I Never Thought We'd Meet Here (こんな所で会うとはな, Konna Tokoro de Au to wa na) is the twenty-sixth episode and the first episode of the 2nd season of the Kuroko no Basuke anime.
The first years participate in a street basketball tournament where they meet Himuro Tatsuya and Murasakibara Atsushi from Yosen High. Flashback to when both Kagami and Himuro were in America, where we see the formation of the friendship between the two, how Kagami picked up basketball and finally, the friendship issues they had when they grew up.
Characters in order of appearance
Manga and Anime Differences
- A practice match between Seirin High and Komada High was added, with two journalists commenting the current state of high school basketball.
- When the first years were planning their trip to the Street Basketball 5 on 5 tournament, the second-years of the team were there to hear it as well.
- At the tournament, Kuroko did not ask Kagami about his ring, while he did notice Kagami fidgeting with it in the manga.
- Furihata and Fukuda did not comment about Kagami's fluent English during the brief conversation with Himuro like in the manga.
- Alexandra Garcia makes a cameo appearance in the anime at the scene where Kagami and Himuro undergo basketball training.
- When Kagami and Himuro were playing against each other in the States, Kagami heard from Himuro's wrist injury from the audience, while in the anime, he noticed Himuro's bandaged arm.
- Murasakibara's TONIC WATER T-shirt in the manga was depicted in a more higher detailed fashion whereas in the anime, the words were replaced with bars and the silhouette images were replaced with simple shapes.
- Silhouettes belonging from three members of the Generation of Miracles were shown in the anime, but not in the manga.