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But Atobe's fast learning of Higuma Otoshi and Viking Horn cant be compared to Muga, considering how Chitose and Echizen used a variety of ppls shots.
I also doubt Konomi will let Yuki open a door.
Just curious now.
Really waiting on that match.
Viking horn was pretty weird...but Higuma otoshi isn't that surprising..Oshitari can do it too, I'm certain he's seen it enough times in practice.
I wasnt saying Higuma Otoshi was surprising, considering his team mate uses it just as much as Fuji.
Its just that Brandnewkid was comparing it to Muga.
Muga is completely on another level. Its just that Atobe is freakin awesome.
Does anyone else think that Irie wont lose to Akiba?
I just see that Akiba is weaker than Irie but I don't know why Irie pretended. He has to go all-out now to defeat him. He should have done this at the beggining of the match
I really hope Irie wins otherwise Konomi will have completely DEVALUED Atobe.
Since he let Irie completely walk over somebody as strong as Atobe.
Which should mean Irie is incredibly strong.
Coz anybody that can walk over Atobe is crazy strong. So if Akiba wins then Konomi has A LOT of explaining to do.
Has Hara Tetsuya done anything yet? Coz im still waiting for him and Taira Yoshiyuki to show what makes the No.19 and No.18.
Coz I know String breaking seems amazing, but Momoshiro has shown that Power can overcome that.
So for example, what makes Ishida Gin weaker than Taira Yoshiyuki?
Taira has shown no BIG ability besides a powerful Laserbeam.
Surely he needs something else that made him be chosen well above Tokugawa, Nakagauchi, Miyako, etc.
and as for Hara, Im still waiting for some kind of awesome move from him. If Date can send ppl into the air, and Hakamada's shot falls like a comet, Im hoping he is given a killer shot too.
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The racket strings breaking is...eh im tired of him using that to show a players power it's getting old.
Ikr, I really hope Konomi will give Hara and Tetsuya another technique each that shows why they are Top20.
I think that Taira and Hara have no moves left, that is enough to show that they're strong. About Ishida Gin being weaker than them, I'm not too sure about that, you think they could counter a 100th style Hadoukyuu?
Finally, I want to see Echizen in action, the other players already got too much spotlight, but Echizen has to show why he is the strongest and become a first stringer
What if for example you get Kite VS Taira and Kite keeps hitting Habu's.
If Taira cant return a Habu what could he do?
Im not saying Kite is better than Taira but Im saying what technique makes him No.18?
And have we seen the Stats? If so can I have a link please?
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Otherwise what would be the point of all these characters having Mojuu no Aura or Muga no Kyouchi etc. if just a forehand and smash can get you further. Surely the Top 20 have a variety of techniques?
Have we seen their stats? please give me a link since I havent seen them.
And I didnt mention Oni for a reason.
It is stated that Irie and Oni are 1st Stringer level but they stayed behind to strengthen the rest of the Japan Junior Tennis Camp.
I was only talking about Tokugawa and the other members of 3rd Court. Taira and Hara were chosen as Top 20 which initially makes them better than everyone else who did not get chosen right?
Perhaps Tokugawa is an exception. But I havent seen anything that makes Taira and Hara better than Miyako, Matsudaira and Yamato etc. yet.
Miyako was the main guy in taking 4 games from Shiraishi/Kirihara pair which is a stronger team than Momo&Kenya.
Miyako is rougly Kirihara level.
So Taira/Hara are dominating, its not like they are dominating a better team than Shiraishi/Kirihara like Miyako did.
So theyve dominated Momoshiro/Oshitari. Those two arent even near the best middle schoolers.
Theyve only shown ONE move each. All the top players have a variety of moves except Akutsu.
The way the storyline works, there is no way Ishida Gin could defeat them.
Konomi wouldnt let all of his Top20 lose so soon.
1. If you look at the second to last page in chapter 59, you can see a black swirl, so that might mean that the spin gets neutralized.
2. Apparently, the string still broke when Momo used a normal Jack Knife, which implies that BJK has some special property to it.
Kite doesn't use Habu in the manga, but even assuming he could, it shouldn't be too difficult to return, as long as you don't use a large swing.
The high-schoolers are powerful, but the whole reason that the middle-schoolers are even at the U-17 are because they're supposed to be good enough to beat the Stringers and take their spots.
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When I sayed no moves left I was talking about special moves. Their stats are court 1 level, sure, but I think Konomi has displayed their abilities to much, now it's the turn of middle schoolers to defeat them don't you think?
But thing is, its only Momo and Kenya.
Do Momo and Kenya fit in the Top20 best Middle Schoolers?
They dont :/
So I wasnt expecting those 2 of all ppl to end up as 1st Stringers.
He has barely displayed ANY of the 1st Stringers abilities... How did you work out it was too much?
But why would Momo and Kenya win of all players? There are SEVERAL better middle schoolers who can beat them. So why them?