I think Byodouin is just seriously hardcore. Tennis is literally a matter of life and death to him. He pretty much only cares about getting strong guys so why does he care if a 1st stringer loses? That means they're replaced by someone stronger. I doubt Byodouin really has any ill intentions toward other players. It's just his style of playing says the weak may very well die from playing tennis and he's not going to babysit the weak to ensure they didn't die.
Finally sengoku has some screen time.
It's nice that he got screentime and we learned more from Akutsu's past. Ryoma seems to be struggling a lot in order to learn that shot, just look how many balls there are in the court. I hope that he plays against Ryoga in an official match and isn't just this kind of training and Ryoga gives him the badge when he learns it.
However, with the pannel from chapter 100, we get to know that Tokugawa is going to play Byodouin, rising the chances that Ryoma steps in after Tokugawa loses and defeats Byodouin.
Also, I'm surprised that Akutsu aced Tanegashima. I don't know but I can think that serve is stronger/faster than Mach serve, as Mach is just a very easy serve to return from G8 downwards, Tanegashima who is No.2 got aced by that amazing serve from Akutsu. It's not unlikely that serve is better than Mach.
Dissapointed Sanada didn't even hit a shot, guess next month he'll finally be in action. I'm 100% sure the MS are going to finally take a win again.
Last edited by LetalHawk; June 01, 2013 at 07:24 AM.
Konomi worked hard again. This release didn't disappoint. I guess this match should highlight Ohmagari as the weak link though.
Disappointed that Ryoma is foreshadowed to play Ryoga in an official match.
Disappointed that Tokugawa is going to play in the MSers challenge too.
Sanada has been action several times in the series already LetalHawk he's obviously going to take the lead role in the match eventually.
I'd rather this whole arc got cut short after this match. I don't wanna see Ryoga and Byoudouin go all out on anybody just yet.
There are still too many MSers I want to see again. After seeing Oni who is pretty much going to be Byoudouin and Ryoga level go all out, this series has turned into a series entirely about the strong characters which I don't particularly like.
finally the final line-up is revealed surprised by double !!! Sanada will he succeed disciplined Akutsu?I think echizen the moment is the only one to have a chance to win .I notice fuji did not have a real game of the series !!!
Good to finally see Sanada playing an official match again. I'm both surprised and not surprised at how much Konomi is developing Akutsu. I really thought Sanada would just overshadow Akutsu the whole time the way Ochi did with Mouri, but I was wrong. Konomi is actually trying to make us care about both characters. For Akutsu to ace Shuuji, and for Sanada appearing to be pretty surprised by this, is quite a feat.
I'm just disappointed.
I'm happy to say that I was right that Ryoma will play Ryoga and that Kazuya will play Byoudouin.
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Gin wasn't immediately OHKOed, which I find quite interesting. There's nothing we can take away from him winning a game in the second set, as that could be Duke screwing around or just a screwy scoreline, something Konomi has given in the past.
I'm the only one that finds Tanegashima's way to wear his jacket really stupid? I mean, thanks Konomi for making unique styles but this is too much
IMO it's nice to have some PoT, and yeah Konomi worked really hard. It's sucha pity that this chapters had barely tennis on them (would had been great, Tennis in SPoT!), but wtv.
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Also, I'm surprisded that Tokugawa will play... and that Gin took a game, wtf was that.
Last edited by Hardy; June 01, 2013 at 12:28 PM.
Summary is translated, thanks a lot to Sai.
It would appear that Shuuji was just seeing what Akutsu can do, although we won't know until next month.
Thanks again, Sai.
Thanks Sai for the translations
I guess Sanada will take the big role in the match, but it's not like Akutsu's going to be foreshadowed by him since both characters were hyped up a lot and need the screentime they deserve.
I'm actually happy that Tokugowa is going to be playing against byoudin, he is the number one high schooler who isn't on the first string, he has already beaten ryoma once, and the only known loss he has is to byoudin. Also, this isn't exactly a middle schooler challenge, the line up to face first string was all high schoolers, and the middle schoolers defeats of 11 to 19 convinced the coaches and the top 10 to ADD middle schoolers to the line up, and if Oni hadn't have taken his 5 back, I'm sure he'd be playing against the 1st string as well, I'm just happy that they haven't made all high schoolers fodder for the powered of middle schoolers