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A series of [[ImprobablyFemaleCast Bishoujo]] / sports anime produced by AIC in 1997.

The two anime series, originally titled ''Daiundokai'' ("Great Athletic Meeting") were released by [[Creator/{{Geneon}} Pioneer]] in North America as ''Battle Athletes'' (the original {{OVA}}s) and ''Battle Athletes Victory'' (the TV remake). Both star {{Dojikko}} Akari Kanzaki, the daughter of the legendary athlete Tomoe Midoe, as she strives to join the University Satellite sports competition, where she and dozens of others will compete in a variety of futuristic sports, to see who is Earth's greatest female athlete and champion -- the "Cosmo Beauty".

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!!Tropes:

* AlphaBitch: Ling-Pha.
* AnimeChineseGirl: Wong Ling-Pha.
* AnimeHair: Most of the cast, but especially Akari and Kris.
* AsianAirHead: Akari.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The Headmaster of the Satellite [[spoiler: catching a falling shuttle with his bare hands]].
* AxCrazy: Mylandah/
* BettyAndVeronica: Ichino and Kris.
* BirdRun: Both Akari's and Tomoe's fastest runs.
* BloodKnight: Mylandah.
* BreakTheCutie: Anna Repsighi in ''Victory''.
* BrokenAce: Jessie.
* BrokenBird: Jessie, once again.
* TheChosenOne: Akari
* CreditsRunningSequence
* CurbStompBattle: Jessie's squad gets smashed against Lahrri's.
* CuteBruiser: Most of the cast
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Tanya
* DefrostingIceQueen: Jessie and Lahhri
* DirtyOldMan: Headmaster Grant in the OVA as he's constantly sneaking into the girls' bath and otherwise finding ways to peep.
* DisappearedDad: Akari's father never gets any mention. [[spoiler:At first]].
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Tanya.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Akari is this to Kris and Ichino. Jessie, meanwhile, is this in general. [[IncompatibleOrientation Too bad she doesn't swing that way]].
* ForeignFanService: Jessie
* GameBreakingInjury: [[spoiler: Ichino misses the Cosmo Beauty contest due to an injury.]] Later, [[spoiler: Ayla turns out to be pregnant when Akari scrambles the final 7 competitors.]]
* GenkiGirl: Tanya
* GodivaHair: Mylandah, while she's working out (topless).
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Played straight for Akari, who [[BornWinner is the daughter of Tomoe]] and just needs confidence to win a triathlon without training for it at all. Her teammates on the University Satellite, though, don't train enough, don't train together, and the team suffers as a result.
* HotBlooded: Ichino.
* TheIdiotFromOsaka: Ichino manages to exemplify ''every'' possible Osakan stereotype -- she's uncouth, ultra-competitive, extremely proud of her native city, and obsessed with Osaka's Hanshin Tigers baseball team.
* IdiotHero: Akari.
** Tanya's worse, of course.
* IllGirl: [[spoiler: Jessie's deceased sister]]
* ImprobablyFemaleCast: Justified, as it's the women's competition.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Jessie Gurtland
* KonamiCode: [[spoiler: Mylandah uses this to brainhack a Nerilian robot in a three-legged race.]]
* LoveAtFirstSight: In ''Victory'', this happens to Kris with regard to Akari.
* LoveTriangle: Akari/Ichino/Kris. Unresolved as of the end.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Mr. Miracle is actually Akari's DisappearedDad.]] Oh, and [[spoiler:Akari's MissingMom Tomoe is the last boss.]]
* MiracleRally
* NakedApron: Averted, but when Anna is acting as TeamChef for the group before the final competition she's only wearing her leotard under her apron, giving the illusion of this in many shots.
* NoblewomansLaugh: Ling-Pha
* NubileSavage: Tanya
* PairTheSpares: [[InvokedTrope Suggested]] by Kris, when she suggests that Ichino marry Anna so she can have Akari all to herself.
* PinkySwear: Between Akari and Ichino about [[spoiler:trying to get to University Satellite together]].
* PsychoLesbian: Mylandah, in the OVA.
* RapidFireTyping
* RedOniBlueOni: Lahhri (red), Mylandah (blue).
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Kris and Akari in the {{OVA}}. Ichino and Akari in the first half of ''Victory''.
* RunningGag: Whenever Akari starts losing, she retreats into Akari House.
* SacredFirstKiss: Ichino's brother stole Akari's. [[SchoolgirlLesbians Ichino was not amused.]]
** In the {{OVA}}, Akari gets hers from [[spoiler:Kris]].
* SchoolgirlLesbians: A bunch, but Kris is the most obvious about it.
* SchoolSwimsuit
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Ling-Pha, of course. It never gets her anywhere.
** Worse, she often ''helps'' her competition with her antics.
*** It's hard to tell if her grandfather shares the same attitude, but he just seems to care about the fact that she loses (even though winning and then being disqualified for cheating would be a much bigger stain on the family name).
* SeriousBusiness: [[spoiler:The fate of the world is at stake in a competition between humans and aliens.]]
* SmugSnake: [[spoiler: The Neriri queen]]
* SoftWater
* StalkerWithACrush: Mylandah
* StepfordSmiler: Anna slowly develops into TheFakeCutie during the second arc under Mr. Miracle's influence [[spoiler: until she has to face down a ''real'' [[AxCrazy psychopath]]]].
* SweetTooth: Mr. Miracle.
* TeamPet: Gyubei. In a sense.
* TheBigGuy: Kris
* TheIdiotFromOsaka: Ichino
* TheSpartanWay: [[spoiler:This is essentially the true purpose of the whole University Satellite/Cosmo Beauty system.]]
* TheStoic: Ayla and Lahhri.
* TheStrategist: Anna
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Ichino and Akari.
* {{Tsundere}}: Ichino.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Mr. Miracle virtually ''runs'' on chocolate.
* TrainingFromHell
* [[spoiler: UnderdogsNeverLose: Akari]]
* UnnecessaryRoughness: Mylandah, and to a lesser extent, Jessie.
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: OVA episode 3, [[spoiler:Anna's secret]].
* TheWorfEffect: First done against Jessie, then against Lahhri.
* YuriGenre
* ZenSurvivor: Mr. Miracle.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Akari, LeotardOfPower version.

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