Best 50 Sports OVA Anime You Can Watch Right Now

They are by far the best anime! We counts down the best anime to come out all the time, including the likes of Ganbare! Kickers: Bokutachi no Densetsu, Azusa, Otetsudai Shimasu!, Madonna, and more!

50: Ganbare! Kickers: Bokutachi no Densetsu

English: Fight! Kickers
Japanese: がんばれ!キッカーズ ぼくたちの伝説
MAL Score: 6.14
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

A recap episode of Ganbare! Kickers.

49: Azusa, Otetsudai Shimasu!

English: Azusa Will Help!
Japanese: アズサ、お手伝いします!
MAL Score: 6.16
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

The Karugamo High School Baseball Team has not been doing well. After losing badly to the Eagles, many of the players leave, and the team now has only eight players, one too few to play a game.

Going against his principles, the main character Harumaki Shunpei decides to buy a baseball robot. However, since he does not have enough money, he ends up buying the maid robot named Azusa. Even though Azusa has a warm heart and strong determination, it doesn’t appear that she stands a chance against her adversaries who were top-of-the-line baseball robots. The team’s only hope seems to lie in a secret buried within Azusa’s clouded past.

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48: Madonna

Japanese: マドンナ
MAL Score: 6.20
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

Mako, a sexy young teacher, comes to Gyunabe high school to enlighten young minds. What she wasn’t counting on was a class full of misfits lead by the delinquent Obayashi. If their never ending quest to see her underwear and embarrass her in front of the whole school doesn’t force her to quit, then her principal’s brilliant idea of making her the new rugby coach will.

(Source: ANN)

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47: I’ll/CKBC

English: I’ll/CKBC
Japanese: I’ll/CKBC
MAL Score: 6.26
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

Two boys, Tachibana and Hiiragi were once brutal rivals in the game of basketball. Hiiragi soon transfers into Tachibana’s school and basketball team. They begin as team-mates, but with Hiiragi’s family pushing him to play on a better team. Tachibana and Hiiragi must now play against each other.

(Source: ANN)

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46: Nozomi Witches

Japanese: のぞみ ウィッチィズ
MAL Score: 6.28
Type: OVA
Episodes: 3

Synopsis

Ryoutaro Shiba and his family have just moved into a new housing neighborhood. He soon discovers he is lucky enough to be living next to a beautiful and bewitching girl named Nozomi Egawa. Nozomi is athletic, an actress, and surprisingly more than anything else, she wants Ryoutaro to become a boxer so that he can fulfil her dream. Ryoutaro isn’t exactly sure what Nozomi’s dream is, but he definitely does not want to become a boxer. Unfortunately for Ryoutaro, he finds himself being dragged to the high school boxing club because Nozomi has written a resume for him claiming that he is a boxing genius! It actually seems that Ryoutaro has a special gift for boxing that he has never known about before. Ryoutaro soon finds himself in the winners’ circle. But for how long can he last, and can he really live up to Nozomi’s expectations?

(Source: AnimeNfo)

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45: Zetsuai 1989

Japanese: 絶愛-1989-
MAL Score: 6.38
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Koji Nanjo, a young rock star, falls in love with soccer player Takuto Izumi. Koji eventually learns that Izumi’s mother killed his father out of severe and intense love. Izumi took all the guilt for his father’s murder and refuses to go pro because of fear that his past will be discovered by the media. Izumi detests Koji’s company and encouragement and severely dislikes the attention from the press, but Koji cannot stay away for he soon realizes that his love for Izumi is very similar to the love that Izumi’s mother felt for his father.

(Source: ANN)

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44: Bronze: Zetsuai Since 1989

Japanese: BRONZE zetsuai since 1989
MAL Score: 6.40
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Famous rockstar Kouji Nanjou has fallen in love with Izumi Takuto, a soccer player with dreams of seeing “real” soccer in Italy. In angsty boy-love fashion, the story consists of Kouji stopping at nothing to have Izumi stay with him, Izumi dealing with his feelings until the time comes where he has no choice but to decide, and all the other things the two must face and the problems from Kouji’s family.

