Kuroko no Basket

Kuroko no Basket

 

Kuroko no Basket
Kuroko no Basket

Genre:

Comedy, School, Shounen and Sports

 

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:

Name: Kuroko’s Basketball

Directed by Shunsuke Tada

Written by Noburo Takagi

Studio: Production I.G.

Original Run: April 7th 2012 – September 22nd 2012

Episodes: 25

 

Name: Kuroko’s Basketball 2

Directed by Shunsuke Tada

Written by Noboru Takagi

Studio: Production I.G.

Original Run: October 5th 2013 – March 29th 2014

Episodes: 25

 

Manga:

Name: Kuroko no Basket

Written by Tadatoshi Fujimaki

Published by Shueisha

English Publisher: Shōnen Magazine: Weekly Shōnen Jump.

Original Run: December 2008-Ongoing

Volumes: Ongoing

Chapters: Ongoing

 

Games:

Name: Kuroko’s Basketball: Kiseki no Game

Developer: Bandai

Publisher: Namco Bandai Games

Game System: PSP (PlayStation Portable)

Genre: Sports

Release Date (Japan): August 9th 2012

 

Name: Kuroko’s Basketball: Shōri e no Kiseki

Developer: Bandai

Publisher: Namco Bandai Games

Game System: Nintendo 3DS

Genre: Sports

Release Date (Japan): February 20th, 2014

 

Kuroko no Basuke Related:

Name: Kuroko no Basuke NG-shuu

Status: Completed

Aired: May 20th 2013

Episodes: 9

Plot: 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 OVA

Status: Completed

Aired: December 30th, 2013

Plot: 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 Special

Status: Completed

Aired: May 20th 2013

 

Name: Kuroko no Basuke 41.5Q

Status: Completed

Aired: June 30th 2014

Plot: 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 Off

Status: Completed

Aired: May 18th 2013

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.

 

Characters:

 

Seirin’s Team

Seirin’s Team:

Kuroko Tetsuya

Kuroko Tetsuya

Skill:

Physical Ability: 4/10, Technique: 6/10, Stamina: 4/10, Mental Strength: 8/10, Special Ability: 10/10

Though Kuroko is extremely fragile, fairly weak and distressingly slow, Kuroko’s talents allow him to play a central role in any team. Possessing a superbly observant eye in addition to his ability to blend in and become invisible in any environment, Kuroko can perform imperceptible passes and virtually unstoppable steals, getting the ball to and between his teammates faster than opponents can react.

Age: 16

Birthday: January 31st

Star sign: Aquarius

Blood Type: A

Height: 155cm (Teikō), 168cm (Seirin)

Weight: 57kg

Interesting Fact: The kanji ‘Kuro’ in his name means black, hinting to him being the “shadow” towards Kagami.

 

Kagami Taiga

Kagami Taiga

Skill:

Physical Ability: 10/10, Technique: 6/10, Stamina: 8/10, Mental Strength: 10/10, Special Ability: 10/10

He is a naturally gifted player that trained in the States prior to coming back to Japan. Kagami is a very powerful and fast player that is able to execute the fast cuts that can foil even Aomine Daiki, a very skillful player. His reflexes are top-notch, as he is able to react extremely quick when facing a ball-handling expert such as Aomine. He could also block Aomine’s formless shot due to his reflexes and sheer skill.

Age: 16

Birthday: August 2nd

Star Sign: Leo

Blood Type: A

Height: 192cm

Weight: 82kg

Interesting Fact: Kagami’s grades are atrocious, with him failing every subject including English, even though he has lived in America.

 

Hyūga Junpei

Hyūga Junpei

Skill:

Physical Ability: 7/10, Technique: 7/10, Stamina: 8/10, Mental Strength: 8/10, Special Ability: 7/10

Hyūga is most known for being a “clutch player.” This means that when the tension of the match rises, his personality changes and he plays better. He becomes more serious and hostile towards his opponents and moves and shoots better. Hyūga’s shooting form is notably inspired from Uncrowned King Reo Mibuchi. His importance due to his three-pointer has earned him the nickname of “The Clutch Shooter of Seirin.” Hyuga also demonstrates leadership as he is able to rally up his teammates, even in a tight situation.

Age: 17

Birthday: May 16th

Star Sign: Taurus

Blood Type: A

Height: 178cm

Weight: 68kg

Interesting Fact: Hyūga’s father is a barber. Hyūga can cut hair as well, as he styled Riko’s hair before the Winter Cup’s Finals.

 

Kiyoshi Teppei

Kiyoshi Teppei

Skill:

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

As one of the Uncrowned Kings, Kiyoshi’s skills are superior than most other players. Kiyoshi is the tallest player of Seirin and prefers to play point guard, but because of Seirin’s lack of center, has agreed to play both positions. Koganei, Seirin’s “jack-of-all-trades,” described it as a supervising position under the basket. This describes his role in the team very well, as he plays under the basket and positions himself as center (for dunks and rebounds), but also has an amazing field of vision and pass sense. In the words if Shoichi Imayoshi, an elite player, Kiyoshi is an odd-ball center that possesses the pass sense of a guard. He is also just plain strong and skilled.

