‘Baki’ is one of the most popular sports anime franchise out there. Recently, in the previous year, the show sort of got a reboot and aired on streaming giant Netflix. The franchise has been around for quite some time now and has garnered a huge fan base. So, if you want to catch up on other anime that are similar in tone and style, then you have come to the right place. Here’s the list of best anime similar to ‘Baki’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these anime like ‘Baki’ on Netflix, Crunchyroll or Hulu. Don’t forget to mention your favorite pick in the comments.
10. Diamond no Ace (2013)
Do you like baseball? Well, if you do, then ‘Diamond no Ace’ is going to be a much entertaining anime. Even if you are just a fan of sports genre anime, the series is still pretty interesting. The protagonist of the anime series is Eijun Sawamura who loves to play basketball and is in the school team of his middle school. He has a naturally unusual pitching style but since he lacks control, he ends up throwing a stray ball, thus losing the final match in his middle school tournament. He, along with his teammates, vows to practice hard and make it into the national tournaments when they are in high school but then a scout approaches Eijun with a scholarship for Seidou High School, impressed by his unusual pitching style.
After encouragement from his friends, Eijun agrees to proceed with the scholarship. But when he starts going to Seidou, he finds himself among baseball players who have high skills. Eijun decides to practice hard and become the star player of his team, but he needs to hurry since the title can be grabbed by a fellow first year by the name of Satoru Furuya.
9. Karate Baka Ichidai (1973)
Look, I know watching old anime might not be entertaining for many of you folks out there due to the poor quality of the animation but still if you like martial arts genre anime, then you can check ‘Karate Baka Ichidai’ out. This is not only an action intensive anime but it also educates the viewers about the art of Karate. The premise of the anime is really interesting and is the main reason I watched it. The protagonist is Ken Asuka, a failed Kamikaze pilot. He currently lives like a hooligan and uses his karate skills and violence to solve problems until he reads about swordsman Eiji Yoshikawa and resolves to live his life like the legend. He learns more about Karate and changes his outlook towards life. The plot for this anime comes from a manga which takes heavy inspirations from the life of a real karate master Yasunobu Oyama. The anime has a total of 47 episodes with each episode being around 24 minutes in length.