In this week’s issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump, it has been announced that Tadatoshi Fujimaki’s popular manga Kuroko’s Basketball (Kuroko no Basuke) will be ending its run next week in the magazine’s 40th issue of the year.
Next week’s issue of Kuroko’s Basketball will contain chapter 276, the final chapter of the series after its 6 year run. The manga already had an anime adaptation with two seasons and a third airing next year.
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. It is currently published Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump and to date has a total of 28 volumes. 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:
Kuroko’s Basketball 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!
Tadatoshi Fujimaki’s Kuroko’s Basketball manga will be ending in next week’s issue of Weekly Shonen Jump on Monday.
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