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Konomi got himself a twitter account: https://twitter.com/konomi_takeshi
Discuss his tweets in this thread.
It seems like he will occasionally post some pages of upcoming chapters as well. It's fine to discuss those here, but the 24 hour spoiler rule applies. In other words, don't talk about those tweets outside of this thread until 24 hours after they've been posted.
This is great. Looking foward to more Konomi work.
He's also drawing almost all of the MS in individual pages.
I have a feeling that photo Kaoz just posted is the next color page?
He already gave Hyotei regulars a color page a long while ago so maybe its a another school's turn now that Konomi unfortunately scrapped the idea of MSers wearing U-17 Camp uniform
Looks like there's gonna be another flashback next month.
Is it me, or 2/3 of SPOT so far are just flashbacks? (I'm not complaining, I just find it funny )
Oh great,MORE flashbacks....Hopefully this one is really short(beginning of the chapter or something).
Since when were flashbacks bad?
Not even have 1/5 of SPoT is flashbacks. Considering Atobe/Niou had no flashbacks either.
More importantly, the original series was packed to the brim with flashbacks.
Let's go through Nationals matches alone,
Hirakoba/Chinen VS Fuji/Kawamura, Kikumaru VS Kai, Kaidoh/Inui VS Higa fodder, Momoshiro VS Yushi, Tezuka VS Kabaji iirc, Shishido/Ootori VS GP, Atobe VS Ryoma, Chitose VS Tachibana, Fuji VS Shiraishi, Kawamura VS Ishida, Sanada VS Tezuka, Fuji VS Niou, Yukimura VS Ryoma.
That's like every other match or even more.
Flashbacks is nothing new to the series. Its just that it can be difficult for some due to the monthly release.
I personally loved these flashbacks though. Isn't it a lot better that Tokugawa finally gets given the depth he deserves instead of remaining the bratty 16-17yr old bitching about getting his ass kicked by Byoudouin?
From what I've seen so far Tokugawa is just annoying and a disappointment. Hopefully this flashback can change at least one of those views lol.
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I suppose its just another cover photo from when they arrived at the camp but this time its hopefully in color?
Whereas the other one was when Rikkai were doing a group huddle
Yeah, I'm pretty sure I see someone comlaining that Tokugawa doesn't have enough depth. And now that we're getting flashback to give him more depth, we're seeing complaints? People are hard to please.
Haha, I'm not that serious. But it is funny. Because flashback main purpose is to give more depth to the character. Oni santa flashback is why I like him so much now. I don't think I would like him half as much if not for that flashback.
Nothing major, just parts of a couple more pages.
Seems like we'll get to see Byoudouin's and Tokugawa's first match.
These flashbacks in SPoT are 1,2 and sometimes 3 chapters long flashbacks. It's a pain in the ass considering it's monthly. Since the moment I started following the manga (and that is, the first day I logged in) in every single match except Atobe/Niou there has been a lot of flashbacks. I'd dare to say that at least half of the chapters in that period are flashbacks.
Maybe it's because idgaf about Tokuwaga and I really wanna see what's next (yes, I want this Arc to end asap), I dunno. I'm not personally annoyed by it, it's quality, but I'd appreciate some more "future" info instead of more past, you know.
The reason its feels long is that U-17 Camp is a whole new series in regards to the HSers. And technically Akutsu since he missed his chance due to being an asshole and quitting the club
I want this all to end now too. The U-17 Camp saga has been crazy.
But I do want to understand why Tokugawa can't just move on with his life. Since this may change why I think extremely low of him.
I think Konomi's doing the right thing with getting the flashbacks and everything out of the way now as he intends to just focus on his best explosions and blasts for the Byoudouin and Ryoga matches without big interruptions of flashbacks that could kill the pace.
Am I the only one here who thinks Ryoma VS Ryoga is a retarded encounter considering Ryoga has effectively just given his opponent the key to kicking his ass?