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Aug 18, 2012 12:31 PM

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hmm not much action this episode, but its nice to see some character development there, teppei is really an interesting character, wonder where will they be stopping in this 25 episodes series..hopefully they dont give it an anime end, i want a second season!
Aug 18, 2012 12:58 PM

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So Teppei's intentions were revealed, but then proved to be the exact opposite the very next second. He really is a strange guy (in a good way). I feel like Seirin can accomplish anything with him watching over them. His one on one with Kagami was pretty hilarious too LoL.

I was liking Kagami's rebel mode, too bad it resolved/justified so quickly. I'm pleased with the way they handled it though, Kuroko and Kagami really are a true team.

Really looking forward to the next one, again.
Aug 18, 2012 1:14 PM

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Great ep :D

Looking forward to the summer camp a lot :D
It's going to be another long week of waiting, sigh :P
Aug 18, 2012 1:22 PM

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Nice Ep : )

Another long wait

On side note: Dat Morning Hair : )
Aug 18, 2012 1:56 PM

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I wish they don't skip anything at this point. Five episodes left!
Aug 18, 2012 1:57 PM

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That is some character development. Can't wait for the training arc.
Aug 18, 2012 2:02 PM

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Basket bros.
Aug 18, 2012 2:04 PM

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Pretty good development. I definitely want to see a season 2 from this.
Aug 18, 2012 2:59 PM

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Aug 18, 2012 3:01 PM

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20 minutes is not enough, I want mooooooooore.
Aug 18, 2012 3:02 PM

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New style? Must... see... but... doesn't want to read manga...
Aug 18, 2012 3:06 PM

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Friendship building was just what I needed today. Episode was really great.
The whole dark court confession scene was good.
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Aug 18, 2012 3:06 PM

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New Kuroko's style? can't wait to freaking see it.His passes are epic, if he add some new techniques and learn to dribble like pro, we will see someone who's actually really close with strength to Aomine + he is in team with Kagami, whos already pro and want to become even 2x stronger.Aomine, sorry, but you will lose next match :D

Winter Cup will definitely be epic.
Next episode wont add much to anything i guess eh, though im sure girls will enjoy it <.<
Aug 18, 2012 3:16 PM

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Yes!!!! They made up! It was eating at me all week! >.<
5/5 (as always)
Aug 18, 2012 3:21 PM

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Great episode. I wonder what Kuroko's new style will be, I'm looking forward to it.

Aug 18, 2012 4:02 PM

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That was a rather cute make-up that Kuroko and Kagami had. Glad to see that they're good with each other again.
Aug 18, 2012 4:53 PM

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sdfgsahgfda JESUS CHRIST kuroko you are so incredibly cute in this episode hElp

Aww, I personally think the "make-up" scene's even better animated. Gave me some warm feels.
Next week's the summer training camp! I can't hardly wait ugh.
Aug 18, 2012 6:40 PM

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Anyone else giggle when Hyuuga smacked Kuroko? I want a gif of that. That was a good lol.

Anyway, i like the character development in this. Kuroko is adorable. He ran all the way and didn't know what to say, lol. Plus the bedhead in the preview is out of this world.

I like these training episodes. It's an ice break from all the intense stress of the official games.
Aug 18, 2012 6:49 PM

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Beautiful episode. This part of the manga is one of my favorites because it's pretty important development for Kuroko and gives us more insight about his insecurities and problems regarding his past with his former team and how he faces them with the help of his new teammates, specially Kagami.
The art during those scenes was good and watching him animated just makes me love Teppei even more.
Can't wait for episode 21
Aug 18, 2012 6:59 PM

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Vyudali said:
Anyone else giggle when Hyuuga smacked Kuroko?

Aww, yeah. :)
Aug 18, 2012 7:14 PM

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No one saw all that blood on Rika in the preview?

Aug 18, 2012 8:02 PM

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Come on

Aug 18, 2012 8:48 PM

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This is such a cute episode. <3
Aug 18, 2012 9:59 PM

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Didn't liked so much of this episode, but Kuroko it's still the most enjoyable anime airing IMO.

