>MC's team loses first match
>This guarantees them winning the rematch
Has there ever been a case when one still lost the rematch?
Taichi suffering is the best part.
I think the romance and sexual tension adds a lot, you have a normalfag like Taichi getting good a obscure cardgame just to get his waifu to notice him.
I don't think it would have been as enjoyable without it.
This is why Haikyuu is trash.
Predictable as fuck.
Idea for sports anime:
Team loses again.
Some friends become enemies.
Some enemies become friends.
People quit the team.
Aces join the team.
The final re-match is set up.
Team loses again.
An old sage trains the team.
The final final re-match is set up.
Team gets completely crushed, but its animated all dramatic to make you believe they will win.
Yeah. The other team's ace NTRs him. Plot twist. The other team's ace is also a girl.
>Wanting romance shit in sports anime
Kill yourselves and stick to watching your trashy romance focused anime.
You can't kill that which has no life.
Sports anime should focus on the sport strictly.
No one who watches sports gives a fuck about the athletes personal life like romance shit, just want them to play and display their talent in the sport.
>This guarantees them winning the rematch
Showing their personal life is what actually makes you give a shit about the characters. Who wants to watch something you don't have any emotional connection to?
Though I agree that homoshit has ruined too many sports anime.
And there's hardly any focus on it in Chihayafuru, but believe it or not, wanting love/romance is a pretty natural thing, and as shown in Chihayafuru, it's a factor that influences motivation and behaviors.
No need to project your asexual herbivore lifestyle on everything else.
>Actually giving a fuck about tabloids
Those fucks just use it to make money but fans themselves don't really give a fuck as long as the players performance doesn't take a nosedive.
In the manga Swan the MC loses to a Russian ballet prodigy, the finale of the series is their rematch and she still loses. A lot of the series focuses on the faults the MC has from being trained poorly; although she's experienced in dance her lack of proper technique is her handicap.
That's why you shouldn't even try reading them. Pic related was my last sports.
>makes you give a shit about the characters.
Nah if i like a specific characters play style and how he peforms in matches I'll give a shit about him.
I'm sick of cringe worthy shit like
>MC is down and his team is losing
>Sees his lover in the crowd cheering for him
>Immediately starts playing better than he's capable of
>Wins said match
Characters need things like love and emo backstories in order for them to be motivated to win.
"My dad was in the national baseball team and lost the game because mom left him."
"My child hood friend and I made a promise that we would get married after I won the championship."
"I just want to win for the team."
No fucking shit. We all want to win. But, what drives us to really win.
In to the trash
I've seen people shit on the anime because of the visuals but besides that is it still good?
I generally prefer to watch sports series in motion than reading Tbh.
>My child hood friend and I made a promise that we would get married after I won the championship."
Fuck off this is trashy bakuman tier writing.
Can't believe you think such shitty motivation is good.
Playing to win because you love the sports is even better than that shit.
>not manually typing desu
I enjoyed it. S2 is very nice even with their little budget constraints. Go read the manga later and weep with translations being so far behind. Instead of getting despair, go and learn moon. Catch up again and despair anyways.
People saying they need a love interest to motivate themselves to win have never played sports at a higher level than gym class. Winning is the best feeling and doing it to better yourself or for your team is the best motivation. How does it feel to never have a team of Bros that you can celebrate with after winning a tough fought game.
What if it was a trap instead?
I just watched the first episodes of Prince of stride and they are totally going the same way. Still, I wouldn't like a show where the protagonists lose over and over. That would be kinda depressing.
Technically not a rematch yet, but MC loses his first match badly.
It was obvious as fuck he would, way in over his head. It's always a trigger for character growth.
Then regresses and gets worse, to the point of having to start over from the beginning.
The rival he lost to got much better in that time, causing a bigger gap in skill.
Though he probably will win eventually (probably not the first rematch), the fact he didn't get better and was made out to be a failure, generally goes against the cliche you're describing.
>Still, I wouldn't like a show where the protagonists lose over and over. That would be kinda depressing.
How about this, there is no rematch?
Would it be better as a generic sport that has other manga about it like: soccer, baseball, tennis, volleyball, hockey, ect.
Or like the rare sports that don't have a lot of manga like: ultimate frisbee, caber toss, skateboarding, etc.
We could do something outlandish. It would make for better plot if it was a sport that could be played co-ed. But we can make up a never never land world like the nips do where that's a thing regardless of sport.
Maybe the real question is what sort of medium could it be? Like a webnovel would just be a fanfic, a manga would just be a comic, a webtoon would just be a web comic, a visual novel would just be a downloadable game online, and a light novel would just be a strange novel.
Is this why /a/ never has the creation threads like /co/ does?
We used to have creation threads for general plot writing. I haven't seen one in a long time. Maybe its because people just ironically shit posting or just posting copy pastas.
I wouldn't do anything myself except write a script and let /a/ shit all over it for the sake of comedy.
I know someone irl that isn't Japanses and is in America that claims they published a light novel, but she never gave out a name and is a huge fujoshi so I wouldn't have touched it anyway. Is it possible for a gaijin to publish a light novel?
Street hockey would work I think. It could lead to an interesting setting and let the story focus a lot on the characters.
Figure skating is another one that could be good but hasn't been touched too much, I think I've only seen two series about it.
Well then write that script and post the pastebin later! Make that beautiful thing real.
If not dodgeball or >>137483994 magic caber tossing, then try something else.
But my vote is for magic caber tossing, seems cool.
The only thing I dislike about sports anime is that the MC's team never loses more than one or two on the bounce, It's a shame because you can learn a lot from getting destroyed but they just do as OP said.
I mean obviously watching the MC win is far more interesting but times it'd be nice to see them get crushed over and over.
ro kyu bu is about basketball
>next time for sure!
>season 2 starts, it's been a year and it's a new beginning
>they try their absolute hardest
>climbing ranks, taking the out the trash, flawless victory over all the other teams
>still lose to rivals, like absolutely crushed
>this can't be i-?
>turns out they only won earlier games because it was rigged
>roll credits again.
this. you don't need any elaborate reason for wanting to win.
it's actually more relatable (and realistic) if the MC just wants to win because he wants to get better, stronger, faster etc.
all these elaborate justifications should are second to the pure will to become good/the best.
Aim For the Ace
There was another one more recently for tennis, and there are two series about ice skating and softball. I just can't remember their names because they're a bit old.
Haikyuu suffers from this but I still enjoy it a lot. Also, cute managers. Baby Steps is good also.