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In the final match for the Kantō Regional Finals, Ryoma and Sanada begin the deciding match.

Sanada begins kwa using the Invisible Swing, which Ryoma cannot return, resulting in Sanada taking the first three games.

Ryoma's eyes then adjust to the speed of the ball and is finally able to return it.

He debuts his Cyclone Smash, which wins him the inayofuata two games.

However, the fatigue caused kwa following the Sanada's Invisible swing proves too much for his eyes, so he closes his eyes.

To everyone's surprise, Ryoma returns the balls with his eyes closed, and wins the inayofuata game.

Frustrated, Sanada unveils...
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posted by Samurai_Junior
Nanjiroh Echizen -

Nanjiroh is often seen to be arguing au provoking Ryoma, mostly the girls who are interested with him.

He is also often seen taking advantage of his son and tricking Ryoma to do some things he does not want to do even if it is against Ryoma's will.

Despite the unusual parent relationships Nanjiroh is Ryoma's tennis mentor - Ryoma has been training under his father since the very beginning (he has been introduced to tennis at the very young age of 2 years old).

He has become Ryoma's rival and has trained Ryoma until his match against Yukimura Seiichi in the Nationals.


Nanako Meino...
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Ryomas and Akaya Kirihara of Rikkai Daigaku Fuzoku meet prior to the Kantō Regional finals and decide to have an unofficial match.

While Ryoma starts out well, Kirihara's Red Eyes form becomes too much for him.

However, when losing 4-0, Ryoma unconsciously taps into the State of Self Actualization for the first time.

He goes into a trance and wins six consecutive games, defeating Kirihara, but then falls unconscious.

When he awakes and is later questioned kwa Sanada, he is unaware of his victory.

Yet he got scared of red eyes and the inayofuata siku everyone has red eyes, making him faint three times.
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Mada Mada Dane.

There are some... who play tricks because they're weak.

(To Sakuno) wewe bend your knees too much. And don't flip your wrist like that. wewe opened your shoulders too wide. And your hair's too long. wewe should cut it.

But wewe know what? It feels better to beat someone at their own game.

Tennis is tennis. All wewe have to do is chase and hit the ball.

(To Nanako) It's so easy that I might make a stupid mistake.

People aren't data alone.

To complete... that would mean that's the end, right?

It's fun tearing apart a perfect "masterpiece."

Don't be in such a rush. The ball isn't going to run.
The Twist Serve curves to the face in an abnormal way.

In the OVA, Ryoma tried to use the twist serve in a slanted court, which resulted in the bounce of the serve being too weak and making it easy to return (basically, it failed

Ryoma then adjusted his grip to make the twist serve bounce as it would normally in a court, and when used in a regular court, it became an irregular bounce.

He uses it on Sasabe - the older brother.

*It only appears in The Prince Of Tennis OVA Episode 27, which most known as The Prince Of Tennis OVA: A siku On Survival Mountain
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He is also the object of admiration of his own shabiki club in school, which is led kwa Osakada Tomoka.

However, he does not care about girls at this point in his life, due to solely focusing on tennis.

Ryoma came joint first with Fuji in the 1st New Prince of Tennis popularity poll.

In the manga, he is shown wearing Fila shoes, cap, wristband and shirt, although in the anime, the Fila logo is censored out and the "F" sign on Ryoma's hat, which represents Fila, it is replaced with an "R" instead, to symbolize his first letter of his name, Ryoma.

In the live-action adaptation film of The Prince of Tennis,...
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Seigaku's first round's matches start with Higa Middle School.

Ryoma faces Tanishi Kei in Singles 3, and shows his souvenir from America - the COOL Drive.

Ryoma continuously uses Drive C which everyone believes to be his COOL Drive, but he reveals that his COOL Drive has twice the spin of Drive Cs.

However, Tanishi's Big Bang Serve allows him to win all of his service games, while Ryoma manages to win all of his, forcing a tiebreak.

It is there that Ryoma manages to return the Big Bang Serve.

Ryoma had not let on to the fact that the serve had been weakening in power as the games progressed; as such, Tanishi was unaware of his own weakness, allowing Ryoma to get a return ace.

Finally inaonyesha the true COOL Drive, Tanishi attempts to return it before it can land, however, when the ball hits Tanishi's raquet the amazing spin he puts on it forces the ball to greatly hit Tanishi's face.

Ryoma takes the first win for Seigaku.
A (backhand) technique where Ryoma hits a powerful return toward the rope that is between the net and the pole.

Because of the tremendous force, the rope slices the ball in half, resulting in both pieces going in different directions.

In the manga, the force of this shot is strong enough to loosen the net itself, while in the OVA, the ball simply gets cut through without even harming the net.

It was first seen during his one-point match against Kintarō Tōyama, but only the outcome of the ball was shown, not the technique itself.

