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I don't think it's respect.
I like to use Kise, he''s the perfect example.
Kise is outgoing and his mood is always great.
He approaches and talks to Midorima, Kuroko and Aomine when he sees each of them. The same hasn't happened with Akashi and Murasakibara so far.
When Kaijo and Seirin started to warm up in the interval of Rakuzan-Shutoku match, Kise went to talk to Midorima and smiled, but when he looked at Akashi, he wasn't smiling anymore.>> http://www.mangahere.com/manga/kurok...16/c178/7.html
The first thought is that Kise dislikes Akashi, but he also mentions that the one he least get along with is Midorima in the Character Bible book.
So, if he doesn't like Akashi more than Midorima, how to justify those acts? Hate? Fear?
And i still find it fishy the story about Aomine being injured before facing Rakuzan in the Inter-High. I wonder if Satsuki fears Akashi and insisted that Aomine couldn't play because of that.
Edit: Actually, she really looks afraid of facing Akashi: http://www.mangahere.com/manga/kurok...9/c080/11.html
Last edited by Asclepius; April 30, 2013 at 10:31 AM.
Kise hasn't even made any sort of contact with Akashi at that moment. He also wasn't out going and friendly when he faced Aomine or Haizaki. It's hard to tell if it's fear (unlikely though) or hatred. It's more like acknowledging his capability.
Aomine was indeed injured because of his match against Kise. I don't think it's specifically Akashi, it's that he can't play no matter who the opponent is. Aomine was fully willing to take on Akashi despite knowing his own injury.
Akashi is intimidating for some reason, but I don't think any of the GoM fear him (except Kuroku.)
The extras of volume 22 have the GOM + Haizaki's family backgrounds.
Akashi - Dad only (I guessed correctly!)
Kise - Dad, Mum, 2 older sisters (I only thought he had one older sister, so 75% right?)
Murasakibara - Dad, Mum, 3 older brothers, 1 older sister (erhm, I thought he was an only child, but he has so many older siblings, I'm amazed)
Momoi - Dad, Mum (I guessed right)
Aomine - Dad, Mum (I guessed right)
Midorima - Dad, Mum, Younger sister (I guessed this right too)
Kuroko - Dad, Mum, Grandma (I was completely wrong about this one. My theory was that his single mother abandoned him and he was adopted by his aunt, who is also Akashi's mother, who divorced. My sister is on a heartbreak right now because she firmly believes that Kuroko doesn't act like someone from a normal family)
Haizaki - Mum, older brother (I didn't think about Haizaki, sorry)
Cool, image. Kasamatsu in the first page of Chapter 191.
Volume version had a background added.
thanks to iliata and marina_poteto
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I wonder if the 20 points quota of Teiko was set before or after Akashi became captain.
Requiring a score of 100 point every game is crazy. Especially if it's only about baskets.
It makes more sense to me if the "20 points quota" involves baskets+rebounds+pass before basket.
Well, there was no mention of it so far, so maybe it was Akashi who started it.
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Added a pic of the NG panels at the top.
Last edited by Asclepius; May 01, 2013 at 05:57 PM.
I quoted that post here. I found it interesting and possible in that moment.
The anime dubbed that part as Akashi. And the story is pointing in the direction of Akashi.
If Nijimura doesn't show up next chapter, it means that he quit the team before Kise got his position as a starter. That will set Akashi as the person talking to Kise.
But if Nijimura keep training and playing, i believe he will keep the number 4 shirt, making it possible that it was him talking to Kise.
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WOW!!! Big poster to announce Volume 22
thanks to animemangadaisuki @tumblr
Last edited by Asclepius; May 02, 2013 at 10:29 AM.
momoi and riko omake
In the middle of all the yaoi fan-art of KnB tag at Tumblr, something interesting called my attention.
The user jcminwell translated the initial reaction to KnB from 2ch posters, back when it started the serialisation.
Afew predictions caught my eyes.
Fujimaki said that Midorima was kinda unique, cause a 100% shooter was not seem before. Well, one fan almost got the same idea.Quote:
He got Kise and Akashi right. I don't think i can ever predict such thing. I haven't read many mangas to know the basic stereotypes.Quote:
The rest of the text is interesting. Some have the same reaction as me about the art (i didn't like it in the begining).
I can't compare to any other basketball manga cause i never read one before.
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Chapter 212 - chinese scanlation: http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2315599574
Just read chapter 214 in chinese
at this point im pretty sure the rakuzan coach and the dude above the teikou coach have something to do with akashi (maybe his father's subordinates www it would suck though because that would mean akashi has basically zero freedom)
other than that, it must be painful and a little sad for kuroko to see the others' change not only in skills but also personality
damn fujimaki, stop beating around the bush and tell us about akashi already
Last edited by redcorpse; May 08, 2013 at 08:52 AM.
I didn't post that first summary before cause it smelled like fake, then i saw the japanese script and i was sure.
Butterfly-nostalgia will only post the translation later today (tomorrow for her). But she posted a little summary.
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And another short summary from majikise
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Seriously, i'm loving this chapter so far.
I can't help fangirling.
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Butterfly-nostalgia attacks again with her translations!!!
Oh god, the comic above is so damn hilarious .
I particularly like this one since Alex and Himuro's coach doesn't get enough love. I'm still crossing my fingers Alex will join the cast permanently as Seirin's coach.