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Combat Sports Manga (178)

Individual sports which involve one-on-one physical confrontations. This theme includes sports such as boxing, wrestling, karate, judo etc. Since Combat Sports is a theme within the Sports genre, these stories must have matches held in a competitive or organized setting.

Hajime no Ippo

Hajime no Ippo: Fighting Spirit!

Manga, 1989Publishing? vol, ? chp

Makunouchi Ippo is a 16-year-old high school student who helps his mother run the family business. His hefty workload impedes on his social life, making him an easy target for bullies. One day, while being beaten up by a group of high school students, Ippo is saved by a boxer named Mamoru Takamura, and is brought to the Kamogawa Boxing Gym. This afterschool bullying session turns his life around for the better as Ippo discovers his latent talent for boxing and decides to practice the sport professionally. However, Mamoru doubts Ippo's determination and assigns him a task deemed impossible to complete, but the resolute Ippo trains tirelessly to fulfill his mission. Along the way, he finds out what it means to attain true strength while making new friends and fighting formidable foes. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

8.73
88K

Ashita no Joe

Ashita no Joe: Fighting for Tomorrow

Manga, 1968Finished20 vol, 171 chp

Joe Yabuki has learned how to toughen up and stop trusting others after a troubling youth spent bouncing between orphanages and fending off bullies. After finally escaping the cycle of violent temporary homes, Joe adopts a delinquent lifestyle in the streets of San'ya, a slum in Tokyo. He makes his way through the world with his fists, picking fights with anyone he pleases. Danpei Tange, a washed-up and alcoholic former boxing coach, notices Joe's animalistic combat ability and attempts to mentor the wild teenager. Despite developing an explosive relationship, the two form a close bond and rely on each other to look after the other homeless children in San'ya. Unable to abandon his destructive habits, Joe is arrested for petty crimes. In jail, he meets and fights with lifelong friends and rivals, including the boxing prodigy Tooru Rikiishi. Continuously challenging Rikiishi to fights, Joe is knocked out time after time due to his savage brawling style failing in the face of Rikiishi's controlled boxing technique. But eventually, Joe stuns his rival with a knockout blow, earning Rikiishi's respect and the promise that they will one day meet again inside the professional ring. Finding a reason to live within boxing, Joe takes life head-on with a new purpose. As he rises through Japan's amateur and professional boxing scenes, he contends with painful loss and increasing injury. Joe's passion for fighting is all-consuming, and he grapples with the idea that a life without boxing may not be one worth living. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

8.94
54K
Manhwa, 2019Finished? vol, 123 chp

Having suffered ruthless bullying for the better part of his life, 17-year-old Yu has become emotionally numb and dissociated from reality, no longer able to act like a normal human being. Although he possesses the exceptional talent to dodge punches, Yu prefers to let his perpetrators beat him down as he finds no meaning in his survival. Things begin to look up when Yu meets an old boxing trainer nicknamed "K." Having raised five champions, K's years of experience and an impressive gut feeling allow him to recognize Yu's near-superhuman fighting charisma immediately. K rushes to take Yu under his wing, despite the latter's apparent lack of interest. However, after being reminded of a bright memory from the past, Yu has a change of heart and accepts K's offer, hoping to experience the same light once again. Thus, Yu enters a world full of formidable adversaries—righteous and monstrous alike—and for the first time ever, he has no choice but to fight back. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SerializationNaver Webtoon
8.50
40K
Manga, 2016Finished10 vol, 124 chp

Satoru Tsukishima has just been confessed to by fellow high school boxing club member Yae Saotome, who is currently the Kanto region's Female Featherweight Champion. Overjoyed at first, Satoru isn't able to accept her feelings as he believes that she should be focusing on boxing instead. Yae's championship will soon be on the line, and the entire school is counting on her to someday represent Tokyo in the Olympics. It also doesn't help that he's nowhere near as skilled as she is, conflicted by the thought of a rising star being in a relationship with someone as average as him. But when their coach finds out about the confession, Satoru is assigned as Yae's trainer so the two can secretly date and spend more time together while also engaging in club activities. However, if anyone finds out about the two, it will mean the end of their relationship. With this in mind, their pure and awkward romance begins! [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SerializationBig Comic Spirits
DemographicSeinen
7.47
28K

Teppuu

Teppu

Manga, 2008Finished8 vol, 35 chp

Perpetually bored, Natsuo Ishidou has been physically adept for as long as she can remember. Her ability to almost instantly pick up any kind of sport has left her constantly searching for any kind of challenge. However, because she rarely finds anything difficult, she has developed a narcissistic and apathetic attitude toward everyone around her. One day, Natsuo sees a fellow student trying to advertise a mixed martial arts club. When the girl, named Yuzuko Mawatari, targets Natsuo from the crowd and extends an invitation to her, she becomes irritated with her demeanor and accepts the request in an attempt to discover why Yuzuko seems to be so carefree. But while Natsuo participates in the mixed martial arts club, people from her past still have a bone to pick with her. Can she deal with the consequences of her poor attitude while rising to the challenge of someone who may actually be stronger than her? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Serializationgood! Afternoon
DemographicSeinen
7.65
28K
Manga, 1999Finished31 vol, 276 chp

Five powerful death row inmates break free from their respective prisons in America, the United Kingdom, Japan, and Russia. Each convict flees to Tokyo to achieve his one goal: to suffer defeat at the hands of the world's strongest fighters. Seventeen-year-old fighting champion Baki Hanma continues to train his body beyond its limits in order to one day challenge his monstrous father, Yuujirou Hanma, to a battle. Baki grows bored with his obligatory high school studies but finds comfort and strength in his budding relationship with Kozue Matsumoto. The quiet stasis of his life is disrupted by the arrival of the death row convicts as each criminal proves his might in displays of lethal force across Tokyo. To combat this growing threat, Baki bands together with yakuza Kaoru Hanayama, rival Retsu Kaiou, mentor Doppo Orochi, and elderly jujitsu master Gouki Shibukawa. Together the five warriors agree to seek out and defeat their criminal opponents. But Baki faces the added burden of protecting Kozue from his evil new enemies, and he must fight to prove himself worthy under the watchful eye of his father, Yuujirou. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

