Bachira gets too wrapped up in the Power of Friendship and forgets that he’s competing in the Blue Lock Project. Also…now Isagi has decided to take a turn at humbling Rin. It’s a beautiful thing to see! ☺
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I felt bad for Bachira in the last episode…until he started acting pathetic and co-dependent toward Isagi.
Bachira Says Goodbye to His Monster
I want to say that it almost feels like a curse that Bachira got taken by the “best team” so early on in this selection round. Just on their reputation alone (and Rin’s influence) everybody else is psychologically afraid to challenge them. Because of this, they have been able to just coast along.
Nagi is kind of right with what he told Bachira – he honestly isn’t worth picking at this point in time. While watching the last batch of episodes I was saying to myself “does Isagi even want Bachira back at this point?” meanwhile, Bachira is living in a fantasy land pretending he’s going to have his pick between Rin and Isagi.
Rin and Isagi didn’t even notice him.
To be fair, I kind of forgot Bachira was on the field until he started to have an existential crisis and try to shoo his gastly away. Bachira left the stronger player, so Isagi built a team around people who would do nothing but push each other to grow. A true team of EGOIST who are only concerned about winning.
Current Bachira does not factor into this chemical reaction whatsoever.
Bachira’s Second Awakening Crushed By Isagi?
Yes, the little dribbling down the field to go solo was cute but it was also sloppy. Rin may not have seen through it but Isagi did because he knows Bachira.
That is not exciting, or innovative.
It was just Bachira doing what he always does with a little more pizzazz.
At this point, Isagi is at a level where he could even initiate and pull off a chemical reaction with BAROU of all people – and he could get Barou to pass on command. There is now a level of mutual respect between those players where they can be egoist and still support their team.
Bachira would add nothing to their dynamic and most likely slow them down.
Isagi Devours Rin
Isagi is growing by devouring the other players around him.
He did this with Niko Ikki (who I thought went home but is apparently still around?) and then overcame the resident BL bully, Barou. Now he’s overcome Rin and for whatever reason, it didn’t occur to Bachira that Isagi could easily devour him, as well.
Does anybody else kind of like seeing Rin sweat?
The look of defeat is good on Rin, for now.
That desperation to get plays together, to outthink his opponent – he is finally feeling the sheer frustration everybody else around him has dealt with. It’s a chance for Rin to grow as a player, as well as a chance for Isagi to catch up.
Anyway, I’m really excited to finish this series out so I think I’ll end this review here.
But, tell me your thoughts!
Was Bachira in lala land this entire match?
Why didn’t he realize Isagi had left him behind before it was too late?
Do you think Reo and Bachira would be good friends? ☺
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