I've Been Waiting for This
Episode 30
Episode 30
Title I've Been Waiting for This
Air date November 2, 2013
Manga chapters Chapter 87, 88 and 89
Episode guide
There is Only One Answer
I Surpassed It Long Ago
Episode 30 screenshots

I've Been Waiting for This (待ってたぜ, Mattetaze) is the thirtieth episode and the fifth episode of the 2nd season of the Kuroko no Basuke anime.


Kise and Momoi spectate Shutoku vs Seirin

Kise and Momoi spectate

Scoreline is 25-16, with Seirin still in the lead. Kagami showed his improvement by power jumping twice in a row to stop Midorima's fake and shoot. To guard against the fakes, Seirin employs double teaming of Kagami and Kiyoshi against Midorima, leaving the inside wide open. Kuroko sits out because his misdirection is useless against Takao's hawk eye.

Kuroko subbed out

Kuroko is subbed out

The game proceeds with Seirin's fast run-and-gun gameplay but Shutoku follows close behind. The second half starts with Seirin still leading 45-43. When the game develops into a point match and Shutoku's offense power leaves Seirin's far behind, will Kuroko be able to turn the tables with his new drive as the match turns in favour of Shutoku?

Characters in order of appearance

Manga and Anime Differences