What's the next sport Japan can give super power bullshit to?
Fighting game comunity anime
>capcom, madcatz and other fightan sponsors
>good quality animation, smooth fights and sfx
>maybe tons of references instead of sponsos like Diego the Beast or Guteks
>Can see into the future
>Attacks that can kill people
>Extremely High Jumps (Even fat people can do this)
>Can summon shit from the ground
>Can stop time
>Can kill dinosaurs and shit
>And some other shit that can destroy the world
If it is, there's already anime about greatest sportsman that lived.
>volleyball is some homo shit
>not beach volleyball
Man Prince of Tennis would have been fucking GREAT if they didn't add the super power bullshit, All the characters were fine.
How is Haikyuu super power? It's actually understandable on why he's so good.
Now you've made me curious, just what do you do?
I wouldn't mind lacrosse, girls' lacrosse specifically. Cute girls playing cute, weird sport.
Too bad none of the few lacrosse manga out there is popular enough to ever get an anime adaptation.
I'm quite positive that if it was up to 4chan to decide, it would be curling though.
just building, they don't fight
every episode goes into excruciating detail on the MC's methods for nub cleaning and seam filling
You'd get gunpla fags either loving that show or hating it to abomination, and I think they'd do the latter as they'd come out with arguements as to how MC isn't doing cleaning or gluing or whatever with enough delicacy or precision.
I don't even like cricket, but I'd love to see a cricket anime made just to see anime fans everywhere suddenly giving a shit about cricket. Aussie Rules could be fun. Collingwood-chan a best.
Eddie McChins is worst president
Mitcher Johnson is seen breaking down in tears, bowling to the left and to to the right, his bowling is shite.
It's the end of his professional career.
He finds the old retired guy DK and takes his advice and runs around the outback training
Meanwhile the international team is getting destroyed and star players are getting injured.
With the 2013-14 Ashes bowl about to begin, the team has no choice but to bring back Mitcher-kun
>teacher writes impossibly hard question on board just to mock his class
>even he can't solve it
>MC comes up and solves it
>every girl in class falls for him
>teacher asks how did he do it
>with power of my RESOLVE and FRIENDSHIP
>he proceeds to win world championship in math without studying at all because he's a genius
>interdimensional God of Calculus shows up with the hardest question in the multiiverse
>he solves it in 2 minutes total, but it takes 2 episodes due to all flashbacks that occur during calculations
Men's sports are generally more interesting, same logic applies to sports anime maybe. Nobody goes crazy watching the WNBA or softball. Beach volleyball maybe if you're looking at their breast
Manga? Now that I think about it, I can't remember that many titles which are women-only. Here's those I could recall:
- BaggataWay (lacross)
- Beach Stars (beach volleyball)
- Cross Manage (lacross)
- Girl Fight (volleyball)
- Keijo!!!!!!!! (despite the premise and amounts of fanservice, it's still a legit [fictional] sport manga)
- Teppu (MMA)
- Yawara (tennis)
I'm sure there are more though.
>baseball played by cute girls
Promise me not to laugh
Female Motorcross http://youtu.be/4jfzjVculB8?t=3m50s
Male Motorcross http://youtu.be/-gvBrkV9D_M?t=2m15s
Where the fuck is my bowling Japan?
It would be so easy to do! You can have any character design you want. Pretty boys, cute girls, fat otakus or beef cakes. Literally any type of person is capable of being a good bowler. You can animate the fuck out of a ball curving into the pocket, and make such good use of the exploding sounds of a strike.
You can have the spazzing out over technical stuff too. Have a character that can read the oil patterns on the lane incredibly well, or have someone that always knows when to switch balls for a certain shot pattern. Hell, the variety of balls that are available and how they can match each characters personalities is such an easy plot point to utilize.
And there's so much room for reaction shots it's not even funny. Some opponent just overpowers every shot with his explosive power? Everyone is shocked and amazed! A character has to pick up a challenging split to stay in the match? When he makes it the crowd goes crazy. I'm more amazed then anything that someone hasn't tried this yet. There's been like one bowling manga that I've seen, and it was shit
Yawara (Judo), Hikari no Densetsu (Rhythmic Gymnastic), Ace wo Nerae (tennis), Attack No. 1 (volleyball, not subbed though) are the ones that come to my mind atm. I guess some Adachi works focus on both girls and boys? Dear Boys (basketball) had both male and female basketball.