(Source: ANN)

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43: Bari Bari Densetsu

Japanese: バリバリ伝説
MAL Score: 6.40
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

The main character, Gun, rides a customized Honda CB750F cafe racer and eventually evolves into a pro road racer.

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42: Bakuon!! OVA

Japanese: ばくおん!!OAD
MAL Score: 6.40
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

Bundled with the 7th and 9th volumes of the Bakuon!! manga.

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41: Shiritsu Araiso Koutougakkou Seitokai Shikkoubu

English: Araiso Private High School Student Council Executive Committee
Japanese: 私立荒磯高等学校生徒会執行部
MAL Score: 6.41
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

Kubota Makoto and Tokitoh Minoru (characters from Kazuya Minekura’s manga Wild Adaptor—though no reference is made to the darker storyline of WA in this light-hearted anime)—are the muscle of their high school’s all-powerful student council. They defend the student body from disorder—generated by both humans and demons—while avoiding their classes.

(Source: ANN)

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40: One Pound Gospel

English: One Pound Gospel
Japanese: 1ポンドの福音
MAL Score: 6.45
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Hatanaka Kosaku, a hopeful boxer, has a mean KO punch. Unfortunately, his dietary willpower is weak, and he eats even greasy hamburgers right before a bout. As a result, he has to compete in higher weight classes, and as soon as he takes an abdominal punch, he vomits, which causes him to lose the match in shame. As he tries to grapple with his weak will, he meets Sister Angela, a novitiate at a local convent. While Sister Angela strives to help Hatanaka in his endeavor, he seems to make her training to be a nun more difficult.

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39: Future GPX Cyber Formula: Early Days Renewal

Japanese: 新世紀GPXサイバーフォーミュラ EARLYDAYS RENEWAL
MAL Score: 6.46
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

Future GPX Cyber Formula: Early Days Renewal is following Future GPX Cyber Formula ZERO.

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38: Battle Athletess Daiundoukai

English: Battle Athletes
Japanese: バトルアスリーテス大運動会
MAL Score: 6.48
Type: OVA
Episodes: 6

Synopsis

It is the year 4999 – mankind has long abandoned war in favor of intergalactic competition through athletic events. One of which is an all-female contest for the coveted “Cosmo Beauty” title. Akari Kanzaki has just entered the University Satellite in hopes of becoming the latest Cosmic Beauty – a title held by her mother long ago. On her first few days in the university, she meets new friends, encounters fierce rivals, and struggles to become the best of all the Battle Athletes.

(Source: ANN)

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37: Slow Step

English: Slow Step
Japanese: スローステップ
MAL Score: 6.55
Type: OVA
Episodes: 5

Synopsis

Based on the Adachi manga of the same name. The story revolves around a romantic triangle formed by the girl Minatsu Nakazato, a young student and softball player; Shu Akiba, a schoolmate; and Naoto Kadomatsu, an up-and-coming boxer. In reality the three-way relationship is more like three-and-a-half, considering that Naoto is in love with Maria… actually Minatsu herself, who’d once disguised herself to escape some evildoers.

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36: Ace wo Nerae!: Final Stage

Japanese: 「エースをねらえ!」 —ファイナル ステージ—
MAL Score: 6.60
Type: OVA
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

Hiromi continues developing her tennis and shows the results while undergoing an emotional change into an adult.

(Source: AniDB)

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35: Honoo no Tenkousei

Japanese: 炎の転校生
MAL Score: 6.65
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

Transfer student Takisawa Noboru quickly learns that all disputes at his new school are settled in the boxing ring. Now he finds himself in a series of showdowns with the local top dog, Ibuki Saburo, for the love and respect of the beautiful Yukari.

