|The Prince of Tennis|
|Season 1, Episode 19|
February 20, 2002 (Japan)
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Battle-Scarred Ryoma ("傷だらけのリョーマ", Kizudarake no Ryoma) is the nineteenth episode of the series and the ninth in the Tokyo District Preliminary arc.
Ryoma gets injured during his grueling match and thanks to Shinji's Spot technique but still continues to play with only 10 minutes to defeat him or risk forfeiting. During a series of intense matches marked by extreme angles, tough spins, and gutsy play, it start to look like the favorites will be taken down!
Characters Introduced Edit
- No notable characters were introduced in this episode
Tennis Techniques Introduced Edit
- Spot (Shinji Ibu)
Manga Chapter Equivalents Edit
- Chapter 37: Spot
- Chapter 38: The Decision
Anime and Manga Differences Edit
- Sakuno ran onto the tennis courts to try and help Ryoma in the anime but this didn't happen originally.