Hi. It’s Linn.
Hope you haven’t forgotten me.. I know it’s been a couple of weeks, but I’m back.
I’m back this time to do a rant/review on the new episode (that came out this week?), Episode 1 of the second season of Kuroko no Basket.
To be honest, I only just finished the first episode of the first season today. Sorry.
[I started watching the series when it first came out but kinda dropped it.. because I got distracted. However, when I heard that season 2 recently came out, I JUST HAD TO finish the rest of Season 1. Which was very suspenseful. (?)]
I think it was a good thing, that I dropped it for a while, because you know how you hate it after you finish a really good anime and you have nothing else to watch? Yeah, this time that didn’t happen to me because I just went straight on to the first episode of the second season.
However, I hate it again now because I have to wait for episode 2 to come out.
[So… Back on to the rant/review]
First, let’s talk about the the Opening. [If you wanna check that out, just click here.]
The graphics were once again.. just SUPERB and once again.. excellent song choice.
At the start of the opening as well, when Kuroko did that fist pump in front of the audience… How can you NOT feel like putting your hand up in the air as well? Or am I just overly excited..?
[I mean I just spent 3 hours watching the awesome battles between Aomine and Kise. I can’t help it.]
So episode one starts off practically, a few days (A couple of weeks at most) after the Inter High Competitions.
At the ‘oh-so popular’ fast food joint that they always go to, Seirin’s coach talks about how they should just rest the day after. The 3 first years (That almost never get seen on the court) suggest that they participate in a street basketball competition that is being held.
The coach says: ‘no’ but Teppei convinces her, since the first years (other than Kuroko and Kagami) are usually barely allowed to compete.
The next day, they attend the competition.
Hey hey. Have you ever wondered why Kagami always wore that ring around his neck?
The guy [Tatsuya] standing on the the court before Seirin is wearing the exact same ring around his neck!
[Now I always thought maybe it was a childhood lover that gave it to him?]
No! It’s this guy. *sigh*
After that, there’s this huge flashback to Kagami’s cute childhood days, in America. [And I die from laughter.]
Their English! It’s so bad! And it’s not just them! [Don’t believe me? Watch this.]
The other ‘american’ kids too! There was even this black kid that was struggling to pronounce their words!
[It’s not just this anime. I don’t get why they can’t hire genuine people who can actually speak English! I mean, it can’t be the budget cost, do you know how big this ‘Kuroko no Basket’ project is?!]
But yeah, Tatsuya was the one that taught and influenced Kagami to play Basketball.
And they make the issue with their rings… so very complicated. [When it’s not]
Goddamn it Tatsuya!
Wear the ring if you want to! Take it off if you don’t want to!
Don’t go putting pressure onto Kagami! It’s not his fault he was owning you at basketball! Just go practice more!
[Did I also mention that Atsushi (the purple haired guy) is from Yosei and also Tatsuya is part of Yosei as well..now.]
All in all, I look forward to the upcoming episodes and I can’t wait.
[Linn, Signing Out.]