New episode airing in 2 hours.
No piyo this time?
Jump Live Kuroko no Basuke 3on3 Best Match Poll preliminary result.
As expected it probably will be just kisekis
I didn't know Shuutoku was that popular
I was waiting to start the thread closer to ten thirty.
Even then I felt that still early and prefer to make threads closer to one hour before live time, but since someone else already did it.
Are we getting the ZONE this episode?
Probably a preview at the end.
Everyone dropped this show already.
There have been threads almost daily.
It's more that the majority of tumblr left.
The threads have had some nice discussion these past couple of months.
Well, I prefer solow threads over threads filled with shitposting.
I hope they have some new tracks this episode.
I've gotten used to the shitty OST for the most part, but I feel like it could be much better. As a mangafag I have to see it through until the end.
I am ready for some ZONE.
I think the OST for Kirisaki Daiichi and Touou was pretty fitting so far.
I wouldn't say just fitting, it was very good.
I'm just going to have to agree to disagree with the Anons not liking it.
It was a good choice for the Kirisaki Daiichi match and there were a couple of fitting tracks last episode, but aside from that they all sound the fucking same. There is no passion, it sounds like something they just threw together.
I can tell you most people didn't have orchestral tracks in mind while reading the manga.
I'm looking forward to the finished OP.
>that new track
Opening still has the stillframes, everyone go home.
Is it supposed to be a slide show?
Looks like they took scenes from the episode and used it in the OP again.
I'm worried now that that's not a sign of it being unfinished, but that they're now inserting scenes into the OP.
That would be lazy, even for IG.
Gotta go fast.
that tiny head
He fucking loves it.
Like a panther, he styled too hard for the budget. Wait for BDs.
The QUALITY is unfortunate, but I didn't expect them to keep up after that last episode.
Fuck this shit.
There's a lot of QUALITY this match.
How is IG with BD fixes?
They're good, S1 had lots of shit fixed.
That was a nice moment for Kuroko.
Good. They did a nice job and fixed a lot last season.
I think this season has far less, so far at at least.
Kuroko came out of fucking no where.
Will we get perfect copy this season?
That doom music.
ZONE FUCKING WHEN
Lel still mad Kuroko found a new boyfriend?
zone next week
Dat end card.
THAT END CARD
MOMOI CONFIRMED TO WIN
STRAIGHTEST ENDCARD YET
THAT FUCKING ENDCARD
THAT FUCKING END CARD
>shots against fujoshits fired
Exactly that and not that you can't read the manga or figure it out yourself. Or even read the threads where this has been answered several times.
>anyone not called Kagami winning
>tfw momoy wins da kurokok
Heterosexuality? In my gay basketball anime?
Taste those fujotears.
>Teppei and Coach that close
>yfw Blue/Pink end card when this game ends
>Hyuuga watches from afar
Flop confirmed, no S3 confirmed.
Who's calling Kuroko?
>Takao beating Green
>Papa No. 4 center
>Papa there at all
Yellow probably harasses him again, he always screams into the phone.
They've had them before.
Looks like Kagami is.
Not the first, not the last.
But that endcard is cute.
Kuroko has rarely shown interest in Momoi. It just feels like pandering.
in b4 gay shoops
How is it pandering when it happened in the manga?
Momoi date endcard?
I don't mind the straight end card if only that means we'll get that date chapter animated.
Probably Yellow crying about wanting to go shopping together.
So this will keep going into another end card game when Yellow brings his team over to help with the court repair.
I'm sure we'll have at least one with Kagami and Aomine wearing dressed.
They're after otomedollars.
Because my butthurtedness says so.
Someone shop Coach in place of Kuroko.
yellow and pink both a shit
But that's forbidden love.
yurishit pls go
>not watching both
Teppei wins da Riko
Best ass right here
Why does everyone hate Kise? He's a pretty cool guy, copies people and doesn't afraid of anyone.
RIMFIRE was really on fire today.
Tepei is not a creep.
I can't wait for the stitch.
>all those tumblr fujoshits tears in the livestream
Well done IG.
I just woke up and missed the stream. So since there was no zone today was it just another 22 minutes of them flopping around?
What were they crying over exactly?
Did you consider last week flopping around?
It was a good ep, just QUALITY because they can never keep up with Aomine.
They got up to chapter 125 today, so next week we maybe see Misdirection Overflow.
No screencaps unfortunately, but they were complaining about the endcard.
One person commented on finally getting a straight endcard and all the fujos jumped on him telling him to fuck off if he wasn't okay with homosexuality.
The most hilarious shit was that one user with an Akashi nickname in the chat, trying to shut fujoshits up the entire ep.
And then bam, the end card. Justice has been served.
And if they keep animating four or five chapters per episode:
Kagami's Zone and end of the match
I guess 5 and a half episodes are a good amount for ~25 chapters. Yosen should take 5 episodes too.
