Kuroko no Basket

Kuroko no Basket!

Genre: Comedy, School, Shounen and Sport.

Plot: 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” (Generation of Miracles). 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!

 

Anime:

Anime Television Series:-Name: Kuroko no Basuke (Season 1, 2 and 3).Directed by: Shunsuke Tada.Written by: Noburo Takagi.Music by: Ryosuke Nakanishi.R・O・N.Alpha Eastman.Yoshihiro Ike (Seasons 2-3).Studio: Production I.G.Original Run: April 7th 2012 – June 30th 2015.Episodes: 75.

 

Manga:Name: Kuroko no Basket.Written by: Tadatoshi Fujimaki.Published by: ShueishaEnglish Publisher: Viz Media.Demographic: Shōnen.Imprint: Jump Comics.Magazine: Weekly Shōnen Jump.Original Run: December 8th, 2008- September 1st, 2014.Volumes: 30.Chapters: 275.

 

Games:

Name: Kuroko no Basuke: Game of Miracles.Developer: Bandai.Publisher: Namco Bandai Games.Game System: PSP (PlayStation Portable).Genre: Sports.Release Date (Japan): August 9th 2012.

 

Name: Kuroko no Basuke: Miracles to Victory.Developer: Bandai.Publisher: Namco Bandai Games.Game System: Nintendo 3DS.Genre: Sports.Release Date (Japan): February 20th, 2014.

 

Name: Kuroko no Basuke: Bonds Towards the Future.Developer: Bandai.Publisher: Namco Bandai Games.Game System: Nintendo 3DS.Genre: Sports.Release Date (Japan): March 26, 2015.

 

Name: Kuroko no Basuke: Cross Colors.Developer: Bandai.Publisher: Namco Bandai Games.Game System: iOS/Android.Release Date (Japan): July 11, 2016.

 

Kuroko no Basuke Specials/ Movies/ Extras:

Name: Kuroko no Basuke NG-shuuStatus: CompletedEpisodes: 9
Summary: Animated Bloopers, based on the extra section of the original manga series, included with the BD/DVD series for Kuroko no Basuke (both limited and normal editions).

Name: Kuroko no Basuke 2nd Season NG-shuuStatus: CompletedEpisodes: 9Summary: Animated Bloopers, based on the extra section of the original manga series, included with the BD/DVD series for Kuroko no Basuke Second Season (both limited and normal editions).

Name: Kuroko no Basuke 3rd Season NG-shuuStatus: CompletedEpisodes: 9Summary: Animated Bloopers, based on the extra section of the original manga series, included with the BD/DVD series for Kuroko no Basuke Third Season (both limited and normal editions).

Name: Kuroko no Basuke OVAStatus: CompletedEpisodes: 1
Summary: Bundled with the 25th volume of Kuroko no Basuke manga. The anime based on the Baka Ja Katenai no yo (バカじゃ勝てないのよ) story that was featured in the manga’s fifth volume.

Name: Kuroko no Basuke SpecialStatus: CompletedEpisodes: 1.Summary: A special episode from the official DVD fandisc.

Name: Kuroko no Basuke 41.5QStatus: CompletedEpisodes: 1.Summary: Bundled with the 6 Blu-ray/DVD. It will adapt the 124th chapter of the manga, which depicts when Kuroko and Aomine first met.

Name: Kuroko no Basuke Tip OffStatus: CompletedEpisodes: 1.Plot: Episode 22.5 bundled with BD/DVD volume 8. The episode covers Kuroko’s past, when he was part of the Generation of Miracles.

Name: Kuroko no Basket Movie 1: Winter Cup Soushuuhen- Kage to Hikari (Shadow and Light).Type: Movie.Status: CompletedSummary: First of Three compilation films of Kuroko no Basuke.

Name: Kuroko no Basket Movie 2: Winter Cup Soushuuhen- Namida no Saki e (Beyond the Tears).Type: Movie.Status: CompletedSummary: Second of Three compilation films of Kuroko no Basuke.

Name: Kuroko no Basket Movie 3: Winter Cup Soushuuhen- Tobira no Mukou (Beyond the Door).Type: Movie.Status: CompletedSummary: Third of Three compilation films of Kuroko no Basuke.

Name: Kuroko no Basket: Last Game!Type: Movie.Status: Completed.Summary: An American street basketball team known as Jabberwock has come to Japan, and mocked the Japanese basketball players after their easy win. Coach Kagetora enlists the help of the only players who can defeat them: The Generation of Miracles, and Kagami Taiga.

Name: Kuroko no Basket: Oshaberi Demo Shimasen ka.Episodes: 1.Status: Completed.Summary: Special included on Kuroko no Basuke Fan Disc 2: Hikari Sasu Basho e.

