Determining the most formidable anime characters can be challenging, given that they inhabit their own distinct universes with unique rules. This enduring discussion among anime enthusiasts about the ultimate champion remains open-ended. To conclusively settle this debate, we’ll delve into the rankings from the very source of anime, the land of the rising sun – Japan.
Goo Ranking, a prominent Japanese ranking website, carried out a survey asking Japanese anime fans to identify the most powerful anime character. Based on their responses, we present the top 41 mightiest characters in the realm of anime.
Update April 21, 2023: The rankings of the strongest anime characters have evolved, as numerous new anime series have premiered, bringing forth an array of formidable characters. Furthermore, the continued development of existing manga series has revealed additional powers for established characters, leading to significant shifts in the rankings.
Here are the top 37 strongest anime characters chosen by Japanese anime fans.
(Note: In Japan, anime is a widely-encompassed medium that is enjoyed by adults as well. Consequently, the list features anime characters from numerous older series in addition to more recent ones.)
41. Ainz Ooal Gown (Momonga)
- Anime Title: Overlord
Ainz is the main protagonist of Overlord. He is the most powerful mage in the anime and also is the highest-ranked Almighty Supreme Being out of the 21 Supreme Beings. In his old world, he was just a game player who escaped from reality while spending time gaming.
He can also summon creatures ranging from low-level to powerful creatures. He has an unlimited amount of equipment which is all-powerful on its own but Ainz can make them even stronger. If this does not impress you, we don’t know what will!
Due to his older life, Ainz is very cautious and is always looking to avoid any trouble, despite being the strongest being in the anime. Even if he has to lie to his followers and do something not suitable for someone of his status, he tries to avoid trouble. He is also very competitive and respects his followers’ loyalty.
40. Ichigo Kurosaki
- Anime Title: Bleach (series)
Ichigo Kurosaki is the protagonist of one of the Big Three Anime of the 2000s. He is also a Substitute Shinigami and possesses almost all the powers of a Shinigami.
Although he is a human, he possesses extraordinary strength and intellect. He can execute Bankai, which is called Tensa Zangetsu, and can also awaken his inner Shinigami by Hollowfication.
He has a unique Bankai as mentioned before and his swordplay is godly, which can defeat even the strongest enemy. His strength also gets buffed in this form as he is seen taking down three Shinigami people with a single punch.
Ichigo’s personality has developed from a caring and trusting little child to now being a short-tempered teenager who is impulsive. He is strong-willed yet ignorant at the same time. When it comes to fighting, Ichigo has pride in himself and wants to win against his opponent at any cost.
39. Kibutsuji Muzan
- Anime Title: Demon Slayer
Kibutsuji Muzan is the final antagonist of Demon Slayer and the first demon to be born in the world. He is responsible for turning Nezuko, the protagonist’s sister, into a demon.
Being the strongest demon alive, Muzan has every ability that a demon can have. He is considered one of the strongest characters in anime because of his sinister demon powers. He can change forms as he can be a little toddler or a teenage woman according to his needs.
His blood can empower demons yet kill humans who cannot handle it. Muzan can also absorb any form of life and gain the power it had. Truly, someone terrifying to encounter!
Muzan is downright ruthless and cold. He spares no one and kills someone he intends to without any delay. He even kills demons if they disobey his orders or annoy him. But when he is hiding in humans, he has a very calm and caring personality which makes others believe that he is a human after all.
- Anime Title: Chainsaw Man
Denji is the protagonist of Chainsaw Man anime. Setting aside the Enhanced strength and everything, the main feature of Denji’s power is his chainsaw manifestation on his body.
In his complete Devil form, Denji loses everything and becomes an immortal and unstoppable killing machine.
In his normal form, Denji is pretty naïve and has the personality of a little kid. He seeks romantic awards in every case that he accepts and is very lazy. In his hybrid form, he is ruthless though.
37. Shigeo Kageyama
- Anime Title: Mob Psycho 100
Shigeo Kageyama, a.k.a Mob, is the main protagonist and the person who possesses the most psychic power in the series.
Being an esper, Shigeo has many inhuman powers which include Telekinesis and flying. But what makes him different from other espers is his 100% state (using his esper powers to the fullest) and his ???% state (a mysterious sinister state that he enters when knocked unconscious).
