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Crunchyroll Adds Kuroko's Basketball/Kuroko no Basuke TV Anime

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Adaptation of Tadatoshi Fujimaki's high school basketball manga to premiere this week

The media site Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will begin streaming the television anime adaptation of Tadatoshi Fujimaki's high school basketball manga Kuroko no Basuke on April 7 at 2:30 p.m. EDT. Kuroko's Basketbal will available to the website's users in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.

In the story, Taiga Kagami (played by Yūki Ono) has just enrolled into Seirin High School when he meets Tetsuya Kuroko (Kenshō Ono) of the school's basketball team. Kuroko happens to be the shadowy sixth member of the legendary "Generation of Miracles" basketball team. Together, Kagami and Kuroko aim to take their team to the inter-high school championship — against Kuroko's former teammates.

The manga has been running in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine since 2008, and Production I.G's television anime adaptation will premiere in Japan on Saturday after the series' special aired on Tuesday. Shunsuke Tada (The Prince of Tennis, Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations) is directing the anime, and Noboru Takagi (Durarara!!, Baccano!) is in charge of the scripts. Yōko Kikuchi (Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations, Noir) is designing the characters.

Fujimaki's manga is also inspiring a PSP game titled Kuroko no Basuke: Kiseki no Game (Kuroko no Basuke: Game of Miracles).

Update: Story and background information added.

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