Several years have passed since the boys of Prince of Tennis played their hearts out upon the sunny courts of junior high tennis. Now young adults at various stages of their college careers, they find themselves face-to-face with old friends and rivals from their younger days. And soon enough, they will all compete against one another for the once in a lifetime chance to gain international tennis glory.
Prince, the industry leader in the development and manufacturing of tennis goods, is sponsoring a world-wide competition in their push to find the next tennis prodigy to promote for their upcoming international marketing campaign. The D.C. Classic International will attract hundreds of the finest amateur athletes from around the globe, and its winner will be awarded a lucrative sponsorship contract with Prince. Perhaps more importantly, the champion will garner unrivaled attention from the international tennis community, providing an invaluable stepping stone into the world of professional sports.
The Japan Intercollegiate Tennis Association (JITA) is determined to put Japan tennis on the global map, and has focused their attention on the Kantou region collegiate players who have been showing promise. The colleges are currently in the midst of their own intercollegiate tournaments, but under the direction of JITA, they will push their best players to compete in the highly competitive selection process for the Prince tournament.
One of the requirements set by Prince and JITA for all athletes participating in the selection process is to keep an online journal. Occasionally, certain events will be announced to the community by the moderators to move the story along. These may be social events or events related to either the collegiate or Prince tournaments. Participation in these events will be voluntary or mandatory, depending on the circumstance, and moderators will indicate such in the announcements.
Though the general backdrop of this RP is the Prince tournament, the story also revolves around the tennis boys' day-to-day lives as university students living in Tokyo. Four universities will be represented, and RPers will have the option of choosing which university to attend, and how they wish to accommodate their character's housing needs. These choices will obviously affect who their characters will be interacting with the most, and we encourage characters from different originating junior high schools to meet and RP together.
Characters will be attending one of the following universities. All four universities are located in Tokyo, and are considered amongst the most prestigious schools in the country. Links are provided to give you more information about each school. Please indicate in your email which university you would like your character to attend. (* Please note your first and second choice schools *)
- Tokyo University (public)
Generally ranked as the most prestigious school in Japan, this university is best known for its law and literature disciplines, and has produced some of the country's highest ranking politicians.
wiki on Tokyo University
- Keio University (private)
One of the best and oldest private universities in Japan.
wiki on Keio University
- Waseda University (private)
Another prestigious private university, this school also has a strong literature program, and vies against Keio for the #2 spot in university rankings.
wiki on Waseda University
- Meiji University (private)
A famous private university located in Ochanomizu, Tokyo.
wiki on Meiji University
All characters will be living and attending college in Tokyo, Japan - a teeming metropolis of controlled chaos. RPers can choose how they wish to accommodate their characters, keeping in mind that living in the city can be very expensive, and they will be on a student budget. Characters can live either in school dormitories or their own apartments. If you wish to have a roommate, you can advertise for one in this thread, and are welcome to team up with whoever responds back to you.
Refer to this website for more information on the various districts in Tokyo and city life.
- RPers can request up to 2 characters. If you wish to take on more than 2 characters, contact a moderator.
- Please do not play other characters without their permission.
- Try to stay in character.
- Every player is to make a bio for their character to the character’s journal’s userinfo, including the school he attends, his living arrangements, and a little introduction of their character.
- Be friendly and courteous to your fellow RPers.
- Try to update your journal as much as you are able, and let us know in an OOC post if you will be away for a while.
- There will be plotlines for the characters announced once in a while. They will be either mandatory or voluntary, and players will have to react to the mandatory plots, be it a training camp or a duty list of training camp’s chores. Voluntary plotlines can be ignored as long as it don’t complicate other’s playing.
- This RP welcomes yaoi & het.
- Be sure to join both rule_the_court and the comm for OOC posts, court_rules_ooc. You may also join the outtakes comm back_swing. Membering this comm is optional. Please add new character journals as they join the community. New characters should probably make introduction posts in the OOC comm when they join up.
- All RP logs should be posted in this community with the following headings (and be sure to put everything aside from the heading under the LJ cut):
Feel free to request any characters not listed here, from any school. This is just to give you a guideline. Taken characters will be so indicated.
Name LiveJournal University Seigaku Echizen Ryoma OPEN Waseda University Tezuka Kunimitsu _zero_shiki_ Meiji University Oishi Shuichirou _mooring Tokyo University Fuji Syusuke wasabi_tensai Tokyo University Kikumaru Eiji _aerialist Waseda University Inui Sadaharu reflective_data Keio University Kawamura Takashi Momoshiro Takeshi Kaidoh Kaoru bandana_baby Meiji University Hyoutei Atobe Keigo _adonis Tokyo University Oshitari Yuushi kansai_pride Tokyo University Mukahi Gakuto salutethemoon Keio University Shishido Ryou risingcounter Waseda University Akutagawa Jirou _fanboy Keio University Kabaji Munehiro Ootori Choutarou hyoutei_angel Waseda University Hiyoshi Wakashi Taki Haginosuke Rikkaidai Sanada Genichirou _meisei Meiji University Yukimura Seiichi _shinjitsu Keio University Yanagi Renji yanagi_master Tokyo University Yagyuu Hiroshi cool_sapphire Keio University Niou Masaharu silver_reflect Waseda University Marui Bunta sugar_fixation Keio University Jackal Kuwahara OPEN Waseda University Kirihara Akaya red_eye_daemon Waseda University Fudoumine Tachibana Kippei Ibu Shinji _kick_serve_ Meiji University Kamio Akira kamio_akira_ Meiji University Ishida Tetsu Mori Tatsunori Sakurai Masaya Uchimura Kyosuke Yamabuki Sengoku Kiyosumi OPEN Meiji University Akutsu Jin OPEN Meiji University Higashikata Masami Kita Ichiuma Minami Kentarou OPEN Tokyo University Muromachi Touji Nishikiori Tsubasa Nitobe Inakichi Dan Taichi OPEN Tokyo University St. Rudolph Mizuki Hajime _nfu Keio University Fuji Yuuta pumpkin_twist Keio University Kisarazu Atsushi double_spin Waseda University Yanagisawa Shinya Akazawa Yoshirou Kaneda Ichirou Nomura Takuya Rokkaku Aoi Kentarou Saeki Kojirou kojirou_saeki Waseda University Kurobane Harukaze Kisarazu Ryou OPEN Meiji University Itsuki Marehiko Amane Hikaru Jousei Shounan Kajimoto Takahisa OPEN Tokyo University Kiriyama Daichi Ota Shou Shinjyou Reiji Tanaka Kouhei blue_unit Tokyo University Tanaka Youhei _youhei Waseda University Wakato Hiroshi wakatohiroshi Meiji University
the 411To apply:
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Personal LJ:
- Character requested:
- Chatting system and ‘usernames’:
- Preferred University (1st & 2nd choice):
- Preferred living accommodations:
- (dorm / apartment)
- (single / roommate)
- Writing sample:
the disclaimerThough real names and places are used in this RP, everything is obviously fictional and no affiliations exist between any of the universities, organizations or companies represented in this story.
- Piipa (Oshitari Yuushi, Kamio Akira & Sengoku Kiyosumi): velvetsn0w (aim)
- athena (Atobe Keigo & Yagyuu Hiroshi): shizumaru8 (aim)