The Prince of Tennis
Season 1, Episode 19
Episode 19
Air date
February 20, 2002 (Japan)
December 18, 2006 (English)
Episode Guide
The Love Letter

Time Limit

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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.

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


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

  • No notable characters were introduced in this episode

Tennis Techniques Introduced

Manga Chapter Equivalents

  • Chapter 37: Spot
  • Chapter 38: The Decision

Anime and Manga Differences

  • Sakuno ran onto the tennis courts to try and help Ryoma in the anime but this didn't happen originally.