Giant Killing

Giant Killing

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Last Inning

Last Inning

Once a baseball player for Saitama High, Keisuke Hatogaya now lives his adult life as a successful, manipulative salesman – that is, until he's framed by his boss, betrayed by his girlfriend, and thrown in jail. But things turn around for Keisuke when he's visited by the coach-turned-principal of Saitama High. In exchange for bailing him out, Keisuke must coach the poorly-performing team and bring them to Koshien within a year, else the team will lose its funding and be shut down. With his unorthodox methods, can Keisuke lead the boys to victory?

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Two baseball manga about an unorthodox coach who's asked to train a team of misfits and bring them to glory - both are quite long-running as well, and will likely hold your interest if you liked one or the other.

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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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.

Days

Days

During his last spring break before starting high school, Tsukushi Tsukamoto meets Jin Kazama, who invites him to a pick-up soccer game. Their chance meeting, and his first-ever experience with soccer, move kind-hearted, timid Tsukushi to enroll in his new high school's soccer club, which is among the strongest in all of Japan. Unbeknownst to the rest of the world, there's something amazing hidden inside Tsukushi's heart … and through his trials and tribulations in the soccer club, it's beginning to blossom!

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Days mainly displays to the viewers the points of view and motivations of players of an elite school while also showcasing the characters' growth throughout their soccer competition. The manga's Coach Nakazawa aka "coach Whiskers", even if only a minor character, also provided quite substancial comments and guidance for the players. Meanwhile, Giant Killing focuses on the coach's ability and how his expertise could help bring out a failing team's potential. His credibility and experience also helped his pllayers regain their conpetitive spirit as they strive to prove their power as the competition's underdogs.

At first glance they are not similar, with only the sport as a common factor... or perhaps even their comedic factor (which have been greatly reduced in the anime adaptation). However, reading the characters' lines from both manga would show you how deep their stories really are.

Aoi no Eins

Aoi no Eins

Follows Aoi Kamiya, a 20-year-old goalkeeper in a professional soccer club. In his three-year career, he has seen his club go from low-ranking to third-highest. Kamiya is selected as a representative of Japan. He feels the pressure as he enters an important game in the second half. Dedicated to his role, Kamiya protects Japan's goalmouth to the end.

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Shuukyuu Shoujo

Shuukyuu Shoujo

Yuuki-kun was one of the star players on his junior high-school soccer team; along with his childhood friend Shinichi. Due to a promise that he made with his female childhood friend Miyuki, Yuuki kun has decided to take the long road to the J League by joining a normal school club and winning tournaments, instead of taking recommendations like Shinichi did....When he checks the club of his selected school, the best club in the country; he quickly notices that the club is completely devoid of any members except for a weird girl that goes by the name of the Fujisaki Rin. She along with her friend Ayane seem to have driven everyone out of the team....But is it really that Rin and Ayane want to dissolve the soccer club? or could they possible want something else??.... And just what is exactly the promise that Yuuki did with his childhood friends? Well, regardless of the answers it seems that Yuuki isn't in for a smooth sailing, as he completely seems to have fallen into Fujisaki's hands...

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Captain Tsubasa: Road to 2002

Captain Tsubasa: Road to 2002

After the World Youth, Japanese players are looking for pro careers in Japan and around the world.In order to fulfill their dream of World Cup 2002 in Korea and Japan, they must get stronger playing in various club competitions, home and abroad.

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Flowless

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Hungry Heart - Wild Striker

Hungry Heart - Wild Striker

Kyousuke Kano aspires to become a professional soccer player but decides to quit after endless comparisons to his brother, who is a famous midfielder in AC Milan. However, things change when Kyousuke meets a girl who forces him to coach his school's women's soccer team; and soon thereafter, he rediscovers his love for the sport and decides to pick up the cleats once more. With Kyousuke's passion for the game, he aims to lead his team to the national tournament and win the hearts of many.

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Captain Tsubasa: Saikyo no Teki! Holland Youth

Captain Tsubasa: Saikyo no Teki! Holland Youth

Taking place after the Captain Tsubasa manga and before the manga World Youth. Tsubasa isn't in Japan anymore, the High school national championship is ending, and Japan's players will make three friendly matchs against the Hollanda Youth.

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Be Blues! Ao ni Nare

Be Blues! Ao ni Nare

Ryuu Ichijou, a boy who dreams of joining Japan's national soccer team. Ryuu is called a genius soccer player, and his aspirations seem within his reach, but when he is in elementary school he gets hit by a car while protecting his friend, and must face two years of grueling rehabilitation...

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