I thought that the Naruto Shippuuden fillers were over since we had two episodes this week, but no, they’re still going strong. I’m guessing that I’ll be posting Gin no Saji episodes on Saturday for a few more weeks. Probably until the second Gin no Saji season ends.
So a new episode arrives and we immediately dive in a world of pain and misery. They covered it up by starting out with this cheese-making business at the beginning of the episode, which I found very informative. In fact, I quite liked that because I always wanted to try making my own cheese. It sounded easy enough until I saw that scene. Seems like a whole lot of work…
Anyway, during this episode we learned why Ichirou, the school’s biggest baseball freak, wasn’t attending school during the past few episodes. It seems that he dropped out because he can no longer afford to spend his time learning new things when he could earning money by working. You see, his family just went bankrupt and they need money to pay off their debts.
This all sounds very problematic and dreadful. It is. It truly is. However, things got so much worse when they revealed that the Mikage family co-signed the Komaba family’s loan, which means that the Mikage family’s business is now on the line as well. Things will only get worse if the Komaba family cannot pay off their debts in time.
This one episode, as dreadful as it truly was, explained so many things. After seeing the episode I actually stopped and thought about it for a few minutes. It’s almost a given that the Mikage will go under as well if the Komaba family can’t come up with the money, and that is why Aki’s usually so on-edge. This is a perfect opportunity for Yugo to shine. He is great with this sort of thing. It may not be any of his business, but it’s the perfect opportunity for him to impress Aki.Read More
There is something terribly wrong with this episode. I’m overall quite happy by what I saw this week, but the ending kind of worries me. There are a few episodes left and I would really like to see when and if Kobeni and Hakuya end up together. I would like that a lot.
I remember watching Kobeni’s curiosity taking over as she spied on Hakuya, Mashiro and Konoha, a girl that turned out to be of the same species as Hakuya and Mashiro. She overheard as Honoka asked Hakuya to marry him. Does she love him? No. It seems that their species doesn’t have a lot of males, so her mother taught her to ask one in marriage if she ever met one.
What does this mean? I understand that not everyone is impressed by this. It certainly isn’t enough for people to get excited about what’s to come. To me, it just means that Kobeni has a rival now and that she needs to think about her feelings for Hakuya, especially since Hakuya’s feelings for her are so obvious. The ball’s pretty much in Kobeni’s court.
Kobeni must’ve realized that there are other girls out there that would love to become Hakuya’s partner. Sure, Hakuya won’t budge for as long as they’re engaged, but it sure put Kobeni on the spot and it was enough to light the fuse. Kobeni kind of confessed (with the help of Mashiro). It could be too soon to say, but this might be the official start of their relationship (as engaged boyfriend and girlfriend).
All good news so far! Hell, its great news! But the ending seriously worries me. Benio suddenly entered demon-mode and started to sabotage Hakuya when Mashiro kind of confessed for Kobeni. Benio knew that they were engaged, but could it be that she never took it seriously? Did she thing that Kobeni would refuse? It sure seems that Benio is against it. I’m starting to get a little worried…Read More
I am tired, hungry, annoyed and kind of short on time. It’s a good thing that this episode wasn’t as complicated as I had thought, because I am going to keep this post short and simple. My bad if I forget to tackle a few of the important stuff, but hey, I write what I want to write.
Their racing competition seems to have begun. People were giving it their all and things seemed to be progressing smoothly. I can even remember how much I wanted to see Shingo race, merely so that I knew what he was capable of. I got a good impression during this episode. Long story short: I am not impressed whatsoever. Not at all. I thought his racing would come close to the supernatural, but no…
What happened? Shingo got hurt badly and Juichi, his opponent, was feeling bad. I wouldn’t have it. It’s survival of the fittest in every competition. Is it legal? Do it. Just as long as long as it brings you a step close to victory. It’ll be quite amusing to see how Souhoku will function now that the team captain is wounded.
Quick edit: I realized, after watching the episode again (because something wasn’t quite right), that the competition hadn’t started yet. I was watching some kind of video tape-induced flashback of Shingo’s past. What a stupid and utterly confusing episode!Read More
Here we go. It’s just as everyone could have predicted. The better boxer, Mamoru, won and there is nothing wrong with his eyes. That thing about him going blind is still haunting me… Why in the hell would they shove that in there?
It was a rough fight and a very simplistic episode that could easily be summarized with only a few words. The guy has conquered two weight classes and is officially the strongest boxer in the world, again. So what if he fought blind for a couple of minutes (due to all of the blood in his eyes)? He knew exactly where to hit thanks to all the hellish training he had to endure.
It was a good episode. Mamoru won his match and Masaru finally got that haircut. I cheered at first and almost died laughing at the end. That’s what I like to see at the end of every match. No idea what they’re going to do next though. There’s a couple of episodes left so I’m guessing that Ippo is going to show us one more good fight.Read More
And so five episodes remain. I’m guessing that it’s going to take at least three to four more episodes before this particular match is over and we all know that Seirin is going to continue their winning spree. It’s just a matter of time and patience right now.
The question is as follows: how do you defeat a team that’s known for their defensive line? A team that’s known for winning games without giving up a single point. A team whose players are so tall, so terrifyingly broad, that it actually makes you want to turn around and walk the other way. That’s just a team in general, but now you add Atsushi, a member of the Generation of Miracles, to the mixture and you mix it with a hint of Tatsuya, a guy that’s close to being like a member of the Generation of Miracles… How do you defeat a team like that? The world impossible suddenly comes to mind.
Simple answer to that question: supernatural skills. Kuroko has his vanishing drive, his overflow, and his super passes and now even his palm-punch shoot or whatever the hell it’s called. Combine that with Taiga’s “in the zone” ability and you got yourself a nice supernatural mixture. Not to mention the move that Taiga hasn’t even used yet.
Yes. Yes I’m making fun of Kuroko no Basuke. It’s rated somewhere around eight and a half and a nine averagely. Is that fair? Maybe for the first season, but this season is just a little disappointing if you ask me. I feel that the supernatural element has completely taken over. Enjoying Kuroko no Basuke has become just a little bit harder.Read More