November 07, 2015 11:49 AM
Howling is the new Synchro.
Howling is Konomi's way of saying, "Doubles is cool too guys, I swear."
Tachibana/Chitose Howling, I call it.
November 07, 2015 11:47 AM
I pretty much side with all of Kaoz' pairings with the exception of Oishi, because if it were up to me he wouldn't be playing tennis at all. I would enjoy seeing a Sanada/Oni pair, as I have been...
November 05, 2015 07:44 AM
This is why Black Hole doesn't bother me as much as the other two I mentioned.
November 04, 2015 10:01 PM
X-ball was the second most idiotic thing Konomi ever put into this series, and I'm so glad it's gone. (It falls right behind the inter-dimensional nonsense)
November 03, 2015 02:17 PM
Well obviously there are going to be more players from Spain if you span a timeline of 20 years. That's true for every country. USA had John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, etc. My point is that...
November 03, 2015 10:38 AM
What country has a plethora of talent? Every country has only a few popular pros. USA has Andy Roddick, England has Andy Murray, Switzerland has Rodger Federer, Serbia has Novak Djokovic, etc. Hewitt...
November 03, 2015 08:55 AM
Lleyton Hewitt was the best in the world in his time.
November 02, 2015 06:48 PM
In light of the newest arc, does anyone else find it interesting that all of us are from different countries?
[Thailand, Germany, Argentina, USA, France, Canada, Australia]
Use this thread to...
November 02, 2015 05:59 PM
We should start a "Loser Camp 1/10 club."
November 01, 2015 04:23 PM
I interpreted it to simply mean Germany/Volk (who always wins) potentially losing.
November 01, 2015 04:07 PM
Winner vs Loser arc [8/10]
Loser Camp arc [1/10]
5th court vs 3rd court arc [5/10]
1st Stringer 11-20 arc [3/10]
G10 match arc [4/10]
Japan vs Germany match arc [8/10] ...
November 01, 2015 04:01 PM
October 28, 2015 06:12 PM
October 28, 2015 05:03 PM
Anera's team should be named Coq Au Gin. ;)
[I'm lurking to see how much of this Kaoz has changed/improved from when I first made the framework]
October 28, 2015 08:12 AM
Phantron, your argument is logical but the narrative doesn't demand such a conclusion. It's just a coincidence that Tezuka doesn't need to run (because of t-zone) when he uses Hyakuren. It doesn't...
October 25, 2015 06:48 PM
I'm pretty much in the same boat as you. There is a pretty big disconnect between what BA was implied to be and what it actually turned out to be (which was pretty disappointing). I appreciate your...
October 25, 2015 08:23 AM
Hey Sai, I'm curious as to how you read that match. How do you interpret what is happening at point 7? Do you think the progression of the narrative suggests that Sanada suppressed the yips for a...
October 24, 2015 02:19 PM
Ken, if you look at the credits, I'm the one who scanned the Sanada/Yukimura match. I know it well. I'm not making up concepts that are not in the canon. Sai's translation specifically says Sanada...
October 24, 2015 11:21 AM
Suppressing yips for a second doesn't mean it is defeated. Something is defeated when it doesn't work anymore. Sanada was still effected by it because he couldn't endure anymore.
October 24, 2015 08:38 AM
I believe anyone with a mental stat of 5 and higher will overcome it.
October 24, 2015 07:06 AM
To be clear, I do not believe that Sanada defeated yips, nor do I think BA was the reason. I believe Sanada was able to suppress the yips for a split second (point 7) with his willpower, and BA...
October 23, 2015 11:22 PM
After looking at both the winner and loser side comments, I have to say it is a lot less conclusive than it was made out to be. Konomi never said Sanada was unable to suppress yips at any moment in...
October 23, 2015 09:54 PM
Ken, where is the winner side?
October 23, 2015 07:59 PM
Wait, so this is what you guys are referring to when you say "Konomi says in databook that Sanada didn't break yips?" because Konomi nowhere says that in this section, unless he said it elsewhere.
October 23, 2015 07:59 AM
...Ken, the Databook is NOT an explanation. It is a statement. A statement is about "what is," and an explanation is about "why it is." My saying this to you is an example of an explanation.
