Kuroko's Basketball - Recommendations

Alt title: Kuroko no Basket

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Haikyuu!!

Haikyuu!!

Shoyo Hinata isn't a large guy, but he's got huge ambitions. Ever since seeing a small player score in a National Championship, he's been determined to become the next big thing in High School Volleyball. Unfortunately, the one time he was able to pull enough players together to form a team in junior high, they were completely trashed in their first and only match against a team led by up-and-coming setter Tobio Kageyama.Now, enrolled at the same high school where his idol once played, Shoyo's finally going to get his shot to join and play with a top team. There's just one problem: Tobio Kageyama's decided to attend the same school, and he's already considered one of the best players in the game. Can a kid out of nowhere hold his own against the King of the Court? Or could the rivalry and competition actually be the best thing for both of them?

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insatiable insatiable says...

Both anime revolve around a sport, the formation and building of a team alongside friendship and rivalry. They have a similar feel to them as well, both being lighthearted and comedic while having an equal amount of serious moments as well. I adore both of them, so if you liked one, I strongly recommend you give the other a try.

Brad Brad says...

This is a recommendation that is immediately apparent after you watch the first few minutes of Haikyuu!!, and possibly the easiest recommendation I’ll make in quite a while. Production IG seem to have stumbled across the perfect formula for adapting sports anime with their fantastic adaption of the Kuroko’s Basketball manga, and it’s a pleasure to say that they’ve done nothing but prove themselves to be more than a one trick pony when it comes to sports shows with Haikyuu!!

Production IG have an almost uncanny knack for portraying sports at their most exciting, their most visceral and their most uplifting in a way that flows seamlessly from episode to episode, all while leaving the viewer begging for more at the end of each episode. The way they handle character interactions means that the shows rarely get bogged down in those annoying sports tropes such as sickening melodrama or the whole “determination overcomes all” bile that turns me right off a sports show. Basically, they know what makes a great sports anime, and goddamn do they do it well!

Naturally both stories focus on a protagonist who initially appears to be at a disadvantage when it comes to competing with his peers, but in each case he has a special talent that gives him a sporting edge that enables him to compete against the very best. There’s also the usual parallels when it comes to a small team who had a proud history, but has since fallen into mediocrity, until our protagonists arrival elevate them upwards in the world high school sports.

The interactions between the characters is sublime in both shows, with a main protagonist pairing that are different, yet complement each other ridiculously well for some intense action, great development and really funny comedy. Everything else from the supporting cast, the sound effects and the pacing are bang on in both shows, so if you found one enjoyable then I fail to see how you could fail to absolutely adore the other.

VivisQueen VivisQueen says...

Haikyuu and Kuroko's Basketball share a strong Production IG flavour, with stylish, energetic sports action sequences and tense interpersonal drama off the sports courts. Another thing they share is that they prefer to lean towards the gimmicky, fantastical side of the sports genre but pull it off without seeming cheap or stupid. If you like one, you're bound to find satisfaction in the other.

ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

If you like pulse pounding action and edge of your seat excitement then these are the sports anime for you. Both these shows follow the same formula of building up a likable cast with great chemistry that you instantly want to root for. Then it sets them up against interesting interesting opponents that make the matches more interesting. Both of these series know how to play up to the intensity of the given match. 

The sports might be different but these show have the same successful formula. They have the same balance of comedy and drama. They both know how to shift the tone from comedic to serious and back without ruining tension. However, there are enough differences between the series to keep you from getting bored.

The biggest difference between Basket and Haikyuu is the latter is a more realistic in its approach to its sport. Basket often trades realism in favor of being as exciting as possible, but the difference is mostly caused by the differences in basketball in volleyball.

If you like one of these shows then you should consider the other a must watch. 

8MangaMan 8MangaMan says...

While they both have the obvious resemblance of being sports anime, Haikyuu!! and Kuroko's Basketball don't stop there.

Both series have amazing animation, and neither series takes any shortcuts.  Once the action heats up, it becomes very noticible how much effort the animators put into each scene.  The OST for these anime are great as well.  Always having a perfect track for whatever moment may happen, may it be a comedy scene or a dramatic one.  

While Haikyuu!! is more based in reality, Kuroko's Basketball is a bit different.  For example, some characters have special abilities.  

