I hope you guys had a good time solving the quiz that we put up for you in our previous blog. I have another question for you, but do not worry, this time it is not about the show, but instead, about you!
My question is, “how many times did you smile today?”
While you recollect your day’s occurrences and tally the moments that made you smile, I have something that will make you gape in disbelief. This one is about the oh-so-serious captain on The Prince of Tennis, Kunimitsu Tezuka.
You will be amazed to know that Kunimitsu smiled just twice through the entire series! Can you believe that? Even though I watch the show regularly, and I’m still one of those fans who download endless Prince of Tennis episodes, I couldn’t believe this trivia about the character when I read it somewhere.
I’m sure you must be straining your nerves trying to remember which those two occasions must have been. Well, one of them is pretty easy to guess. This one happened when Oishi’s uncle told him that his elbow was fully healed.
This was obviously one of the two moments when he couldn’t control his smile despite his serious nature. Well, considering the excruciating pain he had to face on various occasions due to his injured elbow, it was understandable for him to be beyond himself with joy on hearing that he would never have to go through that pain ever again.
The second moment that brought a smile on his face was when he achieved his dream of seeing his team winning the National Championship. While one would have expected him to jump in sheer delight and hug his team members, all that he managed was a smile.
To make matters worse, he stopped smiling immediately, when Fuji pointed out that it was the first time he has seen him smile.
I can’t stop smiling at that!