February 28, 2014 08:50 PM
He's not creating an actual Black Hole ...
February 28, 2014 08:21 PM
Sounds like an alternate use of that Bio-Magnetism trick that one character in the 2nd PoT movie used.
February 28, 2014 07:56 PM
So none of you guys have read Air Gear, huh? This is all just artistic representation. It's all for dynamic effect. Tokugawa isn't actually on a pirate ship and he isn't going to walk the plank....
February 28, 2014 03:07 PM
There's nothing to suggest that the ball is being sent into another dimension or anything like that. Actually, the giant panel of the ball has text that reads "The ball ... has completely stopped!"
February 28, 2014 02:52 PM
This has to be one of the most surreal manga of all time. PoT went from being RELATIVELY normal like Captain Tsubasa to being all-out unbelievable like Inazuma 11.
February 28, 2014 01:12 PM
This just in: Tokugawa (I think) gets a new technique called "Black Hole."
February 27, 2014 11:45 PM
Kobujutsu ("Feudal Weapon Arts") is the signature martial art of the Ryūkyū Islands.
February 25, 2014 12:27 PM
Looks like the middle schoolers realize that even with their training and newfound powers they still aren't on the "Conjuring smoke around the court and start playing for your lives"-level yet.
February 02, 2014 03:53 AM
People tend to forget that it was stated repeatedly in the original story that the middle schoolers were clearly not on a middle school level of tennis. It's not "Wow, if this is what middle...
January 04, 2014 11:47 PM
Oni has his base state, his hidden strength, Kishin, and PoP. Konomi sure does love him, and for good reason too - he's one of the best characters in the series.
December 11, 2013 11:26 PM
Having other characters mentor another to teach them a new power-up technique only to have them go up against each other is a common theme in manga. Because, when you think about it, how else would...
December 05, 2013 02:15 AM
Why the hell is it that when someone is hit with the glowing shot they get hit upside down?
November 23, 2013 05:52 PM
Someone needs to ask him how moves such as Kintaro and Oni hitting multiple balls during their match and Pirates of the American are performed.
November 16, 2013 03:38 AM
Akutsu, honestly. He's the certified delinquent of the cast, and is even known in-story for being a notorious thug throughout the city, like Yusuke Urameshi.
Byōdōin just seems like a powerful guy...
November 14, 2013 03:08 PM
Akutsu wins. All Shiraishi has is his Bible (AKA basic tennis) and the Roundtable Shot, which Akutsu can react in time for due to his flexibility. Plus, Akutsu's basic tennis shouldn't be scoffed at...
November 13, 2013 07:07 PM
Black Aura played out exactly how it was supposed to play out. Anything else was pure speculation. Initially, all we saw was Sanada get Yipped but then Yukimura's band was torn apart. It was because...
November 13, 2013 12:48 PM
Yeah, I feel the Sanada-Akutsu pair was just for fanservice. The reason they gave in-story was weak ("Sanada paired with Akutsu because Akutsu isn't so rigid with the way he plays tennis and is...
November 07, 2013 12:07 PM
Yuta surpassing Fuji is absurd. Fuji is a tennis god.
November 06, 2013 02:38 AM
I agree with you for the most part, but allow me to chip in my two cents.
As far as I know, BA was never hyped to be a PoP competitor. In fact, it was never even hyped to be a Muga competitor....
November 03, 2013 05:24 PM
What I don't like is how Ryoma, the main character, has taken the Naruto path and has been doing literally nothing but training.
November 02, 2013 02:42 PM
The more I think about it, the more obvious it appears that they were going to lose this one. Shūji is number 2 at the camp. No seriously, he's second to Byōdōin. That's serious. There's no way...
November 02, 2013 01:19 PM
Anyone else getting Captain Tsubasa vibes when watching Ryoma complete his training? Specifically when Hyūga was practicing his new technique with the black soccer ball and was blasting through trees.
November 01, 2013 07:38 PM
There's a difference between a machine shooting balls at you for you to practice your returns, and for a person to have a nigh-supernatural ability to continuously rally over three balls at the same...
