Singles 2 Kai Yuujirou Akutagawa Jirou School Higa 3rd Year Hyoutei Gakuen 3rd Year Height 175 cm 160 cm Weight 63 kg 49 kg Dominant Hand Left Right Playstyle Offensive Counter Puncher Serve and Volley Techniques Shukuchihou
Serve order: Akutagawa -> Kai
This round ends on Friday, October 12th 8 PM GMT.
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I'm probably minority here, considering how much fan Jirou seems to have. But Shukuchihou seems to render Volley pretty useless. Moreover, Kai also had mountain training compare to U-17 training, which seems to give more result. I'm giving this one to Kai. Jirou's score just isn't something I see boasting about. And I feels National! Kikumaru can steals more than 1 game from Fuji (3 counter), too.
As Ken said, Magic Volley isn't that good, and even though Kai isn't that great, Shukuchihou should be able to deal with it. Viking Horn might also trip up Jirou a bit.
I'm going 6-4 Kai.
Although Shukuchihou is only in one plane it's still going to neutralize the vast majority moves that relies on hitting the ball to somewhere you're not. Magic Volley definitely seems to fall under that category. Looking at how it's depicted, it seems like someone near the net standing around the middle can easily hit them all back if he got there on time, and someone with Shukuchihou will always get there on time.
I don't think Jiro would lose to Kikumaru in singles, so I'm going with Jiro over Kai.
Kikumaru and Kai are on the same level.
Jiro is where Kenya, Jackal and Hiyoshi are imo.
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Jirou wins because of Magic Volley. Jirou only needs to aim it at the corner to counter Shukuchihou.
6-4 to Jirou.
Kai and Chinen are just awful versions of Kite.
Hirakoba is an okay version.
Tanishi is just an extremely uncool Kite. That's personally how I view Higa.
Last edited by Hardy; October 11, 2012 at 10:08 AM.