Most anime are usually showing unrealistic story plots, actions, and more. However, there are still some of them that depicts accurate sports.
If you are a fan of anime, then you will know that most of these shows offer an unrealistic scene. You can see this especially on the ones that are about sports. These include Hajime no Ippo, Kuroko no Basuke, and more.
However, there are some anime that still offer great sports depictions. Right now, sports anime is becoming a trend since various sports are becoming more popular, such as volleyball, basketball, boxing, wrestling, and more.
But, with the growing volume of sports anime comes much more variety and when it comes to these shows you can be sure that no two series are ever the same. Here are some of them that properly show how sports really work in the animated world.
Yuri On Ice (Accurate)
Despite a few exaggerations, this anime is a pretty accurate depiction of ice skating in anime form. The team behind Yuri On Ince has come out as huge fans of the amazing sport and many of the characters are even based on real professional ice skaters.
A few skaters have even come out themselves and stated that the stories the characters follow are very accurate to many skaters’ own. So while some of the moves pulled off are a bit of a stretch of the imagination, the other details caught by the creators really make up for it big time! This anime is the one for you if you want to learn ice skating.
Slam Dunk (Accurate)
All of their skills are based on various training. Even in each match, you can see that the main team also loses, which is pretty accurate in the world of basketball since you won’t always win, there will always be some team that is better than yours. If you are a fan of the NBA or other local basketball leagues, this anime is the most recommended one for you.
You may even be able to find some essential tips on how to become a center since the anime focuses on Sakuragi, who is considered the King of Rebounds. It also has a funny love story where he fell in love with Haruki, who tends to like Rukawa.
Hajime no Ippo (Accurate)
Although this anime still has some power-ups in some scenes, Hajime No Ippo still offers great quality sports depiction, especially during training scenes and weight control.
This means that Hajime No Ippo combines reality and surrealism. If you want to learn how to do Dempsey roll, gazelle punch, and other great combinations in boxing, this anime is the best one you can rely on. You will also find some effective tricks that don’t require high-end gym equipment.
Since you already know some of the anime that accurately show how sports really work, here are some of the animated shows that are not-so-accurate when it comes to sports depictions.
- Prince Of Tennis (Inaccurate shows how tennis works since the players have superpowers)
- Baki The Grappler (Unlike Hajime No Ippo, Baki The Grappler characters can fight soldiers with guns or can survive extreme physical damages. You can even see Yujiro Hanja defeating a large polar bear, tanks, and other things that can’t be put down by brute force)
- Kuroko No Basket (This is the opposite version of Slam Dunk, the story revolves around the so-called Generation of Miracles. These players have their own specialties that are on the next level. They can also enter the zone, which brings out their abilities’ full potentials.