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    Title: Wang Qiu Wang Zi (网球王子) / The Prince of Tennis

    Live-action adaptation of Takeshi Konomi's manga of the same name about the professional and personal growth of young tennis prodigy Long Ma and his teammates at Qing Chun Academy via interactions with one another and competitions against rival schools.

    Cast:

    Qin Jun Jie as Long Ma (Ryoma Echizen)
    Bai Xu Xu as Zhong Guo Guang (Kunimitsu Tezuka)
    Zhang Dian Fei as Chen Hai Tang (Kaoru Kaido)
    Zhang Chao as Shi Yi (Shuichiro Oishi)
    Mao Fang Yuan as Ju Wan (Eiji Kikumaru)
    Wang Chuan Jun as Qian Zhen Zhi (Sadaharu Inui)
    Chen Ze Yu as Zhou Zhu (Shusuke Fuji)
    Xue Hao Wen as He Chun Long (Takashi Kawamura)
    Yang De Min as Tao Cheng Wu (Takeshi Momoshiro)
    Xu Jing Wei as Long Zheng Nan (Nanjiro Echizen)
    Jiang Hong Bo as Coach Lin Qi (Sumire Ryuuzaki)
    Wei Bin as Zhou Yu (Yuta Fuji)
    Mu Ting Ting as Lin Ying
    Zhang Xiao Chen as Guan Yue Chu
    Zhong Kai as Wang Ya Jin
    Wu Di Wen as Ji Bu Jing Wu
    Song Xiao Bo as Xiao Bo
    Shen Ren Jie as Chen Qian Shi
    Xiang Ding as Huang Jue Wei
    Zhan Jing Yi as Xiao Peng
    Zhang Wen as Qu Xing
    Qin Yan Shi as Zhou Jie Chuan
    Wu Jian Fei

    Filming wrapped on February 18th and it's scheduled to air on Shanghai's Dragon TV this June.









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    wow, the boys are all...SUPER tall!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren Ying Ying View Post
    wow, the boys are all...SUPER tall!
    Wow, you're right. Most of them are 183-188cm (6'0" - 6'2"). That's really tall for Asians!

    This series looks pretty interesting, esp since I like tennis

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    hehe, not all asians are short just like not all whites are tall. anyhow i enjoyed the anime quite a bit. i have yet to watch the jap live action movie, but hope to d/l it soon. this is going to be something i look forward to seeing. they're gonna fit a long anime into 20 episodes eh?
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    Pics from a June interview with many of the main cast members and the show's producer:

    Qin Jun Jie:


    Xiang Neng:


    Song Xiao Bo:


    Zhang Chao:


    Wang Chuan Jun:


    Bai Xu Xu:


    Wu Di Wen:


    Mao Fang Yuan:


    Producer Gu Xiao Dong:


    Source: http://yule.sohu.com/20080611/n257423084.shtml (You can also watch the interview via the link on the provided page.)
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    When the first episode broadcast?

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    I liked the kid who played Ryoma. I think he has a great future ahead of him, although the character was really a brat.

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