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Crunchyroll Adds Kuroko's Basketball: Last Game Anime Film

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Adaptation of Kuroko's Basketball Extra Game manga opened in Japan in March 2017

Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it has added Kuroko's Basketball The Movie: Last Game (Gekijōban Kuroko no Basuke Last Game), the anime film adaptation of Tadatoshi Fujimaki's Kuroko no Basuke Extra Game sequel manga. The anime is available for users in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and South and Central America.

Crunchyroll describes the anime:

As Kuroko and his classmates become second years and summer is ending, popular American street ball team "Jabberwock" comes to Japan. However, in what's supposed to be a friendly game, they crush the Japanese team with their overwhelming strength and mock Japanese basketball. Angered by their attitude, Riko's father Kagetora gathers Kuroko, Kagami, and the "Generation of Miracles" and challenges Jabberwock to a rematch! For one time only, the ultimate dream team "VORPAL SWORDS" is formed!!

The film opened in Japan in March 2017, 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. The film eventually sold 752,856 tickets to earn a total of 1,007,925,300 yen (about US$8.91 million).

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.

Source: Crunchyroll (Joseph Luster)


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