Age: 17

Birthday: June 10th

Star Sign: Gemini

Blood Type: O

Height: 193cm

Weight: 81kg

Interesting Fact: Kiyoshi is a friend of Izuki’s family. It seems that Izuki’s mother often invites him over and that Izuki’s sister is attracted to him.

 

Izuki Shun

Izuki Shun

Skill:

Physical Ability: 6/10, Technique: 8/10, Stamina: 6/10, Mental Strength: 6/10, Special Ability: 6/10

Izuki is not very athletic, however, he can shoot, pass and dribble on a high level. According to Hyuga, he started playing basketball in second grade, the earliest compared to anyone in Seirin. Izuki doesn’t have any specific attacking skills, but he is fast and agile, being able to change direction while dribbling and foiling his opponents easily. He also uses his speed in making easy lay-ups during fast-breaks.

Age: 17

Birthday: October 23rd

Star Sign: Scorpio

Blood Type: A

Height: 174cm

Weight: 64kg

Interesting Fact: According to a Q&A section, Izuki is the most popular with girls on the team, but they all run away once they see his joke books.

 

Mitobe Rinnosuke

Mitobe Rinnosuke

Skill:

Physical Ability: 6/10, Technique: 6/10, Stamina: 8/10, Mental Strength: 6/10, Special Ability: 2/10

Mitobe is one of the tallest players on the team, so he blocks shots and plays low and high post. In the match against Seiho High, he also showed that he can dunk. He has been playing basketball since Junior High School.

Age: 17

Birthday: December 3rd

Star Sign: Sagittarius

Blood Type: A

Height: 186cm

Weight: 78kg

Interesting Fact: Mitobe won the Sauna battle for Seirin against Tōō Academy.

 

Koganei Shinji

Koganei Shinji

Skill:

Physical Ability: 8/10, Technique: 4/10, Stamina: 8/10, Mental Strength: 8/10, Special Ability: 2/10

Koganei is a jack of all trades, but a Master of none, meaning that he has no specialties or special talents. He possesses very regular basketball skills, and he can shoot or lay-up. His lack of skill is because he only started playing basketball in high school, but because of his training the past year and this year under Riko’s schedule, he greatly improved his overall abilities. He’s of average strength and speed at the moment.

Age: 17

Birthday: September 11th

Star Sign: Virgo

Blood Type: B

Height: 170cm

Weight: 67kg

Interesting Fact: Koganei has an older sister that has appeared twice already. She resembles him greatly, especially the cat-shaped mouth and eyes. Before the Winter Cup finals, she is seen to be proud of Koganei’s attitude even though he is a bench player.

 

Tsuchida Satoshi

Tsuchida Satoshi

Skill:

Tsuchida hasn’t clearly been seen playing basketball, but as a previous regular member of Seirin, he possesses regular ball handling skills. His specialty is rebounding.

Age: 17

Birthday: May 1st

Star Sign: Taurus

Blood Type: AB

Height: 176cm

Weight: 70kg

Interesting Fact: In a Q&A section, Tadatoshi Fujimaki stated that Tsuchida’s eyes are already opened to the maximum point.

 

Furihata Kōki

Furihata Kōki

Skill:

Furihata has no overwhelmingly obvious skill above his average basketball skills, but he displays great caution and level-headedness on the court and thus can control the pace of the game extremely well.

Age: 16

Birthday: November 8th

Star Sign: Scorpio

Blood Type: O

Height: 170cm

Weight: 60kg

Interesting Fact: Furihata Kōki doesn’t have any special talents.

 

Kawahara Kōichi

Kawahara Kōichi

Skill:

Kawahara doesn’t really have any special skills or talents that we know of since we haven’t seen him play basketball. He’s a bench player.

Age: 16

Birthday: May 18th

Star Sign: Taurus

Blood Type: B

Height: 175cm

Weight: 64kg

Interesting Fact: He is the only Small Forward in Seirin’s Team.

 

Fukuda Hiroshi

Fukuda Hiroshi

Skill:

Fukuda doesn’t really have any special skills or talents that we know of since we haven’t seen him play basketball. He’s a bench player.

Age: 16

Birthday: April 26th

Star Sign: Taurus

Blood Type: A

Height: 180cm

Weight: 70kg

Interesting Fact: He is Seirin’s Center.

 

Riko Aida

Riko Aida (Coach)

Skill:

Analysis: 10/10, Command: 8/10, Coaching: 10/10, Mental Strength: 8/10, Female Skills: 4/10

For as far as it is known, Riko has little to none basketball experience, as she isn’t seen playing basketball at all. As a coach and the daughter of a sports trainer, she is very proficient in developing strategies and training schedules. She is also very good and fast at taping up joints, like she did with Teppei’s Knee.

Age: 17

Birthday: February 5th

Star Sign: Aquarius

Blood Type: A

Height: 156cm

Weight: Secret

Interesting Fact: Riko inherited her poor cooking skills from her mother. This was revealed in the light novels.

 

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.