"I Am Kuroko" - Kuroko no Basuke First Impressions

Topic started by KuroNekoXIII on April 22, 2012. Last post by KuroNekoXIII 2 years, 3 months ago.
Post by KuroNekoXIII (427 posts) See mini bio Level 14

Overview

Hello Vicers! It's been a while since I blogged here since I've been caught up with life. Anyways, now that the Guilty Crown series has come to an end, I've been scouting around for new anime to follow and keep the community updated with, and this was my pick! Straying away from the sci-fi of Guilty Crown, I think this series will give my brain a little rest from trying to understand what's going on.

Well, without further ado, I present to you a brief look into "Kuroko no Basuke" (Kuroko's Basketball).

Series' Plot

Teikō Middle School's basketball team was well-known throughout Japan as the best basketball team with a prime three-perfect-seasons-in-a-row record. The regular players of the team became known as the Generation of Miracles. Once graduated, these five prodigies separated and each attended high schools with excellent basketball teams.

However, unknown to many, there was a sixth member of the Generation of Miracles, known as "the phantom sixth player". This phantom player has now joined Seirin High, which is a new high school with a strong fairly new and unknown team. Tetsuya Kuroko, who is the sixth member of the Generation of Miracles, alongside Taiga Kagami, a talented basketball player who spent most of his middle school years abroad in America, are now aiming to bring Seirin's basketball team to the top of Japan by taking down the former Generation of Miracles one by one.

KuroNekoXIII's Impression

To be honest, I'm pretty psyched for this series. Its been a while since I watched a sports anime, and since basketball is one of my favorite sports and since I do play it (not recently though....school took over my life), I find this anime very interesting. The animation is also very well done, which is something I look for in an anime. The art is very "shonen-y" (if that's even an adjective lol), which I dont mind.

Anyways, from the looks of it, I was impressed by the first couple of episodes, so I'd say this is a good anime, and I urge ya'll to give it a try. Here's the opening theme for those who want to get a feel for the anime:

Cool Things To Note

(beware of minuscule spoilers of the first episode)

Taiga Kagami and Tetsuya Kuroko (respectively)
Taiga Kagami and Tetsuya Kuroko (respectively)

Tetsuya Kuroko tells Taiga Kagami:

I am a supporting actor, a shadow. But a shadow will become darker if the light is stronger and it will make the white of the light stand out. As the shadow of the main actor, I will make you, the light, the number one in Japan.

Now be honest people....how many of you guys got a sudden "Kingdom Hearts" flashback right there? I though it would be interesting to share that the kanji 黒 (Kuro) in Kuroko's name means black, which pushes the idea of him being a "shadow".

Thanks!

Alright, that's all from me folks. This wasn't really an "Episode 1 report"...it was more of a "Let's take a look at this series" report. Hope I managed to convey the anime in an understandable way. I'll most-likely continue to follow up on this anime and have more formal reports in the future, and hopefully I get responses from the community about the series.

I'm currently working on the wiki pages for Kuroko no Basuke, if anyone out there is interested in giving me a hand, please dont hesitate to PM me.

So that's all from me folks, and see you all later!

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Post by takashichea (10,877 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Good job on the weekly review!

I love basketball, but I haven't watched much sport anime. I'm not a pro at basketball, but I love playing it. Is there discrimination against height? I'm a short guy (5"5) who didn't even get a chance in high school to join the team. Though I did watch Prince of Tennis on Toonami with my little sister for a little while. It didn't catch my interest. I should try it.

For some strange reason, I thought the anime was created by you because I saw "Kuroko." It was late last night.

Tetsuya Kuroko tells Taiga Kagami:

I am a supporting actor, a shadow. But a shadow will become darker if the light is stronger and it will make the white of the light stand out. As the shadow of the main actor, I will make you, the light, the number one in Japan.

Now be honest people....how many of you guys got a sudden "Kingdom Hearts" flashback right there? I though it would be interesting to share that the kanji 黒 (Kuro) in Kuroko's name means black, which pushes the idea of him being a "shadow".

I also got a Star Wars feeling to it. Kingdom Heart: Birth by Sleep's character Terra remind me of Anakin Skywalker too much. So young and easy manipulate into the darkness. That sounds pedophilic but whatever.

Good luck in your project, Kuro!

You got this, Guilty Crown, and Sket Dance, 3 projects. You're becoming a full time wiki editor like the others and me.

Edit:

Welcome back, home!
Welcome back, home!
Post by KuroNekoXIII (427 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@takashichea: Thanks!

Same, bball is my favorite sport. Dont sweat it dude, height isn't on my side either which was why I was never that great with shots when I used to play on my team, but being smaller put me in advantage since I could maneuever swiftly on the court and sometimes go unnoticed, which is why I kinda get Kuroko's strong points. I'd say I do watch sports anime, but nothing recent grabbed my attention as much as this anime.

Lol, that would be cool if I made it! To be honest, I'm secretly working on a basketball-themed manga, and I'm starting to watch this anime and read the corresponding "Kuroko no Basuke" manga to get tips on how to draw the basketball moves and such. It'd be cool if it someday gets published :P

Haha, nice! I havent made the connection, but now that you point it out, I see it :P

Thanks! Glad to be back! :D

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