The former state results when he feels emotion to its fullest, mostly anger, and during this, he is the strongest esper in the world.
Shigeo is a very down-to-Earth and caring person. He does not like to use his power against others as it might hurt them. When he is in his enraged form, he becomes an emotionless demon who spares no one and shows no mercy to anyone.
- Anime Title: Bleach (series)
Yhwach is the son of the Soul King and the main antagonist of the Bleach TYBW arc series. He is one of the strongest characters in the whole franchise. Yhwach has unreal healing abilities and a unique trait of Soul Absorption, where he can take back the soul that he shared with others.
Yhwach has standard abilities like Enhanced healing and power, but what stands out is his ability to foresee the future.
“Omni-Precognition” allows him to see the upcoming events and “Future Acausality” gives him the ability to manipulate the future accordingly, making him a person worthy of the Soul King title.
His abilities as the Soul King also give him a lot of powers. For instance, he can create portals between dimensions and use the unrestrained powers of the Soul King in the form of tiny eyeballs.
Despite being the antagonist, Yhwach is a man of sound beliefs, and he cares about his comrades. He is a piece loving man and a father figure for most of the people who know him. He wants to create a world where death is not feared, and for this, he wants to destroy everything present in the world.
35. Eren Yeager
- Anime Title: Attack on Titan
Eren Yeager is the protagonist of the story and the person who possesses the most titan forms i.e. Attack titan, War Hammer Titan, and the Founding Titan. He is a lone fighter and does not like to listen to anyone.
Most known for his Attack Titan powers, Eren’s fighting style is the most unique. He overwhelmed everyone after he mastered his Attack Titan and was able to steal other people’s titan powers. He is considered one of the strongest characters in anime because of his thinking and cunning personality.
He can manipulate anyone and use that to his good. Just recently, he revealed his founding titan form which is thousands of times bigger than the Founder, Ymir’s Founding Titan.
Eren’s personality changes the same way, from being kind and friendly to being a rude, hard-headed maniac later in the series. He even becomes cold to his loved ones, just to keep them safe from danger.
- Anime: One Piece
Kizaru is a character from the One Piece anime and manga series, serving as an Admiral of the Marine and being among the strongest opponents Luffy and his crew have encountered.
Kizaru derives his powers from the Pika Pika no Mi, or Light-Light Fruit, which enables him to move at extraordinary speeds and launch attacks with laser-like precision. Additionally, he possesses the ability to transform into light, rendering him almost impervious to physical attacks.
Although Kizaru is incredibly powerful and has a significant rank within the Marine, he often exhibits a nonchalant attitude towards his duties. During battles, he can be seen making jokes or sarcastic remarks, and he is notorious for following orders without question, even when they are in conflict with his personal beliefs.
- Anime: One Piece
Shanks is a prominent character in the One Piece franchise, serving as the captain of the Red Hair Pirates and one of the Four Emperors, a group of the most powerful pirates in the world.
In the series, Shanks has recently gained even greater recognition and respect after his confrontation with the Kidd Pirates.
Despite his immense strength, Shanks is not known for engaging in battles frequently, preferring to use his influence and charisma to achieve his objectives. He is also depicted as a kind and caring individual, as demonstrated in his relationship with the protagonist Luffy, whom he rescued and gave his trademark straw hat to.
Shanks is highly regarded by other characters in the series, including pirates and members of the Marine, for his honorable and respectable conduct.
32. Satoshi (Ash Ketchum)
- Anime: Pokemon
- Anime Title: Pokemon (series)
Satoshi, more commonly known as Ash, is the protagonist of this series and the best Pokemon trainer in the world. He started his journey when Professor Oak gives him a Pokemon as a gift and Ash decides to become the best Pokemon trainer in the world.
Being the most humble to Pokemon creatures, Ash is an average human who has possession of the strongest Pokemon in the franchise. What makes him the strongest in anime is his tenacity and hard work.
Once he sets his eye on a Pokemon or a goal, he does not stop until he achieves it. This is the reason most Pokemon creatures place their mental trust in him when they fight.
Ash has a very humble yet competitive personality. He loves to take care of others and his Pokemons, but he is not behind anyone when it comes to battle. He likes to challenge strong people and fight to his limits.
