Top 10 Sports Anime of 2020



Comedy, Drama, Sports

The fourth season of Haikyuu!!

The Karasuno High School Volleyball Club finally won their way into the nationals after an intense battle for the Miyagi Prefecture Spring Tournament qualifiers. As they were preparing for the nationals, Kageyama is invited to go to All-Japan Youth Training Camp. At the same time, Tsukishima is invited to go to a special rookie select training camp for first-years in Miyagi Prefecture. Hinata feels panic that he’s being left behind as one of the first-years and then decides to show up at the Miyagi Prefecture rookie select training camp anyway...

(Source: Crunchyroll)



Sports, Drama, Action, Comedy

First exhibited at Jump Festa 2020.

In the Miyagi Prefecture qualifiers for the Spring Tournament, Karasuno High School Volleyball Team manages to defeat Shiratorizawa Academy in an intense battle and secures their spot in the national tournament. Meanwhile in the Tokyo qualifiers, Nekoma High School, Fukurodani High School, Nohebi Academy, and Itachiyama Academy fight for the 3 slots to go to nationals.

Will Nekoma High School be able to secure their spot in the tournament? Will we able to see a rematch of Nekoma and Karasuno's Battle of the Garbage Dump on a national level? The Tokyo qualifiers are about to begin!!

(Source: Crunchyroll)


3. MAJOR SECOND Season 2

Comedy, Drama, Sports

The second season of Major 2nd.

"One day, we're going to make the strongest battery ever!" Based on the promise to reunite with Hikaru again, Daigo has moved on to Fuurin Academy Middle School. Daigo is the captain for the baseball club, but with all the older students gone, the team is all girls, including Mutsuko. With a group of peculiar newcomers, the new Fuurin Academy baseball club is off to a new start!

How strong are these baseball girls?! It's the beginning of the "middle school chapter" of the endlessly passionate baseball tale!

(Source: Crunchyroll)


4. number24


The anime's college rugby story centers on Natsusa Yuzuki, who expects to be an ace on the rugby team when he enrolls in college. However, he is no longer able to play rugby due to certain circumstances. Ibuki Ueoka is an older fellow student who quit rugby. Yasunari Tsuru is a younger student who finds Natsusa disagreeable. Yuu Mashiro is a younger student who admires and follows Natsusa. Seiichirou Shingyou is Natsusa's close childhood friend. Together, they compete in the Kansai university rugby league.

(Source: Anime News Network)


5. Breakers


The anime centers on para-athletes who all meet an outcast sports scientist named Ren Narita. The anime has four stories about four different sports: wheelchair basketball, track and high jump, goalball, and paralympic swimming.

(Source: Anime News Network)


6. Null & Peta: Slippery and Sticky! Big Sister Bikini Battle!

Comedy, Sci-Fi, Ecchi, Sports

In this bonus episode, Null & Peta find themselves in a trippy multinational pro wrestling match! Can the sisters defeat their foreign alter-egos? Can any of the alternate Petas actually cook!? Will the ref ever put a stop to this chicanery!?!?

Announced to be bundled with the Steam game released December 20th, 2019, but later delayed to January 31st, 2020.

(Source: Steam)


7. TAMAYOMI: The Baseball Girls

Sports, Slice of Life

In her Junior High years, the pitcher Yomi Takeda was not able to get very far in a cross-school baseball tournament. Since the catcher on her team wasn't at her level, she couldn't use her signature move, the "Magic Throw," and eventually regretted not being able to use it. After Junior High, she decided to stop playing baseball and went to Shin Koshigaya High School, a school without a baseball club.

There, she found her long lost childhood friend, Tamaki Yamazaki, who used to play catch ball​ with her when they were kids. Tamaki also played baseball during her Junior High years as a catcher, and could even catch Yomi's "Magic Throw!"

Their promise with each other during their childhood could now be fulfilled! Walking together on the road of baseball once again...

(Source: MangaUpdates)

The first episode pre-aired on March 8.


8. Kandagawa Jet Girls OVA

Sports, Ecchi

The racing never ends! Return to the world of Jet Racing and catch up with Rin and Misa in the Kandagawa Jet Girls OVA.

(Source: HIDIVE)

9. Beyblade Burst Super King

Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Sports

10. Haikyuu!! Ningyou Anime


A stop-motion anime that will bundle with the 42nd compiled book volume of Haruichi Furudate's Haikyu!! manga. Anime will have 10 short episodes featuring the Karasuno team as puppets.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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