Quotes from Kuroko no Basket Manga

05 Jun

– “It’s not the time to be scared. Of course it’s better if the opponent is strong rather than weak, right!” (Kagami Taiga) (chapter 001)

“A shadow will become darker if the light is stronger. And it will make the white of the light stand out.” (Kuroko Tetsuya) (001)

– “Without strong opponents, living isn’t fun. It’s perfect if I can’t win.” (Kagami Taiga) (006)

“Don’t you know the saying ‘Man proposes; God disposes’ ? First, you do your best and then fate will decide how it will turn out.” (Midorima Shintarou) (010)

– “It’s a Tournament that ends if you lose even once. Whether it’s the first match or the final, we can’t afford to go easy in any match.” (Hyuuga Junpei) (013)

“But, being it a pinch… Doesn’t it fire you up?” (Kuroko Tetsuya) (017)

– “It’s not that the strongest is the team that wins, The team that wins is the strongest.” (Iwamura Tsutomu) (025)


“But there’s no meaning if you win alone!” (Kuroko Tetsuya) (032)

– “Even if you have a higher score than the opponent when the final whistle blows.. If there’s no one happy, is it victory ?” (Kuroko Tetsuya) (032)

“But that dunk that encouraged us to go on is an invaluable shot that can’t be measured in points.” (Kuroko Tetsuya) (033)

– “No matter how far above you are, if we were to be your opponents, i’d rather like that you don’t..slack off or be light on us.” (Kuroko Tetsuya) (041)

“In the world of sports, quickness doesn’t necessarily mean having the fastest time.. It could also mean the acceleration from zero to maximum speed or the deceleration from maximum speed to zero. This is known as agility..” (Midorima Shintarou) (048)

– “Even if other people think it’s meaningless, it’s disgusting for me to quit, even when the possibility is 0. Therefore, I will never.. Give up !” (Kuroko Tetsuya) (051)

give up

“Basketball is a general sport.. The influence one player has is pretty big. Dramatically said, it’s fine to have 5 scorers. But humans have strong and weak points, that’s why there are different positions. The sixth player is a specialist.” (Kiyoshi Teppei) (054)

– “If you wanna climb a mountain, you obviously aim for the top. But you gotta enjoy the scenery too.” (Kiyoshi Teppei) (054)

“Just jumping high, doesn’t make it an aerial battle. The actions you take in midair are the actual battle.” (Midorima Shintarou) (062)

– “What is most important for the team is that you think what you should do for the team.” (Kuroko Tetsuya) (062,5)

what you do for team

“To someone who has lost after trying his best, no words from the winner can console him!” (Aomine Daiki) (073)

– “If We have time to get upset, We should have used that time to move on… Even if just one step forward!” (Kise Ryouta) (073)

“What are you good at, what do you like… You need to show something that makes people understand who you are.” (Himuro Tatsuya) (076)

– “You need to know yourself before trying to make people understand who you are! If you’re strong, people will repute you for that!” (Himuro Tatsuya) (076)

“To play well you need to outsmart your opponent! You can’t rely only on strength. Keep a hot heart and a cool head, think before you act.. and never give up!” (Himuro Tatsuya) (076)

– “No matter what you felt, it’s wrong for a sportsman to lose on purpose!” (Kuroko Tetsuya) (077)

“But I think… If we give our best to something we love, we’ll enjoy the victories from the bottom of our hearts.” (Kuroko Tetsuya) (079)

– “In nature, for organisms, winning means life and losing is death. Although the example’s a bit extreme, humans too possess some of those instincts. People who’ve learned the fear of defeat, thirst for victory.” (Kiyoshi Teppei) (085)

“It’s just a pinch. It’s not like the match is over. Let’s go have fu~n!” (Kiyoshi Teppei) (087)

– “If we can’t stop them, then we just have to take more than them.” (Hyuuga Junpei) (088)


“You keep working hard in order to win and you get better little by little… To immerse oneself in something you like, that’s what it means to enjoy something fully.” (Kiyoshi Teppei) (095)

– “Thank God… I met you guys.” (Kiyoshi Teppei) (098)

“We’re on the court. If you want to fight us, do it fairly with basketball.” (Kiyoshi Teppei) (101)

– “If their hearts get fragile, I’ll become their support. If they’re threatened, I’ll become their shield. I’ll sacrifice myself any day… To protect everyone, that is why I came back !!” (Kiyoshi Teppei) (102)


“Muscle’s not all about adding more and more on. You need to have a body that can use those muscles.” (Aida Kagetora) (111)

– “Teamwork starts to truly shine… only when well established individual strengths are gathered.” (Aida Kagetora) (111)

“Winning is the same thing as breathing.” (Akashi Seijuurou) (112)

– “In this world, winning is everything; Winners are validated and losers are denied. Until now, I’ve never lost at anything, and I won’t in the futire. Since I always win, I’m always right.” (Akashi Seijuurou) (113)

“A Battle between aces has a direct impact in the spirit of the team.” (Harasawa Katsunori) (117)

