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I've watched a fair few this year, but Baseball can do one as I find the actual sport boring. I wouldn't watch stuff from sports I like or know a fair bit about because sports shows never get the drama of the actual sport right most of the time. Or it just doesn't feel right, for example one of the niggles I had with Megalo Box was the lack of realism with the Boxing. Joe wouldn't have got that far due to severe brain damage from the amount of hits he took from people with cybernetic arms! So that would rule out football especially (I don't think there would ever be one about the NFL).
But sports that I'm indifferent to or don't too much about would be OK. I've seen Swimming, Badminton, Beach Volleyball, Archery and Sumo this year.
I gave up on Hinomaru Sumo and opted for the manga instead. The anime skips so much that battles and events feel less meaningful as a result.
The Yowamushi Pedal franchise has been a highlight for me this year in terms of sports anime.
 
I gave up on Hinomaru Sumo and opted for the manga instead. The anime skips so much that battles and events feel less meaningful as a result.
The Yowamushi Pedal franchise has been a highlight for me this year in terms of sports anime.
I don't mind them cutting stuff as long as the anime flows well and you're not left with questions. I've found Sumo good for this unlike Karakuri Circus and let's not mention Tokyo Ghoul!

Well I never! 🙂
 
I don't mind them cutting stuff as long as the anime flows well and you're not left with questions. I've found Sumo good for this unlike Karakuri Circus and let's not mention Tokyo Ghoul!


Well I never! 🙂
I suppose for some it’s fine but now I’ve read the manga I’m not sure I could see the anime as a good adaptation. Maybe for me it’d be a Tokyo Ghoul: re Season 2 situation where I accept it’s not a faithful adaptation and just appreciate when stuff I liked turns up (at this stage that’s all I can do with re, though I am sort of looking forward to Tuesday so I can see 143/144/145 in action.)
 
I’m like this with all the sports anime I’ve watched. Wouldn’t bother watching it normally but make it into an anime and give me some characters to root for and I’m in.
Chihayafuru is the perfect example of this. Most random 'sport' I've ever seen but also one of the most exciting, heartwarming series out there. 👍
 
Chihayafuru is the perfect example of this. Most random 'sport' I've ever seen but also one of the most exciting, heartwarming series out there. 👍
I’ve heard it’s very good but apparently the manga has some love triangle business going on at the moment that seems to be hindering some character development and I’ve never been a fan of it as a story concept.

That being said I’ll get around to watching the first season eventually as it does look interesting, a shame no one has licensed it for the UK really.
 
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