Top 10 Sports Anime of 2019

77%

1. Ace of Diamond Act II

Sports, Comedy

Picking up the next year after the end of the fall tournament, Seidou High School baseball team battle it out with new and old faces as they begin their tournament run at Koshien. (Source: crunchyroll)

74%

2. How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?

Comedy, Ecchi, Sports, Slice of Life

Hibiki enjoys the finer things in life, and when it comes to food, she's downright indulgent. When it becomes clear she's getting chubby, she decides to better herself by joining a gym. In her attempt to find a casual gym, she meets Akemi - a comrade-in-arms. Little does Hibiki know, Akemi has an ulterior motive. What will this wonderful world of fitness have in store for Hibiki?

69%

3. Ahiru no Sora

Drama, Sports

He’s short, weak, and has just transfered to a new school. Kurumatani Sora is the main character in this story who loves basketball. He has been shooting hoops ever since he was little and has been trying to grow tall just like his mother, who “used” to be a basketball player. What has happened to her and what Sora is going to do at the new school is all up to you to find out!

66%

4. MIX

Comedy, Drama, Romance, Slice of Life, Sports

“MIX” takes place 26 years from the story “TOUCH”. From the legend left by the hero of “TOUCH”, Tatsuya Uesugi, Meisei Academy High School was well known for their strong baseball team. 26 years from their glory, the team has not been able to keep their record and lost their fame. “MIX” is about two stepbrothers, Soichiro and Toma Tachibana. The two aim to revive of the once strong Meisei Academy’s baseball team and enter the National High School Baseball Championship. Soichiro and Toma were second years in Meisei Academy Middle School. Both boys are talented baseball players. Soichiro has shown excellent skill as a catcher and batter. Though having an extraordinary skill as a pitcher, Toma no longer pitches due to a “certain reason.” Once the two enter High School, they pair as a battery and aim to enter the National High School Baseball Championship! The passion and devoted emotions will touch your heart! “MIX” is an high school baseball drama that all ages and genders can enjoy! [Source: ytv; emended]

66%

5. Tsurune: For Better or Worse

Sports, Slice of Life, Drama

Unaired episode pre-screened at an event and later included with the Blu-ray/DVD release.

65%

6. Stars Align

Drama, Sports, Slice of Life

The story revolves around the coming of age of boys in a junior high school's soft tennis team, which is on the verge of shutting down.

55%

7. Cinderella Nine

Sports, Slice of Life

In the game, the player takes the role of an unnamed former little senior league baseball ace who lost his or her baseball career after suffering an unspecified injury. The character moves to his or her grandmother's hometown and enrolls in the local high school, resolved never to enter the world of baseball again. When the character meets Tsubasa Arihara, he or she is persuaded to be the manager of the school's baseball team, and to take the team to the high school nationals at Koshien.

(Source: ANN)

53%

8. Kandagawa Jet Girls

Sports, Ecchi

Kadokawa, Marvelous, and EGG FIRM announced on Friday that they are developing a new project titled Kandagawa Jet Girls.
Jet Racing’s wet-n-wild combo of PWC racing and watergun sharpshooting has become mega-popular across the world. Rin Namiki wants in on the action, and after meeting the cool and gorgeous Misa Aoi, it looks like Rin’s dreams are finally in reach!

(Source: ANN and Hidive)

51%

9. Chidori RSC

Comedy, Slice of Life, Sports

Kokura Hikari is a first-year high school girl who loves rifle shooting. She entered Chidori High School because it had a shooting club, but finds that the club had been disbanded. She had only one day to find enough members to reform the club, but luckily was able to find three other first-year girls who she had met at a competition in middle school.

Thus begins the daily activities of the Chidori High Shooting Club.

49%

10. Circlet Princess

Sci-Fi, Sports

The game follows a fictional near-future e-sport that utilizes a "mixed reality system" developed from augmented reality technology. The story centers on a fledgling team of high school girls from Saint Union Academy who pursue the sport of Circlet Bout.

(Source: ANN)

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