Kuroko's Basketball

The WORST episodes of Kuroko's Basketball

Every episode of Kuroko's Basketball ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Kuroko's Basketball!

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.

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What is Victory?
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7.25
48 votes

#1 - What is Victory?

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/26/2015

Kuroko get's knocked unconscious in the game before the grand final, in which Teiko is set to play against Kuroko's friend, Shige's team. Kuroko regains consciousness, and since he cannot play in the game, asks Akashi to make Teiko play their best. Teiko, bored by scoring quotas, decide to play a new game. Kuroko gets to the match in time to see the conclusion of the game, with Murasakibara scoring the final goal for the opposite team in order to make the score read "111, 11". Devastated, Kuroko decides to quit basketball and visits Shige's school, where he finds out Shige has transferred and is going to quit basketball. Shige's friend tells him not to quit basketball, because he thinks Kuroko can melt their hearts.

Directors: Shunsuke Tada
This Is Mine
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7.30
47 votes

#2 - This Is Mine

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/18/2015

The other semifinal between Kaijo and Fukuda Sogo begins. For Kise, Haizaki is a nemesis that he has not once won against. Being on Teiko Middle School's starting lineup, Haizaki's skills were definitely there, but due to his arrogant attitude that ignores the rest of the team, the Kaijo team members feel anger against him. Kaijo attacks with steady play but cannot stop Haizaki. Furthermore, Haizaki shoots Moriyama's irregular three pointer as if to show off...! This was Haizaki's ultimate skill, similar to, but different from, Kise's "Copy"!

Directors: Shunsuke Tada
We Already
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7.36
47 votes

#3 - We Already

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 4/19/2015

The old coach advises to Aomine to keep playing basketball until he can find a worthy opponent. Teiko wins the National finals. The old coach collapses and the young one takes over coaching the team. The team individually undergoes rapid growth in power. Aomine leaves mid-practice and the coach gives him permission to skip practices, leaving Aomine in even more despair. After an act of insubordination, Akashi goes head to head with Murasakibara, and just when Akashi is about to lose, he switches personalities and crushes Murasakibara. Akashi gives the rest of the team permission to skip practice as long as they win matches. He later tells Kuroko who failed to convince Aomine that there is two of him.

Directors: Shunsuke Tada
Give Up
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7.40
88 votes

#4 - Give Up

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/17/2013

Due to the rush of the matches, there is no overtime, hence the match ends with a tie at 104 apiece. On the other side, Kirisaki Daiichi defeated Senshinkhan 108-70, but it is said that the former won with unfair measures. Outside the locker room, Kagami overheard the fiery conversation between Hyuga and Kiyoshi and then at night, he asked Hyuga more about it. It was actually Kiyoshi's final chance of playing high school basketball, despite only being in his 2nd year. Flashback to 1 year ago, the story goes on about the formation of Seirin's basketball club, Hyuga's real feelings about basketball in high school and Kiyoshi's determination to set up the basketball club.

Directors: Shunsuke Tada
On to a New Challenge
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7.41
95 votes

#5 - On to a New Challenge

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 8/14/2012

Seirin loses to Tōō High by an incredible margin. Back in the locker rooms Aomine defends Kuroko (who is being talked bad about by one of the bench warmers) and Kagami tells Kuroko that he doesn't think that working together will help them win anymore. Kagami is benched for the next two matches due to leg damage and Kuroko hits a slump, his passes becoming inaccurate. Seirin loses both games effectively kicking them out of the Interhigh tournament. Seirin's last chance of redemption is the Winter Cup but with nobody has recovered from their previous loss to Tōō High. With Kagami playing by himself again, and the unease between him and Kuroko things aren't looking so good. Seirin's former ace and founder of the basketball club shows up with words of encouragement for Kuroko and a challenge for Kagami.

Directors: Shunsuke Tada
We're the Seirin High School Basketball Team!
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7.42
92 votes

#6 - We're the Seirin High School Basketball Team!

