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Kuroko's Basketball

Japanese manga and anime series

Kuroko's Basketball, known in Japan as Kuroko no Basket (黒子のバスケ), is a Japanese sports manga series created by Tadatoshi Fujimaki. It was published in Weekly Shōnen Jump from December 2008 to September 2014. An anime television series based on this manga was produced by Production I.G. It began airing in 2012. A second season of the anime began airing in October 2013 and a third season began airing in January 2015. An anime movie based on Kuroko's Basketball: Extra Game manga premiered in Japan on March 18, 2017.

Kuroko's Basketball
黒子のバスケ
(Kuroko no Basuke)
GenreComedy, sports[1]
Manga
Written byTadatoshi Fujimaki
Published byShueisha
English publisher
DemographicShōnen
ImprintJump Comics
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Jump
Original runDecember 8, 2008September 1, 2014
Volumes30 (List of volumes)
Light novel
Written bySawako Hirabayashi
Illustrated byTadatoshi Fujimaki
Published byShueisha
DemographicShōnen
Original runMarch 4, 2011May 2, 2014
Volumes5
Anime television series
Directed byShunsuke Tada
Written byNoburo Takagi
Music byRyosuke Nakanishi
R・O・N
Alpha Eastman
Yoshihiro Ike (seasons 2–3)
StudioProduction I.G
NetworkMBS, Tokyo MX, BS11
Original run April 7, 2012 June 30, 2015
Episodes75 (List of episodes)
Manga
Kuroko's Basketball: Extra Game
Written byTadatoshi Fujimaki
Published byShueisha
DemographicShōnen
MagazineJump Next!
Original runDecember 29, 2014March 3, 2016
Volumes2
Anime movie series
Kuroko's Basketball: Winter Cup Compilation
Directed byShunsuke Tada
Written byNoburo Takagi
Music byYoshihiro Ike
StudioProduction I.G
ReleasedSeptember 3, 2016 (Part 1)
October 8, 2016 (Part 2)
December 3, 2016 (Part 3)
Runtime90 minutes[2] (Part 1)
88 minutes[3] (Part 2)
90 minutes[4] (Part 3)
Anime movie
Kuroko's Basketball The Movie: Last Game
Directed byShunsuke Tada
Written by
  • Noburo Takagi
  • Tadatoshi Fujimaki
Music byYoshihiro Ike
StudioProduction I.G
ReleasedMarch 18, 2017
Runtime90 minutes

Kuroko's Basketball was the third highest selling manga series of 2013. In 2013, around 8,761,081 copies of this manga were sold.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The Official Website for Kuroko's Basketball". Viz Media. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  2. 黒子のバスケ ウインターカップ総集編 ~影と光~(2016) [Kuroko's Basketball Winter Cup Compilation ~Shadow and Light~]. allcinema (in Japanese). Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  3. 黒子のバスケ ウインターカップ総集編 ~涙の先へ~(2016) [Kuroko's Basketball Winter Cup Compilation ~Beyond the Tears~]. allcinema (in Japanese). Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  4. 黒子のバスケ ウインターカップ総集編 ~扉の向こう~ (2016) [Kuroko's Basketball Winter Cup Compilation ~Crossing the Door~]. allcinema (in Japanese). Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  5. "Top-Selling Manga in Japan by Series: 2013". Anime News Network. 2013-12-01. Retrieved 2013-12-02.