The Prince of Tennis, Volume 2

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Ryoma Echizen just joined the Seishun Gakuen Middle School tennis team, which is known for being one of the most competitive teams in Japan. Its members are incredibly talented, gifted, and athletic. With rigorous and extremely intense practices, the upperclassmen of the team expect the very best from themselves and they expect even more from the new members of the team. While most of the first years are on pins and needles hoping they won't get cut from the team, Ryoma Echizen is confident, cool, and collected. ...
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Overview

Ryoma Echizen just joined the Seishun Gakuen Middle School tennis team, which is known for being one of the most competitive teams in Japan. Its members are incredibly talented, gifted, and athletic. With rigorous and extremely intense practices, the upperclassmen of the team expect the very best from themselves and they expect even more from the new members of the team. While most of the first years are on pins and needles hoping they won't get cut from the team, Ryoma Echizen is confident, cool, and collected. Some might even say he's cocky, but at least he's got the skills to back up his attitude. With his virtually unreturnable "twist serve," Ryoma is sure to make the starting team.
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This popular sports manga explores the difference between practiced technique and innate power. Ryoma is a former U.S. junior tennis champion who attends a Japanese academy, where his skill and natural talent make him nearly unbeatable. The younger students are inspired by him, but he's ruffling the feathers of the older tennis team members. Then the journalists appear, trying to discover the next champion, adding to the pressure. There's lots of tennis action, dramatically illustrated, and the characters, already pretty boys, are made even more attractive with their intensity. Stamina and strategy are significant, with occasional digressions from the story to teach particular moves. One of Ryoma's competitors succeeds with a scary special trick shot; another spends a lot of preparation time predicting his opponent's moves by watching tapes of his play. But Ryoma always manages to figure out his opponents' weaknesses and beat them. There's much more action than characterization, and without careful attention, it's hard to keep the different players straight. The sports manga genre is known for long sequences of sports action that can go on for hundreds of pages; here the matches are shorter, making this a better introduction. It's captivating in small doses, although Ryoma's battle to demonstrate his mastery drives another 20-plus volumes. (June) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591164364
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Series: Prince of Tennis Series , #2
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 404,300
  • Age range: 12 - 15 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

    Give it a shot

    Its such a great manga i love it! It was one of my first mangas/animes that i keep reading/watching over amd over the characters are hilarious and it surprisingly its emotional at some points were you get so sucked in you actually start cheering for your favorite team or character it is that good. At first you might think its tennis so what? But you will deffinetly change your mind after the first couple of volumes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2005

    TENNIS ACTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Prince of Tennis is so good I couldn't put it down. It is about a 7th grade boy who is awesome at tennis. His dad used to be a pro but was injured. His son Ryoma has the exact same talent as his dad. He is trying to get on the high school tennis team. He ends up winning all his matches against 8th and 9th graders. If you like manga comics then this is your type of book so get out and read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2004

    A good manga for readers out there

    ok to make it short, prince of tennis is the best sports manga out there. it beats everything else, great characters, a nice theme and adventure to keep you alive. pick 1 yup today, i commande you

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2004

    The Twist Serve!!

    Ryoma's signiture move, 'The Twist Serve.' Ryoma is a great Tennis player, who is the heir to the tennis crown. His father would have changed the tennis community if he didn't injure himself. So Ryoma ends up taking up the title 'Prince of Tennis.' And in this wolume he is tryine to get a starter position on his schools tennis team.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2004

    Excellent Manga!!!

    This is the best manga not published in Shonen Jump. I bought the first one the day it came out, and am looking foward to this one. I don't want to ruin this book, so I'm only going to tell you a little. The young star of the book is trying out for the high school team, when he's only in 7th grade. Can't wait!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2004

    the best sports manga

    This is one of the best manga there is. If you don't play tennis this might get you interested in it.

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