(Source: ANN)

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34: Grappler Baki

Japanese: グラップラー刃牙
MAL Score: 6.79
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Doppo Orochi sits down to watch the final match of his karate school’s youth tournament. Atsushi Suedou, one of his disciples, faces off against Baki Hanma, a fresh teenage boy breezing through the matches. Intrigued by the boy’s strength, Doppo, alongside another of his disciples—Kiyosumi Katou— visits the notorious Tokugawa underground ring—a hidden freestyle fighting arena that prohibits only weaponry in its matches. Upon arriving, they learn that Baki is set to face none other than Koushou Shinogi: an infamous karate master and user of the lethal Cord-Cutting technique.

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33: Captain Tsubasa: Saikyou no Teki! Holland Youth

Japanese: キャプテン翼 「最強の敵!オランダユース」
MAL Score: 6.85
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

The last Captain Tsubasa movie is about the match between Japan and Holland. After the Japanese team lost two games against this apparently supreme opponent, their confidence is at its lowest point and even Hyuga, having a hurt leg, is desperate. Thus the management tries everything to convince Wakabayashi (living in Germany) and Tsubasa (living in Brazil) to come to Holland and to help them, but both deny. Only in the second half of the third game Tsubasa appears and joins the team, giving them back their confidence and strength. With Tsubasa Ozora as their captain again, the last game ends 11:1 for Japan.

(Source: ANN)

32: Ace wo Nerae! 2

Japanese: エースをねらえ!2
MAL Score: 6.92
Type: OVA
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

Three years has passed since the events of the first series. Hiromi continued training with her coach and became Japan’s junior champion. Their common profits have also contributed to the coach being chosen as the first trainer of the Japanese Selection of Tennis and is arranged to head a trip with the youngest members of the team to USA. The relation between Hiromi and its trainer is narrower at personal level but it exceeds the teacher-student bond with great difficulty.

(Source: AniDB)

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31: Ro-Kyu-Bu!: Tomoka no Ichigo Sundae

Japanese: ロウきゅーぶ!智花のいちごサンデー
MAL Score: 6.97
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Ro-Kyu-Bu! OVA bundled with the PlayStation Portable game “Ro-Kyu-Bu!: Himitsu no Otoshimono.”

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30: Detective Conan OVA 12: The Miracle of Excalibur

Japanese: 名探偵コナン えくすかりばあの奇跡
MAL Score: 7.02
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

The Miracle of Excalibur is the twelfth OVA of the anime and manga franchise Detective Conan. The plot is based on Gosho Aoyama’s short story “Excalibur.”

(Source: Detective Conan World)

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29: Joshi Luck!

Japanese: じょしラク!
MAL Score: 7.08
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

A guy by the name of Kuroda-sensei is given a job as the new coach/adviser of the girls lacrosse club in a all female school called Felinus Academy for Girls but… it turns out to be a bumpy ride as he encounters sex fiends among the squad, and his adventures begins as he attempts to gain their respect as adviser.

(Source: MU)

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28: Initial D Battle Stage 3

English: Initial D Battle Stage 3
Japanese: INITIAL D BATTLE STAGE 3
MAL Score: 7.09
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Initial D: Battle Stage 3 is the eleventh and final installment of the Initial D series. It features every race from Fifth Stage and Final Stage. Unlike the previous two battle stages, it does not feature any new battles, and doesn’t feature any character dialogue.

(Source: Initial D Wiki)

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27: Nasu: Suitcase no Wataridori

English: Nasu: A Migratory Bird with Suitcase
Japanese: 茄子 スーツケースの渡り鳥
MAL Score: 7.11
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Team Pao Pao Beer travel east to participate in the Japan Cup in what is very likely to be their final season together. Pepe Benengeli and teammate Jean Luigi Ciocci face an uncertain future and are also yet to come to terms with the suicide of one their heroes, Marco Rondanini. What follows is an introspective into the important things in life from the perspective of the professional cyclist.

