the main characters start out very similar both very weak willed and give up easy, the story's although very different bring about change to them and along with the help of some brilliant supporting characters they find out they are far stronger then they first thought.
The main character are very similar scared and very protective the do anything to protect the ones they love.
The build up and changes and problems faced in story allow the character to develop and in that sense this story is very similar.
Both series have a hapless loser protagonist who becomes part of a group initially against his will and in doing so forms bonds and grows as a person. Together they face increasingly formidable opponents as the series increases in seriousness and intensity, with themes of teamwork, friendship, and hard work become becoming major elements. Although the overall subjects of the series are different, the structure, character types, and themes are remarkably similar.
It's really difficult not to make parallels between Eyeshield 21 and Katekyo Hitman Reborn. For me, at least. The protagonists are quite similar: Dame Tsuna who doesn't display tremendous skill for anything, but has a big heart and Sena, and often bullied high school student also with a big heart. Both manga deal with the growth and maturation of the main character whilst making great friends on the way. Tsuna and Sena also look quite similar. Though the universes both deal with are vastly different and some themes vary, there's a very similar large underlying. Both series are fun to read and have memorable characters.
Both are somewhat "over-the-top" shonen sport animes with lots of special moves and special abilities.
Kuroko is somewhat more serious than ES21, but the main difference is that in Kuroko the main character starts out incredibly powerful.
If you liked Eyeshield 21, you will definitely appreciate the humor in Kuroko no Basuke.
Both feature light-hearted yet competitive atmospheres, and Kuroko no Basuke puts an interesting twist in the over-used (yet still so dear to my heart) weak-character-discovers-a-sport-and-becomes-a-star theme.
Instead of featuring a weak character who is struggling to find where he belongs, Kuroko no Basuke has a character who seems weak, but is actually very grounded and secure in his abilities and his future. In any case, his "weak" stature is actually his secret weapon in basketball. Kuroko's blank stares and invisible presence are also to die for.
The chapters in both of these mangas fly by, so be sure not to let the length of either one put you off. You just can't miss either of them. read more
Both have same styles of humour and "shonen sports moves" - questionable moves and techniques that attract shonen fans but are mostly likely impossible to do in real life.
Both of them have a relatively similar storyline as well with the protagonist's team aiming for the top by defeating several incredibly strong opponents.
Both Eyeshield 21 and Slam Dunk have a similar story: Player who originally wants nothing to do with the sport ends up playing the sport, and learning to love the sport.
Now, Hanamichi Sakuragi and Kobayakawa Sena have completely different reasons for joing their sports, but they do and they get very, very good at their sports. Each one has a rival that inspires them to work harder (Rukawa and Shin), and each one has a reason to win.
Both stories are very funny at times, and at other times, very dramatic. Both stories are similar in the fact that they both draw you in, allows you to relate to the characters, and you even find yourself rooting for the teams (Shohoku and Deimon) to win.
In my opinion, if you liked Slam Dunk, you'll like Eyeshield 21, and vice versa. read more
Sports series with a protagonist who starts out knowing nothing about the sport and ends up joining the team for frivolous reasons but ends up becoming a key player. Both have a fair volume count but span a single year, tracking their progress with a specific tournament goal in mind; both also stress the value of teamwork and hard work while also presenting well-rounded supporting characters and members of opposing teams to make every single one of them endearing.
Eyeshield 21 and Slam Dunk have everything that makes sports manga so compelling: tons of humor, a large and very well-defined cast, significant character development, tons of matches, and (of course) a win-or-die national tournament. And, you'll be taught the rules and strategies of the manga's respective sport as the main character learns about the game himself. You'll be laughing, cheering, and (if you're like me!) sniffling through the pages.
If you're upset you finished the manga and have nothing else to read, do yourself a favor and read this one.
Both series are sports series about an extremely talented young student who joins a school sports team and quickly becomes an integral part of its primary lineup. Both series deal with the dichotomy of talent born from hard work versus inborn genius; they also both have the ongoing motivation of senior students having their last chance at a substantial tournament win.
Sport mangas with oposite main characters. While in eyeshield is a total loser that step by step gets better, in PoT the main char. is a total genius who get his school to the top (obviously with the help of his friends).