Name: Kuroko no Basket: Saikou no Present Desu.Episodes: 1.Status: Completed.Summary: A few weeks after the Winter Cup, the five players of the Generation of Miracles as well as Kuroko have settled back into everyday life. But an invitation from Momoi arrives, proposing that the former Teikō Junior High players gather once again and play a game. Kuroko happily accepts the unexpected invitation. But Kagami is bothered when he learns about the game, because on that day, the Seirin High team were planning a birthday party for Kuroko! However, Kagami tells Kuroko that the birthday party won’t be until the evening, which makes him glad. So on January 31st, Kuroko’s best day begins!

 

 

Characters:

Seirin’s Team:

Name: Kuroko Tetsuya. Skills:Physical Ability: 3/10.Technique: 5/10.Stamina: 5/10.Mental Strength: 10/10.Special Ability: 10/10.Age: 16.Birthday: January 31st.Star sign: Aquarius.Blood Type: A.Height:155cm (Teikō).168cm (Seirin).Weight: 57kg.Team: Teiko (Former).Seirin.Vorpal Swords.Position: ? (Possibly PG/SF).Interesting Facts:The type of girl Kuroko likes is a gentle person.If Kuroko had an alternate job it would be a kindergarten/ nursery teacher. Kuroko’s favourite food is vanilla shake.Reading (mainly literature works) and Human Observation are Kuroko’s hobbies.
Kuroko’s specialty outside basketball is simple magic tricks.“Once in a lifetime encounter” is Kuroko’s Motto.

 

Name: Kagami Taiga.Skills:Physical Ability: 10/10.Technique: 8/10.Stamina: 8/10.Mental Strength: 9/10.Special Ability: 10/10.Age: 16.Birthday: August 2nd.Star Sign: Leo.Blood Type: A.Height: 192cm.Weight: 82kg.Team:Seirin.Vorpal Swords.Position: Power Forward.Interesting Facts: The type of girl Kagami likes is someone who is elegant. If Kagami had an alternate job it would be a fireman.Kagami’s favourite food is cheeseburgers.Kagami’s specialty outside basketball is cooking. He could teach Riko to successfully make curry.Surfing is Kagami’s hobby.“Eat well, Play well” is Kagami’s Motto.

 

Name: Hyūga Junpei.Skills:Physical Ability: 6/10. Technique: 7/10.Stamina: 8/10.Mental Strength: 8/10.Special Ability: 7/10.Age: 17.Birthday: May 16th.Star Sign: Taurus.Blood Type: A.Height: 178cm.Weight: 68kg.Team: Seirin.Position: Shooting Guard.Interesting Facts:The type of girl Hyūga likes is one with Energy.Nattō is Hyūga’s favourite food.Hyūga’s specialty is making Dioramas (A model representing a scene with three-dimensional figures).Hyūga’s hobby is to collect warlord figurines, but he has to break one every time he misses a shot as a way to practice while under pressure.“Persevering through something difficult makes one stronger”, is Hyūga’s motto.His family consists his father, mother and younger brother.

 

Name: Kiyoshi Teppei.Skill:Physical Ability: 9/10. Technique: 9/10.Stamina: 8/10. Mental Strength: 8/10.Special Ability: 8/10.Age: 17.Birthday: June 10th.Star Sign: Gemini.Blood Type: O.Height: 193cm.Weight: 81kg.Team: Seirin.Position: Centre/ Point Guard.Interesting Facts: The type of Girl Kiyoshi likes is someone who is Strong-Hearted.Kiyoshi’s favorite food is red bean buns such as dorayaki.His specialty is playing the harmonica.Kiyoshi’s hobby is hanafuda.His motto is: “With one’s heart and soul.”Kiyoshi has a grandmother and a grandfather.


Name: Izuki Shun.Skill:Physical Ability: 6/10. Technique: 7/10.Stamina: 7/10. Mental Strength: 7/10.Special Ability: 7/10.Age: 17.Birthday: October 23rd.Star Sign: Libra.Blood Type: A.Height: 174cm.Weight: 64kg.Team: Seirin.Position: Point Guard.Interesting Facts: The type of Girl Izuki likes is someone who understands Puns.Izuki‘s favorite food is coffee jelly.His specialty is making 100 puns in a row.Izuki’s hobby is making puns.His motto is: “Always Flexible.”Izuki’s family is made up of his father, mother, an older sister (Aya), and a younger sister (Mai). 

 

Name: Mitobe Rinnosuke.Skill:Physical Ability: 7/10.Technique: 7/10.Stamina: 8/10.Mental Strength: 7/10.Special Ability: 3/10.Age: 17.Birthday: December 3rd.Star Sign: Sagittarius.Blood Type: A.Height: 186cm.Weight: 78kg.Team: Seirin.Position: Centre.Interesting Facts: The type of girl Mitobe likes is a quiet person.Mitobe’s favourite food is Tuna Donburi. Cooking and Cat’s cradle is Mitobe’s specialty.Photography is Mitobe’s hobby.“Honestly, humility and quietly” is Mitobe’s motto.Mitobe’s family is made up of his mother, father, 6 younger brothers and 3 younger sisters.

