Prince of Tennis Creator Apologizes for Incomplete Chapter
posted on by Karen Ressler
Manga artist Takeshi Konomi revealed on Twitter that the latest chapter of The New Prince of Tennis, which ran in the December issue of Shueisha's Jump SQ. on Saturday, was incomplete due to "various troubles and bad circumstances." He apologized to everyone and promised that the 23rd compiled volume will have the corrected full chapter.
Takeshi Konomi serialized The Prince of Tennis manga's original run in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1999 to 2008. The manga inspired a 2001-2005 television anime, two anime feature films and a theatrical short, various video anime projects, a live-action film, a live-action television series in China, and a popular stage musical series. Konomi announced a new anime project in October 2016.
Konomi then launched The Prince of Tennis II manga series in Jump Square magazine in 2009. The story picks up after the national tournament, when Ryōma joins a select group of middle school players at Japan's top training camp for players under 17. This ongoing sequel manga spawned its own 2012 television anime series. The Prince of Tennis II OVA vs. Genius 10 series then ran for five volumes from October 2014 to June 2015.
Viz Media published the 42nd and final volume of Konomi's original Prince of Tennis manga run in North America in 2011.