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Kuroko no Basket

Alternative Titles

English: Kuroko's Basketball
Synonyms: Kuroko no Basuke, KuroBas
Japanese: 黒子のバスケ


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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.371 (scored by 289,391 users)
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Ranked: #1842
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Popularity: #85
Members: 485,882
Favorites: 15,395


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. 
report Recommended by Glamrgrl104
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 main characters that  read more 
report Recommended by EtnaEraclea
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 anime, while Kuroko no Basket has a very original  read more 
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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 a chance to see, they have some  read more 
report Recommended by EtnaEraclea
In both series, there's a very competitive atmosphere among teams involving basketball. They take place at a school life setting and many of the players in the series makes their own spotlights. Both series features comedy, drama, and some strategies among team mates to achieve success. The teams follow their dreams as well and hope to make them come true. Both series' coaches also have similar personalities of being strict but also caring towards her teammates. 
report Recommended by Stark700
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. 
report Recommended by Leyto
In terms of excitement, these anime are top notch. Both manage to keep you on the edge of your seat with interesting games and plenty of suspense. Each has a cast of interesting and diverse characters that interact with each other beautifully. There's also a decent amount of humor that lightens up each show while they compete against seemingly unbeatable teams. Their art styles both make the action seem more pleasing and impressive to view. Lastly, they are (in my opinion) two of the best sports anime there are, with the only occupying the same top tier as them being Hajime no Ippo. If you  read more 
report Recommended by MrPositron
Besides the obvious sport difference, both have perceptively weak but strongly skilled main characters (Kuroko and Mihashi), both have female managers(Aida & Momoe), teammates that aspire to be the best in Japan, and a lot of comedic moments! 
report Recommended by IchiroEX
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. 
report Recommended by Allice84
Both are epic shows about sports that have determination and maturing as major themes along with comic relief.  
report Recommended by Nymphetamine2791
Both are incredibly interesting sports anime where an physically "weak" protagonist uses unusual sports techniques to advance in their respective sports. One Outs being Baseball, Kuroko No Basket being Basketball. Both deal with various different teams and switches character perspectives quite often. 
report Recommended by FordFocus96
Both anime deals with sports and relationships between members-friendship.Also,they both let us learn more about each individual character and these anime have their own sense of humor. 
report Recommended by blueunicorns
Both of these shows are sport animes. In both shows, there are characters who are underestimated at first, but show extreme skill later as they develop. Also, both series include tense sport scenes with shots/goals. 
report Recommended by gigglingidiot
it has both sports, shounen, school, and comedy genre in the story 
report Recommended by mshitsugaya10
These are sports Anime that aired around the same time. They have each a realistic style that are different from each other. The characters are also quirky.  
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Bleach and Kuroko no Basuke have a lot of similarities, even thought they pretty different in concept. Both of them have some sort of supernatural elements, every character have his own uniqe ability and it all filled with similar type of humor. Some characters personalities and even their design sometimes looks really alike. Both features bishonens, so if you watch it solely for pretty boys, you won't be disapointed. 
report Recommended by NoBleachNoLife
-Both animes are about getting better at their games aiming to keep on winning and continue to move onto bigger tournaments to aim higher -Both have really potential leads 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
Both animes have basketball centered and have got characters with intense will to play/win. The biggest difference is probably that Ro-Kyu-Bu! has 'young' girls as main characters, whereas Kuroko no Basuke has mostly high school guys as main characters. Both have outstanding art! 
report Recommended by soranotori
- Popular Shounen animes - Kuroko and Takumi have similar personalities in that they are really blank and deadpan most of the time. They don't show strong emotions and generally act spacey despite being the protagonists. - Focus is on the action, so you get plenty of court time in KnB and plenty of street time in Initial D. - Little character development yet they have many solid flat characters that are still able to contribute and further the story. - Badly written female characters that will make many women cringe. - Good clean fun between competitors. Even though there is a lot of smack talking  read more 
report Recommended by PeachYogurt31
They're both about basketball. Also Kuroko and Hideyoshi look like eachother. The art in Kuroko no Basket is better in my opinion. 
report Recommended by Digikawaii
Kuroko no Basket and Days have similar MCs -love the sport -want to be better -start off bad -train to improve They are both centered around team sports, one is about basketball while the other is about soccer. Teamwork is important and the teams are strong in both animes. While the MCs in Kuroko no Basket had a different and specific goal, the two shows are very similar to each other in their essence and atmosphere. They are both sports anime with comedy, maybe more so in Kuroko no Basket. 
