They’re always trying to outdo one other when it comes to being overpowering in anime characters. It’s no different in this decade’s shows.
With each new generation, the threshold for being powerful in anime continues to grow, with each new age raising things to obscene heights to either create wonderful spectacle or just show that they have the bigger toys. As a result, you’ll be able to wield greater strength, speed, and a host of other abilities that your primary school classmates might employ to win a debate.
What this all means is that anime fans can’t wait to see what the next decade brings in terms of action and logic defying nonsense.
May 21st, 2021. A post from Sean Cubillas’s blog explains: There is never a dull moment in the realm of anime. They’ll be overtaken by the more hungry, competent, and powerful members of the sector if they don’t change their ways. As of this writing, there have been a number of new anime characters, whether they be new Shonen heroes or isekai protagonists that are just beginning their voyages into the anime universe. Some good old-fashioned discussions over power scaling are brought to anime conventions by the personalities and designs of these characters.
1. All Might – My Hero Academia
To kick things off, we’ve got a Japanese mashup of Hulk and Superman that debuted just as superheroes were taking big in the media sector. My Hero Academia’s All Might takes exaggerated personifications of strength and morality from his Western roots and turns them into a symbol of the overwhelming strength that comes from a power that belongs to everyone.
As a result, All Might is able to scatter all the clouds in the sky from the ground, cross city blocks in a single bound, and punch a hole right through a city, all while maintaining a massive, terrifying physical form with superhuman strength that is still absurd by Western standards.
2. Koro-sensei – Assassination Classroom
Next comes the emblem of justice, which is symbolized by a teacher you don’t want to be detained from. After some dubious government testing, ex-assassin Koro-sensei has transformed into a mutant with yellow tentacles.
It’s a great way to take 10-minute breaks in Hawaii, tutor a large number of students one-on-one, and evade gunfire from all directions, because his new form makes him impervious to most melee and projectile weapons. It also gives him camouflage so he can hide from even the most critical of observers.
3. Meruem – Hunter x Hunter
Meruem terrifies me more than Perfect Cell does. When Meruem was born, it was a Chimera Ant that was born from the perfect combination of all of the world’s animal life as well as humans capable of using Nen. Mercenaries who are able to use Nen are included in this, as simply the scary aura of his subordinates can cause some of the world’s best mercenaries to flee.
When he faced off against Netero, the chairman of the Hunter Association, he wasn’t going down easily, not even with a chemical explosion. He certainly is the best of the best.
4. Shin Wolford – A Wise Man’s Grandchild
In the end, Shin Wolford will be the last isekai protagonist. A wise man’s grandchild’s primary character has the ability to excel in everything, which is a time-saver. Because he was raised by members of society’s upper echelons after reincarnating, Shin has honed his skills in both battle and magic.
When it comes to fighting huge groups of foes, he’s confident and a revolutionary in the art of magic, creating new types of nuclear bomb-like devastating magic.
5. Giorno Giovanna – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
There will be many more JoJos after Giorno Giovanna, but he’s the most powerful one yet, even if Hirohiko Araki never gets around to it. When compared to other characters, Giorno is akin to a deity in the series, manipulating both time and substance.
As a starting Stand, Giorno’s Gold Experience grants him the power to give life to inanimate objects, allowing him to heal his comrades and exert total control over his surroundings. In its Requiem stage, Gold Experience gains a tremendous, superhuman strength and the capacity to eliminate people and their deeds from all causality. It’s basically the flex that will put a stop to all other flexes.
6. Saiki Kusuo – The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
It’s difficult to rank comedies and cartoons as a whole because of the subjective nature of the medium. Many people believe that an eccentric character’s abilities to stretch their arms, pull the moon, and even pluck stuff out of thin air are overstated and should not be taken seriously.
To be clear, this does not rule out the possibility of shows finding humor in clearly defined but nevertheless vastly outclassed abilities. It’s like that with Saiki Kusuo, who has seemingly all of the psychic mythology’s usual powers, such as enhanced strength and mobility, telekinesis, pyrokinesis and mind control. His life is certainly a disaster.
7. Undead Ban – The Seven Deadly Sins
The Seven Deadly Sins has a slew of crazy characters and abilities that it would be difficult to chose just one to include on this list of hypo-masculine characters. Fan favorites include the supermodel anime Deadpool known as Undead Ban, who has a cult following of her own. Aside from his Snatch talent, which lets him magically grab objects within close range, he possesses similar, over-the-top feats of power and skill as his contemporaries.
