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10 Best Sports Comedy Anime series you MUST watch

In this ranking, I present to you the best comedy sports anime that are all extremely high rated and have a massive fanbase.

Whatever sport the anime is about, I think most of us can agree that it doesn’t matter so long as it has an amazing story and the characters are unique and interesting.

The best Sports Comedy Anime Series

1. Haikyuu!!

MyAnimeList: 8.48/10

IMDb: 8.7/10

One of the most popular sports anime series and anime in general.

Haikyuu!! is about Volleyball, but it is also much more than that.

What makes this anime truly one of the best is its deep and complex characters.

There are plenty of rich and unique characters to root for.

Top quality animation and art style produced by Production I.G, same company that produced Attack on Titan, Psycho Pass, Vinland Saga and Kuroko no Basket .

Some hilarious gags and comedy that will really make you laugh out loud.

The anime also seems to get better every season which is quite unusual.

2. Hajime no Ippo

MyAnimeList: 8.74/10

IMDb: 8.7/10

Extremely funny and laid back but also very inspiring and motivational

The story is about a boy who wants to become the number one boxer in Japan

Very interesting and well developed characters with about 74 episodes.

Fights are very hard hitting and well executed. Every punch the characters throw has emotional weight behind it.

The music and soundtracks will get you extremely hyped before every episode.

3. Slam Dunk

MyAnimeList: 8.53/10

IMDb: 8.7/10

Some may say this anime is quite outdated, but it has some deep sentimental value to me.

Animation may get outdated but the story is as great as it was decades ago.

Extremely funny with two very likable protagonists.

Somewhat of a slow pacing, which may turn some viewers away.

It’s a classic.

4. Major

MyAnimeList: 8.25/10

IMDb: 8.2/10

Regarded by most to be the best baseball anime of all time, including me.

Has multiple seasons where we can see the protagonist grow up and evolve.

The MC dreams to become a professional baseball player, following his father’s footsteps who he has always admired.

Has so many seasons but by the end you will be wanting for more.

5. Kuroko no Basuke

MyAnimeList: 8.11/10

IMDb: 8.3/10

Probably one of the most popular sports anime out there.

The story is about a man who wants to beat the 5 strongest high school basketball players in in Japan, dubbed the name “The Generation of Miracles”.

A very unique take on the genre with supernatural themes allowing users to exceed their limitations and abilities.

The anime is also experimental with interesting and unpredictable outcomes of certain matches.

The series is packed with countless high stake matches, whether it’s a test match or a tournament.

6. Diamond no Ace

MyAnimeList: 8.11/10

IMDb: 8.2/10

Eijun is a baseball player who gets scouted by a prestigious school after they see his potential for the sport.

He dreams to become the ace of the team but struggles since he’s surrounded by extremely talented individuals.

This is another baseball anime that is revered by many anime fans in the in the genre.

7. Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru (Run with the Wind)

MyAnimeList: 8.43/10

IMDb: 8.4/10

Anime about track racing, simple enough.

Well an anime about track racing couldn’t possibly be enjoyable right? right?

Well it’s as much of a sports anime as it is drama and comedy consisting of cmany likable and interesting characters.

Also has some very funny gags that are assisted with some great visuals.

8. Cross Game

MyAnimeList: 8.41/10

IMDb: 8.2/10

Yet another anime about baseball.

Kou Kitamura has immense talent for batting but has never been interested in baseball.

Aoba Tsukishima is a star player and loves to play baseball.

There are many twists and turns in the story that will play with your emotions.

It will make you laugh with some very well executed comedy but also make you cry with some very emotional and depressing moments.

9. Eyeshield 21

MyAnimeList: 7.94/10

IMDb: 7.7/10

Interestingly enough, this Japanese anime is about an American sport, American football.

An interesting fact – the manga was illustrated by Yusuke Murata, the same artist that drew the One Punch Man manga.

Another interesting fact, the story is by Riichiro Inagaki, the very same person that created Dr. Stone.

10. SK∞ (SK8 the Infinity)

MyAnimeList: 8.04/10

IMDb: 8.2/10

Anime about competitive Skateboarding.

Contains some amazing character and costume design along with some really detailed and crisp art style.

Colours are very vibrant and attractive.

Reki Kyan likes to participate in dangerous competitive underground skateboarding matches however one day loses to another competitor, breaking his arm in the process and also getting his skateboard burnt.

While he is depressed that he cannot skate, a new transfer student from Canada joins Reki’s school, someone who has never skated before. Reki befriends the new student and introduces him to the world of Skating.

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