Knight In The Area Episode #16 Anime Review

Sadly, it looks like they had to go back to the rather stupid "he has his brother’s heart, and that means he has inherited his brother’s abilities" idea that had been floated near the beginning of the show. Why couldn’t Kakeru just improve on his own and become a great player? No, instead in a half-daze, he starts playing like Suguru.

He does eventually regain full conscious, but somehow his playing is better. It so happens that Enoshima gets back the two goals they were down and levels the match. And then, in the completely expected come from behind, Kakeru scores the final goal to win the game. Time for manly tears from the Tsujido side, and cheering for Enoshima.

The result of this match was never in doubt. After all, had Enoshima lost, that would have been the end of the show, wouldn’t it? So, instead we watch mainly to see how Enoshima was going to win. Apparently, they won largely because Kakeru’s memories of Suguru within him have somehow awakened, and thus he can tap into Suguru’s superior abilities and knowledge. The first major manifestation of that is at the end of this match, where Suguru tells Kakeru to be ready to take advantage of the opposing team’s slacking off immediately after they change over from offense to defense. Of course, being an opportunistic striker, Kakeru scored that winning goal near the very end of the game. Read More... 


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