Anime Openings #6: Time to watch some sports!

Sports anime are a genre of anime that like the name says are about sports. From the most popular and worldwide known to some which are less known at least by us westerners the Sports anime can be centered around any sport. They are sometimes more entertaining than watching the sport itself, although that can depend on how much the viewer actually likes or knows about the sport. Here are three openings for three sports anime I hope you enjoy them and if you haven’t watched do watch them they are really good and entertaining.

Captain Tsubasa

Title: “Fighting” (Captain Tsubasa J opening)

Artist: Face Free

Video Uploaded to YouTube by RockBigM

Plot Summary: “Tsubasa Oozora is an 11-year-old elementary school student who is deeply in love with football and dreams of one day winning the FIFA World Cup for Japan. He lives together with his mother in Japan, while his father is a seafaring captain who travels around the world. After moving to the city of Nankatsu, Shizuoka, Tsubasa will start his path towards achieving his dream of becoming a pro football player along meeting friends, rivals and even a mentor along the way”


Title: Kokoro e

Artist: Road of Major

Video uploaded to YouTube by 山本勸三郎

Plot Summary: “The story of Major follows the life of Gorō Honda, later Shigeno, from kindergarten to being a professional baseball player, seeking and overcoming tremendous challenges.”

Eyeshield 21

Title: “Breakthrough”

Artist: Coming Century

Video uploaded to YouTube by TacticianMark

Plot Summary: “Kobayakawa Sena is a little guy who always get picked on by the bullies in school. Since elementary school, he always played the role of the ‘errand boy’ to the extent that he has become swift and fast in his movements. Coincidentally, Hiruma Youichi and Kurita Ryukan are looking for a fast Running back for their American Football team  and want to put Sena in the team. To hide their new ‘star’ player from the eyes of other High Schools, Hiruma encases Sena in a Amefuto helmet with a dark visor and name him Eyeshield 21.”