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Old 2015-02-08, 05:25   Link #41
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damn! this adaptation is really a gold...
Emperor eyes' appearance is epic as hell..
they make the match become very tense that even makes me didn't realize that it is ending already

I just can't hide my expectation for next arc (which is the best arc for me)
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Old 2015-02-08, 05:32   Link #42
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More blast from the past..
That dribbling sure was intense.
Shutoku was having problems with Rakuzan.
That is until Midorima re-started his teams game.
Akashi vs Midorima.. now that was interesting to watch.
He broke Shutoku's game single-handedly.
Akashi crushed Shutoku like a bug.
Wonder if they'll manage to re-group and make a comeback.
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Old 2015-02-08, 15:06   Link #43
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A good adaption of one of the better games in the series. Along with Kise vs. Aomine, this is definitely in my top 3 games. Sadly though, every thing goes down hill for me after this match is over.
Rakuzan vs. Shuutoku is the best one in my opinion, then after that...I totally agree with you. The final match, especially, really disappointed me.

Though I'm really looking forward to the EXTRA GAME.
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Old 2015-02-10, 20:56   Link #44
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I only got till episode 3 so far but I'm lost... since when exactly does Kise have problem copying generation of miracles? I'm pretty sure he had no problem with that when he played against Aomine back in season 1.

Also this whole move stealing power... like can't you just slap yourself or something to get the rhythm back? And if Haizaki is using different rhythm, shouldn't he be able to do those moves altogether cause he is mismatching himself?

In all honesty, the further KnB goes, the more ridiculous all the powers start to become that it is hard to take them seriously. Season 1 tended to somehow tame them down but season 2 and this one have really started to go overboard in my opinion...
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Old 2015-02-14, 16:32   Link #45
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Episode 6:
Intense episode. Well, I kinda admire the way Midorima is playing along with his team. I mean, he is putting effort into this plays including some 3-pointers but seriously, this is becoming a one sided match.

They are just no match against Akashi and his team; technically, only against 4 prominent players since they aren't really showing their 5th player's true colors based on what's seen so far yet.
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Old 2015-02-14, 22:37   Link #46
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Great episode. Takao and Midorima's trump card was awesome. But Jesus, Akashi is so scary.
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Old 2015-02-15, 05:31   Link #47
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Midorima's background re-surfaces.
Damn, that pass to Midorima was epic!
That gave Shutoku new hope.
After that things went much better for Shutoku.
Akashi sure has an interesting incentive tactic.
Very intense game with lots of action!
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Old 2015-02-15, 07:44   Link #48
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yes.... Takao and Midorima tried to steal the spotlight
but for two episodes, it has become Akashi no Basketball... so no chance at all to beat this awesome captain

next episode would be another epic match
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Old 2015-02-16, 19:00   Link #49
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What I'd like to know is how Akashi is able to get his opponents into tripping themselves up. They didn't really show his movements when he performs his move, only the aftermath of them being on the floor and him walking past them.

I look back at Aomine vs Kagami and those guys are moving like crazy trying to out-dribble one another yet neither one trips over themselves in their 1:1 showdowns.

Also to me, the show is getting more extreme like Prince of Tennis (so many super moves!). I've liked the series so far, but if we get more outrageous stuff, then it will lose a bit of its borderline stretched reality luster imo.
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Old 2015-02-16, 19:40   Link #50
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What I'd like to know is how Akashi is able to get his opponents into tripping themselves up. They didn't really show his movements when he performs his move, only the aftermath of them being on the floor and him walking past them.

I look back at Aomine vs Kagami and those guys are moving like crazy trying to out-dribble one another yet neither one trips over themselves in their 1:1 showdowns.

Also to me, the show is getting more extreme like Prince of Tennis (so many super moves!). I've liked the series so far, but if we get more outrageous stuff, then it will lose a bit of its borderline stretched reality luster imo.
The way I see it, Akashi's ankle break is a very subtle bait-and-switch, with the opposition literally tripping/falling over themselves the instant they (over-, from Akashi's POV) react to the bait move.

Of course, the key word is "subtle" - all Akashi needs to do is make a tiny adjustment to his stance/posture/movement to throw the opponent off-guard (since they are overly cautious). That said, I do believe that within the show itself, the ankle break was portrayed at least once as a crossover.

Putting aside Midorima's reliance on horoscopes, it's fair to say that most of what we see in this franchise can be achieved either through being physically gifted, putting in the hard work and effort, or by simply being observant. It's the seinen effect that makes everything seem supernatural.

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Just had lunch with a couple of friends, both of them being basketball players. The ankle break, as I've said, is a bait-and-switch move. Akashi just happens to be skilled enough to make his movements extremely subtle, and the fact that he announced he could predict the future (nothing special, IMHO, it just means he can process more stimuli than Izuki and Takao) is a psychological weapon in itself that creates a sense of pressure.

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Old 2015-02-17, 05:49   Link #51
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What I'd like to know is how Akashi is able to get his opponents into tripping themselves up. They didn't really show his movements when he performs his move, only the aftermath of them being on the floor and him walking past them.

Also to me, the show is getting more extreme like Prince of Tennis (so many super moves!). I've liked the series so far, but if we get more outrageous stuff, then it will lose a bit of its borderline stretched reality luster imo.
Ankle breaker is an actual real life term in basketball and it is possible to unbalanace your opponent.The thing is it's entirely situational: It's (mostly) just a basic crossover but if your opponnent puts his weight on the wrong foot on the right time he trips.In KnB however Akashi is able to see the tiniest movements and body reactions (muscle,sweat,contractions...) of his opponents (he can't actually see the future) so he knows where they put their weight on and as a result cross them over at the right time.

