Previously, on the official website for the Tadatoshi Fujimaki’s Kuroko’s Basketball manga stage play adaptations revealed that it will get a fourth stage play titled Kuroko no Basuke – Ultimate Blaze and will debut in spring 2019. This stage play will focus on the final game for the Winter Cup. And on Monday, in the 48th issue of this year’s Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed that Zenitsu Hashimoto is joining the cast as the character Shōgo Haizaki for Kuroko no Basuke – Ultimate Blaze stage play.
The stage play will run at the Cool Japan Park Osaka TT Hall in Osaka, the Kariya Sōgō Bunka Center in Nagoya, the Nippon Seinenkan Hall in Tokyo, and at the Fukuoka Civic Hall Dai Hall in Fukuoka. This play will be the stage play series’ “conclusion.” The play will last from April 30 to May 19, 2019, But the exact dates for the play has yet to be revealed for each of the four cities.
Kensho Ono as Kuroko Tetsuya, Yūya Asato as Taiga Kagami, Mario Kuroba as Ryōta Kise, Ryō Hatakeyama as Shintarō Midorima, Shōta Onuma as Daiki Aomine, Taiyō Ayukawa as Atsushi Murasakibara, and Yōjirō Itokawa as Seijūrō Akashi. Ono also plays Kuroko in the anime. This stage play is directed by Norihito Nakayashiki and Daichi Ryūzaki is handling the script.
The first stage play, Kuroko’s Basketball The Encounter adaptation, ran in April 2016 in Tokyo with 21 performances. The second stage play ran in Tokyo and Osaka in June and July 2017 and the third stage play in Tokyo and Osaka in April and May. Fujimaki published the 30-volume Kuroko’s Basketball manga in Weekly Shonen Jump from 2008-2014. The manga is also published in English by Viz Media.
The first anime season of Kuroko no Basuke aired from April-September 2012. The second season aired in October 2013. The third season aired in January 2015. The manga also inspired the Gekijōban Kuroko no Basuke Last Game film based on the Kuroko no Basuke Extra Game manga. The film opened in Japan in March 2017.