There are loads of sport anime in Japan. This season alone we have boxing (Baki), soccer (Captain Tsubasa), swimming (Free), badminton (Hanebad!), beach volleyball (Harukana Receive) and technically also diving (Grand Blue Dreaming). Let’s not even talk about the next season, where they already announced sumo (Hinomaru Zumo), running (Feel the Wind), fishing (Sora to Umi no Aida) and archery (Tsurune: Kazemai Kyudo Club).
With all these series, one would think that there have been anime for everything already. However there are still many missing and even if there already was an anime, maybe it just didn’t get the recognition it deserved. So let’s give the anime and manga creators out there some ideas for sports we want to see made into a story! Vote for the sport you want to see most turned into an inspirational story of friendship and growth.