Kuroko no Basket (Kuroko no Basuke) The Last Game DVD and Blu-Ray will be released on 27th of September. The Japanese anime movie was initially released in March in Japan and May in South East Asia.
There will be three versions of The Last Game, the limited edition BD, limited edition DVD, and regular release DVD. Ahead of the physical compact discs, there is also a digital downloadable edition which will be released on the 1st of September.
It will be available online for streaming on the following platforms, Amazon Video, TSUTAYA TV, Hikari TV, Playstation Video, and Rakuten TV.
For those who are unfamiliar about the movie, (warning, spoilers!) A highly skilled, internationally renowned American street basketball team called Jabberwock comes to Japan and plays a friendly match with a Japanese university team Strky. However, after the Japanese basketball team suffers a crushing defeat (86-6), the team members of the Jabberwock boasts of their strength, became cocky and starts to mock the Japanese team.
Their insults angered and outraged Riko’s father, Kagetora and so he gathers a team made up of the five members from Teikou Junior High’s All-Star Team, the Generation of Miracles plus Kuroko and Kagami called Vorpal Swords from Seirin High, to take revenge against Jabberwock. The movie takes place a year after the Winter Cup and during Kuroko and Kagami’s second year in high school.
However the two teams, Generation of Miracles and Vorpal Swords had a long history of rivalry between them. Will they be able to put aside their differences to finally defeat the conceited Jabberwock and thus prove themselves? Furthermore, Kagami receives an offer from an old friend that can change the course of his life forever.
Well, I can’t tell you the ending now because I think you have to watch the movie to see what happened and to know the results of the match. There must be a reason why this is such a hit in the anime world.
The movie is adapted from the short sequel manga, “Kuroko no Basket – EXTRA GAME”. It is based on the manga series written and illustrated by Tadatoshi Fujimaki from 2008-2014. From 2012-2015, it was adapted into Anime TV series by the Production I.G. It had a total of 75 episodes. 3 compilation videos and now the theatrical movie released on March 18.
However, even though The Last Game was based on sequel manga Extra Game, the movie featured a story originally written by Fujimaki.
Take a look at the trailer of the top anime movie of the year for Japan:
According to some user reviews on IMDb, Torrible_2013 said, “(the movie)…Amazing animation and editing from start to finish. Even the animation in the exhibition match at the beginning was crazy good. It is also very fast-paced despite the 90 min length. The entire match proceeded with very few interruptions.”
If you haven’t watched the movie yet, you can now watch it soon on the comforts of your home after they officially release DVD and Blu-Ray copies. Or even more convenient, download the movie online.