H2, Katsu, Hiatari Ryoukou/sports manga

The Judge

Brigade Leader
Came across these titles by the same guy a month or so back. Pretty much comedy/romance/sports manga. Very cool. I think they are quite old though. Anyone else read them? Thoughts?

Anyone recommend any sports manga in particular? Thoughts on sports manga? Better as anime? I have it in my head that they can be quite repetitive but I am determined to give them a try. I have seen Initial D anime and wasn't really very impressed to be honest. I think I might give Eyeshield 21 a go some time soon and maybe Prince of Tennis too.