Yukimura, he is undoubtedly one of the best players of the series. However, why does no one have any beef with him? He is stronger than Sanada, Atobe and probably Tezuka for a while. However, no one wants to challenge him or wants revenge. Everyone looks up to Tezuka. A lot of players have admired or acknowledged him but Yukimura was probably stronger than him.
I guess Yukimura scared them all off
What do you think?
Right now, Tezuka is above Yukimura, and Sanada might because of black aura.
In my oppinion, he is not that scary, but Yips makes everybody shit their pants off (unless you have TnK or enough willpower to break them). I think that if you break yips, Yukimura can't do anything.
I would love to see Oni vs Yukimura, to see Oni trying to break out of yips, but I think that he would lose.
Personally, Yukimura has to be defeated, he can't show off all time, I hope Sanada kicks his ass, because he has to understand that yips won't work sometimes, so he has to improve his game, and regain the throne.
Oh, I forgot, Echizen would also kick Yuki's ass
I'd say you need one of TnK, Hyakuren, BA against Yukimura. Without one of those, it's basically impossible to score against him.
There is also Atobe Kingdom, Atobe could see his absolute blind spots and score, but during a short period of time. Yukimura is broken, because if there is somebody stronger than him in basic tennis, he uses yips and game over, on a way it's a sure win, but I think that stealing somebody's senses it's rough, because it shows that Yukimura can't defeat his opponent cleanly.
I hope that some high schooler beats Yukimura soon, breaks the yips and wipes him out easily, let's see what would happen: Yukimura could aim higher and evolve his stats more and stop using yips in his matches.
Ah, when he returned Sanada's Rai in chapter 8, he didn't use the gut, that means there's nobody in POT that can return Rai using the gut yet (the OVA doesn't count, altough it was quite impressive).
Last edited by LetalHawk; November 04, 2011 at 09:13 AM.
And Yips is as much of a special ability as those three moves.
And about Rai, I sayed it because I think that in the manga nobody returned it with the gut, so I'm curious about if it's possible, I didn't say you claimed it
The only techniques that I can think of which could counter Rai with the gut are: Rin, Kagerou Zutsumi, Hadoukyu Parry and Black Jack Knife. But I reckon Kagerou Zutsumi has the best chance though.
Considering Yukimura just got screentime after crushing Fuwa, I suppose we wont know how strong he REALLY is. Since Im wondering whether or not Konomi will make him push for a Top10 place.
Since it seems Sanada is CONSTANTLY getting screentime showing off his BA and taking out several HSers at a time.
We also dont know the level of Fuwa. So Yukimura cant be compared fully.
We only know he beasted Tooyama quickly.
Although I have noticed that nobody has shown a real interest in challenging Yukimura compared to Tezuka.
from Pair Puri Vol.2
from Pair Puri Vol.5Quote:
Back on the days of PoT 1, I actually hoped against hope that it would be a captain vs captain match in the Finals. But as we all know, it didn't happen. :/Quote:
I am more curious now if Yukimura already got his YIPS when he and Tezuka faced each other. When Ryoma got affected by the Yips, there wasn't really a reaction from Tezuka, the only time he talked there was when Ryuzaki-sensei started crying.
If I would have to believe, Tezuka had a prior knowledge of Yukimura's ablitity to steal senses. Hence, he wasn't so shocked about it unlike everybody else. I know Tezuka is extremely stoic but I believe if it was the first time he saw that, he'll still got that surprise look just like how he reacted when Ryoma started unleashing TMnK. But then, I also can't see that he was affected by the Yips back in his match against Yukimura prior middle school.
Geez. PoT 1 left so many questions that I don't believe will be answered in Shin. :/