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.
An unlikely duo trying to do their best in order to overcome their weaknesses and bring out the best in their teams. Both shows have a similar cast which share various humorous conversations. Either through hard work and practice or with talent, the characters are overcoming their obstacles one by one in order to achieve their dreams. That, of course, doesn't mean there aren't any bumps in the road. Haikyuu!! focuses more on the real aspects of sports, while Kuroko no Basket focuses on the suspenseful, which makes it seem over the top quite a few times.
Same plot style, story-telling style, characters interaction style.. The two just have same style, nearly in everything.
You should enjoy the other if you enjoy the one. except you are one easy bored person. Such same style can make you boring when you watching the second.
Kuroko no Basket and Haikyuu has a similarity in two characters sharing a dream and competing to be the very best. They are both part of a team as well and goes up against powerful adversaries to prove their worth. There is decent humor coming from the character interactions and stylish plays each episode plays out. Do note though that Kuroko no Basket has more of over-the-topic antics with its gameplay. But nonetheless, I would recommend both series especially if you're a sports fan looking to see players strive to succeed and trying to make their dreams becoming a reality.
The big showdown is here !!! Haikyuu do you stand a chance against the King Kuroko? Haikyuu I'll see how you do. Though premise wise, Kuroko is already more interesting! Haikyuu, A boy that has potential "working and working" to be good at volleyball. Compared to Kuroko, where he's already strong, but facing off stronger players - Generation of Miracles. If you like to know more on this topic, I recommend to watch Digibro's related video on youtube Haikyuu vs. Kuroko no Basket!
both sports anime made by Production I.G. revolving around hand based sports with small 5-6 man teams. similar atmosphere and focus for both is on bond between 2 highschool first year MC's where one supports the other to score with their impressive jumping ability.
Kuroko no Basket and Haikyuu give a similar feeling of intensity during games, as sports anime, and have both comedy and drama. They also have a similar focus on friendship and competition between team members.
The first thing I thought of when I started watching this anime was Kuroko no Basket. In relation to Kuroko no Basket, two players with extraordinary talent need one another in order to reach their full potential. In Haikyuu!!, Kageyama and Hinata were enemies at first, but end up playing for the same team when they enter high school. Kageyama is only interested in being a setter and Hinata strongly prefers being a spiker. The two must learn to work together in order to form a perfect duo to be the team that can stay on the court the longest.
-are sports anime.
-feature two players that at first don't get along well.
-have a duo of a skilled player and one with potential to get better.
Haikyuu!! focuses more on realism than Kuroko no Basket, which utilizes more spectacle.
they are both my favorite sport anime I really think anyone
who loved knb would also love Haikyuu!! :
they both have amazing characters
they are both extremely funny
if you like the games in knb you will love them in Haikyuu!!
they make you want too see more and never get bored
their relationships is what made me love haikyuu so much as knb
Kuroko no Basket and Haikyuu!! are both sports-themed anime with a well developed, dynamic cast of main characters. The characters are portrayed with contrasting personalities which makes the show interesting as it is not overly fixated on merely the abilities of the strong players, but also how the players overcome their various challenges (regardless of height, personality, past grudges etc) to improve as a team. If you have watched either, it is highly likely that you'll enjoy the other as well.
Both made by Production I.G.
Both have two strong players join the same team.
Though both are different sports, they have the same atmosphere.
Both protagonists aim for victory and are highly motivated.
Both made by Production I.G, both have two strong players join the same team, though both are different sports, they have the same atmosphere and both protagonists aim for victory and are highly motivated.
The story lines themselves are totally different, but if you enjoy sports anime or liked Kuroko no Basket, then you will definitely enjoy Haikyuu. Both have really strong and likeable characters then have a 'never give up' attitude and the matches themselves will leave you on the edge of your seat.
- Both are sports.
- There are mainly two main protagonists in both the anime.
- The art style of kuroko and haikyuu is kinda similar.
- the depiction of the story and character developments are similar too.
- Ther is fair amount of comedy in both of them.
They're quite similar because of its calm and friendly atmosphere.
-Sports of course but different
-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 characters on both shows are short c;
Both are sports anime and both offer an adrenaline rush while the main characters are pushing their hardest to get a win. Personally i feel Kurokos is a bit more toned down in comparison to Haikyuu but bother are excellent.
Both anime have characters who are hard working and passionate about sport. They also have one thing in common that stood out for me! Thats how each individual character is much more effective working in a team rather than facing challenges on their own. Art is quite similar in a way and If you enjoyed watching kuroko no basket, I guarantee you will love Haikyuu.
Both are sport anime. Both are the story of a team going throw competitons. They both have as main characters two guys that do not do well at the beginning. For me, both were addictive from the beginning to the end and i can´t wait for the respective sequels
Both are sports anime. Both have a protagonist, who can't play like everyone else and he is doing it just for the pure love for the sport itself. Both stuggles to find their way and are trying to be the best and to help their team as much as they can.
A short guy with exceptional skills at only one speciality (Passing or spiking) teams up with a more serious genious type who aims to be the best. These two friends later find a mediocre high school team to face some old friends from middle school as enemies in high school, while carrying that team to victory. They both have a colorful cast, exciting matches, shounen aspects and godlike sport skills that surpasses professionals.
Both anime series are thrilling sports anime with two main chars that become a duo and in both series they rely on each other alot and form special attacks thanks to the help of the other. While in Kuroko No Basuke they play basketball and in Haikyuu!! they play Volleyball. Both of them feel extremely similar.
-Both are shonen, comedy, school, sport anime
-The story is almost the same (after first season)
-While KnB finished with 3 seasons of 25 episodes each Haikyuu!!! is currently at its 2nd season which has 25 episodes, same as the first
-Both are from the same studio
Whats different? I think Haikyuu is way more realictic and has a bit more comedy while KnB is more on the flashy side with over the top dunks, etc.
Both anime are sports anime. They both have good character development and similar art style. The matches in both anime are intense and also give the watcher a sense of victory when the main characters win.
Although their plots focuse on different type of sport, they are both telling story about characters who - despite the circumstances - are proving that other people make a mistake underestimate them. In both anime are two main characters who are making together a really nice duo.
With each new episode you will find out more and more similarities. Enjoy!
