The Prince of Tennis
Season 2, Episode 39
Episode 39
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The Brown Bear is the 39th episode of Prince of Tennis. It was orginally aired on the 10th of July 2002. In America, it aired on the 2nd of July.


During training, the regulars end up running laps. Then Inui announces that the last person to cross the finish line has to drink his new drink. Determined not to lose, they all end up finishing at the same time. Later, Ryoma and Fuji face off in a practice match, where the two decide to go all out. During the match, Fuji reveals his second Triple Counter, the Higuma Otoshi (Bear Drop), which is able to counter Ryoma's smashes, but the latter is determined to find a way to defeat it.

Tennis Techniques Introduced