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     Seirin High School 

Tetsuya Kuroko

Position: ?
Height/Weight: 168cm/57kg

The protagonist of the manga - pretty obvious given his name is in the title - he was a member of the Generation of Miracles team in his middle school days. Together with Kagami, he now aims to bring all of them down.

Voiced by: Kensho Ono

  • Affectionate Nickname: Aomine calls him "Tetsu" and Momoi calls him "Tetsu-kun".
  • Author Appeal: Fujimaki has stated in the most recent Kuro Fes interview that Kuroko is his "other self".
  • Badass Bookworm: Reading is his favorite hobby.
  • Benched Hero: Due to the nature of his misdirection (it weakens the longer he stays on the court) and his stamina, he constantly has to be benched some time into the game.
    • In the match against Seihou. The secondary reason is so that he can save his energy for the next match against Shuutoku, the primary reason is that the seniors want to avenge their loss against Seihou themselves.
    • Averted against Touou though, as the weakening of his misdirection was required for Misdirection Overflow.
  • Berserk Button: Yeah, he's apathetic most of time but insult or injure his sempais or friends... and you'd better watch out.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: See above.
    Aomine: This're going to lose. You made Tetsu angry.
  • Bishōnen
  • Character Title
  • The Chessmaster: Very, very subtly shown in the Kaijou and Kirisaki Daiichi Winter Cup match.
  • Confusion Fu
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique/It Only Works Once: A non-lethal example. Not only will Misdirection Overflow work only once on any team, misdirection itself, Kuroko's main weapon, will also no longer work on that team in future matches. In fact, misdirection will also be less effective on other teams spectating.
    • It turns out Vanishing Drive and Phantom Shot also took a toll on his misdirection.
  • David Versus Goliath: Consistently takes the burden of facing other members of the Generation of Miracles on himself when it's too much for Kagami. Special mention goes to Kuroko man-to-man guarding Murasakibara, the single largest basketball player in the manga thus far, considered to be very nearly the equal of Aomine, and twice Kuroko's size. And Kuroko wins.
  • Deadpan Snarker: See No Sense of Humor and The Gadfly.
  • Even the Guys Want Him
  • Fantastically Indifferent: While he certainly does have emotions, he rarely lashes out and is considerably more reserved and expressionless than his friends. You wouldn't be able to notice a change to anger or surprise just based on expression alone.
  • Foil: To Kagami.
  • The Gadfly: Related to No Sense of Humor below. He claims to not have a sense of humor, but there are times when he messes with other people just for the hell of it. In one hilarious example, he lies during his portion of the "How long have you been there"/"I've been here the whole time" Running Gag, as it's obvious that this time, he only just arrived.
  • High Hopes, Zero Talent: Kuroko was initially this when he was at Teikou, where despite being terrible at the game, he continued playing because of his love for basketball. Subverted later on when he gains his skill of misdirection.
  • Hyper Awareness: His misdirection skill requires him to observe his opponent's body language and habits in order to make it effective. This also becomes crucial in winning the second Kaijou match, where he completely predicts all of Kise's moves with 99% accuracy.
  • Japanese Pronouns: Uses boku, in keeping with his manner.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is also the name of stagehands in Japanese theater (kabuki) who dress in black and are supposed to be perceived as invisible by the audience.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: All of his abilities rely upon his "Misdirection", which is treated as almost like a supernatural resource instead of a social phenomenon.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Subverted. Has them but is rather weak.
  • The Nicknamer: Only one instance but...
    Riko: His name is Papa Mbaye Siki.
    Hyuuga: That Papa Nbai ... what was it?
    Kagami: Papa Nba...
    Riko: Kuroko-kun! Find a nickname for this guy!
    Kuroko: *thinks* 'Papa.' .... Dad.
  • The Nondescript: His ability is a weaponized version of "being ignored": his misdirection skills gives him an advantage in steals, and his assists become nigh unpredictable. But even off-court, his teammates tend to forget he's there.
  • No Sense of Humor: Claims so, but that might actually be a part of his brand of humor.
  • Odd Friendship: With Kagami.
  • Odd Name Out: He's the only member of the Generation of Miracles whose hair and eyes aren't the same color as his name.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: With Kagami. If you can't tell who's who, it's... Colour-Coded for Your Convenience
  • Sixth Ranger: Because of the nature of his basketball, he tends to be this.
  • Spock Speak: He tends to speak very calmly and politely. When he breaks out of it...
  • Stealth Hi/Bye
  • The Stoic
    • Not So Stoic: From time to time, mostly during crucial matches.
  • Supporting Protagonist: In every sense of the word.
  • Team Spirit: His personal philosophy when it comes to basketball.
  • Token Good Teammate: To the Generation of Miracles.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the beginning, he really was the "shadow" of the group. He is crucial to the game but doomed to remain in the background. With his development of the Vanishing Drive and the Phantom Shot, he has played an even bigger part in gameplay rather than just circulating passes. In one of the recent chapters, he managed to score a buzzer beater, something he never thought he would be able to do.
    • This came at the cost of weakening his misdirection, rendering him virtually ineffective in the Rakuzan match. The buzzer beater turned out to be the last straw.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: Tetsuya #2
  • Weak, but Skilled: He doesn't have the talent or the build for basketball, but because of his highly refined and practiced skill at misdirection, he was able to achieve the status of the "Phantom Sixth Player" of the legendary Generation of Miracles. The other genius members of the team also acknowledge his skills, which is definitely saying something considering how arrogant all of them are.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A particularly explicit example, considering he manages to have light blue hair and yet go completely unnoticed, not only in everyday life, but during basketball games, when there are only nine other people besides him on the court.

