The official YouTube channel for the Kuroko no Basket anime franchise began streaming a promotional video on Friday for the “75.5th Quarter” OVA episode. The episode is titled Saikou no Present Desu” (It’s the Best Present) and will be included in the ninth and final DVD and Blu-ray Disc for the 3rd season of the Kuroko no Basket television anime series that is scheduled to ship on December 24.
Here’s the synopsis of the upcoming OVA:
A few weeks after the Winter Cup, the five players of the Generation of Miracles as well as Kuroko have settled back into everyday life. But an invitation from Momoi arrives, proposing that the former Teiko Junior High players gather once again and play a game. Kuroko happily accepts the unexpected invitation. But Kagami is bothered when he learns about the game, because on that day, the Seirin High team were planning a birthday party for Kuroko! However, Kagami tells Kuroko that the birthday party won’t be until the evening, which makes him glad. So on January 31st, Kuroko’s best day begins!
The limited edition version will include the 74th and 75th episodes of the third season, the OVA episode a special audio drama starring the character Seijuurou Akashi, three end cards, liner notes, and the “Kuroko’s Basketball NG Collection.” The limited edition Blu-ray Disc will retail for 6,800 yen (about $55), and the DVD will retail for 5,800 yen ($47).
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!
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.
By April 2014, Kuroko no Basket had 27 million copies in circulation. It is being adapted into an anime television series by Production I.G that began airing in 2012, with a third season having started in January 2015. A sequel manga by Fujimaki titled Kuroko no Basket: Extra Game began serialization in Jump Next! on December 29, 2014.