report Recommended by mochixchan
They're quite similar because of the atmosphere it's giving, calm, friendly and sometimes tense. It has -Sports of course but Basketball -Comedy and puns, different character personality -There's also challenges they have to face, it does not focus entirely on being an overpowered team -Main character is also small c;  
report Recommended by Jasteraz
Sport,bishounen guy,friendship and victory are center of both anime. 
report Recommended by santicres
If you like anime about basketball than you'll defenetelly like Kuroko no Basket. It's one of the highest scoring anime shows about sport and has an enormous army of fans all around the world. 
report Recommended by susan00
Both sports oriented anime, which starts with a character having to overcome something. Both are great animes and staples of the sports genre 
report Recommended by Iammalnor
KnB may not fight monsters or demons, but they do have the friendship that I saw here. Tatsuma Hiyuu and Kyouichi Horaiji have the same 'relationship' as Tetsuya Kuroko and Taiga Kagami. Kuroko and Hiyuu act a lot like each other but still, they carry a deep secret. 
report Recommended by Naru-Ghost
One is about Basket and with Boys and the other one is with Girls and about Table Tenis, both series focuses mostly on the two main characters in each show which makes eachother stronger and better as they get to know and play alongside one another. if you like one you will most likely like the other and it will surely get you pumped and get your heart racing! 
report Recommended by Azukio-kun
Similarities: •Both male main characters share a similar friendship (and goal), which is to make the other one better than the rest by assisting him along the way. (Sorta gives some boy-love feeling unfortunately) •Theres some character development (main characters improve over time). •The main characters also have signature moves. •Both are very long series (Kuroko No Basket has 3 seasons - 75 episodes while the Magi series has 2 seasons - 50 episodes. Bonus, there is an upcoming side story for the Magi series). (•Both are great shows, I highly recommend it in my opinion.) Differences: •The MAJOR differences about these two anime is that one is mainly about  read more 
report Recommended by RFernandez23
Sports anime that focus on what skill each player can bring to the sport and the overall team play. As well as the character layout being very similar, both have a tall character and a short character, with the tall one having experience and talent in the sport and the short character having little or hidden talent that develops through the story. Both anime focus on the two player team play with the deutagonists. 
report Recommended by symbiotic
Both are sport anime/manga series from Weekly Shonen Jump, with a bit unlogic skills and movement but because of that unlogic things, we enjoyed them 
report Recommended by ade-pewe
although these to series seem very different at first glance: one of them is a sports anime whilst the other is action but i found that a lot of the elements that i enjoyed in kuroko no basket can be found in assassination classroom: - both series don't dwell too much on the logic of whatever is going on in the series. if youve seen either one of the shows you will know that some of the occurances in the series are so absurd and illogical which is what, in my opinion, made them feel so lighthearted and fun - the characters in both series are very  read more 
report Recommended by theyrealltaken
While both are completely different shows, both are character driven shows, and there are technically super powers used by characters in both shows (this is obvious in HxH, and the abilities some players in KnB have kind of count as super powers). Plus, both have really intense fight scenes (Basketball games in KnB's case). 
report Recommended by RoarkTenjouin
These 2 animes are so much alike. The main character got the same aura as well as their awkwardness. The background of both of them are kind of similar, but at the same time differs at some factors being for example, they are both different sports.  
report Recommended by Slothiee
For any fans of not just sports, but sports fans that can also understand the inside jokes, the mechanics of how fantastical the sport is, and to have fun with the main characters' sway of thinking. 
report Recommended by albertbrown
On the surface, it might seem absurd to put an adventure/fantasy and a sports anime in one "basket" but if one looks beyond the two utterly different genres, similarities can be found. Firstly, one of the main themes in both cases is teamwork. May it be a dungeon boss fight or a basketball cup showdown, one can't win solo, team/party connection-collaboration is a core requirement in order to achieve the goal. What is mostly similar though it's the fact that victory is certainly not a random fact based on luck or the outcome of the actions of one OP MC. What both shows emphasize is  read more 
report Recommended by drwatchon
Different lol but same at the same time lol 
report Recommended by Damnnnnnnsonnn
The main character of both shows have a lack of presence and tend to be underestimated by their "enemies" and sometimes by their allies as well they also have very similar personalities. This shows are action packed but also have comedy which makes a perfect balance. 
report Recommended by Aura_Mirai
One of the mc in both are similar. They both are very passionate sport animes. 
report Recommended by Takishima_Shin
while they have their differences they both have that strive for greatness quality. i really enjoyed Hikaru no Go and i think if you enjoyed it you might enjoy this as well 
report Recommended by elochnessmonster
Midorima from Kuroko no Basket and Subaru from Brothers Conflict both share the same voice actor. Ono Daisuke. Both characters from these series are basketball players. I could also mention Aomine ---> Kaname who's voice actor is Juunichi Swuabe. While one series is shounen and the other is a romance/drama/reverse harem. Both series has bishounen characters who are all talented and good looking. Simiilar voice actors can be heard from both series.  
