Anime to Watch If You Miss Summer Olympicsby Oliviya Strome Web Deigning
2020 has been a pretty hard year for everyone. We are going through a global pandemic which has created an atmosphere of fear and depression. Because of the current situations, there have been delays or in some cases even cancellation of the movie, TV shows and sports events. One of these cancellations has been the biggest sports event, the Summer Olympics. Now, that we know we won’t be getting to see the real Olympics we can still turn to the world of fiction to quench our thirst for sports.
Sports-anime is often neglected and is not as famous as other anime genres. But it’s only because they are underrated. They have the capacity to arouse some serious interest capable of making anyone binge-watch all of the episodes at once. While they might not be realistic, but the slow-motion drama that accompanies the action is something that makes the anime worth-watching and gives them their distinct identity.
So, if you are really missing the Summer Olympics, here is a guide to Sports-anime that you can try watching. Trust me; you won’t regret it.
Captain Tsubasa is a Japanese manga series that has managed to be around for four decades now, making it the longest-running soccer show ever made. It follows the story of 11-year-old Tsubasa, who is passionate to play football. Ever since he was little, he dreamt of playing in the Football world cup for Japan. When as a child, he almost died because of an accident. He happened to have been saved by the football that he was playing with. Ever since that day, he considered football as his friend.
The show with all its gravity-defying action has been able to inspire movies too. The enormity of its success is mind-boggling. The protagonist does go on to achieve his dream and plays for Japan in the Fifa world cup. The show was so popular and successful that it has even inspired urban myths.
Therefore, Captain Tsubasa is definitely a must-watch for sports fans as it tells the tale of a young boy in pursuit of his dreams.
Yowamushi Pedal is the best cycling anime out there. It covers the culture around the sport really well and introduces viewers to the world of competitive cycling. It is a story of a boy, Sakmichi Onoda, who is gifted for the sport. He has built up his endurance and vigour by cycling from his hometown to Akihabara every weekend. Sakmichi’s innate talent, along with his hard-work makes him a very serious talent. The anime covers the story of his struggle and perseverance.
Even if you are someone who has no knowledge of the sport you can still watch it. The show will take you to the world of cycling and also teach the value of discipline and friendship.
When talking about sports anime, not mentioning Haikyuu is a sin. The show has been able to not only entertain its viewers with a great story, but it also teaches more about the intricacies of volleyball. It has single-handedly made volleyball the most famous sport in Japan, which is a great feat in itself.
High-school student, Shoyo Hinata is inspired by a player nicknamed “The Little Giant”. His obsession for volleyball drives him to pursue it even though he has short-stature. He does end up getting a place in the High school volleyball team where he learns to team-work and cooperation.
Haikyuu has been made in such a way that one does not need to be a fan of volleyball or in fact know the rules of the game. There is no reason why one should not watch the biggest sports anime in the world currently. You are undoubtedly in for a treat if you watch it.
Run with The Wind
Haiji, a college student, persuades Kakeru who is an elite runner to participate in Hakone Ekiden which is an important university race in Japan. Hakone Ekiden is a relay race, and Kakeru prowess makes him very important for Haiji. But they are made to rethink their possibility of winning when they face the fact that apart from them, the other members of the team are complete neophytes.
Apart from covering the sport of running, the show also does a great job of showcasing the life of ordinary college students and the problems that they deal with. But the portrayal of boring college life should not make people think that the show is boring. It does a great job of engaging the viewers in the intricacies of running. It’s very hard to imagine an anime that is based on running. The makers have done an excellent job of adding drama to the sport. Overall, the show is a good option if you are considering delving into sports-anime.
So, this sums up our list of sports anime. You can try if you are missing the cancelled Summer Olympics. Watch any of the above-recommended shows. You will definitely love it!
Hey there, I’m Oliviya . I’m a web developer living in USA. I am a fan of photography, technology, and design. I’m also interested in arts and web development. You can view my Site with a click on the button above. Also you can read my Blog, Beeyos
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