Do you ever watch people playing sports and think to yourself, "this should've been an anime"? No? Just me, then? Well, if your answer is yes, hit the jump to find out which underrepresented sports I'd love to see in anime form!
The horse girls of Umamusume: Pretty Derby are back for a second season, and to celebrate the return of Tokai Teio, Mejiro McQueen, and the rest of Team Spica (and more) now you can enjoy credit-free versions of the the opening and ending animations online. Hit the jump to check them out.
Hold on to your horses, racing fans, because a new preview video, a new key visual, and the Japanese TV schedule have all been revealed for Umamusume: Pretty Derby Season 2, an ongoing TV anime that re-imagines famous real world race horses as adorable anime girls. Hit the jump to learn more.
Some quick news for all you horse girl enthusiasts out there: there's been a cast change for the upcoming second season of Umamusume: Pretty Derby, with voice actor Rika Kinugawa replacing the previous VA, Yuka Aisaka, in the role of Narita Brian. Hit the jump to learn more.
Giddy-up! The horse girls are back in a new key visual and a new teaser PV for Umamusume: Pretty Derby Season 2, the latest animated installment in the mixed media franchise by Cygames that reimagines famous race horses as anime girls with a burning desire to compete. Hit the jump to learn more.
What do you get when you cross military otakudom, moe aesthetics, slapstick comedy, and sports anime heart? You get something like GIRLS und PANZER, an original TV anime from the Fall 2012 season with direction by Tsutomu Mizushima and animation production by Actas. Hit the jump to join "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" as we look back at this gem of a series.
I thought I outgrew card game anime, but the truth is I've always loved a brilliant duel for honor, glory, and bragging rights. But what do these series have in common with the evergreen competitive sports anime genre — and why in the world do I keep coming back to these series years later? Hit the jump to find out.
Are you looking for your weekly dose of adrenaline and excitement this season? Look no further. From old classics reimagined to modern realities explored, you are sure to find a new sports anime to enjoy in this season’s diverse lineup. Hit the jump to find one for you!
Isaac was really impressed with the most recent episode of volleyball anime Haikyu!! and takes some time on this week's Aniwords to dig into what makes the episode (and the show as a whole) fun and exciting. The set's up—hit the jump to see if his spike is in or out!!
The main staff for the TV anime adaptation of Days, based on the sports manga of the same name by Tsuyoshi Yasuda, has been announced. Hit the jump to learn more.
Days, a sports manga by Tsuyoshi Yasuda that is published in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine, is going to be adapted into a TV anime. Hit the jump to learn more.
The 2nd season of Haikyu!! - a TV anime based on the popular volleyball manga by Haruichi Furudate - begins in October, and the official Haikyu!! website has announced that the ending theme for the new season will be performed by Galileo Galilei. Hit the jump to learn more.
TMS Entertainment is sponsoring an art exhibition dedicated to classic sports anime at the Matsuya Ginza department store in Tokyo beginning in August of 2015. Hit the jump to learn more.