At the beginning of February, we shared some news about an upcoming movie that is part of The Prince of Tennis universe: Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis: New Movie Version. We found out that the story would place in the United States, some of the characters that were going to be involved, and a glimpse of Ryoma’s dad back when he was the world-famous Samurai Nanjiro. Today, Gaga Corporation unveiled some new information about the upcoming flick.
Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis: New Movie Version was originally supposed to release in the Spring of 2020, but like almost everything last year, COVID-19 put a big stop sign on that. Now the movie is scheduled to release on 3 September 2021.
Gaga Corporation shared the synopsis for the upcoming movie:
This work depicts a never-before-revealed episode that took place during the gap of three months between The Prince of Tennis and The New Prince of Tennis. At the end of The Prince of Tennis, Ryoma and the rest of the Seishun Academy Middle School won a fierce battle against Rikkai University Junior High School in the final match of the National Tournament.
The story begins three days later when Ryoma sets off on a tennis training trip to the U.S. on his own in search of even greater strength. When he arrives there, he encounters his classmate Sakurano, who is visiting the U.S. on a family trip, being tangled up with a gang!
When the ball that Ryoma hits to save Sakurano collides with the ball that a mysterious person in a wheelchair hits, time and space begin to warp and two of them are transported back in time to the United States, to a time when Ryoma’s father was known as ‘Samurai Nanjiro’ for his amazing tennis skills and was famous around the world.
They have also revealed three of the characters who are part of the ‘tennis gang’ that seem to be the antagonists of the movie. Wolf, being voiced by Tomokazu Sugita; Boo, being voiced by Shunsuke Takeuchi; and Foo being voiced by Ryota Takeuchi. It seems that there will even be a rap battle happening in the movie between the Wolf of the tennis gang and Ryoma!
Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis: New Movie Version is set to hit Japanese theaters on 3 September 2021.