A Day With Blue Skies (青い空の日, Aoi sora no hi) is the sixty-third episode and the thirteenth episode of the 3rd season of the Kuroko no Basuke anime.
Kuroko is first placed into Teiko's third string basketball team. However, after practicing everyday after school with Aomine, Akashi realised Kuroko talent as the "Phantom 6th Man." During a game between the third and second string, Kuroko proved himself and was upgraded to first string. But when he plays in a friendly game as starting player, he is so nervous he is subbed out immediately.
The coaches are unsure if they should keep him on first string, but with Aomine's encouragment, they keep him on for one day. Now that Kuroko's nerves are under control, his help in the team is obvious and he is permanently placed on the first string bench.
Characters in order of appearance
Manga and Anime Differences
- Momoi talking to Aomine about the ghost is not mentioned in the anime.
- Aomine talking to Kuroko about his playing style is different in the anime.
- Momoi talked to Kuroko in the faculty office in the anime.
- Kuroko barfing is not shown in the anime.
- The team changing is omitted in the anime.
- The team was already at the match when they got a call from Haizaki.
- Aomine was already talking to the coach about Kuroko's demotion when he said that he would be going to the convenience store.
- Aomine did not talk to Kuroko regarding his demotion.