Enjoying your winter anime? The Japanese fans are, and they made sure to rank their top ten shows this season. Check out how your favorite shows did after the jump.
What is the most embarrassing thing you have ever left in a hotel room? I'm sure many of you have hilarious stories to tell from anime convention visits, but this one is from a Japanese Twitter user who left her Goodnight Sheets featuring Ryota Kise from Kuroko's Basketball on a bed in a hotel room. When she returned to her room, a thoughtful maid set it up all perfectly for her. See what the maid did after the jump!
I wonder if it's the rarity of snow in the Kanto region, but it feels like the Japanese meme scene is coming up with a new theme everyday. With the latest meme, the hashtag says, "Put Moomin in your favorite character's cosplay and say something in a two panel manga with a close up of the character in the second panel, it will work as manga no matter what." It's a very long hashtag and you may better understand it when you see the examples after the jump!
It doesn't seem like anyone dressed a life-sized cardboard cut out of Kuroko's Basketball's eponymous lead in a wedding dress like they did for last year's birthday, but there were still plenty of extravagant fan celebrations of Tetsuya Kuroko's January 31st birthday. See how they marked the occasion after the jump.
Following "FANTASTIC TUNE," the new ED song by Kensho Ono, a short version promotional video for "Hengenjizai no Magical Star" (Ever-changing Magical Star) by GRANRODEO, the new OP song for the second season of Kuroko's Basketball TV anime is now online. Check their latest rock tune after the jump.
As previously reported, 24-year-old popular voice actor Kensho Ono will make his singer debut with the first single "FANTASTIC TUNE," a new ED song for the second season of Kuroko's Basketball TV anime. The short version promotional video for the song is now online. Check his first single after the jump!
Kuroko's Basketball is one of the most popular title in Weekly Shonen Jump, but their first stage at Jump-Festa 2013 was forced to be canceled due to the threat against the title and the original author, Tadatoshi Fujimaki. With the recent apprehension of the threat suspect, Jump-Festa went on with KuroBasu's first official stage at the event and the voice actors that attended tweeted about the stage with joy. More after the jump!
Lantis announced today that voice actor Kensho Ono will make his singer debut with the first single "FANTASTIC TUNE." It will be featured as the second ED song for the second season of the Kuroko's Basketball TV anime, in which he plays the protagonist Tetsuya Kuroko. Check more info after the jump.
Manga related designer-made t-shirts boutique Beams has launched a series of Kuroko's Basketball Mangart t-shirts, starting with limited "T.KUROKO" and "IGNITE PASS" designs. Orders are being taken through this Friday for January release. Get a look after the jump.
Voice actor Nobunaga Shimazaki turned 25 on December 6th, Japan time. To celebrate, he posted a series of heartfelt tweets showing his gratitude for the many birthday wishes he received and appreciation that he is working as a voice actor. As a special birthday touch, the voice actor who is the reason why Nobunaga decided to become one, gave him a birthday wish on his own blog as well. More after the jump!
The next game based on Kuroko's Basketball is on its way to Nintendo 3DS in Japan on February 20, 2014, and Namco Bandai has a new promo showcasing the original story and more. See some of Miraculous Victory after the jump.
The official website for Japanese rock unit GRANRODEO announced today that the unit will perform the 2nd OP theme song for the 2nd season of Kuroko's Basketball TV anime, following the 1st OP theme "The Other self." This is the 4th Kuroko theme song for them. Hit the jump for more info.
The new promotional video for Yu-Taku has aired during the Kuroko's Basketball anime's broadcast for the first time and it's causing an interesting reaction from fans, as the two voice actors from the series in Yuuki Ono (the voice of Kagami Taiga) and Takuya Eguchi (the voice of Koganei Shinji) make up the voice actor singing unit, active since 2011. Find out more after the jump!
Takao Kazunari plays an important role in making the already genius Midorima Shintaro the undeniable ace player at Shutoku High School in Kuroko's Basketball. Not only can Takao see everything with his Hawk Eye, he seems to be great at catching the heart of female fans as the birthday wishes flooded the internet on his birthday. Sample some of the festivities after the jump!
Shonen Jump has revealed that characters from Kuroko's Basketball and Sket Dance have been added to J-Stars Victory Vs. However, Tetsuya Kuroko, Bossun, Himeko and Switch have been relegated to support roles in the the crossover fighting game celebrating the magazine's 45th anniversary. More after the jump.