Ryoma first shows how the technique is done during his match against Yukimura Seiichi, which is also when its name is revealed.
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A serve directly copied from Matsudaira Chikao during Ryoma's and Matsudaira's match at the U-17 camp, the stance of the serve is irregular due to the non-dominant foot being stretched far back with the dominant foot firmly planted on the ground with its knee bent.

However, after throwing the ball up into the air to serve it, the body jumps mbele to hit the ball, resulting in a fast serve.

It's not his serve at all, Matsudaira Chikao, who is in Court 10, used his 'best and fastest' serve, which Ryoma, in return, ametoa maoni how slow it was, and used it after letting Matsudaira enjoy his 10 dakika of fame.
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Muga no Kyōchi has three doors:


Hyaku Ren Jitoku no Kiwami (Pinnacle of Hard Work)

He unlocked this when Muga no Kyōchi is useless against Rikkai Dai's Captain Yukimura Seiichi in the National Finals.

Ryoma can use Hyaku Ren Jitoku no Kiwami to focus all his energy into different parts of his body, increasing the capabilities of that body part.

This technique allows for return shots to be doubled in both power and spin.


Saiki Kanpatsu no Kiwami (Pinnacle of Great Wisdom)

He unlocked this when Hyaku Ren Jitoku no Kiwami didn't work during his match against Rikkai Dai's Captain Yukimura Seiichi in...
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Ryoma goes to the Kanto Regional Tournament with Seigaku as the No.2 seed this mwaka since they had just been victors at the Tokyo Prefecturals.

In the first round, against Hyotei Gakuen, Ryoma was placed as a substitute.

But since both teams had two wins each and the Single's 3 game between Kawamura and Kabaji was a No Game (due to both players injuring themselves), there was a special rule created to get the subs to play each other to decide who wins.

Ryoma's opponent was Hiyoshi Wakashi, Hyotei's sekunde mwaka ace.

He had already beaten Choutarou Ootori in singles, and now, au so he thought, would...
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A serve Ryoma typically performs with his right hand, though it needs to be hit with the opponent's dominant hand.

The twist serve is Ryoma's most notable shot. It is meant to shoot towards the opponent's face, making it difficult to return.

He can perform it with his left hand when he is facing left-handed opponents.

He claims that he does this so he can hit the opponent in the face with the ball.

In the English dubbed version of Prince of Tennis, the twist serve is referred to as the kick serve, which is similar to the twist serve, but is considered to be less powerful and easier to perform than the twist serve.

It may be countered kwa the super rising, stepping to the side to avoid it, au but dodging it and returning it as a smash, though slightly weaker.
Ryoma arrives back to New York and is walking down crowded streets while carrying his tennis bag.

After a while, he makes a turn towards a zaidi isolated area but then he is suddenly stopped kwa a group of five young individuals in the middle of the road.

They stare at him at first with serious expressions, but then four of them jump in smiling and greats him with "Cheers!", revealing that they were Ryoma's Marafiki from New York.

Ryoma, Ken and the others head towards a tennis court downtown occupied kwa high school students.

Ryoma easily defeats them all and clears the court for him and his friends...
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He does not go easy on himself and pushes himself more, rather than letting himself rest.

He is specifically a singles player, though he did try doubles once with teammate Momoshiro Takeshi.

After seeing how bad he was at doubles, Coach Ryūzaki usually placed him in the S3 (Singles 3) au S2 (Singles 2) position.

When captain Tezuka Kunimitsu goes away for rehabilitation for his arm, Ryoma and teammate Fuji Shūsuke take turns for the S1 (Singles 1) position.

In the Nationals, Ryoma often found himself placed in the S1 position nearly every match.

Ryoma has a habit of forgetting people that he finds...
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Echizen and the other middle schoolers are at the main courts awaiting the results of the matches between the 1st Stringers and their challengers and welcome the return of the juu 10.

Ryoma is standing with Sanada behind Tanegashima and asks why only 9 players have arrived despite the fact they were awaiting the juu 10.

This is when Tanegashima reveals to the middle schoolers that he is in fact the No.2 and changes his ordinary jersey for the 1st Stringers signature red jersey and goes to line-up along with the rest of the juu 10.

Unlike the rest of the camp, Echizen Ryoma remains unsurprised...
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Regional Select Invitationals Camp

In the anime, when America decides songesha the tarehe of the Goodwill games versus Japan to an earlier date, a week-long camp was held for all the Japanese teams to compete for the spot.

Echizen was placed in Ryuzaki's team, with everyone feeling that he would earn a spot on the roster.

When Ryuzaki collapsed from exhaustion, Tezuka took some time out of rehab as the group's coach.

During the camp, Tezuka saw that Echizen's attitude had grown zaidi arrogant following his win against Sanada.

Thus, when it came to choosing the players to represent Japan, Tezuka chose to...
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