Kuroko no Basket Movie – Last Game: Quick Thoughts

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After watching the last season of Kuroko no Basket, Of course, this movie was gonna be the next one.

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 18, 2017
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Genres: Sports, School, Shounen
Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Synopsis: Hailing from America, Jabberwock—a street basketball team with skills comparable to those of the NBA—has come to Japan to play an exhibition match against Strky, a team of former third-year students who once played in the Interhigh and Winter Cup. However, due to the vast difference in skill, Jabberwock easily wins. Their captain, Nash Gold Jr., mocks the basketball style of all players in Japan by comparing them to monkeys.
Infuriated by the nasty comment, Kagetora Aida challenges them to a revenge match. Because of pride and the belief that the results will be no different, Nash accepts the challenge. Kagetora then assembles Vorpal Swords, a team composed of the Generation of Miracles, including Kuroko Tetsuya and Kagami Taiga, for they are the only ones who stand a chance against a foe that seems unbeatable from every angle. (MAL)

The 3rd season of Kuroko no Basket was a delightful to watch. The winning was really satisfying and really worth it.
Because I enjoyed alot from the series, I kinda expected to be fond of the movie too. I had seen the previous movie specials of KnB, and most of them were kind of…unsatisfying. That’s why I tried to lower my expectations for this one too.

Indeed, this movie is the last of Kuroko no Basket. For the first time ever, we get to see all the main characters in one team, and that’s wuite amazing. We all know the main characters are crazy OP, putting them all in one team is pretty much a DREAM TEAM of any Basketball club.

Anyway, the story revolves around a foreign team disrespecting Japan, so the KnB baes came to the rescue and fight them through a match. The match itself was quite interesting and intense. Even though I am used to seeing them OP, it still amazes me when the characters go in “the zone”. Having only 5 players in the court, we get to see different set of players playing. Infairness their teamwork was quite superb. Even though they bicker around each other, its clear that each one of them does their best and give their all against the other team.

I think my only problem with this series would be the art & animation of the movie. Its too bright. The color scheme of this movie was not my cup of tea. The designs of the characters were a bit different too. The characters sports new hairstyles, which is weird and kinda hard to get used to. For the animation, well, I do commend that they maintain the awesomeness of it, but it affected the mundane scenes greatly. It’s clear that they budgeted the mundane scenes and went all out at the match. I wish they balance it better.

Overall, this movie was nice. I can’t really say its the best, but its a good way to end the franchise. I didn’t expect the ending, but I guess that was something that had been looming in the corner. I just didn’t expect it would come sooner. Anyway, it was nice to see them all in one group. That’s indeed a good move to end everything.

That is all.
Thanks for reading.


  1. L-zerb Permalink

    One thing that really disappointed me was that Midorima didn’t get into the zone. So in the entire series, he’s the only Generation of Miracles that doesn’t get into the zone.

    1. Will Sirius Permalink

      Ooooohhh!!! I forgot about that!!
      Yeah, it was weird and quite disappointing. I dunno if it was done on purpose or they literally forgot about Midorima.


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