>What were they crying over exactly?
not enough gay flashbacks
FUCK DAMMIT NOT AGAIN
EVERY SINGLE FUCKING TIME
I ALWAYS MISS IT FOR A FUCKING SECOND
FUCK FUCK FUCK
JUST FUCK THIS SHIT I WANT TO WATCH THE FUCKING STREAM AT LEAST ONCE, MOTHERFUCKING HANAMIYA WAS THE ONLY ONE I WAS ABLE TO WATCH AND THAT EPISODE WAS LIKE A STAB TO THE HEART.
I disabled the chat, but this actually sounds hilarious.
>that one guy who always misses the chat
Kagami was probably trying to see where Kuroko was so he called the guy and then Kuroko appears behind Kagami and he shits himself, or maybe throws whatever he bought on nigou.
But it seems they both just got back from buying something so forget whatever I said.
We are in the same boat.
Figure June until we see this on BD?
Shit. At least it's not in the thread.
Why don't you guys disable the chat?
I figured it was Kagami calling him after being told to find Kuroko by Hyuuga.
Damn, and I thought Misdirection Overflow would be this episode. Maybe we can expect Zone in Ep 42.
Yes, in June. Also included an OVA with the chapter 124 flashback.
Even Our Dark Lord was suprised by Kagami's power.
This episode was definitely weaker than the previous one. I hope I.G. step it up for the Zone next week. They usually never fail to make Aomine seem intimidating but this time his manga version completely wins over all the horrible QUALITY crap in the ep.
Disgusting, I.G. Disgusting.
Wow even purple bara stopped stuffing his face for five minutes.
Are you high?
My bad. I forgot about the announcement with confirmed episode list.
But wasn't the tension still there?
I liked it.
Well murasaki is purple in Japanese. His name is Murasakibara, thus he is Purple-bara.
That's cute as hell.
>But wasn't the tension still there?
The QUALITY ruined it for me. This is the best match in the series, it should be animated accordingly, from beginning to end.
Cutting out the flashback to put it into a goddamn OVA ruins the mood of the game too.
Things that got cut:
-Alex training Kagami
-Aomine’s character development
-"Nobody who loves basketball can be a bad person"
-"We practiced every single day"
-"There’s no such thing as a ‘useless person’ on a team"
-"Looking at you made me respect you and try even harder"
-"I’m not saying that if you don’t give up, you can achieve anything. but if you give up, there’ll be nothing left"
-Akashi noticing Kuroko
Basically, flashbacks. I hope they get included in the OVA
>fujos jumped on him telling him to fuck off if he wasn't okay with homosexuality
These retards do realize that this anime is not really BL shit, right?
Of course they're getting included in the OVA, because that's what the OVA is.
It was fucking disappointing. I was expecting I.G. to go all out for this match like they did with Touou vs Kaijou.
>Reusing the barfind Kuroko
Fujimaki I trusted your skills.
Purple is gap moe.
is me or they are tryng to show him more evil than he really is in the manga?
He looks constipated.
>Teppei and Coach
I dont know anything about that anime/manga but anything that plays niggerball acts on its primate instincts and doesnt have the conscience to be good or evil.
Blue's suffering incoming.
So I've been catching up on the manga and does image related basically mean that since Kise went out, he's fucked up his leg for his adult life and career? If so that's sad. It pisses me off that if he didn't have the injury, he would've creamed Seirin. Kinda copout like.
I can't handle the NTR.
Coach is supposed to marry Hyuuga with Teppei as the best man.
Kaijou's game was fucked up. Had Kise's leg been perfectly fine they would have wrecked Seirin.
But Seirin has plot armour so they had to get to the finals no matter what.
>Kise will never achieve his dreams
>winning the Riko makes Teppei a creep
Well fuck you too. It's not like it'll happen, at any rate.
It sounds like it. It's terrible since he doesn't really deserve it.
Who's arm is she hugging}?
But Blue wins da Pink very soon.
>tumblr in charge of not discriminating
Too bad she is no longer pure.
Because of the height, Teppei's. ;_;
I thought it was funny that Fujimaki was basically admitting Kise's 2good and the only way Seirin could win if he was gimped.
The only way they can win against Rakuzan now is if all of them spontaneously break their legs.
Or a meteorite falls on them.
Kuroko confirmed for being able to predict the future, that's his true ability.
I think Fujimaki has a problem with making opposing teams too strong, so it's complete crap that Seirin wins.
Camaraderie and male friendships are concepts lost on them.
But our lord and savior can see the future too. There is no meteorite, only despair.
It can only be Teppei
Yellow is a faggot, he didn't do anything. She's pure, until pick related.
Poor Blue, having to listen to your beloved one talk about the person they like. No wonder he is in such a shit mood all the time.
Teppei would never take the Coach if he knew how Captain felt. It's not going to happen.
Don't take it the wrong way.
I meant that Teppei knows that Hyuuga likes Coach.
Thank god Teppei is a saint.
I don't think he's injured for life.
As long as he gets the KUMA...
Blue's a little tsundere, that's all.
If he truly hated her he wouldn't hang out with her nor would he keep looking at her panties.
He is the only one who has seen loli momoi naked.
>loli momoi naked
Can we get an ova of this instead?