Taiga Kagami

Position: Power Forward
Height/Weight: 190cm/82kg

An extraordinary basketball player, he lived in the United States until partway through middle school. Upon returning, he finds himself disappointed at the level of basketball in Japan. After learning about the Generation of Miracles, he makes it his goal to take them down with the help of Kuroko.

Voiced by: Yuki Ono

  • The Ace: For Seirin High.
  • Animal Motifs: "Taiga" = Japanese romanji for "Tiger".
  • Awesome McCoolname: In Japanese, his name translates to "Fire God Tiger".
  • Big Eater: Eats at least thirty hamburgers in one go. Multiple times. Finished X number of 4kg super prime steaks in thirty minutes, wherein X = the number of Seirin basketball players..
  • Book Dumb: Unbelievably so. Even his English grades are terrible, despite being a fluent speaker.
    • Justified with his English. Most kids in school don't even pay attention that much to learning proper grammar, anyways.
  • Brutal Honesty: Which often makes him come across as quite rude.
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Expy: Of Sakuragi. Just look at the tropes after Foil.
    • Even his jersey number and special ability are similar.
  • Foil: To Kuroko.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He gets somewhat better as the plot goes on, but it's still a continuing issue for him.
  • The Hero: In regards to his place on the Seirin team. In terms of plot significance, he's more of a Deuteragonist.
  • Fiery Redhead
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Hunk
  • Idiot Hero
  • In a Single Bound: His jumps.
  • Lightning Bruiser
  • Mr. Fanservice
  • Meaningful Name: His name's kanji are literally "Fire God Big Ego"
  • Minor Living Alone: The reason he can cook so well.
  • Multicolored Hair: The crown of his head is dark red but everything beneath it is off-black.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Well not to the sport of basketball, but he is one to the Japanese high school basketball circuit. He doesn't know many of the players from the other teams that Kuroko and the rest know from playing basketball in middle school. More often than not, he's the one asking who's who, prompting someone else on the team to reply him and the audience.
  • The Nose Knows: Claims that he can typically discern his opponents' strength based on their smell. Kuroko strikes him as odd, therefore, because he has no scent at all.
    Kagami (to Kuroko): I can guess the strength of an opponent to some extent. It's like strong guys have a peculiar smell about them. ...But you're weird. Even though you should reek of weakness... you don't smell like anything at all. Your strength is odorless.
  • Odd Friendship: With Kuroko.
  • Real Men Cook: The character bible says one of his hobbies is cooking and he taught Riko how to cook some simple dishes before their training camp.
  • Red-Headed Hero
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Him and Kuroko. If you can't tell who's who, it's Colour-Coded for Your Convenience.
    • Also the Red to Himuro's Blue; again, the names are a clue (Kagami means "Fire God" while "Hi" in Himuro means "Ice Chamber")
  • Tiger Versus Dragon: "Taiga" means "Tiger" while "Tatsu" means "Dragon".
  • Unusual Eyebrows: Of the fiery and forked kind.
  • Why Did It Have To Be Dogs: Doesn't turn out well for him when Kuroko decides to adopt a dog as a Team Pet.
    • Why Did It Have To Be Ghosts: In the light novel, it's revealed that he's also afraid of ghosts and he's scared shirtless by the classic 'flashlight-from-below' trick by Kuroko.

