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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: 8.581 (scored by 110817 users)
Ranked: #802
Popularity: #98
Members: 180,652
Favorites: 8,373
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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!

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 Katenai 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
Aida, Riko
Aida, Riko
Saito, Chiwa
Saito, Chiwa
Nonnenmacher, Marie
Nonnenmacher, Marie


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

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Apr 20, 2015
A review for Kuroko no Basket

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

Kuroko, now a first year high school student starts at 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 teammates which are all split up among schools around the area. Reason why, is because Kuroko thinks they no longer know what it is to play basketball as a read more
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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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Jun 9, 2014
Let me start by telling you that I'm 29 years old, and when I was 6 years old, I fell in love with an anime called Captain Tsubasa, not only because I am Portuguese and we generally love football, but because when you're at that age, everything is magical, you want to do the shots they do, you want to be Tsubasa Ozora on the field.

I've seen many sports anime after it, and none were good enough to create the impact that Captain Tsubasa caused on me, there were a few that I loved such as Miracle Giants Dome-Kun! and Ganbare! Kickers, but Captain Tsubasa read more
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Jan 27, 2015
After being told over and over again by a fried that i needed to watch this show i finally caved in, and gave it a shot. I was pleasantly surprised by the show and enjoyed watching it from start to finish. Everything about the show was done very well. As someone who as played basketball up the varsity level it was pretty funny to see all of the classic stereotypes make an appearance in the show.

*if you don't want a summary of the show skip the first paragraph

Just a short summary before we start, Kuroko no Basket follows the story of a High school read more
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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.
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!! ♥
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 a chance to see, they have some important points in common!
If you liked one of those, give a try to the another as well! It will worth it!
Highly recommended both, they are great series.
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.
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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.

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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