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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.

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224 52
Tobio Kageyama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Tobio Kageyama

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2
230 56
Seijuro Akashi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added Seijuro Akashi

3
232 58
Aomine Daiki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added Aomine Daiki

4
233 60
Shoyo Hinata is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Shoyo Hinata

5
285 90
Haruka Nanase is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Haruka Nanase Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

6
234 67
Rin Matsuoka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Rin Matsuoka Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

7
269 87
Tetsuya Kuroko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Tetsuya Kuroko Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

8
225 66
Taiga Kagami is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Taiga Kagami Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

9
186 54
Ryouta Kise is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added Ryouta Kise

10
170 50
Shintarou Midorima is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added Shintarou Midorima

11
133 36
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

12
140 56
Teppei Kiyoshi is listed (or ranked) 12 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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136 55
Atsushi Murasakibara is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added Atsushi Murasakibara

14
118 57
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

15
112 56
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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64 60
Ryoma Echizen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

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65 70
Sakuragi Hanamichi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sakuragi Hanamichi Slam Dunk, Slam Dunk

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41 45
Miyuki Kazuya is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
-1455790143831 added Miyuki Kazuya Diamond No Ace

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47 54
Imaizumi Shunsuke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Imaizumi Shunsuke

20
53 64
Ippo Makunouchi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Ippo Makunouchi Hajime no Ippo

21
47 62
Eijun Sawamura is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Eijun Sawamura Ace of Diamond  

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7 1
Keigo Atobe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
KajiSuarez added Keigo Atobe

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7 1
Kunimitsu Tezuka is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
KajiSuarez added Kunimitsu Tezuka

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7 1
Yukimura Seiichi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
KajiSuarez added Yukimura Seiichi

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40 54
Suzaku Kururugi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
ShrishVashishth added Suzaku Kururugi Code Geass

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40 55
Sakamichi Onoda is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sakamichi Onoda

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31 44
Toa Tokuchi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Toa Tokuchi One Outs

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25 38
Takigawa Chris Yuu is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
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35 55
Yoichi Hiruma is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

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30 49
Arata Wataya is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

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3 3
Sanada Genichirou is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
KajiSuarez added Sanada Genichirou

32
29 48
Chihaya Ayase is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

33
26 44
Mamoru Takamura is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

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4 6
Aoyama-kun is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Masood-sama XN added Aoyama-kun

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20 34
Yuki Tetsuya is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
-1455790143831 added Yuki Tetsuya Diamond No Ace

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28 49
Akagi Takenori is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Akagi Takenori Slam Dunk

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25 44
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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25 44
Miyagi Ryota is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Utkan AktaƟ added Miyagi Ryota Slam Dunk

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27 49
Satoru Furuya is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Satoru Furuya Ace of Diamond

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23 43
Tsubasa Ozora is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Tsubasa Ozora

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19 36
Ren Mihashi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Ren Mihashi Big Windup!

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22 46
Gorou Honda is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Gorou Honda

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16 37
Takaya Abe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Takaya Abe Big Windup!

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21 49
Sena Kobayakawa is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

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19 52
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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15 45
Haruko Akagi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

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9 40
Makoto Tsukimoto is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Makoto Tsukimoto Ping Pong

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8 38
Joe yabuki is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Joe yabuki Tomorrow's Joe

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9 43
Hiromi Oka is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Hiromi Oka Aim for the Ace!, Aim for the Best, Aim for the Ace!

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8 41
Yutaka Hoshino / Peco is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Yutaka Hoshino / Peco Ping-Pong