Sep 24, 2012

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Kuroko no Basuke episode 25

Good stuff. Well, let’s just start this off by saying that season two of Kuroko no Basuke has been green-lit and should air in 2013. That’s good news, huh? Kuroko no Basuke, unlike The Knight in the Area, another sports-genre anime, had high ratings since the first episode. Never did I see the ratings go down. Absolutely never.

I want to point out that this anime did so well because of the right elements. Not every episode was filled with action. They balanced it pretty well between action and comedy, which is probably why the show has been doing so well. Also, I believe that the characters themselves played a vital role in the anime’s surprising success.

Let’s take this episode as an example; Seirin lost against Daiki and his team. Daiki’s team advanced and were up against Ryouta and his team. Little did we, the viewers, know that Ryouta was studying Daiki’s tricks. It allowed him to play as him and make the match a lot harder for Daiki. It started looking as though Ryouta had the upperhand, but I was really glad when Daiki won in the end.

Let it be said that I laughed when someone mailed me last week to tell me I’m crazy for thinking that. Well, thank you. I honestly take that as a compliment. I wouldn’t want to see Daiki lose against Ryouta. I would’ve made Seirin’s previous matches pretty pointless. This is how it should be; a match between Seirin and Gakuen. Winner takes all.

I would like to point out that I wasn’t entirely satisfied by this season’s ending, even though I speak highly of this show. It seemed rather dull and lazy. Daiki wins, everybody goes home, yet we caught a glimpse of another ex-member of the Generation of Miracles. What’s that? Is that supposed to be a cliff-hanger of sorts? Please, that sort of thing wouldn’t get people excited. The only thing I’m curious about is that character’s personality. He seemed like an interesting fellow. But we’ll see, just a few more months before we can enjoy Kuroko no Basuke again.

Kuroko no Basuke episode 25 screencaps

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