Definitely This Time
Episode 38
Episode 38
Title Definitely This Time
Kondo wa Mou Zettai ni
Air date January 4, 2014
Manga chapters Chapter 112, 113, 114 and 115
Episode guide
Don't Be Ridiculous
Useless Effort
Episode 38 screenshots

Definitely This Time (今度はもう絶対に, Kondo wa Mou Zettai ni) is the thirty-eighth episode and the thirteenth episode of the 2nd season of the Kuroko no Basuke anime.


Akashi's full appearance

Akashi's full appearance after he cut his hair

Kagetora said that the second years of Seirin can improve their individual skills in less than a month, but when asked about Kuroko, he said that he is a mutant and that he don't know what to teach him. He even said that Kuroko might face a wall. Kagami did not appear in the opening of Winter Cup, as apparently he forgot about the time difference of LA and Japan. Kuroko got summoned by the captain of Generation of Miracles, Seijūrō Akashi. Furihata follows him. While a normal conversation between the Generation of Miracles seems scary for Furihata, Kagami arrives.

Aomine scores first point

Aomine scores

It is the first meeting between Kagami and Akashi. However, it turns out to be a bad one as Akashi took Midorima's scissors and attempted to attack Kagami, the latter managing to dodge, but had a slight cut on his face. Then comes Seirin vs Tōō Academy, with Aomine getting satisfied that Kagami has improved. Tip off and Seirin attempted to go all out at first, but gets the ball stolen and Sakurai lobs to Aomine for the first points of the game. Going down at first, it was expected, and with Kuroko's improved Ignite Pass getting ready to be launched, how will the intense match progress?

Characters in order of appearance

Manga and Anime Differences

  • In one scene, Akashi's face is covered with rays from the sun. In the manga, Furihata stated he couldn't seen Akashi's face due to the sunlight and noted his small stature. This was not included in the anime.
  • When Akashi was cutting his hair, it landed on the floor while in the manga it was not shown.
  • When Akashi tries to stab Kagami, the background is revealed while in the manga, it was different.
  • Akashi's face was shown fully when asking for Midorima's scissors.
  • The training scenes for the Generation of Miracles were extended.
  • Kaijo's match is not shown in the anime.
  • Although a dunk was made during practice, Kise was the first to officially dunk during their match in Winter Cup, followed by Aomine then Kagami according to the manga. In the anime, the first dunk in Winter Cup was done by Aomine(Since they excluded Kaijo's match).
  • Akashi's entrance was extended slightly while in the manga it was not.
  • Another Uncrowned King was revealed prior to his initial appearance in the manga.