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)