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Crunchyroll to Stream 3rd Kuroko's Basketball Season

posted on by Egan Loo
Streaming to begin on Friday, January 23, 2 weeks after Japanese airing

Media service Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will stream the third season of the Kuroko's Basketball television anime. The streaming will begin for all users on Friday, January 23 in North America, South America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. Each episode will stream two weeks after its Japanese broadcast date.

Anime Consortium Japan is streaming the third season on the Daisuki service as each episode airs in Japan, and it describes the story of the 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 includes:

Kenshō Ono as Tetsuya Kuroko
Yūki Ono as Taiga Kagami
Chiwa Saito as Riko Aida
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Junpei Hyūga
Hirofumi Nojima as Shun Izuki
Kenji Hamada as Teppei Kiyoshi
Ryōhei 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 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

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