Top 10 Sports Manga of 1993


1. Happy!

Drama, Sports

One day the Yakuza comes knocking on the door of the orphaned Umino siblings. The oldest brother has gone into hiding after acquiring a huge debt. Afraid for her brother, Miyuki agrees to take responsibility for the loan. The yakuza wants her to become a ho, Miyuki wants to be a tennis pro. Turns out she used to be a very promising player before her parents died. However, becoming a pro is difficult when friends are few and everybody else conspires to make Miyuki's life hell.

(Source: Anime News Network)


2. Tough

Action, Sports

Nobody enjoys a good fight more than "Kiibo" Miyazawa, a high school student whose father is training him in the family's secret martial art. Kiibo dreams of becoming the next Bruce Lee, but his awesome fighting skills may soon surpass his idol's!

3. Gekka no Kishi

Drama, Sports

One day, a young man named Himuro Shousuke shows up out of nowhere, claiming he wants to become a shogi master. When he is told that he must follow the appropriate channels to become a pro shogi player, he produces a recommendation from a highly respected master, Mikami Sankichi. Shousuke claims he trained with Sankichi in Kochi, and now he's ready to skip the early steps of becoming one of the elite. People are understandably skeptical, but Shousuke begins to beat the skilled players they match him up with. Some are unhappy about an outsider coming into their hierarchy at a high level, but will they be able to stop his rise? The future is full of the internal politics of the shogi world and exciting shogi matches!

(Source: Mangahelpers)

4. Inu to Ojousama

Romance, Sports

5. Dan Dan Dunk!


The story about Mishima Dunk, a small boy who dream to be the first Japanese NBA player.

6. J-Dream


Akaboshi Taka is a 16-year-old boy who loves to play soccer. After being abandoned by his father, he tries to find a job to support himself. His dream is to become a professional soccer player and he goes to every professional club in Japan to try his luck.

7. Young Guns

Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sports

A teenager's life is anything but a bed of roses and Yuan Jianping will be the first person to affirm that. A Pre-U freshman with a nose for trouble, Jianping begins his hectic misadventures on the first day of school. Meeting the girl he considers as the love of his life, hitting off with buddies who bring their own share of problems into the equation and rubbing the local school gang the wrong way only promises to liven up Jianping's school experience. But what happens when things get too hot to handle? (manga updates)

8. Wangan Midnight

Action, Drama, Sports

When high school student Akio Asakura loses a high speed race to a Porsche 911 Turbo known as "Blackbird," he goes to a junkyard to find parts for his car - only to discover a blue first-generation Datsun Fairlady Z (S30), which he buys. Akio later discovers that not only is the Z tuned to 620 bhp, it's had a dark history of unfortunate accidents with its previous owners. Making matters more complicated is the fact that the last owner shared the same name with Akio. With the "Devil Z," Akio forms a new rivalry with the Blackbird and its driver Tatsuya Shima.

(Source: ANN)

9. Ike! Ina-chuu Takkyuubu

Comedy, Ecchi, Sports

There are six members of the boy's ping pong club. Two are relatively normal; however, the other four consist of an aspiring sexual deviant, two perverts, and a guy with lethal B.O. Add in a cantakerous girl as a manager, and you have the entire crew.

This series pushes the boundaries of good taste beyond anything the western world has experienced, yet somehow manages to remain vaguely charming. The antics of the ping pong club includes one member's trademark "Protruding Pecker Serve," molesting cross-dressing members, and the infamous "Turtle Sequence," which is much too horrifying to describe. (Source: MangaUpdates)

10. One More Jump

Romance, Sports

Mikado Nanase was born into a family of ice skaters. Not discouraged by their father's death, she and her twin brother, Kou, aim for the gold. An ice skating romance.

(Source: Manga Updates)

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