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Here are some thoughts of mine about the conversation thus far:
On the topic of Bunta and Kite, I for one love the pair. I know I am unorthodox in saying that, but think about it. Kite is the PERFECT person for a base-liner. The guy has the freaking shukuchi and he is a captain. That automatically makes him expanses better than Jackal. And, Bunta is unrivaled (or have you all forgotten?) when it comes to net-play. I disagree with the majority in that I believe Konomi was very discerning when making this pair, as they can't complement each other any better.
On the topic of Oni/Ohmagari, like I said, I can see why people choose Akutsu to combat Oni (as the two had beef with one another since the beginning), but there is absolutely no tie to Kaidoh when it comes to Ohmagari. People say "Well Kaidoh is going to be the new captain of Seigaku and-" yeah well so is Hiyoshi, and I don't see anybody claiming to put him in the top 10. Just because they are future captains does not mean they have the skills to step up to that position currently and be on par with everyone else.
Also, I may be alone on this but I would like to see a Fuji/Kirihara pair. It would be cool seeing two rivals play together. However, both of them are best in singles so I dunno.
Fayte, I wanted to see Chitose/Fuji face Kimijima/Tohno, but that didn't happen.
When did Kite throw balls at elderly women? I only remember the lack of respect for old man Oiji. Not only that, but Kite is like a formal gentleman outside the court like every time we see him. If anything, Akutsu is the biggest "out of court" jerk in the series. I don't think Kirihara is any less of a (out of court) jerk than Kite is.Originally Posted by brandnewkid
well, this crushes the theory that all the Jrs are going to take all u-17 first string. Gin, got owned with 1 hand swing, not sure what powers that Mr T guy has but, i guess Gin was sacrificed for more interesting players and show off powers.
Now i'm not sure the top 3 will be defeated . I'm dissapointed in an injured mouri, not sure atobe overcame the evil eye. please correct me as i didnt read the translations yet or please tell me where to find them thanks.
I predict glasses/bunta will win. I think they are the more popular chars in teni puri that didnt have much char development in the pot1, so this will be used to give their back story and motivations.
Last edited by ashore; July 07, 2012 at 01:29 AM.
Yeah, I hope that Kite/Marui will win. I don't know what kind of upgrade will they get, but It'll be a huge one if they're going to defeat a pair who for sure is stronger than Ochi/Mouri, that gave Atobe/Niou a hard time.
Well, I don't know, but the top 3 might be replaced. I see Sanada defeating Shuuji and Tokugawa losing or winning against Byodouin. Anyways, Gin's match was rushed and Gin didn't have any chance against Duke, that's normal. The strongest player in the entire camp can't lose to Gin lol.
wow if true, that's something hard for atobe to win this. not sure if he thought niou was going full echizen mode or just the illusion of having a partner like that would boost his morale/doubts.
I think it's too early to predict duke's powers but i have a couple if ideas.
he can absorb the power of an opponents shot and double its power back to the opponent. even duke had a piece of sweat on his face afterwards. it sounded like the match ended in 1 shot. i know Gin is used as fodder , but too bad he didnt have enough spirit to keep playing unless he was literally K.O.'ed
Last edited by ashore; July 08, 2012 at 08:49 PM.