Would it be creepy if I ordered a punching bag online, printed out a pic of Makoto, that cheating lowlife that they’re currently playing against, and pasted it on said punching bag? I could definitely do with one of those. Hang it up in the hallway so that I can unleash some frustration every now and then.
Anyway, I’m still quite agitated by how things are going. I’m also quite disappointed by how slow the pace has gotten because of such an uninteresting match. We know what’s going to happen. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cheating team win in any anime. That’s what makes the outcome of this particular match so annoyingly predictable.
I’m also annoyed because that guy, Makoto, is doing everything he possibly can to cheat his way to victory when he possess skills that would enable him to win his matches without cheating. He supposedly has amazing memory and he still resorts to cheating? That’s incredibly sad and a total waste of talent.
I’ll stop here because it almost seems as though I’ve got nothing good to say this week. I don’t think I said a lot of positive things last week either. It’s because of this annoying match that pisses me of. Everything I see a team of cheaters I start to get annoyed. That’s why I never watch soccer, a sport where a lot of drama queens pretend to be players. The only difference between this and soccer is that the drama queens in soccer actually win a game or two because of their crappy acting from time to time. In anime that just doesn’t happen for as far as I know; the “good guys” pretty much always win in the end.Read More
Skippy, cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war! I am really bad with episodes like these. I cannot deal with corrupt characters that use underhanded methods to get things done. It makes me want to cheer for the good guys and hope that they murder the bad guys. That’s probably why I wouldn’t be any good as a member of the mafia or yakuza.
I had almost completely forgotten that last week’s episode was one of those flashback episodes. It was confusing as hell to watch, but we learned how Teppei got injured and we learned why Teppei is so careful around that annoying creep. Those guys wait for the referee to look away so that they can pull their opponents by their shirts, step on their shoes before they try to jump or even hit them in the face with an elbow. There’s a limit to how far one can go and to how ignorant a referee can be. Doesn’t he realize that something’s going on when player after player starts to get injured? It’s annoying as hell to watch.
There’s one thing I fail to understand though… Aren’t there any checks? I mean, didn’t it become known that there were always players that ended up getting hurt in every match that team Kirisake, Seirin’s current opponent, played in? Any man would’ve realized that there was something wrong with those statistics.
I’m kind of hopeful about next week’s episode. Teppei is seriously doing everything possible to prevent his teammates from getting hurt by their opponents, and since it’s starting to get to them it’s almost a given that they’re going to try even harder. People in a hurry often make mistakes, so I can only hope that the referee starts paying more attention.Read More
This episode was annoyingly confusing. I had no idea what I was watching until halfway through the episode. I was under the impression that I was just watching a regular Kuroko no Basuke episode until I noticed that something was wrong.
Episodes like these aren’t bad. Episodes that show us a character’s past tell us a lot about what’s to come. Although my post will be short this time, I cannot say it enough how important it is that we learn about these things before we get to see the next match. I always wondered how Teppei got injured and why he’s so cautious around that creepy guy. Now we know.
I must say that I’m a little surprised. Those things, even if you make it look like an accident, should be allowed to happen. I’m sure Teppei is planning ahead to ensure that something like that won’t happen again, because he already knows that his opponent hasn’t changed one bit. He’ll probably try again if he gets the chance.
The funny part about this episode, believe it or not, was when they were out one day to play that very match, when suddenly they came across Teiko’s team. That was the team that Kuroko was one during his middle school days, the very same team that became known as “The Generation of Miracles”. All the members walked out and everyone was staring at them as though they were gods, but none of them ever saw Kuroko. It was pretty funny. He was behind them with yet another lifeless expression on his face. To think that he has a pretty girl that’s interested in him is still a mystery to me.Read More
Yeah… It’s really a pain in the ass to be right sometimes, but I cannot help it when things are that obvious. Mind you, situations are predictable as this one don’t come by as often as one might think in Kuroko no Basuke.
It’s a draw. Nobody managed to dunk that basketball right back in there, so the game ended with 104 points for Seirin and 104 points for Shutoku. This means that both schools will have to play yet another match to get into the “Winter Cup”. You could’ve seen this coming from a mile away, but that’s really not the point. The point is that Teppei’s knees are nearing their limit, which could very well mean that Seirin will have to give up their latest star player a lot sooner than expected. Of course, this would mean that everyone’s hopes and dreams once again fall on Kuroko and Taiga’s shoulders.
That all being said, Seirin will now have to play that dreadful school, Kirisaki Dai Ichi. A team where one of the players is also known as an “uncrowned king”, just like Teppei. They are known for their dirty plays, even though they never seem to break any of the rules. It’s going to be an annoying match to watch, that’s for sure.
Also, I am really hoping that Teppei won’t make a miraculous recovery. His knees are killing him, so finding out that there’s an amazing doctor around that can help him with his little problem would be enough for me to stop watching. I doubt that’s ever going to happy, and I certainly don’t want him to quit Seirin’s team, but I am a sucker for realism.Read More
I set my sight on this particular episode, raised the bar to an all-time high, and got slightly disappointed in the end. It’s okay when things work out the way you’d expect, but it’s kind of disappointing when every single thing goes like you already thought it would.
Kuroko joined the game with the intention of using that new drive of his, the so-called Vanishing Drive. He used it a couple of times to get past his opponents. It made a difference of eight points, which Seirin obtained after Kuroko started playing again. You don’t have to be a huge anime geek to know that this was coming. When one of the main characters enters the spotlight with a new move in a time of need, that’s pretty much when you already know how it’s going to end. You already know that Kuroko is going to bring in the points.
Really, it’s just a matter of time before Kuroko’s move is shot down. He is capable of walking past his opponents right now, but that move is going to be useless when one of his (future) opponents figure out how that move works, after which we’re going to see yet another move (by another character perhaps) that will help Seirin win again.
The ending still pretty much went as planned. We all knew that Kuroko wasn’t going to score the winning point. It’s either Taiga, Junpei or Teppei that’s going to give them the necessary points to win. Teppei missed his final free-throw, Junpei wasn’t close enough and now it’s up to Taiga to score. Seirin’s win is kind of obvious, but I’m actually putting my money on a draw. Nothing wrong with spicing things up a tiny bit.Read More