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Yuri!!! on Ice

Yuri!!! on Ice

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!

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FallenAngel626 FallenAngel626 says...

they are both sports with some boy love and people to ship in them. Sk8 the infinity is still getting released at the moment every week a new episode comes out and yuri on ice is finished with a new movie coming out somtimes and most likely a seond season. 

lili2010 lili2010 says...

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c47yp5o c47yp5o says...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

evelynannb evelynannb says...

I am tired so can't be bothered writing out the several reasons I recommend both these shows. Just watch them.

They'll make you laugh, they'll make you cry, and sometimes they make you want to throw your device across the room. What more can you ask for?

matchablossom matchablossom says...

both sports animes with lovable main characters who struggle with anxiety/self esteem issues. but, overall, very wholesome and full of laughs :) 

sofiavolkova sofiavolkova says...

I feel like these two go hand in hand, and someone who likes one would enjoy the other.

Both are sports anime with a very similar style and comedy. The characters in both are adorable and complex, and the plot-style is similar, but is also very different and unique in both cases. Yuri on Ice explores different types of love, namely romantic love, while Sk8 the Infinity explored friendship and the need for platonic bonds.

gayanimedad gayanimedad says...

They're both queer-coded sports anime where the main character feels he's not getting anywhere in his respective sport, and is forced to confront these feelings when a natural prodigy shows up on the scene. They're both heartwarming and have found family energy to them. 

PrxpleRocks PrxpleRocks says...

They are both about sports and have great animation and storylines i really

recommend both animes because in my opinon they both really good and i

keep watching them over and over again! ^^ I hope you watch one of these

 animes!

mossghost1 mossghost1 says...

I defintly think you should watch both of these they are both very gay skating/ ice skating animes with good plots.

RainbowPuffBall RainbowPuffBall says...

Both are sports anime with gay vibes and lots of strong friendships and rivalry. Both have that wholsome feeling that often is found in sports aime.

hanchandehen hanchandehen says...

While Sk8 the infinity lacks the very overt LGBTQ representation that Yuri!!! on Ice does, they both have hype sports anime moments for those that crave it.

sjahsltolas sjahsltolas says...

Both Sk8 and YOI are very similar in both plot and characters. Both have a heavy focus on characters, relationships, and competition. If you like one you'll probably like the other

animebigbigfan animebigbigfan says...

I do agree because theyre both sports animes and they have been very enjoyable to watch!!! hopefully this is enough to convince you to watch it!!

Themisia Themisia says...

Sports anime 😌 duhh.        

mobTheBlob337 mobTheBlob337 says...

if you want yuri on ice but 20 times more hipe i got the show for you                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Mephiichan Mephiichan says...

The shows feature an equal amount of character development and focus on the sport they represent without outbalancing one or the other. The shows manage to tell the story they want to tell by making the fans anticipate a possible 2nd season.

But YOI still hasn't released their movie Ice Adolescence but considering the studio that made it has rumors aplenty- well. I'm not expecting it anytime soon.

gintokisballs gintokisballs says...

both are sports animes, both have homoerotic subtext, both deal with competitiveness (albeit a little more serious with yoi and yknow, THE OLYMPICS) and both are filled with humour.

Magenta0shadow Magenta0shadow says...

They are both sport anime and are mostly about competition and the personal relationship of the main characters.

These are the type of anime that are able to make you smile.

bkreads bkreads says...

Both of these animes have a similar vibe. Both involve someone improving in an activity (figure skating/skateboarding) and becoming much better. 

Mallowchu Mallowchu says...

If you like Yuri on Ice / sk8, I highly recommend you try the other if you haven't seen it already.Both have likable main characters, nice dynamics. 

MistressNyx MistressNyx says...

If you love fruity, comedic animes, then you'll love these! Both of these had me rolling in laughter as well as pulling at my heart strings at times. These are a few I always watch when I need cheering up! 

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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Hutai Hutai says...

