*has just watched the anime match between Sanada and Tezuka*
*is outraged beyond the capacity of words to fully express*
They gutted it! One of the only really good matches of the whole Nationals arc and they gutted it! There’s no byplay, there’s almost no flashback, there’s no mental game between them, there’s no wonderfully dramatic conclusion with post-coital expressions, it was all squashed down small and it doesn’t mean anything anymore!
*sputtering with fury*
Fuck all this! The later anime is as dead to me! Nothing exists past the midpoint of Regionals!
I had to go re-read the manga version of this match to take the nasty taste out of my mouth. Of course, this means that now my Yukimura muse is rubbing his forehead and muttering things like “Strategy, Sanada! Honestly, sometimes I just despair.” This soothes me slightly.
Not a lot, but slightly.