Anime heroes and villains have proven themselves time and time again to be the strongest characters in the medium.
Uncountable hours have been spent over the last few decades attempting to figure out who the strongest anime character is. It’s a difficult question to answer because there are so many contenders to pick from. In fact, some will say that there is no final answer because many people have access to their own unique skills and abilities. It’s possible these folks are correct, but it hasn’t prevented others from searching for one.
There are a plethora of factors to consider before drawing any firm conclusions. The strength of the characters is obviously the most significant consideration, but other aspects such as durability, combat style, and special abilities should also be taken into account.. Anime characters with the best scores in each of these categories tend to have a history of success in battle.
1. Eren Yeager (Attack On Titan)
While Eren’s human form isn’t completely useless, it is only when he morphs that he truly becomes dangerous. Having the capacity to become an unstoppable fifteen-foot Titan is an extremely useful skill to have, and it is one that comes to his rescue numerous times in Attack on Titan.
There aren’t many anime characters that could stand a chance against someone this massive, and the list of those who could survive his immense strength is much less. With the capability to control other Titans if he comes into contact with a royal blooded Titan, he also has the ability to manipulate other Titans.
2. Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto)
Even while Naruto lacks brute strength, he more than makes up for it in technique and self-assurance, making him one of the most beloved anime characters of all time. Sage Mode and the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox’s grip over the previously egotistical ninja make him a real threat.
He can use his ability to make enormous Chakra monsters all the time, and he can use and combine every element in the process. With these talents, the Hero of the Hidden Leaf fought a World War nearly single-handedly, which proves how powerful he is in the Naruto universe.
3. Alucard (Hellsing)
At the start of Hellsing, Alucard is virtually unbeatable due to his massive soul collection. It’s impossible to kill him by the end of the series since he exists everywhere and nowhere at the same time. Unfortunately for those who find themselves on the wrong end of his influence, this does not bode well at all.
An unstoppable killer, Alucard has the ability to use a vast range of weapons and powers at his disposal. Using his bare hands, he can rip through foes and make it nearly impossible for his victims to counterattack. Weapons-wise, he’s no slouch either, with his trusty pair of handguns having killed many a soul over the years.
4. Yhwach (Bleach)
For being the son of a Soul King, Yhwach was given many special powers, the most notable of which being being able to transfer bits of his soul to other living beings through the simple act of touching them. With the help of others, he was able to earn new skills and talents that he could subsequently use against his foes.
However, Yhwach is defeated by Ichigo because to the hero’s superior intelligence, not brute might. To put an end to the eternal cycle of birth and death, Yhwach might have simply killed his opponent when he had the chance. With the ability to change the course of history at his disposal, he could very well have done so if he used The Almighty.
5. Kaguya Otsutsuki (Naruto)
The Rabbit Goddess, Kaguya, is one of the most dangerous enemies Naruto has ever faced. As the Ten-Tails, she gained a bewildering assortment of abilities after eating fruit from the God Tree and later merging with the tree itself.
She initially uses these skills to protect her ex-clan and sons, but she is gradually overwhelmed by their power, just like she was once consumed by Chakra fruit. In the aftermath of losing her moral compass, she uses her powers of mind-reading and mind-control to inflict enormous misery and destruction.
6. Tetsuo Shima (Akira)
While Tetsuo was formerly the hero’s best buddy, he now acts as the major antagonist in Akira. A sequence of mental explosions that threaten to devastate the entire universe are the result of his psychic power becoming fully awakened. Because of Akira’s intervention, he is saved from certain death.
He can never completely harness the full potential of his psychic strength; at least not in any form that he can control. This is what makes Tetsuo so terrifying. There’s no telling what he could accomplish or who he could defeat if he ever mastered his skills in their entirety.
7. Anos Voldigoad (The Misfit of Demon King Academy)
Compared to other popular anime series that have made it to the West, the Misfit of Demon King Academy may be a relative newcomer, but its main protagonist Anos has existed for more over 2,000 years. Many useful combat-related advantages come from his status as the first and most powerful demon ruler.
When it comes to magic, Anos has it all. He can destroy the unbreakable with a single glance, and his speed and strength are unimaginable. As a result, he is able to wield Venuzdonoa’s sword, which was constructed utilizing the original God of Destruction’s body, as well. The blade’s destructive power is comparable to that of Anos’ magical eyes.
8. Giorno Giovanna (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)
The Stardust Crusaders’ Jotaro Kujo may be the strongest character in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, but he can’t compete with the Part 5 protagonist, Giorno Giovanna. To put it another way, the latter has a Gold Experience Requiem stand ability that dwarfs all others, even Star Power.
GER has the ability to rewind actions and can be activated in a time-nonexistent setting. Even if Giorno were to be mortally wounded in battle, his stand would instantaneously revive him thanks to its ability to operate independently of Giorno. Consequently, he’s practically indestructible and armed to the teeth with the kind of weaponry required to make it count.
9. Son Goku (Dragon Ball)
Despite the fact that Zeno may be the strongest character in Dragon Ball, power is a far more nuanced concept. Even if Zeno had the power to wipe out the entire universe with the snap of his little fingers, his diminutive size makes it unlikely that he would fair well in a fistfight. For Goku, on the other hand, such settings are a natural habitat.
It’s safe to say that the Super Saiyan has saved the world numerous times, overcoming nearly every hurdle he’s encountered. Losing just makes him stronger, and in Ultra Instinct, he can now summon the Power of the Gods thanks to his Saiyan bloodline. Just like he’s done for the last 35 years, he’ll just get stronger as he learns to control this power.
10. Saitama (One Punch Man)
One Punch Man’s sarcastic nature makes it safe to believe that Saitama is meant to represent the strongest anime character of all time, and it’s difficult to argue against that. A single assault from Saitama is all it takes for him to overcome his foes, unlike Goku and other anime heroes, who are frequently tested to their limitations.
Perhaps other anime characters could thrive in the One Punch Man universe, and this may well be the case. Even if most other anime heroes have been shown to be weaker than other characters in their universes at some point, it is likely that this will happen again at some point in the future. Saitama, on the other hand, has always been and probably always will be the best.