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Kuroko’s Basketball (Season 1)

(Last Updated On: February 21, 2017)

Teikou Junior High School’s basketball team is crowned champion three years in a row thanks to five outstanding players who, with their breathtaking and unique skills, leave opponents in despair and fans in admiration. However, after graduating, these teammates, known as “The Generation of Miracles,” go their separate ways and now consider each other as rivals.

At Seirin High School, two newly recruited freshmen prove that they are not ordinary basketball players: Taiga Kagami, a promising player returning from the US, and Tetsuya Kuroko, a seemingly ordinary student whose lack of presence allows him to move around unnoticed. Although Kuroko is neither athletic nor able to score any points, he was a member of Teikou’s basketball team, where he played as the “Phantom Sixth Man,” who easily passed the ball and assisted his teammates.

Kuroko no Basket follows the journey of Seirin’s players as they attempt to become the best Japanese high school team by winning the Interhigh Championship. To reach their goal, they have to cross pathways with several powerful teams, some of which have one of the five players with godlike abilities, whom Kuroko and Taiga make a pact to defeat. – My Anime List

Based on 15 review scores:

Reviews:

10/10

Optimal Otaku
In conclusion, Kuroko is truly an amazing anime. With the intense and exaggerated action sequences and the intricate plot on top of the phenomenal character development, I believe Kuroko’s Basketball is one the greatest sports anime I’ve ever watched. I would highly recommend it to anyone and can’t wait to see how it ends.

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10/10

Screen Critix
Kuroko’s Basketball is a great Anime, and has a bit of everything while not losing focus on it’s strong theme. You will watch the show and want to play basketball, your blood will be pumped, and you will want to watch the next episode right away.

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9.8/10

IGN
Kuroko no Basket is an anime I highly recommend for any hardcore anime fans, or to anyone who is looking to get in to anime. It’s a must watch anime for any and everyone who simply loves anime.

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9.6/10

Crunchy Roll
The combination of visually interesting characters, smooth animation and totally intense, compelling basketball is really what makes KnB so fantastic. I’m always left shocked with each ‘power’ unveiling. Even more shocked when the 20 minutes fly by in what feels like 20 seconds. It could be understandable to say that there are slight slow ‘filler’ periods, particularly throughout the first season, however I can’t say that there’s a single episode I haven’t enjoyed.

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9.5/10

Daily Anime Art
Overall I found this anime great, I loved it so much that it even got up me and running to buy a basketball and play regular basketball with a few friends. I didn’t realise how hard it was being Kagami, or Tetsuya for that matter. Nevertheless, It’s time to rate the show.

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9/10

Anime Planet
There’s no real emotions, because you always know how it’s gonna end, but trust me: you can be excited

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9/10

The Outer Haven
If you haven’t seen Kuroko’s Basketball you should! It’s an ongoing series on its third season with a compelling story of underdogs sticking together against unspeakable odds. It’s packed with action worthy of its Shōnen demographic and humor to keep you laughing when you need to. It’s 9 out of 10 in my book. You should definitely check it out!

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9/10

Sayuricero
This is one of the best sports anime I’ve come across for a while now. Though both seasons ended with cliffhangers, I cant wait for season 3. Kuroko no Basket has an amazing storyline. It keeps you wanting more. I liked how you get to see everyone’s story not just the main characters. I also like how the anime had a somewhat of a slice of life aspect to it. Its not always about winning. Its not always about perfection. Its about the passion for the game which it a great message to convey. I highly recommend this anime. Its one of the top must watch anime ever made.

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8.8/10

Nimfah Anime Reviews
Nice show. Of course I didn’t expect it to beat the awesomeness of such basketball classic as Slam Dunk. But nevertheless, Kuroko no Basuke is a worthy anime show. Fresh and new.

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8.5/10

Kitsu IO
I personally really really enjoy this anime, FYI it’s one of the anime I enjoy the most! For me, I loved watching the matches where each individual show off their abilities in a very cool way. Therefore I really recommend this anime to you sport-lovers because this is gonna boil your blood! And for those who don’t like sports or basketball, I still recommend you, because it has a good story and very good animation.

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8.4/10

My Anime List
In short, Kuroko no Basket is an entertaining anime to watch, even if you don’t like basketball. The thrilling games will capture your interest and many can relate to the story of going for the top and exceeding expectations, as the underdog Seiren team does time and again. Don’t go into Kuroko no Basket expecting expertly executed plays like in real basketball. Don’t go into it thinking you’ll see a mirror image of a real game in anime form. Go into it expecting a thrilling game of dunks, blocks, and crazy passes, a lot of O.O faces from the characters, and competitive trash talking. Watch it for the determined characters, comedy, and overcoming special powers we’ve come to love in shounen anime. It doesn’t portray basketball too realistically, but realism in this case would only drag a fun anime like this down.

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8.4/10

IMDB
You’ll love this show!

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8/10

Anime News Network

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8/10

Pretty Much Geeks
I binged watch Kuroko and had mixed feelings when I finished. I am happy that the anime actually ends, but sad that it had to. I wanted to see more of Tetsuya and Testsuya 2. Oh well, might just have to watch it again.

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7/10

The Nihon Review
In the end, that honesty was what won me over. Past the shiny elements, the dramatized basketball and absurd skills, Kuroko’s Basketball is deep down something that is purely about kids trying to better themselves in order to be the best. And when it has such a message, its really hard to hate it for what it makes clear from the start.

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