Kuroko no Basket: Tip Off

Kuroko's Basketball Special

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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
Genres: ComedyComedy, SportsSports
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.841 (scored by 4814648,146 users)
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Ranked: #7742
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Popularity: #1750
Members: 88,171
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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
Lyricae (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
Apr 19, 2019
KyasutoNaito (All reviews)
Kuroko No Basket Tip Off Special

This special episode show how Ryouta Kise entered basketball and come to know Tetsuya Kuroko. As a normal mindset of a genius, he will doubt his trainer's ability and think highly of himself. But not yet, not Kuroko. Before totally degrading him, he will see the way he plays and build a respect for him in the end.

Kuroko No Basket Anime Review
By: Tadatoshi Fujimaki
April 15, 2019

Overall: 10/10

Plot: 10

Sports Anime genre have only one path to take, tournaments. Participating individually or by teaming up, it is the most common plot that exist. While this is not a unique one, it read more

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