He doesn't hang out with her. She follows him almost constantly despite his protest, so he doesn't say much about it anymore.
Though I don't think it's that he hates her, just that he'd rather be alone than have her nagging about bball and everything he's doing wrong.
He'll eventually voice or show his appreciation for her friendship someday.
stitchanon, can you...?
If Teppei ever wins the Coach I will burn down a school.
Loli Momoi and Blue playing in the forest with Aomine looking for Cicadas.
Then they find a stream and Blue wants to swim but he doesn't want to get his clothes wet and just swims naked. Momoi follows him and it turns into Boku no Pico 2.0 loli edition.
>He doesn't hang out with her
>literally joined at the hip
>he willingly drags her around as much as she does him
Anon confirmed for not having a hot childhood friend.
I was avoiding rereading until after this season was over and forgot any instance of him inviting her somewhere.
I still agree that he does hate her.
I do remember that we saw him go so far as to protect her like a bro on the date.
>implying Fujimaki's self-insert will lose da coach
I was about to call you retarded, but you fixed your mistake in time.
I implore you to reread and acquaintance yourself with the concept of tsundere a bit better.
Like a panther
>Momoi will never win Kuroko
Why does Kuroko have to have a boner for basketball?
Even when I do reread it, I still wouldn't call Aomine a tsundere.
I see a lot of his behavior and attitude toward her coming from anger or annoyance at what she's questioning or pushing him about. If not that, then he's cool with her.
480p is out.
Bless your soul anon.
>[HorribleSubs] Kuroko's Basketball 2 - 40 [720p].mkv
>[HorribleSubs] Kuroko's Basketball 2 - 40 [720p].mkv
Here comes that delicious sexual chocolate stylin all ova like a panther.
I was about to ask. Thank you.
>I still wouldn't call Aomine a tsundere
He's a tsundere because he doesn't actually mean the mean shit he says to friends anon. He's only grumpy and aloof on the outside, on the inside he appreciates Pink sticking with him. It's easy.
YOU DA BEST TAIGA
YOU DA BEST
They are. It's a problem for his characterization.
Well, removing that flashback definitely didn't help.
Requesting a "stitch" of Blue's QUALITY forehead shot.
He pregnant now.
You mean this? Not really something to stitch here though.
Those wrinkles on his head looked so fucking weird this episode, even more than usual.
I completely understand what you're saying. I guess I see the difference in that his character now is a temporary one that causes poor attitude and behavior. I'd say that he's become tsun over his love of bball if anything, but not towards others so much because he's fighting his passion for the game but acting as he does towards others because of real anger.
It looks like he is going bald.
Black and bold and NTR
What a fucking sad existence.
This bball. Palms touching is not lewd.
16 and already an oyaji? How sad.
It is when they are not changing players or celebrating a point.
It's not lewd to help your bro who just got knocked on his ass stand back up.
A lot of characters already look old.
Lewd because that cap makes it look like Kuroko is staring at his crotch?
It's hardwired into fujoshis' mind to find any sort of male contact lewd. Ignore them.
>all this quality Blue
Will they make different teams again?
Why are they dressed like Yaranaika?
Coach and Teppei are next to each other all the time.
Hyuuga, my man ;_;
Fuck they are painting a mural.
What do you think it will be?
Do coveralls to protect your clothing not exist in your country?
>that loosened collar
Teppei will get more and more naked as the episodes go by.
It's going to be a mural of birdies with a message to the fans saying
>PS The end card game will never be animated, faggots.
My fucking sides
Wait a minute, that looks like the cover for his character song cd.
Exactly, because he's a panther.
I thought this shit was fake at first, but then I checked the HS release.
It's just an all to easy twisted meaning. What more to explain?
Which relationship is gayer, Kagami and Kuroko or L-elf and Haruto?
You're comparing apples and bananas.
Kagami and Kuroko's relationship isn't even gay.
>I am the shadow to your light
>I am the cream to your coffee
Both seem on a level to me.
Art of Kagami in those clothes when?
What kind of faggot suddenly stops liking someone because of hair?
Does anyone release BDrips for KnB? Nubles did but only for two.
He looks indian now.
Cancer arc when?
Even the red demon is afraid!
Unfortunately, you're seeing what we all see.
Remember that time when she called him a racial slur?
Poor Momoi. She probably became flustered by Aomine's dark heat.
In the novels she also calls him a black skinned pervert and says it'd be scary running into him at night because all she'd be able to see are his eyes.
What a way with words.
Where's sakuga ref? Will he return?
Does Momoi secretly lust after Aomine's black dick?
Look at how happy she is in >>100480869
Is that the face of a girl hiding her desire for a black cock? No, it's the face of a pure maiden in love.
Pink and Kuroko don't have a relationship at all, right? I mean, Pink once had a crush on Kuroko, and they went on a date of sorts.
But Kuroko never really returned her feelings and/or expressed interest or stuck up for her; not to mention they haven't bothered seeing one another for like a year or two?
>He's good at basketball
>But he has dark skin
>it's not even a translation error
His skin is as black as the night.
