Popular Manga Series Kuoko’s Basketball Comes to an End

Posted by at 11:40 am on August 29, 2014

Basketball MangaTadatoshi Fujimaki will end his Kuroko no Basuke (Kuroko’s Basketball) manga in this year’s 40th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump on September 1. (The image pictured is the cover of the 39th issue.)

In the beginning of the story, Taiga Kagami has just enrolled into Seirin High School when he meets Tetsuya Kuroko 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.

Fujimaki launched the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2008, and Shueisha will publish the 29th compiled volume in October. As of April, the series had more than 27 million copies in circulation.

The first anime season based on the manga ran from April to September of 2012. The second season premiered last October and ran through March. The third season is scheduled for next year, although the exact month has not been announced. Crunchyroll streamed the anime outside of Japan as it aired.

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