Riko Aida

A second year student at Seirin who's also the coach and manager of the Seirin basketball club. She managed to take the team to the Regionals in her first year of coaching.

Voiced by: Chiwa Saito

Junpei Hyuuga

Position: Shooting Guard
Height/Weight: 178cm/68kg

The captain of the Seirin basketball team. A reliable clutch-player, he is Seirin's primary pillar of mental support in games.

Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya

Shun Izuki

Position: Point Guard
Height/Weight: 174cm/64kg

Seirin's primary point guard. He knew Hyuuga in middle school. He started playing basketball in 2nd grade, the earliest of anyone in the Seirin team.

Voiced by: Hirofumi Nojima

Rinnosuke Mitobe
Position: Center
Height/Weight: 186cm/78kg

A hook-shooter. Has yet to speak in-series, though the other 2nd years seem to be able to understand what he's saying through expression alone. Nevertheless, he gives off the impression of a Nice Guy.

Shinji Koganei
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 170cm/67kg

A Jack of All Stats, he started playing basketball in high school because he thought it looked cool. He's been friends with Mitobe since middle school.

Voiced by: Takuya Eguchi

  • Butt Monkey
  • Cat Smile: Constantly.
  • The Chick
  • Expy: At least physically, he looks very similar to an older Kaoru Koganei.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: And also Master of None. He doesn't specialize in any specific basketball technique but he isn't particularly weak in any either. Also presents itself in his grades, where he's slightly above average for all his subjects.
  • The Nicknamer: He likes to give nicknames to his teammates, most prominently Tsuchida who is nicknamed "Tsucchi". He is also the one who named Kuroko's dog, Tetsuya #2.
  • Those Two Guys: With Mitobe, due to the fact that Koganei is the only one who can understand him perfectly, and often translates for the rest of the team.

Satoshi Tsuchida
Position: Power Forward
Height/Weight: 176cm/70kg

The Generic Guy of the Seirin 2nd years. He specializes in rebounds.

Voiced by: Go Inoue

Teppei Kiyoshi

Position: Center
Height/Weight: 193cm/81kg

Founder of the Seirin basketball club. Seirin's former ace, and one of the Uncrowned Generals. His extremely large hands allow him to hold the basketball as a handball, allowing him to use skills such as the Right of Postponement, and later Vice Claw. While the main centre for Seirin, he's also capable as a point guard, allowing him to combine both positions and create his own play style. He suffered a Game-Breaking Injury at the hands of Hanamiya, and the injury is bad enough to force him to have to retire after this year's Winter Cup.

Voiced by: Kenji Hamada

Tetsuya #2

Kuroko's small pet husky pup and Seirin's mascot.

     Kaijou High School 

Ryouta Kise

Position: Small Forward
Height/Weight: 189cm/77kg

A former member of the Teikou Middle School Basketball Team, another member of the Generation of Miracles. He was the last to join the GOM, and acknowledged to be the weakest among the main five (at least, prior to his Perfect Copy). That said, being the weakest member of the GOM doesn't mean he can't curb-stomp everyone else. He was the first of the GOM to be introduced.

