Akashi experiences his first ever loss, but is thankful to Kuroko and congratulates him with tears in his eyes. Instead of subbing Mayuzumi out, Akashi uses him as a tool of misdirection. Kise starts to get fatigued, and the strain in his legs makes him almost miss a shot. Kirisaki Dai Ichi get away with rough and dirty moves in the referee's blind spots. The episode ends with Aomine sitting by the pool, a blank expression on his face. With Seirin's hearts broken, Kuroko re-enters the game, declaring he wants to win. Upon seeing this bad situation, Kuroko gets subbed out.
We hope to still work with him in the future. How will the match progress, now that Himuro has started to play his ball? September 8, 2012 2012-09-08 The match between Touou and Kaijo begins with Kaijo getting the ball. Kuroko was summoned by Akashi Seijuro, the captain of the Generation of Miracles. Midorima, the Generation of Miracles' number one shooter, shows up and chastises Kise for losing. Kuroko no Basuke Anime continues in 2013!! Hyuga hits a 3 with confidence, even with Sakurai's tight defense on the former. Disheartened, Kuroko is taken out of the match for one side pass, then put back in for the remainder of the first quarter.
Meanwhile, Riko tells the 2nd years the results of the Inter High: First Rakuzan, Second Touou, Third Yosen. Kaijo thinks of using the full 30 seconds rule to score and turn around the score, which directly results in win. Aomine tells that Murasakibara was the most talented among the Generation of Miracles, but he was the person who loved basketball the least and because of that, he cannot enter the Zone. Kagami is sent to find him, and Kuroko explains that he was getting a photo from Momoi. Kagami exits the zone, and Kuroko re-enters the game. However, their first match is against Shinkyo Academy, who have brought in a foreign player, Papa Mbaye Siki, who is even taller than Kagami. Kise copies Sakurai's 3 point shot, but is easily blocked by Aomine.
Aomine gets to play a little bit faster, countering with a self alley-oop shot behind his back. He went past Fukui easily, and tries to shoot when Murasakibara tries to block, but Kagami passes to Kuroko and then the ball is deflected by Kuroko for an alley-oop converted by Kagami. Tatsuya asks Murasakibara to play defence while he handles offence, but the game is soon called off due to heavy rain. As Kagami is about to re-enter the game, with 51 seconds left in the 2nd Quarter and Touou 10 points in the lead, Aomine arrives —ready to play. They spent the entire summer training for the Winter Cup, even coincidentally meeting Shutoku while training. Meanwhile 3rd years from Seirin's opponent teams are studying for college, while their teams appoint new captains and prepare for the next season of Basketball.
Hyuga has realised that Kiyoshi is still injured and asks him to sit out the Kirisaki Daiichi match. Kuroko explains that Murasakibara does not like basketball but plays to win and is good at it. With 17 seconds left, Izuki is the only one not fired up, deliberately trying to keep calm and use his head to catch Rakuzan off-guard. Riko predicts there is a limit to the number of super-long three-pointers Midorima can shoot, however, Midorima has undergone endurance training and plans to outlast Kagami's jumps. Soon after this, Kuroko is subbed out to conserve his energy and Hanamiya subs in Kentaro Seto. Kuroko suggests they give up relying solely on Kagami for now, and offers to take some of the burden.
They are surprised when the Touou Academy team joins them at the resort. After Sakurai experiences Hyuga's 3-pointers, he begins to pout and it turns into a 3-pointer shoot-out between Sakurai and Hyuga. Together, Kuroko and Kagami again manage to penetrate Seiho's defense but rapidly are running out of energy. Kuroko is subbed out for Mitobe. Kagami scores with 27 seconds left. While Kise perfects his copy, Touou is able to widen their lead; The second quarter ending with the score 34-43.
Both teams realize Seirin's only chance to win is to miss the free throw and grab the rebound for a final shot, as Seirin's players are at their limit and lack the strength and stamina to win in overtime. He predicts that Rakuzan will take a shot and steals the ball, making a perfect pass to Hyuga. Kagami overhears and later asks Hyuga about it. However, Murasakibara has great reflexes that he reacted in time to block Kagami's dunk. Kise asks Kuroko why he left basketball in middle school; Kuroko tells him he hated basketball at the time.
With Murasakibara now on offense mode, how would this affect the flow of the game? March 30, 2014 2014-03-30 Back to the match after the timeout, Okamura provides a screen for Himuro, as the latter passes Kuroko easily with his perfect fake, and goes on for a Mirage Shot when the Zone-possessed Kagami tries to block it again. Kagami manages to beat Kasuga with speed, and scores the first basket. The Generation of Miracles include Ryota Kise, Shintaro Midorima, Daiki Aomine, Atsushi Murasakibara and Seijuro Akashi. Haizaki, now uncertain about his resolve walks away without throwing his shoes in for the first time. The rest of the team are determined to win for Kiyoshi.
On April 5, 2012, announced that they would simulcast the anime as part of their spring lineup of anime titles. Kise is determined to defeat Aomine despite never having won against him in a one-on-one game. Kagetora even said that Kuroko might face a wall. Aomine has entered the Zone, therefore his speed has doubled, and now Seirin are unable to stop Aomine. Some days later, Seirin see Kiyoshi off at the airport, as he is going overseas to get a surgery for his knee. Aomine is surprised to see that the force of his shoot bruised his finger. .