7.83
25K
Manga, 2014Finished23 vol, 241 chp

After the suicide of his abusive father, young Riku Azami is taken in by his mother, who lives with a violent yakuza member. When Riku angers his mother's intoxicated boyfriend, a life or death struggle ensues and Riku kills the man in self-defense. After this incident, Kyousuke Tokorozawa, a former boxer and yakuza member, notices Riku's fighting potential and introduces him to the world of boxing. Etched with trauma from being beaten and nearly murdered, Riku hardens his resolve to fight. Despite his aloof demeanor, Riku discovers many things to fight for—including his caring childhood friend, Yuki Naeshiro. Years later, after training at the famous Baba Boxing Gym, Riku discovers an innate desire to rise to the top. Now, as a professional boxer, 18-year-old Riku is determined to earn the prestigious Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation belt and become a boxing champion. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SerializationYoung Jump
DemographicSeinen
7.78
25K
Manga, 2000Finished50 vol, 500 chp

Kohinata Minoru is a college student at a college that is popular for its sports rather than academic orientation. Although he starts out as a gymnast alongside his friend, Nana, Minoru is bullied by the higher ranked gymnasts. One evening, a karate student at the college, Mutou Ryuuji, witnesses Minoru being bullied and comes to the rescue... but his intentions aren't to save Minoru, but to drag him into the world of karate. Minoru makes new friends and learns some of their dark pasts, including a shocking death that reveals motives for revenge.

DemographicSeinen
7.50
20K

Hinomaruzumou

Hinomaru Sumo

Manga, 2014Finished28 vol, 252 chp

It is a divine ritual, a martial art, a combat sport—it's sumo!! A "small" new student, Ushio Hinomaru, appears before the weak little sumo club of Oodachi High School! The words "big" and "heavy" are the rules to this sport, which does not fit this newbie any inch, but this guy goes and does what...!? Ushio and the small sumo club climbs its way to the top! The goal is Hinoshita Kaisan (a title for the highest rank in professional sumo, equivalent of Yokozuna)! A fired up high school sumo tale—no retakes allowed!! (Source: MangaHelpers) Included one-shot: Volume 8: Kiseki no Mattanashi Taiketsu!! (Crossover one-shot between "Kuroko no Basket" and "Hinomaruzumou")

AuthorKawada
SerializationShounen Jump (Weekly)
DemographicShounen
7.75
14K
Manga, 2013Finished18 vol, 178 chp

Keijo, a new form of gambling sport, has taken Japan by storm. While standing on floating circular platforms, players must defeat their opponents by using only their breasts and buttocks. Drawn into this female-only sport in hopes of making a fortune and escaping poverty, 17-year-old Nozomi Kaminashi decides to abandon her gymnastics career to apply for the Setouchi Keijo Training School alongside Sayaka Miyata, her new friend and former judo athlete. In the upcoming exam, the girls will have to utilize the utmost of their abilities to qualify as students of the school. With only the final goal in mind, Nozomi and Sayaka steel themselves to compete against participants from all over the country. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SerializationShounen Sunday
DemographicShounen
7.29
14K
Manga, 2008Finished19 vol, 178 chp

Hiroki Endo's series tells the story of two old friends, Meguru Takayanagi and Takashi Yamabuki, who after a long time meet each other again at an amateur shooto mixed martial arts contest. While Meguru only practices MMA for fun, Takashi is pursuing a serious goal. Even though each of them has their own reason to fight, both are becoming stronger with each match... Universally praised for its realism and accurate depiction of martial arts, All Rounder Meguru is one of the first manga to provide a glimpse into the energetic and exciting world of modern MMA. (Source: Kotonoha)

SerializationEvening
DemographicSeinen
7.63
11K

Rokudenashi Blues

Good-For-Nothing Blues

Manga, 1988Finished42 vol, 422 chp

Maeda is a new student in the Teiken High School. He stutters when he's nervous and he's rather clumsy. He gets noted immediately because he hits a teacher during the entrance ceremony. Some clubs search to enlist him as they see in him a force they can use to get even with other clubs. But Maeda is a loner and has only one dream: becoming boxing champion. His first objective is to beat the leader of the boxing club. "Rokudenashi" translates as "good for nothing". (Source: Mangaupdates)

7.73
9.9K
Manga, 2005Finished10 vol, 116 chp

The story is about how and why a guy goes from a worker at a dead-end job to becoming a boxer. (Source: MU)

SerializationBig Comic Spirits
DemographicSeinen
7.36
9.1K
Manga, 2012Finished3 vol, 18 chp

It's the 19th century, and the world has entered the Era of Rebirth, recovering from the devastating flames of war. The sport of mechanical martial arts has galvanized the nations. Cybernetically augmented fighters turn their blood into steam and their bodies into brutal fighting—and killing—machines. Young Levius is one of those arena battlers, hell-bent on winning in order to simply survive. (Source: VIZ Media)

SerializationIkki
DemographicSeinen
7.41
9.0K
Manga, 2001Finished16 vol, 157 chp

Satoyama Katsuki and his best friend Kawakami Kyouta, both age 15, enrolls in Mizutani Boxing Gym to get close to their tomboyish crush, Mizutani Katsuki, whose father owns it. However, Satoyama soon finds out that she is distant from her father. Worse, it turns out that she hates boxing. In a sparring match, everyone including Mizutani soon discovers Satoyama's hidden yet unpolished skill in boxing. Satoyama soon learns that Mizutani is really in love with boxing, but disdains it because its a man's sport of which she cannot join. Mizutani then takes it upon herself to be Satoyama's trainer/manager to reach the championship belt. Satoyama complies to be closer to his crush. As the story progresses, we soon find out that Satoyama has a hidden past and lineage, one that would give him the necessary skill and talent to be a legendary oriental pro-boxing champion. (Source: Wikipedia)

SerializationShounen Sunday
DemographicShounen
7.81
8.5K
Manga, 2004Finished14 vol, 107 chp

Kojiro is an impoverished young teacher and the supervisor of his high school’s kendo club. He doesn’t have the leeway to spend time on his students–he can barely feed himself as it is. So when an old friend makes him a bet with an entire year’s worth of deluxe sushi on the line, Kojiro finds a new purpose in life: to beat his friend’s kendo team! But before he can arrange a kendo meet for both schools’ kendo teams, he needs to actually put together a five-woman squad–and the first girl he needs is Tamaki Kawazoe, kendo athlete extraordinaire and daughter of an elite kendo dojo master. The problem is, she isn’t really interested in doing kendo for fun. What can Kojiro do to convince her to join the team? (Source: Yen Press) Note: Originally published with 117 chapters, but was collected into 102 chapters in the tankoubons. There are also 5 special stories, which makes the total chapter count - 107.

