Some of the players stats seem off, like their either hiding their abilities or the coaches measured their abilities wrong, Irie has a 2 in stamina, yet he played a long tie break with atobe, and could have kept going if he wanted to, also his stats are lower but he could have won the match easily.
Tokugawa was supposed to be the strongest 2nd stringer in the camp before the 1st string arrived, but his stats show him as being basically just an older version of shiraishi, with nothing really special about him.
Kintaru was supposed to be the best player at his school, and have more power than gin, but his stats show gin as stronger.
Regarding Tokugawa's stats, it sounds to me like those were recorded in his first match after returning from the mountain camp, especially that first line in his stamina description. After that, he may not have played against anyone against who he would have needed to go above those stats, so his improvements since then (several months ago) are still hidden.
If you look at the stamina rating and the associated text, it's clearly implied that some players consume less stamina as a function of their superior skill. That stamina rating is most likely say if you put all these guys in a marathon who would last the longest. Although Irie has a low stamina, he's clearly just messing around while playing Atobe since he's just that much better so he doesn't need to use very much stamina at all.
Tokugawa wanting a little brother is so precious lmao. I also think some stats are being hidden, still don't know if these account for Auras and stuff right?
I had always assumed Irie tricked everyone with his stamina, just by the way he plays.
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Basically a conversation of how Tezuka's getting on. Apparently.
Hahaha, that was amazing. Ties into the story as well. I figured Atobe would brag about having an international cell phone and that's the reason tezuka contacted him.
What Niou say does kind of make sense, though. Booking same day flight should be insanely expensive and impossible.
I normally book my flight about 3-6 months in advance, so I wouldn't know about that. I heard from a few of my friends complaining how expensive it was, though.
Retcon incoming. Remember the matches between the 11-20 and the 2nd String HSers? Konomi changed those a bit in the fanbook:
Takei is the obvious change here, he faced Mitsuya in the original release. It's unclear whether the position of any of the generic HSers was changed.
"Instead of winning the match like a person with normal mental would do, he gives his opponent a handicap... that's why his mental is awesome". WAT. WTF Konomi. The guy lost his match because he was a cocky dumbass and you give him props because he gave Yukimura a handicap? :/
I like Tokugawa a bit more now to be honest (I don't like him being a better Shiraishi though)... hey, who knows, we might see a Tokugawa vs Ryoga, and Ryoma will play against Byoudouin (like I've been saying for months u.u)
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Kaoz, I always wondered, the order of the players in the list against the 1st string means something? Imo it was just random