November 01, 2013 05:00 PM
He could return three balls shot from a machine, but he couldn't rally 3 balls at the same time when hit from another person. Akutsu was the first middle schooler in the U-17 to hit X-Ball.
November 01, 2013 04:41 PM
Just goes to show that all that mountain training wasn't enough. No. 11-20 were easy enough to beat once their techniques were exposed, but the G10 really are on another level entirely. Akutsu and...
November 01, 2013 11:42 AM
Shūji's an expert at pissing people off. I don't understand how he's able to dick around both Akutsu and Sanada, as if they don't have an idea of what's going on. No matter how you look at it, this...
October 31, 2013 09:06 PM
So, Akutsu gets no new upgrades? Cool.
October 31, 2013 08:39 PM
In other words, he's invincible.
October 31, 2013 04:05 PM
In the first image, Akutsu and Shūji (or more likely just Shūji) are playing rock-paper-scissors. And trust me, it's just motion.
October 31, 2013 11:54 AM
Nah, not exactly. I mean, Sanada's technique here is technically what can be considered a "fake" or "feint." However, the closest thing to a pump fake that has ever been shown in PoT would be Atsushi...
October 31, 2013 11:07 AM
This is one of the more interesting G10 matches. Probably the next best one after Atobe-Nioh. Sanada's been giving us a good show, and we haven't even seen Akutsu go to work yet.
October 31, 2013 10:53 AM
So Shūji does this Rock-Paper-Scissors thing with Akutsu, and decides "Left ... No, right" or something. Akutsu thinks that Shūji's got his movements down pat, but then Sanada uses another new...
October 31, 2013 10:50 AM
I think the reason they ended up on the floor was for dramatic effect. "These guys are so strong their opponents just look wasted on the ground." Typical shonen manga trope; characters get such a bad...
October 30, 2013 10:02 PM
Rai has clearly shown to be a useless move in this match. Lets not talk about it anymore. It won't help, Shūji will return it and make Sanada look like a clown again.
October 30, 2013 07:34 PM
Why all the diving? Can't they just volley the void ball?
October 30, 2013 06:24 PM
Great, Ryoma's a power player now.
October 29, 2013 01:31 AM
Here's my Top 10, from least to most:
Zaizen: He just looks cool, and I like how he's a subversion of the whole "Genius" archetype that Konomi sets up in that we never really see him do anything....
October 28, 2013 03:03 PM
The Bible refers to Shiraishi's playstyle which is tennis in it's most basic form. It's a style of tennis that revolves around nothing but the fundamentals, and it doesn't make use of flashy...
October 27, 2013 10:16 PM
They're just pretty boys. Kite's a jack-of-all-Higa-trades, but Tanishi's power sets him apart from the rest of them, who just rely on technique that is only a little above average.
October 27, 2013 12:14 PM
Another All-Rounder being preached about how perfect he is.
October 26, 2013 03:08 PM
It was always implied that the "Doors" were all more beneficial extensions of Muga. Someone who can enter the "Doors" can enter Muga as well, it's just that they personally choose not to. For...
October 25, 2013 05:14 PM
Renji doesn't even need data to be honest. With or without it, he can still kill off most players. He may be the weakest of the Big 3, but he's still one of them regardless.
Kenya is good,...
October 24, 2013 01:29 PM
You can't compare guys from St. Rudolph to other characters because St. Rudolph players came around the time where character drama was what primarily motivated PoT, before it became a typical "My...
October 23, 2013 10:43 AM
Actually, I'm pretty sure that all those guys can mop the floor with Mizuki (Sengoku, Kawamura, and Krauser especially). St. Rudolph is a terrible team compared to the others.
October 22, 2013 11:43 PM
The Mitsuya match is a funny situation, because Renji was pretty much an unintentional pawn for Inui to gather data on Mitsuya.
October 22, 2013 09:33 PM
That's even more erroneous, yikes. Maybe these stats should be taken with a grain of salt. Kintaro has power exceeding the 108th-Degree of the Wave Surge. Sanada's power is never shown to be anywhere...
October 22, 2013 08:35 PM
Wait ... there's no way Kintaro and Sanada have the same level of Power. No way.