Kuroko no Basuke – 39

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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.

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Seirin was this close

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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:

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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?

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Kagami: “Nobody makes my uke cry, bitch!”

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13 Responses to “Kuroko no Basuke – 39”

  1. Namika says:

    Kuroko cry. Kill. Assholemine.
    mukatskuuuuuuuuuUUUUUUUUUUUUUU~ he made Tetsu cry. ><"
    But I'll admit, this breakdown only contributed to the character development and was strangely satisfying to observe. *NerdFilter* Though at first I couldn't believe he was crying. I thought it was droplets of sweat portrayed as tears, but no… :( poor thing.

    The op/ed sequences weren't bad. They were boring. Though we still have the picture story. I enjoy that a little too much :D

    Oh god, Sakurai's and Hyuuga's mini rivalry xD it was so funny when Hyuuga was screaming at him for using a '-mon' suffix xDDD But it suddenly struck me in this episode – how badass Hyuuga can be.

    HHMMMMM Kagami is really growing, eh. He would blindly try to go past Aomine before, but guess he's getting smart. That's good.

    Ooooh such a pinch! Seirin will win, I'm almost entirely sure of it, because if the don't, the whole plot will fall to pieces. But how the hell will they win? I sure hope Kiyoshi will be okay :/

    • anaaga says:

      I’ve been alright for Aomine, but yeah he did went a bit too far this episode. He didn’t have to say such words because how he stopped Kuroko’s pass would’ve break Kuroko down already. But I guess Kuroko should get screwed once in a while, eh? To make him more humane. Besides, there’s always Kagami for him *squeal*

      Hyuuga didn’t practice for nothing. It takes a lot to impress the coach’s father, after all. He’ll make a good son-in-law :D

      • Namika says:

        Yes, Kagami-kun! He can sure make him feel better *awkward fujoshi laugh*

        Yes. Do approve!!! :D He’ll be wonderful :3

  2. Namika says:

    Go Kagami~! Show that Assholemine what you get for making adorable dudes like Kuroko cry!

  3. belatkuro says:

    New OP and ED are fine but I prefer the previous more. But why isn’t it OLDCODEX for the ED? They were doing fine with the trend of Granrodeo for the OP, OLDCODEX for the ED. Ah well.

    All those budget in that Ignite Pass Kai. DBZ basketball alright, all the way to that block that Aomine did. I lost my shit when he did that. Fucking intense.
    And it doesn’t stop there when Show ▼

    later in the match.

    The soundtracks are a bit disappointing though but so far so good. Still can’t wait for the spoiler above. Been waiting for it all season long and I hope it doesn’t disappoint.

    PS. I can take Aomine’s formless shots and that block but closing his eyes? Where does he pull out this shit? Oh Aomine.

    • Namika says:

      The soundtracks aren’t that disappointing, the issue is that they suddenly switched the genre. Just because of increased budget. I like it, but it’s still strange to see those matches with more or less refined Violin tracks, rather than electronic rock-ish tracks that were so perfect for Kuroko no Basket TT^TT

      • anaaga says:

        The thing with BGM is how the composer needs to know what kind of BGM that can pump the audience’s adrenaline while keeping the episode’s mood at the same time. And TBH dude who’s overseeing the songs in this season is not doing a good job at doing that

    • Kyokai says:

      FYI, the new ED is sung by Kuroko’s seiyuu, Ono Kensho but damn I think Suzuki Tatsuhisa (OLDCODEX’s lead singer and seiyuu for Takao), was doing a much better job. I’ll miss the old OP/ED.

      Besides this, current episode was pretty intense and damn, I can’t wait for Kagami to show some fighto against Aomine for sure. This guy has too much ego and confidence. >>;

    • anaaga says:

      Aomine is so great and he can do any shit he wants! Because he’s Aomine.

      I went gaga when Aomine stopped the ball with ONE HAND only. It was just so amazing, scary, and sad (for Kuroko) but dammnn the dude really got power.

  4. Kyokai says:

    Just saying, Seirin better give it all back to Touou and with interest. The overconfidence of Aomine just kills me and poor Kuroko. Oh well, Riko’s dad did warn that there might be a time that Kuroko would face a wall, he sure hit it sooner but all for the good and more growth in the future.

    • anaaga says:

      I bet Kuroko didn’t expect it to be this hard. Poor guy just got NTR-ed by his ex-boyfriendbest friend

      Ooohh don’t worry, things will get really intense between Kagami and Aomine, heh

  5. Karakuri says:

    …And I thought the last match mad me angry. Not that I dislike Aomine at all, but poor, poor Kuroko. I hope he overcomes his devastation soon.

    • anaaga says:

      But that NTR face! It brings me joy somehow seeing Kuroko in that state, fufufu. It brings more color to his face

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