Singapore-based anime licensor ODEX Pte. Ltd. has announced on Thursday that the anime movie adaptation of the highly-popular sports series Kuroko’s Basketball is set to have a special premiere in Manila on this weekend.
The special “fan screening” is happening on SM Megamall Cinema 11 this Sunday, May 7, at 02:00pm. Tickets are priced at PHP1,500.
You can book your tickets in advance through the SM Cinema website, by visiting this page: https://smcinema.com/Schedule?mn=Kuruko%27s%20Basketball%20The%20Last%20Game
Ticket holders for the special screening will each given free goodies, such as one (1) A2 Poster, one (1) A4 Clear Folder and three (3) sets of Kuroko’s Basketball keychains imported from Japan (total of 9 keychains).
As previously reported, Regular screenings for the film is scheduled to start on Wednesday, May 17.
An American street basketball team called Jabberwock comes to Japan and plays a friendly match with a Japanese team, but after the Japanese team suffers a crushing defeat, the team members of Jabberwock start mocking Japanese basketball. Their comments enrage Riko’s father, and so he gathers a team made up of the five members of the Generation of Miracles plus Kuroko and Kagami, called Vorpal Swords, to have a revenge match against Jabberwock. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Kuroko’s Basketball the Movie: Last Game is an anime movie adaptation of Kuroko’s Basketball: Extra Game spinoff manga, written and illustrated by Tadatoshi Fujimaki, which ran in Shueisha’s Jump Next! magazine from December 2014 to March 2016. The manga has two volumes.
The staff of the previous anime adaptations, including director Shunsuke Tada, scriptwriter Noboru Takagi and character designer Yoko Kikuchi, returned to work on the movie, which was produced by Production I.G. Manga creator Fujimaki also worked in the film’s scenario.
The Japanese voice cast are lead by Kensho Ono as “Tetsuya Kuroko” and Yuuki Ono as “Taiga Kagami”, who will be voicing with Hikaru Midorikawa (“Lancer”, Fate/Zero) as Jabberwock point guard “Nash Gold Jr.” and Tetsu Inada (“Iberuta”, Endride) as Jabberwock center “Jason Silver”.
Anime News Network reported that the movie ranked at #6 in attendance on its opening weekend on March 18, with 124,000 tickets sold earning JP¥190 million (about PHP85 million).