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How was the Prince of Tennis finale?:

More people liked it than I expected! XD I chose the last option of course, because Atobe is just... *purrrrrrs* ♥

  1. Great! I loved it! (35.94%)
  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


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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Thursday, January 20, 2005

* Prince of Tennis 167 *

Well, no one left me a comment about blogging Prince of Tennis...does this mean there's no interest out there? T.T Ah, well... I guess I'll keep it up only sporadically, ie, only when I feel up to it. ^_^

This was a great episode overall, and I enjoyed seeing more interaction among the team mates as they duke it out for the regular spots on the nationals team. This episode featured Kaido and Momo's match. Since both of them are in the same block as Ryoma, the underclassmen are discussing how the loser of this match will likely lose their regular spot (because of course, Ryoma will certainly win the other available spot..) Kaido creeps up behind Ryoma in his usual manner and does that "Fshhhhhhhh" thing he always does. Lol! It cracks me up everytime he does that! He faces off with Momo and they both turn to Ryoma and tell him, "Just you wait, Ryoma!" (Ryoma: "Ya don't have to..." ^_^;;;)

The match begins, and all the regulars gather around to watch. Inui explains that out of over 40 matches, Kaido and momo are 15-15. "That does't add up," one of the kids observantly notes. Inui: "That's because the other 12 matches ended in fights. ^_^;;;" They're indeed head to head, and the match drags on... Kaido returns the ball so as to avoid Momo's dunk smash, because he's sure to lose a point if Momo is able to pull of his key move. Kaido has him running around with his own special move,the snake. The match goes into tie breaker... The two rivals remember how they've always been battling each other since coming to Seigaku... "I can't lose to this guy!" they both think.

Finally, Momo hits his key dunk smash, and much to his surprise, Kaido returns it!! ...but it's out of bounds, and Momo wins. "I've lost," Kaido says, reaching out his hand... "Heh...I don't feel like a winner. Next time, I'll beat you for real." Kaido: "Likewise." Inui and Fuji note that this was an exceptionally good match, and that the tennis team will be in good hands next year...

Meanwhile, Ryoma's dad has been in contact with some guy in New York. It's secretive whatever it is, but we find out at the end that it's got to do with the US Open. The episode ends with a reporter getting the lineup for Japanese tennis players participating in the Open...and Ryoma's name is on it.

Great episode, with lots of fun action! I loved watching Kaido kicking it up with Momo...I wanted him to win, somehow. Maybe next time. The only thing I wanna know is..how do these kids grow so much in ONE year? In the flashbacks to the year before, Momo and Kaido look 10 years old! XD
Rating: Sock 'em good!

Next week: Ryoma's Decision - Wavering Feelings, 1 hour special!

Posted by athena at |8:32 PM| |

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