The third years told Seirin that since they lost they will not be able to participate in the Winter Cup so this is the only opportunity for them to play together once more as a team. On the day of the Semi-finals, both Kagami and Kuroko's shoes are broken and they have to get new ones before their match. Later on when everyone moves into the gym, they realise just how easier it is for them to move, this being the result of the sand training. Seirin's opponents in the audience leave, preparing to train for future confrontations with Seirin. Riko continues by saying that offense has to attack without Kuroko. Himuro makes the shot. The benched Seirin members also rejoice as they have finally scored. The familiar faces in the crowd note Kagami's intentions but question if he can really enter it, as it is Seirin's last chance to win. [168] On the sidelines, Takao wonders if Kuroko is doing this on purpose while the Rakuzan members wonder if this is a combination play between Kuroko and Kagami. As Kuroko sits on the bench, he tells the rest of his benched team members that he is not worried, and that he believes in everyone. He drives past Kagami, but is forcefully stopped by Kuroko, who predicted his path and was able to make Aomine bump into him, making an offensive foul. [63] Kise takes the collapsed Momoi and leaves as well. But because this pass is very powerful, only some players can catch it succesfully, in Junior High school only the Generation of Miracles were capable of receiving this pass. When Kuroko sees the person, he tells Kagami that he forgot to greet an old acquaintance. While everyone was still inside, Kuroko went out and met Kise. Kuroko", indicating the switch in personalities. Kiyoshi interrupts asking everyone how they beat Kaijō, with Kagami replying that they did it with spirit. One of the next trainings, Riko announces a practice match against Kaijō High and says that they have one of the Generation of Miracles, this being Ryōta Kise. Kise copies Aomine to evade Kuroko but is then faced by Kagami. His eyes are blue, and he has a blank gaze. Kise, however, evades passing the ball to Kasamatsu. Kuroko tells him that he's not and tells Kagami that Kise is so strong that he can't help but laugh. [122] As the Rakuzan vs Shūtoku match resumes, Rakuzan emerges victorious and it is time for the Kaijō High vs Seirin High match of the Semi-finals. Again it's Rakuzan's counterattack and Mayuzumi has the ball again, as he faces Kuroko again on a 1-on-1 battle. When Aomine asks them where Kuroko is, the two notice that he is missing. It was all because of the Phantom 6th man of the Generation of Miracles. He has no presence and is quite unnoticeable, a trait that goes well with his misdirection. When Kagami finds them he argues with Kise. Despite this he wishes to stay on the court to protect Seirin, this being the reason he came back. She tells them that due to his injury Aomine was not able to participate, and that since Akashi told Murasakibara not to play he did not participate. The team heads to Kagami's house, where they will watch films of Yōsen's games. He fires the ball, but is stopped by Aomine. When the two were first brought together, Aomine still showed the same attitude he had at the end of his Junior High school days. His technique Misdirection is inspired from the book "The Art of Manipulating the Gaze" and developed because of his unique observation skills. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the KurokosBasketball community. Kuroko tries to get to the ball by using his usual misdirection, but for some reason it doesn't work and Kuroko is unable to shake off Imayoshi's defense. Kuroko meets with Kagami not soon after, when they are both looking at Seirin's newspaper article form last year. Tōō starts with the offense and Aomine ends up with the ball. He tells them that he found the dog in the park of Seirin High School and couldn't bear leaving it, so he took it to practice. But only in the things that he actually worked for. And most versatile player. Is it possible that Kuroko is simply underfed and he never raised the issue? A move that Kuroko and Kagami often execute. Momoi asks if it is fine, with Kuroko replying that he doesn't intend to hide the technique before they face Tōō Academy. growled Kasamatsu as he set about cleaning Kuroko's cuts. Akashi began marking Kagami, resulting in Rakuzan raising their points. Instead of simply thrusting the ball using the palm of his hand, he also puts a strong spin on it. Akashi approaches Kuroko and tells him that back in middle school he told Kuroko to focus on the variation of his passes and not