Eleven Arts and Shout! Factory on July 5 will release the CG anime movie adventure Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis through digital retailers and as a Blu-ray Disc + DVD combo pack.
Directed by Hiroshi Koujina, the film is based on the blockbuster Japanese sports manga series and its sequels created by renowned manga author Takeshi Konomi, with 60 million copies sold over 22 years.
Ryoma! is the first CG anime movie from this popular franchise. Featuring an all-new storyline with music and lyrics by Konomi, the film becomes available for home viewers after a nationwide theatrical release.
The Blu-ray + DVD combo pack includes the movie with both English audio and the original Japanese audio (with English subtitles). The English dub features a cast of high-profile voice actors, including Ry McKeand (Attack on Titan, SK8 the Infinity) as Ryoma Echizen, David Wald (Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission) as Nanjiro Echizen, Xanthe Huynh (Persona 5, Sailor Moon Eternal) as Sakuno Ryuzaki, Jonah Scott (Beastars, SK8 the Infinity) as Kunimitsu Tezuka, Tiana Camacho (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure) as Emerald, Edward Bosco (Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters) as Wolf, and William Ofoegbu (Next A-Class) as Boo.
The disc package also includes the full-length alternative cut of the movie that includes different scenes featuring Hyotei team captain Keigo Atobe and Shitenhoji team captain Kuranosuke Shiraishi.
Advance orders for the film can be placed now at ShoutFactory.com.
The film finds Ryoma — inspired by his tennis champion father — determined to train in the United States 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 flow. Ryoma and Sakuno are suddenly transported back into the past, decades before, when Ryoma’s father challenged his last match at a championship in the U.S.