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Kuroko's Basketball Gets 'Conclusion' Stage Play in Spring 2019

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Returning cast will appear in stage play centering on Winter Cup

The official website for the stage play adaptations of Tadatoshi Fujimaki's Kuroko's Basketball manga revealed on Monday that the manga will get a fourth stage play titled Kuroko no Basuke - Ultimate Blaze. The play will debut in spring 2019, and will center on the final game for the Winter Cup. The announcement stated the play will be the stage play series' "conclusion."

Kensho Ono, Yūya Asato, Mario Kuroba, Ryō Hatakeyama, Shōta Onuma, Taiyō Ayukawa, and Yōjirō Itokawa all reprise their roles from previous stage plays as Kuroko Tetsuya, Taiga Kagami, Ryōta Kise, Shintarō Midorima, Daiki Aomine, Atsushi Murasakibara, and Seijūrō Akashi, respecively. Ono also plays Kuroko in the anime.

Norihito Nakayashiki is once again directing the play. Daichi Ryūzaki is penning the script.

Kuroko's Basketball The Encounter, the first stage play adaptation, ran for 21 performances in April 2016 in Tokyo. The second stage play ran in Tokyo and Osaka in June and July 2017. The third stage play ran in Tokyo and Osaka in April and May.

Fujimaki published the 30-volume Kuroko's Basketball manga in Weekly Shonen Jump from 2008-2014. Viz Media publishes the manga in English.

The first anime season based on the manga aired from April-September 2012. The second season aired from October 2013 to March 2014. The third season aired from January-June 2015. Crunchyroll streamed all three seasons outside of Japan as they aired. Daisuki also streamed the third season. The manga also inspired the Gekijōban Kuroko no Basuke Last Game film based on the Kuroko no Basuke Extra Game manga. The film opened in Japan in March 2017.

Sources: Kuroko's Basketball stage play website, Comic Natalie

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