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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612 207
Shoyo Hinata is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Shoyo Hinata

2
582 191
Tobio Kageyama is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Tobio Kageyama

3
515 216
Seijuro Akashi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added

4
512 228
Aomine Daiki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added

5
549 273
Tetsuya Kuroko is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

6
497 254
Taiga Kagami is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

7
566 359
Haruka Nanase is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

8
436 250
Ryouta Kise is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added

9
364 223
Atsushi Murasakibara is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added

10
373 248
Shintarou Midorima is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added

11
444 335
Rin Matsuoka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

12
252 181
Ippo Makunouchi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Hajime no Ippo

13
303 299
Makoto Tachibana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Simca Wood added Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

14
193 147
Toa Tokuchi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Toa Tokuchi One Outs

15
195 158
Yoichi Hiruma is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

16
277 296
Teppei Kiyoshi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

17
170 144
Mamoru Takamura is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

18
246 290
Junpei Hyuga is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

19
144 131
Makoto Tsukimoto is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Makoto Tsukimoto Ping Pong

20
193 213
Ryoma Echizen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

21
228 283
Shun Izuki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

22
134 126
Yutaka Hoshino / Peco is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Yutaka Hoshino / Peco Ping-Pong

23
155 203
Sakuragi Hanamichi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Slam Dunk, Slam Dunk

24
102 128
Tsubasa Ozora is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Tsubasa Ozora

25
96 122
Hiromichi Kojima is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Hiromichi Kojima One Outs

26
100 140
Sena Kobayakawa is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

27
106 157
Kaede Rukawa is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
shungena added SlamDunk

28
110 178
Nash Gold Jr. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Alviandrs added Nash Gold Jr. Kuroko no Basket : Extra Game

29
102 210
Sakamichi Onoda is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sakamichi Onoda

30
105 247
Imaizumi Shunsuke is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Imaizumi Shunsuke

31
79 179
Kunimitsu Tezuka is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
KajiSuarez added

32
89 213
Miyuki Kazuya is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
-1455790143831 added Miyuki Kazuya Diamond No Ace

33
99 242
Eijun Sawamura is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Eijun Sawamura Ace of Diamond
 

34
70 166
Miyagi Ryota is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Utkan AktaƟ added Miyagi Ryota Slam Dunk

35
72 172
Akagi Takenori is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Slam Dunk

36
75 187
Yukimura Seiichi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
KajiSuarez added

37
74 243
Arata Wataya is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

38
72 263
Suzaku Kururugi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
ShrishVashishth added Code Geass

39
62 233
Satoru Furuya is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Satoru Furuya Ace of Diamond

40
57 228
Takigawa Chris Yuu is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
-1455790143831 added Takigawa Chris Yuu Diamond No Ace

41
45 192
Aoyama-kun is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Masood-sama XN added Aoyama-kun

42
50 220
Yuki Tetsuya is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
-1455790143831 added Yuki Tetsuya Diamond No Ace

43
60 263
Chihaya Ayase is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

44
50 222
Gorou Honda is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Gorou Honda

45
38 191
Keigo Atobe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
KajiSuarez added

46
43 220
Ren Mihashi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Big Windup!

47
43 220
Baki Hanma is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Baki the Grappler

48
38 217
Takaya Abe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Big Windup!

49
29 212
Izumi Oda is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Izumi Oda My Heavenly Hockey Club

50
28 250
Haruko Akagi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime