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Kaoz
January 04, 2012, 02:30 PM
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Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama / 新テニスの王子様 / New Prince of Tennis

Synopsis

In Japan an "All Star Team" is being formed, containing the 50 best tennis players from the entire country.



Episode 1 - Subbed (http://www.animeultima.tv/new-prince-of-tennis-episode-1-english-subbed/)
Episode 2 - Subbed (http://www.animeultima.tv/new-prince-of-tennis-episode-2-english-subbed/)
Episode 3 - Subbed (http://www.animeultima.tv/new-prince-of-tennis-episode-3-english-subbed/)
Episode 4 - Subbed (http://www.animeultima.tv/new-prince-of-tennis-episode-4-english-subbed/)
Episode 5 - Subbed (http://www.animeultima.tv/new-prince-of-tennis-episode-5-english-subbed/)
Episode 6 - Subbed (http://www.animeultima.tv/new-prince-of-tennis-episode-6-english-subbed/)
Episode 7 - Subbed (http://www.animeultima.tv/new-prince-of-tennis-episode-7-english-subbed/)
Episode 8 - Subbed (http://www.animeultima.tv/new-prince-of-tennis-episode-8-english-subbed/)
Episode 9 - Subbed (http://www.animeultima.tv/new-prince-of-tennis-episode-9-english-subbed/)
Episode 10 Subbed (http://www.animeultima.tv/new-prince-of-tennis-episode-10-english-subbed/)
Episode 11 - Subbed (http://www.animeultima.tv/new-prince-of-tennis-episode-11-english-subbed/)
Episode 12 - Subbed (http://www.animeultima.tv/new-prince-of-tennis-episode-12-english-subbed/)
Episode 13 - Subbed (http://www.animeultima.tv/new-prince-of-tennis-episode-13-english-subbed/)

Special 1 RAW - Part 1 (http://www.animecrazy.net/new-prince-of-tennis-special-episode-1/) | Part 2 (http://www.animecrazy.net/new-prince-of-tennis-special-episode-1/293975)



Opening 1 - "Mirai no Bokura e (未来の僕らへ)" by Norimasa Fujisawa
Ending 1 - "ENJOY" by Amikyuu Danji



Please remember that all manga spoilers must be kept under spoiler tags!

mystictapion
January 04, 2012, 02:55 PM
I watched in HD too! Too perfect, but I think the pace (3:1) is very high. If continues like this, the 'quick matches' will be quick matches...

LetalHawk
January 04, 2012, 03:13 PM
Next episode Oni vs Momo, it's out next week?

I love this anime, it rocks!. Too bad that they changed Kirihara when in the manga he asked Tokugawa and was paralyzed. At least they could have added the same effect to Echizen.

TezukaKunimitsu
January 04, 2012, 04:28 PM
Good captle, what is the "Sylver Hadoukyuu"?

LetalHawk
January 04, 2012, 04:41 PM
Good captle, what is the "Sylver Hadoukyuu"?

Maybe is some error?; Don't know, Kintaroh just said that it can go up to 108th Hadoukyu, don't know what silver is.

Atobe the king
January 04, 2012, 05:33 PM
Lol, waaay better than i expected....man the new seiyuus are so good. Irie is perfect....so excited. The one week wait is gonna be a killer for sure. And i didnt like changing it from Kirihara to echizen but thats cool lol.

Brandnewkid
January 04, 2012, 06:09 PM
Regarding the "Silver Hadokyu" - Gin's name means "Silver." The subbers messed up.

Kaoz
January 04, 2012, 06:19 PM
Lol, waaay better than i expected....man the new seiyuus are so good. Irie is perfect....so excited. The one week wait is gonna be a killer for sure. And i didnt like changing it from Kirihara to echizen but thats cool lol.

Yeah, this is something I was a bit disappointed in, I was looking forward to Akaya getting paralyzed.

Overall I think it was a decent episode, though my expectations weren't terribly high either.

LetalHawk
January 04, 2012, 06:22 PM
Oni's seiyuu sounds weird, I think that is Endou Daichi from the live action movie, he sounded way different.

Atobe the king
January 04, 2012, 06:49 PM
Yeah, this is something I was a bit disappointed in, I was looking forward to Akaya getting paralyzed.

Overall I think it was a decent episode, though my expectations weren't terribly high either.

It is just "decent",but I'm just excited for PoT on a weekly basis rather than some OVAS a few times a year...and compared to the 'action" in the original series this is a huge jump in quality lol. I'm just hoping the series really takes off but an anime is evidence that is has so heh lol. And we can get a game thats not a damned dating sim

Fuji Shusuke
January 04, 2012, 07:27 PM
That was such a good episode. I think that this anime will be a seasonal considering how this episode just went through 3 chapters in 20 mins. Although it could be an ongoing with some cool fillers, but IMO that is a little unlikely considering how difficult it is to make fillers with such a restricted setting (camp and mountain). You can only air an exercise session a few times before the audience gets bored.

BTW that Hakugei in the beginning was so cool. It looked a little different, but I think that's because Fuji can do and did it without the wind.

Atobe the king
January 04, 2012, 07:38 PM
Huh? a high tech training camp and a mountain offers a world of retarded stuff to get into lol. Its really not that much different from the old setting.

-Ken-
January 04, 2012, 10:35 PM
A week wait is going to kill me>< although it's A LOT better than a month wait.

EDIT: Oni say he's the word court? Hmm, does this make it different than the manga on that part?

TezukaKunimitsu
January 05, 2012, 12:54 AM
The match of Momo will be Epic.

Oni_James
January 05, 2012, 05:36 AM
Some chapters ago we saw Echizen vs Kazuya, and that kinda appears in the opening. Plus the 3:1 ratio. It's a little crazy rythm (if they want to keep with the anime for more than 1 season).
I hope they take advantage of those matches we only saw 1 or 2 panels, showing a little more of them, if not the anime won't last much with that weekly pace...

Sai_the_Shaman
January 05, 2012, 12:02 PM
A week wait is going to kill me>< although it's A LOT better than a month wait.

EDIT: Oni say he's the word court? Hmm, does this make it different than the manga on that part?

Yep, that is different from the manga.

LetalHawk
January 05, 2012, 12:52 PM
They'll have to get a bunch of new seiyuus for 3rd court players, Mifune and first stringers lol

Brandnewkid
January 05, 2012, 03:00 PM
Yep, that is different from the manga.

What's the "word court?"

Sai_the_Shaman
January 05, 2012, 04:12 PM
Well in the manga, Oni simply says

5-ban, Oni
Which means No. 5, Oni. or 5th, Oni

In the Anime he actually says 5th Court, Oni rather than just 5th.

Brandnewkid
January 05, 2012, 05:25 PM
Well in the manga, Oni simply says

5-ban, Oni
Which means No. 5, Oni. or 5th, Oni

In the Anime he actually says 5th Court, Oni rather than just 5th.

Hm, but it's a minor change, because it was revealed that Oni was in the 5th court and Irie was in the 3rd court when they were first introduced in the manga through their brief-info boxes.

-Ken-
January 05, 2012, 10:04 PM
Yes, Oni is in the 5th court. But the new spoilers show something different as well.



That when Oni say 5th, he mean he's 1st stringer real number 5.

allendsup23
January 05, 2012, 11:21 PM
Just watched New POT episode 1 and I loved it. Animation and art work is top notch. Cant wait for more episodes.

They could have started the Anime with the episodes which they made into OVAs earlier and then move onto New POT. That would have given them lot of time.

And us as Anime lovers, we could have watched the series chapters which we missed. I dont like OVAs.

LetalHawk
January 06, 2012, 03:44 AM
Looking foward to see the Mountain training animated, the eagles test will be very very funny

Dressrosa
January 06, 2012, 04:28 AM
I was surprised at how fast the subbed versions were released. I was pleased with it. There were little changes but they were tolerable.

The animation was impressive. Sadly though, the OP and ED songs were just lame. I can't believe that with how notorious PoT franchise is for its massive repertoire of songs they put something that's just mediocre for the opening of it's comeback.

LetalHawk
January 06, 2012, 04:34 AM
OP sounds like opera lol

Dressrosa
January 06, 2012, 05:02 AM
It sounded so outdated. You know how OP songs from old anime sounds, that's how it is. It didn't had the spirit of Future (first OP of the anime) and Flower (first OP of the OVAs) which imo both succeeded in giving off the theme of the show.

By the way, somebody in YT uploaded the it which i'm so sure will be deleted asap because of copyright things, well, its still easier to watch something on YT so here it is...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4EhunR_KwA


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTSHqtQOs-g

Atobe the king
January 06, 2012, 10:24 AM
Uploading anything to YT is hell..my account was in great standing...until they got me for (ironically) uploading some 30 second PoT clips i put up for fun :V and now im scared to put up anything with music etc.

Anyway on topic, im not fond of them either...as for the speed of subs? Well..things have changed since the old days, subbing groups are on top of everything and simulcasting via funi or crunchy roll means subs are even quicker, essentially I'm saying the groups have really stepped it up.

TezukaKunimitsu
January 06, 2012, 12:43 PM
I hate the ending...

Airgrimes
January 06, 2012, 01:58 PM
It sounded so outdated. You know how OP songs from old anime sounds, that's how it is. It didn't had the spirit of Future (first OP of the anime) and Flower (first OP of the OVAs) which imo both succeeded in giving off the theme of the show.

By the way, somebody in YT uploaded the it which i'm so sure will be deleted asap because of copyright things, well, its still easier to watch something on YT so here it is...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4EhunR_KwA


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTSHqtQOs-g

Ive finally seen it. Thanks for this. Originally, Tokugawa was meant to frighten Kirihara, and the 3 best 2nd Stringer HSers were meant to appear from behind the middle schoolers and walk their way through them with Oni barging Akutsu, but at least they had an argument.

Atobe the king
January 06, 2012, 03:08 PM
Its best not to nitpick about all the changes..it'll end in a headache and tbh the changes made sense:

-Sure it was Kirihara...but from the get shuffle matches on the manga has been implying that echizens rival is tokugawa, he's basically an older ryoma with a blue tint instead of a green tint in his hair. They're just establishing this rivalry early on..like they tried doing in the anime with echizen and sanads unofficial match.

-As for the other change....it has pretty much the same effect, the 3 mini bosses make an imposing entrance lol.

LetalHawk
January 06, 2012, 03:22 PM
I'm sure that there's a mistake in the subs, when Kintarou said silver hadoukyuu I think it said Gin Hadoukyuu can go up to 108 levels.

Brandnewkid
January 06, 2012, 04:13 PM
No one ever listens to me.


I'm sure that there's a mistake in the subs, when Kintarou said silver hadoukyuu I think it said Gin Hadoukyuu can go up to 108 levels.


Regarding the "Silver Hadokyu" - Gin's name means "Silver." The subbers messed up.

Kintaro said "Gin no Hadokyuu [can go up to 108 Levels]" which, when taken very literally, can mean "Silver's Hadokyuu [can go up to 108 Levels]."

LetalHawk
January 06, 2012, 06:07 PM
That's what I was stating lol.

Atobe the king
January 06, 2012, 10:37 PM
He's pointing out that he mentioned it a few pages ago lol

TezukaKunimitsu
January 07, 2012, 10:14 AM
SPOILER.
i except the match of momo be similar like manga

mystictapion
January 11, 2012, 12:18 PM
I've watched episode 2! I thought it'd have much more effects than the first episode...

I think the pace was almost 3 chapters per episode.

Did I see a filler?

I wish to have more effects in the next episodes!

Next Episode: Doubles matches!

Featherwolf
January 11, 2012, 01:55 PM
Episode 2 with subs is up --> http://www.animeultima.tv/new-prince-of-tennis-episode-2-english-subbed/

Atobe the king
January 11, 2012, 05:45 PM
Lol...didn't like echizen getting into a random doubles match with those guys pointless change imo. Oni vs Momo made the match more tolerable than it was in the manga for me so thats a plus.

Anyone else wonder how much extra stuff they could cram in the episodes if they toned down the angry stare still shots that are littered through out every episode lol?

LetalHawk
January 11, 2012, 05:48 PM
Yeah, Echizen and Kintarou playing doubles is weird, the part where Kurobe was talking alone was good, we even saw some of Momo's stats lol.

-Ken-
January 12, 2012, 03:49 PM
Does Momoshiro stat counts as "Cannon", lol XD

I want to see this double so bad. I hope the anime won't skip it.

Brandnewkid
January 12, 2012, 04:43 PM
The filler and stuff was to be expected, as NPoT is ridiculously fast and action-skipping. Konomi probably talks to the anime directors, and he himself supposedly said he welcomes the differences in the anime because he thinks having the viewers watch something they already read in the manga is boring, so he probably suggested some of the changes. They sure are amping up the Ryoma / Tokugawa rivalry, though, and you can see that the difference between the strong high schoolers and the middle schoolers is starting to get to everyone.

