The Best Sports TV Shows on Crunchyroll
Finding a good Sports TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Sports TV shows of all time streaming on Crunchyroll.
What it's about: 6th-year grade-schooler Ayase Chihaya's dream is for her sister to be Japan's top model. However, transfer student Wataya Arata admonishes her that a dream must be about one's own self. Thus, she takes up karuta, a Japanese card game, competitively. Together with Arata and Mashima Taichi, Chihaya's childhood friend, they have great fun playing each other, but separate after graduation.4 years later, Chihaya returns to town. Although Arata no longer plays the game, she believes that they will eventually reunite as long as she continues karuta. Together with Taichi, she establishes the Mizusawa High-school Karuta Club.
Where to Watch: 57 episodes (95%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 1 episodes (2%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Crunchyroll).
2. Ahiru no Sora
What it's about: A stout, weak, yet highly passionate Sora Kurumatani enters Kuzuryuu High School with hopes that he'll fulfill his mother's wishes to dominate his first high school tournament. However, the basketball club—turned den for delinquents—does anything but play basketball! Its club members, Momoharu Hanazono, a skilled blocker who can do power jumps but is horrible at shooting, and his twin brother Chiaki, a talented point guard, has also lost interest in the sport. With just one game overwhelmed with adrenaline rush and excitement, and Sora's pure love for the game, the youth's burning out spirit for basketball rekindles.
Where to Watch: 7 episodes (70%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 1 episodes (10%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Crunchyroll).
3. Ace of Diamond
What it's about: Eijun Sawamura is a pitcher who joins an elite school with a brilliant catcher named Kazuya Miyuki. Together with the rest of the team, they strive for Japan's storied Koushien championships through hard work and determination.
Where to Watch: 152 episodes (93%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 2 episodes (1%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Crunchyroll).
What it's about: The story revolves around Haruka Nanase, a boy who has always loved to be immersed in water, and to swim in it. Before graduating from elementary school, he participated in a swimming tournament along with his fellow swimming club members, Makoto Tachibana, Nagisa Hazuki, and Rin Matsuoka. After achieving victory, each of the boys went their separate ways. Time passed, and in the middle of their uneventful high school lives Rin appears and challenges Haruka to a match, showing Haruka his overwhelming power. Not wanting it to end like this, Haruka, gathers together Makoto and Nagisa once again and brings a new member named Rei Ryugazaki to create the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club in order to defeat Rin.
Where to Watch: 37 episodes (97%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 11 episodes (29%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Crunchyroll). 38 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).
5. Run with the Wind
What it's about: Kakeru, a former elite runner at high school, is chased for stealing food. He is saved by a Kansei University student Haiji, who is also a runner. Haiji persuades Kakeru to live in the old apartment "Chikuseisou" where he plans to team up with fellow residents to enter Hakone Ekiden Marathon, one of the most prominent university races in Japan. Kakeru soon finds out that all of the residents except for Haiji and himself are complete novices.
Where to Watch: 22 episodes (96%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 1 episodes (4%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Crunchyroll).
6. Tsurune: Kazemai High School Kyudo Club
What it's about: When Narumiya Minato joins Prefectural Kazemai High School, he is quickly invited to join the archery club by the club's advisor, Tommy-sensei. His childhood friends Takehaya Seiya and Yamanouchi Ryohei swiftly agree to join, but Minato is hesitant at first. Because Minato is the rare student with experience in archery, Tommy-sensei orders him to give a demonstration, which Minato does... except his arrow doesn't hit the target. It is revealed that Minato has developed a terrible dysfunction regarding archery.
Where to Watch: 13 episodes (93%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 1 episodes (7%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Crunchyroll).
7. Golden Rainbow
What it's about: A drama about seven siblings, all of them are orphans and not blood-related, love each other more than real siblings. They will go through many hardships together. Baek Won is the leader of seven orphans who band together to make their own family. Meanwhile, Do Young is the prosecutor who falls in love with her.
Where to Watch: 43 episodes (8%) are available to watch free online (Tubi TV & DisneyNOW). 89 episodes (16%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Crunchyroll & ConTV). 459 episodes (85%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (DisneyXD & DisneyNOW). 242 episodes (45%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).
8. Gurazeni: Money Pitch
What it's about: This is the story of Natsunosuke Honda, a pro baseball player—a relief pitcher who has been playing pro in a team called Spiders for 8 years. The team operates as a highly-stratified society, where the player's performance determines his annual salary. Natsunosuke is one of the highest paid players in the game. He measures how good players are by how much money they make, and he intends to be on top and stay there, and as such is always looking for players to challenge and does everything to insure that he is better than they are.
Where to Watch: 23 episodes (64%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 1 episodes (3%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Crunchyroll).
9. Cinderella Nine
What it's about: When Arihara Tsubasa enters Rigahama Municipal High School and learns that it has no baseball club, she starts up the Girls' Baseball Club on her own. Drawn to the club are girls who have never played baseball before, girls who once played it but quit, and girls who are constantly tackling great challenges. The Rigahama Girls' Baseball Club races through the trials of youth, periodically clashing and quarreling, but supporting each other all the way! And so begins the hottest summer the world has ever known...
Where to Watch: 11 episodes (92%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 1 episodes (8%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Crunchyroll).