the matches to determine the regulars are ready to prosper. Ryoma easily dominates the matches with the non-regulars. However, one of Ryoma’s opponents in Block D is Kaidoh Kaoru. The game begins with nothing unusual. However, Kaidoh soon uses a special move called the ‘Snake’. This forces Ryoma to get serious and switch to his dominant hand. In whose favour will the match continue?
5 スネイク·ショット Snake Shot November 7, 2001 August 14, 2006 Ryoma has a bit of trouble returning the Snake at first, but quickly learns the footing. However, Kaidoh’s actual plan is to tire Ryoma out by making him run from line to line trying to return the shot. It’s quite a surprise when Kaidoh actually ends up exhausting because Ryoma secretly is also tiring him out by shooting deep shots that make Kaidoh bend his knees. That, and Ryoma disgruntles Kaidoh by learning the Buggy Whip Shot, which is similar to the Snake. In the end, Ryoma wins the match.
6 その男, 越前南次郎 Nanjiroh Echizen November 14, 2001 August 21, 2006 Inoue and Shiba head off to visit Nanjiroh Echizen. However, when they reach him, Nanjiroh declares that he will only answer any questions if Inoue can get one point past him in a match. Unfortunately, no matter how hard Inoue tries, Nanjiroh is simply too experienced. Still, he does state that Ryoma’s current tennis style is a copy of his and for Ryoma to improve, there is something he must do. Meanwhile, Ryoma is shown playing tennis identical to his father.
7 二人のリョーマ The Two Ryomas November 21, 2001 September 5, 2006 Ryoma’s match against Inui finally begins, and Ryoma needs to win in order to secure his position as regular. Although Ryoma is playing fairly well, Inui can foresee all of his movements after collecting precise data, leaving the Seigaku freshman in a muddle. However, it seems Ryoma may have a plan up his sleeve...
8 スプリットステップ The Split Step November 28, 2001 September 18, 2006 Using a new move called the Split Step, Ryoma is able to react to Inui’s shots faster and returns them with such speed that Inui has a hard time hitting them back. However, it is not until the end when Ryoma does the Twist Serve that he takes full advantage of the match. Also, the episode shows Ryoma playing with his father and getting utterly beaten, along with their father-son interaction.
9 ザ·ハード·デイ The Hard Day December 5, 2001 October 2, 2006 Once Ryoma beats Inui, his position as a regular is set. However, Kaidoh takes the last remaining spot, kicking Inui off the regulars. Instead, Inui is responsible for the training sessions for the regulars. Although the training he suggests is creative and helpful, the punishment for messing up is a full glass of Inui Juice, a rather horrible drink as the regulars soon discover!
10 逆襲!佐々部再び Counterattack! Sasabe Again? December 12, 2001 October 16, 2006 Ryoma ends up facing Sasabe's father, the Golder Retriever. The older man can return almost every shot that comes his way, but his weakness is that he stays at the baseline the entire time. Ryoma seems to be struggling in the match, but it turns out he simply wasn't playing properly because he considered the match 'warming up'. However, they do not complete the match because Sasabe's father pulls a muscle as a result of not stretching first.
11 越前VS桃城 Ryoma vs. Momoshiro December 19, 2001 October 23, 2006 Momoshiro and Ryoma realize that they both want to be in a singles match for the district tournament. However, with only three singles spots and two already verified for Fuji and Tezuka, they learn that only one of them can earn the spot. Deciding to settle it between each other, they search for an open court to play in, but only end up finding a street court. It's perfectly fine - until they learn the street court is used for doubles only. Although their infinite strength allows them to beat most doubles teams, they lose 6-0 to a good doubles team because Ryoma and Momoshiro are amateurs at doubles. However, as the leave, they overhear the people they lost to making fun of them an decide to play doubles in the district tournament to prove them wrong.
12 ア·ウンな二人 The Perfect Match December 26, 2001 October 30, 2006 The first match of the tournament is Doubles Two; Momoshiro and Ryoma. They end up facing exactly who they wanted to - the two players that beat them in the street courts. At first, Ryoma and Momoshiro do fairly well, as they've come up with a technique to conquer the middle of the court. However, they soon are confronted with the fact that doubles is about synchronization and start to get aggravated when the other makes a mistake. They continuously make the mistake of leaving the other side empty, and although extremely strong players, it looks like Momoshiro and Ryoma might just lose this doubles match...
13 男はダブルス! Real Men Play Doubles January 9, 2002 November 6, 2006 Momoshiro and Ryoma develop a new way of playing doubles - they divide the court in half and each defend a side.
14 つばめ返し! The Triple Counter January 16, 2002 November 13, 2006 Instead of playing against Kakinoku in the finals as first expected, Seigaku faces Fudomine who have resurrected as a new team since a violent episode the former year.
15 それぞれの戦い To Each His Own Battle January 23, 2002 November 20, 2006 Determined to overcome Fuji’s skills, Fudomine’s Tetsu Ishida tries a desperate measure to seal Fuji’s Tsubame Gaeshi by using a hit of considerable strength called Hadokyu. When he aims it directly toward Fuji, Kawamura decides to get in its way when he realizes that Fuji would not be able to return it. Hoverer, though he succeeds in returning it, he hurts his wrist in the process, forcing Seigaku to lose the match.
16 ブーメラン·スネイク The Boomerang Snake January 30, 2002 November 27, 2006 The players are waiting for the rain to subside in order for the matches to resume. Kaido is up against Fudomine's Kamio. Kaido's Snake is thrown against Kamio but the latter is known for his speed demon technique. As a result of which, Kamio returns most of Kaido's shots. During this time, Kaido makes a comeback by debuting his Boomerang Snake.
17 小さなガッツポーズ A Little Gesture of Triumph February 6, 2002 December 4, 2006 Kaido wins the match against Kamio.
18 ラブレター The Love Letter February 13, 2002 December 11, 2006 Echizen starts his tournament game against Fudomine's Shinji, and Echizen is pressing Shinji hard to keep his lead. During the game a flashback to when Nanjirou Echizen was overcoming his weakness with the aid of his coach.
19 傷だらけのリョーマ Battle-Scarred Ryoma February 20, 2002 December 18, 2006 Ryoma Echizen gets injured during his grueling match and desperately searches for a way to win. During a series of intense matches marked by extreme angles, tough spins, and gutsy play, it start to look like the favorites will be taken down!
20 タイムリミット Time Limit February 27, 2002 December 26, 2006 Echizen has to finish his game against Shinji in 10 minutes, or else he will have to forfeit the game. Echizen is in a tough spot however with Shinji using his "Spot" technique to numb Echizen's arm muscle for the split second Shinji needs to get the point. Just when the time limit is up, Echizen wins the game, thus, earning Seigaku's 1st place in the tournament.
21 テニスコートは燃えているか? Is the Tennis Court Burning Up? March 3, 2002 January 2, 2007 Because of the recently concluded tournament, reporters and non-Seigaku students are flocking Seigaku's tennis courts. To confront two non-Seigaku students, Momoshiro and Echizen teams up in a doubles game.
22 薫の災難 Kaoru's Troubles March 13, 2002 January 16, 2007 Momoshiro, Echizen, and the Freshmen Trio go to a shopping duty. As they are walking in the street, a thief come running in their direction. Momoshiro chases the thief and steals a bicycle from Fudomine's Kamio unknowingly. As the misunderstanding is cleared up, they face a fight against Atobe and Kabuji from Hyotei. Meanwhile, Eiji and Kawamura run into the thief. All of these situations disrupt Kaido's daily training.
23 登場!乾汁デラックス Here Comes Inui's Deluxe Drink! March 20, 2002 January 29, 2007 It’s nine days away from the Metropolitan Tournament! Captain Tezuka and Inui introduce a new way to train. The team members are separated based on their style of play and rally against each other...
