The first installment of the "BEST GAMES!!" project hits select 30 Japanese theaters August 24
The official website for The Prince of Tennis anime franchise has posted a 60-second trailer for its new OVA The Prince of Tennis BEST GAMES!! Tezuka vs. Atobe. As the 20th anniversary project for Takeshi Konomi's long-running The Prince of Tennis manga series, the "BEST GAMES!!" OVA series animates highly popular matches selected from it.
Tezuka vs. Atobe features the match between Kunimitsu Tezuka (Seishun Academy) and Keigo Atobe (Hyoutei Academy), which was held as the first round at the Kanto Regional Finals. The 45-minute episode will be screened at select 30 theaters in Japan from August 24, 2018, for a limited time of two weeks, then its DVD/Blu-ray will be available on October 26. Its OP theme "Eien" (Eternity) is sung by Ryotaro Okiayu (as Tezuka) and Junichi Suwabe (Atobe) as their first duet song.
"The Prince of Tennis BEST GAMES!! Tezuka vs. Atobe" Main Staff:
- Director: Keiichiro Kawaguchi (Please Tell Me! Galko-chan, Frame Arms Girl)
- Series Composition/Screenplays: Mitsutaka Hirota (Nanbaka, Anime-Gatari)
- Character Designer: Akiharu Ishii (The New Prince of Tennis, Bakumatsu Rock)
- Music: Cher Watabe (Idol Time PriPara, Onegai My Melody)
- Theme Song: Ayasa
- Anime Production: M.S.C (Code:Realize)
© Takeshi Konomi/Shueisha, NAS, The Prince of Tennis Project