Best 26 Sports TV Anime in 10 Years From 1991 to 2000 Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

They’re the best Anime that 1991 to 2000 has to offer! We counts down the best anime to come out this year, including the likes of Metal Fighter Miku, Seupideuwang Beongae, Midori no Makibao, and more!

26: Metal Fighter Miku

English: Metal Fighter Miku
Japanese: メタルファイター MIKU
MAL Score: 6.03
Type: TV
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

In the near future, the sports world is dominated by Neo Wrestling, a new spectacle in which Metal Fighters challenge each other to be named champion.

The story follows the girls of the Pretty Four; Miku, Ginko, Sayaka, and Nana, as they face off against the current champions, Team Sapphire. With a burnt out drunk named Eiichi Suo for a coach the girls must not only contend with problems in the arena but also unforseen circumstances that arise in day to day life. Only through protecting their friends, understanding their enemies, and eventually challenging their idol Aquamarine, can Miku and the girls understand Eiichi’s purpose and the shady secrets behind Neo Wrestling.

(Source: ANN)

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25: Seupideuwang Beongae

English: Wings of Dragon
Japanese:
MAL Score: 6.11
Type: TV
Episodes: 26

Synopsis

Lightning Khan and a group of elementary school students compete against another team in a game of rollerblades and RC car racing as they plan to attend the National convention.

24: Midori no Makibao

English: Green Makibao
Japanese: みどりのマキバオー
MAL Score: 6.54
Type: TV
Episodes: 61

Synopsis

Midori Makibao is a small white racehorse. Compared to other thoroughbred horses, he looks more like a donkey with wide nostrils; however, with his guts and speed as his weapon, Makibao wins in every big race.

In the beginning of his career, Makibao had a trouble making his debut as a racehorse, because of his appearance and various disadvantages he had. But Makibao had reasons to overcome his difficulties; there was a lifelong rival horse called Superhorse Cascade, that Makibao needed to defeat. Plus, he was determined to win back his mother, a horse that had been taken away for pay back the debt on the farm.

There are many hardships that Makibao has to overcome, but he thrives in the series of races to become a great racehorse.

(Source: pierrot.jp)

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23: Bakusou Kyoudai Let’s & Go MAX

Japanese: 爆走兄弟レッツ&ゴー!! MAX
MAL Score: 6.59
Type: TV
Episodes: 51

Synopsis

The story follows the life of Retsuya and Gouki, two brothers with the same objective as Go and Retsu, to race and win championships!

The two new brothers are faced with various traps set by an evil organization…together, along with other friends, they try to enjoy their races as much as possible, showing off their competitive spirit and taking down any kind of evil that might put the sport they love so much at risk!

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22: Moero! Top Striker

English: Top Striker
Japanese: 燃えろ! トップストライカー
MAL Score: 6.69
Type: TV
Episodes: 49

Synopsis

Hikaru Kicker is a 13-year-old boy who loves football. He has grown up playing with a football at all times ever since his father’s friend gave him one when he was still only a baby.

Hikaru goes to Italy to learn the sport. He first joins a strong team at Genova, but soon quits this team to join an extremely weak team named “Columbus” with his female friend Anna.

Experiencing many hardships and difficulties, their team gradually becomes stronger and stronger, and finally they defeat Margerita, one of the strongest soccer teams in Genova.

Soon Hikaru hears that Genova will stage its first soccer tournament. Throughout the tournament, Hikaru and his teammates confront many rivals and develop increasing maturity.

Can Hikaru score a goal and which team will win the championship?

(Source: Nippon Animation)

21: Kinnikuman: Kinnikusei Oui Soudatsu-hen

Japanese: キン肉マン キン肉星王位争奪編
MAL Score: 6.73
Type: TV
Episodes: 46

Synopsis

Kinnikuman has proven himself worthy to be crowned the next king of Planet Kinniku. But at the ceremony, five other Kinnikuman’s arrive, all claiming to be the true prince of Planet Kinniku. Now, a Royal Survivor Tournament is being held to decide the true successor to the throne, and with the help and support of his friends and with his recently acquired knowledge of the Ultimate Technique (The Muscle Spark), Kinnikuman fights for what is rightfully his.

