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Something that bothers me in this chapter. It is said that Kuroko is the weakest except for passes, but in the previous chapter I understood that he was good for moving without the ball to become unguarded and available for his teammates. Maybe it is a shortcut to underline Kuroko's weak point and I hope the mangaka will try to exploit all the possibilities in the basketball.
I have found odd from the start that Kuroko is physically so weak. When the story progresses against better players, it would be hard to believe they can win. What would be awesome is to see Kuroko physically progress, gain 7 to 10 centimeters for the year and change his playstyle towards a more spectacular one. He could change his position and become a [shining?] point guard (I don't think he is currently the point guard, since it's hard to be unnoticed when being in this position).
In ES21, Sena has become taller than Suzuna, but does not become Shin, so it would be quite new to see such a change in a character.
Last edited by Meromorphe; March 22, 2009 at 02:53 PM.
i disagree. the whole gimmick here is how unremarkable kuroko is. i think rather than have him improve they just need new ways to exploit his abilities, maybe even find new methods.
the only thing that really needs to change is the stupid cross eyed art this series has. once that's solved it will enter a new world of groovy i'm sure
Chapter 7 was - of course - awesome. I love when Kuroko delivers that line about his and Kagami's being weak individually but together being able to take Kise down. So badass.
With regard to some of the above discussion, I'm surprised that there's so much questioning of the mangaka and his plans so early in this manga's career (though granted, it's seemingly on the part of only one poster). Fujimaki seems to be the kind of writer who knows exactly what he wants to do and has pleeeenty of tricks up his sleeves. I don't see any reason to lose faith in him yet; none at all.
But hey, as I said, no offense meant in that post.
Also, the "phantom player" thing is a part of his charm. Heck, it´s a part of the manga´s concept itself.
As he said, he´s not a main character.
He´s the background puppeteer.
I think it just suffers from the "small groupe" syndrome from time to time, you know.
People tend to think their tastes are "sharper" when they´re not part of the majority. Social-cultural programming and all that shit, I guess.
Fuck pride. Teamwork is the way to go.
just here to show my support for the manga. it's pretty good
Looks like chapter 8 is pretty amazing. Side characters get some time to show that they're not just side characters. Though I hope we're still gonna get more additions to the team after they gave the other three stats and what not.
and i'm a 'jump scholar' occasionally, i know shit, but my opinions are no more right than narutards when it comes down to it
still damn kuroko chapter 8 was actually pretty good!
Probably other people have noticed, but it is second time, some spectators are shown from behind (we only see their backs). Could they be the other "miracle" players?
Anyone know why this isn't on OneManga yet? I have no idea how to upload the chapters or I would myself.
As everyone has been saying, chapter 8 was great! The Kagami/Kuroko strategy parts in the beginning were great, but my favorite bit of the chapter was the introduction of four supporting characters; I love their descriptions. Given Fujimaki's great characterization so far, all of them are promising, though #4 is my favorite - I was thoroughly amused when he suddenly started speaking his mind to Kagami and got the latter very confused.
Chapter 8 was awesome. I feel the art was more precise than in the previous one. I laughed at the fact they introduced the other members now. I love the clutch player becoming "vulgar" during pressure time. NBA has always been full of "exuberant" players that show off and scream after they dunk or make a spectacular move. Spectators should go crazy . So, that's a nice a touch. I hope to see more of them.
Next chapter would be money time. Normally, in this situation (regarding the points difference), the team that loses makes fouls, but I hope the mangaka will avoid that for story telling purpose.
Now, i love Hyuuga..
www.mangafox.com for "kuroko no basuke" for all the current chapters. its like the shadier flashier relative of onemanga
You´re a cool brotha, though, Noodles. Respect.
It´s like Fujimaki is afraid that Jump will axe the series before he gets to introduce them all, so he´s rushing like hell.
Now, onto the chapter.
And what a great chapter that was!
I mean, fuck! Hyuuga has just become one of my favorite characters.
Dual personality clutch shooter? Pure genious.
The other 2nd years also look cool. The PG really needs more screentime.