This week’s issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump has announced that the upcoming third season of Tadatoshi Fujimaki’s Kuroko’s Basketball (Kuroko no Basuke) anime will be premiering from January 10th next year.
The anime’s Opening and Ending themes were also revealed. The OP will be Punky Funky Love. by Granrodeo and the ED will be GLITTER DAYS. from Fo’x Tails. There will be a fan disc releasing on December 25 on Blu-ray and DVD that will contain a small mini drama recapping the anime’s second season. It will also contain: a compact version of a talk show from the ~Kiseki no Tenjikai~ event at Hirakata Park, music videos for the series’ main characters, a special gallery of an alternative to the anime’s ending sequence, a version of the opening and ending without any credits and the initial rendition of the second season’s first opening.
New cast members have been announced to join the third season as members of Rakuzan’s Uncrowned Kings:
- Wataru Hatano (Gajeel Redfox from Fairy Tail) will voice Reo Mibuchi
- Toshiki Masuda (Takashi Yura in Kimi no Iru Machi) as Kotarou Hayama
- Takahiro Fujiwara (Pippin from Berserk film series) will be voicing Eikichi Nebuya
Additionally, the anime’s official website has released a new visual revealing the new characters:
Kuroko’s Basketball (Kuroko no Basuke) is a manga series by Tadatoshi Fujimaki. The series is a basketball sports series that started serialization in 2008 and ended in September this year after a total of 30 compiled volumes with over 24 million copies in publication. A sequel manga series has been announced to start on December 29. There has been an anime adaptation of the series in 2012 and a follow up season that aired late last year. Both seasons were animated by Production I.G. Additionally, two video games based on the series were released, one for the PlayStation Portable and one for the Nintendo 3DS.
A synopsis of the series from MAL:
The Teiko Middle School Basketball Team. The class that produced three perfect seasons in a row, with five once-in-a generation players, called “The miracle generation”. There was another player who all of them respected… A legendary 6th player. An up-and-coming power player, Taiga Kagami, is just back from America. When he comes to Seirin High School, he meets the super-ordinary boy, Tetsuya Kuroko. Kagami is shocked to find that Kuroko isn’t good at basketball, in fact, he’s bad! And he’s so plain that he’s impossible to see. But Kuroko’s plainness lets him pass the ball around without the other team noticing him, and he’s none other than the sixth member of the Miracle Generation. Kuroko makes a pact with Kagami to defeat the other members of the Miracle Generation, who have all played basketball at other schools. A battle of light (Kagami) and shadow (Kuroko) begins!
The third season of the Kuroko’s Basketball anime will air on January 10th on MBS at 26:58 (effectively January 11th, 2:58 a.m.).
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