For you who love action anime with realistic theme in it, I recommend Giant Killing. A soccer theme anime which to me is just interesting to watch, given the the realistic theme in this anime. There is no such impossible burning shot or shot that pierce through the goal net. I’ll say it bluntly, this anime is no Captain Tsubasa nor Prince of Tennis, which makes this anime so special.
The quite exaggerating part of this anime probably the coach, Tatsumi, who formerly coached the Eastham and successfully bring the team to the FA cup. However, that exaggeration wasn’t an exaggeration since the team lost to a premiere league team. That background is necessary for Tatsumi to be considered as the next coach of East Tokyo United. Well, the story goes on and I can only suggest that you watch it yourself.
Anyway, the action where the actual soccer match begin is pretty realistic. You will only see Tatsumi brilliancy in handling the team with pretty much realistic soccer strategy. Anyway, I’ve been dreaming for an excellent sports theme anime after Slam Dunk and Hungry Heart, and this anime settles my thirst. A great sports anime with realistic yet entertaining plot.