High school team sport mangas.
Not only do the two main characters have a similar relationship, there are many similarities to be seen in side characters too (e.g. the split personality captain, kind giant, popular-with-the-ladies rival...).
Apart from that they have the same atmosphere to them and recurring themes i.e. improving teamwork, meeting opponents that used to be teammates in middle school...
Both are sports themed titles, with one being basketball and the other volleyball. In reading HKyuu I can see some of Kuroko in the main characters.
In Kuroko, you have the Kuroko/Kagami pair who act as best friends slash rivals on and off the court. Kuroko helps Tetsuya and vice versa. In HKyuu, there's the Hinata/Kageyama pair who fit the exact same role on the team; Kageyama being Kuroko and Hinata being Tetsuya.
Kuroko no Basket and Haikyuu!! are sports theme manga that involves competition, sportsmanship, and teams striving to become the best.
The main characters from both series have friendship and rivalries with similar relationships. There's also many humorous moments during various game competitions. In some ways, the main characters also has similar personalities as they form a team based on teamwork and respect.
Very strong similarities with these 2 manga.
1. It is a sport manga. Also, the schools which the manga's are based on were teams that were strong but not exceptionally overpowering the previous year but receive talented first years that have the potential to take their teams to the top.
2. The main and supporting characters are fairly similar. The 2 main characters in each of the manga's bring out the best in each other. Generally, one of the main characters uses their talent to support the other main character.
The supporting characters are similar in a sense that they each have strong recognizable unique personalities. They also both have a female mascot. (Although one is a manager and one is a coach)
3. Rivalry. Both manga's seem to bring out a rivalry from former team mates from the main characters middle schools. The team mates ended up going to different high schools and end up competing against each other.
Overall. The set up is pretty similar. Of course, one major differential is the sport. (Volleyball, Basketball)
Both are sports manga with the two main characters having the strongest combination. Hinata from haikyuu!! is just like kagami from kuroko, with his amazing jumping ability. Kageyama can be likened to kuroku with his perfect skill at passing and maximizing their partners' talents. Both mangas are amazing.
The main characters have similarities, especially in their relationship to each other and others. Also, the art is really great and the mangakas catch the passion for matches in a similar way.
They're both aiming for the top.
Both the manga include a main character that is underestimated and look down upon, but later showing there skills and surprising everyone, also developing friendship and trust
The main characters have different skills and abilities in basketball.
They both share the same core: school basketball.
One of them relies more on wild stuffs and have some interesting characters. The other one, though, focus more on some guys fighting against some wild stuffs and encourage reader to love basketball.
If you have read one of them, you should read the other since they are somewhat similar.
Both have basketball as their main theme and have some funny moments as well. Slam Dunk is all about Hanamichi Sakuragi, a self-proclaimed genius and a complete beginner in basketball while Kuroko Tetsuya is already a basketball varsity in a just formed Seirin High basketball team.
Both "Kuroko no Basket" and "Slam Dunk" have the same theme of basketball. However "Slam Dunk" is a more realistic on the genre over the "super powers" that the "Kuroko no Basuke" characters get. They're both fantastic series to read and classics in the genre.
They both share the same core: school basketball.
One of them relies more on wild stuffs and have some interesting characters. One of them relies more on the intensity that Baseketball games can give.
If you liked Slam Dunk, Kuroko is an interesting read as it is on school basketball too.
If you liked Kuroko, Slam Dunk is a must read.
Both are sport manga where main character looks kind of weak, but he has special qualities that make him very good. Loads of action going on during matches. Good art in both of them. Kuroko is about basketball and Baby Steps is about tennis. Kuroko is more action-packed while Baby Step has more romance.
Chronicling the journey of a rookie, Kuroko no Basket and Baby Steps leaps forward with a character who begins to embrace a sport. Both series depict their experiences as they take on powerful rivals. Although the category of the sport is dramatically different, tennis and basketball both revolves fundamental strategies. The main character utilizes these strategies for creative plays to tell a story.
Recommended for sports fans who likes excitement and gameplay at a steady pace.
