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bleuster



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:25 am Reply with quote
I know a couple kids that broke something on a trampoline.

Also, Princess 69 had gymnastics.
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:47 am Reply with quote
I'd figure you'd go into the obvious stuff like PoT and Slam Dunk, even though the latter will never get a decent release here.
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JNOtaku



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:48 am Reply with quote
Don't forget about Kaleido Star - that had some gymnastics in it!

Other sports anime not mentioned here include:

- Ookiku Furikabutte (Baseball)
- Princess Nine (Baseball)
- Touch (Baseball)
- Slam Dunk (Basketball)
- The Prince Of Tennis (Tennis)
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Lolotakun



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:37 am Reply with quote
The only gymnastics anime I know is Hikari no Densetsu, some nice 80's stuff from back then, which wasn't that bad at all if I remember correctly.

And, of course, Princess 69, already mentioned by bleuster, which forbids every expression of an opinion. Cool
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Zalis116
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:51 am Reply with quote
JNOtaku wrote:
- Ookiku Furikabutte (Baseball)
- Princess Nine (Baseball)
- Touch (Baseball)
- Slam Dunk (Basketball)
- The Prince Of Tennis (Tennis)
I just have to ask -- why use the "Ookiku Furikabutte" title for that series when it's got the reasonable English title (as defined by Funimation) of "Big Wind-up!"? Why leave that one in Japanese and not "Princess Nine: Kisaragi Joshikou Yakyuubu" or "Tennis no Ouji-sama"?
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nargun



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:52 am Reply with quote
When I think rhythmic gymnastics, I think Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne.
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the_windcaster



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:04 am Reply with quote
I'm wondering where fencing is in this article.

Utena, anyone? C'mon, where's the love for shows with expired licenses?

Also, Touch features both baseball AND rhytmic gymnastics.
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fuuma_monou



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:07 am Reply with quote
YAWARA!'s on local TV right now. Today's episode had Yawara winning the All-Japan tournament. Next stop, Barcelona!
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DonQuigleone



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:18 am Reply with quote
Why has Boxing -> Fighting Spirit been forgotten here?
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geishageek
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:32 am Reply with quote
Also Rythmic Gymnastics is featured in Beck. I forget her name but spoiler[her and Saku hook up towards the end]
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bci110



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:44 am Reply with quote
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I challenge you, my dear readers, to come up with a lengthy list of all the anime series you've ever seen that have included [rhythm gymnastics].


Well, Makie Sasaki of Negima is a rhythm gymnist, and she displayed her skills several times in the anime. That's the only one I can think of at this time.

And KimiNozo (Rumbling Hearts) also featured swimming - Mitsuki Hayase and Akane Suzumiya were Olympic-level swimmers.


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Zin5ki



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:22 am Reply with quote
Sports anime is something I'll avoid, unless (like in Kanon/KimiNozo) the sporting element is restricted to a single character instead of dominating the series' plot. Drama revolving around characters' capability to physically outperform others seems not to move me.
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I love getting together with my friends to watch the opening ceremonies (how absolutely brilliant were they this year?)

True. Just don't expect the same quality in four years' time.
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AceRyonik



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:26 am Reply with quote
When I think "Equestrian Sports," I think Code Geass. I almost dropped the series in the third episode becuase of the crappy high school angle. All through the previous episode, we see Lelouche being totally awesome, like a paramilitary Light Yagami. Then, he's getting yelled at by screechy teens who are afraid that the Equestrian Club will get mad at them for something. You know, those guys in the Equestrian Club are total badasses. Don't want to get on THEIR bad sides.

I turned it off right there. Then I tried again and turned it off again about ten seconds later when breast sizes were mentioned (because two girls can't POSSIBLY talk about anything else in an anime). It took a third try to get through it, but that high school crap is easily the worst part of the show. Did they think anyone wanted to see a badass war prodigy with mind control powers go to goddamn school!? That only works if your name is Sosuke Sagara, and Lelouche is NO Sosuke Sagara.
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alifemde



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:38 am Reply with quote
Uh, how did you miss Battle Athletes?! Really? And what about that early Ranma 1/2 storyline with Rhythmic Gymnastics?! Wow.....
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AceRyonik



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:41 am Reply with quote
All of the DVDs discussed were released this year, alifemde.
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