Extremely similar sports shows. Kuroko is about Basketball and Haikyuu is about Volleyball. In both shows the main protagonists aim to be the very best at their sport.
They both have an unstoppable first year duo that can be compared to the best. They grow as a duo and become as strong as possible.
Haikyuu has more lighthearted comedy while Kuroko is more serious. Both have a good balance that make the shows entertaining.
Pretty much same plot, different sports. If you like one, you'll like the other.
These are sports shows and they have really similar story. Kuroko feels bit like there is supernatural element that makes it feel exaggerated and unrealistic where Haikyuu feels more probable (at least at this point, after first season).
Both of these shows have humor and they try to have emotional moments.
Both series are composed by a surprising duo that combines to become stronger and more efficient after training.
Also, the same goal (defeating other teams) is present and the characters look alike; they all have a special ability making them powerful in their own domain.
If you are looking at this recommendation, i do hope that you check out Haikyuu!!. Why? If you like sports anime, then this shouldn't disappoint you. Both anime feature a team who is aiming to be the best in their sports, but there is going to many rivals with common goals, so to be the best, they must be stronger than all of them. The characters will grow stronger as the plot follows.
It is obvious that it's two anime based on sport. Haikyuu is about volley-ball.
It's more based on true feelings that we can go through as a volleyball player, which I am and which i can definitely confirmed. I started haikyuu at first, and it gave me chills.. Really. When i ended the first season, i was so excited about the second one, that I had to calm down my restlessness. So I started KnB, and as in KnB, we go through a lot pain, struggle in every kind: about a situation, a relationship..
I was really surprised to like it as Haikyuu which the story speaks me more because of the fact that i love volley ball and that i truly know what they are talking about because I've been through it. But KnB showed me the complexity of a basket ball game.
KnB and Haikyuu share those strong feelings we can go through in sport. It's hard to stay emotionless, because it is undeniable that it is what's making us alive.
This is a sports Anime, both Anime centre around main characters trying to better themselves in their respective sports, Haikyuu!! may not have as many episodes as Kuroko no basket but the story development and animation for both are great.
At First Glance Volleyball And Basketball May Look Different But It All Comes Down To Teamplay And Both These Animes Follow That Rule.At Times They Are Very Much Alike,The Atmosphere,The Characters,The Teamwork,The Motivation
If You Liked Haikyuu Believe Me You Will Love Kuroko No Basketball.
First of all, they are both sports anime, yeah sure Kuroko No Basket is basketball and Haikyuu! is Volleyball, but these points below makes them quite similar:
- They focus mainly on two characters;
- Those two characters isn't quite happy with other at first glance;
- Both teams started as a known trash team in the beginning of it's series.
Lastly, I personally enjoy them both since they both can build suspense during a match, which also makes them similar in a good way.
Two great series and must watches.
Both main focuses are sports, Volleyball and Basketball respectively
Both have great displays of friendship, team building and great personalities developing
Both are exciting, competitive and bring GREAT sense of humor to the plate.
Haikyuu!! reminds me a lot of Kuroko no Basket in terms of humor, action level and how exciting it is to watch! The main character is funny, full of energy and doesn´t have the immediate tools to succeed at what he wants to do, this and the ever exciting oposing teams makes for an always exciting story. This Anime really pulls you in and makes you, as you should, root for the home team!! read more
Amazing & intense plots that have you vying for more! Both series are built on teamwork and the struggle of becoming the best, both main characters are underestimated by everyone whether it be height or being compared to other players. Both series involve never giving up.
I watched Haikyuu right after finishing Kuroko's Basketball, and I noticed a lot of similarities.
An easily excitable ace and a seasoned support-role player team up. They clash at first but they soon become an unstoppable duo.
The advancement of the team into various competitions - from practice matches to regional tournaments. It all happens at the same pace.
The characters, plot progression, and humour all have close similarities. If you don't want to let go of Kuroko's Basketball yet, Haikyuu is a good one to shift on to. You will most likely enjoy one if you enjoyed the other.
Both are sports anime that follow the same beats and both have a first year prodigy duo that come up with great plays to help their team. Both also have excellent animation and the direction of action shots is spectacular.
If you like sports animes and loved Haikyuu like I did, then you will love Kuroko no Basuke, I hope! They're both animes that concentrate on two characters that are parteners and work together to make their team stronger! One of the characters is little and fragile but still it's very stong, and the other is strong and has strong skills that make him a bit distant!
I won't say more, if you wanna know more, please see the anime and I hope you love it, like I did!!!!!!!!
They are both really good sports anime's, though it's volleyball and basketball both have comedy & sports.
- Dramatization makes the sports scenes more epic in both of them.
- Story revolves around 2 people ( Hinata & Kageyama/ Kuroko & Kagami )
and team work grows through out the episodes
Haikyuu is a really famous anime and all of you guys might know what it is about. Simply said: it's about Karasuno volleyball team, go on competitions, and develop their skills and friendship along the way. Characters are similar and the sense of humor is also similar. They both contain handsome guys (wink wink to the girls) and even cute/pretty managers! Season 1 is mainly about the development between the team and its members and the joining of the fellow volleyball members who quit. For me, Season 2 actually was like the "start" of the BIG competitions and the Really good ones. However, both episodes are good and I KNOW you guys will love it! It's a catch from the beginning like Kuroko no Basket! So! at least just watch one episode! (Pretty Pleaseee) You will love it! read more
After watching the 1st season of Kuroko no Basket, I can safely said that this is a very good show to watch, especially in the second half.
To an anime about sports, I'll obviously, recommend another sports anime which goes by the name of "Haikyuu!!"!
Now, in one hand, Kuroko no Basket tells the story of Kuroko, an ex-player of the "The Generation of Miracles", a team know for winning the Nacional Cup for 3 consecutive years!
Kuroko know plays in the Seirin College where he met Kagami Taiga, an American pro player who came to Japan looking for challanges! After met Kise (one of the "The Generation of Miracles") and realise that face the "The Generation of Miracles" is not that easy as Kagami thought, they both swear work in a team and defeat "The Generation of Miracles"!
On the other hand, Haikyuu tells the story of a boy named Hinata and how he was inspired by the Small Giant, a professional volleyball player, and his dream of being a great player in professional volleyball despite only have 1.60m.
