Kuroko No Basket Season 4 Release Date [News & Manga News]

Who says anime has to be only about action and fighting? Sometimes, it can cover other categories as well. The sports genre of anime has garnered immense popularity in recent years and continues to do so. Many anime based on this genre have been released and stole the hearts of the fans. One such anime is Kuroko No Basket.

The incredible show has set the bar high right from the first few episodes and attracted an enormous fandom ever since. If you are an ardent follower of basketball and anime, this one is the show you must not miss. Many fans are obsessed with it because of its interesting elements that keep them hooked until the end.

As of now, three seasons of Kuroko No Basket have been released. Fans around the world are waiting for updates on the fourth season. So, when will the fourth season of this anime be released? Read this article till the end to find out.

Will There Be Season 4 of Kuroko No Basket?

To find out whether this anime will be renewed for the fourth season or not, let’s go back in time.

Kuroko No Basket debuted on the 8th of April 2012 and continued till the 22nd of September 22, 2012, with 25 episodes for the first season. The reception of the show was mind-blowing, which tempted the makers to quickly work on the second season.

Similar to the first one, the second installment also featured 25 episodes, premiering on the 16th of October 2013 and continuing till the 30th of March, 2014. This season, too, amassed great success and fan following, leading to the birth of the third installment.

The third installment of the series was released on the 11th of January, 2015, and continued till the 30th of June of the same year. The makers did not provide any update on the fourth season.

However, a movie called Kuroko No Basket Movie 4: The Last Game premiered in the theatres on the 18th of March, 2017. Since then, there have been no updates on the release of the fourth season.

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What is the Plot of Kuroko No Basket?

The anime is based on the manga of the same name. It follows the journey of two protagonists – Kuroko and Taiga, along with other players of the Seirin High School Team, as they make their way through the Interhigh Championship.

Throughout their quest to prepare and play the basketball matches, they face some highly talented opponents who were once a part of the legendary Teikou High School team and boast some extraordinary abilities only to be overshadowed by the two players.

Unlike most anime, Kuroko No Basket makes the best attempts at adding elements like fun, excitement, and drama rather than merely focusing on the technicality of basketball. A pinch of drama has already made this show gather a massive fan following, and the spree continues while the fans wait for an update on the subsequent season.

There Wouldn’t Be Another Season of Kuroko No Basket

Many fans, polls, and experts have highlighted that the chances of renewal of the anime for its fourth season are bleak. It could be because the manga series has already been labeled ‘complete’.

Even the final movie released in 2017 had a clean ending. Fans were satisfied and happy with how the movie ended.

If you have already watched the film, it will not be a surprise to know that the scope for any side story to take this franchise forward remains zero. Even the characters who were in the third year have graduated.

Moreover, the production has kept mum on the updates of the anime for a long time. Because they created subsequent seasons after the first release year after year, the chances of its renewal remain fewer than ever.

Perhaps you may have to make peace with the fact that you will not get to watch Kuroko No Basket Season 4.

Kuroko No Basket – How Popular is the Manga?

Kuroko No Basket – the manga has been written and illustrated by Tadatoshi Fujimaki. It began in December 2008 and ended in September 2014 after 30 volumes.

Afterward, a sequel called Kuroko No Basket: Extra Game began in December 2014 and ended in March 2016. In this period, two volumes of the manga were completed. As of November 2020, the manga has over 31 million copies in circulation.

Kuroko No Basket gained immense popularity as a manga. In 2013, it was titled at #3 on the Best Selling Manga list, and its copies remained in the top 10 of the weekly list of best-selling manga.

A series of light novels focusing on each member of the Generation of Miracles witnessed publication in March 2011 and ended in May 2014 after 5 volumes. It was written by Sawako Hiyabarashi and illustrated by Fujimaki. The light novel, too, had decent sales numbers.

Where Can I Watch Kuroko No Basket?

The English dub of Kuroko No Basket is available to stream on Crunchyroll. Recently, Netflix has bought all the rights of this anime, and if you have subscribed to this OTT platform, you can stream the series here as well.

Final Words

It may sound heartbreaking for the fans to learn that the anime that had run successfully for three seasons will not be renewed for the fourth installment. Despite its huge popularity, the show certainly cannot continue even if the makers decide to experiment with the new season, they might face backlash from the fans as it would demand new characters.

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