If you’re an anime lover the thought of who’s the strongest anime character has surely crossed your mind. You’ve even most likely argued about how certain fights would pan out between two characters from different animes with a couple of your friends or even strangers in forums. Although anime can tell a wide variety of stories and animation affordances allow anime to tackle just about any genre.
Combat-focused anime appears to be some of the most popular and commercially successful anime. It’s no joke that arguments about which character is better than another are a hallmark of the fanbase, with so much combat-focused material in anime. Of course, because there’s actually more anime airing than ever before, this conversation is still in flux and everybody’s favorite characters are becoming better all the time. There is no way to tell which characters would win if they duke it out but in this list, we’ve highlighted 20 of the strongest characters in their most powerful forms in anime.
1. One Punch Man – Saitama
If you,ve watched one punch man you,ve probably fallen in love with Saitama’s lost look. In One Punch Man, Saitama is the protagonist and the greatest hero in his universe, beating all of his enemies with only one punch hence the name ‘One Punch Man’.
The root of the immeasurable forces of Saitama’s power is elusive and unknown. Saitama himself appears to have developed his power through regular exercise. For three years he did 100 pushups, sit-ups, squats, and ran 6 miles every day. He trained so much his hair began to fall out.
This unbeatable power, however, leaves Sitama depressed, and the series addresses the emptiness that accompanies a lifetime dream being accomplished. In this anime, Saitama is the most strong character and the whole premise of the character is that it is more satisfying to seek strength or one’s aim than to occupy such a position.
2. Dragon Ball Super – Zeno
Although weak-looking Zeno is the most powerful being ever shown in the dragon ball universe. Zeno possesses no fighting techniques or skills but he is an all-powerful being that commands space and time.
In Dragon Ball Super, Zeno is the lord of all reality and in a single instance, he can both create and eradicate all creation. For his own amusement, he has destroyed different worlds and plays with universes as though they were marbles.
There is no way to fight against this god and there has been an ongoing debate whether Saitama could pose a threat to Zeno.
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3. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.-Saiki Kusuo
Saiki Kusuo is the star of Saiki K’s Devastating Life anime. He deals with his various supernatural powers in daily life. Kusuo has a wide variety of superpowers, including telepathy, flight, astral projection, shrinking Power/size Enlargement
superhuman strength, telekinesis, and a whole lot more, which he prefers to keep hidden at all costs in order to lead a normal life undoubtedly, Saiki Kusuo is one of the strongest anime characters around.
4. Hellsing Ultimate-Alucard
In Hellsing Ultimate, the mythic Dracula goes by the name Alucard and he does the mythical character justice. Alucard can not be terminated because he is functionally eternal at the beginning of the series because of the number of souls within him and only actually immortal at the end of it.
In turn, his twin pistols are both cannons and he is able to summon the souls of those he has consumed to form an army of servants. Alucard has an army of demon dogs able to break down virtually every opponent he shreds in an incredibly painful moment as if they’re not enough. he also has Immortality (which increases or decreases the more souls he absorbs)
Regeneration-Due to tests in the Hellsing Organization, the ability of Alucard to regenerate is stronger than that of other vampires
Incredible accuracy: Alucard is known for his ability to catch and strike his target from different angles in the shortest time possible.
Superhuman strength-It is difficult to tell just how physically powerful he is, but with little effort, it is easy for him to kill stuff or pierce humans and a whole lot more.
5. Hunter x Hunter- Meruem
Meruem was the most dominant offspring of the Queen of the Chimera Ants. He was regarded as the “King” of the Chimera Ants and is the main Chimera Ant Arc antagonist. For an ant, Meruem seems to be mildly humanoid. He, despite his comparatively small frame compared to his servants, was muscular and well-trained.
He also had a powerful tail armed with a sting which served as his weapon. There were just four fingers and toes on each of his hands and feet. So far, Meruem is the strongest character featured in the series, and he is the one with the best potential to learn.
His enormous physical prowess, born to be the supreme biological weapon, is balanced only by an extraordinary intelligence. Which appears to put him well beyond the grasp of human ability. His strength exceeds even that of the Royal Guards, as King of the Chimera Ants, and he can increase it even more by eating Nen users.
