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.
If you like Bandai's 14cm 20th Anniversary Sailor Moon S.H. Figuarts. you'll love their 19cm FiguartsZero, set to be released in Japan in March and North America in April. The figure line also has two more Kuroko's Basketball figures added to the schedule for March. Get a look after the jump.
Seirin High School's cute mascot dog, Tetsuya 2 Go from Kuroko's Basketball has become a neck warmer that you can wear! Pre-orders are now open at Movic Japan and its long body and adorable face that reminds you of certain shadow is sure to get your attention. How about a pair of very wearable KuroBasu school branded socks or a new fall-themed clear file set? All of that follows after the jump!
Kuroko's Basketball is in the midst of a magazine tour that sees the sports series stopping by Gekkan Basketball, Da Vinch (magazine about books) and Web Sportiva (Shueisha's sports magazine web site), and Weekly Playboy Magazine for a "Miracle (Kiseki) Collaboration Gravure" with pin-up models in cosplay. Get a look after the jump.
Many figure prototypes and upcoming merchandise came out of the Animate Girls Festival in Japan over the weekend and I have to say this one must be one of the most stunning figure prototype unveiled. The Mega House Kagami Taiga figure from Kuroko's Basketball perfectly captures Seirin's ace player and Kuroko's current light in mid-air. See it after the jump!
Doujinshi circles are lining up up their fan manga for the winter edition of mega event Comic Market. Two of the three top subjects aren't too well known among English fans, but their positions at the apex are unsurprisingly never the less. The perennially popular Kuroko's Basketball is joined by the expansive material around bullet hell doujin shooter Touhou Project and the battleship girls of Kan Colle. See the numbers after the jump.
Following the ranking for the summer season, NEC BIGLOBE's Anime Engine (β) reported the result of their Twitter research for the 2013 fall TV anime's 1st episodes. The most tweeted anime was the 1st episode of the 2nd season of Kuroko's Basketball, followed by IS -Infinite Stratos- 2 and TeeKyu 3rd season. Hit the jump for more results.
Back in March of this year, the Kuroko's Basketball Character Song DUET series was revived with the delayed releases of vol. 4 (Kuroko Tetsuya & Anomine Daiki) and vol. 5 (Hyuuga Junpei & Kiyoshi Teppei). Now with series two of the anime up and running, Shonen Jump is set to announce the next two volumes for release January 8, 2014. See who will be singing after the jump.
On his own Twitter account, popular voice actor Yūki Ono (Kagami Taiga from Kuroko's Basketball, Inuzuka Kyuma from Valvrave the Liberator) revealed that he is recovering from a recent surgery from an accident that broke his left collarbone. Read more after the jump.