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Because I'm a shameless Manjoume fangirl.

Favorite Manjoume episode?
Flame Wingman (ep 2)
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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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This is where I feature a character from an anime and explain their name meanings. If you'd like to request a name meaning, let me know! ^_^

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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This song is one of Ayu's more rock-type songs. It's one of her latest singles, just before Alterna and Fairyland.

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Wednesday, February 02, 2005

* Prince of Tennis 170 *

Do you really believe him? You won't be able to beat Momoshiro like this
I'm not distracted... Forfeit??

Prince of Tennis Ep 170: Burn, Echizen!

Another episode where emotions run high, as Ryoma uncharacteristically begins to fret over this major decision before him. I think this was a great episode, where Ryoma's conflicting thoughts over his impending decision bring consequences to his match against Momo. I enjoyed this episode, and eagerly wait for next week, which promises to be just as emotional...

Just a side note on character development: I know a lot of people tend to criticize Ryoma for being too cocky or being over-confident. But that tends to overlook the fact that he's actually a pretty sensitive kid who's quite caring and loyal. This episode particularly expresses that well, because he is willing to give up this great opportunity for the sake of the team.

A final note, which is actually a question to anyone who knows...I heard a rumor that Tenipuri will be having its final episode in a few weeks, after the Fuji vs. Tezuka ranking match. Is there any validity to this?? I truly hope that's not the case, but I'm a little worried, seeing how Inuyasha ended rather abruptly last fall as well...


Short summary:

The story opens with Mizuki spreading the gossip about Ryoma being invited to the US Open. He points out to his teammates that this is actually a good thing, because that's one less powerful player to worry about. He isn't happy when Yuuta reminds him that St. Rudolph is not going to be at Nationals anyways...

Meanwhile, Coach Ryuzaki is trying to talk some sense into Ryoma. He keeps saying he's made up his mind... She wants to know why he's giving up this opportunity. In Ryoma's mind, he flashes back to that scene (we've seen a million times), when Tezuka told him to become Seigaku's pillar. He begins to say something, but decides not to. He's feeling the responsibility for the team that Tezuka entrusted in him...

Outside, Momo's practicing his swing in prep for his match against Ryoma. Kaido stops by and notes that it's unusual for Momo to give up his lunch period to train. Momo says that since Ryoma's giving up the US Open for Nationals, the least he could do is meet him head-on for the ranking match. "You really believe that?" Kaido asks, surprised. "Of course. He says he's going to Nationals. I know him well enough. When he says something like that, he means it."

Later that afternoon, Momo and Ryoma's match begins. Momo's coming on full strength from the beginning, with his dunk smash and jack knife combos. Ryoma can't seem to keep up, and staying on the defensive. His shots keep going out, and he seems to have lost his focus. Tezuka has come to watch the match, and he tells Ryoma between games that Ryoma can't be distracted by other things if he's to defeat Momo. "I'm not distracted," Ryoma replies rather unconvincingly.

Momo starts to get upset by Ryoma's half-hearted play, and yells at him to go on the offensive, and to come at him with everything. Momo's dunk hits Ryoma's racket, blowing it away... "I didn't want to play you like this!" Momo yells.

Ryoma picks up his racket and looks down. "Momo-senpai...I'm sorry. I am forfeiting this match...."

Rating: Worried about Ryoma...What's gonna happen to Nationals now?

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