Aomine isn't even black, he's just a dark skinned Japanese. Damn Japan, racist towards your own people. Aren't they xenophobic enough as it is?
She didn't even notice when it was Aomine hugging her in the novels and not Kuroko. Sasuga dark skin.
I think his dick will do.
A year or two? Only one summer vacation passed between the two school years.
But yeah, Kuroko hasn't expressed romantic feeling toward her.
Does that literally say awfully black?
>Does that literally say awfully black?
He is the darkest of chocolate.
it aint so secret
she's only flirting with kuroko to make aomine jealous
And why are the scanlations lighter?
They've been robbing readers of delicious brown.
I wonder. Despite his attitude, she could have hooked up with Aomine long ago if she wanted.
Delicious dark skin chocolate
Their color scheme together reminds me of candy or something.
Can we discuss the latest chapter?
It seems like Seirin has no chance of winning, not even with Kuroko coming back.
These are the scenarios I can see happening:
1. Seirin loses, "we'll beat you next year", end (might have a one year time skip I guess, but I find it unlikely).
2. Seirin loses, manga goes on for another 250 chapters.
3. Akashi gouges his eyes out, ultimately leading to his team's defeat.
4. Akashi attempts to murder a player and is tossed out.
How do you guys think this match will play out?
2. Fujimaki can't end the manga when it's at the height of its popularity.
Seirin will win with some amazingly unbelievably bullshit skill pulled out of nowhere, courtesy of Kuroko.
Kuroko asspulls everywhere.
It's not like people should expect any less from this. Akashi IS the final boss after all.
He can't continue it either. I mean, there's no way he can keep writing without it turning completely unreadable.
Every asspull you can imagine.
Rakuzan wins the game, but Kuroko wins the bball in some way to have not made it a meaningless loss.
I can't see this shit taking a rinse and repeat.
You have really weird imagination.
2. I wouldn't put another asspull Seirin win past FT though. I just don't want it to happen.
>Kuroko wins the bball
Akashi doesn't have any emotions other than victory so winning in spirit means nothing to him.
He will awaken Akashi's other personality. That one has some emotions I guess.
That's what I'm stuck on but the only thing I can think of since I sure as hell don't see Seirin winning.
And we still have the other hidden power?
I really don't want to see some breakdown shit where Akashi admits to loving the bball but he was groomed to be next in line.
Would he just keep thinking it worthless if Kuroko happily goes for it next year?
I don't see how it can go on without getting plain silly, it's over the top already.
Blame the guy on the right, he's too busy animating cute girls to do his fucking job right.
As much as I am loving Hoozuki, WIT should have been given KnB S2 if anyone at IG had any sense (apparently not).
Forgot the image.
He can only do that if they win,
The -entire- point of this game is that teamwork can trump fucking absurd skill. If Kuroko loses he'll have to eat his foot, because Akashi's point will have been proven.
The manga will end with Kuroko shown to be entirely wrong over the course of the entire series, all that bullshit he was spouting were just plain lies.
Nah, he'll see their beautiful smiles and Kuroko and Kagami will start pulling their shirts up with an embarrassed/blushed look on their face, and then Akashi awakens. Then they play the rest of the game full of smiles and laughing happily (like in those childhood flashbacks where kids are running in the field laughing). Rakuzan still wins, but everyone is having a good time.
Midorima is much more handsome than Kise.
Is it possible to drop something at the finale?
It's your opinion and you are entitled to it, as a straight man I can't say who is more handsome. I like Kise because out of all the "Miracles" he's the nicest and seem to be fun to be around.
His eyelashes are beautiful.
Reminder that Green didn't participate in their scoring game but Yellow did.
Reminder that Yellow is a shit.
I think you should get some glasses as well. Kise is simply perfect.
Why he look so homo?
Don't you dare use that gif against me.
That said I finally got the episode, does anyone want any gifs?
No. Please leave /a/ and find a place where you can blog as much as you'd like and make shit gifs.
Kagami's voice when he was talking to Kuroko, sounded so gentle.
Hey, is there a 360 view of the Kagami fig yet?
I'm sure the people saying no is just one salty anon. If you want to make gifs that's cool. This episode just had a ton of QUALITY in it, so the animation in the gifs might come out all wonky.
You know what? Make gifs of the most QUALITY parts of this episode. I want too see how bad the budget was for this.
I'm hoping they saved their budget for the zone
Is it really that hard to believe that more than 1 person would want to keep that stupidity of out the thread?
Did you miss the previous shit?
Wait. Which novel & which chapter? I don't pay enough attention.
I wanted a gif of Kaijou from the OP, though a stitch is probably better.
>The expected impact didn’t arrive. Momoi thought that she would definitely come into contact with the cold floor.
>She bumped into a person, through the clothes the warm temperature of the skin could be felt.
>Also, in order to calm her down, the hand that was gently patting her back. Her brain had yet to react, but her body was already burning up.
>Could it be… Momoi thought to herself.
>Could it be, it’s Tetsu-kun hugging me!?
