Ranked #81

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
Premiered: Spring 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #812
Popularity: #88
Members: 233,092
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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!


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Characters & Voice Actors

Kuroko, Tetsuya
Kuroko, Tetsuya
Ono, Kensho
Ono, Kensho
Kagami, Taiga
Kagami, Taiga
Ono, Yuuki
Ono, Yuuki
Aomine, Daiki
Aomine, Daiki
Suwabe, Junichi
Suwabe, Junichi
Akashi, Seijuurou
Akashi, Seijuurou
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Kamiya, Hiroshi


Kuroki, Rui
Kuroki, Rui
Tada, Shunsuke
Tada, Shunsuke
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Nakazawa, Kazuto
Nakazawa, Kazuto
Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, Key Animation

More episodes Episodes(0/25)

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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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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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Nov 8, 2015
Sport animes were something that I know of but never really had the will to try. That was until I decided to absorb myself into Kuroko No Basket. This anime engrossed me in such a way that I will definitely watch more sport anime in the future. The main premise of the show is these two highschool freshman who are looking to be the best basketball players in Japan, I'm trying to describe the plot in the vaguest sense to avoid spoilers. On the outside Kuroko no Basket looks basic. Woah people trying to become the best at something in a shounen series wow we read more
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Jul 6, 2015
Hi, this is my review for Kuroko no Basket. If you decide to vote "Not Helpful", please tell me why you did so on my profile as I always look to improve and please, read the review.

Story: 4/5 Plot, 1/5 Development, Total 5/10

Kuroko, now a junior high school student starts his semester Seirin High School, a team in it's 2nd year. What the other players at Seirin soon find out is that he was a player on the legendary Teiko Middle School team, and was known as the "phantom sixth man". Along with Kagami Taiga, Kuroko decides to beat the "Generation of Miracles", Kuroko's old read more
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Apr 7, 2012
If your a sports anime fan then 2 words automatically...no even magically came to your mind, Slam Dunk. However sports anime fans or not im sure realize just how awesome this anime is. This could very well be Slam Dunk Successor.

Story-9-Once upon a time, the basketball team of Teikou Middle School rose to distinction by demolishing all competition. The regulars of this team became known as the "Generation of Miracles". After graduating from middle school, these five stars went to different high schools with top basketball teams. However, a fact few know is that there was another player of the "Generation of Miracles", the read more
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Anime: Haikyuu!!
Both are sports anime. Haikyuu is more funny too than Kuroko no basket. Both anime have a group of colorful characters and two main characters that are aiming to be the best at something . One is Volleyball and the other is basketball. 
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Anime: Free!
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  read more 
reportRecommended by EtnaEraclea
Anime: Slam Dunk
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  read more 
reportRecommended by EtnaEraclea
Anime: Prince of Tennis
PoT and KnB can be considered somehow similar:
- both are shonen series of sports genre (despite PoT deals with tennis, while KnB deals with basketball)
- both are about good friendships and the importance of the teamwork in order to win
- among all the sports series, both of those are between the most commercial ones and very likeable stories.
- the characters in both of them have "special techniques/powers" who make everything even more interesting
- still, both are quite addicting, have a gorgeous art style and a very skilled cast of seiyuus.

Despite being about two different sports as you'll have  read more 
reportRecommended by EtnaEraclea
Anime: Eyeshield 21
These two anime are almost identical, there are only a few things that these anime have different but not much. If you liked one you should like the other. 
reportRecommended by Leyto
Anime: Yowamushi Pedal
Both have wimpy main characters that have hidden talents. Both have characters that start out weak compared to the other characters, but eventually grow in terms of strength and skill as the story goes on. Both main characters have some sort of side kick who is physically brawny and skilled in their respective sport. The deurotagonist is hot blooded, and determined to become the best in the sport. 
reportRecommended by Allice84

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