I'm positive if you enjoy one of these, you will also enjoy the other.

audinobutt audinobutt says...

Both series are about sports of course. The team is funny and spirited. There's also ample bromance in both. Kuroko has more flashy, high tension type games, where as so far haikyuu depicts the matches in a more calmer manner. 

anpanshooter anpanshooter says...

It's a popular sports anime with shippable characters. Both ave characters with high goals, and strong ambitions

Alpasar Alpasar says...

Both of them pass you the same feel. They have nice animation and show you the teamwork and intensity for the win. You will love them even if you don't play any of these sports.

miapark miapark says...

I reccomend this because both the plot and team are the same even the way the characters bond and become a team are very similar. the only problem with these animes are that once you watch both after a while of not refreshing your memory about what happened in which anime the plot and events will start to get mixed up and even some of the characters. when re watching kuroko no basket i was wondering when this character was going to come into play but then remembered that that character was in haikuu. Either was both of these anime are my favorites and dont get me wrong just becasue they are similar they still have their differenced and that is what make them so amazing. I was never into sport andime then i watched kuroko no basket and that got me into haikyuu and free! Sport anime rule and even if your not into that type of thing try this out any way because if you dont your definitally missing out.

Nicknames Nicknames says...

Both are adrenaline-pumping sports anime that will keep you at the edge of your seat. They focus on a team and the bonds between their members as they strive to be the best team in Japan. The sports may be different, but they are equally enjoyable despite of that!

akashiyumi akashiyumi says...

Well, if you like sports anime, you might like Haikyuu!! who showcases High School Volleyball (Men), and I think their plots are also close. :D

melanieyeniz melanieyeniz says...

Both involve intense tournaments that will keep you wondering, and guesssing over what might happen next. The main team being shown in both animes face other teams that are more skilled. To add, both have an amazing way of developing the characters throughout the show. 

chmoreira94 chmoreira94 says...

Sports, High School, Hot Blooded, Train Harder, train more, some cool characters, kuroko lost his good points on the way, i don't want the same to happen to this one.

Adyth Adyth says...

one main char with hidden talent joined forces with another one and then they became the strongest weapon of their team

AncientDino AncientDino says...

Both an amazing sports anime with a lot of good character development.

Kuroko no Basket is about a basketball team while Haikyuu is about an Volleybal team. In Kuroko no Basket there is also a strong bond between 2 players in the anime. Which is also shown in Haikyuu. However it brings the story rather differently. I personally enjoy both series.

KindaKingdra KindaKingdra says...

Very similar plot, fantastic art in both. The character development is very well-done and the relationship between Kuroko and Kagami is very similar to that of Kageyama and Hinata.

Kukzie Kukzie says...

Both are sport anime and both are quite intense in some moments. I really liked both of them but in comparison of each other Haiykuu is much more of an comedy than Kuroko no Baske or atleast I found myself laughing quite more often at Haiykuu than at KnB.

ccallstar111 ccallstar111 says...

Both shows are sports anime about boy's teams. Both contain seriousness in the sports they play along with a few laughs in between. In both Haikyuu!! and Kuroko's Basketball, there are "geniuses" of the sport who are constantly trying to out do each other. There are about two main characters in each and several other characters that are focused on. Both discuss rivalries, hard work, determination, and the importance of friendship and teamwork. If you like either of these shows, you will like the other one.

abinouaraicha97 abinouaraicha97 says...

i find a lot of similarities in kuroko no basket and haikyuu because of hinata and kuroko have there own special way in playing there sports and both of theme needed someone to help theme (kageyama and kagami) so i think if like one of theme you will like the other 

SilverShadowAnime SilverShadowAnime says...

Both of this animes main charactors that are moving foward with wins ans loses to make their dreams come true. At the same time they make friends along the way that were enemies at first, and there are a lot of chaaracters you will both admired and hated.

BloodyRedRoses BloodyRedRoses says...

It's awesome, they both have many similar qualities in the genre and it's just worth watching in general.

ShadoXRay ShadoXRay says...

Both are based on sports and go into the details of how a team is build and how each player is important to the team, both also focus on teaching how to play the sport by explaining the rules in detail

Haruka99 Haruka99 says...

These two shows are both very similar. They both consist of an underdog team going for first place now becoming stronger with there power duo of first year. When these two first years work togther anything is possible!

findingroses findingroses says...

