I smiled, at first confused about what Ryoichi was talking about before remembering the Gunpla Dueling League. “I actually did! It was pretty impressive in my opinion, although I have a bias as a Von Schroeder fan.” I responded as I looked at the clock, before looking back down at my email, still showing no response from Charmaine. Guess I couldn’t reach him.
I turned back to Ryoichi as he talk about his mentor and the GDL. “Competing in the Gunpla Tournament League is definitely a great way to get invited to the Gunpla Dueling League. In fact Takemori-san, our coach/manager, was actually invited to a match after his debut on the world stage.” I told him as I took a sip of tea.
“I’m happy to hear that you have a goal like that, I actually have a similar goal myself.” I admitted before continuing. “So I’m sure you know why I asked you here. Team Imagine Victories current objective is to compete through this year's tournament and compete in the World tournament. I believe the people in our group are talented enough to bring us to Worlds, but I think what we need is someone with more battlefield experience and comfort in battle, even when things turn sideways. When I saw you fight the other day, you were completely in control of yourself even when you ran into dangerous situations.”
“I think I need someone who's willing to jump into the fire with me for victory, and that's why I’m asking you, Join Team Imagine Victory!” I asked with an outstretched hand.Takemori Pov@Double@Shiyonichi@KenjuGuy@Blade17
“I know it's supposed to be for the team only, but... can I use it to help Yuna with her Gunpla?"
I chuckled at Rikus' question. I guess when it comes to asking for something for others he’s a little more hesitant. “I just got an order of extra carts so go ahead, just don’t print more than you need, Naoki said something about making a new gunpla as well so I don’t know how much he’ll need as well.” I responded.
I was surprised how fast his friend had jumped into gunpla, but not to surprised. When you see an amazing sport of any kinda, and have the opportunity to experience the sport then of course you’d jump on it. Especially when its also an excuse to spend time with friends.
“Actually, if Yuna is really interested in Gunpla, perhaps you should invite her to the Gunpla Festival.” I said as an excuse. You never know where talent will spring up from.
After giving Riku permission, I turned to Kai as he asked about the events. “The 5 events I listed are the big 5, where almost everyone will be watching. But if you’re looking for a real intense challenge that can put you in the spotlight for combat I suggest the Solo WARS. They are 1v1 battles where the competitors get 3000 points each, basically 3 mobile suits, and get to fight until one of you runs out of points. There's also the Duos Mini Tournament if you want to show off your support ability, you can partner with a stranger for a little extra fun, or even an extra challenge.” I said, an idea coming to mind. “In fact, duoing up with a stranger and carrying them along would be a pretty flashy show of strength as well.” I finished as I tried to strike a flame within him.
A solo battle would really let Kai shine, but a duo battle with a stranger is a completely different beast. And I think Kai experiencing something like that could really bring out the best in him. I didn’t have my hopes up, however. I wasn’t saying Kai couldn’t fight in a duo, he’s shown in the last tournament that he has at least a marginal amount of team coordination. But I can’t imagine he’d willingly let himself be weighed down by a stranger.
“Hey Blade and Jun, what’re your thoughts on the events? Have any in particular you’d like to try?” I started as I turned to the two other fighters of Team Imagine Victory. “Any thoughts on the events? I personally would like to see how far you can make it in the Gunpla Racing Event, Blade. That new suit of yours is perfect for speed.” I told Blade as I mentioned Snow White. The gunpla was still amazing in my opinion. Either Hanako or Blade have a good sense of building.
Tomiyoka chimed in at this, turning to Jun. “Jun senpai! You should definitely join the Performance event! During performances your face and audio are broadcasted for the whole audience to see you’d do great!!”