6. Bleach-Ichigo Kurosaki
This orange-haired god of death has a large collection of powers. Often confusing, that allows him to defeat even the most oppressed of enemies. His courage and swordsmanship make it possible for him to knock down all-powerful deities and gods who bend reality as he absorbs new abilities from any group of enemies he beats.
His ability to adapt to new enemies is almost unrivaled and with a combination of his sharp intelligence and devastating energy slashes he best almost every adversary. Ichigo is certainly one of the best characters in anime, even though viewers were never able to see the full potential of his skills in Bleach.
7. Assassination Classroom-Korosensei
In Assassination Classroom, Korosensei is a yellow being with the tentacle-arms, who teaches Kunugigaoka Junior High School class 3-E. By obliterating 70 percent of the moon, he showed his massive powers.
He can quickly stop bullets, fly faster than a fighter plane at speeds of up to Mach 20 (15345.4 mph), and is able to blast a hole in the moon.
He holds the whole planet hostage and threatens to kill it until by the end of an academic year a group of troubled children can bring an end to him. Korosensei is able to obliterate almost any adversary if he so wishes. With his sharp intelligence, superhuman abilities, and an almost indestructible body. He is most definitely one of the strongest anime characters.
8. Fairy Tail-Zeref Dragneel
In Fairy Tail, Zeref is regarded as the powerful and most wicked magician of all time. He allows enormously powerful and dangerous use of sorcery, the dark arts. Zeref is the founder and monarch of the Kingdom of Alvarez and is referred to as Emperor Spriggan. Also, he is Natsu’s older brother and is August’s father.
At a young age, Zeref was already able to learn all kinds of black magic and even began making numerous demons. His enchantment, though, is so powerful that he is not able to control it himself. Zeref himself clarified that the more he loves life, the more black art becomes uncontrollable. This normally ends in him involuntarily destroying everything around him. Yet he retains full leverage of his abilities as soon as he becomes cold-hearted.
9. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood-Father
In the anime series Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, which is an adaption of the manga series Fullmetal Alchemist. Homunculus, also known as Father or The Little One Inside the Flask, is the main antagonist. The being who would later become known as Father, as a formless being called Homunculus. He lived as a novelty in a jar and was the property of the King of Xerxes. But because he was a shrewd and intelligent being. Homunculus became acquainted with an unidentified slave to whom he finally gave the name Van Hohenheim.
Without clapping his hands, drawing a transmutation circle, or even moving, Father is able to do alchemy. “As he did with his seven sin Homunculi, he can also create Homunculi himself, all of whom were very strong and had great powers such as The Ultimate Spear, Shield, and Eye. After consuming “God,” Father became ever more powerful, allowing him to control energy and matter to the fullest degree, convert everything into anything of any scale and produce any force of any magnitude. He did not have the power however, to hold “God” in his body.
10. Dragon Ball Super – Goku
In the anime Dragon Ball, Son Goku is the main character. He is a Saiyan and was, after his birth, branded as an underclass warrior and sent to Earth to exterminate the civilization. Kakarott is his first name. He is the second son of Bardock and thus the younger brother of Raditz.
Goku is possibly one of the most famous characters in anime history among all the many anime characters, and Son Goku is the greatest martial artist in any show. In Dragon Ball, he is commonly known as the greatest warrior in many worlds.
Already having enough strength to deal with almost everyone, the recent acquiring of the Ultra Instinct form by Goku further enhances his powers and pushes him somewhat up the scale. As collateral damage, protracted battles with his rivals threaten losing an entire universe.
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11. Death Note – Light Yagami
If he battled all of these other anime characters in a direct war, Light Yagami, the protagonist of the dramatic and suspenseful Death Note anime, will get smoked in a heartbeat. He doesn’t even have to combat anyone specifically, though.
His clever intelligence and the use of the deadly Death Note allow him to bring an end to everyone as long as he knows their full name in whatever manner he wishes. In Death Note, Light easily stops numerous people and defeats almost everyone who wants to expose his diabolical scheme. Light can beat almost every other anime character in life with these powers. Light is definitely one of the strongest and deadliest anime characters.
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12. Mob Psycho 100 – Shigeo Kageyama.
Kageyama Shigo, or more widely known as Mob, is an ultra-powerful esper that will with a single thought, destroy somebody or object. His powers are so powerful that to prevent them from going wild, he must shackle his feelings.