Not only are they both sport animes, but they both have comedic elements and unique characters, as well as lots of character development.

dolldoll dolldoll says...

These are the two sports animes that I won't regret watching!! They made me turn from laughing to crying within a few seconds. They are different in their own special ways, but both blew my expectations away!! Don't miss them for anything, they will make you want to play sports even if you're born a couch potato! <3 (speaking from personal experience)

P.S. This is my first time writing a recommendation, and I can't believe I wrote in for sports animes... I would never have though I would like this genre so much!

MexDo MexDo says...

You can't enter the sports anime genre without watching these two animes as they both have great animations which most sports animes lack as well as they are so thrilling and if you liked one of them you would , of course love the other one. The main difference lies within the reality as "Kuroko no basket" has a bit of unnatural abilities developed in it. However, I may guarantee that you'll love it.

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My Favourite: Haikyuu!!

Best character of both animes: Aomine Daiki (Kuroko no basket)

Ratings: Haikyuu!! (10/10) , Kuroko no basket (10/10)

HaruneAira HaruneAira says...

  • Sports anime
  • Underdog school trying to become the national champion.
  • Talented freshmen duo in the team.
  • Becoming a unified team (how everyone is important).
  • Both comedic and serious
  • Mainly male cast (for the girls out there)

SkylarOnIce SkylarOnIce says...

Both of these have a simulor theme.

They both include two first years that are a little more than average. I think that you can find how a like the charators are.

nature365 nature365 says...

They both share the high school team sport where two new players have to come together, learn from each other, and grow together in order for them to become strong. They tend to be stronger working together than apart and the overall team atmosphere grows in unity over time. I would say there is slightly more comedy in Haikyuu than Kuroko, but they are both generally hilarious and the team antics are great.

tzarye14 tzarye14 says...

After watching the 1st season of Kuroko no Basket, I can safely said that this is a very good show to watch, especially in the second half.To an anime about sports I will obviously recommend another sports anime which is called "Haikyuu!!"!Kuroko no Basket tells the story of Kuroko, an ex-player of the "The Generation of Miracles", a team know for winning the nacional cup for 3 consecutive years! Kuroko know plays in the Seirin College where he met Kagami Taiga, an American pro player who came to Japan looking for challanges! After met Kise (one of the "The Generation of Miracles") and realise that face the "The Generation of Miracles" is not that easy as Kagami thought, they both swear work in a team and defeat "The Generation of Miracles"!On the other hand, Haikyuu tells the story of a boy named Hinata and how he was inspired by the Small Giant, a professional volleyball player, and his dream of being a great player in professional volleyball despite only have 1.60m.After he enters in the Karasuno College he meets again with Kageyama, a guy that Hinata does not like, but after hard work they found that they actually make a great duo and there starts an epic tale! Despite the different premisse and sport, both of them try to accomplish their goals do to someones inspiration (Hinata --> Small Giant and Kagami --> Kuroko and "The Generation of Miracles") and both main characters work in duo because in a difficult life there are no shortcuts!

ClumsyPuppet ClumsyPuppet says...

Both animes keep you on the edge of your seat with anticipation every episode and develop every character (even minor characters) with such detail, so if you liked the thrill and depth of Kuroko's Basketball then you're gonna love Haikyuu and vise-versa. 

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DEBiTo DEBiTo says...

Yeah its sports anime its Fun to watch and you watch this anime you want play basketball and volleyball .................!!!

Ech0ez Ech0ez says...

They are both sports anime's and the characters are adorable, funny, and have big goals/dreams. Both of the anime's are really good.

SuperBlase SuperBlase says...

Both are sports animes! they are both really good and if you enjoy sprts anime you will enjoy thhem

watchnojutsu watchnojutsu says...

both centre around adorable male leads who team up with someone who is a natural/genius at the sport and they progress through matches with their teams. both seirin in knb and karasuno in haikyuu have great chemistry and it's such a laugh when they all get together

QueenofWeebs QueenofWeebs says...

Both of them are sports anime with the option to look into the tender scenes as somewhat gay, if you like watching anime with hints of homosexuality.

Zafyra Zafyra says...

If you liked the positive energy of Kuroko's Basketball you will like Haikyuu!! the same way. Both are about a underestimated team full of will, working very hard to reach their goal. Competition, Friendship and Training are all present. You will also find both interesting secondary characters and awesome foes.

