Baseball is a beloved sport around the world. In this article, we will go through the top ten baseball anime picks. These anime tell stories of determination and camaraderie.
1. Ace Of The Diamond
This anime follows the story of Eijun Sawamura, whose middle school baseball team was defeated. Their team decides to make it to the nationals. However, Eijun was invited by Seidou High School to join their prestigious team. He accepts the offer but struggles to fit among the talented players. He wants to be the best pitcher on the team.
Shigeharu Honda is a rising Nippon League batter, and his son, Goro, aims to follow in his father's footsteps. Shigeharu meets Momoko Hoshino, Goro's schoolteacher, and they become close. Three of them, together, face challenges and joy in playing baseball. However, a tragedy strikes their family, and they must find the strength to rebuild their lives and pursue their dreams.
3. Tamayomi: The Baseball Girls
Yomi Takeda and Tamaki Yamazaki are both friends loved basketball since childhood. Tamaki was good at catching, and Yomi was good at throwing the ball. They promised each other to continue playing baseball even when they were grown up and separated. Years later, Yomi started playing baseball in high school, where she met Yoshino and Ibuki Kawaguchi, who loved baseball. Together, they aim to revive their school's baseball team and win the national championships.
4. Big Windup!
It is the story of a timid pitcher, Ren Mihashi, who has lost his confidence because of being bulied by his former teammates. But when he transfers to a new school, he decides to give a try to baseball. With the support of Coach Maria Momoe, tough yet encouraging Takaya Abe, and his teammates, Ren learns to believe in himself again and proves his skills on the baseball field.
5. Taisho Baseball Girls
In the year 1925 baseball, was not very famous in Japan, especially for women. A 14-year-old girl, Akiko, was told by a baseball player that girls should be housemakers instead of going to school. To prove him wrong, Akiko invites her friends to form a baseball team with her. They face many challenges, like getting permission from parents and finding enough team members. Despite the difficulties, they persevere to show that girls can play baseball too, even when it is considered what the boys do.
Naota Nandaba is an ordinary boy in sixth grade who lives in a town where nothing exciting ever happens. His older brother has left to go abroad to play baseball. So, now he takes care of her brother's belongings. One day, he meets Haruko Haruhara, a girl riding a Vespa with an electric guitar. Haruko moves in with Naota as a housekeeper. But Naota feels something strange about her. One day, he sees a monster emerging out of her head. Naota gets dragged into an epic battle that could impact the entire universe.
The anime revolves around Uesugi Kazuya, his twin brother Tatsuya, and their friend Asakura Minami. Kazuya is an ace pitcher in high school's baseball team, while Tatsuya is seen as a slacker who lets Kazuya take the spotlight. Minami sees both brothers equally, and she is considered a perfect match by others. However, Tatsuya was willing to give anything to his brother except Minami. The story follows Tatsuya's journey to prove himself, how it affects their relationships, and their efforts to fulfill Minami's lifelong dreams.
8. One Outs
The story begins with Hiromichi Kojima, a star batter, going to Okinawa to overcome his slump. There, he meets Toua Tokuchi, a skilled pitcher known for "One Out" gambling baseball. At Kojima's request, Tokuchi joins the Lycaons team with a unique contract: he earns money for every out he pitches but loses a large sum for every point he gives up.
It is the story of a twelve-year-old pitcher, Takumi Harada. After moving to the small town, he joins the school baseball team, which is quite inexperienced. However, Takumi believes that he can turn teams into champions with his skills. He needs a skilled catcher to keep up with his pitches, and he finds one in Gou Nagakura, who is determined to prove himself. While struggling to work together, Takumi clashes with his new teammates due to his attitude but learns the true joy of the sport with his grandfather's help.
10. Mix: Meisei Story
Meisei Academy High School's baseball team was famous thanks to Tatsuya Uesugi's legend. However, his team lost its glory after 26 years. Souichirou and Touma Tachibana, both step-brothers, are talented baseball players. They want to revive the team and compete in the National Championship. Souichirou is skilled as a catcher and batter, while Touma is an excellent pitcher but stopped pitching for a certain reason. In high school, they formed a battery and set their sights on the championship!