After he enters in the Karasuno College he meets [again] with Kageyama, a guy that Hinata sees as a rival! But after hard work they found that they actually make a great duo and there starts an epic tale that I never thought it would be so interesting!
Despite the different premisse and sport, both of them try to accomplish their goals do to someones inspiration (Hinata --> Small Giant and Kagami --> Kuroko and "The Generation of Miracles") and both main characters work in duo because in a difficult life there are no shortcuts! read more
If you really liked Kuroko no basket, then you should watch Haikyuu!!
Both animes have two main characters who works amazingly good together, even though their didn't like each other at first, there's sport spirit and a colorful team who slowly becomes better and better at their sport.
The only big difference between these two animes is that they have more humor in Haikyuu!! and play volleyball instead of basket.
An other sport's anime but based on Volley-ball.
We find same spirit in the anime, a strong team wich begin more and more stronger.
Lots of endearing characters, all team are strong and fun but all are differents.
The main difference lies in the "attacks". They are more realistic and less "fight anime" like Kuroko.
I highly recommend if you like sport's anime.
Both are about sports in a high school setting. If you enjoyed Kuroko no Basket, you are sure to love Haikyuu!! The fact that it is about Volleyball is not a minus. You'll love volleyball after watching it.
They are similar because of the following:
-Interesting and more characters, they also have the same goal to go to nationals
-Art is precise and detailed, especially in sports scenes or part
-The soundtrack is cool
-They will make you laugh
-They portray the struggles as a player
- Both animes are focused on a pair of young freshmen who enter schools little recognized in the sport. One is talented and the other is average but has a specialty, both are helped by their veterans, seek to improve together and develop various techniques combined. Throughout the anime they face teams with talented players, make several friends and rivals.
- In Kuroko No Basket there are effects in the special techniques,Haikyuu is more natural.
Both are amazing sports anime featuring two first years who aspire to become professional sports players. The two main characters of each show all have a special ability, whether it be to jump really high or misdirection. Haikyuu and Kuroko no Basket both have 3 seasons and the most popular of all sports anime.
Haikyuu deals about reaching for the top while forming unbreakable bonds with your teammates -- which is a very similar theme in Kuroko no Basuke (and other team sports anime out there). The protagonists are both small for the sports they have chosen but to compensate with their lack of height are extraordinary athletic skills that'll serve as their team's trump card in order to win.
Aside from the similarities in the genres it was categorized under, plot and protagonists' circumstances, Haikyuu and Kuroko no Basuke have the same animation studio, Production I.G. So you can expect great animated action scenes during a match. :)
I highly recommend you watch Kuroko no Basuke if you're looking for an anime similar to Haikyuu and vice versa. It won't disappoint you, hopefully. ^^ read more
Both anime are character-driven and are obviously about sports. The main difference is that both series focus on different sports, namely basketball and volleyball. One of them is realistic but highly intense (Haikyuu) and the other is exaggerated and over-the-top in action (Kuroko no Basuke). Nevertheless, if you like either anime, then there's no doubt that you'll like the other as well.
It is similar due to the rivalry going on between high school, also the art is similar but the main common point is the main characters.
Hinata is similar to kuroko due to a physic disadvantage and also they both have their own kind of basketball/volley.
If you want a kuroko no basket as a volley version, you just found it. ;)
Sports Anime. Every one of it, different in their own way. Well, some of them. Kuroko no Basket and Haikyuu!! are some anime with a lot in common. Obviously, they support a different sport, Basket and Volley. The similarities though, with the main characters are really odd. Haikyuu's main character, Hinato Shouyo, is actually pretty similar to Kuroko no Basket's character, Kuroko Tetsuya. They may not have the same personality but they have similar actions. In KnB, Kuroko, ends up making everyone who is he playing against determined to win against them, but he also heps his own team as well. The same goes for Hinata. With his excitment and passion about Volleyball, he tends to make his opponents craving victory more, but most importanly, he makes his team stronger, just like Kuroko. However, Hinata, after he's enrolled in highschool, he meets a last year's opponent who lead his team to defeat. Kuroko, as the basketball matches continue, he meets Middle School's teamates who together they used to make the most powerful team in Japan. What's no the difference is the way those to unfortunate meetings acted towards the main character. Harsh and cold(With some exceptions, aka, Kise). Although, as time(episodes) passed those unfortunate meetings grow warmer towards the protagonists(again, except Kise. He's always warm). One last thing these two anime have in common is, rivalry between other schools. In Haikyuu it's Shiratorizawa and Aoba Johsai, and in Kuroko no Basket it's Rakuzan and Shutoku. Anyway, if you're a fan of Kuroko no Basket, then I would absoloutely recommend Haikyuu!! read more
Two teens form a unique bond by handling each others' balls.
But seriously, there are a lot of parallels between these two series. Main duo join a highschool sports team, the short one has a very specific talent that requires the tall one's exceptional skill to make full use of. The main characters have the aim of winning Nationals, however unrealistic that may be at the start of the series. Both put a lot of focus on strengthening not just individual skill but teamwork as a whole. Kuroko no Basuke is a bit more stereotypically shounen in some areas (main characters all have weird hair colors, the "special moves" seem more like magic powers rather than honed talents), but both make (well executed) use of classic sports/shounen tropes like The Power Of Friendship (tm). read more
The two mentioned anime are both of the sports genre,and have kind of a similar story line:
1:A 1st year protagonist duo.
2:The MC is basically the inferior one who rises with hard work,whereas the supporting character is a genius.
3:Both highlight importance of teamwork.
4:Centered around winning high school tournaments.
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 will aim to the first place in competitions, and as any respectable serie the main chara/s will have to face, at some point, their rival, being a "long lost friend".
Both show you the beauty of their sports to the point to let you all bumped up and make you say "let's play basket/let's go swimming!"
So yes, indeed, if you liked one of these already, you might really want to check the other, as you'll probably love it too! read more
Both series are about a group of boys trying to accomplish something sports-related. Though Free! is more slice-of-life and Kuroko no Basket is more typical shounen, they have some similarities. Both Kuroko and Haruka (the main characters) have the same "kuudere" way of interacting with people. If you enjoy the humor of Free!, the humor in KnB will surely amuse you. While Free! has a lot of fanservice, KnB has little of the sort, but if you like bishounens, both series will appeal to you!
