Anyone with half a freaking brain can tell that Konomi goes out of his way to show that these guys are more than tennis players - they're warriors. Hell, you can even tell that from the names of a good number of them, who are references to war periods during Japan's ancient history.
Last edited by Brandnewkid; February 01, 2013 at 11:56 AM.
I would give the thousands to anybody who can do that on a serve lol.
Sengoku as in Sengoku Period being another one. I don't think Konomi meant for Sengoku to end up falling down the tiers like he has.
As cliche as it was I liked the way he ended it with Echizen beating both Yukimura and Sanada considering it took the whole of the Echizen clan to defeat the mighty Yukimura Sanada in that time period.
Right now, I simply don't get the tier system.
We now have zero idea where Irie, Duke, Oni, Byoudouin, Tokugawa, Tanegashima or Ryoga stand.
I mean... Considering Oni didn't go literal Oni on Momoshiro or Tooyama means that current Momoshiro will still die against him and that even current Tooyama stands no chance.
If Oni performs that Akuma-looking crap again its over for Tooyama.
Byoudouin has now lost that final boss feeling for me though. Like... That final boss feeling is fully gone.
Imagine Yukimura VS Tezuka that took place before Middle School, and we were told that Tezuka won, Yuki's final boss feeling would have taken a big fall.
When Ryoma faced Sanada did we already know Tezuka beat Sanada when they were younger? I don't remember.
Since Byodouin's first name is 'the Phoenix', it'd actually make a lot of sense for him to get stronger after a defeat.
Translation of the 95 summary:
I know you're not supposed to hold POT accountable for things plot consistency but this arc makes the whole story rather comical if you work backwards from what we know now.
For all this time we've been told Oni is the gatekeeper of hell, and Irie is always saying, 'Got to beat Oni before you're ready to challenge court 3', implying that you got to have at least a level that can defeat Oni to challenge court 3. Yet since Oni defeated Byodouin in the past, this means regardless of what happens later, Oni at some point was the number 1 player of his age group. Two years ago, both Oni and Byoduoin have an 'unknown' power level on the power chart, which presumably means they're both too powerful to be measured since the power chart even measures stuff like Devil Form Kirihara, and certainly there is no indication anybody that was originally at the U17 camp (not including Oni) could've returned the wall-shattering shot Byodouin did 2 years ago. We don't see the coaches shaking for watching Irie playing a game, or even the lower of the G10 members.
So this means the U17 camp must have realized that they really weren't that great after watching how the MSer play, and they were in danger of being embarrassed by the MSer by the end of volume 1. Perhaps Tokugawa could've done something, but he's too caught up in defeating Byodouin, so they needed to turn to Santa Oni who knows how to scare little kids and keep them inline. Obviously none of the guys in the same year as Oni was allowed to talk about the fact this guy once defeated the current #1 player in Japan 2 years ago. They probably passed the whole 'can't play higher court players' thing immediately after seeing the MSers play, since even without the POT obligatory super powerups it's quite easy to see how some of the top MSers could've won a game against a court 3 guy at least some of the time. The MSers and the readers were misled by Santa Oni into thinking that there are many people as strong or stronger than him, even though Oni potentially could've been the strongest player available at the U17 camp at the time the MSer arrived.
Going back even further, in the finals Sanada was saying how this year's nationals had talent that's seen once in a decade, but clearly nobody ever told him that 4 years ago there were these 2 guys who could be playing tennis in another dimension, and some of the spectators barely escaped with their lives from Byodouin's wall-shattering shot at the U17 camp (shouldn't Rikkidai have someone who made it to U17 camp and come back and tell about it?). Without the events in NPOT, it seems completely impossible anybody from the MS would be at the same level as Byodouin or Oni was during their first year in high school, so the random commentors should be talking about how middle school tennis has declined over the years, not improved!
So, an image and a summary popped out at 2ch. Leaving them here till we get a translation.
Last edited by Asclepius; February 28, 2013 at 05:26 AM.
Omg I can't just believe, like I said before Kintarou unlocked Tenimuhou. Oni's just screwed
As with this I declare Kintarou the strongest SPOT player even above Tezuka unless ryoma can activate again Tenimuhou. If Ryomq will achieve an even bigger improvement. Kintarous improvement this is godlike he will crush Oni now
Last edited by LetalHawk; February 28, 2013 at 09:53 AM.
If I understood the google translation correctly, the next match is gonna be Sanada/Akutsu vs Tanegashima/Ohmagari. Expect an actual spoiler summary in about two to three hours.
Kaoz you are telling that Kintarou won?
No no, Sanada playing doubles hell no.
I am incredibly interested in seeing whether either of those four is going to split the ball btw.