Both anime have 2 guys who end up being close friends, trusting each other wile growing, chasing their passion and trying to win.Lots of action, humor, good story and music

AceMorow AceMorow says...

sk8 and haikyuu are both sport anime's and if that your kind of thing then I reccomend watching both of them, the team of kurasuno has a very captivating bond and I believe you can find a similiar bond with Reki and his friends. Both anime's have a sense of almost like you could feel being there in my opinion. Overall I think both are very good anime's and if you like one I reccomend trying out the other.

KageLoki KageLoki says...

Both of these animes are in the sport category. The main characters are a little different. While in Haikyuu they first don't really get along. In sk8 they hit it off right away.

Both animes go into emotional and physical struggles of the main characters (and others).

In Haikyuu there is more of course, it's longer and has more characters you can connect to. 

They both have the fact that they can be easily imagined in the category: Shounen Ai. Which is usually what you get when there are primarily boys in an anime. 

callmechrollo callmechrollo says...

Both are sposrtss anime duh. But for the most part both have such great cjaracters that you can form a bond with. Although SK8 is more dramatic and less realistic it still gives off that same vibe where your rooting for everyone. 

TheCautionBandi TheCautionBandi says...

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ihavenoideawhattoput ihavenoideawhattoput says...

both shows have teenagers as the main characters, so there's a lot of humor and relatable moments. the characters are very loveable, and you can tell how passionate they are for skateboarding/volleyball. you get to see their 'journey' throughout the season/s of how they grow and improve their skills, and as characters. overall amazing shows and are my favourites!!

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evelynannb evelynannb says...

Both have wholesome feel-good storylines, with a great blend of comedy and drama. I may be biased because I love both shows to death but I can't recommend them enough. These shows are also great if you love seeing characters overcome their own limitations.

Max4444 Max4444 says...

Both are sports anime that make you feel hyped and excited and make you want to be active. I don't know a lot about skateboarding, but the things they do in sk8 seem like things you can do in real life, and Haikyuu is also very realistic. 

Drpx1 Drpx1 says...

If you like to see friendship blossoming then these are both a good choice, while SK8 is more individual theres still a sense of a team spirit that builds.

On the flip side Haikyuu starts off with some of the individualistic tendencies which blossom into a good team spirit for Vollyball.

Either way theyre both enjoyable regardless of which you've watched first, if you like the one then youd be sure to like the other.

Monopoco Monopoco says...

They both have character development and reveal the struggles of each character in their pursuit to master the sports anime. They both also have cool visualization that shows more of the emotions associated with the game

kenzieoyola kenzieoyola says...

very good i love them both so much and the shipping game in both are very strong. both stories are also very epic, overall they're both extremely entertaining and interesting

Saturn0 Saturn0 says...

Sports anime goes brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

piscisnonsum piscisnonsum says...

Similar comedic banter and relationship dynamics, both have their main characters trying to learn and improve at their sport. There is a bit more angst toward the end of SK8, and Haikyuu has some of that, but it hits a bit differently. Both have an emphasis on high-energy games and characters, determination, and friendship (as well as shipping potential if you're into that). It's quite easy to get invested in either of these shows, and I'd say they're both top-notch.

AnimeBinger123 AnimeBinger123 says...

Both have comedy, cute anime boys, and a wholesome story that makes each charcter seem powerful

mymindishoax mymindishoax says...

   

Banana Fish

Banana Fish

Nature made Ash Lynx beautiful; nurture made him a cold ruthless killer. A runaway brought up as the adopted heir and sex toy of "Papa" Dino Golzine, Ash, now at the rebellious age of seventeen, forsakes the kingdom held out by the devil who raised him. But the hideous secret that drove Ash's older brother mad in Iraq has suddenly fallen into Papa's insatiably ambitious hands--and it's exactly the wrong time for Eiji Okamura, a pure-hearted young photographer from Japan, to make Ash Lynx's acquaintance...

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Hutai Hutai says...

