Teiko Junior High School Basketball Club. A super-strong school with more than 100 club members, boasting several successive championship wins. But even within that glorious history, there is still a team that can without fail be called the “strongest” – a generation of five players with talents that you would see once every ten years called the “Generation of Miracles.” But there was a strange rumor that there was still one person the five geniuses acknowledged as superior… — 1st Quarter prologue
The Generation of Miracles (キセキの世代, Kiseki no Sedai) is an all-star team of Teikō Junior High School. It is a team of 6 players, each with their own exceptional talent. The team won everything the last 3 years, but the players (including the ex) are now scattered across six different schools. Because they are legends among high school basketball, Kagami has set his eye on each one of them. As ambitious as he is, he aims to defeat them and become the number one in Japan. Kuroko has agreed to help him get to the top. The Generation of Miracles are easily the best players in the league, only being rivaled by players like Kagami, the Uncrowned Kings and slightly Himuro.
The gate only extraordinary geniuses can enter is a figurative image of the threshold a player must pass to be called a genius or to be on the same level of the Generation of Miracles. Because they were and are the best players of the league, it was long impossible for a player apart from the GoM to pass the closed gate, because the power of the GoM is absolute. This gate has only been forced open by Kagami, at the point when his growth has finally begun to reach the Generation of Miracles. The moment when this occurred when Kagami’s jumping ability was so overwhelming that he could finally dunk from the free-throw line.
“The Oath” is an agreement/promise the Generation of Miracles apparently made when they split up after Junior High school. This oath has only been briefly mentioned by Akashi during the meeting of the GoM, though it did seem to carry some importance. During that meet, Akashi says that everyone looks like they haven’t forgotten the oath yet. No further information has been revealed.
All the players of the Generation of Miracles have one common weakness. This is that while they all have talents surpassing a high school boy’s capabilities, they still have the physique of regular high school sportsmen. This means that if they use their talents to the absolute fullest for a long period of time, their bodies can’t cope with it and their talents become a burden. In short, it’s that they are too powerful for their bodies.
Generation of Miracles: Members
Ryōta Kise was the Generation of Miracles’ small forward who now plays at Kaijō High. He is well known for his copying abilities, as he can copy any technique he sees, often with more power than the original. He also works as a model.
Shintarō Midorima was the vice-captain and shooting guard of the Generation of Miracles. He now plays for one of the Three Kings of Tokyo, Shūtoku High.
Daiki Aomine was the ace player of the renowned Generation of Miracles and was the former partner/light of Kuroko in Teikō. He currently plays as the ace and power forward of Tōō Academy. He and Kagami are sworn rivals after their clashes in the Interhigh preliminaries and in the Winter Cup. He was the main antagonist until the first round of the Winter Cup.
Seijūrō Akashi is the point guard and captain of Rakuzan High and later on for Team Vorpal Swords as well. He was the captain and feared leader of the Generation of Miracles.
Tetsuya Kuroko, is the main protagonist of the manga, Kuroko no Basuke. He was the Phantom Sixth Player of the Generation of Miracles at Teikō Junior High. He specialises in misdirection and passes. He now plays as a regular with Seirin with the goal of bringing the team and Taiga Kagami to the top of Japan.