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Translations: Gintama 507 (2)
Oh well I wasn't that wrong then, it wasn't one sided at all... it was just short I guess
I dunno dude.
Remember how we needed a camera to slow down the speedy TnK!Ryoma serve?
But we didn't need a camera for TnK!Oni's serve? Or TnK!Kintaro?
It means TnK!Ryoma has the best serve of the TnK guys most likely.
It means that when Ryoma said "I'll slow it down for you" to Yukimura, he was only talking about his serve, which makes the most sense.
Since Ryoma couldn't have been still "slowing it down" but be forced to try and use Samurai Drive like he was forced to do against Kintaro in the Semi's.
But TnK rallying is flawless which is why Yukimura was stunned by the rallying for almost 6 straight games.
I'd say TnK!Ryoma has the best serve but they're all equal in TnK with maybe Oni edging it by stats.
Keep in mind that in the G10 series of games, Konomi suddenly remembered that the server has an enormous advantage in the tennis like they do in real life, as opposed to something that's completely irrelevent which is the case in most of POT. There could still be significant difference between Oni and Kintaro and Kintaro can still hold his serve due to the inherent advantage of serving. Winning 6-4 6-4 would be a pretty comfortable victory in real life, and that's only one game broken per set.
For the camera to see TnK, I'm sure the refs in NPOT are significantly stronger than the ones in POT. I mean you're talking about refs who are watching players who TnK itself isn't anything too special, so it'd make sense for such refs to be able to see through these techniques fine.
Besides the camera stuff, another argument that could be made for TnK!Ryoma's serve being exceptionally good is that he received special (serve) training from Nanjirou before the finals. Tezuka, Oni and Kintarou didn't have that luxury.
As for Kintarou and Oni specifically, it could also be that Kijin!Oni is already much closer to Oni's limit than Kintarou is to his. So if they both end up playing at that limit in TnK, it makes sense for them to be closer overall.
Honestly at this point in the manga TnK means nothing; it just shows that one or both opponent is having the time of his life. Maybe back in the original PoT it was some foretold Super Saiyan-esque transformation that increased your powers, but now it's just a showing way of telling the other guy "Wow, this is really getting fun!" There's no real power-up.
Konomi doesn't care about this manga anymore, we don't need to rack our brains for this kind of stuff anymore.
Last edited by Brandnewkid; July 15, 2013 at 07:06 PM.
If Oni and Kintaro played again and Oni wins 6-4 6-4 would you say Oni won that comfortably? I'd think so, and yet if Oni held his serve that'd mean he only break Kintaro's serve once per set.
Just because we're used to seeing people score 20+ points in a row while the opponent is literally getting killed doesn't mean that's the only way to win comfortably.
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And just because Oni (prolly the 2nd or 3rd strongest character we've seen so far) doesn't need TnK, that makes it a "no real power-up"? That's just stupid.