It's not "margin of progress" friendly.
Think about it. When you have to beat someone (Tennis, Basket, Soccer, etc...) it's easy to made-up some new opponent incredibly strong and show how strong he his by making him beat some previous character.
But for bowling, once you reach the level of a perfect score (and let's be honest, it's going to be very quick because you need shock effect) then how do you go higher ? It would become quickly extremely boring.
Problem is: the olympics are too short in time. You could imagine following some people training for the olympics but four years is too long.
Maybe a story not focusing on someone but on a national team (so yeah, Japan) every 4 years, with some people going back, some don't. One arc per olympics.
>I guess some Adachi works focus on both girls and boys?
Main girl often does some sports in his manga, but the women competitions are barely ever actually shown. Cross Game adaptation had a bit of (anime original) women baseball, but it was like 4 episodes in four cour series.
Bullshit. Bowling isn't as easy as just getting a "perfect score". There is plenty of room for improvement constantly. You can always show the MCs team starting to get good at their house shot, only to be flabbergasted by how difficult a shot they put down for tournaments.
It's also really easy to introduce new, really good bowlers. Hell, it would make more sense in a bowling series because anyone can become a good bowler. It's all about practice. In baseball series and the such, you got at least 5 teams running around that are at the pro level already. At least it makes more sense in bowling to have really good young players. There's tons of margin of progress that can occur. The MC might need to figure out his spare game, or might get a new ball and needs to figure out how it works on the lane. Then there's his entire team to think about, each with their own issues that needs working on. Maybe the beef cake of the team needs to learn to control his power since the ball isn't reacting strong enough, or the frail megane girl has to overcome her fear of the gutter when throwing her 10 pin spares.
Seriously, if you can make something like tennis have a million and a half twists and turns then you can do the same thing for bowling.
That's also a problem in cooking manga.
The only way to show progress in cooking, expect from the visuals and it generaly doesn't matter, is to show the tasting reactions.
So you need judges, with a wide range of reactions... but since you want to show competition, it's always the highest reaction and the MC only wins by a fine margin (and always going last in the tasting order). So you need new judges, and again, and again...
Yakitate had clearly troubles with that, Souma is even worse and burns through judges at an incredible speed.
1. Girl in white has free throw (equivalent of a penalty shot)
3. Girl in blue grabs, it, passes it to another girl on the team
4. Second girl shoots it in her own net.
5. Team in white proceed to score in they're net also
How about that sport where people ride horses and try to hit a ball into a net or something using a wooden mallet?
Can't seem to remember the name of the sport but if I'm not mistaken it's for rich people
If all you do in baseball is hit home runs you win too. Ever watch a pro bowling match? You don't see 300s being thrown every often. They all have great scores, but throwing 12 strikes in a row is certainly not easy.
I'll admit, in the real world bowling isn't the most exciting thing to watch. But how about Mahjong? Or Go? Or any other boring sport they make ridiculously interesting in anime. If they properly use their animation, bowling can be a hell of an entertaining show.
>no anime where an ordinary bunch of underachieving students enter into a tournament for some obscure sport their school has a club for, only to discover it's actually this serious, ancient well documented global sport with national tournaments, elite families and religions based around it
>all the other teams are full of gary stus with ridiculous sports-based superpowers, which the MCs somehow manage to win against through sheer luck or weird loopholes they randomly find
>they eventually win the grand finals against a team of handsome perfect demi-gods by discovering that using super-powers was actually illegal in the sport all along
>they return to their high school as celebrated world champions but still nobody seems to have heard of this seemingly iconic sport, and vow to never play again
Yeah that's it.
In fact an anime about sports that include horses would be fun as you'd have touching scenes where a horse breaks a leg and has to be put down and perhaps even the riders having power shots with the help of their horses. The horses could even have their own side show
There was a Ping Pong manga in Jump recently but I believe it got cancelled
Is there an anime that's like Full Metal Challenge?
i.e. a bunch of cute schoolgirls build some sort of machine and have it fight to the death in an inter-school tournament?
