Kurogane and Haikyuu!! are competitive series with a colorful cast of characters. The main male protagonist are involved in an activity/sport that tests the limits of their physical abilities. While they start out as underdogs, the series shows their hard work and determination as they begin to demonstrate superior skills. Both series focuses a lot of characterization and relationship dynamics as well. Kurogane is also noticeable for its supernatural element while Haikyuu!! retains a strong degree of its realism with its game mechanics.
Both revolve around team sports that are focused very much on competitions and both do a good job in building up the atmosphere and tension in these events. They also have strong and developed rivals and can be understood by someone with no prior knowledge of the sport as they explain the rules and techniques of each sport rather well. The protagonists start off relatively weak and inexperienced but have hidden talent within them and struggle to catch up with the better and more experienced members of their team.
Both have earth bound spirits that cannot rest due to their strong attachments to their respective sport/game. H no Go is more serious while Kurogane has a very strong element of humour. Both are enjoyable reads, although Kurogane has only recently started serialization. Oh, and watch out if you don't like prolonged explinations of various moves and tactics (especially for h no go).
Kurogane and Baby Steps both involves a main male protagonist who is an academic powerhouse with below average athletic abilities. That is....until they discover the passion for a new hobby. They become involved with a club/team that practices their beloved sport. (Kurogane: Kendo, Baby Steps: Tennis). And throughout both series, the MC forms meaningful relationships with other characters while discovering his own potential. Recommended for fans interested in lighthearted sports series.
Kurogane and Cross Manage may focus on different sports, but fate seems to land both series' protagonists into the a story of recreational fun. There's a decent amount of focus in both series in regards to competition with their sport. In Kurogane, the series focuses on kendo while Cross Manage is about lacrosse. There's a good amount of comedy present in both series as well as character building. Do take note that Kurogane has a noticeable supernatural element involving the main male protagonist who gains an unusual ability.
Really nice team spirit and the sporting moves are not over the top. The main character of saikyou is quite a natural but his down to earth character and determination to succeed does remind us of Hiroto a little. Both very good sporting mangas!
The similarities are apparent when you look at the members and how they are introduced into the story. Not only that but their personalities and roles in the team. Both clubs start off weak but after some new members join, gain the attention from top schools.
Both are awesome sport mangas with amazing art for their respective years. The brief summary is that a weak-looking guy turns out to have a hidden potential for a secert skill in the sport they play, and they start to play in competitions. I love both, but KnB is apparently a lil' more popular.
How these are alike:
1) A male protagonist
2) The protagonist haz 0 physical strength
3) They join a club do to the female protagonist
4) They both involve the protagonists adventure in a club swimmingkendo
5) The protagonist slowly improves over the course of the manga
As a man, we all want to be able to protect the ones we love and be known as a "hero". In KHR, No-Good Tsuna is forced to become stronger and protect himself and his loved ones from the dangers of the mafia world. While Wire-Frame Kurogane of Kurogane struggles to become a "hero" through high school kendo. Both series also feature a mentor type character guiding the protagonists with coaching and tough love.
Character growth is a prominent feature for both Kurogane and Karate Shoukoushi Kohinata Minoru. Both series' main male protagonist starts off as an underdog but works their way up in their sports division. There is a lot of character focus as we see his relationship develop with others. While both series takes their sports seriously, there's also good amount of lighthearted comedy to balance the overall tone of the story. Kurogane focuses on kendo while Karate Shoukoushi Kohinata Minoru features martial arts.