YMMV / Kuroko no Basuke

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Some fans think that Kuroko's secretly a Manipulative Bastard who caused the break-up of the Generation of Miracles team. Of course, this is a Just for Fun interpretation that no one really takes seriously.
  • Bishonen Jump Syndrome: Pretty much every character fits this stereotype.
  • Broken Base:
    • Whether Kuroko is considered an actual member of the Generation of Miracles. Currently, the wikia's stance is that he isn't, due to the fact that he isn't listed as so in multiple points in the manga and in the character bible, among other reasons. It doesn't help that the manga also lists him as being a member of the Generation of Miracles at some other points.
      • Kuroko's status as member of the GOM is plenty ambiguous even in the manga. His GOM comrades do seem to consider him one of them, due to their history together and the fact that his Misdirection was useful to them for a long while. However, Kuroko is not part of GOM as far as their fame of unbeatable basketball prodigies go.
      • There's a similar dynamic going on with Momoi: people who were never part of GOM's inner circle and only know them through watching their matches would barely recognize either Kuroko or Momoi for their talents, which are respectively not noticeable and not court-based, and so to the general public they are not part of the Generation of Miracles. The "official" members of GOM, however, are very much aware of Kuroko and Momoi's usefulness, and so consider them a part of the team as well.
  • Die for Our Ship: Increasingly for the English fandom, but already very much so in the Japanese fandom.
    • Kagami for the avid Aomine/Kuroko shippers ; Kuroko for the Kagami/Himuro shippers.
    • Not to mention Momoi and Aida who are often pushed to the side in the fandom by their tragic nature of not being guys.
    • Inverted with Kuroko with Aomine/Kagami shippers, in fact, Kuroko is generally a silent Shipper on Deck with a bit of Covert Pervert and The Matchmaker tendencies.
  • Draco in Leather Pants:
    • Hanamiya is astoundingly popular despite being one of the biggest jerks in the anime. Not only did he make 10th place in the most recent Kuroko no Basket popularity poll, he's also voiced by Jun Fukuyama, a favorite among many anime fans.
    • Haizaki is sometimes viewed as this too, especially by Nijimura/Haizaki shippers, making his background as angsty an pitiable as possible but the only one who bats an eye is Nijimura.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Takao is really popular along with Kasamatsu and Miyaji according to the most recent popularity poll. The author himself was particularly surprised by Takao's rise in popularity, since he was "just drawing him like any other minor character".
    • And now Akashi has taken Kuroko's spot as #1 in the third poll, winning by more than 2,500 votes.
    • Another example is Furihata, who scored #15 in said poll after A Day in the Limelight.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Since the beggining, Kagami/Kuroko has been one of the most popular ships, together with Aomine/Kise.
    • As the popularity of the Bara Genre grew in the community, fans of Aomine/Kagami popped up left and right, in AO 3, they are the couple with the most fanfics.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Kuroko is paired in a frenzied manner with all the members of the Generation of Miracles - not to mention Kagami, Aida, and Tetsuya #2 it's his namesake dog.
  • LGBT Fanbase: Kagami has this in Japan. He even won first place as the most wanted anime boyfriend voted by gay men.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Akashi and his scissors. In his first appearance, he borrows a pair of scissors from Midorima to attack Kagami with. It must have really made an impression on the fans, because in fanart Akashi is always drawn with a pair of scissors, in fanfiction he often has or uses a pair of scissors, etc.
    • One of the protagonists of Smile Pretty Cure! is blonde and has the last name Kise. Fans of both Kuroko no Basuke and Pretty Cure quickly associated this to her being Ryouta's up-to-that-point-never-mentioned little sister. Thus, the Kise siblings meme was born
      • It later became canon that Kise actually does have two sisters, which may have added fuel to this meme.
    • "The only one who can block me..."
    • "Is it me or they are trying to make Aomine more evil than he really is in the manga?"
    • Shintaro Midorima in Shuutoku Uniform = Carrot-san
  • OT 3: Kagami/Kuroko/Aomine is by far the most popular. Kagami/Kise/Aomine and Aomine/Kuroko/Kise also exists.
  • Periphery Demographic: The series has a MASSIVE Estrogen Brigade. Actually that can be described as it's main following. 97 percent of fans are female, which is why you see Kuroko no Basuke merchandise in otome magazines and fairs.
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