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26: Shin Captain Tsubasa

Japanese: 新 キャプテン翼
MAL Score: 7.13
Type: OVA
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

Shin Captain Tsubasa takes place at the International Jr. Youth tournament (U-16) in Paris, France. After defeating the Argentina Jr. Youth, Italy Jr. Youth and France Jr. Youth teams, Japan Jr. Youth reaches the final against the powerful West Germany Jr. Youth team. The giant goal keeper Müller, the ace Kaltz and Europe’s best player Schneider offer the Japan Jr. Youth team an extremely hard final match.

25: Ookiku Furikabutte: Natsu no Scorebook

English: Big Windup!
Japanese: おおきく振りかぶって
MAL Score: 7.20
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

Ookiku Furikabutte recap OVA where the TV series has been reassembled into two 90 minute episodes.

24: Future GPX Cyber Formula 11

Japanese: 新世紀GPXサイバーフォーミュラ11
MAL Score: 7.28
Type: OVA
Episodes: 6

Synopsis

It is now time for the 11th Cyber Formula World Grand Prix. With all the expectations and pressures placed upon him, Hayato Kazami struggles to regain the championship form that he had a year ago. Moreover, Osamu Sugo, aka Knight Schumacher, has reentered the competition, and declared Hayato to be an enemy. Hayato, with the new Super Asurada AKF-11, must now defeat someone he once deeply trusted in order to secure his second championship.

(Source: ANN)

23: Initial D Extra Stage

Japanese: 頭文字〈イニシャル〉D EXTRA STAGE
MAL Score: 7.31
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

The Lancer EVO-driving group “Emperor” have defeated every racing team they’ve met in the Gunma region. Now they’re out to challenge the duo of Mako and Sayuki and their SilEighty – the Impact Blue of Usui Mountain.

(Source: ANN)

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22: Future GPX Cyber Formula Saga

Japanese: 新世紀GPXサイバーフォーミュラSAGA
MAL Score: 7.35
Type: OVA
Episodes: 8

Synopsis

After his disappointing loss in the last round of the 14th Cyber Formula World Grand Prix, which causes him the championship, Hayato Kazami decides that he needs a change and switches over to the Sugo Garland SF-03 for the 15th Cyber Formula World Grand Prix while he waits for the newest Asurada design. However, his hope to make up for the past year’s letdown is made difficult when Aoi ZIP Formula undergoes a major restructuring and brings in Kyoshiro Nagumo as the new president of the team. The new car that he brought to the team, driven by newcomer Phil Fritz, is seemingly unbeatable…

(Source: ANN)

21: Detective Conan Bonus File: Fantasista Flower

Japanese: 名探偵コナン BONUS FILE ファンタジスタの花
MAL Score: 7.37
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

“Fantasista Flower” is a side-story OVA related to The Eleventh Striker.

(Source: Detective Conan World)

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20: Tennis no Ouji-sama: Sonzoku Yama no Hi

English: Prince of Tennis: A Day of the Survival Mountain
Japanese: テニスの王子: 存続山の日
MAL Score: 7.38
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Echizen and the Seigaku regulars took a day off of their normal routines and went hiking on a mountain, where a tennis resort awaits their arrival. Expecting to do some special training, the team reaches the destination only to find their precious tennis courts taken over by a group of college tennis players. However, Ryoma is more than happy to teach them a thing or two about how to play “real” tennis.

(Source: ANN)

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19: Yowamushi Pedal: Special Ride

Japanese: 弱虫ペダル SPECIAL RIDE
MAL Score: 7.38
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Sakamichi Onoda is an otaku who just wants to find more people to join the recently disbanded anime club with him. However, when a couple cyclists spy his skill in riding the bulky mamachari bike he’s had since youth, they attempt to convince him to join the bicycle racing club instead.

An OVA bundled with the 29th volume of the comic book.

