Kuroko's Basketball Last Game Film's English-Subtitled Video Streamed

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Odex opens film in Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam in May

Southeast Asian film distributor Odex began streaming an English-subtitled promotional video for the Gekijōban Kuroko no Basuke Last Game (Kuroko's Basketball The Movie: Last Game) anime film on Wednesday. Odex will open the film in Malaysia on May 4, and will also open the film in Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

Malaysian cinema chain GSC Movies began streaming an English-subtitled trailer for the film last week.

The film opened in Japan on March 18 on 91 screens, and ranked #6 in attendance and #1 in its per-screen average in its opening weekend. The film sold 170,000 tickets for 250 million yen during its opening weekend.

Tadatoshi Fujimaki, who wrote the Kuroko's Basketball Extra Game manga the film was based on, was the chief supervisor on the film, and he wrote an "original episode" for the film. Shunsuke Tada returned from the three television anime seasons to direct the film at Production I.G. Noboru Takagi also returned to handle the series composition, Yoko Kikuchi returned to design the characters, and Yoshihiro Ike returned from seasons 2 and 3 to compose the music. The cast from the television anime series also returned to reprise their roles in the film.

The film is a sequel to the television anime series, and it takes place after Kuroko and Kagami become second-year students. An American street basketball team called Jabberwock comes to Japan and plays a friendly match with a Japanese team, but after the Japanese team suffers a crushing defeat, the team members of Jabberwock start mocking Japanese basketball. Their comments enrage Riko's father, and so he gathers a team made up of the five members of the Generation of Miracles plus Kuroko and Kagami, called Vorpal Swords, to have a revenge match against Jabberwock.

The Kuroko's Basketball franchise also recently received three compilation films. The films each screened for two weeks in September, October, and December, respectively.

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