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Kuroko’s Basketball, known in Japan as Kuroko no Basuke (黒子のバスケ?), is a Japanese sports manga series written and illustrated by Tadatoshi Fujimaki. The English rendering The Basketball Which Kuroko Plays also appears in the artwork of the Japanese version. It was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from December 2008 to September 2014, with the individual chapters collected into 30 tankōbon volumes by Shueisha. It tells the story of a high school basketball team trying to make it to the national tournament.

The basketball team of Teiko Middle School rose to distinction by demolishing all competition. The regulars of the team became known as the “Generation of Miracles”. After graduating from middle school, these five stars went to different high schools with top basketball teams. However, a fact few know is that there was another player in the “Generation of Miracles”: a phantom sixth man. This mysterious player is now a freshman at Seirin High, a new school with a powerful, if little-known, team. Now, Tetsuya Kuroko – “the sixth member of the “Generation of Miracles”, and Taiga Kagami – a naturally talented player who spent most of middle school in the US, aim to bring Seirin to the top of Japan and begin taking on Kuroko’s former teammates one by one. The series chronicles Seirin’s rise to become Japan’s number one high school team. The rest of the Generation of Miracles include Ryota Kise, Shintaro Midorima, Daiki Aomine, Atsushi Murasakibara and Seijuro Akashi.

Kuroko no Basuke Manga reviews:

Story: Kuroko no Basuke (Kuroko’s Basketball) to sum it up without spoilers is a basketball manga about a boy named Kuroko Tetsuya wanting to show folks, the “Generations of Miracles” (a group of Kuroko’s preceding team mates) in particular his way of basketball, hence the name Kuroko no Basuke. Reading into it you’ll discover how deep the plot gets as you go along introducing new characters and hazards to Kuroko’s basketball team Seirin, the deuteragonist: Kagami Taiga is “the light that illuminates Kuroko” meaning he’s the person who Kuroko practises with and makes plays with. Kagami himself desires to defeat every single player of the “Generations of Miracles”. Up until now Kuroko no Basuke never stops to amaze me with it’s fantastic performance, letting you experience the character’s emotions and feeling also that winning isn’t easy, you’ve to struggle and learn from your defeats. Great storyline that only keeps getting better and better. 9.5/10

Art: Though some panels can be overly exaggerated and unrealistic in some matches you’re still able to understand the current scenario. But for the most part the manga is clear, nicely drawn and at times quite naturalistic, as well as FUCKING EPIC. 8/10.

Character: Now this is were every manga/anime needs to shine, and Kuroko no Basuke is one of those series that has some of the best character development ever, for characters like Kise, Kagami, Kuroko, Teppei and Hyuuga they are the ones who have made me proud the most with their overall aims, approaches and accomplishments. Kagami with his will to not give up and monster-like jumping height, Kise for his approach in matches and rivalry with Aomine, Hyuuga and Teppei with depth towards their back story and Kuroko’s goals and achievements. Now this are only my personal favourites, all in all fantastic characters. 9/10.

Enjoyment: You’ll be craving your weekly dose of Kuroko no Basuke’s awesomeness, even if you are not into sports I am pretty confident you’ll love this, hell I myself am not even into sports and It Is one of my favourites. The enjoyment will just build-up as you go along reading it

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