Fuji Shusuke
January 12, 2012, 11:46 PM
Anyone else miss the intro and outro songs by the seiyuu's?

Atobe the king
January 13, 2012, 05:39 PM
Kinda, but after the first few times i usually skip openings and endings so i can't say it matters to me too much.

FrostyMouse
January 13, 2012, 06:25 PM
A lot of times, I just listen to openings and endings while I was doing something else and then I scroll back and actually start at the beginning of the episode. I'll click on the video, but then not necessarily start watching, so the opening will just play.

Kaoz
January 13, 2012, 07:22 PM
Yeah, Echizen and Kintarou playing doubles is weird, the part where Kurobe was talking alone was good, we even saw some of Momo's stats lol.

For those interested, the stats were
Power 4
Speed 3
Technique 2
Stamina 3
Mental 3


Does Momoshiro stat counts as "Cannon", lol XD


As long as it's reasonable to assume that Konomi made them himself, I'd accept them as canon for now.

Brandnewkid
January 13, 2012, 11:14 PM
For those interested, the stats were
Power 4
Speed 3
Technique 2
Stamina 3
Mental 3


Yeah, Momo's a scrub.

Dressrosa
January 14, 2012, 04:20 AM
I just saw something in crunchyroll (http://www.crunchyroll.com/the-prince-of-tennis-ii#)


Detailed Information
Alternative Names: 新テニスの王子様
Genres: anime, sports
Episodes: 13
Publisher: ADK
Year: 2011
Air Date: Jan 04, 2012 to Mar 28, 2012

I wonder how accurate this is, though. But, only 13 episodes? Is this the reason why the pacing seems so fast? I mean, the first episode already took 3 chapters...That would be disappointing, if true.

Atobe the king
January 14, 2012, 04:51 AM
Well most anime are doing that these days so I'm not surprised. Will likely be seasonal.

Brandnewkid
January 14, 2012, 04:56 AM
So if that's true then we'd probably just get up to the dawn of the Revolutionary Black Jerseys. I was wondering why the only high schooler's the OP showed was Irie, Oni, and Tokugawa, anyway.

LetalHawk
January 14, 2012, 04:58 AM
Well, at least Momo's stats aren't that bad

When he returns from the mountains, his stats may be:
Power:5
Stamina:4
Technique:3
Mental and Speed:4

At least his stats are better than Yamato's lol

Featherwolf
January 14, 2012, 08:45 AM
Saw this as well... But maybe those few episodes are the 13 episodes they have made so far, and maybe they're already working on the next episodes. After all, they have to leave Konomi some time to continue with the comic. When they make one episode that takes 2-3 chapters every time, and he makes 2-3 chapters per MONTH, then it'll quickly catch up. So hopefully the anime will continue short after what could appear like a small break.

Airgrimes
January 14, 2012, 05:01 PM
Well, at least Momo's stats aren't that bad

When he returns from the mountains, his stats may be:
Power:5
Stamina:4
Technique:3
Mental and Speed:4

At least his stats are better than Yamato's lol

They are likely not better than Yamato's. Remember Yamato hid his skills from the camp until Tezuka took him on.

---------- Post added at 04:01 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:00 PM ----------


Saw this as well... But maybe those few episodes are the 13 episodes they have made so far, and maybe they're already working on the next episodes. After all, they have to leave Konomi some time to continue with the comic. When they make one episode that takes 2-3 chapters every time, and he makes 2-3 chapters per MONTH, then it'll quickly catch up. So hopefully the anime will continue short after what could appear like a small break.

Nah. its now 2 chptrs a month lol. Those 3 chptrs a month was just a few occasions.

LetalHawk
January 14, 2012, 06:24 PM
I know they aren't better than Yamato's, it was just a joke lol

Kaoz
January 14, 2012, 07:15 PM
Please remember that all manga spoilers must be kept under spoiler tags!

Continue.

mystictapion
January 18, 2012, 12:14 PM
Ep. 3:

I think the pace was 2:1 (chapters 6 and 7)

Really good episode!!

Oni VS Tokugawa!!

FrostyMouse
January 18, 2012, 12:59 PM
Kazuya and Oni filler, while expected, isn't really what I want to see though.

Featherwolf
January 18, 2012, 01:42 PM
Episode three is out. With subs, as the last times.

http://www.animeultima.tv/new-prince-of-tennis-episode-3-english-subbed/

Airgrimes
January 18, 2012, 02:14 PM
Kazuya and Oni filler, while expected, isn't really what I want to see though.

Are Tokugawa and Oni playing an actual match?
Also, the anime is bound to go way off track everynow and then.

Im hoping they do justice to Yukimura and Sanada's tie-break. Arguably the best rally in the series happens there.

FrostyMouse
January 18, 2012, 02:21 PM
The highlights of the episode are stats for less important people, such as SP and GP.

Airgrimes
January 18, 2012, 03:00 PM
The highlights of the episode are stats for less important people, such as SP and GP.

Bit of a shame lol.
So they guys that claim anime isnt canon are now using it as canon...

Atobe the king
January 18, 2012, 03:33 PM
Wow really disappointing episode imo. Seriously i'm really sick of the Golden Pair Ho yay shoved down our throats everytime they play a damn match as of late. And those damn talks in the sunset Ugh next week should be better....the other (more interesting) matches got no screen time or followed the manga to a T while the GP "drama" got played up. The five balls thing was funny, wasn't expecting 5 different service swings/returns lol.

Sai_the_Shaman
January 18, 2012, 04:29 PM
Bit of a shame lol.
So they guys that claim anime isnt canon are now using it as canon...

I still wouldn't consider the anime to be canon by any means. But with no other information even close to being avilable or reliable, this is the closest to canon that we can use when talking about stats. At the very least, there is a chance the studio went to Konomi to have him make up some quick stats. Hopefully, when 10.5 comes out we'll have a list of canon stats.

LetalHawk
January 18, 2012, 06:38 PM
They could have skipped faster all the GP shit and show Ryoma and Kintaro vs Oni and Tokugawa, and the next matches take place after Sanada vs Yukimura in the manga, they messed up a bit.

Crasher
January 18, 2012, 08:29 PM
I just saw something in crunchyroll (http://www.crunchyroll.com/the-prince-of-tennis-ii#)


Detailed Information
Alternative Names: 新テニスの王子様
Genres: anime, sports
Episodes: 13
Publisher: ADK
Year: 2011
Air Date: Jan 04, 2012 to Mar 28, 2012

I wonder how accurate this is, though. But, only 13 episodes? Is this the reason why the pacing seems so fast? I mean, the first episode already took 3 chapters...That would be disappointing, if true.

I reckon that is the 1st Season...

Dressrosa
January 18, 2012, 10:05 PM
I reckon that is the 1st Season...

It could. I was thinking it was a bit short for one season but considering the manga chapters available now, its just fine.

So anyway, the most interesting part of this ep was how the five ball thing was animated...lol

Atobe the king
January 18, 2012, 10:28 PM
isnt that sad lol? But yeah it was pretty cool...10 is gonna look silly though lol.

Featherwolf
January 18, 2012, 10:54 PM
Lol I really liked that short moment with Yagyuu, Niou and Shishido. That was cute and funny. Poor Yagyuu xD

Fuji Shusuke
January 18, 2012, 11:10 PM
Pupina!

Featherwolf
January 18, 2012, 11:20 PM
Pupina!

That's kinda lame.

-Ken-
January 19, 2012, 02:22 AM
I like the fillers. It's not much, but there aren't much in those matches to begin with.

LJkAze
January 19, 2012, 02:46 AM
Seriously when they first announce the anime adaption I was worried how they would do these part in the anime; some part are short and some part are long. I really liking the pace and how well they are doing it and the order of each match has change also. Hopefully we get a whole episode just Yukimura and Sanada would be really great. Also I would like them to add filler for Fuji vs Yutta, Kawamura vs Aktsu; also I want to see Akaya vs Renji first then Yukimura vs Sanada last.

TezukaKunimitsu
January 19, 2012, 03:27 AM
-TEZUUUKAAAAAAAAAAAA,YOU BASTARRRDDDD- i'm waiting for that xD

Dressrosa
January 19, 2012, 03:34 AM
-TEZUUUKAAAAAAAAAAAA,YOU BASTARRRDDDD- i'm waiting for that xD

^Kaidou mouthed "Bastard" on the face of Saitou so let see how that would happen...

Atobe the king
January 19, 2012, 12:16 PM
I like the fillers. It's not much, but there aren't much in those matches to begin with.

My complaint wasn't the fillers. And they didnt do fillers for the interesting matches. They kept those just like the manga,the annoying part was taking the GP match, making it take up the majority of the episode, and playing up the same drama they have EVERY match they play (D: oishi we wont be able to pway doubles anymore...lets have flashbacks about us talking about playing doubles under the sunset). It could be that i just find the GP boring as hell these days, but i prefered the original match in the manga, eiji owning oishi, not getting hesitent till match point, and oishi talking some sense into him and giving him his racket before he goes.

Ryoma and Kin playing actual doubles to own the HSers was cool. Hopefully atobes match next week makes up for it.

Dressrosa
January 19, 2012, 09:31 PM
i prefered the original match in the manga, eiji owning oishi, not getting hesitent till match point, and oishi talking some sense into him and giving him his racket before he goes.


Same here.

The problem with this episode was that it lacks intensity. The tension I felt reading those matches in the manga were completely lost in the anime. The GP and Ootori and Shishido's match were cheesy and Niou vs Yagyuu was just...lame. I was most disappointed about that one, I must say.

Fuji Shusuke
January 20, 2012, 01:15 AM
It is because in the manga, you do not have animations and audio. You have to make them up yourself. So the anime is a completely different experience. Because it is not what you originally imagined, you reckon its not as great. The characters are saying the exact lines from the manga (well maybe the Golden Pair sunset is now retarded). But the anime is in the eyes of someone else, not yourself or Konomi's (maybe). So of course the anime may seem crap.

Atobe the king
January 20, 2012, 02:13 AM
I dont think anyone is new to manga>anime transition lol. I reread the manga the week before the anime came out to refresh my memory of the early chapters. None of the matches had that much drama.

Airgrimes
January 20, 2012, 05:50 PM
I still wouldn't consider the anime to be canon by any means. But with no other information even close to being avilable or reliable, this is the closest to canon that we can use when talking about stats. At the very least, there is a chance the studio went to Konomi to have him make up some quick stats. Hopefully, when 10.5 comes out we'll have a list of canon stats.

That will likely not happen.
Anime contacting Konomi? LOL. That's sleep-talk, PoT anime guys probably dont even tell Konomi when theyve finished haha.

---------- Post added at 04:50 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:48 PM ----------


and Niou vs Yagyuu was just...lame. I was most disappointed about that one, I must say.

SERIOUSLY??

I swear!! Does the anime hate those two as a pair?? First I never got to see their switch, now a poor showing in their tie-break??

Dressrosa
January 20, 2012, 11:29 PM
SERIOUSLY??

I swear!! Does the anime hate those two as a pair?? First I never got to see their switch, now a poor showing in their tie-break??

Now that I watched it for a second time, I thought it wasn't really that lame...it was just kinda lame. LOL. Maybe because, I was expecting for a bit longer of a match from but then the GP drama just took all the time. Also, I didn't like how they made it showed that Yagyuu obviously knows that Niou would use tricks.


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Anyway, I was thinking, since they showed Shishido giving Ootori that grip tape, that wasn't shown in the monthly released and was only added in the volume released, there's a high chance that they will also show that awesome scene with the Fuji brothers and Tezuka, Atobe and Shiraishi. I LOLed at that scene and would love to see it animated.

Yuuta asked Fuji if he (Syusuke) is stronger than Tezuka and Shiraishi and he replied "Yes!" while with Atobe he replied "of course!". It was really a funny scene and the of reaction of those three are just priceless. And you gotta love Fuji's confidence. You have to wonder, if Fuji really does know that he's better or could be better than those three monsters.

For those who haven't seen it, here's where you can. (http://naily-n.livejournal.com/6771.html)

Kaoz
January 21, 2012, 04:14 AM
That will likely not happen.
Anime contacting Konomi? LOL. That's sleep-talk, PoT anime guys probably dont even tell Konomi when theyve finished haha.

You can be almost sure they're talking to him. Otherwise they wouldn't have gotten stuff like Mienai Swing in the original.


SERIOUSLY??

I swear!! Does the anime hate those two as a pair?? First I never got to see their switch, now a poor showing in their tie-break??

The match was changed in the original, simply because the anime caught up to the manga, and I would assume that Konomi told them some general things but not how exactly the match would play out.

Airgrimes
January 21, 2012, 07:44 AM
You can be almost sure they're talking to him. Otherwise they wouldn't have gotten stuff like Mienai Swing in the original.
Mienai Swing? is that Invisible Swing? If so, then they were the ones sleep talking. I didnt know that they caught up but still, the whole C Smash and Invisible moves were horrible haha.