24 リョーマの休日 Ryoma's Day Off March 27, 2002 February 12, 2007 Coach Ryuzaki asks Ryoma to take Sakuno to restring her racket, but everybody else thinks he’s taking her out on a date!
25 青学最強の男〈前編〉 Seigaku's Strongest Man, Part 1 April 10, 2002 February 26, 2007 Captain Tezuka challenges Ryoma to a match because he feels Ryoma’s tennis is a copy of his father’s game, even though he is staking his own health. He wants to challenge Ryoma to aim higher, beyond just wanting to beat his father.
26 青学最強の男〈後編〉 Seigaku's Strongest Man, Part 2 April 10, 2002 March 12, 2007 Shuichiro Oishi watches Tezuka and Ryoma play their game, worried that Tezuka may injure his already weakened arm.
Season 2
Ep# Japanese title English title Original airdate English airdate ShortSummary
27 カルピンの冒険 Karupin's Adventure April 17, 2002 March 26, 2007 Karupin's toy got slipped into Ryoma's tennis bag so Karupin followed Ryoma to his school. While Ryoma was in class, he opened the tennis bag and found Karupin's toy. He thought he saw Karupin wondering in the school campus, so Ryoma started to search for him.
28 新レギュラー現る!? A New Regular Appears?! April 24, 2002 April 9, 2007 Ryoma's late for the beginning of the tournament. Horio has to disguise himself in order to buy some time, but Ryoma finally appears. Seigaku wipe out their first opponent but have an unexpected hard time dealing with the second, even though still winning. It's revealed thanks to Inui that Mizuki from St Rudolph gave them data about Seigaku's weaknesses to see how they would react...
29 桃とマムシ Peach and Viper May 1, 2002 April 23, 2007 Start of the match between St Rudolph and Seigaku. Doubles 2 is Kisarazu and Yanagisawa against Kaido and Momoshiro, who won't stop fighting. But because they know each other so well, they're able to take the lead, until their opponents start using Mizuki's data and perturb them.
30 観月のシナリオ Mizuki's Scenario May 8, 2002 April 30, 2007 Kaido refuses to use his Snake because he knows St Rudolph can counter it, just like they did with the Dunk Smash. The pair is able to overcome the data, Kaido by using a new shot, the Boomerang Snake, that goes around the pole and Momoshiro by increasing the power of his Dunk Smash.
31 ムーンボレー The Moon Volley May 15, 2002 May 7, 2007 Doubles 2 reaches its climax but in the end, Momoshiro hits a ball in Yanagisawa's face, forcing St Rudolph to forfeit the match. It's time for Doubles 1, Oishi and Kikumaru vs Akazawa and Kaneda. Seigaku's golden pair has a hard time with Akazawa hitting balls that perturbe Kikumaru's vision. Oishi responds with the Moon Volley, a lob with incredible accuracy, as it always lands right on the line.
32 必殺!英二の寝たフリ攻撃!? Mortal Blow: Eiji's Feigned Sleep Attack May 22, 2002 May 14, 2007 Oishi and Eiji use a new formation that makes use of their exceptional teamwork, but when Eiji runs out of energy, he resorts to regaining his stamina by standing still on the court. In order to give Eiji time to regain his strength, Oishi plays against both the St. Rudolph players by himself. Just when the other pair was about to win, Eiji recovers at match point and saves the ball just in time, thanking his teammate for covering for him.
33 タイブレーク The Tiebreak May 29, 2002 May 21, 2007 Eiji recovers and the "Golden Pair" take it to a tiebreaker. However, just when they have a run of three straight points, Eiji starts to lose his stamina again. St. Rudolph fights back and wins the match, but with Akazawa accepting that they were lucky. Mizuki begins to doubt and lose confidence in his data and predictions. In the next match, Ryoma is pitted against Yuuta Fuji, Shuusuke's younger brother who is also known as the 'Lefty Killer'.
34 ツイストスピンショット Twist Spin Shot June 5, 2002 May 29, 2007 Ryoma faces Yuuta Fuji, Shusuke's younger brother who is also the rumoured lefty-killer. He quickly runs into trouble due to Yuuta's tricky Rising shot, which is able to confuse Ryoma due to the ball's unusual motion, but eventually finds a way to counter it. As the match goes on, Yuuta's reasons for transferring to St. Rudolph from Seigaku is revealed. To prove his worth, Yuuta performs his Twist Spin shot.
35 ドライブB Drive B June 12, 2002 June 4, 2007 With his Rising shot and Twist Spin shot, Yuuta is able to dominate the match, but Ryoma continues to find a way to counter the combination. After he advises Yuuta to not use his Twist Spin shot anymore, Ryoma unveils his new move, Drive B, a technique that bounces in a B shape, to counter Yuta's technique. With it, Ryoma is able to win the match. The ruthlessness of Mizuki is revealed as he is shown to be the one who taught Yuuta the Twist Spin shot, despite knowing that it can cause major damage to the user's arm.
36 兄, 不二周助 Big Brother, Syusuuke Fuji June 19, 2002 June 11, 2007 Angered by Mizuki's treatment of his younger brother, Fuji decides to teach him a lesson through tennis on the courts. Though Mizuki is confident in the data he has collected on Fuji, which seemingly goes according to his plan at first, the match ends with his complete defeat; Fuji had lost the first five games on purpose. Meanwhile, Fudomine unexpectedly defeats Hyotei Academy three games to zero.
37 リョーマ印のテニスボール A Tennis Ball with Ryoma's Face June 26, 2002 June 18, 2007 Nanjiro tricks Ryoma into teaching Sakuno and Tomoka tennis. While trying to teach the two girls tennis, however, Sakuno accidentally disrupts the practice of a school team. In order to help, Ryoma defeats the entire team, not knowing that they are one of Seigaku's next opponents, Ginka. Unbeknownst to them, Yamabuki's Jin Akutsu, who was planning to beat Ginka himself, is observing the entire event.
38 ペナル茶! Penal-Tea July 3, 2002 June 25, 2007 Inui introduces a new health drink, Penal-Tea (Word Play of 'Penalty' and 'Tea') to club members who fail to do laps under 1 minute. Meanwhile, Jin Akutsu, a third year player from Yamabuki Middle School visits Seigaku's practice and attacks both Arai and Katou. Echizen intervenes when Katou gets attacked but Akutsu serves rocks, slightly injuring him in the process. Echizen and fellow club members follow Kawamura in which a meeting between a crying older lady and Akutsu. The episode ends with Echizen tripping Akutsu as he walks by.
39 ヒグマ落とし! The Brown Bear July 10, 2002 July 2, 2007 Inui introduces an improved Penal-Tea as a punishment for runners who run less than 55-Second laps. Immediately afterwards, Echizen and Fuji have a practice match. Fuji introduces one of his triple counters called Higuma Otoshi (Bear Drop) which nullifies Echizen's smash. Echizen repeatedly challenges Fuji in an attempt to overcome his anti-smash technique.
40 雨の中の決闘 A Duel in the Rain July 17, 2002 July 16, 2007 Echizen continues his practice match with Fuji. The others also starts their practice matches: Tezuka against Momoshiro, Kaidoh against Kawamura and a duel between the two members of the golden pair.
41 波乱! Trouble July 24, 2002 July 30, 2007
42 狙われた大石 Oishi is Targeted July 31, 2002 August 13, 2007
43 ラッキー千石 Lucky Sengoku August 7, 2002 August 27, 2007
44 ジャックナイフ JackKnife August 14, 2002 September 10, 2they spot007
45 コートの上の悪魔 A Devil on the Court August 21, 2002 September 24, 2007
46 サムライ魂 Samurai Spirit August 28, 2002 October 8, 2007
47 負けられない! I Can't Lose September 4, 2002 October 20, 2007
48 決着の瞬間(とき) The Decisive Moment September 11, 2002 November 5, 2007
49 異種核闘戦 Free Style Fighting September 18, 2002 November 19, 2007 Ryoma, during cleaning duty, encounters three uperclassmen, to whom he challenges to a free throw duel. Meanwhile, Akaya Kirihara ends up wondering around the tennis courts at Seigaku because he overslept on the bus on his way to school.
50 青学名物! A Seigaku Tradition September 25, 2002 December 3, 2007 As the regional tournament approaches, the Seigaku tennis club decides to hold another intraschool tournament to determine the eight Seigaku regulars who will be representing their school.
51 乾の挑戦 Inui's Challenge October 2, 2002 ? Inui faces off against Tezuka in the final match of the intraschool tournament and we find out that data isn't all that Inui has.
52 青学最大の危機 Seigaku's Biggest Crisis October 9, 2002 ? In the conclusion of the match between Inui and Tezuka, Tezuka shows why he's the captain of the Seigaku Tennis Club. And Momoshiros absence has not gone un noticed as it causes more than a few incidents between other teammates.

