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Jan 12, 2013 10:21 AM

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Hey there! I'm looking for a Anime/ Manga where MC gets introduced to a new hobby:
Sports, music, games, maybe something even magical, anyways, something alongside of that.
I prefer it to be a School setting and male lead. Some romance maybe too

Some examples:
Beck - gets introduced to music, rock
Over drive - gets introduced to cycling
Hikaru no go - gets introduced to a Go board game
Baby steps - gets introduced to tennis

So anything that pops to your head? :)

And try not to reccommend something i've seen already, unless i've dropped it although it was a good one, thank you :o
Jan 12, 2013 10:35 AM

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the MC get's introduced to karuta, which is a japanese card game. Sounds boring right? Well it's not, so as long as you don't mind shoujo, you should watch it.
Jan 12, 2013 10:36 AM

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You could try Suzuka- gets introduced to track and field
Jan 12, 2013 2:00 PM

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Noririn - Biking
703X - Quiz Bowls
Buyuden - Boxing (Meant for a young audience)
Kokou no Hito - Climbing (It is really dark later on...)
Cross Game - Baseball (Whether or not it really fits could be argued, but the mc didn't play baseball to begin with and then starts)
Jan 12, 2013 2:29 PM

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Basquash! - MC who is small plays basketball, gets introduced to mecha basketball where size doesn't matter
Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha - becomes a mahou shoujo
Mouretsu Pirates - school girls and space pirate
Jan 12, 2013 2:30 PM

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Comic Party - gets introduced to making manga
Paradise Kiss - gets introduced to fashion
Taisho Baseball Girls - baseball

Seconding Chihayafuru. Excelent series.
Jan 12, 2013 2:55 PM

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Thank you all :) also more recommendations are welcome any time. And male lead characters if possible :>
Jan 12, 2013 3:25 PM

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I have to minus Nanoha - thats an ordinary mahou shoujo stuff and doesnt have anything you are looking for. Plus to all rest though.

Besides mentioned:
Akagi (mahjong /male lead) - not like he was interested more like needed to go into it to safe himself, later it becomes his addiction
Angelic Layer (electronic doll fights/female lead)
Glass Mask (acting in theater/female lead)
Hajime no Ippo (boxing/male lead) - wonder why noone mentioned, its pretty famous
Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi (martial arts/male lead)
Slam Dunk (basketball, male lead)
Yakitate!! Japan (baking/male lead)

Also, somewhat i would count Major in. MC knows and interested in baseball from start but in each season he involves alot of people (who have no idea what baseball is) from side into his team. All those "newcommers" are main characters during the season plus some of them appear later again.
Jan 12, 2013 4:22 PM

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Slam Dunk
MC went to play Basketball to impress a girl but ended up loving it
Jan 12, 2013 6:58 PM

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Slam Dunk definitely! Sakuragi is a badass delinquent that gets into basketball just for a girl. He doesn't know anything about basketball (he can't even dribble at first) LOL

Don't let this mislead you though, the anime is full of hilarious scenes! It's definitely a must watch! :D
Jan 12, 2013 8:11 PM

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K-On! (The first season anyway; music)
RideBack (sports; mech racing)
History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi (martial arts)
Air Gear (sports; Also racing)
Initial D: First Stage (street racing)