Both are shonen sports manga with pretty common "from zero to hero"main chara but more important are the similarities that you will see on every step. First of all characters. Keishin can be like Hiruma's little brother, whats more all rivals are equally fair players and extremely likable full dimensional people. You will see some storytelling common points too but I'm not gonna spoil you because finding them all give a lot of fun and satisfaction.
Sena (American Football) and Hinata (Volleyball) are a complete beginner in the sport. However, they each have a special trait that let them shine within the game and leave the crowd speechless. Sena's running speed allow him to pass through any opponent, while Hinata's jumping ability allows him to spike the ball through any blocker.
Both mangas contain very similar themes and styles. They both are a must read for any shounen lover. If you loved Eyeshield 21, you will surely enjoy High Kyuu!
Both are sports series about a young student at an unremarkable school who joins a sports team despite having limited talent for it and, through hard work, becomes a highly capable integral member of the team under the guidance of several upperclassmen of varied temperament and alongside his teammates and friends.
Both Eyeshield and Whistle have boys who never give up and apparently born with natural talent for a sport (Eyeshield - football, Whistle - soccer). The both have a genius senpai that support their kouhis (though in different ways) and coaches that were once professionals.
If you liked one you'll definitely like the other
Both the main characters are originally weak, and were bullied at the start of both of these mangas, but then they found strength in a sport that they each love playing.
Hajime no Ippo being about Boxing, and Eyeshield 21 being about football.
They gradually become better at their respective sports and they each overcome their own fears in order to achieve their goals.
Train hard and you will be able to do what seemed impossible. That is the main thought is both of these series. Although they center around a different sport (solo vs group), they goal that both main characters want to achieve is become better in order to beat their enemies and win the championship. To achieve this goal, they have to be stubborn and need to have a lot of determination. The maincharacters will do everything to reach there goal. If you like exciting show-offs and intense training, than both of these series are perfect for you!
Both about runners who didn't know they had it in them. Though Sena works hard for the sport later into the series and Ookada works hard for Basketball right off the start. Dogashi Kaden's a very exciting quick read. Too bad the series doesn't go further.
Similarities: Both have main characters who are timid but wants to change. Both are discovered for their hidden talent. The talent, being speed.
Difference: Eyeshield21 has 333 chapters. Dogashi Kaden has 13 chapters only. Instead of American Football, the sports is basketball.
Baby Steps and Eyeshield 21 not only target the same demographic, but do so quite similarly. Both series revolve around a character with a latent potential to succeed in a sport. Although both characters do not readily involve themselves with their sports, they do grow fond of developing themselves and competing with others.
Central theme, plot, and the characters are all very similar.
Both protagonists are clumsy and a complete beginner in the sport. But they both have a special trait that let them shine and leave the crowd in awe. With each match, they grow gaining new friends and rivals along the way.
Both main protagonists are friendless weaklings that are clearly bad at sports but happen to have a unique skill (running for one, pedaling for another) that they've managed to optain through their everyday lives. Both of them reluctantly join the sports club and are slowly but surely becoming stronger. Also, both series show us wide range of characters dealing with their own problems and cultivate the importance of teamwork.
Rugby is the sport most similar to American football. Both sports involve the concept of a limited number of 'tackles'/'downs', and in both sports scoring touchdowns'/'tries' takes a clear precedence over goal-kicking.
same premise with MCs being weak minded and always getting scared, and both captains finding out the MCs hidden talent and blackmailed them into joining the club where the MCs starts to develop, with great supporting characters and both are school club.
Both of this mangas are about a guy with a hidden talent that is discovered by another person who have high HIGH goals. Meisetsu is about rugby while Eyeshield is about American Football, and unlike Eyeshield Ebina, the guy who discovers Akira, is not as evil as Hiruma, but these two people aim higher than any other person and have a very strategic minds.
Akira and Sena are very common for they don't really have any friend before they join the clubs.
This two mangas are very similar because they are about a team sport, friendship and trust between each other. So far Meisetsu seems really cute and it is kind of funny just like Eyeshield. read more
Both has a team that has a genius demonic leader, in one outs you have tokuchi, and on eyeshield you have hiruma. Both have common tactic to get win, using their mind and their comrade ability to make their weak team to beat elite team. And also they even have a similar quote:" we might still win. the chances are like 0.1%. It's too early to give up as long as its not 0%." Hiruma