“Don’t Underestimate Me!!”
Life’s a constant battle of ups and downs, but only a fool plays the hand he’s dealt.
As much as we would all love to see Kagami enter the zone and pubstomp Kaijo’s entire team, I’m personally okay watching him demonstrate some of the new skills he’s picked up since the last time we’ve watched him play. Besides the immense pressure he brings as an individual needing a minimum of two people to barely hold him down, something that really impressed me was his ability to not do everything on his own. I don’t know about you but that sudden surprise pass to Teppei during a dunk felt so good to watch I couldn’t help but rewind the video a few times to re-watch it. From the slight movement in his eyes to the flick in his wrist, it was a beautifully done moment.
Kasamatsu The Captain
While Teppei may be known as the Iron Heart for his ability to act as his team’s anchor, I’m willing to bet Kasamatsu could give him a run for his money. While Kasamatsu might be a little vulgar and downright violent at times, you have to give him credit for being able to stabilize and pick up Kaijo as a whole every time they’re knocked down. Be it in the form of his powerful speeches or his ability to pick up on the small things during a game, I’m sure we all felt some of the pressure as he decided to change Kaijo’s strategy to an all-out attack in favor of trying to stop something that can’t be stopped.
General Impressions and Looking Forward
Compared to last week’s episode, it’s nice to see that there weren’t as many dips in the animation quality. Sure there may have been more static shots than usual but because of how seamlessly they were blended in, you barely had time to realize there wasn’t any moment because of how much action was packed in them.
That said, it wasn’t just in the animation where things picked up. The story seems to be on fire right now and two of the biggest characters aren’t even participating! Seeing how Kuroko’s been effectively shut down for the moment and Kise’s injury taking its toll, you can only wonder how things will play out as this match comes to a close. Judging from the preview though, it looks like next week is going to be big for both of them which hopefully means an exciting episode for us!
Catch you next week!