I’m going to try to compare very much things in both shows. So maybe it’ll look like I am searching similarities too far… Anyways, sorry for my English...
Let's get started... So.
Both have (how could it be else), their main focus on sport (swimming and basketball). Even though Free! is more slice of life and KnB is more fixated on the real sport, they have very much in common. First of all they both have a nice, enjoyable art style, with characters, considered as beautiful (it's all a matter of tastes though, but I hella like all of them). Both of them tell a story about a team that’s trying to ‘achieve’ something (and let’s not forget that both teams were not really ‘spectacular’ before the main characters joined/formed the team). There’s this rivalry between old friends, that used to be in the same team together. Also, something that I noticed was the fact that they’ve ‘theme names’ (yeah, idk how to call it), what I mean is… ehm, the Free! characters all have female names(Rin, Rei, Haruka, Nagisa and Makoto) , while the generation of miracles have all color-themed names (AOmine, MIDORIma, AKAshi, KIse, MURASAKIbara and KUROko, let's not forget NIJImura and MOMOi). Both have a great voice cast imo (even though they don’t have many va’s in common, there’s Shimazaki Nobunaga and Tatsuhisa Suzuki). Oh, and there are lot’s of similiarities between certain main characters? Lot’s of people seem to compare Rin with Aomine, because they once worked together with the protagonist and are now are rivals, but I think Rin and Taiga have a lot in common as well. Both used to live in a Western, English speaking country (America and Australia), in the second season, one of their childhood friends pops randomly up (if I am right, but I might be mistaking, they even had both an injured arm, shoulder and wrist), they both seem to be rude and arrogant at first and their colorsheme is similar. For the other characters… I think you can compare the protagonists Haruka and Kuroko a lot? Because both have a calm, introvert personality, maybe even a little weird. Their voice type is the same and their expressions, such as deadpan faces are sometimes similar as well. The biggest difference between the two of them is that I have the feeling that Haru is taken too serious, by having literally almost everyone kissing his feet, while Kuroko is lot’s of times mistaken as a bad basketball player. The other main characters have less in common but I think you could compare Kise’s rather friendly personality a bit with Makoto his? Only a bit tho. And let’s say that the megane-guys are both a bit weird, haha. But still… I wouldn’t say there is a amazing similarity between those. Oh, let’s not forget there’s a stroking similarity between the High Speed (Free! novels) characters and certain KnB characters. Serizawa and Murasakibara, Ikuya and Tatsuya, Asahi and Akashi… Even their names… Just look at this piece of fanart (http://static.zerochan.net/Free%21.full.1715331.jpg ) and judge for yourself.
Oh, and both have lot’s of shippings…
I think the biggest difference between the shows is that KnB focuses way more on the sport itself and is sort of more serious. The cast is waaaay bigger then Free theirs and honestly the characters are better developed. KnB takes the time to introduce you to other characters that aren’t the main team, while Free! focuses 90% on Haruka and his relationship with the other (ex)teammembers .
I’d say, watch KnB if you’re searching for someone with a ‘deeper’ plot and if you feel like watching a 26+ episode anime. Watch Free! if you’re more looking for fanservice, a ‘lighter’ storyline and just something to relax.
I don’t think one is better then another. Some people say KnB is too slow and boring and others say Free! is too rushed. It’s all up to you. In the end opinions are different…
I preferred KnB, but as I said. That’s all a matter of taste.
Well, if you are looking for some cool guys, both Kuroko no Basket and Free! are series to check out.
In fact, both series consists of a cast of male characters that are dominant in their perspective sports. They also have rivalries with certain other characters that brings out some of the intensity of both shows. There's some fan service for the female audience. Additionally, both series also seems to have a building of friendship between certain characters. Of course though, there is that sense of rivalry that can be traced back through flashbacks that brings out some animosity. Both series also has a manager/coach who is female but also becomes involved with the teams/clubs that consists of the male dominant casts. read more
Kuroko no Basket and Free! are both shows about bishounen boys that were good friends before high school until one becomes a rival (Aomine in Kuroko no Basket and Rin in Free! ).In both shows the more quiet main characters(Kuroko and Haruka) has to defeat their rivals before they can reach their ultimate goal.Both shows also have a female coach who are just as entertaining as the male leads,show the development of their friendships and the training proses they go through before facing their rival.However Free! is a bit more on the slice of life side than Kuroko no Basket.
•Both are an anime focusing on a sport throughout the whole show. Both are shrouded with immense testosterone from all the male characters, with a few females added in to not overwhelm the show with its manliness.
•Both plots focus on the concept of rivalry from old friends they use to compete with in their sport category.
•Both anime seem entirely different with the animation and quality of the soundtracks, yet they give each anime the same type of feelings as the audience watches as the story progresses—angst, eagerness, determination, etc.
•Both are similar in the competitive-sport-rivalry sense so you might like one if you like the other.
Rin's peronallity is kinda looks like Aomine Daiki
Rin & Haruka's friendship are like Tetsuya & Daiki's friendship... so as his talent, Rin is an athlete who had been practicing since he was a kid, and Haruka is someone who don't care about but love swimming so much
those two are really similar with Kuroko & Aomine
Both about sports although KnB is way more focused on it than Free!, whose purpose is also show the relationships between the main characters and the character development. I want to highlight the fact that I'm talking solely about the anime adaptions of these two series so.
The target audience of Free! is mainly females, of course, and probably those who are fond of shipping.
In KnB's case it's a way more open one, since girls and boys could watch it and enjoy it equally. BUT If you really are a "fujoshi", believe me, there are a LOT of characters you could ship so no worries.
Anyhow, I would like to say that if you've watched Free! you probably will like KnB, but it doesn't necessarily apply the other way round.  read more
Both are extremely good sports anime, though one is swimming and the other is basketball. Both have memorable characters and awesome opening theme music. Both have memorable moments that will leave you stunned and wanting to swim and/or play basketball!
I'm sorry for making such an obvious rec. Free! = Kurobas plus water. They both have a strong, silent protagonist and a crappy sports team determined to make it to the top. Old friends become rivals whom go to elite sporting schools. The uniformity in names of team members (colors in Kuro and girly names in Free!) is also similar. And of course, the *coughs* pretty boys. The only thing is, Free! has a bit more fan service.
