Top 10 Sports Anime of 2015


1. HAIKYU!! 2nd Season

Comedy, Drama, Sports, Action

Hinata, Kageyama and the Karasuno volleyball team have had their fair share of losses, but that won’t keep them down for long. Practices begin anew, training camps are held and rivals are made.

(Source: ANN)


2. Girls und Panzer der Film

Action, Sports

The theatrical version of the Girls und Panzer TV anime. According to the "The Ibaraki Shimbun" paper, the movie is a direct sequel to the TV anime.


3. Ace of the Diamond: Second Season

Comedy, Sports

The second season of Diamond no Ace. After the National Tournament, the Seidou High baseball team moves forward with uncertainty as the Fall season quickly approaches. In an attempt to build a stronger team centered around their new captain, fresh faces join the starting roster for the very first time. Previous losses weigh heavily on the minds of the veteran players as they continue their rigorous training, preparing for what will inevitably be their toughest season yet. Rivals both new and old stand in their path as Seidou once again climbs their way toward the top, one game at a time. Needed now more than ever before, Furuya and Eijun must be determined to pitch with all their skill and strength in order to lead their team to victory. And this time, one of these young pitchers may finally claim that coveted title: "The Ace of Seidou." [Written by MAL Rewrite]


4. Kuroko's Basketball 3

Comedy, Sports

Following their triumph against Yousen High, Seirin's basketball team has reached the semifinals of the Winter Cup along with Kaijou, Rakuzan, and Shuutoku. Each of these teams possesses a member of the Generation of Miracles, and Seirin prepares to face the largest obstacles on their path to winning the Winter Cup.

In the final season of Kuroko no Basket, Kuroko goes head-to-head with his old teammates once more as he attempts to show them that individual skill is not the only way to play basketball. His firm belief that his form of basketball, team play, is the right way to play the sport will clash with the talents of a perfect copy and an absolute authority.

While Kuroko tries to prove that his basketball is "right," he and the rest of Seirin High ultimately have one goal: to win the Winter Cup and overcome the strength of the Generation of Miracles, who have long dominated the scene of middle and high school basketball.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


5. Baby Steps 2

Romance, Sports

Season 2 of Baby Steps. Maruo Eiichirou has begun his training in America and quickly realizes that he has still a long way to go. Facing his comrades in the daily matches helps him to realize his own weaknesses and his time overseas proves to be extremely valuable for his development, both as a tennis player and as a person.


6. Kuroko's Basketball: Saikou no Present Desu

Comedy, Sports

A few weeks after the Winter Cup, the five players of the Generation of Miracles as well as Kuroko have settled back into everyday life. Kuroko recieves and accepts an invitation to gather once again and play another game.
However this clashes with his birthday party that the Seirin High team have been planning!


7. Free!: Eternal Summer - Kindan no All Hard!

Comedy, Slice of Life, Sports

Unaired episoded included with volume 7 of the Blu-ray/DVD.


8. High☆Speed!: Free! Starting Days

Drama, Slice of Life, Sports, Comedy

An anime adaption of the light novel High☆Speed!.


9. Haikyu!!: vs. Akaten

Comedy, Drama, Sports

This year's 39th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump will announce on Monday that Haikyu!! will get an original event anime special at this year's Jump Special Anime Festa tour. In this episode, which takes place after the first season, Hinata and Kageyama fail a test and find that the make-up exam conflicts with their training camp.

The event will visit nine cities in Japan from November 3-15.

(Source: ANN)

Note: The OVA was screened at Jump Festa 2015 on November 3, 2015. It was later bundled with the 21st volume of the manga.

(Source: Hummingbird)


10. Haikyu!! Movie: "Owari to Hajimari"

Comedy, Drama, Sports

A retelling of the first season of the TV anime Haikyuu!!. Includes some new story material not previously released in the TV anime.

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