- Anime: Dragon Ball Super
Hit is a character from the Dragon Ball Super anime and manga series. He is renowned for his extraordinary speed, strength, and agility, making him one of the most powerful characters in the franchise.
One of his most notable abilities is the “Time-Skip,” which allows him to briefly manipulate time, giving him the ability to avoid attacks and instantly move behind his opponent.
Hit has a personality characterized by a lack of emotion, rarely speaking or displaying any form of expression. He is typically portrayed as a stoic and serious character who is not given to excessive chatter. Despite his emotional distance, however, Hit is a skilled fighter who can be relied upon to carry out his assignments with ruthless efficiency.
- Anime: Dragon Ball Super
Frieza is another character that has gained immense votes after his recent power-up in the manga series.
He is widely recognized as one of the most iconic antagonists in the series, known for his distinctive appearance, personality, and powers.
As a member of the Frost Demons, Frieza is the leader of the Frieza Force, a powerful galactic empire that exerts control over several planets. His strength, speed, and durability are all at incredibly high levels, and he is also highly intelligent and cunning, often using his intellect to manipulate his opponents.
Frieza is infamous for his sadistic and merciless nature, and he does not hesitate to kill his enemies. Additionally, he has the ability to transform into multiple forms, each of which greatly increases his power level. His most recognizable form is his final form, which features a humanoid appearance with white and purple skin, an elongated head, and a tail.
- Anime Title: Dragon Ball (series)
Vegeta is the early antagonist and becomes one of the later protagonists in the series. He is the Saiyan prince and one of the few remaining people of his species. He came to Earth to destroy this planet but he is defeated and decides to stay here to protect this planet instead.
Vegeta has an enormous list of techniques that he uses to attack his opponents. His most famous techniques include his Galick Gun and Final Flash. What makes Vegeta special is that he mastered Super Saiyan Blue before Super Saiyan God, by skipping a transformation.
His latest transformation is the Ultra Ego, just like Goku’s Ultra-Instinct, in which his power keeps increasing as he keeps getting damaged and his Ego gets hurt. Truly a prideful and dangerous Saiyan to be alive!
Being a prince, Vegeta has a very prideful personality. He always belittles others and thinks of himself as someone superior. He is also very cold in his fights and spares no one. He also cannot accept the fact that someone is stronger than him. So, being here instead of #1 on the list might make him mad!
28. Inumaki Toge
- Anime Title: Jujutsu Kaisen
Inumaki Toge is one of the main characters of the series and the user of the “cursed speech” technique where his targets do what he says. Inumaki is in his second year at the Jujutsu High School and is a very promising Jujutsu Sorcerer.
Because of his cursed technique, he can only talk to people in vague words like saying rice dish names.
The cursed speech technique used by Inumaki made him a beginner-level Jujutsu Sorcerer when he was still in high school, which shows how strong he is. All he has to do is say something, and the other person is compelled to do so.
The harsher the order he gives, the harsher will be the after-effects on his body. You know someone is powerful when they cannot even speak to their friends in a normal way!
Inumaki has a very caring personality. He cares for his underclassmen and likes to interact with them. He is also considered one of the most powerful students at Jujutsu High School. He has a pretty jolly nature and likes to joke a lot, but when he is serious, he means business!
- Anime Title: Dragon Ball Super
Jiren is the strongest opponent that Goku faced during the Tournament of Power arc in Dragon Ball Super. He is 780 years old during the Tournament. He is from Universe 11, and his power rivals even the Gods.
Being offered the position of a God of Destruction once, Jiren is a truly menacing opponent. He may look like just an alien, but his power levels exceed some of the Gods. The unique thing about Jiren’s power is his glare which has a power surge in it and can damage his opponent.
Other than that, he uses Power Impact, in which he creates an energy bomb and this keeps chasing his target until he hits it. Jiren’s godly speed makes his punches almost invisible.
Jiren is mostly quiet and never likes to socialize a lot. He does speak when he is interested in something. He has a strong sense to protect his universe and has no selfish aims. He does not have any Saiyan Powers but he is still stronger than most of them.
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26. Meruem (The King)
- Anime Title: Hunter x Hunter
Mereum is the final antagonist of the Chimera Ant Arc of Hunter x Hunter and the strongest villain to arrive in the anime yet. He is the last child of the Chimera Ant Queen and was cherished by her mother the most. Despite being only 40 days old, he had a monstrous strength like none other.