7.33
8.0K
Manga, 2011Finished13 vol, 134 chp

Take Isamu is an elitist 6th grader who looks down at his peers because he is the best at everything he does at school, from looks and smarts, to his luck with girls and his abilities as an athlete. He considers himself to be in the top percent of his age group and is incredibly bored with interacting with the so called normal people. A new student, Kaname Moka, transfers into his school and as she is fairly pretty, Isamu asks her out. Moka mishears what he says and thinks he wants to challenge her, as she grew up boxing. In fact, Moka is an amazing fighter and can even take down 5 middle school boys at once. Although Isamu can’t stand her violent personality and she can’t stand him for having so much pride, they start to grow attracted to each other. But then Isamu finds out that not only is Moka more athletic than him from all her years of boxing, she's also much smarter than him. Will he able to get over his overly sensitive pride and dive into a romantic relationship? (Source: MangaHelpers)

SerializationShounen Sunday
DemographicShounen
6.80
7.9K
Manga, 2007Finished10 vol, 106 chp
RRR RRR

Rikitaro is a musician whose dream is to become a rock star just like Jimi Hendrix or Jim Morrison, but at the age of 27 that dream is fading away rapidly. Ooishi is a 3 time world boxing champion who recently retired and is now in the entertainment world, shooting a boxing reality show. These two unlikeliest of people cross paths one day but both of them think nothing of it until weeks later. Rikitaro is given one last shot by a record label to sign a deal but before that, they need him to get into better shape so that he is easier to sell. He stumbles upon a boxing gym which also happens to be the same gym Ooishi is filming his show. As fate’s wheels start to turn, neither man realizes that they will work together to train the best boxer ever, even better than Ooishi himself. (Source: MangaHelpers)

DemographicSeinen
7.76
7.1K
Manga, 1986Finished29 vol, 331 chp

Inokuma Yawara is just another young high school girl. Well, not quite for Yawara is being raised by her grandfather, 7th dan Judo master Inokuma Jigorou, to be Japan's great hope for the women's Judo competition at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. All the same, Yawara just wants to live a normal life...

SerializationBig Comic Spirits
DemographicSeinen
7.43
6.9K
Manga, 2009Finished7 vol, 53 chp

An almost road accident victim loses his memory after being pushed to a street power line pole to save his life. Not knowing his identity he is compelled to stay at his savior's residence, a gym and boarding house for female wrestlers, until he remembers. During his stay he becomes his savior's manservant and the gym's referee trainee. (Source: MU) Included one-shot: Volume 4: Sebangou wa O (The Number On My Back is O)

SerializationGessan
DemographicShounen
6.96
5.8K
Manga, 1979Publishing? vol, ? chp

Kinnikuman (a.k.a. Kinniku Suguru) is a cowardly, clumsy, moronic, gyuudon-devouring excuse for a superhero (or Choujin)... who just happens to be the prince of an alien planet. But despite his pathetic appearance, he is very honorable and can become quite powerful when he needs to be. With his sidekick Meat-kun and fellow Choujin's Terryman and Ramenman there to help him, Suguru quests to become the greatest Choujin on the planet. Whether with a combination of tremendous heart and stamina (The Burning Inner Strength) or the "Power of Friendship," Kinnikuman frequently defeats villians 10 times more powerful than him and often causes his enemies to have a change of heart and join him. Though he seems destined to be an idiot forever, slowly but surely Kinnikuman becomes worthy of the title "Hero." Note: Between volumes 36 and 37 publication there's 22 years gap. From volume 38 onwards starts restarted in 2011 version.

AuthorYudetamago
SerializationShuuPlay News
DemographicShounen
7.58
4.8K
Manga, 2015Finished10 vol, 62 chp

Having fought his way into the top grade of Mechanical Martial Arts, Levius faces an ever-changing world that grows more threatening by the day. The shadowy megacorporation Amethyst wields its military might across the world through advancements in the arena. Can Levius be the fighter who changes the course of the world's fate? (Source: VIZ Media)

7.56
4.1K
Manga, 2007Finished4 vol, 21 chp

Matsuri it's a girl like all the other high school girls, likes boys, specially one called Wataru... but... Wataru seem to not notice her although she watchs him like a crazy gal... "Tough girls aren't my type" he once said, and now even three street guys say that shes a tough chick?! Nothing to good to say to the wrestling Princess. But being this kind of princess is nothing to be proud for Matsuri and its a secret that she keeps from her school mates, cause its her father that want to make her a wrestler ...but what will happen when shes discovered fighting with those three guys by Arata the badboy, who can even "fight cows"? Discover it and keep track of Matsuri Special. (Source: Village Idiot)

SerializationJump SQ.
DemographicShounen
7.28
3.6K
Manga, 2010Finished13 vol, 115 chp

Hanza Ryunosuke, nicknamed the Blood Dragon, has always been a street fighter. His short temper has him picking fights with anyone and, to top it all off, he has never lost. Now that he's attending Mikado High School, he wants to change his ways and fall in love with a girl. However, he finds it hard to escape from his reputation and none of his classmates want to associate themselves with him. Then one day, he meets someone significantly stronger than him and, to his surprise, it is a beautiful girl named Fujiki Honami from the Karate Club. Hanza falls instantly in love with her. To his dismay, Fujiki hates Hanza because he uses his strength for violence. In order to prove himself to her and to become stronger, Hanza joins the Karate Club. No one believes he can become good, but they don't know how much perseverance and dedication Hanza truly has. (Source: MangaHelpers)

