The official website of the anime film adaptations of Tadatoshi Fujimaki’s Kuroko’s Basketball Extra Game (Kuroko no Basuke The Movie: EXTRA GAME) manga has opened revealing that the film will be titled Kuroko’s Basketball: Last Game and will release in Spring 2017. The first visual, cast, staff and teaser video were also revealed.
The main cast of the anime will return to reprise their roles in the film:
- Kensho Ono (Slaine Troyard from Aldnoah.Zero) returns to voice Tetsuya Kuroko
- Yuuki Ono (Masayuki Hori in Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun) as Taiga Kagami
- Hiroshi Kamiya (Koyomi Araragi in Bakemonogatari) voicing the role of Seijuro Akashi
- Junichi Suwabe (Archer from Fate/stay/night) will voice Daiki Aomine
- Daisuke Ono (Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler) voicing the role of Shintaro Midorima
- Ryouhei Kimura (Kodaka Hasegawa in Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai) voices Ryouta Kise
- Kenichi Suzumura (Mikiya Kokutou from Kara no Kyoukai) as Atsushi Murasakibara
The majority of the previous seasons’ production staff will return for Kuroko’s Basketball Last Game:
- Chief Supervisor and Episode Writer: Tadatoshi Fujimaki
- Director: Shunsuke Tada (Bungaku Shoujo, Seikoku no Dragonar)
- Series Composer: Noboru Takagi (Durarara!!, Baccano!)
- Anime Character Designer: Yoko Kikuchi (Arc the Lad, Junjou Romantica)
- Music Composer: Yoshihiro Ike (Tiger & Bunny, Shingeki no Bahamut Genesis)
- Animation Studio: Production I.G. (Ghost in the Shell, Haikyuu!!)
The first teaser video for the movie was also released:
The anime film adaptation will adapt Kuroko’s Basketball: Extra Game (the 8 chapter sequel to the original manga). It is a sequel to the original series where Kuroko and Kagami become second-year students. Here is the synopsis of the manga:
An American street basketball team called Jabberwock comes to Japan and plays a friendly match with a Japanese team, but after the Japanese team suffers a crushing defeat, the team members of Jabberwock start mocking Japanese basketball. Their comments enrage Riko’s father, and so he gathers a team made up of the five members of the Generation of Miracles plus Kuroko and Kagami, called Vorpal Swords, to have a revenge match against Jabberwock.
There will also be 3 Kuroko’s Basketball anime compilation films recapping the Winter Cup arc from the TV anime onto the big screen. The titles of the three films and their Japanese release dates are:
- Kuroko’s Basketball: Winter Cup Soushu-hen ~Kage to Hikari~ (Winter Cup Compilation ~Shadow and Light~) – September 3, 2016
- Kuroko’s Basketball: Winter Cup Soushu-hen ~Namida no Saki e~ (Winter Cup Compilation ~Beyond the Tears~) – October 3, 2016
- Kuroko’s Basketball: Winter Cup Soushu-hen ~Tobira no Mukou~ (Winter Cup Compilation ~Crossing the Door~) – December 3, 2016
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 2015 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. (Psycho-Pass, Ghost in the Shell) and directed by Shunsuke Tada (Bungaku Shoujo, Seikoku no Dragonar). Additionally, two video games based on the series were released, one for the PlayStation Portable and one for the Nintendo 3DS. A third season of the anime began in the Winter 2014/2015 anime season.
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 anime film adaptation of Kuroko’s Basketball: Extra Game, titled Kuroko’s Basketball: Last Game, is being released in Japan in Spring 2017. There are also 3 compilation films releasing at the end of the year.
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