Kuroko no Basuke Extra Game Will Get Film Adaptation, Spring 2017 Release

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The continuation for the Kuroko no Basuke manga, Extra Game, is confirmed to hit the big screen. New visuals have been released showing key players Kuroko, Murasakibara, Akashi, and Midorima in the official first images of the players wearing the Vorpal Swords uniforms.

According to Anime News Network, the film will be a trilogy project. Additionally, another familiar band, OLDCODEX is returning to perform all three opening songs for the films.

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For fans who know their seiyuus, OLDCODEX is the band that features vocalist Tatsuhisa Suzuki who also happens to voice Kazunari Takao in the anime. The band also performed the anime's songs "CATALRHYTHM," "WALK," and "Lantana."

Kuroko no Basuke has been one of the better basketball animes in a while since Slam Dunk in the ‘90s. I liked the gags and the humor of the first two seasons—even Kuroko's suddenly-there moments don't lose their charm—so I hope this follow-up to the anime series will do well.

Granted, the mainstays are there, including the hothead BaKagami. But what also made Kuroko no Basuke a great anime was the Seirin High team members—Izuki's puns, anyone? It's the one thing that made it really stand out from Slam Dunk, since the latter had been very much focused on the star players, instead of putting the sideliners on the spotlight every once in a while.

Still, I'll take any new anime adaptations from the manga anytime. The film is expected to land in theaters sometime in spring of 2017.

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