Ahem! Happy Mother’s Day to Momsies everywhere including yours! ^_^
What’s that got to do with Kuroko’s Basketball? Nothing really. I feel the need to just say a greeting and mothers are special people after all. We won’t be here without our mothers now, won’t we?!
But yeah, let’s babble on about Kuroko’s Basketball. This is so random because I just wanted to chatter about KuroBas. See, I put this little montage of images together as a fangirl appreciation. (*^^*)
I‘m really enjoying both the anime adaptation and manga. I dunno about other viewers but I think the anime is hilarious. I thought the mangaka’s humour (or jokes, if you like) translated really well into the anime. I can’t help but chuckle while watching an episode or maybe I’m just shallow and easy to please. Though the same can’t be said of other anime series that pertain to be comedies and aren’t that all funny. In KnB’s case, credit has to go to the original source material and mangaka Fujimaki Tadatoshi. It’s not so much the sports element i.e the basketball aspect, but the humour that really got me into reading the manga. The best part is that the comedy does not fall into slapstick category and the humour almost always comes from the character interactions. One can feel the camaraderie that the story is trying to portray through the comedic aspects.
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That said, I am hoping KuroBas isn’t just about Seirin having to face and beat all the G.o.M players because they are all assembled in one place i.e. the Winter Cup tournament. That would be rather predictable if it is the only point to the story. To be honest, I felt that Seirin suddenly got so strong in the space of one season and it is turning into “winning is everything” kind of plot progression and “we will win against all the remaining 4 basuke monster”‘ because if they don’t, the story won’t progress anywhere. Again, I dunno how others feel but if the mangaka has the intention to end KuroBas after the Winter Cup and make it so that Seirin beat everyone and win every single match in one tournament because they have to, I personally feel….it’s just too easy and less exciting than I’d expected. Certainly, I hope there’s more to KuroBas than something this predictable. What I love to see happening is the G.o.M getting together to play a game against the Uncrowned Kings. That means Kiyoshi will be playing against Kuroko-chi. Kagami could be in the same team as Kiyoshi. It will be exciting to see how a game between these two *teams* will play out if the mangaka ever decides to write such a scenario. I can dream, can I ?!