In my opinion Kuroko's a bit better, but Hakyuu! is definitely worth watching.

KHB KHB says...

This anime is something that you don't want to stop watching but you feel the need to go on. I binged watched majority of the episodes because I loved it that much but I controlled myself on the last few episodes. I can't wait for the full two parts of Season 4 to come out of Haikyuu so I can watch it. It made me want to take up volleyball which I hope to do one day. Though I feel like I'm already a genius in the technical bits of volleyball including the rules. 🏐 

Kurokos Basketball is a great anime that I've just started watching. It gives me vibes of Haikyuu as it mainly focuses around 2 characters and their team becoming the best of the best. I look forward to this anime. 🏀 

aeroson aeroson says...

They are both shounen sports anime with a lot of parallels in the cast. Two main characters on the same team with a fun dynamic going on, trying to win a tournament for their team. They triumph, they are defeated, they grow stronger and closer. The audience is captivated by the spirit of both casts and they are both generally very enjoyable, engaging shows.

kodain kodain says...

Similar themes of sports, friendship and teamwork. Both are lighthearted, an easy watch and have similar art styles too. Haikyuu has definitely more individual character development and is more realistic. Though Kuroko's Basketball has more oomph factor in terms of over exaggeration but in definitely a good way, plus it's finished. Haikyuu is personally my favourite out of the two, simply because you just end up liking and relating to the characters more. But they're both great. 

Max4444 Max4444 says...

They are both awesome sport anime. 

Haikyuu has more individual character development, and is more realistic, but Kuroko no Basket is also amazing.

Randxm Randxm says...

The storyline is kinda similar to KNB reagarding Koruko and Kagami. It's also a sport anime and is entertaining but also serious ;D It's about competing, friendship, defeat and winning!

totopus totopus says...

both honestly really amazing, at the moment haikyuu is still on going where kuroko is over, but it still very good

theanimesimp theanimesimp says...

They're both similar with characters and sport. They're both so entertaining to watch and they both have great plots. If you've watched Kuroko's Basketball before or the other way around, you'll definitely like the other. 

tanjirosimp tanjirosimp says...

Very similar to Haikyu, but basketball. Characters and storyline are very good. Hot characters.

Beth0410 Beth0410 says...

Two high School Sports team where the characters are striving to become stronger to win the tournaments. 

saketh225 saketh225 says...

both of first year high school student  and both have duo which will help to crush strong player

TheCautionBandi TheCautionBandi says...

Animated by the same studio, hilarious, and exhilarating, Haikyu and Kuroko's Basketball have a lot of similarities.

Shazzybee11 Shazzybee11 says...

Both are sports animes that have major character development and growth in sportsmanship. Both series have humourous and lighthearted undertones but follow an inspriring plotline. 

Miyuna Miyuna says...

They are both sports animes. They also have the same comedic features. It also has the same team aspect of the things. You get involved with a guy that everyone thinks sucks yet later turns out to be one of the best players. Their personalities making the anime even better.

Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

When Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa and Rin were in elementary school, they swam together in a relay race and won the match. As Rin was on his way to Australia to train to become an Olympic champion, the gang decided to bury their trophy in a time capsule and retrieve it when they all had grown up. Now, Haruka, Makoto and Nagisa have reunited in high school and decide to dig up the prize. But on the way there, they run into none other than Rin, and he's determined to show Haru who's the best! As a result of this fateful meeting, the three friends decide to start a swim club, along with fellow classmate Rei, and their rival's little sister Gou as the team manager. Can the gang hold their own against Rin and prove their skills at the Prefectural Tournament?

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Brad Brad says...

Each of these shows follow a group of dedicated high school boys as they compete in competitions relating to their chosen sport. The characters are fairly similar, with an intense rivalries prevalent in each. Exaggerated action shots are a common sight in each show as well. Both shows are fairly similar, so it stands to reason that fans of one are likely to enjoy the other, but due to the nature of Free!'s fanservice it may turn a lot of people off before they give it a fair chance.

jaysah925 jaysah925 says...

when i first read the synopsis of Free! it instantlly reminded me of KnB. sports? tournaments? friendship? bishie boys? HECK YEAH. watching the first episode of free! definitely confirmed my suspicions that this anime would have the same themes of KnB.  

gilay04 gilay04 says...

