The Prince of Tennis anime 20th anniversary event announced on Sunday that a new anime series, Shin Tennis no Ōji-sama U-17 World Cup (The Prince of Tennis II : U-17 World Cup), will be released next year. This will be the first series in the franchise in about a decade. The event introduced a visual teaser featuring protagonist Ryōma Echizen along with Kunimitsu Tezuka and Hōō Byōdōin with the tagline, “To a world never seen….” (Promotional video is blocked outside of Japan.)
The new series features the returning cast:
Junko Minagawa as Ryōma Echizen
Ryotaro Okiayu as Kunimitsu Tezuka
Hiroki Yasumoto as Hōō Byōdōin
Junichi Suwabe as Keigo Atobe
Sachiko Nagai as Seiichi Yukimura
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Kuranosuke Shiraishi
Tarusuke Shingaki as Eishirō Kite
Mamoru Miyano as Ryōga Echizen
Keiichiro Kawaguchi ( ISLAND ) is returning from the final 2D anime, The Prince of Tennis II Hyotei vs Rikkai Game of Future , to direct the new series at Studio KAI and MSC, and Mitsutaka Hirota ( Anime-Gataris , Nanbaka ) once. more in charge of the scripts. Akiharu Ishii ( Blood + , Ultramarine Magmell ) returns to design the characters and serve as chief animation director.
Other returning staff members include:
Color Key Artist: Yuko Tsumori
Art Director: Sei Ito ( Studio ARA )
Background: Studio ARA
Art Deisgn: Tomoyuki Aoki
Compositing Director of Photography: Yūta Nakamura
Editor: Daisuke Hiraki
Sound Director: Yuki Matsuoka
Music: Chihiro Tamaki
Sound Production: Jinnan Studio
Sunday’s event featured a promotional video to celebrate the animated series’ 20th anniversary:
Takeshi Konomi created The Prince of Tennis in Shueisha, with Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1999 to 2008. The story is about high school tennis player Ryoma Echizen defeating his opponent to reach the national tournament. The manga inspired a 2001-2005 TV anime series, two anime shorts and a theatrical short, several anime video projects, one live-action film, one live-action television series in China, and one live-action television series. popular music series stage.
Konomi then launched The Prince of Tennis II manga series in Shueisha’s Jump SQ magazine in 2009. The story begins after the national tournament, when Ryōma joins a group of junior high players at a training camp. Japan’s top for players under the age of 17. This ongoing manga sequel spawned the 2012 animated television series The Prince of Tennis II. The Prince of Tennis II OVA series vs. Genius 10 then composed 5 volumes from October 2014 to June 2015.