letting him master shooting or dribbling. Kagami manages to overwhelm Akashi and score the basket out of his will to win for his team. Not being able to advance further, Hayama passes the ball to Akashi who further passes it to Mayuzumi who does an alley-oop with Nebuya. During practice, Riko notices how strong the team is but comments on their synchronisation which is poor. Kuroko and Kagami bump fists as it's finally time for their counterattack. [154] Seirin and the familiar faces in the crowd were shocked as Kuroko's passes have been broken. Kuroko gets back in the game with his Ignite Pass. Punching the ball with your fist is a violation of the rules. This way she would not come back to Aomine empty handed. When he goes to see Ogiwara in his school, Meikō, Mochida, the captain of the Meikō team told him that Ogiwara transferred. Due to his interference, the shot bounces off the backboard, but then Murasakibara jumps up and forces it in. At Google, we’re always working on ways we can improve your Search experience. You didn’t eat anything so I was worried and you still looked pale after you left. [117] Fukui starts off with the ball, and he dribbles a few steps before alley-ooping it to Murasakibara. After everyone leaves Kagami's apartment where they listened to Kuroko's story, Hyūga tells Kiyoshi that it's unusual for Kuroko to talk this much as he is alway silent. As Kagami and Himuro reunite, Kagami tells Kuroko and the rest his past with Himuro. Kuroko found his shoes at first try, while Kagami couldn't find his size. Izuki then passes to Koganei who makes the basket. Showing that even in the most desperate situations, he believed in team Seirin's victory when everyone else didn't, mostly because of Kuroko's influence on the team. Momoi bursts in to hug Kuroko, and Aomine promptly tells her to leave if she's just going to be annoying. Hyūga then tells Kagami and Kuroko about the team's past and the time the Seirin club was made. His skin is fairly pale. When it comes to basketball, we do think alike. ; You have depth of mind and the ability to concentrate and to follow a line of thought to a logical conclusion. He was the Phantom Sixth Player of the Generation of Miracles at Teikō Junior High. After passing Kuroko, Kise is ready to face Kagami, when suddenly Kuroko along with Izuki who uses his Eagle Spear, try to steal the ball. The final episode of season 1 aired on September 22, … Kise receives the ball again but is then faced by Kuroko in a 1-on-1 battle. Kuroko gains Kagami's attention and somewhat respect and the mini-game is almost over. A 6th man who would change the flow of the game whenever the situation required it. Riko tells Mitobe to get ready for the substitution, while on the court, Kuroko gets the ball and attempts to shoot. He apologizes saying that they didn't ask so he didn't tell. After their discussion, Kuroko decides to walk Momoi back home. The ability is effective enough to pass through the defenses of Shintarō Midorima, a member of the Generation of Miracles, and can also pass Takao's Hawk's Eye. Akashi names Mayuzumi the new model of the Phantom Sixth man and tells everyone that he is better than the old model; Kuroko. When Kuroko arrives at the gym with the rest, he is greeted by crying Momoi who jumps on him, hugging him. Akashi's poor play is reflected onto his teammates as well who cannot coordinate well without their point guard. Riko calls out for a substitution realising this is as far as Furihata can go. ← Previous Work Part 9 of the Kuroko no Basuke Drabble and Shorts series Next Work → Stats: Published: 2014-10-14 Words: 386 Chapters: 1/1 Comments: 7 Kudos: 83 Bookmarks: 10 Hits: 1530. As the shadow of the main actor, I will make you, the light, the number one in Japan. Kagami tells Kuroko the reason he thinks he lost against Midorima, being that he can only shoot dunks. [56] He tells Momoi than when you play against him, you get the feeing that teamwork is not a sign of weakness but rather strength. [180] Hyūga replies that by saying it politely, Kuroko made him even more nervous. The match continues and Kise and Aomine go toe to toe. Kuroko along with everyone else is surprised by this. During the interval of the Rakuzan vs Shūtoku match, Kuroko briefly encounters Akashi when his team prepares for a warm-up. However, Kise appears to block him. Watching Kuroko fuck up on the court did add comedic value but it still got on my nerves. On the sidelines, Imayoshi comments that with Kuroko and Hyūga, Seirin has finally fully broken Hanamiya's Spider Web. Alternative Character Interpretation: Some fans think that Kuroko's secretly a Manipulative