Top 10 Sports Manga of 1990


1. Slam Dunk

Comedy, Drama, Sports

Hanamichi Sakuragi is a delinquent who has never had any luck with girls. However, when he meets Haruko Akagi, he is sure that she's the one for him. Haruko is a big basketball fan and notices his potential as a basketball player (due to his immense height). Hoping to win her heart, Hanamichi earnestly tries out for the basketball team. Does this complete newbie have what it takes to even join the team? (Source: MU)

Note: Includes the one-shot Slam Dunk: 10 Days After.


2. Zero

Drama, Sports

The story of a boxer who's been undefeated for nearly 10 years and has thus earned himself the nickname "Zero."

3. 8-gatsu no Hikari


Four Seasons Grand Prize winner of Summer 1989.

4. Burai na Kaze Tetsu


5. Hakkeyoi


Chinmi, an orphan who lost his parents in a tidal wave, is a promising sumo wrestler. Even though he did very well in the junior championships, none of the sumo scouts were interested in signing him because of his body, which is unsuitable for sumo wrestling, and also because of his weird sumo style. But luck comes his way when a small sumo school owner shows an interest in him and decides to take Chinmi into his school. There Chinmi begins his training to become a yokozuna...

6. Sine Cosine Love Sign

Romance, Sports

Hasumi Sawako's all girl's high school recently merged with the all boy's Kouryou High School and now, boys are milling everywhere. Among them, the most popular and handsome by far is the baseball team captain Sakuyama Yashiki, and one of the worst is his younger brother Wataru. Quickly, Sawako meets both of them, but under very different circumstances. What will become of these three?

7. The Road to Rome

Drama, Psychological, Romance, Sports

Mario was born in Rome, but he remembers nothing about it. He grew up in Belgium with his foster parents and he always performed the leading role at the ballet school. Mario joins a modern ballet company in Paris together with Didi, Raffaella and Sylvia. He falls in love with Raffaella, but the secret of his true father's murder haunts his happiness... (Source: M-U)

8. Princess Army

Comedy, Romance, Sports

Once upon a time, there was a little girl. One day she played a trick on a drunk and made him angry. The drunk was going to hurt her, until a boy appeared and saved her. It's been eleven years since that incident, but Nonoka is still looking for the "prince" who saved her.
This manga's got a love triangle and lots of judo!

Source: HMR

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