Kuroko's Basketball fans, what are you doing until the second season of anime in October? Well, let's start with some more upcoming news from the series.
Pre-orders for Figuarts ZERO Kuroko Tetsuya, Kagami Taiga and Kise Ryota will open at 4pm on August 1st Japan Time. Releases are also planned for Figuarts ZERO Aomine Daiki and Midorima Shintaro in January and Figuarts ZERO Murasakibara Atsushi and Akashi Seijuro in March of 2014.
The cover image of manga vol. 23 which will be on sale August 2nd, has also been released. The special version with Drama CD, based on the cleaning episode from the manga 94Q with the added storyline featuring Yosen, will showcase Murasakibara and Himuro before their appearance in the anime's second season.
A planned 3DS game has also been announced in Weekly Jump. Release date and other details have yet to be announced.
Kuroko's Basketball DXF ～Cross×Players～ series figures will appear as prizes in UFO Catcher machines in game arcades in Japan starting in September. The 1st Q pair is Kuroko and Kagami in September and the 2nd Q pair is Kise and Aomine in October. Figure maker Mega House also has a planned release of a new KuroBasu figure, with Kuroko being the first one, as you see in the unpainted prototype in the middle of the above image.
Kuroko's Basketball Chara Petit figures that deform characters on top of a basketball will also be available in October. Izuki and Miyaji fans can be happy as they will become a cute swing key chain for the first time and will be available in October as well.
The Jump Super Anime Tour 2013 will tour 5 different cities in Japan this fall to premiere special anime movies from 4 of the manga magazine's popular titles and KuroBasu will be one of them along with NARUTO, Assassin's Classroom and Nisekoi. Vol. 25 of the Kuroko's Basketball manga, with a planned release date of December 4, 2014 will have a pre-order only version with the anime DVD, which will include the movie that was shown at the event. Pre-orders for the volume 25 special edition will close on October 18th.
The cover image of 4th original novel has also been released. JUMP J-Books official site has been posting special wallpapers corresponding to the chapters in the novel for promotion. 5 wallpapers are below and the 6th will be posted on the novel release date of August 2nd in the official site.
Game 1: Summer Break With Generation of Miracle members
Game 2: Riko and her dad, Kagetora
Game 3: Second episode of Taiga and Tasuya growing up in US
Game 4: A Librarian, Furihata
Game 5: A man who does not know defeat, Akashi