Kuroko no basuke (2012) s01e04 Episode Script

Episode 4

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? All right! I can't say the same for girls, but I've never failed to return a favor on the court.
Bring it on.
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.
Sorry, sorry.
I'm just so happy.
It's better if I can't win.
Besides, thanks to you, now I know your weakness.
What weakness? In other words, this guy is your weakness.
Take Care of the Counter Attack! Kagami's powerless against Kise, but his weakness is Aside from passing, the weakest guy on the court, Kuroko-kun? So? It's true Kurokocchi's style is the only one I can't imitate.
But what does that change? End of the first quarter! Take a two minute break! It changes everything.
We'll bring you to tears in the second quarter.
Seirin Kaijo An eight point difference.
Seirin's not bad.
What the hell are you doing? They're closing the gap! Yes, sir! Your fundamentals suck! Hands up! Screen out! Rebound! Yes, sir! You're taller than them, so get the rebounds! Yes, sir! I see.
Yeah, that could work.
Kagami-kun, looks like you finally cooled down.
No, I was always— You were really pissed! But Kuroko-kun and Kagami-kun, your coordination will be key.
Can you do it? Yeah, probably.
We'll wo— You bastard, where did that come from? You want to beat Kise-kun, don't you? Of course I do! Well, then.
Let the second quarter begin! Take care of the counter attack! Do it, do it, do it, do it, Kaijo! Go! Get them! Go and get them, Seirin! Kaijo's defense is still man to man.
Something's changed, right? Just another drive? Maybe another fadeaway? He's coordinating with Kurokocchi! Yes! Nice shot! Again? It won't work this time! All right! A three pointer! A five point gap! Have you changed your minds, first ye— Nice! All right, defense! Hey! No.
4's really going for it.
We should be worried about Kagami.
He and Kuroko have started passing back and forth to each other.
Kagami's just started passing the ball instead of just receiving it.
Does that really change much? It changes a whole lot, dumbass! Kuroko's passing and Kagami's one-on-one were two separate offensive patterns.
They only had two options.
Now that they pass to each other, they both have more options, making their offense stronger.
And Kise can't copy Kuroko, the linchpin of the play.
It's his bane.
Kagami-kun and Kuroko-kun.
With those two, we can Well, we'll probably just barely make it.
Kurokocchi Kise-kun, you're strong.
I'm powerless, and Kagami-kun can't stand against you.
But when we work together, we have a fighting chance.
You really have changed, Kurokocchi.
We never played basketball like this at Teiko, but you still can't stop me.
I will be the winner! It's true I can't copy your coordination, but since you'll lose your effectiveness after 40 minutes, you'll lose this game in the second half! Not so fast.
What? Kuroko's on Kise? Who's the guy on Kise? Isn't he the guy that passes a lot? I don't remember him doing anything other than pass.
He doesn't stand a chance! I never dreamed we'd play together like this, Kurokocchi.
Neither did I.
I don't know what you're up to, but you can't stop me, Kurokocchi! Wrong.
We're not gonna stop you.
We're taking the ball! What? A back tip! They took advantage of the second I hesitated! It doesn't matter how amazingly you play against us.
We're trying to let you through! Nice shot! Damn it, a simple double team would've been better.
Not even Kise can react in time to an invisible guy coming up behind him.
I just won't run by you, then.
No one said I couldn't shoot a three pointer! They got me.
Kurokocchi's covering below, and Kagami's covering up top.
An outside shot takes too much movement.
These guys are a pain! Kuroko's the one making this happen.
He's the most worthless guy on the court, and he can't do anything by himself, but I don't believe this! Fast break! Kuroko-kun! Referee time out! Kuroko! Are you okay, Kuroko? I feel lightheaded.
Get a first aid kit! Are you okay? I'm fine.
The game is just getting started.
Kuroko! You're finished.
It's not what should have happened, though.
Without that first year duo, the score difference will only grow.
Kurokocchi What are we gonna do? Kuroko-kun can't play anymore.
We'll have to make do with the members we have left.
Make do? Isn't this gonna be tough without Kuroko? The second years will be our offensive core.
It's only the second quarter, but we can't let them get too far ahead of us.
I know it's early, but it's game time, Hyuga-kun.
Kise-kun will just copy you, so don't play offense, Kagami-kun.