@LunaLuca thanks for that hahaha. Yuuta now has W-Spin Shot, and Fuji must have worked hard and created some new counters then.
But thing is, after this, Tezuka walks all over him...... So he is full shmit.

But usually his confidence is backed up with an awesomeness counter.

Fuji Shusuke
January 21, 2012, 09:25 AM
Yuuta asked Fuji if he (Syusuke) is stronger than Tezuka and Shiraishi and he replied "Yes!" while with Atobe he replied "of course!". It was really a funny scene and the of reaction of those three are just priceless. And you gotta love Fuji's confidence. You have to wonder, if Fuji really does know that he's better or could be better than those three monsters.

For those who haven't seen it, here's where you can. (http://naily-n.livejournal.com/6771.html)

Can anyone translate that?

Kaoz
January 21, 2012, 11:54 AM
Mienai Swing? is that Invisible Swing? If so, then they were the ones sleep talking. I didnt know that they caught up but still, the whole C Smash and Invisible moves were horrible haha.


Yes, it's the Invisible Swing, which is based on Fuu (this much should be obvious). I would guess in this case Konomi simply didn't tell them about anything besides that shot and also didn't tell them how Ryoma would win, just that he would... I agree that the manga version is much better, but the point was that they must have talked to Konomi to an extent.

Brandnewkid
January 22, 2012, 08:10 PM
Yuta, after having Fuji defeat his Double Twist Spin Shot, asks Fuji if Fuji is stronger than Tezuka, Shiraishi, and Atobe, which is replies "Yes" to all three. In other news, Yuta gets a new move (I guess). But Yuta's a scrub, anyway.

Kaoz
January 25, 2012, 01:41 PM
Episode 4 with subs...
http://www.animeultima.tv/new-prince-of-tennis-episode-4-english-subbed/

Fuji Shusuke
January 25, 2012, 02:16 PM
BLACK TOMAHAWK!!!! LOL

FrostyMouse
January 25, 2012, 02:36 PM
If Chaos' link doesn't work for you, as it didn't for me, it's up on watchanimeon now.

http://www.watchanimeon.com/new-prince-of-tennis-episode-4/

Airgrimes
January 25, 2012, 03:05 PM
Episode 4 with subs...
http://www.animeultima.tv/new-prince-of-tennis-episode-4-english-subbed/

Awesomeness. I think this may be more than a half-seasonal of 13 but a seasonal of 26 at least. Since theyve already thrown in some phat amount of filler with Ryoma and Kintaro walking around having fun.
The matches that were dragged out didnt feel that way at all. Im actually loving this anime like PoT again. (I hope im not speaking too soon).

Seriously loved the ep.

---------- Post added at 02:05 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:04 PM ----------


If Chaos' link doesn't work for you, as it didn't for me, it's up on watchanimeon now.

http://www.watchanimeon.com/new-prince-of-tennis-episode-4/

The anime are simply confirming that HSers play more than simple tennis lol.

FrostyMouse
January 25, 2012, 03:42 PM
Well, I am looking forward to the promise of Black Tomahawk next week.

Airgrimes
January 25, 2012, 04:30 PM
Looking forward to Fuji bros next week. Will be great to see Fuji just shut down someone. Considering its the only thing we will see him do for what is feeling like.... EVER.

TezukaKunimitsu
January 25, 2012, 06:31 PM
The Kaidoh - Tezuka match was EPIC. It was a surprise see the training of Kaidoh thanks to Tezuka.

Atobe the king
January 25, 2012, 08:33 PM
Didn't really like the match....the episode felt so short lol and animation quality seemed noticeably worse. The tezuka bastard bit was great though. Lol@Kintaro VS oni, all out mountain is still silly.

LetalHawk
January 26, 2012, 10:06 AM
Yes, they should have animated the Daisharin more intensenly.

What the fuck is Oni's black tomahawk? A new move unseen in the manga?

Kaoz
January 26, 2012, 01:59 PM
What the fuck is Oni's black tomahawk? A new move unseen in the manga?


Yes. However, if we're correct about them actually talking with Konomi, I would expect Oni to use this move in the No. 5 match though.

Airgrimes
January 26, 2012, 04:43 PM
Yes. However, if we're correct about them actually talking with Konomi, I would expect Oni to use this move in the No. 5 match though.


I dont think we are correct with them talking with Konomi lol. This has had some phat filler. We even had Kaidoh with this new background where Tezuka was being the helpful Jackass mentor.
Although Kintaro VS Oni and Ryoma VS Tokugawa looked absolutely brilliant. This ep. showed the first few OST's I actually like haha.

Brandnewkid
January 26, 2012, 08:23 PM
Is it just me, or has anyone elsed noticed that after ever time To'yama hits the Mountain Storm there's an explosion? That may be the most ridiculous technique yet.

LetalHawk
January 27, 2012, 07:30 AM
Is it just me, or has anyone elsed noticed that after ever time To'yama hits the Mountain Storm there's an explosion? That may be the most ridiculous technique yet.

The Daisharin Yama Arashi wasn't as intense as I expected to be in the episode.

Well, the shot is even stronger than 108th Hadoukyuu. and Oni returned it like it was nothing and destroyed him lol.

Airgrimes
January 27, 2012, 01:46 PM
The Daisharin Yama Arashi wasn't as intense as I expected to be in the episode.

Well, the shot is even stronger than 108th Hadoukyuu. and Oni returned it like it was nothing and destroyed him lol.

Thats what gets to me. 108th Hadoukyu snuffed Ban Rikiya who is awesomeness but Oni made it look like Snot.

FrostyMouse
January 27, 2012, 02:19 PM
Thats what gets to me. 108th Hadoukyu snuffed Ban Rikiya who is awesomeness but Oni made it look like Snot.

Technically, the tl in the one point match between Echizen and Kintaruo says that Yama Arashi is more dangerous, not more powerful, than a 108th Level Hadokyuu.

Airgrimes
January 27, 2012, 02:36 PM
Technically, the tl in the one point match between Echizen and Kintaruo says that Yama Arashi is more dangerous, not more powerful, than a 108th Level Hadokyuu.

More dangerous. Means Powerful. The fact that Ishida was crapping his pants when he saw Tooyama prepare makes it safe to assume he was talking in aspects of power.

FrostyMouse
January 27, 2012, 03:17 PM
More dangerous. Means Powerful. The fact that Ishida was crapping his pants when he saw Tooyama prepare makes it safe to assume he was talking in aspects of power.

No, not really. More dangerous, as far as I've been led to believe concerning what the kanji involved means, doesn't mean that the shot is more powerful, it means that it'll inflict greater injuries. Hadokyuu sends you flying and the damage there is from the impact and getting launched, whereas Yama Arashi is a direct shot to the body, inflicting direct damage.

Brandnewkid
January 27, 2012, 05:52 PM
Thats what gets to me. 108th Hadoukyu snuffed Ban Rikiya who is awesomeness but Oni made it look like Snot.

108th didn't really beat that guy out; the ball hit the court lights above and crashed above them, to which Ban Rikiya surrendered after having his opponent save his life. He surrendered. Besides, this is the 108th Hadokyuu after training against one of the No. 11-20. Oni is one of the Genius 10, so he's on and always have been on a whole other level anyway.

Airgrimes
January 28, 2012, 05:56 AM
108th didn't really beat that guy out; the ball hit the court lights above and crashed above them, to which Ban Rikiya surrendered after having his opponent save his life. He surrendered. Besides, this is the 108th Hadokyuu after training against one of the No. 11-20. Oni is one of the Genius 10, so he's on and always have been on a whole other level anyway.

Not the point. We're talking about the shot. Before the Mountain Training, Kawamura couldnt even accurately hit any level Hadoukyuu from 1-108. thats what he gained from the mountain training. As a matter of fact, he should be equal to Ishida Gin. Unless Gin improved. The shot was far too much for him to handle. The panel showed his face expression. Konomi can tell situations perfectly through facial expressions. We all know Oni is another level, but the fact that the whole Shitenhouji team are frightened of the Super Mountain blah blah blah smash, and Oni returned it with ease Is the issue.

Only problem is we are yet to see a perfect Yama Daisharin when Kintaro is fully excited and all. Since Yukimura made Ryoma's version in Muga look like fluff, and Ryoma Samurai Drive'd it the first time it was used.
Against Oni, it only knocked his racket away which disappointed me. Regardless of the players strength, a shot THAT feared should have done something, since Oni wasnt expecting it, he should have felt at least a portion of the damage it would give.

LetalHawk
January 28, 2012, 08:02 AM
I'm pretty sure that Kintarou's Daisharin after Mountain training should be way stronger, it destroyed Hakamada. Ban wouldn't have a chance. I don't know if Oni would return it as easily as before, since Kintarou's speed, power, and stamina improved a lot.

Oni returned the shot like it was nothing, so his power is very very great. Still, I don't see him above Yukimura, Yukimura could return BJK, Black Tomahawk and even another more powerful version, he wouldn't even mind.

Brandnewkid
January 28, 2012, 02:36 PM
Um, hello? This was before they had the Mountain Training and Oni was originally part of the Genius 10. It's really not rocket science to figure out how he could return it like nothing.

And Kintaro hitting the Moutain Storm whie "fully excited?" What the heck is "fully excited?" Maybe if you were referring to Ten'imuho I'd understand but you must be talking about something else, like an orgasm.

Airgrimes
January 28, 2012, 04:42 PM
Um, hello? This was before they had the Mountain Training and Oni was originally part of the Genius 10. It's really not rocket science to figure out how he could return it like nothing.

And Kintaro hitting the Moutain Storm whie "fully excited?" What the heck is "fully excited?" Maybe if you were referring to Ten'imuho I'd understand but you must be talking about something else, like an orgasm.

Just no. Stop trying your best to be funny. I mean fully motivated. Against Ryoma he was all laughing and grinning and screaming joy when playing.
Against Oni he and Ryoma seemed to simply want to challenge those strong. Kintaro didnt pull the same angry fit when Oni told him no, like he did with Ryoma in PoT.

And again not the point. Its the fact that it being more dangerous than 108th Hadoukyuu which stunned No.13 Ban, that forced TMnK from Ryoma was made to look like fluff. So far, this is the highest level Smash in the series. With only Fugue towards despair being on its level. The highest level smash in the series so far is made to look so weak is what I was saying.

Brandnewkid
January 28, 2012, 04:54 PM
Just no. Stop trying your best to be funny. I mean fully motivated. Against Ryoma he was all laughing and grinning and screaming joy when playing.
Against Oni he and Ryoma seemed to simply want to challenge those strong. Kintaro didnt pull the same angry fit when Oni told him no, like he did with Ryoma in PoT.

Yeah, no. Kintaro gets excited when he plays a good opponent. There's no "a little excited" or "not excited enough." You're just making up scales on things that aren't as complex or factual as you think they are.


And again not the point. Its the fact that it being more dangerous than 108th Hadoukyuu which stunned No.13 Ban, that forced TMnK from Ryoma was made to look like fluff. So far, this is the highest level Smash in the series. With only Fugue towards despair being on its level. The highest level smash in the series so far is made to look so weak is what I was saying.

And I still don't get your point. Strongest smash straight out of junior high school up against one of the strongest high schoolers = Of course it's going to get played. It's not a plot hole or anything like you guys are saying it is; it's simple logic and almost common sense.

Airgrimes
January 28, 2012, 06:08 PM
Yeah, no. Kintaro gets excited when he plays a good opponent. There's no "a little excited" or "not excited enough." You're just making up scales on things that aren't as complex or factual as you think they are.


And I still don't get your point. Strongest smash straight out of junior high school up against one of the strongest high schoolers = Of course it's going to get played. It's not a plot hole or anything like you guys are saying it is; it's simple logic and almost common sense.

That wasnt the case. The fact that the MSers have wiped out MOST of the HSers. I also thought the High Schoolers would be mighty and make all the MSers seem not that amazing. However Konomi has allowed all these High Schoolers to be bested by Middle Schoolers.
Prior to the knowledge of Oni being the inital No.5,, it shouldnt have been that simple for the best smash in PoT to look so weak.

The initial point was actually how amazing Oni must be, in comparison to so many others. Considering that Ban Rikiya No.13 was stunned by a move less dangerous than a move that Oni returned like it was cake.
Never said it was a plot hole. Moving on, I believe they could have gone a bit easier on how strong Oni was meant to be, especially if they could be planning on having a World Stage.

It makes me wonder how powerful Kintaro's next smash would have to be.

Brandnewkid
January 28, 2012, 07:03 PM
Still not seeing your argument's winning point, seeing how it was implied that Oni was always more than meets the eye.

Airgrimes
January 29, 2012, 03:00 PM
Still not seeing your argument's winning point, seeing how it was implied that Oni was always more than meets the eye.