If though, he senses something too powerful or falls asleep, his skills come to the surface and exert powers on a par with natural disasters on a wide scale. Not only can it make it difficult to defend against the essence of his powers. But the power behind them is still so great that even the toughest psychic tremble under them.
13. Naruto – Naruto Uzumaki
Naruto Uzumaki is one of the most famous characters in the anime world. A loud-mouthed ninja who starred in the self-titled show for 500 episodes over a 10-year period, with several other spin-offs to conclude. Along with his power over the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox, Naruto’s skill, Sage Mode, gives him incredible strength with the ability to shape insane monsters from his chakra.
In addition to this, Naruto also has close relationships with the other Tailed Beasts, allowing him to merge each chakra aspect into an even greater overall strength. Around the same time, he will spawn an army of clones to do the same thing. He undoubtedly is one of the strongest characters in anime.
14. Devilman – Akira Fudo
Since conquering a demon spirit that seeks to possess his body. Akira Fudo, the protagonist of various Devilman anime and other Go Nagai works, gains the ability to transform into the mighty Devilman.
Gaining the power and speed to take on the fallen angel Satan and his apocalyptic powers. As long-hidden demons continue to surface, Akira is the only hope of mankind. While his attempts eventually proved vain, the strength of Akira is undeniable and he quickly obliterates even the greatest of demons as he strives to save the planet.
15. Baki The Grappler – Baki
Baki Hanma is a ridiculously muscular young boy with the main purpose of beating his father Yujiro Hanma. Who is the toughest living being in the world. By putting himself in risky conditions, Baki actively exercises his body.
He defeats numerous masters in diverse fighting forms, including the ancient Pickle, a caveman who could take down any dinosaur when trapped in a glacier and lived until the modern-day. The tremendous force of Baki derives solely from honing and disciplining both his body and battle technique. Making him one of anime’s most formidable martial artists.
16. Seven Deadly Sins – Meliodas
Son of the Demon King and The Dragon Sin of Wrath, with power over the fires of hell, Meliodas possesses immense power as well as becoming the master of the Ten Commandments.
He also has the authority to fight and deflect spells, despite being afflicted with immortality, leaving him virtually impervious to the dark powers. Meliodas has a little boy’s look, but his dark sense of humor quickly gives away his adult self. That said he’s getting older, having already lived for more than three thousand years.
17. Akira – Tetsuo Shima
Tetsuo Shima, Akira’s de facto foe, following a collision with another psychic, awakens his immeasurable psychic abilities. His forces are rapidly increasing in intensity and he runs the risk of obliterating the whole world before long.
Thankfully, he warps himself to a place outside of reality before it can happen and the power of his psychic outburst gives rise to a brand new world. Few other anime characters are capable of both creating and destroying reality, and that’s what makes Tetsuo one of the medium’s strongest characters.
Jujutsu Kaisen – Satoru Gojo
As the greatest Jujutsu Sorcerer, Satoru Gojo is recognized within the Jujutsu community. Due to the superhuman volumes of Cursed Energy that he possesses, he received this alias. Gojo’s Cursed Energy is massive enough to use a Domain Expansion many times a day. Although it can only be used once by other Sorcerers. We’ve still not seen the full extent of his powers. Gojo Satoru has to be recognized as one of the strongest anime characters.
Fire Force – Benimaru Shinmon
Benimaru is one of the strongest if not the strongest character in fire force. He possesses both second generation and third generation pyrokinetic abilities and also he is the captain of the 7th division. Generally, even when purifying hellish creatures known as infernals, he is very cool and nonchalant, but when angry, he fights recklessly.
My Hero Academia – All Might
All-Might is also known as Toshinori Yagi, while also being considered as the world’s greatest hero and symbol of peace. What is interesting about All-Might is that over time his power started declining. All-Might still suffers from only being able to retain his superhero form for a short time. But during this time he is also almost limitless in strength, stamina, and speed. A single All-Might punch is capable of generating enough strength at full throttle to flatten a significant chunk of a city. while still being able to survive point-blank blasts.
In the article above we listed the strongest anime characters. If there are any other characters you want us to add to the list. Let us know in the comment section.