Sports (153)

Training for and participating in a sport take priority, with the goal of furthering one's athletic abilities—either to win a competition or achieve some social standing. While the featured sport may be individual or team, the main cast will always overcome conflict through discussion and insights gained from other athletes or coaches. This creates a general sense of collective support and achievement that is always present in Sports stories. Contrast with Action where the narrative is on resolving conflict with one's physical power. While both Action and Sports may focus on exciting action sequencies, the two genres are mutually exclusive.

Diamond no Ace (Ace of the Diamond)

Terajima, Yuuji 2023
Middle school student Eijun Sawamura has just lost his final baseball game after pitching a unique fastball that cost Akagi Middle School their chance to reach the nationals. As the baseball team captain, he feels responsible for their enormous loss and vows to take his friends there in high school. However, with his terrible grades and no school recommendations in his area, Sawamura sulks as he tries to figure out how to keep his promise.

His pitch during the last game catches the attention of a scout from the prestigious Seidou High School in Tokyo, who soon convinces a begrudging Sawamura to observe their school's nationally-ranked baseball team practice. At Seidou, an impromptu competition between Sawamura and one of their batters causes him to cross paths with Kazuya Miyuki—a catcher who can pull out Sawamura's strengths as a pitcher.

The experience he has accumulated at Seidou changes his initial reluctance to transfer to Tokyo. Although he still feels guilt over betraying his friends, they encourage him to take the offer and enroll in Seidou. Filled with a renewed sense of determination, Sawamura begins the arduous journey of becoming Seidou's team ace and heading for the nationals while carrying the spirit of his former school with him.

[Written by Animeranku Rewrite]
May 17, 2006 to Jul 15, 2015 | 418 chp | Publishing

Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama

Konomi, Takeshi 2023
Fifty nationally ranked middle school tennis players receive an invitation to join the Japan U-17 training camp—an exclusive tennis camp that was previously open only to high school players. Amongst the recipients is tennis prodigy Ryouma Echizen and his teammates of the Seishun Academy Boys' Tennis Team. In the camp, the middle schoolers come across many strong opponents as they become intertwined with the camp's hierarchy system. They soon find themselves fighting against the high schoolers—and among themselves—for a spot in the camp as well as the top 20. With the U-17 World Cup around the corner, it is a battle to see who will represent Japan on the world stage.
Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama depicts the players' resolute endeavors as their tennis skills continue to reach new heights while also learning the meaning of perseverance and resilience. With countries stronger than Japan awaiting them at the U-17 World Cup, the determined tennis players must find a way to work together and ultimately come out on top.

[Written by Animeranku Rewrite]
Mar 4, 2009 to ? | chp | Publishing

Futari Awasete Puramai Zero

Fujinaka, Chise 2023
Nadeshiko Yamada yearns for a boyfriend, but her overly negative way of thinking makes her believe she is not good enough to have one. While dramatically declaring the futility of her situation, she knocks over a large piece of fencing that begins to fall on top of her. Before it can crush her, the handsome and popular Samejima comes to Nadeshiko's rescue, suffering a cut in the process.

Much to Nadeshiko's surprise, however, Samejima is not upset with her for causing his injury. Impressed by his kindness, Nadeshiko asks Samejima for advice on improving her negative disposition. With his help, Nadeshiko begins to change her attitude—but positivity is not the only emotion that starts to blossom within her.

[Written by Animeranku Rewrite]
2007 | 1 chp | Publishing

F

Rokuda, Noboru 2023
Akagi Gunma is a young, impetuous, and rash teenager who decides to move to the big city to fulfill his dream of racing a Formula One car. The story follows how this simple farmer boy from the country moves on to the city in pursuit of his dreams.

(Source: ANN)
Jul 15, 1985 to Aug 3, 1992 | 329 chp | Publishing

Nononono

Okamoto, Lynn 2023
Nonomiya Yuuta, a Skii Jumper aiming for Olympic Gold, bursts onto stage with his exceptional skills. However, his biggest problem is that he is not really a "HE"... This Yuuta is actually Nonomiya Yuuta's twin sister, Nonomiya Nono... And with Women's Skii Jump not being an Olympic catagory, hiding her true identity is the only way for her to achieve the dreams of her father and brother.

