The all-new episodes will be produced under the full supervision by the manga author Takeshi Konomi
An official website for The New Prince of Tennis: Hyotei vs. Rikkai Game of Future has opened with a teaser visual and announced that its two episodes will be released in the early spring of 2021.
The two-part all-new original anime will be produced as the 20th-annivesary project for The New Prince of Tennis anime franchise and focuses on a match between Hyotei Academy and Rikkaidai Junior High School, which has never been told in the manga series.
Under the full supervision by The Prince of Tennis manga author Takeshi Konomi, Keiichiro Kawaguchi (ISLAND, Frame Arms Girl) serves as director, alongside scriptwriter Mitsutaka Hirota (Zoids Wild) and anime character designer Akiharu Ishii (Ultramarine Magmell).
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...!
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