Name: Koganei Shinji.Skill:Physical Ability: 8/10.Technique: 4/10.Stamina: 8/10.Mental Strength: 7/10.Special Ability: 4/10.Age: 17.Birthday: September 11th.Star Sign: Virgo.Blood Type: B.Height: 170cm.Weight: 67kg.Position: Small Forward.Team: Seirin.Interesting Facts: Koganei’s type of girl is a cheerful person.Baumkuchen is Koganei’s favourite food.His specialty is Yoyo.His hobby is making plamo (plastic models).“If you have your spirit, you can do anything” is Koganei’s Motto.Koganei’s family is made up of  his father, mother, and older sister.

 

Name: Tsuchida Satoshi.Skill:Physical Ability: 6/10.Technique: 6/10.Stamina: 8/10.Mental Strength: 7/10.Special Ability: 3/10.Age: 17.Birthday: May 1st.Star Sign: Taurus.Blood Type: AB.Height: 176cm.Weight: 70kg.Team: Seirin.
Position: Power Forward.
Interesting Facts:His type of girl is his girlfriend.His favorite food is Karaage.His specialty is building bottle ships.His hobby is oil painting.“Haste makes waste” is Satoshi’s Motto.Satoshi’s family is made up of his father, mother and a younger sister.

 

Name: Furihata Kōki.Skill:Physical Ability: 5/10.
Technique: 6/10.
Stamina: 5/10.
Mental Strength: 6/10.
Special Ability: 3/10.
Age: 16.Birthday: November 8th.Star Sign: Scorpio.Blood Type: O.Height: 170cm.Weight: 60kg.Team: Seirin.Position: Point Guard.Interesting Facts:Furihata’s type of Girl is Someone who has their own world.His favourite food is Omelette Rice.Speed Talking is Furihata’s specialty.Furihata’s hobby is railroads.“To work without expecting credit” is Furihata’s motto.Furihata’s family is made up of his his Mum, Dad and Big Brother.

 

 

Name: Kawahara Kōichi.Skill:Physical Ability: 6/10.Technique: 5/10.Stamina: 5/10.Mental Strength: 5/10.Special Ability: 2/10.Age: 16.Birthday: May 18th.Star Sign: Taurus.Blood Type: B.Height: 175cm.Weight: 64kg.Team: Seirin.Position: Small Forward.Interesting Facts: Kawahara’s type of girl is someone clumsy.His favorite food is oden.Kawahara’s specialty is doing ‘oden’ reaction acts.His hobby is jigsaw puzzles.“Purely and Honestly” is Kawahara’s Motto.Kawahara’s family is made up of his Father, Mother and Older Sister.

 

Name: Fukuda Hiroshi.Skill:Physical Ability: 5/10.Technique: 6/10.Stamina: 6/10.Mental Strength: 6/10.Special Ability: 2/10.Age: 16.Birthday: April 26th.Star Sign: Taurus.Blood Type: A.Height: 180cm.Weight: 70kg.Team: Seirin.Position: Centre.Interesting Facts: Fukuda’s type of girl is someone interesting.His favorite food is yakitori.Fukuda spends his free time hanging out with friends.He  likes playing RPG games. (role playing games).“Do everything conscientiously” is Fukuda’s Motto.Fukuda’s family is made up of his Father, Mother and two older brothers.

 

Name: Riko Aida.Skill:Training Capability: 9/10.Analytical Skill: 9/10.Leadership: 8/10.Charisma: 7/10.Feminine Appeal: 3/10.Age: 17.Birthday: February 5th.Star Sign: Aquarius.Blood Type: A.Height: 156cm.Weight: Secret.Team: Seirin.Job: Coach.Interesting Facts: The type of guy Riko likes is someone who seriously puts their all into something.Her favorite food is celery.Riko’s specialty is knitting.Her hobby is playing games (mainly training simulators and puzzle games).“Carrying out one’s words” is Riko’s Motto.Riko’s family is made up of her Father and Mother.

Kaijō’s Team:

Kise Ryōta

Skill:

Physical Abilit: 10/10, Technique: 10/10, Stamina: 10/10, Mental Strength: 8/10, Special Ability: 8/10

Kise has excellent physique and is very agile and strong. His ability “Copy-cat” requires one thing: that he is somewhat on par with his target’s physical abilities. This is why, in spite of his career in basketball being shorter than his former teammates’, he is able to gather sizeable pool of technique and skill. The fact that he was able to copy Aomine’s movements (although not with as much power), shows that he is approximately equally as strong and skilful.

Age: 16

Birthday: June 18th

Star Sign: Gemini

Blood Type: A

Height: 171cm (Teikō) and 189cm (Kaijō)

Weight: 77kg

Interesting Fact: In the replace novels, Kise has used his copying ability in Dance Dance Revolution, copying the movements and rhythm and reaching the highest score.