October 23, 2015 07:50 AM
No, I don't like the (your) explanation precisely because it doesn't make sense. The "explanation" isn't coming from Konomi, just so we are all clear.
I'll put it another way: Why give Sanada a...
October 23, 2015 07:27 AM
Serving doesn't increase your odds against your senses being taken from you, so I don't think serving means anything. Also, I refuse to believe luck is a factor for any character besides Sengoku....
October 22, 2015 11:26 PM
Right, he didnt overcome Yips, He just ignored Yips for one point. *eye roll* Konomi saying "Sanada didn't overcome yips" doesn't solve anything. It merely perpetuates the unanswered problem in the...
October 22, 2015 02:06 PM
Part of the problem is how confusing the match becomes midway. As far as panels go, there really isn't much to see. I think Konomi just needs to redo that whole part and draw more of it. It's like...
October 22, 2015 09:45 AM
And in between him swinging like an idiot and scoring the point was a full two-page introductive display of the black aura. He didn't just "happen to hit the ball regardless of black aura by swinging...
October 22, 2015 09:35 AM
I understand the thought, but that doesn't actually make any sense. The yips, by definition, cause you to become immobilized. If Sanada "did something," it is because he was lacking yips. It would be...
October 22, 2015 09:26 AM
It's not about what he said, but the implications of what he said. He was definitely talking about Ryoma, but the problem is that statement is inconsistent with the rest of the series, because Sanada...
October 22, 2015 08:42 AM
"It's impossible to escape from that darkness by yourself...with the exception of one man." -Sanada
1) Sanada is talking about himself.
2) The "one" could be...
October 21, 2015 08:00 AM
Sorry for the bump, but I'm going to be going through all these chapters and make some minor edits that will make the story more refined and flow better. There are a few lines here and there that I...
October 17, 2015 03:20 PM
Okay, I'm caught up now. Some predictions/thoughts:
1) Atobe will come back with some new tennis mode he obtained by laughing in the ocean.
2) Fuji will play Tezuka in a singles match, and both...
October 16, 2015 09:19 PM
After a few years, I'm back because PoT is good again. However, I am behind a few chapters. Are there any sites that are up to date with scans so I don't have to download them?
December 03, 2013 08:10 PM
So this month we have a discussion about whether or not Irie is surprised? See ya next month.
November 14, 2013 10:26 PM
What are you talking about? I never said any of this.
November 13, 2013 06:51 PM
Not only this, but Yukimura could do nothing different to improve his game. He yipped Sanada and started pounding him down. How is that holding back? Yukimura holding back would be not using Yips at...
November 13, 2013 03:04 PM
Nowhere does it say Yukimura was not serious. That is an assumption that many use with the quote of him saying "I thought I could enjoy playing tennis today, I guess I was wrong." In fact, the very...
November 13, 2013 01:21 PM
Dude, not a chance lol. You are only saying that because of hindsight. All of us agreed black aura was a "state/aura" and NOT a technique. This caught every one of us by surprise. Also, the...
November 12, 2013 07:57 PM
Konomi's writing style is what hyped it up, not me. I was merely following where Konomi was leading me. The journey of black aura was like explaining to a young boy how the restaurant you are taking...
November 05, 2013 10:32 PM
I think Konomi threw good writing out the window with this one. Here are the obvious flaws with what just happened:
*Konomi emphasizes Echizen, Kintarou, and Sanada (and Akutsu) more...
October 27, 2013 09:19 AM
Thanks. If you know someone who would be willing to draw it up, be my guest.
I think part of the problem is Konomi isn't funny or witty lol. That matters tremendously.
All of the Black...
September 25, 2013 09:16 AM
Isn't a second swing illegal?
September 09, 2013 09:03 AM
Sanada already broke out of yips with BA the first time, so yes.
September 09, 2013 09:02 AM
I totally called the difference between Sanada and Yukimura is Power vs Technique.
September 06, 2013 09:42 AM
I agree. This chapter was basically Erwin's time to shine.
September 06, 2013 09:34 AM
Erwin is like "eff dat arm, don't need it." What a pro.
September 06, 2013 07:25 AM
I don't know about you guys, but this page made me smile by how badass it is. Konomi may make a lot of stupid decisions, but he still got it.