The Prince of Tennis
Season 1, Episode 24
Episode 24
Air date
March 27, 2002 (Japan)
February 12, 2007 (English)
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Seigaku's Strongest Man, Part 1

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Ryoma's Day Off (リョーマの休日, "Ryōma no Kyuujitsu") is the twenty-fourth episode of the series and the fourth in the Seigaku Training arc.

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


As a request from Sumire Ryuzaki, Ryoma has to take Sakuno to get her racquet strings fixed. Unfortunately that's not what it looks like to a few certain people.

Characters Introduced

  • Tenmon Tatsugoro

Tennis Techniques Introduced

  • No notable tennis techniques were introduced in this episode

Manga Chapter Equivalents

  • Chapter 42: New Challenge

Anime and Manga Differences

  • Momoshiro and the Freshman Trio mistake Nanjiro for a stalker but they do not meet until much later on in the series.