Distributor: Geneon Animation
© 1997 AIC - iPC / Pioneer LDC - TV Tokyo - AEON
Set in the distant future, women from across the galaxy train at the University Satellite in hopes of winning the coveted title of Cosmic Beauty. Akari Kanzaki, a young competitor, tries to follow in the footsteps of her mother, the legendary Tomoe Midou and greatest champion of all time.
OAV Series: 6 episodes
Average Ratings: 68
Number of Review Sites: 8
Number of Review Links: 10
"...if an athletic soap opera with cute girls, a spot of wacky humor, and a fair amount of action sounds good to you, Battle Athletes is definitely worth a look."
Akemi's Anime World (Marc Marshall) - 3.5 (out of 5)
"...the show is simply too predictable."
Anime Jump! (Mike Toole) - 2 stars (out of 5)
"The characters are good fun, the design is dodgy and the animation is clean and modern."
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - worthy
Vol. 1 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A
Anime on DVD
"If you want something funny and unique, this is one to pick up."
Animetric (Rowena Lim Lei) - 4 stars (out of 5)
"Nowhere near as good as the TV series ... but still a fun, if unoriginal, ride. "
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Tim Jones) - 3 stars (out of 5)
"...a decent, if uninspired anime, with a solid mix of good character designs, a dash of humor, and old-fashioned competition."
The Anime Critic (Pete Harcoff) - 3 1/2 stars (out of 5)
"...a welcome change from most other anime fare...entertaining on a variety of levels."
The Anime Review (Jason Huff) - A-