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Prince of Tennis

Prince of Tennis

Meet Ryoma Echizen, the cocky prince of tennis. He comes to Japan from America where he is known as the Prince of Tennis – but that is no surprise considering he is the son of the former tennis pro, Nanjiroh Echizen, otherwise known as the Samurai! Upon transferring to the school Seishun Gakuen, he meets the regulars of the tennis club, and becomes the first freshman to become a regular; but he has a lot to learn yet about being a tennis star. Ryoma, along with the rest of his teammates, aspire to win the Nationals; but first, they must defeat the other teams which stand in their way!

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fluffybunniesarecute fluffybunniesarecute says...

If you liked Eyeshield, you'd like Prince of Tennis because both have to do with self determination and team sports.

azntenniskid azntenniskid says...

Prince of Tennis and Eyeshield are both about sports (obviously) and they give you the same feeling. In both anime, a team wants to get to the top together, and both are filled with comedy.

rinnei rinnei says...

Both Prince of Tennis and Eyeshield 21 are funny to watch and will get you interested in theirs sports, or at least get you to want to try.  Like many sports anime, they show that the determination and teamwork are needed for their players to win.

KThxBye KThxBye says...

If you're a fan of sports and enjoyed Eyeshield 21, you'd also like The Prince of Tennis. Both plots revolve around a young prodigy who has to overcome many obstacles with their team in order to reach the top and become the best. The two series highlight teamwork, determination, and have a nicely played aspect of comedy that doesn't take away from the sense of urgency in heated matches.

Moghedien21 Moghedien21 says...

They are both sports anime, and have a host of likeable characters. They both have funny fillers and comic reliief episodes, as well as good storyline based episodes. They're both also ridiculously long, so they'll keep you entertained for a while.

KusoAkuma KusoAkuma says...

Both Eyeshield 21 and Prince of tennis are sports anime with a lot of action, humor and also a bit of love. Both Ryoma and Sena are geniuses when it comes to their part in the game.

shinigamidono shinigamidono says...

Both anime basically involve the main character training and participating in game after game as the peanut gallery cheers, watches in amazement, and comments of everything.

Arkohn Arkohn says...

If you enjoyed eyeshield 21 I would definitly recommend you watch Prince of Tennis. When it comes to sports shonen it does not get much better than PoT. You will find yourself loving the characters, competition and comedy.

Annalyn Annalyn says...

The thing about small sports geniuses is that they are both the underdog and the one with the upper hand - you can't help but root for them. Eyeshield 21 has Sena, a short freshman with superb speed. The Prince of Tennis has Ryoma, the short first year and tennis genius. Both anime have serious, suspenseful matches, but also a healthy dose of humor. The cast of characters in both are a wonderful range. Opponents are developed almost as well as some of the teammates.

I  am no sports fan, and was reluctant to watch both shows. But I was sorry to finish the last episode of both as well, for they ended up at least as entertaining as action anime. If you liked the Prince of Tennis, I highly recommend Eyeshield 21. And if you liked The Prince of Tennis, I'm 99.9% sure you'll like Eyeshield 21. You might want to take a break between them, though - neither are exactly short. :)

Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!

Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!

Middle school student Tsuna has always gone through life in last place; but when he learns that he is getting a tutor to help him raise his game, he had no idea that his benefactor would turn out to be... an infant and a mafia hitman?! As if things can’t get much stranger, Tsuna then discovers that the powerful Vongola family has chosen him to be its next successor – a position that has control over all mafia families. Joined by friends Tsuna unwillingly starts out on his path to becoming a mafia boss – if he can survive the training!

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eppie eppie says...

I think the first thing you'll notice more than anything if you've watched both of these is that the main characters look identical. That aside, they do share many similarities. In Eyeshield 21, Sena is a guy constantly made fun of who joins the football team and becomes its ace. In Hitman Reborn, Tsuna, another guy who is constantly being made fun of at school (btw... EVEN THEIR NAMES SOUND THE SAME!), takes up the job of becoming the successor of the Vongola Family, a mafia family from Italy. The subjects of the anime are pretty different, but the character designs will definitely remind you of both anime because of some of the outrageously-designed characters. I don't know if they are or not, but I wouldn't be surprised if Eyeshield 21 and Hitman Reborn are made by the same people.

Sui23 Sui23 says...

Eyeshield 21 and Katekyoushi Hitman reborn both revolve around a same coming of age type story. Sena Kobayakowa, a "wimp" starts out with no friends and makes new friends by playing american football. Tsunayoshi Sawada, is the same type of character. After getting a "Home tutor" he starts to come from "No Good Tsuna" to a regular guy.

jurexplay jurexplay says...

