Yes, I’m returning to Kuroko’s Basketball. The power was out last night, so I couldn’t catch up on new shows, and I was forced to use a topic that I’ve been thinking about since before last season ended. Spoilers ahead. I’ve written before about why Akashi’s approach to basketball is wrong. But there’s another aspect to… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: Akashi’s Dysfunctional Approach to Relationships
Did you enjoy yesterday’s review? Here’s another packed post reviewing this past season’s anime! Is it Wrong to Try to Pick up Girls in the Dungeon? Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou Ka Medieval Otaku – 6/10 The main problem with Danmachi lies in that the essentially RPG fantasy setting is overused these days.… Read More Spring Anime 2015 Review (Part 2/3)
For the past 72 episodes of Kuroko’s Basketball, we’ve watched the title character play with passion and teamwork. This contrasts with Kuroko’s middle school team’s philosophy, which was self-centered and drained away their enjoyment of the game. Kuroko and his high school team have beaten four of his five former teammates, the supposedly invincible Generation of Miracles.… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: Why is Akashi’s Basketball Wrong?
Kuroko’s Basketball has always been, in part, an underdog story. No one expected Team Seirin to defeat the Generation of Miracles, but here they are, facing the final boss: Akashi Seijuro and the Rakuzan team. And they got here largely because of Kuroko, a small, seemingly unremarkable athlete. At some point, I started taking Seirin’s determination… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: Chihuahuas Fighting a Lion
Friendship fascinates and amazes me at every stage. Actually, most types of relationships fascinate me, because I don’t completely understand them. Still, I understand at least two things better than the Generation of Miracles: First, relationships should never be purely utilitarian. Even if we’re on a team with specific goal—whether in a sport or at work—we must… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: The Importance of “We”
Everyone loves self discipline. The hard work, the daily routine of sweat and blood, the power to resist temptation, the success—all this gives a sense of satisfaction that resounds deep in our hearts. It might require pitching practice until his fingertips are bloody, running when his legs already feel exhausted, or writing at the same time every… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: But I’m not an Anime Hero!
Kuroko’s Basketball has been pretty exciting lately. We finally get to watch the Generation of Miracles go toe-to-toe with each other and with Seirin, and it is awesome. Egos inflate and deflate. Kise and Kagami greet each other with slam dunks before their much-anticipated rematch. Fans cheer, squeal, and gasp both on the bleachers and… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: Kuroko’s Humble Gameplay
Welcome to my new column! I have a few favorite corners where I “hide” to study or write. Sometimes, partway through my day, a friend will join me, and all the thoughts I’ve built up in my corner will suddenly flow out of my mouth and into their ears. This is my corner of Beneath the… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: Aiming for the Championship
Hi there, folks! I feel like I should say something to properly introduce myself in my first official post as a BtT writer. But formalities aren’t exactly my forte, so I’ll just dive in. – – – I’m a bit of a Kuroko’s Basketball fangirl. The show’s been on my mind almost constantly since the third season began… Read More Kuroko’s Basketball and Imitating Christ
For our third episode, we are thrilled to have the Reverse Thieves, Alain and Kate, as our esteemed guests (that’s right, two guests in one episode!), along with R86/Jack as co-host. Though our normal show length is an hour, this particular episode is filled to the brim with extra content and a blooper reel at the end… Read More The Tangles Anime Podcast: Episode 3