This article is a list of episodes
of The Prince of Tennis
(テニスの王子様, Tenisu no Ōjisama
?) anime series created by Takeshi Konomi. The episodes are directed by Takayuki Hamana, animated by Trans Arts, and co-produced by Nihon Ad Systems, J.C.Staff, and Production I.G. The anime is an adaptation of Konomi's Prince of Tennis
Japanese manga series. The series revolves around a 12-year-old tennis prodigy named Ryoma Echizen, who moves back to his native Japan in order to attend his father's alma mater, Seishun Academy, a private middle school famous for its strong tennis team.
The anime series first aired on the terrestrial Japanese network TV Tokyo from October 10, 2001 to March 30, 2005, airing a total of one-hundred and seventy-eight episodes, which spanned across forty-five DVDs in Japan. After airing the final episode of Prince of Tennis, another sporting anime Eyeshield 21 took over its timeslot. In April 2006, an OVA continuation of the anime began to be released on DVD, and spanned a total of thirteen episodes. A second OVA also began being released on DVD on June 22, 2007. It spanned a total of six episodes, ending on January 25, 2008. A third OVA series has been announced, and is expected to start its release on April 25, 2008.
The OVAs are animated by Production I.G and Bandai Visual, with the latter also handling the DVD distribution of the OVAs in Japan along with Amuse Soft Entertainment. A total of ten DVDs have been released; seven for the first OVA series, and three for the second.
Viz Media handles the distribution of the series in North America, where the episodes debuted as streaming media on Viz's and Cartoon Network's joint online broadband service called Toonami Jetstream on July 14, 2006. It first began airing on North American television as part of Toonami's Saturday programming block on December 23, 2006. However, it was removed from Toonami's schedule on June 9, 2007, and was also removed from Toonami Jetstream after episode fifty's broadcast on December 3, 2007.
As of January 15, 2008, a total of four DVD compilations, containing the first fifty episodes, have been released by Viz Media. All four compilations contain three discs, each containing four episodes, save the final discs of the first two compilations, which contain five episodes.