(Source: MangaHelpers)
Oct 25, 2007 to Dec 9, 2010 | 142 chp | Publishing

Go Ahead

Higuchi, Daisuke 2023
Hungry for a teacher and student relationship? Nope, it's not about love or romance. It's all about sport! Find out what happens if both the teacher and student, who have nothing in common and hate each other in the beginning, are connected with hockey as their life.

(Source: Doko Demo Doa Manga Scanlations)
Included one-shot:
Volume 4: Kami no Bannin (2 parts)
Feb 5, 2005 to Jun 6, 2006 | 16 chp | Publishing

Dan Doh!! Next Generation

2023
Mikiyasu Shinjo dies while planning the unprecedented "Biggest Golf Tournament in History". In order to carry out Mikiyasu's last wishes, young golfer Dandoh Aoba embarks on creating a new tradition abroad.

(Source: Shogakukan)
2004 to 2009 | 34 chp | Publishing

Dancing Baby Karin

Fujiwara, Yuka 2023
Karin has been turned down several times after doing all her best for the guys she liked to like her back. How can a single poem and destroyed skirt bridge her to the great Christmas present waiting her? Keep on the beat as she Break Dance on the music!
Included one-shots:
Volume 1: Pop'n Eight Beat
Volume 2: Bokura no Kokoro; Hug!
Mar 3, 2006 to Mar 3, 2007 | 10 chp | Publishing

Kuroko no Basket (Kuroko's Basketball)

Fujimaki, Tadatoshi 2023
Teikou Middle School is famous for its highly renowned basketball team, which produced the famed "Generation of Miracles": a team of five prodigies, each with their own unique abilities, considered to be undefeatable by the time they became third years. However, blinded by pride, they split up, entering different high schools upon graduation.

Taiga Kagami, having just returned from America, joins the basketball team at Seirin High School in search of strong team members. There, he finds Tetsuya Kuroko, a seemingly unimpressive player, only for Kagami to find out that Kuroko was the "Phantom Sixth Member" of the Generation of Miracles: an invisible player who used his impeccable passing skills to support the team from the shadows. Together, they resolve to defeat the Generation of Miracles and make the Seirin basketball team the best in Japan.

[Written by Animeranku Rewrite]
Dec 8, 2008 to Sep 1, 2014 | 276 chp | Publishing

Kattobi Itto

2023
Itto and Yara are childhood rivals. Itto is small and quarrelsome while Yara is big and vindictive. Itto has been holding a grudge against Yara for a long time from the scar Yara made him five years ago during a fight… After years of travelling with his father, Itto finally returns to Japan only to reunite with a childhood rival, Yara. A very hilarious combination of circumstances will bring the unpredictable Itto to join Yara's soccer team… The manga follows this wacky duo as they, alongside the rest of the team, 'battle' other HS teams on the road to becoming Japan 's best. The intense footy goodness is only second to the ridiculously hilarious situations that Itto somehow manages to find himself in.
1986 to 1999 | 165 chp | Publishing

Take Over Zone

Minase, Masara 2023
Hashimoto Mizuki refuses to have anything to do with the track club any more. But what's the reason behind it? Has someone who can inflame the genius sprinter appeared?

