10 Best Fantasy Sports In Anime
Sports anime is one of the biggest genres, with some of the most popular selections including Kuroko’s basketball, Haikyu!!, and Yuri!!! On the ice. But if fans should somehow run out of shows about real sports, they can always satisfy their desire for thrills with anime about fictional sports.
Some are inspired or linked to existing sports, such as Megalo Box in Megalobox, and some are entirely outside the realm of reality, like Gundam fights in Mobile G Gundam Fighter.
The Wild Hunt (Little Witch Academia)
In traditional European folklore, the Wild Hunt is a pack of spectral or demonic hunters who pursue their prey at night, often portending death or widespread misfortune. In Little Witch Academy, one of the most iconic magical girl anime, it’s an annual sporting event. It takes place over 12 days and Wild Hunters must collect as many ghosts as possible to win.
In the episode “Stanship Take Off!” Akko’s classmate, Constanze, receives special permission to join the hunt. Excited, Akko helps her gather the magical items she’ll need to participate, resulting in the pair building the technomagic Stanship. He can not only fly and deploy nets, but also transform into a giant mecha, making him a game changer in the hunt.
Gundam Fight (Mobile G Gundam Fighter)
While Gundams are typically used for warfare, in the world of Gundam fifth installment in the franchise, Wars have been replaced by the non-lethal tournaments known as Gundam Fights. Each space colony sends a representative to fight in the tournament every four years, and the winner’s country can rule the Earth until the next one arrives.
Head-to-head matches take place on Earth, with any amount of battlefield destruction allowed. If the head of a fighter’s Gundam is destroyed, he loses, but if another part is damaged, it can be repaired. Fighters are technically required to compete honorably, but many aren’t shy about using underhanded tactics to win.
High Stakes Cheating (Cheating Craft)
In normal educational institutions, cheating is very frowned upon. In the world of Cheat Craft, it is an extracurricular activity in its own right, necessary to go anywhere in life. Students are divided into two groups, learning types and cheating types, and must team up and compete against other students to pass their grueling exams.
Although it is a very short show, love it or hate it, fans of Cheat Craft are drawn to his over-the-top humor, high-energy voice acting, and increasingly dramatic take on Cheating Type methods. Like athletes who train in a specific style, cheaters need to figure out what best matches their strengths.
Stride (Alternative Prince Of Stride)
There is athletics, cross-country and parkour. And then there’s Stride, which mixes them all together. Riku Yagami, Nana Sakurai, Takeru Fujiwara, and the rest of the Honan Stride Club are determined to bring their school back to its former glory in the world of sports.
Stride is played with a team of four Runners and a Relationer, whose job is to observe the Runners on a course map and direct their movement and timing. The race can take place on city streets and inside buildings. Instead of giving a stick, runners must slap their teammate’s hand in order to complete a pass; the sport emphasizes understanding and emotional connections between teammates.
Angelic Layer (Angelic Layer)
The sport that dominates the world of Angelic Layer is similar to Gundam Fights. But instead of piloting machines from within, players (known as Dei) control colorful avatars called Dolls with their minds. Matches between Dolls take place on public electronic battlegrounds called Layer.
Angelic Layer takes place in the same universe as the later CLAMP series Chobits, and the angels of this series inspired the android persocoms figure prominently in Chobits. Angels are highly customizable, as a Deus having a strong personal connection to their angel is key to their enjoyment of playing.
Air Treks (air equipment)
One of many anime based on a real sport, Air Gear take the inline skate, give it powerful motors and take it high in the sky. Amateur Itsuki “Ikki” Minami’s ego may well exceed his actual skills, but he is told he has what it takes to be the next Sky King, and he throws himself wholeheartedly into obtaining it. of this honor.
Official races require teams, some large, some small. Each team has its emblem which, alongside its official classification, is played during the races. Players (known as Storm Riders) can upgrade their Air Treks (A-T for short) after winning races, increasing their chances of moving up the leaderboard by beating stronger teams.
Sensha-do (Girls Und Panzer)
Translating to “the way of the chariot”, sensha-do is the art of piloting chariots to take on opposing teams. Although her mother and sister are famous sensha-do pilots, Miho Nishizumi wants nothing to do with the sport. However, she picks him up anyway at her new school and takes her new team from completely unknown to intimidating champions.
Sensha-do is a team sport practiced exclusively by women. Different teams and families have custom playstyles. Matches can be played on multiple types of terrain, and the objective can be either to capture the other team’s flag or to eliminate all of the other team’s tanks from the game. Japan Sensha-do Federation states many extremely specific rules and regulations for gameplay and the tanks themselves.
Red line (RED LINE)
While Redline may not be legal, it’s still the biggest racing event in the galaxy. It takes place every five years, in a different location each time to avoid being closed, and drivers must win the Yellowline qualifying races to earn their place in its lineup. The one and only rule is that the first driver to cross the finish line is the winner: anything and everything else is allowed.
JP, although he lost the qualification because of his vehicle, the sabotaged TRANSAM-20000, is still elected for a place at Redline. Now he must dodge both the authorities of Roboworld, the other vicious drivers and their powerful machines, and his own historical bad luck in order to be the first to cross the line.
Pokemon League (Pokemon)
No tournament in any other anime can quite match the professional competitions in Pokemon for thrills and showmanship. Coaches must beat all of the Gym Leaders in a given region in order to earn enough Gym Badges to qualify for the Final Tournament, where they compete head-to-head until only one remains. defending champion.
As evidenced by all the League Championships Ash Ketchum has placed in but rarely won, completing the Pokemon League is a challenge only for the best of the best trainers. A team must not only have powerful Pokémon, but also be well-trained and balanced enough to take on the variety of opponents they will face.
Megalo Box (Megalo Box)
In one of the best anime like Arcane: League of Legends, the sport of Megalo Box is what gives underdog hero Junk Dog, who adopts the name Joe, a chance to get ahead in life. Unlike normal boxing, in Megalo Box it’s not the strength of the fighters’ fists that matters, it’s the power of their Gear, the mechanical exoskeletons that define the sport.
While the exorbitant cost of Gear makes Megalo Box truly accessible only to those with money, Joe makes a name for himself as an underdog who, unable to afford high-end gear, fights without any gear. and win hands down. He skyrockets in rank so he can fight champions like his antithesis Yuri, whose gear is fused directly into his flesh.
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