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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Haruka Nanase is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Haruka Nanase Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

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Seijuro Akashi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added Seijuro Akashi

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Tobio Kageyama is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Tobio Kageyama

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Shoyo Hinata is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Shoyo Hinata

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369 156
Aomine Daiki is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added Aomine Daiki

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Kunimitsu Tezuka is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
KajiSuarez added Kunimitsu Tezuka

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Yukimura Seiichi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
KajiSuarez added Yukimura Seiichi

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Ippo Makunouchi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Ippo Makunouchi Hajime no Ippo

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Mamoru Takamura is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

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Sakuragi Hanamichi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sakuragi Hanamichi Slam Dunk, Slam Dunk

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

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

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Miyuki Kazuya is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
-1455790143831 added Miyuki Kazuya Diamond No Ace

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Arata Wataya is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

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

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Yoichi Hiruma is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

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Suzaku Kururugi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
ShrishVashishth added Suzaku Kururugi Code Geass

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Satoru Furuya is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Satoru Furuya Ace of Diamond

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

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Gorou Honda is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Gorou Honda

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Yuki Tetsuya is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
-1455790143831 added Yuki Tetsuya Diamond No Ace

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Toa Tokuchi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Toa Tokuchi One Outs

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Takigawa Chris Yuu is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
-1455790143831 added Takigawa Chris Yuu Diamond No Ace

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Keigo Atobe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
KajiSuarez added Keigo Atobe

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Nash Gold Jr. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Alviandrs added Nash Gold Jr. Kuroko no Basket : Extra Game

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

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Tsubasa Ozora is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Tsubasa Ozora

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Takaya Abe is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Takaya Abe Big Windup!

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

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

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Chihaya Ayase is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

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Izumi Oda is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Izumi Oda My Heavenly Hockey Club

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Baki Hanma is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Baki Hanma Baki the Grappler

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Sena Kobayakawa is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

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

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

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Joe yabuki is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Joe yabuki Tomorrow's Joe

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Mikoto Shinozaki is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Mikoto Shinozaki Over Drive