Mereum was considered the strongest even before he was born. He is considered one of the strongest in anime because he stayed alive after the strongest hunter, Netero, died while trying to kill Mereum.
He has exceptional strength and all, but the unique feature about him was his intellect, as he could beat the world champions of complex games by learning their respective game in just one or two days and mastering it.
Mereum was a cruel and cold person. He didn’t respect anyone as he considered himself the strongest and the perfect being. He could destroy the kingdom very easily and be overpowered. The only person he showed sympathy and respect for was a poor, blind girl Komugi, who was very good at a board game Mereum was obsessed with.
- Anime Title: Dragon Ball Z and Super Movies.
Broly is the antagonist of the movie of this anime franchise and a cannon character. He had the power level of adult Saiyans when he was born. Fearing that he might become a threat in the future, the Saiyan leader ordered his execution. They pierce his chest with a wave gun, but he survives, and today he is one of the strongest Saiyans to ever exist.
With his power mainly coming from his anger, Broly is the possible legendary Super Saiyan that Beerus, the God of Destruction, saw in his dream. He has godly powers and everything, but his most unique ability is his “Perfect Legendary Super Saiyan” form.
This form has endless power, and it keeps increasing as Broly keeps fighting. The only drawback of this is that Broly cannot control this power properly.
Broly has a very calm and collected personality when he is normal. He is very kind and likes to help others. But his demeanor changes totally when his Legendary Super Saiyan form appears and he becomes ruthless and cold. He kills everything that comes his way.
24. Grand Priest
- Anime Title: Dragon Ball Super
Grand Priest is the guiding angel who guards Zeno and is the parent of the majority of the angels which guard the Gods of different universes. He was introduced during the tournament of power and had a very gentle aura. He was the organizer of the whole tournament and managed it alone.
Having a power level of 5,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 roughly, Grand Priest is one of the top five strongest beings in the Dragon Ball Verse. What makes him unique is his ability to see anything happening in any universe from where he is living. Other than that, he can do anything and is the only being that has perfected Ultra-Instinct.
Grand Priest has a calm and collected personality, despite being of the most powerful personalities to ever exist in the universe. He sometimes shows his rage; when that happens, people know why he is the guardian of the strongest being in the universe.
- Anime Title: Dragon Ball Z
Vegito is the combined form of the two protagonists, Goku and Vegeta. He is formed when they both combine through the Potara Earrings. Vegito made his appearance during both Dragon ball Z and Dragon Ball Super. The duration time during which both Goku and Vegeta can remain combined is unlimited, and both of their powers are combined in this state.
As the fusion of both Vegeta and Goku, Vegito is undoubtedly one of the strongest in the series. He can use the attacks of both Goku and Vegeta, for instance, Kamehameha and Galick Gun. But what makes him unique is his special attacks which are a combination of Vegeta and Goku’s attacks, for example, the Big Bang Kamehameha.
Some of his attacks include Banshee Blast (small energy balls created from his fingers) and Complete Shot (a fighting technique)
Vegito has a very strategic and wise personality. As his intellect is the sum of both Goku and Vegeta, the outcomings of one person is filled by the other in the fused form, and they almost seem like perfect being. He is pretty arrogant though, which resembles Vegeta more.
Gogeta is a character in the Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama. He is the result of Goku and Vegeta performing the Fusion Dance technique, which combines their bodies and minds into one being.
As a result of the fusion, Gogeta possesses the signature techniques of both Goku and Vegeta, such as the Kamehameha wave and Final Flash. Furthermore, he can transform into a Super Saiyan, unlocking even greater levels of power.
Gogeta is widely regarded as one of the strongest characters in the Dragon Ball universe, having defeated formidable foes like Broly, Janemba, and Omega Shenron. In addition to his strength, he is known for his quick wit and humor, often mocking his opponents during battles.
21. Beerus (God of Destruction)
- Anime Title: Dragon Ball Super
Beerus is the God of Destruction of Earth’s universe, Universe 7, and the initial antagonist of the Super series of this anime. He loves to visit planets and test their cuisine. He either destroys the planets whose food doesn’t satisfy him or stays there until he gets bored of them.
Being the second most powerful being of Universe 7, Beerus is certainly a ruthless character in Dragon Ball Verse. What makes him special is his special attack as a God of Destruction known as “Hakai” (Meaning: Destruction).