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18: Future GPX Cyber Formula Zero

Japanese: 新世紀GPXサイバーフォーミュラZERO
MAL Score: 7.40
Type: OVA
Episodes: 8

Synopsis

A freak accident during the 12th Cyber Formula World Grand Prix causes Hayato Kazami to miss the rest of the season, and critically injures both his body and his will to continue racing. Hayato’s longtime friend, Asuka Sugo, helps nurse him back to health, and in return he proposes to her and promises her that he would never race again. But as time goes on, Hayato begins to doubt whether he really wants to retire, and decides to make a comeback after all. And with the 13th Cyber Formula World Grand Prix now underway, he must struggle to regain his racing form; regain the trust of Asuka, whose promise he broke; and thwart the malicious intents of Henri Clayton. All the while, the reason behind Hayato’s accident begins to unveil itself: the “Zero Zone.”

(Source: ANN)

17: Initial D Extra Stage 2

English: Initial D Extra Stage 2
Japanese: 頭文字D Extra Stage 2
MAL Score: 7.41
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Iketani missed an opportunity to see Mako-chan and hates himself for never calling to say he was sorry. By chance he runs into her 6 months later, and the situation is awkward. Iketani does not have time to talk at that moment, but both want to talk, so they arrange a second meeting. Iketani goes to the meeting place early, but an old man was left behind from an tourist bus, and asks Iketani to catch the bus for him. Iketani being a nice guy, so he can’t say no.

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16: Future GPX Cyber Formula Sin

Japanese: 新世紀GPXサイバーフォーミュラSIN
MAL Score: 7.45
Type: OVA
Episodes: 5

Synopsis

After Aoi Zip Formula was banned for one year from Cyber Formula racing due to cheating, Jotaro Kaga, alias Bleed Kaga, returns for the 17th Cyber Formula World Grand Prix. However his old car is no match for the returning champion Hayato Kazami, whose skill has improved tremendously, and his Nu-Asurada AKF-0. An old face, Kyoshiro Nagumo, appears suddenly to him and offers him the Ogre AN-21: a prototype to the Bio-Computer operated Al-Zard series created by the developers of the Asurada, and an ultimate racing machine that only a few can drive. Kaga must now master this car, confront his own inner demons and, most importantly, defeat his longtime rival Hayato in what is possibly Kaga’s last and greatest Cyber Formula season.

(Source: ANN)

15: Kaleido Star: Aratanaru Tsubasa – Extra Stage

English: Kaleido Star: New Wings Extra Stage
Japanese: カレイドスター ~新たなる翼~ EXTRA STAGE
MAL Score: 7.51
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Sora Naegino has finally consolidated herself as Kaleido Stage’s greatest star ever, and a new star starts to shine as Rosetta Passel is selected to participate in the next attraction in a main role. But when things start to go wrong in the rehearsals, Rosetta starts to question her abillity to take the role, as her own capacity to remain in Kaleido Stage. Meanwhile, Fool also struggles with his demons from the past.

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14: Initial D Battle Stage

Japanese: 頭文字〈イニシャル〉D BATTLE STAGE
MAL Score: 7.56
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

There are many street races in the Initial D Series. This OVA has no plot other than to collect all the street races into one stage. The dialog during the original races is left in.

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13: Kuroko no Basket: Baka ja Katenai no yo!

English: Kuroko’s Basketball OVA
Japanese: 黒子のバスケ バカじゃ勝てないのよ!
MAL Score: 7.56
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Bundled with the 25th volume of Kuroko no Basket manga. The anime based on the Baka Ja Katenai no yo (バカじゃ勝てないのよ) story that was featured in the manga’s fifth volume.

(Source: ANN)

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12: Diamond no Ace OVA

Japanese: ダイヤのA[エース] OAD
MAL Score: 7.59
Type: OVA
Episodes: 3

Synopsis

One hundred boys, each of them in love with baseball, represent the Seidou High School baseball team. On any team, the Ace is the star of the game. Besides the main heroes, others are striving to attain this position, and each of them has their strengths, weaknesses, and emotional journeys that they have to undertake to become the best that they can be.

