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The Prince of Tennis reveals 'U-17 World Cup' series airing in 2022, the first TV anime in 10 years

Written by: Jei Beltrano

Published on: October 10, 2021 at 20:12 PHT (GMT+8)

A new TV anime for Takeshi Konomi's classic sports "The Prince of Tennis" will be airing in 2022 titled 'The New Prince of Tennis U-17 World Cup'. This is the first TV anime in almost ten years since "The New Prince of Tennis", the last anime in a TV series format, was broadcasted in Japan in 2012.

The Prince of Tennis characters
The Prince of Tennis U-17 World Cup key visual ©The Prince of Tennis

A key visual for the new TV anime series was revealed on Sunday.

The story of the series will take place after the events of the original video animation (OVA) series "The New Prince of Tennis OVA vs Genius 10" with individual volumes released between October 29, 2014 and June 26, 2015.

The new TV anime series project is part of the franchise’s 20th Anniversary celebration held today. The 20th promotional video which was also released includes a throwback of the anime projects made since the manga's serialization in 2001.

The anniversary celebration is set for October 10, 2021, the same day as the first broadcast of the original TV anime. Also titled 'Tenipuri 20th Anniversary Event -Future-', the event was held at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo. A live broadcast of the event was also streamed on the same day via streaming service U-NEXT.

Here is the link for the official website for the event:

About The Prince of Tennis:

The Prince of Tennis' tells the story of Ryouma Echizen, a tennis prodigy who returns to Japan to join the Japanese tennis scene. After joining Seishun Academy, Ryouma Echizen will join his team mates in the journey to becoming champions.


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