Or, YOI is technically a sports anime but doesn’t follow a lot of tropes, so what if I did an AU where it does? And I just happen to love KnB, so basketball it is. High school sports + the Power of the Team and Friendship ™ + student life + training camps + graduating senpais etc…
Sport- és szabadidőközpont lesz a Déli pályaudvar területén, azaz
jégcsarnok, tenisz-, squash- és streetball-pálya, golfgyakorlópálya, gyermeksípálya, falmászószikla és extrémsportpálya. Ez annyira kell, mint testnek a kenyér, s tavaszi zápor fűszere a földnek.
Murasakibara: [eating potato chips] Yum! Nothing tastes better after chocolate than some salty potato chips.
Himuro: Atsushi! You’re still here?
Murasakibara: Oh, Murochin. Wait a sec. Did you stay behind to do extra practice again?
Himuro: [opens his locker] Yeah.
Murasakibara: You just can’t get enough, can you, Murochin?
Himuro: Atsushi, have you been eating snacks ever since practice ended?
Murasakibara: Yep. Moving around makes me really hungry. I wish I could eat during practice, too, but Masakochin would get angry.
Himuro: Heh. I’m sure Coach wouldn’t be the only one.
Murasakibara: Hey, don’t you think practice has been super intense lately? Everybody’s way too fired up.
Himuro: That goes to show just how committed they are to winning the Winter Cup.
Murasakibara: Same for you, Murochin?
Himuro: Yeah, pretty much. I didn’t make it back in time for the Inter-High, so I’m thrilled about finally being able to compete. Besides, there’s a guy I absolutely do not want to lose to.
Murasakibara: Hmmm? Oh! My potato chips are all gone.
Himuro: Alright, then why don’t we head home?
Murasakibara: I wanna buy more snacks, so I’m gonna stop by the convenience store.
Himuro: Haha! I’ll go with you.
[leaving the convenience store]
Himuro: You practically cleaned them out again this time.
Murasakibara: [munching] I’ll be done with these before you know it. What’d you buy, Murochin?
Himuro: Just a drink and a magazine.
Murasakibara: Hey, Murochin, when you said there was a guy you absolutely didn’t want to lose to, were you talking about the guy we met at the streetball tournament this summer? The stifling one with the split eyebrows.
Himuro: That’s a pretty harsh description. But yeah, he’s the one.
Murasakibara: Okay, but didn’t you say you guys were like brothers or something?
Himuro: Exactly. An older brother can’t lose to his younger brother, now can he?
Himuro: There’s a very good chance that we’ll get to play against Seirin, Taiga’s school, at the Winter Cup.
Murasakibara: Only if they manage to win their way through the tournament, though. Well, I hate that guy, so if we end up playing them, he’s all yours, Murochin.
Himuro: Yeah. We’re going to settle this once and for all. Speaking of which, Seirin has another really intriguing player, don’t they? He played in the streetball game, too.
Murasakibara: Oh, you mean Kurochin?
Himuro: Yeah. And there was one more—I think his name was Kiyoshi?
Murasakibara: Kiyoshi Teppei.
Himuro: It seems like he’s also really looking forward to playing against you, Atsushi.
Murasakibara: Like I care. I hate him, too. He’s so stifling and overbearing.
Murasakibara: Even though we destroyed them back in middle school, he’s still playing basketball or whatever. I don’t get it at all. He really pisses me off. Makes me wanna crush him.
Himuro: That makes this easy, then. If we end up facing Seirin, I’ll crush Taiga, so all you need to do is crush Kiyoshi.
Murasakibara: Huh? Says who? If you wanna crush Mr. Eyebrows, then you’re more than welcome to, Murochin. It’s got nothing to do with me.
Himuro: That’s not true. Even if I manage to beat Taiga on my own, it won’t mean anything if we lose the game.
Murasakibara: What’s that supposed to mean? There’s no way we’d lose to a team like Seirin! So what if they’ve got Kiyoshi and Kurochin? I can crush them both with one hand.
Himuro: Yeah? Then that means I can focus everything I have on my matchup with Taiga.
Murasakibara: Murochin, you’ve always got this calm look on your face, but you’re annoyingly hot-blooded on the inside.
Himuro: I wonder about that. All I want is to beat Taiga in a no-holds-barred matchup.
Murasakibara: [sighs] I’ve heard enough. So long as we win the game, I couldn’t care less. Give it your best shot, Murochin.
Himuro: Of course. I’ll defeat all of our opponents, Taiga included. For the sake of Yousen’s victory.
Murasakibara: Mmhmm. Hm? [rifling through the convenience store bag] Huh? I’m all out of snacks!
Himuro: What?! All the ones you just bought?!
Murasakibara: Yeah. I’m still hungry, so I’m gonna make another trip to the convenience store.
Himuro: Hey! Atsushi! … If only he could apply the same passion he has for snacks to our games, too… Heh.