Sports anime have always been quite popular. They bring you the thrill of sports along with the entertainment value of anime. Today, we are going to focus on one particular sport – volleyball. You would be surprised to know that there are quite a few volleyball anime movies and shows that have been released over the years. Many of them failed to create a big impact, but some of them truly did. Today, we are going to list down anime that brought volleyball squarely into focus. So, here’s the list of top volleyball anime ever made. You can watch several of these best volleyball anime on Crunchyroll, Netflix or Hulu.
5. Shoujo Fight: Norainu-tachi no Odekake (2009)
‘Shoujo Fight: Norainu-tachi no Odekake’ is an original video animation about volleyball. It is just 30 minutes in length, so if you love volleyball and want to catch a quick anime revolving around it then you must check this one out. It is not a masterpiece and you won’t feel so connected to the characters but there’s some nice volleyball action which might entertain you. The protagonist of the anime is Neri Ooishi, who is a high school girl. She is quite talented when it comes to playing volleyball. She was the captain of a volleyball team in her elementary school. That team won the second place in the national tournament. But something is stopping her from playing the game she loves and she is trying to hide the fact that she is a good volleyball player. But what is making her stop herself? Despite her love for the game, why is she quitting?
4. Attacker You! (1984)
Look, ‘Attacker You!’ is not a recent one as you can see from its airing date. So, you might not get some good arts or animation. But still, if you are a fan of the sport, this can be entertaining for you. The anime also belongs to the shoujo genre, so you know it is going to have a good number of episodes. ‘Attacker You!’ has a total of 58 episodes with each episode being 23 minutes in length. In this anime, too, the protagonist is a girl who loves playing volleyball. Her name is You Hazuki. She is 13 years old. She lives with her father in Tokyo along with her younger brother Sunny. Her mom had left when she was quite young. You’s father is a cameraman who has recently returned from Peru. You wants to make it to the national women’s volleyball team and represent her country in the Olympics. The anime follows the life of You as she tries her best to become one of the best volleyball players, all the while trying to win over her crush as well as deal with her arch-rival who joins an opposing professional team.
3. Harukana Receive (2018)