|The Prince of Tennis|
|Season OVA, Episode 9|
November 24, 2006
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Heart Not Giving In is the 9th episode of the Nationals OVA and the 3rd of the Rematch against Hyotei arc. It originally aired on November 24, 2006.
The opening song is "Flower-Saki Midareshi Hana" by GIGS and the ending is "Hello & Goodbye" by Kondou Kaoru.
Tennis Techniques IntroducedEdit
Manga Chapter Equivalents Edit
- Genius 249: Return of Tezuka
- Genius 274: Tricky Fellows
- Genius 275: The Unreadable Man
- Genius 276: The Origins of Strength
- Genius 277: The Bloody Showdown
- Genius 278: Lighting the Heart on Fire
Anime and Manga Differences Edit
- Momoshiro gets the first point with a service ace in the manga, in the anime Oshitari is able to return the first shot but not the second.
- In the anime Momoshiro runs into a fence pole, in the manga it was a large light pole. This change was most likely to tone down the violence of the scene.
- A flashback in the manga shows Momoshiro requesting a match from Tezuka during his training, this is not shown in the anime.