If you think that sports anime genre is boring, think again! Because I’m gonna list the top 11 sports anime that will motivate you to try sports again! These anime series breaks into every top greatest anime list.
So here are eleven best sports anime series that will motivate you!
Seasons – 1 (One), Total Episodes – 52, First Aired in 2005, Genre- Go-Karting
Plot- Kapeta, is a 10 year old kid who loves racing. But due to his dad’s low wages he can’t buy a kart. So his dad makes a kart for him. This is the start of the great Kapeta. In his first race he meets his arch rival, Minamoto and its about how both of them reach the F1.
10. Big Windup
Seasons – 2 (Two), Total Episodes – 39, First Aired in 2007, Genre- Baseball
Plot- Follows Ren Mihashi, who had previously excelled as his middle school baseball team’s ace pitcher, due to his grandfather’s connections as its manager. As he graduates to high school, whose baseball team his grandfather does not manage, he initially does not believe he is good enough to succeed at baseball, however, but assisted by his friends, he grows in stature, confidence and skill, helping his team excel with his own ability.
Seasons – 2 (Two), Total Episodes – 126, First Aired in 1970, Genre- Boxing
Plot- Tange is a frustrated fighter with poorly life, he loses his eyesight and also his disciple.Passing by a town one day he meets Joe Yabuki, a brawler,lier and deceived person which he saw in his fights the potential to be a true boxer champ.
8. Slam Dunk
Seasons – 1 (One), Total Episodes – 101, First Aired in 1993, Genre- Basketball
Plot- About Sakuragi Hanamichi, a freshman of Shohoku High School who joins the basketball team because of the girl he has a crush on, Haruko. Although he is newbie in this sport, he is no ordinary basketball player.
7. Megalo Box
Seasons – 1 (One), Total Episodes – 13, First Aired in 2018, Genre- Mecha Boxing
Plot- Junk Dog, an underground fighter with the alias of “Gearless Joe” sets out to join the worlds most prestigious mecha boxing championship, Megalonia.
Seasons – 1 (One), Total Episodes – 178, First Aired in 2001, Genre- Tennis
Plot- Prince of Tennis follows the story of a 12 year old boy Ryoma Echizen who won four consecutive titles in the American Junior Tennis tournaments. He’s an amazing tennis player and is considered a prodigy. He moved from America to Japan and attends Seishun Academy Middle School or Seigaku as it is commonly referred to in the anime. The anime follows the matches between Seigaku and other middle schools such as Hyotei and Fudomine, and Seigaku’s preparations for the matches.
Seasons – 1 (One), Total Episodes – 12, First Aired in 2016, Genre- Sprinting
Plot- “Stride” is an extreme form of sport. It involves 6 players on a team that runs relay races in towns. The story takes place at Honan Academy where two first year high school students try to recruit members for their club.
Seasons – 1 (One), Total Episodes – 76, First Aired in 2000, Genre- Boxing
Plot- Makunouchi Ippo is an ordinary high school student in Japan. Since he spends most of his time away from school helping his mother run the family business, he doesn’t get to enjoy his younger years like most teenagers. Always a target for bullying at school (the family fishing business grants him a distinct odor), Ippo’s life is one of hardship. One of these after-school bullying sessions turns Ippo’s life around for the better, as he is saved by a boxer named Takamura. He decides to follow in Takamura’s footsteps and train to become a boxer, giving his life direction and purpose. Ippo’s path to perfecting his pugilistic prowess is just beginning.
Seasons – 4 (Four), Total Episodes – 87, First Aired in 2014, Genre- Volleyball
Plot- Determined to be like the volleyball championship’s star player Shouyou, a short boy nicknamed “the small giant,” joins his school’s volleyball club.
Seasons – 2 (Two), Total Episodes – 54, First Aired in 2014, Genre- Cycling
Plot- Onoda is a cheerful otaku looking to join his new school’s anime club, eager to finally make some friends. Unfortunately, the club has been disbanded and somehow he stumbled into the bicycle club.
Seasons – 3 (Three), Total Episodes – 75, First Aired in 2014, Genre- Basketball
Plot- The Teiko Middle School Basketball Team. The school that produced three perfect seasons in a row, with five once-in-a generation players, called “The Generation of Miracles.” There was another player who all of them respected… A legendary 6th player. An up-and-coming power player, Taiga Kagami, is just back from America. When he comes to Seirin High School, he meets the super-ordinary boy, Tetsuya Kuroko. Kagami is shocked to find that Kuroko isn’t good at basketball, in fact, he’s bad! And he’s so plain that he’s impossible to see. But Kuroko’s plainness lets him pass the ball around without the other team noticing him, and he’s none other than the sixth member of the Miracle Generation. Kuroko makes a pact with Kagami to defeat the other members of the Miracle Generation, who have all played basketball at other schools. A battle of light (Kagami) and shadow (Kuroko) begins!
These are the best sports anime you can watch in 2020 according to my opinion. I’ll update this post with new titles once they launch.
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