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    [Discussion] Re: Hiatus X Hiatus

    I can't find it anymore and it's in Chinese anyway, but there are some pretty obvious parallels, like after Togashi loses an arm he goes, "Do you think just because I'm missing an arm I can't come up...
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    Sticky: [Info] Re: Konomi on Twitter (Contains Spoilers)

    I found a ruling here:

    http://www.itftennis.com/technical/publications/rules/rackets/overview.aspx
    Case 5: Is a player allowed to use more than one racket at any time during play?
    Decision: No....
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    Sticky: [Info] Re: Konomi on Twitter (Contains Spoilers)

    I'm still waiting for a guy to validate what Nakagauchi said during his game against Krauser, e.g. the MS don't train hard enough and are way dependent on special moves to bail them out. Of course...
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    [Discussion] Re: Hiatus X Hiatus

    I remember there was an awesome fan made arc with altered text based on HXH featuring Meryem as The King of HXH Fans versus Netero as Togashi, where The King of HXH Fan must overcome Togashi's 100...
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    [Discussion] Re: Underrated and Overrated

    Niou's stat changes depending on who he's copying. Otherwise the part where he turned into Kabaji to knock out Mouri/Ochi's racket would literally make no sense, since Kabaji has no special racket...
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    [Discussion] Re: Underrated and Overrated

    Synchro is all about knowing what your partner is thinking and it's hard to know someone better than yourself. The only person I can see that won't be able to synchronize with himself would be Ryoma...
  7. Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 153, 154, 155 and 156 Discussion/Predictions

    I don't think Volk can easily overcome Oni/Byodoin's moves but it'd be more like 'why are these guys so dependent on special moves that can only last 1 set in a 3 set match?' deal. I mean, he sure...
  8. Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 153, 154, 155 and 156 Discussion/Predictions

    Tokugawa can just put a Black Hole on Yukimura's side when it's Yukimura's turn to receive.

    Tanegashima's ability to return anything doesn't allow him to reach a shot that was too fast for him to...
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    [Discussion] Re: Underrated and Overrated

    In POT they attempted to get around Niou being utterly invincible by saying he can't copy certain guys 100% but he has surpassed that. Even if we limit to guys only in the Seigaku/Rikkai line up all...
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    [Discussion] Re: Underrated and Overrated

    If you want to talk Seigaku vs Rikkai now? Assuming the exact same lineup as before.

    S1: I always thought Yukimura's power was kind of bogus because he's got nothing if his yips doesn't work. ...
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    [Discussion] Re: Underrated and Overrated

    Ryoma and Tezuka have fairly unpredictable power levels. They're not even stronger than Yukimura and likely not Sanada depending on which point of the story you're looking at. For example, in NPOT...
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    Sticky: [Game] Re: Prophet League Ver 2 [Pre-WC Predictions]

    I think you should also do preposition bets like '50 to 1 odds someone dies in the U17 World Cup'.
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    [Discussion] Re: Underrated and Overrated

    I really don't see copying random useless moves makes you better than Fuji, and I hate Fuji.

    I'd say Ryoma got worse after he had Muga. Before he was like indeed a wild card with an unpredictable...
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    [Discussion] Re: Hunter X Hunter to return this September? Is this real?

    In the Chinese boards, they say a true HXH fan uses Gyo to spot fake news of HXH returning to serialization.
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    [Discussion] Re: Underrated and Overrated

    There's a famous story on tactics where a general is in a horse racing contest against his king and he knows that every horse the king has of the same tier as his horse is better, and he was allowed...
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    [Character] Re: Feats of Strength

    Their power on tennis isn't always a reflection of their physical strength. Otherwise there's literally no reason why team USA could've been stuck behind a locked door. Ryoma can do a glowing shot...
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    [Character] Feats of Strength

    Was looking at the part where the losers for the MS players are climbing the cliff and how Kabaji was able to carry Momoshiro while mountain climbing, and it occurred to me that feat of physical...
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    Poll: [Match] Re: Kite/Bunta vs. Shiraishi/Akutsu

