Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Prince of Tennis
Four. That means he had lost. He now had two wins and one loss, meaning he needs to win both his other games to be a starter.
Six. Since he had won six games, that meant he won. That means Ryoma needed to win one more game to become a starter. He could win two more games, which would make him a surefire starter.
Buggy Whip. Ryoma, after hitting the Snake a lot of times, he reveals that the true name is the Buggy Whip. He then hits one at Kaoru.
Running cross court to hit his signature hit. Kaoru's trap gets Ryoma to run back and forth through the tennis court. It's supposed to drain all of the opponent's stamina.
Because of his long reach. The shot is able to be hit due to his long reach. The moment he shifts his weight from the right to the left he swings through the ball giving it an intense swing.
Snake. Kaoru pulls out his Snake, which is just a variation of the Buggy Whip Shot. Ryoma hits the Twist, Momoshiro or Momo hits the Dunk Smash and the Moon Volley is a secret.
Buggy Whip Shot. Kaidoh's signature move, the "Snake Shot," is originally known as the "Buggy Whip Shot," just given a different name. He later develops a new move similar to the Snake Shot, called Boomerang Snake, that curves around the pole of the net to the opponent's side of the court. It is returnable, though.
Nine. Ryoma, Tezuka, Fuji, Eiji, Oishi, Kawamura, Inui, Kaidoh, and Momoshiro. Ryoma is the main character, of course. He is the youngest player of Seigaku at the age of 12. Tezuka is the captain of the team, and Oishi is the vice-captain. Fuji is the prodigy of Seigaku - with his counters he wins almost every match played. Eiji is an acrobatic player who uses his skills to win doubles matches with his partner, Oishi. Together, they form the "Golden Pair." Kawamura is usually very gentle and shy, but when he gets a hold of his racket, he turns violent and uses his power to win matches. Inui collects data from his opponents and uses it against them, spotting weaknesses. Kaidoh's special signature move is the "Snake Shot." Momoshiro (often referred to as "Momo" or "Momo-chan") uses his smashes to win matches. He is a rival to Kaidoh, even as freshmen. His signature smash is the "Dunk Smash." He is Ryoma's best friend in the series, and they usually go get burgers and snacks with their spare time.
None of these. The "Three Demons of Rikkai" are really Yukimura, Sanada, and Renji. Yukimura is the captain of Rikkai, Sanada is the vice-captain, and Renji is the team's smarts who uses "Data Tennis" like Inui. In fact, Inui and Renji were friends as kids.
Ohtori and Shishido. Ohtori and Shishido are two players from Hyotei. Eiji and Oishi are called the "Golden Pair" and are from Seigaku. The other two players are just doubles partners throughout the manga.
Banji. Banji's full name is "Mikiya Banda." He and Seigaku's coach, Sumire Ryuzaki, share a bit of a rivalry. Banji is mentioned a bit in the manga series.
Tomoka Osakada. Tomoka and Sakuno are very obsessed with Ryoma, as they even create a fan club for him. They also cheer for Ryoma and his team in almost every single match they play. Sakuno even joins the girls' tennis club because she wants to prove herself to Ryoma.
Eight. Rikkai Daigaku (sometimes referred as "Rikka Dai") have the following players: Genichiro Sanada, Akaya Kirihara, Renji Yanagi, Seiichi Yukimura, Bunta Marui, Hiroshi Yagyu, Masaharu Niou, and Jackal Kuwahara. All of them, like others, have special playing styles and moves.
All-rounder. As the main character of the manga, Ryoma's signature move is the "Twist Serve" which is a topspin and sidespin move, making the ball curve towards the right when served. He is first known for it before he makes it into the Seigaku regulars, and many of them wanted to challenge Ryoma. While his dominant hand is actually his left, he is special and can use both hands to hold his racket during matches. Usually, he uses his right hand against weaker opponents or for warming up.
Echizen Ryoga. Echizen Ryoga is Ryoma's adopted older brother, suggested to be in high school. Before becoming a U-17 Camp Representative, he showed up in the movie called "The Two Samurai-The First Game," working under a twisted guy called Sakurafubuki Hikomaro, then in one of the OVA's, training by himself in New York. Ryoga loves oranges, and is typically seen either holding one or eating one, even with the peel on.
Tachibana An. Tachibana An is Tachibana Kippei's little sister and Momo has a habit of calling her "Tachibana's little sister," which annoys her. Although she seems to know that both Kamio and Momo crush on her, she likes to tease them for her own amusement.
Niou and Kabaji. Although only Niou is nicknamed "The Trickster," both he and Kabaji can copy the moves of other players. It's interesting to note that they room together in the U-17 camp dorm (with Niou calling the room "Niou Kingdom," a play on "Atobe Kingdom").
Chitose Senri. Back before he moved to Tokyo to attend Fudomine, good friends Tachibana and Chitose were known as the "Two Wings of Kyuushuu," attending Shishigaku Junior High together. Then, one day, Tachibana accidentally injured his friend's eye, and as a form of repentance, he cut his blond hair short and dyed it black, which then led to he and his family leaving for Tokyo. Tachibana doesn't dye his hair back to blond until much later on, after a reunion with Chitose.
