A Warning
Episode 72
Episode 72
Title A Warning
Air date June 6, 2015
Manga chapters 257, 258, 259, 260, and 261
Episode guide
In My Own Way, I'm Desperate
Why Don’t You Give Up? (episode)
Episode 72 screenshots

A Warning (忠告だ, Chūkokuda) is the seventy-second episode and the twenty-second episode of the 3rd season of the Kuroko no Basuke anime.


Hyuga rejoins the match in fourth quarter and scores the first three, flourishing under the pressure and having worked out how to tell the difference between Mibuchi Reo's three shots, and the secret of "Void". Despite Kiyoshi's knee injury bothering him, he pushes back against his opponent Eikichi Nebuya.

Akashi enters the Zone

Akashi enters the Zone

Akashi relieves control of the ball against Kagami who is going even deeper in the zone. However, Akashi has learned how to enter the zone at will, reserving it for when Rakuzan is in trouble. His trigger being when he decides to abandon the rest of the team and use his own strength to win. Akashi enters the zone and scores on his own.

Seirin calls a timeout with Rakuzan in the lead, 90-78. Seirin puts their faith in Kagami. In the audience, Aomine mentions that he suspects there is a greater zone within the zone. And that Kagami may need to open this second "door" to be able to beat Akashi.

Characters in order of appearance

Manga and Anime Differences

  • In the anime, Kagami slides to the pole while in the manga he landed safely.
  • Izuki and Hyuga landed onto their knees in the anime while in the manga it was not shown entirely.
  • In the manga, Akashi was dribbling the ball when he was in the zone while in the anime, he was holding the ball.