Its that Oni must be overcome like the rest of the High Schoolers, meaning, a smash that makes Super Mountain Storm look weak needs to arrive.
Which is going beyond the insane tennis that the High Schoolers have encouraged.

LetalHawk
January 30, 2012, 04:02 PM
Its that Oni must be overcome like the rest of the High Schoolers, meaning, a smash that makes Super Mountain Storm look weak needs to arrive.
Which is going beyond the insane tennis that the High Schoolers have encouraged.

We'll see techniques stronger than Daisharin soon, Yama Arashi isn't the problem that it was before. Oni, Kazuya, Echizen, Yukimura, Sanada and Tezuka are players that can easily return it.

Kaoz
February 01, 2012, 02:01 PM
Episode 5 is up: http://www.animeultima.tv/new-prince-of-tennis-episode-5-english-subbed/

Fuji Shusuke
February 01, 2012, 02:13 PM
What a disappointing episode. We saw no Yukimura vs. Sanada or any of the main court matches. Although the Echizen vs. Tokugawa and Kintaro vs. Oni matches were kinda cool, I didn't really like the entire episode surrounded around them.

Featherwolf
February 01, 2012, 03:00 PM
WOW no Sanada and Yukimura? Now that's disappointing! I just got started on the episode, and when I saw the "disqualified" across Sanada out of nowhere, I was like ".... Wait whut?". That was a big no. They should have taken the time from the Golden Pair then, and given it to Yukimura and Sanada.

LetalHawk
February 01, 2012, 03:19 PM
That sucks, Sanada vs Yukimura was the best of the matches and they made them fodder in anime. What a big fail,

The mountain climbing seems cool, can't wait to see Mifune in anime.

Airgrimes
February 01, 2012, 04:51 PM
Kind of put me off watching it. Really REALLY wanted to see Yukimura return Lightning, and Marui VS Jackal get animated, for that matter, I REALLY wanted to see Fuji shut down his lil bro, Shiraishi ease past Kenya, Yanagi quell Kirihara, and more importantly Akutsu VS Kawamura.

Cant believe they have ruined this section with Kikumaru VS Oishi taking an ep. which insanely had Oishi on Kikumaru's Singles level. The manga had Kikumaru have the ability to crush Oishi. Im almost certain this anime is only going to go downhill.

Atobe the king
February 01, 2012, 07:37 PM
I knew that Golden Pair match was going to haunt me but it seemed people thought i was just complaining. Sanada VS Yukimura has plot relevance...has a chance of at least being a flashback (i can imagine when he and ryoma are talking and he mentioned total defeat they pull the flashback out). Pretty dumb move imo though. As for going downhill...i wouldn't say that, its still quite early lol and the manga itself isnt really anything to write home about.

EDIT- I will say i liked oni and tokugawas matches.

solomon585858
February 01, 2012, 10:49 PM
Pretty disappointing episode. We didn't see the most important match between Yukimura and Sanada. Besides what was that lame serve from Tokugawa looking like rainbow? It seems the animators decided to concentrate in new series on Ryoma instead of showing everyone on equal terms as we saw in manga.

LJkAze
February 02, 2012, 01:42 AM
Damn disappointed I was looking forward to the Yukimaru and Sanada match T_T; maybe they might show it as a back flash when they climb the mountain top.

-Ken-
February 02, 2012, 02:55 AM
I sure hoped we'll see Yukimura vs Sanada match later. This is really disappointing. One of the strongest players shouldn't be taken down in one shot.

LetalHawk
February 02, 2012, 09:03 AM
Tokugawa's serve looked like Janemba's sword attack in DBZ movie lolol.

Airgrimes
February 02, 2012, 03:47 PM
Im sorry but Yuki and Sanada only ONE shot??? Thats downhill lol.
For the first time ever when it comes to mainstream anime's Im saying, ''Im sticking to manga'' lol.

TezukaKunimitsu
February 02, 2012, 06:01 PM
I guess when they are in the training of the mountain, when speaking Sanada and Echizen, there are flashbacks to show the match between Yukimura and Sanada

Atobe the king
February 02, 2012, 09:39 PM
Im sorry but Yuki and Sanada only ONE shot??? Thats downhill lol.
For the first time ever when it comes to mainstream anime's Im saying, ''Im sticking to manga'' lol.

@_@, mangas are almost always superior to their anime counterpart for some reason (or 7) or another. Usually due to pacing or the anime taking far too many liberties with the authors work.

Tokugawas serve is now called Rainbow Beam serve.
I prefer the name 'Rainbow Prism Sparkle Serve'

Dressrosa
February 03, 2012, 04:43 AM
It was such a stupid and unnerving move for the animators to not show even a single bit of the best match of those "against your comrades" matches. Sure, they may have future plans for it but dammit, that was disappointing.

Okey, on a better note, I was actually glad to see, if I am right, the first fully animated COOL DRIVE. If my memory serves me right, the full maneuvers of Cool Drive had never been shown back then in the OVAs for PoT 1. They would always skip that part where Ryoma jumps in post before eh. IDK, seeing Cool Drive without that part just doesn't feel like a true Cool Drive for me then. So well, at least, they made it now.

Fuji Shusuke
February 03, 2012, 10:03 AM
Yeah, without the umpire chair jump COOL Drive would never be the same.

Airgrimes
February 03, 2012, 01:00 PM
@_@, mangas are almost always superior to their anime counterpart for some reason (or 7) or another. Usually due to pacing or the anime taking far too many liberties with the authors work.

Tokugawas serve is now called Rainbow Beam serve.
I prefer the name 'Rainbow Prism Sparkle Serve'

Dude, the Nationals OVA's were amazing and OVA version to the manga version of Hyotei as 1st years slumps manga version anyday.
Nationals' OVA visuals looked fantastic. The PoT soundtrack was simply amazing. This new OST isnt that great. No Honki Mode everytime somebody achieves something makes the series feel empty now lol.

BLEACH Anime isnt too far off from Manga I would say equal. Katekyo Hitman Reborn anime is better. Fairy Tail Anime and Manga I honestly prefer Manga.
But at least with Sports Anime/Mangas, Anime's tend to win.
WHISTLE! is sort of an example.

LetalHawk
February 03, 2012, 01:01 PM
Dude, the Nationals OVA's were amazing and OVA version to the manga version of Hyotei as 1st years slumps manga version anyday.
Nationals' OVA visuals looked fantastic. The PoT soundtrack was simply amazing. This new OST isnt that great. No Honki Mode everytime somebody achieves something makes the series feel empty now lol.

BLEACH Anime isnt too far off from Manga I would say equal. Katekyo Hitman Reborn anime is better. Fairy Tail Anime and Manga I honestly prefer Manga.
But at least with Sports Anime/Mangas, Anime's tend to win.
WHISTLE! is sort of an example.

I love Whistle!, but they ended the anime too son and didn't go further like in the manga :S

Airgrimes
February 03, 2012, 01:23 PM
I love Whistle!, but they ended the anime too son and didn't go further like in the manga :S

Yeah, I had to finish up with Manga, but the Anime was great, and they pulled off the whole Select Camp thing far better than PoT.

They did Select teams in cities. All the best rivals that appear from teams in Tokyo, and formed the Tokyo Select, which then took on other City teams and the Seoul Select.

Atobe the king
February 04, 2012, 09:36 PM
Dude, the Nationals OVA's were amazing and OVA version to the manga version of Hyotei as 1st years slumps manga version anyday.
Nationals' OVA visuals looked fantastic. The PoT soundtrack was simply amazing. This new OST isnt that great. No Honki Mode everytime somebody achieves something makes the series feel empty now lol.

BLEACH Anime isnt too far off from Manga I would say equal. Katekyo Hitman Reborn anime is better. Fairy Tail Anime and Manga I honestly prefer Manga.
But at least with Sports Anime/Mangas, Anime's tend to win.
WHISTLE! is sort of an example.

Ova nationals was good, i wouldnt say it was better than the manga except Yukimuras match because that felt extremely rushed in the manga. Visual and music isnt what im referring to, its pacing, and how accurately they depict the manga. Aka No golf swings or kevin smiths. Some liberties are to be taken but the story shouldnt change too much.

Bleach manga is semi tolerable, bleach anime makes me rip my eyeballs out its so bad. I prefer manga 95% of the time.

Airgrimes
February 05, 2012, 04:38 PM
Ova nationals was good, i wouldnt say it was better than the manga except Yukimuras match because that felt extremely rushed in the manga. Visual and music isnt what im referring to, its pacing, and how accurately they depict the manga. Aka No golf swings or kevin smiths. Some liberties are to be taken but the story shouldnt change too much.

Bleach manga is semi tolerable, bleach anime makes me rip my eyeballs out its so bad. I prefer manga 95% of the time.

hhwhhaatt??? Anime ftw.
Although it can depend on which started first. Since Anime's can come from either Mangas,(most common) or Games or Toys.
When from Games, then Anime destroys the manga version hahaha.

I agree with what your saying, but for me its only 65% of the time Manga wins. Most Anime's do justice to the Mangas overall.

Although PoT Anime did not.
Golf Swings, Invisible Swings, Cyclone Smashes. K. Smith was kinda cool lol. I actually wanna see him in NPoT.

sisco
February 07, 2012, 07:21 PM
hello every one. first time poster here. i was generally disappointed with this episode. still not as bad as the excessive golden pair focused episode which was the worst so far. the only redeeming quality of this episode was that they showed echizen vs tokugawa and kin vs oni filler which was interesting. and even then they didn't show much. they blacked out the black tomahawk as expected and then tokugawa's "rainbow serve" was freaking weird lol. but if i had to choice between seeing that filler and seeing the yukimura vs sanada match and all the other middle school matches they could have shown and made filler for i would have TOTALLY picked that instead. i was really looking forward to yukimura returning lighting and making sanada go through yips.
i REALLY wanted to see black aura animated.
i would have been even happy if they showed just that match and skipped all the others but no. -_- we had to settle for this crap and now have to hope they show bits of that match in a flash back even though i high doubt they will. i really hope the animators dont keep making the same mistake and blowing through matches the fans want to see. thats kind of the point for the anime i feel, since they super rushed the manga for them to take there time and expand on matches that deserve way more attention. let just hope that when when get to the battles of no. 11 through 20 they add WAY more deserved filler and not blow past it. it seems the animators actually want to catch up to the manga which makes no sense, the fans dont want that. we want fan service damn it -_-

Airgrimes
February 08, 2012, 12:17 PM
hello every one. first time poster here. i was generally disappointed with this episode. still not as bad as the excessive golden pair focused episode which was the worst so far. the only redeeming quality of this episode was that they showed echizen vs tokugawa and kin vs oni filler which was interesting. and even then they didn't show much. they blacked out the black tomahawk as expected and then tokugawa's "rainbow serve" was freaking weird lol. but if i had to choice between seeing that filler and seeing the yukimura vs sanada match and all the other middle school matches they could have shown and made filler for i would have TOTALLY picked that instead. i was really looking forward to yukimura returning lighting and making sanada go through yips.
i REALLY wanted to see black aura animated.
i would have been even happy if they showed just that match and skipped all the others but no. -_- we had to settle for this crap and now have to hope they show bits of that match in a flash back even though i high doubt they will. i really hope the animators dont keep making the same mistake and blowing through matches the fans want to see. thats kind of the point for the anime i feel, since they super rushed the manga for them to take there time and expand on matches that deserve way more attention. let just hope that when when get to the battles of no. 11 through 20 they add WAY more deserved filler and not blow past it. it seems the animators actually want to catch up to the manga which makes no sense, the fans dont want that. we want fan service damn it -_-

Nah. When it comes to No.s 11-20 I imagine they will rush through it, since they werent even official matches in the manga. They were rushed in the manga and also, werent fully shown. We just saw HSers get owned, MSers arrive and look like they are in trouble then an unlikely plot powered revolution (Excluding Yukimura and Irie) and next thing you know a guy like Kabaji is Japan's No.13 lol. I am gutted about not seeing Sanada's B Aura not animated but am more nervous about the Team Shuffle. I'd rather see the 2wings of Kyushu VS Washio/Suzuki get animated to be honest. And justice be done to Tezuka VS Yamato and Irie VS Atobe since they are some amazing matches.

mystictapion
February 08, 2012, 12:30 PM
I didn't like this episode! Niou didn't become Atobe to help Momo, Sanada and Kawamura don't help gay guys and balls weren't returned to the top of cliff...

Airgrimes
February 08, 2012, 01:12 PM
I didn't like this episode! Niou didn't become Atobe to help Momo, Sanada and Kawamura don't help gay guys and balls weren't returned to the top of cliff...

Thats disappointing to the extreme. Like I said before, for this anime, its all downhill.

Fuji Shusuke
February 08, 2012, 02:08 PM
Well I don't really need to say this again but... the anime sucks. No one really cares about long monologues about hope. Although I understand that the animators have to delay the action to prevent the anime from catching up to the manga or to build suspense or something. However, the bits that hardcore fans want to see animated, never happen. I wanted Yukimura vs. Sanada and that never happened. This episode I was hoping for the Niou impersonating Atobe and commanding Kabaji to catch Momoshiro. That bit was one of the most memorable moments in the manga for me. But it never happened. Zero action or memorable moments. Well done animators.

