Asunaro is a new student at a school with three baseball teams; the first is renowned as being one of the best in the prefecture, but the third, Asunaro’s team, is filled with the rejects and unskilled of the baseball world. As the baseball instructor deems them to be nothing but trash, he informs the team that they will be disbanded in one month – that is, until one of the players begs him to let them play a single game. They’ll be up against the first team, and if they win, they’ll get to take over the title and even work their way towards playing at Koshien Stadium. With the help of Kaido, an ex-member of the first team, Asunaro and his friends will do whatever it takes to show they’re more than meets the eye!
Tsubasa Ozora is a young man with soccer on the mind. Though he just joined Nankatsu Elementary’s team, Tsubasa wants nothing more than one thing: to someday be in the World Cup! But the road there will not be easy, and plenty of challengers and obstacles stand in his way. With the help of the skilled Captain Roberto, fierce rivals and fellow friends, Tsubasa must work hard and never give up reaching his ultimate goal. World Cup, here we come!
Failure has a new name: the "never-winning" Kickers. Having lost every match and scored zero goals, the downtrodden soccer team can’t find a single team to play against them. With low spirits, the Kickers are on the verge of breaking up – that is, until the high-spirited and energetic Daichi joins the team! Determined and filled with hope, Daichi organizes a match against the Devils – the strongest team around – in an attempt to revitalize the Kickers and stop the breakup; and thus, the Kickers take their first steps towards a better future. For their friends, for love, for joy, and for the ball!
Raimon Middle School's soccer club is led by the boisterous and determined Mamoru Endou. Armed with his grandfather’s notebook on special training and a fierce spirit, Mamoru desires to lead the team to victory, but there’s just one problem: the team is weak, unskilled, and disheartened. However, when several new members come on board, including soccer star Shuuya Gouenji from Kidokawa Seishuu Middle School, things begin to look up for the team. With ruthless opponents to defeat, special moves to acquire and the Soccer Frontier tournament to win, Mamoru and the gang will kick and block their way to victory!
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!
Takao Taniguchi, pitcher extraordinaire, helped his middle school's team win the baseball championship. However, tragedy struck when he hurt his index finger, taking him out of the game for good. Now that Takao is in high school, he finds himself wistfully staring at the baseball field each day, unable to get back in the game he loves. However, after joining the soccer team and excelling at the sport, the team's captain, Aiki, urges Takao to return to baseball once more. With fierce opponents at every turn and newfound friends at his side, Takao will help transform his team from average to amazing!
Play Ball and Meimon are very similar; both are deifnitely aimed at kids and follow a group of often deformed-looking baseball players as they try to transform their teams from zeroes to heroes.