When developing characters for your action-packed sports anime, it can be pretty handy to take inspiration from some of the real-life, all-time greats. This week, Shane takes a closer look at the cast of Kuroko's Baskteball and tries to pin down just who or what might have given rise to these basketball demigods. Sink the jump-shot for all the basketball goodness!!
Lantis has posted two preview videos for the latest character song CDs from the recently-finished TV anime Kuroko's Basketball. The 18th solo series CD featuring Seijuro Akashi and 12th duet series by Tetsuya Kuroko and Taiga Kagami were just released in Japan yesterday, July 8. Check their songs after the jump.
Tiring of broad fandom-related questions on the nature of shipping and idol anime, Isaac takes a respite with some light thematic analysis of Kuroko's Basketball after watching the whole first season in two days. Hit the jump(er?) to check out his thoughts on youth and identity as filtered through the lens of hot-blooded (and hot) high school basketball prodigies.
Ah, the sweet smell of youth! Premium Bandai is releasing a line of 6 deodorant products with scents and packaging inspired by the popular sports manga and TV anime, Kuroko's Basketball. Hit the jump to check them out.
OLDCODEX, Japanese musical unit featuring voice actor Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Makoto Tachibana in Free!, Ban in The Seven Deadly Sins), released their 10th single "Lantana" on June 10. It ranks 10th in the Oricon weekly single sales chart selling 10,102 units. Hit the jump for more details.
Banpresto has revealed a new set of its popular prize lotery series Ichiban Kuji for the mid-July season, featuring deformed Chibi Kyun Chara figures of the characters from the Kuroko's Basketball anime series. Check the prize lineup after the jump.
The June 1st, 2015 issue 27 of Weekly Shonen Jump's Japanese edition has a treat for readers with chapters of familiar Jump series' spin-offs from the digital Jump+ platform running in the main print magazine. More after the jump.
Lantis has posted a short version music video for two-member unit GRANRODEO's "Bokudake no Uta" (A Song Only for Me), which is a coupling song of their upcoming 23rd single "Memories" to be released on June 3. Check the clip featuring the GraP & RodeO version of them after the jump.
The official website for OLDCODEX, Japanese musical unit featuring voice actor Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Makoto Tachibana in Free!, Ban in The Seven Deadly Sins), today posted a 30-second clip for their upcoming 10th single "Lantana" with two CD jacket images. Check them after the jump.
In the world of sports anime, anyone who refuses to be a goody-goody and play by the rules is quickly labeled a villain and treated with the utmost disdain. But are these bad boys really so, well, bad? Shane doesn't think so, and he's ready to try proving it! Hit the jump, and check out this week's SHANE-NANIGANS for more!
Lantis has just today released a new character song CD from the Kuroko's Basketball anime series, "Teiko Junior High School Basketball Club Single," performed by the six members of Kiseki no Sedai (The Generation of Miracles). Check the preview of the song "REGAL GENERATION" after the jump.
The official website for two-member unit GRANRODEO today posted a short version PV and two-version CD jacket images for their upcoming 23rd single "Memories." It will be used as the OP song for the Seirin vs Rakuzan chapter of the Kuroko's Basketball TV anime third season. Check them after the jump.