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(on a side note, TL might be late, as I'm kinda dying from pharyngitis right now >.> )
So...Momo got smoked...and Konomi has the common sense to come up with awesome matchups
Demi God VS The emperor
May end up becoming my favorite match and usurping Atobe VS Echizen
And Konomi needs to learn how to proportion his rackets..sometimes they're the right size other times they look like kids rackets
Momo proves that he's taken lessons from Roronoa Zoro
One last thing, about the guy who beat momo
If you watched the PoT live action Movie, Egate or whatever his name is hit shot that destroyed the strings of Ryoma's racket and ryoma ends up with two strings and hits a cool drive, perhaps Konomi was referencing that..
Konomi is showing the precision of these HS kids...the fact that he can rally with that Racket means that Blanka is always hitting the sweet spot (or where it should be)
Last edited by Atobe the king; May 01, 2009 at 01:17 PM.
Does Momo's opponent's racket only have 2 strings, one going up and down, while the other is left and right? If that's the case, how can he hit a ball with that many strings? (At least that's what it looks like to me).
Edit (after finishing Chapter 5):
I hope that Konomi-sensei allows the reader to see the 6th match, Captain vs Vice-Captain of Rikkai Dai. That should be fun to see.
Last edited by bellcrossage; May 01, 2009 at 01:35 PM.
Quick summary for you people since I may not do the tl today:
Momo vs Oni. Oni uses a racket with a single cross gut. It looks like the Kanji for 10, which is in his name (Juu in Juujirou). Oni's nickname is Hell's Guard. When Momo tried to do a jack knife, Oni basically said that Momo's jack knife was a pansy's jack knife and that this is what a real one looks like. He essentially "broke" Momo's wrists (both of them with it).
Continuation of Momo/Oni match. Momo resorts to cradling his racket and kinda playing that way. Oni, keeps on jack knifing him (now know as the Black Jack Knife). No matter how many times Momo keeps getting beat down he gets back up, to everyone's surprise. Momo loses and thanks Oni for the match. Oni asks for Momo's name and tells him to come after him. We get introduced to the Mental Coach, Saitou Itaru (he's really tall and always hits his head walking into a room....his name Itaru is a play on that since it's a pun for hurting). He introduces himself to the middle schoolers. He tells them to pair up which gets everyone excited cause they think it'll be doubles. He say nope, it'll be singles and the loser of the match has to go home. The list of who vs who is pretty much already completed on the previous discussion thread by atobe the king....look it up
Last edited by Sai_the_Shaman; May 01, 2009 at 01:45 PM.
Dude, that means either Sanada or Yukimura needs to go home? That sucks...
could this have been a foreshadowing? are these guys the winners of their respective matches? everyone in this image has a scheduled match up
Oh and what was that thing in the southwest corner of this image? a DVD of sorts?
That image was the first thing that came to my mind too, however Shiraishi isn't on there. Hopefully it isn't foreshadowing. I wouldn't want Kintarou on the team over Chitose.
I doubt we'll get to see the bulk of any of the matches. Stop teasing us, Konomi! They all look pretty awesome.
Here is my theory...
I have a serious feeling that as it is the Mental couch that people aren't really going home (maybe some, but not necessarily on the basis of the outcome of the match).
But I think it's a mind game to get them to go all out. Then he judges them based on how they handled it.
Last edited by Dansan1; May 01, 2009 at 03:33 PM.
you know that could work too..maybe they wont go home but be reserve or something
Question, does that mean Momo is out of the camp?
No, that was just their normal matches.
Then the mental coach came and gave them this exercise that they thought would be doubles, but then he revealed this elimination thing.
My guess is:
Jackal will play Bunta
Echizen will play Momoshiro
Gay guys will play each other.
These were all picked by the players, not the coach. It is all a matter of guessing who would pick who for a doubles match.
As for the elimination, I believe it. I don't think it is just a test.
All match-up discussions can go here:
He won't make Yukimura go home. Please, nooooooo! T_T
But I suppose if Yukimura can't find the strength to beat Sanada, where's the hope of him overcoming the other strong players. I wonder if he still has that self-assured confidence he displayed before his match with Echizen...
Still, Yukimura + Sanada > most everyone else. I really hope this is just a mind game, and that only the head coach makes the real decision on who stays and who goes. >_< (I'd be happy with an epic game, though.)