The BEST Episodes of Kuroko's Basketball
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 20, 2021
In the story, Kagami Taiga has just enrolled into Seirin High School when he meets Kuroko Tetsuya of the school's basketball team. Kuroko happens to be the shadowy sixth member of the legendary Generation of Miracles basketball team. Together, Kagami and Kuroko aim to take their team to the inter-high school championship - against Kuroko's former teammates.
#1 - Don't Get the Wrong Idea
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Sep 16, 2012
Kise decides to copy Aomine but this will take time due to the difference in skill. Due to this, Tōō is able to get the huge lead. Kise successfully completes copying Aomine's style in the middle of the 3rd quarter, perfectly executing Aomine's signature plays. He even gets Aomine to foul him for a three-point play, thus putting Aomine in foul trouble. However, Tōō still leads by 10 points. With his teammates and coaching staff worried about his foul trouble, Aomine raises his level and successfully blocks Kise's dunk at the end of the quarter, even though he already has 4 fouls.
#2 - Our Basketball
Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Sep 23, 2012
After Kise successfully copied Aomine play style, Kise is now at par with Aomine which causes the team to let Aomine do what he wants despite having four fouls. Aomine and Kise trade baskets. With one minute to go, Kaijō is still down by 8 points. With Kaijō needing a score to turn things around, Kise shoots a free-form shot, which he copied from Aomine. Aomine defends this well which forces Kise to pass to an open Kasamatsu. However, Aomine anticipates this, and deflects the pass out-of-bounds. With their final chance lost, Kise tells Aomine that it is fine they will lose because he is not yet at Aomine's level. Aomine dunks on Kise as the game ends. Tōō wins by the score of 98 to 110. After the game and realizing the true abilities of the Generation of Miracles, Kagami and Kuroko are determined more than ever to work hard to develop their new style of basketball.
#3 - I Believed In You
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 30, 2012
Kagami begins to tire allowing Midorima to once again be a danger from the outside. However Kuroko's pass has evolved, and his shadow technique also reaches new heights, revealing his new Ignite Pass. Seirin rallies to take the lead with 3 seconds go setting up one final showdown between Midorima and Kagami, a showdown which Kuroko has expected and which will decide the game. Kagami wins it, but Midorima goes up for one last shot. Kagami is unable to stop it, but Kuroko is and Seirin takes the win.
#4 - Many Times Over
Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired Jul 1, 2015
#5 - I Can't Have That
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 9, 2012
Kuroko has rejoined the game in the final moments, but it seems that one of the players has him figured out. Seirin is playing hard, but if they win, will they have the strength to play a 2nd game
#6 - So It Was You
Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired Jun 21, 2015
#7 - To Win
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 2, 2012
Seiho's freshman brags about how the previous year they were up by 20 at the end of one, so it's his goal to put them up by 30. Instead Kuroko and Kagami start using plays to get around the d. At the end of 1 quarter the score is tied at 19. Halfway through the second Kagami picks up his fourth foul. Kagami and Kuroko are both subbed out, and the seniors start using their specialty skills. In the fourth quarter a light concussion sends one of Seirin's seniors back to the bench. Kuroko subs in and promise to get revenge for Kagami. Seirin trails by 6 with just over 5 minutes to play. What will the final result be?
#8 - It's Better if I Can't Win
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 22, 2012
Seirin basketball club is playing a practice game at Kaijo High School, the school where Kise attends. After a display of power from Kagami, it forces the Kaijo coach to take Seirin serious.
#9 - I Won't Lose
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 8, 2014
An intense battle between the Aces of their teams, Aomine and Kagami, begins. Both never give in to each other and blocked the shots of each other. The other players on the court are very amazed at the battle of the Aces in the Zone, which makes their focus and reaction speed to be at their maximums. Kagami goes to drive past Aomine and scores a basket, to cut Tōō's lead to just 3, 95-98, with 41.5 seconds left. In the next possession for Tōō, Aomine found it difficult to drive past Kagami, but he quickly goes for a Formless Shot.
#10 - Why Don't We Give Up?
Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired Jun 14, 2015
#11 - What Is
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 23, 2012
The pressure of the game is causing Kagami skills to rapidly increase; he continues to score keeping Seirin in the game. But his thoughts are turning darker and self-serving
#12 - Win
Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 29, 2014
In the last minute of the fourth quarter, Murasakibara enters the Zone. However, Kagami had so much spirit to win that he exceeded his limits and used meteor jam, his new shot that he can use only in the Zone. He jammed the ball in, scoring the final point. However, Atsushi still had determination and went for his shot. However, Murasakibara could not jump and Kuroko blocked his shot, handing victory over to Seirin. Murasakibara broke down after the game, revealing that he actually loves basketball, which enabled him to enter the Zone. Kuroko also tells Kagami to reconcile with Himuro, which he does.
