Ranked #87

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
Premiered: Spring 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.531 (scored by 156,697 users)
Ranked: #872
Popularity: #86
Members: 254,650
Favorites: 11,161
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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!

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Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

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

More episodes Episodes(2/25)

Episode Title Aired
1 I Am Kuroko
Kuroko wa Boku Desu (黒子はボクです)
Apr 8, 2012
2 I Am Serious
Honki desu (本気です)
Apr 15, 2012

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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contrails
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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IciBurn
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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Furbylicious
Jun 3, 2014
“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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hrpgheaven
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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Recommendations

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. 
reportRecommended by Glamrgrl104
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. 
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