Hakai enables him to destroy any form of life by just pointing at it. Other than that, Beerus has every power of a God, from immense power to unreal reflexes. A creature truly deserving of his title!
Beerus has a very arrogant and rude personality. As he is the God of Destruction, he thinks of himself as the strongest being and plays with everyone he meets. Later on, after coming to terms with the protagonist’s planet, he becomes a little soft towards them.
20. Milim Nava
- Anime: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Milim Nava is a member of the True Demon Lords, a group of seven demon lords who hold dominion over the demon world. She is widely recognized as one of the strongest members of this group, and her power is feared by both humans and demons.
Milim’s abilities include the manipulation of massive amounts of magical energy, the control of gravity, and the generation of powerful shockwaves. Additionally, she is highly skilled in close combat, and is able to wield a giant sword with ease.
Despite her reputation as a powerful and fearsome demon lord, Milim is shown to have a kind heart and a willingness to help those in need. She becomes friends with Rimuru Tempest, the series’ main character, and often visits him in his slime form.
19. Yuujirou Hanma (The Ogre)
- Anime Title: Grappler Baki (2001)
Yuujirou is the main antagonist and the father of the protagonist, Baki, in the series. He is known to be the strongest human being ever to exist. His aim in life is to make his son strong enough so that he can beat him in life (in strength).
What makes Yuujirou one of the strongest in anime is his inhuman strength and resilience. Once, he has an encounter with a Woolly Mammoth Elephant that was the size of a building. But his bare hands were enough to beat the crap out of this monster and this shows how deserving he is of this spot on the list. Yuujirou’s mental intelligence is also second to none and his speed of movement is also godly.
It wouldn’t surprise you to know that Yuujioru is extremely arrogant and proud. He has no mercy in his acts and is even willing to kill others who annoy him too much, or if he feels too challenged.
18. Yoriichi Tsugikuni
- Anime: Demon Slayer
In the world of Kimetsu no Yaiba, Yoriichi Tsugikuni is considered the most powerful demon slayer to have ever existed. He owes his immense power to his exceptional swordsmanship, coupled with his unique ability known as the “Sun Breathing” technique.
Yoriichi’s mastery of the sword is truly unmatched, as he has been shown to take down multiple demons simultaneously with his techniques. His power level is so high that he can even perform a technique known as the “13th Form,” which has the potential to obliterate the entire planet.
To mimic Yoriichi’s swordsmanship, it was necessary to create a battle doll equipped with six arms.
17. Naruto Uzumaki
- Anime Title: Naruto (series)
Naruto is the protagonist of one of “The Big Three” anime of the 2000s. He is an orphan left behind after his parents died after sealing the Nine-Tailed Beast inside him when he was just born. He faced discrimination his whole childhood for being an alone child and faced trauma for having no guardian whatsoever.
Naruto was previously ranked 20th but because of his recent powerup in the Boruto series, his ranking has improved.
Having the power of the Nine-Tailed Fox, Naruto is undoubtedly the strongest character in this series. Not only has he mastered his Tailed Beast’s power, but he has also mastered every kind of Jutsu, excluding the Genjutsu.
He also gained the power of Sage of the Six Paths at the end of the Fourth Great Ninja War to fight Kagura, and he showed everyone that he had certainly mastered this power. He is primarily famous for his Shadow Clone Jutsu, which makes him capable of creating his copies.
Naruto has a cheerful personality and is very friendly. He is loved by his school teacher, Iruka, who treats him just like his own son. Initially, he is just a brat who likes to annoy people, but when he saves the village from Pain’s invasion, he becomes a hero.
- Anime Title: Dragon Ball Super
Whis is the guiding angel of the God of Destruction of Universe 7, Beerus. He is also a martial artist trainer, taking on the protagonists later in the series to train them. He never leaves his attendant alone and is above the God of Destruction in this list for a reason!
The strongest being in Universe 7, Whis does not flex his power much when he is with his master, Beerus. His most prominent trait is his “Materialization” trait which allows him to create, transport, and vanish any material object.
He can also use Ultra-Instinct like other angels but has not mastered it. He is the trainer of Goku and Vegeta for a reason.
