Top 10 Sports Manga of 2013

74%

1. Namaikizakari.

Comedy, Romance, Sports

Upon first sight Machida Yuki knows that she doesn't want anything to do with Naruse Shou, but how can she keep her cool when he is a part of the basketball club she manages?

(Source: MU)

69%

2. Wind Breaker

Action, Drama, Sports

Jo Ja-Hyun (Jay) is the student president of Taeyang (Sunny) High. He is not just a smart student but an extreme biker with high techniques. As you follow his bike, you will meet his friends, love, and adventures.

(Source: MU)

66%

3. Keijo!!!!!!!! Hip Whip Girl

Comedy, Ecchi, Sports

Kaminashi Nozomi (17) is an exceptional gymnast. So much so that colleges with some of the best gymnastic programs are trying to recruit her. Unfortunately for them, she has other plans. Due to her family being extremely poor, money is everything to her. That's why she wants to step into the world of "Keijo." "Keijo" is a type of gambling sport where girls stand on a small floating platform and compete against one another. The aim is to push the other contestant off of the platform into the water, but they are only allowed to use their butt or breasts to push the others off. Will Nozomi be able to compete in the intense world of "Keijo" and bring wealth and fortune for her family?

(Source: MangaHelpers)

66%

4. Days

Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life, Sports

Weak, clumsy, and shy, Tsukushi Tsukamoto is a prime target for bullies. Though he suffers through their torment, it leads to a fateful encounter with fellow Seiseki High School student Jin Kazama, a genius soccer player of the same age. After saving Tsukamoto from the bullies, Kazama invites him to a futsal match since his team is one man short.

Although he struggles to keep up with the more experienced players, Tsukamoto is passionate and persistent; not even an injured foot stops him from running around the field. His endless runs and continuous efforts inspire the team, particularly the unmotivated Kazama. As Tsukamoto scores the winning goal, he realizes that he thoroughly enjoys soccer, as well as playing alongside Kazama.

Inspired by Kazama, Tsukamoto decides to join him in the school's soccer club. Little does he know, the Seiseki team is renowned nationwide, and a terrible player like him might not even pass the selection process, let alone play in the first team. Even so, Tsukamoto forces his way into Seiseki with the only thing he is good at—running straight ahead!

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

63%

5. Hanebado!

Sports, Comedy

Tachibana Kentarou is a high school badminton coach who has a lot more enthusiasm than some of the members of his very small team. One day, he meets the quiet-voiced student Hanesaki Ayano, who is effortlessly physically capable and experienced in badminton. He tries to recruit her, but she seems to have no interest in the sport at all. Due to a series of circumstances, she eventually ends up joining the team. Coach Tachibana is determined that with her on board, they'll be champions!

(Source: MangaHelpers)

57%

6. Hanakaku - The Last Girl Standing

Sports

Ando Hanaka wanted to become stronger because she thought she couldn't protect her friend from bullies. Now as she enters high school, she seeks to enter many of the martial arts clubs in her school. Unfortunately for her, many of the clubs reject her due to her frail and small size. She just wants to be stronger, but is it going to be impossible for her? All of this changes as she encounters her classmate Yoshino "Koha" Koharu. Koha introduces Hanaka to the world of MMA. Hanaka learns that martial arts is designed to make the weak stronger. Her aspirations of becoming stronger may come true as she ventures into the world of mixed martial arts.

(Source: MangaHelpers)

7. Baki Gaiden: Kenjin

Action, Sports

Spin-off series, written and illustrated by Miyatani Kengo, representing and describing Doppo's adventures.

8. Uchikomi!!

Sports

9. Yawaraka

Slice of Life, Sports

10. Rikijo

Ecchi, Sports

Marumi was accepted into her high school through her Kyudo (Japanese Archery) skills, but recently, her growing breasts are getting in the way. Now, she has been forced to quit Kyudo and is now on the brink of being kicked out of her high school due to her not so stellar grades. Her teacher recommended her to a club known as "Rikijo," a female sumo wrestling club. Will Marumi be able to keep up with this new club?

(Source: MangaHelpers)

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