Voiced by: Ryohei Kimura

Yukio Kasamatsu
Position: Point Guard
Height/Weight: 178cm/66kg

Voiced by: Soichiro Hoshi

Mitsuhiro Hayakawa
Position: Power Forward
Height/Weight: 185cm/77kg

Voiced by: Kazunori Nomata

Yoshitaka Moriyama
Position: Shooting Guard
Height/Weight: 181cm/67kg

Voiced by: Tomoyuki Higuchi

     Shuutoku High School 

Shintarou Midorima

Position: Shooting Guard
Height/Weight: 195cm/79kg

Formerly the shooting guard (and vice-captain) of the Teikou Middle School Basketball Team, he's also a member of the Generation of Miracles. He was the second member of the GOM to appear.

Voiced by: Daisuke Ono

  • The Ace: For Shuutoku.
  • Adjusting Your Glasses: Adjusts his glasses by the bridge in many of his appearances.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Takao calls him "Shin-chan."
  • Always Accurate Shot: His shooting accuracy is 100%. His range is the entire court.
  • Antagonist Abilities: See "Always Accurate Attack" and "Long Range Shooter". He doesn't need to out-play his opponents most of the time. He can fire a three-pointer from anywhere on the court, meaning that even if you go basket-for-basket with him, as long as you're scoring from the inside, he can still out score you.
  • Badass: Shoots full-court shots and is confident enough to turn around before it even reaches the net? Definitely a badass.
  • Because Destiny Says So: He runs on this. He follows morning horoscopes religiously, and gets quite pissed off at Kuroko's attempts to Screw Destiny.
    • He also distances himself from Kuroko, saying that they naturally do not get along due to their conflicting bloodtypes.
  • Born Lucky: Or it could just be due to his devotion to horoscopes. Outside of his claims that it helps his Improbable Aiming Skills a lot, he always wins at games of chance such as jan-ken-pon (rock-paper-scissors) and coin flips, and his lucky pencil die? He lent it to Kagami and Kagami proceeds to score 98% in a multiple choice test in a subject he was failing!
    • In the novels he gets an unlucky day when he's rendered unable to follow his usual procedures to keep his luck high, so it could very well be the latter.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: The whole horoscope bit. He checks his horoscope everyday, buys and carries his daily lucky item around him without fail and makes sure no one messes with it. But he's this trope because he's a phenomenally good shooter, and even does things like tape his fingers off the court to protect them, believing even the slightest injury can throw his shots off.
    • The whole horoscope thing might actually be true too since the first time someone messes with his lucky teddy bear, Shuutoku loses to Seirin.
    Ootsubo: I guess it's fine since the coach asked me to forgive three of your whims everyday.
    • Not to mention that Midorima is implied to be from a well-off family, is successful academically, and can play the piano!
  • Butt Monkey: While verbally smacking down Kagami, an okonomiyaki lands on his head. He is visibly mortified.
  • Catchphrase: The stuff he spouts about how because he has his daily lucky item with him, he can't possibly lose.
    • "Man proposes, God disposes."
    • Kise remarks that he has a funny accent, as he ends many of his sentences with the phrase "Nanodayo". A close English counterpart could be "As it should be perfectly obvious."
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Despite being comically serious and snarky, Midorima is very... eccentric, to say the least. He religiously listens to his daily horoscope and carries around every lucky item of the day, no matter how ridiculous. Case in point: one of the daily lucky items is a frog hand-puppet. ...With his back turned to Kise, he wears the hand-puppet, and while the frog puppet 'dances', he continues his conversation in his normal, serious tone (despite talking about zodiac signs, of all things).
  • The Comically Serious
  • Cryptic Conversation: Diverts conversation topics and rarely gives direct answers.
    Kise: Akashi? Who's that?
    Midorima: You'll know in due time.
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Takao. He won't admit it, though.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: His shots always go in. And they have a ridiculously high arc, which takes a lot of calculation.
    • Brings this trope to an insane extreme with his ability to hit objects in motion—while in middle school, he shot a box of popsicle sticks at a purse-snatcher who was riding away on a scooter.
  • Insufferable Genius: Has unbelievable long-distance shooting skills, which (in the eyes of his past and current teammates) marginally compensate for his rather grating personality.
  • Lethal Chef: Word of God states that Midorima is terrible at cooking.
  • Likes Older Women: The character bible mentions this.
  • Long Range Shooter: His special ability.
  • Manly Tears: After Shuutoku loses to Rakuzan.
  • Oblivious to Love: Not a case in which he is the recipient, but he is completely unaware of Momoi's completely obvious crush on Kuroko until Kise informs him.
    Kise: What? You didn't know? It was obvious! She was all over him every day! You'd have to be a monkey to see them and not realize!
  • Only Sane Man: And that's in spite of his own quirks.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Part of his Tsundere schtick. He shows up to watch his friends' games while donning a pair of sunglasses. Each time he is hilariously under the impression that his disguise works, so when people recognize him, he is genuinely surprised.
  • Personality Blood Types: A firm believer in blood type personalities.
    • Claims that he, a blood type B, does not get along with Kuroko, a blood type A.
  • The Southpaw
  • Stoic Spectacles
  • Tall, Dark and Snarky
  • Tsundere: Takao even says as much.
    Kise: You told everyone that you didn't want to see the game, but you came anyway?
    Midorima: Don't say that! I just happened to be in the area!
    Kise: ...Your house isn't anywhere near here.
  • Unblockable Attack: His shots unless you have an insane jumping ability or a reaction that's fast enough to stop his shots even before they start.
  • You Gotta Have Green Hair
  • Verbal Tic: He adds "-nanodayo" to the end of his sentences.

