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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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 8.651 (scored by 76945 users)
Ranked: #502
Popularity: #114
Members: 125,281
Favorites: 6,726
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

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
Main
Ono, Yuuki
Japanese
Ono, Yuuki
Pascal, Benjamin
French
Pascal, Benjamin
Kuroko, Tetsuya
Kuroko, Tetsuya
Main
Ono, Kensho
Japanese
Ono, Kensho
Solis, Adrien
French
Solis, Adrien
Narrator
Supporting
Miki, Shinichiro
Japanese
Miki, Shinichiro
Aida, Riko
Aida, Riko
Supporting
Saito, Chiwa
Japanese
Saito, Chiwa
Nonnenmacher, Marie
French
Nonnenmacher, Marie

Staff

Kuroki, Rui
Producer
Tada, Shunsuke
Director
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Imazaki, Itsuki
Episode Director



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Jun 3, 2014
Furbylicious
“There's no such thing as useless effort.”
Kagami Taiga (Kuroko no Basket)

So, as I have nothing to waste, I will bring to you a review of the immensely praised show that is Kuroko no Basket. Even though it is not a very popular show (not even in the top 100), most people that have watched it are immensely positive about it, and it made me wonder why. After being encouraged to watch the show several times, I figured it was the time to do so – and I can say it delivered. I soon became one of the people “enchanted” by the show.

Story: 9/10
Once upon a read more
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Jan 11, 2014
Takkyon
WARNING: I might accidentally say a couple minor spoilers so read at your own risk.

I am fairly new to sports anime, and the only sports series I have seen before this is Major. While many people have not seen or heard of Major since it is slightly underrated, I still might use a couple comparisons to help get my point across. Going into Kuroko no Basket I had pretty high expectations because of the ratings, but I was fairly disappointed for certain reasons I have yet to explain.

Story: 7

The story itself is nothing unheard of, having players want to become the best in the world, read more
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Recommendations

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!
An unlikely duo trying to do their best in order to overcome their weaknesses and bring out the best in their teams. Both shows have a similar cast which share various humorous conversations. Either through hard work and practice or with talent, the characters are overcoming their obstacles one by one in order to achieve their dreams. That, of course, doesn't mean there aren't any bumps in the road. Haikyuu!! focuses more on the real aspects of sports, while Kuroko no Basket focuses on the suspenseful, which makes it seem over the top quite a few times.

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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