What is Sports anime?

Sports anime revolves around a recreational physical activity or skill. In addition they often adhere to certain genre conventions, the emphasis on training and practice in preparation for competition, characters desire for self improvement, and pursuit of a specific goal.

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Haikyuu!!

(Haikyu!!)

8.29

Description:

Inspired after watching a volleyball ace nicknamed "Little Giant" in action, small-statured Shouyou Hinata revives the volleyball club at his middle school. The newly-formed team even makes it to a tournament; however, their first match turns out to be their last when they are brutally squashed by the "King of the Court," Tobio Kageyama. Hinata vows to surpass Kageyama, and so after graduating from middle school, he joins Karasuno High School's volleyball team—only to find that his sworn rival, Kageyama, is now his teammate. Thanks to his short height, Hinata struggles to find his role on the team, even with his superior jumping power. Surprisingly, Kageyama has his own problems that only Hinata can help with, and learning to work together appears to be the only way for the team to be successful. Based on Haruichi Furudate's popular shounen manga of the same name, Haikyuu!! is an exhilarating and emotional sports comedy following two determined athletes as they attempt to patch a heated rivalry in order to make their high school volleyball team the best in Japan. (Source: MAL)
Type

TV

Episodes

25

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2014-04-06

Haikyuu!! Second Season

(Haikyu!! 2nd Season)

8.27

Description:

Following their participation at the Inter-High, the Karasuno High School volleyball team attempts to refocus their efforts, aiming to conquer the Spring tournament instead. When they receive an invitation from long-standing rival Nekoma High, Karasuno agrees to take part in a large training camp alongside many notable volleyball teams in Tokyo and even some national level players. By playing with some of the toughest teams in Japan, they hope not only to sharpen their skills, but also come up with new attacks that would strengthen them. Moreover, Hinata and Kageyama attempt to devise a more powerful weapon, one that could possibly break the sturdiest of blocks. Facing what may be their last chance at victory before the senior players graduate, the members of Karasuno's volleyball team must learn to settle their differences and train harder than ever if they hope to overcome formidable opponents old and new—including their archrival Aoba Jousai and its world-class setter Tooru Oikawa. (Source: MAL)
Type

TV

Episodes

25

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2015-10-04

Haikyuu!!: Karasuno Koukou VS Shiratorizawa Gakuen Koukou

(Haikyu!! 3rd Season)

8.26

Description:

The third season of Haikyuu!!
Type

TV

Episodes

10

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2016-10-08

Blue Lock

(Blue Lock)

8.22

Description:

Japan’s desire for World Cup glory leads the Japanese Football Association to launch a new rigorous training program to find the national team’s next striker. Three hundred high school players are pitted against each other for the position, but only one will come out on top. Who among them will be the striker to usher in a new era of Japanese soccer? (Source: Crunchyroll)
Type

TV

Episodes

24

Ep.Length

24 Min

Status

finished

Aired

2022-10-08

Haikyuu!! TO THE TOP 2

(Haikyuu!!: To the Top Part 2)

8.23

Description:

Second cour of Haikyuu!! TO THE TOP.
Type

TV

Episodes

12

Ep.Length

23 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2020-10-03

Haikyuu!! Movie 2: Shousha to Haisha

8.22

Description:

Second Haikyuu!! recap movie.
Type

movie

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

88 Min

Rating

Status

finished

Aired

2015-09-18

Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season

(Kuroko's Basketball 3)

8.22

Description:

Following their triumph against Yousen High, Seirin's basketball team has reached the semifinals of the Winter Cup along with Kaijou, Rakuzan, and Shuutoku. Each of these teams possesses a member of the Generation of Miracles, and Seirin prepares to face the largest obstacles on their path to winning the Winter Cup. In the final season of Kuroko no Basket, Kuroko goes head-to-head with his old teammates once more as he attempts to show them that individual skill is not the only way to play basketball. His firm belief that his form of basketball, team play, is the right way to play the sport will clash with the talents of a perfect copy and an absolute authority. While Kuroko tries to prove that his basketball is "right," he and the rest of Seirin High ultimately have one goal: to win the Winter Cup and overcome the strength of the Generation of Miracles, who have long dominated the scene of middle and high school basketball. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Type