Seasons 3 – 4: 10/2002 – 8/2003[edit]

Episodes: 53 - 97

  • Note: Since the remaining seasons have yet to be released in English by Viz Media, the following titles are solely based on the original Japanese titles.
    • The Japanese title column contains the original titles in kanji; the transliteration column contains the romanization for the kanji titles; the next column contains the unofficial English translations.
Season 3
Ep# Japanese title Transliteration Translation Original airdate ShortSummary
53 帰ってきた桃 Kaettekita Momo The Momo Who's Returned October 16, 2002 Momoshiro returns to the Seigaku Tennis Club after playing with Tachibana's little sister ( An ) in the public court.
54 薫の特訓 Kaoru no Tokkun Kaoru's Special Training October 23, 2002 Teams draw for positions in the regional tournament and everyone steps up their training.
55 迫りくる氷帝 Semarikuru Hyōtei Hyotei Presses Near October 30, 2002 Seigaku arrives at the tennis court for their upcoming match but Shuichiro Oishi, who bumped into a pregnant lady on his way to the match, ends up going to the hospital to take care of her. Takeshi Momoshiro runs over to take Oishi's place at the hospital, only to find out that Oishi himself is also injured. Oishi encourages Momoshiro to take his place in the tennis match.
56 3人のダブルス Sannin no Daburusu Doubles for Three November 6, 2002
57 スッカドサーブ Sukaddo Sābu Scud Serve November 13, 2002
58 最悪の相性!? Saiaku no Aishō!? The Worst Compatibility November 20, 2002
59 あくなきこだわり Akunaki Kodawari The Hidden Trouble November 27, 2002
60 パワーVSパワー Pawā VS Pawā Power vs. Power December 4, 2002
61 波動球合戦! Hadōkyū Gassen! Duel of Hadokyu! December 11, 2002
62 消えるサーブ Kieru Sābu The Disappearing Serve December 18, 2002
63 最後のトリプルカウンター Saigo no Toripuru Kauntā The Last Triple Counter December 25, 2002
64 番外編 てにぷり Bangaihen Tenipuri Compilation stories TeniPuri January 8, 2003
65 青学の柱になれ Seigaku no Hashira ni Nare Become Seigaku's Pillar of Support January 15, 2003
66 破滅への輪舞曲 Hametsu e no Rondo Rondo Towards Destruction January 22, 2003
67 最後の一球 Saigo no Ikkyū The Last Shot January 29, 2003
68 終わりなきタイブレーク Owarinaki Taiburēku The Never Ending Tie-Break February 5, 2003 The match between Tezuka and Atobe ends up becoming an endurance match. Atobe wins and since it's 2 to 2 and a no-game, the last point is decided by the subs. Echizen faces Hiyoshi Wakashi, whose family runs a Kobujutsu dojo, which is why his tennis style is very much influenced by martial arts. Hiyoshi is overwhelmed by Ryoma's energy and consecutive Drive Bs, and Ryoma wins the match. Seigaku wins.
69 レギュラーの座は誰の手に? Regyurā no Za wa Dare no Te ni? Who Will be a Regular? February 12, 2003
70 テニスVSピンポン Tenisu VS Pinpon Tennis vs. Ping Pong February 19, 2003 It's mixed club day at Seigaku! Kikumaru and Oishi join the volleyball club, Kawamura and Inui join the baseball club, Momoshiro joins the basketball club, Kaido joins the badminton club, and Ryoma joins the ping pong club. Kaishou Musashi, a table tennis prodigy and ex-member of the Seigaku ping pong club, challenges Ryoma to a game of ping pong with the intent of humiliating Seigaku's tennis ace. Can Ryoma beat the undefeated Musashi in his own game?
71 デートだ! Dēto Da! It's a date! February 26, 2003 Misunderstanding abound in this comedy of errors: An Tachibana calls Momoshiro for a date, and the flustered Momoshiro brings Ryoma along with him. One by one, the other Seigaku regulars begin to snoop on their date, relaying information that twists and changes moment by moment. Momoshiro and Ryoma have a date together? Ryoma and Momoshiro are fighting over a girl?? What does Inui mean by "It's a date!" when he calls Kaidoh???
72 薫, リョーマになる Kaoru, Ryōma ni Naru Kaoru becomes Ryoma March 5, 2003
73 手塚の決意 Tezuka no Ketsui Tezuka's Decision March 12, 2003
74 越前へのメッセージ Echizen he no Messēji A Message for Echizen March 19, 2003
75 さらば, 手塚国光 Saraba, Tezuka Kunimitsu Farewell, Tezuka Kunimitsu March 26, 2003
76 青学対城成湘南 Seigaku tai Jyousei Shōnan Seigaku vs. Jyousei Shounan April 9, 2003
77 冷静と情熱の戦い Reisei to Jyōnetsu no Tatakai Fight of the Calm and the Passionate April 16, 2003
78 サンダーボルト Sandāboruto Thunderbolt April 23, 2003
Season 4
Ep# Japanese title Transliteration Translation Original airdate ShortSummary
79 I (アイ) フォーメーション I (Ai) Fōmēshon I Formation April 30, 2003
80 プリテンダーの戦法 Puritendā Senbō Style of the Pretender May 7, 2003
81 マムシVSニセマムシ Mamushi VS Nise Mamushi Viper vs. Fake Viper May 14, 2003
82 華村の誘惑 Hanamura no Yūwaku Hanamura's Temptation May 21, 2003
83 最高の作品 Saikō no Sakuhin The Best Masterpiece May 28, 2003
84 ディープ·インパルス Dīpu Inparusu Deep Impulse June 4, 2003
85 死闘の果て Shitō no Hate The Result of the Deadly Duel June 11, 2003
86 リズムにHigh! Rizumu ni High! High on Rhythm! June 18, 2003
87 テニスの王子様スペシャル! Tenisu no Ōjisama Supesharu! Prince of Tennis Special! (Part I) (Prince of Bowling!) June 25, 2003
88 テニスの王子様スペシャル! Tenisu no Ōjisama Supesharu! Prince of Tennis Special! (Part II) (Super deformed story) June 25, 2003
89 青学, ダダダ壇 Seigaku, Da da da Dan Seigaku, Da da da Dan July 2, 2003 Yambuki's Taichi Dan makes a surprise appearance during Seigaku's tennis club practice. While training with them, Dan challenges his new role model and idol, Ryoma, to a match.
90 房総ビーチバレー Bōsō Bīchibarē Cheap Housing Beach Volleyball July 9, 2003 Seigaku's regulars go to the beach to train before their Kantō Tournament semi-final match with Rokkaku Junior High, but Horio loses the voucher for their hotel. A mysterious snack shack manager convinces them to work for him in exchange for housing, and they wind up having to play beach volleyball against passersby in order to draw in customers.
91 六角中の一年生部長 Rokkaku Chū no Ichinensei Buchō Rokkaku's Freshman Captain July 16, 2003
92 長ラケットの男 Naga Raketto no Otoko The Boy with the Long Racket July 23, 2003
93 ダッシュ波動球 Dasshu Hadōkyū Dash Hadokyu July 30, 2003
94 菊丸封じの秘策 Kikumaru Fūji no Hisaku The Secret Plan to Seal Kikumaru August 6, 2003
95 つばめ返し, 破れたり! Tsubame Gaeshi, Yaburetari! Tsubame Gaeshi, Broken! August 13, 2003
96 燃えろリョーマ! Moero Ryōma! Ryoma, Get Pumped! August 20, 2003
97 決着のスマッシュ Ketchaku no Sumasshu Finishing Smash August 27, 2003

Season 5: 9/2003 – 4/2004[edit]

Episodes 98-115: Getting Ready for Rikkaidai Arc

Ep. # Title Original Release Date
98 "The Prince of Billiards" September 3, 2003 (2003-09-03)
Fuji exacts his revenge for the previous bowling outing by introducing the team to billiards, only for Ryoma to foil his victory.
99 "The Cursed Racket" September 10, 2003 (2003-09-10)
Ryoma finds a mysterious racket lying in front of his house and because of it, strange misfortunes happen in Seigaku.
100 "Captain Oishi" September 17, 2003 (2003-09-17)
In the absence of Tezuka, a tense Oishi puts the team through its paces.
101 "Eat Rikkaidai" September 24, 2003 (2003-09-24)
Lunch at Kawamura's sushi place; the team watches Fudomine's defeat by Rikkaidai, witnessing Akaya's play that injured Tachibana in the game. The team vows to extract revenge and win.
102 "Mizuki's Whispers" October 1, 2003 (2003-10-01)
Momoshiro and Kaido get tricked into playing a doubles match with Mizuki from St. Rudolph and Kajimoto from Josei Shonan. They were forced to set aside their differences to win or else they would have to leave Seigaku.
103 "Sleepless Night" October 8, 2003 (2003-10-08)
The night before the big match with Rikkaidai, the Seigaku players realize where they should really be.
104 "Ryoma vs Sanada" October 15, 2003 (2003-10-15)
The match with Rikkaidai is suspended for a week due to the rain; nonetheless, Ryoma challenges Genichirō Sanada of Rikkaidai to a match.
105 "Ryoma Utterly Beaten" October 22, 2003 (2003-10-22)
Ryoma lost to Sanada, he begins sulking and becomes unable to practice to his full potential, its up Akutsu teaches him a lesson and help him realize his mistakes.
106 "Off To The Cottage!" October 29, 2003 (2003-10-29)
The Seigaku team goes on a training trip. Meanwhile Inoue checks on Seigaku's next opponent, Rikkaidai.
107 "The Captain Appears!" November 5, 2003 (2003-11-05)
Yamato Yūdai, the previous Captain of Seigaku, shows up for the training camp. He teaches a skeptical Ryoma some valuable lessons about tennis.
108 "Surprise at Camp" November 12, 2003 (2003-11-12)
A "bear" intrudes upon the training camp, and it's up to the regulars to defeat it and save the hostages. After using a combination of their moves, the "bear" is revealed to be a burglar who has been breaking into the areas' homes.
109 "Tennis Biathlon" November 19, 2003 (2003-11-19)
A special training session awaits.
110 "Jump, Kabaji!" November 26, 2003 (2003-11-26)
The Hyotei Academy tennis team shows up for an intensive session with Seigaku. Kikumaru faces off with the genius copycat player Kabaji Munehiro, while Inui faces Hiyoshi Wakashi. Kikumaru eventually wins as Kabaji tires, unable to sustain the copying of Kikumaru's acrobatic play. Inui has tied with Hiyoshi at 6 to 6 games. Hiyoshi thinking he would have won anyways finds Inui tied with him wearing 20 lbs of weight training gear.
111 "Original Prodigy: Fuji Shūsuke" December 3, 2003 (2003-12-03)
The genius players, Yūshi Oshitari of Hyotei and Shusuke Fuji of Seigaku, face off while Ryō Shishido faces Oishi. The match between Fuji and Oshitari evolves into a battle of Higuma Otoshi and ends with Fuji overcoming Oshitari's Higuma Otoshi and gaining victory. The second match ends as a tie forcing both players to retire from the game.
112 "Hadōkyū vs Scud Serve" December 10, 2003 (2003-12-10)
Mukahi Gakuto plays Momoshiro while Ootori Chotarou faces Kawamura.
113 "Atobe the Beautiful" December 17, 2003 (2003-12-17)
Kaidoh faces Akutagawa Jirou, while Ryoma faces Keigo Atobe. Kaidoh eventually uses the Hadōkyū to hit a Boomerang Snake, which knocks out Jirou.
114 "Ryoma is Going!" December 24, 2003 (2003-12-24)
Atobe sees Ryoma's limitless potential. During this game, Ryoma starts to develop his new move, and he practices it with Oishi after his practice game with Hyotei.
115 "Baseball Game Filled With Men" January 7, 2004 (2004-01-07)
A chibi episode where the characters play a game of baseball, followed by a Western shootout comedy.