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/24/2013

Hyuga officially joins the basketball team, and so does Riko. They win their first matches and entered the final match against Kirisaki Daiichi and Hanamiya Makoto, a Crownless General like Kiyoshi. In one of the last plays Hanamiya purposely injures Kiyoshi's leg. Seirin lose the subsequent matches and are eliminated from the Nationals. Hyuga is determined to lead the team next year to be the best in Japan, which currently they are on course to be, and Kirisaki Daiichi is next in Seirin's way.

Directors: Shunsuke Tada
I'll Take This for Now
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7.43
47 votes

#7 - I'll Take This for Now

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/1/2015

The final four of Winter Cup has finally been decided. However, on the day of the semifinals, Kuroko and Kagami both realized their basketball shoes were broken and hurriedly get on their way to buy new shoes. However, Kagami can't find shoes in his size! Thanks to Kuroko's suggestion, they seek advice from Momoi, and her reply is that he should use Aomine's shoes, as they both have the same shoe size. Of course, Aomine wasn't going to meekly hand a pair over, and they end up in a one-on-one with the shoes as the prize! Meanwhile, the first semifinal match is between Shutoku and Rakuzan, and the latter has not only acquired Akashi from the Generation of Miracles but also has three of the Five Uncrowned Kings on their starting lineup. The true powers of Rakuzan, which allowed them to create the strongest lineup in their history, is about to come into the open!

Directors: Shunsuke Tada
This Time, For Sure
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7.43
47 votes

#8 - This Time, For Sure

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/22/2015

Kise recovers and manages to fill the 15-point gap. Kaijo becomes the lead with a score of 78-77. Seirin becomes restless and their moves become stiff as Kise's fast recovery and Kaijo's persistence to win makes the crowds cheer, putting Seirin under pressure. Kuroko devises a plan that requires time for observation in order to overcome Kise's Perfect Copy.

Directors: Shunsuke Tada
There is Only One Answer
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7.46
91 votes

#9 - There is Only One Answer

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/27/2013

Seirin first takes on Senshinkan High, who the former has lost twice to in the past 2 years. Seirin takes the game 78-61. Shutoku also took their first game 123-51 against Kirisaki Daiichi, which the first string players did not even play, and instead are watching the Seirin game, confident of winning the next 2 games. Kiyoshi meets Hanamiya Makoto from Kirisaki Daiichi, also one of the Uncrowned Kings. In their previous match-up, Kiyoshi got injured because of Hanamiya. Seirin-Shutoku match is up next. Midorima keeps on getting blocked by Kagami. It is revealed that Midorima wants to tire Kagami by making Kagami jump to block when Midorima is about to shoot. With no score yet, who will strike first blood? Who will win the Kagami-Midorima match-up?

Directors: Shunsuke Tada
...Sorry
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7.46
52 votes

#10 - ...Sorry

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 4/12/2015

Nijimura gives the captain position to Akashi because his father is sick. Akashi now becomes captain. The Teiko coach comes back. Midorima and Murasakibara gets into a fight, and Kuroko challenges them into a practice game. Then, Aomine and Kise get into a fight, but not a serious one. Akashi wants to get rid of Haizaki because he keeps skipping practices. Aomine plays a game, but he doesn't have fun and loses interest in basketball because he crushed the other team. Teiko goes to the National qualifiers, and Aomine meets his friend, while the face of Kuroko's friend is also revealed. Aomine ends up crushing his friend's team, and gets called a monster by his friend. Also, Kuroko's friend loses, and calls Kuroko, crying. The episode ends with Aomine sitting by the pool, a blank expression on his face.

Directors: Shunsuke Tada
True Light
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7.47
45 votes

#11 - True Light

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/1/2015

The battle between Seirin and Kaijo finally begins. Seirin tries to secure their victory by striking first, but Kise unexpectedly begins using his Perfect Copy at the start of the game, demonstrating his overwhelming strength.

Directors: Shunsuke Tada
In Order to Win
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7.51
51 votes

#12 - In Order to Win

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/15/2015

Kise's injury becomes worse. His coach orders him to step down the court for a while and rest until the last two minutes of the last quarter wherein he could use his Perfect Copy. Kagami's talents give way to Seirin having a 15-point gap in the lead with four minutes left in the game. Kise's frustration leads him to recover fast, determined to win the cup. Rico is surprised and realizes that Kise's Perfect Copy can now last until the end of the competition.