>It’s nothing unexpected. The current situation can only be that possibility. In order to save herself that was about to fall down, Kuroko came forward, and cushioned under her body.
>Her heard pounded wildly, as though it could be heard even a dozen meters away.
>What should the next step be.
>Should it be to stand up, or to remain in his embrace.
>Kuroko’s hand kept gently patting Momoi’s back.
>Momoi decided. First say thanks before doing anything. Momoi raised her face slightly.
>"U-Um, thank you, Tetsu-kun…"
>"…Sorry to disappoint, I’m not Tetsu."
>Momoi completely raised her head, and found out that the one in front of her was a familiar face.
Then they have an argument. It's in replace 2.
Why can't we have tracks like RIMFIRE and Catal Rhythm again? Those set the mood perfectly.
I agree the new OP is pretty bad, but I honestly think the new ED is fantastic.
>Also, in order to calm her down, the hand that was gently patting her back.
He wants the M.
I got to give it up to Momoi.
She's the world's most faithful waifu to not be tempted and want to break off a piece of that sweet chocolate.
Speaking of the novels, I always found the summer fair chapter weird. It was like I was reading a kid's mystery anime.
please tell me the novels will be animated
Doujins of blue nigga fuggin pink girl when?
Are we gonna see the black guy who belches all the time this season?
>ZR moves right in the middle of the shot
>His legs don't line up.
We can only hope for CDs at best.
I love some sweet vanilla, but seem them fug is just strange.
Maybe it's because she loves Kuroko too much that I only see them as platonic. And they're too much like brother and sister.
Do these first years ever get to play?
Lmao, omg. Poor bastard. Thanks for the sauce.
Personally, I don't think there's anything between them, but sometimes Momoi's just. Ugh. I guess that's why Aomine gives as good as he gets, too.
>the MC is an ace from the start rather than rookie
>its main focus is still the sport
At least remember the best and strongest CG's name. And no.
They're playing right now and the manga and getting completely destroyed, so I guses that counts.
Yes. And they're getting wrecked so hard.
What the fuck is this shit?
Hnnng. I so want muki's AoMo drawings. (屮ﾟДﾟ)屮
don't you dare say that shit man
Alright, who let tumblr in?
He doesn't even look particularly strong. ripped to be sure, but in an athletic way, not in an "excels at brute force" kind of way
>the MC is ace at any point
>making a manga for 1% of actually successful people
>not making one about suffering, accepting your own limits and thus growing up
you might as well real some idol shit
It's always the same after 300 posts. Abandon thread.
The worst part is that they are too dense to realize that they are not wanted here.
Why can't they just stay there and reblog filtered gifs?
You would think these would work for stitches but they don't since the background moves.
Teppei's going to find a way to wreck that gorilla.
Just you wait.
Sasuga best school.
You forgot the "ugh"
If you haven't noticed women, fujoshi in particular, ruin everything. They have their own website to be amongst their kind and spread cancer but they also can't seem to resist shitposting here.
Becoming an ace is fine in my opinion, but at least there's some real progress, you become introduced with the sport with the character and so on. Not particularly smart, but there's atleast SOMETHING in it.
Best sports mangas are like D-ash, facing adversity and accepting it
Does Kuroko want to protect Aomine's smile?
>She's the world's most faithful waifu
How exactly is she the most faithful when she spent a year or more away from Kuroko, looking exclusively after ganguro's dick?
I'm afraid to ask who your waifu is.
Most inspiring character, no joke
She didn't want to leave their friend to ruin himself. If anything, it only proves her loyalty that her feelings never changed in that period.
How does her watching after her brother make her unfaithful to Kuroko?
And during that time, she never once stopped caring for Kuroko.
That sweet chocolate ass was around her everyday, did she go after it?
How naive. You don't know what might have happened - a year is a long time and ganguro is one moody faggot.
Kuroko just don't give a fuck.
Japanese school year ends in March and the Inter High was in Summer. It wasn't that long.
Where are you getting a year from?
She meet him at the pool. No more than a few months passed.
>No more than a few months
Why does Aomine have the best rape faces?
Could they beat Rakuzan?
Aomine vs Akashi would be pretty intereseting, but I think the other members would be no match for the UKs.
I think that's just how he looks when he's happy or excited about something rape
Kuroko is trying to fix him with the power of friendship and basketball so he can look like this again >>100483488
Man, Rakuzan is too broken.
They didn't in the Interhigh. Red and Blue were benched for that match, but they kind of cancel each other out as far as advantages go, so even if they were added in it would probably still be Rakuzan's win.
let's be honest, a kid by teppeiXriko would be a much better baller than hyuugaXriko
Please go back to tumblr.
Can fellow manga readers who think the manga is going to end soon explain this shit to me? If the promise Seirin made was about being the best in Japan, wouldn't that mean they have to win the Nationals after this? Thus completing all three tournaments mentioned in the manga.
If the Nationals are after WC, how can the manga end now?
