Written by: Nicole Castro
Published on: August 13, 2021 at 17:29 PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter account of theatrical anime movie Ryōma! Shinsei Gekijouban Tennis no Ouji-sama (Japanese: 『リョーマ！新生劇場版テニスの王子様』、 English: Ryōma! Rebirth: The Prince of Tennis Movie) has released a 3DCG video of Ryōma Echizen and Sakuno Ryuuzaki singing peace of mind ~Hoshi no Uta o Kikinagara~ (While Listening to the Song of the Stars).
The film's story begins with Ryōma arriving in the United States and finding Sakuno being harassed by a "tennis gang." Ryōma swings a ball at them to save Sakuno but ends up hitting a ball tossed by a mysterious wheelchaired man. At that moment, Ryōma and Sakuno somehow travel back in time to when Ryōma's father Nanjirou was still playing in America as "Samurai Nanjirou."
The official trailer for the theatrical film is available on YouTube.
The anime movie was previously scheduled to premiere in spring 2020 but was delayed to September 3, 2021. The film features a completely original story that takes place in the three-month time period between the events at the end of The Prince of Tennis manga and the start of The New Prince of Tennis manga. The characters will rap in the film, with lyrics written by original manga creator Takeshi Konomi himself.
For the other teaser videos featuring other musical performances in the movie, check the official YouTube channel of Japanese animation company GAGA Corporation.
There will be two versions of the film narrating the same storyline but from different perspectives. The Decide version focuses on Seigaku team captain Kunimitsu Tezuka and Rikkai team captain Seiichi Yukimura, while the Glory version focuses on the Hyoutei team captain Keigo Atobe and Shitenhouji team captain Kuranosuke Shiraishi.
The cast members for the film include:
Junko Minagawa as Ryōma Echizen
Takashi Matsuyama as Nanjirou Echizen
Ryoutarou Okiayu as Kunimitsu Tezuka
Junichi Suwabe as Keigo Atobe
Mikako Takahashi as Sakuno Ryuuzaki
Romi Park as Emerald
Tomokazu Sugita as Wolf
Shunsuke Takeuchi as Boo
Ryouta Takeuchi as Fu
Kazuhiro Yamaji as Adam Anderson
Tōru Nara as Chris Berkman
Kusumi Naoki as Baker
Kentarou Itou as Wesley Vaughn
Sachiko Nagai as Seiichi Yukimura (Decide version)
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Kuranosuke Shiraishi (Glory version)
About Prince of Tennis
The Prince of Tennis （テニスの王子様）is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Takeshi Konomi. It was serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shounen Jump from July 1999 to March 2008. The anime was broadcast on TV Tokyo from October 2001 to March 2005, spanning a total of 178 episodes, as well as a theatrical film. The series developed into a media franchise and has had numerous other adaptations outside of the original anime. This 3DCG film is the latest addition to the many adaptations that have kept this series strong in the last 20 years.