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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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Shoyo Hinata is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Shoyo Hinata
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Tobio Kageyama is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Tobio Kageyama
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Seijuro Akashi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added
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Aomine Daiki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added
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Tetsuya Kuroko is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball
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Taiga Kagami is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball
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Ryouta Kise is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added
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Haruka Nanase is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
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Atsushi Murasakibara is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added
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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
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Rin Matsuoka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
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Ippo Makunouchi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Hajime no Ippo
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Makoto Tachibana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Simca Wood added Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
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Teppei Kiyoshi 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
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Toa Tokuchi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Toa Tokuchi
One Outs
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Yoichi Hiruma is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
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Mamoru Takamura is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
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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
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Ryoma Echizen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
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Shun Izuki is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball
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Makoto Tsukimoto is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Ping Pong
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Sakuragi Hanamichi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
Slam Dunk, Slam Dunk
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Yutaka Hoshino / Peco is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
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Tsubasa Ozora is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
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Kaede Rukawa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Athlete Characters in Anime
shungena added SlamDunk