The sports genre has always been one of the most popular genres in both anime and manga, and have often inspired readers and viewers to take up the sport that series is about such as basketball, football, and swimming. For this week’s poll by Japanese anime character database, Charapedia, they have asked their reader which sports anime or manga series has influenced them the most.

The poll asked 10,000 fans, 46.6% were male while 53.4% were female. Here are the Top 20:

20) Aim for the Ace! (tennis)

19) Giant Killing (football)

18) Kenkou Zenrakei Suieibu Umishou (swimming)

17) Baby Steps (tennis)

16) Hajime no Ippo (boxing)

15) Touch (baseball)

14) H2 (baseball)

13) Ro-Kyu-Bu! (basketball)

12) Big Windup! (baseball)

11) Eyeshield 21 (American Football)


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