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The Prince of Tennis OVA Reveals Visuals for 2nd, 3rd Episodes

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1st OVA to screen in theaters on August 24, special presentation to air on August 12

The official website for The Prince of Tennis anime franchise revealed on Saturday two new visuals for the second and third episodes of its Tennis no Ōjisama BEST GAMES!! OVA project.

The second OVA will feature two doubles matches: the first match is Shuichiro Oishi and Eiji Kikumaru's game against Hiroshi Yagyū and Masaharu Niō, while the second match is Ryō Shishido and Chōtarō Otori's game against Sahadaru Inui and Kaoru Kaidō.

The third OVA will feature a match between Shūsuke Fuji and Akaya Kirihara from the Kantō Tournament.

In addition, Nico Nico Live will air a special presentation titled "New The Prince of Tennis 2018 Valentine Chocolate Ranking - Happy Summer Valentine - in Sendai" on August 12 at approximately 17:15 JST (August 13 at 4:15 a.m. EDT). The event will reveal which characters received the most Valentine's Day chocolate this year. The anime's website teases another important announcement.

Keiichiro Kawaguchi (Mayo Chiki!, Hayate the Combat Butler) is directing the project at M.S.C. Mitsutaka Hirota (The Prince of Tennis II, The Prince of Tennis II OVA vs. Genius 10) is returning to handle series composition and write the scripts. Akiharu Ishii is again designing the characters, and Cher Watanabe is returning to compose the music. Ayasa is performing the theme piece "BEST GAMES!!" Junichi Suwabe and Ryotaro Okiayu will perform the insert song "Eien" (Forever) as their respective characters, Keigo Atobe and Tezuka Kunimitsu. The song will be the first duet between the characters. The ending song will be "You got game?" the first ending theme song for the first The Prince of Tennis anime, by Junko Minagawa as her character Ryōma Echizen.

The OVA project retells the story of the franchise's top matches, and is the second "part" of the franchise's new theatrical project, after a series of "cheering screenings" of other films in the franchise. The first OVA will feature a match between Tezuka and Atobe from the Kantō Tournament. Ryotaro Okiayu, Junichi Suwabe, and Junko Minagawa are reprising their respective roles as Kunimitsu Tezuka, Keigo Atobe, and Ryōma Echizen. The first OVA will have a limited two-week screening in Japan beginning on August 24, and will ship in Japan on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on October 26.

Sources: The Prince of Tennis anime's website, Comic Natalie


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