KUROKO’S BASKETBALL: LAST GAME Info and High-Res Images from Shochiku
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Distributor Shochiku Co., Ltd. has provided information and high-res images for the upcoming anime film, KUROKO’S BASKETBALL: LAST GAME (劇場版 黒子のバスケ LAST GAME, Gekijooban Kuroko no Basuke Rasuto Geemu). The movie opens in Japan on March 18, 2017.
Kuroko’s Basketball began as a manga by Tadatoshi Fujimaki, which was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 2009 to 2014. The collected volumes have sold more than 30 million copies. The TV adaptation from Production I.G (GHOST IN THE SHELL) ran for three seasons beginning in 2012. The franchise jumped to the big screen in 2016 with KUROKO’S BASKETBALL: WINTER CUP HIGHLIGHTS (黒子のバスケ ウインターカップ総集編, Kuroko no Basuke Uintaakappu Sooshuuhen) — aka KUROKO’S BASKETBALL: WINTER CUP OMNIBUS — three movie compilations of the series’ third season. Now comes LAST GAME, an all-new film based on Fujimaki’s eight chapter manga sequel Kuroko’s Basketball EXTRA GAME (黒子のバスケ EXTRA GAME, Kuroko no Basuke Ekisutora Geemu).
Several months have passed since the Seirin High School basketball team won the national Winter Cup tournament, and Tetsuya Kuroko and Taiga Kagami have finished their second year. That summer, the American street basketball team called Jabberwock tours Japan for a series of friendly matches against local teams. Trainer Kagetora Aida acts as a guide for the Americans and is both impressed by their incredible skill on the court and put off by their arrogance towards opponents.
After running roughshod over the university street basketball team, Team Strky, the American team openly mocks the Japanese players and audience, saying that their quality of play is so weak they should kill themselves. Furious with their attitude, Kagetora challenges Jabberwock to a revenge match. In the hopes of defeating Jabberwock, he brings together former rivals Kuroko, Kagami and the Generation of Miracles… the dream team Vorpal Swords is born!
Japanese Theatrical Release: Saturday, March 18, 2017 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Tetsuya Kuroko: Kensho Ono
Taiga Kagami: Yuuki Ono
Seijuro Akashi: Hiroshi Kamiya
Daiki Aomine: Junichi Suwabe
Shintaro Midorima: Daisuke Ono
Ryota Kise: Ryohei Kimura
Atsushi Murasakibara: Kenichi Suzumura
Nash Gold Jr.: Hikaru Midorikawa
Jason Silver: Tetsu Inada
Kagetora Aida: Shinichiro Miki
Riko Aida: Chiwa Saito
Original Story: Kuroko’s Basketball by Tadatoshi Fujimaki (Serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump)
Director: Shunsuke Tada
Screenplay: Noboru Takagi
Character Design: Yoko Kikuchi
Chief Animation Directors: Takayuki Goto, Yoko Kikuchi
Art Director: Michie Suzuki
Color Design: Yuka Takeda
Director of Photography: Eiji Arai
CGI Director: Kenshi Isobe
Editor: Junichi Uematsu
Acoustic Director: Masafumi Mima
Music: Yorihiro Ike
Theme Song: “Glorious days” by GRANRODEO
Animation Production: Production I.G
Production: Kuroko’s Basketball Film Partners
About Shochiku Co., Ltd.
Shochiku traces its origins to 1895 when Takejiro Otani presented his first stage play. They also produced the first color motion picture in Japan, and have expanded into TV dramas, video contents, Kabuki presentation, theater operations, and real estate.
The company has become a symbol of enduring tradition as the exclusive promoter of the Kabuki theater in Japan as well as widely known as the creator of the world’s longest-running feature film series TORA-SAN.
The company is making all possible efforts to develop business in various fields, including multimedia and co-productions, across generation, national, and cultural borders.
For more information on the KUROKO’S BASKETBALL movies please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan: