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Apr 7, 10:13 AM

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What is your favorite sports anime? For me, I'd say my favorite sports anime would definitely have to be Haikyu.

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Apr 7, 10:27 AM

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It's ashita no joe but I'll add initial d and hajime no ippo to complete the Holy Trinity. I also like rocky, raging bull and million dollar baby.
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Apr 7, 10:30 AM

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Haikyuu definitely is the best. It has all the elements a sports anime should have. Just the best in my opinion.
Apr 7, 10:32 AM

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uhh does pokemon count... if not then yuri on ice
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Apr 7, 10:33 AM

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Haikyuu is my favorite sports anime, but I also love Captain Tsubasa and Tsurune and recommend both.
Apr 7, 10:35 AM

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my highest rate sports anime is Gokiburi Taisou so yeah that one

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Apr 7, 10:38 AM

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If you count diving as a sport then Grand Blue,if you do not then Redline
Apr 7, 10:38 AM

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Chihayafuru hands down, and yes Karuta is a sport.
Apr 7, 10:39 AM

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Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru - it is my favorite sports anime, and my second favorite anime of all time. from the pacing, to the characters, the comedy, and the way they portray the sport, it is the closest thing to perfection you can ask for. i will admit, i am a runner. maybe it's why i liked the show so much. it made me start running again; i stopped because it wasn't fun anymore. my world was no longer dull after i watched it or whatever. anyways, please watch Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru - it is one of the loveliest pieces of media to exist.

a VERY close second is Ookiku Furikabutte. i have hated baseball for as long as i can remember. i got sunburns. and i fell asleep. it bored me. but Ookiku Furikabutte - a show that is ENITERELY the games, nothing cut short - made me fall in love with it. the characters, the opposing teams, the adults and baseball moms for god sakes - it just makes you feel so immersed that you forget you're watching an anime and not apart of the team yourself.
Apr 7, 10:40 AM

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Ping Pong the animation, the best anime directed by Yuasa.
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Apr 7, 10:48 AM

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Major-This Series was more than sports depicts the life a boy who change himself to success his dream.
Apr 7, 10:53 AM

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I love Haikyuu but I want to say Run With the Wind. Every character left an impact with me.
Apr 7, 10:56 AM

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haikyuu for now, unless i start watching ashita no joe or something
Apr 7, 11:00 AM
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Haikyuu!! Obviously. Training camp was one of the most wholesome thing in anime ever.
Apr 7, 11:02 AM
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Hajime no Ippo hands down.

Slam Dunk and Haikyuu close second though.
Apr 7, 11:03 AM

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attack no1, keijo and touch
truly great sports anime
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Apr 7, 11:06 AM

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hajime no ippo

other than that there's lots of good sport anime, not fav though
(used to really like prince of tennis before, major is surpassing it by large)
Apr 7, 11:12 AM
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I haven't seen all the classics like Ippo, Slam Dunk, Tsubasa, Joe, etc. But with what I've seen, I'd say Haikyuu is easily my favorite one (the fact that volleyball is my favorite sport adds a lot). But another one that I really like is Inazuma Eleven (more like a guilty pleasure I'd say lmao)
Apr 7, 11:16 AM

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Chihayafuru and Hajime no Ippo. Can't choose between them.

Haikyu would've been a contender but season 4 was very underwhelming.
Apr 7, 1:20 PM

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Inazuma Eleven is hands down the best sports-themed anime. Fuck Haiboredom
Apr 7, 2:13 PM

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Ashita no Joe is my favorite, followed very close by Chihayafuru. I still need to watch/read Slam Dunk though.
Apr 7, 2:15 PM

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Its Touch followed by Hajime no Ippo and Major. I have only watched season 1 of Major though so it might even be better than the other 2 in later seasons.
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Apr 7, 2:27 PM

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Probably would be Kuroko no basket.
Apr 7, 2:46 PM

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I think Haikyuu is the best sport anime but I like Kuroko no basket a bit more!
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Apr 7, 3:53 PM

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haikyuu for me for sure

yowamushi pedal, running with the wind, kuroko no basket are some noteworthy runner ups
Apr 7, 4:13 PM
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Probably Hajime no Ippo or Ping Pong the animation
Apr 7, 4:16 PM

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For sports anime that requires a recognized sport I would say its Run With the Wind.

For any anime that involves competition to some extent, even if its not exactly a recognized sport, then I would choose Chiahyafuru as my favorite.
Apr 7, 4:21 PM

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Hajime No Ippo and One Outs are at the top for me. Maybe some Prince of Tennis and Eyeshield 21 as well.
Apr 7, 4:36 PM

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Kuroko no Basket and Run With The Wind. I have to watch Hajime no Ippo, Slam Dunk, Chihayafuru, and Ahiru no Sora. I’m looking forward to all of these.
Apr 7, 4:38 PM

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Ping Pong the Animation left a lasting impression on me and I'd love to rewatch it.
Apr 7, 4:52 PM

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My favourite anime, Ashita no Joe. Highly recommended to watch
Apr 7, 4:53 PM

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Haikyuu but I talk about it WAY too much so imma have to give praise also to run with the wind I thought it’d be one of those elitist boring type anime but the story was extremely good for only being 23 episodes and I’m sure it probably would’ve been in my 9-10 scores if it went on longer. But still it was a great experience.
Apr 7, 5:17 PM

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My favorite sports anime is Ashita no Joe. I'm planning to watch either Ippo or Major.
Apr 7, 6:07 PM

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Haikyuu and Kuroko no Basket are my two favorite sports anime.

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Apr 7, 6:21 PM

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my favorite ones are

Initial D
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Apr 7, 8:47 PM
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One of my top favorite sports anime is Inazuma Eleven.
Apr 7, 8:56 PM

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Definitely Haikyuu or Run With the Wind
Apr 7, 8:57 PM

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In the sports anime world, I don't think there are very many shows that can compare to Haikyuu

Apr 7, 9:02 PM

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I've only watched Kuroko No Basket, so i'd have to say Kuroko no Basket.
Apr 7, 9:04 PM

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Keijo is objectively the correct answer to this question.
Apr 7, 9:06 PM

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One outs is my favorite Haikyuu is a close second
Apr 7, 9:07 PM

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I really loved the second season of uma musume but overall, Haikyuu maybe
Apr 8, 12:18 AM

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Haikyuu man, who doesn't love haikyuu??? like seriously

Apr 8, 12:20 AM

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Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru and One outs are really insane and underrated. Hanebado and Keijo are pretty neat too.
Apr 8, 12:23 AM

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Kuroko no Basket forever in my heart

Apr 8, 12:24 AM

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Hajime no Ippo is my favourite sports anime and Slam Dunk is my favourite sports manga.
Apr 8, 12:27 AM

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Kuroko no Basket
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Apr 8, 12:33 AM
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haven't seen a llot of sport animes, but it's probably ping pong the animation, second haikyu.
Apr 8, 12:35 AM

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Kuroko no Basket
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Apr 8, 12:37 AM
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Favorite Sports anime:
1.Haikyuu (nothing else comes close for me)
2.Run with the Wind

Favorite Sports manga
1.Ashita no Joe
3.Slam Dunk
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