Pros: [+] A strong theme of friendship and overcoming challenges. This created some of the most emotional and hilarious scenes throughout the whole drama. [+] In terms of tennis matches, what made them especially fun to watch was the anticipation of waiting for each player's special move to be revealed.
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Since some episodes focus almost entirely on tennis matches, The Prince of Tennis can be quite dull for those without an interest in racquet sports or anime. The show's action revolves primarily around tennis matches; a lot of screen time is spent showing specific tennis shots and listening to onlookers describe these shots in great detail.
The Tennis played in the series is not necessarily entirely realistic, with the players having fantastic techniques with disappearing balls, balls that destroy rackets, and all sort of fantastic challenges.
The humor is droll. In the entire 40 episodes I think they got 3 laughs out of me (and I enjoy comedy). Even tennis fans will likely be put off by this highly-fictionalized representation of tennis . By the end, some viewers will probably not care whether the team wins the Nationals or not. Just get it over with!
Prince of Tennis does a fair job of staying true to the sport, but the series falls short of satisfying the soul on a readership level when few of the readers can honestly say, "Oh yeah, I went ...
[Drama Review] Prince of Tennis (2019): "You still have a lot to work on" Lu Xia is a tennis prodigy who lived overseas since he was a child with his parents. He has inherited his father’s outstanding strength and tennis talent.
A tennis whiz beats the odds to excel on the court while juggling school and inspiring teammates. Based on the hit manga series by Takeshi Konomi. 1. Episode 1. 44m. Mild-mannered student Qi Ying encounters quiet, gifted tennis player Lu Xia, who defeats Huang Jing in a match. Coach Qi Na phones Lu Xia's father. 2.
I feel like one season or one book was enough. Yeah, the story is interesting, but most of it is just playing tennis. It's cheesy and all of it's conflict and excitement so far is "who's gonna win??" The animation is okay (same goes for New Prince of Tennis) and the characters aren't bad looking.
Watchers 2,857. Lu Xia is a tennis prodigy who lived overseas since he was a child with his parents. He has inherited his father's outstanding strength and tennis talent. However, trapped under the shadow of his father, Lu Xia only sees tennis as a tool to win over him, losing the passion and happiness in playing tennis altogether.