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
Even thought both of these anime are very different, they have 1 thing in common: Basketball, If you like Kuroko no Basket it doesn't necesarry mean you'll like Basquash however if you like basketball do give it a try, visa versa as well. 
report Recommended by Lyfa
Both have a small thin guy hanging out with a big tough guy ! and they are both airing spring 2012 ! 
report Recommended by Startronica
From the first sight these two anime don't have a lot in common, but the feeling that you get, while you watch them, is pretty much the same - you are totally emotionally involved in the action and become absorbed in the plot. Both anime have very strong colorful set of the main characters, with the relationship of rivalry between them. But despite of this rivalry between each other all of them are obsessed with the idea that at the same time unites them - either basketball or protecting the city. There are also some developing “electric” relationships between 2 main characters, who have strong views,  read more 
report Recommended by aaa22
Both of these Anime are sports Anime. The main character is a team member who isn't as good as the others and can be considered the lowest ranked player. However, each brings to the playing field/court something that only they can bring forward. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both are about basketball, I'll/CKBC as an OVA is mostly great visuals but it is about friendship and rivalry too. 
report Recommended by Kythwena
They are both interesting Shonen Jump series. Even though Reborn is a battle shonen and Kuroko no Basuke is sports, they give a similar feeling. In both there is a team of main characters, each of them is represented by a colour of the rainbow. And each character is unique and loveable. 
report Recommended by Narushisto
It happens late in Durarara, revealed in Ketsu, while happens early in Kuroko no Basket, but in both the anime this season here, the main characters learn their limitations. In Kuroko, Kagami learns his limitation when his muscle strain limit how much he can do a power jump, and Midorima learns his limitation when even his 100% accurate shot could be stopped. In Durarara, Izaya realizes his limitation, that Shizuo is a monster and can't be stopped so he chooses to leave town injured, (that was a really heart memorable scene!) Mikado also finally realizes his limitation that he shouldn't be taking everything on himself,  read more 
report Recommended by Gaiking
I know what you guys are thinking... "Wtf!?" but there are some very good similarities such as the super feats used in KnB. Final Flash Pass, Instant Transmission Drive, Spirit Bomb Jam. These are the sort of techniques that break the scouters and create epic moments over 9000! The Zone is similar to Kaio-ken. 
report Recommended by papsoshea
Change basketball matches into arena fights and add a bit romance and drama= Gakusen Toshi no Asterisk 
report Recommended by Ryuu2511
Both shows are featuring the characters playing basketball, but not the usual basketball, since their characters have their own kind of "super abilities". In both shows the characters have to face their past and inner-self issues in order to grow, move forward and also to understand and face their opponents in basketball. Both have funny, sad, and touching moments. Both have colorful, neat, and decent arts. If in Kuroko the players are boys, in Hana the players are girls. Both shows are still highly recommended if you're new for basketball stuffs and only want to watch for character developments. 
report Recommended by toumei_
Almost similar show, but a bit more realistic. Inazuma Eleven include sci-fi superhuman feats, which makes it interesting. Whereas Kuroko's Basketball has great character development with awesome basketball games. To be honest, after watching Kuroko's basketball, I started playing basketball. 
report Recommended by Vega004
they are both on sports, they have hints of romance, they both have struggles and they will both make you want more. the time will pass so fast that you'll wonder where the time has gone and you'll be saying to yourself " thats it? i want more! ok on to the next episode!".  
report Recommended by krc101
Both involve basketball displaying a amazing story following their journey Both main characters are very good with hidden potential to be great Both teams in the series inspire to be the best #1 in there league Both Main protagonist show great character development 
report Recommended by Obeythealfa
You can feel similar vibes when they dance or play basketball. Their aura changes, they get into their zone or dancing highs and their performance increases big time. And both have some "bad ass" characters.  
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