Focus on defending.
Do everything you can to stop Kise-kun from scoring.
Are you sure that will work? It'll be fine.
Have some faith.
But I said it'll be fine, dumbass.
Listen to your seniors once in a while, or I'll kill you.
First years should show more respect for your seniors! Get on your knees! You're showing your true colors, Captain.
Don't worry about him.
He's always like that during clutch time.
When he speaks his mind, he won't miss many of his shots.
Leave the offense to him.
You just defend like your life depends on it.
A screen! And at just the right time.
Bastard! He's usually a normal guy, but when he gets going, he's amazing! Also scary! He's the multiple personality clutch shooter, Hyuga Junpei! Year 2 Hyuga Junpei #4 SG 178cm 68kg Take that.
Calm and collected, he never loses his cool! He may seem cool and in control, but he has a sense of humor! Year 2 Izuki Shun #5 PG 174cm 64kg He's Izuki Shun! Nice icy hot Salon-pass.
Oh man, that was a good one! The hardworking unsung hero! A man whose voice no one has heard, Year 2 Mitobe Rinnosuke #8 C 186cm 78kg Mitobe Rinnosuke! He can do everything and nothing! A jack of all trades, master of none! He's Koganei Shinji! Year 2 Koganei Shinji #6 F 170cm 67kg You're so mean.
Unfortunately, every last one of them never gives up! Damn it, we were supposed to trade at the signal.
It's a rear car.
You haven't pedaled once! Of course I haven't.
Today's "Oha-Asa" horoscope predicted the greatest of days for Cancers like me.
What does that have to do with this? Anyway, if we're coming all the way out here to see a practice match, your middle school teammates better be good! It's the copycat and the invisible man.
Are they good? Hurry up, or the game will be over.
It's your fault for reading horoscopes! They're not as good without Kuroko, but their offensive team isn't bad.
They're putting No.
4's shooting ability to good use.
There's a minute and a half left in the second quarter.
This isn't easy.
On top of that, we lost power when we lost Kuroko.
I'm starting to lose focus.
I don't think we can make a comeback.
Coach, isn't there anything we can do? They don't have any energy left for plays after the first half's pace.
If only we had Kuroko-kun Very well.
Good morning.
I'll be going, then.
Hey, wait.
What are you talking about? But you just told me to go.
I didn't tell you to do that.
It just slipped out.
Then I'm going.
Hey! If I can change anything by going out there, please.
Besides I promised Kagami-kun I would be his shadow.
Fine.
But if I think you're in trouble, I'm switching you out immediately.
Let's go.
Yeah.
We were just getting used to him, but now he's back at full power.
It must be because he stayed out the last two quarters.
Whoa, seriously? Eighty to eighty-two? They're catching up! You're kidding! They're tied! They're tied! Seirin finally caught up! We're tied? Kise! Kuroko! He's even stronger? Did he see through Kuroko? I won't lose.
Not to anyone.
Not even Kurokocchi.
This isn't good.
Give it your all, everyone.
This'll be just like the first quarter from here on out.
A back and forth run and gun game! Hurry up, defense! Hyuga-kun, hurry! Mitobe-kun, post up! Kagami! Go, go! What are you doing? You're slow getting back! Two minutes and eleven seconds left.
They're tied again! These resilient bastards! Finish them! There's no time left! Get them! If we don't take the ball here, it's over! Kagami-kun If we can get the ball, there's one more thing we can do Kise-kun can't copy.
It's a simple strategy that will only work once, though.
There's less than ten seconds left.
We don't have the strength to play in overtime.
Good defense! Don't let them score! You can't just defend! Take the ball! Worthless piece of shit! Crap! He got it! Seriously? Don't let them through! Kuroko! Kurokocchi can't shoot! With only two of them, he'll have to pass it back to Kagami! He shot the ball? No It's an alley-oop! I won't let you do that! He's still climbing? How far will he go? We jumped at the same time, but I'm falling first.
How can you stay in the air so long? It's a simple strategy that will only work once, though.
I don't need you to the return the favor! Because We just have to score a buzzer beater.
This ends now! Kurokocchi, I have to ask you something.
Why did you just disappear then? I get that a lot.
That's not what I meant! I'm not sure.
All I know is I hated basketball at the time.
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