Best 4 Sports TV Anime Of 1996 You Have to Watch at Least Once in Your Life

They’re the best Anime that 1996 has to offer! We counts down the best anime to come out this year, including the likes of Midori no Makibao, Bakusou Kyoudai Let’s & Go, Ganbarist! Shun, and more!

4: Midori no Makibao

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


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.



3: Bakusou Kyoudai Let’s & Go

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


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!


2: Ganbarist! Shun

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


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.


1: H2

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


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)


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

1. H2
2. Ganbarist! Shun
3. Bakusou Kyoudai Let’s & Go
4. Midori no Makibao

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