Kazunari Takao
Position: Point Guard
Height/Weight: 176cm/65kg

Voiced by: Tatsuhisa Suzuki

  • Butt Monkey: Frequently drives Midorima around on a rickshaw. Seems to not totally mind when Midorima pushes and orders him around.
  • The Gadfly: When he and Midorima arrive at an restaurant and spot Kagami, Kuroko, Kise, and Kasamatsu at a table, he immediately lights up and tells Kasamatsu that he admires him and wishes to hear his stories. He then pulls him away, allowing for Midorima to take Kasamatsu's seat at what becomes the world's most awkward table setting.
    Kasamatsu: You wanted this to happen, didn't you?
    Takao (coyly): What? Of course not.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Midorima.
  • Meaningful Name: One of the kanji in Takao is a homophone for the word for 'hawk', possibly in reference to his Hawk's Eye ability.
  • Perpetual Smiler
  • Top-Down View: His Hawk's Eye is even better than Izuki's Eagle's Eye.

Taisuke Ootsubo
Position: Center
Height/Weight: 198cm/98kg

Voiced by: Kensuke Satou

Kiyoshi Miyaji
Position: Small Forward
Height/Weight: 191cm/77kg

Voiced by: Masayuki Shouji

Shinsuke Kimura
Position: Power Forward
Height/Weight: 187cm/80kg

Voiced by: Biichi Satou

     Touou High School 

Daiki Aomine

Position: Power Forward
Height/Weight: 192cm/85kg

The former ace of the Teikou Middle School Basketball Team, he's a member of the Generation of Miracles. Acknowledged to be the best one-on-one basketball player among the six. He was close to Kuroko even before Kuroko became a member of the GOM, taking the time to train Kuroko despite Kuroko being only a third-string basketball player then. He was the third GOM member to be introduced.

Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe

Satsuki Momoi

Manager of the Touou High Basketball Club. The former manager of the Generation of Miracles, she is also a childhood friend of Aomine's. She has a crush on Kuroko.

Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa

Shoichi Imayoshi
Position: Point Guard
Height/Weight: 180cm/71kg

Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai

Ryou Sakurai
Position: Shooting Guard
Height/Weight: 175cm/59kg

Kousuke Wakamatsu
Position: Center
Height/Weight: 193cm/85kg

Voiced by: Kosuke Toriumi

Yoshinori Susa
Position: Small Forward
Height/Weight: 190cm/80kg

Voiced by: Hiroya Murakami

     Yousen High School 

Atsushi Murasakibara

Position: Center
Height/Weight: 208cm/99kg

The former centre of the Teikou Middle School Basketball Team and a member of the Generation of Miracles. He listens to no one but Akashi and still does even though they are currently in different schools. He didn't play for Yousen in the National High School Basketball Tournament finals simply because Akashi told him not to. He was the fourth GOM member to appear.

Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura

Tatsuya Himuro

Position: Shooting Guard
Height/Weight: 183cm/70kg

Himuro was Kagami’s first friend in America, and also his big brother figure, who basically taught him basketball. However, Himuro decided that he could no longer be Kagami’s big brother if he were to ever lose to him, therefore shaking their relationship. Himuro comes back to Japan as one of Yosen’s Aces.

Voiced by: Kissho Taniyama

  • Animal Motifs: "Tatsu" means "Dragon".
  • Awesome McCoolname: In Japanese, name means "Ice Chamber Dragon"
  • Berserker Tears: When yelling at Murasakibara for giving up during the Seirin vs. Yousen match, and also because he realized he could never reach the level of the Generation of Miracles or Kagami.
  • Beauty Mark: Has one under his right eye.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To Kagami.
  • Bishounen
  • Can't Catch Up: He's on par with the Generation of Miracles, but it's noted by everyone, including himself, that he'll never be able to reach their level of skill.
  • Chick Magnet: Up to Eleven! He's not just popular with high school girls, but with kindergartners and middle-aged women such as a cleaner from Yousen.
  • First Name Basis: Calls Kagami and Murasakibara by their first names, "Taiga" and "Atsushi". Possibly due to his long stay in America.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Always resented that Kagami was the most talented of the two.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Kagami, pre-series.
  • Meaningful Name: His name uses the kanji for ice (氷), the antithesis of fire (火), which is the kanji used in Kagami's name.
  • Peek-a-Bangs
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: His dark hair that frames a single eye and his fair skin imparts a mysterious aura. He is a huge Chick Magnet and is arguably the biggest bishounen in the series.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Kagami's Red. ("Himuro" means "Ice Chamber" while "Kagami" means "Fire God").
  • Simple Yet Awesome: His playing style: highly refined orthodox moves. Noted to be the polar opposite of Aomine's.
  • Tiger Versus Dragon: The "Tatsu" in his name means "Dragon" compared to "Taiga" being a romanji pronunciation of "Tiger".

Kenichi Okamura
Position: Power Forward
Height/Weight: 200cm/98kg

Voiced by: Kouji Takeda

  • Butt Monkey: His teammates don't respect him at all. Calling him "gorilla" is just the start.
  • The Captain
  • Large and In Charge: Or he would be if not for Murasakibara. (Wei Liu is taller by 3 cm, but he's much skinnier.) Kagami even notes that his movements are like a former center's (who's usually the largest guy in the team).
  • The Leader: Type II
  • Supporting Leader

Kensuke Fukui
Position: Point Guard
Height/Weight: 176cm/67kg

Voiced by: Kaito Ishikawa

Wei Liu
Position: Small Forward
Height/Weight: 203cm/91kg

Voiced by: Shigeyuki Susaki

     Rakuzan High School 

Seijuurou Akashi

Position: Point Guard
Height/Weight: 173cm/64kg

Formerly the captain and point guard of the Teikou Middle School Basketball Team, he's the leader of the Generation of Miracles. He was the one who discovered Kuroko's ability of misdirection, and despite the fact that his team is filled with egocentric geniuses, they all listen to him. Evidenced by how the entire Generation of Miracles team turned up when he summoned them, and how Midorima lent him his scissors while he refused to lend it to Murasakibara. He was the final GOM member to be introduced.

Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya

  • The Ace: For Rakuzan High. Also his "I've never lost in anything" schtick.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: His Emperor Eye.
  • Ax-Crazy: The way he attacked Kagami with scissors seems to indicate that he's this.
    • Kagami however says later on that Akashi attacked him knowing Kagami would definitely be able to dodge it. He still left a cut on Kagami's face though. And given Akashi's future actions later on, its' implied that he did intend to injure Kagami for real.
  • Badass Boast: "I am absolute. I can see the entirety of the future. It is but a simple matter to change it."
  • The Captain: Became one in his first/second year in Teikou (he was definitely at least a vice-captain in his first year) and Rakuzan.
  • The Chessmaster: Naturally. Also, while we mainly see him playing shougi when he's not playing basketball, he's also mentioned to play chess.
  • Combat Clairvoyance: His special ability
  • Curtains Match the Window: Partially subverted. While his hair and right eye are red, his left is yellow-orange.
    • Played completely straight back in middle school, when both his eyes were red. Until, of course, his power awakened. The original personality comes back in the end, though.
  • Crazy People Play Shougi: He definitely doesn't seem like the sanest person around after he declared that he would gouge out both his eyes if Rakuzan lost to Shuutoku.
    • The character book mentions that he also plays chess, though in-series we only see shougi.
  • Establishing Character Moment: and Trying to stab Kagami with a pair of scissors upon interrupting his conversation.
  • Evil Redhead/Superpowered Evil Side: Possibly, or he could be just ruthless and/or crazy.
  • Expecting Someone Taller: Furihata is surprised that he's around his and Kuroko's height.
    • He is 173 cm which makes him the second shortest GOM member after Kuroko.
    • Basically the crowd's amazed reaction after he dunks against Seirin.
  • The Faceless: He's always shown from the back or the neck down. Even when he's face-to-face with the main characters, he has a Face Framed in Shadow. His face is finally revealed at the end of chapter 113.
  • First Name Basis: With everyone else in the GOM (except the manager Momoi), but only on his part. They are all on Last Name Basis with him.
    • He was on Last Name Basis with them while in middle school though. He started calling them by their first names after the other side of his Split Personality took over permanently.
    • Mibuchi called him Sei-chan.
  • Hellish Pupils
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Takao is suitably horrified to realize Akashi's been moving imperceptibly slower than he's actually capable of for the entire first half of the Rakuzan-Shuutoku match, simply to fool Takao's Hawk Eye.
  • Important Haircut: In his first appearance, and by his own hand no less. At first, it serves to illustrate just how absolute Akashi is willing to be, although after Teikou arc it could also show just how different Akashi had become.
  • Japanese Pronouns: Akashi's usage is especially worth noting: in the first years of Teikou, before "blooming" he used ore, as most other middle school boys do. After his blooming and the subsequent emergence of his Split Personality, he switches to boku.
  • Knight Templar
  • Large and In Charge: Subverted. Other than Kuroko, he's the shortest member of the GOM.
  • The Leader: Type I and IV, although he shows shades of Type II as well.
  • Meaningful Name: Most characters have meaningful names because of theme naming but Akashi takes the cake. His name emphasizes his absolute rule and control of the situation and people surrounding him. His family name uses the kanji '司', denoting ruler, and his first name uses the kanji '征' meaning conquer. '十郎' means 10 men, which is the total number of basketball players on the court. His full name basically means 'Red Ruler, Conqueror of Ten Men'.
  • No Sense of Humor: According to trivia.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: When he first uses First Name Basis on Kuroko.
  • Red-Headed Hero: While in Teikou.
  • The Reveal: His face in chapter 113.
  • Smart People Play Shougi: Might also be Crazy People Play Shougi.
  • Smug Super
  • Split Personality: Midorima suspected Akashi of having this. Akashi himself admits to Kuroko that he has this.
  • Superpower Lottery: His Emperor Eye is generally regarded to be the most game-breaking ability of the GOM. And if that wasn't enough, Midorima deduces that Akashi's original personality also has its own awakened ability, making Akashi the only member of the GOM to have two abilities.
  • The Social Darwinist: Shows shades of this.
  • Super Reflexes: Thanks to his Emperor Eye and his intellect, he could single-handedly predict and destroy Shuutoku's team plays.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: The side of him that isn't clearly crazy, anyway.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: The personality that showed traces of itself before he awakened his Emperor Eye and fully took over him after that, is noticeably crazier than the personality it took over.

