Top 20 Sports manga you should read right now. [2024 List]

Sports manga you should read right now.

What is this genre all about? Sports anime revolves around a recreational physical activity or skill. In addition they often adhere to certain genre conventions, the emphasis on training and practice in preparation for competition, characters desire for self improvement, and pursuit of a specific goal.

We present you the list of Sports manga you should read right now.

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20. Hajime no Ippo

Hajime no Ippo

Makunouchi Ippo has been bullied his entire life. Constantly running errands and being beaten up by his classmates, Ippo has always dreamed of changing himself, but never has the passion to act upon it. One day, in the midst of yet another bullying, Ippo is saved by Takamura Mamoru, who happens to be a boxer. Ippo faints from his injuries and is brought to Takamura boxing gym to recover. As he regains consciousness, he is awed and amazed at his new surroundings in the gym, though lacks confidence to attempt anything. Takamura places a photo of Ippo’s classmate on a punching bag and forces him to punch it. It is only then that Ippo feels something stir inside him and eventually asks Takamura to train him in boxing. Thinking that Ippo does not have what it takes, Takamura gives him a task deemed impossible and gives him a one week time limit. With a sudden desire to get stronger, for himself and his hard working mother, Ippo trains relentlessly to accomplish the task within the time limit. Thus Ippo’s journey to the top of the boxing world begins.

Hajime no Ippo is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: はじめの一歩, The Fighting!, Fighting Spirit, The Fighting! Ippo, Hajime no Ippo Gaiden: Naniwa Tiger

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19. Wind Breaker

Wind Breaker

Jo Ja-Hyun (Jay) is the student president of Taeyang (Sunny) High. He is not just a smart student but an extreme biker with high techniques. As you follow his bike, you will meet his friends, love, and adventures.

Wind Breaker is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Wind Breaker

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18. Tsuyoshi: Daremo Katenai, Aitsu ni wa

Tsuyoshi: Daremo Katenai, Aitsu ni wa

Tsuyoshi Kawabata is just a regular convenience store employee in a mid-sized city west of Tokyo. Except... he also happens to be the most powerful fighter in the world. Although he doesn't particularly want to fight, his reputation precedes him, and martial artists come from all over the world to test their might against the mythical Tsuyoshi – and invariably end up handily beaten, clutching their battered family jewels in a convenience store parking lot. Should you wish to fight him, he has three rules to minimize inconvenience: 1) You only get one fight. There will be no rematch. 2) You will fight in a secluded area, where you won't be seen. 3) You will tell nobody about it – even if you lose.

TSUYOSHI: The one who no one can win against is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: TSUYOSHI 誰も勝てない、アイツには, Tsuyoshi: Daremo Katenai, Aitsu ni wa

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17. Blue Lock

Blue Lock

After failing to win the World Cup, there's unrest in the Japanese Soccer community. Many of the older patrons of the sport aren't too disturbed by the lack of trophies, but newcomer Anri Teiri is furious – and she's determined to fix what she sees as the problem with Japanese players. To that end she hires maverick trainer Jinpachi Ego, who devises a strange yet rigorous plan: he takes the three hundred best young soccer players in the country, sends them to a state-of-the-art training facility, and whittles them down until he has the absolute best striker in the nation. Yoichi Isagi is one of the boys chosen for the camp. He may be number 299 out of 300, but nothing – and no one – is going to stand in his way of coming out on top.

Blue Lock is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: ブルーロック, Blue Lock

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16. Choinui Geim

Choinui Geim

Seo Moon-Yeob was the world’s greatest superhuman, who sacrificed himself after saving humanity. Thought to have been dead, he returns 17 years later to a now-peaceful world, and the superhuman sport faces seismic change.

Superhuman Battlefield is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Superman's Game

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15. Gyugyeok Oe Hyeoltong Cheonjae

Gyugyeok Oe Hyeoltong Cheonjae

Earth had been invaded by creatures from another dimension, and it has been a few years since peace was restored, thanks to the help of various supernatural humans that revealed themselves during this invasion. Gwangik Yu, our protagonist, was born between two supernatural parents. His father is an immortal while his mother is a transformer with exceptional physical abilities along with the power to transform into beasts. Neither parent, however, is aware of each spouse’s power and both want Gwangik to follow in their footsteps.

