Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis serves up on Blu-ray in July

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We’re in the middle of tennis season so this is the perfect time to enjoy Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis. The animated film from Japan is based on the bestselling magna series about a touring pro. The film is full of action and musical numbers. The Blu-ray arrives on July 5th. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:

A Hiroshi Koujina Film
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Game, Set, Match! This summer, get ready as the tennis prodigy Ryoma Echizen and his friends will grand slam your heart in a thrilling new adventure. Eleven Arts and Shout! Factory will serve up the new action-packed CG anime movie adventure 

RYOMA! THE PRINCE OF TENNIS on Blu-ray™+DVD combo pack and available digitally on July 5, 2022. Based on the blockbuster Japanese sports manga series and its sequels created by renowned manga author Takeshi Konomi, with 60 million copies sold over 22 years, RYOMA! THE PRINCE OF TENNIS is the first CG anime movie from this popular franchise. Featuring an all-new storyline with music and lyrics by Konomi and directed by Hiroshi Koujina (City HunterThe Vampire Dies in No Time), this highly anticipated movie finally makes its long-awaited North American home entertainment debut following its nationwide theatrical release.

Available for the first time in North America, the collectible RYOMA! THE PRINCE OF TENNIS Blu-ray + DVD combo pack boasts an exciting movie presentation (featuring English audio and Japanese audio with English subtitles) with special bonus content – Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis edition. This is the full-length alternative cut of the movie that includes different scenes featuring Hyotei team captain Keigo Atobe and Shitenhoji team captain Kuranosuke Shiraishi. A definitive entertainment release that will score well with anime and pop culture enthusiasts and collectors, RYOMA! THE PRINCE OF TENNIS is available for pre-order now at ShoutFactory.com and will be available in stores and other fine retailers. 

RYOMA! THE PRINCE OF TENNIS is a kinetic action anime adventure filled with humor, a high-energy storyline, and rousing musical numbers. The film also provides a transportive amount of admiration for athletes and the sport of tennis. For the North American audiences and loyal fans of the franchise, the English dub features an exciting team of voice talent, including Ry McKeand (Attack on TitanSK8 the Infinity) as Ryoma Echizen, David Wald (Attack on TitanMy Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission) as Nanjiro Echizen, Xanthe Huynh (Persona 5Sailor Moon Eternal) as Sakuno Ryuzaki, Jonah Scott (BeastarsSK8 the Infinity) as Kunimitsu Tezuka, Tiana Camacho (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure) as Emerald, Edward Bosco (Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters) as Wolf, William Ofoegbu (Next A-Class) as Boo, Chris Okawa (Number 24Todo Lo Otro on HBOMax), Robbie Daymond (Spider-Man TV series, Digimon Adventure tri.: Last Evolution Kizuna) as Seiichi Yukimura, and Sarah Cravens (Mortal Kombat 11God of War) as Rinko Echizen. 

Inspired by his tennis champion father, Ryoma is determined to train in the U.S. after winning a championship in Japan. He runs into his classmate Sakuno right as she gets into trouble with street gangs, and Ryoma accepts a tennis match against the villains to save her. During the intense tennis battle, the shock of two tennis balls ramming into one another disrupts the follow of time! Ryoma and Sakuno suddenly transported back into the past, decades before, when Ryoma’s father challenged his last match at a championship in the U.S. Blu-ray™ + DVD bonus content:
Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis edition

About Eleven Arts
Eleven Arts is a Los Angeles-based distribution company known for bringing high-quality Japanese animation to North America. Eleven Arts’ most recent titles include STUDIO4°C’s Poupelle of Chimney Town, Gintama THE VERY FINAL, and SHIROBAKO The Movie. Eleven Arts’ catalogue includes critically acclaimed titles such as A Silent Voice, Millennium Actress, Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms, Penguin Highway and more. 

About Shout! Factory™
Shout! Factory, LLC is a leading multi-platform media company devoted to film and TV distribution, development, and production. Founded by Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, and Garson Foos in 2003, Shout! owns and manages a large portfolio of films, contemporary and classic TV series, animation, and documentaries. The company’s creative acquisition mandate has established it as a leading independent distributor, with partners and properties including GKIDS, Sesame Street, The Carol Burnett Show, The Johnny Carson Show, IFC Films, Stephen J. Cannell Productions, ITV Studios, Major League Baseball Productions, and many others. Shout! Factory Kids focuses on live-action and animated kids and family properties as well as anime, and the company releases films and television shows in other genres under the Scream Factory and Shout Select imprints. Shout! develops, acquires and distributes new films via Shout! Studios, owns and operates libraries including Mystery Science Theater 3000 (in partnership with creator Joel Hodgson) and the Roger Corman New Horizon Pictures Library, and operates the acclaimed streaming service Shout! Factory TV. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com
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