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  1. Sticky: Poll: [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 126, 127, 128 and 129 Discussion/Predictions

    Whoever ranks the top 10 in the fan polls when the time comes.
  2. Sticky: Poll: [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 126, 127, 128 and 129 Discussion/Predictions

    He's gonna show up, no doubt. I just wouldn't expect any playtime. I'm almost confident Kintaro's gonna take his spot.
  3. Sticky: Poll: [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 126, 127, 128 and 129 Discussion/Predictions

    Oni's character is done. The next time we'll see him will be with a newly-trained invincible Kintaro under his belt. Calling it now.
  4. Sticky: Poll: [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 126, 127, 128 and 129 Discussion/Predictions

    Someone mentioned that Konomi might be trying to "finish off" with developing all the characters, and I definitely agree. Most, if not, all of the middle schoolers have no real reason to develop...
  5. Sticky: Poll: [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 126, 127, 128 and 129 Discussion/Predictions

    Ryoma was never the main character. That is to say, he was supposed to be, but all throughout PoT he barely develops, and when he does it feels seriously forced by Konomi (Oh, he just suddenly loses...
  6. Sticky: Poll: [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 126, 127, 128 and 129 Discussion/Predictions

    For good reason, it was the best match. Then was the Atsukyo/Kimijima one, then Toku vs. Byo.
  7. Sticky: Poll: [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 126, 127, 128 and 129 Discussion/Predictions

    Doubt it. Considering those were mostly one-liners it makes sense. But like I said, we already had an arc in America where English speech was only used once or twice.
  8. Sticky: Poll: [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 126, 127, 128 and 129 Discussion/Predictions

    Why do people think Konomi would have to do the dialogue in English if we get a USA arc? Everyone spoke "Japanese" in the Nanjiroh side-story, remember.
  9. Sticky: [Spoiler] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Spoiler Thread (Next Ch. July 4th)

    Imagine waiting a month for the Sakuno chapter. But wow, Konomi is a real bus driver, he knows how to write characters off easier than he can draw them.

    Come to think, it's just like when Tsubasa...
  10. Sticky: [Spoiler] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Spoiler Thread (Next Ch. July 4th)

    This is never a problem in sports manga. In Captain Tsubasa, Tsubasa went from playing with Japan in the U-16 World Championships to playing for and being one of the best players in São Paulo FC in...
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    [Discussion] Re: Poor match point tactics/behavior

    Exactly. [N]PoT isn't a manga about tennis, it's a manga about battling/fighting via tennis. It's the type of manga where you don't care much for story or character development; you just want to see...
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    Sticky: [Info] Re: Konomi on Twitter (Contains Spoilers)

    I just wanna see Zaizen play.
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    Sticky: [Info] Re: Konomi on Twitter (Contains Spoilers)

    [今日のリョーマくん♪

    来月号のジャンプSQ8月号は全国の桜乃ちゃんファンお待たせしました♪
    リョーマと桜乃がデート…!?
    必見です♡]

    "Today's feature is Ryoma~

    In August's issue of Jump SQ, Ryoma's number one fan Sakuno will make her long-awaited...
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    Sticky: [Info] Re: Konomi on Twitter (Contains Spoilers)

    Gakuto: "Whoa! Something totally unexpected and unrelated to us happened in the plot!"

    Yuushi: "Echizen got booted out?! But he's supposed to be the genius out of all the other hundred or so...
  15. [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 125 Discussion/Predictions

    I feel that had Tokugawa not been blindsided by Byodoin's "Destroyer" the night before, he would've won the match. However, he would have died.
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    [Discussion] Re: Poor match point tactics/behavior

    Konomi doesn't know how the game is played, as we've seen countless times. He assumes the readers don't neither.
  17. [Theory] Re: Which characters have reached their potential?

    Outsiders, other clubs, etc. I'm tired of the U-17 setting.
  18. [Theory] Re: Which characters have reached their potential?

    I honestly wouldn't mind if Konomi was putting the entire 1st String on a bus with this arc and focused on the 2nd Stringers in the next. Something like having the 2nd Stringers compete with...
  19. [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 125 Discussion/Predictions

    In Tokugawa's defense, these are guys trying to become professional tennis players. Byodoin is Tokugawa's current biggest block to getting his career off the ground. Being the number one player is...
  20. [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 125 Discussion/Predictions

    If Tokugawa gets PoP I'm done with this manga. He has no reason to enjoy himself. He never wanted to beat Byodoin because he was a worthy opponent. He wanted to beat Byodoin because Byodoin...
  21. [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 125 Discussion/Predictions

    I think Byodoin's gonna keep his spot, but the issue with that is, who in the world could possibly be stronger than Byodoin? I'd understand if he was the greatest player in Japan. But he's already...
  22. [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 125 Discussion/Predictions

    I'd sure hope not. That would be Ryoma's third time training with someone in a row in this series. Some exposition via Mifune, I'd be fine with. But more training, no.