Well, both anime are comedy action/sport. Main characters are similiar in both looks and characters. They are funny and enjoyable story's that are good to watch after some heavy series Berserk/Gungrave/ X TV. And most of all they are a long running series, Eyeshield has already 130+ eps and Hitman is closing in to 100 episodes.

jtir123 jtir123 says...

Reborn! and Eyeshield 21 seem to be made by the same person (though they're not). One maybe about American Football, and the other about the Mafia, but you'd be quite surprised how much of the execution of the story is similar. First off, as several have mentioned is the similarity between the main characters Sena and Tsuna. They're super average students and practically losers, and they scream very often (usually at the absurdities of the situation going on around them). The main difference though is that Sena already has this great skill in the outset of the story, while Tsuna still has a lot to learn...though doesn't mean there's no strength development for the both of them! If you liked one, it's worth a shot to try the other.

Justaway Justaway says...

The main characters (Tsuna and Sena) are extremely similiar both in looks, personalitys, yes even their names! Both starts out as whiny, weak boys but gradually grow stronger with the help from their friends.

Even though the storys and goals are very diffrent, they both share a dream with their friends they fight for!

sm3xyang3l sm3xyang3l says...

In KHR and Eyeshield 21, both main characters Sena and Tsuna, start out as wimps but soon gets involved in something they had never thought they'd be involved in. Both soon are surrounded by family/friends, and grows stronger as time passes 

saiyanpro saiyanpro says...

in both animes the mains characters both start out being weak and not willing to join or coroperate. but as the series goes on they get stronger.  plus in both series tsuna is unwilling forced to jion the mafia as sena is to the football club.

PurpleCatAngel PurpleCatAngel says...

Like Eyeshield 21, Katekyo Hitman Reborn is about a boy who's a weakling, but over the course of the series becomes stronger by joining up something they wouldn't dream of doing and become reliable on their friend. For Sena, it's American football and for Tsuna it's become the tenth boss of a mob.

One Outs

One Outs

Kojima is a baseball legend. As the superstar cleanup hitter for the Lycaons, he won himself many awards including rookie of the year seven times; but there's one title he never acquired: champion. In an attempt to find that special something Kojima feels he's missing inside, he opens a training camp in Okinawa. There, through a series of events, Kojima is introduced to a high stakes game dominated by the talented Toua Tokuchi, and subsequently loses a fortune. However, Kojima finally defeats Toua and due to their agreement, he enlists him to join the now poorly-ranked Lycaons - but Toua demands a high price: instead of a salary, he will receive five million yen for each out, and lose fifty million yen for each point lost. With a bad attitude and prodigal skills, Toua will help transform the Lycaons into winners once more.

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sarwor248 sarwor248 says...

Two of the main characters in these anime have a unique approach to sports: it is all about crushing your oppenent with mind games. Both of these anime show a lot of strategy and psychological tactics while playing. If you like Toua, you will like Hiruma (and vice versa). 

TheQi2B TheQi2B says...

Takuchi = HirumaSame basic devilish character, and both great at reading people and winning gambles... 

Juumonji Juumonji says...

One Outs is a baseball form of Eyeshield 21 shown from Hiruma's (or Tokichi's) point of view.  If you liked the mind games in Eyesheild 21, I guarantee you'll LOVE One Outs, and visa versa.

VickyVicarious VickyVicarious says...

Takuchi and Hiruma are virtually the same character, though Takuchi is much more serious and a tad less openly demonic. Still, the way they both analyze everything, have everything planned out and emerge victorious over everyone in the end is exactly the same. And heck, they even LOOK similar, with the sharp features and gravity-defying blond hair. And their jobs - throwing the ball - are pretty much as close as they can get in both sports.

I've thought more than once that Takushi is like an AU grown-up Hiruma. And as long as you're both amazed and fascinated and awed by either one's intense (and devilish and sadistic) strategies, you'll like both of these series.

NinaR NinaR says...

Eyeshield 21 is more light-hearted and One Outs is more mature and serious, but Hiruma and Tokuchi are like the same character reborn! I saw Eyeshield 21 first, then One Outs... so I kept referring to Tokuchi as Hiruma... that's how similar they are!

And of course, I massively enjoyed the storyline in both anime, so I think you will too!

greenymaco greenymaco says...

One Outs and Eyeshield 21 both use tactics to win games. They plots are so similar is freaky. A team searching for a member and happens to find a talented player (Sena:Toua) Hiruma and Toua are very alike. Spiky blonde hair, devilish ways, and secretly planing tactics that slowly unravel. They both go from a poor losing team to being one of the best. If you enjoy One Outs I GUARANTEE you will like Eyeshield 21 and vis versa.

