「黒子のバスケ」キャラクターソング Duet Series Vol. 3: ミニドラマ
“Kuroko no Basuke” Character Song Duet Series Vol. 3: Mini Drama
緑間真太郎 (小野大輔) & 高尾和成 (鈴木達央)
Midorima Shintarou (Ono Daisuke) & Takao Kazunari (Suzuki Tatsuhisa)
Midorima: “You lost at rock-paper-scissors. Keep pedaling ‘til the next traffic light.”
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[Midorima doing shooting practice in the gym]
[makes a basket]
[makes another basket]
[makes yet another basket]
M: Hm. Alright, I’m done for the day.
Takao: Huh? Aren’t you stopping a little earlier than usual? …oh, that’s right. Today’s horoscope for Cancers was—
M: According to Oha Asa, my lucky numbers are five and nine. With this, everything is in perfect order.
T: So you say, but, Shin-chan, you’re just gonna head home once you’re done with practice, right?
M: This is why you’re hopeless. You never know when misfortune will strike. You must do everything in your power so that you’ll be first in line to be chosen by fate.
T: Yeah, yeah.
M: Got that? We’re going home right now!
T: —wait, I’m going too?!
[Takao pedaling the bike while Midorima sits in the rear car]
T [out of breath]: …of course it turned out this way… I mean, it’s nothing new, but…!
M: You lost at rock-paper-scissors. Keep pedaling ‘til the next traffic light.
T: Not like I’m gonna win the next round, either…!
M: Of course not. Between the two of us, I’ve put in more effort.
T: Well, yeah. The amount of effort you put in is way past incredible. Now it kinda feels like you’re just being stubborn.
M: You should start doing what you can to follow your fate, as well.
T: Ahhh, but I don’t believe in fortune telling and stuff like that. Although watching you kinda makes me want to test it out.
M: You’re…a Scorpio, right? What’s your lucky item today?
T: Huh, I wonder.
M: You didn’t watch the horoscopes on Oha Asa?
T: ‘Course I did, but I only watched the one for Cancers.
M: I don’t understand.
[Takao brakes the bike]
T [out of breath]: Hey, Shin-chan, do you remember a while back, when you said it was unacceptable for Kuroko to go to Seirin? You said that choosing the right school is another part of doing everything in your power to succeed.
M: Oh, that’s right.
T: So then the reason you chose Shuutoku was the result of that approach, so you could meet the requirements for being chosen by fate, am I right?
M: Naturally. It was thanks to Oha Asa, of course. That was the conclusion derived after examining the issue from all possible perspectives.
T: You trust Oha Asa to make decisions about your future?!
M: Did you say something, Takao?
T: Uhhh, um… Well, you know, thinking about it that way gets me a little pumped up, too.
M: What do you mean?
T: Shuutoku is the team you need in order to win, right? So basically, the fact that we became teammates must be fate (nanodayo).
M: Wha—?! Don’t make random guesses about things like that! And don’t imitate me!
T: Haha, well, either way, I chose Shuutoku for the same reasons—so I could go to Inter-High and win the championship. So of course, I don’t want to lose to anyone. Especially not to Kuroko.
M: Hn. Naturally. But in order to accomplish that goal, you must first do all that is humanly possible in order to succeed.
M: Today’s lucky item for Scorpios is a haniwa in the shape of a horse. (1)
T: Wait, seriously?! And what’s up with that?
M: And we’re in luck—there’s a great antique store seven kilometers ahead. That’s where we’re going.
T: Man, gimme a break!
M: Quitting is unacceptable! Get a move on!
T: Mm, guess there’s nothing else for it. Here I go!
[Takao starts pedaling furiously]
M [panicking]: Uwaaah, drive more carefully!
(1) Haniwa (埴輪) are clay figurines that were crafted for ritual and funerary purposes during the Yayoi and Kofun periods of ancient Japan. (My archaeology research is applicable to fandom! Who knew? XD)
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