Because sports have clear sets of rules and limitations to follow. Assuming the viewer knows or is taught about the rules through the show, they get a much clearer perspective on what may or may not happen during a "battle" and can thus get more invested in what is happening.
Fighting anime, battle shonen or otherwise, can usually aspull unbelievable things or sometimes even not make any effort at all to set the framework for combat.
>>135709899 >Because sports have clear sets of rules and limitations to follow. I regret that I didn't save any pictures from New Prince of Tennis, like that one dude summoning a pirate skeleton or the other guy using a black hole. But anyway, you're wrong.
>>135709929 You don't get it. When someone does do something completely out of the ordinary in a sports show you bat an eye because it's beyond what you expect them to be able to do. When you're watching some battle show where magic powers are frequent you sometimes have no idea where the bar is set.
>>135709982 >When you're watching some battle show where magic powers are frequent you sometimes have no idea where the bar is set. That's pretty much the perfect description of Prince of Tennis. Seriously, you have no idea what you are talking about.
>>135710018 Sure, if you deviate from reality such as in Saki or evidently Prince of Tennis you may lose the attention of the viewer. I'm mainly talking about stuff like Ookiku Furikabutte or Chihayafuru where the sport is actually a sport and not some medium for channelling magic.
I suppose the usual tournament structure of sport shows create a good amount of tension as well.
>>135710196 There are fighting anime that stay (close to) within the boundaries of what is realistic, and there are sports anime that do the same. There are also fighting anime *and* sports anime that take pleasure in going beyond any such boundaries to ridiculous extents. That is not *the* difference between fighting anime and sports anime.
>I suppose the usual tournament structure of sport shows Most shonen action shows have tournament arcs too. So that's not *the* difference either.
>>135710266 Shonen action shows usually have one or a couple of tournament arcs, sure, but are usually not entirely structured around them in the same way as sports shows are. Furthermore the tournament arcs of shonenshit are often relatively well received compared the rest of the content in them.
But feel free to contribute your own theory as to why sports anime gets your blood pumping at any time
>>135710367 >Furthermore the tournament arcs of shonenshit are often relatively well received compared the rest of the content in them. I can't confirm that, and I lack the data to deny it. I'll have to let it stand.
>why sports anime gets your blood pumping at any time And here is the thing. I haven't noticed a real difference in quality between well-written action and well-written sports. There's plenty of sports anime that I dropped because I found them boring.
>>135710367 I don't know I usually hate it when a non-sports show has a tournament arc. at first I thought the difference is that the sports animes I like are based on seinen mangos, but I like shokugeki no souma too which runs in the same magazine as naruto. maybe it's just because wanting to be the best at street racing or pro wrestling seems more relatable than being some gumby ass pirate.
>>135710638 >I'm not surprised you disagreed with me at each step of the way. That's a misunderstanding. I wasn't defending my opinion. I haven't formed one yet that I would really subscribe to. I was just discussing your arguments with you. Where I can't do that without pulling shit out of my ass, I won't.
>>135710672 It being relatable is a good point. Most of us have probably never been in a real fight where our lives are on the line, but sports are a different story. Of course, you haven't played them all, but I think you can relate to one if you can relate to another, it's just about the competitive mood and investment in the possibility of success.
>>135709804 Regular sports anime are usually pretty boring to me. The problem is that most of the time the course of the matches/games and the outcome are too obvious, so no tension is build. Also the characters are often rather bland. I do enjoy some, though. Mostly those that either rely heavily on strategy (Akagi, One Outs), or feature unusual sports and unusually well written chracaters like Chihahyafuru.
>>135711591 >Is every shonen sport such a chuuni fest? Nah. Every sports anime is on like a spectrum of "supernatural V realistic". Giants Killing is on the realistic side of things, where literally zero superhero shit occurs. Inazuma Eleven and Beyblades are on the other spectrum.
Then you have all the other sports anime appearing in between.
Kuroko no Basuke is actually pretty tame. At best it has "exaggerated" basketball which means that everything that happens technically could be possible in real life but doesn't. The worst it gets is seeing into the future and having 100% accuracy from anywhere in the court.
Also nobody stops time in Kuroko no Basuke. It's just exaggerated panels.
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