Iconic Events Releasing and Anime Expo launched on Thursday that they are partnering to show the Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis < Decide > (Ryōma! Shinsei Gekijōban Tennis no Ōji-sama) 3DCG anime film in U.S. theaters on May 12. The film can be the inaugural event in the AX Anime Expo Cinema Nights in-person movie event assortment. The firms will announce ticket product sales and theaters at a later time.

Eleven Arts is distributing the film in North America.

The film opened in Japan on September 3. The film has earned about 419,197,830 yen (about $3.64 million).

The film carried out in theaters in two variations, in which some scenes are completely completely different to maneuver the story on two parallel tracks. The “Decide” mannequin focuses on the Seigaku group captain Kunimitsu Tezuka and Rikkai group captain Seiichi Yukimura, whereas the “Glory” mannequin focuses on the Hyōtei group captain Keigo Atobe and Shitenhōji group captain Kuranosuke Shiraishi.

The film’s story begins with the precept lead Ryōma arriving in the United States, and discovering Sakuno Ryūzaki being accosted by a “tennis gang.” Ryōma swings a ball at them to help Sakuno, nevertheless ends up hitting a ball tossed by a mysterious wheelchaired man. At that second, Ryōma and Sakuno someway journey once more in time to the time when Ryōma’s father Nanjiro was nonetheless collaborating in in America as “Samurai Nanjiro.”

Original manga creator Takeshi Konomi supervised the film. The anime was beforehand slated to open in spring 2020, nevertheless was delayed to 2021. The film accommodates a completely genuine story that takes place in the three-month time interval between the events on the end of the The Prince of Tennis manga and the start of The New Prince of Tennis manga.

Hiroshi Koujina (2011 Hunter × Hunter, Kiba) directed the anime at The Monk Studios and Keica with cooperation by Studio KAI. GAGA is distributing the film. Takehiko Hata (Lupin III: Goodbye Partner) wrote the script, Patricia Hishikawa was the CG supervisor, Kei Yoshimizu was the animation director, and Momoko Yamada was the CG director. Takeshi Takadera was the sound director, and Kei Tsuda composed the music. Original manga creator Takeshi Konomi himself wrote all of the insert songs for the film, along with the lyrics for the rap songs.

Konomi serialized The Prince of Tennis manga‘s genuine run in Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump journal from 1999 to 2008. The manga follows middle college tennis participant Ryōma Echizen as he battles rivals to succeed in the nationwide occasion. That genuine manga impressed a 2001-2005 television anime, two anime operate films and a theatrical transient, quite a few video anime duties, a live-action film, a live-action television assortment in China, and a most well-liked stage musical assortment.

The Shin Tennis no Ōji-sama U-17 World Cup (The Prince of Tennis II: U-17 World Cup) anime assortment will premiere this 12 months and can be the primary television assortment in the franchise in a pair of decade.

Source: Press launch