Hanebado! - Recommendations

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Haikyuu!!

Haikyuu!!

Shoyo Hinata isn't a large guy, but he's got huge ambitions. Ever since seeing a small player score in a National Championship, he's been determined to become the next big thing in High School Volleyball. Unfortunately, the one time he was able to pull enough players together to form a team in junior high, they were completely trashed in their first and only match against a team led by up-and-coming setter Tobio Kageyama.Now, enrolled at the same high school where his idol once played, Shoyo's finally going to get his shot to join and play with a top team. There's just one problem: Tobio Kageyama's decided to attend the same school, and he's already considered one of the best players in the game. Can a kid out of nowhere hold his own against the King of the Court? Or could the rivalry and competition actually be the best thing for both of them?

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gothfishball gothfishball says...

sporty angst bitches. haikyuu is such a good anime it's kinda long so i understand if ur putting it off but GO WATCH IT. i met some of my besties through that show and the fandom is peaceful unlike a lot of others. i ain't sure if hanebado is a lot like it but ! sports and teen angst ?? sounds about right.  

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If you like Hanebado so far, you should definitly check out other sports anime. Many people dislike sports animes for some reason, but if you like them, Haikyuu is a good one. 

Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting!

Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting!

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.

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Tha7ch Tha7ch says...

If you like Hanebado so far, you should definitly check out other sports anime. Many people dislike sports animes for some reason, but if you like them, Haijime no Ippo is a good one. 

Kuroko's Basketball

Kuroko's Basketball

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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If you like Hanebado so far, you should definitly check out other sports anime. Many people dislike sports animes for some reason, but if you like them, Kuroko no Basket is a good one. 

Harukana Receive

Harukana Receive

Oozora Haruka is a high school second-year who's just moved to Okinawa. Haruka is generally cheerful and optimistic, but there's one thing she feels insecure about: she's taller than most other girls. Higa Kanata, her cousin of the same age who meets her at the airport, also has one hang-up: she had to quit her beloved beach volleyball in the past because she was too short. Through some twist of fate, these mismatched cousins find themselves paired up as a beach volleyball team. How will this duo play together in a sport where the presence of one's teammate is more important than anything?!

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HKBattosai HKBattosai says...

If you liked Hanebado! then you’ll like Harukana Receive because both main characters Ayano (Hanebado!) and Kanata (Harukana Receive) are talented athletes at their respective sports but decide to give it up for an important personal reason. Plus, both series capture the competitive spirit, hard-work, and bonds of friendship from joining a school sports club.

Iwakakeru! Sport Climbing Girls

Iwakakeru! Sport Climbing Girls

Sport climbing is a sport that makes use of both the body and the brain to climb walls. Kasahara Konomi, a master at puzzles, just happens to discover her school's climbing wall, and it looks almost like a colorful sort of puzzle in her eyes. This fateful encounter brings big changes to Konomi's life! With her teammates in the Hanamiya Girls' High School Climbing Club, Konomi races for the top in this passionate climbing story!

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JailBait707 JailBait707 says...

In both Iwakakeru! Sport Climbing Girls and Hanebado! we have a sports anime that follows a story mainly centered around a girl cast. Hanebado follows badminton and Iwakakeru! follows wall climbing. If you enjoyed the interactions between Ayano and Nagisa as they compete against each other you’ll most likely enjoy Iwakakeru! as it also offers many rivalries, such as  Akane and Jun and Jun and Konomi. These rivalries are present in both people on the same team and opposite teams, as Hanebado does also. Both animes also offer some inner turmoils and personal problems many characters might have. We also get to know about some of the characters on the other teams. 

Love All Play

Love All Play

The story follows Ryō Mizushima, who joined his middle school's badminton team full of motivation — but without a proper coach, ended up in obscurity. Nevertheless, he did eventually reach the prefectural tournament on his physical strength. Now he joins the prestigious Yokohama-Minato High School's badminton team under the legendary coach Ebihara and is surrounded by talented teammates. He strives to become a top athlete and take his high school team to the inter-high tournament.

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Emerald no Wa

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Salaryman's Club

Salaryman's Club

Mikoto Shiratori is a childhood prodigy at badminton, but who never recovered from a major loss during a high school competition. Now, he works in the sales department of the Sunlight Beverage company, playing badminton on the side.

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Onagawa Chuu Baske Bu: 5-nin no Natsu

Onagawa Chuu Baske Bu: 5-nin no Natsu

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Scorching Ping Pong Girls

Scorching Ping Pong Girls

The world of middle school girls' ping pong enters an age of heated rivalry as the throne at its apex is surrendered... Tsumujikaze Koyori, a girl who loves ping pong, has just transferred to Suzumegahara Middle School. Along with her friends who strive to be the national champions, can Koyori bring the winds of change to the school?! The curtain is about to rise on a scorching hot tale of girls who love ping pong!

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