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Singles 1 Sanada Gen'ichirou Fuji Shuusuke Title Emperor Prodigy School Rikkai Dai Fuzoku 3rd Year Seishun Gakuen 3rd Year Height 180 cm 167 cm Weight 68 kg 53 kg Dominant Hand Right Right Playstyle All Rounder Technical Counter Puncher Techniques FuuRinKaInZanRai
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Serve order: Fuji -> Sanada
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Last edited by Kaoz; October 15, 2012 at 03:23 PM.
SANADA, completely. No counter will work on him, FuurinKaInZanRai will blow Fuji, it's sad but that's how it is. 6-0 for Sanada.
Even if Fuu and Ka were stopped by Heca, and I'm not exactly convinced that they are, Rai's not going to be. I think that there's a possibility Fuji could return Rai with CE and the frame return Echizen convinced him to use against Ka after his gut had broken, but I'm not very convinced. At long last, even if everything else is somehow returned by Fuji (which is quite, quite doubtful), there's still BA.
It's just a bagel for Sanada.
Fuji will shit on Ka. Kirin Otoshi remember.
However Sanada's at that level where you can read Otoshi like Shiraishi!Niou did that won't stop Sanada's onslaught that always begins from the first point.
Fuji is overwhelmed.
And since apparently we no longer use plot so we suddenly can't add in possible improvement despite the rules, then Fuji is dead.
He just needs an opponent who is strong.
Doubt it will be Oni, since he and Oni have never interacted.
Nothing specific like Akutsu, Kintaro and Momoshiro who have Oni as their stepping stone.
Or Ryoma who has Tokugawa, Ryoga and I reckon Byoudouin.
Since Sanada is from Rikkai, a school where every member was somebody else's stepping stone, it won't be much of a stepping stone.
Regardless of whether you like Yuki, I don't see why MSers will be facing each other anytime soon. Let alone Yuki and Sanada again.
Konomi doesn't repeat Singles encounters we has already drawn for us.
Personally I just want to see what BA does for Sanada. I want it to be against Ryoga but Tanegashima is hinted now anyway.
Nah, Sanada with Rai is more than enough to destroy Fuji.
Yeah, Fuji can face FuuRinKaZan evenly with the Triple Counters.
Rai... Fourth Counter anyone?
Rin > Fifth Counter however like with Tezuka Phantom, the spin isn't completely removed so probably a cord ball
Sixth Counter... idk
Black Aura... well he did get shit on by Tezuka's TMnK.
Sanada wins 6-0/1
Depending on success rate of Hoshi Hanabi.
Last edited by Fuji Shusuke; October 15, 2012 at 06:39 PM.
this is fuji's true test! if he wants to prove he can defeat tezuka .. then he must face the man who almost arguably was at equal standing in pot1 with tezuka.. btw fuji say hello to black aura.
Kirin Otoshi is going to be useless against Sanada because it got stopped by teleport (against Hirkoba) and Sanada is way faster than any teleport speed the Higa guys have, so yeah he might return Ka with Kirin Otoshi but then Sanada will just teleport back there and hit it past him. He might not even need to use Rai, just Fu speed could be sufficient though Rai, if only used for the speed component, doesn't seem too bad (in the Tezuka game, Sanada used Rai speed + Rin return versus Phantom and easily outlasted Tezuka, suggesting as long as you don't hit the ball with Rai the damage on yourself is significantly reduced).
Even the cloned Tezuka can return the 5th counter cleanly, suggesting that 5th counter is not a strong tech compared to what the real Tezuka can do, and of course Rin can shut down Phantom from the real Tezuka. Unless Sanada had another bout of "I FORGOT I CAN USE RIN" it's pretty trivial for him to deal with any of Fuji's techs, though I can see Sanada going back to his "Emperor" tennis style because he obviously sees Fuji as inferior to him, and in that case some of Fuji's techs could potentially score points off Sanada. But as soon as Sanada remembers he has Rin, it's pretty much instant game over.
Fuji, prepare for 1 sided match with sanada pretty much winning, I predict fuji will evolve making 1 new counter, but then sanada uses black aura, and fuji loses, Sanada wins 6-0.
mada mada dane fuji kun .. ( you still hve lots more to work on)
It's not going to be a 6-0 game because any of Fuji's random counters are more than enough to get a game or two off Sanada until he suddenly remembers that he has the supreme counter tech move. I can see Sanada just going "MUST SMASH COUNTER WITH RAI" and drop a few games. I can even see him pulling the same thing Shiraishi did, slowly figuring out how to use Rai to get the ball over the net even though he's capable of hitting the ball cleanly over the net anytime with Rin. I think it'll go Sanada 7-5, it'd be 5-4 Fuji and then the sense of urgency will kick in and Sanada will actually use his anti-Fuji moves and win easy. Again Sanada is obsessed with smashing people with Rai/Ka, even though they're not always the best thing to do, so that gives Fuji at least a chance to get a few games quite easily.
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Here's how I see the game goes:
Fuji serves with invisible serve
Sanada hits it back with Ka like it's nothing.
Fuji use closed eyes and hit cord ball
Sanada catches up easily with Fu, hits a cord ball back on purpose
Fuji use 6th counter
Inui: "Nobody can possibly return that shot unless they can somehow get outside of the court instantly!"
Sanada: "Did someone say teleport?" (Returns with Rai, blows up Fuji's racket).
Fuji tries 1st counter
Sanada returns with Rai
Fuji tries 2nd counter
Sanada returns with Rai
Fuji tries 3rd counter
Sanada returns with Rai
Fuji returns with 4th counter
It has no effect because Sanada doesn't put spin on balls to begin with
Fuji returns with 5th counter
Sanada uses Rai and hits the ball into the net
Yukimura: "You should use Rin here Sanada."
Sanada: "RAI CRUSH!"
Repeat the above 3 times
Sanada return winner with Rai
Repeat 4 times
Repeat until 4-4
Fuji decides to get serious and invokes the power of the genius and wins his serve despite having no possible way to deal with Rai (5th counter cannot be put on serve).
Sanada is in danger of blowing out his knee and desperation looms.
Sanada remembers Rin counters all tech moves.
Sanada wins 7-5.
Here is my argument as to why Fuji would still be unable to use Kirin Otoshi against Ka:Originally Posted by Airgrimes
Premise #1 - Ka is a ground smash that makes it a prerequisite for Fuji's Otoshi counters. This is shown when Fuji uses Higuma Otoshi against SoSA Kirihara's Ka.
Premise #2 - Kirihara is much weaker than Sanada, thus he can not "handle that shot" with a proper execution.
Premise #3 - Fuji has never returned a smash as powerful as a Ka (from Sanada).
Premise #4 - Both Tachibana and Shiraishi were strong enough to smash Fuji's racquet away when Fuji tried to Higuma Otoshi.
Premise #5 - Sanada is physically stronger than Kirihara, Tachibana, and Shiraishi.
Premise #6 - Sanada improved.
Premise #7 - Sanada is still too strong for Fuji to return his ground smash, even with Kirin Otoshi.
Last edited by Fayte; October 16, 2012 at 12:58 AM.