Episodes 116-128: Vs. Rikkaidai Arc

Ep. # Title Original Release Date
116-117 [Special Episode] "Seigaku vs Champion Rikkaidai! I'll be the One who'll Win!" January 21, 2004 (2004-01-21)
This is it! After one week's postponement of their match, it's finally here! But Momoshiro and Kaidoh are missing!
118 "Battle Ceremony" January 28, 2004 (2004-01-28)
Momoshiro and Kaidoh vs. Bunta Marui and Jackal Kuwahara.
119 "Tightrope Walking Doubles" February 4, 2004 (2004-02-04)
Marui's move is revealed. The ball "walks" across the net. In the end, Rikkaidai wins.
120 "Kikumaru Was Read By Niou" February 11, 2004 (2004-02-11)
Kikumaru is read by Niou, which angers him. The Golden Pair experiences a tension that makes the first half of the game in favor of Rikkaidai.
121 "Yagyuu's Decision" February 18, 2004 (2004-02-18)
The Golden Pair is able to make a comeback, thanks to Oishi's patience. But in the end the Golden Pair still lose to Rikkaidai.
122 "Inui Hollers" February 25, 2004 (2004-02-25)
Inui faces his former doubles partner, Renji Yanagi, in a match that will determine who's stronger.
123 "Conclusion of the Remembered" March 3, 2004 (2004-03-03)
Everybody is surprised when Inui says that he'll forget all his data, only to find out that he actually didn't. Renji is manipulated by Inui, who makes their match from before continue.
124 "Kirihara's Red Trap" March 10, 2004 (2004-03-10)
The genius of Seigaku, Shūsuke Fuji, faces Rikkaidai's Akaya Kirihara. A battle of an 'Angel' against a 'Demon'. Kirihara intentionally injures Fuji's right knee.
125 "Angry Fuji" March 17, 2004 (2004-03-17)
Kirihara continues to injure Fuji. Tachibana arrives despite his injury (also dealt by Kirihara) and cheers Fuji on. However, when Kirihara attempts to injure Tachibana again, Fuji finally becomes angry at Kirihara's sadistic style of tennis and unleashes his potential on Kirihara and tells him that "tennis must not be used as a tool to breed hatred." Though being told he should go to the hospital, Fuji insists on staying for the next match to support his teammate.
126 "Clash! Ryoma vs Sanada" March 24, 2004 (2004-03-24)
The deciding game!! Sanada's invisible swing initially pushed back Ryoma, putting him at a disadvantage. Ryoma hasn't won in 3 games, but he gains advantage by using a new move called "Cyclone Smash", holding Sanada back.
127 "Invisible Serve" March 31, 2004 (2004-03-31)
Having all his moves sealed, Ryoma can only use his "Cyclone Smash". However, having used it repeatedly while enduring Sanada's serves caused him to tire out and his eyes to hurt, so he continued the match with his eyes closed. Pushed by the need to fight for Yukimura (Rikkaidai’s captain), Sanada uses his “Invisible Serve”, a move that effectively hides his swing and the path of the ball.
128 "Conclusion ~ Which One will Win?" April 7, 2004 (2004-04-07)
Ryoma, after temporarily losing his morale due to not being able to return the “Invisible serve”, eventually starts to feel the pressure from his peers and challengers. This, along with his desire not to lose, pushes him to go into the State of Self-Actualization and uses the techniques of other players. Rikkaidai loses the game and heads to the Nationals as runner-up. When they go to Kawamura's sushi place to celebrate, coach Ryuzaki comes with news that Rikkaidai's captain Yukimura Seiichi's surgery is successful.

Season 6: 4/2004 – 12/2004[edit]

Episodes 129-135: Recreation II Arc

Ep. # Title Original Release Date
129 "The Samurai's Ballad" April 14, 2004 (2004-04-14)
The story of Nanjiro Echizen and how he met his wife, Rinko Takeuchi. We see a bit of story behind why he retires abruptly from tennis.
130 "We Want To See Tezuka!" April 21, 2004 (2004-04-21)
The team visits Tezuka in Germany. Tezuka brings them around the city; however, some of them got split up. Ryoma ends up playing a match with a lady that turns out to be Tezuka's trainer.
131 "Never Give Up" April 28, 2004 (2004-04-28)
Thanks to Ryoma's persistence in playing, the lady, Hannah Essenheimer, found her will to return to professional tennis.
132 "The Zany Teni-Puri Family" May 5, 2004 (2004-05-05)
A chibi Tenipuri Family episode where Ryoma is featured as the eldest son, Momoshiro as the younger daughter (Momoko) and Kaidoh as the youngest son. Also includes Oishi as the mother (Shuko), Inui as the father, Fuji and Tezuka as Grandmother and Grandfather and Kikumaru as the Family Cat.
133 "The Best Sushi Chef in Japan" May 12, 2004 (2004-05-12)
Kawamura's father, the sushi chef, was injured, and Kawamura has to do his part in the shop along with a troubled man named Gen.
134 "My Prince" May 19, 2004 (2004-05-19)
Kurumi, a young and insecure girl who has lost her will to pursue her dream, becomes infatuated with Fuji and gets a date from him. Meanwhile, Momoshiro, Ryoma and Kikumaru befriend the person who unwittingly crushed little Kurumi's illusions... her own little sister Narumi.
135 "Kikumaru's Summer Vacation" May 26, 2004 (2004-05-26)
Kikumaru won a contest to have his popular idols, the Chocolates J-Pop idol group, visit his house. The problem is, his teammates keep showing up.

Episodes 136-146: Junior Selection Camp Arc

Ep. # Title Original Release Date
136 "Junior Selection Camp, Gathered" June 2, 2004 (2004-06-02)
28 players from several of the surrounding schools have gathered at a camp to decide the 8 people who will be representing Japan against the American team. They are soon divided into three different groups.
137 "The Member Who was not Trusted" June 9, 2004 (2004-06-09)
Kamio is accused of a misdeed and sets out to find the real culprit.
138 "Ryoma vs Kirihara! Beyond Battle Rage" June 16, 2004 (2004-06-16)
The real culprit of the misdeed is revealed - it's Ann-chan! Also, Kirihara claims he has changed, but can he prove it?
139 "Sengoku Kiyosumi Reborn" June 23, 2004 (2004-06-23)
Sengoku shows us his new style of play, a sport inside of a sport, also known as boxing! To do so, he challenges Momoshiro to a match, winning 6-3. Ryuzaki-sensei falls ill and must be hospitalized.
140 "Welcome Back, Tezuka Kunimitsu (NB. 140 and 141 were originally aired as a 1 hour special)" June 30, 2004 (2004-06-30)
Ryuzaki-sensei got ill! Tezuka returns to Japan to be the temporary coach and is accepted by the team after he proves himself worthy by playing Sengoku, Shishido and Ōtori using the Tezuka Zone and incredible returns. Atobe and company sang the song "Wonderful Days".
141 "The Ultimate Showdown" June 30, 2004 (2004-06-30)
Atobe and Sanada have a match. The two were quite energetic and wanted to prove something. It's all because of Tezuka's presence.
142 "The Boy who Came from America" July 7, 2004 (2004-07-07)
The arrival of the American team's Kevin Smith has shown up looking for Ryoma. Unable to find him, he challenges other Jr. Highs, leaving a message, for Ryoma, behind each school he passes. Meanwhile, at camp, Tezuka puts Shishido and Oishi against Ootori and Kikumaru in a doubles match.
143 "Tezuka's Choice" July 14, 2004 (2004-07-14)
Tezuka has been thinking about his choice for the Invitational Team and has come to a rather very difficult decision.
144 "Formation! A Dream Team" July 21, 2004 (2004-07-21)
Finally! The Team composed of the best players are selected! While this is happening, Akutsu and Kevin are having a battle.
145 "Ryoma and Kevin" July 28, 2004 (2004-07-28)
After being ceased by Tezuka from having a match with Kevin, Ryoma tries to find Kevin the next day.
146 "The American Team's Ambition" August 4, 2004 (2004-08-04)
The U.S. team introduces themselves in public!

Episodes 147-160: Vs. American West Coast Team Arc

Ep. # Title Original Release Date
147 "The Strongest! Atobe and Sanada" August 18, 2004 (2004-08-18)
Atobe and Sanada are paired for doubles and although they lack coordination they are able to show the U.S. team their power.
148 "Baker's Scenario" August 25, 2004 (2004-08-25)
Cassidy and Lee of the U.S. team finish observing Atobe and Sanada and reveal their true power.
149 "Tango Towards Destruction" September 1, 2004 (2004-09-01)
Atobe and Sanada finally play as a doubles pair, conquering their lack of coordination and winning the match.
150 "Gorgeous Guys' Duo" September 8, 2004 (2004-09-08)
Kikumaru and Oshitari are up against the Griffey Brothers while behind the scenes Mr. Baker demands that their performance be an exciting show for the sponsors.
151 "Sorrowful Marionettes" September 15, 2004 (2004-09-15)
Mr. Baker orders the Griffey Brothers to lose their match on purpose, however, after witnessing how determind and earnest Kikumaru is, they remember how fun tennis is and end up winning the match.
152 "Bobby Max The Beast" September 22, 2004 (2004-09-22)
Bobby, a very physically powerful tennis player of the U.S. team, is up against Sengoku, who seems helpless in the face of Bobby's brute strength.
153 "A Battle to the Limits" September 29, 2004 (2004-09-29)
Sengoku manages to oppress Bobby's strength with his own technique, slowly evening out the scores. The match turns into a battle of endurance resulting in both of them collapsing and neither of them winning.
154 "The Prodigy Vs Tennis Machine (NB. 154 & 155 were originally aired as a 1 hour special)" October 6, 2004 (2004-10-06)
Fuji vs the U.S. team's "Tennis Machine" Arnold - someone who could accurately hit the ball at the places he wanted.
155 "1 mm Battle" October 6, 2004 (2004-10-06)
A very close battle between Fuji and Arnold! Fuji secures another win with Tsubame Gaeshi and Higuma Otoshi.
156 "Who Will Play?" October 13, 2004 (2004-10-13)
Akaya vs Kevin Smith. Akaya has developed the Phantom Ball, which is to be used against left handers. The first games are dominated by Akaya until he crashes into the net pole after hitting another Phantom Ball.
157 "The Phantom Ball that Vanished" October 20, 2004 (2004-10-20)
Akaya's shoulder injury prevents him from hitting many Phantom Balls, and it finally becomes too much for him to keep on playing. Ryoma takes his place and continues playing from the current score.
158 "The Long Awaited Confrontation - Ryoma vs. Kevin" October 27, 2004 (2004-10-27)
Ryoma takes Kirihara's place on the court. After discovering that Kevin copied most of his techniques, Ryoma uses the Cyclone Smash, which Kevin did not have a chance to copy, and reverses the score.
159 "Illusion" November 3, 2004 (2004-11-03)
Kevin debuts his original move, Illusion, and the game goes into tie-break. However, Ryoma manages to counter it by watching the shadow of the tennis ball.
160 "Game and Match" November 10, 2004 (2004-11-10)
A very nice match between the two rivals! A match that touches the hearts of the audience: the rivalry between Kevin and Ryoma turns into friendship.

