I firmly believe this because, in most anime, the plot is meandering and pointless(aka shit) however in sports anime the plot is basically defined and there from the start(win the championship/beat rival or something) and all that really distinguishes it from other sports anime is the EXECUTION which anime tends to do fairly well.
Sports anime is anime at it's best. It doesn't try to have a 'deep' convoluted storyline or some shitty shoehorned themes. It just does what it needs to do with no bullshit added on top.
Are other genres even trying?
I haven't watched prince of tennis but I have watched Kuroko no Basuke. It was pretty decent throughout the 3 seasons if you can stand the superpower bullshit.
Anyway, sports anime has a much better signal:noise ratio than other genres. Most sports anime tend to be solid and enjoyable while most Harems tend to just be the same trash over and over again.
I think the issue with sports anime is that you really want movement and animation. But instead you have long ass inner monologues and stand still, face close ups and you lose all sense of time, and eventually just feel like you should be reading the manga instead.
Yeah I think this too but honestly, that's more of a problem with anime studios and anime in general. At least the important sequences tend to get nice animation like the last match in Haikyuu S1 and in the last few episodes of Haikyuu S2 happening now.
ippo isn't even decent
the first ~26 episodes and the latest season are about the only good parts of it
the rest is just nonsense, especially when they add that retarded "BLOOD BOILING" nen-like thing for like 5 episodes
>mfw Japanese mangakas don't know the greatness of high school football
> in most anime, the plot is meandering and pointless(aka shit) however in sports anime the plot is basically defined and there from the start(win the championship/beat rival or something)
>implying that having a single goal is a good plot
>implying no other anime have a goal they're working towards
Do you even into media, anon? Having a "goal" is just a basic direction for a story, it's not a plot. In fact, sports anime are relatively plotless as far as anime goes. It's basically "our team want to win the championship because of [insert short backstory about old rivalry or being an underdog]. They're about as plotty as your average hentai anime.
>set up basic premise
>lots of pandering (fujo shit and cool dramatic sports moves)
>lather, rinse, repeat.
Haikyuu is just fujo pandering though, basically nothing happened for the entire first season.