Here is a list of ten of the best sports anime series :
10- Yowamushi Pedal (Cycling)
Onoda Sakamichi is a first year student at Sohoku High School, very shy and a fan of animes. He has tried to join his school's anime research club, but when he meets Imaizume Shunsuke, a well-known cyclist, and Naruko Shoukichi, who won the Kansai Cliclism Championship, Sakamichi decides to join the club of competitive cycling. Although he was lacking challenges, a very rigorous training, but with the support of his friends all Sakamichi's talent for cycling begins to awaken ... High school boys go beyond their own limits and bet everything on their bikes to the point of starting one exciting race of love to cycling!
9- Captain Tsubasa (football)
Oozora Tsubasa's life was saved by football when he was only 2 years old. Since then, his best friend was football, football is his life. Today at age 12, he and his mother are moving to Nankatsu (their father is the captain of a ship and therefore is at sea most of the time). There he meets a football team to play and many new friends. This is the beginning of the success story of Tsubasa and his friends ...
8- Eyeshield 21 (American football)
Kobayakawa Sena is a boy who is always chosen by bullies at school. Since elementary school, he has always had the role of "scout boy" as his passing became fast and easy in his movements. Coincidentally, Youichi Hiruma and Ryukan Kurita are looking for a runner for their American football team (Deimon Devil Bats) and want to put Sena on the team. To hide his new star player from the eyes of the other High Schools, Hiruma gave Sena a helmet with a dark Deimon Devil Bats visor and name him Eyeshield # 21.
7- Prince of Tennis (Tennis)
The story takes place in Tokyo, focused on Seishun Gakuen, more commonly called Seigaku, a private school known mainly for its tennis club and talented players. It begins when a student named Echizen Ryoma moves to that school and begins to stand out for his skills in the sport by quickly defeating several veterans. On the road to achieving their dream of winning the National High School Tennis Tournament, the owners of the Seigaku team, with their newest member, Echizen Ryoma, they make new friends and learn many complex techniques.
6- Diamond no Ace (Baseball)
The story follows Eijun Sawamura, a pitcher who joins an elite school with a brilliant catcher named Kazuya Miyuki. Together with the rest of the team, they strive for Japan's celebrated Koushien Championships through hard work and determination.
5- Kuroko no Basket (Basketball)
Kuroko is a member of the legendary collegiate basketball team known as the "Miracle Generation," and although no one knows him, the top five players consider him the best basketball player. When he joins Seirin College basketball team, everyone is surprised to discover that Kuroko is small, skinny and weak ... What is the secret that makes him so famous, and which of his abilities are able to help his team?
4- Major (Baseball)
Igeharu Honda is currently the main hitter of his team in the league and his son Goro hopes to someday follow in the footsteps of his father. Momoko Hoshino is a teacher of Goro, and the first woman that Shigeharu has been interested since the death of his wife and mother of his son. So the anime begins, with a very well done storyline, nicely crafted characters with large doses of drama and action. As a sport anime undoubtedly is among the best of the genre and even those who do not know anything about baseball are going to lose nothing, growing along with Goro and learning a lot about the sport still accompany the whole experience of this boy's life since childhood already shows himself a genius of the sport and has an enormous dream of becoming a professional of the league.
3- Hajime no Ippo (Boxing)
Makunouchi Ippo, a humble second-year high school boy who for most of his free time helps his mother at work, who owns a store that rents boats for fishing. Because of this, he does not have time to make friends, and worse, he is the target of Umezawa and his gang, who do not like Ippo and beat him as a child. One day, under a bridge where Ippo was beaten by Umezawa, Takamura, a veteran boxer who was tournament champion among Japan's new boxers, saves Ippo from Umezawa and takes him to the boxing gym to deal with his injuries. There, Takamura lends him some videos with boxing fights to encourage him a little. Ippo begins to become interested in boxing, as he convinced himself that he could find the answer he had been looking for since he was a child, which was "what does it mean to be strong?" Ippo ends up convincing Takamura and coach Kamogawa, Proving he is capable of becoming a boxer with his determination and effort.
2- Slam Dunk (Basketball)
Slam Dunk tells the story of a rebellious teenager, Hanamichi Sakuragi, a boy who frightens his schoolmates but he can not win any girl's heart. Sakuragi falls in love with Haruko, who is passionate about basketball. To impress her he begins to play and quickly develops an enormous passion for the game. Despite being loud and strong, Sakuragi does not know how to play and his teammates try to convince him to train hard before attempting crazy moves in front of the crowd. He quickly comes into conflict with the captain of the team, who is his beloved's older brother and begins a competition with Rukawa, the most promising player on the team that is all that Sakuragi wanted to be: disciplined, skilled, charismatic and, above all , Owner of Haruko's heart.
1- Haikyuu!! (Volleyball)
Hinata Shouyou, upon seeing a volleyball match, is fascinated by "the Little Giant," a skilled volleyball player, so he decides to join his school's volleyball club, however he is the only member of the club. After 3 years he finally completes the team and heads to the Spring Tournament. However his first face opponent is a favorite of the finals. It is at this moment that Hinata meets Kageyama Tobio, the "King of the blocks". Although they have lost the match, Shouyou is still determined to take the title of Kageyama, and be the one remaining on the court. When entering high school, he is surprised to see that he and Kageyama, before opponents, are now in the same school and club!