I mean, they lost Interhigh, they'll likely lose WC too, leaving Rakuzan the winners. But they still have the Nationals to become the best. It's the most important tournament too. This will also give Fujimaki time to give some closure to all prominent characters and get Kuroko out of Edgyfag's keikaku in a believable way.
3P married life.
Let's be real here. Coach and Captain are obviously the parents of Seirin. Teppei is the fun uncle who has an addiction to pain killers on the side.
Mother. Fucking. Nationals.
The ride never ends.
It's not really about Seirin becoming #1. It's about Kuroko telling his old teammates fuck you.
Then why is one of the chapter names "The Final Tipoff"
Final Tipoff of the Winter Cup.
When are the Nationals? In Fall?
Most teams would need new players though, since characters like Kasamatsu and Imayoshi are already third years. Also Kiyoshi can't play anymore.
They did make such a declaration about wanting to be the best, but who wouldn't aim for that?
We know the drill when it comes to shounen, but I want to believe that this one won't have them win just for the sake of MC winning. Kuroko has made great way in beginning to accomplish what he wanted personally and for his friends.
I know that sounds shit, but I'd rather see it end on a hopeful note with Seirin ready to give it their all again and the Kisekis continuing to play better with their teams.
Time to introduce new first years and bullshit characters! Just think of it as them being killed off like any other anime. Instead of actually dying, they're just watching from the stands.
But he got rekt without mercy. Either a meteorite hits the court and the manga ends a steaming pile of shit, or Fujimaki actually does something with the aforementioned Nationals and ends it decently.
It could be the final tipoff of *this* tournament.
Pick related. I don't fucking get FT's timeline. Did he skip the Nationals this year or what? Because Seirin didn't qualify?
I'm not that against new characters to be honest, anything but a rushed ending will do.
Well, that promise is symbolic and one of the main problems with this particular match is Seirin's absolute lack of skill to defeat Rakuzan. They're far from being Japan's best *or* making a point. The villains haven't even tried shit and they're already steamrolling Seirin. I don't think a speech about teamwork and "winning doesn't matter after all, you're the loser here, Edgyfag" is enough for a decent ending. Asspulls be damned, I don't even want to think about that.
Let me correct myself. Not necessarily shit, but more unwanted or disliked.
I personally do not mind only getting to see half the journey.
Though it would be sweet to know that a few good things are still connected years from now.
Even if it is unrealistically retarded I would rather them somehow win, thus completing what the MC set out to do, than drag it hundreds of more chapters.
Besides they basically can't win against Kise or Aomine ever again. The author explicitly said they couldn't do it with Touou and they could only beat PC Kise because of his injury.
>mfw all the inevitable Kuroko/Aomine/Kagami gay NTR
>mfw all the inevitable Kuroko/Aomine/Momoi NTR
>Besides they basically can't win against Kise or Aomine ever again
Kise's future is unknown because of the injury you mentioned. He might not even play anymore because of it, he fucked up his leg pretty hard.
As for Aomine, yes, Kuroko's lack of presence wouldn't work on him, but that style was entirely fabricated by Akashi. And now he's lost it.
Look at Kuroko, he's been playing Akashi's fucking basketball. I think an ending like this for him is pathetic. Besides, there's still Aomine's "rival", Kagami (who is playing like a retard in this match as well).
Not that Seirin *has* to meet Touou again, though. Touou could play with Rakuzan, or Yosen, or any other team instead.
I just don't know, no matter how I spin it, an ending right now seems too sudden.
But I don't want new faggots in my magic basketball. It's bad enough that the nameless first years are only being used as Akashi bait.
Touou, Seirin and Shuutoku are from the same prefecture, so it would be very unlikely that Touou and Seirin don't have a rematch, unless Shitoku somehow wins against Touou.
Just imagine all the first years in other teams, as if people like Kobori, Susa and Ootsubo weren't forgettable enough.
Why can't the last arc be the Winter Cup with a chapter summarizing nationals?
It's not as though they're going to place high there anyways.
>Kuroko/Aomine/Kagami gay NTR
What ever happened to MARRIED LIFE?
Who gets NTR'd? Kuroko or Aomine?
>Kise's future is unknown because of the injury you mentioned. He might not even play anymore because of it, he fucked up his leg pretty hard
Please Kise-kun be alright ;_;
TOBE TOBE O O TSUBO, TOBE
Do nips not have cheerleaders?
Japan has a manlier and hotblooded version of cheerleaders.
For high school games? Isn't that mainly an American thing? I'm Canadian and even we didn't have cheerleaders.
Did somebody say motherfucking Ouendan?
Who the hell is that?
The guy on Kaijou nobody remembers because he's not weird.
This game is manly as fuck.
Is there an anime about japanese cheerleading?
>tfw you will never grow up in America
>tfw tyou will never be star quarterback of your HS football team
>tfw you will never date the head cheerleader and marry her
>tfw you will never raise a bunch of kids on your farm in the American heartland
>tfw you will never be Amerifree
Considering that Tokyo has many teams on the list, aren't exceptions possible? Multiple teams passing, for instance? We don't know shit about the nationals, to be honest. Other than that they're "unique".
