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⌈6⌋ Cross Game

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Cross Game is a Sports Anime and is a 2009 SynergySP Production.

  • Genres:  Comedy, Sports, Drama, Romance, School, Shounen

⇓ Synopsis ⇓

The main character is Kou Kitamura, son of the owner of Kitamura Sports. In the same neighborhood is a batting center run by the Tsukishima family.

Due to their proximity and the relationship between their businesses, the Kitamura and Tsukishima family have been close for many years, with their children going back and forth between the two homes like extended family.

Because Kou and Wakaba were the same age and always together, Aoba was jealous of all the time Kou spent with her older sister.

Aoba is a natural pitcher with excellent form, and Kou secretly trains to become as good as she was, even while publicly showing little interest in baseball.


⌈5⌋ Slam Dunk

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Slam Dunk is a Sports Anime and is a 1993 Toei Animation Production.

  • Genres:  Comedy, Sports, Drama, School, Shounen

⇓ Synopsis ⇓

Hanamichi Sakuragi, infamous for this temper, massive height, and fire-red hair, enrolls in Shohoku High, hoping to finally get a girlfriend and break his record of being rejected 50 consecutive times in middle school.

His notoriety precedes him, however, leading to him being avoided by most students.

Soon, after certain events, Hanamichi is left with two unwavering thoughts: “I hate basketball,” and “I desperately need a girlfriend.”

One day, a girl named Haruko Akagi approaches him without any knowledge of his troublemaking and asks him if he likes basketball.

Hanamichi immediately falls head over heels in love with her, blurting out a fervent affirmative.

She then leads him to the gymnasium, where she asks him if he can do a slam dunk.

In an attempt to impress Haruko, he makes the leap, but overshoots, instead of slamming his head straight into the blackboard.

When Haruko informs the basketball team’s captain of Hanamichi’s near-inhuman physical capabilities, he slowly finds himself drawn into the camaraderie and competition of the sport he had previously held resentment for.


⌈4⌋ Hinomaru Sumo

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Hinomaru Sumo is a Sports Anime and is a 2018  Gonzo Production.

  • Genres: Sports, Martial Arts, Shounen

⇓ Synopsis ⇓

It is a divine ritual, a martial art, a combat sport—it’s sumo!!

A “small” new student, Ushio Hinomaru, appears before the weak little sumo club of Oodachi High School!

The words “big” and “heavy” are the rules to this sport, which does not fit this newbie any inch, but this guy goes and does what…?!

Ushio and the small sumo club climbs its way to the top!

The goal is Hinoshita Kaisan! (a title for the highest rank in professional sumo, the equivalent of Yokozuna)

A fired up high school sumo tale—no retakes allowed!!

*Hinoshita Kaisan – A title for the highest rank in professional sumo, the equivalent of Yokozuna.


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