The official website for the upcoming third season of Tadatoshi Fujimaki’s Kuroko no Basuke (Kuroko’s Basketball) has revealed the synopsis and five screenshots for the first episode, as well as two new cast members.

The website lists Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season‘s first episode synopsis:

Seirin High School’s basketball club has gained the right to go to the semi-finals of the Winter Cup. Seirin has become the topic of conversation after beating Aomine, a member of the Touou Academy’s “miracle generation,” and Murasakibara of Yousen Academy, and the team renews their determination for the semi-finals.

Pushed on the back by Kuroko, Kagami tries to reconcile with Himuro off the court. However, he saves Himuro and Alex when they are being attacked by a man. The man attacking them is Shougo Haizaki of Fukuda Integrated Academy. A former student at Teikou Middle School, Shougo was one of the starting members of the basketball team, but…

Five new screenshots of the first episode were also revealed:

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Two new cast members were revealed and include:

  • Wataru Hatano (Murasaki from Hamatora The Animation) as Reo Mibuchi
  • Takahiro Fujiwara (Lu Gonghu from Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei) as Eikichi Nebuya

In addition to this, the first TV commercial was streamed earlier and gives us a sneak peak of the opening theme song Punky Funky Love by GRANRODEO.

Visual:

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The anime will premiere on January 10 in Japan and air throughout the Winter 2014 / 2015 anime season.

Kuroko no Basket, known in Japan as Kuroko no Basuke, is a Japanese sports manga series written and illustrated by Tadatoshi Fujimaki. The rendering The Basketball Which Kuroko Plays also appears in the artwork of the Japanese version. It has been serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump since December 2008; the individual chapters are being published in tankobon volumes by Shueisha, with the first released on April 3, 2009, and the 29th volume released as of October 2014. The series concluded on September 1, 2014, however a sequel to the manga will appear in Jump Next starting on December 2014.

Kuroko no Basket synopsis from Haruhichan.

The Teiko Middle School Basketball Team. The class that produced three perfect seasons in a row, with five once-in-a generation players, called “The Generation of Miracles”. There was another player who all of them respected… A legendary 6th player. An up-and-coming power player, Taiga Kagami, is just back from America. When he comes to Seirin High School, he meets the super-ordinary boy, Tetsuya Kuroko. Kagami is shocked to find that Kuroko isn’t good at basketball, in fact, he’s bad! And he’s so plain that he’s impossible to see. But Kuroko’s plainness lets him pass the ball around without the other team noticing him, and he’s none other than the sixth member of the Miracle Generation. Kuroko makes a pact with Kagami to defeat the other members of the Miracle Generation, who have all played basketball at other schools. A battle of light (Kagami) and shadow (Kuroko) begins!

Source: Kuroko no Basket official website, Moca-newsANN