Both have all male main characters except for the fact that both Seirin and Iwatobi's teams are coached by a female student. The only differences are in terms of genre - that whereas Free! is more "Slice of Life" combined with sports, Kuroko no Basket is more "Shounen" combined with sports.
Both of them are very sports-centric and have many different characters (with various hair colors) that are namely, males. They both have that feel-good kind of sensation that comes along with watching teamwork, friendship, and all of that nice stuff. And they also are bother rather funny and slice-of-life themed animes, though KuroBasu is focuses a bit more on the sports (basketball).
If anything, I find KuroBasu a lot more exciting and fun to watch :)
- Some second years get together and form a club for practice.
- The club is also in a school who never did well at tournaments
- The antagonist is also talented and connected to the main character's childhood
- There's also a female coach who's talented at her work.
The plot is also rather similar: Train at a not-so-popular highschool to meet their rival from middle school at a tournament later.
All in all, it gives off the same sports-anime aura with competitive athletic spirit that gets you excited just like Free! does.
If you enjoyed sports genre type of anime then Kuroko no Basuke and Free! is for you. Both will let you experience what it's like to swim/play basketball. After watching both of these anime, you will probably think "I want to swim/play basketball. Plot-wise, both involve the main characters (Nanase Haruka and Kuroko) enjoying the sports they are in. Later on, they will overcome difficulties with their teammates. Kagami and Rin are also kind of similar. Both have red hair, are arrogant, and in love with their sport to the point that that they will do anything. Teamwork wins the game.
Both sports shows are filled to brimming with endearing, good-looking high school boys, though Free is more slice-of-life, while Kuroko is more high-energy hype. And, of course, magnificent voice acting performances by some of the best seiyuu boys in the industry today.
These anime are of the sport and bishounen genres. The characters are likable, funny, and cute in some form. Teenage boys in high school who are in a sport team compete with other schools and use teamwork. They have some girls involved who are reliable.
Both anime are sports related.
they both have a lot of match related drama and rivalry
Free has better animation but kuroko no basket has a better storyline and more suspense and detail when it comes to the sport being played
(switch the two anime around) Despite the obvious similarities of both being sports anime and have manservice, both have solid stories, that while cliché, are entertaining and great to watch. Kuroko has a more stronger cast of colourful characters and while they both have good animation, Kuroko is done by Production IG which makes the matches all the more better.
Hi, I loved both animes and I hope you love them too!
If you're a fan of handsome guys that have great bodybuilding than you will love this anime! But ATTENTION! If you like more of Romance animes I don't think you will love this anime! You may like it, but maybe you won't love it! Because Kuroko no Basket is an anime that focus on the main characters journey to become stronger, to become NUMBER ONE!
Now, please see this anime, you never know if will love or like it! If you don't think you will love, plese don't give up on seeing it, it's a great anime! It's worth seeing and I love it! I hope you love it too! read more
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 and interesting plot who makes it definitely another "must watch" between the new sports anime.
Give them a try, you'll get a taste of a very catching pace which you won't regret!
If you liked one of them, you'll most likely love the other too!! ♥ read more
Both of the anime are sports anime, which is basketball. Besides that both of the shows have the same genre and types, comedy, school, shounen and sports which is the spotlight why I made this recommendation. Both of these anime have a good characters, good story plot and interesting/worth watching. However, the only difference is that Kuroko no Basuke was a "little" impossible if you based it in some reality basketball plays while Slam Dunk can be. Both of the series should be watch if you really like a sports/comedy/shounen/school anime. Since both of this anime is worth watching and you'll not regret about those.
Both deal with Basket ball, with a likable protagonist who is both fantastic, but terrible at the sport at the same time. Many similarities can be drawn between characters, making then very well in sync
Both of the series were sports genre. Both series/anime shows a lesson about friendship and teamwork, yet they're also the same with other genre, like school and comedy.
Kuroko no Basket and Slam dunk, I also define them as a good anime since the story's very great, if you really like an anime sports, and yet the illustration of every character is good. Both of the shows are very unique and has a lesson if you watch it.
However Slam Dunk's more realistic than Kuroko no Basket.
Slam dunk and Kuroko no Basket have the same main theme: basket ball. For the ones that have watched slam dunk, kuroko no basket it's a must-watch series mainly because it shows the evolution of the sports animes and it would probably be a consolation for the ones that felt "orphans" after Slam Dunk's end, but also because it's one of the most famous series in the present as Slam Dunk were in the past.
-Both the anime are about Basketball
-Both mainly centered around 2 players
-Both extremly motivating As soon as i watched slam dunk and kuroko no basket I instantly felt like picking up my basketball and shooting hoops
-Both anime are about trying to win the championship
- both are sports genre, both are about basketball
- 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
-BOTH ARE EPIC!!!
Both are about basketball high school team and have a crazy main character. Slam Dunk is more like real basketball, but Kuroko no Basket is more like Dragon Ball with super powers lol. Both are fun to watch; I like Slam Dunk more.
Both about the sport of basketball
Slam Dunk his game style is more real than Kuroko no Basketl
The main character in slam dunk is big and strong, but has a good sense of humor.
Very different with Kuroko no Basket, his main characters are small and weak. But that's what make this anime quite unique
Both anime are highly recommended to watch
- They are both about basketball
- They both look noob in the beginning, everyone notices their strenght short after they play
< Slam dunk is more based on funny stuff
>Kuroko no basket is more based on skill diference
If you liked Kuroko no Basket, you will like Slam Dunk just as much. Slam Dunk is the ORIGINAL basketball anime, coming out long before Kuroko no Basket, dating all the way back to over 20 years ago, in 1993. Though I still enjoy Kuroko no Basket more for the sole fact that Slam Dunk never was completed, it still remains a favorite of mine.
The craze that is shown surrounding Kuroko no basket sounds very similar to what was shown surrounding slam dunk in the 90's. I live in the United States and because of this dubs are unlikely but they are worth the 101 and 62 (episodes and counting) to watch. Slam dunk is rumored to make a come back this year. Both deeply follow basketball and I honestly think Slam Dunk is better than Kuroko even after watching it second.
They basically revolve around one thing: basketball. If you like playing basketball or even just watching basketball, then this show is for you. Amazingly unrealistic skills that will put you on the edge of your seat for every episode.
