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The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

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
    1,206
    332

    Tobio Kageyama

  • 2
    1,316
    368

    Shoyo Hinata

  • 3
    1,094
    312
    Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added

    Aomine Daiki

  • 4
    475
    109
    anshiieuber added

    Nishinoya Yuu

  • 5
    975
    327
    Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added

    Seijuro Akashi

  • 6
    1,033
    362

    Tetsuya Kuroko

    Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball
  • 7
    954
    330

    Taiga Kagami

    Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball
  • 8
    833
    323
    Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added

    Ryouta Kise

  • 9
    703
    326
    Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added

    Shintarou Midorima

  • 10
    667
    313
    Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added

    Atsushi Murasakibara

  • 11
    887
    438

    Haruka Nanase

    Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
  • 12
    727
    421

    Rin Matsuoka

    Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
  • 13
    478
    272

    Ippo Makunouchi

    Hajime no Ippo
  • 14
    514
    348
    Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added

    Teppei Kiyoshi

    Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball
  • 15
    510
    384
    Simca Wood added

    Makoto Tachibana

    Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
  • 16
    456
    341
    Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added

    Junpei Hyuga

    Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball
  • 17
    315
    231

    Mamoru Takamura

  • 18
    329
    243

    Yoichi Hiruma

  • 19
    313
    240

    Toa Tokuchi

    One Outs
  • 20
    325
    257

    Sakuragi Hanamichi

    Slam Dunk, Slam Dunk
  • 21
    334
    279

    Ryoma Echizen

  • 22
    382
    333
    Sean Gerald Lim (ChillingiceZ) added

    Shun Izuki

    Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball
  • 23
    192
    202

    Tsubasa Ozora

  • 24
    186
    210

    Makoto Tsukimoto

    Ping Pong
  • 25
    202
    229
    shungena added

    Kaede Rukawa

    SlamDunk
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