Kuroko no Basket: Tip Off

Kuroko's Basketball: Tip Off

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Synonyms: Kuroko no Basket Special, Kuroko no Basket Episode 22.5
Japanese: 黒子のバスケ 第22.5Q 「Tip Off」
English: Kuroko's Basketball: Tip Off
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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
Genre: SportsSports
Themes: SchoolSchool, Team SportsTeam Sports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.801 (scored by 5691456,914 users)
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Ranked: #9612
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Popularity: #1997
Members: 104,207
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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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Dec 19, 2022
I think this episode is one of the best in the first season without a doubt, it gives us a small taste of what the generation of miracles is or was in their high school days and how each one lived together from the perspective of Ryota Kise, but this is why it makes the character special, he was the last to join the generation of miracles and also the one who had to work harder than the others in this.
It is totally worth watching the entire episode, I really recommend it, it gives a lot of context to what the generation of miracles was, ...
Jul 19, 2020
How to make a side-story prequel 101.
I just love how much they manage to say with showing so little. As we know, two particular members from the generation of miracles haven't really shown what they are capable of doing in the parent show and yet they managed to be a big part of this episode, you'd think you will finally see them on a game, but no, not yet.

Kise as a device to tell the story is, not going to lie, better than Kuroko and Kagami. The dude just has a unique protagonistic feel to him, very chill, not too care-free, and uses a great ...
Jan 31, 2016
Mixed Feelings
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 ...

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