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The Prince of Tennis II's BDs/DVDs to Include OVAs

posted on 2012-02-06 00:45 EST
Each volume to include 1 Blu-ray/DVD-only episode, starting in April

Each Blu-ray Disc/DVD volume of The Prince of Tennis II (Shin Tennis no Ōji-sama) will include an original video anime episode, starting with the first volume on April 20. The first Blu-ray/DVD volume from Bandai Visual will also include the first television episode, "The Return of the Prince," as well as liner notes and audio commentaries by the cast for each episode. The first pressing of the first volume will add an illustrated sleeve case and an original illustrated sheet.

The series adapts Takeshi Konomi's original Shin Tennis no Ōji-sama manga, which has been running in Shueisha's Jump Square magazine since 2009. The story begins several months after the national tennis tournament that ended the original Prince of Tennis storyline.

Crunchyroll has been streaming the anime into several countries as it airs in Japan. Viz Media published the 42nd and final volume of Konomi's original Prince of Tennis manga run in North America in July.

[Via muhootsaver]

Image © Takeshi Konomi/Shueisha, NAS, The New Prince of Tennis Project
© Takeshi Konomi/Shueisha


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