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20: Bakusou Kyoudai Let’s & Go

Japanese: 爆走兄弟レッツ&ゴー!!
MAL Score: 6.78
Type: TV
Episodes: 51

Synopsis

Based on the manga by Tetsuhiro Koshita, Bakusou Kyoudai Let’s & Go!! has two main seasons evolving around the Go brothers and the TRF Victorys. The third season, Bakusou Kyoudai Let’s & Go!! MAX evolves more around two new main characters, but the primary idea is the same… Racing!

Let’s & Go!! focuses on Retsu and Go Seiba, two young brothers who receive racing cars called “Mini 4WD” by Dr. Tsuchia. From there on, the series portraits those two boys, training and customizing parts to later on participate on Japans Cup, where all of Japan’s racers enter to be the best of the best!

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19: Goal FH: Field Hunter

English: Goal Field Hunter
Japanese: ゴールFH (フィールド ハンター)
MAL Score: 6.83
Type: TV
Episodes: 39

Synopsis

The story is about Hikaru Tatsumura who came from Brazil to fulfill his dream to be a great soccer player because he met a great player once who was admired by all people. However Tatsumura is a very cheerful person and easy going except when it is about soccer. He becomes serious and strong. He also gives a unique performance such as doing a funny dance with his buddy after he makes a goal. Tatsumura will face a lot of challenges with his team while aiming for success.

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18: Super Fishing Grander Musashi

Japanese: スーパーフィッシング グランダー武蔵
MAL Score: 6.86
Type: TV
Episodes: 25

Synopsis

Musashi lives with his father. His mother left them three years ago. Musashi believes she will come back to them. One day they move from Tokyo to a village in the countryside. Musashi hates living in the countryside and asks his father to take him back to Tokyo. He wonders if his mother will be able to find him in their new home.

Soon after moving to the countryside, Musashi happens to see a man fishing for bass with a decoy fish. Musashi is fascinated by lure fishing. He learns a lot from the man, and discovers that his mother’s father was a grand champion of bass fishing. Musashi feels that fishing could lead him to his missing mother. He shows a marvelous talent for lure fishing and takes trips to many places around the world in search of various incredible fish. Through fishing, Musashi comes to enjoy living amongst nature.

(Source: Official Site)

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17: Battle Athletess Daiundoukai (TV)

English: Battle Athletes Victory
Japanese: バトルアスリーテス大運動会
MAL Score: 6.87
Type: TV
Episodes: 26

Synopsis

Akari Kanzaki has just joined an all-girls academy in hopes of entering the University Satellite, an elite sports training facility. She wants to win the title of Cosmo Beauty – a title held years ago by her mother. It’s not an easy task for her as fear, doubt and peer pressure get in her way, but friends, rivals and fans slowly encourage her to overcome her obstacles and become the best of the Battle Athletes.

(Source: ANN)

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16: Shippuu! Iron Leaguer

Japanese: 疾風! アイアンリーガー
MAL Score: 6.94
Type: TV
Episodes: 52

Synopsis

The Iron League: a place where teams of robots, under individual “owners”, play various sports and duke it out in tournaments. Mach Windy is a member of Dark Prince, a team that doesn’t play fair and fights dirty to win. Unsatisfied with the actions of his teammates, he defects against the will of Dark Prince’s nefarious owner and joins Silver Prince: the weakest team in the league. Alongside faithful companions such as Magnum Ace and Bull Armor, Mach Windy and Silver Prince will battle against Dark Prince in games of soccer and baseball, and aim for the top!

(Source: Animeplanet)

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15: Grander Musashi RV

Japanese: グランダー武蔵RV
MAL Score: 6.99
Type: TV
Episodes: 39

Synopsis

Sequel to Grander Musashi. A young but experienced fisherman named Musashi Kazama and his two friends travel around the world in search of seven mysterious objects of fantastic power called “Legenders”, each one in the form of a fish. Legenders are said to grant anyone who catches them the power to change the world. Unfortunately, Musashi ends up competing with several other fishermen who share his ambition of capturing a Legender.

