Crunchyroll Adds the Kuroko’s Basketball: Last Game Anime Film

Crunchyroll has announced that it has added Kuroko’s Basketball The Movie: Last Game (Gekijōban Kuroko no Basuke Last Game), the anime film adaptation of Tadatoshi Fujimaki’s Kuroko no Basuke Extra Game sequel manga. The anime is available for users in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and South and Central America.

The film opened in Japanese theaters in March 2017.

Source: ANN

Kuroko’s Basketball Replace PLUS Manga to End on April 24, 2018

The 39th chapter of Ichirō Takahashi’s Kuroko no Basuke Replace PLUS manga has announced that the manga will end with the next chapter on April 24, 2018.

The manga adapts Sawako Hirabayashi’s Kuroko no Basuke -Replace- prequel novel series for Tadatoshi Fujimaki’s Kuroko’s Basketball (Kuroko no Basuke) manga. The manga launched on Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ website in 2015 and Shueisha will publish the ninth volume on May 2, 2018.

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Crunchyroll Announces Anime Additions

Crunchyroll has announced the addition of the following anime to its catalog:

  • Kuroko’s Basketball Winter Cup Compilation ~Crossing the Door~ (the third compilation film for the Kuroko’s Basketball anime series): The film is available for Crunchyroll members in North America, South America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 00: The series is available to Crunchyroll members worldwide outside of Asia.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: The English dub is now available to Crunchyroll members in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.

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VIZ Media Launches the Kuroko’s Basketball Manga Series

VIZ Media delivers the Kuroko’s Basketball manga series with the launch of Volume 1 on August 2, 2016.

The series was created by Tadatoshi Fujimaki and has become a global sensation. Kuroko’s Basketball is rated “T” for Teens and will debut in 2-in-1 omnibus editions under the Shonen Jump imprint with a print MSRP of $16.99 U.S. / $19.99 CAN. Kuroko’s Basketball also launches digitally on August 2, 2016 on and will be available via the VIZ Manga App, as well as the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Future omnibus editions of the ongoing series will be published in English on a bi-monthly basis.

In Kuroko’s Basketball, when incoming first-year student Taiga Kagami joins the Seirin High basketball team, he meets Tetsuya Kuroko, a mysterious boy who’s plain beyond words. But Kagami’s in for the shock of his life when he learns that the practically invisible Kuroko was once a member of “The Miracle Generation” – the undefeated, legendary team – and he wants Kagami’s help taking down each of his old teammates.

Kuroko’s Basketball has been really popular in Japan, having sold more than 30 million copies, and overseas fans have been clamoring for it for quite some time now,” says John Bae, Editor. “There will be no time-outs taken while working on this series with 2-in-1 omnibus volumes released every two months. Look out for the excitement hitting streets this summer!”

Manga creator Tadatoshi Fujimaki made his debut in 2007 in Akamaru Jump with Kuroko’s Basketball, which was later serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump. It quickly gained popularity and was also adapted into an anime series in 2012.

Kuroko’s Basketball and Hinomaru Zumō Get a Crossover One-Shot

This year’s 49th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing that Tadatoshi Fujimaki’s Kuroko’s Basketball and Kawada’s Hinomaru Zumō manga will get a “special collaboration one-shot” in the next issue on November 9, 2015. Fujimaki and Kawada are collaborating on the manga, and Ichirō Takahashi is writing the script.

Fujimaki launched the original Kuroko no Basuke manga series in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2008, and he ended it in September 2014. He launched the Kuroko’s Basketball Extra Game manga in Jump Next in December 2014, and the magazine announced earlier this month that the manga is nearing its climax.

Kawada launched Hinomaru Zumō in Weekly Shonen Jump in May 2014. Shueisha will ship the seventh compiled volume on November 4, 2015.

Source: ANN

Kuroko’s Basketball Novel Prequel Is Getting a Manga Adaptation

Shueisha’s Jump J-Books novel imprint has announced that the Kuroko’s Basketball novel series, Kuroko’s Basketball -Replace-, will get a manga adaptation in the Shonen Jump+ online magazine. As of this writing, the artist for the manga has not been confirmed.

Sawako Hirabayashi writes the stories and the original manga artist Tadatoshi Fujimaki illustrates the novels. Shueisha published the first novel in March 2011 and the fifth and most recent volume in May 2014.

The series has more than 1.9 million copies in circulation, and ranked among the top ten best-selling light novels in Japan for 2013 and 2014.

Source: ANN