LJkAze
February 08, 2012, 03:51 PM
Man that is a gay flash back of Sanada losing and the Momo falling off and no Niou impersonation of Atobe to get Kabaji to help Momo. Very Sadness seriously hopefully the matches of 5th court vs 3rd court will not be this disappointing T_T I think it's going to be 2 more week before the start of that first match.

Kaoz
February 08, 2012, 04:06 PM
As you may have guessed by the above posts, episode 6 has been released and can be watched here (http://www.animeultima.tv/new-prince-of-tennis-episode-6-english-subbed/).

LetalHawk
February 08, 2012, 05:19 PM
Yay, they brought back POT soundtracks, it was an amazing chapter, everybody climbing up and seeing Mifune's scary look, I loved it.

Atobe the king
February 08, 2012, 10:32 PM
Well I don't really need to say this again but... the anime sucks. No one really cares about long monologues about hope. Although I understand that the animators have to delay the action to prevent the anime from catching up to the manga or to build suspense or something. However, the bits that hardcore fans want to see animated, never happen. I wanted Yukimura vs. Sanada and that never happened. This episode I was hoping for the Niou impersonating Atobe and commanding Kabaji to catch Momoshiro. That bit was one of the most memorable moments in the manga for me. But it never happened. Zero action or memorable moments. Well done animators.

Eh the anime is far behind and limited to 13 episodes....there's really no reason to drag things out so much...think i'll skip this episode for now lol.

Brandnewkid
February 08, 2012, 11:08 PM
In the end, Konomi Takeshi becomes one of the more richer people in Japan because all the anime differences will prompt people to buy the manga.

FrostyMouse
February 09, 2012, 09:17 AM
In the end, Konomi Takeshi becomes one of the more richer people in Japan because all the anime differences will prompt people to buy the manga.

That's a rather negative viewpoint, regardless of the quality of the anime...


Still, the episode was really terrible.

Echizen wins the comment of the day with, "What's the point of this little skit?" It's like the anime studio know that they're doing a shitty job and they're okay with it.

Airgrimes
February 15, 2012, 11:59 AM
Echizen wins the comment of the day with, "What's the point of this little skit?" It's like the anime studio know that they're doing a shitty job and they're okay with it.

Im gonna watch the ep. just for this clip lol. Thats awesome!

---------- Post added February 15, 2012 at 10:59 AM ---------- Previous post was February 09, 2012 at 03:52 PM ----------

Did Tokugawa's serve have an official name? The one where we got to see a wonderful rainbow... Through the playing of tennis....(WTF is with this show??).

LetalHawk
February 15, 2012, 12:16 PM
Im gonna watch the ep. just for this clip lol. Thats awesome!

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Did Tokugawa's serve have an official name? The one where we got to see a wonderful rainbow... Through the playing of tennis....(WTF is with this show??).

Rainbow flash Serve? Yeah, it's weird as hell, much like Black Tomahawk (split you with an axe, are these guys trying to kill themselves?)

Airgrimes
February 15, 2012, 12:23 PM
Rainbow flash Serve? Yeah, it's weird as hell, much like Black Tomahawk (split you with an axe, are these guys trying to kill themselves?)

Rainbow Flash Serve. THanks. and yeah, I found the anime guys wasting time with Oni using Black Tomahawk was a bit much.
Im just glad that I heard the Shinri and Yuugure OST's meaning we may get to hear the epic Honki Mode OST in this anime since the PoT soundtrack was amazing.

NPoT soundtrack has sucked eggs so far. Disappointed they have ruined it all time-wise. They originally climbed the mountain and dug holes when they arrived. But now they are sleeping first? Or is the Yanagi/Inui pair happening first?
It really is just downhill. Hopefully they can rescue it by doing well with Team Shuffle part.

Fayte
February 15, 2012, 12:30 PM
You guys don't know what you're talking about. I came to Prince of Tennis to watch mountain climbing and that's what I expect from a Tennis anime. I expect lots and lots of mountains. I expect the word "Mountain" to be in the name of Kintarou's special technique. Prince of Tennis is ALL. ABOUT. THE MOUNTAINS. Niou acting like Atobe? How is that a mountain? That would merely detract from the screentime of the mountain, and therefore it should be cut from the story.

Fuji Shusuke
February 15, 2012, 12:42 PM
As much as I like a good troll, I still dislike the anime.

Featherwolf
February 15, 2012, 01:46 PM
Episode 7 is up: http://www.animeultima.tv/new-prince-of-tennis-episode-7-english-subbed/

Fuji Shusuke
February 15, 2012, 02:09 PM
This episode wasn't either amazing or disappointing. Meh.

Fayte
February 15, 2012, 02:28 PM
I thought the episode was somewhat close to the manga. I just hate this part of the story, so I didn't like it.

Kaoz
February 15, 2012, 02:47 PM
I was hoping they'd expand a bit more on Inui/Yanagi, but eh. As Fayte, I didn't particularly like this part of the manga, but I guess it was an ok episode overall.

LJkAze
February 15, 2012, 03:23 PM
I didn't expect that much from the anime in the beginning anyways even though I was disappointed in them not showing Sanada vs Yukimaru match; hopefully that can all change in next 2 episode where Sanada is talking to Ryoma and then we get a flashback of Sanada vs Yukimaru match. If the 3rd Court vs 5th Court is boring i'm going to be very disappointed.

FrostyMouse
February 15, 2012, 07:20 PM
I like mountains, and this is the Prince of Mountain Climbing, so... :P

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I'm dreading having to sit through Special Mission and then the Sportsman's Hunt.

Fuji Shusuke
February 16, 2012, 03:04 AM
I just want to get to Tezuka vs. Yamato and Atobe vs. Irie. Who cares about the rest?

Kaoz
February 16, 2012, 04:45 AM
Would you people kindly remember to put spoiler tags around things that are still to come. I don't really feel like editing everyone's posts.

Airgrimes
February 16, 2012, 03:07 PM
Honestly I'd have much rathered a filler ep. solely on Prince of Pillow Fighting as opposed to a dragged out Mountain Climbing arc.

This anime had so/too much potential!!!
They had so much material add on from the Pair Puris!!! But instead they have dragged this on and given us big fans a journey that feels like a papercut.
I can already tell that they're gonna SERIOUSLY change the Team Shuffle encouters. ESPECIALLY Atobe VS Irie. I can already smell the Anime comp. ruinings about to happen.

Fuji Shusuke
February 17, 2012, 05:08 AM
New Prince of Tennis Anime!!! The "new" is not what you think.

Dressrosa
February 19, 2012, 01:53 AM
They had so much material add on from the Pair Puris!!!

The Pair Puri's (the Jitaku's to be specific) will be on DVDs, OVA-style I think. Definetely, a money-generating move from the animators. Of course, they would rather put it on a DVD to earn more cash than add it to the anime. Clever. Really clever. :noworry

You can watch the preview here. (http://dbeat.bandaivisual.co.jp/images/top/movie/shin_tenipri0420hatsubaikokuchi_pv_99s_640x480lb.asx)

Airgrimes
February 19, 2012, 02:26 PM
The Pair Puri's (the Jitaku's to be specific) will be on DVDs, OVA-style I think. Definetely, a money-generating move from the animators. Of course, they would rather put it on a DVD to earn more cash than add it to the anime. Clever. Really clever. :noworry

You can watch the preview here. (http://dbeat.bandaivisual.co.jp/images/top/movie/shin_tenipri0420hatsubaikokuchi_pv_99s_640x480lb.asx)

Thanks for that. Im looking forward to them. Shame it couldnt be added to the small 13 eps we got haha.
Perhaps we'll get a set of 4 ep.s like we usually do, or we may get a set of 26 which covers the BJB revolution all the way to the Top10 encounter.
(Im only hoping the ONE team shuffle we get to see is at least covered within this set of 13 eps lol)

perroloco
February 21, 2012, 01:36 PM
So how many DVDs/BD will Shin Prince of Tennis have?? I don't really know much of DVD/BDs on Japan, I know they aren't exactly cheap lol.
Anyway do you guys think Yukimura vs Sanada will be included as an OVA?

Airgrimes
February 21, 2012, 02:36 PM
So how many DVDs/BD will Shin Prince of Tennis have?? I don't really know much of DVD/BDs on Japan, I know they aren't exactly cheap lol.
Anyway do you guys think Yukimura vs Sanada will be included as an OVA?

Nope. It wont. Although it depends.
Do you mean Yukimura VS Sanada Three Years Prior To The Storyline? Where Yukimura wipes Sanada in the Elementary individual tournament and then Tezuka arrives and wipes Sanada and then takes on Yukimura?
(Would be a fantastic OVA)

Or do you mean Yukimura VS Sanada tie-break at the U-17 Camp. Where Yukimura shuts down Sanada completely but Sanada shows that he is infact on Yukimura's level by bringing out the Aura. (Since this has been ''fully'' covered by the anime, REALLY BADLY covered at that lol, it means they wouldnt base an OVA on it).

Featherwolf
February 22, 2012, 01:40 PM
Episode 8 is up --> http://www.animeultima.tv/new-prince-of-tennis-episode-8-english-subbed/

Oh this is interesting! Horio, Dan and Shiita are in the camp, and got their own room! What are they doing there??

Fuji Shusuke
February 22, 2012, 02:18 PM
Best episode yet. It actually made me laugh. The step, step, one, two, one, two, turn and Ina Bauer. TOTALLY LOL. Now this is the stuff I loved in the original series. Animators, good job.

LetalHawk
February 22, 2012, 02:37 PM
Best episode yet. It actually made me laugh. The step, step, one, two, one, two, turn and Ina Bauer. TOTALLY LOL. Now this is the stuff I loved in the original series. Animators, good job.

I laughed a lot, fuckin Tanishi who can´t wait when he sees or hears food lol.

Kaoz
February 22, 2012, 02:56 PM
Alright, this episode was really dumb (as was the repsective chapter), but kinda amusing and I actually liked it a bit better than the manga version which doesn't happen too often. Basically felt like one of the original's filler episodes to me.

Airgrimes
February 22, 2012, 04:34 PM
Episode 8 is up --> http://www.animeultima.tv/new-prince-of-tennis-episode-8-english-subbed/

Oh this is interesting! Horio, Dan and Shiita are in the camp, and got their own room! What are they doing there??

Awesome. Possibly a hint we will see Dan become a 2nd Stringer?
I would love Dan to become a member of the camp and crush some fodder and lose to Ryoma in a Singles match lol.
Why only 2 awesome freshman in the country?
In Tezuka's year there were a lot of strong freshman, Him, Tezuka, Fuji, Rikkai big 3, Atobe.

Yet Ryoma's has him and Kintaro. (Krauser im not counting coz he aint Japanese). Im hoping we get to see Ryoma have a rivalry with people in his own year like how everybody wants to challenge Tezuka haha.

Brandnewkid
February 22, 2012, 05:16 PM
Good episode, and I felt Kenya's pain when they were reading the note that detailed the Special Mission; Tanishi's Okinawan accent is a killer ("Filtch some swag," lmao).

Dressrosa
February 22, 2012, 11:23 PM
This episode was really hilarious. Yeah, so agree that it felt more like a filler from PoT 1. Kirihara's addition was damn good!

And because it's hella funny...here's the Ina Bauer maneuvers of Ryoma and Kenya...lmao
http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lztoiqzK9b1qcd4zso2_500.gif

http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lztoiqzK9b1qcd4zso4_500.gif

http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lztoiqzK9b1qcd4zso6_500.gif

http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lztoiqzK9b1qcd4zso7_500.gif

http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lztoiqzK9b1qcd4zso8_500.gif



gifs are from naniwa-bay of tumblr (http://naniwa-bay.tumblr.com/)

Brandnewkid
February 22, 2012, 11:53 PM
Now I'm definitely worried about the high schooler filler. We're definitely going to see some never-before-seen moves from numbers 11-20. The thing about the anime though . . . They've never been too good on the anime-only moves. They're almost always rip-offs.

LetalHawk
February 23, 2012, 11:49 AM
Now I'm definitely worried about the high schooler filler. We're definitely going to see some never-before-seen moves from numbers 11-20. The thing about the anime though . . . They've never been too good on the anime-only moves. They're almost always rip-offs.

I hope they show way more points than in the manga and, it's possible they introduce some new techniques or make it like in the manga. I would like they do it like in the manga but expand more points.

Airgrimes
February 23, 2012, 03:52 PM
Now I'm definitely worried about the high schooler filler. We're definitely going to see some never-before-seen moves from numbers 11-20. The thing about the anime though . . . They've never been too good on the anime-only moves. They're almost always rip-offs.