But I'm waiting for the next weeks...

Aug 18, 2012 10:52 PM

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Wow, I really liked this episode. Loads of character development. Teppei is a really caring guy and he wanted Kuroko to abandon his style and create a new one. His Teiko team seemed so OP. Kuroko's a team player when everyone else are independent and rely only on themselves.

First time that we actually see the rest of the first years playing? That was refreshing. Hyuga lecturing Kuroko was awesome. I laughed pretty hard when Hyuga smacked Kuroko. That sound effect along with Kuroko's facial expression was priceless! xD

The song that played from 15:58 is so damn good. This episode had quite a few new tracks that we haven't had before. I can't wait for the OST to come out. Kagami and Kuroko finally made up and came clean. Freakin' loved the "And you got it wrong again! You don't want to be the best. We're going to be the best!" along with Kagami's dunk.

Riko in the preview, awww yeah. >=D

Also, I see why lots of girls love this Anime lmao, but please no yaoi fantasies LOL. (saw Kuroko 'yaoi' posters at a convention the other day (puke)) :P
Aug 18, 2012 11:16 PM

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Great episode, the animation really improved compared to the previous episodes. By far the best episode, animation-wise and development-wise. 5/5.

As usual, can't wait for next week's episode. It's supposed to be hilarious, and IMO one of the best comedic chapters in the manga.

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Aug 18, 2012 11:49 PM

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Lots of character development, I had to rewatch it to really understand everything that was said.

I only started watching this a few days ago, so having caught up to the most current episode and having to wait a week until the next one makes me sad. But it makes the week so much better, knowing that at the end of it I'll get to watch something good!
Aug 19, 2012 12:07 AM

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Wow, that was a nice atmosphere when Kuroko and Kagami were talking.
Great episode. Thanks to this, I hope there'll be a second season soon.
Aug 19, 2012 12:40 AM

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What a great episode! There was less focus on the actual basketball than I expected but the character development was excellent. Kuroko is so cute! I'm really glad he and Kagami were able to clear up their true intentions to one another. The scene where Takao grilled Midorima for lying about watching the championships because he lived nearby made me laugh so hard. XD
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Aug 19, 2012 1:02 AM

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ASDFGHJKL... The feels in this episode were off the charts. I can't even believe it holy crap. Nearly squealed a few times!!! Teppei as always is freaking awesome and the character develeopment coupled with the beautiful animation was just perfect.

Kuroko's face when he figures out what he's going to do was so unbelievably cute I nearly screamed.

The scene where Kuroko talks about Teikou really made me cry. Like honestly, with that new OST track I all but died from feels. I think for once there was more emotion in the anime than there was in the manga. That's a first and I love it *u*

This was one of the most important character scenes in the series and they did it perfect. Can't wait for next week, the beach training is one of my fave scenes :) and Kuroko's bed head~
Aug 19, 2012 2:47 AM

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Nice bromance between Kuroko and Kagami xD

On a serious note, glad they had a man to man talk and settled the problems between them. Great to see that they have figured things out =D
Aug 19, 2012 3:27 AM

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Much talking but super glad that Kuroko and Kagami made up already! I was pissed off with Kagami at first when he told Kuroko not to pass the ball to him anymore!!!! Really happy that they talked it over :)
Aug 19, 2012 3:54 AM

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I knew what Teppei was plotting.He knew that Kuroko was relying too much on others esp.Kagami so he wanted him to improve his style of basketball or maybe totally change it.Anyways,I am glad Kuroko corrected himself.When I first heard him saying he wanted to make Kagami the best player of Japan,I just knew that something is wrong.He is lacking confidence.Now that he said he want to become the best player of Japan himself,it is much better.
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Aug 19, 2012 4:14 AM

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I believe they will end it when Seirin wins over Touou.
Aug 19, 2012 5:44 AM

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can't wait for Rikochan's cooking
Isayama Hajime should be awarded The Manga with The Highest Inconsistencies of Characters' Appearances.
He keeps performing multiple plastic surgeries on those Shingeki No Kyojin characters in a SINGLE chapter.
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Forced myself to read through the kidsketching chapters after the anime's ended. At least from now on, I only have to go through the hell once a month.
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Aug 19, 2012 5:51 AM

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I really love this episode!!!!!!!!!! and Kuroko-kun is so cool!!!!