History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi

History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi

Shirahama "weak legs" Kenichi is a typical high school student with typical problems: he's frequently bullied and tends to run away in the face of his enemies. Things change when Kenichi meets Furinji Miu, whose grandfather runs a dojo; and not knowing what he's getting himself into, he signs up to become a disciple. As Kenichi's life-threatening training continues and he becomes more and more powerful, he inadvertently becomes the target of the deadly gang called Ragnarok. With mental and physical challenges ahead, can Kenichi survive his encounters with Ragnarok, or will the masters of his dojo get to him first?

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06mandik10 06mandik10 says...

These are both great anime with a protagonist who begins the series as a complete wimp, but through various means (football in Eyeshield and martial arts in HSD), he finds a way to improve himself. I also see a strong resemblance in the behavior of some of the characters in each anime.  If you liked one I strongly suggest that you give the other a try.

Hikaru Hikaru says...

In both series of History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi and Eyeshield we have the protagonistwho both share common identies, both have same recations to some situations and are kind, good hearted and WEAK.

Over the course of the both series at the hands of both what appears to be shady and dark character(s) (Hiruma in Eyeshield and Master(s) in Kenichi) experience hardships from training. But both endure their training and find their strengths.The animation is good, with background adapations to explain the characters and statements. Both are of different genre (sports and martial arts), both have character develpment and see the growth of both.

nihildark nihildark says...

Kenichi and Eyeshield are both excelent anime about overcoming weakness and believing in yourself.  You'll laugh your butt off and cheer for the hereos, knowing all the while that "losers" can be winners!

ItsJustAwesome ItsJustAwesome says...

In both Kenichi and Eyeshield 21 it start off with one guy thats a wimp and wants learn/change there self  and they both have a demon looking guy in it. and both of the main characters get stronger and better with time I also saw a strong resemblance in the behavior of some of the characters in each anime

JenKenos JenKenos says...

These stories follow a similar premise of a young teenager who's weak in body and spirit. Everything changes though when they meet that one person who's gonna show them the way to become stronger. However, they'll need to spill blood, sweat and tears in order to achieve their goals and become the best. In the meantime, there's a strong female character looking closely at Kenichi's and Sena's progress, not to mention the evil devil always lurking around...

Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk

Sakuragi has hit an all-time low. During his last year of junior high school, fifty different girls rejected him, the last one choosing a basketball player instead. Thus it’s no surprise that in high school, Sakuragi beats up anyone who dares utter the name of the sport. However, it’s not long until he meets Haruko, a beautiful basketball enthusiast, and is determined to make her fall in love with him – even signing up for the school team to accomplish his goal. However, winning Haruko’s heart won’t be easy, as her brother is the strict and protective captain of the basketball team and Haruko’s eyes are focused on Sakuragi’s rival, the talented Rukawa. Can Sakuragi give up his delinquent ways to help get the team to Nationals, or will his temper get him kicked out before he can learn to dribble the ball?

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rinnei rinnei says...

Both Slam Dunk and Eyeshield are really funny. In the most unexpected places - especially when nearly about to lose a game - the main characters end up doing something funny that will make you laugh. Both anime get you really interested in their respective sports, and show the determination and trust needed by each member of a team in order to win a game.

alsharid alsharid says...

The main characters in both anime start to play American Football and Basketball, respectively, even though they know nothing about their respective sports nor do they like them. The difference is that, in Slam Dunk, Sakuragi wants to impress Haruko, while in  Eyeshield 21, Sena is forced by Hiruma to play.

BlackThorne BlackThorne says...

Well, plot is very similar, as it is at almost every sport anime, but there are more than that. They have so much in common. There are older players, who have only this last year to achieve their dream - to be the best team. There are newbies, who are incredibly good and are improving at incredibly fast rate. There are deliquents and idiots too. And all of them have strong will to help the team at all cost... And of course the feeling is also very similar, both of them have comedy elements in it (of course, that slam dunk is old fashion wave) and yeah, there's that anoying thing when can be so much time spend in just about one second of game, sometimes it's irritating, but if you overcome it, you can enjoy really great and pleasant show.

shinigamidono shinigamidono says...

Both anime basically involve the main character learning a sport from scratch and playing game after game as the peanut gallery cheers, watches in amazement, and comments of everything.

Kogoruhn Kogoruhn says...

Both Eyeshield 21 and Slam Dunk focus around a high school student who learns a new sport (Basketball for Slam Dunk and American Football for Eyeshield 21) from scratch when they do not want to play the given sport at the start of the series.