PairPuri vol 4 Kikumaru x Niou
File 05: Kikumaru and Niou's look into doubles [pg.18-19]
Scans thanks to sai_the_shaman
~File 05: Kikumaru and Niou's look into doubles
With Kikumaru and Niou as the focus, we'll take a complete look at the double players from each school. We'll find out the characteristics of each doubles type.PairPuri All Character Profiling
We will not only focus on Kikumaru and Niou but will work with themes of all kinds regarding all the Tenipuri characters in this profiling.The characteristics of doubles and the requirements of famous combinations
"Combination is the life of doubles."
"Let's finish this in one shot."
In doubles that demands unique strategies, unified and compatible decisions become more important than individual abilities. Two people who cannot match their breathing cannot become a famous doubles pair. The rules of doubles
The courts are larger than for singles. Service is one game each, and the receiver changes with each point. During a set change, the order of serving can be changed.
Kikumaru's doublesNet player | Type: Synchro Type
|Serena & Venus
Nicknamed "The Williams sisters" (tennis players)
Reginald & Lawrence
Nicknamed "The Doherty brothers" (tennis players)
Ogura Kumiko & Shiota Reiko
Nicknamed "Ogushio" (badminton players)
Fukuhara Ai & Ishikawa Kasumi (ping pong players)
|Araki Masahiro & Ibata Hirokazu
Nicknamed "Araiba" (baseball players)
Ou Sadaharu & Nagashima Shibao
Nicknamed "ON" (baseball players)
Tenryuu Genichirou & Ashura Hara
Nicknamed "The Ryuu Hara Cannon" (pro wrestlers)
Hayashiya Pei & Bako (talents)
"The front player is standing over the center line!!?"
Usually, Kikumaru specializes in being the net player in the "Australian Formation". However, when playing according to "Oishi's Territory", Kikumaru becomes the rear player. Relationships with his partner
"Let's show them the limitless possibilities of doubles!"
A combination formed from a strong and trusting relationship, they cover for each other's weaknesses. No one is the leader out of this balanced pair.Applying it in singles
"Then I'll go with doubles."
He did show us orthodox baseline play, but he wins with the rhythm of doubles. He recognizes once again the importance of Oishi's existence.Niou's doublesNet player | Type: Give-and-Take (Equal Footing) Type
He is often the net player, but when he uses trick play or his illusion, he characteristically gives little regard to his position.Relationships with his partner
"You have played around too much, Niou-kun."
The clashing between strong individuals builds their strength and is the basics to this relationship. But this does not mean he neglects the combination.Applying it in singles
"Even Tezuka Kunimitsu is surprisingly not useful."
More than saying he applies it in singles, he observes his opponents and partners' schemes during matches and seems to think of plans for manipulation.Inspecting the types and characteristics of doubles pairs
A clear master and servant relationship or an intimate pair, whichever works depends on the personality of the two. The formation that allows full strength to be utilized changes depending on the partner. Here, we will use their mutual relationships as the base to separate the doubles teams into types.
||Mutual Trust Type|
The trusting and thoughtful synergy effect
[pic of Dabide and Bane]
This is the type that realizes an effect greater than that of basic addition with their trusting combination. Even against opponents they can't win against in singles, they might be able to win [in doubles].
Amane (Rokkaku): If it's Bane-san and me, we're in good condition* no matter what the match...pft.
*he uses the kanji for principal
Minami (Yamabuki): Even if we're the Jimmies, if we polish our combination, we can win.
Fuji Shuusuke & Kawamura Takashi (Seigaku)
Kawamura Takashi & Momoshiro Takeshi (Seigaku)
Fuji Shuusuke & Kikumaru Eiji (Seigaku)
Kikumaru Eiji & Momoshiro Takeshi (Seigaku)
Sakurai Masaya & Ishida Tetsu (Fudoumine)
Uchimura Kyousuke & Mori Tatsunori (Fudoumine)
Yanagisawa Shinya & Kisarazu Atsushi (St. Rudolph)
Minami Kentarou & Higashikata Masami (Yamabuki)
Kita Ichiuma & Nitobe Inakichi (Yamabuki)
Amane Hikaru & Kurobane Harukaze (Rokkaku)
Saeki Kojirou & Itsuki Marehiko (Rokkaku)
Oshitari Kenya & Zaizen Hikaru (Shitenhouji)
Izumi & Fukawa (Gyokurin)
Kitamura Wataru & Takase Masato (Midoriyama)
Inui Sadaharu & Yanagi Renji (Seigaku & Rikkai)
||Equal Footing Type|
Clashing individualities give birth to explosions!
[pic of Kaidou and Momoshiro]
The base of these combinations is rivalry. Their clashing individualities can be anticipated to raise their team power. When they don't mesh together, they can fall hard easily.
Ryoma (Seigaku): That's why I hate doubles.
Chinen (Higa): There's a limit to only playing with special techniques.
Kaidou (Seigaku): It's just playing your own tennis.
Echizen Ryoma & Momoshiro Takeshi (Seigaku)
Momoshiro Takeshi & Kaidou Kaoru (Seigaku)
Kamio Akira & Ibu Shinji (Fudoumine)
Kamio Akira & Ishida Tetsu (Fudoumine)
Oshitari Yuushi & Mukahi Gakuto (Hyoutei)
Mukahi Gakuto & Hiyoshi Wakashi (Hyoutei)
Yagyuu Hiroshi & Niou Masaharu (Rikkai)
Niou Masaharu & Yanagi Renji (Rikkai)
Marui Bunta & Jackal Kuwahara (Rikkai)
Hirakoba Rin & Chinen Hiroshi (Higa)
Momoshiro Takeshi & Kamio Akira (Seigaku & Fudoumine)
Kaidou Kaoru & Yagyuu Hiroshi (Seigaku & Rikkai)
The ideal type who needs no signs!
They represent the ideal doubles who has no need for words or even exchanging glances. They can understand their partner's movement unconsciously, so they do not have any hestitation.
[pic of the Golden pair in Synchro]
They understand all that their partner will do and how they should move. Every movement assists their partner.
Oishi Shuuichirou & Kikumaru Eiji (Seigaku)
Konjiki Koharu & Hitouji Yuuji (Shitenhouji)
||Leader [and Follower] Type|
Only one control tower is needed!
[pic of Atobe and Kabaji]
"Take that, Kabaji!"
A player with strong leadership leads his partner. If consideration is not involved, a harmonious relationship cannot be built. There are cases where they naturally end up competing in singles.
Atobe (Hyoutei): Ahn, does someone who can command me exist?
Akazawa (St. Rudolph): Playing with singles in mind is no good. Kaneda taught me that.
Tezuka Kunimitsu & Inui Sadaharu (Seigaku)
Inui Sadaharu & Kaidou Kaoru (Seigaku)
Akazawa Yoshirou & Kaneda Ichirou (St. Rudolph)
Shishido Ryou & Ootori Choutarou (Hyoutei)
Atobe Keigo & Kabaji Munehiro (Hyoutei)
Yanagi Renji & Kirihara Akaya (Rikkai)
Chitose Senri & Zaizen Hikaru (Shitenhouji)
Oshitari Kenya & Ishida Gin (Shitenhouji)
Ushida Tetsuo & Miyase Tomonori (Murigaoka)
The three who are over the fixed number [for doubles]
[pic of Oishi]
"They're playing doubles with three people."
The replacement partner takes in all the knowledge about the players, the skills, and the thoughts that aren't on the courts into battle. At a glance, it's just doubles.
Oishi Shuuichirou & Kikumaru Eiji & Momoshiro Takeshi (Seigaku)