How could anyone forget that and stamp stamp stamp?
Couple of manga. Look on MU for titles.
Read the manga again. The nationals already ended. Unlike other sports in Japan, the Winter Cup in Kuroko was apparently the most important event after years and years of cash put into it making it more grandiose than the other two.
For other sports, I'd assume Nationals/Koshien is still #1. But I believe Eyeshield 21 also favored the Winter Cup the most.
Rakuzan already won the nationals.
No but there is a manga.
The only sane guy on Kaijo
You mean the Nationals during Teikou?
HS Interhigh winners for Nationals has not happened yet.
But... didn't Rakuzan win the Interhigh, not the Nationals? I don't remember any mention of the Nationals aside from Riko's initial lecture about the three tournaments.
If there was indeed another mention, please link me.
Why does everyone look better in Touou's uniform?
Black is sexy.
Just like Aomine.
>Togashi: The plot development after this, how much have you decided already?
>Fujimaki: I have already decided the wins and losses, but how to reach that point, I have not thought about it at all…
>Togashi: ...I am more concerned about the plot after the Winter Cup arc. Have you thought about it beforehand already?
>Fujimaki: I have not thought about the detailed development yet… because after drawing such amazing basketball techniques, I am always racking my brains on what should I do to make the protagonists win.
>Togashi: ...In addition, this is something I wish to ask, after the Winter Cup ends, it will be the last chapter… do you have plans like that?
>Fujimaki: Currently it’s half half. Because I really do want to draw the story where the “Generation of Miracles” become one team and compete.
>Togashi: ...If it is possible, after the “Generation of Miracles” are done competing against one another, I would like to see them team up and fight against a stronger opponent... I hope that the “Generation of Miracles” will reunite in the end and compete in an American competition as representatives of Japan. And then, the opponents are people who look down on the Japanese, and are very bad people… That’s the plot that I have formed (laugh).
Just relax and enjoy the ride anon.
The Inter-high is Nationals isn't it? It should just be a different term no? I've never read a manga that features them both.
Kind of like how there's no Koshien for any other sport.
What would be the official mascot of each team? Do they even have that in Japan?
ES21 here we go again.
>Fujimaki: Currently it’s half half. Because I really do want to draw the story where the “Generation of Miracles” become one team and compete.
>I don't think a speech about teamwork and "winning doesn't matter after all, you're the loser here, Edgyfag" is enough for a decent ending. Asspulls be damned, I don't even want to think about that.
You might not like it, but it's the thematically appropriate ending they've been building up to. The whole reason they're making a show of proving how Hyuuga is outclassed as a shooter, and Teppei is outclassed as a center, and etc. is so that when Kuroko gets fixed and comes back on court, he proves that teamplay trumps individual talent, which has been his entire mission statement from the start. It'd be impossible to do that unless they first established that each individual member is weaker than their Rakuzan counterpart, which is what they're doing now.
I can imagine that team including Kuroko and Kagamo
Thinking about the OST alone, I don't think it's that bad. It just doesn't fit at all
Jesus man. Just let it end here.
>If Togashi wrote Kuroko
Get ready for super awesome fun times in America.
I do like what is said, but competing in America? Here we go another five years. Just do a street ball game and end it.
Not here. Nationals happen after WC.
>Because I really do want to draw the story where the “Generation of Miracles” become one team and compete.
Wow, I might drop this for real.
>I hope that the “Generation of Miracles” will reunite in the end and compete in an American competition as representatives of Japan. And then, the opponents are people who look down on the Japanese, and are very bad people… That’s the plot that I have formed (laugh).
I get that Japan hates the United States right behind China and Korea, but still.
It's going to be that cheesy cliche 'teamwork' which is basically no different than plot hax.
All sports series writers should be forced to read Last Inning + One Outs and learn what true team work is.
It's Captain Tsubasa all over again.
But WC is the final tournament of the year. For Nationals to happen after WC means the Nationals are the spring tournament, which means Seiren completely skipped it and Rakuzan already won it.
>m-more kiseki no sedai shenanigans
You're doing god's work, brother. Thank you for posting that.
>I hope that the “Generation of Miracles” will reunite in the end and compete in an American competition as representatives of Japan.
>yfw Togashi was just joking and Fujimaki took him seriously
Japan fucking loves the US. They did a census awhile back, and Japan was number one in the world at having a favorable opinion of America, with like a ninety-something percent approval rating. Not even America liked America that much.
What Togashi is talking about is just the old shounen cliche where the second batch of villains are evil-for-real after the first batch were proven to be sympathetic and teamed up with the heroes.
You never read Eyeshield 21? It does the same shit.
Except in ES21, the American team won the world finals because MUH NIGGUH SPEED GO2FAST.
So unless America in Kuroko universe literally has Space Jam Michael Jordon as their opponent, it's just gonna be a fan service ending letting all the GoM show off.
Nationals are summer.
I don't know what to keep telling you. The Nationals have not happened for this year yet.
How can it not happen when the story starts in spring with the recruitment? Just because Seiren didn't take part doesn't mean it didn't happen.