The Perfect Hybrid is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Genius of the Unique Lineage, Extraordinary Descent Genius

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14. Ao no Hako

Ao no Hako

Taiki Inomata is on the boys' badminton team at sports powerhouse Eimei Junior and Senior High. He's in love with basketball player Chinatsu Kano, the older girl he trains alongside every morning in the gym. One Spring day, their relationship takes a sharp turn ... And thus begins this brand-new series of love, sports and youth!

Blue Box is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: アオのハコ, Ao no Hako

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13. Haikyuu!!

Haikyuu!!

Ever since he saw the legendary player known as the "Little Giant" compete at the national volleyball finals, Shoyo Hinata has been aiming to be the best volleyball player ever! He decides to join the team at the high school the Little Giant went to-and then surpass him. Who says you need to be tall to play volleyball when you can jump higher than anyone else?

After losing his first and last volleyball match against Tobio Kageyama, "the King of the Court," Shoyo Hinata swears to become his rival after graduating middle school. But what happens when the guy he wants to defeat ends up being his teammate?!



Note: Includes 2 extra chapters.

Haikyu!! has finished publishing and it has 404 Chapters. It is also Known as: ハイキュー!!, Haikyuu!!

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12. Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk

Winning isn't everything in the game of basketball, but who wants to come in second? It takes dedication and discipline to be the best, and the Shohoku High hoops team wants to be just that. They have one last year to make their captain's dream of reaching the finals come true--will they do it? Takehiko Inoue's legendary beloved basketball manga is finally here and the tale of a lifetime is in your hands.

Hanamichi Sakuragi's got no game with girls--none at all! It doesn't help that he's known for throwing down at a moment's notice and always coming out on top. A hopeless bruiser, he's been rejected by 50 girls in a row! All that changes when he meets the girl of his dreams, Haruko, and she's actually not afraid of him! When she introduces him to the game of basketball, his life is changed forever...



Included one-shot:
Volume 31: Slam Dunk: 10 Days After

Slam Dunk has finished publishing and it has 276 Chapters. It is also Known as: SLAM DUNK, Slam Dunk

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11. The Boxer

The Boxer

You’ve got the raw talent. Or you’re the underdog. But do you have the heart? Do you have what it takes? Let’s see what you’re made of. The real fight starts now!

The Boxer has finished publishing and it has 133 Chapters. It is also Known as: ザ・ボクサー, Boksör

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10. Grappler Baki

Grappler Baki

The story revolves around Baki Hanma and his quest to proclaim himself as the strongest grappler in the world, thus taking the title from his father. Baki also fights to gain the trust of his overly psychotic mother.

Baki the Grappler has finished publishing and it has 371 Chapters. It is also Known as: グラップラー刃牙, Grappler Baki

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9. Kokou no Hito

Kokou no Hito

On his first day of transferring to a new high school, a loner named Mori Buntarou, is cajoled by a classmate into climbing the school building. Despite knowing that one misstep could send him spiraling to his death, he moves forward, and upon finally reaching the top, Mori experiences a sense of fulfillment. That feeling, which seems to be telling him, "You're alive!" gives birth to an adrenaline for rock-climbing.

The Climber has finished publishing and it has 170 Chapters. It is also Known as: 孤高の人, Kokou no Hito

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8. Naruto Ninden Series

Naruto Ninden Series

A whole village has suddenly disappeared and in its place, there is the mountain Hyatsuki. Can the story of the "Jutsu of the moving mountains" really be true? And where is Narutos old rival Renge? Naruto's job is it to find the answers to all these questions.
Note: The novel is presented as if it were written by Jiraiya.

