Bamboo Blade, Chihayafuru Recommendations
A motley crew's rise to prominence at a sport can be seen in either show. Every member has their own characteristics, and how they interact and bounce off each other make it fun to watch.
Girl with great potential struggles with her new found teammates to be the best team in their sport. It has a similar feel to them. If you like one, you'll like the other :)
Competition is a wonderful thing. It makes us strive to accomplish, strive to achieve. As such, both of these sports theme are something to keep an eye on. There is drama, comedy, and a storyline that anime fans of sports can enjoy.