Mikoto Shinozaki is a normal high student with unfortunate normal problems: he's terrible at sports, has no special talents and is bullied by everyone at his school. That is, until one day Yuki, his beautiful, long-time crush, asks the boy if he'll join her brother's cycling team. Desperate to gain her affection, Mikoto tries his best to learn how to ride a bike to not look foolish in the process, soon discovering that he actually enjoys the sport! Now, Mikoto will try his hardest to become the best cyclist in the world, encountering hardships, trials and successes along the way.
In the future, basketball is played by giant robots called Bigfoots and the wealthy elite live on the moon. Dan JD is a cocky young boy who lives on the planet Earthdash and makes a meager living working as a delivery service. He dreams of someday bringing his disabled sister to the moon to give her the medical treatment she needs. Dan also despises the boring playing style used by official Bigfoot Basketball, so the first chance he gets he crashes a game to show the world how it's really done - destroying the arena and being thrown in jail in the process! However, by the time he's released, Dan's story is legendary, spawning countless imitators who smash up the city in their Bigfoot duels. All Dan's got to do is fend off his rivals, try desperately to keep his business afloat, and aim for the moon!
Both of these anime are about sports and a main charicter who starts as a nothing and becomes well known, in Over Drive SM (Shinozaki Mikoto) dosnt know how to do anything right and is hated by everyone untill he learns how to ride a bike, in Basquash! Dan JD hates bigfoots till he starts using his own.
In both anime the main charicter has a female charicter who falls in love with him.
If you have seen one i would reomend the other
Koyuki is a downcast fourteen-year-old boy who feels disconnected from life. Socially unpopular and lacking confidence, he takes some solace in his fandom of fluffy J-Pop. However, when he saves a strange dog from a group of cruel young bullies, his life changes forever; for through this encounter he meets a genius guitarist named Ryuunosuke and subsequently is introduced to the world famous rock band Dying Breed. Now, he uses his innate singing talent and beginning guitar skills to join with the indy startup band Beck, learning to live a life unlike anything he has ever known...
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!
In both "Captain Tsubasa" and "OverDrive" the main theme is sports. They both tell the story of a boy who decides to give it all and become the best at that sport, and all of the difficulties that he faces along the way.
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.
Like a kid with who gets picked on and has a hidden talent for a specific sport, and a story with lots of humor? You'd love Overdrive and Hajime no Ippo! If you found one even remotely funny, you'll definitely find the other to be the same. They're both "sports comedies" you'll never want to stop watching. In both of these series watch and laugh as each of the main characters works toward achieving their goals/dreams.
18 year-old Takumi has been delivering tofu for his father's shop since he was 13, learning to drive fast in all weather conditions. One night he is seen racing down the mountain by Keisuke, one of the best amateur racers in Japan. Quickly overtaken by Takumi, Keisuke vows to challenge the White Hachi Roku and discover the mystery behind its driver's skills.
Both shows are about racing, although a bit diffrent bicycle/car the enjoyment is all the same. Main characters are a little unsociable at first but after a while they open up, they are equally talented and they train hard to achieve victory in races. If you like slow paced but fun to watch sport anime I think this is what you were looking for.