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
It’s about damn time that we finally got an episode that didn’t involve Sakamichi’s training. It’s good that this episode came when it did, because I was starting to get a little bit bored by constantly following the same handful of characters.
So we follow Sangaku around during this episode, huh? That’s great! This one episode made me want to start rooting for him instead of Sakamichi. It seems that he used to be very ill (and still is) and that he uses cycling as a means of escaping that harsh world. He has this strange obsession to constantly feel alive instead of doing nothing, which is what led him to pick up cycling in the first place. That being said, how far can a guy like that go? We saw him climb for a couple of miles and he already grabbed his chest. The last thing I want to see on Yowamushi Pedal is a character dying from heart failure during a race. I’m sure that goes for everyone.
I’m not so sure what the point of the last part was, maybe to show us a bit more about Yuusuke and his life. It certainly wasn’t to show us their racing route, otherwise they would’ve shown it. Quite a strange scene. It’s not the kind of scene you would expect to see after you learn about another character’s past, but maybe that’s just me.
I’ll just end things here. This episode was a lot of fun and I enjoyed watching it since I’m pretty sure that the next episode will once again be about Sakamichi and his friends and how they will train for the upcoming inter high competition. There’s a chance that they will just go over it quickly and start the actual races, which would be nice, but I’m pretty sure that we’ll get to see at least one or two more training episodes.Read More
What is wrong with those Japanese people? Thinking they can mess with my head by saying that Mamoru suffers from detached retina. The man has never been so strong. No way is he going blind! Mamoru for president!
Put all that useless speculation aside and just enjoy as Mamoru teaches that guy the difference between a textbook boxer, someone that has it all, and a real boxer like Mamoru, someone that has something to lose. Mamoru has been swinging like his life depended on it and even I started to think that he might have been going bind.
Mamoru temporarily lost his left eye due to the amount of blood that kept seeping into his eye. He had only his right and he fought splendidly. Detached retina? I don’t think so. A pair of big, rough, steel balls? Obviously. That’s why he’s my favourite character. To hell with Ippo and his whining attitude. All boxers should be like Mamoru.
I’m not going into the specifics, but Mamoru is obviously going to win. He has him right where he wants him and there’s nowhere the current champion can go without Mamoru hunting him down. Besides, Mamoru might as well take it easy and avoid getting hit at this point. It’s a given that he’s way ahead in points and would definitely win the match if it ever came to a judge’s decision. Of course, that’s not Mamoru’s style and he’s definitely looking to end it by knocking his opponent down until he can no longer get up. I’m pretty sure that next week’s episode should wrap things up quite nicely. No point in dragging it out at this point.Read More