(Source: ANN)

14: Dragon League

English: Dragon League
Japanese: ドラゴンリーグ
MAL Score: 7.00
Type: TV
Episodes: 39

Synopsis

Tokio and his father Amon go to the soccer country of Elevenia where they see a parade of the strongest soccer team of that country, the Winners. Amon challenges the team captain Leon to a soccer battle and, when Amon loses, Leon turns him into a miniature dragon. Tokio sees the fight and decides to challenge against Leon so that Amon can become human again.

(Source: AnimeNFo)

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13: Red Baron

Japanese: レッドバロン
MAL Score: 7.02
Type: TV
Episodes: 49

Synopsis

In the future, the “Metal Fight” games are the most popular televised sport in the world and many robot contestants compete for the title of Best Metal Fighter in the World. Kurenai Ken, along with teammate Saeba Shoko (who was, at first, adamant), pilots the Super Robot Fighter, Red Baron and enters the contest with dreams of becoming its champion. He must, however, face an army of other rivals from around the world including Kaizer (who is, in fact, Shoko’s supposedly “lost” father, Tetsuo Saeba), the Tetsumen Tou (“Iron Fist” – a reference to the original Red Baron TV series) doctors, Tiger and ShinRon.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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12: Princess Nine: Kisaragi Joshikou Yakyuubu

English: Princess Nine
Japanese: プリンセスナイン 如月女子高野球部
MAL Score: 7.15
Type: TV
Episodes: 26

Synopsis

Keiko Himuro, Chairman of the Kisuragi School, puts together an all-girl baseball team led by Ryo Hayakawa, daughter of a legendary pitcher, in hopes of proving that girls can compete just as well as boys. Their goal: Koshien Stadium, where only the best teams get the opportunity to play.

(Source: ANN)

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11: Ganbarist! Shun

Japanese: ガンバリスト! 駿
MAL Score: 7.20
Type: TV
Episodes: 30

Synopsis

First-year high school student Fujimaki Shun has a dream of becoming an olympic gold medalist as a gymnast. Having no previous training, Shun trusts his passion, boldly joins the gymnastics club, and sets out to pursue his goal.

Along the way, he meets his share of entertaining and supportive upper classmen, develops a romantic interest in his classmate, and learns about the happiness involved in devoting yourself to a sport.

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10: H2

Japanese: H2[エイチ ツー]
MAL Score: 7.26
Type: TV
Episodes: 41

Synopsis

Hiro has two loves: baseball and porn, but due to an elbow injury, gives up baseball, choosing a school with no baseball team. His childhood friend Hikari attends a different school with baseball ace Hideo. The two of them wish that Hiro had not given up baseball. Hiro joins the soccer team and meets Haruka, a very clumsy girl who is also the daughter of his father’s boss. Haruka is the manager of the unofficial baseball club at Hiro’s school. When the soccer team challenges the baseball club to a game, with hopes of humiliating them, the baseball club nearly loses until Hiro, disgusted by the soccer team’s arrogance, switches to the baseball club.

(Source: ANN)

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9: Honoo no Toukyuuji: Dodge Danpei

Japanese: 炎の闘球児 ドッジ弾平
MAL Score: 7.26
Type: TV
Episodes: 47

Synopsis

Danpei Ichihgeki is the son of Daijurou Ichigeki, a great dodgeball player. As his father, Danpei gives all he has for this game and so it shows in every match.

(Source: AnimeNfo)

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8: Captain Tsubasa J

Japanese: キャプテン翼J
MAL Score: 7.27
Type: TV
Episodes: 47

Synopsis

The first 33 episodes are a summary of the previous series. In the first new episodes a new character, Shingo Aoi, (playing in Italy) is introduced. After that the world cup begins, this time with extraordinary, new countries like Sweden, Thailand or Uzbekistan. Unfortunately the Anime ends in the middle of the world cup after the match Japan-Uzbekistan.