Directors: Shunsuke Tada
I Never Thought We'd Meet Here
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7.55
100 votes

#13 - I Never Thought We'd Meet Here

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/6/2013

The first years participate in a street basketball tournament, with Kiyoshi subbing in for Kawahara. They run into Seiho and learn that only the top eight teams from the Inter-High can participate in the Winter Cup heats. Seiho loses to a team with a member from Yosen, Himuro Tatsuya, whom Kagami knows from America. Tatsuya introduced Kagami to basketball, and they became close friends to the point of calling each other brothers and wearing matching rings. However their rivalry led to a misunderstanding between them, and Tatsuya bet his ring on their next game. Meanwhile, Riko tells the 2nd years the results of the Inter High: First Rakuzan, Second Touou, Third Yosen. With the members of the Generation of Miracles benched during semi-finals and finals. As the tip-off begins between Tatsuya's team and Seirin, Murasakibara Atsushi, another member of the Generation of Miracles, from Yosen High, shows up.

Directors: Shunsuke Tada
Of Course It's Not Easy
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7.56
84 votes

#14 - Of Course It's Not Easy

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/22/2014

While the match between Seirin and Nakamiya South progresses, at Touou Academy's library, Imayoshi and Susa discussed about Seirin's possibility of winning the match while studying. Seirin indeed are in a difficult situation of beating Nakamiya South. Imayoshi said that Seirin have not given their 120% like what the players did against Touou, and they may have gotten a little overconfident as they have defeated Tōō.

Directors: Shunsuke Tada
I Don't Want to Be
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7.57
94 votes

#15 - I Don't Want to Be

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 8/19/2012

Teppei challenges Kagami to a one-one-one match for the right to become the Ace for Seirin on the way to the Winter Cup. The next day Seirin begins the first of 3 consecutive days on practice matches so each player can be evaluated and placed on a specific training regiment during the summer. Seirin uses only the 5 freshmen in the game. Kuroko continues to pass to everyone, but it is Kagami's strength that gives them a 43 – 41 win using only the freshmen the entire game. After the match Teppei admits he was trying to help Kuroko change his mind focus and overcome his self-imposed limits, but he's afraid Kuroko himself won't realize it. After talking to the Captain, Kuroko realizes it isn't his teammates that need to change, and Kagami isn't trying to leave him behind. He realizes he needs to change his style of play and improve to help take Seirin to the next level. Though he isn't sure what areas to adjust, Kuroko agrees to become stronger during the summer so he and Kagami can form an unbreakable duo during the Winter Cup.

Directors: Shunsuke Tada
I Look Forward to It
star
7.58
92 votes

#16 - I Look Forward to It

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/22/2013

After the winter cup prelimenaries, Seirin had their rest at a hotspring. At the same time, Tōō Academy is there, it's a surprise for them that they will fight in the first round. Will Seirin be nervous or they will be filled with excitement?

Directors: Shunsuke Tada
Start!!!
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7.59
91 votes

#17 - Start!!!

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/20/2013

The Winter Cup preliminaries gets under way, with the newly-looked Seirin taking on Josei High. This marks the official return for center, 'Iron Heart' Kiyoshi Teppei since recovering from his leg injury. Although Kagami gets less involved due to him being double teamed, with Kiyoshi's unpredictable play and rebounds being the main focuses, Seirin gets even better in terms of offense and defense. Seirin takes control of the whole match, winning it by the score of 108-61. However, the next few qualifying matches might just get tougher for Seirin.

Directors: Shunsuke Tada
Don't You Get in My Way
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7.60
47 votes

#18 - Don't You Get in My Way

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/25/2015

Haizaki's skill is not copying a move he's seen once, but to "pillage" it. Kaijo starts to be cornered as each player's signature plays are sealed away. Even Kise, who has a variety of moves thanks to his Copy skill, starts to run out of stock moves as the game progresses. Furthermore, the fierce game pace puts Kise's leg close to its limit... The groove is completely with Fukuda Sogo at an advantage, causing frustration as the Kaijo team couldn't move as they wanted. Kise finally kneels down, but at that moment, a cheer from Kuroko reaches him from the audience. Kise stands up once again as if to answer that voice and uses his new skill Perfect Copy to start the comeback run!

