The Los Angeles-based film distributor Eleven Arts announced the acquisition of North American distribution rights to the animated feature RYOMA! THE PRINCE OF TENNIS. The film is based on Takeshi Konomi’s shonen manga The Prince of Tennis and its sequel The new prince of tennis, taking place in between. The author supervised the production and wrote the music and lyrics for all the songs featured in the film. It’s the franchise’s first-ever 3DCG movie, and Hiroshi Koujina will be directing it. You can see the key visual:
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There are two versions of the film, each featuring different characters and scenes leading the story to take place on two parallel roads. The post credits scene of the film, also different according to the versions of the film, is called THEATER TENIFES small! and features an exclusive compilation footage featuring some of the most popular king of tennis character songs as well as images and illustrations from the manga. Eleven Arts to Announce Release Dates and Ticket Sales Details for Animated Film RYOMA! The Prince of Tennis at a later date.
RYOMA! The Prince of Tennis Synopsis of Eleven Arts
From the Japanese sports manga masterpiece created by Takeshi Konomi, with over 60 million copies sold over 22 years, RYOMA! THE PRINCE OF TENNIS is a new feature film about tennis prodigy Ryoma Echizen. Inspired by his tennis champion father, Ryoma is determined to take his game to the next level and train in the United States. But in the midst of an intense tennis battle to save his classmate Sakuno from dangerous villains, they find themselves somehow transported to the past, just as Ryoma’s father is about to undertake his final match. championship at the US Open – when he was mysteriously forced into retirement. Sing, dance and play with innovative 3D digital animation that brings the beautiful and colorful world of the Prince of Tennis to life on the big screen.
Source: Eleven Arts Official TwitterPress release
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