The Prince of Tennis, Volume 1 [NOOK Book]

Overview

There is a rumor going around that a twelve-year-old boy is going to enter the sixteen-year-old and under tennis group. How can someone so young ever hope to compete with kids much older and more experienced than him? This is no ordinary kid: he is none other than Ryoma Echizen, the Prince of Tennis! Ryoma's father was destined for greatness until he injured himself during a match, ending his career forever. His talent was passed on to his son, who is determined to be the best tennis player in the world. Can the ...
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The Prince of Tennis, Volume 1

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Overview

There is a rumor going around that a twelve-year-old boy is going to enter the sixteen-year-old and under tennis group. How can someone so young ever hope to compete with kids much older and more experienced than him? This is no ordinary kid: he is none other than Ryoma Echizen, the Prince of Tennis! Ryoma's father was destined for greatness until he injured himself during a match, ending his career forever. His talent was passed on to his son, who is determined to be the best tennis player in the world. Can the prince gain the respect of his fellow teammates despite his small size and young age? Find out in this intense sports manga!
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This sports manga stars Ryoma Echizen, a 12-year-old boy who tries out for the 16-and-under tennis group. This is almost unheard of since the team consists entirely of upperclassmen and Ryoma is only a 7th grader. Will he make the cut? It sure looks that way to me. Ryoma beats an 8th grader playing with his right hand (he's left-handed), beats another upperclassman playing with a rickety racket that's about 100 years old, and shows he can hit a twist serve (whatever that is). The Prince of Tennis is a hit in Japan, and it's especially popular with young girls, which makes sense since all the boys in this manga are drawn as hunks. Ryoma himself is a hunk—he's slim, a gifted athlete, somewhat mysterious, and basically too cool for words. I had a few issues: Ryoma is such a good tennis player it's hard to view him as an underdog, which he's clearly meant to be; also, his personality is somewhat unformed and he hasn't yet forged any relationships with the other characters. That's okay because he's somewhat mysterious, and this is only the first volume of a long series (20 volumes and counting). Quibbling aside, The Prince of Tennis is well drawn, well written, and very suitable for younger readers. Recommended for libraries with manga collections. (Vol. 1). KLIATT Codes: J—Recommended for junior high school students. 1999, VIZ, 189p. illus., Ages 12 to 15.
—George Galuschak
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421550213
  • Publisher: VIZ Media
  • Publication date: 4/16/2012
  • Series: Prince of Tennis Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: VIZ Rating: A
  • Sales rank: 224,482
  • Age range: 12 - 15 Years
  • File size: 70 MB
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2010

    Highly Recommended - this is a fantastic sports manga!

    I'm mostly into Naruto, Bleach, Death Note, all of the very popular manga. And I never thought I'd like any sports related manga. Sure, I was being stereotypical, but it's true! But when I grabbed the first volume of The Prince of Tennis, I fell in love! I read it through to the end in about 20 minutes. Trust me, you will absolutely adore Kanomi-sensei's characters, personalities, and plot all in one clever series!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2009

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    Nice

    I really really enjoy this series. At first I thought the artwork could've been better, but as the series progressed, so did the artwork. Also, the manga definitel makes me want to read more. I tried watching the anime, but it was pretty poorly animated and the English voice actors were poor. The manga is funny, dramatic, and will keep you reading until The Prince of Tennis series 2 comes out in English. Hopefully that'll be soon.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2007

    The #1 sports manga in the World

    This was a great manga. I read it in a hour and a half. I couldnt put it down. This coud be my new favorite manga. It is definetly the best sports manga. This will make Shonen Jump stay the worlds most popular manga. (Not that I evr thought they wouldnt remain the worlds most popular manga) This also will make people beg the writer to make more manga series and The Prince of Tennis.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2006

    I love these series!

    Ryoma Echizen, the son of a highly renown and skilled tennis player Nanjiro Echizen, has moved back to America after 4 consecutive wins in the U.S.! After playing with 'starters' of the new highschool in Japan he is attending he is chosen to become a regular. From there he learns, wins A LOT, and loses (rarely!) When I read these series, I actually though it would be boring because it was about tennis. And I don't like sports, but after I read this I actually started practicing tennis, and this is my #1 motivator to become a better tennis player so...give this book a try, it is sooooo addicting.(btw, the animation series are also great!)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2006

    A Good Sports Manga

    This is a good sports manga for those new to manga this is recommended.The artwork is very unique,and the story is good.Great for ages 11 and up.Overall 8.5/10

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2005

    THE PRiNCE 0F TENNIS RULEsS

    I think this anime//manga is totally awesome. I love Ryoma Echizen. He`s so cute in the book and anime. Also I love it when he wins matches and all the 'techniques' they use. Echizen is actually really good with any type of sports after he learns how to play. In addition, he is a quick learner and super smart. =]

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2004

    not what i expected. but i still loved it

    i love this story. i first came in contact with the prince of tennis is the anime version. the manga didn't do a great job on the animations. this could of degraded it a little. the anime which i highly recommend, so good.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2004

    GREAT BOOK!!!!!!

    Prince of Tennis is awesome. I wasn't really into tennis, but when I read it. It was getting good. You should try to watch the movie. You'll understand it more and Know what I'm talking about. There are so many events and detail that you won't want to put the book down. So give PRINCE OF TENNIS a chance. You won't regret it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2007

    Not the Best....

    I think it could use more action and less girls. Of course,I only read one volume...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2005

    Incredible

    this is a great series.I never liked tennis before(more of a football fan),but this was a complete surprise.The action of the game is exciting to look at.It is like watching a real tennis match.Reccomended for any sports fans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2004

    I'm thrilled!!!

    I'm so excited that shonen jump is finally publishing a sports manga. Even though they aren't publishing it in the magazine, I still plan on buying all the graphic novels. If you want to know more, go to May 2004 of Shonen Jump for the sneak preview!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2004

    A must!

    This manga isn't just for tennis and sports fans, it's for everyone! A must read for those who like exciting stories and great characters. I highly recommend the anime as well, it's incredible!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2004

    THIS MANGA ROCKS

    If your someone who likes action and fun, or the basic thrill for sports This is the manga for you. Prince of tennis is one the best manga out there. It has great characters and its all a round funny! buy it today

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2004

    yay

    Very exciting manga about tennis, I got hooked in right away and I'm not that much into sports! I'm really happy that this story was translated. Lots of funny characters and cute pets!

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