Despite both being about sports both of these series are can be considered different. But there are also similarities. Both of the main characters (Kuroko and Maruo) aren't considered that strong in the sport that they play, and both work really hard in order to improve themselves. Each of them is also supported by many people so that they can reach their goals. They also have rivals that they want to defeat, and they make great strides in order to do so. Also, both MCs can be considered intelligent and use analysis and quick thinking in order to compete with their rivals.
Both are somewhat "over-the-top" shonen sport animes with lots of special moves and special abilities.
Kuroko is somewhat more serious than ES21, but the main difference is that in Kuroko the main character starts out incredibly powerful.
If you liked Eyeshield 21, you will definitely appreciate the humor in Kuroko no Basuke.
Both feature light-hearted yet competitive atmospheres, and Kuroko no Basuke puts an interesting twist in the over-used (yet still so dear to my heart) weak-character-discovers-a-sport-and-becomes-a-star theme.
Instead of featuring a weak character who is struggling to find where he belongs, Kuroko no Basuke has a character who seems weak, but is actually very grounded and secure in his abilities and his future. In any case, his "weak" stature is actually his secret weapon in basketball. Kuroko's blank stares and invisible presence are also to die for.
The chapters in both of these mangas fly by, so be sure not to let the length of either one put you off. You just can't miss either of them. read more
Both have same styles of humour and "shonen sports moves" - questionable moves and techniques that attract shonen fans but are mostly likely impossible to do in real life.
Both of them have a relatively similar storyline as well with the protagonist's team aiming for the top by defeating several incredibly strong opponents.
Both these series are fresh manga's out of Weekly Shounen Jump, both are promising and deal with exactly the same things, 'cept the sport is different. Here it's basketball, and there it's soccer. It's all about a new kid on the team (for starters) and it develops towards some matches and (probably) some tournaments later on.
Both series are about basketball as the main male character faces off against powerful opponents throughout their journey. Rivalries and relationship development among various characters are expected. And from those developments, the MC also learns more about the game itself. Recommended for people interested in basketball mixed with interpersonal relationships.
Both are awesome sport mangas with amazing art for their respective years. The brief summary is that a weak-looking guy turns out to have a hidden potential for a secert skill in the sport they play, and they start to play in competitions. I love both, but KnB is apparently a lil' more popular.
Both are sports manga that have some kind of psychological aspect to it and are focused on new players on a team. While KnB has many characters which are nearly inhumanly talented, there is still a whole lot of thinking going on and you can actually see what's being done instead of it just being this-guy-did-something-super-amazing-but-hell-if-i-know why.
One Outs is a bit more about a guy who IS talented, but not because he can do amazing physical feats- more like mental ones, although it's not like he can't do both.
If you thought One Outs was pretty nice but didn't like the old art style (it was released about 20 years ago), then that's another reason to read KnB. Being released many years later, it has the same general theme but has better art (in my opinion).
One Outs is more like a mature version of KnB, i'd say, but i like both.One has a bunch of pros and the other is mostly highschools. i was never into sports originally (in fact, i hated them) but One Outs made me like baseball and KnB made me like basketball, so i think it wouldnt matter if you didn't like one sport of the other.
For Kikuro fans *deadpans*
Haha jk, but if Kuroko really was a girl it seems plausible. Both mangas have an 'invisible' main character who shines in their own way. The hero in FG reminds me of Kise. Like, I mean, a lot. They're both models, act very clingy, and honestly KisesoundslikethetypetofanboywhileShiroudefinitelyis. *takes deep breath* Also, I'm pretty sure I saw a Murisakibara look alike.
Basketball, that's what these two series are about, they also deal with "new" players and school basketball teams which need to prove themselves against others. Through struggles here and there they manage to get through. Some characters are pretty similar, just as some matches and particular scenes.
Bleach and Kuroko no Basuke have a lot of similarities, even thought they pretty different in concept. Both of them have some sort of supernatural elements, every character have his own uniqe ability and it all filled with similar type of humor. Some characters personalities and even their design sometimes looks really alike. Both features bishonens, so if you read it solely for pretty boys, you won't be disapointed.