If you’re a fan of the anime series, “The Prince of Tennis” then you’ll love this. 2011 will mark the anime’s 10th year anniversary, and to celebrate, they will hold a “TeniPuri Festival 2011 in Budokan” (‘TeniPuri’ is short for ‘Prince of Tennis’). Fans of the series will be able to meet their favorite character and buy special goods only available at the festival!
The festival also has a theme song, “Love Festival“, sung by the characters of the show. For those fans who are unable to attend the festival, they can hear the voices of the ‘TeniPuri All-Stars’ (including ‘Echizen Ryoma’, ‘Atobe Keigo’, and ‘Yukimura Seiichi’) through the release of its single on December 15th. The single will be comprised of two tracks, the second being “Festival wa Totsuzen“, which is a duet between Takeshi Konomi (series creator) and the seiyuu for Ryoma, Junko Minagawa.
On December 23rd, there will be a release party in Nishiyodogawaku Hall in Osaka, where Konomi will host a special talk show. The event will be held at the ‘Animate Tennouji Shop’, but unfortunately, fans must fill out an application at the shop in order to reserve a seat. The application deadline is November 28th.
The festival will be open three times over two days at the Budokan, from January 22nd-23rd in 2011. Interestingly enough, each period has its own ’subtitle’ or theme: “Heart”, “Art”, and “Body” a.k.a. “Shin Gi Tai”. Naturally, some of the cast will attend the festival, including seiyuus Junko Minagawa and Okiya Ryotaro (‘Kunimitsu Tezuka’).
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“TeniPuri Festa 2011 in Budokan” – Heart・Art・Body –
-Shin- January 22, 2011 @ 5 P.M. (JST)
-Gi- January 23, 2011 @ 11 A.M. (JST)
-Tai- January 23, 2011 @ 5 P.M. (JST)
Guests for all three shows will include the entire Seigaku team, and members Hyotei Academy, Rokkaku, Rikkaidai, Shitenhoji and Higa.
Tickets are ¥5,500 ($65.89 USD)
*Times are subject to change
HO-EM-GEE….. I’m so envious to those that will be able to come in this fiest.. T_T