|The Prince of Tennis|
|Season 1, Episode 13|
January 9, 2002 (Japan)
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Men Play Doubles ("男はダブルス!", Otoko wa Doburusu) is the thirteenth episode of the series and the third in the Tokyo District Preliminary arc.
Characters Introduced Edit
- Kuki Kiichi
- Kippei Tachibana
- Akira Kamio
- Shinji Ibu
- Ishida Tetsu
- Sakurai Masaya
- Mori Tatsunori
- Uchimura Kyōsuke
Tennis Techniques Introduced Edit
- No notable tennis techniques were introduced in this episode
Manga Chapter Equivalents Edit
- Chapter 23: Loss on First Match?
- Chapter 24: Double Team
- Chapter 25: Advancing to District Finals
Anime and Manga Differences Edit
- Ryoma was an alternate for the Mizunohuuchi match but this wasn't shown in the anime.
- Shinji originally was about to hit Kuki Kuiichi with his racquet but was stopped by Tachibana, this was mostly likely removed due to violence.
- Despite that the shorts were changed from gray to white, there a scene were Oishi's shorts were gray but than went back to white.