I have the feeling that Tohno/Kimijima will lose this, as I don't think Kimijima lied to Kite and he told him Tohno's weakness. However, that could lead to a fatal turn of events as it may be a prerequisite of Tohno's form that uses all his executions, all the way from No.11 to No.1, since we suppose that Tohno still has 11 moves left, the first two, Electric Chair and Guillotine aren't that much, but for sure the intensity and power of the shots will increase as he goes on and the damage in the body will be greater.
However, I see Kite overcoming the shots tough, not sure about Marui, but he could seal them with Perfect Fortress. Also, we expect Kimijima's true strength next month.
I reckon the guys joining the 1st String later on are: Inui, Fuji Kaidoh, Kirihara, Shiraishi, Akutsu, Ryoma, Chitose, Tachibana, Kikumaru.
(I know, Ryoma is a no shit one.)
(In an ideal world, Yushi and Yagyuu too).
Kenya is still in the 1st String. Just the fact he is Jirou level shows he needs to leave the 1st String immediately.
Yanagi needed Inui to earn his spot for him. Yanagi died against Mitsuya. Cabbage and Niou left No.s 13 & 15 open to ppl.
Tohno/Kimijima are too twisted in the head for Konomi to let them stay like you said.
I see several changes coming.
Last edited by Hardy; October 05, 2012 at 11:30 AM.
Ryoma, Fuji, Inui, Kaidou, Kikumaru, Akutsu I can agree with (although at least two of them will play in these matches, so it's not exactly what I was referring to earlier). Not quite seeing the others, simply because of how limited the amount of spots are.
Sengoku has needed an upgrade since Prefecturals, Jirou seems the same since we saw him play Fuji.
Yushi and Yagyuu however were developed. Yushi in Nationals and Yagyuu with Curving Laser making him now equally as effective as Kaidoh.
Shiraishi and Fuji were displayed as equals no?
Kirihara was the equal to Fuji and Ryoma at one stage a long time ago too.
Although he somehow got surpassed by even Kaidoh at the end of Nationals.
I just see Kirihara being salvaged back as a Top player in SPoT.
I kinda expected them to be in the 1st String probably since the NPoT anime used the two of them in the promo with Tezuka, Atobe, Yuki and Sanada next to Ryoma and Kintaro.
But Shiraishi seems really strong to get left behind.
And remember this?
Although he could have trolled us like he can.
Kikumaru has neater and far more symmetrical hair.
That redhead had messy hair, but I won't rule out it could be Kikumaru.
I believe its more likely Marui since Marui also does the 'V' aka ''Peace'' sign.
He's like getting served Ketchup or Chili Sauce for dinner. The sauce is supposed to go with something.
Oishi must go with Kikumaru or Niou. Otherwise he can just leave the 1st String. But I think its a given he will end up with Kikumaru soon enough.