Kuroko no Basuke episode 08
Man, the story is going really fast. I’m not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing, but I’m sort of used to lengthy stories and matches when it comes to sport-genre anime. I’m fine with it, providing the story stays interesting.
The entire team was nervous about their upcoming match. I suppose that’s not all that surprising, seeing as they’re up against a team that is known as one of the best high school teams of Japan. That team is known for their insane defence. It seems that one of their players is quite famous for being able to block all types of players. Being able to defend is always good, but a good offense is also a good defence, and who is better at that than Taiga?
Kuroko analysed the situation and realized how important this match was to his seniors. That school has been making fun of them for some time now, so the seniors didn’t want to lose to them again. This motivated Kuroko to do his best, saying to Taiga that he didn’t want to lose to them, no matter what. I’ve never seen him like that.
It soon became obvious why that school was so famous for their excellent defending. The match had just started, but Seirin was struggling just to maintain in control of the ball. Passing was hard, running even harder, but shooting was simply impossible. That’s when Taiga snapped, took control of the ball and rushed towards the hoop to dunk that sucker right in there. It seems that Taiga’s the first one to get passed that little brat.
Being able to defend properly is one thing, but to make it seem like you’re doing martial arts is just weird. I’m still not one hundred percent what it meant, but apparently their opponents were doing moves from all sorts of martial arts. I honestly don’t see the connection. How would martial arts improve one’s basketball skills? That’s just strange. Still, I’m very excited about next week’s episode. I can’t wait to see Kuroko’s resolve.