 

Kasamatsu Yukio

Skill:

Physical Ability: 8/10, Technique: 8/10, Stamina: 8/10, Mental Strength: 8/10, Special Ability: 4/10

Kasamatsu is one of the best players in the league, only losing to the Generation of Miracles and the like. He has ridiculous speed and supreme ball-handling, coming together in an almost unbeatable drive. His other specialty is his outside shots. That is a lethal combination, as either of the opponents close in and Kasamatsu uses his drive of the opponent, keeping his distance and shoots. This is a very orthodox way of playing, relying on capable technique, that being the kind that Kasamatsu possesses.

Age: 18

Birthday: July 29th

Star Sign: Leo.

Blood Type: O

Height: 178cm

Weight: 66kg

Interesting Fact: Yukio is very bad at dealing with girls. He ends up being nervous and shaking when he tries to speak with one.

 

Moriyama Yoshitaka

Skill:

Unorthodox Shot: Moriyama’s shooting form is unique, as he puts little to no rotation on the ball, according to Ryo Sakurai. This form is apparently the most comfortable way for him to shoot and it creates an unusual form that is hard to block.

Age: 18

Birthday: February 13th

Star Sign: Aquarius

Blood Type: Unknown

Height: 181cm

Weight: 67kg

Interesting Fact: In one of the bloopers, Moriyama asks Kise to set up a party with girls, but that he shouldn’t come in it, telling that he’ll get all of them if he does.

 

Hayakawa Mitsuhiro

Skill:

When Hayakawa gets fired up, his offensive rebound is very aggressive and very hard to stop, making him especially skilled at boxing out opponents, a positioning technique in which he forces himself between his opponent and the basket so that he can push them away with his lower body and secure any rebounds that fall within the area he controls.

Age: 17

Birthday: August 18th

Star Sign: Leo

Blood Type: Unknown

Height: 185cm

Weight: 77kg

Interesting Fact: Hayakawa is Kaijō’s Small Forward.

 

Kobori Kōji

Skill:

Kobori can hold his own defensively against most centers and can score in the low post. He defended well against Wakamatsu in the post, forcing Wakamatsu to pass the ball to Sakurai.

Age: 18

Birthday: October 2nd

Star Sign: Libra

Blood Type: Unknown

Height: 192cm

Weight: 74kg

Interesting Fact: Koji is Kaijō’s center in the basketball team.

 

Takeuchi Genta (Coach).

Age: In his 30’s.

Birthday: March 3rd.

Star Sign: Pisces

Blood Type: Unknown

Height: Unknown

Weight: Unknown

Interesting Fact: In Replace IV, it’s revealed that he and Kageyora Aida used to be love rivals competing for Riko’s mother’s love. In addition, he used to be in love with Masako Araki (Yōsen’s Coach), who used to be part of a biker gang. He planned to confess to her multiple times with an intention of marriage. In the end he was struck down by her sword and was chased down by the biker gang.

 

Shutoku’s Team:

Midorima Shintarō

Skill:

Physical Ability: 10/10, Technique: 10/10, Stamina: 8/10, Mental Strength: 8/10, Special Ability: 10/10

Besides his shot, Midorima is also very fast and strong. He is smart during matches and is also to fake his shot very fast and bypass his opponent easily. He is also very proficient in defense, in his match against Kagami during the training camp, he suppressed him overwhelmingly.

Age: 16

Birthday: July 7th

Star Sign: Cancer

Blood Type: B

Height: 174cm (Teikō) and 195cm (Shutoku)

Weight: 79kg

Interesting Fact: His birthday and zodiac symbol may hint at why he depends on luck (July is the 7th month, he was born on the 7th day and he is a cancer).

 

Takao Kazunari.

Skill:

Physical Ability- 8/10.

Technique- 6/10.

Stamina- 6/10.

Mental Strength- 8/10.

Special Ability- 8/10.

Takao is a very skilled basketball player, as he is a regular with Shūtoku. As a point guard, he is very skilled in dribbling and passing. As seen in the game against Seirin, he can change directions very quickly and can pass a player like Izuki with ease. He can also pass to another player behind his back without looking because of his Eagle Eye!!

Age: 16.

D.O.B: November 21st.

Star Sign: Scorpio.

Blood Type: O.

Height: 176cm (5’9).

Weight: 65kg (143lbs).

Interesting Fact: The kanji Taka in his name means tall, but is a homophone for the word hawk, a clear reference to his ability.

 

Ōtsubo Taisuke.

Skill:

Ōtsubo is very tall and muscular, so usually gains strong position in the post. a typical occurrence in games is that Ōtsubo grabs a rebound and executes a put back dunk. Other times, he is thrown the ball in the post, where he out-muscles his opponent to score a basket. It was shown a few times that Ōtsubo could grab rebounds over multiple players. His rebounding prowess is strong enough to compete with Teppei Kiyoshi and Eikichi Nebuya.

Age: 18.

D.O.B: April 20th.

