Strongest Anime characters - Most powerful characters of all time

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Anime fans are constantly debating which character is more powerful. So in this post, we will try to settle this dispute once and for all. Here is our list of the top strongest Anime characters.

Countless hours have been devoted to identifying the strongest Anime characters of all time during the past few decades. It is a challenging question because so many options are available. Some will argue that there is no definitive answer, thanks to many characters' unique skills and abilities, but we will try to rank these characters based on their strengths.

Before jumping into the list of the strongest Anime characters, if you are an Otaku, don't forget to check out our list of the best One Piece movies and best DBZ movies.

Strongest Anime Characters

  • Saitama (One Punch Man)
  • Zeno-Sama (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Kaguya Otsutsuki (Naruto)
  • Goku (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Tetsuo Shima (Akira)
  • Mob (Mob Psycho 100)
  • Yhwach (Bleach)
  • Satoru Gojo (Jujutsu Kaisen)
  • Monkey D. Luffy
  • Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto Shippuden)

Saitama (One Punch Man)

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It's safe to infer that Saitama is meant to stand in for the strongest anime characters of all time, given the satirical tone of One Punch Man, and it's somewhat challenging to refute that claim. Saitama can destroy his adversaries using a single strike without ever breaking a sweat, unlike Goku and other heroes, who are frequently pushed past their breaking point.

One could argue that other anime characters would succeed if they were introduced to the One Punch Man universe, and this argument may very well be valid. However, almost every previous anime hero has ultimately been revealed to be inferior to other characters in their universes, indicating that sooner or later, the same thing will likely happen again. However, Saitama has consistently held the top spot and will most likely continue to do so.

Zeno-Sama (Dragon Ball Super)

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Zeno is the ruler of all and the almighty of deities in the Dragon Ball multiverse. He is also known as the Omni-King. His naive and innocent manner hides how strong he truly is. Whis claimed that there were once 18 universes but that six of them were obliterated by Zeno when he was feeling especially cranky. Even the Gods of Destruction are frightened by the mere mention of his name.

In the Tournament of Power, Zeno was unable to follow Dypso's moves, indicating that he lacked strong fighting instincts. Fighting impulses, however, are meaningless in the face of such might.

Zeno is, without a doubt, the most formidable anime character to have ever appeared on film.

Kaguya Otsutsuki (Naruto)

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Even Naruto, who many fans believe to be the strongest character in his show, is unable to fight this opponent by himself. Kaguya, also known as the Rabbit Goddess, is one of the most formidable antagonists in the Naruto series and also the strongest female character in anime. Kaguya, who is not native to Earth, travels to Earth to harvest the God Tree's fruit.

Her strategy of causing fear in individuals to bring them together clearly succeeds.

It's not difficult to picture people, even great shinobi like Naruto, being terrified of her, who can read minds, alter memories, traverse through space, and master the elements.

Goku (Dragon Ball Super)

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Son Goku is the greatest martial arts fighter in any show and one of the most well-known anime characters ever.

He is regarded as being the best fighter in all of the Dragon Ball universes. Goku's new transformation into Ultra Instinct form enhances his abilities and puts him up the list a little bit, but he already possesses enough power to compete with practically anyone.

Long battles with his adversaries run the risk of destroying the cosmos as a whole. The early seasons of the show, when Goku was still a small boy, are gone for good.

Tetsuo Shima (Akira)

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Tetsuo Shima, the adversary from the anime show Akira, possesses an enormous range of psychic abilities.

Shima's power immediately increases as he collides with another psychic and becomes awake. His abilities become so strong and intense that the known universe is in danger.

Shima then projects himself into another universe to unleash the psychic explosion. This explosion creates a brand-new universe since it is so massive. The incident demonstrates his capacity to both build and obliterates universes.

Mob (Mob Psycho 100)

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The main character of the Mob Psycho 100 series is Mob, also known as Kageyama Shigeo, who is also Arataka Reigen's assistant, pupil, and vice president of the Body Improvement Club.

Kageyama is an esper, a psychically gifted person who belongs to the human species. He has amazing abilities like psychic energy absorption, telekinesis, telepathy, astral projection (into other people's minds and bodies), chlorokinesis (infusing his energy into plants to cause them to grow and obey his commands), and psychic energy transference (can transfer power to others, which makes the respective person stronger).

His talents are comparable to widespread natural catastrophes, with the addition of his enemy succumbing to his potent psychic powers.

Yhwach (Bleach)

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Don't let yourself believe that Ichigo was at the top of the strength rankings, even if he was undoubtedly one of Bleach's strongest beings. No, the Wandereich, Yhwach, is the sole candidate for that title.

This individual was known as The Almighty for a reason; his power was truly divine. The only reason he isn't further up in the rankings is based on how disappointingly he was handled at the end, which was primarily due to Kubo having to conclude this arc prematurely and finalize Bleach for good.


Satoru Gojo (Jujutsu Kaisen)

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It's understandable why Jujutsu Kaisen is among the most-watched anime series out there. The anime is packed to the brim with classic scenes, and the film has solidified this series' global appeal.

Satoru Gojo is one of the most well-liked characters in Jujutsu Kaisen. No one can truly compete with this jujutsu sorcerer's level of strength. The demons are working incredibly hard to seal Gojo for a reason before beginning their evil scheme.

Monkey D. Luffy

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Owing to how his power has grown throughout the series, the charming hero of One Piece also holds a definite place on the list. Luffy is undoubtedly among the strongest characters that Eiichiro Oda created, both emotionally and physically.

The truth is that, because of his exceptionally tough physical makeup, Luffy can compete with anyone on this list. Of course, we can't discuss Luffy's abilities without mentioning his Gears, which helped him in enhancing his physical prowess.

Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto Shippuden)

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Naturally, it's time to discuss the one who has a whole show named after him. Naruto is among the greatest Japanese anime ever, and the titular hero is a big part of it.

Starting small, Naruto quickly developed over time to rank among the greatest shinobi of all time. He was picked to serve as the Seventh Hokage for a cause, after all, as his extraordinary abilities mean that the people feel safe in his arms. He also happens to be an incredibly likeable guy.

New mangas are produced for the screen every year, and new ideas emerge, expanding the anime world. More characters are always appearing on screen thanks to the popularization of western anime shows. In anime, some of the strongest characters have powerful skill sets, whereas others are physically fit, and still, other characters get strength from their emotions. The strongest anime characters come in a wide variety thanks to these various heroes and villains' perspectives. Many iconic characters are still the most powerful.

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