I can't wait for the next one!!!!!
Aug 19, 2012 7:45 AM

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itoffee03 said:

Aug 19, 2012 7:47 AM

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itoffee03: You're a fucking dumbass.

It's called spoiler tag.

Make use of it.
Aug 19, 2012 8:53 AM

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Can't wait to see Kuroko's new style of playing~~ :3
Aug 19, 2012 9:48 AM

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i wonder what kuroko's new "style" is gonna be.
Aug 19, 2012 11:38 AM

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That Teppei dude wasn't using is full power D:<
Aug 19, 2012 12:51 PM

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It was somewhat expected Tetsu of the revelation about his real motive in choosing Kagami. It was expected since he is the one who needs to play with others to show their style of basketball. u.u
I hope the Kuroko soon discover their new style of play! lol
I'm looking forward to the next episode! lol
Aug 19, 2012 2:30 PM

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So Kuroko will level up like a pokemon ? I can't wait! I hope he changes his way of playing and also learn to score too.
Aug 19, 2012 9:21 PM

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I need a new bag of cheese.
Kuroko and Kagami just upgraded from slice cheese to creme cheese LOL
Aug 19, 2012 9:37 PM

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I don't really like Teppei so far, I always hated the idea of "if you tell someone something directly IT'S POINTLESS!" and it's pretty clearly what he lives by. He could have avoided all the drama and just explained to both Kuroko and Kagami what was going on between them and what needed to happen on top of that, but instead he creates some big show out of it to make it 'meaningful'.

I get that it's anime so there needs to be a factor of entertainment, but I wish just once people would actually speak up - especially when Kuroko and Kagami are both, as characters, not that sociable, which makes it obvious neither of them would do it on their own.

Though to give the show credit, they did resolve the issues pretty fast between them compared to the pace of most shows that would make it last like 5 episodes instead. I noticed throughout that this show has a good eye for pacing things well so nothing gets old or annoying.

Aside that, if you changed Teppei's eyebrows he's just a recoloring of Kagami who smiles more often.

Good episode regardless though.
Aug 19, 2012 10:25 PM

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Yay for character development! It's always nice to see that Kagami and Kuroko are ~true bros~ lol.

I'm looking forward to the next one! That scene with the coach and the knife looked very interesting tho.
Aug 20, 2012 3:40 AM

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I need more basketball! but Kuroko was so adorable x)
Aug 20, 2012 5:00 AM

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OH MY GOSSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHH! <3 <3 <3 Kuroko my baby, you were so FREAKING ADORABLE! <3 I WANNA SCREAM!!!!!!!!

This was so much better than the manga. And the animation is good once again I think(thank God)

But seriously, that bed head in the preview, oh gosh I'm gonna faint from blood loss. *q*

EDIT: and to the person who said 'please no yaoi fantasies', you do realize that the reason this manga and anime got a big boost is BECAUSE of the of the girls with yaoi fantasies? XD

If you get a second season, its because of them.
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Aug 20, 2012 5:13 AM

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TallonKarrde23 said:
Aside that, if you changed Teppei's eyebrows he's just a recoloring of Kagami who smiles more often.

I've got that impression too when I first saw Teppei. He seems to be insignificant if not annoying, and his body features are all too similar to Kagami. But as time goes by, his character gets more development even when compared to Kagami and Kuroko. 40 chapters after his first appearance in the manga and he's already on my absolute favorite character list. He ranked 3rd in the second character poll, and that says a lot. For now just accept his goofy character, his other side isn't revealed yet.
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Aug 20, 2012 4:11 PM

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It always makes me laugh to see all the generation of miracles together because they all have different hair colour lol:D
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