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    Arcane Azmadi is offline Senior Member Well Known
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    Default The end?

    And so, we begin to approach the end of our epic journey. The winner of the next match -Deimon or Hakkeshuu- will be the team to proceed to the ultimate goal for every football team in the entire country- the Christmas Bowl!

    What do you suppse will happen after the Christmas Bowl?

    The entire manga so far has been building up to nothing but this. Everything has been for the purpose of reaching the Christmas Bowl, so what's left to do afterwards? As I see it there are 2 options:

    1) The series ends. Quite plausible, and possibly even a good idea since the story could start to get a bit old if they decide to carry on for a whole new year (which would make the series roughly double the length it is already).

    2) The series DOESN'T end and goes on into an 'Eyeshield 21: Year 2'-type story. Also quite possible, as shounen manga often gets drawn out and prolonged for as long as it remains profitable. If this happens, there are 2 further possibilities for story:

    A - Hiruma blackmails the Deimon principal into changing the rules about seniors competing in sports clubs in their third year and the gang come back for a new year. Rather unoriginal, even if it you wouldn't put it past him.

    B - Hiruma, Kurita, Musashi, Yukimitsu and Ishimaru go into retirement (staying on only in an advisory/training capacity) and Deimon have to recruit a whole new lot of replacements to keep their strength up. This is a much better idea, giving room for a whole new cast of interesting players, maturing characters like Sena and Monta into second years, and allowing Deimon to go through the whole 'building up our strength' thing again in a new fashion. Sena and Monta could get their own disciples, they'd need to find a new center to replace the massive bulk of Kurita and Monta could even find a girlfriend of his own (since Sena and Suzuna would obviously be a couple by then)!

    I can't say what will happen yet, but I'm open to pretty much anything as long as it stays good.
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    Nekogal is offline Senior Member Well Known
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    going into the next year would suck.
    might as well end it with the christmas bowl

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    mm, there's been a lot of discussion about this. if i recall correctly, the option that gets the most positive feedback is -

    the manga ends after the Christmas Bowl. there's an extra chapter after time-skip, which shows sena & co. playing.

    personally, i see deimon having a possibility of losing against the Dinosaurs. afterall, unlike Seibu and Oujo, there's no one they know/previously met on the Dinosaur team. unless the real ES21 is on the Dinosaurs... that would definitely make the match more meaningful.

    i'm guessing if they do beat the Dinosaurs, we'll find that their opponent in the Christmas Bowl has been undefeated (aka always have beat the Nagas) ever since its advent.

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    i would like to see eyehield ends in christmast bowl only, no more next year....just a glance only is gud enough i guess.....

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    You know, alot of people have mentioned the idea of Hiruma blackmailing the principal to let him and the others play a third year, but I hate that idea horribly. Why? Because it's out of character.

    Yes! Hiruma blackmailing someone is out of character...in this situation. Throught out the entire series Hriuma has been portrayed as a someone who won't hesitate to use dirty tactics to get what he wants, but he won't cheat.

    The creators themselves stated in an interview that Hiruma is meant to be the opposite of the classic sports manga/anime hero, who doesn't mind losing so long as he "gave it all." a hero who isn't interested in winning, so much as the game. They wanted Hiruma to be a character who wanted to win. Who would do anything he had to to win, except (and they were very forceful on this point) cheat.

    Also, It would ruin his eventual victory, sure he won the Christmas Bowl, but he had to cheat to do it. Hiruma wants his victory to be real, and blackmailing to break the rules will do this. Rui once said that the only thing Hiruma honors is football, and that makes sense.

    If anything, the only thing Hiruma would possibly blackmail the principle into for the team next year would be hiring a good coach (hand-picked by him), as we know Doburoku is a great trainer, but he's not really a coach (as in call and play making).

    I believe that the series will end with the Christmas Bowl. As everything else has been done, Sena's beaten Shin, the Naga's are defeated, all that remains is the Christmas Bowl, and the real Eyeshield 21. I wouldn't mind seeing the next year though, though it seems unlikely. I would love to see
    -Sena and Monta receive disciples.
    -Sena and Suzuna become a real couple.
    -See Jumonji become the next captain (it seems most likely).
    -See the reaction of the football world now that the Devilbats are a "real team."
    -See the rise of a new era in the High school football world.

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    I agree with Matt. Blackmailing like that is out of character. If he was like that, blackmailing referees, and the other teams woulda made it easy for them to get to the Christmas Bowl.

    In the end, all I want to see is the Devil Bats entering the Christmas Bowl, and know who Sena is going to call the next eyeshield 21.

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    That's absurd. There's nothing "cheating" about Hiruma wanting to change to rules just to let him continue playing. It's not like he's gaining an unfair advantage (lots of teams from other schools have third year players) and if he doesn't, he won't be able to play football again for at least a year!

    But I have to say, I don't think that is the likely option. It'll probably be either be "the end" or "the NEW Devil Bats". I personally don't mind which, although I'd actually quite like to see the series continue for as long as it can actually maintain its standards of quality. I mean, if it's still an interesting series and manages to find new content without being repetative, why wouldn't you want it to continue?

    On the other hand, if the series DOES end after the Christmas Bowl, what kind of epilogue do you think we'll see?

    I predict the epilogue will pick up just after Sena and the other first years graduate from Deimon (leaving behind a solid and respected Deimon Devil Bats football club) and go into the pro league where they find Hiruma and the other seniors waiting for them to reunite the classic Devil Bats. Sena will have suddenly shot up in his third year and will now be tall and strong as well as the fastest player in Japan, while Suzuna will have filled out a lot as well as his girlfriend. Monta, of course, won't have changed a bit. At the end, the Devil Bats will head out to take on the world. That's my predicted take on it anyway.
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    i simply do not want that blackmailing option because it draws out the manga unnecessarily - from the very start, the goal was to get to the Christmas Bowl and that's it. also, Hiruma can't just blackmail the principal - he'd need to blackmail the chairman of the highschool football association in order to change the league-wide rule. and the chairman - as you may have noticed - doesn't look like some weak-sauce that can be easily blackmailed.

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    Yes it is cheating.

    Yes there are schools with third year players.

    Schools with direct connections to college, so their students don't have to worry about studying to get into one.

    Deimon is not connected to a university so the rules for it are different. The Japanese education system takes college extremely seriously, and, as such, Deimon, and other schools not connected to a college do not allow club activties their third year, so all students can study for college without the distraction of club activities.

    Hiruma loves and honors the sport of football too much to ever cheat at it, to "blackmail" the principal to let him play another year is cheating, and it's not something Hiruma would do.

    Many of Hiruma's fans seem to forget that Hiruma's blackmailing is always, and I mean ALWAYS, used for comedic situations, never, ever for really serious ones. What you guys are suggesting would be a very serious situation, that I can imagine someone like Musashi taking Hiruma to task for.

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    shinigami nabeshin is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    yeah, i would agree there, it'll prolly end and everyone leaves school.. then have a chapter past a time skip of them all back together again in the real league

 

 
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