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In case you didn't read the other chapters, Kamio attaince Mojuu no Aura.
I see no reason to assume Sengoku suddenly got an off-screen upgrade that exceeded the boost Mojuu no Aura provided.
In fact, there IS no reason to assume that.
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He lost on Regional level to Kamio actually.
And also, let's face it. Richard Sakata came from an awfully weak Region.
His team were weak.
He was never highly revered as a strong guy. Sengoku only got 6-4 over him.
Can't see why he could be near Kamio with Mojuu no Aura.
Kamio was better than Sengoku before, got a significant upgrade.
Sengoku's upgrade couldn't have been that significant otherwise Konomi would have at least given him an extra page or two.
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Sengoku after Akutsu shits on everything in Yamabuki.
Yamabuki suck eggs besides him.
It didn't alarm me at all when he won at least. Its not like he and his team are of a similar level.
yeah they may have out-classed freaking Muramochi, Nitobe/Kita or Jimmies, or some other random dude, but Sengoku was levels above them.
They weren't in the same situation.
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Hyotei handed blow outs to Shishigaku.
So did Shitenhoji to Okakura, Ibu Shinji and Tachibana, I don't want to have to go look into databooks, but blow outs were far from rare in that databook.
When opponents are of a similar level, then sure it's a tight match.
Can't see why somebody who got 6-4 on Richard Sakata deserves praise as a guy who made significant improvement.
So beat a fast player. Richard has been portrayed as a guy who only runs fast. That's it.
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And now I see you're assuming Sengoku and Fuji are Mentally equal then.
It doesn't curve just 'a bit'. I don't see why you're downgrading this move.
At such a late stage in the game, we can assume Fuji has only JUST got a perfect return on this as the audience seem surprised.
Not seeing Sengoku return it sooner than Fuji.
The jimmies are great, they are the only ones (except for the GP) that play real doubles in this series lol.
Kenya was still faster than Moujuu!Kamio. Kenya and Sakata were portrayed as roughly equally fast when the losers return.
Never heard anyone saying Kamio was so fast that his legs got blurry.
"Sakata sucks because he lost to Sengoku."
"Sengoku didn't make any significant improvements, he only got a 6-4 against Sakata."
And last I checked, Kamio didn't have anything besides speed either.
No. Neither was shown at their top speed. YOU have assumed this.
Doubt Richard is running across water.
It means Sengoku and Richard are likely of a similar level. We haven't been shown anything notable impressive from Richard.
Not sure why we should assume Richard is faster than Mojuu no Aura Kamio. Nothing suggests we should assume that.
And no, Nagoya could have been a rather weak side like Yamabuki is. But significantly better. Which isn't hard when you remove Sengoku and Akutsu.
So Sengoku is the man who stood out in Yamabuki as somebody who doesn't suck.
So a team that wipes Nitobe/Kita or Jimmies or Muramochi or this Nishikori geezer is a strong team? Lol. Doesn't mean a thing.
Yamabuki excluding Sengoku and Akutsu suck like the other random teams.
Nagoya are just another random team who are just not as weak as Yamabuki without Sengoku and Akutsu.
It's not like they comfortably bt Yamabuki anyway. They just got 6-4 over Jimmies,
They only crushed Nitobe/Kita and Muramochi.
Nitobe/Kita may have been some force in Prefecturals, but it appears that they have had no improvement since Prefecturals.
I think its clear Muramochi and the rest of Yamabuki suck.
Nagoya pre-foreign regulars don't mean a thing.
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We have never seen Kamio make clones like Kikumaru.
Kamio is still the fastest in Kanto.
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Midoriyama got comfortably shut down. They sucked since Regionals.
Yamabuki who didn't close the gap since Prefecturals sucked by Nationals.
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By Nationals, with no apparent improvement, they would have had to be crushed.
They couldn't even crush Jimmies.
Hey couple questions.
1)Kaoz will you reopen the threads for the tournament.. even if it has been decided for further discussion?
2) I think i saw chitose use Saiki in doubles, in teh POT2 movie. so that means you could use it in doubles.
3) Well echizen learned some new moves in POT movie 2, such as
4) is POT2 movie canon?
according to New POT OVA 1, which takes place prior to the U-17 camp, the HIGA chu from okinawa, just arrived home,
and found out they are invited to the U--17, they mentioned.... They arrived home from ENgland, which is where the movie took place.
but i guess all the time lines aside, that would have to mean that schools from POT2 had to be invited to English Juniors tournament
before the u-17, which not sure puri pair 's timeline agrees with..
Last edited by ashore; October 21, 2012 at 09:38 PM.
Habu is a strong tech considering the innate teleport ability all the Higa guys start with. We can see that Fuji can return it after seeing it a couple of times but he usually end up having to lob the ball over. However since all the Higa guys can teleport, lobbing a shot leads to a guaranteed smash no matter how good the lob was. Habu uses a decent amount of energy (at least relative to Hirakoba's energy reserves) as we can assume his decision to use Giant Habu was because he was running low on endurance (though still made no sense). That said Kite seems to have no problem using Giant Habu so it might just be Hirakoba not having enough endurance.
Hirakoba and the rest of Higa dying their after being inspired by Tachibana is canon however.
It's in a special fan book called AnoPuri or SonoPuri. I've read a lot of them.
In them are short 1-2page things with many small panels showing us various things in the past.
For example there is one with Hara and Shiraishi One Year Prior, Higa regulars discussing their admiration for fellow Kyushu players WoK, one with Kirihara and Mukahi iirc and some others.