FANFIC FRIDAY: Olympic Games Edition: Sports Anime!


Hello, fanfic readers!

Today sees the start of the Olympic Games and we thought it would be a great idea to have a sports-themed month for Fanfic Friday. Starting with sports anime, we have collected 10 fic recs about Haikyuu!, Kuroko no Basket, Ace of Diamond and Free! Enjoy!


By: the_crazyones
Summary: The Miracles play dodgeball. Rated T for swearing.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – Gen – Friendship, Sports, Humor
Kuroko no Basket
Words: 2,332

Love, Iron, and Basketball

By: Tea
Summary: The first time he tells you basketball is fun, his words are so full of enthusiasm you can’t help but marvel at it. Kiyoshi-centric.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – Gen – Drama, POV Second Person, Canono Backstory, Basketball, Character Study, Angst and Hope
Kuroko no Basket
Words: 1,392

Out On a Limb

By: ceilingfan5
Summary: After an accident as a child and successive complications, Iwaizumi has both a prosthetic arm and a leg. That doesn’t stop him from playing volleyball, but not having proper sports prosthetics make it difficult. Oikawa has an idea to really step up his game, and with the help of the whole team, they can give him the support he really needs.
Rating: General Audiences – Gen – M/M – Fluff
Words: 2,750


By: pvwork
Summary: Nekoma Volleyball Club has 4 third years: Sawamura Daichi, Kuroo Tetsurou, Yaku Morisuke, and Kai Nobuyuki.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – Gen – AU-Canon Divergence, Athletes, Swearing
Words: 4,716

stones in my pockets

Summary: Nitori Aiichirou is unhappy. He’s unhappy about a lot of things, but mostly about being a bad swimmer.
Rating: General Audiences – Gen – Character Study, Jealousy, Athletes
Words: 448

I Dig You

By: iixDonut
Summary: It’s the end of finals week and Furihata got invited to the beach by Riko. Beach volleyball shenanigans happen.
Rating: General Audiences – M/M – Beach Volleyball, AU – College/University, Fluff
Kuroko no Basket
Words: 3,017

Give and Take

By: limesicle
Summary: Sousuke and Haruka both skate for the Japan team. Sousuke pushes too hard on a knee injury, and it results in an accident in the 2018 Olympics. Haruka doesn’t consider him a friend, but still–he can’t ignore a teammate. And anyway, are they really not friends?
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – Gen – Injury, Ice Skating AU, Mostly Platonic
Words: 1,249

star stuff

Summary: Girls don’t like boys, girls like baseball and playing baseball.
Rating: General Audiences – Gen – Athletes, Character Study, Drabble
Ace of Diamond
Words: 195

Ace Material

By: xiaorawr
Summary: What if Sawamura Eijun and Hinata Shouyou met during middle school…? One loves baseball, the other loves volleyball; will they get along? “I’m definitely ace material, anyways.”
Rating: General Audiences – Gen – Friendship, First Meetings, Family, Cute, Childhood, Crossover, Sports, Middle Shool, Volleyball, Baseball, Visitors
: Ace of Diamond – Haikyuu!! 
Words: 1,052

Night Sky.

By: ProudToBe
Summary: Out for a late night swim. “The water looks deep and inviting. Dark blue, like the night sky waiting to open up to you…”
Rating: General Audiences – Gen – One Shot, Swimming, Water, Night
: Free!
Words: 289

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