At this point, I'm not even surprised by how much I enjoy this series. I can't say enough how incredibly entertaining and enjoyable the pacing is. It feels very natural.
The structure of this volume was very similar to its prequels, but this time the perseverence of the team was shown much more. It became very obvious how much they had to fight through to keep some power on the court.
Murasakibara was quite the beast, too. I hope they'll do a Shingeki joke in the anime, but I'm not sure if they're allowed to, copyright-wise. (It would be hilarious, though, and I won't lie.. If they don't, I'll be somewhat disappointed.)
Teppei and Junpei continue to amaze me as characters. I love their dynamics- with everyone and each other.
Actually glad that Tatsuya didn't evolve passed the point he did. I think it would have tipped the balance of the story too much, but I'm sure we'll see more of his power in the future.
As it is, I think especially Tetsu's rage and teamplay is what made this volume so enjoyable for me. The way he wants to grant Teppei's wish, and be a reliable, strong member for the team, evolve passed his current abilities.. I think he's an incredible character. His understanding of "fun", "teamplay", and basketball are so connected, you can't help but root for him.
Also glad that Kise finally made an appearance. What he said to Kagami was such a good addition to the plot. I'm very excited about the next volume, especially because of Riko and Teppei. (Let there be some extras about her massage ahahaha.)
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