Children grow up watching cartoons from Japan or better known as anime. Starting from Dragon Ball, One Piece, to Crayon Sinchan and Doraemon, they are friends and very entertaining shows.
Moreover, anime is a very unique work and has very diverse types of stories. Starting from mystery, comedy, fantasy, action and other genres. The sports genre is also a type of story that is often adapted into anime series.
If the popularity of a sport is packaged with the touch of Japanese screenwriters, it will produce a very interesting sports-themed story. There are many works of manga writers from Japan whose stories have been successfully adapted into anime and even become idols throughout the world.
The following are recommendations and summaries of popular anime in the sports genre for those of you who like sports and anime.
1. Ace of Diamonds – Baseball
Ace of Diamond tells the story of Eijun Sawamura who lost his last baseball game in middle school.
Frustrated by the defeat, Eijun and his friends vow to reach the national tournament once they are in high school. But everything changed when a talent scout suddenly invited him to Seidou High School in Tokyo. Eijun accepts the offer, ready to improve his skills and play at a much more competitive level of baseball.
2. Haikyuu!! – Volleyball
Ever since watching the ‘Little Giant’ and his amazing skills on the volleyball court, Shouyou Hinata has been fascinated with the sport.
He also wants to prove that his height is not an obstacle in achieving his dreams. When Hinata enrolls at Karasuno High School, the alma mater of the ‘Little Giant’, she believes that she is one step closer to her goal of becoming a professional volleyball player. There he meets Tobio Kageyama, the prodigy who humiliated Hinata’s volleyball team in middle school, now his teammate.
3. Kuroko’s Basketball – Basketball
For the past three years, Teikou Middle School has dominated the national basketball scene with its legendary lineup of players: the “Generation of Miracles”. Consisting of five prodigies who excel in the sport.
However, there was one more player nicknamed the ‘Sixth Shadow’ who also helped the team gain winning status. After graduating, they all separated and went to different high schools and had their own basketball teams.
4. Captain Tsubasa – Football
Captain Tsubasa is a passionate story about an elementary school student and his love for soccer.
11 year old Tsubasa Ozora started playing soccer at a very young age and has a dream of becoming the best. To pursue his dreams to the best of his ability in elementary school, Tsubasa moves with his mother to the city of Nankatsu, which is famous for its superior elementary school football team.