7.19
3.4K

Asumi Kakeru

Martial Master Asumi

Manga, 2023Finished4 vol, 33 chp

Nito is living a quiet high school life while taking care of his disabled grandpa, but thanks to an encounter with a schoolmate striving to be a pro female MMA fighter, his life is about to flip. Sometimes, you just have to fight! This serious MMA story is an all-out battle! (Source: MANGA Plus)

AuthorKawada
SerializationShounen Jump (Weekly)
DemographicShounen
6.80
3.1K

1 Pound no Fukuin

One Pound Gospel

Manga, 1987Finished4 vol, 37 chp

Kosaku Hatanaka is a natural at boxing, but he can't control his voracious appetite. As a result, he has been forced to change his weight, going from flyweight, all the way up to feather weight, something his trainer tells him he doesn't have the frame for. On top of this he accepts challenges from higher weight classes, giving his coach (and himself) constant trouble. Into this picture steps Sister Angela, a novice nun who takes Kosaku on as a personal project, determined to set him on the right path and break his habit of gluttony. Unfortunately, closeness can sometimes breed feelings of affection, which Kosaku begins to develop. Even worse, Sister Angela realizes she's beginning to have the same problems as well.

SerializationYoung Sunday (Weekly)
DemographicSeinen
7.14
3.0K
Manga, 1997Finished15 vol, 154 chp

Cestus, a young slave, fighting for his freedom as a bare knuckle gladiator studying under a legendary gladiator who fought and drawed with the head of the imperial guards in the Roman era.

SerializationYoung Animal
DemographicSeinen
7.42
3.0K
Manga, 2023Finished2 vol, 19 chp

In postwar Japan, war orphan Aozora will swing his fists to protect his little sister! (Source: MANGA Plus)

5.19
2.5K
Manga, 2015Finished6 vol, 42 chp

(No synopsis yet.)

SerializationAfternoon
DemographicSeinen
6.90
2.2K
Manga, 2011Finished34 vol, 389 chp

Everyone wants a fresh start in high school and that applies ten fold for Toujima Asahi. She hopes that she can create a new image of coolness at Futatsuzaka High School; a school that used to be all girls until recently, which explains the female population being 5 times that of the male and the extracurricular activities being female oriented. Change isn't as easy as Asahi thought and she is introduced to Maharu, a strong minded girl, and to Naginata, a sport similar to kendo. Asahi realizes that Naginata is what she needs in order to become a new person, as the sport allows those who are not the most athletic to shine even on a national level. (Source: MangaHelpers)

AuthorKozaki, Ai
SerializationBig Comic Spirits
DemographicSeinen
6.84
2.1K
Manga, 1983Finished12 vol, 118 chp

One bright fall day, young Takisawa Noboru transfered to over to Honjakuniku High, arriving an hour after the start of classes as the principal instructed him. Everything seemd to be going fine, until the mildly overzealous hall monitor Jonichi Koichi decides to charge him with tardiness, and administer punishment...see in THIS high school, any argument can be won through sports or combat, leaving Takisawa in a bit of a pinch until the lovely Yukari steps in and saves him from making himself even later than he is. But that's just the start of Takisawa's troubles...the school tough, Ibuki Saburo, has set his sights on both mashing the new meat to a pulp, and winning the hand of Yukari away from any potential suitors...in the boxing ring! Will Takisawa be able to defeat Ibuki, win the love of Yukari, and still make it to Calculus on time? Of course, it's all in a day's work for a Blazing Transfer Student! (Source: AniDB)

7.25
2.1K
One-shot, 2019Finished? vol, 1 chp

Fuji's high school kendo team has an embarrassing losing streak, but things start to turn around as they suddenly begin winning most of their matches and even qualify for nationals. The secret is the arrival of their new team manager, a girl who uses her perfect looks to seduce the members of Fuji's kendo team. The manager manipulates the boys by taking advantage of their sexual fetishes, implying that she is willing to indulge their desires in order to unlock a monstrous potential in their kendo abilities. Fuji stands against this immoral method, but he comes to learn that there may be more to his manager than he first thought. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

4.98
2.0K
Manga, 2013Finished4 vol, 21 chp

Ando Hanaka wanted to become stronger because she thought she couldn't protect her friend from bullies. Now as she enters high school, she seeks to enter many of the martial arts clubs in her school. Unfortunately for her, many of the clubs reject her due to her frail and small size. She just wants to be stronger, but is it going to be impossible for her? All of this changes as she encounters her classmate Yoshino "Koha" Koharu. Koha introduces Hanaka to the world of MMA. Hanaka learns that martial arts is designed to make the weak stronger. Her aspirations of becoming stronger may come true as she ventures into the world of mixed martial arts. (Source: MangaHelpers)

SerializationComic Zenon
DemographicSeinen
6.82
1.9K
Manga, 2016Finished3 vol, 23 chp

"All you need is the floor and your body. Then all that's left is to make a fist." Shinya Kinoshita, a boy with incredible posture, and Takumi Yanagiya, the 6-time elementary school national champion meet one day by chance... but surely it's fate. As the two laugh and are drawn to each other, the stage is set for this story of the Kawasaki Ukishima Junior High School Karate Club—a fun-filled martial-arts journey full of friendship and smiles begins now! (Source: Kodansha USA)

6.90
1.8K
Manga, 1986Finished7 vol, 55 chp

High school romance, softball and boxing story. This manga focuses on the love triangle between Nakasato Minatsu, Akiba Shuu and Kadomatsu Naoto. Due to a strange set of circumstances, Minatsu (a softball player) is disguised as another girl when she bumps into Naoto (a boxer), who falls in love with this "version" of Minatsu. (Source: Prisms)

