The genre of sports anime is an ‘Omoshiroi’ one, given the fact that you have three edifices on the bases of which you have to provide direction to the anime. First is, the technicality which in any case cannot be taken lightly as it is the essence of sports and the second is the character development, and finally the overall plot. Any preponderance of one of these edifices will result in disaster for the anime, as it won’t be able to make the audiences stick their buttocks into the seats.
We can array successful anime such as Hyaku, Inazuma 11, Yuri on ice, and slam dunk, in this regard. However, the one which is also part of this and the issue at hand is Kuroko’s basketball or Kuroko no basuke. The show is a direct adaptation of the manga of the same name written and illustrated by Tadatoshi Fujimaki. It ran from December 2008 to September 2014 and was serialized in Weekly shonen jump with the focused demographics, shonen.
The anime, however, gave the appellation a new height. The direction of the show was helmed by Shunshuke Tada while the writer was Noburo Takagi. The studio involved in its production was Production IG. Crunchyroll and Netflix licensed their streaming rights.
Here are all the details we know about Kuroko No Basket Season 4 Release Date.
Kuroko No Basket Season 4 Release Date
The first season of the anime aired from April 7- September 22, 2012, followed by a second season that made its appearance on October 6, 2013, and concluded on March 29, 2014. Maintain the flow, the third season premiered on January 10, 2015, and ended on June 30, 2015.
With the huge success of its 3 seasons, there occurred a question of whether there will be a season 4 or not. To answer that outrightly with hindsight, it appears that if there would have been a scope of one, the makers wouldn’t have kept us waiting for this long. This in some sense is logical but insufficient.
We will be exploring the scope of season 4 in the following segments.
As of now, no official word on the prospects of anime’s renewal can be heeded, which leaves us with the possibility of only speculating. I hate to break it down to you this way, but the chances of season 4 remain grim. The first phase of the manga was concluded on September 2014. After that Fujimaki released a sequel to the original manga named Kuroko’s basketball: Extra Game and made an announcement that he would end it on March 2016.
There are 32 volumes in total and all of them have been adapted into the making of 3 seasons consisting of 25 episodes each, which leaves no room for progress. Making the 2016 manga the base, a film of the same name was released on March 2017. With the release of the film, any left-out and untouched sequences were exploited, thereby marking a conclusive and decisive end to the anime.
Despite the huge popularity of the show it certainly can’t continue and even if the makers decide on experimenting with a new season they will have to face backlash from the fans, as the exigency of the new season would demand new characters. And the makers would certainly now want to meddle in the fans’ attachments with the characters of the show.
|Name Of The Show||Kuroko No Basket|
|Kuroko No Basket Season 1 Release Date||7 April 2012|
|Kuroko No Basket Season 4 Release Date||Not Announced|
Kuroko No Basket Season 4 Story
The story commences with Teiko Junior High basketball team’s rise to glory by defeating various national teams across japan consequently for three years. All the players of the team have been named as the generation of miracles, but this saga of winning with the same team comes to an end with the graduation of the players from the middle school.
The top 5 players of the team get admitted to schools with top basketball teams. However, the sixth member of the generation of the miracles, Tetsuyo Kuroki enrolls in Seirin high school, the team which is shrouded in obscurity. Taiga Kagami, a talented player who has spent a fair share of his time in the US as part of a middle school makes concerted efforts to vanquish the teams of Kuroki’s former teammates one by one.
Kuroko No Basket Season 4 Ratings
This manga had millions of copies that have been sold in Japan. After the anime adaptation, Kuroko No Basket received many more positive reviews and garnered favorable ratings. The sale of manga copies has increased in the due time and by November 2020, this statistic went up to 31 million. This anime stands at 8.3 stars on IMDB and it has able to receive good reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic. In 2013 it won Tokyo Anime Award in the television category.