Aota is still trying his best to get Sakuragi to join the Judo team. But the freshman has absolutely no interest in anything to do with Judo aside from the pictures the captain is holding over his head
Do you want the pictures?
Then you will join the Judo club?
Do you want the pictures??
And that gag was pretty funny in the beginning! I just felt like we didn’t go anywhere for a long time. The only thing that broke it up was Kogure, Akagi, and Ayako watching from the sidelines. So I have to give credit to those three, especially since they all gave different perspectives on the situation. Kogure was clearly very nervous about everything that was playing out, but still got to have snide little comments as Aota was commenting on his childhood relationship with Akagi. Ayako got to sneak into the observation near the end and play off of Kogure. Akagi on the other hand, was much more quiet and focused on how the scene in front of him was playing out. This shows that he’s invested in finding out how everything plays out despite all his frustrations with Sakuragi. He’s not marching right in to pull him back to practice. Instead he is letting the delinquent red-head make a decision for himself. And to me, that makes Sakuragi’s declaration of being a Basketball man more impactful!! Good for you Sakuragi! You’re really showing guts and your dedication to the basketball team.
On that note, I’m considering switching to covering two episodes per entry. I’ve been finding it a little difficult to speak on the episodes because things appear pretty straightforward. Straightforwardness is not a bad thing! I just find myself unsure of what to write about. We’ll see how things develop ‘ v’