Reading obakemono's recent thread, I was inspired to ask you all what you think each All-Star's number is going to be in this tournament. You can base it on the recent performances, of course. Here, I'm just going with my gut.
IMO, Shingo's number will keep getting lower until he clears Stage 1 again. As for Bunpei, I never seem to know with his numbers, since they could be anything. And Akiyama, I figure that's a decent enough number that might still see sunlight - not sure what the daylight situation will be, but who knows.
Last Edit: Feb 12, 2009 8:35:19 GMT -5 by Homeslice
#71 - Shingo Yamamoto (always gets a number ending in 1) #83 - Bunpei Shiratori (I thought this was his signature number, but apparently not. I'll go with it anyway) #94 - Katsumi Yamada (I just had to fit him into my top 10) #95 - Kazuhiko Akiyama (his big return) #99 - Toshihiro Takeda (in all likelihood) #100 - Makoto Nagano (obviously)
#83 - Bunpei Shiratori (I thought this was his signature number, but apparently not. I'll go with it anyway)
Oh? 21 is the only time I've ever seen him wear it. The last time he was selected to be in the top 10 was Sasuke 16 (when he wore #96; I'm not counting Sasuke 18 since he chose #95 himself), then I've seen him as #81 and #82. Maybe he'll stick with the '80s thing though that wasn't on my mind when I wrote the list.
And good point about Shingo, didn't think of that.
Last Edit: Feb 12, 2009 8:45:33 GMT -5 by Homeslice
Bah.. I can't come up with numbers.. but can I do orders?
(60's?) Akiyama (I think he will request to get in as early as possible) (70's) Shingo (he always wants early too..) (guessing maybe 91?) Yamada (guessing maybe 94?) Shiratori (based on getting to Stage 2) 99 Takeda (Based on getting to Stage 3) 100 Nagano (do I even have to say it? )
Only time we wouldn't see Nagano as #100 these days is if they had another race (a la pre-18) - or if Yamada said he'd retire....again (like he did in 17). In which case Yamada would be the precious #100.
Post by talledega7 on Feb 12, 2009 16:12:34 GMT -5
71. Kazuhiko Akiyama (gotta help the man's eyes) 81. Shingo Yamamoto (boost after 21 mishap) 92. Bunpei Shiratori (skateboarder extroadinaire gets a nine point two from the Japanese judge) 97. Katsumi Yamada (Mr. Sasuke gets his (semi)glorious spot) 99. Toshihiro Takeda (guy's never worn higher than 98. That changes) 100. Makoto Nagano (c'mon. Really. He's 100 for life. Even a stage 4 clear from someone else wouldn't dislodge him. And the 100 spot gets all the air time; they have to cram in his wedding footage somehow.)
Intelligence tests are biased towards the literate.
Post by RiderLeangle on Feb 12, 2009 18:11:22 GMT -5
45: Akiyama Kazuhiko. Put early so guarantee it's day during his run. 74: Yamamoto Shingo 89: Shiratori Bunpei 92: Yamada Katsumi (Because TBS always puts him in the 90s for some reason....) 99: Takeda Toshihiro 100: Can it be anyone else but Nagano Makoto?
akiyama:51 or 71 shingo: 81 (because of its improvent the last couple of tournaments,even though he did not pass stage one) bunpei: 92 (because of its early exit in stage 2, but improves from last time) yamada: 91 takeda: 99 nagano: 100
Last Edit: Mar 16, 2009 18:40:32 GMT -5 by richie137
#1 - Kazuhiko Akiyama (Because they will start the tournament with he glorious return!..... Again!) #60 - Shingo Yamamoto (Because they can.) #90 - Bunpei Shiratori (Because he passed the first stage last time.) #92 - Katsumi Yamada (Because it says in his contract that he shall never be given a number under 90, unless everybody has to run for it.) #99 - Toshihiro Takeda (Because he's going to reach the final stage this time around.) #100 - Makoto Nagano (Because he's Nagano. That's why.)
Last Edit: Feb 28, 2009 23:40:39 GMT -5 by 2D2Will