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SPORTS ANIME – HOW I GOT HOOKED!

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The reason I am writing about sports anime is because, when I first started really getting into anime I said “eww I will never watch sports anime”. I was so against sports anime, I guess cause I like real sports and I thought anime would take away from the realness of sports that I watch in real life.

But when grimmgirl.com kept writing about Haikyuu I decided to give it a try. AND OH MAN I WAS HOOOOOOOKED!! I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. The intensity of the show was awesome. After that I started watching more sports anime.

The things I do like about sports anime are;

1 the team spirit! I feel like one of the players and I’m rooting for them like I’m out there with them.

2. The drive the players have to try their best to win. I feel their pain when they mess up. I feel their happiness when they do good. I feel the pain when they lose and I feel the greatness when they win. (So many emotions)

3. The intensity of the sports really keeps me on the edge of my seat. Sometimes I can’t breath. Hahah

4. The message they send through the anime, it makes you want to do your best in real life. When I’m watching the little person who is not your normal player work his hardest to become the best, it inspires me to do the same in life. (Lame I know 😳)

So I am happy I got into sports anime in the last year. I’ve watched many types, basketball, Soccer, volley ball, swimming, rugby and even ice skating.

Some of the sports anime I’ve watched are below. My top three in order are 1. KUROKO’S Basketball, 2. Haikyuu and 3. Yuri on Ice.

IF YOU WATCH SPORTS ANIME, WHICH ONES ARE YOUR FAVORITES?

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KUROKO’S BASKETBALL

Teiko Middle School’s basketball team had 5 players called the “Generation of Miracles” because of their miraculous skills and being undefeated. Little did everyone know there was a sixth player Tetsuya Kuroko who contributed to the team with his special skill of basketball. Now all entering Highschool they each go to individual schools with top basketball teams. Kuroko is now a freshman at Seirin High school and joins their basketball team. Another freshman Taiga Kagami with his natural skills studied abroad in the USA is joining the team as well. Together Kuroko and Kagami both have the same goal to beat each individual who was part of the Generation of Miracles to take Seirin to the top in Japan. Kuroko also wants to show the Generation of Miracles that his style of basketball can beat their styles.

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HAIKYUU

Shoyo Hinata falls in love with volleyball after being inspired by a small statured pro-volleyball player. Hinata creates his own volleyball team in his last year of middle school. His team is defeated against a team that has a player called Tobio Kageyama also known as “King of the Court”. After losing to the “King of the Court” Hinata vows to surpass him one day. When Hinata enters H.S he realizes he is not going to surpass this player because Kageyama is now his teammate.

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YURI ON ICE

After an upset defeat in the Grand Prix competition Japanese skater Yuri Katsuki begins to have different feelings towards skating. After more defeats he decides to head home (Japan). There he reunites with his old friend Yuko at their hometown’s ice skating rink. Yuri performs an exact piece that 5 time Grand Prix winner Viktor Nikiforov performed in his last performance that earned him the gold medal. Not knowing Yuri’s performance was being recorded it was uploaded on the Internet and went viral. Viktor sees the video and decides he wants to coach Yuri. He heads to Japan and together they work together to win the Grand Prix.

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DAYS

Days follows Tsukushi Tsukamoto who is clumsy, non athletic and an unskilled boy who made it on the high school soccer team. We see his drive and passion to become a better player. Then you have Jin Kazama who is a natural born soccer player. We see these two become friends and work together as teammates.

 

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ALL OUT

Gion is a small statured High school kid. He watches a rugby practice game at his school and decides to join. Hoping this will help him become stronger and build his confidence. Only problem is he never played rugby in his life and doesn’t know the rules. We watch him throughout the series working hard to become the best rugby player.

 

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FREE!

Haru, Rin, Makoto and Nagisa were young boys who swam together in a relay race and won. The feeling of winning made them extremely happy. Rin moves to Australia to achieve his goal of one day swimming competitively in the olympics. During one of his winter breaks he comes back to Japan and meets up with Haru for a race, but is beaten and his feelings are hurt. After seeing this Haru gives up swimming competitively. Now as teens Nagisa enters Iwatobi highschool where Haru and Makoto both attend. One day they run into Rin who they thought was still in Australia. He challenges Haru to a race and beats him. After this race Nagisa is inspired to create a swim club at the school. Haru begins to get his passion back for competitive swimming, but refuses to swim relay only freestyle. Nagisa recruits another member Rei for their swim club to become an official club. Now they must take Iwatobi’s swim club to the nationals to compete against Rin who attends Samezuka Academy.

 

IF YOU WATCH SPORTS ANIME, WHICH ONES ARE YOUR FAVORITES?