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The Prince of Tennis: Echizen Ryoma

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

the prince of tennis cosplay - echizen ryoma The arrogant protege of the tennis world, Ryoma is known to provoke his opponents and openly speak his mind despite what other people think. He is the son of a former professional tennis player, Echizen Nanjiro, also known as "Samurai Nanjiro" due to his exceptional tennis skills.

Ryoma thinks of his own father as his rival, as well as his upper-classman, Tezuka. He later gains the title "Samurai Junior" near the end of the series.

It’s amazing how he never lost an official match; even if it is an anime, I don’t recall a character who has never failed like him. He is one of the most liked character in the series though, and this is a very nice cosplay of him.

The Prince of Tennis: Tezuka Kunimitsu

Friday, August 8th, 2008

prince of tennis cosplay - tezuka kunimitsuI had forgotten that today was the beginning of the Beijing Olympics 2008.

As a celebration, how about a double feature? This time, from a sports theme anime, namely, The Prince of Tennis.

Tezuka is the captain of the Tennis Team of Seishun Academy. He is always serious, strict, and never smiles. He does not tolerate any kind of cheating and punishes anyone and everyone for doing so. Because of this, Tezuka is often mistaken to be older than his age, particularly, his team’s teacher instead of a fellow student.

I have a hard time telling whether this cosplayer’s a girl or a boy. Nevertheless, it’s a pretty accurate cosplay. Good luck to all the Beijing Olympics Participants!