Dates, Titles Revealed for Kuroko's Basketball's 3 Compilation Films
posted on 2016-04-10 11:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
This year's 19th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump revealed the titles and opening dates for the three Kuroko's Basketball compilation films on Monday.
The first film is titled Winter Cup Sōshū-hen ~Kage to Hikari~ (Winter Cup Compilation ~Shadow and Light~), and it will open in Japan on September 3. The second film is titled Winter Cup Sōshū-hen ~Namida no Saki e~ (Winter Cup Compilation ~Beyond the Tears~), and it will open in Japan on October 8. The third film is titled Winter Cup Sōshū-hen ~Tobira no Mukō~ (Winter Cup Compilation ~Crossing the Door~), and it will open in Japan on December 3.
Aside from the compilation films, an anime film adaptation of the Kuroko no Basuke Extra Game manga is also scheduled for 2017.
Tadatoshi Fujimaki launched the original Kuroko no Basuke manga series in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2008, and he ended the series in September 2014. Shueisha published the 30th and final compiled volume of the manga in Japan in December 2014.
In the beginning of the original series, Taiga Kagami has just enrolled at Seirin High School when he meets Tetsuya Kuroko 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 original manga inspired three television anime series, in addition to the upcoming anime films. Viz Media announced last October that it will release the original manga in 2-in-1 omnibus editions in North America starting this summer.