<b>Yang:</b> Hey Junior, I've got a friend here, could you make sure the twins don't try anything on him?<p/><b>Junior:</b> Why? You got dibs on him or something?<p/><b>Yang:</b> No, not me. But there's another chick who has, and I don't wanna think about what'll happen to your nieces if she finds out.<p/><b>Pyrrha with fake moustache and sunglasses:</b> Oh my. What sort of woman could possibly try to obtain such a prize as this friend of yours, Ms. Voluptuous Blonde.<p/><b>Yang:</b> ...<p/><b>Junior:</b> Oh hey Paul, didn't see you come in. The usual?<p/><b>Poorly disguised Pyrrha:</b> Indeed! But not much tonight. I have some... people watching to do.<p/></p>
I personally love the RWBY intros, but, unlike the general consensus, this actually isn’t my favorite OP for RWBY. My favorite OP so far is #4. Regardless, OP 2 is nothing to make light of, as it is stellar, even with the constant visual changes that imply RT used about a million different animators.
[IMPROVED] watch Prince of Tennis without being confused by the plot
AND WITH THE LEAST AMOUNT OF FILLERS
The thing with tenipuri is that the manga and the anime/OVAs should be treated as 2 different entities. The two media are just too different, even if the manga was the original. Many scenes from the manga were totally removed/replaced in the anime and a ton of fillers and plot points were added instead. it is heartbreaking lol
There should not have been a problem with this. However, the Nationals arc (finale of prince of tennis) was made to be somewhat faithful to both the anime and the manga. This causes a bit of confusion to those who watched the anime only, esp new fans.
Actually you can always Watch/read prince of tennis in any way you want. The best way is to just read the manga from beginning to end. Or watch the anime from beginning to end.
However it has come to my attention that a lot of new fans give up watching tenipuri because of the pesky fillers and the overall confusing plot brought upon by the anime, the movies and the OVAs. sad 2000′s animation too
So on a whim.. i made a guide which can probably help new viewers who prefer watching the anime understand the story more.
1. read prince of tennis manga ch 000 “Legend of the Samurai”
2. watch from episode 1 to ep 28
3. read pot manga ch 50
so that you can see tezuka play for the first time they just mentioned this match in the anime
4. watch ep 29 to ep 72
note: tezuka goes to germany eps 73-75
in manga he goes to kyushu, not germany
5. Optional: Watch josei shonan arc (anime only) ep 76-85
6. Watch PoT 1st movie Tale of Two Samurai
7. Watch ep 86 to 90 (fun filler arc)
8 Optional: Read PoT ch. 162-165 for manga-only seigaku vs saitama-midoriyama jr high
9. Watch eps 90-101 (rokkaku arc)
10. Read PoT manga starting from ch 184-237 (rikkaidai arc)
chapter 184 ties nicely with ep 101
we want you to see the correct and proper version of the rikkaidai arc
11. Optional: Watch the anime version or the rikkaidai arc (ep 102-128)
compare it with the manga
seigaku training camp in the mountain
practice matches vs hyotei
12. Optional: Watch fillers
recreation arc 129-135
Junior Invitational Training Camp Arc 136-146
USA vs Japan 147-160
special episode: Day of Survival Mountain
13. Watch the OVA called Atobe’s gift
14. In preparation for Nationals arc, choose between these two:
Choice 1: Continue reading the manga from chapter 238-253
we recommend this
ch 238-239 is Nationals OVA 7
ch 240 is Nationals OVA 5
ch 242 is where Nationals OVA 8 was based from (not really similar)
ch 245-247 is scattered among the OVAs
ch 253 is Nationals OVA 1
Choice 2: Watch the anime from ep 161-176 and Nationals OVA
161-176 is ryoma drama and the last series o seigaku ranking matches
Nationals OVA 1 kinda reconciles the differences between the anime and manga
15. watch all the Nationals OVA 2 - 26
16. Watch all Prince of Tennis Another Story OVAs I & II
17. Watch PoT movie 2: Battle of the English Castle
18. Recently announced prince of tennis movie will be somewhere here :D
19: Watch all of the pairpuris, the fandiscs, message in a bottle picture drama and other special episodes
**chibi tenipuri episodes are 87, 88, 115, 132, 165**
Luna sat before Celestia’s cell in the late hours of the asylum, their hushed voices barely carrying to one another. The sisters had a long pause between them as the de-powered alicorn seemed to be thinking on the question Luna posed to her. Without her madness and the burdensome overpower eating at her brain she could make more moral judgments these days. But that was not why Luna had come to her tonight and she knew it.
“You must show them the vision then. Sooner rather than later. Regardless of what they saw…” Celestia told Luna.
“My fear is that…”
“It will break them? Yes,” Celestia stated “It might. I won’t lie say that Posie and Junior are going to be alright after what they saw and then having this vision given to them directly after. But you are on a clock. From what you have told me, they must know. Your son and Stardust must not end up like us…or worse.”
Luna looked at her sister, who had always been the methodical one. But she had also juggled Equestria in times of peril before her slip up. Her longterm judgments, when not clouded by madness, were usually sound.
“Then…it will be done…” Luna sighed and sniffled, fighting back tears.
Junior had a restless night. He had not been sleeping well since the play and what he had seen. But eventually he passed into slumber. In the dream he was on the beach and there was no one around. He turned and trotted, for some reason looking for Stardust. He saw a sandcastle he remembered building with him when they were younger.
A mist seemed to hover over the beach as Luna opened Junior’s dream up to Posie’s. She placed them both in a peaceful scene at first. She too was not exactly sure what would happen in this vision, though she had a feeling it would differ from what she showed Snow and Stardust. Junior sat by the sandcastle. The dream was nice and quiet, a contrast to the noisy, creepy things he usually dreamed about. He started building another castle for lack of anything to do and worked so quickly his dwarfed the one that he and Stardust had made as younger colts.
So, Yuri on Ice was literally one of the best shows I’d seen in a while. The plot twists were amazing, added to the story, and there was a clear direction the story was moving towards. All three of the main characters had something they needed to learn, and each of the characters were on their way to learning it. That is, until episode 12 ruined all of it. I strongly believe that the 12th episode was not the original conclusion to the show as it should have been, but a badly designed bait for a second season.
There is a line in the 12th episode, “the best story is one that never ends”. I have to entirely disagree with this. A story needs drama to sustain itself. And, in huge doses, drama is unnecessary, and doesn’t really give much meaning to a story, which is what happens when you fail to conclude a story when it should be concluded. Or else, it’s drama for the sake of drama.
And, drawing out the drama in the story for the sake of drama is exactly what they did. This is why a lot the character development which was integral to the story was suddenly at a setback.
Under the cut (this is long), I go into detail about why episode 12 destroyed the story, narratively