Sports Anime - Spring 2018


Welcome to all of the Sports anime that are coming for Spring 2018! This is a preview of these shows for you, the readers, and if you want to know more about the show, then be sure to check out the database page listed beneath each show.

1. Captain Tsubasa 2018

  • Genres: Sports, Shounen
  • Air Date: April 3 2018

This new reincarnation of Captain Tsubasa will tell the original story of the Shougakkou-Hen (Elementary School Arc) but will be updated with items that exist in the modern era like smartphones.

Captain Tsubasa 2018 Official PV

2. Gurazeni

  • Genres: Sports, Shounen
  • Air Date: April 6 2018

Natsunosuke Bonda, 26, single, is a left-handed mid-relief & sidearm pitcher belonging to the professional baseball team the Jingu Spiders. He became a professional right out of high school and his annual income is 18 million yen (~$169,000). He’s a player who is never going to be referred to as a ‘top tier pitcher.’

‘I don’t know how long I can keep this up after I turn 30.’
‘Only a handful of those who retire become coaches or commentators.’
‘Some people fail to make more than 1 million yen (~$9300) a year.’
‘Pro baseball players have to save up their earnings now while they can!’

As he stares down the harsh reality facing him, he utters a certain phrase over and over.

‘There’s money buried under the pitchers mound!’

Today too, Bonda stands on the pitchers mound and dreams of ‘Gurazeni’!

Gurazeni Official PV

3. Inazuma Eleven: Ares no Tenbin (7th Season)

  • Genres: Action, Sports, Shounen
  • Air Date: April 6 2018

In this story, Asuto Inamori, a new main character, is moved from Inakuni Middle School to Raimon Middle School. Together, there is now Ryouhei Haizaki of Seishou Academy and Yuuma Nosaka of Outei Tsukinomiya Middle School, and Asuto. This fiery young soccer drama is told from each of these three boys' perspectives.

This story is set in a parallel world within the Inazuma Eleven universe.

Inazuma Eleven: Ares no Tenbin (7th Season) Official PV

4. Major 2nd

  • Genres: Sports, Shounen, Comedy
  • Air Date: April 7 2018

Daigo Shigeno is an elementary school student whose father is currently still a professional baseball player.

Dreaming of following in the footsteps of his father Gorou to become a professional baseball player, he begins to play baseball on the youth baseball team, Mitsufune Dolphins. Despite being his father’s son, he doesn’t get as good as expected, quits baseball within a year, and spends his days lazing around.

Now, spring has arrived and with it, Daigo has moved up to the sixth grade. Then, right before his eyes, a student transfers into his class after coming back from living in The States. This transfer student’s name is Hikaru Satou. As fate would have it, his father was Gorou’s sworn friend and former major leaguer, Toshiya Satou…

Now, the fate of these two boys begins to move!

Major 2nd Official PV

5. Megalo Box

  • Genres: Sports
  • Air Date: April 6 2018

An original anime created for the 50th anniversary of Ashita no Joe.

A dark underground ring.

A man known as JD (Junk Dog) once more throws himself into a fixed match in order to live.

However, that’s when he meets his destiny - a destiny he wants to challenge with all of his might.

Megalo Box Official PV

6. Uma Musume: Pretty Derby

  • Genres: Slice of Life, Idol, Sports
  • Air Date: Spring 2018

The reality that we live in is the same as this story with nothing changed. Well… except for one thing. In this world, there is a special existence. They are known as “Uma Musume” and are popular idols who have the superhuman ability to run quickly as well as possess a mysterious beauty.

The dream that these “uma musume” aim for is an entertainment sport known as the “Twinkle Series.” What is it? It’s a fierce, battle race of the “uma musume” girls themselves!

Surrounded by the passionate fervor of a massive audience, the starting gates are opening!!

Uma Musume: Pretty Derby Official PV

7. Yowamushi Pedal GLORY LINE

  • Genres: Sports, Comedy, Drama
  • Air Date: January 9 2018

The 4th season of Yowamushi Pedal.

First-year Sohoku High Bicycle Club member Sakamichi Onodera, alongside classmates Shunsuke Imaizumi and Shoukichi Naruko and third-years Shingo Kinjou, Yuusuke Makishima and Jin Tadokoro, participated in Inter High, the international tournament, as Team Sohoku. Battling through tough races with rival schools like Hakone Academy and Kyoto Fushimi High School, they achieved spectacular victory.

Now that that sweltering summer has passed, the third-years prepare to retire from the club, and the ‘new generation’ team start to sprint towards their goal - to become Inter High champions once more!

Yowamushi Pedal GLORY LINE Official PV

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