(Source: DP Scanlations)
Nov 22, 2008 to Jul 22, 2010 | 10 chp | Publishing

Meister

Kaji, Kamiya 2023
Satomi High's Football Club members are bunch of weirdos, there's a former yankee (delinquent), a former Hikikamori, one short-tempered guy and on top of that their captain is a 'chibi' (shorty), who looks more like primary schooler than a 2nd year high schooler, but don't be fooled - despite the fact of being all-freshman brand new team in a brand new high school, those guys made it to the best 4 of Chiba Prefecture last year! Their newest recruit is an almost 2m high guy, who is surprisingly bad at headings (despite having a height advantage). Fortunately the chibi-captain notices his potential as an attacking midfielder... How far can this team possibly go in this year's tournament?
Included one-shots:
Volume 1: Striker Yoshitsune
Volume 2: Children of Symphony, Skull Jacker
Dec 1, 2008 to Feb 16, 2009 | 13 chp | Publishing

I-Revo: Ice Revolution

2023
Being the daughter of a dojo manager, Oosawa Masaki has been practising nothing but karate. Her chance encounter with a certain young man sparks her interest in figure skating. Can a mannish Masaki transform into a sweet, lovely girl on the skating rink?
Included one-shot:
Volume 2: Megu Raian no Kimi
Nov 4, 2008 to Nov 4, 2009 | 13 chp | Publishing

Teppuu

Ohta, Moare 2023
Perpetually bored, Natsuo Ishidou has been physically adept for as long as she can remember. Her ability to almost instantly pick up any kind of sport has left her constantly searching for any kind of challenge. However, because she rarely finds anything difficult, she has developed a narcissistic and apathetic attitude toward everyone around her.

One day, Natsuo sees a fellow student trying to advertise a mixed martial arts club. When the girl, named Yuzuko Mawatari, targets Natsuo from the crowd and extends an invitation to her, she becomes irritated with her demeanor and accepts the request in an attempt to discover why Yuzuko seems to be so carefree.

But while Natsuo participates in the mixed martial arts club, people from her past still have a bone to pick with her. Can she deal with the consequences of her poor attitude while rising to the challenge of someone who may actually be stronger than her?

[Written by Animeranku Rewrite]
Nov 7, 2008 to Jul 7, 2015 | 35 chp | Publishing

One Outs

Kaitani, Shinobu 2023
Toua Tokuchi, a master of gambling and mind games, holds the remarkable record of 499 wins and zero losses in "One Outs," a simplified form of baseball that consists of only a batter and a pitcher. Visiting Okinawa, Tokuchi's hometown, is Hiromichi Kojima, the star batter of the Saikyou Saitama Lycaons, the weakest team in the Japanese baseball league. Dreaming of leading the Lycaons to winning the championship, and in dire need of a replacement for their injured pitcher during a training camp, Kojima involves himself in a game of One Outs, only to lose to a normal fastball from the seemingly invincible Tokuchi.

Mesmerized by his prowess, Kojima recruits Tokuchi to the team after narrowly avoiding defeat in a rematch, believing he might just be their key to victory. However, the greedy owner of the Lycaons refuses to give him a decent salary, leading Tokuchi to suggest an unusual contract: every out he pitches will gain him five million yen, but every run he gives up will lose him fifty million yen. With his fate now tied to that of the team, Tokuchi's fight to bring the Lycaons to victory becomes yet another gamble—the very thing that he does best.

[Written by Animeranku Rewrite]
Nov 14, 1998 to Aug 15, 2006 | 175 chp | Publishing

Dash! Kappei

Rokuda, Noboru 2023
The greatest sportsman in the world is Kappei, a sixteen-year-old high school boy who gets his strength from the sight of a nice pair of knickers.

(Source: AnimeNfo)
Oct 1979 to Oct 1982 | 157 chp | Publishing

Ore wa Teppei

Chiba, Tetsuya 2023
Teppei, brought up by his father in the mountains, is an energetic boy who is as tough as weeds and acts as free as a bird. His life changes completely when he enrolls in high school, the first school he has ever attended. Despite his eccentric behavior and being a constant source of troubles, he is soon recognized for his talent in sports-especially in Kendo (the Japanese swordplay art)—and becomes the school's hero.
1973 to 1980 | chp | Publishing

Houkago no Ouji-sama

Konomi, TakeshiSakura, Kenichi 2023
What exactly do middle and high school tennis players do after classes end for the day? Surprisingly, it's not always playing tennis. From enjoying the seasons to discovering unconventional training techniques, there are more to these enthusiastic athletes outside the sport. In this 4-koma after-school comedy, Ryouma Echizen and his friends stumble upon whimsical situations in which the laughter never stops!