SerializationCiao
DemographicShoujo
6.83
1.8K
Manga, 2007Finished1 vol, 10 chp

This is Dakichi Kamiyama. A College Student at Toudai University. He had came back to his home town to attend such a prestigious University. He happened upon a cafe where once stood a great wrestling arena lead by the "Amazoness kitty." Now three daughters remain running it. Yukihyou (Who has taken a sudden interest in him.) Ferris (A rather ditzy young woman.) And Leona (A Tsundere-ish big boobed girl with a rather "Unique" Ability in the wrestling ring.) Join Daikichi "sandbag" Kamiyama as he endures the trails ahead of him with these Bombshells. (Source: Imangascans)

SerializationYoung King OURs GH
DemographicSeinen
6.08
1.7K
Manga, 2012Finished6 vol, 63 chp

The story picks up where the prequel, Karate Shoukoushi Kohinata Minoru, leaves off, with a bit of a time skip. However, the focus now shifts to two minor characters from the original series, Meo and Takeru, who are now first years in Reinan High School. The student council president there is Touko Izumi, the only daughter of Koushou Izumi, the head of Koudan-kai. Naturally, she is plotting something from the very start. Akiko Takakura and Rika Akamine are new teachers at that school as well. Meanwhile, in the background, Minoru Kohinata continues his rise in the world of martial arts, transforming from Karate Shoukoushi (Little Lord of Karate) to Karate Ouji (Prince of Karate). (Source: MangaDex)

DemographicSeinen
6.60
1.7K
Manga, 1991Finished18 vol, 155 chp

Noritaka is a loser in high-school with no hopes of ever being cool. He just happens to have a strong kick, a love for kickboxing, and a crush on a girl that's probably impossible to get. But wait, she's into to strong men, the total opposite of Noritaka. Maybe he can use that leg of his to get really strong at kickboxing and win her heart! Sounds like a plan? Read this manga to see if it works.

7.24
1.7K
Manga, 2009Finished12 vol, 61 chp

Ookido Yuu is an extremely tall girl who just entered middle school. Because of her height everyone is trying to recruit her into their sports club, even though she is terrible at them. Her childhood friend, Ken-chan, who is still in Elementary school, keeps on telling her to join the Kendo club. But she hates Kendo, because she never had a single victory against him. (Source: MU)

7.05
1.6K
Manga, 2022Publishing? vol, ? chp

A story about the sullen Aoba Suzuki and the rising star Kenshin Akasawa making their way into the world of MMA fighting.

SerializationShounen Sunday
DemographicShounen
7.11
1.6K
Manhwa, 2020Publishing? vol, ? chp

Tired of being picked on, Yeongha, the new transfer student, decides to fight back... and discovers he can pack a punch. He soon becomes the top of the food chain, savoring his new title as the toughest guy at school. But he meets his match when Suho Kang, the Champion of the PVP games, single-handedly takes down him and his crew. To earn back his honor, Yeongha decides to join the PVP games. Will he finally get the satisfaction of beating Suho up? Or will he gain something more? (Source: Webtoon Entertainment)

7.30
1.3K

Mou Ippon!

"Ippon" Again!

Manga, 2018Finished30 vol, 267 chp

After performing in their final middle school judo tournament, Michi and Sanae begin high school and walk in on Michi's final opponent fighting to save their new high school's judo club. (Source: Akita Shoten, translated)

DemographicShounen
7.27
1.3K
Manga, 1976Finished25 vol, 122 chp

Takane Kiku and Takane Ryuji are the children of a legendary world contender boxer. Kiku, the daughter seems to have inherited her father's boxing sense and tries to teach Ryuji to become a world contender. However, Ryuji hates boxing and gets picked on. After Kiku and Ryuji leave their hometown for Tokyo, Ryuji eventually learns to discover a passion for boxing after an encounter with a boxing prodigy, Kenzaki Jun. This will eventually lead him to learn crazy moves and out of the world opponents to become one of Japan's top junior boxers. (Source: ANN)

SerializationShounen Jump (Weekly)
DemographicShounen
6.80
1.3K
Manga, 2018Finished2 vol, 7 chp

(No synopsis yet.)

SerializationShounen Magazine Edge
DemographicShounen
N/A
1.1K
Manga, 2010Publishing? vol, ? chp

Cestus, a young slave, fighting for his freedom as a bare knuckle gladiator studying under a legendary gladiator who fought and drawed with the head of the imperial guards in the Roman era.

7.33
1.1K

Kick no Oneesan

Kick the Girl!

Manga, 2010Finished3 vol, ? chp

Akiyama first came across seeing Hana in the corner of the television screen when some nameless female kick-boxer was being interviewed. Since then, he was smitten and went to all three of her matches, but then all of a sudden, she stopped competing and he became at a loss as to what to do. But then he runs into her by accident on the street on his way home from work and discovers that this woman, who wants to become the world champion, is far more complicated than he could have ever imagined... (Source: MU)

SerializationBig Comic Spirits
DemographicSeinen
6.68
1.0K
Manga, 1984Finished19 vol, ? chp

Uto Yujiro, a Japanese youngster who cross the sea to the home of the Eskimos - a cold & freezing place in northern Alaska, in order to become a top class whaler, but after he met a powerful boxer called Jim, his life's destiny has changed dramatically...

7.45
987
Manga, 1976Finished28 vol, 225 chp

Horiguchi Genki was a 5-year-old boy. His mother died when he was born, and he was raised only by his father. His father, Shark Horiguchi, was a professional boxer, but he was ruined and became an itinerant boxer. However, Genki believed his father was strong and he would become a champion, and he had a dream to become a strong boxer just like his father. (Source: MU)

SerializationShounen Sunday
DemographicShounen
7.29
963
Manga, 2015Finished6 vol, 52 chp

Minori's motto in life has always been to smile, no matter the hardship. However, her sweet personality, in an attempt to make friends, has led to constant bullying and being taken advantage of. Pushed to her breaking point, Minori begins to give in to peer pressure until she is saved by a beautiful girl named Alice. (Source: INP-Mangaz)

SerializationYoung Gangan
DemographicSeinen
6.30
951
Manga, 2013Finished4 vol, 37 chp

