Copying and pasting from KM thread since another member suggested, so here goes. Admin, feel free to remove whatever you feel isn't adequate or relevant. I took the liberty to list out their employers as well. Thomas: Sho Sasaki (Tonami), Takuma Ueda(UNiSYS), Kazumasa Sakai(UNiSYS), Riichi Takeshita(Tonami), Endo/Hayakawa(UNiSYS), Kamura/Sonoda(Tonami), Hoki Takuro/Yugo Kobayashi (Tonami, but.....who?) My 2 cents: In the report it's stated as Sasaki being the team leader. In my book, a goner. You really expect him to do a LCW and battle the other countries' MS1? Nope, not happening. He'll run out of breath faster than the fart coming out my ass if he's doing MS1 all the way, every match. MD1 will probably kick the **** out of the rest save for Indo/Korea and the occasional China, while MS2/3, MD2 will be as unstable as my grandmom laying the foundation for a 100 floor skyscraper. It will stand, but can't tell for how long. Here's hoping they can make it to at least a bronze medal so the defending champion can at least have something to show. But you never know, a team event boosts the players' morale like an adrenaline shot, so I'm all up for them in the finals. Imperial march on! I believe, at least, they should make it out of the group stages, seeing as they should easily ride over the Tacos and Baguettes, Group A being so so so lenient. Uber: Nozomi(UNiSYS), Yamaguchi(SaiShunKan), Sayaka Sato(Yonex), Ayaka/Misaki(UNiSYS), Fukuman/Yonao(SaiShunKan), and... *drumroll* Naito/Matsuo (Yonex/NTTEast), Aya Ohori! (ooooh a couple NTTEast employees that hasn't gone under) My 2 cents: Extremely lenient Group D. Looking forward to making it out with the leader of the group while the other 3 fights for 2nd. Definitely a Uber Cup winner contender lineup. If Nozomi steadies herself, WS1 is a given. Also, World No.1 WD1 Ayaka/Misaki should boot the rest of the world, and WD2 is looking strong and steady as well. WS2/3.... Sato and Akane can share the workload while pretty-face Aya Ohori is here for the experience, putting it nicely.... She should be able to outpace the Group stages Bratwursts, Pratas and Vegemites, but come the elimination.... she probably wont be much of a fight. Banking on WS1/2 and WD1/2 to close out the first to 3. I'm really really hoping that they get gold, but on paper, minimum silver material.