English: Kuroko's Basketball 2
Synonyms: Kuroko no Basuke 2nd Season
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2013 to ?
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisThe second season of Kuroko no Basket.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Kuroko no Basket
Prequel: Kuroko no Basket
Side story: Kuroko no Basket: Mou Ikkai Yarimasen ka
Other: Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season NG-shuu
Characters & Voice Actors
Super saiyan basketball? NONSENSE
Continuing from season 1, basically a team of basketball players aiming to be the best team in Japan. It basically revolves around these two guys: Kuroko and Kagami, the invisible man and the power house respectively. Together, they decide to go up against the super elite players known as the "Generation of Miracles."
The story is a major leap from season 1. Like many big time anime shows, the story starts out fairly simple, two guys aiming for the top and beating rivals, but steadily begins to diverge into a mountain of complicated side stories, morality, and representation. The sequel focuses mainly on the background of the other players instead of just on the two main characters. A lot of sports anime try to show this idea of sportsmanship and teamwork in your face with the most cheesiest methods and lines, but with this, you never feel like pausing the show; because the lines are delivered timely and without any sort of obnoxious repetition.
Yes the abilities of the basketball players are unrealistic at times when you really think about it, but who cares. It's those things that make this show great. In all honesty, when I watched this I didn't even focus on "that's the most unrealistic BS I have ever seen," all I could think about was how awesome and energetic everything was. Cause watching this really makes you want to play basketball. What kind of show would this be if all the characters did was shoot hoops, why not add in a bunch of tricks like dunks, alley oops, ghost movements, and a hundred foot shoot. Realistic basketball, in my opinion, is boring because it' pretty basic with simple passes and shots. The thing about this anime is that they make it so flashy that you never get tired of the antics. So far, the series has never ceased to supersede my expectations.
The series has a good pacing; about three chapters per episode, which is good for this type of anime. It always ends in these cliffhangers that make you want to rip out your hair. You can pretty much watch the episode the whole way through without wondering how long or what time it is. The episode will be over before you know it and it will be the greatest and worst moment of your day because first of all, you get a lot of progress, development from the show, second, because now you have to wait a week to see what'll happen next.
Fluid, consistent, detailed, and epic, especially during the plays. Especially the animation from the opening. The animation really gives the anime a huge boost; everything is clear and the key moments are always primarily highlighted. It has a lot of show motion stuff that adds emotion and anticipation. The animation is one of those really top quality ones that you can get from a sports anime. It's probably the best animation seen in any sports anime this past decade.
The Opening is unbelievable. It's played by GRANRODEO so there is a really nice guitar melody and a lot of dynamic and tempo changes which are easy to get stuck in your head. A lot of people will skip the openings and endings to save time, but this one is the type where you can't really resist the urge to skip. The ending is the opposite in a sense; little dynamic and tempo changes which comes off as monotonic. The OST for the most part is most prominent when there's a guitar line, but those without it feel a bit empty. During the basketball tournaments, the OSTs are most noticeable but that's mainly because of the setting and situation making you take notice to that.
Surprisingly, it would be hard to get connected to even half of the cast members in a show, but in this, it's way too easy. The main character Kuroko is one of the most relate able characters in series: a person who has no innate talent for a sport, but will continue trying anyway because they love it. He has this sort of deadpan personality, but that doesn't mean that he doesn't get development or anything. If anything, this just pushes his character to new lengths. He is one of those logical yet passionate and moral characters that hold the team together. A lot of shows will go for the energetic protagonist, but Kuroko is one of those types where his emotional strives bring the show together and its really admirable.
Next is Kagami, the energetic hot head who is just as passionate about basketball as Kuroko. In this sequel, you get a lot of background on him and his love for basketball. He's one of those characters that eagerly waits to find the best and be the best. Even though he comes off as an arrogant and cynical person off the bat, his development and true character make him a character to enjoy.
Another new one that way introduced late last season is "Iron Heart" Kiyoshi. Even so, he's not like one of those characters that comes in last minute to help the team out, but gets completely trashed by them when they don't need him anymore. If anything, he is a core player and character in the series. He's an idealistic character in every possible way; honest, passionate, and helpful. But this is what makes him the real deal and martyr type of player. He is always to true to himself and his comrades, and that easily makes him one of the most admirable characters in the series.
The other characters like the Generation of Miracles get quite a bit of development on their part. In this sequel, we are shown the forth major player, Murasakibara. Although, not much has been shown about him yet, he is a player to be reckoned with. He is a representation of those who have talent, but are completely indifferent to it. The players introduced in the first series have come a long way from who they once were. The other side players on the teams like Seiren, Yosen, Toho, and the like, really advance as supporting characters in this series. When the top players aren't there, the other players will come to the rescue and make the show and the events just as good as the GoM would. The development shown in the sequel compared to the prequel, just makes you want to reflect on yourself. Who says that change makes a character into crap?
This is a truly remarkable series. I watch it as soon as it goes out. It is that good. I personally don't care for basketball, but this series really makes you want to go out there and play a little.
What's wrong with a little lack of realism. Why drag the anime down like that. The anime is better off without that sort of stuff. Just go along with the epic passing and superman dunks. I assure you that this show will not disappoint.
Allow me to share my opinion on Kuroko's Basketball 2.
The story involves new students entering Seirin High to be a part of the basketball team. Out of these students the most important ones are Kagami Taiga & Kuroko Tetsuya.
Kuroko's Basketball 2 will show us the continuation of the long journey of Seirin High to become the top of Japan basketball.
The anime started very promising, after finishing the latest episode you want to see more and more. Unlike, most of sport-shounen series, Production I.G does know how to awake viewer’s interest in anime.
The Animation is very interesting to look at; it is very bright and elaborate. Every little detail is amazingly beautiful and well-designed.
The characters are all well done...
All characters are unique and have several dimensions.
The struggles the players are forced to deal with as a team and individually really add a ton of depth to the series and it really makes the anime interesting to watch.
I am a big hater of sport-shounen. I don’t know why, but I like this series. Hope, they will not ruin the ending.
Kuroko Basketball is a great anime with strong Sports elements that vividly captures the spirit of basketball. Highly recommended for all fans of sport genre. read more
Both series is about sports (Free is swimming, knb is basketball)
and both has this group of guys, and some rivilary going on between them.
KnB is definetly more into the shounen-genre where Free! is more of a fanservice anime, but if you liked Free! you'll probably like Kuroko no basket as well!
Well everyone know that Free! is same as kuroko no basket. Both of them are Bishounen anime, which carry hot guys with them. It's sport anime as well which the main character wanna be the first!
Both are shounen-sports anime about boys competing with each other, and the characters are similar, comparing how they feel.
Both follow a team with great talent but haven't really made a name for themselves in their sport. Again, for both anime, to become a powerhouse they obtain new, extremely talented people. Then they start their path to victory through a tournament where they meet all kinds of opponents. These include past friends, talented but lazy geniuses, and many others.
Opening Theme#1: "The Other self" by GRANRODEO (eps 1-13)
#2: "Hengen Jizai no Magical Star (変幻自在のマジカルスター)" by GRANRODEO (eps 14-)
Ending Theme#1: "WALK" by OLDCODEX (eps 1-13)
#2: "FANTASTIC TUNE" by Kensho Ono (eps 14-)
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