TV

Episodes

25

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2015-01-11

Haikyuu!!: To the Top

8.22

Description:

The fourth season of Haikyuu!!
Type

TV

Episodes

13

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2020-01-10

Haikyuu!! Movie 3: Sainou to Sense

8.22

Description:

Recap film that will cover the match against Aobajosai High School that took place in the second season. (Source: MAL News)
Type

movie

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

1 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2017-09-15

Haikyuu!! Movie 1: Owari to Hajimari

8.22

Description:

First Haikyuu!! recap movie.
Type

movie

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

89 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2015-07-03

Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season

(Kuroko's Basketball 2)

8.21

Description:

With the Interhigh Championship finally over, Seirin's basketball team refocuses their efforts, training harder than ever to get the chance to participate in the Winter Cup. Both Kuroko and Kagami see old friends walk back into their lives, providing a challenge both on and off the court. As new skills are developed and new alliances created, enemies from various teams—giants of high school basketball such as Yousen, Shuutoku and Touou—stand in the way of Seirin's steadfast attempts to get to the top. All of these schools prove to be formidable foes whose abilities progress exponentially, while Kuroko struggles to find a balance between his resolve to play as part of a team and his desire to win. With old wounds reopening, new challenges to face on the court, and a new set of foes—the "Uncrowned Kings"—vowing to defeat the new hopefuls, will Seirin ever be able to achieve their dream of beating the Generation of Miracles? [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Type

TV

Episodes

25

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2013-10-06

Haikyuu!! Movie 4: Concept no Tatakai

(Haikyu!! The Movie: Battle of Concepts!!)

8.21

Description:

The finals of the Miyagi prelims for the Spring Tournament... After defeating Aoba Johsai, Karasuno head toward their next match to qualify for the Spring Tournament. Their opponent is the undefeated champion Shiratorizawa, led by the high school prodigy, Wakatoshi Ushijima. From the beginning of the match, Karasuno gets beat down by Ushijima’s ferocious spikes. Even though they try to turn the tables, they are also shut down due to Tendo’s precise blocks. Is this a wall they will not be able to get over? The one who holds the key to turning the tables is the master of blocking, Tsukishima. Hinata and Kageyama manage to increase their intensity due to his calm and precise defense. Despite both teams have completely different play concepts, their intensity is the same. Who will be the ones who will laugh after this desperate struggle? (Source: CR)
Type

movie

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

1 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2017-09-29

Hajime no Ippo

(Fighting Spirit)

8.22

Description:

Makunouchi Ippo has been bullied his entire life. Constantly running errands and being beaten up by his classmates, Ippo has always dreamed of changing himself, but never has the passion to act upon it. One day, in the midst of yet another bullying, Ippo is saved by Takamura Mamoru, who happens to be a boxer. Ippo faints from his injuries and is brought to the Kamogawa boxing gym to recover. As he regains consciousness, he is awed and amazed at his new surroundings in the gym, though lacks confidence to attempt anything. Takamura places a photo of Ippo's classmate on a punching bag and forces him to punch it. It is only then that Ippo feels something stir inside him and eventually asks Takamura to train him in boxing. Thinking that Ippo does not have what it takes, Takamura gives him a task deemed impossible and gives him a one week time limit. With a sudden desire to get stronger, for himself and his hard working mother, Ippo trains relentlessly to accomplish the task within the time limit. Thus Ippo's journey to the top of the boxing world begins. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Type

TV

Episodes

75

Ep.Length

23 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2000-10-04

SK8

(SK8 the Infinity)

8.2

Description:

Reki, a high school sophomore and skater, is addicted to "S," a highly secret and dangerous downhill skateboarding race that takes place in an abandoned mine. The skaters are especially wild about the "beefs," or heated battles that erupt in the races. Reki takes Langa, a transfer student returning to Japan after studying abroad, to the mine where the races are held. Langa, who has no skateboarding experience, finds himself pulled into the world of "S"... (Source: Aniplex US)
Type

