Not sure if anyone brought this up already, but something I really loved about the last ending is how the first sequence of images showed all the GoM being alone, with their faces obscured or otherwise expressionless -in Aomine’s case you can’t even see him, since he’s lying down, and with the exception of Midorima, all of them have their faces turned away from the camera-. They’re on their own, detached from other people , even Akashi, who appears with Reo and Kotaro is clearly in a different “layer”. The frames are empty, vacant, just them, alone in their own world, with no one to trust or play with.
But then the special eye-catches show them surrounded by their teams, having fun, their smiling faces perfectly visible. It’s literally a before and after and a very subtle way to show us how much they’ve changed for the better thanks to Kuroko’s influence. The new frames are lively, colorful, crowded. They’re normal teenage boys having fun with their friends now.
Of course, Kuroko has his own before and after too.
Just look at them, look how happy they are and how much they’ve grown, look at how they’ve managed to get new friends and love their teams. I’m so proud of them.
*I’m running with the theory that the rooftop represents Aomine because there are no shots of him in the first ending sequence and the rooftop was his favorite place to laze around before he was beaten and decided to practice again.
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