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Kuroko no Basket: Tip Off

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English: Kuroko's Basketball Special
Synonyms: Kuroko no Basket Special, Kuroko no Basket Episode 22.5
Japanese: 黒子のバスケ 第22.5Q 「Tip off」


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 22, 2013
Producers: Bandai Visual, Lantis
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Episode 22.5 bundled with BD/DVD volume 8.

The episode covers Kuroko's past, when he was part of the "Generation of Miracles."


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Feb 24, 2013
Stark700 (All reviews)
The Generation of Miracles is a team of dominance who is both feared and respected. The team became a unified group of players who went on to dominate Teikō Middle School with many of its victories. A lot people wonders about their origins and the paths they walked down to achieve such glorious recognition. Luckily, there's some hope because Kuroko no Basket returns in this special episode and gives YOU the viewers, a chance to see their past.

Kuroko no Basket Tip Off is a special OVA episode that sheds a little insight on Kuroko's past and when he was a member of the Generation of read more
Mar 1, 2013
MizsKawaii (All reviews)
This is my first time writing a review... Ive watched this today and after ive watched it, i was like, oh god make the season two air faster... The tense and nervous that i felt when i watched the kuroko no basket which has 26 episodes came back after watching this special episode, there is no doubt that this anime is one of the best anime that ive watched.. The special episodes speaks about kise ryouta P.O.V,, i wont tell any spoilers but if you love this anime then u must watch it! Its worth it,, now im watching reborn and im having a doubt read more
Jan 31, 2016
Kuroko's Basketball: Tip Off is an episode-length special included with the home video releases of the first season. What's interesting is that this little extra story is actually a flashback to the days of the Generation of Miracles playing together as Teiko's basketball team, and if you're watching this after episode 22 like intended then it's the most you've gotten to see of the old Teiko team and the previous relationship between the GoM members which is fairly exciting.

More specifically though this special focuses on Kise joining the team for the first time and discovering Kuroko's hidden talent. This is a nice little addendum to read more


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Short OVAs for Kuroko no Basket Announced

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