The Prince of Tennis, Vol. 30 (Paperback)
Viz Media, 9781421524313, 180pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2009
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R to L (Japanese Style) Four-time consecutive U.S. Junior tournament champ Ryoma Echizen comes to Seishun Academy to further his reign as The Prince of Tennis. His skill is matched only by his attitude--irking some but impressing all as he leads his team to the Nationals and beyond The Boys from OkinawaAs the match between Ryoma and Higa's giant Kei Tanishi continues, it's apparent to everyone that Tanishi is in control of the game--to everyone except Ryoma, that is. Higa continues to dominate in No. 2 Doubles, with Taka and Shusuke paired up against Hiroshi Chinen and Rin Hirakoba. Now Seishun's hopes rest on whether Shusuke can figure out how to effectively counter Rin's lethal "Habu" shot.
About the Author
A member of the tennis club in junior and senior high-school, Konomi submitted his work to Weekly Shonen Jump after graduation from university and was debuted in a special edition of the magazine in 1993 with TETSUJIN SEKAI ICHI KATAI OTOKO. In 1997, his COOL RENTAL BODYGUARD manga became serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump, followed by THE PRINCE OF TENNIS in 1992. Because of THE PRINCE OF TENNIS, the number of children in Japan who have taken up tennis as a sport has increased exponentially, and the tennis club has become one of the more popular school clubs in junior high today, creating a huge boom for the game. An anime version of THE PRINCE OF TENNIS was created in 2001, and is still going strong.
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