I´ve always wondered something.
In the Jr. Senbatsu Training Camp, they called the 5 best players in Kanto. Atobe, Yanagi and Sanada went there, and Sengoku replaced Tezuka (cause he rejected the invitation). Who was the 5th player in the camp?
If so, then it would have to be Yukimura. Since he wasn't injured at that time.
However, Konomi wouldn't have wanted to have Yukimura being seen playing as he intended to bring Yukimura into the Nationals.
Same way we could never have seen anything from Chitose in tennis until the Nationals.
I've always wondered how come we haven't seen the National training camp again?
I was looking forward to it. I mean, sure the U-17 Camp was cool, but a lot of it has been well below the standard that Konomi set after doing the Nationals.
I'd like to see an MS-only training camp again.
Dammit Airgrimes you make me search pages every day
Yukimura is not shown... but I would assume he was one of the members. Pretty sure there were more than 5 though.
I' m actually looking for the page were someone said that Tezuka rejected his invitation.
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Nope, I can't find a page (nor anything else) that states that 5 players were invited (in fact,in the fudomine page just the 4 players I named before are listed).
I'm curious about that camp. It was the same as the camp in the anime filler? Sengoku, Sanada, Yanagi and Atobe were the only 2nd year students there (because it looks like all the other people invited were 3rd years)? WHY DID THEY CHOSE SENGOKU OVER FUJI?!
This was a National camp for MSers. So basically a tiny U-14 Camp.
It's possible that Fuji didn't get picked since I think he only had like one counter at that time?
Even though he would have been better, Fuji likely didn't play seriously in matches or was placed in Doubles all the time due to his lack of enthusiasm in training or something.
Although yeah, I really want to see Seigaku One Year Prior.
With Tezuka, Fuji, Inui and GP as 2nd Years I'm curious to see how they did.
What I've wanted to see were Regional Camps again.
In Japan however, Tokyo tends to get it's own Regional team instead of being with Kanto due to Tokyo havin a population bigger than many regions.
I think Tokyo VS Kanto or Kansai or Kyushuu would be cool. (If WoK play for their native Kyushuu).
Although... According to PoT, everywhere outside of Kanto that isn't Osaka or Okinawa are miles below in tennis skills.
I don't know if a Regional camp would be cool though... Seigaku + Rikkaidai + Atobe kills everything in the planet.
It's funny how badly we need more than 1 chapter right now... we are discussing about balls
But that's the thing since like the 2000s Tokyo have been getting their own regional team in Football (Soccer), Basketball, Football, Baseball.
Depending on the age group.
So Tokyo would actually be just Hyotei, Seigaku + Akutsu and Tachibana.
Kanto would be Rikkai Dai.
Kansai would be Shiten
Kyushuu would be Higa but as a twist I would like Tachibana and Chitose to choose to represent their home region.
Doesn't sound too bad now does it haha.
And my bad, I wasn't sure how many counters Fuji had. I had always thought he was saying Triple counter since he was trying to perfect three moves but couldn't use them.
E.g against Nitobe/Kita he and Kawamura lost, for some reason Fuji hadn't brought out Hakugei when it seems his team needed it.
Then again it could have been due to Fuji's shitty attitude.
Lol let Sengoku go!!
He has had what may be the biggest decline in the tier ranking we've seen in the series.
He went from being a replacement to Tezuka to losing to Kamio hahaha. Kamio didn't even have Mojuu no Aura then.
Fudomine's Kamio > Sengoku. It's hard to accept but that's what Konomi has decided to do to Sengoku lol.
Sengoku right now has zero chance of making a Tokyo team lol.
Ryoma, Akutsu, Atobe, Fuji, Inui, Kawamura, Momoshiro, Kaidoh. If anything Yushi and Kikumaru as next in-line.
And Rokkaku... Saeki is cool but Yuuta > Saeki
So Rokkaku have to stay in Chiba. I don't really need to see them.
Yukimura has been hanging with the people from his room Fuji & Shiraishi as of now.
I can't remember when but Yuuta bt Saeki in a St.Rudolph VS Rokkaku match.
There have been a few canon organized matches between schools. Another is Kakinoki VS Rikkai Dai.
If you remember when Kirihara went to Seigaku accidentally, he was actually scheduled to play Kakinoki in a match where Rikkai agreed not to use ANY 3rd years.
Because of this, Urayama Shiita had to take Kirihara's place.
Kuki Kiichi bt Urayama Shiita 6-1 lmao.
This is from one of Konomi's fanbooks where he draws those photos of the MSers when they were children.
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Davide and Bane lost to Tanishi/HigaFodder 6-2 or 6-1 at the Nationals.
Konomi has zero respect for Rokkaku. Literally none.
In a Kanto team without Tokyo involved, Rikkai Dai will take all 8 spots comfortably.
Manga!Kajimoto from Josei Shonan was wack. He lost to Midoriyama's captain.
Would have liked a few Midoriyama guys in the camp. Since Kadowaki's here there should be many others.
Kadowaki is unbelievably weak.
*Urayama sucks even if he's playing in Rikkai*.
I don't know how they got completely destroyed (as they played fairly well against Seigaku), Konomi was probably hyping Higa.
Midoriyama's captain was kinda cool, and I actually liked anime's Kajimoto and Wakato (Konomi could have make them really appear in SPoT... I mean, Ryoga is from a movie..............................................)
I don't know how old or new these are, but Fuji looks amazing.
It's said to be from the artbook.
Thanks to heterochromaticperspective @Tumblr.