Episodes 161-165: Recreation III Arc

Ep. # Title Original Release Date
161 "Run, Momo!" November 17, 2004 (2004-11-17)
Momoshiro treated Ryoma for lunch, but something happened that he must pay 10,000 yen before the time limit ends! He leaves Ryoma at the store to insure that he will come back to finish off the payment or Momo and Ryoma's chance at the national tournament is being threatened with a call to the cops for them not paying for the food.
162 "The Golden Pair's Memories" December 1, 2004 (2004-12-01)
The Golden pair's memories on how they became friends and eventually became a doubles pair.
163 "Kaidoh's Unknown World" December 8, 2004 (2004-12-08)
Kaidoh loses his memory by trying to save Ryoma from a certain head and face injury. Ryoma and Momoshiro try to get his memory back by playing a match against Kaidoh and Yuuta that sparks a really good side of him, and he gains back his memory in the end!
164 "Seigaku's Shocking Secret Plans" December 15, 2004 (2004-12-15)
Ryuzaki-sensei will be out of the hospital soon. The Seigaku tennis club wants to surprise her when she comes back. Also, another very surprising thing happens.
165 "The Tenipuri Family Goes to Hawaii?! - Christmas at the Tenipuri Family" December 22, 2004 (2004-12-22)
A cute chibi episode of the Seigaku family having their Christmas vacation.

Opening & Ending Music

Season OP/ED Song Title Artist Episode
Season 6 OP Shining Yuki Shirai 129 - 153
Season 6 OP Paradise Yuki Shirai 154 - 165
Season 6 ED Sakura Yomu Hamaguchi 129 - 140
Season 6 ED Wonderful Days Pull Tab to Can 142 - 165 [From www.beepthegeek.net]

Season 7: 1/2005 – 3/2005[edit]

Episodes 166-176: Intraschool Ranking Arc III

Ep.# Title Original Release Date
166 "Seigaku's Specialty, again" January 12, 2005 (2005-01-12)
Kawamura vs. Oishi showdown.
167 "Eternal Rivals, Momoshiro Vs. Kaidoh" January 19, 2005 (2005-01-19)
Intraschool ranking match again! It's getting tense because Ryoma, Momoshiro and Kaidoh all belong to the same block. It's Momoshiro Vs Kaidoh as the highlight of the afternoon match.
168 "Ryoma's Decision (NB. 168 & 169 were originally aired as a 1 hour special)" January 26, 2005 (2005-01-26)
Ryoma confronts his father about his invitation to the US Open. Also, Kikumaru vs. Inui! Inui's eye is revealed for the first time!
169 "Wavering Feelings" January 26, 2005 (2005-01-26)
Ryoma couldn't think well because of the US Open, and the Nationals are coming near. He declines the US Open offer to Ryuzaki-sensei but many of the Seigaku club members thinks he should take the one in a lifetime chance. What will he do?
170 "Be Passionate, Echizen!" February 2, 2005 (2005-02-02)
Still about the US Open. Ryoma is about to decide. Ryoma and Momo are having a match and Momo is already full-going from the start while Ryoma seems to be distracted giving Momoshiro the game by forfeiture.
171 "To my Dear Friend" February 9, 2005 (2005-02-09)
Momoshiro is still angry with Ryoma. Meanwhile, Ryoma is moping and having conflicting feelings about going to the U.S. Open. Eventually, the two make up and play a friendly match. Even though Ryoma wins, Momoshiro technically wins for the block. However, Momoshiro urges Ryoma to take the opportunity and go to the U.S. Open. Finally having made up his mind, Ryoma decides to accept the offer.
172 "Goodbye Seigaku" February 16, 2005 (2005-02-16)
Ryoma is about to leave Japan for the US Open. Everybody is doing something for Ryoma.
173 "Samurai in New York" February 23, 2005 (2005-02-23)
Ryoma Echizen at New York at last! He's adjusting to the place and he even met with Kevin Smith there and played tennis with him.
174 "Tezuka Kunimitsu Vs. Fuji Syusuke" March 2, 2005 (2005-03-02)
Tezuka and Fuji have a match to determine Seigaku's number one in the intraschool ranking. This match, which lasts until episode 176, truly awakens Fuji's full potential as a tennis player. Flashbacks reveal a match between the two when they were first years, their subsequent friendship, and the implications of Tezuka's injury. Fuji takes an early lead, but the match is far from over.
175 "Seriousness in the Third Year" March 9, 2005 (2005-03-09)
Tezuka and Fuji's match intensifies as they each gradually begin to reveal their best moves (Tezuka's Zero-Shiki Drop/Tezuka Zone and Fuji's Triple Counters). Tezuka slowly begins to surpass Fuji. As he begins to struggle, Fuji reminisces about their first year match (which included the promise of a rematch) and their developing friendship. He then realizes that he is afraid of finding out the results of both of them playing to their full potential and that this is quite possibly the last match they will ever have against each other, and he concludes that if he doesn't play his hardest, he will regret it. His hits suddenly get sharper, and Tezuka comments that the true Fuji has awakened.
176 "Climax" March 16, 2005 (2005-03-16)
Once Fuji starts playing his hardest, Tezuka starts to get pushed back. With heart and soul completely in the match, the two battle at their hardest. Tezuka wins by using Zero-Shiki Drop Shot with his right hand while in mid-air, surprising Fuji and everyone else.

Episodes 177-178: Start of Nationals Arc

Ep.# Title Original Release Date
177 "Unforgettable Promise (NB. 177 & 178 were originally aired as a 1 hour special)" March 23, 2005 (2005-03-23)
Ryoma goes back to Japan to play a game with Tezuka because he wants to put an end to the rivalry that he left so he can mentally move on to the US Open.
178 "Goodbye, Prince" March 30, 2005 (2005-03-30)
Last episode of the series, which shows how Ryoma defeated Tezuka. The Opening Rites of The All-Japan Nationals are also shown.

Opening & Ending Music

Season OP/ED Song Title Artist Episode
Season 7 OP Dream Believer Osami Masaki 166 - 178
Season 7 ED Little Sky Kentaro Fukushi 166 - 177
Season 7 ED Future (long version) HIRO-X 178

OVAs[edit]

National Tournament[edit]

OVA series Episodes 1-13: The Nationals Arc

Ep. # Title Original Release Date
1 "Return of the Prince" March 24, 2006 (2006-03-24)
First match of All-Japan National Tournament: Rokkaku vs. Higa. Ojii explains the Shukuchi Method, and Ryoma comes back from America!
2 "Hot and Cool" May 26, 2006 (2006-05-26)
Seigaku's first round's matches start with Higa Middle School. Ryoma faces Kei Tanishi, and shows his souvenir from America - the Cool Drive, as well as Drive C, a less powerful version of the Cool Drive!
3 "The Fourth Counter" May 26, 2006 (2006-05-26)
Fuji and Kawamura play together in the Doubles 2 match. During the match, Higa's coach signals his player to attack Ryuzaki-sensei with the ball. Fuji and Kawamura get angry at this and start playing at full force. However, it's not that easy because of the Shukuchi Method. Fuji uses his Fourth Counter: Kagerou Zutsumi, a.k.a. Dragonfly Illusion.
4 "Kikumaru All Alone" July 28, 2006 (2006-07-28)
Kikumaru plays Singles 2 against Kai from Higa. During the game, it is shown how hard Kikumaru had trained to raise his stamina. His lateral movement has improved so much that it looks like there are two Kikumarus. This motion is called Seal Step, and it looks as if he has a doppelganger.
5 "The Longest Summer" July 28, 2006 (2006-07-28)
Rikkai Dai's Yagyuu meets Kaidoh and asks him what he would do without his Snake. Kaido then asks Inui to let him play Doubles by himself and see how far he could go without his signature move.
6 "The Man Called Killer" September 22, 2006 (2006-09-22)
Tezuka plays against Higa Chuu's Captain, Eishirou Kite. Kite shows that he would do anything to win, even throwing small pebbles at Tezuka. Tezuka shows everyone his true form using Hyaku Ren Jitoku no Kiwami - The Pinnacle of Hard Work.
7 "The Prince of Beach-Volleyball?!" September 22, 2006 (2006-09-22)
In between matches: Seigaku is now a beach-volleyball team and plays with Rokkaku before training for the next match.
8 "Premonition Before the Storm" November 24, 2006 (2006-11-24)
Hyotei reminisces about their loss at the Kantou tournament and strive to win the quarterfinals against Seigaku. Also, Kintaro arrives at the tournament and meets with Echizen at the stadium.
9 "Heart Not Giving In" November 24, 2006 (2006-11-24)
The first match in the quarterfinals is Oshitari vs Momoshiro! Momoshiro in the Singles 3 Spot shows off his new style of play, but eventually loses because of an injury.
10 "Short-lived Match" January 26, 2007 (2007-01-26)
Doubles 2, the second match of the quarterfinals: Inui-Kaido pair vs Mukahi-Hiyoshi pair. In a try for a short match against Inui and Kaido, Mukahi and Hiyoshi play with all they've got from the beginning. Inui reveals a new move at the start. When Mukahi and Hiyoshi are at match point, Kaido shows a new move!
11 "Tezuka Kunimitsu" January 26, 2007 (2007-01-26)
Tezuka vs Kabaji in Singles 2 of the quarterfinals. An untold history about Tezuka in the Kyûshu Region before his rehabilitation is shown. In the present time, can Tezuka stand up to Kabaji's imitation of himself?
12 "Two Of Us" March 23, 2007 (2007-03-23)
A duel of the Golden Pairs: Kikumaru-Oishi vs Shishido-Ootori. Ootori's improved Neo Scud Serve & the Pile-Mirage formation puts Seigaku's Golden Pair to the test! But the Golden Pair achieves a new state: Synchro! However, the win goes to Hyotei as Kikumaru "prevents" Oishi from hitting the ball further and causing more injury to his wrist.
13 "Deathmatch · King vs Prince" March 23, 2007 (2007-03-23)
In Singles 1, Ryoma faces Atobe to see who advances to the semi-finals of the national tournament. Ryoma uses the State of Self-Actualization, but it is useless against Atobe and his new move, "Koori no Sekai". But Ryoma counters Koori no Sekai with an incomplete version of his father's "Zone" technique, which is the same as the "Tezuka Zone". Eventually, the two go into what seems like a never-ending tie-break.

