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    Arcane Azmadi is offline Senior Member Well Known
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    Default Stuff-ups, goofs and plot holes.

    It's a common trait of mass-market shonen action pieces that their stories are full of holes, retcons and contradictions and Eyeshield 21 is definitely no exception. I'm not trying to go on a long bitch about what's wrong with the series, I just felt like collating some of the series' gaffes for amusement value. Please feel free to contribute.

    By the way, don't bother listing ones from the anime. You'd never reach the end of it. The anime is so stuffed up that practically the entire thing can be considered non-canon (Monta throwing something accurately?!)

    *In chapter 163, Akaba tells Sena that 'Eyeshield 21' is the name given to the strongest running back in each generation. This makes his use of the name rather silly, since Akaba himself plays tight end.

    *In chapter 133, a video is shown of Seibu flattening Taiyo 60-0. Given that even Koigahama were able to score 10 points again Seibu, this is ridiculously improbable.

    *In chapter 141, Musashi has an argument with his father, a conversation with his co-workers, a shave, drives to the Deimon/Seibu game and gets changed into his football gear to make a field goal all in the space of time between 2 plays. Even if the Devil Bats used a timeout, this is still impossible.

    Fee free to add some more. But seriously, don't even get started on the bloopers in the anime.

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    *In chapter 133, a video is shown of Seibu flattening Taiyo 60-0. Given that even Koigahama were able to score 10 points again Seibu, this is ridiculously improbable.
    I forget who Taiyo and Koigahama are, but football is an unpredictable sport, along with pretty much every other sport there is. One game you could play amazing, but the next game you play like crap. Which could happen when Seibu played Taiyo, a combination of Seibu playing really good and Taiyo playing really bad. It definately isn't rediculously improbable.

    Though I will give you the first and third one though. But wasn't Akaba a fullback?
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    for the first point, maybe he used to play running back ? it's not uncommon for players to try a different position, no ?

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    Arcane Azmadi is offline Senior Member Well Known
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    Makes no difference. He's the tight end/fullback now, which makes his use of the Eyeshield name more than a little odd.

    I forgot the really big recent one:

    *In chapter 237, after Oujo's last touchdown with 1 second on the clock, they don't get a conversion attempt. I don't know if the clock is normally stopped for conversion attempts (if it wasn't, it'd be the end of the game right there) but even if it is, skipping the attempt altogether is a rather obvious blooper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcane Azmadi View Post
    Makes no difference. He's the tight end/fullback now, which makes his use of the Eyeshield name more than a little odd.

    I forgot the really big recent one:

    *In chapter 237, after Oujo's last touchdown with 1 second on the clock, they don't get a conversion attempt. I don't know if the clock is normally stopped for conversion attempts (if it wasn't, it'd be the end of the game right there) but even if it is, skipping the attempt altogether is a rather obvious blooper.
    I think it's assumed that they made the kick for the conversion.


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    The clock does not run on extra point attempts. And wasn't the score 35-33 before Shin scored? There you go, it's insignificant to the story so why waste a page showing that they made the PAT?
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    Arcane Azmadi is offline Senior Member Well Known
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    Nope, check again. It was 36-34 and now it's 36-40. And we saw Sena coming on as Yukimitsu was carried off again, with no play after that, so it was simply skipped.

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    Well then they missed the extra point. Why show something that insignificant to the final of the game (they make it they are still only up by 5, Sena still has to get a touchdown to win) and take away pages from Sena being badass?
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    Arcane Azmadi is offline Senior Member Well Known
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    ..why are people only posting on this thread to contest my points? This isn't a discussion, it's just a fun topic. And so far I'm doing all the work.

    If you can't be bothered joining in, keep out.

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    In the Deimon-Oujo game where they show Sakuraba getting a touchdown via pass, in one panel, you see him out of bounds while in the air. He kicks his foot in order to have his toe touch the field to get the touch down. If you look at the panels carefully, both his feet are almost 2 or 3 feet away from the field. AND he was jumping away from the field at the time. So his kick extended his leg by about 2 or 3 feet in order to get that touchdown.

 

 
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