Watch along: Kuroko's Basketball

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Which Sports themed anime should we watch?

Poll ended at Fri May 12, 2017 3:16 pm

Shin Ace wo Nerae! (New Aim for the Ace) (25 episodes)
0
No votes
Ping Pong the Animation (11 episodes, CR)
2
29%
Haikyu!! (season 1. 25 episodes, CR Hulu)
1
14%
Kuroko's Basketball (Season 1 25 episodes CR)
4
57%
 
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Re: Watch along: Kuroko's Basketball

Postby DieSchlachten » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:18 am

Season 2 Eps 1-2

Well now, introducing new characters and hinting at new power development... count me interested.
Taiga's friend he made in the States is a petty petty dude. I think we are all meant to hate him.
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Re: Watch along: Kuroko's Basketball

Postby Whiskeyjack19 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:12 pm

DieSchlachten wrote:Season 2 Eps 1-2

Well now, introducing new characters and hinting at new power development... count me interested.
Taiga's friend he made in the States is a petty petty dude. I think we are all meant to hate him.



Nah, the guy you're meant to hate appears in a few more episodes.
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Re: Watch along: Kuroko's Basketball

Postby DieSchlachten » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:11 am

S2 Eps 3-4

New tournament with the team having Teppei and more endurance... I guess the team didn't work on the basics.. sigh.
Let's see what happens with Teppei controlling the team going forward.
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Re: Watch along: Kuroko's Basketball

Postby DieSchlachten » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:52 pm

Reached the half-way point in Season2:

I guess we are full on getting Dragon Ball Space Jam here.
That one team out to injure players has been my favourite game so far and it isn't close. I relate so much to players and teams like that from my own basketball experiences. Heck, I even played similarly. Not to injure but to bother, bend rules, and what-not. So great to hate that player and team.
Now on to the Winter Cup.
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Postby Whiskeyjack19 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:03 pm

Finished the series today. I really enjoyed it, the second and third seasons were much better than the first. I also really liked all three .5 episodes in the series. They really made several of the characters more likable and episode 75.5 was a fantastic epilogue episode in my opinion. I will definitely be checking out the sequel movie at some point.
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Re: Watch along: Kuroko's Basketball

Postby DieSchlachten » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:47 pm

Whiskeyjack19 wrote:Finished the series today. I really enjoyed it, the second and third seasons were much better than the first. I also really liked all three .5 episodes in the series. They really made several of the characters more likable and episode 75.5 was a fantastic epilogue episode in my opinion. I will definitely be checking out the sequel movie at some point.


Can't wait to watch it all myself.
Just finished the opening round of the Winter Cup and the full on DBZ battle was pretty cool.
Was really happy with the subtle high basketball IQ Kuroko showcases.
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Re: Watch along: Kuroko's Basketball

Postby DieSchlachten » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:14 pm

Eps 45

About to begin the battle against the freaks. Can't wait to see how much I will like this and yet b*** about basketball some more.
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Re: Watch along: Kuroko's Basketball

Postby DieSchlachten » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:21 pm

Just finished Season 2 aka up to episode 50

Got to say the amount of arcs, opponents, level of ability increased... etc.. taken directly from Prince of Tennis is getting more and more noticeable... which is the case with most sports anime after it. Major (baseball) too, but spun much more dialogue and personal struggle in there as a difference.
Is Kuroko a better show than PoT? Yes, absolutely.

I really liked how strong the season finished and the opponent felt like a villain. Some character personalities on Yosen (bad guy team) were over-the-top and the choices made were odd. The main issue I still have with this show is the "ah-ha" moments every single player on the court has in every game. Case in point - playing as a team is a good strategy in a team based game.... woah? Everyone is constantly oblivious to the basics of the sport in which they play, which I see as a problem in many modern sports anime shows, Yowa Pedal as an example.
Sure, it is still entertaining and sports anime are incredibly fun to watch, Kuroko no Basket is no exception. I am continuing into the third season and look forward to finishing it.
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Re: Watch along: Kuroko's Basketball

Postby DieSchlachten » Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:21 pm

Eps 1-3 season 3

I like how it went straight into another game with Kise v bad guy*
I really wished the game went about differently, especially since *bad guy had so many ties to the gen miracles.
Not really into another Shutoko game on the horizon. Was really wanting new competition with new conflicts to overcome other than battling the same thing for what--- a 4th time at this point.. meh
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Re: Watch along: Kuroko's Basketball

Postby Whiskeyjack19 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:48 pm

DieSchlachten wrote:Eps 1-3 season 3

I like how it went straight into another game with Kise v bad guy*
I really wished the game went about differently, especially since *bad guy had so many ties to the gen miracles.
Not really into another Shutoko game on the horizon. Was really wanting new competition with new conflicts to overcome other than battling the same thing for what--- a 4th time at this point.. meh


The Shutoko game is fantastic don't worry.
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