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So I caught up with Shin Tenipuri last night, up to 65 which was the last scanlation I could find. I actually started with 37, so some of that was re-reading. After nearly 30 chapters in one sitting, I was left with a two main impressions:

1. IS KONOMI FUCKING KIDDING? I like crack, I have always liked the crack. I like tennis boys, I have always liked the tennis boys. But somehow this has turned into the hamster dance of sports manga. Approximately 1 million new characters, none of whom are particularly interesting, approximately 1 million weird match-ups, none of which make any particular sense, approximately 1 million Amazingly Powerful and Highly Ridiculous Special Moves that even Naruto would be embarrassed to use.

Didn't mama ever tell you? When everything is bold, nothing is bold. And when everything is random, we can tell.

2.

I didn't see him once. In 30 chapters. Not a bare ankle, not the tail of a bandana. Inui gets to cuddle with Yanagi (not that there's anything wrong with that). Momo gets to have a whole new special move! (Or, as usual with Momo's special moves, one of his old moves with a bunch more power behind it). Kaidoh gets nothing, not even a seat on the sidelines. I would have assumed that Tezuka took him away to Germany with him except that Eiji does namecheck Kaidoh in one panel.

Was it Kaidoh's mother's birthday and so he had to go home for the afternoon? Was he working out with his earbuds in and he didn't hear everyone else leave to play tennis? When Konomi was putting all the slips of paper into the hat for the matches, did he drop Kaidoh's on the floor and now it's under the refrigerator?

Time to call Character Protective Services and have Kaidoh removed to my custody. I will treat him right. Maybe he'll be a Kamen Rider. Or host Kaidoh's Pet Corner. Or star as a samurai in an Edo period drama. And if Inui ever stops slutting around with Yanagi (not that there's anything wrong with that), he can come too. Other characters by application only.

Of course, I'll still be reading every chapter of the manga...
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except that Eiji does namecheck Kaidoh in one panel.

*nods* Eiji/Kaidoh. I saw it all along :|

EVERYBODY wants Kaidoh.

For a long time before Shin-teni, the PoT manga had become a show-off show, and my love for Seigaku resented. But I tried to cope until the end; the anime helping heaps. Now, it is just not possible. For all the reasons you mentioned on the first, colorful paragraph and more personal ones. : )

Yeah, once Nationals rolled around, it was just a circus. :( But I will go back to the anime and to the Chinese drama and the love will still be there.

See, this is why I'm afraid to catch up. :( NO KAIDOH? NOOOOOOOOOOO. It bums me out that no one seems to care about Seigaku anymore . . .

It's not cool to like Seigaku, didn't you know?

BUT I WILL LOVE THEM FOREVER!!!

K, see, Inui is shacking up hanging around with Yanagi and Kaidoh's pissed off somewhere to be sulky and jealous on his own, secretly hoping that Inui will come after him and offer to give him a some "pointers".

You know, I don't think I saw Mizuki either. Maybe he's got Kaidoh trapped somewhere...

:) I stopped reading the new chapters. It got just too ridiculous for me.

Ahahaha, I remember trying to read the Shin Tenipuri and gave up after about ten chapters. It was too ridiculous. And now, I'm glad I didn't because I would be too unhappy with Kaidoh not having much of a role. Oh, Kaidoh.

It's gone past ridiculous now into nearly incomprehensible. Maybe Kaidoh just refused to be involved!

I can deal with the millions of new characters, and the insane moves. But I CAN NOT deal with no Kaidoh. And seeing Inui being all lovey-dovey with Yanagi, not seeming to care that his true love is nowhere to be found, just makes me want to weep fangirl tears.

Well, I don't really *mind* all the Data Pair love. :) but no Kaidoh at all for so long is hard to take. He's in one of the newest chapters (not scanlated yet) so maybe that will clear up the mystery of his not being in every panel of every chapter!

Kaidoh's Pet Corner

This is a brilliant idea lol. It would have a following of young children and middle-aged ladies.

I kind of really want to see it now. Kaidoh will handle the pets and work with the children in the audience and Inui will do short science segments about the animals.

A single PoT post in months, and I see the whole fandom getting nostalgic in the comments X3

The fandom never really lets you go!

Until otherwise proven, I'll believe that on the way to the camp, Kaidoh was distracted by baby squirrels and tiny birds and wee bunnies, and he also saved Bambi's mom.

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