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Following its theatrical debut in U.S. cinemas, the next stop for the Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis CG anime film is home video. Eleven Arts and Shout! Factory announced plans to bring the movie home in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on July 5, complete with a full-length alternate cut in addition to the main feature.


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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.


Source: Press release




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