Best 10 Sports Anime You Will Love

Best Sports Anime Series

I love Sports Anime because they tell us never to give up no matter how much the hardships are. In Sports Anime, we grow up with the protagonist. We cheer for him to overcome the hardships and for him to win.

Good Sports Anime, in a beautiful way, shows the protagonist becoming Hero from Zero.

In this post, I will be talking about my best sports anime.

In the list, there are old and new sports anime from 2010 to 2017. I was going to make a new video on Sports Anime up to 2020 but the recent ones were not to my liking, so I didn’t make one.

Also I have included female sports anime which I liked watching very much. It was very unique sport anime for girls.

Here’s a video I made in the past on Top Sports Anime.

I will be listing my best sports anime down too.

10. Prince of Stride 

Prince of stride best sports anime to watch


“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.

Where can you watch: Amazon(Affiliate)

9. Fighting Spirit/ Hajime no Ippo

Fighting spirit best sport anime


Always a target for bullying at school, 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.

Where to watch: Amazon(Affiliate)

8. Yowamushi Pedal

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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.

Where to watch: Amazon(Affiliate)

7. Free!

free sports anime


Free! revolves around members of a high school boy’s swimming team. Four boys-Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa, and Rin-all participated in a swimming tournament shortly before graduating elementary school and later parted ways. Years later, they reunite when Rin challenges Haruka to a race and wins. Nagisa decides to get Haruka and Makoto back swimming together and add a new recruit named Rei to form the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club.

Where to watch: Amazon(Affiliate)

6. Yuri!!! on Ice

yuri on ice sports anime


Japanese figure skater Yuri Katsuki faces a crushing defeat during the Grand Prix finals and heads home, unsure of whether or not he wishes to continue his skating career. After a video of Yuri mimicking Russian figure skater Victor Nikiforov’s routine goes viral, Victor decided to become Yuri’s coach, much to the dismay of his coach, his fans, and his fellow Russian skater Yuri Plisetsky.

Where to watch: Amazon(Affiliate)

5. Prince of Tennis

prince of tennis sports


Prince of Tennis follows the heartwarming and inspirational story of Ryouma on his quest to become one of the best tennis players the country has ever seen. He pushes himself hard so that he can one day surpass his father’s name and his own personal expectations. Alongside the rest of the Seigaku team, Ryouma fights to make his and his teammate’s dreams come true.

Where to watch: Amazon(Affiliate)

4. Ace of Diamond

Ace of diamond best sports anime


Follows the life of Eijun Sawamura, a gifted baseball player who has his own extraordinary pitcher’s talent. His goal is one- to become the ace of Seidou High School.

Where to watch: Crunchyroll

3. Slam Dunk

slam dunk best sports anime


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. (IMDb)

Where to watch: Amazon(Affiliate)

2. Kuroko’s no Basketball

kuroko's basketball sports anime


Kuroko no Basket follows the journey of Seirin’s players as they attempt to become the best Japanese high school team by winning the Interhigh Championship. To reach their goal, they have to cross pathways with several powerful teams, some of which have one of the five players with godlike abilities, whom Kuroko and Taiga make a pact to defeat.

Where to watch: Crunchyroll | Netflix

1. Haikyuu!

Haikyuu sports anime


Determined to be like the volleyball championship’s star player Shouyou, a short boy nicknamed “the small giant,” joins his school’s volleyball club.

Where to watch: Netflix

Synopsis credits: MyAnimeList | IMDb

Here are my Other lists of Recommendations. Sports Anime shown in the video is worth watching. They have unique concepts of Sports like Air Gear in Air Gear, Fantasy Soccer in Inazuma Eleven, etc

I made this video about the “My Top 10 Sports Anime” list a while back. There have many new sports anime in recent years but I still think my picks are relevant.

Honorable Mentions:

  • How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?
  • Welcome to the Ballroom

What do you think about my choices? Which Sports anime do you recommend? Which is your best?

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