The Prince of Tennis Rallies Special 20th Anniversary Event in Japan This Fall

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The Prince of Tennis has officially been on the anime court for nearly 20 years! Can you believe it’s been almost two decades since “A Prince Appears” first aired in Japan?

To commemorate the milestone, the “Tenipuri 20th Anniversary Event -Future-” will be held in Japan on October 10, exactly 20 years after the broadcast of the anime’s first episode. The event promises news and updates on the series, including the upcoming anime sequel, OVAs and movie!

The event will include voice talent from The Prince of Tennis, including Ryoma Echizen himself, Junko Minagawa. The event announcement also revealed the special logo designed for the anniversary year, showcasing a unique color for each of the 10 schools from the series.

And if you’re looking to watch some of The Prince of Tennis yourself, you’re in luck. The series’ official YouTube channel will host nightly livestreams of episodes of the anime.

Funimation recently announced that The Prince of Tennis series would be coming to its streaming service, starting with the latest OVAs, The Prince of Tennis II Hyotei vs. Rikkai Game of Future Parts 1 and 2. You can check them out right now.

RELATED: The Prince of Tennis Joins the Funimation Family, Starting With Game of Future OVAs

Based on the legendary manga series of the same name by Takeshi Konomi, The Prince of Tennis follows tennis prodigy Ryoma Echizen on his quest to distance himself from the shadow of his father and prove to be a champion!

Are you excited for The Prince of Tennis 20th anniversary event? Share this post and let us know! And stay tuned to Funimation for the latest on even more amazing anime headed your way, this season and beyond.

Source: The Prince of Tennis official Twitter account, Anime News Network

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