At the end of the Yukimuar vs Ryoma game they say Yukimura is starting to catch up. If Ryoma just scored 23 points in a row prior to using Samurai Drive that can hardly be considered as any form of 'catching up'. This isn't a case where there's some special moves involved, like we can assume you'll never score on Tezuka Phantom unless you can break it, and actually even in this case there seems to be evidence that Tezuka Phantom can be broken when off the screen (otherwise the tiebreaker should not have gone to double digits because the only thing Phantom wno't work on is Mach Serve). If Fuji lost 23 points in a row against Shiraishi that'd mean comparatively he's more inferior to Shiraishi as say, Jirou is to him (Jirou even got a game off him) until his full potential awakened. Ryoma lost a point to the 11 court guy with the Magnum Serve (or something) because he can't return the serve the first time he see it. Giving up 0 games is common in POT. Giving up 0 points is a relatively rare occurence, and in Yukimura's case the spectators sure didn't talk about the game as an utter beatdown (which is the case when Yukimura was winning) so I have no problem with Yukimura getting a point or two sometimes.
If you look at the reaction of the crowd in the final sequence, it'd make a lot more sense if the score was 40-30 than 40-0. Sanada and Yuikimura had the typical 'if we survive this point we can do it' which would make very little sense against triple match point, though to be fair Sanada declared his victory while he was a match point behind against Ryoma (he pretty much told Ryoma farewell before Ryoma did Cool Drive to win the game), so they do have questionable standards of what a 'close game' means.
Winning a point against PoP would be worth a shot in the screen. That's my opinion on the matter. I don't see any proof that Yukimura managed to win a point against Echizen back then. Sanada shout that line because he believe Yukimura can come back from the match point. That's all there is to it. Other people view on the something are not the most reliable way on it. Just because Sanada "think" Yukimura can hold a candle doesn't mean a thing. What else is he supposed to do? It's a promise he made with Yukimura. And he's outside the match, so there's nothing he can do. So he shout and cheers Yukimura on because they are best pal.
So in summary, the same way you're assuming he shout it because he thought Yukimura can win some points against PoP Echizen doesn't mean it's true. Ryuuzaki thought Fuji surpass Tezuka at one point. We knows how that turn out. My assumption is that it's just that Sanada see false light at that moments. He saw Yukimura getting completely shat on in the beginning. And then later on, he saw that Yukimura can engage in a rally now, so he see "false hope" and think that Yukimura stand a chance. Doesn't mean that it's true.
If only Sanada was in the court and pull out Black Aura at that moment in PoT and give us a badass match like Kantou final. Dang Yukimura.
For Fuji vs Shiraishi, that's supposed to be the point. I think Konomi wants to shows there are big difference between high tier and mid tier characters. The gap is simply that huge.
As for Ryoma losing a point to court 11, that's a new move. It takes him by surprised. Of even knowing Ryoma's personality, by the look of his face, he's just completely toying with his opponent. What does Yukimura had that he doesn't show at the point PoP is on? Nothing. Dream Yips? Wow, that's a different point in time.
Last edited by -Ken-; March 05, 2013 at 09:59 PM.
Just like how shiraishi was helpless against the 5th counter, but slowly made progress until he could return it, thats what yukimura did, but he didn't manage to beat it before he lost
Don't have much time but here's the RAW:
Only one chapter this month.
Yeah there you go. really glad Oni won the match, for two reasons. He is my favorite player and well just for the sake of this manga. I mean the strongest (or one of) player in the camp got humiliated by middleschooler....
And TnK is no longer sacred at all. well it's predictable back from the Tezuka's last game. seems like every player would be able to use it eventually. It's so inconsistent because just few months ago (manga time) only samurai Nanjiro could use this tech. but well we can accept nothing much from this sequel. I am still following this just for the sake of PoT1 if you know what I mean
Last edited by senewe; March 31, 2013 at 08:03 AM.
No comment about this chapter, just ridiculous. Kintarou got owned by TnK Oni and I'm still in shock. Giving Kintarou that monstruous upgrade for nothing, well done Konomi
Last edited by LetalHawk; March 31, 2013 at 07:29 AM.
And at least TnKed Kintaro scavenged a point againts full throttle Oni.
I had thought that there was a good chance Oni could win, but I never would've imagined that he would have TnK.
He even won a point against Kintarou's TnK without using TnK himself. I do wonder if TnK is just going to become the new synchro (as in the player with higher stats wins).
Thanks for that panel Konomi.
And Fuji is the next volume cover!
I think one of Konomi's assistants went to Konomi and said... "Hey man... Have a look in your can fodder... Bring out whatever you find".
Considering everybody who's been on a volume cover so far has had screentime... Maybe... Fuji is going play?
really want to see some new ridiculous counters man.
Well, Kintarou did win points against Oni when they were both using TnK as it was 30-15 when Oni activated TnK. You could argue that they were sort of about even as they both won points and ultimately one game a piece.
so basically, TNK > Kishin mode what a let down for the new hyped aura coming from the no.1 japan player.
Also, FU Konomi, you have 3 matches at the same time and you only give us 1 damn chapter focused in 1 match.
Last edited by Kaoz; April 01, 2013 at 02:43 AM.