They were known as the 'Generation of Miracles' – five basketball prodigies who helped lead Teiko Middle School's basketball team to glory, defeating anyone who got in their way. But a mysterious rumor tells of a sixth, a phantom player who the five prodigies respected greatly. That boy is Tetsuya Kuroko, a freshman at Seirin High and the newest member of the basketball club. Alongside strong teammates such as Taiga Kagami, Kuroko will use his unique skills on the court to help the team defeat old rivals and make their way to the championships.
Meet Ryoma Echizen, the cocky prince of tennis. He comes to Japan from America where he is known as the Prince of Tennis – but that is no surprise considering he is the son of the former tennis pro, Nanjiroh Echizen, otherwise known as the Samurai! Upon transferring to the school Seishun Gakuen, he meets the regulars of the tennis club, and becomes the first freshman to become a regular; but he has a lot to learn yet about being a tennis star. Ryoma, along with the rest of his teammates, aspire to win the Nationals; but first, they must defeat the other teams which stand in their way!
the same kind of sporty anime that gets you fired up to play that sport whenever you watch it, plus both have amazingly adorable and coolcharacters <3
I do think you will like this one also, is the kind of sports anime that traps you and want to see more and more chapters, thumps up!
these anime have the same characteristic of the main antagonist having special skill that anyone cannot copy. and also, both of them are inspirational in terms of teamwork.
Aikawa Kazuhiko, the captain of a prestigious high school basketball team that had gained national attention, transfers to a new town and school for unknown reasons. A lover of basketball, Aikawa finds out that the Mizuho basketball team is far from even being called a team, and sets out to save this sinking ship. Join Aikawa as he journeys through competitions with the boys and girls basketball teams, throwing down baskets to all challengers, as they struggle towards the national tournament.
Both Dear Boys and Kuroko’s Basketball focus on a skilled basketball player who chooses to attend a school with a small basketball club. He wants to win, but cares more about the team as a whole than about winning as an individual. He commits himself to the wellbeing and improvement of the team, even though many may think he belongs in another, stronger club. The main character is also relatively small in both anime, especially considering they play a sport where height is key.
This shows have their differences, for sure. Kuroko’s skills are different and more unique than Aikawa’s. And I personally think Kuroko’s Basketball is the better anime on many counts. But the similarities are undeniable, so if you liked one, you should check out the other.
both of them in there own still have a new wild card that at first sight dont seem like much cause of there built but both bring a major upset to the game
Years ago, the East Tokyo United soccer team was a force to be reckoned with, captained by the talented and charismatic Takeshi Tatsumi. But after leaving suddenly to join an amateur team in England, ETU's record and morale quickly plummeted, their meager status kept afloat only by the efforts of new captain Murakoshi. Now, several years have passed and Takeshi is in town once more, this time to bring the team back to victory. But with fans resentful of the man's former departure, clashing personalities on the team and Takeshi's unorthodox and lackadaisical coaching style, ETU's rise to fame won't be easy...
Produced by different studios, I find the artwork in both of these series extremely similar, plus they both take a more adult approach on the sports genre.
While not about the same sport and taking place in a different setting, both Kuroko no Basket and Giant Killing star a very unorthodox character who is underestimated by the sports team. beyond that, they're fairly typical sports titles, with arcs pertaining to battling a specific team-of-the-week and a a general desire to make it to a championship.
Sakuragi has hit an all-time low. During his last year of junior high school, fifty different girls rejected him, the last one choosing a basketball player instead. Thus it’s no surprise that in high school, Sakuragi beats up anyone who dares utter the name of the sport. However, it’s not long until he meets Haruko, a beautiful basketball enthusiast, and is determined to make her fall in love with him – even signing up for the school team to accomplish his goal. However, winning Haruko’s heart won’t be easy, as her brother is the strict and protective captain of the basketball team and Haruko’s eyes are focused on Sakuragi’s rival, the talented Rukawa. Can Sakuragi give up his delinquent ways to help get the team to Nationals, or will his temper get him kicked out before he can learn to dribble the ball?
Will be as simple as possible. In my opinion even if they do have differences they both make for a great basketball anime with twist and plays that will make you want to see what will happen next
Kuroko no Basuke (KnB) and Slam Dunk (SD) are similar in many ways. Both animes are about a basketball team, that is slowly making its way to the top of Japan. Main character of SD - Sakuragi can be compared to Kagami (both are red headed, playing same position and even both are quite stupid). SD is very slow-paced (after 101 episodes it ends nearly at the same point as first season of KnB). KnB is more "shonen" like anime (characters have some unique powers, even though they are mostly based on reality), which SD lacks. KnB is based on friendship of two main characters, SD is based on rivalry between the two.
I have personally seen KnB first, so SD looked quite outdated, but if you dont care, you will probably like it.
Both are truly gripping series that involve some thrilling sports plays and a good solid story. It honestly keeps me on my toes and waiting for the next episoide the following week. If you have yet to watch it I seriously ask you to reconsider doing so you won't regret it. They both have some incredible sports twists that will have you coming back for more. Although they are two very different games with in the sports world they both have incredible storys that get you feeling for both team and members.