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Also, has anyone else wondered why Konomi hasnt told us which teams Mitsuya Akuto and Fuwa Tetsuhito belonged to?
Since they are High School 2nd Years meaning that when Yukimura, Sanada, Yanagi and probably Mouri first won the Nationals, Fuwa and Mitsuya would have been 3rd Years in the exact same tournament.
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And Tokugawa Kazuya for that matter who is also a 2nd Year HSer therefore he should know Yuki and Sanada are the badasses that won the nationals when Tokugawa was a 3rd Year MSer.
Also who gets the feeling that we will get an all MSer Top 10?
Coz im sure he would have been an OB from at least ONE school of the MSers so its likely he went to a no-name school and focused on tennis elsewhere.
Mitsuya is a Tokyo Player we can assume since he met Yanagi on the way home when Yanagi was a child. When Yanagi was young he lived in Tokyo.
On a serious note, Sanada has been Konomi's idea of the perfect "final boss" since Season 1. That's why Yukimura wasn't even mentioned until like the Kantou finals. I'm really convinced Konomi put all his effort into making Sanada the main boss, and came up with the idea of Yukimura later. Not to mention the source of the name "Sanada" that inspired Konomi to begin with. That being said, it would be absurd to think Sanada shouldn't get screen time. He means just as much to the story as any other main character. He was once the biggest Antagonist, and now he is joined together with Echizen (the very person that was in conflict with him). The entire point is to show how "the good guy" and "the bad guy" are now on the same side and both growing alongside each other at rapid rates.
Although you have to admit, if is wasn't slightly character biased not many people would be reading the manga.
Thats kinda dumb to say ''Sanada''. His full name was ''Sanada Yukimura'' or ''Yukimura Sanada'' in Western Order so if thats your reason it justifies that both of them are the main bosses which is my belief. As Konomi showed them being best friends before we saw Yukimura even play.
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In fact, we knew everything about Yuki by the time we saw him play.
His illness, almost dying, how tennis is his life just like Sanada's.
Also, from his intro, the moment we found out Sanada was only vice-captain, we kinda it wouldnt end just there and that he wasnt the final boss.
Also, because we saw Sanada in Regionals and the main goal of the manga was to reach Nationals, we knew there would be someone after the boss of the regionals.
Although I dont really like Sanada, Im not pissed he's getting loads of screentime despite his lack of popularity, im annoyed coz so many more popular characters have yet to be seen swing a racket. Had we seen some more Shuffles or just other popular characters get their ass kicked or show one new technique or ability it would be fine.
I know he isn't very popular and all, but he became one of Echizen's friends in Npot, from a rival, to a friend, they went together through the hell. Maybe sounds a bit crazy, but he deserves screentime.
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And so what, he wasnt the ONLY rival to Echizen. There was Atobe, Akutsu, Yukimura, Fuji and Kirihara. His improvement is due to his unnecessary screentime.
Other players were in the mountains besides Sanada who went through hell.
If you'd rather constantly see Sanada instead of Fuji then fair enough.
I honestly wouldnt mind all this sudden Emperor of Tennis manga, if Fuji had had a match by now or other more popular characters showed us some improvement. But no.
Unnecessary? By what standard? Konomi can do whatever the hell he wants.Quote:
Sanada would wipe his ass with Fuji. So yes, I would rather see Sanada.Quote:
Smartest thing you said all day.Quote:
Fuji is amongst the best players yet he has had little screentime so your slightly flawed here.
I dunno, I feel like Akutsu's character was much more developed than Sanada and Yukimura. It's kinda hard to say though, as Konomi did a good job with both of them. By developing Sanada, Konomi developed the whole Rikkai team. They all founght for him. We saw how much they strived for victory. With Akutsu, we met a character that gave even our shorty sue Ryoma the chills. Not to mention he had ties with Takamura. Then we get into Akutsu's ties with tennis itself. And then you have Akutsu inspiring Dan. And then you have Banji encouraging Akutsu's future with tennis. It was more than just one guy beating another guy; it was about how tennis changed a youth's life around.
(An example being St.Rudolph as they were fodderized nice and easy without stunning anyone as konomi carefully threw them away)
I also feel Shiraishi and Kirihara are heading for the fodder can. As Kirihara was once one of Ryoma's rivals.