There is no end to people’s fascination with sports and sportsperson. Enhancing this fascination with brilliant visuals and animations, here are the best Sports Anime of all time. With its ability to energize, inspire and entertain, anime has become popular around the world. Though the anime list is too large to cover, we shortlisted the best sports anime that are so impressive that you won’t wish to take your eyes off.
For most of these best sports anime series, we have mentioned their sports/genre, total episodes, and everything to plan your wishlist efficiently.
1. Ping Pong: The Animation
It is quite rare to see anime series based on table tennis as their central theme, but Ping Pong: The Animation does this. One of the best sports anime series features different animations and engaging stories with impressive visuals. The story revolves around Makoto “Smile” Tsukimoto and Yutaka “Peco” Hoshino, who are childhood friends and share the same love of table tennis. It is a story for inspiration, hard work, and growth.
Type of Sport: Table Tennis – Ping Long
Total Episodes: 11
Average Episode Length: 25 minutes
2. Slam Dunk
While most of the best sports anime series are focused on sumo wrestling and other sports, Slam Dunk is a story of a basketball player. Sakuragi Hanamichi, a student, joins the school basketball team to compete with his classmate, whom every girl crushes on. He ultimately ends up developing a love for this game.
Type of Sport: Basketball
Total Episodes: 101
Average Episode Length: 35 minutes