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Kuroko no Basket

Kuroko no Basket

Alternative Titles

English: Kuroko's Basketball
Synonyms: Kuroko no Basuke
Japanese: 黒子のバスケ


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2012 to Sep 22, 2012
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.671 (scored by 64879 users)
Ranked: #482
Popularity: #137
Members: 106,407
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Kuroko's Basketball The Teiko Middle School Basketball Team. The class that produced three perfect seasons in a row, with five once-in-a generation players, called "The Generation of Miracles". There was another player who all of them respected... A legendary 6th player. An up-and-coming power player, Taiga Kagami, is just back from America. When he comes to Seirin High School, he meets the super-ordinary boy, Tetsuya Kuroko. Kagami is shocked to find that Kuroko isn't good at basketball, in fact, he's bad! And he's so plain that he's impossible to see. But Kuroko's plainness lets him pass the ball around without the other team noticing him, and he's none other than the sixth member of the Miracle Generation. Kuroko makes a pact with Kagami to defeat the other members of the Miracle Generation, who have all played basketball at other schools. A battle of light (Kagami) and shadow (Kuroko) begins!

Related Anime

Adaptation: Kuroko no Basket
Other: Kuroko no Basket NG-shuu
Sequel: Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season
Prequel: Kuroko no Basket: Tip Off
Side story: Kuroko no Basket: Oshaberi Shiyokka, Kuroko no Basket: Baka ja Kattenai no yo!

Characters & Voice Actors

Kagami, Taiga
Kagami, Taiga
Ono, Yuuki
Ono, Yuuki
Pascal, Benjamin
Pascal, Benjamin
Kuroko, Tetsuya
Kuroko, Tetsuya
Ono, Kensho
Ono, Kensho
Solis, Adrien
Solis, Adrien
Miki, Shinichiro
Miki, Shinichiro
Koganei's Sister
Shimoda, Rei
Shimoda, Rei


Kuroki, Rui
Tada, Shunsuke
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Tagashira, Shinobu
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation

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Jun 11, 2012
The most common criticism I've seen so far of Kuroko no Basket has been how unrealistic it is. I myself am an avid basketball fan who plays regularly and watches NBA games. I can understand the criticism as this anime has a lot of spectacular dunks, blocks and flashy passes, the stuff you usually only see in highlight reels, but occurs regularly throughout the games in here. There's also the shounen elements with the special powers of Generation of Miracles members and other things such as the "martial arts" Seiho employs.
That being said, I am completely ok with this. Why? Because it makes it read more
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Apr 21, 2014
To be honest I never expected that I would fall that much in love with this serie. I first didn’t saw potential in a basketball game. I couldn’t imagine how they could make such a game exciting but started since a lot people recommended it to me. Since Hajime no Ippo was the only sports anime I saw yet and that was boxing what was kinda similar with fighting. So I decided to give it a chance and you cannot believe how happy I am that I saw this serie. However the serie isn’t finished yet it has became one of my top 5 anime read more
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Surely these two series have a lot in common to begin with the main focus being the sport genre, one focused on basket and the other on swimming.
Both Free! and KnB have a gorgeous art style and colors, which doesn't let "indifferent".
Plotwise, as a few other person mentioned already, the main charas Kuroko and Haruka are both the quite type; also both titles share a curious thing that somewhat "uniforms" them, in KnB they have color-related names for the GenMir, while in Free all the important charas have a girly name.
Being team sports genre focused, obviously both series see the team of main characters that will aim to the first place in competitions, and as any respectable serie the main chara/s will have to face, at some point, their rival, being a "long lost friend".
Both show you the beauty of their sports to the point to let you all bumped up and make you say "let's play basket/let's go swimming!"

So yes, indeed, if you liked one of these already, you might really want to check the other, as you'll probably love it too!
You'll notice in an eye beat that both series are very similar:
- both are sports genre, specificately both are about basketball
- both have great artstyle
- both show a quite unique developing of the characters
- both KnB and SD have awesome characters with special abilities and strong personalities
- both also have funny comical scenes alternated sometimes to the normal pace of the story
- they both have great musics and osts

..etc. I could actually continue but truth is that there are way too many things to list..
Slam Dunk is a sure "must watch" between the classics sports anime, while Kuroko no Basket has a very original and interesting plot who makes it definitely another "must watch" between the new sports anime.
Give them a try, you'll get a taste of a very catching pace which you won't regret!

If you liked one of them, you'll most likely love the other too!! ♥

Opening Theme

#1: "Can Do" by GRANRODEO (eps 1-13)
#2: "RIMFIRE" by GRANRODEO (eps 14-25)

Ending Theme

#1: "Start it right away" by Hyadain (eps 1-13)
#2: "Catal Rhythm (カタルリズム)" by OLDCODEX (eps 14-25)

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