Both follow the journey of their respective teams who are trying to make it to the top and become the best basketball team in japan. Discover your love or re-ignited your passion for the game through both of these shows.
They are similar because of the following:
-The teams have the goal to reach the national tournament
-Characters are lovable like Hanamichi Sakuragi
-Although the art is old since it was released on 90s but forgivable
-The soundtrack is something that will always stick in your head
-They will make you laugh
-Although it was an anime cut short before its manga ended
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 important points in common!
If you liked one of those, give a try to the another as well! It will worth it!
Highly recommended both, they are great series. read more
Both are extended shounen sports anime with a large set of unique characters. The cast, other than the sport competition premise, is really the most similar feature of these two animes because not many animes can pull of the inclusion of soo many characters each with their own set of flaws, strengths, and colour.
The protaginists are rather different though--in Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko is initially seen as talentless and weak while in Prince of Tennis, Echizen is a prodigy and spotlighted.
Both are amazing sports anime, although they do have their differences. The character personalities clearly differ. For example, the main character of "Kuroko no Basket", Kuroko presence goes unnoticed most of the time, he's polite and he doesn't have a natural talent for playing basketball. While the "Prince of Tennis" main character, Ryoma is quite hard to miss, has a natural talent for playing tennis, and is cocky, often shown by the way he taunts players with his catch phrase "mada mada dane." Although, both main characters differ, they are the same in the sense that they both have a love for the sport that they play. An obvious difference in the 2 shows is that their both playing completely different sports (one being tennis, the latter being basketball), but even though they both follow a story line consisting of 2 very different sports, both series allow for the viewer to bond with the show and come to love the sport that's being played as well. If you love predominantly sports based anime's like then you should check out these 2 anime's. read more
Both are sports anime with lots of characters that all still get good characterization.
The sense of humor in both series is quite similar too, as well as the plots and counter-plots while playing a match.
•both are of the same shounen, sports genre, but different sports altogether
•both male protagonists join a school for their favourite sport.. tennis/basketball
•both animes show the importance of friendship, rivalry, teamwork etc
•both animes sports groups/clubs, have special talents/skills/powers that make each of their individuality, making them better than others, making them elite.
•both anime plots are roughly the same, both male protagonists want to be the best at what sport they play, and both animes are surrounded by a full comedic cast of supporting characters
•if you liked one you will probably like the other in terms of sports and special moves/skills and winning to be the best.
PoT is basically KnB's Generation of Miracles playing for one team. Both are team-orientated sports anime, with lots of humour, matches, team bonding moments and more. They go hand in hand, so if you like one, you'll like the other. They both have superpower sports, although PoT way more than KnB.
Inui = Midorima
Tezuka = Akashi
Ryoma = Kuroko
Momoshiro = Kagami
Eiji = Kise
Oishi = Teppei
Atobe = Aomine (same VA)
Akutsu = Murasakibara
Mizuki = Makoto
Amane = Izuki
Taka = Hayakawa
- well, its about SPORTS!!
- ones about tennis, anothers about basketball
- its ur shounen sportanime, so of course there are unrealistic moves, like the vanishing drive(kuroko no basket) and Cyclone smash(prince of tennis)
-Main characters are OP, completely overpowered
- Main characters vow to defeat certain sum1 or pplz,
- part of the school club of the sport, along with the rest of the team, the 2 schools aim to win at the national tournament or winter cup and fight against other strong schools
both are pretty instense,while also both have super powers/Exaggerated Attacks but in a good way.both main characters are short,both Main characters play for their school of choice regardless of stronger schools.both main characters strive to win the biggest title.
- all boys players and female coach
- there are practice program, tournament, teamwork, friendship
- Kuroko have more plot other than winning the tournament
- POT focus a lot more on each characters' technique and development
- POT have a lot of episodes, so they mixed of practice at the court, setup summer camp, and after school activities instead of purely focus on practice and tournament.
Underdogs challenging other high school sports teams to become nr. 1. They have individual "special moves" used in the games. These special moves, their tricks, is used to make the games interesting and stylish. The main character of both animes hides themselves while playing their sport and are seen as small, timid and weak.
Both published from weekly shonen jump, and get animated by Production IG, also have sport theme even though Eyeshield21 is american football and kuroko no basket is basketball of course,the tension and comedy on par level
The two involve sports, eyeshield 21 american football while kuroko no bascket bascketball, and the two of them include a main character who normally would suck at sports but they have this inner talent that goes evolving through the anime. If you liked one you would definitely like the other.
Very shounen type of show. The progress of the team from being average to becoming the best! Serious and funny with lovable characters.
Eyeshield 21 was my first anime to ever watch and finish, so all sports anime I have been comparing it to Eyeshield.
What do you get when you mix a bunch of oddballs, superhuman abilities, and sports? Your typical shounen/sports series that's what! So how do these two differ from that? Well, not that much really but that's probably why they are so similar. While the sports themselves are different the way the team and the individual players play follow similar styles. "If they score then we'll just score 10x more!" are their team mottoes as they both play as offensive, high scoring teams. The protagonists Kuroko/Sena are pretty much the same character as their weak appearance and unique ability make them both the underdog and star player.This leads to games that are interesting as well as exciting due to it becoming a David vs Goliath scenario. read more
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 like one, you'll most likely enjoy the other. read more
They both have great characters with the same passion for their respective sports, although Kagami is more similar to the main character in Diamond no Ace than in Kuroko. So they have a similar feel to them in terms of characters... somewhat (though none can match up to GOM, Seirin, or BaKagami). My first recommendation but I think it'll work!
Although one's about baseball and the other basketball, they both contain the same excitement and adrenaline that you can't get anywhere else.
When watching both shows, you can feel the love and passion for the sport coming from the characters as it slowly rubs off on you.
The production company is the same (Production IG), so you can expect high quality animation from both.
If you enjoyed one, you'll probably enjoy the other
Diamond no ace is a fantastic anime. In comparison to kuroko no Baske it has the same competitive feel of wanting to surpass your rivals and learning from the past mistakes. It also has that alluring suspense of when you don't know what's going to happen next or if they'll beat the opposing teams.
Both are sports anime, and both mc strives to make their team the best, although at the course of doing so, they will compete with rivals who are doing the same thing. Both are pretty fast paced, although I would say KnB is more fast paced. They have similar type of comedy and also have the same producer.
