There are several similarities between the two(Bunshichi and Masataka) the greatest differens being Masataka being more formaly trained, Bunshichi has always had the apperence of being a good natural fighter, more like a Brawler with amazing raw strength. Masataka seems more self diciplined and technical fighter.
Originally Posted by Hadou-kou
As for how it will end it leans quite heavily right now towards Nagi vs Masataka in the end. The big question being if Aya will join Nagi. If so Where will Maya stand? Her having the powers of Senhime and Aya being the wielder of Reiki, making both main female characters able to neutralize ki(or was it just special powers).
Nagi takes over his mother's duties with Aya following him. Bob leaves to stay with Chiaki, Maya expulsion from the school becomes permanent, Masataka by default becomes the number one fighter in the school, and Mitsuomi somehow survives his condition.
Dude that'd be lame. D:
That's one of the most nice boat endings ever. xD I'm sure it won't go down that way or else I'd be pretty pissed. lol
I'm betting that a few fights are going to happen, one being Souichiro vs. Masataka. If that does happen, then despite popular opinion I believe Masataka stands a good chance of taking Souichiro. Souchiro has come a long way in his fighting abilities, and Souhaku has beefed his powers greatly with all of the dragons he's accumulated. But you have to remember that not only is Masataka an anti-weapon's specialist, but he's also a member of the Takayanagi lineage.
You honestly don't think they wouldn't have detailed information concering all of the red feather powers? Trust me, Masataka is definitely the type of fighter who has studied that and has developed methods to countering them. Souichiro isn't the type of fighter who plans ahead for a fight, but mainly develops strategies seemingly on a whim. I doubt he has any preconceived plans to counter Masataka. Not to mention the fact that he hasn't even SEEN the full scope of Masataka's abilities or even all of his techniques.
Another fight that I believe will happen will be Souichiro vs. Mitsuomi, being that Souichiro has all of the red feather powers within him now, Mitsuomi's best bet for ridding all of the red feather powers at once would be to knock off (kill) Souichiro. But I don't see Aya, Maya (if she ever comes out of her coma), Masataka, or Bob allowing the fight to reach the point of Mitsuomi dealing a death blow. There's also the x-factor of Ishiyumi entering the fray, as he still holds a grudge against Souichiro, not to mention he's fiercely loyal to Mitsuomi. So I believe a rematch between him and Souichiro will take place as well.
Another fight I think might happen is Mitsuomi vs. Masataka. I've seen posts with people who believe Masataka will eventually follow the same path as his brother. But Masataka has already shown that not only does he not care much for what his brother thinks of him, but that he blames him for the decline in the school. He considers his brother as being the one who "destroyed the fighting paradise", and I think he would be more set on returning things back to the way they were before Mitsuomi assumed power, rather than follow his example. As for Masataka not being able to measure up to Mitsuomi, I say we keep in mind that several of the Enforcement group's top fighters are also the top in the school, and Masataka has shown he can take them down with very little problem. I believe that in a straight up fight, Masataka would stand almost as good of a chance as Souichiro of taking down his brother.
Plus, it would be a very climactic fight. However, I've already stated in earlier posts that Souhaku is the true problem here, not Mitsuomi. So I think that Souichiro's toughest battle might not be with Mitsuomi, but with Souhaku himself.
True, but what would be the point of Maya, Souichirou, and Bob staying there after this year if they won the election tournament? No Enforcement Group would mean that those three would have nothing more to do there. Plus, it would be the 100th school that Souichiro and Bob conquered. Masataka and Aya have been the ones who have been narrating most of the present story, That's why I thought those three would be the children of Izanagi. The dragon gates that we know he has give him the power of lightning, wind, and water (the elemental components of a storm). Maya having the Amaterasu dragon gate, and Bob being able to read the vibrations of other peoples attacks from the earth and the thing Mitsuomi said about him, the moon, and Bob's real "power"; reading everything that's below the moon/ Moon Reader Tsukuyomi. However, they said that the Takayanagi brothers were the moon/moon's reflection so IDK right now.
Originally Posted by vphamv
Then again, what factor could make it a sad ending? Mitsuomi is supposed to die really soon and Souhaku is still stuck within that eye until he has enough ki to take control. Not unless Souichiro killed himself or one of the jyuken club members killed him, then I just don't see any other sad ending. The only person on the team that I think that would kill him right now is Masataka and that's because the whole "I was glad that Nagi was gone" when Souhaku took him was never really resolved. We don't know exactly how he feels about Nagi now.
Last edited by Hadou-kou; 06-22-2008 at 08:01 PM.
Actually, the thing with Masataka being glad Souichiro was gone was kind of resolved. Masataka has been seen in a couple of scenes since that time as questioning what made him feel that way back then. Plus, he was also willing to go to Kyushyuu to retrieve Souichiro, along with Bob, Kagesada and his four girlfriends, but stayed behind under Maya's orders. Plus, even though he and Souichiro still don't seem to get along quite well, by the conversation they had in that restaraunt recently, it appears that they have at least resolved some of the issues between them.
Originally Posted by Hadou-kou
The only thing I could see that could possibly be a factor at this point between them would be Aya, but I haven't seen anything other than a couple of goofy incidents and Aya sneaking little kisses from him, to indicate that Souichiro returns Aya's feelings. I believe he might still be hung up on Maya right now, which could also become factor if/when he has a confrontation with Mitsuomi. I think that if Masataka were to reach the point of killing Souichiro, it would be only to stop Souhaku from achieving his goals, not because of any personal grudge held toward him. But then again, that would also contradict Masataka's nature and style, as he is the type of fighter who saves not only his adversaries lives, but his enemies as well (look back at his fight with Fu Chien).
Well, if what I said in some other thread does actually happen(the thing about Nagi killing Mitsoumi then Masataka going for revenge which most likely wouldn't) to change things up a bit. That way the Tournament could still play a role and if Masataka becomes the True Warrior would give a purpose for that fight against Nagi if he's the True Demon.
Originally Posted by Hadou-kou
For some reason though I'm seeing another Shin type ending, Aya jumping in the way then Nagi killing himself, but that'd be lame too. Not sure myself, kinda busy with summer school right now and I've been meaning to reply for a while now but have too much to do. =(
I'll give a better reply with some more thoughts a bit later. xD