Yowamushi Pedal, Haikyuu!! Recommendations
Though of different sports focused these anime have very similar leads. You'll feel the strong connection to both anime. Fun and entertaining!
Different sports yet both series have high spirits when it comes to teamplay. The main male characters are part of a team in the perspective sport they are involved in. But with that also comes adversaries and obstacles they must overcome. Considering to be an underdog, both series highlights their growth. At the same time, other characters on their team also get insight on their roles in the story. I recommend both series for sports fan interested in teamwork and a competitive atmosphere.
Both main characters, Onoda and Hinata strive to become better at their respective sport. Also, Imaizumi and Kageyama are both simiilar since they are already considered high tier players when the show starts.
Both shows have intense cliffhangers, and an urge to keep watching the show, hoping that the main characters will find success and be victorious in their battles.
Both are sports anime
Both main characters are very persistent and work very hard to succeed
Both main characters are surrounded by a group of supporting teammates
Both sports anime. Main characters are untrained in their sport, but still amazing at it. Both have very lovable main characters with friendly teammates.
Team sports anime with great characters. Both with weak (yet strong) main characters that grow over time. If you liked haikyuu you'll definitely like yowamushi pedal (or the other way around).
Hinata - Onoda
Both of them joins the club as amateurs. Both of them have the potential in the sport but they do not realise it, and has other people around him to teach him how to play it
Kageyama - Imaizumi
Both of them are good in the sports they do when they were in middle school. However, both of them faced problems in their area because of that. Kageyama - No one wanted his toss. Imaizumi - Midousuji cheated him. Also, both of them help the protagonist of the story improve their skills
Overall, other than similar traits and background