After an accident with the Fountain of Youth Ban has lost the ability to die, allowing him to endure strong levels of harm (if anything could even scratch him) without any long-term or short-term consequences.
8. Akira Fudo – Devilman Crybaby
Anime’s original Devilman was a formidable foe, and while Masaaki Yuasa’s reimagining of the Japanese legend made many liberties, Akira Fudo remained an equally formidable foe. Devilman Crybaby’s powers get stronger and more frightening as the book progresses, despite the fact that he starts out weakly.
This character goes from struggling to merely get out of bed in the beginning to wiping out entire criminal organizations with the flick of his claw in the middle, to finally battling for Earth’s future. Akira is doing the Devil’s work as he fights off eclipse demons and Earth-shattering attacks.
9. Satoru Gojo – Jujutsu Kaisen
In spite of his young age, Jujutsu Kaisen has swiftly become a favorite of the Shonen Jump clan. In addition to Studio Mappa’s stunning animation and direction and the characters with their extraordinary powers, Satoru Gojo (aka Kakashi Hatake with incredibly gorgeous eyes) is definitely carrying the most weight right now.
As far as sorcery goes, Gojo is the most powerful, and his “Endless” ability offers him virtually limitless influence over the universe around him. His enemies are powerless against him, and he is able to unleash devastating reality-shattering blows with ease.
10. Shigeo Kageyama – Mob Psycho 100
A small dip into overpowered, psychic terrain was Saiki; Mob will be a full-on leap into the deep end because of his ancestry, which comes from a manga writer known for creating overpowering characters to amazing effect.
The fundamental uses of Mob’s psychic skills already border on miracles, since he can grow plants, reunite shattered goods, and easily destroy high-level spirits. Then he goes beyond 100 (take that, Dragon Ball), as he enters a higher psychic condition that can seemingly break apart all the earth around him, if not reality itself, if he finds himself under the mighty staff.
11. Momonga/Ainz Ooal Gown – Overlord
Here’s an example of something far more ludicrous than the typical power fantasy resulting from a massive amount of grinding and understanding. When Ainz Ooal Gown is thrown into the video game world he has created, he governs with a pixelated fist, using his overwhelming stats to take on any enemy or quest without difficulty.
When all else fails, he somehow managed to master hundreds of game reality-bending spells, which gives him an advantage that is less groundbreaking and more game-breaking than any other.
12. Rimuru Tempest – That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime
Shonen heroes dominated debates in elementary schools over which cartoon characters were the fiercest and most powerful. Despite the fact that there are still plenty of superheroes and ninjas out there who live true to the name, isekai anime is now the one generating characters who appear to be getting insanely overpowered by the season.
Rimuru Tempest has been the best thus far (who may actually be the slime of the crop). It is Rimuru’s nature as a slime that allows him to absorb the abilities of anybody or anything he comes into contact with. Through this process, he’s acquired more and more skills that have allowed him to shape-shift into new forms, grow in strength and magic, and even become godlike in his final chapters.
13. Saitama – One-Punch Man
If you’re looking to rank monsters, Saitama is a clear choice for first place on many lists. As if that weren’t enough of an act, he also acts bored by the boredom of defeating opponents with just one punch.
Further, his remarkably normal fitness regimen has given him super-speed and durability, allowing him to outrun some of the world’s quickest cars. He shows that not every anime hero requires a crazy hairstyle.
14. Madoka Kaname – Puella Magi Madoka Magica
While it’s odd to see a magical-girl series on this list, it’s wonderful to know that someone is getting a respite from the dark and depressive nature of the series. Something is very wrong in an universe where an alien cat promises its customers any want in exchange for transforming them into magical princesses. And so it proved.
It was a cruel tactic for renewable energy to capture the pain of these girls after their hopes eventually failed. When Madoka wishes for godlike powers, she not only defies the cat thing but also rewrites their rules and the rules of reality, making it impossible for her to be defeated.
15. Zeno – Dragon Ball Super
A new character from the series that defined “overpowered” is at the top of this decade’s best-known characters list. There are Saiyans, gods, and angels all co-existing in this food chain, which is continually evolving at astonishing and ludicrous speeds, and Zeno is at the top of the food chain.
Goku’s next evolution, if it can’t outright defeat the monarch of the multiverse, will be housed in one of Zeno’s many realities, Grand Zeno or Future Zeno (depending on which one you’re talking to).