Bastard who caused the break-up of the Generation of Miracles team. When the second years get serious and build up a 16 point lead, Kagami gets angry, only for Kuroko to calm him down. Himuro and Kagami once again meet face-to-face. While Kuroko was on the bench defeated, Kagami became the one who had to help Kuroko and unleashed his nearly full potential. Kuroko first meets Kiyoshi while training in the gym. They often hang out together at school, with Kuroko acting his usual self and Kagami responding with comically exaggerated anger or annoyance. However, Furihata tells him to stop and Kagami passes the ball back to Furihata. He seems determined to join the basketball club. At the end of the break, Kuroko fist-bumps both Kagami and Kiyoshi, and the two go off, saying, "Leave it to us!". As play resumes, Kuroko, Hyūga, and Izuki triple-team Himuro. Notes: I feel sick and shitty so I made Kagami feel that way too. He had tried being a normal player in middle school but that never worked out for me and since he then took the decision to be the shadow, he practiced and trained to perfect his misdirection and his other moves. Seirin's first opponent in the Final league was Senshinkan High. Deciding that from now on he will go all out. Even after training hard, he still wasn't able to reach neither the second nor the first strings and was told by the coach to quit the team since he was one of the members who got the lowest scores, but it is still his decision to stay or not. When Midorima was made to miss by Kagami, Kuroko got off Takao's mark and got under the basket to use his Cyclone Pass to throw the ball to the other side of the court. Eventually Kuroko also forces Aomine to miss a basket. He also eventually stole his Ignite Pass Kai pass, crushing his will completely. In his mind, Mayuzumi tells himself that Hayama is an idiot for passing to him and asks himself if he has forgotten who is marking him. The match continues and Kirisaki Daīchi uses their rough style of play to score baskets. [171], Mayuzumi realises Kuroko's intentions of overwriting him. It has been noted that his bed-head is especially atrocious. When Kuroko went to say Aomine that he wanted to quit the basketball team one day, Aomine motivated him to stay, saying that he admires Kuroko's love of basketball. Hyūga remembers everything which has led him to where he is now as he sheds tears for everything that has happened. Seirin calls for a time out as the familiar faces in the crowd note that this will be the last chance for one. Wanting to intercept their pass is Miyaji, who was however stopped by Kuroko who escaped Takao's mark. When Kise enters the scene, they greet each other and say they haven't seen each other in a while. On the sidelines, Akashi comes to the same conclusion and tells his teammates that the last two minutes will be the most difficult play. Kise is challenged by Kagami and when Kise shows his copy of Kagami's earlier move, Kuroko explains his ability further. Later, on the first training, Riko uses her scanning ability on everyone on the team. [121] Aomine and Kagami finish their 1-on-1 battle with Aomine winning. [118] Himuro still has the ball, and Fukui tells him to pass it; instead, while Kagami is distracted by Fukui, Himuro ducks past him and shoots, faking a Mirage Shot, which Kagami has figured out the trick to, and doing a simple shot instead. Instead, Izuki passes to Kiyoshi who passes the ball further to Hyūga. They arrive at a small basketball court and Kagami asks what Kuroko is hiding. He spins his arm and wrist round and round and creates a rotation around the ball. After meeting Momoi and Aomine, Kuroko and Kagami meet up with their teammates and spectate the Rakuzan High vs Shūtoku High match. When Murasakibara receives the ball, he turns to shoot, but forgets that Kuroko is there; he gets a foul for charging. This is because Kuroko is difficult to place in one of the five set basketball positions, his role in the team applies to none of those, but mostly as a pass-first point guard based on size and passing abilities. He gets the ball and faces Aomine. Kuroko and Kagami outside the WC building. [200], Akashi notices that Seirin is synchronising their plays to match Kagami's and wonders how they are able to do that. Kuroko notes that Mayuzumi didn't do anything and that Akashi is simply using him to divert Kagami's attention to him, in order to have successful passes. "What kind of sick fuck does this?" From then on the two grew more distance between them as they were no longer friends and Kuroko quit Teiko basketball. 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