July 7th is a big day for anime birthdays, with dozens of characters celebrating theirs on the lucky day, including major ones like Monogatari's stationary wielding fan-favorite Hitagi Senjōgahara, Kuroko's Basketball's Shintarō Midorima and recent sports anime charmer Yuusuke Makishima from Yowapeda. Join the the celebration after the jump.
The official site for the Kuroko's Basketball anime series is just updated with a new teaser visual for the upcoming third season of the TV anime produced by Production I.G. It is officially confirmed that the highly-anticipated third season is slated for sometime in 2015. Hit the jump for more.
Happy July! Shonen Jump is celebrating with a series of monthly calendar wallpapers featuring Gintama, Kuroko's Basketball and Assassination Classroom, each with characters' birthdays marked. Check them out after the jump.
Following his solo debut single "FANTASTIC TUNE" in February, popular voice actor Kensho Ono will release his 1st mini album "Touch the Style" in Japan on June 25. He is best known as the voice of Tetsuya Kuroko in the Kuroko's Basketball anime series. Check the short PV for the leading track "TOUCH" after the jump.
This year's issue 27 of Shonen Jump, on sale in Japan June 2nd, reveals that a third Kuroko's Basketball anime has been planned. Timing and other details have not been announced. More after the jump.
"Go! Go! Kaden Danshi" a flash anime by the DLE staff best known for Taka No Tsume (Eagle Talon) have humanized regular household gadgets into regular Japanese college kids enjoying a social life. The anime now features popular voice actor Tatsuhisa Suzuki and the latest episode revealed his role in the show for the first time. Find out what household item he turned into after the jump!
JINS' latest anime collaboration sees the PC glasses label working with Bandai on a line of Kuroko's Basketball eye-wear. Six "Generation of Miracles" school color designs are being offered, along with the collaboration's visual on a cleaning cloth and limited edition clearfile. Get a look after the jump.
The Kuroko's Basketball anime official site decided to get in on the April Fool's Day jokes by switching the main image of the top page from ballplayers to cute chicks, but not in the way you're thinking! There's a Kuroko chick, Kagami chick, and Generation Of Miracle chicks just for one day of enjoyment. Get a good look after the jump!
This coming weekend is a big one for seiyū Junichi Suwabe. In addition to turning 42 years old on the 29th, a number of anime in which he's a voice actor wrap up, including Kuroko's Basketball, where he's Daiki Aomine, and Saint Seiya Omega, where he's Orion Eden. This week, as productions have wrapped, he's posted a look at the cakes. Get a look after the jump.
Japanese anime portal site Charapedia recently asked 10,000 female otaku internet users which anime character they would like to have as their boyfriend and the results are in! These results reflect the vote of people who consider themselves otaku and the results may surprise you. See the top 10 anime boyfriends after the jump!
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.