Friday, November 29, 2013

Coach Kaname "tempted" to break out the Hyoukas again

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Houtarou Oreki and Eru Chitanda played a major role in the name for Madoka Magi Football's alternate uniforms.

Coach Kaname "tempted" to break out the Hyoukas again

By Airi Altinate
The Daily Magi
September 13, 2058


The alternate uniforms of Tatsuya Kaname's Mitakihara Magi football team, named the "Hyoukas," have done their part in dealing humilating defeats to Notre Dame, Army and Texas, in that order. With the attention now turning to conference play, there is no urgency to bring out the alternate uniforms anytime soon, but given how the players performed in them, there is a possibility that they could be broken out for all of the remaining road games this season-five in all, not including the bowl game.

"There is a story behind the Hyouka uniforms," said Coach Kaname today via videoconference. "Years ago, Houtarou Oreki, who is the father of a couple of former players here in Fuutarou and Shoutarou, was the secondary coach, and we had developed our then-new alternate uniforms, which incorporate Madoka Pink numbers, Madoka Pink text, Madoka Pink helmets and Madoka Pink pants to go with Mitakihara Rose shoulders. 

"We needed a nickname for these kits because none of us in the coaching staff had an idea. So, Houtarou goes over to us and says, 'Why don't you call these your Hyouka uniforms?' Hyouka means 'ice cream' in Japanese and these uniforms do resemble strawberry and vanilla ice cream with raspberry sauce-whipped cream, nuts and a cherry optional, mind. The name originally had some critics, but when Houtarou's wife Eru Chitanda found out about this, she approved it and told me that we needed to keep calling these alternates the Hyoukas. So that's how these special uniforms got their name. They're also known as our 'ice creams.'

"We only bring out these uniforms when there is a major game involving a Top 25 opponent or if it's a really big game like a bowl game or a conference title game. But because these uniforms have been so amazingly good these first three weeks, I feel like we should wear this when we are on the road because we're on the road a lot this year. So I'm going to let the players decide on this one."

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"...when Houtarou's wife Eru Chitanda found out about this, she approved it...So that's how these special uniforms got their name." -Tatsuya Kaname

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