Growing up, Wataru and his younger brother have both done gymnastics, much like their parents. At first, Wataru, being the older brother, could out-perform his younger sibling in the sport, but everyone quickly came to notice the large gap in talent between the two brothers. Now, his younger brother has been nominated to represent Japan in the Olympics, while Wataru lives his day-to-day life not knowing what to strive for. Wataru began attending a kick boxing gym, initially to just relieve stress. With the help of his gym mates and rivals, he begins to understand that hard work can surpass talent in the realm of kick boxing. (Source: MangaHelpers)

SerializationYoung Jump
DemographicSeinen
6.83
880
Manga, 2014Finished5 vol, 47 chp

A criminal incident occurs on a train. A small good-hearted boy who could not move in this incident wants to help and save everyone. A mysterious old man suddenly appears and, using brilliant swordplay, is able to fight the the criminals off. The boy is moved by the old man's majestic figure and becomes determined to be strong like him. This starts his learning of fencing as he becomes the old man's disciple. A man must be strong in order to protect the things he loves!!! Passion! Hot-blooded fencing story! (Source: Shogakukan)

SerializationShounen Sunday
DemographicShounen
6.43
874
Manga, 1998Finished3 vol, 15 chp

Kyouhei is a boxer, training to become world champ. He has a dark past. Yuuya is a chef, or was until Kyouhei got him so riled up he slugged him on the job and was fired. Minami *shivers happily* is this super-gorgeous boy who once trained with Kyouhei's, though they also have bad blood in the past, and are now rivals. (Source: MegKF)

6.83
844
Manga, 2014Finished5 vol, 55 chp

One social outcast unleashes a cross counter that will change the world! A raging storm of fighting action! Shotarou Mitarai has given up on life, but when he visits the great forests of Mt. Fuji to end it all, he's attacked by the Suicide Hunters. On the tip of a gruesome lynching and faced with a tragic death, the seeds of rage sprout within Shotarou! What course of action will he take from within the inferno of anger?! Awaken! Stand and fight! Let the gong of your soul sound true! (Source: Manga Box)

AuthorMix Up
SerializationManga Box
6.32
796
Manga, 2007Finished2 vol, 15 chp

This manga deals with the history of a teenage, Tobi Shima Sen, who has lost his father and lives with his mother. He is a scrapper but his mother has no authority on him. In order to educate him, she decides to send him to a man who is a boxing coach during the holiday vacation. (Source: MU) Included one-shots: Volume 1: Nakkumoe Volume 2: Kick! Kouta!!, Fukuwajutsu

6.93
769
Manga, 2009Finished1 vol, 9 chp

Dragon Gon... A 36 year old bachelor and lusterless boxer who is on the verge of retirement. By all expectations, he would quietly and uneventfully retire. Until he happened to meet a vivacious actress... Love, laughter, and boxing; a drama about the prime of life now unfolds! (Source: Viscans)

SerializationBig Comic Original
DemographicSeinen
6.87
698
Manga, 1973Finished39 vol, ? chp

Teppei, brought up by his father in the mountains, is an energetic boy who is as tough as weeds and acts as free as a bird. His life changes completely when he enrolls in high school, the first school he has ever attended. Despite his eccentric behavior and being a constant source of troubles, he is soon recognized for his talent in sports-especially in Kendo (the Japanese swordplay art)—and becomes the school's hero.

7.36
663
Manga, -Finished14 vol, ? chp

Heisuke just came into town and the first thing on his to do list is chasing pretty girls, which causes him to get punched in the process. After reaching the house he'll be staying at he sees a girl trying to sneek inside. Seeing this as a perfect opportunity to legitimately grope a girl, he attempts to stop this intruder only to find out that it's the same girl who punched him earlier, not only that but her name is Umi and she just happens to be one of the three sisters who live in that house along with their mother. The next day Umi finds out that Heisuke is a boxer who's skill is only eclipsed by his letcherousness. Follow Heisuke as he tries to find out which desire is stronger, his desire for boxing or his desire for girls! (Source: Mangaupdates)

DemographicShounen
7.03
642
Manga, 2013Finished7 vol, 35 chp

Third installment of Totsuka-sensei's series about high school girls practicing Kendou.

N/A
569
Manhwa, 2022Publishing? vol, ? chp

Hwiseong Lee, who was once a promising athlete with his gifted athletic abilities in high school, works part-time at a convenience store. One day, he is invited to an MMA event which eventually leads him to a new adventure. After visiting the Octagon for the first time, he feels overwhelmed by what he has just witnessed. How will his life change as he begins training, and will he rise to glory as an MMA fighter? (Source: Webtoon Entertainment)

AuthorsPhilipGopubi
SerializationNaver Webtoon
7.06
552
Manga, 2020Publishing? vol, ? chp

The "fighting manga" centers on Himari Kohanai, a 15-year-old student who hates her clumsy and air-headed self. She wants to turn a new leaf in high school, but makes a mess of it. Still, Himari will do anything to get closer to the one she admires. (Source: ANN)

SerializationUltra Jump
DemographicSeinen
N/A
539
Manga, 2010Finished3 vol, 89 chp

Parody Manga of the Grappler Baki franchise.

6.70
526
Manga, 2014Finished3 vol, 15 chp

Yutaka works as a trainer at his father's boxing gym. In a dark alley one day, he runs into Kei, who fights off several thugs. Trying to help a young delinquent get off the street, Yutaka invites Kei to the gym. But Kei is no ordinary delinquent... (Source: MU)

7.07
525

After the terrible battle against the Demon Seeds peace has been restored and thus Mantarou is wasting his time away sleeping around, like usual... Suddenly he has a weird dream of him fighting a tag match against the Original 'Machine guns' team (Kinnikuman x Terryman tag team)... Even weirder is that the machine guns aren't 60 something, but are instead in their top form at their finest age, as they where when they won the universal tag team championship... Could this weird new vs old dream mean something? As he awakes from his afternoon nap, Mantarou realizes that there are some evil beings floating around the sky that call themselves Time Choujins, after sending a weird challenge they just banish in thin air without leaving a trace. (Source: MU)

N/A
485
Manga, 1989Finished1 vol, 5 chp

(No synopsis yet.)

