The Prince of Tennis
is a popular Japanese shonen manga series written and illustrated by Takeshi Konomi. The title is often shortened to TeniPuri, a portmanteau of the two parts in the Japanese pronunciation of the words "Tennis Prince". The manga was first published in Japan in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in July 1999, and ended publication on March 3, 2008. A total of 379 chapters were serialized, spanning 42 volumes. As of volume 40, the manga has sold over 40 million copies in Japan.