I Believe in Him
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Episode 42
Episode 42
Title I Believe in Him
Air date February 2, 2014
Manga chapters Chapter 131, 132, 133, 134 and 135
Episode guide
Win Now
Like I'd Lose
Episode 42 screenshots

I Believe in Him (今勝つんだ信じてますから, Shinjitemasukara) is the forty-second episode and the seventeenth episode of the 2nd season of the Kuroko no Basuke anime.


Still behind by 10, and Kagami has been unable to stop the faster Aomine, therefore Hyūga suggests to go 3 points at a time. Hyūga hits a 3 with confidence, even with Sakurai's tight defense on the former. Tōō goes to inbound, but are pressed by Seirin, and eventually Wakamatsu's inbound pass to Suso has been stolen by Kuroko and Hyūga tries to hit another 3, but Sakurai fouls Hyūga and gets 3 free throws. All 3 are converted and Seirin are now only down by 3 points. In the next possession for Tōō, Aomine swiftly goes past Kagami and the latter cannot even react at all.

Aomine in Zone

Aomine enters the Zone

Aomine has entered the Zone, therefore his speed has doubled, and now Seirin are unable to stop Aomine. In the timeout, Kagami wants to go for a one-on-one against Aomine, which is virtually impossible with the latter in the Zone. Kagami has 2 minutes as Seirin's ace, and for the next few Tōō possessions, Aomine still manages to pass Kagami and score. Down by 13, and not bearing to see Seirin lose and cry again, Kagami finally manages to react to Aomine's drive, hitting the ball out of bounds. It is then shown that Kagami has also entered the Zone. Who will win this battle of the Aces, Aomine vs Kagami, now that both are in the Zone, and who will advance to the next round of the Winter Cup?

Characters in order of appearance

Manga and Anime Differences

  • The scene with Aomine giving an interview is not mentioned.
  • In Aomine's flashback, he is only in his high school uniform.
  • The scene when someone explaining about the zone was different in the manga.In the manga Kagetora was the one who gives the information about the zone while in the anime was Midorima