National Semifinals[edit]

OVA series Episodes 14-19: The Nationals Semifinal Arc

Ep. # Title Original Release Date
14 "Fudoumine vs. Shitenhouji Battle" June 22, 2007 (2007-06-22)
End of Singles 1 match between Hyotei and Seigaku. Shintenhouji faces Fudoumine to see who advances to the semi-finals, and Ryoma meets face-to-face with his new rival.
15 "Roar" June 22, 2007 (2007-06-22)
The Singles 3 match between Fuji and Shiraishi is played. Fuji's Triple Counters fail against Shiraishi's perfect "Bible" tennis, and everything seems to go downhill for Seigaku. As the match moves on, Fuji evolves the Triple Counters and also produces a new final counter called Hecatoncheires no Monban (Gate Keeper of Hecatonchires), which prevents the returned ball from going over the net. However, in the end, Shiraishi's cunning mind finds a way to hit the ball over the net, bringing the game to a tie break. Things go evenly until Fuji lobs the ball out of desperation. Despite all the effort of both players, the point is decided by a centimeter. It is noted in the following episode when Kawamura says he has never seen Fuji in such a state before.
16 "The Horror of Amusing Tennis" September 28, 2007 (2007-09-28)
Doubles 2 with the Momo-Kaido pair. The game favors Shitenhouji thanks to the Amusing tennis style of the Koharu-Hitouji pair, provoking stress on Seigaku's pair. However, Momo comes up with a clever strategy that surpasses the pair, giving Seigaku the win.
17 "Seigaku's Dead Weight" September 28, 2007 (2007-09-28)
Kawamura plays against Gin, the original creator of the Hadoukyuu, from Shitenhōji. Gin has 108 levels of Hadoukyuu. Kawamura is not able to return even one shot and loses 0-5 games and 0-40 points. After Akutsu awakens him, Kawamura realizes that he must give his all even if he knows he will lose. He then continues and puts his heart and soul into his final shot, what he calls the 'Final Hadoukyuu', which is stronger than Gin's 108 Hadoukyuu styles. Attempting to return Kawamura's shot, Gin injures his wrist severely. Kawamura wins the match by default and he reaches his dream of being the Number One power player of the Nationals!
18 "The Two Doors" January 25, 2008 (2008-01-25)
Doubles 1 turns into a singles match when Tezuka and Chitose decide to duke it out. Inui and Zaizen step aside for their teammates. After Chitose takes the first game with his "Saiki Kanpatsu no Kiwami," Tezuka decides to show Chitose his true power, revealing that he has opened the 2nd door of Muga No Kyōchi. In the end, Tezuka wins with a victory of 6-1. Meanwhile Rikkaidai has a few problems with their opponent Nagoya, and Akaya Kirihara, drenched in blood, has been hit all the way back to fence, making a huge dent...
19 "One-Point Match" January 25, 2008 (2008-01-25)
Seigaku wins the match with Shintenhouji and moves on to the finals. Meanwhile, Rikkaidai's Akaya Kirihara transforms into a demon as they turn around from there to win and face Seigaku in the finals--it is revealed by Rikkaidai's members that they lost the first two matches on purpose to prove Akaya's true potential. Kintarō, unwilling to wait one year to be able to challenge Ryoma again--or Koshimae, as Kintarō calls him--asks Ryoma for a one-point match. In the end the ball splits into half, each half on one side of the court, turning the over-40 minutes match into a draw..

National Finals[edit]

OVA series Episode 20-26: The National Tournament Finals Arc

Ep. # Title Original Release Date
20 "The Prince of Yakiniku" April 25, 2008 (2008-04-25)
Hyoutei, Shitenhouji, Higa, Seigaku and Rokkaku decide to take a break before the finals, and decide to eat Yakiniku. Here, Eiji jumps to host a Yakiniku eating along with Oshitari Yuushi from Hyotei. Along with the comedies of Inui's pants getting pulled off by Tezuka and heaps of bodies of players from said schools, the players end the night with a ¥1,274,960 bill, along with a ¥63,748 tax.
21 "Summit Showdown!" July 25, 2008 (2008-07-25)
Three years ago, after finishing runner up to Yukimura in the Japanese junior tournament, a new player emerged, beating Sanada 6-0, 6-1, only to play evenly with Yukimura. Three years later, the rematch between Tezuka Kunimitsu and Sanada Genichirou. Just as Tezuka sealed doors one and two of the Muga no Kyochi, Sanada sealed the "Lightning" and "Shadow" until he faced Tezuka. Having no answer, Tezuka risked his future, and arm, with the Tezuka Phantom, reversing the spin and forcing the balls out instead of towards him. Tezuka's arm begins to feel the effects as well as Sanada's legs from constantly hitting the Lightning. Yukimura forces Sanada to change his strategy for the sake of three championships for Rikkaidai, using the Lightning and Forest techniques against the Phantom. Tezuka has no choice but to hit the Phantom, wearing his arm out until Sanada gains match point. With one final Lightning, instead of using the Phantom, Tezuka utilizes the Tezuka Zone to bring it towards him. It blew the racquet out of his hand, but the ball flew high into the air and landed on the net cord, teetering on the edge. With everyone watching, Sanada screamed for it to fall on Tezuka's side, which it did, resulting in Rikkaidai's win. Sanada shook hands with Tezuka, saying he'll never play him again.
22 "The Way We Play" July 25, 2008 (2008-07-25)
Doubles 2 of the finals: Inui-Kaidoh pair vs Yanagi-Kirihara pair. Inui's best data and Kaidoh's Tornado Snake are ineffective against Rikkaidai's pair. Inui seems ready to give up, but Kaidoh uses Yagyuu's Laser Beam. Kirihara transforms into a demon, purposely aiming at Inui and injuring him severely. Kaidoh turns into a demon himself, but was stopped by Inui. Soon after that, Inui collapses, Seigaku forfeits the match, and Inui is rushed to the hospital. This episode is when Ryoma loses/lost his memory.
23 "Can you see the Stars in Broad Daylight!?" October 24, 2008 (2008-10-24)
During the Singles 2 match between Fuji and Niou, Niou uses an illusory movement to transform into Tezuka. Aside from the appearance, he also has the ability to copy his signature techniques and playstyle. While Fuji is able to get out of the illusion, Niou creates yet another one, this time being Shiraishi the copied. It was a very close match,7-5, Fuji wins the match with his new technique, Hoshi Hanabi.
24 "The Only One in my Heart" October 24, 2008 (2008-10-24)
As the Golden Pair plays against Marui and Jackal in the Doubles 1 slot, players whom Ryoma had beaten before help him to recover his memory. It is also revealed how Ryoma lost his memories on a trip with his dad. In the meantime, Toyama Kintarou challenges Rikkaidai's captain, Seiichi Yukimura, to a single-balled match just to make time for Ryoma to return. But finally, the Golden Pair wins the game for Seigaku, and all hope of winning is directed to Ryoma's match.
25 "The Prince vs The Child of God" January 23, 2009 (2009-01-23)
After Ryoma recovers his memories, he returns to the field court for his final match against Yukimura, just to find a completely crushed Kintarou, whom Ryoma had a hard time against. How far do Yukimura's abilities extend to?!
26 "Dear Prince~ To the Princes of Tennis." January 23, 2009 (2009-01-23)
After many hardships and suffering, Ryoma unlocks the final Muga gate, Teni Muhō No Kiwami (Pinnacle of Perfection), and defeats Yukimura with incredible moves. Seigaku wins the Nationals! In the end, we see the Freshmen Trio (now Juniors) along with Momoshiro being the new vice captain and Kaidoh being the new captain. Tezuka plans to go to Germany to become better. Sakuno is carrying a red tennis racket and saying that cherry trees are blooming. We then see Ryoma in America about to beat another pair of tennis gangsters.

Another Story[edit]

OVA series Episode 1-4: ~Messages from Past and Future~

Ep. # Title Original Release Date
1 "The Prince of Naniwa" May 26, 2009 (2009-05-26)
After the Nationals, Seigaku goes on a trip to Osaka for the purpose of training with Shitenhouji where they bump into the Higa club memebrs. Afterwards, they go sightseeing and at the same time, talk about their futures. Meanwhile, back in America, Ryoma re-encounters with Ryoga, whom he sees training in a slum.
2 "Turbulence, The Young Atobe" May 26, 2009 (2009-05-26)
The story of Hyoutei's Third year regulars when they first entered middle school.
3 "The Prince of Naniwa, The Second Act" May 27, 2009 (2009-05-27)
When Momoshiro and Kaidoh lose their cool while training the first and second years and Ryoma returns from America to Osaka.
4 "The legend of Rikkai, A Rebel who Challenges an Emperor" October 25, 2009 (2009-10-25)
A flashback to when Kirihara first joins Rikkadai and challenges the last years winning regulars of the national tournament so that he can become number one. He loses to Rikkai's Big Three, but he vows to beat them.

Another Story II[edit]

OVA series Episode 1-4: ~The Times We Shared~

Ep. # Title Original Release Date
1 "Born! Captain Shiraishi Kuranosuke" August 26, 2011 (2011-08-26)
This is a self-contained story telling the growth of Shintenhouji's tennis club. It covers the arrival of Zaizen and also the making of Shiraishi's Entaku shot.
2 "The seven horrible mysteries of Seishun Gakuen" August 26, 2011 (2011-08-26)
Some first-years of Seigaku Tennis Club join Momoshiro and Kaidou in a scary story telling session. They touched upon the 7 mysteries of Seigaku, where Fuji later joins and takes over the narration of how they came to be.
3 "The Two Wings of Kyushuu" October 26, 2011 (2011-10-26)
A story that flashbacks to the days when Tachibana and Chitose were team-mates and how their remarkable tennis skills earned them this nickname.
4 "Jirou's Awakening" October 26, 2011 (2011-10-26)
So what does it take to get the sleeping prince of Hyoutei to wake up? Entrusted by Atobe with this task, Gakuto and Oshitari follows Jirou after training to find out.

