Why is it Kuroko no Basket and not Kagami no Basket?

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When I first watched this anime, I always wondered why the title is Kuroko no Basket instead of Kagami no Basket or any other character names in the anime. This is because Kagami is always in the spotlight. He’s the character that is improving and evolving every single match whereas Kuroko is just there to either relay information about the Generation of Miracles or to enhance Kagami’s ability even more. Kuroko really doesn’t look like the main character in the anime. So I find it quite weird for the title to be his name instead of the more prominent and influenced Kagami.

I got the answer now though. The answer is this anime really is about Kuroko. The overarching plot is about him improving and realizing his flaws ever so slowly that it took almost two seasons before he basically fully develops. All the other characters, while having their own arc, is not as important as Kuroko’s arc.

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Day 10 – Chihaya’s First Match Against The Queen of Karuta

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Anime: Chihayafuru

All Karuta matches in Chihayafuru is good and intense but my favourite is the first battle between Chihaya and Shinobu. In other matches, Chihaya’s the centre of attention whether or not she wins but in this match, Shinobu takes the spotlight effortlessly.

Shinobu’s first swing of the match pretty much sets the bar not only for the rest of the match but for the rest of the anime. This first swing lets everybody knows that she’s one syllable faster than an average Class A player and that her accuracy is unfathomable. The rest of the match shows how superior and unchallenged she is by Chihaya. Our main character almost can’t do anything at all. The match is completely one sided but that’s what makes the game very enjoyable.

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Chihaya is Stupid!!!

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I actually really like her as a character and as a person. Her dedication towards being the queen of Karuta, her attitude of never giving up even after multiple losses, her efforts of becoming a great Karuta player and her influence of positivity towards everybody around her. However, there will be times when for some reason, she just loses her mind and her brains just shuts off. Those times are when the name Arata is mentioned.

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Childhood Friendship in Chihayafuru

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Childhood friends are very common in anime and for the most part, I like this cliche. I like the idea that a bond between people is practically invincible after being with them for a really long time. Now, I started watching Chihayafuru and one of the first things that got interested in this anime is its nature of childhood friends. The nature of childhood friends in this anime is quite unique because they have something in common. They are all Karuta players.

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Baby Steps: A Realistic Sports Anime

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I recently finished watching a tennis sports anime called ‘Baby Steps’. I’ve watched a few sports anime every now and then but I have to say this is the most realistic sports anime I’ve ever seen. It has the beginners approach because the main Character, Maruo Eichirou only starts playing tennis without any knowledge of tennis at all. So you dive into the anime without much knowledge of the sport and learn about it the same pace as Maruo.

Another thing that makes the anime realistic is the significance of training and practice. In this anime… THE CHARACTERS ACTUALLY PRACTICE!!! I mean of course other sports anime show the characters practice too but it is not as detailed and as important as Baby Steps. In this anime, they actually show us why certain way of practice is necessary for development and how long the practices should be done. Practices and training in this anime majorly affect the results of the matches that the main character plays.

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