The Best Athlete Characters in Anime

Over 3.6K Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of 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.
Most divisive: Yoichi Hiruma
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  • Aomine Daiki
    1,249 votes

    Aomine Daiki

  • Shoyo Hinata
    1,396 votes

    Shoyo Hinata

  • Taiga Kagami
    1,029 votes
    Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball
  • Tobio Kageyama
    1,267 votes

    Tobio Kageyama

  • Tetsuya Kuroko
    1,127 votes

    Tetsuya Kuroko

    Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball
  • Seijuro Akashi
    1,079 votes

    Seijuro Akashi