That's Why I Don't Like Him
Chapter 54
Chapter 54, Volume 7
Title That's Why I Don't Like Him
Dakara Aitsu wa Yananda
Release date December 7, 2009
Anime episode Episode 19
Chapter guide
May I Ask Who You Are?
That's Talent For Ya

That's Why I Don't Like Him is the fifty-fourth chapter of the Kuroko no Basuke manga.


Kiyoshi explains the meaning of his name to Kuroko. He adds that Kuroko has mastered the art of intimidation and is a specialist in this field. Kiyoshi states that he’s never seen such an extreme example of one; nevertheless, Kuroko should have faith in his own abilities. He says he’ll see him next week at practice and leaves. Kagami talks to Hyuuga on the phone and informs him he’ll be at practice next week.

The next week, Hyuuga tries to scold Kagami for not coming to practice, but when Kagami apologizes quietly, he forgives him. Kiyoshi arrives and introduces himself; he explains that he was in the hospital for a while, but he’s back now. Although he jokes around about some things, Hyuuga tells him to get serious about the upcoming Winter Cup. Kiyoshi replies that even though they are climbing a mountain and aiming for the top, they shouldn’t forget to enjoy the scenery along the way.

Practice begins; watching Kagami, all the second years feel that he’s reverted to his former selfish self. Kiyoshi suddenly calls out to him and tells him he’d like to challenge him for the ace’s position. Watching this interplay, Hyuuga states there are many reasons why he doesn’t like Kiyoshi—he’s always going full power, a basketball freak, an idiot, and always up to something.

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