The Best Japanese Sports Anime Series of All Time (part 2)

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Aug 172020
 

4. Diamond no Ace

Diamond no Ace is a baseball anime, following the story of Sawamura who is recruited by a strong baseball school due to his moving fastball and deals with his ups and downs in his new team, as well as his rivalries and his journey to win the nationals and then become the ace pitcher of the team.

This is a must-watch series thanks to its fast pace, funny moments, awesome characters, and thrilling matches.

5. One Outs

One Outs is a sports anime like none other since it’s a psychological thriller sports anime. It tells the story of a gambler who is the undisputed king of a gambling form of baseball named One Out and is recruited into the team called Lycaons under a unique contract.

For every batter, he earns 5 million but for every run, he pays back 50 million yen. What happens later is a psychological battle straight out of Christopher Nolan’s movie.

6. Major

Major is another baseball anime. It tells the story of Honda Goro, a young kid who follows his father’s footsteps to become a pitcher and has a dream to play in the Major Leagues.

It follows him from joining little league to high school, to clubs and shows his entire journey that is emotional, heartbreaking, joyful, and overall satisfying. Despite its focusing more on the story of Honda than the technicalities of the game, the story is worth reading.

7. Haikyuu!!

Haikyuu!! is a great volleyball anime with fast pace, fun, great character development, flashy moves, and great animation.

Haikyuu!! follows the journey of the short high school player Hinata, who wants to become a great speaker like his Idol “The little giant” (a short but great volleyball player). To succeed, he makes up his disadvantage in height by explosive jumping power.

Top Best Sport Anime

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Feb 102019
 

The sport anime series will bring you emotions from happy, sad, happy to burst, disappointed and angry. Here is a summary of the best anime sports you should watch.

1. Haikyuu: Karasuno Koukou VS Shiratorizawa Gakuen Koukou (Volleyball)

The film’s content is about boy Shouyou Hinata who has a strong passion for volleyball. Shouyou decided to revive the volleyball club in school after watching the volleyball match of the Little Giants. Unfortunately, his team lost to Tobio Kageyama. This doesn’t make Shouyou lose his will. He tried hard to practice. When he was in high school, he joined another volleyball club and met his old rival Tobio Kageyama.

2. Kuroko no Basket (Basketball)

Kuroko Tetsuya is a “below average” basketball player because he doesn’t have the height, agility, endurance, and strength that a good basketball player needs. In return, he has an extremely inspiring basketball game.

Seijuro Akashi discovered Kuroko’s ability and used him to create tactics to distract the opponent. Therefore, Kuroko became the 6th player to be called the specter of “Generation of Miracles”. But Kuroko’s passionate pursuit of basketball started only really when he joined Seirin’s team, met Taiga Kagami and fought his former teammates.

3. Slam Dunk (Basketball)

The main character of the anime is the guy with prominent red hair Hanamichi Sakuragi. Sakuragi has an arrogant personality, so he always considers himself the right to be neglected. However, since playing basketball, he has completely changed thanks to his love of the sport. It is the story and meaning of basketball that makes Slam Dunk an extremely memorable anime and worth watching among a lot of anime series about sports.

4. Diamond no Ace (Baseball)

Sawamura Eijun received an invitation to attend one of the most elite schools with a famous baseball club. After hearing this news, his teammates encouraged him to accept the offer and must win the national prize for them. Sawamura Eijun finally agreed to accept the offer. After joining the new baseball club, he met Miyuki Kazuya, both of them helped each other to conquer the national tournament.