Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk was one of the many well-liked sports anime back in 1994. Hanamichi Sakuragi, the protagonist, joins the basketball team on the advice of his crush, Haruko. I had to see this TV show on time because it was a must-see. I always made sure to watch the replay of any episodes I missed. Unfortunately, while having a compelling plot, the fans were dissatisfied by the ending and chose to keep reading the manga instead. Most people who have watched and read the manga still have massive crushes on Rukawa.

The Prince of Tennis

The prince of tennis, another anime that most people liked, debuted in 2001. In the story, Ryoma Echizen, who has lived most of his life overseas, describes how his talent and talents in sports helped him join his high school team in Japan. In 2019, a live-action movie adaptation of the series was produced, and we think it’s presently streaming on Netflix.

The series will reportedly receive a sequel this year, according to rumors.

Free! Iwatobi Swim Club


Because it has fanservice and is one of the few programs that concentrates on male characters, the swimming anime that was released in 2013 quickly gained popularity among ladies.

The protagonists of the novel are young men who develop into superb swimmers while also maturing as individuals. The protagonist of the anime is Haruka, who is also known as Haru by his friends and searches for the meaning of swimming. He also has a competitor named Rin Matsuoka from Samezuoka Academy, the school that Iwatobi attends. These two, though, are old buddies from their youth. They have been teammates on the same swim team since elementary school and are very good friends. They eventually parted ways for high school and began competing with one another. Due to his form, Haru actually swims far better than Rin, who is famed for his speed.

Kuroko’s Basketball

Kuroko’s Basketball, also known as Kuroko no Basket, was a new basketball anime that debuted on television 28 years after the debut of Slam Dunk. When they’re on the basketball court, the characters possess special skills that are unattainable in real life. They infused this anime with a magical feel, which, in my opinion, drew in a lot of people. Kuroko’s Basket is currently viewable on Netflix and Crunchyroll.


Despite being launched in 2014, the anime quickly gathered a large following of followers who eagerly anticipated both the manga and television series. Even though the show dramatized several aspects of volleyball, it nevertheless demonstrated camaraderie, teamwork, devotion, and character growth. The anime also had episodes that didn’t just center on the main characters, but other characters as well. There were rumors that there will be a fifth season, but instead a two-part movie will replace the current 4 seasons. Another report claims that a fifth season will still be released, but it won’t be for another two or three years.

Sports Anime to Look Forward To

Blue Lock


It appears to be your standard soccer anime at first glance. But in reality, this one has a significant twist.

The Japanese team had a difficult time reuniting the players after their humiliating World Cup loss. The Japanese football association is keen to develop a striker who is thirsty for win and hungry for goals. According to the teaser, they appear to have elevated the game to a whole new level by incorporating the battle royale concept and gathering 300 of Japan’s top athletes. The scheduled release date is October 2024.

Tsurune Movie: Hajimari no Issha


An anime with a strong archery theme has already been released in Japan, but not yet internationally. The series’ synopsis begins with the main character, Narumiya Minato, enrolling in Prefectural Kazemai High School. Once he’s in, Tommy-sensei, the club advisor, has already extended an invitation to him to join the archery club. Takehaya Seiya and Yamanouchi Ryohei, two of Narumiya’s boyhood pals, also consented to participate, but at first Narumiya was hesitant because he has no prior archery expertise. Tommy-sensei requested him to perform a demonstration, but when he missed the mark, it became clear that Narumiya had a problem with archery.

Bakuten!! (Backflip!!) Movie


An anime film about gymnastics has already been released in Japan, but there has been no announcement of an overseas release. The major characters are actually boys, unlike what you may expect. Even though you would not watch it every day, the trailer makes it seem like something you might enjoy. It was once a television series, and now that there is a movie version of it, it appears that viewers liked viewing it.

Shotaro Futaba, who is in his final summer of middle school, is where the series’ narrative of events begins. He learns about boys’ gymnastics and becomes utterly enthralled. When he finally transferred to Soshukan Private High School, popularly known as Ao High, he went straight to the boys’ gymnastics club. A famous gymnast named Misato Ryoya and interesting elders, or senpais, welcomed him there. The boys’’ perseverance, devotion, and love for the game are highlighted in the series because they all share the same objective.

Yawamushi Pedal: Limit Break

Sakamichi Onoda, a young student who had just started high school, was devastated to hear that the anime club at his new school had been destroyed since no one wanted to join. Onoda liked to ride his bike, but he only went for brief rides. One day, a fellow freshman saw Onoda cycling. It was Shunsuke Imaizumi, a serious rider, who first discovered Onoda. Onoda’s bike was spotted by Naruko, who was also a student. Together, they try to convince Onoda to join the bicycle racing club.

According to reports, Japan will get it in October 2024.

Slam Dunk Movie

The anime series’ followers have been waiting for this. The movie’s plot is the same as that of the television show, but some elements have possibly been changed or adjusted to match the needs of the film. In case you missed the series, Hanamichi Sakuragi is a problematic student with a volatile temper. Despite being a bad boy, he doesn’t attract the ladies because he isn’t popular. He meets Haruko Akagi during his freshman year at Shohoku High and eventually develops a strong liking for her. Contrarily, Haruko wasn’t at all frightened of Sakuragi, unlike the majority of girls who did. In actuality, it was she who persuaded Sakuragi to play basketball for their high school. Sakuragi eventually joins the squad in the hopes that Haruko will finally like him in return for doing so, but over time, he comes to enjoy the sport.

The film will debut in the fall of 2024.

While there are plenty of sports anime to look forward to in 2018, let’s first see what has to say about the most recent football news.