HPNXmas – Japanese Professional Sporting Team Names and Logos, Ranked

The 12 days of HPNXmas is our way of giving back over the holiday period, and providing a place for some of our thoughts that didn’t get run for whatever reason during the year.

Japanese Professional Sporting Team Names and Logos, Ranked

Teams have been selected from Japanese professional and semi-professional sporting leagues, including Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, American Football and Rugby. Not all teams have been ranked – the Kintetsu Liners are considered to have a “replacement level” name. All names below that are considered “ordinary” or worse.

Some substantially weirder names exist at the amateur level, for which we invite you to peruse this post.

No correspondence will be entered into on these rankings.

  1. Tokyo Gas Creators
  2. Toshiba Brave Lupus
  3. Toyota Auto Body Queenseis
  4. Aomori Wat’s
  5. Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters
  6. Bambitious Nara
  7. Tokyo Yakult Swallows
  8. Mitsubishi Dynaboars
  9. Earth Friends Tokyo Z
  10. Toyota Verblitz
  11. Kyuden Voltex
  12. Hiroshima Toyo Carp
  13. JT Marvelous
  14. Sagan Tosu
  15. Yokohama B-Corsairs
  16. Pass Labs Yamagata Wyverns
  17. NEC Red Rockets
  18. Toyama Grouses
  19. Tohoku Free Blades
  20. Gunma Crane Thunders
  21. Tokyo Excellence
  22. Meiji Yasuda PentaOcean Pirates
  23. NTT Shining Arcs
  24. Kagawa Five Arrows
  25. Panasonic Wild Knights
  26. Kyoto Hannaryz
  27. Akita Northern Happinets
  28. Fukushima Firebonds
  29. Ehime Orange Vikings
  30. JT Thunders
  31. Toyoda Gosei Trefuerza
  32. Shimizu S-Pulse
  33. Kintetsu Liners
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