Star Sign: Taurus.

Blood Type: —–

Height: 198cm (6’6).

Weight: 98kg (216lbs).

Interesting Fact: In a light novel story about Midorima’s unlucky day. It is shown that Ōtsubo is quite skilled at knitting.

 

Miyaji Kiyoshi.

Skill:

Miyaji is a full regular of the King, Shūtoku High. He is top- ranked small forward who possesses all regular basketball skills. It was presumed he doesn’t excel at anything, but he has seen passing Kotarō Hayama (Rakuzan- Only appears in the Manga) with a cross- over between his legs, hinting that he is good at dribbling, the street ball kind.

Age: 18.

D.O.B: November 11th.

Star Sign: Scorpio.

Blood Type: —–

Height: 191cm (6’3).

Weight: 77kg (170lbs).

Interesting Fact: In volume 23, Q&A it was revealed that Miyaji is a fan of Miyu-Miyu, a member from a certain idol girl group, as seen in chapter 177, when Midorima is holding his idol fan for the tomorrow’s lucky item.

 

Kimura Shinsuke.

Skill:

Kimura has most of the essential qualities to play the position of power forward. He always sets a good screen for his teammates, and is fairly tall and muscular. However, he apparently doesn’t possess the necessary jumping ability to dunk. This is shown when Kimura performs a layup on a fast break during the Shūtoku vs. Seirin Winter Cup match, and Miyaji tells him to “at least do something exciting like a dunk”, after which Kimura complains that not everyone can do that.

Age: 18.

D.O.B: August 6th.

Star Sign: Leo.

Blood Type: —–

Height: 187cm (6’2).

Weight: 80kg (176lbs).

Interesting Fact: Kimura’s parents own a pickup truck for their shop which sells fruits and vegetables. This is often mentioned by Kimura’s friend Miyaji Kiyoshi, whenever he is irritated he would say that he “will run you over with Kimura’s pickup truck.” At times, when Miyaji uses his catchphrase “Someone get me a pineapple/ durian”, Kimura would offer to give him one.

 

Nakatani Masaaki (Coach).

Age: 40s.

D.O.B: June 3rd.

Star Sign: Gemini.

Blood Type: —–

Height: —–

Weight: —–

Interesting Fact: He teaches English Language in Shūtoku High School.

 

Gakuen Touou; Aomine Daiki.

Skill:

Physical Ability- 10/10.

Technique- 10/10.

Stamina- 8/10.

Mental Strength- 8/10.

Special Ability- 10/10.

Aomine is quite literally “a monster” in basketball, as he is leagues ahead of anyone that comes second to him, even among the Generation of Miracles (Kiseki no Sedai). His abilities can be described as extremely fast, extremely strong and extremely skillful. It is shown that Aomine can essentially score the basketball from any position on the court. He is very fast, agile and powerful which enables him to get past even the strongest of defensive minded players. He accomplishes this by performing insane crossovers, changing his speed and direction of movement at an absurd rate, leaving his opponent behind. On top of that he is also very strong as he can dunk against other centres with relative ease also allowing him to rebound nearly every missed shot. Overall, these well rounded and polished skills make him an amazing player who is often described as “a monster”.

Age: 16.

D.O.B: August 31st.

Star Sign: Virgo.

Blood Type: B.

Height: 174cm (Teiko) and 192cm (Tōō).

Weight: 85kg (187lbs).

Interesting Fact: Aomine resembles Keigo Atobe from the tennis manga/anime series Prince of Tennis, in terms of arrogance and abilities as an all-rounder. Further more, they also share the same voice actor, being Junichi Suwabe.

 

Imayoshi Shoichi.

Skill:

Physical Ability- 6/10.

Technique- 8/10.

Stamina- 8/10.

Mental strength- 8/10.

Special Ability- 6/10.

Imayoshi is an elite player from the – now elite – school Tōō Academy. His moves are unpredictable and he has the ability to set a scoring play in motion with just a few passes. He is very fast and he can sometimes execute difficult attacking moves out of nowhere, for example his double clutch he performed in the first match against Seirin. He is also seen to perform a near excellent pressure defence in their second match against Seirin. He is also capable of a buzzer beater from a decent distance and shoots regular three-pointers as well.

Age: 18.

D.O.B: June 3rd.

Star Sign: Gemini.

Blood Type: AB.

Height: 180cm (5″11).

Weight: 71kg (157lbs).

Interesting Fact: He went to the same junior high school as the Uncrowned King Makoto Hanamiya. Hanamiya says that Imayoshi’s personality is the worst, which means something coming from him.

 

Wakamatsu Kōsuke.

Skill:

Physical Ability- 10/10.

Technique- 6/10.

Stamina- 10/10.

Mental Strength- 6/10.

Special Ability- 6/10.

