The titles and opening dates for the three Kuroko no Basket anime compilation films this year were revealed in this year’s 19th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump on Monday. The first film is titled Kuroko no Basket Movie 1: Winter Cup Soushuuhen – Kage to Hikari, and it will open in Japan on September 3. The second film is titled Kuroko no Basket Movie 2: Winter Cup Soushuuhen – Namida no Saki e, and it will open in Japan on October 8. The third film is titled Kuroko no Basket Movie 3: Winter Cup Soushuuhen – Tobira no Mukou, and it will open in Japan on December 3.
In addition to this, a brand-new anime film adaptation of Tadatoshi Fujimaki’s Kuroko no Basket Extra Game manga is slated to air in 2017.
Kuroko no Basket, is a Japanese sports manga series written and illustrated by Tadatoshi Fujimaki. The English rendering The Basketball Which Kuroko Plays also appears in the artwork of the Japanese version. It was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from December 2008 to September 2014, with the individual chapters collected into 30 tankobon volumes by Shueisha. It tells the story of a high school basketball team trying to make it to the national tournament.
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!