Top 10 Sports Anime of 1997
1. Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go WGP
After the 1st season, Retsu and Go have now formed a team called "TRF Victorys" which Tokichi Mikuni, J and Ryo Takaba are part of, together they aim for the Worlds Cup.
In this cup, teams from all over the globe enter, some of the teams are:
• NA Astrorangers [Americans]
• Eisen Wofl [Germans]
• Rosso Estrada [Italians]
2. Battle Athletes Victory
Akari Kanzaki has just joined an all-girls academy in hopes of entering the University Satellite, an elite sports training facility. She wants to win the title of Cosmo Beauty - a title held years ago by her mother. It's not an easy task for her as fear, doubt and peer pressure get in her way, but friends, rivals and fans slowly encourage her to overcome her obstacles and become the best of the Battle Athletes.
3. Grander Musashi
Musashi lives with his father. His mother left them three years ago. Musashi believes she will come back to them. One day they move from Tokyo to a village in the countryside. Musashi hates living in the countryside and asks his father to take him back to Tokyo. He wonders if his mother will be able to find him in their new home.
Soon after moving to the countryside, Musashi happens to see a man fishing for bass with a decoy fish. Musashi is fascinated by lure fishing. He learns a lot from the man, and discovers that his mother's father was a grand champion of bass fishing. Musashi feels that fishing could lead him to his missing mother. He shows a marvelous talent for lure fishing and takes trips to many places around the world in search of various incredible fish. Through fishing, Musashi comes to enjoy living amongst nature.
(Source: Official Site)
4. Battle Athletes OVA
It is the year 4999 - mankind has long abandoned war in favor of intergalactic competition through athletic events. One of which is an all-female contest for the coveted "Cosmo Beauty" title. Akari Kanzaki has just entered the University Satellite in hopes of becoming the latest Cosmic Beauty - a title held by her mother long ago. On her first few days in the university, she meets new friends, encounters fierce rivals, and struggles to become the best of all the Battle Athletes.
5. Ayane's High Kick
Ayane is a high school student focused on one thing, becoming a pro wrestler. A trainer tricks her into becoming a Kick Boxer, the sport she hates. She keeps with it though once she finds out.
6. Eikou e no Spur: Igaya Chiharu Monogatari
A biography of Chiharu Igaya, who won a silver medal in men's slalom in Cortina d'Ampezzo Olympics in 1956, and became the first Japanese Winter Olympics medalist.
8. Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go!! WGP Bousou Mini Yonku Daitsuiseki
Rion gets tricked into installing a chip into his racing car called "Gun Bluster" by the mini-4wd company he was associated with. His car starts racing without control and causing various riots with fellow racers, Rion teams up with the TRF Victorys and start chasing after Gun Bluster to remove the chip.
Rion, Retsu and Go Seiba along with the other TRF members, Ryo Takaba with the help of his little brother, Jiromaru, Tokichi and J are confroted with an association that is also after Gun Bluster, but what are their intentions?
United along-side their trademark mini-4wd, the TRF's and Rion race together and avoid traps to safelly capture Gun Bluster!