Hit Balls with Superpowers! (New Prince of Tennis First Impressions)
So, as all you anime watchers out there know, Winter season has begun, and my resolution was to try out as many as I can, which I am doing, though I might not continue watching some to the end. So let’s start with the first one I watched. The New Prince of Tennis.
To start, I would like to let you know that I have not watched the first season, except for a few episodes that were aired on TV and I am not planning to see the 178 episodes. If this season is this long… I will drop it… so time to get on with the first impressions.
I am not a fan of tennis so I was a bit “meh” about it, but after reading up a little about it, a few things interested me. The main character is a leftie (Cyborg and I are too) and the show has superpower themes added in, which would be interesting to see. So that was more or less my motivation to watch the show. For the record, I find anime which have heavy sports theme a bit boring. -.-
First episode, nothing much happens. The main group goes for a training camp for some big competition, meets old rivals and we see our first matches. So, please, please do not be an anime which takes 4 episodes for a single episode. The cool abilities of the players seem interesting… but that’s the only pull factor for me.
Now for the bad parts that I personally do not enjoy. THE MUSIC SUCKS. That is just obvious. The OP and ED of this anime do not suit the mood, do not sound nice and they nearly made me stop watching. Other than that, there is the fact that if you know that season 1 has 178 episodes, why you make the second season 7 years down the road… you will not get any new fans cause, NEW ANIME WATCHERS DO NOT KNOW WHO HALF THE CHARACTERS ARE! In that sense, only people who knew this anime 7 years ago will watch it and no-one else would like to see the entire first season.
So that’s my thoughts on the first anime I watched this season. The chances of me continuing this anime are pretty low, so if you are a PoT fan, go watch it, if you are not, try it, if you don’t like it, watch something else. Simple. Until then, MOE PICTURE, PS: seeing the 3 writers are already slightly dead from school, our posts will get crazier.