To someone here who is an avid fan of Slamdunk series, I just want you to check out this manga series that I just discovered recently, the title of this series is "Kuroko no Basket" also known as Kuroko's Basketball. It's is a japanese manga series written by Tadatoshi Fujimaki, started on December 2008. It's about a high school basketball team trying to make it to nationals winter cup finals.
In the beginning of the series, the chapter will tell us about the basketball team of Teikou Midde HighSchool who just easily wins all the basketball competition that they join. The five regulars on this team is became known as the "Generation Miracles" of japan because of their high level of skill and talent that they possessed in basketball. After graduating from middle school, these five genius star went to different high schools with top basketball teams. However, a fact and very few have known is that it should be actually six and not only just five member of Generation of Miracles. This guy is also skilled and also a genius like them, he is the phantom sixth player and his name is Tetsuya Kuroko. This five member of generation miracles respect Kuroko Tetsuya too much as well fear of him. This mysterious player attends the Seirin Highschool and decided to beat all the member of Generation Miracles.
The funny think about Tetsuya Kuroko is that his just a short guy, not athletic and very weak to the point that every player of the other team who met him don't believe that he's actually a regular player of the team at first. This guy is sometimes called"Phantom" or "The Invisible Man" because his presence is usually unnoticed most of the time who seems like he's almost invisible inside the game and that's characteristic he use makes him a very deadly opponent.
The truth about him is that he's actually a very smart player and a great passer who always lead his team to win every game. He's technique and style in basketball is called "misdirection Passes" it means that he can disguise his intentions while passing the ball, Kuroko utilizes this ability best by very quick passes, ensuring that his time on the ball is minimal. His unnoticeable personality and the way he moves makes his misdirection pass really effective to the point that every people and his opponent think that he become invisible during the game. I can compare his style to nba player like Steve Nash because of the way he pass the ball. Actually his style is kinda weird that it seems like its impossible to do it in reality but anyway that's what makes the series really interesting.
What I like about Tetsuya Kuroko is the way he love the game of basketball so much (just like me :) ) . He always think that basketball is a team sport and believe that you can't win every game just on your own self. He believe that basketball is really fun to play when there is teamwork in it. Kuroko is a very unselfish player, a pass first type point guard, actually I still not seen him taking shootattempt so far in this series, all he did was just pure passing. Tetsuya was totally a genius and skilled player but he never really want to be known and be popular, he just always want to become a supporting actor. That also the reason why he was called " The Phantom Six Man".
"I am a supporting actor, a shadow, but a shadow will become darker if the light is stronger. and it will make the white of the light stand out and as the shadow of the main actor I will make you the light, the number one in japan." ~ Tetsuya Kuroko ~
I just hope this manga series will become more popular because it really has an interesting story, especially to those people who love basketball like me. So if you ever read this post please try this to read this series it's all about basketball again the title of this series is "Kuroko No Basket"