A tennis prodigy leads his handsome tennis club to victory at the national tournament. Four-time consecutive U.S. Junior tournament champ Ryoma Echizen comes to Seishun Academy to further his reign as The Prince of Tennis. His skill is matched only by his attitude--irking some but impressing all as he leads his team to the Nationals and beyond! The Nationals are coming and Seishun Academy has started training harder than ever! During practice, Rikkai Junior High School's 8th-grader ace Akaya Kirihara spies on Seishun Academy's team. Luckily, he is caught and escorted off the courts. But on the way out, he bumps into none other than Ryoma Echizen, the Prince of Tennis. Tension soars as these two ace players size each other up knowing that someday they will engage in battle to see who is the stronger player. Soon after, Ryoma and Momo get drawn into a doubles match--street tennis style! Can these two star players ever learn how to use their legendary skills to play good doubles?
Author: Takeshi Konomi Publisher: Viz Media Published: 08/01/2004 Pages: 183 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.43lbs Size: 7.52h x 5.04w x 0.63d ISBN: 9781591164371 Age Range: 11-14
About the Author Takeshi Konomi exploded onto the manga scene with the incredible The Prince of Tennis. His refined art style and sleek character designs proved popular with Weekly Shonen Jump readers, and The Prince of Tennis became the number one sports manga in Japan almost overnight. Its cast of fascinating male tennis players attracted legions of female readers even though it was originally intended to be a boys' comic. The manga continues to be a success in Japan and has inspired a hit anime series, as well as several video games and mountains of merchandise.