「オレは知らない」 (Ore wa Shiranai)
“I Know None Of That”
If you thought Kise’s powers to perfectly imitate any of the Generation of Miracles was ridiculous, Akashi’s Emperor Eye pushes that boundary to a whole new level.
The Emperor Awakes
After the whole ordeal with Haizaki and his whole bad boy act, I never expected Akashi to knock Haizaki off my “I don’t like this character” pedestal. To be honest I’ve never been a fan of Akashi’s attitude toward others after watching him nearly slice Kagami’s neck off but I have wondered what made him special enough to lead the legendary Generation of Miracles.
Which, after we found out about his ridiculous Emperor Eye, I had a little difficulty accepting. Because up until this point, every new skill or technique that we’ve seen no matter how ridiculous it seemed, would have some sort of weakness built into it that would allow the other team to fight back. But as we sat there and watched Akashi go on a rampage, literally bringing some of the best players in the show to their knees, it feels like there’s no way to really fight back. Sure it remains to be seen what Shutoku has left in them but even with Midorima and Takao ready to reveal their trump card, how do you fight against someone who knows what you’re going to do before you even do it?
And let’s say that Midorima and Takao manage to somehow get around Akashi’s all seeing eyes — what are they going to do about the other players who are just as skilled if not even more skilled than Akashi in their own respective positions?
Good Luck Shutoku! And Looking Ahead
After getting a closer look into the dynamics between all the players on Shutoku as well as seeing just how hard they’ve been training to make it through the Winter Cup, I’d be really bummed if they don’t manage to pull ahead of Akashi’s team. At this point though, it looks like things could swing either way and in either case I’m sure next week’s episode will be a blast to watch.
See you guys around the bend!
P.S. I tried getting through ISUCA’s third episode and after finishing it, I just couldn’t. So as of this week, coverage of ISUCA is probably over :/