|The Prince of Tennis|
|Season 1, Episode 4|
October 31, 2001 (Japan)
The Seigaku Regulars Make Their Debut!
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The One Named Viper ("マムシと呼ばれる男", Mamushi to Yobareru Otoko) is the fourth episode of the series and the fourth in the Intraschool Ranking arc.
The Ranking Tournament is finally here, and the matches to determine the regulars are ready to prosper. Ryoma easily dominates the matches with the non-regulars. However, one of Ryoma’s opponents in Block D is Kaidoh Kaoru. The game begins with nothing unusual. However, Kaidoh soon uses a special move called the ‘Snake’. This forces Ryoma to get serious and switch to his dominant hand. In whose favour will the match continue?
Tennis Techniques Introduced
Manga Chapter Equivalents
- Chapter 7: The Start Of The Ranking Tournament
- Chapter 8: Snake Fangs