Hitouji Yuuji and Konjiki Koharu are Shitenhouji's "Baka Couple," while Kite Eishirou is the captain of Higa.
Fuji, Atobe, and Yuushi. Although Higuma Otoshi is known as one of Fuji's "Triple Counters", he's certainly not the only one who can use it. Interesting, huh?
green. Marui is a total sweet tooth, and he has no foods he dislikes. Due to having stamina problems despite wearing wrist weights, he would finish off a whole cake before each of his matches and chew bubblegum throughout them. This is obvious when he blows bubbles while playing.
Mizuki Hajime. Mizuki taught Yuuta "Twist Spin Shot" to "help" the younger boy in his quest to win against his brother, Syuusuke. The downside to using the move is that overuse of "Twist Spin Shot" can damage Yuuta's shoulder. Not that St. Rudolph's manager cares about such a thing.
Yes. Short and sassy Gakuto is one half of the Dirty Pair of Hyoutei and one of the left-handed players of the series. He's a Serve and Volley player like Eiji, his biggest rival, but his biggest weakness is his lack of stamina, despite his being better at acrobatic tennis than Eiji.
It's also interesting to note that about a quarter of the entire cast is left-handed.
Sengoku Kyosumi. Sengoku considers "any" type of girl as being potential girlfriend material due to his "unluckiness" of finding a girlfriend, despite being nicknamed "Lucky Sengoku."
Tooyama Kintaro. Kintaro may be cute, but he sucks horribly at both geography and kanji. He always calls Ryoma "Koshimae," which is the other (and wrong) way of reading the kanji that form Ryoma's name. He also believes that Mt. Fuji is in Tokyo and got off at the wrong stop from the train when he was heading towards the National Tournament grounds to join the rest of the Shitenhouji team.
|Out of the attendees of the U-17 Camp, who got at least one of the 250 balls dropped out of the helicopter above the grounds?||"The Prince of Tennis" Quiz
the junior high schoolers. Funny thing is that none of the high schoolers claimed any of the 250 balls, as the junior highers claimed all of them themselves first, leaving none for the high schoolers to claim. Ryoma grabbed the 250th ball upon his entrance. Afterwards, Choutarou gave a ball each to two of the high schoolers out of kindness, which Shishido scolded him for.
Angel Mode. "Angel Mode," similar to "Devil Mode," is Kirihara's newest ability, which he gains during the U-17 camp. Unlike the latter, it doesn't make him go crazy.
"Devil Mode" is an ability Kirihara gained during the semi-finals round of the National Tournament. "God Mode" is made-up.
|At the U-17 Camp, which of the schools was tested by two high school members of the camp to see if they "were worthy" of participating?||"The Prince of Tennis" Quiz
Seigaku. Shortly after getting to the U-17 Camp, Seigaku is seen (without Ryoma) to be tested with a can game by these two high school members of the camp, to see if they can knock three cans down from a certain distance. If they couldn't do it, they "didn't deserve to come." And, unluckily for the two high schoolers, all of the Seigaku team knock down their cans.
Although Hyoutei, Shitenhouji, and Rikkaidai were seen getting to the camp grounds, they weren't seen being approached by any of the high schoolers.
Tooyama Kintaro, Aoi Kentaro, and Liliadent Krauser. Ryoma might be the only first-year Regular at Seigaku, but he's certainly not the only one in the series. Tooyama Kintaro of Shitenhouji, about Ryoma's size, is the genius first-year of the West. Aoi Kentaro is the captain of Rokkaku Junior High, selected for the role by his coach, Ojii. Last, but not least, Liladent Krauser, a foreign exchange student at Nagoya Seitoku, was the only one of his school to be invited into the U-17 Camp in the second series.
Yukimura Seiichi. Yukimura is the captain of Rikkaidai, but didn't make it to Kanto Tournament due to falling ill before it. He later goes through the surgery to cure his illness (despite the mere 50% success rate of said surgery) and rehabilitates himself in time for the Nationals, which allows him to rejoin the rest of the Rikkaidai team.
right cheek. Eiji, the youngest child of five, always wears a band-aid (or plaster) on his right cheek. He also acts like a cat and adds "-nya" to the end of his sentences, which is the sound a cat would make. Back in his first year, he wore his band-aid on his nose.
Horio, Katsuo, and Kachiro. The Freshmen Trio are part of the cheerleading squad of Seigaku. Horio is most known for being "all bark and not enough bite", for he always brags that he has "two-years' worth of tennis experience", but when he actually gets on the court and plays, he isn't quite as good as he claims he is.
Daisuke, Iori, and Ken are from Digimon Adventure 02, Riku, Sora, and Roxas are from the Kingdom Hearts series, and Kirihara, Kamio, and Zaizen are second-years.