Daisuki to Stream 3rd Kuroko's Basketball Season
posted on by Egan Loo
Anime Consortium Japan (ACJ) announced on Friday that the Daisuki service will stream the third season of the Kuroko's Basketball television anime as it airs in Japan. It will also stream the previous seasons of the television anime. The streaming will begin on Saturday, January 10 (Japan Standard Time) in North and Central America, Latin America, Europe (except French-speaking areas), Oceania (except French Polynesia), Africa (except for Tunisia), and Asia (except for Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore). The streaming will have English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and German subtitles.
Streaming of the first two seasons with English subtitles will begin at 11:00 a.m. on January 13 Japan Standard Time (9:00 p.m. on January 12 EST). Daisuki.net will add 10 episodes to its streaming every week.
The beta version of the Daisuki streaming app for Android is now available for free on the Google Play service. Daisuki already has an app for iOS devices.
ACJ describes the story of the third Kuroko's Basketball season:
Seirin High School makes it into the semifinals of the Winter Cup. They defeated Toô Gakuen, featuring Aomine, and Yosen, featuring Murasakibara, both from the "Generation of Miracles," causing Seirin to be one of the more noticed schools. They firm their resolve towards the semifinals. Kagami, nudged by Kuroko, heads outside of the tournament building in order to reconcile with Himuro, but sees a guy picking a fight with Himuro and Alex, steps in to help them.
That guy is Shogo Haizaki of Fukuda Sogo Gakuen. He is a graduate of Teiko Junior HIgh, and he was supposedly a regular player in the first-string team before Kise joined...
The returning cast will include:
Kensho Ono as Tetsuya Kuroko
Yuuki Ono as Taiga Kagami
Chiwa Saito as Riko Aida
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Junpei Hyūga
Hirofumi Nojima as Shun Izuki
Kenji Hamada as Teppei Kiyoshi
Ryohei Kimura as Ryōta Kise
Sōichiro Hoshi as Yukio Kasamatsu
Daisuke Ono as Shintarō Midorima
Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Kazunari Takao
Junichi Suwabe as Daiki Aomine
Kenichi Suzumura as Atsushi Murasakibara
Hiroshi Kamiya as Seijūrō Akashi
New cast members will include Wataru Hatano as Reo Mibuchi, Takahiro Fujiwara as Eikichi Nebuya, and Masakazu Morita as Shōgo Haizaki.
Tadatoshi Fujimaki launched the main manga series in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2008, and Shueisha published the 30th and final compiled volume last year. Fujimaki launched a sequel manga in Shueisha's Jump Next magazine on December 29. As of April, the series had more than 27 million copies in circulation.
The first anime season based on the manga ran from April to September of 2012. The second season premiered last October and ran through March. Crunchyroll streamed the first two anime seasons outside of Japan as they aired.
Image © Tadatoshi Fujimaki/SHUEISHA, Team Kuroko