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
484 175
Tobio Kageyama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Tobio Kageyama

2
505 191
Shoyo Hinata is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Shoyo Hinata

3
536 233
Haruka Nanase is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

4
451 179
Seijuro Akashi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added

5
454 187
Aomine Daiki is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added

6
491 219
Tetsuya Kuroko is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

7
430 199
Taiga Kagami is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

8
421 210
Rin Matsuoka is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

9
364 178
Ryouta Kise is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added

10
312 177
Shintarou Midorima is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added

11
280 176
Makoto Tachibana is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Simca Wood added Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

12
266 185
Atsushi Murasakibara is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added

13
261 197
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
232 192
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
220 184
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
168 146
Ryoma Echizen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

17
95 70
Kaede Rukawa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
shungena added SlamDunk

18
124 170
Ippo Makunouchi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Hajime no Ippo

19
121 188
Sakuragi Hanamichi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Slam Dunk, Slam Dunk

20
90 129
Mamoru Takamura is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

21
69 87
Kunimitsu Tezuka is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
KajiSuarez added

22
67 91
Yukimura Seiichi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
KajiSuarez added

23
93 166
Imaizumi Shunsuke is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Imaizumi Shunsuke

24
85 150
Yoichi Hiruma is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

25
89 170
Eijun Sawamura is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Eijun Sawamura Ace of Diamond
 

26
68 138
Toa Tokuchi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Toa Tokuchi One Outs

27
74 154
Miyuki Kazuya is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
-1455790143831 added Miyuki Kazuya Diamond No Ace

28
77 165
Sakamichi Onoda is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sakamichi Onoda

29
69 153
Arata Wataya is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

30
52 116
Tsubasa Ozora is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Tsubasa Ozora

31
67 168
Suzaku Kururugi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
ShrishVashishth added Code Geass

32
40 100
Aoyama-kun is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Masood-sama XN added Aoyama-kun

33
55 145
Satoru Furuya is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Satoru Furuya Ace of Diamond

34
50 139
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
46 130
Yuki Tetsuya is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
-1455790143831 added Yuki Tetsuya Diamond No Ace

36
46 131
Gorou Honda is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Gorou Honda

37
34 102
Keigo Atobe is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
KajiSuarez added

38
47 148
Akagi Takenori is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Slam Dunk

39
41 131
Ren Mihashi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Big Windup!

40
44 142
Miyagi Ryota is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Utkan AktaƟ added Miyagi Ryota Slam Dunk

41
53 176
Chihaya Ayase is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

42
44 149
Nash Gold Jr. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Alviandrs added Nash Gold Jr. Kuroko no Basket : Extra Game

43
35 127
Takaya Abe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Big Windup!

44
34 132
Baki Hanma is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Baki the Grappler

45
32 130
Sena Kobayakawa is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

46
29 123
Makoto Tsukimoto is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Makoto Tsukimoto Ping Pong

47
28 126
Izumi Oda is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Izumi Oda My Heavenly Hockey Club

48
19 121
Yutaka Hoshino / Peco is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Yutaka Hoshino / Peco Ping-Pong

49
26 163
Haruko Akagi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

50
15 115
Hiromichi Kojima is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Hiromichi Kojima One Outs