Aug 14, 2012

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The Knight in the Area episode 30

What fresh hell is this? An otherwise decent episode started out with yet another one of those ridiculous fat/skinny scenes with Ryuuichi and his now slender mother. God, she used to be a cow. The realism in this show is dropping like a stone in a river. Such a shame…

The first half is not even worth mentioning. My attention span is pretty limited as it is when it comes to The Knight in the Area, but I’d like to think that the second was pretty decent. The first half was nothing more than pointless comedy, followed up by a few scenes of when Ryuuichi first met Suguru, Kakeru’s deceased older brother. That guy hasn’t changed. He was an annoying little brat back then too.

The only thing that changed right now is that he has learned a value lesson or two, which is probably why both he and Kakeru got invited to join a very special training camp for very promising players. This camp is supposed to make them better players, providing they actually got to stay, as the first round consisted of elimination matches between all of the players.

Now, it comes as no surprise that both Kakeru and Suguru made it out alright, but it was still nice to see, despite all the predictability. It sort of reminded me of New Prince of Tennis, an anime that primarily focussed on a very similar training camp for tennis players. The one thing I did not like was when Nana showed up at the end. Why can’t they be on their own for once? Quite troublesome.

I currently have mixed feelings about the whole thing. I like the fact that they are going to train their asses off, but on the other hand I don’t like it that Nana is also on a training camp close by. Its therefor safe to assume that we can expect a few more of those ridiculous scenes were Kakeru gets dragged in an uncomfortable situation by one (or more) of the girls. Usually it’s Mai that does all the dragging, but we’ll see…

The Knight in the Area episode 30 screencaps

  1. everydayGuitarist says:

    seriously this show is so lame

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