I don't see us getting translations anytime soon, so no point in waiting with this. Let's work with what we have.
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From what I can tell:
-the actual score seems to be 6-6 at the time we left off last chapter and match point for the MSers
-Mouri does indeed dislocate his shoulder to return the shot
-the ball makes it over the net, but Niou returns it
-2nd String wins 7-6, 0-6, 7-6 and Atobe and Niou get the No. 9 and 10 badges
-the next match is Duke vs Gin
-it seems that Duke wins easily (so not all HSers are getting replaced it seems?)
-next time: Kite/Marui vs Kimijima/Tohno for the No. 7 and 8 spots
It's nice that the match finished, I was getting worried, I tought the match would go into an unfinishable tiebreak, but I'm glad that Niou got the final point and that Atobe/Niou are members of the Genius 10. Like Atobe went to the seats were the first stringers are standing, we will probably see more MS doing that after winning.
Also, I find pretty weird that Duke plays already, because Kaoz, if the international order is D3 -- S3 -- D2 --- S2 --- D1 --- S1, and Duke's playing in S3, then S2 might be Tanegashima and S1 Byodouin, with D2 being Kimijima/Tohno and D1 Oomagari/Oni, Ryoga plays in the reserve position?
Altough Duke's match was rushed, at least we know that he just overpowered and crushed Gin and that he has a shot even stronger than 108th Hadoukyuu and Danji No Haru, so that's a scary shot. I find interesting the part where Kirihara pointed something, like he's saying that his shot was so powerful that broke something of the net. So, clearly, not every HS is going to be replaced.
And finally, as we predicted, Marui/Kite vs Kimijima/Tohno will be very interesting. Tohno will be like a stronger version of Kite, and Kimijima probably the Genius 10 volley specialist, like Marui, is also called Genius Boy. I just hope that the match isn't that much longer than Ochi/Mouri's match, but since they're an stronger pair, for sure they will give a very hard time to Marui/Kite.
thanks for the new chapter!
Atobe and Niou winning. its to be expected. (yes of course, they struggled a life and death situation in their match, they deserve to win.)
i just lold for those who were thinking that their match would end up with a tie breaker. It's just delaying the inevitable win for atobe/niou.
9 and 10 got beaten and ddn't showcased any unfathomable ability. I now get the feeling that they are just reserve in case the top 8 has any injury or is away what a fail. which i think would be revealed in upcoming chapter, inorder to hype again the top 8 or the top 5. yeah, the typical manga excuses.
then we saw duke playing. that was really unexpected. poor Gin 1shotted and sent flying.
base from the past, He never got any improvement, so he's the best candidate to be fodderized.
on the other hand, the next match seems to be so exciting. Tohno and the genius guy vs. Marui and kite. (poor jackal)
my thoughts for this match, we will really see violence here. Tohno and Kite. Kite for the win! (show us the power of okinawa!) lol
Marui i dont like him. He never amaze me. he's just like akuto from hyotei. oh why marui? you shouldve chose fuji instead.
but i get the feeling this MS doubles pair would lose. I just dont like their team up.
Last edited by Vanillaicecream; July 03, 2012 at 06:24 AM.
As much as I love Fuji (hence the name and pic XD) I reckon Marui should play instead of Fuji this time. Kite and Marui seem to go well together, Kite with his great defense with Shukuchihou and Marui with good offense at the net with Myougi. If Fuji replaced Marui, Fuji doesn't have many techniques at the net, he is a counter puncher, known for outstanding defensive play at the baseline. Although I do agree the Genius title does suit Fuji more than Marui, I don't see, from a practical viewpoint, why Fuji should play.
Yeah, also that made me believe if Fuji will play an stonger player. He's the most popular character in Shin, based on the SPOT polls, yet he has to get any screentime here, so Konomi may surprise us and put him against a top 5, for example, and of course make him win.
If the system than you mentioned is wrong, and Oomagari and Oni play singles respectively, Fuji could play against Oomagari, he won't have any chances of winning against Oni at all (or yes). I just want to see a Fuji who improved dramatically after his match with Tezuka and getting a spot on the Genius 10.
Ryoma will play against Ryoga, that's for sure. Every MS has played against a HS that uses the same style. So we might see Ryoma vs Ryoga in the final match of the Genius 10 matches, that, or Ryoga plays Yukimura and Tokugawa gets badly beaten and fails to get his revenge, Byodouin grants the MS a second chance, Ryoma gets in and defeats him, but I prefer Ryoma vs Ryoga all the way.
And if that happens, Sanada will clearly face Tanegashima after this match, that match is going to be veeeeery long, but we'll finally see Black Aura on action and what it does, and see if Shuuji can overcome it or not.
Last edited by LetalHawk; July 03, 2012 at 06:34 AM.
I'd be pretty disappointed though if that happened.
What's everyone's opinion on Duke? Will he stay or be replaced, and if he's replaced, by who?
Unlikely that it'll happen exactly like that, but oh well.
I just don't think Ryoga will draw or give Ryoma a win, that's very unlikely, Ryoma will win in the end.
It certainly feels weird if Duke get replace. Having someone play a full 3 set match and ANOTHER 3 set match is pretty draining. Atobe and Niou aren't winning against many other if they would be playing right away right now.
I don't think it would be fair either, but I don't really want Duke staying... many things will probably be slightly illogical, or I don't know how the final 1st string will look like. Byoudin or, anyone in top 10 could just replace the other, weaker characters in 11-20, etc
@Kaoz, you realistically think that Marui/Kite have a chance against Tohno/Kimijima?
Even though Atobe/Niou got drubbed and survived to due to plot power against Ochi?
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If Black Aura is what we think it is, then Sanada is the new Tezuka and he needs to be in the Top 3.
Yet we have Tokugawa, Tanegashima, Ryoma, Byoudouin... I dont know anymore...
I also imagined that these Top 10 HSers could just go and kick the asses of No.s 12-19.
No.s 11 and 20 are Yukimura and Irie. They arent getting their asses kicked by anyone realistically.
That's one of the things which make me hate the pick for this match /shrug
seems logical but doesnt apply in these matches. what you are implying is that Niou> than Yuki now cause he's only ranked 10. or Momoshiro > Irie based on our rankings. I think konomi just not sticking on his rankings but the drama/issues on the match to make it more exciting and more dramatic. like Tezuka played singles two because yamato was there (seigaku history). Atobe against Ochi who led his team to nationals. and still more to come.
who knows tohno might be from okinawa.