Ryousuke Kominato is known in Seidou not only for his impressive fielding skills but also as an intimidating presence despite his small stature. While together with his partner, Youichi Kuramochi, they are the cornerstones of the team’s defense on the field. Youichi is shadowed by his younger brother, Haruichi, whose admiration for Ryousuke is only matched by his own skills at the sport. Together with Yoichi’s roommate, Eijun Sawamura, the players reminisce about their path to Seidou High.

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11: Air Gear: Kuro no Hane to Nemuri no Mori – Break on the Sky

Japanese: エア ギア 黒の羽と眠りの森 -Break on the Sky-
MAL Score: 7.60
Type: OVA
Episodes: 3

Synopsis

First episode is based on the 16th volume of the manga. Features Ikki vs. Ringo.

Second episode is based on the 23rd/24th volume of the manga. Features Kogarasumaru vs. Sleeping Forest inside Inorganic Net.

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10: Diamond no Ace: Second Season OVA

Japanese: ダイヤのA[エース]~Second Season OAD~
MAL Score: 7.60
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

OVAs bundled with 4th and 5th manga volumes of Diamond no Ace Act II.

An epilogue of the Diamond no Ace series.

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9: Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama OVA vs. Genius 10

English: The Prince of Tennis II OVA vs Genius10
Japanese: 新テニスの王子様 OVA vs Genius10
MAL Score: 7.62
Type: OVA
Episodes: 10

Synopsis

After a month abroad, the Foreign Expedition Team has returned to the Japan U-17 training camp. The group consists of 20 players, each with strength and technique that far surpasses those who occupy the camp’s top court. In anticipation of the team’s arrival, the coaches announce that 20 of the best players would be selected for further training. Tension begins to rise when only high school students are chosen to participate, but the middle school students challenge the players who possess the 11th to 20th positions to steal their places.

With the delayed appearance of the “Genius 10,” the middle school students begin scheming among themselves to claim those spots as well. Unlikely pairings start to work together, combining their efforts to defeat the top 10 players of the country. It is a battle of wits, deception, and skill—all for the privilege of representing Japan at the U-17 World Cup.

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8: Initial D Battle Stage 2

Japanese: 頭文字〈イニシャル〉D BATTLE STAGE 2
MAL Score: 7.64
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

This is simply the OAV summing up the major events and battles of “Initial D 4th Stage” much like the “Initial D Battle Stage” original summed up the first 3 seasons. Additionally, has 2 extra battles from the manga that were not incorporated into the original 4th Stage.

(Source: ANN)

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7: Tennis no Ouji-sama: Another Story – Kako to Mirai no Message

Japanese: テニスの王子様 OVA ANOTHER STORY ~過去と未来のメッセージ
MAL Score: 7.65
Type: OVA
Episodes: 4

Synopsis

Naniwa no Ouji-sama: Zenpen (The Prince of Naniwa: First Act)
Following Nationals, the Seishun Academy Boys’ Tennis Team are invited to Osaka by Shitenhouji Middle School to play practice games against each other. However, the two teams end up fooling around more than playing tennis with a surprise encounter from Higa Middle School’s tennis team, who have been left stranded in Osaka by their coach. When asked about the reason for accepting the invitation, Seishun’s captain, Kunimitsu Tezuka, hints that there is an ulterior motive behind the meeting of the two schools.

Fuun Shounen Atobe (Turbulence: The Young Atobe)
On the first day of school at Hyoutei Academy, the freshman class representative, Keigo Atobe, declares himself “King” of the school and donates his family’s wealth to fund new facilities. Setting his sights on the school’s tennis club, he plans to make himself the captain after overthrowing its current hierarchy by defeating all of the team’s regulars. Atobe’s arrogant personality rubs Ryou Shishido and Gakuto Mukahi the wrong way and the two decide to challenge him, refusing to accept him as the team’s new leader. But the two quickly learn that the kid who is all talk also happens to have the skills to back it up.

