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  2. It was so-so (23.96%)
  3. Atobe shower was the only redeemer (21.35%)
  4. Horrible...I hated it(18.75%)
Total: 192 votes

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Name: Yukimura Seiichi
Anime: Prince of Tennis

Meaning:

Yukimura is a wonderful character that has lots of potential... His name is quite fitting to his character as well. "Yuki" is the kanji for peace or happiness, and "mura" means village. I think this reflects the serenity of his nature very well.

The more interesting part about his name is the fact that it stems from the historic Japanese war hero, Sanada Yukimura. A brilliant tactician and expert in the art of war, he almost led a successful campaign against the then-shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. He is ultimately betrayed and meets a tragic end. I think it's interesting indeed, that the powerhouse tennis team Rikkaidai's Captain (Yukimura) and Vice Captain (Sanada) are named after this true life hero.

"Sei" means soul or life force. This of course, speaks to Yukimura's passionate feelings toward tennis, and his incredible will to overcome his suffering to become greater than he is. Ichi is a common ending for a boy's name.

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Monday, January 17, 2005

* Prince of Tennis 166 *

Prince of Tennis Ep 166: Seigaku's Specialty, Again

Well, I'm a recent fan of the long-running spo-con Prince of Tennis, so I admitedly know very little about this series and the story so far. I've read the first few books in English, and that's the extent of my knowledge. I wanted to check this out just for a little while anyways. You could say I miss hearing Kaiba Seto's voice?? Lol. I still can't get over how Inui is basically a tennis playing Kaiba... ^_^ Looking forward to hearing Tezuka Kunimitsu's voice for Kuchiki Byakuya of Bleach...

(By the way, if anyone really wants me to continue blogging Prince of Tennis, leave me a comment! Thanks!!)

I'll keep this short.

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Back to business after the last too cute for words Chibi Prince of Tennis Christmas Special! XD

So the episode opens with Momo and Ryoma discussing how Captain Tezuka is once again going to participate in the Seigaku ranking tournaments for choosing starters. Momo's pretty excited by this prospect of playing against the great Tezuka. Meanwhile, Tezuka is back at the tennis club's office figuring out the blocks for the tournament. Their regular members for nationals will be determined from amongst this group. He thoughtfully writes down Ryoma's name...

Ryoma is brushing up on his skills against his father, most likely with the secret hope of facing off with Tezuka again. The next day, the player gather before the board to see that the regulars have been divided thus amongst the blocks: A block - Oishi, Kawamura; B block - Momoshiro, Kaido, Echizen; C block - Inui, Kikumaru; D block - Tezuka, Fuji. The regulars win through their first few games 6-0.

The main attraction of this episode is the match between two regulars, Oishi and Kawamura. All the regulars run off to see this match. Kawamura has never won against Oishi before. As Inui says, Oishi knows how to counter Kawamura's tactics. Kawamura wants to win because this'll be his last season playing tennis before he hangs up his racket to go into the sushi business.

End result: Kawamura finally claims victory over Oishi, using his Hadoukyuu (surge ball) with a jump shot!

The episode ends with Ryoma asking Tezuka to play him one more time before he graduates...and Tezuka promises he will step up to a rematch...

Next week: Eternal Rivals, Momoshiro v. Kaido

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