It just means Seiren either got shit stomped and couldn't participate, or skipped it altogether. Either way, Rakuzan won it.
The Interhigh is in the summer. Riko clearly said so, just like she said the Nationals were in the Fall. See: >>100509080
Nationals happen in-between summer Interhigh and the Winter Cup. They had to have already happened.
Either way, the Winter Cup is more important like I said.
I have no idea what is going on. I must be majorly blanking out on the manga and was mistake under the impression that it would happen after WC.
I can say I definitely just mistook the summer Nationals in the summer for Jr with now, but I can't remember anything about Nationals happening for them in their first year of HS other than being mentioned as a tournament possibility.
Damn I need to go back and read.
>Fujimaki: “This team is going to win anyway”, even if the readers are able to guess the future developments,are there any tips to avoid it?
>Togashi: In order to win, the protagonist loses something important, using this sort of method to create contradictions in the reader’s heart is one of the ways. For example, it’s something like this, the team member is going out with someone. However, after the main protagonist wins, the girlfriend dies, things like that. But don’t ask me why she dies! (laugh).
>Fujimaki: The antagonist is the girlfriend’s brother. That sort of thing?
>Togashi: Yep, but death is a little extreme (laugh). However, even if it’s just a small thing, the protagonist wins but loses that something, it will become very sad… but this is only suited for people who can appreciate this sort of thing.
>Fujimaki: The female readers will become especially sad,I think.
>Togashi: Another thing that I want to do is that even though it is very obvious which side would win, I will intentionally create a manuscript in which they lose. If doing so actually makes things more interesting, even if I have to argue with my editor, I will strongly promote the plot where they lose. Even if it doesn’t pass, the fact that you have drawn the manuscript in which they lost must be recorded in the series. Even if the protagonist is obviously making a difficult decision about a second and third choice, if it can be seen that the author has decided and is progressing the plot based on that, then the excitement felt while reading the manga will be gone. Another way would be to disagree with your editor, even though this is not a normal thing to do, you might come up with an idea that would make the readers feel “This might just happen…” That is the amazing thing about mangaka.
>Fujimaki: Making the readers feel that the protagonist must win no matter what happens, yet they don’t want the opponent to lose at the same time… something like that?
And the current shit fest is what we have after Fujimaki listens to the napkin scribbler.
Hope others learned from this.
>In order to win, the protagonist loses something important, using this sort of method to create contradictions in the reader’s heart is one of the ways.
>the team member is going out with someone. However, after the main protagonist wins, the girlfriend dies, things like that.
What the fuck? Why does the other dude's girlfriend die?
I bet Togashi shit posts in the Hunter threads at 2ch. He's so deep into trolling that he stopped writing the manga to collect ideas of what would make readers insane.
>But don’t ask me why she dies! (laugh).
I do feel a little bit trolled
He's way too busy grinding the shit out of JRPGs to bother with that.
Fujo please go.
No, only you're making it gay shit.
Heaven forbid if a guy looks out for his friend.
Are they really gonna lose again in the manga? I don't want this DESPAIR shit again
I hope you like tears.
The manga goes full on suffering from here on.
The best part is that unlike Touou 1, this time their families, their friends, and the entire nation is watching.
Togashi, don't do it.
Is Pink getting the ax? I know this show is funded by fujoshits but we don't need to take it that far!
Blue won't allow.
Are you doing this shit on purpose, or are you really this retarded?
That would be fucking horrible. There goes our lighthearted sports pace.
Pink and Alex the Lesbian are very important for allowing Fujimaki to desperately pretend that teenage boys are his primary audience. He can't get rid of that.
A good amount of males do read KnB. It's just that the girls are vastly more fanatic about it and bring in the yen.
It`s almost a 50-50 split right?
Not that Anon, but thank you.
I was digging through some old files trying to find this.
Do you have the older one? I believe it was similar in the split but reversed for higher male readers.
Gintama is fujobait?
Gintoki is one of the most popular husbandos around.
This has been acknowledged even in the show itself.
Think it'll do a Shohoku vs Sannoh and have Seirin's captain lobbing up 3s out the ass and either making them at an alarmingly high rate, or having Kagami inhale every offensive rebound, and lead to another 3. Then a game-winning jumpshot by Kuroko from a Kagami pass. End.
>game-winning jumpshot by Kuroko from a Kagami pass
I would like to see this happen.
Kagami getting double-teamed just like Rukawa in the Sannoh game. Tries to force a shot, determined to beat the Generation of Miracles, then having an epiphany about friendship, teamwork, etc. and passing out. Pic related.
This makes me more sad that Kuroko will never be as great as Slam Dunk. It's a shame.
It makes me even sadder to know the Interhigh tournament will never be animated. Good lord, to watch Mitsui rain 3s, the alley-oop at the beginning of the Sannoh match, the game-winning shot. I want to see Shohoku vs Seirin. Or Sannoh vs Seirin.
That's just fucking freaky
It bothered me so much, but I think I've gotten used to it. Would still take S1 track.
Kurochin losing his invisibility..