Both anime have a same director. The world is very colorful and full of details, street life and 2 guys who are different in their own ways becoming really close friends. Lots of action, good humor, great story, flashy moves and ost.

catg1rlish catg1rlish says...

Banana Fish is sad, but it's also very good. Sk8 the Infinity also has some sad parts between Langa and Reki :)

notlucinda notlucinda says...

They both have really similar vibes coming from each other, probably because they're directed by the same person. There are MANY parallels, and the art style is a little bit similar. Banana Fish has an LGBT main pairing, and Sk8 The Infinity has a lot of possible canon LGBT characters.

Other than that tho, they have opposite genres. One is a psychological crime, the other is a sports anime. 

JeromePebis JeromePebis says...

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wittledisgrace wittledisgrace says...

It seems to be a lot of similarities between both series, and the relationship between the main characters is so wholesome, also the supporting characters are super interesting!

mymostbeloved mymostbeloved says...

Both Banana Fish and SK8 the Infinity are produced from the same person and have similarities. If you liked one, you'd definitely liked the other one as well.

Donatell Donatell says...

Cute boys, similar dynamics between the characters, suspenseful story, mature themes and eye-catching visuals. Both amazing.

mobTheBlob337 mobTheBlob337 says...

same vibe man, i cant explain this.... you will for sure enjoy it tho!

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weeaboop weeaboop says...

Both animes take place primarily on the streets and depict urban culture which sets them apart from the standard high school anime love romance that is done so often.. They are both action-y and show a close relationship between two boys.

kirishima13 kirishima13 says...

                                                                                                                                                                                                              

footsnatcher footsnatcher says...

`Ive seen both of these animes, and they're both similar in a way. I loved them and have rewatched them, so I do recommend them.

Elysium22 Elysium22 says...

sk8 th einfinity is pg-13 version of banana fish but they're both equally incredible in their own way

alivoid alivoid says...

i think its the characters themselves. the characters and their relationship with eachother is a strong bond and no matter the circumstances they always think of eachother, bothing looking up to eachother and what they can and cant do with their life. one care free and always having fun and the other that needs relief but has a hard time escaping their reality.

over all i, myself enjoyed them both even with one being a whole lot more violent, give off a simular vibe with the relation

Backflip!!

Backflip!!

Shoutarou Futaba is fascinated by gymnastics after seeing it in his third year of middle school, and joins the rhythmic gymnastics team of his new high school Soushuukan High School, nicknamed "Ao High." He makes a friend with his schoolmate Ryouya Misato, who earned fame for as a gymnast during middle school.

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KaoriTtowiatam KaoriTtowiatam says...

If you enjoyed sk8 the infinity because of the gay energy, Backflip is for you.

They are both a sports anime and have beautiful anime boissss and the animation is good 2

Thats all I have to say.

Enjoy <3

GabsV GabsV says...

THe characters in both are pretty unique and they both focus on someone who is new to some sport and they learn from a more experienced person 

Evelynnnny Evelynnnny says...

They seem to have similar story lines and both use sport as a main focus. They way they present sport is also similar. With both being very competitive 

sjahsltolas sjahsltolas says...

Both Sk8 and Bakuten/Backflip are sports anime where the main focus is characters and relationships along with competition (they are sports anime after all). Both have beautiful animation for the skateboarding and the choreography for the gymnastics along with beautiful coloring and directing

Given

Given

Somehow, the guitar that he used to love to play and the basketball games that he found so fun just lost their appeal... That was until Ritsuka Uenoyama randomly met Mafuyu Sato. Ritsuka had started losing his passion for music in his everyday life, but then he hears Mafuyu sing for the first time. The song resonates with his heart and the distance between them starts to change.

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Max4444 Max4444 says...

Both anime are about boys being passionate about a hobby. In both anime one of the main characters has never done that hobby before, but he has a talent for it while their talent is not like other anime where someone wants to try something for the first time and is immediately a pro at it (Langa was already very good at snowboarding, and he struggles with skateboarding tricks at first, and Mafuyu struggles with playing the guitar and his actual talent is singing.)