SerializationShounen Captain
DemographicShounen
6.07
466
Light Novel, 2018Finished5 vol, 19 chp

The boy asked the man and the man answered: "I've been there, in the Korakuen Arena, fought against Hanayama Kaoru, it was amazing." The boy asked him again but this time a question that terrified him to the core: 'Where's the amusement park?" The man had no answer. This is a series of illustrated tales about a dark place inside the world of the Baki series, the so-called "Amusement Park." Come and discover by yourself why strong men fear it so much. Take a peek at darkness itself!!! (Source: MU)

N/A
458
Manga, 2018Finished3 vol, 11 chp

Two boys who would never have been able to meet each other under normal circumstances will now carve their mark in boxing history! (Source: MU)

SerializationJump SQ.
DemographicShounen
N/A
451
Manga, 1979Finished2 vol, 4 chp

Yuuko Sawaki wishes for her prince from the sunset and he arrives from the ocean. Kenichi Katsuragi, prince charming, is as close to perfect as you can come with one major flaw. (Source: MU) Included one-shot: Volume 1: Isourou yori Hitokoto Volume 2: Nakayoshi Uta

6.44
449
Manga, 1981Finished24 vol, ? chp

This is a great old school classic about a young boy raised from even before birth to become the greatest Kendo champpion in all of Japan. With a martial arts expert for a father and a mother with an enthusiasm streak you’ve rarely seen – their son Musashi is born to be super strong, fast, and trains harder than anyone – so how can he not become a champion? Source: The Animeraider

SerializationShounen Sunday
DemographicShounen
N/A
357
Manga, 2013Finished4 vol, 33 chp

"Akatsuki" is the first ray of light emerging from pure darkness. "Samson" Takaki is the ace wrestler and company president of the Akatsuki Pro Wrestling group. Samson has devoted his body and soul to his wrestling career. Now, Samson not only has to endure the bodily damages caused by his long wrestling career, but he has to face prostate cancer. However, this doesn't deter Samson. He continues his fight to bring joy and entertainment to his fans. (Source: MangaHelpers)

SerializationGrand Jump
DemographicSeinen
N/A
344

Ring ni Kakero 2

Put it all in the Ring 2

Manga, 2000Finished26 vol, 206 chp

At the end of Ring ni Kakero 1, Ryuuji Takane went up against Superstar Jun Kenzaki for the World Title. Now, 17 years later, Rindo Kenzaki, the son Jun Kenzaki and nephew of Ryuuji Takane, lives with Ishimatsu Katori, the "Kenka Champion" from Ryuuji and Jun's time. Rindo will meet up with a new generation of boxers to create a new Golden Japan Jr. to take on the world. Source: ANN

SerializationSuper Jump
DemographicSeinen
N/A
329
Manga, 1973Finished36 vol, 360 chp

Matsutarou Sakaguchi is a giant roughneck man with strength far beyond ordinary people. He never uttered words like "work hard," "strive," and "dream" like the typical shounen manga protagonist. However, he is stronger than anyone and peerless in sumo wrestling. His greatest weakness is his own carefree personality. He grows into a full-fledged sumo wrestler. (Source: ANN)

SerializationBig Comic
DemographicSeinen
N/A
326
Manga, 1984Finished1 vol, 7 chp

(No synopsis yet.)

SerializationFresh Jump
DemographicShounen
N/A
316
Manhwa, 2021Finished? vol, 117 chp

Sometimes, we only discover our true gifts when we hit rock bottom. Take Damin Lee—he's a terrible soccer player, due to his almost supernatural talent at dodging any object thrown at him. But in another sport? It's a whole other story. When Damin leaves the soccer team in disgrace after failing to save the game-deciding goal, he's discovered by Taegyun, captain of the épée team in the school fencing club. Impressed by Damin's agility and evasiveness, Taegyun offers Damin a chance at redemption in fencing. Will Damin find his true passion and make some friends along the way? (Source: Webtoon Entertainment)

Author2o
SerializationNaver Webtoon
N/A
294
Manga, 2010Discontinued1 vol, 6 chp

Kuryuuin Getsuka loves martial arts and she won a championship in middle school but her father forcibly stopped Getsuka from doing martial arts. She was brought back to a high class all-girls academy that she went to when she was in elementary school and it was where there isn't any martial arts club, so she started her own martial arts association. (Source: MU)

SerializationShounen Sirius
DemographicShounen
N/A
282
Manga, 2009Finished3 vol, ? chp

Ayumu is a hardworking yet timid kid who is constantly being bullied. One day, he finds himself being punched into the air... and waking up in a boxing gym! Thus, Ayumu's quest to become "just a little bit" stronger begins with the two wacky members of the Gold Boxing Gym. Will Ayumu finally stand up for himself or will his timidness get the better of him? (Source: MU)

SerializationCoroCoro Comic
DemographicKids
N/A
277
One-shot, 2020Finished? vol, 1 chp

A modern Japanese teacher who finds herself in a gym and discovers her hidden potential in boxing. (Source: MU)

SerializationYoung Jump Sports
DemographicSeinen
6.69
263
Manga, 1986Finished48 vol, ? chp

Nozomi is a beautiful former actress who moves back to Japan from New Zealand. Upon arriving, she meets her fellow high school student neighbor Ryotaro. She then decides he needs to join the high school boxing club and helps him in his training.

SerializationYoung Jump
N/A
261
Manga, 1990Finished12 vol, ? chp

Once upon a time, there was a little girl. One day she played a trick on a drunk and made him angry. The drunk was going to hurt her, until a boy appeared and saved her. It's been eleven years since that incident, but Nonoka is still looking for the "prince" who saved her. This manga's got a love triangle and lots of judo! Source: HMR

N/A
252
One-shot, 2017Finished? vol, 1 chp

(No synopsis yet.)

