Let's Get Started
Episode 21
Episode 21
Title Let's Get Started
Hajimeru wayo
Air date August 25, 2012
Manga chapters Chapter 58, 59 and 60
Episode guide
I Don't Want to Be
I'll Win Even if it Kills Me
Episode 21 screenshots

Let's Get Started (始めるわよ, Hajimeru wayo) is the twenty-first episode of the Kuroko no Basuke anime.


Seirin team's arrival at the beach (Ep. 10 SC)

Seirin Team arrival at the beach

Some of his teammates are worried because Kuroko and Kagami won't pass to each other during practice, but Kiyoshi tells them not to worry. Two summer training camps are announced and before the camps, Kagami teaches Riko how to make good curry. During the first 2 weeks of summer holiday, the team will practice on the beach, and during the last 2 weeks, the team will practice in the mountains. The team is forced to practice on the beach with no dribbles, along the way realising that their regular jumps are off. Through this they learned to focus on putting their weight on the correct area of the foot.

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Kuroko, Kagami, Midorima and Takao shocked seeing Riko with a knife

The next morning, Kuroko and Kagami are brushing their teeth when Midorima and other members of the Shutoku basketball team happened to be at the same place too. The two schools will therefore adjust their practice plans. In the mornings they'll hold individual practices and in the evenings they'll scrimmage against each other. Kagami is sent to get drinks, one at a time, running on the beach instead of practising with the others. Kuroko is matched one-on-one with Midorima, who tells Kuroko to stop ignoring his limits and act serious. Shutoku and Seirin are kept close though thanks to the return of Kiyoshi. That evening, Midorima tells Takao the reason Kuroko has always been touch-passing the ball, which is because the ball is the focal attention and Kuroko can't use his Misdirection while holding on to the ball. However, if Kuroko can learn to use his Misdirection while holding onto the ball, he could become unstoppable.

Characters in order of appearance

Manga and Anime Differences

  • Several unimportant scenes from the manga were cut off in the anime due to time limitations.
    • Kagami taking the leftovers for cooking in the school's Home Economics room.
    • Riko's serving of the second dish for the training camp.
    • Seirin's arrival at the train station.
    • The whole dialogue of Seirin's arrival in the cheap inn.
    • The training on the first night was shortened by a little.
    • Shūtoku's arrival at the inn.
    • The scene where Kagami wakes up the following day.
    • The scene where Seirin holds their eating training is completely removed.
    • Seirin's and Shūtoku's joint training scenes were completely cut too.
  • Takeda-sensei makes a rare appearance in the anime relaxing at the inn.
  • Midorima steals the ball from Kuroko instead of Takao in the manga during training.