TV

Episodes

12

Ep.Length

23 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2021-01-10

THE FIRST SLAM DUNK

(The First Slam Dunk)

8.17

Description:

Shohoku's “speedster” and point guard, Ryota Miyagi, always plays with brains and lightning speed, running circles around his opponents while feigning composure. Born and raised in Okinawa, Ryota had a brother who was three years older. Following in the footsteps of his older brother, who was a famous local player from a young age, Ryota also became addicted to basketball. In his second year of high school, Ryota plays with the Shohoku High School basketball team along with Sakuragi, Rukawa, Akagi, and Mitsui as they take the stage at the Inter-High School National Championship. And now, they are on the brink of challenging the reigning champions, Sannoh Kogyo High School. (Source: GKIDS)
Type

movie

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

124 Min

Status

finished

Aired

2022-12-03

Kuroko no Basket

(Kuroko's Basketball)

8.2

Description:

Teikou Junior High School's basketball team is crowned champion three years in a row thanks to five outstanding players who, with their breathtaking and unique skills, leave opponents in despair and fans in admiration. However, after graduating, these teammates, known as "The Generation of Miracles," go their separate ways and now consider each other as rivals. At Seirin High School, two newly recruited freshmen prove that they are not ordinary basketball players: Taiga Kagami, a promising player returning from the US, and Tetsuya Kuroko, a seemingly ordinary student whose lack of presence allows him to move around unnoticed. Although Kuroko is neither athletic nor able to score any points, he was a member of Teikou's basketball team, where he played as the "Phantom Sixth Man," who easily passed the ball and assisted his teammates.Kuroko no Basket follows the journey of Seirin's players as they attempt to become the best Japanese high school team by winning the Interhigh Championship. To reach their goal, they have to cross pathways with several powerful teams, some of which have one of the five players with godlike abilities, whom Kuroko and Taiga make a pact to defeat. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Type

TV

Episodes

25

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2012-04-08

Haikyuu!!: Riku vs Kuu

8.19

Description:

The two-episode anime, adapting chapters from volumes 22 and 23, will first debut at the Jump Festa 2020 event, which runs on December 21 and 22. TOHO animation will ship the original video anime on Blu-ray and DVD on January 22, 2020. (Source: MAL News)
Type

OVA

Episodes

2

Ep.Length

22 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2020-01-22

Haikyuu!!: vs. Akaten

8.2

Description:

In this episode, which takes place after the first season, Hinata and Kageyama fail a test and find that the make-up exam conflicts with their training camp. (Source: ANN) Note: The OVA was screened at Jump Festa 2015 on November 3, 2015. It was later bundled with the 21st volume of the manga.
Type

OVA

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

22 Min

Rating

Status

finished

Aired

2016-05-02

Yuri!!! on Ice

(Yuri!!! On ICE)

8.19

Description:

Reeling from his crushing defeat at the Grand Prix Finale, Yuuri Katsuki, once Japan's most promising figure skater, returns to his family home to assess his options for the future. At age 23, Yuuri's window for success in skating is closing rapidly, and his love of pork cutlets and aptitude for gaining weight are not helping either. However, Yuuri finds himself in the spotlight when a video of him performing a routine previously executed by five-time world champion, Victor Nikiforov, suddenly goes viral. In fact, Victor himself abruptly appears at Yuuri's house and offers to be his mentor. As one of his biggest fans, Yuuri eagerly accepts, kicking off his journey to make it back onto the world stage. But the competition is fierce, as the rising star from Russia, Yuri Plisetsky, is relentlessly determined to defeat Yuuri and win back Victor's tutelage. (Source: MAL Rewrite)
Type

TV

Episodes

12

Ep.Length

23 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2016-10-06

Kuroko no Basket: Last Game

(Kuroko's Basketball the Movie: Last Game)

8.19

Description:

Kuroko reunites with the "Generation of Miracles" when former rivals are humiliated in an exhibition game against a notorious street basketball team. (Source: Netflix)
Type

movie

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

90 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2017-03-18

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