I didnt mind Golf Swing unlike most hahaha.

I just absolutely positively hated Inui using Jack Knife and Sanada's Invisible serves and swings, and Kevins Illusion shot.

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I hope they show way more points than in the manga and, it's possible they introduce some new techniques or make it like in the manga. I would like they do it like in the manga but expand more points.

Not sure if thats possible.
Remember it wasnt one match at a time. It was poorly several matches at once. So prolonging one, would have us completely forget about the other ones going on

Kaoz
February 29, 2012, 02:40 PM
Episode 9 is up and can be watched here:
http://www.animeultima.tv/new-prince-of-tennis-episode-9-english-subbed/


What the hell are they thinking? Why are they skipping half the team shuffle?! /furious

Brandnewkid
February 29, 2012, 03:15 PM
I actually liked this episode. Made the whole sportsman hunt a bit more interesting. Also liked the revolution scene more.

Y'know, NPoT is a series better experienced as an anime rather than a manga, even though they do skip certain things.

LetalHawk
February 29, 2012, 04:31 PM
But Tezuka vs Yamato in next episode? What about Krauser vs Nakagauchi?

Brandnewkid
February 29, 2012, 05:20 PM
Dunno if anyone's realized it yet, but the guys behind the NPoT anime have been focusing on showing as much biased fanservice as they can. In this case, that means showing Ryoma, Tokugawa, Kintaro, Atobe, Tezuka as much as they can. Seriously, has anyone noticed the amount of screentime these guys get?

I think they skipped over Krauser vs. Nakaguchi because honestly, it doesn't really advance the plot in anyway; Kirihara-Shiraishi vs. Flower Guy and Flower Guy's Bitch was something Konomi himself regretted because the whole Angel Mode deal was ridiculous, so they probably skipped over it because it was just ... bizzare, and to adhere to his wishes. Tezuka vs. Yamamoto and Atobe vs. Irie were some really great matches.

Makes me wonder how many episodes this series is gonna be now.

Featherwolf
February 29, 2012, 06:59 PM
Well I did wonder how they were going to fit all the shuffle matches into 3-4 episodes, since the series is to be said to have 12-13 episodes for now, but if they skip matches, I can see it to fit in better.

First I thought that they would cut off AtobexIrie match, and save it for the second batch of episodes.. Now I guess things will end with the 1st stringers returning, and the next "season" of new episodes will start with the 11-20 1st stringers to play.

Fuji Shusuke
March 01, 2012, 03:23 AM
OMG I really want to see the next episode
Tezuka activating PoP animated will be AWESOME!

Airgrimes
March 01, 2012, 01:12 PM
Y'know, NPoT is a series better experienced as an anime rather than a manga, even though they do skip certain things.

Please take this back lol. PoT this can be said for. NPoT is so far horrible. The skipping on certain things and dragging out of things that were time wasting in the manga is like having a hot radiator pressed against your cheek during your sleep.

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Dunno if anyone's realized it yet, but the guys behind the NPoT anime have been focusing on showing as much biased fanservice as they can. In this case, that means showing Ryoma, Tokugawa, Kintaro, Atobe, Tezuka as much as they can. Seriously, has anyone noticed the amount of screentime these guys get?

I think they skipped over Krauser vs. Nakaguchi because honestly, it doesn't really advance the plot in anyway; Kirihara-Shiraishi vs. Flower Guy and Flower Guy's Bitch was something Konomi himself regretted because the whole Angel Mode deal was ridiculous, so they probably skipped over it because it was just ... bizzare, and to adhere to his wishes. Tezuka vs. Yamamoto and Atobe vs. Irie were some really great matches.

Makes me wonder how many episodes this series is gonna be now.

I agree here, but Nakagauchi VS Krauser, was a GOOD match. It was actually enjoyable. Kirihara/Shiraishi pair VS Miyako/Matsudaira was good too. Angel Mode was REALLY stupid, and didnt show Kirihara really improving that much since it is exclusively to being paired with Shiraishi but it was a good match.

This series wasnt for those who read the manga. I think its that simple. Skipping Yukimura and Sanada's tie-break, 2 Shuffles, its just a disaster. Since besides those 2 shuffles, how many full matches have we seen in the series? Just 5 in total with the 6th being the current chapter of the manga.

I miss the full matches we got with every encounter in PoT.

Featherwolf
March 04, 2012, 11:10 AM
Just found this information.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v730/uchihaaddiction/ac345982b2b7d0a2c91f9a2acbef76094a369ab7.png

A lot of us are disappointed in not seeing the YukimuraxSanada match during NPoT, but apparently the match is going to be added as a separate OVA on the 2nd Volume of the SPoT Anime DVD and Blu-Ray. Release date is set to 22nd of June.

I wonder if this means that the apparent missing matches in the Team Shuffle are going to be added as OVA to future DVD's and Blu Ray then?

Airgrimes
March 04, 2012, 04:16 PM
Just found this information.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v730/uchihaaddiction/ac345982b2b7d0a2c91f9a2acbef76094a369ab7.png

A lot of us are disappointed in not seeing the YukimuraxSanada match during NPoT, but apparently the match is going to be added as a separate OVA on the 2nd Volume of the SPoT Anime DVD and Blu-Ray. Release date is set to 22nd of June.

I wonder if this means that the apparent missing matches in the Team Shuffle are going to be added as OVA to future DVD's and Blu Ray then?

This photo was actually shown in the anime. Unless the writing SPECIFICALLY says we will includ what was left it out, (I cant read Japanese unfortunately), then I guess what was skipped has been... skipped.

LetalHawk
March 04, 2012, 05:44 PM
How lazy the animators are, what's the point of including it into a OVA when they can and had to do it on an episode? Seriously, anime isn't being as good as I expected.

I hope Yamato vs Tezuka is amazing like in the manga.

sisco
March 04, 2012, 05:54 PM
How lazy the animators are, what's the point of including it into a OVA when they can and had to do it on an episode? Seriously, anime isn't being as good as I expected.

I hope Yamato vs Tezuka is amazing like in the manga.

it's not about being lazy. it's about money. it's obviously a cheap way so they can milk MORE money out of dvd/blue ray sales. of course people are more likely to buy the episodes we're already seen for free online if it includes exclusive content like the sanada vs yukimura match then it just being the episodes by them selves with out the extra unseen matches. greed at it's best!

Dressrosa
March 04, 2012, 10:17 PM
Sisco nailed it. Those animators wanted more and more and more money. They are very much aware of how popular still is the PoT franchise that they are will milk cash in every possible way. This anime would only last for 13 episodes and then after that, I'm so sure, they will proceed on putting the rest in DVDs. Geez. It's so pathetic.

Featherwolf
March 07, 2012, 01:47 PM
Episode 10 is out --> http://www.animeultima.tv/new-prince-of-tennis-episode-10-english-subbed/

kantou
March 07, 2012, 02:58 PM
boring episode !!!I really fear for the end of season

LetalHawk
March 07, 2012, 04:06 PM
the episode was freaking amazing. We know some things thanks to anime

1. Tezuka's TnK is stronger than Echizen's as Shiraishi said that the aura was more powerful.
2. Shuuji's line "he still has more things to do" doesn't mean that he isn't good enough, thanks to anime, we know he said that he wasn't yet using his real strength, he was amazed when he opened TnK, much like Irie, this may prove Tezuka would destroy Irie 6-0.

@kantou, the episode was really good, it wasn't boring.

wtf is with the giant rackets anyway?

FrostyMouse
March 07, 2012, 05:44 PM
I felt majorly trolled by the end of that episode.

Even worse than the Tezuka/Yamato discussion before the match, and all the other bs, was how they made Shuuji look terrible. Someone needs to be fired!

Georgie
March 07, 2012, 06:38 PM
eh, at least this episode had some good quality animation. Shuuji looks like a street walker.

Hm, I wonder if they will show Tezuka vs. Fuji.

Brandnewkid
March 08, 2012, 01:56 AM
Once again, the NPoT anime proves to be better than the anime. The anime continues to expand on the losing groups training, and the lead racket training indirectly gives us an explanation as to how Takeshi and Kabaji increased their strength and as to how Momoshiro learned the BJK. Also, the Tezuka vs. Yamato match was really well done. I liked how the Illusion to Waking Dream was explained, as it went more in-depth with it than the manga did, and how Tezuka went straight into Hyakuren-Jitoku when he gained his second wind. Oh, and bonus points for making Ryoma encounter the Seigaku ex-piller. Music was pretty good as well. Yeah, matches were skipped, but hey, if it's to believed that they will be released on DVD then no loss there. Pretty good episode.

Not looking forward to the next one, as I'm not really a fan of neither Atobe nor Irie. What I'm looking forward to are the Top 20 matches, which probably won't come out until the summer.

LetalHawk
March 08, 2012, 02:08 AM
Once again, the NPoT anime proves to be better than the anime. The anime continues to expand on the losing groups training, and the lead racket training indirectly gives us an explanation as to how Takeshi and Kabaji increased their strength and as to how Momoshiro learned the BJK. Also, the Tezuka vs. Yamato match was really well done. I liked how the Illusion to Waking Dream was explained, as it went more in-depth with it than the manga did, and how Tezuka went straight into Hyakuren-Jitoku when he gained his second wind. Oh, and bonus points for making Ryoma encounter the Seigaku ex-piller. Music was pretty good as well. Yeah, matches were skipped, but hey, if it's to believed that they will be released on DVD then no loss there. Pretty good episode.

Not looking forward to the next one, as I'm not really a fan of neither Atobe nor Irie. What I'm looking forward to are the Top 20 matches, which probably won't come out until the summer.


The music when Tezuka started to crush Yamato and used Hyakuren was truly amazing, I'd love to find that OST.

And yeah, the season will probably end with the first stringers arriving.

TezukaKunimitsu
March 08, 2012, 03:03 AM
Amazing chapter!!, the words that Yamato says to Echizen are the same that Akutsu Says to Kawamura in the semifinals right?
I love how Tezuka activate Tnk.
I expect the Tezuka vs Fuji match!

Airgrimes
March 08, 2012, 02:46 PM
the episode was freaking amazing. We know some things thanks to anime

1. Tezuka's TnK is stronger than Echizen's as Shiraishi said that the aura was more powerful.
2. Shuuji's line "he still has more things to do" doesn't mean that he isn't good enough, thanks to anime, we know he said that he wasn't yet using his real strength, he was amazed when he opened TnK, much like Irie, this may prove Tezuka would destroy Irie 6-0.

@kantou, the episode was really good, it wasn't boring.

wtf is with the giant rackets anyway?

Tanegashima wasnt amazed at TnK. He was just looking. Konomi is good at expressing character's reaction, Tanegashima and Tokugawa looked casual. Tezuka crushing Irie? Perhaps. I dont see how you gathered that from the ep. and I also dont see how your about to base theories off of Anime. ESPECIALLY this anime series which has practically done its own thing like it was by someone who flipped through the manga.

The giant rackets thing I liked however. Its kind of explaining how the hell Ryoma learned to rally with 10 balls and completely powered up technique wise.
Also, it will help explaing Momoshiro's sudden growth in power when he learns Black Jack Knife.

It was a good ep. Im just gutted that Krauser VS Nakagauchi was cut, Shiraishi/Kirihara VS Matsudaira/Miyako was cut and the spoiler showed Tachibana/Chitose VS Washio/Suzuki to be quick without any elaboration. I fear Atobe VS Irie will be a 10 min match.
Whether or not they were important matches, of all the matches weve had, they were amongst the better ones and are amongst the few full matches.

Overall the anime have done a terrible/bad job with the series since we are CONSTANTLY getting the Mountain Climbers shoved in our faces. While the manga didnt constantly show them to us EVERY chapter.

Also, who else noticed that the 6th Court were absent during the match? That pissed me off.

LetalHawk
March 08, 2012, 02:50 PM
Of course Tezuka could crush Irie, but I'm talking overall, about the manga. Irie won't stand a chance against TnK Tezuka. TnK is, right now, the strongest in Japan for sure, and I'm pretty confident about it.

Not basing theories of Anime, but I'm talking about manga.

Airgrimes
March 08, 2012, 02:53 PM
Of course Tezuka could crush Irie, but I'm talking overall, about the manga. Irie won't stand a chance against TnK Tezuka. TnK is, right now, the strongest in Japan for sure, and I'm pretty confident about it.

Not basing theories of Anime, but I'm talking about manga.

You said Tanegashima was amazed at TnK which you gathered from the anime...
Tezuka being the strongest of Japan? We are still yet to find out the extent of the Top 10. Im not saying its impossible, its most likely the case, but lets wait til we see No.s 4 and downwards.

LetalHawk
March 08, 2012, 03:39 PM
You said Tanegashima was amazed at TnK which you gathered from the anime...
Tezuka being the strongest of Japan? We are still yet to find out the extent of the Top 10. Im not saying its impossible, its most likely the case, but lets wait til we see No.s 4 and downwards.

