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Cover of volume 02 :
Quite nice, I dare say~
I don't like Kise's hair <_<
I love this cover, a lot better than first. Very nice!
Is it really possible to shoot across the court and put it in the hoop?
First time posting about this manga, and I have to say it's pretty cool. Still, like so many have mentioned, there is something lacking. The pace is way too fast and there has been no real character development. Kuroko's personality is cool and all but I'd like to know more about him and the rest of the team. And we need proper backstories for the rival teams as well. Not just "oh we're so strong! You can't beat us!" crap.
Perhaps Slam Dunk put the bar a bit too high for basketball mangas, and maybe Kuroko no Basket will eventually take a step forward as it progresses and the mangaka gets rid of the fear of the series getting cancelled. I bet every new mangaka has it in the beginning, so they try to make their series as entertaining as possible.
Still, I like this. Kuroko's role as Kagami's "shadow" is cool and it takes the focus off Kuroko a bit, giving the other characters, especially Kagami, a real chance to shine. The problem for sport mangas is most often that the protagonist is hogging the spotlight (Sena in Eyeshield 21, and Ryoma in PoT) and gets turned into this god-like existence that can't be stopped. Kuroko no Basket at least isn't guilty of that. Slam Dunk and Rookies have also done a really good job with this. Especially Rookies where the real protagonist is the teacher, and the students all have equal chances to shine. Except maybe Hiratsuka.
Cool manga, but character development is what we need the most I think.
Anyone knows how sells the tank of Kuroko?
I just wondering that #7 from Seirin is still missing. Is this character might be Fujisaki's hidden card character for the series or did he just forgot about it?
when is new chapter coming out?
Okay, I just caught up with the series. I'ts readable and quite entertaining, but nothing too special. I'm glad that on the latest chapters there were atleast some character developement, but I still find the characters quite hollow.
I can't help but to compare Kuroko with Slam Dunk. And Kuroko loses 100-0. The games are not near as intense, the backstory is non-existent, no interesting sub-plots at all, and above all the characters have no such depth as Sakuragi and Co.
But I must give Kuroko points for focusing on a game-maker with super passing ability, instead of flashy scoring. I'll keep reading a few chapter and see if it starts to get some depth, but I doubt that. Interested to see how long will it live in Jump.
It's not really fair to compare the character depth and sub-plots for a weekly manga that hasn't even had 30 chapters yet. Personally, I think it's a lot more interesting than Slam Dunk was at this point in time.
The early games weren't that intense, but the Seihou game was amazing. And the rest of the team has started getting developed now, as well.
Being honest, I think this manga has a better potential than Hoop Men. Sure, Hoop Men's character development is better, but it still feels very slow (probably because the protagonist isn't as fiery as Sakuragi & the mangaka can't convey the character's expressions well) & also, it is KINDA a bit of a rip-off from Slam Dunk. (although I AM hoping he might have a better chance at getting the girll better than Sakuragi did.)
Well, clearly it has better potential seeing as how Hoop Men was canceled