Some of the best things about sports anime are the vibrant characters who make viewers care about athletics. With so many great characters out there, it's natural to wonder which character you're most like. You're in luck, though, because your zodiac sign can likely determine which athletic anime character best suits your personality.
Are you a Pisces who sometimes lets their imagination get out of control? Then you might be like Ren Mihashi, the protagonist on Big Windup! Do you meticulously plan out everything, from your demeanor to your game strategy to accomplish a larger goal? Then you might have more in common with Akira Midousuji from Yowamushi Pedal - one of the few legitimate antagonists in sports anime. No matter your sign, there's an awesome sports anime character who will resonate with you.
Aries (March 21 - April 19): Shōyō HinataPhoto: Production I.G.
The first sign in the zodiac cycle has a reputation for being aggressive, even angry - but not all Aries are like that. Sometimes, an Aries's energy isn't about rage. It can be about enthusiasm and determination to win.
Shōyō Hinata, the protagonist of Haikyuu!!, is determined to master his favorite sport, volleyball. He occasionally acts without thinking and gets sucked into fights with his rival Kageyama, but he's a source of inspiration for the rest of his team.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20): JoePhoto: TMS Entertainment
Outside of the boxing ring, Joe from Megalo Box is relaxed and laid back. But once he's actually in a competition, Joe is an unstoppable force. This could be due to his strong connection with the Earth sign Taurus.
When those in the Taurus house are in off-mode, they can be incredibly chill. When motivated, though they destroy the competition. This boxer never gives up, and he believes strongly in the value of slow and steady effort which leads to a big payoff.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20): Victor NikiforovPhoto: MAPPA
You never know what you're going to get with a mercurial Gemini. One moment, this sign is playful and fun; the next they're deadly serious or rude and sarcastic.
Victor Nikiforov from Yuri!!! on Ice is a brilliant figure skater, but his moods constantly shift. Those who can keep up with the Gemini's slippery personality are rewarded with expansive charm. Those brave souls also have to deal with biting comments and the occasional Gemini sulking.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22): Sakamichi OnodaPhoto: TMS Entertainment
Yowamushi Pedal's protagonist, Onoda Sakamichi, is one of the kindest, most empathetic kids in a sports anime. Though he doesn't have much confidence, he always tries to help his friends. He even wants to forge a connection with the terrifying Midousuji. This young character is less concerned with his opponent's rudeness and more interested in finding commonalities. He shares this trait with other Cancers.
Cancers are most comfortable hanging out at home, and while Onoda is totally willing to hit the road on his bike, he's just as happy staying home to watch anime, with one or two good friends by his side.