It was confirmed yesterday that the currently-running film Kuroko's Basketball: Last Game had earned about 1.08 billion yen from the 753,000 ticket sales by May 15, in nine weeks since its domestic release on March 18. Hit the jump for more details.
Premium Bandai today starts accepting pre-orders for a glasses set inspired by the one worn by Shintaro Midorima from the Kuroko's Basketball anime series. The under-rim glasses is recreated by a long-established glasses frame manufacturer in Sabae-city, Fukui Prefecture, where is known as Japan's top producer of glasses. Check out the product photos after the jump.
The official YouTube channel of the Kuroko's Basketball anime franchise today posted a two minute trailer for the currently-running film Kuroko's Basketball: Last Game introducing more heated battles in the court between the American street basketball team Jabberwock and the Japanese team Vorpal Swords. Watch the clip and the MVs from the film after the jump!
Following the theme song "Glorious days" performed by GRANRODEO, Lantis' official YouTube channel today also posted a 100-second short version music video for "Against The Wind," the insert song for the Kuroko's Basketball: Last Game film sung by Kensho Ono, who has voiced the anime franchise's protagonist Tetsuya Kuroko since 2012. Check his new MV after the jump!
Prepare to duel and throw some shots! A pair of big titles join the back catalog of anime at Crunchyroll today as Yu-Gi-Oh! (original series) and Part 3 of Kuroko's Basketball Winter Cup Highlights. Read on for full info!
Coming on March 18, 2017, anime movie Kuroko's Basketball: Last Game will adapt eight-episode sequel manga Kuroko's Basketball Extra Game as a "Perfect Edition," with series manga creator Tadatoshi Fujimaki supervising and providing an original episode for the film. The all-stars of the series unite as team Vorpal Swords to take down the antagonistic American street-ball team Jabberwock. GRANRODEO return on theme "Glorious days."
J-World Tokyo, a theme park dedicated to the world of "JUMP" located in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, will open a new 3D attraction "Kuroko's Basketball Special Room" inspired by Tadatoshi Fujimaki's popular sports manga series on March 12. Its first period to be held till May 31 will feature Tetsuya Kuroko and Taiga Kagami. Hit the jump for more details.
Japanese record company Lantis' official YouTube channel today posted a two-minute short version music video for two-member unit GRANRODEO's 26th single "Glorious days" to be released on March 22. The song will be featured as the theme song for the upcoming film Kuroko's Basketball: Last Game. Check their latest MV after the jump!
The official website for the upcoming film Kuroko's Basketball: Last Game announced yesterday that moviegoers will receive 19-type character tin badges in its first three weeks. One badge will be exchanged with one ticket, and they will be distributed randomly so the fans can't choose a particular character in the lineup. Hit the jump for more details.
We're now up to the final of the eight Kuroko's Basketball: Last Game x NBA team pairings, selected by manga author Tadatoshi Fujimaki and drawn by the anime character designer Yoko Kikuchi. The introduction notes that they had to make sure to include Tatsuya Himuro since he grew up in the US, and, given his passion for basketball, had to have been a long-time NBA fan.
We're now up to the seventh of the eight Kuroko's Basketball: Last Game x NBA team pairings, selected by manga author Tadatoshi Fujimaki and drawn by the anime character designer Yoko Kikuchi. This time, it's the champion Cleveland Cavaliers. The introduction compares Generation of Miracles Ace Daiki Aomine to Cavs star LeBron James, crediting both with overwhelming ability, both on offense and defense.
Bandai's official online store Premium Bandai today started accepting pre-orders for two wireless stereo headsets collaborating with the upcoming anime film Kuroko's Basketball: Last Game for a March 2017 release in Japan. The collaboration items are inspired by the two teams appear in the film, VORPALSWORDS and Strky. Check the product photos after the jump!
Ahead of the anime feature, Kuroko's Basketball: Last Game, manga author Tadatoshi Fujimaki, who also serves as the supervisor for the anime film, picked eight NBA teams for the collaboration project from all 30 teams in the league. Character illustrations wearing the eight NBA uniforms were then drawn by the anime character designer Yoko Kikuchi. It takes a little explanation to understand why Atsushi Murasakibara is wearing a Phoenix Suns jersey.
Kuroko's Basketball is up to its fifth NBA collaboration illustration, this time with Ryōta Kise in a Golden State jersey. The introduction notes that the Warriors four decade history includes 4 champshionships, including one in 2015, and that the team's blue and yellow color scheme perfectly complements Kise'. Get a look after the jump.
Kuroko's Basketball is up to its fourth NBA collaboration illustration, this time with Seijūrō Akashi in an LA jersey. The accompanying introduction notes that the Lakers are a prestigious team with a following in Japan thanks to players like Magic Johnson. More after the jump.