Both plots have boys who aspire to be a professional at the sport they love and try their hardest with their teammates...Though they are around different sports the plot is alike and it gives us a thrill of suspension as we gaze upon the episodes!

Have an enjoyable time with anime and manga too! XD

I personally love Kuroko's Basketball and one of my new favorites Free!

Naga Naga says...

Both anime are about a group of teenage boys engaged in a certain sport. The focus is more or less around their relationships and most of the plot is revolving around the sport. If you’re a fan of one, there’s a big chance you’ll also enjoy the other one.

NicoNicoDesu NicoNicoDesu says...

The recommendation is pretty obvious--both shows are centered around a group of crazy-hot guys (who, especially in "Free!"'s case, are often half-naked) who love sports. Of course, the sports are different, but both allow for some cool animation effects and give the shows an excuse to make the guys have shounen-ai relationships, sweat and pant enough to make any girl swoon, and parade around showing their bodies (which are beautiful enough to warrant a watch in either case (especially "Free!"'s).

But if you actually care for interesting casts and genuinely entertaining shows (and, you know, a little fanservice on the side. It never hurt anyone), both of these shows are easy recommendations.

Larkawolfgirl Larkawolfgirl says...

Both of these shows revolve around a group of students as they struggle to compete in their sport of choice. While it is more apparent in Free, both show the reunion of old time teammates. Fanservice is abundant in both, though Free! definitely wins. Fangirls will jump over these two shows since many shounen-ai inferences can be made. 

manuueex manuueex says...

Both animes show lots of boys who play a sport and do competition. It talks a lot about the rivalry and the friendship in both too.

kenji123 kenji123 says...

Both of these anime is about friendship, sports, and hardwork to be the best... reccomended for people who loves sports 

TallyCrow TallyCrow says...

Both anime is about a sport and about competing to be the best. 

Friendships are built and rivals are made :) 

The only difference is the actual sport! 

KatoMarika KatoMarika says...

there both about teenage boys who love a certain sport. they enter competions and train hard to win.

Peta7382 Peta7382 says...

they both are sporting anime's that focus on a group of highschool boys who excel at their sports. They are centred around friendship and teamwork.

delmar2708 delmar2708 says...

Both are sports anime and follow a group of young teenager boys who love sports. It deeply expressess the strength of teamwork and how there is no I in team. In a sence, they both give a slice of life.

whitereaper whitereaper says...

firstly because they are both team work based. secondly because they are both based on sportsmanship. thirdly they both show truefriendships.

ccallstar111 ccallstar111 says...

Sports Anime. They are both a mixture between light hearted humor and rival angst. If you are looking for gayness, Free! is a better recommendation than Kuroko no Basket. Both are slices of life that focuses on relationships and character development.

mooncake88 mooncake88 says...

The best sports anime in the world. I recomend this to anyone who swims or have a similar relationship to this. This inspires me to swim even more and have fun and relax in any sport!!! 😇

ladyinvisible ladyinvisible says...

Because these animes are both sports anime. They not only show you what their sports life is but also a bit of their personal life and past.

Theadventurer2019 Theadventurer2019 says...

If you love sports and character development then you would like both and other anime in this similar genre

Starra Starra says...

Good boys playing sports and doing their best. Both series also explore the themes of friendship quite well. Free! has more drama and KuroBas doesn't get nearly as heavy until a bit later on in the story.

Also, neither are very realistic depictions of their featured sport in order to make things more exciting. 

Randxm Randxm says...

Both animes are about competing, defeat, winning and friendship. They're both entertaining and each charatcters are lovely

The Prince of Tennis

The Prince of Tennis

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!

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notpanda notpanda says...

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 

Shiryuki Shiryuki says...

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.

animeloversrule animeloversrule says...

These animes are quite the same in that the main characters love to compete in the sports that they love so much. The main characters also have some sort of special abilites they no one else can copy no matter how hord they try to copy them.

KynaKrazy KynaKrazy says...

