‘The Prince of Tennis’ Sports Anime Is Getting A “Fresh” English Dub

‘The Prince of Tennis’ is a coming-of-age sports manga written and illustrated by Takeshi Konomi. It was published by Shueisha in Japan with Viz Media releasing it in North America. It was adapted into an anime by the Japanese animation studios Trans Arts and Nihon Ad Systems. The show produced a sequel titled ‘The Prince of Tennis II.’
Crunchyroll announced that they are adding episodes 51 – 128 to their library as well as all thirteen episodes of the sequel, plus several OVAs from the show. The streaming service also reported that both shows will get a “fresh” dub that will cover both main shows.
‘The Prince of Tennis’ will feature Alejandro Saab (Platinum End) as Takeshi Momoshiro, Steven Kelly (Dragon Goes House-Hunting) as Sadaharu Inui, Jacob Hopkins (To Your Eternity) as Suichiro Oishi, Derick Snow (Fire Force) as Eiji Kikumaru, Ry McKeand (SK8 the Infinity) as Ryoma Echizen, Jarrod Greene (My Hero Academia) as Kaoru Kaido, Kylen Deporter (My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!) as Satoshi Horio, and Stephen Fu (The Case Study of Vanitas) as Shusuke Fuji.
‘The Prince of Tennis II’ will star Ry McKeand (SK8 the Infinity) as Ryoma Echizen, Caitlyn Elizabeth (Little Witch Academia) as Kintaro Toyama, Christopher Wehkamp (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation) as Keigo Atobe, Xander Mobus (JUJUTSU KAISEN) as Yudai Yamato, and Aaron Dismuke (Dr. STONE) as Oshitari Kenya.
The dub is produced by Sound Cadence Studios with Howard Wang serving as ADR director for the English dub.
Crunchyroll celebrated the move on social media:

MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as follows,
“At the request of his father, tennis prodigy Ryouma Echizen has returned from America and is ready to take the Japanese tennis scene by storm. Aiming to become the best tennis player in the country, he enrolls in Seishun Academy—home to one of the best middle school tennis teams in Japan.
After Ryouma catches the captain’s eye, he finds himself playing for a spot on the starting lineup in the intra-school ranking matches despite only being a freshman. Due to his age, the rest of the Seishun Boys’ Tennis Team are initially reluctant to accept him, but his skill and determination convinces them to let him in.
Armed with their new “super rookie,” Seishun sets out to claim a spot in the National Tournament, hoping to take the coveted title for themselves. In order to do so, the team must qualify by playing through the Tokyo Prefectural and Kanto Regionals. Yet, the road ahead of them is shared by a plethora of strong schools, each playing tennis in unique ways for their own reasons. Ryouma and his teammates must learn to cooperate if they want to become the champions they aspire to be.”
‘The Prince of Tennis’ had its original run from October 10, 2001, to March 23, 2005.

Jacob Airey

Jacob Airey is a writer, nerd, YouTube host, movie reviewer, and pop culture critic. He started the website StudioJakeMedia.com in 2012 where he covers a vast variety of topics including film, TV, anime, music, and faith. He is also the author of The Seven Royals fantasy novel series.

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