Top 10 Sports Manga of 2003


1. Crimson Hero

Drama, Romance, Sports

All that matters to 15-year-old Nobara Sumiyoshi is volleyball--she's an awesome player with big-time ambitions. But sometimes it seems like a girl just can't get a break in the competitive world of high school volleyball.

(Source: Viz)


2. Ahiru no Sora

Drama, Sports, Comedy

He's short, weak, and has just transferred 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 happened to her and what Sora will do at the new school is all up to you to find out!

(Source: MangaUpdates)


3. Tough

Action, Sports

This is a continuation of Koko Tekken-den Tough which ran for 42 volumes and followed the main character, Kiichi, when he was younger and was training under his father Seiko Miyazawa. This is a mixed martial arts fighter manga about the Miyazawa school of martial arts. Initially, it is about Kiichi trying to heal his father after he was nearly killed by his brother Kiryu but it then goes on to be less about that as his father recovers and some tournament style fighting begins.


4. Capeta

Comedy, Drama, Sports

Taira Capeta was a 4th grader boy. He had lost his mother when he had been very little. Although he pretended to be tough in front of his father, actually he felt lonely. One day, his father brought junk parts home from his workplace and made a racing cart. Soon, they went to a circuit to drive the cart. However, Capeta found that its frame was bent and it could hardly run straight. But, with his technique he managed the cart. Furthermore, he followed soon after the fast cart and he could nearly leave it behind. The driver in the cart was Minamoto Naomoi, the champion of the East Japan Junior Cart. Looking at their chase, Naomi’s mother, Minamoto Nanako, advised Capeta to take part in the official race.

(Source: AnimeNfo)


5. Get Love!!: Field no Ouji-sama

Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sports

Sagara Yuki is a high school student who's shorter than all the other guys in his class. Moriyama Miki is the girl who admires him despite his small stature. Follow the hijinks and the romance between Sagara and Moriyama as they become closer and conquer the obstacles to their love! Was soccer mentioned?

Volume 1 is a prequel to the actual series which begins in Volume 2.

Included one-shots:
Volume 1: I Want to Protect You
Yuka is in love with her childhood friend, Haruki. The problem is that Haruki has a peculiar body condition - when people get near him, he gets attacked because of his pheromones. What will happen when they start dating?

Volume 4: Valentine Nanka Kowakunai!?
Moe-chan plans to give Kyou-kun her homemade chocolate, but will she be able to when the rest of the male student population are after it too?

(Source: MU)


6. Love Round


A first-year high school student, Kaoru Komatsuna, has an inferiority complex because of his feminine face and cute name. A senior student, Junya Kubo, picks up his dropped notebook. But Komatsuna gets angry and knocks down Kubo because Kubo reads his name on the notebook and says that it's strange. But Kubo is an ace of boxing club, so he desperately tries to recruit Komatsuna who laid him flat. Komatsuna finds himself loving Kubo cause he never gives up, even though Komatsuna is resisting.
(from B-U)

7. Wild Baseballers

Comedy, Sports

A rural Hokkaido school of delinquents is all up in arms with the rumored arrival of an infamous 'monster' from Sapporo. First-year trio delinquents meet the new student and fellow classmate, Aoki Issei, and learn that besides his crazy strength and wild violence, he's got a passion for baseball.

When Issei's 'guardian' arrives, they find out she's even crazier and more dangerous than him. Somehow the entire school get caught up in her determination to resuscitate the baseball club and make it to Koshien.

8. Chanbara


9. Gonta!


Umeboshi Kinya lives only for the sole purpose to fight and become stronger. But since he became the king of the baston, nobody dares to be measured. Kinya So bored and depressed ... It takes the hair of the beast and heard talk of a potential adversary that it will be a pleasure to go cause! He landed in a boxing hall where it does not happen as it really would have thought ... So? Who is the strongest now?!

10. Rindo


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