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Question: What is your favourite sports anime? From Tommy
Okay, I never used to watch sports anime. Out right avoided them and pretended they did not exist. It has only been since starting the blog that I’ve slowly started to try out a handful of newer shows and have picked up a couple of classics to fill in gaps in my anime knowledge. I’ll admit, there’s a lot of sports anime out there I still haven’t tried and even though I will accept now that some sports anime can actually be pretty compelling, it still isn’t a genre I jump into.
So Days was probably one that surprised me. I know from an animation point of view it is pretty terrible so if you are watching the show to watch a well animated football game, look elsewhere. However, something about the main character really appealed and I really enjoyed the interactions within the team.
In terms of classic sports anime shows that I’ve gone back and filled in because I’d missed them the one I most enjoyed was Haikyuu. I had a lot of fun with those characters and for a short space of time even got excited about the idea of volleyball (that wore off quick but it was there for a moment).
Yet, my favourite anime featuring sport is definitely Yuri on Ice!. I know, that is such a cheat answer given it isn’t a sports anime in the strictest sense of the word, but of all the anime that are focused on a competitor getting better at their game, Yuri on Ice is the one I love the most. I was happy to read your review of it recently and I’m glad that it continues to connect with people.
Alright, we’ll turn this over to the reader’s and ask what is your favourite sports anime?
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