Anime Underground The Best Athlete Characters in Anime  

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When taking every sport into account, who do you think is the pound for pound greatest anime athlete of all time? That is to say, which anime sports character is the best at their sport more so than everyone else? Talent between multiple sports is extremely subjective and hard to measure, so use your gut based on your knowledge of these shows and vote up the most athletic anime characters on the poll below. For example, is Tetsuya Koroko better as basketball than Baki Hanma is at fighting? We have no idea, so we're leaving it up to you. You can add any anime athletes to the list if you feel theys hould be represented here, and you can also downvote any characters that you feel are outclassed by the top contenders of this list.

Check out other sports anime lists on Ranker too, like the best baseball anime and the best basketball anime.
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1
476 174
Tobio Kageyama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Tobio Kageyama

2
497 190
Shoyo Hinata is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Shoyo Hinata

3
533 227
Haruka Nanase is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

4
450 172
Seijuro Akashi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added

5
454 180
Aomine Daiki is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added

6
488 213
Tetsuya Kuroko is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

7
429 191
Taiga Kagami is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

8
418 204
Rin Matsuoka is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

9
363 171
Ryouta Kise is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added

10
312 170
Shintarou Midorima is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added

11
279 169
Makoto Tachibana is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Simca Wood added Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

12
265 179
Atsushi Murasakibara is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added

13
261 190
Teppei Kiyoshi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

14
232 185
Junpei Hyuga is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

15
220 177
Shun Izuki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

16
166 140
Ryoma Echizen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

17
95 64
Kaede Rukawa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
shungena added SlamDunk

18
116 170
Ippo Makunouchi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Hajime no Ippo

19
69 81
Kunimitsu Tezuka is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
KajiSuarez added

20
67 85
Yukimura Seiichi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
KajiSuarez added

21
115 188
Sakuragi Hanamichi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Slam Dunk, Slam Dunk

22
84 129
Mamoru Takamura is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

23
93 160
Imaizumi Shunsuke is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Imaizumi Shunsuke

24
89 164
Eijun Sawamura is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Eijun Sawamura Ace of Diamond
 

25
79 150
Yoichi Hiruma is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

26
74 148
Miyuki Kazuya is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
-1455790143831 added Miyuki Kazuya Diamond No Ace

27
77 159
Sakamichi Onoda is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sakamichi Onoda

28
69 147
Arata Wataya is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

29
62 138
Toa Tokuchi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Toa Tokuchi One Outs

30
67 162
Suzaku Kururugi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
ShrishVashishth added Code Geass

31
40 94
Aoyama-kun is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Masood-sama XN added Aoyama-kun

32
55 139
Satoru Furuya is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Satoru Furuya Ace of Diamond

33
46 116
Tsubasa Ozora is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Tsubasa Ozora

34
50 133
Takigawa Chris Yuu is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
-1455790143831 added Takigawa Chris Yuu Diamond No Ace

35
46 124
Yuki Tetsuya is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
-1455790143831 added Yuki Tetsuya Diamond No Ace

36
46 125
Gorou Honda is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Gorou Honda

37
34 96
Keigo Atobe is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
KajiSuarez added

38
41 125
Ren Mihashi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Big Windup!

39
45 142
Nash Gold Jr. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Alviandrs added Nash Gold Jr. Kuroko no Basket : Extra Game

40
53 170
Chihaya Ayase is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

41
45 146
Akagi Takenori is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Slam Dunk

42
42 140
Miyagi Ryota is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Utkan AktaƟ added Miyagi Ryota Slam Dunk

43
35 121
Takaya Abe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Big Windup!

44
33 126
Baki Hanma is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Baki the Grappler

45
31 129
Sena Kobayakawa is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

46
28 120
Izumi Oda is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Izumi Oda My Heavenly Hockey Club

47
23 123
Makoto Tsukimoto is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Makoto Tsukimoto Ping Pong

48
26 157
Haruko Akagi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

49
9 82
Sanada Genichirou is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
KajiSuarez added Sanada Genichirou

50
14 117
Joe yabuki is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
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