Top 10 Sports Anime of 1994

69%

1. Slam Dunk Movie 2

Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life, Sports

Set during the Inter High Championships, Shohoku take on Tsukubu, one of this year's dark horses. It's a clash of acquaintances as Anzai will face his former student which is now the coach of Tsukubu, while Akagi & Kogure meet Godai their former classmate and Tsukubu's captain. Finally Sakuragi is irked by the presence of Nango, Tsukubu's center, who vies for Haruko's attention.

(Source: ANN)

67%

2. Slam Dunk Movie 1

Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life, Sports

Sakuragi and the Shohoko team takes on Oda and Takezono High School. This is Sakuragi's second match as he faces Oda, a basketball player who went to the same junior high.

(Source: ANN)

67%

3. Captain Tsubasa J

Sports

The first 33 episodes are a summary of the previous series. In the first new episodes a new character, Shingo Aoi, (playing in Italy) is introduced. After that the world cup begins, this time with extraordinary, new countries like Sweden, Thailand or Uzbekistan. Unfortunately the Anime ends in the middle of the world cup after the match Japan-Uzbekistan.

(Source: ANN)

60%

4. Grappler Baki The Ultimate Fighter

Action, Sports

Baki, a new grappler on the no-holds barred fighting scene, is flying up the ranks. All that is left in his wake are the dead and the defeated. However, no one can tell whether he can keep this up against the previous champion, a fierce fighter who severs his opponents very nerves to win.

(Source: ANN)

57%

5. Future GPX Cyber Formula Zero

Drama, Sci-Fi, Sports

A freak accident during the 12th Cyber Formula World Grand Prix causes Hayato Kazami to miss the rest of the season, and critically injures both his body and his will to continue racing. Hayato's longtime friend, Asuka Sugo, helps nurse him back to health, and in return he proposes to her and promises her that he would never race again. But as time goes on, Hayato begins to doubt whether he really wants to retire, and decides to make a comeback after all. And with the 13th Cyber Formula World Grand Prix now underway, he must struggle to regain his racing form; regain the trust of Asuka, whose promise he broke; and thwart the malicious intents of Henri Clayton. All the while, the reason behind Hayato's accident begins to unveil itself: the "Zero Zone."

(Source: ANN)

55%

6. Blue Legend Shoot!

Action, Sports

Frankfurt Youth team (Kubo's team while he was in Germany) comes to Japan to play a series of friendly matches. Frankfurt Captain Rudy wanted to see why Kubo left Germany to form a team in Japan so he challenges Kakegawa High to a match.

50%

7. Metal Fighter Miku

Comedy, Sci-Fi, Sports

In the near future, the sports world is dominated by Neo Wrestling, a new spectacle in which Metal Fighters challenge each other to be named champion. The story follows the girls of the Pretty Four; Miku, Ginko, Sayaka, and Nana, as they face off against the current champions, Team Sapphire. With a burnt out drunk named Eiichi Suo for a coach the girls must not only contend with problems in the arena but also unforseen circumstances that arise in day to day life. Only through protecting their friends, understanding their enemies, and eventually challenging their idol Aquamarine, can Miku and the girls understand Eiichi's purpose and the shady secrets behind Neo Wrestling.

(Source: ANN)

8. Dohyou no Oni-tachi

Drama, Sports

Animated film about the life of the 45th Yokozuna, Wakanohana Kanji I.

(Source: AniDB)

9. Shippuu! Iron Leaguer: Silver no Hata no Moto ni

Mecha, Sports

Shippuu! Iron Leaguer OVA.

10. Soccer Fever

Sports

Together with the hero of this series, Brian Thompson an ex-reporter, we get to relive the great games of the Football World Cup.

The story begins with the first selection which took place in Uruguay 1930 until 1994 when it was held in the United States. We also get a depiction of Thompson's life from his youth until now.

We also see the game brilliantly reborn through spectacular players like Franz Beckenbauer, Müller Gard, Eusebio and the greatest of them all, Pelé.

(Source: A somewhat rough translation of a summary of the series from the French site "Planéte Jeunesse")

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