Review of Kuroko no Basuke Extra Game

Heads up before I begin, this is the manga not the movie coming out in march.  I was able to get my hands on a copy of it from a friend of mines and so I read it within one sitting.  Its eight chapters long, and each chapter is about 50 pages long.  So you could see how I could make a quick read of it.  Also there will be spoilers. So if you haven’t read it heres your disclaimer. But it is awesome.

So it starts off with the coming of a streetball group called the Jabberwock from  America.  They are on a world tour showing off their skills to different countries and their next or last stop is Japan.  From the look of them you can tell they are a rude and unruly bunch of teens.  So the team they destroy in a streetball game is called Strky. By destroy I mean down right embarrassed.  And the team isn’t scrubs, they are the retired 3rd years from the schools that made it to the winter cup. So this is bad.

They interview the Point Guard of the Jabberwockz.  He basically calls Japan a bunch of monkeys that don’t deserve to play basketball, and they should kill themselves.  See rude and disrespectful of them.  This puts not the just team Strky in a rut but the entire country.

This causes Riko’s father to call them out.  Kagetora Aida called the Jabberwock’s out. He told them to give them a week and they will play again and win.  And of course the Jabberwock took the bait.

Thus Riko and her father got to work on assembling the Ultimate team to take them on and defend their right to play basketball. Enter the Generation of Miracles plus Kagami Taiga. 

The Generation of Miracles plus Kagami Taiga

And they are all the more riled up to take them on.  They train for the week, review the recon that was provided by Momoi Satsuki. Here comes the big game. Vorpal Swords is ready to attack. The team starts off strong.  It even looks as if they could even beat the Jabberwock but the second half roles around and the Jabberwock turn it up big time. But when you have two team members that can enter the zone like they do. You can tell the outcome.

With the combined efforts of the Vorpal Swords they take on Jabberwock and defeat them. This was great story and fight.  And I can’t wait to see this played out in the movie.  But a question arises, where does the NBA fit in to this? Well I believe that the NBA is there at the game. Either that or they are in their offices watching the live stream of the game.  And thus seeing a Japanese team have the skill to challenge an American streetball team with skills comparable to the professionals of the NBA. They want them, and begin to take an interest in Japan for players of their caliber. But that is just my suggestion. What do you think.


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