These are some of the possibilities for sports fans to entertain themselves.
These are some of the most popular sports manga for fans. / Photo: Slam Dunk
LatinAmerican Post| Juan Manuel Londoño
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Manga and love for sports are two interests that do not usually cross too much. Read manga is seen as a more introspective hobby while sports have a much more social component. However, the quarantine and voluntary isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been the perfect possibility to put this false dichotomy aside to discover the great world of sports manga. These are stories of teamwork, friendship, and success that anyone who has participated in a team sport can enjoy.
Hajime no Ippo
With more than 1,300 chapters that will keep you entertained for a long time, Hajime no Ippo tells the story of Ippo, a college student who suffers from bullying and who will discover an incomparable passion for boxing. The story has been published since 1990 and has incredible moments of tension, in which its author, George Morikawa, demonstrates all his knowledge of boxing in exquisitely drawn panels.
Otro manga que aún da pelea es nada menos que Hajime no Ippo, del legendario mangaka George Morikawa, que llega al tomo #127 con este genial arte en portada. Según el autor, se encuentra a la mitad de la serie-> https://t.co/VE8234w6XA pic.twitter.com/Svi0Qbi9jc— Manga México (@MangaMexico) February 17, 2020
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The name of this manga, which ended this year, literally translates to volleyball and that is precisely what it is all about. It tells the story of Shōyō Hinata, a sports fan who despite his small stature, wants to become a professional sportsman. It is one of the newest manga on this list and has a large following for its endearing characters and its story that has a few twists in the plot.
20. Shonen Jump, diciembre 2 de 2019, vol. 51.— Pili Miyauchi Nikiforov (@PilarBL612) January 3, 2020
En portada: Haikyu!!, de Haruichi Furudate. pic.twitter.com/Ww750fajov
One of the great classics in this medium, Slam Dunk tells the story of Hanamichi Sakuragi, a teenage "delinquent" who initially joins the basketball club to impress a romantic interest but ends up developing an intense passion for the sport. With its more realistic story and fun characters, it is a good introduction to this type of content, even for those who do not enjoy it.
Portada del Volumen 1 de la reedición de Slam Dunk. pic.twitter.com/GLBQRiTWCk— kon otakus (@kon_otakus) May 21, 2018
The Prince of Tennis and The New Prince of Tennis
On the side of the ridiculous and strange, we have The Prince of Tennis and The New Prince of Tennis. The story is about Ryoma Echizen, a tennis prodigy who arrives at a school in Japan and together with his team must establish himself as the “prince of tennis.” The best part of this story, without a doubt, is the bizarre skills of the characters: ranging from freezing their opponent with their eyes, to opening black holes with a stroke of the racket (seriously).
Shonen Jump covers featuring The Prince of Tennishttps://t.co/wIkJb2uRDI— Shonen Jump Covers (@JumpCovers) October 24, 2020