Kotarou Hayama
Position: Small Forward
Height/Weight: 180cm/68kg

One of the Uncrowned Generals. His ability is to dribble extremely fast, making the ball hard to steal.

Reo Mibuchi
Position: Shooting Guard
Height/Weight: 188cm/74kg

One of the Uncrowned Generals. He's implied to be good at drawing fouls, especially while shooting three-pointers, resulting in four-point plays. This is just one of his abilities, called chi (earth). He can also shoot fade-away three-pointers, called ten (heaven), as well as a three-pointer shot he rarely uses, where the opponent is unable to move, called kokuu (void).

Eikichi Nebuya
Position: Center (Formerly power forward)
Height/Weight: 190cm/94kg

One of the Uncrowned Generals. While an extremely strong centre, his main skill is currently unknown. It turns out he has none; all he has is strength. In addition, he used to play as a power forward.

Chihiro Mayuzumi
Position: Power forward
Height/Weight: 182cm/69kg

Rakuzan's 5th man. A 3rd year. Has the same powers as Kuroko, but with enhanced base skills and strength as compared to Kuroko, so unlike the latter he can stay on the court for the entire game for two reasons: one is because he doesn't run out of stamina as easily, and two is because he doesn't overly rely on misdirection so it doesn't run out as fast.


Makoto Hanamiya

Position: Point Guard
Height/Weight: 179cm/67kg

The captain and coach of the Kirisaki Daiichi team, and one of the Uncrowned Generals. Constantly uses underhanded methods and dirty tricks to win the game, but is also very skilled in his own right; his main skill is to steal the ball from his opponents. Was the cause of Kiyoshi's Game-Breaking Injury last year.

Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama

Shougo Haizaki
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Position: Small Forward
Height/Weight: 188cm/78kg

A former regular of Teikou's first string who was kicked out for being too violent (actually because Akashi predicted that Kise will eventually surpass him... or it could be both). Kise replaced him on the team.

Voiced by: Masakazu Morita

  • Basketball Copying: He has this ability just like Kise, but with slight variations.
    • Basketball Parasite: He copies other player's moves but slightly alters its rhythm, so that when his victim sees the move being used, they are unable to use it anymore.
  • Can't Catch Up: After Kise surpasses him with Perfect Copy by using the GOM's moves, which Haizaki can't steal.
    • Akashi predicted that this would come to pass, which was the real reason why Haizaki got kicked out. Or not.
    • Crippling the Competition: Tries to do this to Kise after he realized this.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Though not during his middle school years when his hair was grey instead of black.
  • Evil Counterpart: Of Kise.
  • First Name Basis: To everyone on his former team except Akashi.
  • Japanese Delinquents
  • Meaningful Name : His surname literally means Grey Peninsula. The grey part is the Colourful Theme Naming as he's also from Teikou, when the peninsula part means he's different with the other Teikou alumnus , as he was kicked out and later dyes his hair, like a peninsula that is the only bit of land surrounded by the vast ocean.

Shuuzo Nijimura

Position: Power Forward
Height/Weight: ?

Teikou's team captain when the Generation of Miracles first joined, and later its vice-captain with Akashi. He steps down in his second year because of familial problems, recommending Akashi take up the captain position fully.

  • Badass : This is the guy Haizaki really fears that the latter called Akashi instead of directly calling him !
  • Big Brother Mentor: Not strictly a mentor, but older than the Miracles and definitely kept them in line, holding their respect (or fear) while he was around.
  • Can't Catch Up: Realizes this, and a partial reason as to why he cedes leadership to Akashi.
  • The Captain: Of Teikou when the Miracles formed.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Has a short temper and shades of Japanese Delinquent in manner and speech, but usually means well with most of his actions.
  • Meaningful Name: His surname can be interpreted as 'the gathering of the rainbow'. Literally it means "Rainbow Village"
  • Supporting Leader: Until he cedes the leadership to Akashi, although even then he keeps careful watch over the first-string from the sidelines until his graduation.

Alexandra Garcia

A former college basketball champion and WNBA player who is now a basketball coach. She was Himuro and Kagami's basketball mentor from the States.