The Prince of Tennis Gets New TV Anime, Switch Game & Puzzle & Dragons Collaboration
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of The Prince of Tennis anime series, a new TV anime series titled The Prince of Tennis II: U-17 World Cup is confirmed for 2022. A Nintendo Switch game and collaboration with Puzzle & Dragons was also announced.
▍20th Anniversary Video
▍The Prince of Tennis II: U-17 World Cup
The Prince of Tennis II: U-17 World Cup is the first anime for the franchise in ten years. The story will follow the events after The New Prince of Tennis OVA vs Genius10 original video animation series released in 2014. The announcement comes with a new visual shedding spotlight on Ryoma Echizen, Kunimitsu Tezuka and Hōō Byōdōin.
Keiichiro Kawaguchi is returning from The Prince of Tennis II Hyotei vs Rikkai Game of Future anime to direct the new series at Studio KAI and M.S.C, and Mitsutaka Hirota is again supervising the scripts. The series’ cast members also reprise their roles.
■ Announcement PV (Available only in Japan)
Original Work: Takeshi Konomi (Serialized at Shueisha’s Jump Square)
Director: Keiichiro Kawaguchi
Character Design & Chief Animation Director: Akiharu Ishii
Series Composition: Mitsutaka Hirota
Color Design: Yuko Tsumori
Art Director: Sei Ito (Studio ARA)
Backgrounds: Studio ARA
Art Design: Tomoyuki Aoki
Director of Photography: Yūta Nakamura
Editing: Daisuke Hiraki
Sound Director: Yuki Matsuoka
Music: Chiro Tamaki
Sound Production: Jinnan Studio
Animation: Studio KAI, M.S.C
Ryōma Echizen – CV: Junko Minagawa
Kunimitsu Tezuka – CV: Ryotaro Okiayu
Hōō Byōdōin – CV: Hiroki Yasumoto
Keigo Atobe – CV: Junichi Suwabe
Seiichi Yukimura – CV: Sachiko Nagai
Kuranosuke Shiraishi – CV: Yoshimasa Hosoya
Eishirō Kite – CV: Tarusuke Shingaki
Ryōga Echizen – CV: Mamoru Miyano
The official Twitter of The Prince of Tennis II also confirmed that the series is getting a Nintendo Switch by Bushiroad. But the story and genre remains unknown.
The Japanese server of Puzzle & Dragons also confirmed a collaboration with The Prince of Tennis II. Though the collaboration schedule is yet to be announced, it has revealed several visuals to preview the collaboration characters.