The second and final part will start streaming on April 17
The official website for The New Prince of Tennis: Hyotei vs. Rikkai Game of Future, the two-part all-new original anime to be produced as the 20th-anniversary project for The Prince of Tennis anime franchise, has posted a 60-second PV for its upcoming second part.
The two-part film tells an original story focusing on the match between Hyotei Academy and Rikkaidai Junior High School, which has never happened in the original manga series. Under the full supervision of The Prince of Tennis manga author Takeshi Konomi, it is directed by Keiichiro Kawaguchi (ISLAND, Frame Arms Girl), alongside scriptwriter Mitsutaka Hirota (Zoids Wild) and anime character designer Akiharu Ishii (Ultramarine Magmell).
The first part was released exclusively on U-NEXT on February 13, 2021, and its second part is scheduled to be available on April 17. Then, the DVD/Blu-ray box including both parts will be released on June 25.
Key visuals for the second part:
Key visual for the first part:
After the U-17 World Cup, the players returned to their respective daily life. At Hyotei Academy, Hiyoshi, who had taken over the role of captain, and the second-year students including Otori and Kabaji are running the club, while the third-year students watch over them.
Meanwhile, the Atobe zaibatsu builds a new tennis court in Shonan, and Atobe nominates the most appropriate school to play against in an exhibition match, Rikkaidai Junior High School. With the hardships that they had at the national tournament in mind and a newfound determination as a challenger, not as a champion, Yukimura and other members accepts Atobe's challenge to share their feelings with the club's next-generation, Kirihara and others.
Hyoutei and Rikkai were unable to face each other in the previous tournament. This will be the last game for the third-year students, and the second-year students have to carry the future on their shoulders. The dream game that their thoughts and feelings intersect begins...!
© Takeshi Konomi/SHUEISHA, NAS, The New Prince of Tennis Project