Naruto Ninden Series has finished publishing and it has 5 Chapters. It is also Known as: NARUTO -ナルト- 忍伝シリーズ, Tale of the Utterly Gutsy Shinobi, Naruto Dokonjou Ninden, Naruto Dojunjou Ninden, The Tale of the Utterly Purehearted Shinobi

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7. Kalli the Champion

Kalli the Champion

After giving up his dream as a boxer, Park Kang-tae joined a gang. He was well-known inside the gang but got killed in the end. He had one regret when he died―Giving up his dream as a boxer. Did God know about his regret? In a world, where boxing exists in the form of pugilist games, Park Kang-tae pursues his unfulfilled dream.

Kalli the Champion is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Boxer Carly, Boxer Kali, Boxer Kalli, Carly the Boxer, Prizefighter Kalri, Return of the Boxer, كالي البطل

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6. Ao Ashi

Ao Ashi

Ashito Aoi, a third-year middle school student from Ehime, meets Fukuda Tatsuya, a J Youth League coach. Even though he's still rough around the edges, Ashito has such amazing potential that he gets invited by coach Fukuda to participate in his team's try-outs in Tokyo. The story of a boy who will revolutionize Japanese football begins to unfold.

Note: Nominated for the 2017 Manga Taishou Award.

Ao Ashi is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: アオアシ, Ao Ashi

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5. Wo Zhen Mei Xiang Chongsheng A

Wo Zhen Mei Xiang Chongsheng A

Chen Hansheng, a societal elite and eligible bachelor, suddenly finds himself returned back to his youth as a high school graduate. Standing once again at the crossroad of life, Chen Hansheng hesitates to make a decision. Should he pursue the hidden treasure that is Shen Youchu, or the unattainable flower Xiao Rongyu?

Wo Zhen Mei Xiang Chongsheng A is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: I Really Don't Want to Remake, I Really Don’t Want to be Reborn

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4. Rikudou

Rikudou

Riku experienced a lot of pain and tragedy in his early life. After his father's death, a former-boxer Yakuza man taught him how to do a basic punch, and that punch saved his life when he had to defend himself from his mom's drug dealer. He ended up taking the drug dealer's life, marking him as a killer. Criminals continued to come after him, leading to more tragedy for the people who attempted to care for him. All of this drove him to ask that same former boxer to teach him to become stronger, which led him to a rundown gym, his door to the world of pro boxing!

Rikudou has finished publishing and it has 241 Chapters. It is also Known as: リクドウ, Rikudou

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3. Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail

In the mystical realm of Earth Land, magic exists at the core of everyday life for its inhabitants, from transportation to utilities and everything in between. However, even with all its benefits, magic can also be used for great evil; therefore, to prevent dark forces from upsetting the natural order of things, there exists a system of magical guilds in the Kingdom of Fiore. Under the command of their respective guild masters, these guilds are made up of witches and wizards who take on various job requests to earn fame and fortune. One particular guild stands high above the rest in both strength and spirit, and its name is Fairy Tail.

In his quest to find his dragon foster father—Igneel—Natsu Dragneel, a fiery and reckless mage, and his partner Happy run into a young celestial mage by the name of Lucy Heartfilia, who reveals that it's her dream to become a full-fledged wizard and join the Fairy Tail guild. After rescuing her from an abduction attempt, Natsu offers her a home in Fairy Tail. Now a member of the guild, Lucy teams up with Natsu and befriends fellow wizards Gray Fullbuster and Erza "Titania" Scarlet. Together, this motley crew set out on their many adventures, gaining many faithful allies and deadly foes along the way.

Fairy Tail has finished publishing and it has 549 Chapters. It is also Known as: FAIRY TAIL, Fairy Tail

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2. Bungou Stray Dogs

Bungou Stray Dogs

Having been kicked out of the orphanage, a despairing young man by the name of Atsushi Nakajima rescues a strange man from a suicide attempt--Osamu Dazai. Turns out that Dazai is part of an armed-detective agency staffed by individuals whose supernatural powers take on a literary bent!

Bungou Stray Dogs is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 文豪ストレイドッグス, Bungou Stray Dogs

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1. Ao no Hako

Ao no Hako

A boy from the volleyball team comes in early to the gym everyday, and falls in love with the senpai from the girl's basketball team who's always there practicing, too.

Ao no Hako has finished publishing and it has 1 Chapters. It is also Known as: アオのハコ, Blue Box, 青色之箱

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