Prince of Tennis and Kuroko no Basket are very similar anime. Both series are sports anime centered around their respective sport ... tennis in the case of Prince of Tennis, and basketball in the case of Kuroko no Basket. Both series have superpower like moves that give an added excitement to watch, even if at times it can overdue the superpoweredness (if that's not a word than I invented it! So there! ;P). Both series are also overrun with bishounen's which are eye candy for the ladies! ;D And lastly, both series are abundant in comedy with just the right amount of drama to build up our excitement. If you enjoy one series, you will undoubtedly enjoy the other! Just be aware that since Prince of Tennis is older the animation style is slightly outdated. But, don't let that turn you off as it an absolute gem in the sports genre and a MUST watch!

pikachu203 pikachu203 says...

Both Kuroko's Basketball and Prince of Tennis are sports shows which heavily focus on dramatizing sports games and matches, and on well-written, hilarious, relatable, and heartwarming characters.  Even if you are not the biggest fan of sports anime, you may enjoy these two due to the rich character development and impressive animation.  If you are a fan of sports anime, I would highly recommend both, as they are entertaining, dramatic, and enjoyable.

NixKaen NixKaen says...

Both are extended shounen sports anime with a large set of unique characters. The cast, other than the sport competition premise, is really the most similar feature of these two animes because not many animes can pull of the inclusion off soo many characters each with their own set of flaws, strengths, and colour. The protaginists are rather different though--in Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko is initially seen as talentless and weak while in Prince of Tennis, Echizen is a prodigy and spotlighted.

Melody129 Melody129 says...

they may be different sports but they both keep you wanting more. When i finished watching price of tennis, kuroko's basketball was recommeded and i love both of them so much i watched them about 4 times.

Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk

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?

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daniel44044 daniel44044 says...

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

addrid addrid says...

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.

AniG AniG says...

both about Basketball, Slam Dunk is more comedic, KnB is more epic, Slam Dunk will teach you about Basketball, KnB will make you exaicted to play it.

Nicknames Nicknames says...

Both are very enjoyable basketball anime where they follow a high school team which aims to be the best of Japan. They have some differences though. Slam Dunk it’s more realistic (and you’ll even learn some rules that tend to be overlooked!) while Kuroko relies on having some characters with special skills to make the matches more exciting. Anyway if you liked one make sure to check the other

cynthiarus cynthiarus says...

One of the best sports anime I've ever seen. Even if you don't like basketball you'll find it interesting.

Yowamushi Pedal

Yowamushi Pedal

Sakamichi is a die-hard otaku; he loves anime and manga, and rides his clunky bicycle over 90 kilometers to Akihabara each week for the latest toys and games. Upon entering high school, Sakamichi is thrilled to meet others that share his passion, but soon discovers that the anime club is defunct and in need of members. Meanwhile, a skilled cyclist and fellow classmate Shunsuke has his eye on the boy, having seen his incredible speed, even while riding such a heavy "mom cycle." Now, Sakamichi must decide if he wants to stick with his would-be anime club, or join Shunsuke and other new friends for the ride of his life in the Competitive Cycling Club, where fierce races and other adventures await them!

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Karasune Karasune says...

The sport is different, but KuroBasu and YowaPeda both focus on a main character who isn't all that impressive at first, but eventually is shown to have a unique strength that makes him rather formidable. The characters are the main charm of both shows, and along with drama, intense matches, and a slight addition of some really good comedy, these two will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat, even if you're not much of a sports fan.

ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

These are both sports anime at their very finest. They both offer a great mix of comedy, drama, and tense exciting action all rolled into one charming package. The sports might be different, but they have the same heart of competition, friendship and team work. It might sound a little cheesy when described like that but these anime are cheesy in the best way possible, because both feature a charming cast of characters that will make you like them and care about what they are going through. 

Both these anime feature a protagonist that is a bit of an outsider, but finds his niche through his sport and his relationship with his teammates. Both these shows have a wide variety of characters so even if you don't like a couple of them, there are always plenty more to choose from and they all get their time to shine. 

If you're looking for a sports anime that can deliver tension and excitement along with some great comedy then try both of these fantastic shows. 

Shima86k Shima86k says...

Both Anime are extremely exciting sports based anime, about the main character whom is a prodigy training to overcome people whom are better at the sport then themselves through teamwork and will. Highly recommend both of them.

magicman1999 magicman1999 says...