And as a basketball player I agree.KnB has some pretty ridiculous powers but thats exactly why I love watching an anime about basketball that encorporates those "outrageous" elements otherwise you'd be just watching a realistic but cartoonized version of a sport and there is no reason to watch something like that when you have real life sport on tv.
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Old 2015-02-18, 01:23   Link #52
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I feel kind of bad for saying this, but every time Akashi's "soundtrack" comes on, I start chuckling like crazy. I mean, ominous chorus anyone? This is a friggin' sports anime. Again, not as bad as last season's OST, but the composer needs to stop with the ****in' melodrama.

Anyway, after this, we'll probably be getting adaptations at an even faster pace, since a lot of the chapters can be animated pretty quickly, like what happened with the Yosen game. What annoys me about it is that they stretched the Kise v. Haizaki match like they did by attempting to redeem the bastard. This guy is supposed to be the worst character in the manga. He doesn't give a shit about basketball, and here the anime's trying to make him seem like Akashi's victim.

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What I'd like to know is how Akashi is able to get his opponents into tripping themselves up. They didn't really show his movements when he performs his move, only the aftermath of them being on the floor and him walking past them.

I look back at Aomine vs Kagami and those guys are moving like crazy trying to out-dribble one another yet neither one trips over themselves in their 1:1 showdowns.

Also to me, the show is getting more extreme like Prince of Tennis (so many super moves!). I've liked the series so far, but if we get more outrageous stuff, then it will lose a bit of its borderline stretched reality luster imo.
I think it's explained a bit better in the manga, but like the others said, Akashi's using an ankle-break. It happens all the time, just type in "ankle break" to youtube and you should get a slew of NBA clips. It's just that like all things KnB, Akashi's ability is amplified to perfection. Tbh, I was hoping it would be animated better, since the dribbling wasn't all that clear in the manga, but I guess the budget happened, which made it seem more magical...
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Old 2015-02-18, 03:33   Link #53
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What I'd like to know is how Akashi is able to get his opponents into tripping themselves up. They didn't really show his movements when he performs his move, only the aftermath of them being on the floor and him walking past them.

I look back at Aomine vs Kagami and those guys are moving like crazy trying to out-dribble one another yet neither one trips over themselves in their 1:1 showdowns.

Also to me, the show is getting more extreme like Prince of Tennis (so many super moves!). I've liked the series so far, but if we get more outrageous stuff, then it will lose a bit of its borderline stretched reality luster imo.

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Ankle breaker is an actual real life term in basketball and it is possible to unbalanace your opponent.The thing is it's entirely situational: It's (mostly) just a basic crossover but if your opponnent puts his weight on the wrong foot on the right time he trips.In KnB however Akashi is able to see the tiniest movements and body reactions (muscle,sweat,contractions...) of his opponents (he can't actually see the future) so he knows where they put their weight on and as a result cross them over at the right time.

And as a basketball player I agree.KnB has some pretty ridiculous powers but thats exactly why I love watching an anime about basketball that encorporates those "outrageous" elements otherwise you'd be just watching a realistic but cartoonized version of a sport and there is no reason to watch something like that when you have real life sport on tv.
Well it depends on taste and which show we are talking about
KnB is quite enjoyable to me. It has ridiculous powers but they are based on real examples or techniques; just over-exaggerated to the point of ridiculousness.
PoT powers on the other hand evolved into supernatural origins

I'd disagree that there's no reason to watch realistic sports anime. Haikyuu, Ace of Diamond, Baby Steps, and Slam Dunk are all more down-to-earth shows without supernatural powers, but yet highly enjoyable. There may be some exaggeration on the development speeds of the skills and physical prowess of high school students; but that's all to it. Putting the sports technicalities part aside, it just like watching a slice-of-life show. You watch for how the characters struggle, overcome, and the bromance, team spirit, and rivalry. With regards to sports technicalities, the details and the slo-mo, and proper explanations of real-life techniques and tactics and plays not just make for an interesting watch for such more realistic shows, but help me appreciate the sport even more. This is something quite difficult to achieve through watching real life sport on TV where everything zooms past, and it's quite impossible for the audience to understand and appreciate everything that's happening on the field/court unless they are playing that same sport at a very high level themselves. A realistic sports anime however helps me achieve that kind of deeper level of appreciation.
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Old 2015-02-18, 03:50   Link #54
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Point taken .Totally forgot about the slice of life aspect.
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Old 2015-02-21, 18:04   Link #55
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Idk why but some of the flashback scenes from the latest episode reminded me a bit of one of the OVAs I've watched. And at any rate, we get more focus on Kise's team this episode. Not as intense as the previous matches so far though but I like Kise so this could be fun.
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Old 2015-02-22, 08:53   Link #56
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this episode... is just plain since the real star will be in next episode

go Furihata-kun
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Old 2015-02-22, 09:24   Link #57
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holy shit, Kise. wow. He is not letting up. I wonder how Kurihata will fare next episode. xD
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Old 2015-02-22, 09:43   Link #58
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Rakuzan won.
Not that it was an easy win..
Kaijou vs Seirin is next!
Kise showing off..
Reminiscing about last game with Seirin.
Looks like it's gonna be an epic game.
Kise really brought his game up to a whole new level.
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Old 2015-02-22, 11:18   Link #59
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At this point I wonder if Kise is the strongest of the GoM. In terms of matchups he can threaten anyone except maybe Akashi.

At least he has the biggest potential.
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Old 2015-02-22, 12:16   Link #60
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Holy fucking shit! Kise is the epitome of all of them in one of what we've seen so far! Loved the second half of the episode, but these two scenes really stood out for me:
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