Hello Everyone! Hope you are all going great today.
Today’s post is a very special post and it’s part of a collaboration including KawaiiPaperpanda, Alexie the Great, Scott from Mechanical Anime Review, Auri from Manga Toritsukareru Koto and Crimson from Read at Night. As the title suggest, we are doing a Clue anime edition, for more information and to read the first part of the collaboration click here.
As you know I’m doing another collaboration post with the super duper awesome Arthifis from Arthifis’ Place, but this time two more people joined us, Lina from Tiny Ugly Animal and Aria from The Animanga Spellbook.
Of course once again we are talking about hot and cute boy, however we are not only talking about that, we will also share with you who we think could be the best match for the character that we choose, in other words we are Playing Cupid.
Love is in the air, in the whisper of the tree Love is in the air in the thunder of the sea And I don’t know if I’m just dreaming – “Love is in the Air (1977) performed by John Paul Young, written by George Young and Johannes Vandenberg
Last years, I met someone online, someone who, I didn’t knew at the time, would become my closest online friend. We talked a lot, there wasn’t a week where we were not fangirl together about some series or characters. I think the series we talked the most about is Kuroko’s Basket (Kuroko no Basuke). It could be about anything, character or about moment we remember, therefore it is not surprising we decided to make a collaboration post on this series.
I have the feeling I forgot something really important…Oh yes I forgot to present you that friend who share that KnB addiction with me…
Hi Mel! Thanks for having me over as a guest today! And aww, man that description of us. Who knew that our fangirling would result in us being fangirl blog besties. You get me Mel, you get me. Let me also take the time to thank you for joining me in the collaboration. It’s been a fun project to work on together (when I finally sat down to do it)
Anyways! Let’s get this started shall we?
Yes!! Let’s get started!!
So this post collaboration gonna be about the impactful, important moment seen in Kuroko no Basuke. Since the series as a lot of those scene that change a character, we gonna talk about three moments we think are really standing out the most. On this side of the collaboration, we gonna give our opinion about the scene I choose and on Zel post it will be her three moments.
Let’s start first with my first pick
“Kagami going through the second door of the Zone and enter the Direct Drive Zone”
As you should already know, a player can get into the zone state, when they love and passionate about the sport they practice, they get really focus on what they are doing and almost forgot about their surrounding. You can read more about the Zone here.
So why did I choose this scene, it’s simple it prove the Generation of Miracle wrong, cause to be able to enter the «Direct Drive Zone» it’s about being able to play in team, to trust your teammates. If you can’t play in a team, you can’t open that second door. That is why Aomine was never able to enter that second zone, he is not a team player and he was playing for a team that was letting him to whatever he wanted
In addition to what Mel had to say, I found this scene to be impactful because it showed Kagami’s realization was what it exemplified what Kuroko had always believed in. We saw Kuroko at one point tell Kise during their Teiko years that he thinks about what he can do for the team. I think that Kagami was thinking about what he could do for the team in this moment and that allowed for his epiphany that he doesn’t have to do it alone and therefore allowed him to enter the Direct Drive Zone. For him to enter the “true zone” there was a complete and utter level of trust with one another on Seirin that allowed them to play so flawlessly at the end. And this goes back to what Mel said about Aomine not being able to enter this zone, everyone let Aomine do whatever he wanted, and the same goes for Akashi. Akashi dictated how the GoM played which is why they never understood the full meaning of working as a team.
Excatly! Kagami being able to get into the Direct Drive Zone, prove Kuroko was right from the beginning and the Generation of Miracle was wrong. Being a team player and being able to trust your teammate is really important, this lead to my second impactful moment.
“Midorima accepting Takao blind pass “
The reason why I think it’s important it’s because Midorima is known for never shoot if he is not sure the ball with go in, he is not the type to take risk. For him to accept that kind of pass mean he acknowledged Takao and trust him. I have to add a little side note here, the reason why Takao decide to go to Shutoku to get acknowledge by Midorima, to make him realize that he can trust his teammate. Therefore when Midorima receive that blind pass it surprise everyone no one thought it will ever happen. He didn’t only receive it like any normal pass, he receive it in a motion of shooting to the basket, which I think, you need to put a lot of thrust into your teammate
For me, this scene was particularly moving because Midorima choosing to accept a blind pass from Takao was Midorima accepting that winning with the help of your teammates meant more than winning by itself. However, Midorima wouldn’t have realized it if wasn’t for the pressure he felt in the close game with Rakuzan. Midorima felt cornered, which forced him to realize that he needed to trust his teammates.
My last impactful moment is when “Kise unlock the full perfect copy against Haizaki”.
It’s not the first time we see him using the perfect copy, he did it before, but now he is able to copy ALL the Generation of Miracle, from Midorima full court shoot to Murasakibara impenetrable defense passing by Akashi emperor eyes. The reason why I think it’s important is mostly because now Kise is really close to be a perfect player and also he get to that point against someone who always made fun of him, always look down on him.
Well, we all know I’m a huge advocate of Kise. I was a bit surprised that Mel chose a Kise moment, but I also understand why. I mean, this scene was the culmination of Kise becoming a really great all-around player. This was particularly impactful to me because, as I’ve mentioned on a previous post about Kise, Kise was ready to give up against Haizaki, thinking he couldn’t surpass him. But Kuroko was in the stands rooting for him, which gave him the confidence he needed to realize he could pull off ‘perfect copy’.
Those are only three moments, three moment impactful enough to change the way a character will act and think. After going through those event, Kagami, Midorima and Kise are not the same person.
This is all for the first part of this Kuroko no Basuke collaboration, you can read the second part on Zel blog ARCHI-ANIME