Giant Killing

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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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chii chii says...

Both anime have men working as hard as they can to win a game. One Outs is about baseball and takes on a lot of thinking about the game instead of playing it where Giant Killing is about soccer and building a team back up from the ground. But both have similar animation styles and very clever characters. Check one out if you liked the other.

van831kris van831kris says...

both have very smart and cunning lead characters who are both fun to watch especially when they trick the enemy to win the match even if they're underdogs. I think that this kind of characters (takeshi from giant killing, tokuchi from one outs, and hiruma from eyeshield to name a few) makes sports genre anime very interesting and fun to watch.

sothis sothis says...

Giant Killing and One Outs show an unlikely character take control of a poorly-ranked team and bring it back to victory. One Outs feels a lot darker than Giant Killing, but they are each a refreshing look at the sports genre. 

Kuroko's Basketball

Kuroko's Basketball

They were known as the 'Generation of Miracles' – five basketball prodigies who helped lead Teiko Middle School's basketball team to glory, defeating anyone who got in their way. But a mysterious rumor tells of a sixth, a phantom player who the five prodigies respected greatly. That boy is Tetsuya Kuroko, a freshman at Seirin High and the newest member of the basketball club. Alongside strong teammates such as Taiga Kagami, Kuroko will use his unique skills on the court to help the team defeat old rivals and make their way to the championships.

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Anathemus Anathemus says...

Produced by different studios, I find the artwork in both of these series extremely similar, plus they both take a more adult approach on the sports genre.

sothis sothis says...

While not about the same sport and taking place in a different setting, both Kuroko no Basket and Giant Killing star a very unorthodox character who is underestimated by the sports team. beyond that, they're fairly typical sports titles, with arcs pertaining to battling a specific team-of-the-week and a a general desire to make it to a championship.

Bradalee Bradalee says...

The sport of choice in each show is different, but the two series' share many common traits that make them a really good fit for one another. Top of that list is the plot, where both shows follow a team going through a prolonged dry spell, who are suddenly re-invigorated with new, highly talented team mate that propel them back to winning ways.

Both anime have a common theme of getting along with, and working alongside your team mates to get the very best out of each and every performance. There's also a fair bit of comedy in each, but it never detracts from the sport at hand.

Kuroko has better animation, better writing, a far more engaging cast and superior audio, but if you enjoyed one, and are a fan of sports anime in general, chances are the other may well be right up your street.

Kuroko's Basketball 2

Kuroko's Basketball 2
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ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

While the sports in these anime are different, they both share the same kind of values espousing the merits of team work. Both anime involve down on their luck teams getting exciting new blood to reinvigorate them. In Kuroko it's new players and in Giant Killing it's a new coach, but in both the existing players must learn to get along with the new members and bond together as a team to win. Both series also have a lot of comedic moments inbetween the intense games they play.

Kuroko has much better animation and character designs. The games are much more exciting in Kuroko because of the better animation. Kuroko also has much better pacing. However, if you enjoy sports anime about teamwork then you should try both these titles.

Mageinta Mageinta says...

They're both the same type of story. They're about a weak team overcoming their internal and external struggles on their way to the top. Personally, I feel like Kuroko has more likeable characters, because the story focuses on the team. Giant Killing focuses on the team as a whole, with a touch on the coach, so what you see is a team succeeding instead of individuals in a team succeeding. Giant Killing has a slower pace, but the story is still great. Kuroko starts to get a little shounen-y by turning basketball into a superpower fight, but it's still quite enjoyable. 

Ace of the Diamond

Ace of the Diamond

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ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

These anime are about different sports but they both tell the same kind of inspirational underdog story. Both anime are about teams that are down on their luck, but try to fight through it together. Each team has a leader that's can be both insipiring on the field and a complete idiot off of it.

Both these anime are pretty typical sports stories so if you like cheesy inspirational stories with a bit of comedy then try either of the shows.

Bradalee Bradalee says...

Both shows tell the tale of an underdog who comes good through hard work, perseverence and working well with team mates. The main character in each is the inspiration type who people rally around, and get pumped up by.

They don't stray too far outside the box with regards the usual sports forumla, but if you are a fan of sports then you could do worse than watch either of these. 

Ookiku Furikabutte

Ookiku Furikabutte

Ren Mihashi is a timid pitcher with problems; he has no self esteem or confidence, due to the relentless bullying of his once teammates, and is reluctant to play baseball again. However, at Ren's new school, Nishiura Prefectural High, he finds himself picking up the mitt once more. Along with the help of alumni-turned-coach Maria Momoe, tough but supportive Takaya Abe, and the rest of his teammates, Ren will regain his confidence and show the game of baseball who's the boss yet again!

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kenikki kenikki says...

They're both sport anime that focuses alot on the games at hand an yet never loses focus of character development. Even though GK moves at a much faster pace than OF.