Prince of Tennis 3D CG Film's Trailer Reveals New Members and Theme Song

On Tuesday, the official website for the Ryoma! Shinsei Gekijoban Tennis no Oji-sama (Ryoma! Rebirth: The Prince of Tennis Movie) 3DCG anime film began streaming the film's full trailer. The trailer reveals and previews the film's theme song "Sekai o Teki ni Mawashitemo" (Even if You Make an Enemy of the World) by TeniPuri All Stars, the franchise's main voice actors' unit name. It also gives a sneak peek at the dance sequences and tennis matches in this "new dimensional adventure."

The film will be released in Japan on September 3rd. The film will be released in two versions, with some scenes changed to move the storey along two parallel tracks. The "Decide" version highlights Seigaku team captain Kunimitsu Tezuka and Rikkai team captain Seiichi Yukimura, whereas the "Glory" version highlights Hyotei team captain Keigo Atobe and Shitenhoji team captain Kuranosuke Shiraishi.

The plot of the film begins with Ryoma, the main character, arriving in the United States and discovering Sakuno Ryuzaki being harassed by a "tennis gang." Ryoma swings a ball at them in an attempt to assist Sakuno, but instead hits a ball tossed by a mysterious wheelchaired man. At that moment, Ryoma and Sakuno travel back in time to when Ryoma father Nanjiro was still performing as "Samurai Nanjiro" in America.

New cast members:
  • Shunsuke Takeuchi as Boo
  • Tomokazu Sugita as Wolf
  • Ryota Takeuchi as Foo
Takeshi Konomi, the creator of the original manga, is supervising the film. The anime was supposed to debut in spring 2020, but it was pushed back to 2021. The film tells a completely original story that takes place between the events at the end of The Prince of Tennis manga and the beginning of The New Prince of Tennis manga, over a three-month period.

Hiroshi Koujina (2011 Hunter Hunter, Kiba) directs the anime at The Monk Studios and Keica, with assistance from Studio KAI. The film is being distributed by GAGA. The script is being written by Takehiko Hata (Lupin III: Goodbye Partner), the CG supervisor is Patricia Hishikawa, the animation director is Kei Yoshimizu, and the CG director is Momoko Yamada. Takeshi Takadera is the sound director, and Kei Tsuda is the composer. Takeshi Konomi, the creator of the original manga, is writing all of the film's insert songs.

In North America, Viz Media published the 42nd and final volume of Konomi's original Prince of Tennis manga run in 2011. As The Prince of Tennis II television anime aired in Japan, Crunchyroll streamed it into several countries, and it then streamed the spinoff original video anime projects.

Sources: Ryōma! Shinsei Gekijōban Tennis no Ōji-sama film's website, Comic Natalie, Anime News Network


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