The Prince of Tennis
Season 1, Episode 25
Episode 25
Air date
April 10, 2002 (Japan)
February 26, 2007 (English)
Episode Guide
Ryoma's Day Off

Seigaku's Strongest Man, Part 2

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Seigaku's Strongest Man, Part 1 (青学最強の男, "Seigaku Saikyō no Otoko") is the twenty-fifth episode of the series and the fifth in the Seigaku Training arc.

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


Tezuka requests Ryuzaki for a match with Ryoma and right from the start is going all out.

Characters Introduced

  • Akitaka (Oishi's uncle)

Tennis Techniques Introduced

  • Tezuka's drop shot is introduced in this episode.

Manga Chapter Equivalents

  • Chapter 42: New Challenge

Anime and Manga Differences

  • Oishi and Tezuka visit the doctors later on after the match against Ryoma in the manga.


  • This along with episode 26 aired as an one hour special.