Kuroko no Basket S3: Quick Thoughts

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One of the sports animes I watched that was quite memorable was Kuroko no Basket. I could still remember the craze of that anime. Alot of people became a fan of it, some also hate it and call it trash. I’m somewhat in the middle. I don’t hate it, I’m also not a fan of it, I just enjoy watching it.

Around the time I got to watch this anime, alot of people moved on to Haikyuu. It was the new sport anime craze. And yeah, I was late in the party. I eventually watch Haikyuu and forget the fact that I haven’t seen the 3rd season of KnB. RIP me.

It was around weeks ago that I rememer my mishap, when I was about to watch their last movie, Last Game. I immediately watched the 3rd season of it, barely remember all the happenings of the first 2 seasons and bruh, Kuroko no basket was really good.

Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2015 to Jun 30, 2015
Premiered: Winter 2015
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Sports, School, Shounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Synopsis: Following their triumph against Yousen High, Seirin’s basketball team has reached the semifinals of the Winter Cup along with Kaijou, Rakuzan, and Shuutoku. Each of these teams possesses a member of the Generation of Miracles, and Seirin prepares to face the largest obstacles on their path to winning the Winter Cup.
In the final season of Kuroko no Basket, Kuroko goes head-to-head with his old teammates once more as he attempts to show them that individual skill is not the only way to play basketball. His firm belief that his form of basketball, team play, is the right way to play the sport will clash with the talents of a perfect copy and an absolute authority.
While Kuroko tries to prove that his basketball is “right,” he and the rest of Seirin High ultimately have one goal: to win the Winter Cup and overcome the strength of the Generation of Miracles, who have long dominated the scene of middle and high school basketball. (MAL)

This 3rd season was one hella ride. I didn’t expect the games would be this intense. Such a really good way to “end” the series.

Kuroko no Basket was the type of sports anime I’m not much of a fan of. I always prefer to watch sports animes that are realistic and mundane, rather than characters being too OP and having their “tricks” have names. Lel. Still, the anime was a joy to watch.

The intensity of their games is really high and you can’t help but root for the protagonists. The power-ups of the characters were somewhat still within reason and I really like that. Most of their “tricks” are real to begin with, they just exaggerated it here in the anime. Heh.

For the story, it continues where we left off from the previous season an immediately we then see a match between two vital teams. In other words, the pacing was quite surprising. KnB goes straight to the point and yet milks down every possible character developments of the players. But as their “tricks” were exaggerated, some of the developments were also over that necessary. Well that’s just me.

One thing I do like about the series would be the comedic timing. There’s always some random scenes in the series where the characters looked chibi and then make some jokes. I don’t find the jokes weird, they are actually consistent to the personality of the characters and to ease the mood of the series. Those definitely cracks me up and puts a smile on my face from time to time.

Overall, this series was a delight to watch. Seeing the series again made me remember why this series was popular in the first place.

That is all for now.
Thanks for reading!!

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