There's totally direct competition, just not in the traditional sense. You're still battling against the other team, so total scores and all of that are important. You can talk about the enemy is playing the same line as the MC, screwing up his oil pattern and fucking up his shots. Plus there's all the drama between teams that can occur, which is a mental battle in itself.
Mahjong is the same sort of thing. You're not in "direct" competition, but there are still ways to play against the opponents. I'm not saying the series would be a 200+ episode, 10 year long running anime. But you could do an exciting as hell 50-100 episode long series that follows the MC and his team going through to the national championships or something.
Girls love sport mangas for the pretty boys and gay innuendos, they just don't give a shit about female characters. Ironically, Ace wo nerae is a classic shoujo. I think Japan in general became more horny and way more cynical after the 90s
I think an Olympics manga would be nice.
With a "survival" spirit, characters being beaten at different stages and hopes about medals here and there. Since Japan isn't a great olympic nation you could imagine some really strong opponent and difficulties just to get a bronze medal.
In sports like Judo, the japanese characters would have it easy and have fights for the golden medal against Frenchs, Russians or eachother.
In sports like 100m-dash, even making it to the final would be an incredible feat.
To be honest, I wouldn't want to see it as a generic shounen sports anime. I'd like to see it done up like Akagi, showing the seedy underworld of bowling. Illegal gambling dens, sort of like the opening of King Pin. Make it grim and gritty, with money being thrown around like no one gives a fuck. Betting $1,000 on whether or not the MC can make a 4-10 split. That shit would be super entertaining.
Though I do think it would work as a sports series too. Just don't think that would be the best route for it
I guess a more succinct way to put it would be "Real Steel with anime girls".
Special power will be their specialty heroes that somehow get through the ban phase.
>MC PICKED INVOKER!! MC TEAM WILL SURELY WIN!
>THE ENEMY COUNTERED WITH ANTI-MAGE!! RIVAL-KUN'S FAVORITE CARRY!
>In sports like Judo, the japanese characters would have it easy
Since Chess has been mentioned, I count Mahjong as a sport.
I came up with a chess variant a few years back that could really lend itself to a compelling narrative.
You know how each piece has valid attack squares? The variant puts special emphasis on that.
See pic. Only the shown pieces have a valid first move for White. The King directly commands the pieces in red, and indirectly commands the pieces in blue BECAUSE the pieces in red are commanded by the King.
There's a few unique situations in this "Command Chess", but all other rules of normal chess are the same. Strategy (the long game) is even more pronounced in this variant.
Forgot my pic.
And I can't believe Google hit me with their image Captcha.
>Ping Pong Series
>Exaggerated Hotblooded Battles
LOLI GIRLS WITH SWEAT FLYING EVERYWHERE
I like where this thread goes
Ping Pong Tanoshii: Zenkoku-hen
No Scanlations Ever other than a few teaser pages.
Chess anime huh? would watch it if it's played out like in that Son of a Gun movie
>Devilbat Ghost and all of it's variations
>Everest Pass(Literally just a high pass)
I liked the manga, but it was extremely silly with the move naming.
>Misdirection (real thing)
>Near perfect at shooting
>Is this aomine? If so he's just a prodigy.
kuroko no basuke is a bit absurd, but don't trash the series like that
Prince of Tennis is the dumbest thing this side of Koizumi. The guy is so good at tennis his opponents go blind, and then the dad is like, "No, there is no magic, it is just a love of the sport!"
I would watch the fuck out of that. If they enough budget (and gave enough of a shit) I'd kek my self to death if they actually did a guest VA of a aussie cricketer or something for the dub.
to be fair there were some pretty embarrassing spills in the men's race too ...just not as many
the women seem like they just don't have the strength to muscle their bikes around
This is why Mister Ajikko is my favorite cooking manga even if Yakitate is funnier. You actually see the MC doing trial and experimentation BEFORE the match. And not just 1 or 2 pages but detailed full chapters.
>all these posts and no picture of koume yet
Wake the fuck up, guys, it's fucking eight o'clock.