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OK I'm like, SO DONE with TeniPuri (going forward... ) [Jun. 23rd, 2007|01:29 pm]
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makaioh
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OK, I'm going to rant, but I promise to at least be humorous about it ;D

Every link is spoiler-free and work-safe, except for that part of work that requires your brain to be functional.

After reading vol 38 and then ch 345-348, I realize that TeniPuri manga is over. In the bad way! In the "this manga is sucking so bad now it should be put out of it's misery" kind of way!! Wtf , Konomi!! It's WORSE than post-Cell dragonball!!!! WAY WORSE. KILL IT NOW!!!

Obviously, Konomi's gone to Mexico. To buy drugs. And he left some misshapen trolls to draw manga for him while he goes snorkeling under the sun.

Because, seriously...



WHO IS THIS PERSON. *cries*


Who IS that!! How could he go from being the hottest manga character evar on the planet to being... an alien from ANOTHER planet!! Did he open the Holy Ark of the Covenant and now he's melting like some kind of Nazi? OK, you there, just drop the "Sanada is a nazi" jokes... he's not a nazi!!! shut up!!!!! ♥ Sanada!! .. but, not THAT thing. In the picture. I dunno what that is.

Uh oh, I just thought of something...
First the afros...
... then the aliens...
What weird part of my LJ pictures is Konomi going to use in manga next!!
This?!
THIS?!?!
OH NOES!!! ANYTHING BUT THIS!!!!!!

I feel like I won't be purchasing vol 39. This is sad, in a way, but not as sad as what's in that last link.

Oh wow, Lookit my CUUUUUUUUTE Hamada icon!!! He is so THA BEST EVAR. ♥♥♥ ahh I feel betta ;D
I'm not insanedrop trou!

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From:mahoshi
Date:June 23rd, 2007 - 09:31 pm
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Oh shit, I spat tea on the keyboard.

XD;;;;;;;

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From:makaioh
Date:June 24th, 2007 - 05:50 am
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I honestly fear that last one getting into the manga ._.


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From:leviosa8
Date:June 23rd, 2007 - 11:52 pm
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XDDDDDDDDDdd I hadn't seen those manips. Oh dear.

I will buy it until the end, but I prefer not to think this has much to do with where the anime (not the OAVs) left. I am already an expert doing that, thanks to other too-long, good series, gone to waste.

Sanada would be better off without lines in this game. Honestly. Sounds like a randon villain : (

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From:makaioh
Date:June 24th, 2007 - 06:00 am
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Most series, by the time it starts going downhill, I'd already lost interest (usually because the best villains are in the 2nd or 3rd to last arc, and I realize the series can't top that, so I'm not expecting as much).

This is actually only the 2nd time a manga series has gone to hell before I was done with it. The first, of course, was Dragonball. But at least Toriyama warned us by introducing the last arc by introducing Great Saiyaman. It was as if he was saying "Oh, by the way, this is how it's going to be from here on out - if you don't mind this, keep reading..."
But I think Toriyama honestly *didn't* want to disappoint his fans, he just ran out of ideas and so fell back on his forte, which is crack. I'm not convinced Konomi gives a crap about his fans at this point. If I was a publisher, this sort of thing would convince me that a "quality" clause be included in any future contracts.

I can't buy more because I can't support that kind of behavior. If I see the manga in the online used book shop, I'll get it, but Konomi can't have more of my moneys. Obviously he's just buying drugs with it. jk ;D

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From:leviosa8
Date:June 27th, 2007 - 05:39 am
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I remember the uproar with Dragon Ball, and how we all forgave him because we had heard how he had been really forced to continue something that he had wanted to let be. I could enjoy Dragon Ball to the end thanks to knowing that. From Freezer on it had been bubblegum manga anyway, so no big deal. There were cool bits here and there. And the manga read fast, the anyme was more tortuous, but since it was televised every day, we didn’t need to go into withdrawal for long.

I actually wonder at Konomi: is he the one to overwork his golden-egg hen, or has he been faced with a gun to his temple BY the publisher? That’s the question to me.

Also, I read it with another mind now. I don’t expect anything to be good, and see if he can surprise him. There’s not much left anyway. This is all, indeed, the side-effect of drugs. Painkillers. Whatever. PoT in it’s purest meaning.

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From:makaioh
Date:June 27th, 2007 - 04:04 pm
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Honestly, I was never able to enjoy the Buu arc of Dragonball (except that one scene where I was ABSOLUTELY SURE Gokuu and Vegeta were going to kiss!). It was obvious, tho, even if you hadn't heard that Toriyama'd been trapped in a contract, that he was done at the end of Cell arc. Even in the anime, it looked like The End. I don't even think I read all of Buu or watched every episode.

You know, I had a lot of other things to say about how Konomi's obviously been planning Nationals so it can't be a Buu-saga issue, but...
!!!!
Who's been getting dissed (disrespected) the most in recent chapters?
1. Atobe
2. Sanada

Hrm... who beat Konomi in Valentine Choco rankings last year?
1. Atobe.

And... this year?
1. Atobe
2. Sanada

Last year this theory was just a silly crack theory on why Atobe got shaved. But... now I'm starting to think there might be some validity in it....

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From:leviosa8
Date:June 28th, 2007 - 07:27 am
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I must confess that the interaction and fushion sequences of Goku and Vegeta were my sole motivation during the whole arc.

And I too see a pattern there in Valentine de PISS, shalalala. Konomi wpuld be such a spoiled brat if that were so.


