Tadatoshi Fujimaki: Author of Kuroko No Basket

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Mar 052019
 

Kuroko No Basket is the most popular sports manga in Japan. When adapted into an anime, it once again created a big craze in Japan in particular and throughout Asia in general. Kuroko No Basket’s author is Tadatoshi Fujimaki. Let’s find out more information about this artist!

The anime version is produced by Production I.G. The film was broadcasted on April 7, 2012 and ended Season 1 on September 22, 2012, with 25 episodes. After the end of season 1, the producer plans to continue broadcasting season 2 in 2013. Information from Shounen Jump newspaper reported that Kuroko no Basket season 3 was in March 2015. Anime has also been released DVD and Blu-ray format.

1. Tadatoshi Fujimaki used to be a basketball player

Kuroko No Basket is based on what Tadatoshi Fujimaki used to experience when playing basketball from secondary school. Therefore, he can understand the terminology and movements in this sport. He gave the character Kagami Taiga the use of shoes and a headband based on Michale Jordan’s model in real life.

2. He dropped out of school to pursue his dream

When Tadatoshi Fujimaki was young, he made money by drawing Dragon Ball and Slam Dunk at the request of his friends. Then he won the grand prize in a drawing contest with ¥50,000. It is a great motivation for this artist to pursue his dream boldly. And when Tadatoshi Fujimaki was in college, he decided to drop out to join Shueisha Publishing. It was this choice that changed his life forever to become a young artist with a huge turnover.

3. He used to be threatened by an overstated fan

Tadatoshi Fujimaki was once sent anonymous letters by an overstated reader. He threatened him not to draw Kuroko No Basket manga anymore. The incident was even more serious when he sent a letter of intimidation and terror to the secondary school that Tadatoshi Fujimaki once studied.

Because of this incident, he could not participate in many events with fans. However, accepting a life-threatening threat, he still tried to complete the ending of Kuroko No Basket manga. Fortunately, the perpetrator was arrested by the police.