PoT panel count update- after volume 6

November 7, 2007

You know, it’s really interesting reading a series again. You catch all these things that you never noticed the first time around- foreshadowing and such. Of course, Prince of Tennis is no exception, ne? xD
I’m really surprised by how freaking early Konomi introduced characters/schools~ Between the Fudoumine arc and the St. Rudolph arc, Yamabuki, Hyoutei, and even RIKKAI were all introduced in some way. Yamabuki had Sengoku scouting out Seigaku (but looking at girls instead and then getting absolutely pwned by Echizen), Hyoutei had Atobe and Kabaji at the street courts (whyyy on earth would Atobe ever use street courts? o_o) pwning everyone and then bullying An (since when does Atobe want to go out with An?). And Rikkai has of course the Kirihara chapter, which I remembered from the first time around, but they also had an appearance where they pwn some other unnamed team, then Sanada and Renji go up to the reporters and tell them to tell Tezuka that Seigaku didn’t play with their full strength- which was a scene I didn’t remember.
The last Rikkai one (and the Sengoku scene and the Atobe/Kabaji scene too, to some extent) is one of those scenes where you don’t think it’s important, so you don’t pay attention to it or really care to remember it- but when you look back on it after reading the entire manga, you go ‘oh! that’s Sanada and Renji! and they’re challenging Seigaku! wow, they appeared way earlier than I thought!’
So I kinda took some liberties with this panel count, and when they showed an overhead shot of Rikkai and that unnamed pwned team Rikkai played, even though it wasn’t close enough to make out hairstyles and stuff that distinguishes one player from the next (see, the fact that everyone from the same team wears the same outfit makes this panel count harder…>_<), I counted it as a panel for all the Rikkai regulars except Yukimura. xD Even though you obviously couldn’t make out Marui and Jackal and everyone else, I figured it’s gotta be them, so…xDDD;
Anyway.
Echizen’s still pwning everyone by like 700+ at this point, while the freshman trio are now 3 of the top 7, and the other regulars are catching up~ The highest non-Seigaku member is Kamio- I think it’s partly because he sat next to Tachibana during Shinji’s match (so everytime we saw Tachibana, we saw Kamio too), and partly because he was involved in the Atobe incident. Whatever the reason, he’s somehow beating Fuji, Tezuka, and Taka…well, Taka I can understand, but…
At one point I started mixing the Gyokurin players (Fukawa and Izumi) up, so…those might not be completely accurate. xD;;
One interesting thing about this is that it forces me to learn the non-important players’ names. I now know who Mori and Uchimura are! (they’re the doubles pair from Fudoumine that played against the Golden Pair- Uchimura’s the one with the hat)

Anyway, this is how it stands so far…

Echizen Ryouma – 1132
Momoshiro Takeshi – 416
Horio Satoshi – 375
Kaidou Kaoru – 338
Katou Kachirou – 301
Inui Sadaharu – 300
Mizuno Katsuo – 251
Ooishi Shuuichirou – 223
Kikumaru Eiji – 220
Kamio Akira – 218
Fuji Shuusuke – 210
Tezuka Kunimitsu – 209
Ibu Shinji – 203
Ryuuzaki Sakuno – 159
Ryuuzaki Sumire – 150
Kawamura Takashi – 117
Fukawa Kimoyoshi – 112
Izumi Tomoya – 109
Sasabe – 108
Tachibana Kippei – 105
Arai – 96
Echizen Nanjirou – 88
Inoue Mamoru – 87
Shiba Saori – 75
Ishida Tetsu – 72
Sakurai Masaya – 62
Hayashi – 59
Ikeda – 58
Mori Tatsunori – 56
Osakada Tomoka – 56
Tachibana An – 54
Uchimura Kyousuke – 49
Kirihara Akaya – 48
Atobe Keigo – 30
Mizuki Hajime – 30
Karupin – 28
Kachiro’s dad – 25
Sasabe Sr. – 24
Kabaji Munehiro – 23
Sengoku Kiyosumi – 19
Kiichi Kuki – 16
Akazawa Yoshirou – 11
Kawamura’s dad – 8
Fuji Yuuta – 6
Nanako – 6
Ooishi’s uncle/Tezuka’s doctor – 5
Sanada Genichirou – 5
Yanagi Renji – 5
Ryouma’s mom – 2
Jackal Kuwahara – 1
Fuji Yumiko – 1
Marui Bunta – 1
Niou Masaharu – 1
Yagyuu Hiroshi – 1

Milestones:

100
Sasabe – Chapter 1
Echizen Ryouma – Chapter 1
Horio Satoshi – Chapter 5
Momoshiro Takeshi – Chapter 10
Kaidou Kaoru – Chapter 10 (the exact same page as Momo, just one panel after xDD)
Ryuuzaki Sakuno – Chapter 12
Katou Kachirou – Chapter 12
Inui Sadaharu – Chapter 14
Mizuno Katsuo – Chapter 14
Fukawa Kimoyoshi – Chapter 25
Izumi Tomoya – Chapter 25
Ooishi Shuuichirou – Chapter 26
Ryuuzaki Sumire – Chapter 27
Fuji Shuusuke – Chapter 27
Kikumaru Eiji – Chapter 29
Kamio Akira – Chapter 32
Tezuka Kunimitsu – Chapter 34
Ibu Shinji – Chapter 36
Tachibana Kippei – Chapter 40
Kawamura Takashi – Chapter 46

200
Echizen Ryouma – Chapter 4
Horio Satoshi – Chapter 15
Momoshiro Takeshi – Chapter 22
Inui Sadaharu – Chapter 23
Katou Kachirou – Chapter 25
Kaidou Kaoru – Chapter 31
Mizuno Katsuo – Chapter 35
Ibu Shinji – Chapter 40
Kamio Akira – Chapter 45
Ooishi Shuuichirou – Chapter 46
Kikumaru Eiji – Chapter 47
Fuji Shuusuke – Chapter 49
Tezuka Kunimitsu – Chapter 50

300
Echizen Ryouma – Chapter 8
Horio Satoshi – Chapter 33
Momoshiro Takeshi – Chapter 34
Kaidou Kaoru – Chapter 40
Katou Kachirou – Chapter 50
Inui Sadaharu – Chapter 51

400
Echizen Ryouma – Chapter 12
Momoshiro Takeshi – Chapter 47

500
Echizen Ryouma – Chapter 16

600
Echizen Ryouma – Chapter 20

700
Echizen Ryouma – Chapter 24

800
Echizen Ryouma – Chapter 35

900
Echizen Ryouma – Chapter 38

1000
Echizen Ryouma – Chapter 43

1100
Echizen Ryouma – Chapter 49

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So, I’m doing a Prince of Tennis panel count.

November 3, 2007

I KNOW, I’m such a nerd. 8DDDD
I remember back when I hung out on NarutoFan 24/7, there was a Naruto manga panel count- counting how many panels each character was in, to compare screen time and stuff. I always thought that was really cool…
So last night, I came up with the idea of doing a panel count for the Tenipuri manga…I didn’t start it until this morning cause I came up with it at like midnight last night, but w/e…

It’s actually pretty amusing to see how it’s turning out- I just finished volume 2. I didn’t realize how late Taka was introduced compared to the other regulars- all of the other regulars had showed up a couple of chapters into volume 1 and had various bits of screen time. However, Taka didn’t have ONE PANEL until the VERY LAST PAGE of VOLUME 2, when they showed the final set of regulars after the ranking matches. Kirihara got a panel before Taka- when reporter dude was saying that there’s only one other middle-school tennis player that can do the one-footed split step. xDDD Meanwhile, 3 of the top 6 are the Freshman Trio, with the other two being Echizen (duhhh) and the two Echizen faced in the ranking tournament, Kaidou and Inui.
Sasabe from chapter 1 was the first to hit 100 panels, and at the end of chapter one he had more panels than Echizen- but of course, since Sasabe basically never shows up again, he’s stuck at 108 panels for the series. Horio’s the only character other than Echizen to hit 200- ewww. And Echizen’s keeping a steady rate of panels, so far he’s gotten 100 panels every 4 chapters.
Oh, and I probably mixed Ikeda and Hayashi up (they’re the two that were bullying the freshman with that can game), but I can’t figure out which one’s which so I just kinda guessed…?

Anyway, this is how everything stands after the first two volumes:

Echizen Ryouma – 515
Horio Satoshi – 208
Inui Sadaharu – 167
Katou Kachirou – 143
Kaidou Kaoru – 123
Mizuno Katsuo – 118
Ryuuzaki Sakuno – 117
Momoshiro Takeshi – 110
Sasabe – 108
Arai – 77
Fuji Shuusuke – 52
Hayashi – 51
Ryuuzaki Sumire – 51
Ooishi Shuuichirou – 50
Ikeda – 45
Osakada Tomoka – 40
Shiba Saori – 36
Kikumaru Eiji – 33
Tezuka Kunimitsu – 30
Inoue Mamoru – 29
Echizen Nanjirou – 7
Karupin – 7
Kawamura Takashi – 2
Kirihara Akaya – 1
Nanako – 1

Milestones:

100
Sasabe – Chapter 1
Echizen Ryouma – Chapter 1
Horio Satoshi – Chapter 5
Momoshiro Takeshi – Chapter 10
Kaidou Kaoru – Chapter 10 (the exact same page as Momo, just one panel after xDD)
Ryuuzaki Sakuno – Chapter 12
Katou Kachirou – Chapter 12
Inui Sadaharu – Chapter 14
Mizuno Katsuo – Chapter 14

200
Echizen Ryouma – Chapter 4
Horio Satoshi – Chapter 15

300
Echizen Ryouma – Chapter 8

400
Echizen Ryouma – Chapter 12

500
Echizen Ryouma – Chapter 16