Battle Athletess Daiundoukai

Battle Athletes

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Synonyms: Battle Athletes OVA
Japanese: バトルアスリーテス大運動会
English: Battle Athletes
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 25, 1997 to Jun 25, 1998
Producers: TV Tokyo, Genco, Pioneer LDC
Studios: AIC
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SportsSports, EcchiEcchi
Theme: SpaceSpace
Duration: 32 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.451 (scored by 22682,268 users)
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Ranked: #70662
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Popularity: #7852
Members: 6,201
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It is the year 4999 - mankind has long abandoned war in favor of intergalactic competition through athletic events. One of which is an all-female contest for the coveted "Cosmo Beauty" title. Akari Kanzaki has just entered the University Satellite in hopes of becoming the latest Cosmic Beauty - a title held by her mother long ago. On her first few days in the university, she meets new friends, encounters fierce rivals, and struggles to become the best of all the Battle Athletes.

(Source: ANN)


Battle Athletes was originally a game concept by Hiroki Hayashi, and produced by AIC Spirits (Not to be confused with AIC Spirits, another AIC division, which focused on animation rather then games). Anime International Company (AIC) would later produce an OVA based on Battle Athletes, and also a TV spin-off Battle Athletes Victory, a series unrelated to the original OVA.

Characters & Voice Actors


Maseba, Yutaka
Ozawa, Kazuhiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kurata, Hideyuki
Natsuki, Rio
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Ending Theme

"Mune wo Harou! (胸を張ろう!)" by Rio Natsuki


May 30, 2008
Battle Athletes is an interesting little anime. Part "let's see how extreme we can make track and field" with dashes of comedy, drama, and some yuri subtext for good flavor. The result, while not entirely satisfying, is still worth the short watch

Considering this is the 90s, the animation is actually quite stunning and demonstrates anime's increasing ability at the time to push the limit and illustrate things that modern live-action could not accomplish. The lighting of the competition torch on the university satellite via unmanned rocket, for example, really just took me away. Though character movement is staticky, you really have to hand it to ...
Nov 15, 2019
Mixed Feelings
As a sports Anime, the series was definitely a bit of a let down. I think one of the things I struggled with the most was how our main characters rival - probably better labeled as a nemesis - got away with pulling stuff which would get her expelled or eliminated from competing instantly, yet the narrative let her slide in these regards despite the fact she should have been found out way before our main entered school. Her attitude stunk that much.

The series was also preachy with an unnecessary religious vibe regarding sports, but the set up for the given situation - as interesting ...

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