Animenewsnetwork - As you are probably already aware, Kuroko's Basketball is an anime adaptation of a manga of the same name. Most of the time, the transition from paper to screen creates a complete half hour story arc, but then there are episodes like this one, which pick up odds and ends in a series of haphazardly connected vignettes. I have previously praised this construction during the Teiko Arc, where it conveys a mood as erratic as the scenes it cuts between. Today, however, the subject is simple: let's give all the lesser-seen side characters their moment in the sun before the curtain falls. The focus is on punny Izuki and happy-go-lucky Koganei for a lighter than usual episode that feels like a respite between acts of a play.