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The Prince of Tennis, Volume 5: New Challenge (The Prince of Tennis #5)
With only one victory away from advancing to the city tournament, Seishun Academy fields the Prince of Tennis, Ryoma Echizen, to compete against the mysterious and mumbling Shinji of the Fudomine Team. As the punishing battle of skills unfolds, Ryoma develops a muscle paralysis called "Spot," which leaves him with barely enough strength to grip the racket, much less swing ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published December 3rd 2004 by VIZ Media LLC
(first published October 4th 2000)
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Volume five develops Ryoma's character a little bit more with the introduction of his father, Nanjiro. It sets up an explanation for why Ryoma plays with such skill and natural talent, which adds an element of reality to a series that is becoming more and more about "magical" tennis. During Ryoma's match against Fudomine, he must fight and overcome "spot," a muscle paralysis condition (fictional, as far as I know). Sports fans who've played through injuries or watched their favorite players do s ...more
I finnished reading all of Prince of Tennis that the school had to day. Initally I was reluctent to read it for I have poor momories of camp in which I was required to play tennis against my will. Apon actully reading it I must agree with Carolyn's explination "Yes it is about tennis but it is epic tennis". It was like reading other fighting mangas. It is dramatic in that it is like "Oh, the main charator got hit in the eye- now he has no depth perseption. He is doombed! No wait- he is so awsome ...more
This book is about Ryoma join seigaku. Seigaku is a famous tennis club. The players in there is(KikumaroEiji,Oishi,Inui,Kiado,Fuji,Kawamura Takashi,Tezuka,Ryoma,Momo). Tezuka is the captain. They play different schools to beat them.Seigaku never lose when they play against a school. Ryoma had some tough opponents but in the end Ryoma still wins. Seigaku is the best team.That's what i think.
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