#13 - Not An Adult!
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Sep 8, 2012
Tōō Academy vs. Kaijō High, Aomine vs. Kise. Only one side can win, and Aomine has declared he will crush Kise under his own foot with all his strength.
#14 - A Warning
Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Jun 7, 2015
#15 - You're All Ridiculous
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jul 29, 2012
The final 10 seconds of the first half feature a block from Kagami on Aomine and then a blocked fast break. During halftime, Seirin decides they must bench Kuroko so he can regain some strength, forcing Kagami and Aomine into a one-on-one battle. Aomine displays amazing speed but realizes he can't play honest ball against Kagami if he is to be successful. He breaks out solo street-ball movements that no one on Seirin can stop and then taunts Kuroko telling him to get ready to come on out.
#16 - We Win Now!
Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 25, 2014
Imayoshi is able to immobilise Kuroko, and Sakurai manages to stop Hyuga's Barrier Jumper, both actions being instructed by Momoi. Aomine goes past Kagami and makes a 360 spin dunk at the same time. All 5 Touou players are now able to see Kuroko. However, this actually leads to a trap set by Kuroko, when Izuki goes past Imayoshi with a Vanishing Drive, something the crowd thought only Kuroko can pull off, and scores. Hyuga also managed to bypass Sakurai with a Vanishing Drive too, and scored. The revelation of Misdirection Overflow has pulled Seirin to within single digit difference. However, Imayoshi scores a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to put Touou's lead to 11, ending the 3rd quarter. Before timeout expires, Aomine did not pay attention as the rest of the players return to the court. 4th quarter starts, and Seirin starts off with Hyuga combining his Barrier Jumper and Kuroko's Misdirection Overflow to avoid Sakurai's quick defense and scores a 3-pointer, putting the difference back to 8. The real Aomine will reveal himself soon, so how will Seirin cope with the Aomine even more stronger than they have faced in the first half?
#17 - Enough
Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 22, 2014
As the match continues in the fourth quarter, Yōsen keeps on maintaining its lead and with Kiyoshi out, the Seirin players face tough times scoring any points. Seirin starts to use the same full court 2-3 man-to-man defense like what Yosen uses, but Himuro and Murasakibara are easily able to overcome it. However, Kagami's spirit to win gets him into the Zone once again.After some time in the Zone, Seirin cuts down the lead to four points.
#18 - In My Own Way, I'm Desperate
Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired May 31, 2015
#19 - I'm Serious
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 14, 2012
Before anyone can become an official member of the Basketball Club, they first must do display courage. Afterwards, a surprising guest appears on the school grounds with a shocking offer.
#20 - It's Not Like That
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 16, 2012
Seirin is holding their own against Shutoku, but in the 2nd half Midorima and Takao’s abilities are unleashed, shutting down Seirin’s game completely
#21 - Let Me Tell You Two Things
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 13, 2012
The Inter-High Basketball Tournament begins with Seirin facing Shinkyo Academy. Shinkyo has brought in a foreign player who is taller than anyone and can score almost at will. To combat this, Kagami is forced to go through man-to-man defensive training and Kuroko is forced to go through endurance training. The foreigner sees Kuroko as a player and says the Generation of Miracles must be weak to lose to a team with a child on it. As the game progresses, Kagami promises the foreigner two things will happen before the game is through: 1) Kagami will block one of his shots and 2) Kuroko will give him a hard time because of his size and skills.
#22 - I Believe in Him
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 1, 2014
At this stage, stopping the stronger Aomine has become the priority for Seirin, if not the latter will lose the game. After slowing getting back into the game, Seirin suddenly could not stop the Aomine who has entered the Zone. However, Kagami has managed to stop Aomine and what will the battle of the aces be like?
#23 - Useless Effort
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 12, 2014
Seirin managed to keep on pace with Tōō Academy. However, things just don't go right when Kuroko has both his moves being stopped consecutively by Aomine. How will Seirin come back to the game?
#24 - Final Tip Off
Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired May 3, 2015
Seirin prepare mentally for the grand final match of the Winter Cup. Kagami and Tatsuya finally properly reconcile. The teams from previous matches, including the teams of the Generation of Miracles come to watch the grand final. During the decider for 3rd place, Kise sits out of the match and Shutoku wins against Kaijo, 96 to 54, taking 3rd place. Rakuzan and Seirin warm up, and Akashi declares the winner will be Rakuzan. Furihata gives Kuroko a wristband filled with the team's thoughts. The game starts with Kagami taking the tip off. Kuroko fumbles a pass but Kagami manages to score the first goal with an impossible jump. And enters "the zone".
#25 - Now That I Think About It
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 26, 2012
Seirin takes on Seiho, a squad built around an invincible defense. The unorthodox manner in the way Seiko moves is finally understood, but it may be too late. Will Seirin's streak finally be shutdown?