Second of three compilation films of the Kuroko no Basket franchise.
Seirin faces off with Yosen in the quarter finals of the Winter Cup. Facing Yosen’s impenetrable defense with Murasakibara at its center, Kuroko manages to shoot his first point. Meanwhile, the ace battle between Kagami and Himuro also heats up. An intense battle is held until the very end. Next, Seirin faces off with Kaijo in the semi finals. Cautious of Kaijo's ace, Kise, and his Perfect Copy ability, Seirin works fast and hard to take the lead. Kise hurts his leg and is benched, so Seirin thinks they now have their chance, but then Kaijo shows them exactly what they can do even without Kise.
*This review is not recommended for you to read if you have not watched or read the series.
Story: There is nothing new added to this movie. This film follows Touou and Seirin's second game; Aomine agrees to teach Kuroko how to shoot, Seirin and Yosen play against each other, a bit of Himuro and Kagami's past and relationship is shown, and then Kaijo and Seirin play against each other. This movie also included moments from the Teiko days, which was great at making viewers feel nostalgic. (9/10)
Art: The art is the same as the episodes. The only difference should be the opening theme song with
the characters handling a ball. The ending card's art resembled the opening theme song's. (8/10)
Sound: The BGM was great at bringing out the intensity of the moments, and the emotions the characters experienced, including their frustration and anguish. The voice acting was done nicely, just like in the episodes. The observations, determination, and feelings of relief and joy...they were all conveyed clearly. (9/10)
Character: The characters were great. This recap did a great job at showing Kise's character development; from someone who used to play basketball by himself to someone who realizes he loves his team and wants to lead them to victory, therefore he learned to work with them. There was good character development for Murasakibara too, because he became frustrated and unknowingly to him, deeply loves basketball. It was wonderful to see how determined Murasakibara and Kise were at winning. Also, Akashi and Aomine proved to be great audience members as they included their own thoughts to the games they watched. (9/10)
Enjoyment: I definitely enjoyed this movie. The emotions I had when I first watched Kuroko's Basketball were revived as I relived these moments in the film. I found myself rooting for Yosen and Kaijo as I wanted them to win so much, even though I already knew who would win... I enjoyed the little moments that were given to characters who were not playing on the court. There was some comedy included to balance things out. (10/10)
Overall: This movie was a pleasure to watch. If you love the series and want to revisit it and get nostalgic, haven't seen the series in a while and forgot parts of it, or love anything that is related to the series... it's an overall worthwhile experience. It successfully brought back memories and highlighted important moments. (10/10)
1. Movie 1 Winter Cup Soushuuhen - Kage to Hikari
2. Movie 2 Winter Cup Soushuuhen - Namida no Saki e
3. Movie 3 Winter Cup Soushuuhen - Tobira no Mukou
Movie one, two, and three is a summarize version of Season one, two, and three. Though unlike the Season one series where it tackles first the plays Seirin made in order to participate in the Winter Cup and Season 2 moving on to the tournament itself, the Movies focuses on the Winter Cup alone and show only a bit of introduction from the Season one series. The movies consist of the
highlights and the outplays Team Seirin did in order to defeat every team with a Generation of Miracles member. It is a waste not to watch them but I decided not to. Not because it will be a waste of time but I know that watching it will make my memory jamble. Since I've watched each episodes of all three seasons, I already know how the story goes. But apart from that fact, every bit of extras, not that important but is a part of the series, and I don't want to forget that. Watching this movies will possibly make you forget that little bits of cute lines, scenarios from the series, and I don't want that. You can make it a review from the seasons series though.
Kuroko No Basket Anime Review
By: Tadatoshi Fujimaki
April 15, 2019
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 will be the author's capability how he manage to capture the interest of the viewer and excite them. This series focuses on students who love playing basketball. At first, I am really not interested on watching this anime. It is kind of absurd to think of a basketball story with extraordinary skills. But after trying it out, it made me realize that the plot of the story is great. I love the simplicity of it. The main reason of why the series moves forward and how it affects every branches of the story. Unrealistic as it may seem, the lesson is still there. The creator successfully stress out the core value when playing basketball. What also made me hook on this series is the directness of every plays all of the basketball teams have. Each play only last for an average of 5 to 6 episodes. Flashbacks are there but its only on a really minimum basis. You can enjoy watching all of the plays without so much cliffhanging and annoying side stories of the characters.
It is already a known that almost all of the characters on this series are super cool. It is the reason why most of the girl watched it, I think. Aside from that fact, the development of the characters can totally be seen along the story. The changes and realization they made make them more of a human. Though not skillfully speaking. Since there are so many characters, giving all of them the spotlight is hard. And that's whats amazing. The creator successfully introduce a past where most of the characters belong. That way, it won't be hard tackling each of the characters past and it gives the story more time in other scenarios that needs to be displayed. I love how the story never depend on the back story of the characters so much that it will take too much time to explain it.
Sound and Animation: 10
Perfect. My phone is full of Kises' picture. Yes, every character is so handsome but it is not only this. The animation of the story is really great. Parts where the characters show dribbling, passing, shooting or even guarding their opponents is really detailed. I love how they show the movements of the characters playing on the court, as well as their expression depending on the feeling they have. Should I also mention the voices? Yes, theirs are really cool and perfectly matches the looks of the characters.
I am not really a fan of basketball. I do not hate it, but I do not also like it. This is the first anime basketball which got me hooked. Due to so much enjoyment watching it, I've finished it in a more faster time than the other series I tried. Every episode will make you want more, more plays, more actions on the court, more characters to encounter with. It is really exciting, and fun to watch.
This is the best route to take for an ending on this series. The main goal of Kuroko has been met after winning the nationals with his team. But no, the story did not really move forward just because they had to win. It is because he had to bring back his loss previously. He had to bring back all of the people precious to him and he did. Fixing things that is broken and making them realize the most important thing when doing the thing they love. I am content with the ending of this series. It is simple, yet it will made you realize something important.