Kuroko no Basket: Baka ja Katenai no yo!

Kuroko's Basketball OVA

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Synonyms: Kuroko no Basket OVA, Kuroko no Basket OAD, Kuroko's Basketball: A Monkey Can't Win!
Japanese: 黒子のバスケ バカじゃ勝てないのよ!
English: Kuroko's Basketball OVA
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 4, 2013
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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: 7.551 (scored by 2545025,450 users)
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Ranked: #15352
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Popularity: #2704
Members: 48,832
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Bundled with the 25th volume of Kuroko no Basket manga. The anime based on the Baka Ja Katenai no yo (バカじゃ勝てないのよ) story that was featured in the manga's fifth volume.

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Morihiro, Fumi
Kuroki, Rui
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Fujimaki, Tadatoshi
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"The Other self" by GRANRODEO

Dec 30, 2013
KaramBoya (All reviews)
I don't usually make reviews, in fact, this is my first one ever. I decided to review this OVA in particular because of one reason, it was a very simple yet enjoyable episode.

Inter-Highs aren't far away, and in order to participate on the starting lineup a certain halfwit , Kagami, has to face tough study session with Riko and the rest of the gang in order to pass the upcoming profiency test. In a matter of days, everyone tries their best to drill as much knowledge into Kagami's head.

Kagami has to overcome this "difficult" challenge in order to have a chance of defeating the read more
Aug 3, 2014
OmarLivesUnder (All reviews)
This is not even about the basketball. Of course here are your typical shonen overcoming for the sake of being stronger (or smarter) than before. But overall it's a poor comedy that intends to set you laughing but instead you may find yourself glancing at the clock, or at the gun on the wall. Or what you usually look at in the moments like this. Yes, you need to laugh now, at the very least, it's the only chance to laugh due to this product.
Aug 29, 2018
BabyGirl06301 (All reviews)
So, this OVA is situated in between Seirin's games with Shutoku and Touou. It takes place just before the championship league during Inter-High, and it deals with Kagami cramming for a test so he'll be eligible to play in the championships. You'll also see a bit of Midorima and Kise talking about these tests as well.

I don't really recommend you watch this episode before Seirin plays Touou in the championships simply because they do show Murasakibara and Akashi in this episode, and I feel like it takes value away from their reveals in the second season.

This was funny little episode as you get to read more
Feb 11, 2016
Man, why are there so many Kuroko's Basketball specials? Unlike the more popular DVD specials, Kuroko's Basketball: An Idiot Can't Win came with the 25th volume of the manga but adapts a story from the 5th volume. So we have a weird case where the special takes place way earlier in the chronology than where the actual anime series was.

The Seirin High basketball team is in trouble: ace player Kagami is so incredibly stupid that he's at risk for placing in the bottom 100 of the preliminary exam participants. But the preliminary exams don't actually affect grades. The problem? Students in the bottom 100 are read more

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