Kuroko no Basuke, where players shoot bullets from their palms
|God, finally, after what it seems like forever. Let’s just go straight to the episode since who cares about opening lines if Aomine is playing?|
Continuing from last week’s episode, the anime starts this week’s episode with Kuroko’s Ignite Pass Kai, which is the cooler version of Ignite Pass where Kuroko kind of twist his palm, and this rotation(?) adds the power of the ball… Or something like that. Anyway, the point is, the ball has the same movement with a bullet thanks to Kuroko’s twisting palm. I can imagine the amount of twisting practice Kuroko went through. Anyhow, Seirin managed to gain control of the game thanks to Kuroko’s Ignite Pass Kai. Seirin was fighting against Touou throughout the whole episode, and the members proved that they have improved themselves, individually or not. Teppei was able to catch Kuroko’s Ignite Pass Kai, something Aomine failed to do when he was attacked with it. Hyuga’s movements become more fluid and smoother, deinitely faster than before with shoots that are more precise than ever. The one whose development can be seen though has to be, of course, Kagami. Compared to how he was few episodes ago, he is definitely more cool-headed, actually thinking about strategy, consequences, and so on. The previous Kagami would have played in anger if he heard the audience’s annoying commentary, but he chose to ignore all that, knowing the disadvantage from his side. What’s even better, he didn’t say that he “gave up.” He just said that he needs to “wait” because his time is not there yet, “not yet.” I’d say that Kagami has fully matured. I think Seirin can make it with this better combination.
Seirin was this close
Until Aomine pulled this shit
… Until Aomine slams Seirin with his overwhelming power. No, seriously, this guy is so talented at basketball to the point where it’s terrifying. I never realized how scary his power is until I saw the animation of his doing that careless and half-hearted shoot that he scored. Seriously, I was pissed and awed when he did that shot. It’s so obvious that he didn’t mean that shot, and yet he still scored. To make things worse for Seirin, Aomine stops Ignite Pass Kai with only one hand without any effort whatsoever. No wonder Kuroko is broken in this episode. That one thing he worked so hard for, Aomine crushed it without even trying. Aomine is one hella scary guy. Seirin should start praying because only a miracle can make them win. Or maybe that miracle is there already, in the form of Kagami? It seems that Kuroko’s tears became Kagami’s switch because he decided to pay Aomine back for what he did to Kuroko. Let’s see what trick Kagami has to attack Aomine.
Extra Aomine Balls:
Whoa, that was one intense game (though it’s not as intense as the one in the manga). I might sound mean here but I love how broken Kuroko is in this episode. He literally lost his cool, and his judgement became cloudy because of his panick. It’s definitely fun seeing the reversed roles Kuroko and Kagami had in this episode. Though Kagami lost his cool at the end because of Kuroko’s tears, that’s fine because that scene is cute. I wonder how Kagami is going to beat Aomine? Anybody wants to guess with me? And by the way, that opening and ending do not exist for me. It was messy and sloppy. Beh.
Preview: Kagami returning the favor to Aomine. Will Seirin ever catch up to Touou?
Kagami: “Nobody makes my uke cry, bitch!”