Whis has a very humble personality, unlike his master Beerus. He likes to help others and give them the most help he can. He can be mad sometimes but still tries to be useful to everyone. His eternal loyalty to his master Beerus is praiseworthy.
15. Anos Voldigoad
- Anime Title: The Misfit of Demon King Academy
Anos Voldigoad is the main protagonist of the The Misfit of Demon King Academy and the former demon king of the world. He took his own life to be reborn in his world to stop the war between humans and demons. He starts speaking immediately after birth and enters school when he is just a few months old.
You know someone is not normal when he is the size of a teenager while being only a few months old. Anos is famous for his inhuman capabilities, like godly knowledge and intellect which lets him do things in a few seconds, no matter how complicated.
Even though the anime was released just a few years ago, he is already included in the top ten strongest characters in all anime.
Anos is what you expect him to be. As he was the demon lord in his past life, he is arrogant and thinks of others as little. He mocked his teachers immediately after he entered the academy and does not hold back when showing his power. He can bring people back to life and interfere with the flow of space-time.
- Anime: Jujutsu Kaisen
King of curses, Sukuna is the new entry on the strongest anime characters list. Sukuna is considered one of the strongest and most feared curses in the Jujutsu Kaisen universe.
He was once a human sorcerer who consumed the fingers of a cursed object called the “King of Curses,” which transformed him into a cursed spirit. Each of his fingers possesses immense cursed energy, and it is believed that whoever collects all of them will become nearly invincible.
Sukuna is depicted as an incredibly powerful character with extraordinary abilities such as incredible strength, speed, and durability. Additionally, he can use a range of powerful cursed techniques, including manipulating objects, healing his own wounds, and even controlling fire. Furthermore, he is highly intelligent and shrewd, often outmaneuvering his opponents.
13. Giorno Giovanna
- Anime Title: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
Giorno Giovanna is the protagonist of Part 5 of JoJo and the illegitimate child of the series’ main antagonist, Dio Brando. He is most famous for his iconic dialogue, “I, Giorno Giovanna, have a dream,” and his music theme, which consists of a funky piano sequence. He dreams of becoming a Gang-star and is a natural Stand user.
Having one of the unique Stands in the series, Giorno has two forms of his Stand. His Stand, “Golden Experience,” allows him to manipulate life and create living forms using it.
But what makes him strongest is when he is pierced with the Stand-creating arrow, and it becomes “Golden Experience Requiem” which sends Giorno’s opponents in an endless death loop from which they cannot escape. Even in the series, his Stand is considered in a league of its own.
Giorno has a very determined personality. He likes to battle, and his focus during battle is unreal. He is known for his resolve, as he can calmly make decisions during stress.
12. Reinhard van Astrea
- Anime Title: Re: ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-
Reinhard is arguably the strongest character of Re: Zero and a chivalrous swordsman. He was one of the first friends that the protagonist, Subaru, met in the new world, and he helped him in the initial arc. Reinhard later came as a challenger for Subaru in the Royal Selection, as they both served different princesses.
Reinhard is certainly an overpowered character when you first witness him in the series. What makes him so strong is his ability to gain Divine Protection. Divine Protection grants him endless power when he needs it, which is why he is one of the strongest characters in anime.
Other than that, he is a powerful swordsman and has many abilities like Mana Drainage and Enhanced Stealth.
Reinhard is very kind despite being so powerful. You expect him to be arrogant, but he is pretty down-to-Earth and loves to know about other people. His power is monstrous to this point where he unleashes only a small fraction of it to avoid destruction.
11. Monkey D. Luffy
- Anime Title: One Piece
Luffy is the main protagonist of one of “The Big Three” anime of the 2000s. He is the captain of The Straw Hat Pirates. He started his journey alone and now has one of the strongest pirate crews in this world. He aims to become the Pirate King and also do something related to it, which the writer is still keeping a secret from us after almost 20 years.
Previously ranked 14th, Luffy has gotten stronger as One Piece has given him a new power which can literally anything Luffy imagines.
Having the aim of becoming the Pirate King from the start, Luffy is one of the strongest characters in this series. What makes him the strongest in anime is his mastery over all forms of Haki (spiritual power) and his determination.
He also has mastery over Ryou, an advanced form of Armament Haki that he learned in Wano Country. Luffy’s devil fruit allows him to transform into different gears all increasing in power as the gear number increases.