Wakamatsu is a very strong and fast centre. His speciality is rebounding, even winning against Kiyoshi on occasions. Apparently, Wakamatsu is known for being a very fast centre, as the audience admired him for that. He was able to cover Kiyoshi in a fast-break when Kiyoshi was about to dunk. Kiyoshi has also compared him to Kagami, in terms of physical abilities. He is also proficient in post moves at the offense.

Age: 17.

D.O.B: April 16th.

Star Sign: Aries.

Blood Type: A.

Height: 193cm (6’4).

Weight: 85kg (187lbs).

Interesting Fact: His personality is similar to Mitsuhiro Hayakawa of Kaijō, both being loud-mouthed, hot-tempered and extrovert. They are also both strong players who specialise in rebounds but it is clear that Hayakawa is the better rebounder.

 

Sakurai Ryō.

Skill:

Physical Ability- 6/10.

Technique- 8/10.

Stamina- 6/10.

Mental Strength- 8/10.

Special Ability- 8/10.

Sakurai is quite capable at stealing, as he stole the ball multiple times in Tōō’s matches against Kaijō and Seirin. Sakurai is known for his quick-release three-pointers. This is just his regular shot (that is extremely accurate), but releases the ball very quick, throwing his Defense off balance. This gives him a great advantage, because the Defense has a hard time blocking it because it is so quick (a normal shot would always be blocked, with his posture). When Sakurai starts to behave differently, in a way similar to Hyūga’s clutch ability, Sakurai’s shot gets quicker and better. Although such a shot is normally hard to imitate, Kise was able to copy Sakurai’s move in Kaijō’s match against Tōō.

Age: 16.

D.O.B: September 9th.

Star Sign: Virgo.

Blood Type: A.

Height: 175cm (5’9).

Weight: 59kg (130lbs).

Interesting Fact: Compared to other characters his height, Sakurai is fairly light of weight. He is also lighter then Akashi and Furihata, both of whom are shorter than him. At 19.2, Sakurai’s BMI (Body Mass Index) is the lowest out of all players.

 

Susa Yoshinori.

Skill:

Susa’s abilities have not been fully shown yet, but is described as an all-rounded player. Being a regular starter at Tōō Academy, he is certainly not to be underestimated. In Tōō’s match against Seirin during the InterHigh preliminaries, he was seen guarding Kagami, proving at least that he is capable of taking care of him for a half of the match.

Age: 18.

D.O.B: June 15th.

Star Sign: Gemini.

Blood Type: —–

Height: 190cm (6’3).

Weight: 80kg (176lbs).

Interesting Fact: According to the Characters Bible, Susa originally played as a power forward. He then changed to a small forward position after Aomine came to Tōō Academy.

 

Momoi Satsuki.

Skill:

Investigation- 10/10.

Support Capabilities- 8/10.

Intuition- 8/10.

Mental Strength- 8/10.

Female Skills- 6/10.

Momoi has been the manager of a basketball team since Junior High School, maybe even before that. Because if this, she has a lot of experience with basketball and loved the sport very much. As the manager, she scouts other teams and reviews their playing patterns. She is able to analyse every ability of every player and can foresee their moves. As commented on by Riko, she is an expert in data-collection and resembles a spy. She then delivers the information to her players and then they are able to read their opponents’ moves. So far, the only players that she couldn’t successfully predict or see their inner talent are Kuroko and Mayuzumi because of their lack of presence.

Age: 16.

D.O.B: May 4th.

Star Sign: Taurus.

Blood Type: A.

Height: 161cm (5’3).

Weight: Unknown.

Interesting Fact: Just like Riko, Momoi is also a horrible cook. She served uncut lemons to her team as well.

 

Harasawa Katsunori (Coach).

Age: 30s.

D.O.B: November 22nd.

Star Sign: Scorpio.

Blood Type: —–

Height: —–

Weight: —–

Interesting Fact: Harasawa teaches chemistry in Tōō Academy.

 

Yōsen; Murasakibara Atsushi.

Skill:

Physical Ability- 10/10.

Technique- 10/10.

Stamina- 10/10.

Mental Strength- 6/10.

Special Ability- 8/10.

Murasakibara mostly relies on his height to get rebounds, block shots or dunks, because he doesn’t “like” basketball, he prefers staying on Defense; but even then, he doesn’t feel like blocking if he doesn’t want to. At important matches like in the Winter Cup, he is forced to do his best and his skill is truly shown. There, it is seen that Murasakibara’s arms are especially long even his legs allowing him to take giant steps to catch up easily and block a shot. He has been seen blocking shots from Hyuga and Kagami when the ball is underway, so much higher than the take-off. He can also tower above all the team’s centres and catch the rebound easily. The entire area inside the three point is his domain meaning that no one can escape from his absolute Defense. According to Aomine, Murasakibara is so strong that even he has difficulty bypassing him.

Age: 16.

D.O.B: October 9th.

Star Sign: Libra.

Blood Type: O.

Height: 186cm (Teikō) and 208cm (Yōsen).

Weight: 99kg (218lbs).

