Kousawa/Muramura Battery Chapter 127 Act II
Okay, can we just talk about this battery?
I love Miyusawa/Misawa to death, don't get me wrong and I think as a ship and as a battery, nothing's better. BUT hear me out please.
Kousawa/MuraMura isn't bad, it's not not bad because it's actually good! This pair has something that Miyusawa don't give me enough and i dont have a word for it so listen, i'll explain it.
We can't deny that the chemistry between Miyuki and Sawamura is such a stroooong force, and tbh mostly it comes from Sawamura as he's the one who desperately wants to prove himself to Miyuki, he's the one who wants acknowledgement from him and all. And as readers we know that Miyuki acknowledges him, recognizes his strength and his ability to rapidly but steadily improve. But does Sawamura feel this enough? Definitely not enough. Not as much as he gets it from Okumura.
Because see, Sawamura Eijun entered Seido with a Miyuki Kazuya that had the duty to find and raise an ace. And that time, Furuya was the initial prospect, so naturally, they'd focus on him more. This put Eijun in a spare position in most of dna characters' eyes, and tbh i feel like in Miyuki's eyes too. Especially, when he said Furuya was so lucky that someone like Eijun is in his year, strongly implying that Eijun's simply someone to push him forward to better himself and be more fitting to be Seido's ace. Not only that, even at the infamous Ichidaisan vs Seido in Act 2, Miyuki and the coach prioritized Furuya over the team, leading them to a loss, that's how you raise an ace, and that's what they're unconsciously doing. Of course it's all changing now and i know, i understand.
What I'm trying to say is, Miyuki had never felt like a partner to Eijun, and tbh? He feels like a prize, at the end, along with the ace number. Miyuki Kazuya feels like an end goal of the first book or arc.
Unlike in Okumura's case, where it's almost reversed, but not really, Okumura went to Seido specifically to catch for Sawamura, which makes him already an ace for Okumura. It's Okumura who wants to prove himself to Sawamura, but the thing is Sawamura is already very vocal about the fact that he trusts Okumura and really, while it may not seem Okumura is a vocal person, he is, and he knows what to say and do at crucial moments. He's honest and this can be seen at the way he easily and explicitly compliments Eijun's pitching and skills.
While, yes Miyusawa is still the best (IM FOREVER A MIYUSAWA)! Kousawa has this... unique charisma too that i just can't turn away from.
IT'S JUST, I got so tired of people always putting Sawamura aside. I got so tired of watching him fight for everyone's attention. I got soooo tired of watching him work his ass off just for everyone to give him the fucking time of the day. I got sooooo fucking tired of watching everyone putting him under a pitcher he's already caught up with that it gave him this inferiority complex that just breaaaaks my heart so much. So when the first years who put him into some kind of a pedestal, especially Okumura, came into the picture i lost it! Because Sawamura deserves this, he worked for this. He worked so hard for this and I'm getting so emotional right now.
That's all. Im sorry, i just... huhu
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