3 Best Sports Anime of Spring 2018 [Best Recommendations]

For the last several years, sports anime has continued to wow us here at Honey’s Anime. Maybe because the animation is getting better or maybe it’s because the stories are getting more intense, but sports anime continue to keep our eyes and ears glued to our monitors as we watch in sheer awe. We can feel some of you out there now with your eyes glued to your screens wondering what shows gave us this level of excitement in the spring of 2018. Well don’t worry everyone, we have the answer you seek. Welcome to our 3 Best Sports Anime of Spring 2018 recommendations list! Let’s get the competitions going!

1. Megalo Box

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: April 2018- June 2018

It’s been quite some time since a good boxing anime like Hajime no Ippo has come alone and graced the anime world. Yet, with Megalo Box, that has changed as this show is utterly fantastic. Filled with some beautiful animation, stellar storytelling and a truly awesome futuristic boxing theme, Magalo Box is just incredible to say the least. The series ends with its 13 episode and we just have this one question: Will there ever be a season 2 for Megalo Box? Because we need it!

Megalo Box (Official Trailer)

2. Uma Musume: Pretty Derby (TV)

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: April 2018- June 2018

When we read about Uma Musume: Pretty Derby, we instantly had this thought. How could an anime about horse girls be fun to watch and not strange? Though, when episode one of Uma Musume: Pretty Derby dropped, we were quite surprised at this enjoyable light-hearted series. Studio P.A. Works did a phenomenal job with animation and style to create a simple and fun slice of life series about horse girls living life and racing for fun. If you desire a different type of sports series, we recommend trying out Uma Musume: Pretty Derby. Sometimes the strangest ideas can be some of the most intriguing ones.

Uma Musume: Pretty Derby PV (Official Trailer)

3. Captain Tsubasa (2018)

  • Episodes: N/A
  • Aired: April 2018- Present

Back in the early 80s a soccer—football, for most—anime came out called Captain Tsubasa based on a popular manga series of the same name. 30 years later, Captain Tsubasa returns to the anime world now done by studio David Productions and it couldn’t be any better folks! With heart pounding games, wonderful animation/art and a cast of cool characters, Captain Tsubasa is easily one of the best sports anime in the last year let alone few years. Even if you don’t consider yourself a soccer—football—fan we feel you might want to give a few episode of Captain Tsubasa a try. We are hooked and know many of you out there will be, too!

Final Thoughts

Sports anime like the ones seen in spring 2018 are showing signs that the genre is continuing to become more mainstream with each passing season. Even those who don’t particularly care for real-life sports still can find enjoyment in the anime versions and that is saying something. How do you feel about sports anime, do you like them, love them or feel indifferent? Another question we have is have you seen any of the sports series we mentioned above yet? Comment down below to let us hear from you all! If you need more recommendations on what to watch seasonally or in general be sure to keep stuck to our hive here at Honey’s Anime!

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Author: Aaron

Hey everyone I’m Aaron Curbelo or Blade as I’m called by my YouTube Subscribers. I’ve been an anime/manga fan since I was a young kid. In terms of anime I have watched nearly a thousand shows and have read hundreds of manga series. I love writing and honestly was so happy to join Honey’s Anime to get a shot to write articles for such a wonderful site. I’m a firm believer in respect in the anime community being the most important embodiment we should all have. We all love anime and we have varying opinions of series but we should respect one another for those differences! Life is too precious to spend it making needless arguments in a community that should be the shining example of loving an amazing medium. I hope as a writer for Honey’s Anime I can bring you folks some amazing articles to read and enjoy!

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