    All Marui can do while in Wonder Castle is return the ball. It's a defensive technique almost like Zan but the difference is that he has to go 1on2 while doing it because the other guy cannot...
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    [Discussion] Re: What I'd like to see in POT

    I can see Volk playing Bundro's son like this commercial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WN7rUSqKEPM.
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    Poll: [Match] Re: Kite/Bunta vs. Shiraishi/Akutsu

    I don't think you need any fancy technique to lob a shot over Wonder Castle, though I guess a lob is vulnerable to Giant Habu + Wonder Castle combo. The easiest way would just turn it into a 2on1...
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    [Discussion] What I'd like to see in POT

    Mostly not serious, but some could be.

    Ryoma play a guy, does his usual 'I'm left handed' thing, and the guy goes 'I'm also left-handed' and slaps Ryoma silly and says 'You still have much more to...
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    [Character] Re: How does Tezuka win a grand slam

    But he might bust his shoulder or arm in the process of surpassing whoever just surpassed him again. Now that I think about it, I think Tezuka's arm is like rule of cartoon where you don't start...
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    [Character] Re: How does Tezuka win a grand slam

    Actually, if they just locked up coach Ryuzaki, then Tezuka only has to worry about Ryoma and Ryoga. I'm pretty sure coach Ryuzaki is the one most responsible for the 'random guy has totally...
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    [Character] How does Tezuka win a grand slam

    So we all know there's a picture of Tezuka winning a major when he's older (think it was Wimbledon?) Now Tezuka certainly is good enough, but given in POT literally anyone can suddenly have...
  25. Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 153, 154, 155 and 156 Discussion/Predictions

    You can win a game and then start playing worse on purpose to see another guy's potential and it works just as fine for stalling. I guess somewhere in POT says you always got to go from 0-5 before...
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    [Discussion] Re: Underrated and Overrated

    Momoshiro probably isn't strong enough to break people's wrists with BJK but it's at least enough for a racket busting move. In POT it usually looks like people totally change up their game after...
  27. Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 153, 154, 155 and 156 Discussion/Predictions

    I don't know why they keep on try to explain Yukimura's technique as a mental thing because that'd mean as long as you're not afraid of him it wouldn't work. Obviously it doesn't work on Volk who...
  28. Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 153, 154, 155 and 156 Discussion/Predictions

    Speaking of rules, there was a scene where Oliver was trying to smash the ball and one of the Tube guys yelled and scared him so he missed the shot and Ryoma complained to the referee saying that...
  29. Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 153, 154, 155 and 156 Discussion/Predictions

    Guess it came out on the 10th after all, though not on the usual place.

    Irie said he threw the game because he figured they'd lose anyway even if they went all out so might as well use this as an...
  30. Sticky: [Spoiler] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Spoiler Thread (Next Ch. August 4th)

    Oh, I'm sure that's what happened, I'm just saying how these groups always complain about each other infringing on their 'copyright'. They always toss that word around even though I'm quite sure...
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    [Discussion] Re: Underrated and Overrated

    As of Kantou, Sanada and Tezuka are supposed to be on another tier compared to Atobe. The only reason Atobe's strategy worked was because Tezuka had a serious injury. Otherwise Tezuka could've beat...
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    [Discussion] Re: Underrated and Overrated

    Rikkai is overrated as they're most definitely not a school of '7 Tezukas', not even 7 Tezukas with an injured elbow. Let's put it this way, had Seigaku been able to field a team of 7 Tezukas...
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    [Discussion] Re: Underrated and Overrated

    Originally Fuji was just a 'genius' which is a label that's basically worthless. He is quite appropriately rated as the #1 No. 2 guy on the team. At some point he started playing the other #1s...
  34. Sticky: [Spoiler] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Spoiler Thread (Next Ch. August 4th)

    One of the thread says some group of Chinese guys bought the copyright to the scans and they're not letting other people translate this stuff while they're taking their time. Now how would you buy...
  35. Sticky: [Spoiler] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Spoiler Thread (Next Ch. August 4th)