[Written by Animeranku Rewrite]
Nov 4, 2008 to ? | chp | Publishing

Hikari no DensetsuLegend of Light

Izumi, Asou 2023
It's about a girl named Hikari Kamijou who dreams of becoming a national rhythmic gymnastics champion.

Hikari no Densetsu is primarily a love story that it is set in the late 80s junior high school atmosphere. The plot revolves around four characters and how they work to achieve their dreams. Hikari Kamijou, a young, naïve, care-free, young woman who dreams of becoming an Olympic Champion in the sport of rhythmic gymnastics ever since she witnessed a performance of the young Diliana Georgieva (a champion Bulgarian rhythmic gymnast). And while she performs poorly and is not very confidant in her skills as a rhythmic gymnast, she is very passionate about the sport and shows occasional brilliance during her performances.

(Source: Wikipedia)
1985 to Dec 1988 | chp | Publishing

Major

Mitsuda, Takuya 2023
The story of Major follows the life of Gorou Honda, from kindergarten to being a professional baseball player, seeking and overcoming tremendous challenges.
Jul 13, 1994 to Jul 7, 2010 | 747 chp | Publishing

Baby Steps

Katsuki, Hikaru 2023
Maruo Eiichirou, a first year honor student, one day decides he's unhappy with the way things are and lacks exercise. He finds a flyer for the Tennis Club and decides check it out. He's instantly captivated by it. With no prior experience and poor physical conditioning, join Eiichirou as he embarks on a tennis journey using his smarts, dedication and work ethic.

(Source: One Manga)
Oct 17, 2007 to Nov 1, 2017 | 462 chp | Publishing

Ace wo Nerae

Yamamoto, Sumika 2023
A story of an ordinary high school girl who gradually discovers her hidden talent of tennis through severe trainings designed by her strict coach. Can she every become an "Ace" tennis player?

(Source: MU)
1973 to 1980 | chp | Publishing

Shanimuni Go

Ragawa, Marimo 2023
Ide Nobuhisa has always been a boy full of vitality and a young promise in the field of track running. However one day after a competition, he stumbled over the prettiest pair of legs he had ever seen! Their owner, a young girl practicing tennis makes a promise with Ide that she will teach him how to play. After seeing the name tag on her racket bag, Ide puts all his efforts into passing the test for accessing the same high school she goes to, Makunogama. In his first days in his new high school, Ide discovers two things: an old friend of his is also there, and nobody knows of a girl with the name he saw on the tag! He and his friend join the school tennis club, where they meet another first year, Takita Ruui, a very good tennis player with a little of an attitude problem.

However things start to look better for Ide when his dear missing girl appears in the school! As it happens, he misread her name on the tag. Takada Hinako was well known as one of the members of the tennis club, but some time after meeting Ide for the first time she suffered an accident and has now lost the use of her left leg. Hinako is no longer a happy spirited girl and tells Ide she can't fullfill her promise.

Eventually the opposite characters of Ruui and Ide end up confronting each other in a tennis match. Ide is an incredible fast learner, but he is no match... until Hinako decides to give him advice. Things only get worse, however, when their club president decides to put Louis and Ide as a doubles pair for the upcoming inter-high school tournament!

(Source: MU)
Sep 5, 1998 to Mar 5, 2009 | 192 chp | Publishing

Dogashi Kaden

Hamada, Kousuke 2023
Haruyoshi, who has always been stuck as a bench warmer, plans to start fresh at his new school. Luckily, Haruyoshi runs, literally, into the basketball club manager, Hadzuki, who sees potential in him. However, things won't be a smooth sailing from there...

(Source: SCX-Scans)
Included one-shots:
Volume 1: Rewrite
Volume 2: Ryuusei Storm
Jun 2, 2008 to Sep 1, 2008 | 15 chp | Publishing