Both shows follow a singular "ace" that progresses through tournaments and becomes increasingly better at soccer. Whistle is a little more on the realistic side (and also more childish), whereas Wild Striker has a few "super" moves, but is also more fun and for a slightly older audience. Young kids = Whistle, Older crowd = wild striker.
There are a lot of things that reminds me of the other anime. They're both about a striker that wants to become a pro.The main characters and in some other supporting characters there are a lot of similarities to find. Even the endings are a lot like each other. I won't tell what exactly, cause I don't want to spoil the plot. So if you have looked one, you should also watch the other, because there are a lot of things that are alike (and to like). Even tough, there is some other atmosphere, I personally prefer Hungry Heart Wild Striker (a little) above Whistle!, but both are really enjoyable. read more
they're quite similar, both main characters were raised by foster parents, both were sons of very promising players, while whistle is about younger players it does not go with impossible plays as captain tsubasa, one thing though, the main character voice in whistle is about the worse i've heard EVER!!!! if you can get pass by that then it's a pretty cool anime.
To start things off, both of series' are about soccer. The main characters, Aizawa Kakeru (Area no Kishi) and Kazamatsuri Shou (Whistle!) are determined to become the best players they possibly can. They are held back only by their lack of skills and being undersized for their positions (Strikers). They both admire the ace players on their squad, being Araki Ryuuichi (Area no Kishi) and Mizuno Tatsuya (Whistle!). The stories are surprisingly quite similar. If you enjoyed Area no Kishi than Whistle! should be just as, if not more, enjoyable.
They are both soccer anime but best believe you don't have to like soccer to watch them. They are filled with inspiration, it is all about working hard and getting better to make it the top. Talent isn't everything, that's exactly what these to series teach us. You have to watch it to find out the rest! :)
To be exact, there is only one similarity that I can think of.
At first, both clubs had many members, but due to reasons, a lot of the club member left and both clubs had minimal members.
- Bamboo Blade: a member was a sadist that scared all of the members away and the seniors were studying for their exams
- Whistle!: Mizuno Tatsuya and Kazamatsuri Sho made a deal with the team captain that whoever won the match would be captain, but because the team captain loss and couldn't deal with Mizuno being captain, many members left
Somehow, both clubs manages to maintain enough members to compete and are aiming for the nationals. They're different, but you get the same feeling of determination from both animes read more
Both of these anime revolve around sports, (Major is baseball, Whistle is soccer), but both of these anime also have that amazing quality where they have so much more to offer than just sports. There's a lot of amazing character growth and development in each anime, and I found Gorou and Shou to be kind of similar in their motivation and in their histories.
Younger kids playing soccer, aiming to be the best they'll be. Both main teams start out without a coach, lose (obviously) and then get a coach that makes their teams even better. Main characters are very similar, also both shows have good girl characters.
Whistle and Hikaru no go aren't really the same but I know some people like me look for similiar characters. The two mains personalities arent the same but they both find a activity that they like and are determined to play/win. They both at first suck but then they keep practicing and eventually get good (although i think hikaru has more natural talent). Hikaru is a little better than whistle in terms of keeping you interested (i think).
This anime kinda has the same storyline and its about soccer for those soccer fans. Although the main character isn't a genius like the main character here but its really interesting to watch and you can learn about the hardships of soccer or any other kind of sports that you are interested in.
Main character small, black hair, with a very familiar hard worker mentality. It's all about the love of the game and growing stronger a step at a time. Unlike boxing it's a team sport but the tournaments are still there and everyone's aiming for the top. it has many of the same sports morals, training, wins and losses.
When the main character Kimitsuri(I can't spell it without looking it up.) gets the ball it's a very similar feeling. The crowd tends to roar everyone gets pumped up and he scores goals any way he possibly can using sheer stubbornness and persistence to pull out wins. If he doesn't manage it then he simply gets up and tries again, and again until he manages it.
This is Very similar in style to ippo, the main characters of both these animes are of a similar Arch-type. Boxing is Boxing, but Soccer is Soccer. If you liked Hajime because it was Hajime and not just because it was boxing the odds are good you will like Whistle! as well. I know I do. read more
Both animes deal with athletes with potential who end up leaving one school system to join another because they feel like their not good enough to stay and their journey to build their confidence and hone their skills in a new environment. Whistle is about middle school soccer and Oofuri is high school baseball, but their elements of team play, effort vs. talent, etc. in both.