Who told you that sports anime are not good? If you have such an idea then you are directed with the wrong perception. Sports anime is not only about Sports but also contains inspirational, engaging, and thrilling scenes that keep you hooked to the screen long enough even after you are done watching it. If you haven’t watched any sports anime or read any sports manga, then you are definitely something big in this vast world.
You just can’t miss any charm of this genre and if not, you should reconsider what you have in mind. Haikyuu is one such title that has set a remarkable standard in this genre. Nothing is permanent, the series was concluded and people want more anime like it. In need of such thrust, we are here with some of the best sports anime that you should watch RN. Without any late, let us jump into seeing what we have got today.
10. Yowamushi Pedal
- Rating: 8.11
- Directed by: Osamu Nabeshima
- Episodes: 112
- Where to Watch: Netflix, Crunchyroll, Amazon Prime Video
One of the fan favourite anime is Yowamusi Pedal. The protagonist, Sakamichi Onoda is an otaku who wants to join an anime club in his new school. But to utter disappointment, he gets to know that the anime club got closed due to lack of interest. Then, he decides to search for new members to form a new anime club. He uses his cycle to cross mountains and everything since his childhood and prefers it for short rides. His attitude is nothing like winning the race but goes on cycling as long as he can with the pedal.
Thus, this anime is based on Cycling. One day he goes on cycling where he meets a girl who is also a cyclist in his school. He then challenges her for a race after getting impressed on seeing her. The demand is if she fails to win, she would join the anime club. You have to watch the anime to see what happens and it is pretty impressive. The total number of episodes of this anime would amount to 112, up to 2018. The first season aired in 2013, while the latest aired in 2018.
9. Yuri on Ice
- Rating: 8.17
- Directed by: Sayo Yamamoto (Series), Jun Shishido (Chief)
- Episodes: 12+OVA
- Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video, Crunchyroll
This is also one of the most favourite anime for most anime lovers. As the title supposes that this anime is about Ice skating based anime. The protagonist is a skilled Ice skater but gets failed when he is in pressurized situations. Despite being such a skilled and talented Ice skater, he returns to his home after facing defeat at Grand Prix Finals. Skating champion Victor Nikiforov has been his inspiration since his childhood. After reading home, he sees a viral video rending in Japan, in which the Protagonist skating is featured. He follows all postures of his idol perfectly. Then, Victor sees this video of the protagonist following his actions, he feels impressed. He follows to the protagonist house to give him a surprise visit.
- Rating: 7.18
- Directed by: Kōnosuke Uda
- Episodes: 24+ 5OVA
- Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
The anime is based on Football sports. The protagonist looks weak physically but his mind is super strong. One day he plays Football with his friend and the friend recognises something which a normal footballer would not have. That is where the football journey of a great player starts and it will surely amuse you. If you are fond of soccer and animation, then this is a must-watch for you. The anime is drawn from a Japanese Sports manga written and illustrated by Tsuyoshi Yasuda that goes by the same name.