Naniwa no Ouji-sama: Kouhen (The Prince of Naniwa: Second Act)
Tezuka places the second years, Kaoru Kaidou and Takeshi Momoshiro, in charge of creating a lineup for the Shitenhouji practice matches. Struggling to pick worthy club members, Kaidou and Momoshiro begin to lash out against their fellow teammates. After being told to cool off, the two begin to search for the meaning behind Tezuka asking them to take on such an important responsibility.

Rikkai Retsuden: Ouja ni Idomu Hangyakuji (The Trials of Rikkai: A Rebel Who Challenges an Emperor)
In his first year at Rikkai University-Affiliated Middle School, Akaya Kirihara boldly proclaims that he will join the tennis team that won last year’s national tournament and become Japan’s #1 tennis player. When he single-handedly defeats the team’s third years, he mistakenly believes that the group is weaker than they were reported to be. Kirihara soon learns that the reason Rikkai won last year’s national championship was due to the “Big Three” and quickly finds himself losing without them breaking a sweat. Angered and humiliated by his loss, he begins to train hard by himself in order to challenge them again.

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6: Haikyuu!!: Riku vs. Kuu

Japanese: ハイキュー!! 陸VS空
MAL Score: 7.82
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

An intense battle rages on at the Tokyo Qualifiers for the three remaining spots in the national volleyball competition. Nekoma High School, Fukurodani High School, Nohebi Academy, and Itachiyama Academy all passionately strive to participate in the tournament. Despite various issues on the court, Nekoma especially wishes to prove they are worthy of moving on to the national level.

As the teams aim to secure their place by overcoming both their opponents and their own weaknesses, the Tokyo Qualifiers determine which teams will reign victorious and join the national competition.

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5: Tennis no Ouji-sama: Zenkoku Taikai-hen

English: Prince of Tennis: National Championship Chapter
Japanese: テニスの王子様 Original Video Animation 全国大会編
MAL Score: 7.92
Type: OVA
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

Freshman tennis prodigy Ryouma Echizen and the Seishun Academy Boys’ Tennis Team have finally reached the National Tournament, eager to fight for the championship title and claim it as their own.

Seishun’s first match is against Higa Middle School, the Okinawa-based team labeled as the “dark horse” of the tournament. After watching Higa defeat their first round of opponents using dirty tactics, the Seishun team is determined to show them the value of a fair, hard-earned victory.

Awaiting the winners of the matchup in the quarterfinals is one of Seishun’s old rivals: Hyoutei Academy, who are determined to restore their pride after the events at the Kanto Regionals. Hyoutei seeks to prove to everyone that they deserve to be at the Nationals despite only qualifying through a special invitation.

Tennis no Ouji-sama: Zenkoku Taikai-hen covers the beginning of the long-awaited National Tournament as Ryouma and the Seishun team meet foes of past and present, each with their own unique ideals on how tennis should be played!

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4: Tennis no Ouji-sama: Zenkoku Taikai-hen – Semifinal

Japanese: テニスの王子様 全国大会篇 Semifinal
MAL Score: 7.92
Type: OVA
Episodes: 6

Synopsis

The National Tournament continues for Ryouma Echizen and the Seishun Academy Boys’ Tennis Team as they face off against last year’s semifinalist, Shitenhouji Middle School. As winners of the Kansai Regionals, Shitenhouji is one of the top contenders to win this year’s tournament. What’s more, each member of the Shitenhouji team has skills that are said to surpass their Seishun counterparts. Shitenhouji also has Kintarou Tooyama, another “super rookie” who rivals Ryouma in strength and technique. Seishun will have to push the limits of their abilities to stand a chance at defeating the Kansai champions in this East versus West matchup.

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3: Tennis no Ouji-sama: Zenkoku Taikai-hen – Final

Japanese: テニスの王子様 Original Video Animation 全国大会編 Final
MAL Score: 7.99
Type: OVA
Episodes: 7

Synopsis

After their victory over Shitenhouji Middle School in the semifinals, Ryouma Echizen and the Seishun Academy Boys Tennis Team must now face off against the two-time defending champions of Rikkai University-Affiliated Middle School in order to claim the national title. Rikkai is not only seeking revenge for its team’s previous loss to Seishun at the Kanto Regional Tournament, but they also are aiming to win the national title for a third consecutive year.

