E21 97: Line of scrimmage

Eyeshield 21 episode 97 review

E21 97

If you follow the podcast, then you’d know that I am cutting back on my Eyeshield 21 watching to just one episode a week. This week’s episode was pretty good; it started, as all episodes should, with Hiruma appearing on the TV out of nowhere, firing guns and telling his team that they have to win five scrimmages in a row or else they’re out. Nothing says good coaching like threatening your team over practice. We’re talking about practice. Not a game, not a game, not a game. Practice.

They go to their first scrimmage against the Deer, and Kurita has an old rival who he needs to defeat. It’s pretty obvious what happens from there; Kurita struggles at first, then overcomes his struggle and beats him, and then they have a nice, happy send-off. Nothing surprising, of course; it’s a 24-0 win for the Devil Bats, who have won now one of their five scrimmages.

Not a bad episode, but not a very good one either.

Episode rating (out of four stars): **1/2