Kuroko no Basket

Kuroko's Basketball

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Synonyms: Kuroko no Basuke, KuroBas, The Basketball Which Kuroko Plays
Japanese: 黒子のバスケ
English: Kuroko's Basketball
German: Kuroko’s Basketball
French: Kuroko's Basket
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2012 to Sep 22, 2012
Premiered: Spring 2012
Broadcast: Sundays at 01:58 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Genre: SportsSports
Themes: SchoolSchool, Team SportsTeam Sports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.061 (scored by 692348692,348 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5132
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #115
Members: 1,171,405
Favorites: 20,878

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For the last three years, Teikou Middle School has dominated the national basketball scene with its legendary lineup: the "Generation of Miracles." It consisted of five prodigies who excelled at the sport, but a "Phantom Sixth Man" lurked in the shadows and helped earn the team their revered status. Eventually, their monstrous growth jaded them from the sport they loved and made them go their separate ways in high school.

In search of new members, the Seirin High School basketball team recruits Taiga Kagami and Tetsuya Kuroko, two freshmen who seem to have significant differences in abilities. Having returned recently from America, Kagami has both a natural aptitude and relentless love for the sport. Meanwhile, Kuroko lacks presence and exhibits no outstanding athletic talent. However, it is later revealed that he is Teikou's Phantom Sixth Man—the player once part of the Generation of Miracles.

Kuroko wants to prove to the Seirin team that he is strong in his own way. Seeing his conviction, Kagami forms a dynamic partnership with Kuroko, the latter promising to support Kagami's "light" as his "shadow." Alongside their new Seirin teammates, they aim to conquer the upcoming Interhigh championship, but the reappearance of Kuroko's former teammates complicates their plan.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Kuroko no Basket also has a series of light novels, audio CDs, and several games for the Nintendo 3DS. Kuroko also appears in the crossover fighting game J-Stars Victory VS.

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Opening Theme

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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)


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 ...
Dec 2, 2012
Mixed Feelings
Y'know, for a show which was pretty retarded a lot of times, it wasn't too bad. Now you may be thinking "he didn't give it a 10, what does this man know of this show's greatness". Well, let me explain what it did right and wrong. But first an explanation of the story.

The anime starts off by explaining that a team of 6 players were the legendary super saiyans that had the ability to slap their "special" (special is the keyword here folks) golden cocks in the faces of their opponents. Now let me translate, a middle school team dominated their league and their ...
Aug 15, 2017
I dont like sports but my friends told me watching a sport anime would be different. They were wrong. i did not find anything good about this anime

It's about a two guys that wants to become the best in basketball. they also have superpowers, so instead of saving the world and using there powers for good like The Avengers. They just want to become good basketball players. if you had powers like this you would become a basket player? no you wouldn't and that is one of the reasons this anime sucked.

Also the Generation of miracles splitting up is shit, if you had a ...

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