Kuroko no Basket
Kuroko's Basketball
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Kuroko no Basket

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Synonyms: Kuroko no Basuke, The Basketball Which Kuroko Plays
Japanese: 黒子のバスケ
English: Kuroko's Basketball
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 30
Chapters: 276
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 8, 2008 to Sep 1, 2014
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Sports Sports
Themes: School School, Team Sports Team Sports
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Fujimaki, Tadatoshi (Story & Art)


Score: 8.111 (scored by 3875738,757 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5742
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #200
Members: 75,672
Favorites: 3,864


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Volumes: /30
Chapters: /276


Teikou Middle School is famous for its highly renowned basketball team, which produced the famed "Generation of Miracles": a team of five prodigies, each with their own unique abilities, considered to be undefeatable by the time they became third years. However, blinded by pride, they split up, entering different high schools upon graduation.

Taiga Kagami, having just returned from America, joins the basketball team at Seirin High School in search of strong team members. There, he finds Tetsuya Kuroko, a seemingly unimpressive player, only for Kagami to find out that Kuroko was the "Phantom Sixth Man" of the Generation of Miracles: an invisible player who used his impeccable passing skills to support the team from the shadows. Together, they resolve to defeat the Generation of Miracles and make the Seirin basketball team the best in Japan.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Kuroko no Basket ranked sixth place in the 2012 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! for the male readers category.

The series was published in English as Kuroko's Basketball by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump imprint in 2-in-1 omnibuses from August 2, 2016 to December 4, 2018. The series is also published in Spanish by Ivrea España since October 2015 and in Polish by Waneko since December 15, 2014.

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Sep 2, 2014

Just finished Kuroko No Basket manga …..this is probably the first ever sports manga I have ever read and have to say…

It provided me with a pleasant surprise, this particular series just opened my eyes to what I was missing, it just drew me in from the first chapter. The character design is well done, this series is much more than just basketball and some crazy guys playing sports.

Each of the characters are actually well developed and you actually end up learning a huge lot about each of them, from personality to reasons why they enjoy the game and what gives them that extra ...
Sep 1, 2021
If not for Slam Dunk, I honestly going to give it a 9. Why? it's my first sports anime and I love it. I remember I was super crazy with this anime with my friend and bought many fanmade merchandise related to KnB. However, reading it again after slam dunk, the rating goes down for me.

Story. I love the story until the Touou part (the first time they were crushed by Touou). It was predictable that they would win a champion in the end, so it's kinda predictable. The superpower stuffs are alright, but they exaggerated it to a different level xD as a basketball ...
Feb 23, 2018
Mixed Feelings
I will make my review as short & informative as possible.

Will divide into 2 parts :

First Part :- Touhou Defeat

Manga was great till this part. As I did not read this manga during its official publishing period, I read through everything in one go. Things were really packed and twisted during this part and after that defeat, it literally touched heart. From character development to story-line, side characters; everything felt very close. They used almost every character during this part and I must say mangaka used it PERFECTLY!! Things were so simple and great that mangaka didn't need anyone to explain the situation ...

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