Interesting Fact: Murasakibara has the record for making 100 points in a game, this could be a Tribute to the NBA Wilt Chamberlain, the only player to score 100 points in a single NBA game.

 

Himuro Tatsuya.

Skill:

Physical Ability- 8/10.

Technique- 10/10.

Stamina- 8/10.

Mental Strength- 8/10.

Special Ability- 8/10.

He is the one who taught Kagami how to play basketball, and it was revealed he has a perfect shooting form. According to Kuroko, he gives off a feeling like the Generation of Miracles. Even Aomine could also tell in one glance that he is a quality player, which is notable coming from him. He is, together with Murasakibara, the “double ace” of Yōsen’s team. However, Aomine commented that no matter how good he is, he can only be considered as the best an ordinary man can be, not a “Prodigy” at the level of the Generation of Miracles.

Age: 17.

D.O.B: October 30th

Star Sign: Scorpio.

Blood Type: A.

Height: 183cm (6’0).

Weight: 70kg (154lbs).

Interesting Fact: In the second ending sequence of the anime; Himuro’s shadow is seen along with his ring-necklace, while he is with Kagami in the USA. This was before Himuro Debuted.

 

Okamura Kenichi.

Skill:

Okamura was the former centre of Yōsen High before Murasakibara’s arrival on the team. With his huge body, he can easily push defenders to get a good position and score. He gave Kagami a hard time defending him because of the difference in their sizes. His height also gives him the advantage during rebounds. However, Himuro pointed out that Okamura is rather slow, which leaves him vulnerable to an opponent’s formation which relies on speed like Seirin’s S.A.M. (Stealth All-court Man-to-man) Defense.

Age: 18.

D.O.B: September 1st.

Star Sign: Virgo.

Blood Type: —–

Height: 200cm (6’7).

Weight: 95kg (209lbs).

Interesting Fact: Okamura gets made fun of often because of his over-the-top personality and appearance m. Popular insults are “muscle gorilla” and hints towards his jawbone and sideburns. He shares this trait with Nebuya l, although he reacts badly in comparison.

 

Fukui Kensuke.

Age: 18.

D.O.B: May 23rd.

Star Sign: Gemini.

Blood Type: —–

Height: 176cm (5’9).

Weight: 67kg (148lbs).

Interesting Fact: Fukui is Yōsen’s Vice-captain and point guard.

 

Liu Wei.

Age: 17.

D.O.B: July 19th.

Star Sign: Cancer.

Blood Type: —–

Height: 203cm (6’8).

Weight: 91kg (201lbs).

Interesting Fact: Liu is the second tallest player in the series so far, only losing to Murasakibara by 5 Centimetres.

 

Araki Masako (Coach).

Age: 40s

D.O.B: January 3rd.

Star Sign: Capricorn.

Blood Type: —–

Height: —–

Weight: —–

Interesting Fact: It was revealed in Replace IV that Araki used to be part of a biker gang, and that Genta Takeuchi, planned to confess to her multiple times with an intention of marriage. In the ended he was struck down by her sword and was chased down by the biker gang.

 

Rakuzan; Akashi Seijūrō.

Skill:

Physical Ability- 9/10.

Technique- 10/10.

Stamina- 10/10.

Mental Strength- 10/10.

Special Ability- 10/10.

Akashi possesses exceptional leadership skills. As captain of the Teikō basketball team, he led the team to consecutive victories and they would later be known as the Generation of Miracles. At Rakuzan High, he became the captain of the basketball team as a freshman. Miyaji comments that this is highly unusual as upper-class students would not normally surrender their position to a first year, and also the fact that the 3 Uncrowned Kings (who are known to be prideful individuals) follow his orders without question. Akashi is shown to be very fast and an excellent ball-handler. According to Masaaki Nakatani, the way Akashi played in the first quarter of Rakuzan Vs. Shūtoku is similar to how one would play shogi, with Akashi assessing the situation before he makes his move, indicating that Akashi is a skilled tactician. Akashi play’s are extremely well-designed, as it was revealed in the Rakuzan vs Shūtoku match that everything that had occurred was all a part of Akashi’s plan. During the match, Takao states that Akashi’s perfection as a point guard is undeniable.

Age: 16.

D.O.B: December 20th.

Star Sign: Sagittarius.

Blood Type: AB.

Height: 158cm (Teikō) and 173cm (Rakuzan).

Weight: 64kg (141lbs).

Interesting Fact: Akashi lives alone with his Father, who is extremely wealthy and raised him with ‘excellency in all areas’ mentality to be called deserving in their household.

 

Mibuchi Reo.

Skill:

Physical Ability- 7/10.

Technique- 9/10.

Stamina- 8/10.

Mental Strength- 8/10.

Special Ability- 8/10.

