Kuroko’s Basketball (黒子のバスケ)
(Anime S2, 2013-2014)
By: Tadatoshi Fujimaki
In season two of Kuroko’s Basketball, Seirin High School’s basketball team is preparing for the Winter Cup competition. In this season, they had rematches against teams introduced in the first season such as Touou Academy, who has the most agile and swift Daiki Aomine. Seirin High School also faced some new opponents, which includes Yosen High School’s basketball team and their star player, the monstrous center, Atsushi Murasakibara.
First of all, I will discuss basketball politics, and say, “CONGRATS TO THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS! YOU GUYS DESERVE IT!”
The title of this post, “To Fight Like A Warrior: Thoughts on Kuroko’s Basketball (Season 2),” is appropriate because of two reasons. The Golden State Warriors fought hard all season long, and kept their eyes on the ultimate prize, NBA Finals Champions. Kuroko and his teammates are fighting like warriors in hopes of obtaining the Winter Cup, and becoming the number one basketball team in all of Japan.
When comparing both seasons, I notice the development of the Seirin High School basketball team. They made adjustments to improve their game and skills. Also when facing adversity and tough players in each game, the team maintained their composure and figured out a way to win. Sometimes, it was usually a player rising to the occasion to act as a hero, and other times, it was pure drive, will, and luck that made them win basketball games.
In my opinion, season two was much more exciting than season one. Mostly because season two had more basketball action as oppose to season one, where most episodes consisted of teamwork building and reconstructing the current roster for Seirin High School. At the time, in season one, Seirin High School’s basketball team wasn’t at full strength or health. However, in season two, all of the Seirin basketball members are healthy and improved their skills in hopes of winning a championship.
On a side note, I finally found my favorite character in this series. And the lucky winner is Teppei Kiyoshi, also known as the “Iron Heart.” I like his personality on and off the court. On the court, he plays hard, trying to capture those rebounds from missed shots. While off the court, he acts as a big brother to all his teammates. He has a great sense of humor, and at times, he is mischievous and cunning.
Aside from Teppei Kiyoshi’s humor, I also enjoy the humor of Tetsuya Kuroko. He has some funny jokes even though his voice is monotone and his face is expressionless.
I can’t wait until season three wraps up in the upcoming months. I am looking forward to watching it! 😀