Hewwo, I’m Panda! Today, I’ll be writing a Kuroko no basket review and I hope you enjoy it.
General info about Kuroko no basket.
Kuroko no basket is a sports and comedy genre anime and I think they balance sports and comedy well. However, obviously, sports is more emphasized compared to comedy. The anime is three seasons long, each season being 25 episodes. This is an ideal size for me, so I can actually finish the anime but not feel like I haven’t gotten enough at the end. The studio is named Production I.G and the anime has been written by Noburo Takagi.
Characters – Seirin.
You have the Seirin basketball team. The starters for a game include Kuroko, Kagami, Hyuga, Izuki, and Teppei. The rest of the team are bench-warmers. I love the Seirin team because they all trust one another deeply. Also, the friendships and obstacles they overcome are everything. Kuroko and Kagami are the perfect matches. Kuroko calms Kagami, who tends to be hot-headed and angry. Hyuga and Teppei have a close friendship and go way back. Therefore, they trust each other, which means Hyuga and Teppei’s plays in their games are top-notch. It is later revealed Izuki is often underestimated by his opponents. Compared to the other guys, he has to work harder and longer to achieve a move. I really didn’t care for him much, but I soon came to admire him as a character. The bench-warmers cheer their team on even though they’re not playing themselves. It makes me smile how amazing their team and friendships are.
Kuroko no basket character – Generation of Miracles.
The Generation of Miracles. 5 guys, or 6 including Kuroko, who are specialists in basketball. Insanely good and ll born in the same year, who have attended Teiko middle school. The Generation of Miracles, include Akashi, Aomine, Kise, Midorima, and Murasakibara. Each of these characters, have something special to them. Personally, I like Aomine over the rest. I thought he was an absolute bastard as he said things like ‘The only one who can beat me is me.’ To be honest, he had a reason for that. Then, the anime showed flashbacks. His opponents gave up and had no will. How can you have fun like that? It must do something to you mentally. He had a brilliant character arc. I’m going to go as far as saying he is one of the best characters in anime for me.
Character – Issues.
Issues may be a bit of a strong word. The characters are quite a tricky thing. For some people, having no clear protagonist is a massive issue. Personally, I don’t mind. By simply looking at the title, one would easily assume the protagonist is Kuroko. However, he is left out occasionally for a couple episodes. To be honest, I think, the anime focuses on more than one or two people. It really depends if you mind or not. There are several characters so I have gone over the main ones, who appear the most in the anime.
Kuroko no basket plot.
I really like the story/plot. It’s original and interesting. The idea of a phantom sixth man is unique and I haven’t seen anything in anime like it. The resolutions of conflicts, conflicts being hard basketball games, are not just based off of spirit/friendship.However, I won’t deny the fact that the team get a boost in spirit and start thinking of ways to defeat the opponent. But, it’s not anything overboard and not very unrealistic. When you finally stop being negative, you have a lot more chance.
Plot – Issues.
If you are a basketball fan, be aware that basketball has only so many things you can do. Therefore, ‘powers’ or ‘moves’ were added. For example, ignite pass, ignite pass kai or vice claw. So, if you’re looking for a realistic, basketball anime, you’re not in luck. However, the anime does include realistic basketball moves too. It’s not all unrealistic and superpowers. I didn’t mind, if anything, it adds to the anime.
Like many animes, the music changes a lot. For the majority of the time, it was very upbeat and intense, which I think represents the anime’s basketball games. I liked all the videos, some more than others as some were simply just showing the characters. The videos I liked were the ones, which showed moments of the show. I know people who think that’s just a lazy way of putting together a video. And to be honest, I think that too. But, they didn’t just jumble some parts of the anime together. They actually put effort into it. Would I listen to it in public? Yes, if I liked listening to anime music in public. You might also wanna know about 5 Korean animations that have interesting music and content in general.
The animation is pretty good. For animes, which move around a lot or are active, then it’s a lot harder to animate rather than a quiet, chilled show. This is usually animes in the sports genre. Kuroko no basket animated decently and I have no complaints regarding animation and I’m pretty happy.
Okay, so I really love this show. I watched one season a day, I haven’t done this in a while. I can’t stand re-watching animes and surprisingly, I loved re-watching KnB. It brought back memories and I enjoyed this show thoroughly despite the fact I dislike sports. I think this proves how you don’t have to LOVE basketball, to watch it.
The conclusion of Kuroko no Basket.
In conclusion, I enjoyed this show and finished it quickly. There are a few negatives but they don’t affect me much. My rating is 9/10. Due to the fact I realized no one knows my rating system well, I’ll quickly sum it up. 10, I doubt I will ever give a rating of 10. This is because 10 is a perfect anime, no negatives or flaw what so ever. 5 is ‘I didn’t really enjoy it, but I see why people would like it.’ 0 or 1 is ‘Absolutely disgusting, I refuse to even call it an anime.’ Again, I doubt I will ever give that rating but yeah, it’s an option.
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