Kuroko no Basket


Kuroko's Basketball

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Alternative Titles

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

Statistics

Score: 8.061 (scored by 710958710,958 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5482
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #116
Members: 1,202,455
Favorites: 21,136

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Synopsis

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]

Background

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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1: "Can Do" by GRANRODEO  (eps 1-13)
2: "RIMFIRE" by GRANRODEO  (eps 14-25)
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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)




Reviews

Apr 1, 2023
Kuroko's basket is an anime I wish I can watch over and over again and never get sick of. This anime focuses on the relationships, teamwork, victories, and losses of every character on every team. Friends to teammates to enemies to friends again. This focused on the main specific characters but still brought in the stories and opinions of everybody else. The outside relationships and friendships really brought this together for me and I cried every time I saw the Friendship evolve. Each character has their own individual story that was brought into the anime to create the storyline, and it all centers around basketball. ...
Sep 6, 2023
Mixed Feelings
To be straight to the point, I think KNB's biggest faults are its characters and their developments and story pacing.

Characters + Developments:
This part is very crucial in any story for viewers to develop a connection with the characters, and this is something KNB failed at doing. This is also prolly why the fandom is dead. The characters may seem interesting at first glance, but when you dig deeper you realize that there isn't much depth in them. Such as the goals of Kuroko and Kagami, their goals were very generic and just very plain, and even throughout their journey to accomplish that goal, I couldn't ...
May 6, 2023
FunnyFunny
Kuroko is supposed to be a sports anime, but it isn't even about the sport. Despite there being basketball games that take place, there is no real portrayal of basketball to be found. It is just a generic rule of cool anime that happens to involve basketball. The concept of superpowers in sports completely takes the point away from the sport in the first place. It makes the side characters irrelevant, and it completely destroys the foundation of the sport. Instead of placing the focus on the intricacies of the sport, we are focused on random superpowers. The characters are bland and uninteresting, and there ...

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