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From:chained_fire
Date:June 25th, 2007 - 06:17 pm
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Woah! Which chapter is that from? Because I think I would have remembered that! And really I'm only finishing PoT just for the sake of finishing it. I really don't get Konomi sometimes. He could have handled some things about PoT so much better than he did. *sigh*

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From:makaioh
Date:June 25th, 2007 - 06:42 pm
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I think it's like, one of the last pages of 348. But really *all* of the Tezuka vs Sanada match is drawn really crappy. Like bad doujinshi :/
One of the things that kept me reading the manga even after the anime started to suck really bad was that the art was always beautiful. But that? That is bad doujinshi art!

I'm so vexed by the sudden jump from really awesome plot to really weak plot. The Tezuka vs Chitose match reminded me of the Charizard vs Magmar match from Pokemon!! Ash wasn't going to use Charizard because it won't obey him, but then Charizard gets this gleam in it's eye and points at Magmar like "I wanna battle it!!!!!" - that's the same kind of thing I'm getting from Tezuka every time he steps onto the court. He gets a gleam in his eye and points and goes "I wanna battle it!!!" lol I CHHOSE YOU, TEZUKA! mada mada dane XD

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From:chained_fire
Date:June 26th, 2007 - 08:50 pm
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I agree that the art could be a lot better. It's kind of weird the the art is taking a turn for the worse now when the series is almost done. The art should be getting better instead.

PoT isn't like other sports series. It's more of a battle/action series with all the outrageous moves they have and all the levels and power ups. The Tezuka vs. Chitose match was basically just a plot device used to show how awesome Tezuka is. Like we already didn't know that. I didn't like how the match was so one sided. Jeez, Chitose is an excellent player too!

I also don't like how Ryoma (as much as I like him) is kind of like a Mary Sue. Or Gary Stu. Whatever. It's lame how he's only lost to two people in the entire series and how he'll probably win against Yukimura in Singles 1. Oh yeah, and he'll probably use Teni Muhou No Kiwami to do it too. Nevermind that other characters have been using Muga no Kyouchi a lot longer than he has and have never achieved it. LAME!!!

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From:makaioh
Date:June 27th, 2007 - 04:18 pm
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The truth is, the best Nationals finals plot would have been for Tezuka to lose to Sanada. Sanada has been preparing for a rematch with Tezuka since the previous year. Tezuka was out injured for 3 months or something. Also, Ryouma defeated Sanada, and if Ryouma saw Tezuka defeated by Sanada, he would think "now is the time for a rematch with Tezuka!", which we all know is going to be one of the final moments of the series (I secretly liked how they did that in the anime, "Fuji-sempai, arigatou gozaimashita!" etc) If Sanada would win vs Tezuka, it would make it a much better drama.

The Tezuka vs Sanada match isn't over, but I can see where it's going. And wtf happened to "Golden Pair". When was the last time they won a match, Yamabuki? I think it was. I was enjoying the wacky plot, because when you look at it from the standpoint of "Oh, it's alternate universe crack!" it's actually kinda funny, but... I have trouble forgiving bad art from published artists, especially when they've set a standard of excellence. And the sad thing is, I'm sure there's a similar scene in Sanada vs Ryouma that he could have just copied over, with a nice looking evil!Sanada (zomgtehhottness ;D )

Actually, I've got a new theory why Konomi is treating Atobe and Sanada poorly, in a comment above. I think I'll post that in an entry. Lol.

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From:chained_fire
Date:June 27th, 2007 - 05:50 pm
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Tezuka losing would be a pretty good twist. But we all know that's probably not going to happen. Hmm, maybe instead of either one of them winning, the match can end in a tie? That would be good too. It would show that neither one of them is better than the other right now. And yes, Ryoma vs. Tezuka will probably be one of the last moments of the series. And Ryoma will probably win too. Go figure.

I actually didn't watch the end of the tv series. I stopped watching after the plot really began to diverge from the manga. I should probably finish watching it one of these days. Just for the heck of it. I am following the OVAs though.

I think the Golden Pair will most likely win their match in this game. Like you said, it's been a while since they won a match so it's only fitting that they win against whoever they will go up against. I liked the Prince of Volleyball crack but the meat eating contest crack just made me wonder what Konomi was smoking.

Oh and I read your theory but I am confused. What exactly are the Valentine Choco rankings? ^^;;

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From:makaioh
Date:June 27th, 2007 - 10:33 pm
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In Japan, people send valentine chocolates to the Shueisha building under the name of their favorite character. Since the first year this happened, they've been tallying up who gets the most valentine chocolates and reporting a ranking in the manga volume published after valentine's day. I think the first time it happened, Konomi was not #1 on the list of who's name was on the package. But in following years, he was usually #1 on the list. Until last year, when Atobe stole the #1 spot. It was shortly after valentine's day that the episode in which Atobe gets a haircut was published. This year, both Atobe *and* Sanada were ahead of Konomi in the rankings. And it was shortly after valentine's day when Sanada's face... melted.

I don't actually remember every single year of valentine choco rankings, but I know that it seemed like nobody was going to surpass Konomi for # of valentine chocos received, until last year. Even before the manga was published that had the rankings in it, I said "I bet Atobe beat Konomi in valentine chocolate this year..." and I was right... scary!!

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From:chained_fire
Date:June 28th, 2007 - 11:47 am
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Ah, I see! Thank you for telling me. Wow, if your theory is true, then Konomi must really be doing drugs. I mean, come on. He's throwing a hissy fit over being beaten by fictional characters that he created. (-_-)