Kuroko no basuke (2012) s01e03 Episode Script

Episode 3

Kuroko Episode 3 "It's Better If I Can't Win" The Teiko Middle School basketball club.
An incredibly strong team with over one hundred members and three consecutive championship wins.
Amongst their brilliant record, the generation of five prodigies was known as the "Generation of Miracles.
" However, there was a strange rumor concerning the Generation of Miracles.
Despite being relatively unknown and lacking a game record, there was one more member recognized by the five prodigies.
A phantom sixth man.
What's the Generation of Miracles' Kise Ryota doing here? Come join us.
Let's play basketball together again.
I must respectfully decline your offer.
I made a promise to Kagami-kun.
I told him we'd beat you, the Generation of Miracles.
This is the Generation of Miracles.
You really are amazing.
And there's four more guys stronger than you.
I can't help but smile.
It's Better If I Can't Win Kaijo Private High School This place is huge.
You can really tell when a school is devoted to its athletics.
Kagami-kun, the look in your eyes is worse than usual.
Shut up.
You'll see, Kise.
I'll show you! I was a little too excited.
What are you, a kid going on a field trip? What'd you say? Hey, guys! Kise! This place is big, so I thought I'd come get you.
Hello.
Kise Hey! Kurokocchi, ever since you turned down my invitation to join us, I've been crying into my pillow every night.
What's wrong with him? Just show us the way.
Not even a girl has turned me down before.
Are you ignoring me? Could you please stop being so sarcastic? I'm interested to know more about the guy who's making Kurokocchi say those things.
I don't care much about being called the Generation of Miracles, but I can't ignore such an obvious challenge.
I'm not mature enough to let it slide.
Sorry, but I'm going to crush you with everything I have.
Sounds good.
This is it.
We're playing on half a court? The other side's being used for practice? You're here.
Welcome.
I'm Coach Takeuchi.
Which one of you is the coach? That's me.
You? You're not the manager? I'm Coach Aida Riko.
We look forward to playing with you today! Uh, yeah.
So, um What is this? Exactly what it looks like.
We've only made simple arrangements for today's game.
Arrangements? There won't be enough to learn from this game to make it worth watching for the guys sitting out.
I see.
We're having the other players practice as usual so we don't waste time.
Despite the arrangements, you'll be playing our regulars.
I hope you won't let us triple your score.
They think we suck.
They're treating this like a sideshow to their practice.
There we go.
Kise, why are you wearing your uniform? You're not playing.
I know we've got star players from all the middle schools, but you're on a whole different level.
Don't do that, Coach.
Seriously, stop saying that.
If I let you play, it won't even be a game anymore.
Just listen to him.
I haven't been this pissed in a while.
I'm sorry.
Seriously, sorry.
I'll be on the bench.
If you give his guys a beating, I'm sure he'll put me in.
Besides If you can't force him to put me in, you shouldn't go around saying you'll beat the Generation of Miracles.
Hey, show the Seirin guys to the locker room.
It's fine.
Please warm up.
We don't have time to wait.
What? Let the practice game between Seirin High and Kaijo High begin.
All right, let's go! Uh, we're about to get started, so Seirin, please have your five line up.
There's five of us.
What the hell? He's got no presence.
He's one of their starters? He was right in front of me, and I didn't even notice him.
What about you, Kasamatsu? Me neither.
This is ridiculous.
After all their boasting, I thought they'd have some decent players.
We'll see.
You might be right.
They're not just decent.
Ouch.
What's wrong, Coach? This doesn't look good.
I can't see everything through their clothes, but their numbers are way higher than average.
Our physical numbers are way behind.
Honestly, it's not surprising for a nationally strong team.
We've got Kuroko-kun and Kagami-kun, but how far can they carry us? All right.
One.
Let's keep it up.
What? Where'd he come from? He's slow.
All right! Wow! What? He destroyed the hoop! You're kidding! I don't believe it! That thing's dangerous.
One of the bolts is rusted.
Even so, that's not normal.
This thing is bigger than I thought.
I'm so sorry! I'm sorry we broke your hoop.
Since we can't play like this, could we use the full court? Now that's what you call a beating.
Huh? I've never seen the coach like that before.
You should tell him that's what he gets for underestimating us! How much do you think a replacement hoop will cost? Huh? We have to pay for that? Let the game resume.
Sorry to keep you waiting.
You're finally in.
You're way too intense for a model when you're on.
He's not just putting on a show.
Amazing.
Seeing him again, I can tell Kise Ryota really is a monster.
Kise-kun, over here! He's so hot! Huh? What's all that? Oh, that? Thanks for coming! This happens every time he plays.
And Quit waving to them! I'll hit you! Ow You already hit me, Kasamatsu-senpai.
Do you understand what's going on, Kise? Who the hell is number 10? Number 10? Oh, that's Kagami.
Kagami? I've never heard of him.
Forget about him.
The guy who stole the ball, number 11 That's my teammate from Teiko, Kurokocchi.
Isn't he amazing? Right, right? Why are you so happy? In any case, they gave us quite a greeting.
It'd be rude if we didn't return the favor.
