Kuroko no Basket

Alt titles: Kuroko's Basketball

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Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk

Sakuragi Hanamichi is a delinquent who's so unpopular with girls that he's been rejected fifty times. Haruko Akagi is the only girl who isn't scared of him; instead she's impressed with Sakuragi's athleticism and, convinced that he would do well, introduces him to the Shohoko basketball team. Desperate to impress Haruko and believing that she is the girl of his dreams, Sakuragi joins the team in spite of his initial reluctance. Surprisingly, Sakuragi is a natural at the sport regardless of his reputation for being hot-tempered and immature. From now on Sakuragi must work together with his teammates, including his rival Rukawa, to fulfill their captain's dream of winning the national championship. That is, if they have what it takes!

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addrid addrid says...

Both mangas are based on the story of senior highschool basketball teams, and their way to the top of Japan. 

Kuroko no Basket (KnB) and Slam Dunk (SD) are similar in several aspects, such as main characters. Sakuragi is playing same position, as Kagami. Both of them are similarly looking, their main power is their jumping, both are quite stupid, thus making funny scenes throughtout the series.

Many KnB's characters have some "unique" powers, which are brilliantly handed, since they are all based on reality (even thought exaggerated little bit). SD lacks something like this.

Since KnB is much newer than SD, I would say that its better in many things than SD, KnB's story isnt as slow-paced as SD's, which makes it more interesting.

Overall, both series are excellent. If you liked one, you will liked the other one as well.

SugarCookies95 SugarCookies95 says...

Yeah I totally agree with this recommendation. Both series are quite similar in many different ways. 

miko miko says...

another sports pairing, this time both are dealing with basketball, so if you're a big time fan of sports or basket ball in general then this is for you.

Eyeshield 21

Eyeshield 21

Ever since Sena was little, everyone has treated him as an errand boy. His childhood friend, Mamori, even has to protect him from bullies all the time, although she's a girl. Fortunately, in order to evade his tormentors, Sena has developed incredibly fast legs; in fact, Sena is so fast that he is noticed by Himura, the quarterback of a failing football team, who promptly tricks him into joining. However, in order to keep other teams from scouting him, and to keep Mamori from finding out that he's in such a dangerous sport, Sena wears an eyeshield and goes by the name of "Eyeshield 21". For someone like Sena, making it in the tough world of football is a challenge like no other, but also the once-in-a-lifetime chance to become someone others respect!

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Szwagier Szwagier says...

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.

miko miko says...

both based on sports, one is football the other is basket ball.  it's an interesting pairing.

Fight no Akatsuki

Fight no Akatsuki

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pokopori pokopori says...

Both involve basketball and a main character who is constantly being underestimated.  While Akatsuki goes through the trials of acceptance, Kuroko must face his friends-turned-opponents from the past.  Both are a fantastic read.  Akatsuki is more 'cute' while Kuroko is more 'cool'.

Giant Killing

Giant Killing

Years ago, the East Tokyo United soccer team was a force to be reckoned with, captained by the talented and charismatic Takeshi Tatsumi. But after leaving suddenly to join an amateur team in England, ETU's record and morale quickly plummeted, their meager status kept afloat only by the efforts of new captain Murakoshi. Now, several years have passed and Takeshi is in town once more, this time to bring the team back to victory. But with fans resentful of the man's former departure, clashing personalities on the team and Takeshi's unorthodox and lackadaisical coaching style, ETU's rise to fame won't be easy...

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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.

Haikyuu!!

Haikyuu!!

Hinata Shouyou, upon seeing a volleyball match, aims to become "The Small Giant", and joins his middle school volleyball club. After finding new members, they set out for the middle school tournament, where they cross paths with a formidable school with the "King of the Upper Court", Kageyama Tobio. Although their team loses, Shouyou is still determined to aim for the top and exact revenge on Kageyama. Upon entering high school, he receives the biggest surprise--he and Kageyama are in the same school and club!

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Bradalee Bradalee says...

These manga may be about different sports, with Haikyuu!! being based around volleyball, but they share so much in common that I find it hard to believe that a fan of one wouldn't enjoy the other quite a bit.

The story in each revolves around a highschool team who's a little bit down on their luck until they get an influx of fresh talent into the team in the form of skilled first years. The main characters in each also happen to be two of these new first years, and not only do each pair have unorthodox skills and stature, but they share a very similar dynamic in regards to their interactions and relationships. From there each team goes through the usual high school competitions, be it at a local or national level.

The supporting cast in each is pretty good, and is often used for comedic reasons outside of matches. During the matches the themes of teamwork and determination to overcome the odds are strong. The matches also happen to be extremely exciting in each, and make the wait for the next chapter pretty excruciating at times. 

So if you are a fan of the other, then i urge you to give the other a shot, I highly doubt you'll end up disappointed. And if the sport is putting you off because you're not a fan of it, then don't worry, I'm not a fan of volleyball but i adored Haikyuu!! for plenty other reasons!