    The baidu board says the translation won't be out until the 10th, so factoring in time zone difference that's probably tomorrow (Sunday) evening. Didn't see any mention as to why it's slower than...
  36. Sticky: [Spoiler] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Spoiler Thread (Next Ch. August 4th)

    Usually unless you got a group of translators that just love a particular series, the Chinese translating guys are going for stuff that's high profile/popular. Since nobody has died recently in POT...
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    [Discussion] Re: Underrated and Overrated

    Like Ken mentioned if BJK is not a one hit kill move then that means Momoshiro pretty much came back from behind by himself (we sure didn't see his partner doing anything at all in that match)...
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    Poll: [Match] Re: Tokugawa vs. Oni

    Byodoin has been hiding his true powers for a while too unless Oni just somehow missed any game Byodoin used pirate aura, so if Tanegashima can draw Oni that'd mean he can roughly draw Byodoin too...
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    [Discussion] Re: Underrated and Overrated

    The only way I can see Chitose beating Momoshiro is if he just rolls out of the way on a Black Jackknife, because Momoshiro's other stats doesn't seem to be particularly high and there's usually a...
  40. Sticky: [Spoiler] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Spoiler Thread (Next Ch. August 4th)

    I don't think Black Hole is that hard to counter. Byodoin has problems with it because he apparently can't beat Tokugawa in a straight up rally, which is why he tries to use a special move to...
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    [Discussion] Re: Underrated and Overrated

    The problem is that a move like Saiki is totally bogus, even if it was real. As in, if I have Saiki and I go up against someone much stronger, what's going to happen is I glow slightly and would be...
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    [Discussion] Re: Underrated and Overrated

    In terms of overrated, I'm reminded of Nakgauchi's quote where he said MS don't have enough basic training and gets tired quickly, and later about how Krauser relies way too much on a special move...
  43. Sticky: [Spoiler] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Spoiler Thread (Next Ch. August 4th)

    Volk says Yukimura's technique is due to his flawless tennis that puts an opponent into a state of yips because of the mental pressure, and Tokugawa slices open a pocket of space that stops the ball....
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    Poll: [Match] Re: Tokugawa vs. Oni

    Kaji says Oni used something more powerful than Black Jackknife. Problem is that he has at least 2 tiers of power above it. I mean, he can use Black Jackknife while using the 2-string racket. ...
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    Poll: [Match] Re: Tokugawa vs. Oni

    I said Oni is equivalent of AnS. He's probably not quite as good as Tokugawa at AnS without an aura. If we assume the first set is supposed to be played at the level of H1 Byodoin since Byodoin is...
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    Poll: [Match] Re: Tokugawa vs. Oni

    Byodoin says the Oni that beat him 2 years ago has returned when he used Kishin, so unless the point is that Oni was secretly beating up scrubs using Kishin while Byodoin wasn't watching, we can...
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    Poll: [Match] Re: Tokugawa vs. Oni

    At least prior to playing Kintaro, Oni cannot use Kishin at will because Byodoin was surprised the Oni that beat him two years came back, so that implies nobody else has saw him like that either. ...
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    Poll: [Match] Re: Tokugawa vs. Oni

    But remember Tokugawa never saw Kishin either. Kishin is probably the same tier as pirate aura and Tokugawa can't do anything against pirate aura without Black Hole. Tokugawa might have the best...
  49. Sticky: [Spoiler] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Spoiler Thread (Next Ch. August 4th)

    I figured Konomi would take the cheap way out with the whole Irie 'I only pretended to lose'. Wish QP would be like 'yeah that guy was trying to lose on purpose which is why I only used 10% of my...
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    Poll: [Match] Re: Tokugawa vs. Oni

    Black Hole indeed has a serious flaw in that it assumes you can take a set in a 3 set match without it, because even in real life it's hard to win 2 sets in 30 minutes let alone POT where people play...
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