SerializationShounen Sunday
DemographicShounen
6.43
249

B.B

Burning Blood

Manga, 1985Finished31 vol, 286 chp
B.B B.B

One night after leaving a club where he was playing trumpet Ryou Takagi is jumped by a motorcycle gang. The scuffle spills out into the streets and causes a traffic accident. Because of this, Ryou is arrested and forced to do time. Upon his release, he has developed into a skilled boxer but trouble continues to find him. (Source: MU)

SerializationShounen Sunday
DemographicShounen
N/A
242
Manga, 2001Finished8 vol, 86 chp

Professional wrestler Yamamoto Jingo just returned to Japan from a 5 year training trip in the US and Mexico, only to be greeted by his now defunct wrestling company: Yamato. He's come to find out that as soon as the president of the company passed away, the rival wrestling group "Teijitsu" took down Yamato. Jingo has now been forced to go seek revenge for the destruction of Yamato by challenging the Teijitsu president. One thing led to another, and now Jingo has been half-forced into working under Teijitsu as the new wrestler from Brazil: Agnes Kamen. (Source: MangaHelpers)

SerializationBig Comic Spirits
DemographicSeinen
N/A
239
Manhwa, 2021Finished? vol, 98 chp

Ihn Kim is an explosive Taekwondo fighter who can throw brutal kicks, but his opponents don't take him seriously because he's held back by all the sparring rules. However, changes are coming in the Taekwondo world that just might give Ihn a fighting chance. Can Ihn beat the people who once mocked him and show everyone that his style of Taekwondo is no joke? (Source: Webtoon Entertainment)

SerializationNaver Webtoon
N/A
222

Nido, former boxer prodigy reduced to poverty, saw his dreams of glory destroyed by an accident that cost him his leg. In addition, the death of his younger brother occurred long ago still haunts him, as guilt continues to gnaw. Lonely, hopeless, will he find the desire to dream again? His encounter with the young boxer Jiro will be his chance to revive his passion for boxing. He will train the eventual champion and take care of him as he didn't with his little brother. But the God of death awaits them and put them to test as the decisive match approaches for Jiro. The two companions find themselves hopelessly bound by fate and must confront the ghosts of their past.

N/A
216

Manga adaptation of the otome game Duel Love.

SerializationHana to Yume
DemographicShoujo
N/A
216

Inu to Kakezuki

The Dog and Waning Moon

Manga, 2013Finished3 vol, 24 chp

Retired boxer Kazuya Shouji has long given up dreams of winning championship titles. He's now a coach and all his hopes are pinned on his protege, the upcoming pugilist Gaku. But the relationship between the two is not simply that of coach and student... "It's just that when I see the normally expressionless kid making a face like this, I can't help but get excited." (Source: MU)

AuthorUnohana
SerializationCab
N/A
215
Manga, 2013Finished3 vol, 21 chp

Marumi was accepted into her high school through her Kyudo (Japanese Archery) skills, but recently, her growing breasts are getting in the way. Now, she has been forced to quit Kyudo and is now on the brink of being kicked out of her high school due to her not so stellar grades. Her teacher recommended her to a club known as "Rikijo," a female sumo wrestling club. Will Marumi be able to keep up with this new club? (Source: MangaHelpers)

AuthorUtamaro
SerializationMonthly Action
N/A
205
Manga, 2012Finished4 vol, 33 chp

Included one-shot: Volume 4: Aru Hi Totsuzen Monster Musume no Ou-sama ni Nattandakedo Nanika Shitsumon Aru?

N/A
204
Manga, 2016Finished3 vol, 27 chp

Chika Kuwabara pretty much drifts through life with no purpose, her days spent at arcades or getting into petty fights. But one day, she witnesses someone practicing fencing in the school gymnasium. That glimpse begins to awaken something deep inside her... (Source: MU)

N/A
197
Light Novel, 2016Publishing? vol, ? chp

(No synopsis yet.)

DemographicShounen
N/A
185
Manga, 2017Finished? vol, 9 chp

(No synopsis yet.)

N/A
185
Manga, 2015Finished5 vol, 46 chp

This story protagonist is the strongest, fastest and cleverest judo practitioner alive. The tyrant rises in revolt against present judo world. Is there a way to defeat him? This is the anti-judo story for all strivers.

AuthorIori
SerializationShounen Sunday
DemographicShounen
N/A
178
Manga, 2024Publishing? vol, ? chp

(No synopsis yet.)

N/A
178

Monaco no Sora e

We Never Stop Boxing

Manga, 1999Finished22 vol, ? chp

(No synopsis yet.)

SerializationYoung Jump
DemographicSeinen
N/A
177
Manga, 1991Finished28 vol, 304 chp

When Harimanada makes his grand entrance into the world of Sumo, he causes complete uproar throughout the entire arena. The novelty headmask is clearly not a good idea but not content with just ruffling the feathers of all the spectators, he sends the the entire Sumo Association into a frenzy when he arrogantly declares that he will surpass the legendary Futabayama's consecutive run of 69 victories. Should he fail to achieve such a feat, he will immediately retire all together. Harimanada's impudent remarks cause a huge backlash as every high-ranking Yokuzuna wants the chance to knock him down and humiliate him for showing such arrogance. Thus begins Harimanada's journey to the top as he battles to topple the entire Sumo hierarchy!

SerializationMorning
DemographicSeinen
N/A
176
Manga, 2016Publishing? vol, ? chp

(No synopsis yet.)

SerializationEvening
DemographicSeinen
N/A
174
Manga, 1983Finished3 vol, 12 chp

(No synopsis yet.)

N/A
171
Manga, 2005Finished4 vol, ? chp
Rin Rin

(No synopsis yet.)

DemographicSeinen
N/A
159
Manhwa, 2023Publishing? vol, ? chp

Cha Moo-gyeol, a mixed martial artist, falls into a vegetative state while engaging in martial arts in a no-weight class after being tricked by Chairman Jang. Afterwards, Cha Moo-gyeol is used to renew Chairman Chang's image. Eventually, he dies and is possesses the body of Cha Mu-gyeol, a high school student with the same name. A solid body with S-class durability. A status window ability that can upgrade martial arts abilities. It's different this time. With the unfulfilled dream of the strongest man, the fight to get revenge on Chairman Chang begins. (Source: Naver Corporation, translated)

N/A
155
Manga, 1985Finished11 vol, ? chp

(No synopsis yet.)

N/A
150
One-shot, 2005Finished? vol, 1 chp

This is a special original chapter included in the Ring ni Kakero Real databook.

N/A
147