The Prince of Tennis is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Takeshi Konomi. The title is often shortened to TeniPuri a portmanteau of the two parts in the Japanese pronunciation of the words 'Tennis Prince'. The manga was first published in Japan in Shueisha's Weekly Sh__nen Jump in July 1999, and ended publication on March 3, 2008. A total of 379 chapters were serialized, spanning 42 volumes. As of volume 40, the manga has sold over 40 million copies in Japan. News that a sequel to the manga series was going to be developed was announced in the December issue of the Japanese manga magazine Jump Square.
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