Mitsui Ayane is a spunky girl who dreams of becoming a wrestling champion. Unfortunately, her All-Japan wrestling auditions flop, leaving her on the fast track to nowhere! Luckily, the owner of Tangay Gym gives her an offer she can't refuse: train with him and become the best. What Ayane doesn't know, however, is his dubious plans to train her to fight in the arena of kickboxing instead! With newfound pressure and the possibility of being expelled, can Ayane rise to the test and prove her strength, or simply become a failure?
Twenty year-old Mikiko Oguro (known as Kuromi to her co-workers) has just entered the dream job of a lifetime -- animation! However, upon her arrival to the famed Studio Petit, Kuromi is in for a surprise: her predecessor just quit, leaving her with the project, and the seemingly unattainable deadline! Now, with only a week left until the key animation is due, Kuromi must wrangle up the group of slackers who must finish Time's Journey 2 before it's too late!
Taking place in current-day Tokyo, AGF follows the story of Fubuki, a video game enamored teen who has won the title of "Champion Arcade Gamer". Fubuki's secret weapon is her Fashion Panty, which, when activated, releases all the spirits of the best gamers in the world, making her invincible. With this year's championships right around the corner, Fubuki might find herself in over her head, as this year, the four kings of the Gyurashikku-Dan are hell-bent on stealing the championship title, and consequently, taking over the world!
Ippo Makunouchi is a loser. He has no friends, he spends his free time helping his mom with work, and he's constantly being beaten up by bullies. But that all changes when one day he's saved from another beating by Takamura, an up-and-coming boxer. Soon, Ippo turns his life around with a passion for the newly discovered sport, but his new lifestyle is far from easy! Before he can even dream of becoming champion, he'll have to overcome a slew of fierce rivals and learn what 'dedication' really means.
Though not the same type of sports anime, Hajime no Ippo and Ayane's High Kick are somewhat similar. Both main characters are people pursue their sports when given the opportunity to advance. In both animes, you see Ayane and Ippo get built from scratch into tomorrow's champions. Some of the locations are similar, too; for instance, both Ippo and Ayane fight in Kourakuen Hall, a real life venue where actual boxing, kickboxing, wrestling, and mixed martial arts bouts are held.
Enter the semi-futuristic world of Neo Pro Wrestling -- wrestling that uses specially powered armored suits to boost a fighter's capabilities. Miku is an average teenage girl with the intent on becoming the best ever, even surpassing her idol, Aquamarine. Along with her teammates: Ginko, Sayaka, and Nana, the Pretty Four, can they go from rookies/pop idols to the champions of Neo Pro Wrestling?
Miku of Metal Fighter Miku and Ayane of Ayane's High Kick are young, strong female fighters with aspirations of greatness. Each series chronicles the rise of their respective heroine as she works hard to overcome her limits and become a champion.
19 year old Hatanaka Kosaku is a would-be boxer who can't seem to keep his hands off of food. Though his career seemed a given from the get go, Kosaku's lust for food has propelled him into higher weight classes -- and larger pants. Enter Sister Angela, a young nun from a local convent who manages to excite Kosaku in more ways than one, keeping his motivation alive for what will be the most important match of his lifetime. Against a powerful appetite, Kosaku must train with all his might to defeat the ultimate opponent: an Olympic medalist turned pro who's out for revenge!