The Prince of Tennis (テニスの王子様 Tenisu no Ōjisama, literally: “Prince of Tennis“) is a popular Japanese shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Takeshi Konomi.

The manga was first published in Japan in Shueisha‘s Weekly Shōnen Jump in July 1999, and ended publication on March 3, 2008. A total of 379 chapters were serialized, spanning 42 volumes.

The manga was adapted into an anime series directed by Takayuki Hamana, animated by Trans Arts and co-produced by Nihon Ad Systems and TV Tokyo.

The anime aired across Japan on the anime satellite television network Animax and the terrestrial TV Tokyo network from October 10, 2001 to March 30, 2005, spanning a total of 178 episodes, as well as a theatrical movie. In April 2006, an original video animation (OVA) continuation of the anime began to be released on DVD. The beginning of the second OVA series was released on June 22, 2007, roughly 3 months after the end of the first. The second OVA ended on January 25, 2008, and the third and final OVA started on April 25, 2008.

ANIME (Tenipuri)

Prince of Tennis TV series: 178 episodes

Nationals (26 episodes)
National Tournament 1-13
National Semifinals 14-19
National Finals 20-26

OVA Another Story (Thanks to lucathia_rykatu on LJ for this information)
A 4 episode long OVA with two episodes dedicated to Seigaku after Nationals and 1 episode to young Hyoutei and 1 episode to young Rikkai. These are anime original stories and expansions of little tidbits Konomi has given us.

New Prince of Tennis
Airing January 2012 



The manga was first published in Japan in Shueisha‘s Weekly Shōnen Jumpin July 1999, and ended publication on March 3, 2008. A total of 379 chapters were serialized, spanning 42 volumes(380 if you want to count 0).

New Prince of Tennis manga(Shin Tenipuri) (Thanks to lucathia_rykatu on LJ for this information)
Two chapters come out every month in Jump SQ. This is the sequel to Prince of Tennis, or actually, the “real” story since Konomi called the first 42 volumes of Prince of Tennis the prologue. The characters are in a training camp here. JACis currently doing the scanlations.

Pair Puri (Thanks to lucathia_rykatu on LJ for this information)
Each month, a fanbook on the New Prince of Tennis manga is being released. There was supposed to be 5, but I think they might be releasing more. I’ve been translating these along with others! You can find my translations over at fanbook. They contain extra info about the characters with two characters as the focus of each. They’re pretty fun. It’s set during New Prince of Tennis. (for the original series, there are also the fanbooks 10.5, 20.5, and 40.5. 30.5 is an illustration book).



The Prince of Tennis – The Two Samurai: The First Game is the first animated film of the series. It was released in Japan on January 29, 2005, and co-aired with a short movie, A Gift from Atobe.On May 13, 2006, the live-action adaptation film, The Prince of Tennis, was released in Japan.

Prince of Tennis: Eikokushiki Teikyuu Shiro Kessen!
Released September 3, 2011
Official website
DVD Release on 2012/03/23 – BUY AT CDJAPAN



Live action stage performances. Singing-dancing pretty tennis boys! There are a total of 16 musicals and 7 Dream Live concerts thus far. Chronological listing on Wikipedia


Chinese drama

On August 16, 2007, Japan’s Nikkan Sports newspaper announced that China, which began airing The Prince of Tennis anime series in the summer of 2006 will be producing a live-action drama of The Prince of Tennis manga. Shooting of the series began in October 2007, and it was expected to begin broadcast sometime around June 2008, just before the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.The drama began airing in China on July 25, 2008, on Dragon TV, starring Qin Jun Jie as Long Ma (Ryoma Echizen).The series follows roughly the same plot as the original story, but it makes several changes, the biggest of which is that the characters are now college students.


Prince of Tennis on the Radio (Rajipuri)

A half-hour weekly radio show. These were released on CD monthly.


Music CD Releases

  • Singles: 203
  • Albums: 87
  • Mini-albums: 11
  • Musical: 52

TOTAL 353 releases as of December 24, 2011

TeniPuri celebrated it’s 300th CD release on 10/10/2011!

Source: http://tennipri.tyent.jp/music.html

Where to buy? CDJapanYesAsia


Web Sites:

Official  Web Site

TV Tokyo Web Site

Official Prince of Tennis musicals website

Fan Communities on LJ: (you must be a member of LJ to view most content and join)



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About my fandom:

In May of 2009 I hosted a Prince of Tennis Fan Panel at Anime Central.  Since 2006, I have also hosted and participated in Prince of Tennis cosplay and photo shoots at Anime Central.Questions, comments, corrections, and additional information is always welcome at seigaku@kisekinohana.net I do not own any part of Prince of Tennis, and created this page as a source of information for Fans to reference. Most of the information here was taken from Wikipedia and various other websites that are credited. I beleive in giving credit where credit is due, so if you would like to be credited for anything, please email me.

This web page published by Jen, May 2009 and was last updated on January 5, 2012.

Prince of Tennis is owned and copyrighted to Takeshi Konomi. All trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective holders.