Kuroko no Basuke 2 episode 15
Great episode! It’s too bad that the episode is still getting defiled with talk about special abilities and evolutions of some kind. Just stop with that supernatural crap. It’s a regular basketball anime. Listening to how characters are evolving or developing ‘super’ techniques is just not cool.
I’m happy that Kuroko was put on a time-out. I always knew that his “skills” would fail him eventually and that he would only drag the team down. It was kind of nice to see Taiga play against Daiki. I dare say that they played equally until Daiki turned up the heat. It’s quite insulting towards Taiga that he held back all this time, thinking that they were actually playing equally. Either Taiga can do more than what we’ve seen so far, or he will develop a special technique like Kuroko, or he will fail and lose the match. The latter is obviously not going to happen since we’re too far into the story.
The bad part about the story is how characters underperform at one point and suddenly play like basketball gods after a few minutes. This episode is a good example of that. Kuroko played like a nightmare at the beginning and suddenly improved during the last few minutes when suddenly everyone was capable of catching his passes.
I just hope that we get to see a little less drama and a little more action. I really like the scenes where Taiga was going up against Daiki. Now that was priceless action! I can hardly wait to see Taiga play against the former captain of the Generation of Miracles. I already know that that’s going to be epic.