Mibuchi is very proficient in shooting particularly when he executes 3-pointers. Junpei Hyuga also stated that he admired and tried to imitate Mibuchi’s shooting form back in their Junior High School days, as Mibuchi had the best shooting form in his year. According to Hanamiya, Mibuchi has three types of shooting styles, namingly there’s Heaven, Earth and Oblivion. Heaven- Is when Mibuchi jumps high and performs a fade-away shot so that the opposition defender guarding him won’t be able to reach the ball. This shooting form is dubbed heaven because it enables Mibuchi’s shot to evade any types of block. Earth- this style of shooting prompts Mibuchi to have contact with opposition while still managing to force a shot or at least get a foul. This method of shooting is a type of foul drawing and is dubbed as earth. Oblivion/Void- Mibuchi’s oblivion disables the opposing defender, preventing him from even jumping. The key to the oblivion shot is the depth of the launch before jumping. When Mibuchi is making the Oblivion shot, he squats even lower than normal shooters, and when he shoots, the defending player has a moment of freeze as the latter’s knees are locked straight. The defending player, who got fooled during that moment, would give up the energy accumulated while squatting, hence the remaining energy is zero, hence being unable to jump. However, Mibuchi squats deeper in the beginning, hence he still has some energy. Combining that, and the shooting pose that gives high shooting accuracy, is the way to make the Oblivion Shot.

Age: 17.

D.O.B: September 23rd.

Star Sign: Libra.

Blood Type: A.

Height: 188cm (6’2).

Weight: 74kg (163lbs).

Interesting Fact: Even though his official début comes later on in the series, Mibuchi has been shown in episode 38. His appearance included his voice as well.

 

Hayama Kotarō.

Skill:

Physical Ability- 8/10.

Technique- 8/10.

Stamina- 8/10.

Mental Strength- 8/10.

Special Ability- 8/10.

Hayama has displayed some exceptional athleticism in the form of speed and agility. He can perform a bear perfect double clutch, dive under a defender and lay it in. Hayama’s Defense is also stellar, as his extreme energy allows him to play an especially tight and intense defensive style. Both Kagami and Alexandra Garcia later observe that Hayama has mastered the control of his “animal instinct”, heightening his reflexes and overall physical ability. Hayama’s speciality is dribbling. His ball control is of such high level, that he actually presses the ball downwards with force enough for it to explode perfectly into a quick cross-over, because he slams the ball so fiercely onto the ground, it becomes too fast for eyes to follow, making it very hard to steal.

Age: 17.

D.O.B: July 25th.

Star Sign: Leo.

Blood Type: B.

Height: 180cm (5’11).

Weight: 68kg (150lbs).

Interesting Fact: Hayama is actually the only character in the whole of the Kuroko no Basket series to have laughed at one of Izuki Shun’s Puns.

 

Nebuya Eikichi.

Skill:

Physical Abilty- 10/10.

Technique- 6/10.

Stamina- 10/10.

Mental Strength- 10/10.

Special Ability- 4/10.

Apart from the other Uncrowned Kings who possesses their own signature skill, it appears that he doesn’t have any aside from making normal plays with raw power, because of his tough physique, he is more than strong enough to go head to head against bigger players such as Ōtsubo. It was revealed that his speciality is purely muscle strength. Not only that, but anyone (especially those who lack sufficient strength) that attempts to guard against him under the basket becomes exhausted due to clashing against his heavy weight.

Age: 17.

D.O.B: April 30th.

Star Sign: Taurus.

Blood Type: O.

Height: 190cm (6’3).

Weight: 94kg (207lbs).

Interesting Fact: Interestingly enough, none of the other Uncrowned kings occupy the power forward position. Although in middle school, Eikichi Nebuya used to play as power forward. It is unknown why he switched (most likely to face off against Kiyoshi Teppei).

 

Mayuzumi Chihiro.

Skill:

Physical Ability- 6/10.

Technique- 6/10.

Stamina- 8/10.

Mental Strength- 6/10.

Special Ability- 10/10.

During the finals against Seirin, it is revealed that Mayuzumi possesses similar capabilities to Kuroko, that is, the power of misdirection. However, Akashi punted out Mayuzumi was even more useful compared to Kuroko. The reason being that Mayuzumi is solid in ither facets of the game where as Kuroko’s general basketball skill sets are below average. This allows him to score normally, while Kuroko can’t. Akashi calls Mayuzumi the new and improved version of the phantom sixth man.

Age: 18.

D.O.B: March 1st.

Star Sign: Pisces.

Blood Type: AB.

Height: 182cm (6’0).

Weight: 69kg (152lbs).

Interesting Fact: When Kuroko and Mayazumi first meet, Akashi admits that Kuroko was just a “Prototype” and that Mayazumi was the “Final Product”. (So Mean.. Sei-Chan!)

 

Shirogane Eiji (Coach).

Age: 40s.

D.O.B: —–

Star Sign: —–

Blood Type: —–

Height: —–

Weight: —–

Interesting Fact: Both him and Kōzō Shirogane (Teikō Coach) share the same surname, their appearances are also alike and they are speculated to be related.