*Both are animated by the same studio.
* Both are sport / shouen series
* Both have a great way of develloping their characters
* Both stories are focused on a particuliar high school team and togheter they try to win a tournament.
* Both have great and immersive soundtracks.
* Both are recent anime ====> knb ( 2012) dna(2013) and still on -going .
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.
Stating the obvious first, both are about basketball. In this regard both deal with the theme of basketball played for fun opposed to the sole purpose of basketball being to win. Aikawa (of Dear Boys) and Kuroko (of KnB) are both characters that come from a school renowned for its basketball team and both essentially "abandon" their old teams to start anew in order to play competitive basketball which is also fun. Ignoring the stark personality differences between Aikawa and Kuroko, they're in similar positions that make them the same. They both are well respected by their former teammates and considered something similar to childhood friends who've seen different sides to them that their current teams haven't seen. Both are also set up to face their former teammates in order to succeed in their goals.
While the art of Dear Boys can't even compare to KnB's (considering it's an older anime) it's still enjoyable to watch and worth giving a chance.  read more
They're both about ball
Both series has a Main Character that was in the best team in HS Ball but play in a different teams from their teammates
Both play games and "does something in the end"
Both are both sports anime, so they go play, camp, and all that :P
But unlike Kuroko no Basket, Dear Boys isn't going to have a 2nd Season
If you're looking for a sports anime with awesome moves and extraordinary shots then this will fit your criteria.
Both animes are all about basketball.
Both contains awesome moves however dear boys is more oriented in a realistic way while kuroko is unattainable.
Both have comedy while dear boys has a little bit of romance in it
While kuroko contains the generation 6, dear boys contain the only "5 man team" with no subs all the way to the finals
All in All this is a great anime to watch especially if you're a fan of basketball or any kind of sports
- Both center around a player with a famous background in Basketball
(Albeit in Kuroko's case his isn't known, it's more a myth)
- High School Basketball
- The team are motivated by the arrival of the newest player(s)
- Teamwork ^^ (slowly forming)
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!
Kuroko's Basketball and Big Windup are similar, not because of the sports they each portray but that each series has a pair of boys that team work is revolved around. In Kuroko's Basketball, the pair is Kuroko and Kagami and in Big Windup (baseball) it is Abe (Catcher) and Mihashi (Pitcher). Both Mihashi and Kuroko have similar personalities where they are not very confident in their skills at first but their dominant partners(kagami/abe) bring out their qualities for the good of the team and sports in general.
If you like one, im positive you'd like the other as they are both brilliant! XD
After falling out with his middle school team, the protagonist enters high school hoping for a fresh start. Physically weak, and not all that valuable as a player individually, he's gifted when it comes to the technical aspects of the sport, and functions best when conspiring with another player to bring out the best in each other.
They both have a protagonist who seems weak, but in fact has an exceptional abilities. Both of these anime focus on the strategy to win by analyzing opponents and finding their weak points. Also in both cases there is a team that is considered weak and often underestimated, but they manage to overcome many of the obstacles thanks to strategy and hard work. The relationship between the two main characters is also similar - one of them helps the other one to become the best, but they soon realize that they need to be independent in order to overcome their limitations. Both Kuroko no Basket and Ookiku Furikabutte share a message that you shouldn't give up just because the opponent seems much stronger, because you never know whether or not you're going to win unless you try. read more
both are sports anime and both of their main characters seem average but in reality have a special trick that make them vital parts of their sports team. They also have a certain feel to them when they win or lose. they didnt portray most of the teams as evil or anything, just another team trying their best.
Both series is about sports (one is baseball the other is basketball)
Both series involves 2 main characters.
Both series have one main character help the other become better
The series main protagonist comes from another school sports team that ended on a bad note.
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.
Even though one anime is about bicycling and the other one about basketball it does have some similarities.
• In both series:
- Main character seems weak at first.
- Some of the first years are strong and there are some admirable senpai's.
- There are other teams which stories are also shown in the anime. The teams already know each other and have competed before, they also come to research each other before the game/race.
Why chose between battle shounen and sport when you can have both?
Lazer vision, speeding blur effects, OP power-ups, shouting out attack names, and a very generous dose of nakama power. Kuroko no Basket has slightly higher production value, but Yowamushi Pedal makes up for what it lacks with truly outrageous/outstanding attack sequences. There is drama, there is laughter, and there is plenty of intense sweaty stare-downs accentuated by zoom effects.
Both animes is just the best of the Sport genre, you will get the highest possible excitement in every battle or game, everything from the characters to the OST will give you the maximum adrenaline that will make you glued to the screen.
Both revolve around characters whose true abilities are underestimated at first. They are typically the underdog and through perseverance and courage face their opponents.
Both are in the sports anime selection.
Both have the characters gain powerups in order to deal with tougher opponents.
Both have shreds of humor interlaced with the tension of challenges.
Both MCs are small with large friends.
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.
Sports! Strategy! Sadistic, intelligent characters!
Although One Outs doesn't have the same variety of hair colour and good-looking bishies as Kuroko no Basket, it does have strategy; a great big helping of it. If you enjoyed the strategy employed in Kuroko, you will find your senses tingling in the first few episodes of One Outs, and it only gets better. Both utilise the strategies at their disposal with incredible brilliance as the situation progresses, making for an exciting show every time.
Both are fantastic sports anime that focus not only on the sport but on the individual characters and their journey on perfecting the way they play and inventing new strategies. Chihayafuru and Kuroko No Basuke have such detailed characters that have weaknesses and strengths that affect their play in heavy ways.
Both series include strong opponents and the connection between characters that simply make you want to cuddle up in a ball and cry yourself to sleep because it touches your heart.
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.
This is my first recommendation, so I apologize ahead for not going much into detail or for any failures in my English.
Both are anime about sports, even though one is about football instead of basketball. In both of them you have a very peculiar and funny main character (Kuroko & Tatsumi), while exploring very well the difficulties of a rather mediocre team to stand up against all the other "sharks in their tank", trying to become the best in Japan. However, the thing that stood out the most for me and that really brings this two anime closer to each other is the spotlight that many of the supporting characters receive in them, despite their differences in roles and personalities. Each of the players get his space and highlights as both anime go on, delivering all the desired aspects of a team environment and giving the feeling of proximity with its viewers. Even though Giant Killing is not as captivating as Kuroko no Basket in regards to story depth, it compensates with awesome graphics and non-stop action. read more
Both have a team that is doing poorly recruit someone new (2 people in KnB's case) to help turn things around for their respective sports, and both have great animation.