True, except from Duke who's fodder, No.4, 2 and 1 will prove if they're above him.

Airgrimes
March 08, 2012, 04:27 PM
True, except from Duke who's fodder, No.4, 2 and 1 will prove if they're above him.

We dont know for sure lol. He looks like he will be but it would be nice if he got a full match since he looks like the ultimate Power Player in the series. Would hate to see him given a One Page Kill.

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I hope Yamato vs Tezuka is amazing like in the manga.

Spoke too soon here haha.

LetalHawk
March 08, 2012, 05:13 PM
Well, the match was amazing, I loved it, specially the ost when Tezuka opened Hyakuren, I wonder if Shin ost's are out

Kaoz
March 08, 2012, 05:14 PM
The special racket training part bothered me in a way. How is it that people like Momo and Kawamura can barely stand while holding it and Echizen's swinging it without too many problems?

Brandnewkid
March 08, 2012, 06:52 PM
The special racket training part bothered me in a way. How is it that people like Momo and Kawamura can barely stand while holding it and Echizen's swinging it without too many problems?

Like I said, the directors behind this anime are giving Ryoma so much focus, and are hyping him up for his "big match" against the boss (Tokugawa, Byodouin, Ryoga, whoever you think the "boss" is).

Airgrimes
March 09, 2012, 01:00 PM
Well, the match was amazing, I loved it, specially the ost when Tezuka opened Hyakuren, I wonder if Shin ost's are out

The OST for when Tezuka activated TMnK was the exact same as when Ryoma did it back in PoT. So I reckon the unreleased OST's may also be found on the SPoT Soundtrack. Rather im hoping since there were some great OST's that were never released from the series.
NPoT Soundtrack is out 28th March btw.

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Like I said, the directors behind this anime are giving Ryoma so much focus, and are hyping him up for his "big match" against the boss (Tokugawa, Byodouin, Ryoga, whoever you think the "boss" is).

I agree. We should view the anime as more of a ''Ryoma Shippuden'' than PoT Part II.

LetalHawk
March 09, 2012, 03:17 PM
Because Ryoma, power wise, is stronger than Momo and Kawamura.

Btw, Airgrimes, the ost when Tezuka opened Tenimuhou wasn't the same OST when Ryoma opened it, it was used in OVA 21 against Sanada. I'm talking about the previous OST, when Tezuka started to use Hyakuren.

Fosprey
March 09, 2012, 06:48 PM
Yeah, Let's be honest, I love POT, but trying to apply logic to PoT, doesn't work. Yeah, Kawamura, has been shown to have strength high enough that a racket fill with lead is a joke.

I see sometimes complains about anime being different than manga? I remember Konomi liked that specifically, since he wanted manga readers to have a reason to watch the anime, and between those reasons being surprised and seeing things that they didn't see in the manga. (specially when justyfing why that weird super special training team was in the early anime that doesn't exist in the manga.)

Kaoz
March 09, 2012, 07:07 PM
I see sometimes complains about anime being different than manga? I remember Konomi liked that specifically, since he wanted manga readers to have a reason to watch the anime, and between those reasons being surprised and seeing things that they didn't see in the manga. (specially when justyfing why that weird super special training team was in the early anime that doesn't exist in the manga.)

Well yeah, but you can do a good job at that and you can do a bad job at it.

Expanding on the elimination matches at the beginning would have been a good job. Showing what the winnners did during the time the losers were on the mountain would have been a good job as well. Expanding on the D1 match which was barely shown in the manga, good job.

On the other hand, cutting the most in-depth match from the elimination matches is a bad job. Same for cutting S3 and D2 of the team shuffle. As is putting Echizen in there every five minutes just to give him more screentime and screwing up everything else in the progress.

Sadly they chose to do the latter.

As it stands they're giving manga readers less of a reason to watch it because the manga has actually more content for the most part and the anime has barely any content that wasn't shown in the manga already.

Airgrimes
March 10, 2012, 05:10 PM
Because Ryoma, power wise, is stronger than Momo and Kawamura.

Btw, Airgrimes, the ost when Tezuka opened Tenimuhou wasn't the same OST when Ryoma opened it, it was used in OVA 21 against Sanada. I'm talking about the previous OST, when Tezuka started to use Hyakuren.

Your totally right there, well remembered. It was from the Tezuka VS Sanada match.

Are you being sarcastic there? Echizen Ryoma being STRONGER than Momoshiro Takeshi and Kawamura Takashi?? Hahahahaa

sisco
March 10, 2012, 05:15 PM
i really liked the episode. though i could have done with out them skipping matches and showing ryoma hitting balls with the heavy racquet even before the power players, that seemed ridiculous. but over all i did like the episode a lot, i like how they expanded on the conversation between tezuka and yamato. honestly i got chills when tezuka unlocked PoP when he started remembering his team mates faces. so epic

Airgrimes
March 10, 2012, 05:35 PM
Yeah, Let's be honest, I love POT, but trying to apply logic to PoT, doesn't work. Yeah, Kawamura, has been shown to have strength high enough that a racket fill with lead is a joke.

I see sometimes complains about anime being different than manga? I remember Konomi liked that specifically, since he wanted manga readers to have a reason to watch the anime, and between those reasons being surprised and seeing things that they didn't see in the manga. (specially when justyfing why that weird super special training team was in the early anime that doesn't exist in the manga.)

Nevermind the lead racket. It wasnt in the manga so it doesnt bother me. Also, it didnt bother me coz it was typical shonen style to use weights to get stronger. However the weights thing is irrelevant to other losers since not all of them gained a power boost. So this lead racket thing is pointless for the other Middle School fodders.

Also, this anime might look more modern, but they use the same frames constantly. During the Tezuka VS Yamato match, the scenes where the ball was tossed in the air for a serve were the same one but repeated several times. Yamato hitting Illusion to Waking Dream was a repition constantly used too.
So even visually it sucks compared to the majority of the Nationals.
Pacing wise, the Nationals only skipped Sanada and Yukimura and Shitenhouji watching Tezuka VS Kite and Fudomine slapping Makinofuji.
The didnt skip much in the Nationals.

While this anime has skipped MOST of the tie-breaks, 2 of the few full matches we got, it has removed the 6th Court as audience in this Team Shuffle and they have omitted key storyline parts and thrown Ryoma at us when we dont need to see him.

Fayte
March 12, 2012, 11:24 PM
Because Ryoma, power wise, is stronger than Momo and Kawamura.


Makes so much sense. The smallest boy with the least amount of muscle has the most power. Excellent.

LetalHawk
March 13, 2012, 04:26 AM
Makes so much sense. The smallest boy with the least amount of muscle has the most power. Excellent.

Sense. Please explain me how Momo and Kawamura are supposed to return techniques like Yama Arashi or Rai while Ryoma did. Echizen returned Yama Arashi the first time he saw it and possibly Rai when he was regaining his memories. Thanks

Fuji Shusuke
March 13, 2012, 09:45 AM
It's all in the technique. Forest and Fourth Counter can return power shots without any additional power from the user. Hyakuren is a technique. Even though it makes power shots, it is the technique which allows for a power shot to be made. So without Hyakuren, there would be no power. In Ryoma's case with Hyakuren and Ten'imuhou, they are both techniques which allow for power shots to be executed. It doesn't mean that he has more muscle, it means that he can produce the power for a shot in a different way, in this case, the use of an aura.

Brandnewkid
March 13, 2012, 12:24 PM
Sense. Please explain me how Momo and Kawamura are supposed to return techniques like Yama Arashi or Rai while Ryoma did. Echizen returned Yama Arashi the first time he saw it and possibly Rai when he was regaining his memories. Thanks

Ryoma returns power moves using technique; Momoshiro and Kawamura return power techniques with more power.

Ryoma using his technique to return power shots is like him using Judo to overpower a bigger person that does Karate - he doesn't need to exert any of his own strength, just manipulates the opponent's own. But Momo and Kawamura, guys like them would use Karate against the Karate-ka; they fight fire with fire. Well, Kawamura does, Momo just changes up depending on the opponent.

Airgrimes
March 13, 2012, 01:45 PM
Sense. Please explain me how Momo and Kawamura are supposed to return techniques like Yama Arashi or Rai while Ryoma did. Echizen returned Yama Arashi the first time he saw it and possibly Rai when he was regaining his memories. Thanks

Ryoma was forced to open up TMnK to return Super Deluxe Mountain Storm. End of.
Ryoma being stronger than Momoshiro or Kawamura is a careless typo. I cant take it as a serious comment.

How he returned Lightning remains unkown. His Doubled Return may have been more lucky than Tezuka's or something. Its unlikely but not impossible.

Momoshiro and Kawamura wont return it since they dont have an Aura. No strength involved.

Example: Tezuka returned Kite's Big Bang easily. Not due to his strength, but simply due to Doubled Return. w/out Doubled Return he would have definetely had trouble.

Had Ryoma not opened up an Aura against Kintaro at the last smash, he would have been finished like Seigaku and Shitenhoji said.

You cant seriously look at the characters and think Ryoma is physically above Kawamura hahaha.

LetalHawk
March 13, 2012, 03:35 PM
Ryoma was forced to open up TMnK to return Super Deluxe Mountain Storm. End of.
Ryoma being stronger than Momoshiro or Kawamura is a careless typo. I cant take it as a serious comment.

How he returned Lightning remains unkown. His Doubled Return may have been more lucky than Tezuka's or something. Its unlikely but not impossible.

Momoshiro and Kawamura wont return it since they dont have an Aura. No strength involved.

Example: Tezuka returned Kite's Big Bang easily. Not due to his strength, but simply due to Doubled Return. w/out Doubled Return he would have definetely had trouble.

Had Ryoma not opened up an Aura against Kintaro at the last smash, he would have been finished like Seigaku and Shitenhoji said.

You cant seriously look at the characters and think Ryoma is physically above Kawamura hahaha.


Wrong there, Ryoma didn't open TNk, he used Samurai Drive, he opened Tenimuhou against Yukimura. He opened the Muga doors against Yukimura, he didn't use any kind of aura to return Yama Arashi.


He returned a 108th Hadoukyuu with his right hand, for god's sake.

Airgrimes
March 13, 2012, 04:28 PM
Wrong there, Ryoma didn't open TNk, he used Samurai Drive, he opened Tenimuhou against Yukimura. He opened the Muga doors against Yukimura, he didn't use any kind of aura to return Yama Arashi.


He returned a 108th Hadoukyuu with his right hand, for god's sake.

Hahaha dont type so confidently when your incorrect.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/prince_of_tennis/v38/c340/8.html

and

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/prince_of_tennis/v38/c340/9.html

The pages show that Ryoma used TMnK for the final point bro. He is yet to use Samurai Drive outside of TMnK.

He didnt return a 108th Hadoukyuu in the OVA. It was just a Hadoukyuu. I dont remember Ishida Gin saying 108th Degree Hadoukyuu. That shot probably requires just great technique to return since the series reached a stage where 108th Hadoukyuu was necessary to be a great player.

ALSO, that was in an OVA. The OVA may not have contradicted the storyline but you cant base stat opinions from anything other than Manga/Fanbook/Databook.
(That set of OVA's were amongst the best episodes in the series imo btw)

LetalHawk
March 13, 2012, 04:47 PM
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/prince_of_tennis/v42/c378/16.html

Fail there, you're totally wrong, as it says:

Kintarou: That's the move he used against me in our one point match!

Where the hell are you saying Ryoma used Tenimuhou against Kintarou? Please explain me. You're just saying he used Tenimuhou when he clearly didnT

Also, there's another proof:

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/prince_of_tennis/v38/c340/11.html

Airgrimes
March 13, 2012, 05:11 PM
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/prince_of_tennis/v42/c378/16.html

Fail there, you're totally wrong, as it says:

Kintarou: That's the move he used against me in our one point match!

Where the hell are you saying Ryoma used Tenimuhou against Kintarou? Please explain me. You're just saying he used Tenimuhou when he clearly didnT

Also, there's another proof:

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/prince_of_tennis/v38/c340/11.html

This your loss.
TMnK is the aura that Ryoma enters when he uses Samura Drive.
Please read the links I gave you. This is YOUR fail.
Ryoma was in TMnK on both occasions when he used Samurai Drive bro. Please re-read the links.

Chitose: ''C-could it be?? Teni muhou no kiwami!!??''

With Fuji all like, there it was.... TMnK!!!

They all said he used it. The anime showed us the same beam of light that happens when TMnK is brought out.
Ryoma returned Yama Ara-blah blah daishi in TMnK using Samurai Drive.

LetalHawk
March 13, 2012, 05:24 PM
Okay Airgrimes, how are you sure that he used Tenimuhou?

There's no proof he did that, ask Sai or wathever, they will say the same, the light was because it was a freaking crap strong shot and he returned it.

Also, the aura when he opens Tenimuhou is green, not red.