KUROKO all the way it is by far the superior of the two even if you dont like basket ball that much i pref. kuroko no basket.

luvenskie luvenskie says...

because this anime is proving that it is worthwhile to achieve well because if you do not try yourself you will not achieve your life expectancy so we work hard to achieve what we hope we need the hard work and perseverance we must be don't be fooled by what we are hoping for because it will lead to mischief because if you do not hope your life will not be achieved so we will fight justly against me.

Chihayafuru

Chihayafuru

Chihaya Ayase is a famous beauty at her school, but she’s far from a conventional girl. Three years ago in her final year of elementary school, Chihaya and her friend Taichi became infatuated with the card game, Karuta, after connecting with a lonely boy named Arata Wataya. But when the trio graduated from elementary school, they each went their separate ways but shared one common goal: to excel in the game and meet each other at the national championships. Now, Chihaya is attempting to share her passion for the game by creating a competitive Karuta club at school, but when she reunites with Taichi it seems that maybe she’s the only one with the intention of fulfilling their childhood promise...

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snivets snivets says...

Chihayafuru and Kuroko are both stories about talented players who still have to work hard against long odds to succeed. They have a similar atmosphere of trying your hardest and learning to depend on your teammates.

whimsical whimsical says...

These two animes focus on getting better at a sport you love. And the characters inspire others to get better and/or change their point of view of the sport.

kotaku01 kotaku01 says...

Chihayafuru and Kuroko no Basket have a similar point: they are both about talented players who are in a club. The characters have to face some strange players and play against them. The main points of these stories are to believe in your teammates and to never give up.

AllenCz AllenCz says...

I personaly like both animes. It is because the sport settings and protagonists.

You might find these animes quite different however if you liked one there is plenty of chance you will like the other.

Haikyuu!! Second Season

Haikyuu!! Second Season

After losing to Aoba Johsai at the Inter-High, the Karasuno High Volleyball Team is working their hardest toward the Spring Tournament. In the meantime, it's decided that they'll be heading to Tokyo for a training camp with Nekoma High and a handful of other powerful schools. They team is practicing hard, and not day during their run, Hinata and Kageyama get too excited and end up lost, and end up meeting someone rather unexpected...

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SilverShadowAnime SilverShadowAnime says...

Both of this animes main charactors that are moving foward with wins ans loses to make their dreams come true. At the same time they make friends along the way that were enemies at first, and there are a lot of chaaracters you will both admired and hated.

BloodyRedRoses BloodyRedRoses says...

It's awesome, they both have many similar qualities in the genre and it's just worth watching in general.

hannahfaith hannahfaith says...

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acidbunnyy acidbunnyy says...

Very similar in the way the way thatone of the main charcetrs is more of an underddog that has alot of skill and pontential but alot of people still look down on them.

Giant Killing

Giant Killing

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...

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Anathemus Anathemus says...

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.

sothis sothis says...

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.

Brad Brad says...

The sport of choice in each show is different, but the two series' share many common traits that make them a really good fit for one another. Top of that list is the plot, where both shows follow a team going through a prolonged dry spell, who are suddenly re-invigorated with new, highly talented team mate that propel them back to winning ways.

Both anime have a common theme of getting along with, and working alongside your team mates to get the very best out of each and every performance. There's also a fair bit of comedy in each, but it never detracts from the sport at hand.

Kuroko has better animation, better writing, a far more engaging cast and superior audio, but if you enjoyed one, and are a fan of sports anime in general, chances are the other may well be right up your street.

Dear Boys

Dear Boys

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.

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Annalyn Annalyn says...

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. 

daniel44044 daniel44044 says...

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

Ladyfitzjoice Ladyfitzjoice says...

Dear Boys and Kuroko´s Basketball are both about basketball. Though Kuroko´s Basketball is almost supernatural the way their passes and shots work both anime is still amazing. Prodigy or not, as long as you love basketball anyone can play. Great anime.

Prince of Stride: Alternative

Prince of Stride: Alternative

Nana and her classmate, Takeru, are desperate to resurrect their school’s Stride Club—but will they be able to get the prickly Riku, who insists he hates Stride, to join the team?

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Hutai Hutai says...

Both anime are about sports. Basketball and Stride with parkour elements. And they both include a team of guys, who will do anything to win.It's all about friendship, reaching your goals and victory.

GemJewel GemJewel says...

Both are High School team sports where the main characters band together to improve themselves and face their opponents as best they can.