Luffy’s personality is that of a stupid airhead that only wants fun. He usually has no sense in his actions whatsoever, causing his crew suffering and pain. But he is determined on one thing: becoming the Pirate King of this world. He is liked by most people who meet him, and they put their trust in him.
- Anime Title: Doraemon (series)
Doraemon is a robotic cat, and seeing him will surely give most of us nostalgia. He is sent from the future to help Nobita, the protagonist, in his everyday life. He helps Nobita in his everyday life with studies and other stuff using future gadgets, which he gets from his 4-dimensional pocket attached to his stomach region.
Doraemon is considered one of the strongest in all anime because of his little pocket. His four-dimensional pocket allows him to get access to future gadgets that help his friend, Nobita, in everyday life.
From having a light that can increase the size of anything to having glasses that can change the taste of food, this little cat can perform any deed required.
Doraemon’s personality is very immature. If he is given something as a reward, he does the work he is given very enthusiastically, and if he is fed up with something, he will never do it. He often fights with Nobita, but they always make up with each other at the end
9. Arale Norimaki
- Anime: Dr Slump
Arale Norimaki is the main character of Dr Slump, created by Akira Toriyama (mangaka of the Dragon Ball series). Arale is a robot who looks like a young girl with pink hair, big glasses, and a red-and-white outfit.
Arale has superhuman strength, speed, and agility, and is also equipped with various advanced technologies, such as the ability to fly, shoot laser beams from her eyes, and transform her body into different shapes. She has a childlike personality and often acts in a silly or naive manner, but is also very curious and intelligent.
Arale once fought with Goku and Vegeta in Dragon Ball Super anime. Despite Arale’s playful and untrained fighting style, she is able to match Goku’s strength and agility to some extent in the episode.
8. Levi Ackerman
- Anime Title: Attack on Titan
Levi is humanity’s strongest soldier and also the captain of the Scouting Legion group. He is most famous for his fight with the Beast Titan, and this episode was indeed record-breaking. He loathes the Titans because they were responsible for the murder of most of his comrades
Being the strongest soldier of humanity, Levi has the perfect physic and power. He might look like a normal human, but because of his Ackerman jeans, he can easily take down Titans. His Ackerman powers give him the speed and fighting spirit he needs to kill titans, and his mastery over the 3D-Maneuver device makes him unstoppable.
Levi is mostly a hot-headed person who looks angry all the time. His decision-making is the best out of all of the soldiers as he brings no personal emotions to them. But deep inside, he cares about his teammates the most and wants to save them at any cost.
7. Kusuo Saiki
- Anime Title: The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
Kusuo Saiki is the overpowered protagonist of The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. He is a naturally born psychic who can do many supernatural things and has a little interest in his daily life affairs.
Being a psychic, Saiki can do any work that a psychic can perform. From doing telekinesis to controlling minds, there is no work that he cannot perform, and this is what makes him one of the strongest characters in anime.
Besides this, he can perform some other work like checking poison in his food without touching it. Saiki can also perform some strange stunts, like exchanging haircuts with someone else.
Saiki has a very uncanny and ignorant personality. He does not care about this world and is always busy in his world. He has a sweet tooth and enjoys sweet things very much. He is sometimes attentive to sometimes, things that only interest him.
6. Son Goku
- Anime Title: Dragon Ball (series)
Goku is probably the most overpowered character in anime. He is a Saiyan (alien species with a human body and a tail) who was sent to Earth by his parents when the Saiyan planet was about to be destroyed. He was found by a human on Earth and he look after him until he died.
Famous for challenging the strongest people in the universe, Goku is the only mortal to awaken Ultra-Instinct (the techniques awakened by Gods). Not only has he awakened almost all the Super Saiyan forms till now, but he has also mastered some other transformations, making him an interesting creature in the eyes of the Gods.
Goku is also the friend of Zeno, the king of everything that exists. Although he is still looking for powerful people to fight, he certainly made it to the top 6 of this list quite easily.
Goku’s personality is simple, and all he thinks about is fighting. He is pretty airheaded in other matters and his decision-making is based solely upon his ability to fight other strong people. He even challenges heavenly being just for fun.
- Anime Title: Assassination Classroom
Koro-sensei is one of the protagonists and the anti-hero of Assassination Classroom. He is responsible for making the moon into a permanent crescent shape and also plans to destroy the Earth after teaching his class, Class 3-E. He was formerly a human and became an octopus-like creature after an experiment.