Directors: Shunsuke Tada
Definitely This Time
star
7.62
89 votes

#19 - Definitely This Time

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/5/2014

Before the Winter Cup starts, Akashi summons the rest of the Generation of Miracles, along with Kuroko. Kagami also joins in and it is a bad first meeting between Akashi and Kagami. The highly anticipated match between Seirin and Tōō Academy starts, and who will take the advantage?

Directors: Shunsuke Tada
Don't Underestimate Us!
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7.62
45 votes

#20 - Don't Underestimate Us!

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/8/2015

The Seirin-Kaijo game was white-hot due to the battle between their ace players. With the defense and offense reversed now, Seirin goes on the offensive. As the last one to awaken, and one with potential comparable to the Generation of Miracles, Kagami was on his way to unleashing that latent talent. Kise felt that as a threat more than anyone else. That was why he definitely didn't want to lose!!

Directors: Shunsuke Tada
I'm Just Going at Full Strength
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7.62
53 votes

#21 - I'm Just Going at Full Strength

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/11/2015

Seirin High School makes it into the semifinals of the Winter Cup. They defeated Toô Gakuen, featuring Aomine, and Yosen, featuring Murasakibara, both from the "Generation of Miracles," causing Seirin to be one of the more noticed schools. They firm their resolve towards the semifinals. Kagami, nudged by Kuroko, heads outside of the tournament building in order to reconcile with Himuro, but seeing a guy picking a fight with Himuro and Alex, steps in to help. That guy is Shogo Haizaki of Fukuda Sogo Gakuen. He is a graduate of Teiko Junior HIgh, and he was supposedly a regular player in the first-string team before Kise joined...

Directors: Shunsuke Tada
Weight of Resolve
star
7.63
49 votes

#22 - Weight of Resolve

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/24/2015

Rakuzan vs. Seirin enters the third quarter. Seirin, not giving up, entrusts their scorers Hyuga and Kagami with all their hope. However, even that small glimmer...

Directors: Shunsuke Tada
I've Been Waiting For This
star
7.65
91 votes

#23 - I've Been Waiting For This

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/3/2013

Scoreline is 25-16, when Seirin is still leading. Kagami showed his improvement by power jumping twice in a row to stop Midorima's fake and shoot. To guard against the fakes, Seirin employs double teaming of Kagami and Kiyoshi against Midorima, leaving the inside wide open. Kuroko sits out because his misdirection is useless against Takao's hawk eye. The game proceeds with Seirin's fast run-and-gun gameplay to stay ahead of the game but Shutoku follows close behind. Second half starts with Seirin still leading 45-43. When the game develops into a point match and Shutoku's offense power leaves Seirin's far behind, will Kuroko be able to turn the tables with his new drive as the match goes in favour of Shūtoku?

Directors: Shunsuke Tada
It Makes Me Laugh
star
7.67
45 votes

#24 - It Makes Me Laugh

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/22/2015

After the match Rakuzan vs.Shutoku, Rakuzan wins with the score of 86 - 70 against Shutoku. For the Shutoku team, it is a very huge defeat that even Takao and Midorima cried after the game. Kise, Kagami and Kuroko did have some short greetings before their match. The match started, how can Seirin stop Kise's Perfect Copy?

Directors: Shunsuke Tada
Tell Me
star
7.69
89 votes

#25 - Tell Me

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/15/2014

After the tough and close win over Tōō, the Seirin team decides to find a place to rest and rejuvenate. With no places to go due to various reasons, Kagami offers the team an invitation to his house. After a restful night for the team, they find Alexander Garcia, Kagami's master in basketball, sleeping in Kagami's house. The Seirin team, along with Alex, went to watch the Winter Cup match between Onita and Shutoku, with the latter taking the win easily, and Midorima caught Alex's attention.

Directors: Shunsuke Tada

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