– “A well composed decision that can accept even an inconvenient result, sometimes holds an even greater meaning than victory.” (117)

“Speed is the same thing as how fast you can move your center of gravity. Moving the heaviest part of your body requires the most energy and if you also want to go faster, you need explosive muscle power.” (Aida Kagetora) (118)

– “Yeah… I’m confident… Because my teammates will help me out! I can shoot confidently.. because it will be okay even if I miss!” (Hyuuga JUnpei) (131)

“There’s nothing more boring, then playing against an opponent who has given up.” (Aomine Daiki) (134)

– “A Time out interrupts the flow, so it can be both good and bad. Sometimes, looking into the player’s eyes before making a decision is a neccessity. Sometimes feelings are more important than tactics.” (Aida Kagetora) (137)

“Basketball isn’t so sImple to win with pure height alone.” (Kuroko Tetsuya) (159)

– “Being A Team… isn’t just about protecting others. Getting protected is also a team. A Team isn’t created in order to make others take care of it. The thing that’s created when each person starts taking care of each other. That is what you call a team.” (Kiyoshi Teppei) (160)

“Basketball isn’t something you play alone. I want to fight together and win, and I believe it’s possible.” (Kuroko Tetsuya) (160)


– “….It’s not over yet! Don’t give up…! There’s no shame in falling down…! True shame is to not stand up again…!” (Midorima Shintarou) (181)

“A Strategic move only works when you plan ahead without your opponent becoming aware of it.” (Akashi Seijuurou) (182)

– “Fright isn’t a bad thing. There are some things that can only be done by cowards.” (Izuki Shun) (186)

“Being scared can also work at making you that much more cautious!” (Aida Riko) (187)

– “You have teammates, you know. Don’t hold back and depend on them!” (Aida Riko) (187)

“Even if I’m on the bench until the very end… I want to keep playing basketball with everyone. I’ll probably regret if I give up.” (Furihata) (187)

– “In the first place, trying to win without taking advantage of their weaknesses is the same as going easy on them. If we don’t attack now, it’s the same as looking down on them.” (Aida Riko) (190)

“It’s not because we were born earlier. The second and third years here have been working hard on this team longer than you have. I’m telling you to have respect for that experience. Doesn’t matter if you’re from the ‘Generation of miracles’ or anything else.” (Kasamatsu Yukio) (192)


– “What we won was no more than a practice match. Practice is something we do in order to prepare for the real deal. Even if we win a hundred times during practice, there’s no point unless we win during the real thing.” (Hyuuga Junpei) (194)

“It’s the ace’s job to lead the team to victory, but don’t bear responsibility if we lose. That’s the captain’s job. All you have to do is keep looking forward.” (Kasamatsu Yukio) (195)

– “Until we hear the final buzzer, we can’t know whether we’ve won or lost.” (Kuroko Tetsuya) (196)

“Human minds are not designed to accept negative statements like ‘don’t do this’ or ‘I can’t do that’, ‘we can’t make any mistakes’, ‘ failure is not accepted’. These kinds of thoughts only serve to counter productively stress the body and lead to further mistakes. And if just one mistake is made, it turns into a vicious cycle. The more they think about it, the more mistakes will be made, and the more the quality of their plays will drop.” (198)

– “I don’t know about being the bad guy or whatever. It’s only in stories where titles like that decide the loser. This is our show. We’re the ones who are writing the script.” (Kagami Taiga) (198)

“The ace’s job is to make the team win!!” (Kise Ryouta) (201)

– “There’s no such thing as a useless player on a team. Even if you can never play in a match… I can’t stand to think that a guy who stays later than the first string…stays later than anyone to practice is completely useless.” (Aomine Daiki) (205)

“I won’t say you’ll definitely be able to do it if you don’t give up. But if you do give up, then there’ll definitely be nothing.” (Aomine Daiki) (205)


– “… should avoid allowing your emotions to surface. You need to have fighting spirit, but keep it hidden.” (Akashi Seijuurou) (209)

“The world isn’t only made up of good guys. Truly bad guys, and truly frightening guys exist too.” (Haizaki) (211)

– “Just because I know you were lying doesn’t mean you have to tell me what it was about. If ever you feel like talking, I’ll be here.” (Kuroko Tetsuya) (213)

“I only have one thing to say. ‘The Lion and the rabbit.’ No matter who your opponent is, give it your all. That is only proper on court.” (Shirogane Kouzou) (214)

– “Winning is everything in this world. The victors write history. The losers are wiped from it. I, who wins everything, am always right.” (Akashi Seijuurou) (221)

“If we’re gonna lose anyway, let’s at least score the last point… and lose with our heads held high!!” (Ogiwara Shigehiro) (226)

– “We cannot be satisfied until we have eliminated all others. It has nothing to do with reason. It is instinct.” (Akashi Seijuurou) (227)

“Rather than just clumsily trying to hit the brakes, I’d rather go with it!” (Aida Riko) (233)


Source : Manga Kuroko no Basket

soon will update again 🙂

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