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Kuroko no Basket (Manga)

Kuroko no Basket

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Synonyms: Kuroko no Basuke, The Basketball Which Kuroko Plays
Japanese: 黒子のバスケ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 30
Chapters: 276
Status: Publishing
Published: Dec 8, 2008 to Sep 1, 2014
Authors: Fujimaki, Tadatoshi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)


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Ranked: #1302
Popularity: #58
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Teikou Middle School basketball club: an incredibly strong team with over one hundred members and three consecutive championship wins. Amongst their brilliant record, was a generation of five prodigies known as the "Generation of Miracles." However, there was a strange rumor concerning the Generation of Miracles about one more player recognized by the five prodigies... a phantom sixth man.

When Kagami Taiga joins Seirin High School's basketball team, he meets Kuroko Tetsuya, a horrendously bad player. Kagami is shocked to find out that Kuroko is the rumored sixth man of the Generation of Miracles. Not only is Kuroko terrible at everything from dribbling to shooting, he lacks so much presence on the court that at times people even forget he's playing. But during games Kuroko uses that lack of presence to his advantage, specializing in passing the ball to stronger players. In order to become the best player in Japan, Kagami agrees to team up with Kuroko to defeat the other members of the Generation of Miracles. (Source: Crunchyroll)

Note: Chapter count includes Chapter 62.5 "Tip Off."

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Side story: Kuroko no Basket: Replace
Adaptation: Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season, Kuroko no Basket, Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season, Kuroko no Basket: Tip Off, Kuroko no Basket: Baka ja Kattenai no yo!


Kagami, Taiga
Kuroko, Tetsuya
Aida, Riko
Aida, Kagetora
Akashi, Seijuro
Aomine, Daiki
Araki, Masako

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Mar 6, 2012
Story: Kuroko no Basuke (Kuroko's Basketball) to sum it up without spoilers is a basketball manga about a boy named Kuroko Tetsuya wanting to show people, the "Generations of Miracles" (a group of Kuroko's previous team-mates) in particular his way of basketball, hence the title Kuroko no Basuke. Reading into it you'll discover how deep the plot gets as you go along introducing new characters and threats to Kuroko's basketball team Seirin, the deuteragonist: Kagami Taiga is "the light that illuminates Kuroko" meaning he is the person who Kuroko practises with and makes plays with. Kagami himself wants to defeat every single player of the read more
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Oct 25, 2012
Note: Some minor spoilers. Beware.

The summary on MAL is a little confusing so I'll try my best to make a more coherent one.

In middle school, there was a certain basketball team whose players had immense talent. This caused them to be dubbed the "Generation of Miracles". After finishing middle school, they all went their seperate ways but talk remained of a mystery 'phantom player', their 6th man.
The story starts with Kagami Taiga, a returning student joining the Seirin high school basketball team. Another person who joins is Tetsuya Kuroko. He's weak, can't shoot and has no presence on the court but herein lies his read more
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High school team sport mangas.
Not only do the two main characters have a similar relationship, there are many similarities to be seen in side characters too (e.g. the split personality captain, kind giant, popular-with-the-ladies rival...).
Apart from that they have the same atmosphere to them and recurring themes i.e. improving teamwork, meeting opponents that used to be teammates in middle school...
Both series share a unique shounen-ish take on their respective sport.

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