The Prince of Tennis
Season 1, Episode 17
Episode 17
Air date
February 6, 2002 (Japan)
December 4, 2006 (English)
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A Little Gesture of Triumph ("小さなガッツポーズ", Chiisana Gattsupōzu) is the seventeenth episode of the series and the seventh in the Tokyo District Preliminary arc.

The opening song is "Future" by Hiro-X and ending is "You Got Game" by Kimeru.


Kaido's determination and training wins him the match and with only 1 more victory to win, up next is Ryoma's single debut!

Characters Introduced

  • No notable characters were introduced in this episode

Tennis Techniques Introduced

  • No notable tennis techniques were introduced in this episode

Manga Chapter Equivalents

  • Chapter 32: What the Phantom Snake Brought...
  • Chapter 33: Small Fist Pump
  • Chapter 34: Ryoma's Single Debut

Anime and Manga Differences

  • An was hit across the face in the manga instead of being pushed. This was mostly likely changed in the anime to tone down the violence.