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.
I genuinely don't even know who I'm writing this for. If anyone's actually reading this, you're either here because you love the Prince of Tennis and you're gonna watch this anyway, or you're here on accident and you won't watch this in a million years. I don't know anymore. This movie was ok. Compared to the first Prince of Tennis movie, this was certainly an upgrade. It wasn't much of an improvement, but it was an improvement. It was a treat to see this movie after the first one since the visuals were much better. The sound was the same as ever for the series, still nice and fitting so there are no problems there, it's just not overachieving which is fine. The story, at first seems to embrace the absolute nonsense of the series, but as it goes on, it just starts getting in the way of the movie. There has been a tennis gang that would beat up other innocent tennis players for, no real reason actually they're just bad because the story needs for them to be bad. The story tries to send the message that there will always be people out there who aren't very sportsman-like, but they don't have to get in the way of enjoying something you love, but it just gets clouded in the actual rasengan tennis explosions. If anything, this movie reminded me of one of the Pokémon movies. It'd be great with kids, but the actual movie itself offers little to nothing of value to put it bluntly. I've been putting this review off for a while just because there was nothing to really say about this movie. The characters are essentially the same as the last movie: they're flat and boring, though this time around there are more of them because this movie takes place after the National Tournament arc, and just about all the important tennis teams show up just to include everyone for the fans. Shûsuke Fuji did make an entrance riding on a majestic white horse right into the middle of a tennis match, and that was pretty freakin' lit though. But yeah, unless you're like me and wanted to watch everything under the Prince of Tennis name, don't bother with this, because there are better movies out there.
The movie was great; great animation, storyline, sound and everything else. But at a certain point at the end I kept checking if I was indeed watching "Prince of Tennis" since it seemed to be more like a combination of Dragon Ball Z's kamehameha and tennis. Once I confirmed that it was really Prince of Tennis, I sat back and started cheering for Ryoma and everyone else. Want to have a good laugh? I suggest you watch this movie. Or if you're searching for an angasty story between friends or a partly agansty story, this is what you need to watch.
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