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Meet Ryoma Echizen, the cocky prince of tennis. He comes to Japan from America where he is known as the Prince of Tennis – but that is no surprise considering he is the son of the former tennis pro, Nanjiroh Echizen, otherwise known as the Samurai! Upon transferring to the school Seishun Gakuen, he meets the regulars of the tennis club, and becomes the first freshman to become a regular; but he has a lot to learn yet about being a tennis star. Ryoma, along with the rest of his teammates, aspire to win the Nationals; but first, they must defeat the other teams which stand in their way!
i have watched both of these anime and enjoy them both very much, they bring you out of reality with there cool moves and mentality yet they stay just in the boundraies of reality watch it for yourself to understand why that is :)
Obviously they are both high school tennis anime, but Baby Steps takes the bottom up approach as it's main character starts tennis rather late in life and finds he has a propencity for the game. Prince of Tennis follows the evolution of a tennis prodigy as he emerges on to the Japanese high school tennis scenes and constantly looks to beat his next challenge. Both have your typical over the top skills and completely unreasonable/impossible training methods popular in anime sports shows, but Baby Steps is far more realistic about it. If you were to sum these up into characters Prince of Tennis is Neji Hyūga, the boy genius everyone expects great things from. Baby Steps is Rock Lee who is the genius of hard work looking to will his way to the top.
(Same as the original season of Baby Steps)Well, considering they're both very much about tennis, it's pretty obvious. They take a slightly different route, however, with the protagonist prodigies coming from almost opposite beginnings. It's a fresh take for both ways and would surely sate any tennis or sports anime enthusiast.
With no skills or outstanding features, one boy hides a passionate heart, Tsukushi Tsukamoto. The other is a lonely soccer genius, Jin Kazama. The winds of change begin to blow in the world of high school soccer as these two boys with nothing in common come together. The curtain on this hot-blooded, touching story is rising...
The new anime will depict previously untold stories in the three months between the stories of the first Prince of Tennis and sequel, The New Prince of Tennis. It will cover story material that was not in either manga series.
Seigaku and a familiar selection of Japan's other top junior tennis teams gather in Wimbledon, London, for a tennis tournament. During tennis practice, the Japanese players are suddenly attacked by a violent "street tennis" group that calls themselves "Clack". An encounter with a former Clack member named Siu leads Ryoma and his friends into a battle with Clack to confront its leader, Keith, and discover his reasons for having such a violent approach to tennis.
After months of harsh matches, gruelling training, and numerous injuries, the Seigaku regulars have fought their way to the finals of the National Tournament. Just one step away from victory, all they need to do now is beat their final opponents; however it won’t be easy. Their final opponents are none other than Rikkaidai - the team they fought against in the final of the Kantou Regional Tournament, and the last two years National Tournament winners! With Rikkaidai seeking vengeance for their previous defeat, and national glory at stake, Seigaku must stay strong if they want to win. However, the team suffers a devastating blow when Echizen loses his memory. Now that the odds are stacked against them, could this put an end to Seigaku’s championship dreams?
The Seigaku Tennis team has been invited to take a cruise aboard a luxury liner in exchange for playing a few exhibition matches. Onboard, the players start to notice that the ship isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. When the team finds out that they are expected to lose their matches intentionally so that the owner of the ship can make money off of the gambling that's going on behind the scenes, they realize that there's no such thing as a free lunch. Will the players submit to the request of the owner or will he have to use force to ensure that they lose as planned?
After Nationals and before attending the U-17 Japanese team training camp, the middle schoolers enjoy a moment of free time. Tezuka goes lure fishing with his grandfather Kunikazu. Oshitari Yushi and Kenya get heated over a lottery in a shopping mall. Shiraishi is told a shocking truth by his sister Yukari as he cares for his rhinoceros beetle.