The New Prince of Tennis[edit]

Episodes 1-13: The New Prince of Tennis/~2nd stringers arc~

# Title Original Release Date
1 "The Return of the Prince" January 4, 2012 (2012-01-04)
Seigaku and other middle school students (with a total of 50 middle school students) are invited to the U-17 selection camp,including Ryoma who comes back from America to participate.
2 "The Gatekeeper of Hell" January 11, 2012 (2012-01-11)
Momoshiro gets paired up immediately in a shuffle match, being the first middle schooler to do so. His opponent is Jujiroh Oni, introduced in the previous episode. Jujiroh plays with a 2-string racquet, and causes both of Momo's wrists to be shot with his specialty, Black Jack Knife. Momoshiro refused to forfeit but lost in the end, 6-0.
3 "Friendly Fire" January 18, 2012 (2012-01-18)
The middle schoolers paired up with friends, and find out that they will be playing singles tie-breaker matches against their partner. Kikumaru and Oishi's match is most focused on, and Kikumaru is trying to prolong the match because it will be the last chance he has to play with Oishi. Trying to find out where Court 1 is, Ryoma defeated a bunch of high schoolers. After beating countless high schoolers, he finally finds Tokugawa of Court 1, and is about to play a match with him.
4 "The Captain's Choice" January 25, 2012 (2012-01-25)
More matches are played, Tezuka vs. Kaidoh and Atobe vs. Hiyoshi. Both captains have a plan from the start to teach their juniors a lesson before defeating them. Meanwhile, Ryoma and Kintarō are playing matches with Tokugawa and Oni.
5 "Winners and Losers" February 1, 2012 (2012-02-01)
The matches continued at Court 1, with Oni vs. Kintarou and Tokugawa vs. Ryoma. At the main court, the rest of the middle schoolers played against their favorite partner. Those who lost were forced to leave the camp, while the winners remained. What happens now?
6 "Cliffs of the Heart" February 8, 2012 (2012-02-08)
The winning middle school team have now started the next stage of their hard training right away, which consisted of complex combinations of exercises. Ryoma and Kintarou joined the other losers in facing together the biggest challenge of their lifetime given to them by the mental coach, Saitou, since becoming the only middle school tennis teams ever invited throughout Japan: to reach the top of a very high and steep mountain in order to prove their strength, will and power, and to close the gap between themselves and the winners. But, what awaits Ryoma, Kintarou and the losing team up there is either a heavenly paradise, or a blazing hell they surely will never forget.
7 "Start from Zero" February 15, 2012 (2012-02-15)
The losers finally reached the peak of the mountain. There they met a drunkard coach in primitive clothing, who was seen drinking a wine bottle amidst a bunch of worn out boys lying all over the ground. During the next days, the team had to start from zero and faced a series of raw challenges coming from this man that were so different compared to what they have always been doing before. Plus, they have to do all these without the pride of wearing their favorite school jerseys! Question now is, can they make it to the end, as what they had promised to each other with Sanada?
8 "Special Mission" February 22, 2012 (2012-02-22)
Ryoma, Tanishi, and Kenya receive a letter from Coach Nyudo asking them to sneak into the training camp to acquire training supplies as well as Sake for Coach Nyudo. However, the place is completely filled with high-tech security devices and they are unwilling to go. Coach Nyudo pushes them through, but the question is: can they take the heat?
9 "Evolution and Change" February 29, 2012 (2012-02-29)
The middle schoolers, once again, have to face the challenging demands of Coach Mifune. This time, they must keep each of their balloons safe from an eagle, and no allowing the bird to pop their balloon. The middle schoolers also realize how much they have improved from the rigorous training.
10 "Farewell, Kunimitsu Tezuka" March 7, 2012 (2012-03-07)
At the training camp in the mountains, the middle schoolers are given rackets filled with lead and are forced to hit balls with the rackets. Meanwhile, in the U-17 camp, Court 5 are having team shuffle matches with Court 3. Tezuka is having a match with Yudai Yamato, Seigaku's former captain. Yamato tells Tezuka not to put anymore pressure on his arm, as he may go through intense pain in rehabilitation like Yamato did. Tezuka finally smiles, and acquires the "Pinnacle of Perfection" and wins against Yamato. Echizen came to watch the match halfway through.
11 "Promise" March 14, 2012 (2012-03-14)
Tezuka is leaving when Fuji challenges him to a match. Meanwhile a doubles game is going on in between court 5 and court 3. Both battles end, with Tezuka winning the match with Fuji and court 3 winning the doubles match against court 5. The singles game will decide the winner, court 3 or court 5? Irie and Atobe go at it and Atobe is winning when Irie's deception is revealed. Atobe is losing horribly but his determination pull him through towards a tie-breaker. In the end both Irie and Atobe are unable to play any longer after ending at more than 187 points each. The episode ends with an announcement that the next singles match will decide the court shuffle winners and Oni standing and going toward the court.
12 "The Start Of A Revolution" March 21, 2012 (2012-03-21)
The people at the training camp in the mountains had to do special test where they had to run a special path while having tennis balls shoot at them.. In the test, Ryoma was able to hit more tennis balls at once. At the end, the path led to a storage cabin where there were black jerseys that looked like that ones that people in the training camp wore. The Black Jerseys then challenge court 2 at U-17
13 "Toward Your New Brilliant Selves" March 28, 2012 (2012-03-28)
The Black Jerseys return from the mountain. They challenge court 2 in a heated match. The Black Jerseys show an incredible improvement in their abilities, thanks to the intense training at the mountains. The Black Jerseys defeat everyone with ease, and soon Ryoma faces Migihashi, the captain of court 2. Migihashi employs a technique called "God's Domain", and it utilizes the spin of the ball so that it always draws back to him, much like the Tezuka Zone. Migihashi claims that Ryoma will not be able to send the ball past the right side of the court. They began to add the number of balls from 1 to 8 to 9. However, Ryoma was not able to return 9 balls. Ryoma then returns 9 balls at once, to which he then adds another ball. Migihashi is unable to return all of them, and thus Ryoma wins. The Black Jerseys are now promoted to court 2. In the evening, the students from court 3 and court 2 have matched with each other. Ryoma also has a match with Tokugawa by using multiple tennis balls.
Season OP/ED Song Title Artist Episode
The New Prince of Tennis OP Mirai no Bokura e. Norimasa Fujisawa 1 - 13
The New Prince of Tennis ED Enjoy Amikyuudanji 1 - 13

The New Prince of Tennis SPECIAL[edit]

OVA series Episodes 1-7: The New Prince of Tennis

# Title Original Release Date
1 "Night Before the Invitation" April 20, 2012 (2012-04-20)
The national championship tournament has ended, and the Middle Schoolers are enjoying free time. Some of the events that occur include Atobe going to school on a Sunday, Tezuka lure fishing with his grandfather Kunikazu, Oshitari Yushi and Kenya getting heated over a lottery in a shopping mall, and Shiraishi being told a shocking truth by his sister Yukari as he cares for his rhinoceros beetle. Over in America Ryouma fights with some American friends for control of a tennis court to use for fun.
2 "Child of God VS Emperor" June 22, 2012 (2012-06-22)
The U-17 training camp has begun, and pairs are being forced to defeat their partners to remain at the camp. The episode focuses on the previously unshown duel between Rikkai partners Yukimura and Sanada. The match between the Fuji brothers is also shown.
3 "Carrying On the Legend" August 24, 2012 (2012-08-24)
The duels to remain in camp continue as Shirashi and Kenya are forced to face off. The history of how they became partners and friends as kids is also shown.
4 "What It Means to Be a Winner" October 26, 2012 (2012-10-26)
The winners are given a harsh training regiment and only 6 hours to finish it. After the regiment is completed they are able to enjoy the luxurious facilities and meals. Kikumaru and Otori are disheartened by their separation from their partners. As they commiserate with one another Atobe and Mizuki harshly state they can't afford to worry about the losers. Atobe and Mizuki both believe should they continue to do so, they will fall out of the camp themselves.
5 "Bonds Between Men" December 21, 2012 (2012-12-21)
After Shishido threw the match vs. Otori, Otori remains with the winners at the training camp and vows to become stronger. His turn finally comes to participate in the shuffle matches. Otori enthusiastically faces high schooler Enjoji, but when his Scud Serves prove useless he loses the match. Now Otori must figure out how to become stronger and keep his promise, but will his teammates have any suggestions that could help him?
6 "Angel and Bible" February 22, 2013 (2013-02-22)
Before joining the camp Akaya promised he wouldn't play against the high schoolers in Devil Mode. That promise is about to be in danger of being broken. Courts 3 and 5 face off. Oni's court 5 team of middle schoolers is overwhelmed by the surprising strength of the high school students and loses the first round. Doubles team Shiraishi and Akaya are tasked with playing the second round. However, their opponents Matsudaira and Miyako taunt Akaya in an attempt to provoke him and force him into devil mode. Should Akaya fall for the taunts, it will assure their loss, but if he can find a way to remain composed he will become stronger than ever.
7 "Prince of Secrets" April 24, 2013 (2013-04-24)
The losers return, bringing new energy to the training camp, when a new problem arises! Due to a bout of poor weather shipments of essential supplies have been unable to reach the camp. Unable to eat what they want, the stress builds on the middle schoolers. Their eyes fall upon a large bag brought into the camp by Horio. Under the guise of a pillow fight all the middle schoolers begin targeting Horio's bag, believing it will contain something they can use to boost their energy and continue in the dangerous camp.
Season OP/ED Song Title Artist Episode
The New Prince of Tennis OVA OP Mirai no Bokura e. Norimasa Fujisawa 1 - 7
The New Prince of Tennis OVA ED Enjoy Amikyuudanji 1 - 7

The New Prince of Tennis OVA vs Genius 10[edit]

