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Kuroko's Basketball Anime's 1st Compilation Film Unveils Trailer With OLDCODEX Song

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st of 3 compilation films this year opens September 3 in Japan

The official website for the Kuroko's Basketball compilation films began streaming a trailer for Winter Cup Sōshū-hen ~Kage to Hikari~ (Winter Cup Compilation ~Shadow and Light~), the first of the films, on Thursday. The video previews a new track that OLDCODEX created for the film, with an as-yet unrevealed title.

The film will open in Japan on September 3.

Winter Cup Sōshū-hen ~Namida no Saki e~ (Winter Cup Compilation ~Beyond the Tears~), the second compilation film, will open in Japan on October 8. Winter Cup Sōshū-hen ~Tobira no Mukō~ (Winter Cup Compilation ~Crossing the Door~), the third film, will open 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.

The Kuroko no Basuke Extra Game manga is a sequel to the original manga. Fujimaki launched the manga in Jump Next in December 2014, and ended the manga in March.

[Via Nijimen]

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