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Fans Choose the Sports Anime That Influenced Them the Most

Charapedia asked 10,000 fans to pick out the sports anime that moved them the most. Male and female voters ranked the series in different spots, with Kuroko’s Basketball garnering 938 votes from female fans, placing it in the first spot. However, 687 male respondents chose Slam Dunk as the most inspiring sports anime. The top 20 series that made it to the list are the following:

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  1. Kuroko’s Basketball 1,442 votes
  2. Slam Dunk 1,025 votes
  3. Haikyu!! 961 votes
  4. The Prince of Tennis 943 votes
  5. Major 818 votes
  6. Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club 723 votes
  7. Captain Tsubasa 637 votes
  8. Yowamushi Pedal 627 votes
  9. Ace of Diamond 544 votes
  10. Inazuma Eleven 312 votes
  11. Eyeshield 21 194 votes
  12. Big Windup! 182 votes
  13. Ro-Kyu-Bu! 167 votes
  14. H2 155 votes
  15. Touch 141 votes
  16. Hajime no Ippo 136 votes
  17. Baby Steps 133 votes
  18. Kenko Zenrakei Suieibu Umisho 126 votes
  19. Giant Killing 117 votes
  20. Ace o Nerae! 115 votes

(Source: Charapedia via ANN)

Anime Adaptation of Haikyū!! Gets a Second Season

Haruichi Furudate‘s Haikyū!! manga gets a second anime adaptation as Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced on its fourth and fifth issue that the production of a sequel has been confirmed.

The first season of Haikyū!! was produced by Production I.G and was aired from April until September this year, with 25 episodes in total. The manga, on the other hand, is published by Shueisha and 14 volumes of it has been released so far.

©www.j-haikyu.com

©www.j-haikyu.com

The series follows the story of Shōyō Hinata as he strives hard to follow the footsteps of “Small Giant” that inspired him to play volleyball after he saw the player’s performance during the national championship match on TV. After years of hard work, he finally gets to play in a real match during his last year in middle school. Unfortunately, his team gets defeated after clashing with the opponent’s team, which includes Tobio Kageyama, the so-called “King of the Court” who eventually becomes Hinata’s rival.

(via ANN)

Top 20 “Most Powerful” Weekly Shonen Jump Manga

There is no denying that Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump is one of the best-selling magazines in Japan as it homes several of the widely-known manga including the recently concluded work of Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto), which ended its 15-year run in the magazine. Da Vinci News conducted a survey and asked its readers to name what they think are the “most powerful” Weekly Shonen Jump manga. And those which managed to clinch a spot in the top 20 are as follows:

Rank Title Author
1 Dragon Ball

©Akira Toriyama/Shueisha

Akira Toriyama
2 One Piece

©Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha

Eiichiro Oda
3 Gintama

©Hideaki Sorachi/Shueisha

Hideaki Sorachi

4 Slam Dunk

©Takehiko Inoue/Shueisha

 Takehiko Inoue
5 JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

©Hirohiko Araki/Shueisha

 Hirohiko Araki
6 Captain Tsubasa

©Youichi Takahashi/Shueisha

Youichi Takahashi
7 Kochikame

©Osamu Akimoto/Shueisha

Osamu Akimoto

8 Fist of the North Star

©Tetsuo Hara/Shueisha

 Buronson and Tetsuo Hara
9 Naruto

©Masashi Kishimoto/Shueisha

Masashi Kishimoto

10 Saint Seiya

©Masami Kurumada/Shueisha

Masami Kurumada
11 Hunter X Hunter

©Yoshihiro Togashi/Shueisha

 Yoshihiro Togashi
12 Kuroko’s Basketball

©Tadatoshi Fujimaki/Shueisha

 

 Tadatoshi Fujimaki
13 Rurouni Kenshin

©Nobuhiro Watsuki/Shueisha

Nobuhiro Watsuki
14 Hikaru no Go

©Takeshi Obata/Shueisha

Takeshi Obata and Yumi Hotta
15 Death Note

©Takeshi Obata/Shueisha

Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
16 Bleach

©Tite Kubo/Shueisha

Tite Kubo
17 Reborn!

©Akira Amano/Shueisha

Akira Amano
18 Haikyu!!

©Haruichi Furudate/Shueisha

Haruichi Furudate
19

City Hunter

©Tsukasa Hojo/Shueisha

Tsukasa Hojo
20

To Love-Ru -Trouble-

©Kentaro Yabuki/Shueisha

Saki Hasemi and Kentaro Yabuki

(Source: ddnavi.com via ANN)