Kuroko's Basketball Extra Game Film's Title Revealed
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
This year's 39th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing the title of the anime film adaptation of Tadatoshi Fujimaki's Kuroko no Basuke Extra Game on Monday. The film is titled Gekijōban Kuroko no Basuke Last Game (Kuroko's Basketball The Movie: Last Game). The magazine also revealed a second teaser visual, which shows Aomine, Kise, and Taiga in their Vorpal Swords uniform.
Fuijimaki is credited as chief supervisor on the film, and he will write an "original episode" for the film. The film will open in spring 2017.
The anime's official website previously revealed visuals for the film featuring Kuroko, Akashi, Midorima, and Murasakibara wearing the uniforms of Vorpal Swords.
The upcoming film will be a sequel to the television anime series, and it will feature a showdown between a team made up of the five members of the Generation of Miracles plus Kuroko and Kagami, and an American team.
The Kuroko's Basketball franchise is also getting three compilation films. The first compilation film, titled Kuroko no Basuke Winter Cup Sōshū-hen: Kage to Hikari (Winter Cup Compilation ~Shadow and Light~), will screen in Japan from September 3-16. The second compilation film is titled Winter Cup Sōshū-hen ~Namida no Saki e~ (Winter Cup Compilation ~Beyond the Tears~), and it will screen in Japan from October 8-21. The third film is titled Winter Cup Sōshū-hen ~Tobira no Mukō~ (Winter Cup Compilation ~Crossing the Door~), and it will screen in Japan from December 3-16. The site revealed the visuals for the second and third films in July.
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. Shueisha published the second and final volume of the Kuroko no Basuke Extra Game sequel manga on May 2.
The original manga previously inspired three television anime series. Viz Media released the first 2-in-1 omnibus volume for the original manga in North America on August 2.