The first time he used Samurai drive wasn't in Tenimuhou. The anime gave a red aura but that's not Tenimuhou.

Airgrimes
March 13, 2012, 05:35 PM
Okay Airgrimes, how are you sure that he used Tenimuhou?

There's no proof he did that, ask Sai or wathever, they will say the same, the light was because it was a freaking crap strong shot and he returned it.

Also, the aura when he opens Tenimuhou is green, not red.

The first time he used Samurai drive wasn't in Tenimuhou. The anime gave a red aura but that's not Tenimuhou.

The other characters stated it was Tenhimuhou. Why would Konomi have Fuji and Chitose state it was Tenimuhou?
They could have just said ''well done echizen'' but they didnt. They said he opened the final door.
Coz he did. The links I provided say so.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/prince_of_tennis/v38/c340/9.html
READ THE LINK BRO!!

LetalHawk
March 13, 2012, 05:38 PM
Calm down, I read it before.

I'm still thinking it's not, how the hell Fuji knows if it's Tenimuhou or not, but well, let's end this because there's no reason on keeping this lol.

Airgrimes
March 13, 2012, 05:54 PM
Calm down, I read it before.

I'm still thinking it's not, how the hell Fuji knows if it's Tenimuhou or not, but well, let's end this because there's no reason on keeping this lol.

Cool.
It started on Ryoma being physically stronger than Kawamura. I doubt that is the case tbh.
It was just the anime guys having a laugh.

LetalHawk
March 13, 2012, 06:09 PM
Cool.
It started on Ryoma being physically stronger than Kawamura. I doubt that is the case tbh.
It was just the anime guys having a laugh.

They were like, let's make Ryoma return Gin's final Haodukyuu lol, idiots...

Airgrimes
March 14, 2012, 04:58 AM
They were like, let's make Ryoma return Gin's final Haodukyuu lol, idiots...

Luckily I dont think they specified it was 108th did they? They may have just implied it I think. So it could have been any level Hadoukyuu.
The anime guys did well with the first set of OVAs. They completely screwed up with the Tachibana/Chitose VS Shiraishi/Kenya ep. however.

I havent yet seen Marui VS Akutagawa subbed yet.

Fuji Shusuke
March 14, 2012, 10:21 AM
Confirmed, it was 108th Shiki Hadoukyu. But don't forget, OVA is non-canon. Cannon fodder XD
http://prntscr.com/717mq
http://prntscr.com/717no

LetalHawk
March 14, 2012, 12:21 PM
Confirmed, it was 108th Shiki Hadoukyu. But don't forget, OVA is non-canon. Cannon fodder XD
http://prntscr.com/717mq
http://prntscr.com/717no

True, still, I think Ryoma won't have problems on returning a 108th Hadoukyuu now

Atobe the king
March 14, 2012, 02:41 PM
Wow...what a shitstorm these last few posts...

Anyways, 11 was cool lol. Glad Atobe got the episode to himself...when Shin PoT Kusoge comes out i can wait to spam that move.

Kaoz
March 14, 2012, 02:44 PM
Episode 11 can be watched here:
http://www.animeultima.tv/new-prince-of-tennis-episode-11-english-subbed


So far probably the best episode in my opinion. My only real complaint at the moment is that they put all of it into one episode, but we got used to that already.

TezukaKunimitsu
March 14, 2012, 03:19 PM
EPICSODE.

LetalHawk
March 14, 2012, 03:32 PM
Atobe Kingdom was perfectly animated, altough I would have made the match with two episodes to keep suspense.

-Ken-
March 14, 2012, 04:23 PM
This episode is AWESOME. Best SPoT episode to date.

Although next episode look like 100% filler material... Really? You cut out some awesome match for this?

LetalHawk
March 14, 2012, 04:24 PM
This episode is AWESOME. Best SPoT episode to date.

Although next episode look like 100% filler material... Really? You cut out some awesome match for this?

Best episode so far. Next episode will explain us how Sanada hurt his eye and how they improve so much.

Atobe the king
March 14, 2012, 05:17 PM
After the OVAs stuffing matches into one ep i got used to it....and sorry Kaoz...i forgot to post the link lmao

Airgrimes
March 14, 2012, 05:32 PM
After the OVAs stuffing matches into one ep i got used to it....and sorry Kaoz...i forgot to post the link lmao

The Nationals OVA's handled things far better than NPoT. They did a pretty good job. Nationals OVA's >> NPoT haha.
Also, National's OVA's didnt throw intense fillers in our faces.

Atobe the king
March 14, 2012, 06:19 PM
Because they came out like twice a year....Im not talking about generally im referring to condensing a match into one episode. The only case in which they didnt was Ryoma VS Yukimura.

Brandnewkid
March 14, 2012, 08:46 PM
The Nationals OVA's handled things far better than NPoT. They did a pretty good job. Nationals OVA's >> NPoT haha.
Also, National's OVA's didnt throw intense fillers in our faces.

Nationals OVA = PoT

PoT > NPoT

Nationals OVA = PoT > NPoT

Also, Nationals came out yearly, and had lots of material to deal with.

TemplateR
March 15, 2012, 06:10 AM
So, the new PoT Anime is worse then the first PoT and the OVAs ? According to some posts in here.

mystictapion
March 15, 2012, 06:54 AM
I'd like to hear the song of final episode from OVA (Echizen X Yukimura), when Ryoma awakes TnK, in Shin Pot, because it'd have more chances of to be released on OST in the future...

Airgrimes
March 15, 2012, 03:15 PM
So, the new PoT Anime is worse then the first PoT and the OVAs ? According to some posts in here.

In terms of pacing, and time wasting and handling of fillers, and choosing which parts to focus on, then yes. It is.
Do you disagree?


I'd like to hear the song of final episode from OVA (Echizen X Yukimura), when Ryoma awakes TnK, in Shin Pot, because it'd have more chances of to be released on OST in the future...

Not related to the thread but yeah the OST is out 28th March.
and lol ''Echizen X Yukimura''. They had a match, not some kinda yaoi pairing lol. ''Echizen VS Yukimura'' no?


True, still, I think Ryoma won't have problems on returning a 108th Hadoukyuu now

LOLwhat? I shouldnt have let this go unchallenged. Do you mean with an aura or just standardly returning w/out any techniques?

Fayte
March 15, 2012, 05:01 PM
Here is the main issue with Shin PoT:

The main storyline has been separated into filler "side projects" whereas the filler side projects have been implemented into the main storyline. So as we watch the main story of the anime, we are watching extra filler material, and in order to watch the actual story, we need to watch extra-PoT videos. We are no longer watching a Tennis anime. We might as well buy some PoT dating game to achieve the same amount of action.


"Glad Atobe got the episode to himself...when Shin PoT Kusoge comes out i can wait to spam that move. "

What the heck is that? Please tell me it is some awesome new and long-overdue PoT videogame like Smash Hit 2.

Brandnewkid
March 15, 2012, 09:35 PM
So, the new PoT Anime is worse then the first PoT and the OVAs ? According to some posts in here.

No, the first PoT is better than the NPoT. In terms of story and pacing, the original PoT beats out SPoT. SPoT is kinda like Prince of Tennis GT.

The way you make it sound, it's as if the original PoT and OVAs were bad. It was a pretty good series, not bad by a long-shot.

TemplateR
March 16, 2012, 09:55 AM
No, the first PoT is better than the NPoT. In terms of story and pacing, the original PoT beats out SPoT. SPoT is kinda like Prince of Tennis GT.


The old PoT............I don´t really like it, because it old now^^

And NPoT........I have lost interest in the manga and I, after reading about the receptions of the anime, don´t really intend to watch it, now >.>

LetalHawk
March 16, 2012, 10:17 AM
The old PoT............I don´t really like it, because it old now^^

And NPoT........I have lost interest in the manga and I, after reading about the receptions of the anime, don´t really intend to watch it, now >.>

NPoT will never, never surpass the original. The original is always better, no matter how sequels are, they can't surpass the original story.

Konomi made a great job with POT, he showed with detail each of the matches and didn't include these one page kills that make me sick and how he fodderizes matches (Chitose/Tachibana vs. Wassio/Shuzuki or Krauser vs Nakagauchi and Shiraishi/Kirihara vs. Miyako/Matsudaira in anime).

Airgrimes
March 16, 2012, 12:50 PM
NPoT will never, never surpass the original. The original is always better, no matter how sequels are, they can't surpass the original story.

Konomi made a great job with POT, he showed with detail each of the matches and didn't include these one page kills that make me sick and how he fodderizes matches (Chitose/Tachibana vs. Wassio/Shuzuki or Krauser vs Nakagauchi and Shiraishi/Kirihara vs. Miyako/Matsudaira in anime).

Dragonball Z > Dragonball.
There are many films/shows/mangas where sequels can exceed the original. It can be true with most mangas but there are quite a few exceptions lol.

I agree with PoT. I was intensely hooked. The anime made me pick up tennis 2 years ago. And I dont think Konomi is that much involved in the anime. Considering its now almost a different story from the manga. I reckon its just the anime company screwing around.

Although if it was the old PoT anime series, we probably would have seen Krauser VS Nakagauchi get its own ep., Shiraishi VS Kirihara take an ep. and a half with Talking for the other half,
Washio/Suzuki VS Tachibana/Chitose get dragged for like an ep. and Atobe VS Irie take a MINIMUM of 2 and half eps. lol.

---------- Post added at 11:50 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:48 AM ----------


Nationals OVA = PoT

PoT > NPoT

Nationals OVA = PoT > NPoT

Also, Nationals came out yearly, and had lots of material to deal with.
It came out Annually? I dont remember since I only finished it in 2010 but you mean the 26 ep.s came out a year after the original series ended?
Since I wasnt current with the series when I finished it. It had finished for a while before I finished it I think.

FrostyMouse
March 16, 2012, 01:06 PM
It came out Annually? I dont remember since I only finished it in 2010 but you mean the 26 ep.s came out a year after the original series ended?
Since I wasnt current with the series when I finished it. It had finished for a while before I finished it I think.

Yeah, the Nationals OVAs weren't immediately after the rest of the series, and they took four years to do anyway.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Prince_of_Tennis_episodes

Brandnewkid
March 16, 2012, 10:59 PM
NPoT will never, never surpass the original. The original is always better, no matter how sequels are, they can't surpass the original story.


This is a very objective thing to say. For all we know, Konomi could pick up the pace with NPoT and make things super interesting. Not saying he will, just saying, NPoT does have the potential to be better than the original PoT.

LetalHawk
March 17, 2012, 05:07 AM
This is a very objective thing to say. For all we know, Konomi could pick up the pace with NPoT and make things super interesting. Not saying he will, just saying, NPoT does have the potential to be better than the original PoT.

At the current time, he's messing up, still, I'm looking foward to the Japan team playing against the world, so maybe I can change my opinion depending on how good it is that part.

Airgrimes
March 18, 2012, 04:39 PM
At the current time, he's messing up, still, I'm looking foward to the Japan team playing against the world, so maybe I can change my opinion depending on how good it is that part.

But I think the U-17 Camp arc could be amazing. All our favourite characters are here but Konomi has fodderized most of them. If he gave each of them a bit of screen time in many many Team Shuffles it would feel like PoT but better coz of the new storyline. And add some Player Shuffles here and there. This couldve been amazing.
The whole U-17 Camp concept was really interesting with the Court System with 16 Courts and the No.s 20-11 and the Top 10.
Shame Konomi trolled us and blew it on a whim.

LetalHawk
March 20, 2012, 08:30 AM
But I think the U-17 Camp arc could be amazing. All our favourite characters are here but Konomi has fodderized most of them. If he gave each of them a bit of screen time in many many Team Shuffles it would feel like PoT but better coz of the new storyline. And add some Player Shuffles here and there. This couldve been amazing.
The whole U-17 Camp concept was really interesting with the Court System with 16 Courts and the No.s 20-11 and the Top 10.
Shame Konomi trolled us and blew it on a whim.


He could have donde more things like a shuffle match with Court 6 vs Court 1, it would have been really interesting to see Yukimura vs Tokugawa. Or at least give more screentime to the losers when they returned to the camp showing how they defeated 2nd court and all, but Konomi really just focused on speeding through the camp.

Kaoz
March 21, 2012, 02:46 PM
Episode 12:
http://www.animeultima.tv/new-prince-of-tennis-episode-12-english-subbed/

LetalHawk
March 21, 2012, 03:57 PM
That guy Echizen faces in the next episode is Migihashi Itarou?

Kaoz
March 21, 2012, 06:46 PM
That guy Echizen faces in the next episode is Migihashi Itarou?

Yes, that's him. I was wondering whether they'd include him, given that he wasn't cut from the HSer image in the opening.

Atobe the king
March 21, 2012, 09:23 PM
Dragonball Z > Dragonball.

lolno.

Eh episode, especially after the last one but i hate this part of the series anyway...funny that they explained sanadas reasoning for having an eye patch lol