Kuroko no Basuke episode 18
Good stuff! It’s about time Seirin’s winning streak came to an end. I like it when the main team wins, but to have never lost is just a bit too much. Also, I think it makes the anime a bit less predictable. Who knows what they’re going to do from now on? I sure don’t.
The match continued as Seirin tried desperately to keep up. Daiki didn’t make it easy for them, that’s for sure. His bizarre style kept his team ahead at all times. Seirin could attack and defend all they wanted, but Daiki was everywhere. One would think that Taiga would’ve found a way to defeat him once and for all, but no. Riko-chan decided to put Taiga back on the bench. She realized that his leg kept getting worse and worse, and she didn’t want to risk injuring him any further, so she put him on the bench for the remainder of the match. That must’ve been difficult for someone with that kind of personality.
Also, Tetsuya tried so hard. He really, really wanted to win against Daiki. I think he had something to prove to him. It almost makes me want to wish they won somehow. Almost. I don’t want things to become too unrealistic. Kuroko no Basuke has done very well until now, so no point in changing its course.
I will be looking forward to the next episode. Seirin suffered a crushing defeat and will not have to recover. Taiga is not the type to quit. He strikes me as the type that will train harder and harder in order to win next time. The one that troubles me is Tetsuya. He really wanted to win against him, yet he suffered a humiliating defeat. I hope that he won’t do anything stupid.