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History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi

History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi
  • Vol: 55+; Ch: 566+
  • 2002 - ?

Shirihama Kenichi is a weak scaredy-cat, and his status as the karate club's punching bag has earned him the name of ‘Weak Legs'. One day Kenichi meets Miu and, impressed by her skill after she effortlessly throws him to the ground, he follows her to the Ryouzanpaku dojo. There he finds five great masters of martial arts, and driven by his desire to become stronger, he begs them to accept him as their student - though it won't be easy. Kenichi endures harsh training (and injury) from Akisame - the philosophizing Jujitsu master; Apachai - the Muay Thai ‘God of Death'; Kensei - the ecchi Chinese Kempo Master; and Shigure - the weapons prodigy. Finally after proving his determination, he is accepted by Shio - the 100-dan Karate Master, who had initially wanted nothing to do with him. Now Kenichi walks the long and arduous path to becoming a master himself, all whilst trying to protect those he cares about from anyone who would dare to harm them.

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Berserk81

If you liked History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi or Eyeshield 21, you'd probably like the other because they both are they both involve taking a shy boy and turning them in to a super athlete while adding some comedy at times.  Also, in both they have demon like trainers that put them through extreme training to get better.

Thrawn

A wuss by any other name joins up with a sport/dojo. Manly sports/martial arts about breaking people and rough n' tumble. Physical contact sports, and these two nancy boys train up to become kickass players, Kenichi as a badass marial artist and Sena of Eyeshield 21 as a badass running back. The road to kicking ass is a tough one, rife with hard training, physical comedy and thrills about and both journeys are well worth making.

Kuroko no Basket

Kuroko no Basket
  • Vol: 26+; Ch: 258+
  • 2008 - ?

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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Szwagier

Both are sports mangas with totally over the top actions. In both cases characters specialise in one type of play, and pull some humanly impossible moves.Good examples are light-speed running in Eyeshield 21 and shooting across the court with perfect accuracy in Kuroku no Basuke.

Basicly if you like sports mangas, where absurdly impossible things happen on a daily basis, those titles are for you.

Anudevil13

Kuroko no Basket(basketball) and Eyshield21(American Football),are similar in various aspects.

Both Main characters have no clue of their skills and Hidden talent but a senior spots the sleeping talent in the player and awaken it, to make them a Big power in team and sport.

Both series have Senpai's with their last chance to win at their Dream Tournament,but Introduction of some super rookies and hardworkers change their team power and fate completely. Have they got what it takes to be the best? Read and find out!

Prince of Tennis

Prince of Tennis
  • Vol: 42; Ch: 379
  • 1999

Twelve-year-old tennis prodigy Echizen Ryoma returns to Japan after winning back-to-back junior tennis championships in America. He enters the Seishun "Seigaku" Gakuen, one of the seeded schools in the tennis nationals. Despite still being a freshman, Ryoma manages to become a regular due the skills he acquired from constantly battling his father, Echizen Nanjirou, a professional tennis player. With the goal of winning the National Championship, the Seigaku team learns about friendship and teamwork and develops new and complex techniques. Along the way, Ryoma finds his own playing style and discovers the true meaning of tennis.

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Szwagier

Both are sports mangas with insane and over the top actions. Both have character infinitely growing, and pulling humanly impossible actions. Their evolution is followed by naming their ultimate moves (and that names are obviously either shouted by the person doing the move, or by suprised commentator). You can expect stuff like running at the speed of light in Eyeshield 21, or cutting the tennis ball in a half with a racket in Prince of Tennis.

If you like sports shounen mangas, that doesn't bother with realism and instead go for the impossible but appealing movements both titles are for you.

Anudevil13

Both are sports mangas with insane and over the top actions.E21 dealing with American Football and PoT with Tennis.

Both Majorily focus on Main char-Sena in E21 and Echizan in PoT.With some good amount on other chars from the team.

Both Show you Actions Impossible for Human Body like- Light speed Running,Breaking walls with tennis balls.

Both have Cool sets of special skills and story

Reborn!

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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zetina

If you liked one manga for its lead, you'll certainly like the other! A typical "zero to hero" scenario where the coward has to muster his courage and head out to battle and ultimately become a better man.

As a bonus, their "tutors" both happen to have spartan styles of training.

EDFF

It's really difficult not to make parallels between Eyeshield 21 and Katekyo Hitman Reborn. For me, at least. The protagonists are quite similar: Dame Tsuna who doesn't display tremendous skill for anything, but has a big heart and Sena, and often bullied high school student also with a big heart. Both manga deal with the growth and maturation of the main character whilst making great friends on the way. Tsuna and Sena also look quite similar. Though the universes both deal with are vastly different and some themes vary, there's a very similar large underlying. Both series are fun to read and have memorable characters.

Again!!

Again!!
  • Vol: 11+; Ch: 111+
  • 2011 - ?

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Thrawn

A club battered and down, on the verge of collapse; one man steps up to the plate and through him, brings the club to glory and salvation. Again!!, takes on the cheering club, Osu! Osu! while Eyeshield 21 focuses on football.

Respectively, it's about a guy who did nothing for his high school life and never socialized; who takes the plunge into a club about cheering for others and making yourself heard. The other is about a coward and craven, who always ran in fear or had his friend defend him because he couldn't; who decides to join a club about bone-crushing sports and looking fear in the eye and charging head on.

These comedies are about overcoming weaknesses and making a change for the better, and changing those they come into contact with.