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    Quote Originally Posted by aznrockdrummer View Post
    Same here, but after the lack of hearing about sophomores, my theory died.

    plus i dont think its unrealistic. when i went into middle school (im in america so its 6th grade) i was 4'10 and by 7th grade is was 5'5. 7 inches... not bad. btw im asian.
    5'5 is much shorter than 6'0 my friend. Everybody has growth spurts. Even I (who is 6'2 now and always the tallest in the class) was not 6'0 in middle school. I was about 5'10 at 15 (and I'm Italian)


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    hmmm, i just saw prince of tennis on toonami and they said that the first years are in 7th grade, the second years 8th grade, and the third years are in 9th grade.

    So if fuji is in 9th grade and he is 5"6 or 7 that means he is normal height. Thus, the rest of the guys are probably normal height unless the American version made a stupid mistakes.

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    Talking about japanese people being short...I learnt this in one of my lectures that there has been and increase in height amongst the japanese lately. I mean as in average height. Safe to say that they are one of the tallest in asia. I mean, look at the japanese actors. Most already push 6 feet which is usually uncommon for asians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fayte View Post
    When I first saw PoT (episode 17 was where I started) I thought they were all in high school. After hearing Tezuka's deep voice and all the skill these kids have, I never thought they were in middle school. All the talk about the Seniors graduating (and going to college?) I didn't think middle school.

    Tezuka/Atobe (12th grade looks 17/18 years old) Team Captain - Senior
    Sengoku/Kirihara (11th grade looks 16/17 years old) "Junior" ace = 11th grade
    Momoshiro/Kaidoh (10th grade looks 15/16 years old) 2nd year
    Echizen (9th grade looks 14/15 years old) 1st year (of high school)
    Yeah. It would be better if they were in high school. There doesn't even have to be 4 grades in their high school. Apparently, their high school only has 3 years anyway. They could keep the same grade divisions, but make it 10th, 11th, and 12th grade instead of 7th, 8th, and 9th. =.= *sigh* Plus, Echizen looks younger than 14. He's the only one who comes close to looking his age.

    Quote Originally Posted by Akeela86 View Post
    hmmm, i just saw prince of tennis on toonami and they said that the first years are in 7th grade, the second years 8th grade, and the third years are in 9th grade.

    So if fuji is in 9th grade and he is 5"6 or 7 that means he is normal height. Thus, the rest of the guys are probably normal height unless the American version made a stupid mistakes.
    If you read the other posts, it's pretty much already been confirmed that the regulars are in 7th, 8th, and 9th grade. Fuji may be somewhat normal height for Asians. Apparently, he's the only one since everyone is taller than Fuji...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fayte View Post
    5'5 is much shorter than 6'0 my friend. Everybody has growth spurts. Even I (who is 6'2 now and always the tallest in the class) was not 6'0 in middle school. I was about 5'10 at 15 (and I'm Italian)
    still, that was in 7th grade, which in japan would be my freshman year... but among high school freshman (in america) usually they're around 5'8-11 or so:

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    Quote Originally Posted by kawaiikitsune View Post
    Hey..... Leave Tezuka alone..... >.< And we know for sure he can write because he's the one that writes the lineup. He also writes the set up for the ranking tournament. Hmph. I'll defend Tezuka's intelligence any day.
    Aaw, don't be like that. I said that it was only a lame joke. We all know that Tezuka isn't stupid.

    Btw, am I only one who is now totally confused with these different kind of class systems? I thought I knew the difference between Japanese and American school systems but now I'm no longer sure.
    (In Japan: First you go to class 1-6, then automatically you go to the class 7-9 and after that you can freely choose whatever you go to the high school/upper secondary school or stop studying? Was it like this?)

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    Lol. I know. If you were serious, I may have to take some serious action. Lol.

    I think you have to go to high school in Japan. You don't have to go to college, though. I'm pretty sure that's how it works. I'm not sure if you have to finish high school.

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    Like start making fun of Kaidoh? Heh, at the end we both would have been killing each others.

    I think it is voluntary to go to the high school in Japan. Most of people go there, though. It easier to get job and everything if you go there... I think we should find someone who really knows these things.

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    Lol. I can say plenty of things about Kaidoh......

    Yeah.... It would be difficult to find a job without going to high school. Colleges are harder probably. Most of the time, colleges are really competitive.

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    "Only able to speak with snakes, can't possible communicate with humans", perhaps?

    And yes, after being away some time I managed to ask my friend about this Japan school system. High school is voluntary, but most of people go there.

    What more I think about this the more I wish that Ryoma would be 7th grader and other ones could be at high school second/third class...

 

 
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