OVA series Episodes 1-10: ~1st stringers arc~

# Title Original Release Date
1 "Prelude to a Revolution" October 28, 2014 (2014-10-28)
The Middle Schoolers participate in a series of court 2 & 3 intersquad matches to determine which group is truly stronger. After the matches they divide up into their rooms and unite with old friends. In room 205 Akaya tells his silent roommates stories about fallen soldiers. In room 201 Fuji and his roommates excitedly discuss the potted plants they brought. In room 211 the Golden Pair starts a pillow fight. Meanwhile Sanada meets with Coach Mifune and is told to take advantage of something about to come. 20 players, also known as the First String, are returning from their month long tour and are about to take the camps intensity to a new level.
2 "The Battle Begins" October 28, 2014 (2014-10-28)
After having been told about the first stringers by Sanada, some of the elite black coats begin matches with players 11-20 from the first string. Yanagi faces off against No. 17 Mitsuya. To Inui's surprise he calls Mitsuya "Akuto-niisan." Mitsuya is the man who taught Yanagi Data Tennis when he was younger. Though it's a battle between two powerful Data Tennis players, Inui senses something is off when he sees Mitsuya toying with Yanagi. Meanwhile Momoshiro and Kenya battle the No. 18 Hira and No. 19 Hara Shitenhoji OB doubles team and find themselves struggling against their opponents' unique rhythm. While these battles take place, the remaining court 1 members inform the court 3 middle school winners about the first string and announce that court numbers no longer matter.
3 "Reflection and Illusion" December 25, 2014 (2014-12-25)
The middle schoolers' battle against the first string's No. 11 through 20 continues with the lone court 3 player and the lone Middle schooler chosen for enhancement participating. Yukimura's opponent is No. 11 Fuwa. However, before the first shot Fuwa offers Yukimura a handicap and blindfolds himself. Fuwa demonstrates his skills, despite his lack of vision, but Yukimura shows no signs of giving up. He even challenges Fuwa, saying he doesn't need a handicap, leading Fuwa to take off his blindfold. Yukimura is completely shocked when his power seems to backfire on him as Fuwa reveals his eyes reflect everything. Turns out, he was played by Yukimura as he was imaging everything. Meanwhile, Oishi and Niou play doubles against Mutsu Yūho and Mutsu Yūma and Irie plays against No. 20 Akiba. Akiba calls Irie's theatrical style "cheap acting." Thrown into a rage by his words, Irie recalls his conversation with Atobe and remembers his previous match against Akiba.
4 "The Night Before the Battle" December 25, 2014 (2014-12-25)
Kintarou is playing against Hakamada Izou and the rest of the middle schoolers meet back up on the main court with the rest, many having a representative pin. Kintarou then comes back carrying his defeated opponent who gives him his pin, but just as he does that, first string No. 1-10 show up bashing the losing reps. The middle schoolers and the reps decide on a shuffle match for the next day to become Japan's representatives. An unknown rep with his hood hiding his face tosses Ryoma an orange then disappears. No. 2, Tanegashima Shūji, teases Kaidoh and Sanada by stealing their drink when they were jogging together. Meanwhile, Tokugawa takes Ryoma to the court for a practice where he reveals his past and how he wants to beat No. 1, Byōdōin Hōō after being badly beaten by him. Then, Byōdōin himself shows up and attacks Ryoma unguarded. Tokugawa leaps in front of the ball and takes it for Ryoma! Ryoma challenges him to a game but the unknown rep shows up and reveals himself as Echizen Ryoga, Ryoma's brother, who of course, Ryoma doesn't remember. Coach Mifune returns the middle schoolers their jersies which they all put on in favour of the camp ones.
5 "The Strongest Pair" February 20, 2015 (2015-02-20)
The shuffle matches begin with Atobe and Niou (morphed into Tezuka) against No.10 Mōri Juzaburō and No.9 Ochi Tsukimitsu. Ochi and Mōri take the lead first but Niou hits the Zero Shiki and uses the Tezuka Zone and Atobe uses his new moves, both strings match up their service games. Unexpectedly, Atobe isn't able to serve over the net, bringing it into tiebreaker because of pressure growing from Ochi's glare. Niou saves the points with the Tezuka Phantom but this equals burden on his elbow. His determination and sacrifice motivates Atobe but at an incoming ball Kabaji jumps in and scores the point for Atobe. The first stringers let the point count allowing the second stringers the set. Kabaji is then thrown out of the camp for violating the rules. Niou transforms into Ryoma, but he can no longer stand which costs them the second set. But Niou tricks them as he was observing the first stringers while lying on the court; Atobe and Niou Synchro! They take the final set and their rep pins.
6 "Betrayal and Negotiations" February 20, 2015 (2015-02-20)
The next match, singles of Ishida Gin against Duke Watanabe. Ishida loses as Duke bests all 108 levels of the Hadokyuu. Now it's No. 8 Tōno Atsukyō and No. 7 Kimijima Ikuto, take on Kite and Marui in doubles. Kite turns on Marui, hitting him from behind previously getting a deal with the first stringers since he believes in siding with the strong. It's now 3 on 1! Marui loses the first set. It turns out Kimijima wanted to turn on Tōno and asked for Kite to help attack his weaknesses and with a offer for them to be double partners. But before that happens, Marui takes control of all the receives with Wonder Castle. Kite, moved, resides with Marui restating he sides with the strong.
7 "Embrace the 10 Ball Strike and Sleep" April 24, 2015 (2015-04-24)
Surprise! Kimijima also negotiated with Marui promising that if he help him turn on Tōno, he would help Yukimura heal his illness for good. Marui follows up on this deal and hits Tōno on the knee. Still, the first stringers takes the set: two sets on one. Kite remarks to Marui that he is done with doubles and asks for a piece of gum on the way to medical care. It is now Oni versus Kintarou since Akutsu, the original opponent has vanished. Oni increases the ball illusion amount to Kintarou to 10 balls but he manages to hit them all back, surprising everyone. He proclaimes that he will be the best player in Japan. Ryoma follows Ryoga and they bump into Akutsu who expresses his disinterest in playing for Japan's but instead to pay back Ryoma. Ryoga laughs and Akutsu plays him with numerous balls which Ryoga easily avoids and hits back. Ryoma saves Akutsu from Ryoga's powerful ball. They are interrupted by Sanada who wants to play doubles with Akutsu. Oni's memories are shown on why he must win and his past with Byōdōin. Kintarou achieves the Pinnacle of Perfection after expressing his enjoyment of tennis but Oni counters by activating his own Pinnale of Perfection as well. Oni wins the match.
8 "The Emperor and the Monster" April 24, 2015 (2015-04-24)
It is now doubles of Akutsu and Sanada versus No. 6 Ōmagari Ryūji and No. 2 Tanegashima Shūji. Meanwhile, Ryoma asks Ryoga to teach him that "glowing shot" and Ryoga gives him a two stringed raquet telling him to find the Super Sweet Spot. On the court, Ryūji takes them both on alone using two raquettes. Sanada's techniques are being conquered and he accidentally hits Akutsu's cheek! To even it out, Akutsu kicks him in the stomach. The pair is now cooperating and Sanada introduces Black Aura. Tanegashima rejoins his partner and Sanada attempts to counter using Double Clutch. Sanada-Akutsu pair lose. Ryoma and Ryoga get ready for a "real" match
9 "Resolve" June 26, 2015 (2015-06-26)
Memories of Ryoma and Ryoga is shown and of how Ryoga left him without an explanation and why Ryoma doesn't remember he has a brother since he lost his memories during Nationals Finals. It's Tokugawa versus Byōdōin! Tokugawa and Byōdōin's match from before is shown of how Irie and Oni stopped him from seriously injuring Tokugawa and why they refused going with the first stringers out of camp. Tokugawa takes a lead with The Divine Path of Asura; wins the set but it's obvious that Byōdōin has the upper hand, breaking the opposite wall. Byōdōin wins the second set with Pirates of the World and Tokugawa is beaten brutally as the final set proceeds. Tokugawa introduces a new technique, Black Hole, which can shorten his career if used excessively. Meanwhile, Ryoma senses Tokugawa's struggle and abandons his and Ryoga's match to see him puke blood largely from taking Destruction last night to protect Ryoma since he couldn't abandon him. Tokugawa collapses and Ryoma's anger flares.
10 "The Guided Ones" June 26, 2015 (2015-06-26)
Tokugawa stops Ryoma and resumes the game. He's at a disadvantage and is still trying to use Black Hole even when he falls unconscious. Ryoma, unable to watch anymore despite Atobe's warning, jumps in and hits back a Destruction for Tokugawa injuring Byōdōin. Ryoma is ordered to leave the camp for breaking the rules. Unconcerned, he packs up. Byōdōin hits the water tower, threatening him; Ryoma promises to beat him once they meet again. Ryoga leaves, telling Byōdōin that he no longer has a reason to be there and gives him his No. 4 pin. Ryoma bumps into Sakuno and they go to a game centre where afterwards Sakuno shows him that she had drawn numerous bad luck fortunes at the shrine but one good luck one. Ryoma thanks her and leaves. Byōdōin is grudgingly impressed by Tokugawa and gives him the No. 4 pin. Back at home, Ryoga tells Ryoma about the U-17 World Cup where he could beat Byōdōin as reps of America together. Coach Mifune arrives at the camp and is revealed to be the head coach where he announces that at the world cup, the middle schoolers could rep Japan as well! Ryoma's name is called but he is now at the air terminal for the American team where he promises to win the cup...
Season OP/ED Song Title Artist Episode
The New Prince of Tennis OVA vs Genius 10 OP Prelude to a Revolution Atobe Keigo 1 - 10
The New Prince of Tennis OVA vs Genius 10 ED Party Time Cap to Bin (ep 1), Hyotei Eternity (ep 2), Stones (ep 3), Pull Tab to Can (ep 4)
GIGS (ep 5), Rikkai Young Kan (ep 6), Amikyuu Danji (ep 7)
Tachikiri Tai (ep 8), Aozu (ep 9), Tenipuri All Stars (ep 10)
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