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The Best Anime Like Kuroko's Basketball  

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There are a lot of great anime like Kuroko's Basketball, so let's rank them! After all, who doesn't love an enduring series about a sport, rivalry, and the wonderful bond formed between teammates? Kuroko's Basketball is certainly one of those series that shows just how intense sportsmanship can be, and how important it is to work hard, never letting go of your goals.

Many Kuroko's Basketball recommendations are basketball-related, but not all of them. Series like Slam Dunk are great follow-ups if you're looking for more basketball, but there are also other titles that provide a different sport to look at. Popular anime such as Free! and Haikyuu!! show just how intense sports like swimming and volleyball can be. There's always a lot of drama, but there's also a lot of emotional moments as we see just how much these activities mean to the characters. Sometimes it's not even about being the best; sometimes, you just want to be your best.

If you're looking for a little inspiration, here are the best Kuroko's Basketball recommendations. Vote up the anime most similar to Kuroko's Basketball you'd want other fans to check out!

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Haikyu!! is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Like Kuroko's Basketball
Haikyu!! is a Japanese shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. Junior high school student Shōyō Hinata gains a sudden love of volleyball after seeing a national ...more
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Haikyuu!! Second Season is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Like Kuroko's Basketball
Haikyuu!! Second Season
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Ace of Diamond is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Like Kuroko's Basketball
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Prince of Stride: Alternative is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Like Kuroko's Basketball
Prince of Stride: Alternative (Purinsu Obu Sutoraido) is a 2016 anime series based on the otome game Prince of Stride. Nana Sakurai loves Stride, the street-running team sport. She chooses to ...more
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Slam Dunk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Like Kuroko's Basketball
Slam Dunk centers around Hanamichi Sakuragi, who starts as a delinquent outcast, becoming the leader of a gang. Hanamichi, being very unpopular with girls, has been rejected by them fifty times. ...more
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Free! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Like Kuroko's Basketball
Free!
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Yuri!!! on Ice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Like Kuroko's Basketball
Yuri!!! on Ice is a 2016 sports anime series about figure skating, directed by Sayo Yamamoto and written by Mitsurō Kubo. The series revolves around the relationships between Japanese figure ...more
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The Prince of Tennis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Like Kuroko's Basketball
The Prince of Tennis is a 2001 anime series based on the manga series by Takeshi Konomi. A 12-year-old tennis prodigy named Ryoma Echizen moves back to his native Japan in order to attend his ...more
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Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Like Kuroko's Basketball
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Yowamushi Pedal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Like Kuroko's Basketball
Yowamushi Pedal is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Wataru Watanabe. An anime television series adaptation began airing on October 7, 2013. Sakamichi Onoda is an otaku who has ...more
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Prince of Tennis II is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Like Kuroko's Basketball
Prince of Tennis II
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Days is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Like Kuroko's Basketball
Days
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Eyeshield 21 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Like Kuroko's Basketball
Eyeshield 21 is a Japanese manga series written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Yusuke Murata. The series tells the story of Sena Kobayakawa, an introverted boy who joins an American ...more
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Hajime no Ippo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Like Kuroko's Basketball
Hajime no Ippo is a Japanese boxing manga series written and illustrated by George Morikawa. A 76-episode anime adaptation titled Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting! was produced by Madhouse, Nippon ...more
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Big Windup! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Like Kuroko's Basketball
Big Windup!
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One Outs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Like Kuroko's Basketball
One Outs is a Japanese baseball manga series by Shinobu Kaitani originally serialized in the seinen manga magazine Business Jump from 1998 to 2006. It was relaunched in Business Jump on October ...more
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Dear Boys is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Like Kuroko's Basketball
Dear Boys (also known as Hoop Days) is a sports manga by Hiroki Yagami and 2003 shōnen anime series. The Mizuho High School basketball team, including Kazuhiko Aikawa and Takumi Fujiwara, ...more
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The Knight in the Area is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Like Kuroko's Basketball
The Knight in the Area is a Japanese manga series written by Hiroaki Igano and illustrated by Kaya Tsukiyama. The series was adapted into an anime by Shin-Ei Animation and broadcast on TV Asahi ...more
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Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Like Kuroko's Basketball
Hunter × Hunter is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi. Hunter × Hunter was adapted into a 62-episode anime television series directed by Kazuhiro ...more
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Buzzer Beater (2007) is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Like Kuroko's Basketball
Buzzer Beater
Buzzer Beater is a 2007 TV anime series.
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Mob Psycho 100 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Like Kuroko's Basketball
Mob Psycho 100 (Mobu Saiko Hyaku) is a Japanese webcomic created by ONE and 2016 anime series. Average middle-schooler Shigeo Kageyama realizes that he is a powerful esper, and that his psychic ...more
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Saki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Like Kuroko's Basketball
Saki
Saki was a Grenada/ITV TV show broadcast in 1962. It is a series of plays based on stories by Saki, pseudonym of Hector Hugh Munro.
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Major S1 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Like Kuroko's Basketball
Major S1
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Giant Killing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Like Kuroko's Basketball
Giant Killing is Japanese manga series written by Masaya Tsunamoto and illustrated by Tsujitomo. A 26-episode anime adaptation animated by Studio Deen began airing in Japan on NHK, BS2 and BShi ...more
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Scorching Ping Pong Girls is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Like Kuroko's Basketball
Scorching Ping Pong Girls