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Prince of Tennis II Gets 2nd OVA Volume in December

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Ōishi & Niō pair up while Yukimura faces Fuwa in episodes 3 & 4

The October issue of Shueisha's Jump Square magazine is announcing on Thursday that the second volume of the Shin Tennis no Ōji-sama OVA vs. Genius 10 (The Prince of Tennis II) original video anime project will ship on December 25. The first volume is shipping on Blu-ray and DVD on October 28.

The second volume will include episodes 3 and 4. Jump Square teases that episode 3 will pair Shūichirō Ōishi and Masaharu Niō, while Seiichi Yukimura faces off against No. 11 Tetsuhito Fuwa. Episode 3 will feature a theme song sung by the unit "Stones" — Shūichirō Ōishi, Kuranosuke Shiraishi, Gin Ishida, and Eishirō Kite. Episode 4 will feature a theme song sung by the unit "Pull Tab to Kan" (Pull Tab and Can) — Keigo Atobe, Shinji Ibu, Yūshi Oshitari, Akira Kamio, Akaya Kirihara, Genichirō Sanada, and Kiyosumi Sengoku.

The second OVA volume will also include at least three new Hōkago no Ōji-sama (The Prince of After School) anime shorts ("Flag ga Tachimakutta," "Wakari Yasuku," and "Shinshutsu Kibotsu") and two versions of the clean opening and ending anime sequences. The bonus extras will include a snapshot of the third-year-vs.-the second-year doubles match at the U-17 Japanese representative training camp, The Prince of After School illustration sheet with a Christmas theme, and eight pages of liner notes. The CDs for the theme songs of the first volume will go on sale on October 4 ("Kakumei e no Prelude" opening), November 12 ("Party Time" episode 1 ending) and November 26 ("Party Time" episode 2 ending).

Director Hideyo Yamamoto is helming the project, and Mitsutaka Hirota is writing the scripts. Akiharu Ishii, Kenji Irie, and Jun Watanabe are all returning for character designs. Cher Watanabe is composing the music, and Takuya Hiramitsu is serving as sound director. Production I.G and M.S.C. are in charge of animation production.

The Prince of Tennis II OVA vs Genius10 will tell the continuation of the 2012 Shin Tennis no Ōji-sama television anime, and will tell the story of Ryōma and the rest of the U-17 Japanese representatives at a training camp.

The original 2012 anime 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 streamed the anime into several countries as it aired in Japan. Viz Media published the 42nd and final volume of Konomi's original Prince of Tennis manga run in North America in 2011. Konomi reported in January that he will return to Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine this year.

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