However, aside from the obvious difference of what sport each anime is about, KnB is a high-school sports anime, whereas Giant Killing is set at a professional level.
Sports and team spirit are serious business in both series. The artwork is similar as well, as is the sense of humor in both series.
There are so many characters that there are bound to be a few that you'll like.
If you love sports, then these 2 anime are for you. These 2 anime are action packed anime except that there different sports, in both anime you see the main character struggling to reach his goal its quite the thriller!
Although both series presents different set of sports, they have a lot of similarities hence this recommendation.
*Both series has the sports theme that takes place at a school setting
*Both series' main protagonists are known to have exceptional talent at the sport they play in
*Both series' main female protagonist plays the role of a character that holds influence on the teams
*Both series contain a lot of drama, comedy, and presents realism in sports
*Both series has real life strategies that are employed in the anime
By far, the most similar sports anime to Kuroko no Basuke is Area no Kishi. Obviously, the whole Generation of Miracles dilemma isn't there but they still have a similar feel and similar humor. Lots of focus on one main team - including their training camps, progress and practice games. Lots of "superpower"-like sports and the team has many similar character tropes.
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.
Kagami Taiga and Kurosaki Ichigo share the same qualities both in personality and (slightly) appearance. Both are determined to fight for their cause and both are helped by their seemingly invisible sidekicks - Taiga is helped by Tetsuya Kuroko's lack of presence and Ichigo is helped by Rukia a shinigami who is rarely seen by humans. Although Bleach is supernatural and KNB is sports there's a fighting/shounen aspect in both of these animes.
To me I believe anyone who is a fan of Tite Kubo's drawing style may notice a similar style with Tadatoshi Fujimaki.
*Spoilers ahead* The Generation of Miracles is quite similar to the Arrancar Army although led by Sosuke Aizen the army is more antagonistic than Akashi Seijuro's GoM. read more
Kuroko No Basuke is just like Bleach, the basketball version.
First of all - the art style, both in anime and manga. Fujimaki's art is very much similar to Kubo's style, which is, I have to say, amazing.
Instead of sword fights - basketball match, instead of Ban-kai - Zone, Gotei 13 is Seirin and the Arrankars is Kiseki no Sedai (Generation of Miracles). Grimmjow is Aomine, Kuroko is something like Rukia (lol), and Kagami is Ichigo with the looks of Renji. (I couldn't stop calling him Renji throughout the whole series, just as I couldn't unsee Grimmjow in Aomine). Aaand... Momoi is Orihime. He-he.
If you liked Bleach, you will definitely like KnB, I promise (as a Bleach fan who was unsatisfied with a bunch of shonens) read more
Kuroko no Basket: Basketball with special abilities and lots and lots of dudes.
Saki: Mahjong with special abilities and lots and lots of girls.
These two anime are all about developing the unique motivations and unique skills of each character before setting them head-to-head in intense and flashy matches.
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!
- 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 in both, the challengers are people who love the sports and take it seriously. So you don't really get petty antagonists.  read more
Do you like cars and street racing? Initial D will be your best option. It carries out the same formula as Kuroko no Basket, a talented guy who meets other talented rivals in which each encounter they become more skilled including their rivals. Each encounter is packed with emotion and strategy. Personally I din't like the drawings and the character development of Initial D (except for the main character), but that's my personal opinion. Even that, I enjoyed the series a lot, so give it a try if you enjoyed Kuroko no Basket
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.
Honestly there's too much sports anime that are really similar, like seriously... But I can't complain though... I like it...
Days and Kuroko No Basket is an example. Take a look:
- Kuroko and Tsukamoto's role are very similar: They play a supportive role in a match, yet they are the main characters. Also, they have a girl who likes the-- I mean, they are close to the what I call "Light" of the team. (Kagami and Kazama)
- They both have humor, but there's not too much unlike other shows, they still concentrate on the matches when it's necessary. (Common for sports anime)
- They both their own abnormal players, (Generation Of Miracles, Kagami, Mizuki and Narokami). In Days may not have super powers, but they are unstoppable in their world.
Days is a soccer anime, and Kuroko No Basket is Basketball, but I can't hate either shows even if I wanted to. It's worth to check Days out! read more
They're quite similar because of the atmosphere it's giving, calm, friendly and sometimes tense.
-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;
Both are sports anime - Kuroko is about basketball and Haikyuu is about volleyball. Similar flow, progression, and theme. Produced by the same studio, which gives them both fluid and quality animation. Matches are really intense and gripping for both animes.
They are very alike:
-Both sports/comedy anime
-Both have very similar characters Ruki/Kise and Takeru/Midorima
-Both series have characters that are very talented than average people
-Both have friendships with the players
-Both have bishounen guys
-Both have to start up their club and get more players
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.
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!
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.
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).
•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.)
•The MAJOR differences about these two anime is that one is mainly about basketball (sport genre) while the other is more of an action/adventure.
•Different settings (Magi is based in ancient times while the settings for Kuroko No Basket is present-time). read more
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.
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.
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 that a good strategy is absolutely necessary. A well thought plan that implements the characters' super powers. Yup, there are super powers exhibited in both anime, which augment the thrill of each encounter that occurs as the plot unfolds. So, if you enjoy tactics and team play, these two series are made for you.  read more
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 similar: take the two main characters as an example; kuroko and kagami and nagisa and karma. nagisa and kuroko- the main protaginists are the blue headed, shy, weak looking characters who are actually secretly powerful and sneaky. both characters hide behind the light of their hot headed, dominant, aggresive, strong red headed friends.  read more
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.
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.
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.
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, know what they want in their lives and do everything they can to achieve it.
So even the settings are quite different, both anime have interesting and sometimes unpredictable plot, and same tension. And if you liked the drawing style of one, you'll definitely like the other.
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.
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.
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, and that he has friends to help, that's what friends are for! Even Shizuo realizes his limitation that actually killing Izaya would be a crime so he don't want Vorona doing it for him <3 read more
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.
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.
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.
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
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!".