as a quick excuse EXPLANATION: I generally don’t like sports manga. And despite the domination of series such as Haikyuu, Kuroko and Daiya in the current anime/manga fan landscape, I like to imagine that there are others that are like me…. others who find sports manga tedious for a variety of reasons.
And thus, this list was born out of me doing backflips around the definition of what counts as a “sport.” Basically, it came down to this: if the manga takes on a structure that is standard of a sports manga, or people are competing for something, I decided it was a sport!!!
Additionally, I tried to find manga that subverted a major thing that I don’t like about sports manga, and that is a complete lack of female characters. You can expect most of these titles to have a strong presence of female characters in the plot (purely fueled by my bitterness at how much of a misogynist furudate is) !!!!
Anyways, titles and basic explanations under the cut!