May 7, 2012

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Kuroko no Basuke episode 05

Maybe it’s just me, but I think this episode was relatively pointless. Think about it; there are twenty-five episodes total. We’re already on the fifth and they have just defeated the weakest member of the Generation of Miracles. That means that there are four members left, and thus at least four more matches. Each match takes up roughly two to three episodes, not to mention an episode or two in between to see the characters rest and train. It simply doesn’t leave a lot of room for these types of episodes.

Anyway, I did enjoy the episode though. We already knew that Seirin won, but we didn’t know that there was another member of the Generation of Miracles present. Shintarou, the character in question, couldn’t believe that Ryouta and his team lost to Seirin. Not that it mattered to him. He was so full of himself, telling Ryouta that he and his team wouldn’t lost to that amateur team.

See? That’s the problem with ‘geniuses’.  They are usually so full of themselves. Nothing is ever good enough. That’s why I always root for guys like Kuroko. Guys that aren’t that special, but still pack quite a punch.

However, even Kuroko has his weaknesses, and not just on the field either. We witnessed how he got between a few players and bullies that tried to take over the court. Kuroko is a small and pretty weak guy, yet he meddled anyway. I’m not so sure if that’s a good or a bad thing. He should be happy that he has friends that are willing to back him up, because he probably would’ve gotten beaten up if Taiga and Ryouta didn’t follow him in.

It was quite the unimportant episode. It’s true that we learned one or two things about the characters, but I don’t think that it was anything of importance. Most of it we already knew. Believe it or not, but I have high hopes for next week’s episode. They are probably going to start training before challenging yet another team with one of those players from the Generation of Miracles. It’s probably Shintarou’s team that we will see next.

Kuroko no Basuke episode 05 screencaps

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