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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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337 125
Seijuro Akashi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added Seijuro Akashi

2
392 167
Haruka Nanase is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Haruka Nanase Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

3
331 130
Tobio Kageyama is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Tobio Kageyama

4
335 137
Aomine Daiki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added Aomine Daiki

5
342 143
Shoyo Hinata is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Shoyo Hinata

6
366 165
Tetsuya Kuroko is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Tetsuya Kuroko Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

7
323 153
Rin Matsuoka is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Rin Matsuoka Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

8
312 145
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
269 128
Ryouta Kise is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added Ryouta Kise

10
238 128
Shintarou Midorima is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added Shintarou Midorima

11
200 121
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
196 131
Atsushi Murasakibara is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added Atsushi Murasakibara

13
192 141
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

14
169 138
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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160 139
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

16
52 24
Kaede Rukawa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
shungena added Kaede Rukawa SlamDunk

17
99 100
Ryoma Echizen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

18
87 153
Sakuragi Hanamichi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sakuragi Hanamichi Slam Dunk, Slam Dunk

19
71 129
Imaizumi Shunsuke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Imaizumi Shunsuke

20
74 139
Ippo Makunouchi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Ippo Makunouchi Hajime no Ippo

21
27 42
Kunimitsu Tezuka is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
KajiSuarez added Kunimitsu Tezuka

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58 117
Miyuki Kazuya is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
-1455790143831 added Miyuki Kazuya Diamond No Ace

23
64 134
Eijun Sawamura is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Eijun Sawamura Ace of Diamond  

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27 50
Yukimura Seiichi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
KajiSuarez added Yukimura Seiichi

25
54 122
Suzaku Kururugi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
ShrishVashishth added Suzaku Kururugi Code Geass

26
52 123
Yoichi Hiruma is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

27
52 126
Sakamichi Onoda is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sakamichi Onoda

28
40 98
Mamoru Takamura is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

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36 94
Gorou Honda is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Gorou Honda

30
40 112
Toa Tokuchi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Toa Tokuchi One Outs

31
40 115
Arata Wataya is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

32
33 96
Yuki Tetsuya is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
-1455790143831 added Yuki Tetsuya Diamond No Ace

33
35 104
Takigawa Chris Yuu is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
-1455790143831 added Takigawa Chris Yuu Diamond No Ace

34
36 108
Satoru Furuya is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Satoru Furuya Ace of Diamond

35
35 108
Nash Gold Jr. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Alviandrs added Nash Gold Jr. Kuroko no Basket : Extra Game

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36
29 93
Tsubasa Ozora is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Tsubasa Ozora

37
39 123
Chihaya Ayase is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

38
20 69
Keigo Atobe is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
KajiSuarez added Keigo Atobe

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35 116
Akagi Takenori is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Akagi Takenori Slam Dunk

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29 98
Ren Mihashi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Ren Mihashi Big Windup!

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33 112
Miyagi Ryota is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Utkan AktaƟ added Miyagi Ryota Slam Dunk

42
26 95
Takaya Abe is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Takaya Abe Big Windup!

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14 66
Aoyama-kun is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Masood-sama XN added Aoyama-kun

44
22 101
Baki Hanma is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Baki Hanma Baki the Grappler

45
24 109
Sena Kobayakawa is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

46
21 115
Haruko Akagi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

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15 101
Makoto Tsukimoto is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Makoto Tsukimoto Ping Pong

48
6 61
Sanada Genichirou is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
KajiSuarez added Sanada Genichirou

49
11 98
Joe yabuki is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Joe yabuki Tomorrow's Joe

50
10 97
Mikoto Shinozaki is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Mikoto Shinozaki Over Drive