Phantron, when Tanegashima goes and steals the drinks from Sanada and Kaidou, he doesn't have his racket on him, for what it's worth. Then again, neither do Sanada or Kaidou.
Then again with Yuki, I think he would have won regardless simply because Fuwa got yipped. Just the fact he was susceptible to Yips and doesn't meet Konomi's requirements to suddenly improve during a match means it would have been a crushing for Yukimura regardless.
I agree with the theory that the 10 at once crew will be able to rally with Yukimura without ever going under Yips.
Since this current MS generation is a once in a decade gathering of giants its kinda true, but at the same time the ratio between good 3rd years to good 2nd years isn't as bad as MS. In MS there's Momoshiro, Kaidoh, Kirihara, Zaizen, Hiyoshi, Ootori, Amane and... Yuuta...
Although HS have Tokugawa who represents them well, with Mitsuya, Taira and Yamato also being good.
But then the year group takes a nose dive to Hirari Tonpei from 12th Court. One of the pathetic guys who Ootori gave a ball to.
HS 1st Year is even worse. Unlike the school teams the camps have the court system so no matter your age you can make it to near the top yet we only got two of them. Although I think Konomi intended to have "Dai-senpai" from Shishigaku that Chitose mentions.
And personally, looking at the current HS 2nd Years, I think almost all the MSers will make into their HS regular team comfortably lol.
Although Shitenhouji isn't a Gakuen or Daigaku Fuzoku, so they're all going their separate ways.
They didn't have them in the bathing area. Nor in the library. Nor during the tea time.
And they were prabably in a corner during the pillow fight.
And since you guys mention Kenya but not his cousin (he's also kansai, right?)...
Echizen can beat Byodouin in the next chapter if Konomi wanted to. Fuck a fan-made tier. With things like that, you're just asking yourself to set yourself up for disappointment.
About the former #4, I think this spot belongs to Tokugawa. Maybe after he got beaten by Byodouin, Tokugawa didn't recover enough to play against Tanegashima and Duke hence he got #4, Oni didn't care about the different between #4 and #5.
Honestly speaking, I can't see how the current MSers can beat both Byodouin and Ryoga. It seems to me that Ryoma couldn't return the ball, he was too stunned or something. Maybe we'll have a time skip in this series from 1-3 years.
Tiers can exist. You can't tell me that Horio is going to beat Yukimura. But if Konomi give him an improvement, sure he can. Tiers is what happen in response to the events that the authors write in the manga. Not the other way around. Anything can indeed happens because it can happens. I don't see this invalidate the ideas of tier at all. I'm not the type to say this can't happen based on tiers anyways. I'll only say stuff like "WoK are 3rd court tiers at best in doubles". And that wouldn't be fault. If you think every characters in the manga is equal, that's what you set yourself up for disappointment.
Tiers do exist. Konomi even shows this. Kamio is fast, but so what, Kenya fodderize him even with beast aura upgrade. You can't say Horio is in the same tier as Nanjirou.
So, Byoudouin and Oni are basically like gods, then. These abilities are on an entirely different level from what we've seen up to this point. I think this pretty much seals any chance of Kintarou managing to win the match.
People need to stop writing "Pirates of the American" immediately. That is not valid English. If it is not valid English, it is not a valid translation. Either write "Pirates of America," or don't write anything.
We know it's bad english, but if it doesn't change in the volume, it's gonna stay like that.Quote:
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Ah, the raw is out on MangaHead.
It's really Pirates of the American.
I don't care if it's proper english or not. It's a technique name of a person who is not American. It doesn't have to be proper English. We just talk about the tech the way it is named by the mangaka. While Pirates of America might be proper english, Pirates of the American is the proper and actual name of the tech.