Ok... WTF, that's my only reaction when I saw this chapter.
Kintarou vs Oni wasn't a necessary match, at all.
Ryoga said he was looking forward Akutsu versus Oni, Akutsu said he's only interested in returning the favor for Ryoma.
Ryoga said he'll teach Akutsu a lesson. Akutsu grabs 10 balls and hits them at Ryoga.
Ryoga hits the 10 balls back effortlessly. Akutsu also dodges the 10 balls but after he thought he dodged the 10th ball, he still got hit in the face by a ball.
Ryoga says Akutsu still has much more to work on.
Kintaro said he can finally play at Oni's level.
Oni thinks about Kintaro's words of 'I want to become the #1 tennis player in Japan', and realized that's something he's lost.
In the flashback it shows way back in 1st year of high school Oni helps out at a local orphanage, and the kids there hoped he'd become the #1 player in Japan.
And then, he ran into Byodouin at the U17 camp. (who pokes fun of Oni looking way too old).
Old brother protecting baby brother.
Chapter 92 animated is gonna rock.
And chapter 93 is just transition, it seems. More Oni vs Kin-chan next issue.
Chapter 92 also shows us why it's a good idea to bring a tennis racket with you when you go to the restroom.
Apparently Byoudouin really is the big bad of this story.
I love the fact Oni looks so big and scary, but he is a real lil' softie with love for children, got a flipping hamster and knits toys.
From now on, I declare that, like how Kawamura is known as JESUS, Oni is henceforth to be known as Santa.
Saw someone pointed out that Oni didn't have a scar in the flashback.
I wonder if they'll ever explain what the heck happened to Byodouin to go from how he looks like in H1 to his current looks.
Got my Chapters earlier today. In the Dropbox for kaoz to proof the translations. Should be posted when he wakes up over in Germany.
Akutsu got oranged in the face.
No, but seriously....
Young Byoudouin looks cooler in my opinion (but less original).
I told you that Akutsu was going to play Ryoga (and the orange hit, that was so good).
A little dissapointed with the X-mas chapter and all that flashback, it seemed more like a Pair Puri rather than a chapter.
Last edited by Hardy; December 30, 2012 at 12:37 AM.