(Source: ANN)

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7: Future GPX Cyber Formula

Japanese: 新世紀GPXサイバーフォーミュラ
MAL Score: 7.33
Type: TV
Episodes: 37

Synopsis

14-year-old Kazami Hayato is the youngest driver of Cyber Formula, a Grand Prix in which each vehicle is equipped with computers to aid in racing. With the help of Asurada, the most advanced cybernavigation system, and team Sugo, Hayato races to become the winner of the 10th Cyber Formula Grand Prix. Along the way, Hayato will have to learn what it truly means to be a racer and that victory cannot be achieved simply by driving the best machine. In addition, Kazami will have to gain the respect of the veteran racers, thwart those who attempt to steal Asurada, and participate in races outside of Cyber Formula.

(Source: ANN)

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6: Aoki Densetsu Shoot!

English: Blue Legend Shoot!
Japanese: 蒼き伝説 シュート!
MAL Score: 7.40
Type: TV
Episodes: 58

Synopsis

Inspired by Yoshiharu Kubo’s phenomenal performance that led Kakegawa High School to a miraculous victory in a soccer tournament, Toshihiko Tanaka decides to enter the same school as his idol and join the soccer club, hoping to become as successful as Kubo.

Now a high school freshman, Tanaka is devastated as his expectations suddenly start falling apart. Kubo—the captain of the club—is absent due to illness. To make matters worse, the freshmen are not allowed to practice alongside the sophomores or become regulars on the team. The final nail in the coffin is the reluctance of Tanaka’s friends, Kenji Shiraishi and Kazuhiro Hiramatsu, to join him in the club. Although Tanaka and his friends were once known as a deadly soccer trio in their junior high school days, Kenji and Kazuhiro have both quit soccer for personal reasons.

When Tanaka starts to lose hope, an encounter with Kazumi Endo—a girl from his childhood—becomes the unexpected key to his freedom from despair. The disappointed Kazumi wants to see the trio reunite, so she takes matters into her own hands in her mischievous way. Thus, Tanaka’s high school soccer career prepares for the kickoff.

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5: Yawara!

Japanese: YAWARA!
MAL Score: 7.48
Type: TV
Episodes: 124

Synopsis

High school student Yawara Inokuma lives a completely happy and ordinary life. She aspires to an average lifestyle as a delicate young lady with a handsome boyfriend in the near future.

Unfortunately for Yawara, she has an undesirable prodigious talent in Judo, a modern martial art that is neither feminine nor fashionable. Moreover, Yawara is the only granddaughter of the seventh dan Judo master Jigorou Inokuma, who expects her to become a Japanese Judoka superstar of the ’90s.

Yawara cautiously hides her strength from everyone to maintain a normal reputation but is often pushed to situations when she must exercise her Judo skills. Observing Yawara’s immense potential from the shadows, Kousaku Matsuda, a sports reporter from a substandard paper, is willing to do everything he can to bring her into the limelight.

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4: Ike! Ina-chuu Takkyuubu

English: The Ping-Pong Club
Japanese: 行け! 稲中卓球部
MAL Score: 7.54
Type: TV
Episodes: 26

Synopsis

When the Inaho Junior High Ping-Pong Club grows apathetic about an upcoming tournament, their new manager, Kyoko Iwashita, boosts their morale with something they cannot refuse—a “sex pass,” a voucher that grants the best player on the team unadulterated access to her body for a whole month. This is just one of many ways that this peculiar ping-pong club exceeds the realm of normalcy.

Among the Ping-Pong Club’s six members, Maeno proves to be the most troublesome, discovering bizarre ways to distract the team each day. With the others contributing to these mischievous acts, Takeda—the captain of the club—tries his hardest to put up with the team’s antics. But when popular vice-captain Yuusuke Kinoshita is being swept away by girls, he instead finds himself receiving support from the stern but resilient manager, Kyoko.

With the ever-present risk of their team being dissolved, Takeda and his friends find themselves having to overcome numerous obstacles. While Maeno often appears to put the club in jeopardy, it is usually he who devises schemes that are just so crazy that they have a chance of working. Can Maeno and his ludicrous stunts help his team persevere, or will they continue to just be a nuisance to the Ping-Pong Club?

