Viz Media continues to work some digital manga sales in a very good way to make large runs of series accessible, both in price and storage – something that got me to stop collecting years ago when it comes to physical manga. The latest sale is for the Prince of Tennis series from Takeshi Konomi, which Viz Media now has the original 42-volume series on sale via ComiXology, which can be viewed via Amazon Kindle as well. Or you can just by the Kindle Edition’s directly, which are also on sale here.
The original run was serialized in Weekly Shonen jump between 1999 and 2008 and was adapted into a 178 episode anime TV series. A sequel manga series kicked off in 2009 as New Prince of Tennis, which Viz Media has not licensed, and has 18 volumes to its name so far. It also saw a brief anime adaptation in 2012 that ran for 13 episodes.
Plot concept: There is a rumor going around that a twelve-year-old boy is going to enter the sixteen-year-old and under tennis group. How can someone so young ever hope to compete with kids much older and more experienced than him? This is no ordinary kid: he is none other than Ryoma Echizen, the Prince of Tennis! Ryoma’s father was destined for greatness until he injured himself during a match, ending his career forever. His talent was passed on to his son, who is determined to be the best tennis player in the world. Can the prince gain the respect of his fellow teammates despite his small size and young age? Find out in this intense sports manga!