First of three compilation films of the Kuroko no Basket franchise.
The first match of Seirin vs Touou Gakuen at the Winter Cup. Seirin swore they would get revenge from the Inter-High, but Aomine's talents grew even stronger and Kuroko's new move is seen through. After having all of his efforts denied by his former light, Aomine, Kuroko is benched and faces humiliation. Seeing his partner like this, something almost beast-like awakens within Kagami, and he challenges Aomine. Aomine had lost almost all sense of fighting, until he and Kagami both intensely face off with each other as they go into the Zone.
Whether this movie can be considered good or bad heavily depends on your reasons for watching it.
Watch it if:
- You love KnB so you're always happy with new content.
- You kind of forgot what happened in S1 and you want to refresh your memory.
- You're not really interested in KnB, but want to know the main events.
- You want to skip a season for some freaking reason.
Other than those, I recommend you to watch the actual series instead, or don't watch the movie at all. After all, it's a recap of the first season, so as a 'stand alone' it's pretty crappy.
Stuffing 25 episodes in
a little bit more than 1 hour, is not the easiest task ever. That's also a reason why I don't want to be too harsh on this movie. There are little series that pull of a decent retelling of their series in a movie, unless they change a big part of the plot. KnB isn't anything new when it comes to that. We get to see the most important parts, but the story loses a lot of its depth and character development due to a lack of time. Which is a pity of course, as one of the great aspects of KnB were the exciting characters. The original air of mystery around the GoM, was completely removed.
Some studios try to 'fix' their series in the movie, by correcting the animation or adding additional scenes. As I mentioned before, this movie was a total recap. Other than the opening scene, there wasn't anything new.
And oh God... The opening scene. What the Hell happened with the opening scene. The idea was great, the shots looked good and the song was awesome, but the animation looked so low budget it made my eyes watery. If you think I'm exaggerating, please take a look and judge for yourself: (https://twitter.com/AlphaMoku46/status/784133544117428224).
As I said, the idea looked really nice, but coming from a series that had some amazing OP's in the past, this one is a rather big... nay.
Nevertheless I enjoyed this movie. You know why? Because it gave me that nostalgic feeling. I love KnB and I'm happy with any kind of content the franchise gives its fans. At the end, I gave it an 8 for overall enjoyment. I just felt like writing this review to warn viewers who don't look at the movie the same way as I do.