Being an assassin when he was a human, Koro-sensei is now inhuman in appearance and power. What makes him one of the strongest in anime is his inhuman abilities, like superhuman speed, reflexes, and regenerative abilities.
His previous life as an assassin gives him a sharper vision and speed that he used to assassinate people. He might not look like it, but he is a killing machine if provoked.
Koro-sensei has a very cunning yet jolly demeanour. He loves to mess with other people and also cares for them. He loves his class and counsels every student to his full extent. He also likes to put his students through difficult challenges to make them ready for the future.
4. Gojou Satoru
- Anime Title: Jujutsu Kaisen
Gojo is an instructor at The Jujutsu High and the strongest sorcerer to exist in the world. He has challenged the King of Curses “Sakuna” many times in the anime when it was trapped inside a vessel. He has fought a special grade curse and has beaten it to almost death.
Being the most arrogant about his power, Satoru is certainly worth his arrogance. Not only did he beat a special grade curse (extremely powerful) quickly, but he also had the guts to challenge the King of Curses, Sakuna.
He is one of the strongest characters in anime because of his immense cursed energy and his Six Eyes. Gojo keeps them covered because they let him see too much, and this tires him out. Other than that, he can use his inherited Limitless Domain Expansion and can also use a wide variety of Cursed Techniques.
Also Read: Jujutsu Kaisen 221: Satoru Gojo Unleashed!
Gojou has the personality of a little kid. He loves to annoy his colleagues and sometimes even the principal to the point that they even want to kill him. But when he is serious, no one can come as close to even touch him, because of the void that covers him.
3. Zeno (Omni King)
- Anime Title: Dragon Ball Super
The King of Kings, the God of Gods, and the Commander of Rulers, Grand Zeno is the 3rd strongest anime character ever to exist as voted by Japanese Anime Fans. He is also the strongest character to ever exist in the Dragon Ball Franchise. Grand Priest is his guide angel and he is the ruler of every God in every Universe.
From destroying planets as a joke to removing universes because they didn’t look good as a number, Zeno is undoubtedly deserving of this spot. He has all the abilities of a God of Destruction but is more advanced, for instance, Zeno has Erase which is just like the “Hakai” of Beerus but Zeno’s techniques remove something instantly as compared to “Hakkai”.
Zeno also has a fun habit in that he likes to mimic others’ attacks, for instance, Zeno imitates Goku’s Kamehameha.
Just like his appearance, Zeno has the personality of a little kid. He has a blank expression on his face all the time and smiles whenever he feels excited. He is currently ruling everything with his future self, which Son Goku introduced him to after he came back from the future.
2. Rimuru Tempest
- Anime Title: That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime
Rimuru is the protagonist of That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime and the person who gets reincarnated as a slime in another world. His real name in the previous world was Mikami Satoru, a male contractor working for a company. Satoru gets stabbed by a random thief, dies, and is reincarnated as a slime in a new world.
Becoming a Demon Lord just to save his friends, Rimuru is undoubtedly a strong character that deserved the #2 spot on this list.
If he was not powerful enough as a slime that could do anything from absorbing legendary creatures to doing lethal attacks, Rimuru also becomes a Demon Lord to resurrect his murdered friends. This should be enough for you to realize how overpowered this little blob of slime is!
- Anime Title: One Punch Man
Saitama is ranked the strongest anime character in the anime. He is the main protagonist of One Punch Man and the person who can K.O. any enemy with just a single punch. At the start of the series, he saves a little kid from a monster and decides to become a professional hero. He becomes bald later on and just wants to live a normal hero life where he just saves people occasionally and the rest of the time, he does nothing.
When everything is settled with just a single punch, nothing more is needed to say. Saitama not only has a Godly punch, but his physic and other attributes are also all buffed up. From having a speed that rivals the strongest creatures in the universe to have the body of a body-builder, he has achieved all this by following a simple diet plan and routine. I guess it’s not that hard to be a strong character these days!
Saitama has a laid-back personality. He likes to stay away from popularity and loves to enjoy a quiet life. He hardly gets angry at people and beats everyone without putting any thought into it. But when he is mad, he is another being.
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Source: Goo Ranking