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Thanks Chaos for the raws. It seems we are going to see some middle schoolers against the top 10. I think the best ones for battling them are echizen, sanada, atobe, kaidou, shiraishi and akutsu. I don't see kite, tanishi, gin, marui or tachibana beating them, because they're too far from their level, I don't think none of them can hit 5 balls at the same time (except Tanishi, however, he is too weak to be a top 10, altough seeing guys like kabaji or kawamura on the first string, I wouldn't be surprised if he makes it).
Furthermore, next month we should see more of Tezuka in Germany, so it should be interesting if he is going to be in the German team. And in the end of ch. 66, Echizen can hit 7 balls, and when he says to add 5 more, it seems that he can hit 10 at the same time, putting him at Tokugawa's level or even better. What do you guys think?
Last edited by LetalHawk; November 06, 2011 at 04:55 AM.
Something interesting to note is that Tokugawa and Echizen seem to use the exact same motion when they hit 5 at once.
As I mentioned above, I think this implies that we get to see shuffle matches for each position, with the line-ups being adjusted to include the MSers.Quote:
So the 1st Stringer's line-up would be:
Based on that I think that some doubles pairs will only have one player advance, I furthermore think that we will only see singles shuffle matches. My prediction for the 2nd Stringer's line-up is this...
So yeah, what do you guys think? Who will face who and who will be the winners?
Well, seeing as they already become first stringers, I think that some players like Momo, Inui, Yukimura, Oishi, Niou, Tooyama and Irie will win and stay as first stringers.
The other ones (Kawamura, Kabaji ) should be replaced. Altough if we get to see Gin vs Kawamura, I hope that Kawamura wins returning Gin's hadoukyuus seeing that he improved dramatically on power.
Tachibana vs Kintarou: Kintarou wins. No doubt. He is above him in speed, power, and stamina.
Kite vs Momo: Momo, his black jack knife is very powerful, so I don't know how Kite can return it
And Echizen and Sanada will win and become top 10, Fuji also. They have great potential to make it.
And why Jirou vs Yukimura? Yukimura can own everybody except Echizen and Sanada, so is useless to make him play because we know that he will win. Also, Inui vs Renji is useless, Renji was owned by Mitsuya and don't know why he got the badge since it was Inui who defeated him. So easy win for Inui here.
About Tokugawa and Echizen, yes we don't know Tokugawa's true abilities, but if he has some ability, Echizen has TnK, that makes him superior
Last edited by LetalHawk; November 06, 2011 at 03:27 PM.
Im wondering why Yukimura cant climb to the Top 10.
I cant see any middle schoolers near his level besides Echizen and Yukimura either.
Also, with Tanishi and Ishida. I dont see them becoming 1st Stringers at all.
But if Oishi is put forward for a Singles match, then he's gonna get RoflStomped.
Also, we dont know if Echizen can tap into TMnK at will yet, only Tezuka was seen doing it against Fuji.
Echizen has only done it in desperation.
And LOL, Why did Inui hand his No.17 Badge to Yanagi? Yanagi couldnt even earn it haha.
I also wonder if, Konomi will have the Final 1st Stringer list in terms of strength.
If so, Yukimura and Sanada will DEFINETELY be in Top 10. And Kawamura and Kabaji will be ousted, along with Oishi, and Tanishi shouldnt even make the Top 10.
Some method to defeat a weaker TnK is the only upgrade I can think of for Yukimura atm, and Jirou is the only one he can play that can potentially get TnK at the moment.Quote:
Also I guess that Inui gave Yanagi the badge because he couldn't have won without Yanagi letting him collect Mitsuya's data.
I don't disagree, he lost because he didn't go all-out actually, in fact, he could have used Hyakuren and Saiki but I don't think he did. Plus he will need to activate TnK at will at some point.
Also, that Jirou has potential to get TnK doesn't mean that if he unlocks it beats Yuki, since Yukimura could blast him out even with him using it. He returned TnK Echizen shots, so I think that he wouldn't have to much problem beating him. He needs to be a top 10.
Finally, Tanishi,Kite and Gin won't win against a top 10, I don't see them at all.
And I forgot that Inui collected Mitsuya's data, but appart from that, I see Inui above Renji. Inui is for sure the strongest data player in Japan, so I see him perfectly being a first stringer. If you disagree tell me why
It makes far more sense to say he couldn't activate those moves, instead of he chose not to.
And yes, he will need to activate it at will at some point, but I would say that point is in the distant future, possibly during the last or second to last match of the series.
I just hope that Inui becomes a first stringer. He is a very formidable player.
Echizen probably couldn't use muga at all, but if he has to use TnK it has to be during the last matches of the world tournament
Either way, us as the readers know Inui would win. It wouldnt be fun to watch.
And why wont Kite win? Kite is pretty good!
He can appear ANYWHERE on the court at top speed!
And his Big Bang serve isnt exactly easy to return. I think it would be close!
His big bang serve is easy to return, it's not a hard serve to return, and the sukuchihou can't work if the opponent hits a very strong shot or accurate shot that Kite won't return or reach. The top 10 will have these kind of shots, so I think is useless to make him win. He it's not that important in my opinion
Wrong there, Tsubame Gaeshi and Higuma Otoshi were accurate shots and hard to reach. But it allows him to teleport ANYWHERE since his shukichiho was different to everybody elses. If Hirakoba could teleport to where Higuma landed and teleported to the end of Tsubame to get it just off the ground, then Kite's Shukuchiho is more than capable.
Big Bang cant be easy to return. If Chinen and Tanishi were at 17-15 on tie-break, Since Tanishi cant do much besides hit a Big Bang, then im guessing he aced Chinen 15 times.
Who isnt exactly crap. (Yeah he was missing in the match against Fuji/Kawamura lol) But he ended Aoi more convicingly than Kaido.
Dont forget he had Echizen struggling for a few games (A few since Echizen was pretending).
Point is, Kite isnt someone you can group with Tanishi and Ishida. He is easily Tachibana/Inui/Chitose level.
If Konomi hands him his deserved power-up, then damn. other characters will be damned.
Hirakoba returned Tsubame Gaeshi because it was incomplete. Fuji used it against a Habu, but Fuji found out the hard way that it was not fully a topspin. So it did not have enough spin to roll. I'm guessing Habu has a secondary spin to it. Imagine how the Earth orbits the sun yet it still rotates itself for day/night cycle. So the spin keeps alternating. When Fuji used Tsubame Gaeshi the ball was at it's topspin-sidespin point, so the topspin could not be fully utilised.
Last edited by Fuji Shusuke; November 07, 2011 at 07:01 PM.
As you can see, it's only Hyakuren's aura. This might be a simple screw up but who knows, maybe he was just bluffing.