While Sk8 is not a BL, there is a lot of gay tension between the main characters. Even if you don't like gay stuff though, both are still very entertining anime.

ketm ketm says...

no explanation needed. both are worth a shot. both have the center focus music and skating. they have two main characters who get close because of their interests. 

ar10 ar10 says...

both have a prodigy ✅

both get taught by someone and then get good ✅

gay ✅ 

amazing story and art ✅

kiwiigloo kiwiigloo says...

Both these animes seem very lighthearted and fun, then theres darkness in each. You'll have to watch to find out what :)

Air Gear

Air Gear

What if roller skates had high power engines that enabled the skaters to do stunning new tricks that defy gravity? What if you saw a beautiful girl effortlessly glide through the air with them? To Ikki, this is reason enough to secretly borrow a pair of Air Treck skates, and step into an underground world filled with gang fights and strange customs. Enamored with high-flying stunts and the flirtatious Simca, Ikki forms an Air Treck gang of his own and starts a life of fighting rival gangs and flying over the rooftops, chasing the girl always one kick ahead of him.

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Gazsi Gazsi says...

both are Racing by skateboard

MC is a teenager

bothe They have tournaments

sk8 is very similar for air gear but with a better animation

LowlyPeasant LowlyPeasant says...

Skating. Once you skate, you cannot forget the feeling of being that free. Both these anime have kickass tricks which will end up giving you ideas (so do not try at home). 

After watching, you would want to skate one more time. :)

Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

When Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa and Rin were in elementary school, they swam together in a relay race and won the match. As Rin was on his way to Australia to train to become an Olympic champion, the gang decided to bury their trophy in a time capsule and retrieve it when they all had grown up. Now, Haruka, Makoto and Nagisa have reunited in high school and decide to dig up the prize. But on the way there, they run into none other than Rin, and he's determined to show Haru who's the best! As a result of this fateful meeting, the three friends decide to start a swim club, along with fellow classmate Rei, and their rival's little sister Gou as the team manager. Can the gang hold their own against Rin and prove their skills at the Prefectural Tournament?

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Bacteria Bacteria says...

Same director. They both have almost the same artstyle. However, SK8 is much more interesting than Free! No cap.

Umaianpan Umaianpan says...

The tone is very similar in the two series- sport; good-looking guys; ambition; angsty friendships and rivalries. Free! is more of a slow burner though while Sk8 is the more action packed.

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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Hutai Hutai says...

In both anime 2 guys, different in their own ways meet each other and become close buddies with a similar hobby.Teaching each other, challenging people around and having a clear goal - being the best and winning.Friendship, lots of action, fun, good story and music 

Kids on the Slope

Kids on the Slope

Lonely Kaoru Nishimi has lost count of how many times he has moved schools thanks to his father's naval career. Newly landed in Kyushu, he finds most of his classmates instantly antagonistic towards him and suspicious of his elite background. Only two other students seem not to mind who he is – the infamously abrasive Sentarou and the gentle Ritsuko. Unbeknownst to Kaoru they have a passion for jazz, and they're about to pull him out of his stiff, joyless world into theirs of loose, swinging self-expression. Through friendship and frustration, love and despair, Kaoru will learn that life has a wealth of experiences in store for him!

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Hutai Hutai says...

Though both genres are pretty different what they have in common is 2 guys with similar passion. Snowdoarding and skating, becoming the best friends, getting into a fight with each other and making up. Great soundracks, good and engaging story. 

WAVE!! -Let's go surfing!!-

WAVE!! -Let's go surfing!!-

In the city of Ouarai in Ibaraki prefecture, Masaki Hinaoka befriends transfer student Shou Akitsuki before the summer break, and ends up getting hooked on surfing. Through the sport, Masaki gets to know new friends, and also drifts apart from them in his journey to adulthood.

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Bacteria Bacteria says...

Both new sports animes that came out circa 2020. SK8 is much more interesting though. But they both equally have diverse characters with interesting hobbies rather than the sports they partake in.