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Nana and her classmate, Takeru, are desperate to resurrect their school’s Stride Club—but will they be able to get the prickly Riku, who insists he hates Stride, to join the team?
Those two animes are kind of the same, in both of them stories are built up around sports. Characters show their passion for sports and the way its motivation is enhanced by its team mates support.
You'll enjoy watching the way they fight for the sake of the teams, and how trust relationships grow among them, showing how important team work is and its impact on day life.
Internal battles, self-confidence problems, tough rivals, funny moments,handsome muscled up guys... you won't miss any of this in these two animes. You'll even find the same relationships patterns, furthermore,each character in free has its personality analogous in prince of stride in some way. If you enjoyed one of them , you'll enjoy the other as well.
Cuz it's gay sports anime.
Honestly why else would you watch it? It's teenage boys hanging out 24/7
And it's gay.
Just press play bruh
Shouyou Hinata began playing volleyball after seeing the "little giant" who played the sport when he was in elementary school. He suffers a crushing defeat in his first and last tournament in middle school at the hands of his rival Tobio Kageyama. So, Hinata joins Karasuno High School's volleyball team, vowing revenge against Kageyama. However, Kageyama is also on Karasuno's team. The former rivals form a legendary combo with Hinata's mobility and Kageyama's precision ball-handling. Together, they take on the local tournaments and vow to meet Karasuno's fated rival school in the nationals.
I would definitely recommend one for the other. They're both sports animes, with mainly boy cast, with different types and all sorts of personalities. The teams both have complete and great compassion for their sports. While Haikyuu!! is more sports oriented, Free! is more slice of life oriented with swimming as a side. However what they both greatly have in common that's very pleasant and calming is that they both are very peaceful animes. They don't take themselves so seriously that sports are a life or death situation, they make the most out of it and have fun. And it's very pleasant to watch their daily lives and how they incorporate their sport into their lives. Everyone in each anime is paired (if you know what i mean) and they animate life nuances so realistically that it makes you feel relaxed, casual, and more understanding of the animes. :)
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.
Each of these shows follow a group of dedicated high school boys as they compete in competitions relating to their chosen sport. The characters are fairly similar, with an intense rivalries prevalent in each. Exaggerated action shots are a common sight in each show as well. Both shows are fairly similar, so it stands to reason that fans of one are likely to enjoy the other, but due to the nature ofFree!'s fanservice it may turn a lot of people off before they give it a fair chance.
In 1955 era Japan, ten years after World War II caused countless to descend into poverty, six young men are transported to a special disciplinary school where countless horrors await them. Overseen by a sadistic, abusive guard and a perverted doctor who requires invasive "inspections," the school is the new home of these boys who committed petty and oft-necessary crimes. Alongside their cellmate, the wise and hardened Rokurouta, the young men will try their best to survive their incarceration and hold on to the fleeting rainbows in their hearts.
When Haruka gets the chance to take the entrance exam for Saotome Academy for the Performing Arts, it seems as though she’s one step closer to her dream of composing songs for her favorite singer, Hayato. However, this is no gleeful high school musical experience, and Haruka’s hiding a dreadful secret that may silence her musical ambitions forever. And even if she does get into Saotome, the competition will be more brutal than going on Japan’s Top Idol!
The similarities lies in the fact that both anime are centered around a group of bishounen boys and tons of fanservice for us fangirls! (or fanboys!) Both series also have only one main girl character. In Free! it's Gou, while in Uta Pri it's Haruka. Both series get competitive but in Free it's swimming, while in Uta Pri it's all about the music (i.e the singing).
If you enjoy one of the series than you very well may enjoy the other as well...
Seirin High School makes it into the semifinals of the Winter Cup. They defeated Touou Gakuen, featuring Aomine, and Yosen, featuring Murasakibara, both from the "Generation of Miracles," causing Seirin to be one of the more noticed schools. They firm their resolve towards the semifinals. Kagami, nudged by Kuroko, heads outside of the tournament building in order to reconcile with Himuro, but sees a guy picking a fight with Himuro and Alex, steps in to help them. That guy is Shogo Haizaki of Fukuda Sogo Gakuen. He is a graduate of Teiko Junior HIgh, and he was supposedly a regular player in the first-string team before Kise joined...
Yuuri Katsuki carried the hope of all Japan on his shoulders in the Figure Skating Grand Prix, but suffered a crushing defeat in the finals. He returned to his hometown in Kyushu and hid away in his family's home, half wanting to continue skating and half wanting to retire. That was when the five-time consecutive world champion, Viktor Nikiforov, suddenly showed up with his teammate, Yuuri Plisetsky, a young skater starting to surpass his seniors. And so the two Yuuris and the Russian champion Viktor set out to compete in a Grand Prix like none the world has ever seen!
Free! and Yuri on Ice have many things in common. They are both fantastic sport animes. Free! Eternal Summer's main character, Nanase Haruka has given up on swimming for competition but still loves water and swimming. Yuri on Ice's main character Katsuki Yuri has failed multiple times at figure skating competitions and has given up on competing. He still practices figure skating though.
Tomoki Sakai, is 14 years old, and he's been dedicated to diving since he was a child. It all began when he met Yoichi Fujitani, a genius diver three years his senior. Tomoki and his friends attend the Mizuki Diving Club, but their new coach Kayoko Asaki says the club will close if it doesn't produce an Olympian. And so begins their fight as they lay everything on the line for a single moment!
The relationship between Yuuta and Rikka starts to develop slowly in their own unique way as they begin to live together with Kuzuha under one roof. However, "chuunibyou"-plagued Satone, Yuuta's old acquaintance, showed up in the most unexpected place and time; challenging their budding, yet fragile relationship. Meanwhile, the rest of the Oriental Magick Napping Society in Summer club members continue to expand their own unique selves and relationships with one another.