In the conclusion of Tennis no Ouji-sama, the titular “Prince of Tennis” is pitted against the “Child of God” in a head-to-head battle for the national championship title. Along the way, Ryouma must teach his opponents and teammates that there is more to tennis than winning.

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2: Major: Message

Japanese: メジャー メッセージ
MAL Score: 8.18
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Thirteen years after achieving major success with the Indiana Hornets, Gorou Honda’s career as a pitcher ended abruptly after sustaining a horrible injury. Inspired by his father, who continued playing baseball despite major setbacks, Gorou plans to restart his baseball career and play in a new position. However, his strong dedication to train has puzzled his family, especially his young daughter Izumi, who is frustrated with the absence of her father from her lives. Faced by another tough obstacle, Gorou once again decides to prove his resolve through his beloved sport.

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1: Major: World Series

Japanese: メジャー ワールドシリーズ編
MAL Score: 8.32
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

Gorou Shigeno’s journey with the Indiana Hornets continues as they seek to win the prestigious World Series. However, after an unexpected accident during the match with his fated rival, his quest in becoming the world’s best becomes more challenging. Undaunted, Gorou continues to put the weight of his dreams into every pitch he makes, and forges a path towards his desired future through high-speed pitching.

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1. Major: World Series
2. Major: Message
3. Tennis no Ouji-sama: Zenkoku Taikai-hen – Final
4. Tennis no Ouji-sama: Zenkoku Taikai-hen
5. Tennis no Ouji-sama: Zenkoku Taikai-hen – Semifinal
6. Haikyuu!!: Riku vs. Kuu
7. Tennis no Ouji-sama: Another Story – Kako to Mirai no Message
8. Initial D Battle Stage 2
9. Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama OVA vs. Genius 10
10. Air Gear: Kuro no Hane to Nemuri no Mori – Break on the Sky
11. Diamond no Ace: Second Season OVA
12. Diamond no Ace OVA
13. Initial D Battle Stage
14. Kuroko no Basket: Baka ja Katenai no yo!
15. Kaleido Star: Aratanaru Tsubasa – Extra Stage
16. Future GPX Cyber Formula Sin
17. Initial D Extra Stage 2
18. Future GPX Cyber Formula Zero
19. Tennis no Ouji-sama: Sonzoku Yama no Hi
20. Yowamushi Pedal: Special Ride
21. Detective Conan Bonus File: Fantasista Flower
22. Future GPX Cyber Formula Saga
23. Initial D Extra Stage
24. Future GPX Cyber Formula 11
25. Ookiku Furikabutte: Natsu no Scorebook
26. Shin Captain Tsubasa
27. Nasu: Suitcase no Wataridori
28. Initial D Battle Stage 3
29. Joshi Luck!
30. Detective Conan OVA 12: The Miracle of Excalibur
31. Ro-Kyu-Bu!: Tomoka no Ichigo Sundae
32. Ace wo Nerae! 2
33. Captain Tsubasa: Saikyou no Teki! Holland Youth
34. Grappler Baki
35. Honoo no Tenkousei
36. Ace wo Nerae!: Final Stage
37. Slow Step
38. Battle Athletess Daiundoukai
39. Future GPX Cyber Formula: Early Days Renewal
40. One Pound Gospel
41. Shiritsu Araiso Koutougakkou Seitokai Shikkoubu
42. Bronze: Zetsuai Since 1989
43. Bari Bari Densetsu
44. Bakuon!! OVA
45. Zetsuai 1989
46. Nozomi Witches
47. I’ll/CKBC
48. Madonna
49. Azusa, Otetsudai Shimasu!
50. Ganbare! Kickers: Bokutachi no Densetsu

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