They could have easily added in fillers of 26 episodes.
Think about it. Ina Bauer ep? Oishi VS Kikumaru ep?
They gave an ep to Yuki VS Sanada, Kenya VS Shiraishi, Prince of Table Tennis, Prince of Pillowfighting(tba), Ootori VS 6th Court HSer,
They gave like 3 extra episodes to Prince of Mountain Climbing?
That there is 7 episodes they could have added in. They could have done a 22-26 seasonal or even an annual of 50-54 eps.
They have more than enough material. If they're going to make a match from that one lil Pair Puri info on Ootori VS 6th Courter,
Then they could have done Mizuki VS 6th Courter and Tezuka VS 5th Courter, etc.
There is so much they could do for an anime.
I think if they can make an episode entirely bullshitting about time in the mountains on the Losers who in terms of popularity in Japan besides Ryoma, Niou and Kenya were completely inferior to the Winners, then there is no way they didn't have enough content. They could have done more relevant and near-canon fillers involving the Player Shuffles in addition to focus on the losers and more importantly not the awful decision to rush full matches like Krauser VS Nakagauchi and Shiraishi/Kirihara's match.
They could have made WoK's match an ep if they're gonna give freaking Ootori a match.
A new cover or something like that, Vol3 of that restart?
It's quite nice ^^
In this volume (I think it's Ryoma vs Yukimura (nationals)) there will be a story / additional stuff about Seigaku guys ten years after. So, Ryoma would be 23, Kaidou etc 24 and Tezuka etc 25. Release date Feb 5.
I hope we find out if some of them become pro and stuff.
...no, the text says they will be 23, 24, and 25 :p More than precisely 10 years, but not eleven either then ;D
What do you mean? That you hope in the 10-years-after part there will be a Nanjirou vs Ryoma match? Yeah, that would be cool.
I don't know how long should we expect it to be...
He's also drawn a second batch of photos of players from when they were young, and another batch of the individual pictures of the MSers in their own clothes.
The pictures look fantastic though.
Those comics look cool, if someone has a translation of them, please share :)
Here is my edit of the Sanada picture: