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3 selections of “Prince of Tennis” god development beyond the realm of sports manga

The anime “The Prince of Tennis” will celebrate its 20th anniversary on October 10th this year. The original is a tennis manga by Takeshi Konomi, which has been serialized in “Weekly Shonen Jump” (Shueisha) since 1999. After the end of 2008, “The Prince of Tennis” will be the sequel to “Jump Square” from 2009. Is being serialized.

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work depicts the hot battle of junior high school tennis with Ryoma Echizen, a tennis player returning from the United States, as the main character. In addition to Echizen, not only the members of youth school such as Kunimitsu Tezuka and Shusuke Fuji, but also all the characters who appear are characterized by repeating ridiculous amazing techniques, and at the beginning of the series, backspin the ball and make it big. It was just a curve, but gradually a lot of special shots likeability battle cartoons came to appear. So, this time, I would like to look back on three divine developments of “The Prince of Tennis” that surprised readers by jumping over the concept of sports.

■ Eiji Kikumaru who splits up at high speed
First of all, 21 volumes of comics are included. “New step of Kikumaru mark” that overturns the common sense and physics shown by Eiji Kikumaru of youth school in the doubles match with Hexagon Naka who collided in the semifinals of the Kanto tournament. Kikumaru, who has shown outstanding athletic ability by taking out diving volleys in previous games, learned this technique by practicing for the national tournament, and by moving left and right at super high speed, “two Kikumaru It looks like. ” From the audience seats, “There are two Ki Kikumaru !?” “There is two senior Kikumaru lie !?” Great struggle. At the end of the game, Saeki made a quick move, saying, “If you are moving at high speed in two places, you can ski in the middle.” “New step of the mark” is one good. “There are three people !?” and another afterimage of Kikumaru was added, and it was easily defeated. Kikumaru, who has increased to three, is swaying near the net, putting overwhelming pressure on Saeki, and the match is won by Seishun Gakuen 6-3. The proliferation of Kikumaru would have been a tremendous shock, as Saiki, who sells calmness, disturbed his heart. After “Kikumaru’s new step”, which had a strong impact on the readers, the work has become more and more unconventional.

■ Outsmart the opponent Player replacement fraud Tennis
Next is “Scam Tennis” drawn by Rikkai University in Volume 24 of the comics. Attached to last year’s champion, Rikkai University, who collided with Seishun Gakuen in the final of the Kanto tournament. In the doubles match of the second game, the pair of Oishi and Kikumaru fought against Hiroshi Yagyu, who has the nickname of “Gentleman,” and Masaharu Niou, who has the nickname of “Puppet Master on the Court.” Yagyu is a gentleman who always wears glasses with a horizontal hairstyle and always uses polite words, and was known as a user of “laser beam” that shoots super-speed passing shots from the baseline. Even in this game, he started using a laser beam with an unstoppable speed, saying, “This is the end of the play,” and shot through between Oishi and Kikumaru one after another. The Seigaku pair is not defeated, and Kikumaru responds by making use of his own dynamic vision, but at the point where he finally thought that his eyes got used to the speed of Yagyu’s laser beam, “another” from an unexpected angle of the court. The laser beam flew. In fact, a man named “Nio Masaharu” who is paired with Yagyu was a person feared under the name of “Puppet Master on the Court” by perfectly imitating the play style and special moves of others. On this day, Nioh was preparing for the disguise level by copying Yagyu not only about how to talk and the laser beam but also about his hair color and glasses. Until now, the Seigaku pair had been fighting with Yagyu, thinking that it was the “fake Yagyu” Nioh, and the real Yagyu’s original laser beam was sent out there. There was nothing to do in front of the fake and the two laser beams of the head family, and the match was a 6-4 victory for Rikkai University. Nioh is regarded by the captain, Seiichi Yukimura, who is attached to Rikkai University, as “a man who can deceive even the devil.” He was also a big success in “The New Prince of Tennis”, and every time he appeared, the reader was surprised. It was a pair of Hiroshi Yagyu, who has the nickname of ” Gentleman “, and Masaharu Niou, who has the nickname of “Puppet Master on the Court.” He was known as a user of “Laser Beam”, which shoots super-speed passing shots from the baseline. Even in this game, he started using a laser beam with an unstoppable speed, saying, “This is the end of the play,” and shot through between Oishi and Kikumaru one after another. The Seigaku pair is not defeated, and Kikumaru responds by making use of his own dynamic vision, but at the point where he finally thought that his eyes got used to the speed of Yagyu’s laser beam, “another” from an unexpected angle of the court. The laser beam flew. In fact, a man named “Nio Masaharu” who is paired with Yagyu was a person feared under the name of “Puppet Master on the Court” by perfectly imitating the play style and special moves of others. On this day, Nioh was preparing for the disguise level by copying Yagyu not only about how to talk and the laser beam but also about his hair color and glasses. Until now, the Seigaku pair had been fighting for Yagyu, thinking that it was the “fake Yagyu” Nioh, and the real Yagyu’s original laser beam was sent out there. There was nothing to do in front of the fake and the two laser beams of the head family, and the match was a 6-4 victory for Rikkai University. Nioh is regarded by the captain, Seiichi Yukimura, who is attached to Rikkai University, as “a man who can deceive even the devil.” He was also a big success in “The New Prince of Tennis”, and every time he appeared, the reader was surprised.

