Thursday, July 31, 2008

Prince of Tennis Vol. 23 by Takeshi Konomi

Main Character: 7th-grader Ryoma Echizen
Location: Japan
Time period: Contemporary
Genre: YA Manga, Sports--Tennis

Ryoma finishes his pick-up game against one of his Rikkai rivals, but he is so worn out he falls asleep in the arms of one of the Rikkai players (hee!)

It's the finals, and all the Seishun players and coach are suffering from red-eye (from studying stats, running instead of sleeping, or just crying over a sad movie.) But now it's time for the Kanto Tournament Finals. On Seishun's side--Kaido and Momoshiro. The Rikkai team has been studying them and knows all their tricks. Our guys are rattled when they can't score a point, but eventually they rally and manage to change their tactics.

This book will make you hot just by reading it--these boys are working so hard and the sweat is just pouring off of them. I don't always follow the game strategies, but the artist does a wonderful job of showing the speed and intensity of the games.

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