the world of anime offers a huge diversity of genres. Although isekai have gained a lot of popularity recently, it is advisable to explore more traditional genres, such as sports. Previously, we already suggested a list of boxing animes and now it’s time for soccer animes.
We have selected five soccer anime series that are exciting, inspiring, and definitely worth watching. And yes, we excluded Super Campeones or Captain Tsubasa from the list, because we know that you are already aware of this classic.
Follow the story of a professional soccer team, East Tokyo United (ETU), which has been on a losing streak. Former ETU player Tatsumi Takeshi is hired as the new manager, tasked with leading the team back to the top. The anime is known for its realism and psychological depth.
Days is an exciting and emotional soccer anime that follows Tsukushi Tsukamoto, a boy with no athletic abilities but an immense passion for soccer. Despite his limitations, Tsukushi fights and perseveres in every match, showing that his spirit and determination can overcome any obstacle.
Whistle! follows the story of Shō Kazamatsuri, a young man who aspires to be a great soccer player. Despite being relegated to the reserve team at his previous school due to his short stature, Shō moves to another school where he can play on the main team. It is an inspiring story of self-improvement.
Aoki Densetsu Shoot!
Three friends who join their new school’s soccer team after the death of their dear friend, who dreamed of winning the national championship. It is a perfect mix of drama, comedy and soccer action.
Yoichi is a young man who has just been eliminated along with his team. He suddenly receives a letter where he is summoned to participate in a strange experiment on soccer.
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