■ Wave ball with constant injuries
Lastly, I would like to introduce the “wave ball,” which is indispensable when talking about the power inflation of the film. This technique is a power shot that shoots with all your strength and has the power to make a hole in the gut of the racket or injure the wrist of the person who hit back. And the hottest match was drawn using this “Hadokyu” in the semi-final of the national tournament, which was recorded in the 37th volume of the comic, and the single match between Seishun Gakuen Takashi Kawamura and Shitenhoji Ishida Gin. Ishida is a giant with a skinhead, and the first person is an “eagle”, a character called a “master” because of his appearance and the behavior of a monk who holds his hands against the opponent before the match. Zhang himself created the “wave ball”, and its power is out of the ordinary. It has enough power to play Kawamura’s racket with just one shot, but it increases its power every time it performs a technique such as “Ichi-type wave ball”, “II-type wave ball”, and so on. Kawamura who received it vomits blood while flying in the air. As the person himself says, “There are up to 108 types of eagle wave balls,” Ishida seems to have 108 types of wave balls. When you eat the “wave ball”, you will be blown to the top of the audience seats. However, Kawamura didn’t pull even if the audience of the other team raised a worried voice saying, “Isn’t it already standing?” When Kawamura peeled his white eyes and shot the “final wave ball” with almost unconscious whole body blood, this was unexpectedly effective, and Ishida broke his arm and offered to abstain from this shot. Kawamura won, but his three ribs were injured with cracks, femur injuries, calcaneus injuries, neck contusions, right ankle sprains, and so on. Many readers would have been as shocked as this injury.

■ All the balls to be returned are out, and the five senses are deprived …
In addition to this, Kunimitsu Tezuka’s cheat technique “Tezuka Phantom” makes all the opponent’s return balls out. “Five senses deprivation” by Seiichi Yukimura, who robs the opponent of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell during the game. “The Prince of Tennis” features many special moves that you can’t see in a tennis game broadcast, such as “Demonization” by Akaya Kirihara, whose eyes and skin turn red and become ferocious, although his physical ability is extremely enhanced. No matter what kind of amazing technique pops out, the world view that the surroundings accept that “this is tennis” and the game progresses as a matter, of course, is interesting only in shōnen manga. I hope you will continue to surprise us with unexpected game developments. Kunimitsu Tezuka’s cheat technique “Tezuka Phantom” makes all the opponent’s return balls out. “Five senses deprivation” by Seiichi Yukimura, who robs the opponent of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell during the game. “The Prince of Tennis” features many special moves that you can’t see in a tennis game broadcast, such as “Demonization” by Akaya Kirihara, whose eyes and skin turn red and become ferocious, although his physical ability is greatly enhanced. No matter what kind of amazing technique pops out, the world view that the surroundings accept that “this is tennis” and the game progresses as a matter, of course, is interesting only in shōnen manga. I hope you will continue to surprise us with unexpected game developments.

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