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3: Mobile Fighter G Gundam

English: Mobile Fighter G Gundam
Japanese: 機動武闘伝Gガンダム
MAL Score: 7.56
Type: TV
Episodes: 49

Synopsis

In the year Future Century 0060, the many countries that once comprised Earth’s surface exist as separate colonies floating in space. Their home planet now uninhabitable, the ruler of all of the colonies is decided by their unanimous participation in the intergalactic Gundam Fight Tournament—a series of battles between the champions of each colony to determine who is most fit to reign over them all.

Neo-Japan’s champion is Domon Kasshu, a man who accepts the role with some ulterior motives. Domon searches the galaxy for his brother, a criminal who allegedly murdered their mother and made off with the Devil Gundam, a highly advanced weapon with the power to unleash mass destruction across the galaxy. In his quest to bring his sibling to justice, Domon travels from colony to colony, meeting many of the fighters who will become his allies and enemies in the forthcoming Gundam Fight Tournament.

Armed with the strength of the Shining Gundam, Domon battles to uncover the truth behind his tortured childhood, suffering great betrayal and crushing blows on his quest toward personal and national triumph.

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2: Initial D Second Stage

English: Initial D Second Stage
Japanese: 頭文字〈イニシャル〉D SECOND STAGE
MAL Score: 8.13
Type: TV
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

Accumulating an impressive series of victories with his AE86, Takumi Fujiwara has imposed himself as street racing’s newest rising star. However, his newly found confidence of winning at his home turf of Mount Akina has been put in jeopardy by a new Emperor team exclusively using a car model favored by most professional racing pilots: the Mitsubishi four-wheel drive Lancer Evolutions—also known as Lan Evos. The Emperor team leader, Kyouichi Sudou, looks down on Takumi and regards him as an inferior pilot for driving an antique car that lacks the makings of a true modern race car. Kyouichi’s elitist philosophy is also the reason why his team is only made of Lan Evo drivers.

Will Takumi be able to keep his perfect track record intact against the highly skilled and mechanically superior Emperor team, or does his hot streak end here?

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1: Initial D First Stage

English: Initial D First Stage
Japanese: 頭文字〈イニシャル〉D
MAL Score: 8.29
Type: TV
Episodes: 26

Synopsis

Unlike his friends, Takumi Fujiwara is not particularly interested in cars, with little to no knowledge about the world of car enthusiasts and street racers. The son of a tofu shop owner, he is tasked to deliver tofu every morning without fail, driving along the mountain of Akina. Thus, conversations regarding cars or driving in general would only remind Takumi of the tiring daily routine forced upon him.

One night, the Akagi Red Suns, an infamous team of street racers, visit the town of Akina to challenge the local mountain pass. Led by their two aces, Ryousuke and Keisuke Takahashi, the Red Suns plan to conquer every racing course in Kanto, establishing themselves as the fastest crew in the region. However, much to their disbelief, one of their aces is overtaken by an old Toyota AE86 during a drive back home from Akina. After the incident, the Takahashi brothers are cautious of a mysterious driver geared with remarkable technique and experience in the local roads—the AE86 of Mount Akina.

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Did YOUR favorite anime make the cut? Let us know in the comments below!

1. Initial D First Stage
2. Initial D Second Stage
3. Mobile Fighter G Gundam
4. Ike! Ina-chuu Takkyuubu
5. Yawara!
6. Aoki Densetsu Shoot!
7. Future GPX Cyber Formula
8. Captain Tsubasa J
9. H2
10. Honoo no Toukyuuji: Dodge Danpei
11. Ganbarist! Shun
12. Princess Nine: Kisaragi Joshikou Yakyuubu
13. Red Baron
14. Dragon League
15. Grander Musashi RV
16. Shippuu! Iron Leaguer
17. Battle Athletess Daiundoukai (TV)
18. Super Fishing Grander Musashi
19. Goal FH: Field Hunter
20. Bakusou Kyoudai Let’s & Go
21. Kinnikuman: Kinnikusei Oui Soudatsu-hen
22. Moero! Top Striker
23. Bakusou Kyoudai Let’s & Go MAX
24. Midori no Makibao
25. Seupideuwang Beongae
26. Metal Fighter Miku

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