The Prince of Tennis II: U-17 WORLD CUP Premieres July 6, Previews PV Trailer For Team Australia

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The much anticipated The Prince of Tennis II: U-17 WORLD CUP is scheduled to premiere on July 6, 2022. The anime production team also posted a new trailer, highlighting the Australian team that will be featured in the show. 

A PV trailer featuring members of the Greek tennis team was also released this past April. An initial key visual and trailer were also previewed in March. 

The main voice cast in The Prince of Tennis II: U-17 WORLD CUP includes Junko Minagawa as Ryouma Echizen, Ryoutarou Okiayu as Kunimitsu Tezuka, Hiroki Yasumoto as Houou Byoudouin, Junichi Suwabe as Keigo Atobe, Sachiko Nagai as Seiichi Yukimura, Yoshimasa Hosoya as Kuranosuke Shiraishi, Tarusuke Shingaki as Eishirō Kite, and Mamoru Miyano as Ryouga Echizen.

Keiichirou Kawaguchi (Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU) serves as director for the new series. Akiharu Ishii (Noblesse) is in charge of character designs and chief animation direction while Mitsutaka Hirota (EDENS ZERO) is the screenwriter. Yuuko Tsumori (2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team) is the color designer, Akira Itou (Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files {Rail Zeppelin} Grace note) is the art director, Yuuta Nakamura (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax!) is the photography director, and Chihiro Tamaki (Ongaku Shoujo) is the music composer. Studio KAI and M.S.C are handling the animation production. 

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The Prince of Tennis manga was first created by Takeshi Konomi in 1999. The ongoing sequel, The Prince of Tennis II, was published a decade later in 2009. 35 tankoubon volumes have been published in total so far. 

The tennis franchise has inspired numerous anime, OVAs, and films. The first Prince of Tennis television anime ran from 2001 to 2007. 

Source: The Prince of Tennis Official Twitter

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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