    Eh, I could see Tokugawa...
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    Sticky: [Info] Re: Konomi on Twitter (Contains Spoilers)

    This should be interesting. Koonami pls.
  24. [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 125 Discussion/Predictions

    That supports my point even more. If there's one thing I give Konomi credit for, it's that he kinda told us that none of the middle schoolers, even with their training, was ready. When? Think about...
  25. [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 125 Discussion/Predictions

    I disagree. It's clear that the middle schoolers aren't really up to par with the G10 if this arc is anything to go by. Atobe and Nio barely one their games (Nio put his career on the line), Bunta...
  26. [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 125 Discussion/Predictions

    Konomi's trying to make NPoT like Inazuma 11. Inazuma 11 had the "aura creatures behind players during soccer matches" thing too. They were called Keshin (Avatars). Hell, they even fused with the...
  27. [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 125 Discussion/Predictions

    Byodoin did the same thing with Tokugawa.
  28. [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 125 Discussion/Predictions

    All the middle schoolers were so amazed by Tokugawa's black holes that they jumped inside of them.
  29. [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 125 Discussion/Predictions

    He needs to end NPoT because the fantasy of the other one is clearly spilling over and he can't handle both.
  30. [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 125 Discussion/Predictions

    He literally gets away with murder because his cast of pretty boys gives him an advantage in the polls. If it weren't for that I'm pretty sure NPoT would be one of the worst ranked comics in the...
  31. [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 125 Discussion/Predictions

    Disappointing chapter. Would've been better off seeing Ryoma play a real match against Byodoin. Since the beginning of the manga we've seen Ryoma go from 5-ball to 10-ball to Glowing shot to Samurai...
  32. Sticky: [Spoiler] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Spoiler Thread (Next Ch. June 4th)

    Konomi, just end the manga. Please.
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    Sticky: [Info] Re: Konomi on Twitter (Contains Spoilers)

    Is it really? None of the G10 looked shocked when Kin-chan did it.
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    Sticky: [Info] Re: Konomi on Twitter (Contains Spoilers)

    Byodoin's one of the best players in the world. He's traveled around the globe and has ended many careers. He's definitely pro material. And is Bundro even still the number one player in the world?
  35. [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 123 and 124 Discussion/Predictions

    What is this debate about again?

    Byodoin is a huge dick. There's no doubt about it. The most interesting part about his character is that he's a young hermit who defies the hermit trope of being...
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    Sticky: [Info] Re: Konomi on Twitter (Contains Spoilers)

    Or, the current high schoolers represent a new gathering of talent never before seen, just like the middle schoolers.
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    Sticky: [Info] Re: Konomi on Twitter (Contains Spoilers)

    The G10 members 1-5 are probably stronger than Nanjiroh. Nanjiroh probably can't even hit a 5-ball shot, or he would've taught Ryoma how to do so when he was younger.

    As for Fuji, I'm starting to...
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    Sticky: Poll: [Hangout] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Hangout Thread

    Something tells me Trollomi is gonna give us only one chapter this month, after a whole month of no-show.
  39. [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 123 and 124 Discussion/Predictions

    Nah, no way. Ryoma in PoT was nothing more than a Boring Invincible Athlete who was better than every opponent Seigaku faced by virtue of already being an overseas champion; every time he was on the...
  40. [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 123 and 124 Discussion/Predictions

    Lol, you guys are overthinking Kaji's character. He's literally a placeholder for Oni to come back and look cooler / more important. Nobody's thinking about him. Not even the G10.
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    [Character] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 123 and 124 Discussion/Predictions

    Lol, you guys are overthinking Kaji's character. He's literally a placeholder for Oni to come back and look cooler / more important. Nobody's thinking about him. Not even the G10.
  42. [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 123 and 124 Discussion/Predictions

    Akutsu was the closest thing PoT had to a villain in the conventional sense. I remember watching the dubbed episodes when he first came on the scene. It was clear he wasn't just another player from...
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    [Character] Re: Does Irie have Asura no Shindou?

    "Shindo" is basically a fancy term consisting of the characters "Shin" for "Divine/God/Supernatural" and "Do" for "Path." The reason Konomi didn't simply call it the "Asura no Do" ("Path of the...
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    [Character] Re: Does Irie have Asura no Shindou?

    It's not off-topic. It's a valid opinion and possibly even a fact. Irie can't have Asura no Shindo if it's not even a technique to begin with. If he had a personal grudge against Akiba, maybe, but...
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    [Character] Re: Does Irie have Asura no Shindou?

    Incorrect. Go re-read the match. Tokugawa had been dominating Byodoin since the match began. It's because Tokugawa's skills had improved the whole time Byodoin left the camp to go play overseas. It's...
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    [Character] Re: Does Irie have Asura no Shindou?

    Lol, where was that ever said in the manga or fan book?

    Asura no Shindo was only mentioned once in the entire manga so far. In one match. In one chapter. In one page. In one speech bubble. After...
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    [Character] Re: Does Irie have Asura no Shindou?

    No it hasn't.
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    [Character] Re: Does Irie have Asura no Shindou?

    Asura no Shindo might not even be a technique. It could've just been a fancy metaphor for Tokugawa's revenge on Byodoin.
  49. [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 123 and 124 Discussion/Predictions

    No, it's not. It's been stated time and time again that Byodoin's tennis style is a culmination of all the techniques he learned while traveling through various countries. Byodoin himself, however,...
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    Sticky: [Info] Re: Konomi on Twitter (Contains Spoilers)

    Those couple hours completely overrides the time he spent on the mountain. I also like how Fuji, Yukimura, and Sanada aren't even surprised like everyone else is.
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