He's so cool! You idiot, I told you to break it! Sorry! He dunked that harder than I did.
I can't say the same for girls, but I've never failed to return a favor on the court.
Bring it on! Him again! Who is he? Let's go all out! Yeah! What is this? What's with this high-paced play? Seirin Kaijo It's only been three minutes since they started.
It's like they're beating each other without bothering to guard.
The defense is doing everything it can, but both teams' offenses are just too strong.
This is a clash of the Generation of Miracles.
The other four are just as intense as Kise.
This is almost more than I can handle.
If not for Kuroko and Kagami, they'd have won this game already.
From that speed he's going into a fadeaway? A fadeaway? He's copying me again.
And he keeps getting better! Don't stop, move your feet! Captain Where'd you come from? Why are you talking to me? I want a time out.
This high pace is taking its toll on my body.
What? How can you be so weak? Also, we need Kagami-kun to cool down.
The harder Kagami-kun plays, the harder Kise-kun plays.
At this rate, it'll take everything we have just to keep up, and it will only get worse.
He's talking more than usual.
Could this be worse than I thought? Looks like it.
The coach must be thinking the same thing.
Seirin, time out.
They're way too tired for playing just five minutes.
It's not unreasonable.
They've been switching between offense and defense at an absurd rate.
What the hell are you doing? How many points are you gonna let them take? Is the defense asleep? Huh? Sorry.
This isn't easy.
Yeah.
That first year duo is brutal.
You should be able to handle Kagami, but what's with that invisible Kuroko guy? I know, right? Kurokocchi's actually Why the hell are you so happy? It's okay.
The balance will tip soon enough.
We have to deal with Kise-kun first.
I can't believe Kagami can't handle the guy himself.
Should we put another guy on him? What? Hey, wait Please.
Please? There is a way.
What's that supposed to mean? It's because They have a weakness.
A weakness? What? You should've told us sooner.
No, to be honest, I'm not even sure you could call it a weakness.
Either way, I'm sorry.
There's another problem.
Because of the unexpectedly high-paced play, my effectiveness is already wearing off.
Wh-What? They won't be able to use their misdirection after 40 minutes.
Misdi What? Kurokocchi's lack of presence isn't magic.
He's just directing your attention elsewhere.
Even I can do it.
Watch me.
See? You're not looking at me.
Kurokocchi's using his exceptional observation skills to do this continuously, creating the illusion he disappeared so he can pass the ball around.
Not that he has to do anything special to have no presence.
But the more he uses it, the more we get used to it, and its effect gradually decreases.
Why didn't you tell us something so important sooner? I'm sorry.
You didn't ask.
Do you not say anything unless you're asked? I must not have been thinking.
I was stupid to think we could pull this ridiculous strategy off without any risk.
Your time out is over.
All I got to do was hit Kuroko-kun! Let me stay on him, please.
Why are you acting so polite? I have the feeling I'm about to get something.
Hey, wait! Switch from man-to-man to zone defense.
Keep solid defense on the inside, and move to stop Kise-kun quickly.
Stopping Kise is your first priority.
Got it.
Also, slow down your pace, Kuroko-kun.
Just don't let the gap get too big.
Can you do that? I'll try.
They're defending the middle.
It's just a box-and-one.
They're following up with Kagami to stop Kise.
I don't believe this.
A three-pointer! You got it, Kasamatsu! You got it, Kasamatsu! Are you underestimating the Kaijo regulars? This is too pathetic.
Man, this is tough.
I see.
I think I'm getting used to it.
You got it, Moriyama! You got it, Moriyama! This isn't good.
What should we do, Izuki? Yeah.
Damn it.
The gap's getting bigger.
Out of bounds.
White ball.
Why don't you acknowledge it already? You're years away from challenging the Generation of Miracles.
What'd you say? The gap between our scores might get bigger, but it certainly won't get any smaller.
More than formations or strategies, basketball is about your build.
It's a sport of size.
The difference between your team and ours is simply too great.
You were the only one who stood a chance against us, but I see now how good you are.
I'll admit you have potential, but you're still far below me.
No matter what you throw at me, with one look, I'll return it twice as good.
You can struggle, but you'll never beat me.
The real world isn't that easy.
Sorry, sorry.
I'm just so happy.
Happy? It's been a long time since anyone's said that to me.
I heard it all the time over there.
Over there? In America.
You lived in America? That's amazing.
I thought I jumped the gun coming back here to play.
Hearing you say that is encouraging, really.
Life is all about challenges.
There's no point in living if there's no one strong to play.
It's better if I can't win.
We're just getting started.
Don't you think it's a little soon to be saying you won? Besides, thanks to you, now I know your weakness.
What weakness? I'm sure it wasn't easy for you to say it yourself.
With one look? What if you don't see it? Against a guy who's already invisible, it's impossible.
No matter how athletic you are, you'll never achieve an invisible basketball style.
In other words This guy is your weakness.
What are you doing? Hey, Kise.
This Kagami guy who's claimed to have found your weakness is getting on my nerves.
What does this change? He can't stop me.
Your attitude's getting on my nerves, too.
Hope You Like My Counter Attack! Kurokocchi, the game's just getting started.