The anime features some of the strongest characters in any way, from traditional martial artists and warriors to isekai anime fantasy characters and magical girls. This article will take a look at 10 characters we think qualify to be the strongest character in anime in recent years. It’s hard to choose which anime gods or superheroes deserve to be on this list as there are countless anime. Favorite series will be mentioned but hopefully there are still some series you haven’t seen and want to check out after hearing a bit about their characters. Let’s get started!
10. Eren Yeager from Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)
Eren Yeager, the main protagonist in Attack on Titan, not only can he fight the best of them, giving Levi Ackerman-led Recon Legion a fair fight, he can also transform forms a Titan over 15 meters tall, able to regenerate his wounds. The key to Eren being added to this list is his ability to command a wave of Titans with the power of the Founder Titan.
Capable of self-healing, fighting against anyone who opposes him, and taking over the entire country with his abilities, Eren Yeager is a very powerful anime character, however despite his strength gives allowing Eren to raze entire cities with his Titan powers, Eren is still at the bottom of this list because everyone below can do so much more.
9. Koro-sensei from Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom)
Is a fairly powerful teacher and his sole purpose is to instruct the class on how to kill him. If this wasn’t his aim, Koro-sensei would surely have been a powerful god in his own right. Instead, the big yellow ink man can fly at incredible speeds to avoid bullets, destroy fighters, and can escape almost anything.
Even in terms of attack power, Koro-sensei begins the anime by destroying the moon into a permanent crescent shape. Koro-sensei ends up taking the entire world hostage with his incredible powers, not releasing everyone unless his prolific students can kill him. Koro-sensei’s overconfidence in his teaching abilities attests to the extraordinary intellect of the yellow ink man, earning him a spot on this list of the strongest anime characters.
8. Meruem from Hunter x Hunter (2011)
There exists a joke in anime about the ‘most perfect life form’, and while it’s often over-tamed for characters who don’t live up to expectations, I think we can all agree that Meruem is the most reliable person in recent anime. Meruem came to the world with superhuman strength, able to kill anything around her. It’s thanks to a combination of the world’s animals and humans that can use Nen, making Meruem the Chimera Ant that surpasses all physical abilities of most creatures. In addition to Meruem’s physical prowess and insane abilities, he possesses an incredible intellect that surpasses most humans, making it very difficult to defeat him.
7. Akira Fudo from Devilman: Crybaby
Despite starting the series as a weakling struggling to run away from people, Akira Fudo becomes incredibly powerful throughout the series, destroying groups of enemies with his claws and speed. himself, ultimately fighting for the fate of the world against the devil with attacks that could wipe out entire civilizations. True to the original Devilman series, Masaaki Yuasa’s adaptation for Netflix has made Fudo unsurpassedly powerful.
The ability Akira develops throughout the series turns him into a true demon who can fight against any form of demon, exhibiting super strength and speed in his human form, abilities controls fire and sees through anything in his demon form.
6. Shigeo Kageyama from Mob Psycho 100
A typical high school boy with superpowers isn’t a new concept in anime, but what sets Mob Psycho 100 apart is manga authors’ tendency to write strong characters. Shigeo Kageyama, known as Mob, is no different in this case. Beginning the series demonstrating the ability to see spirits and interact with even the strongest when necessary, Mob develops his skills based on a rating of 100.
Mob shows very little of his skills in everyday life, but under great pressure, seeing a number between 1 and 100 reveals a hidden power within him. From banishing a small yokai inhabiting an object to being able to completely tear apart the planet, any enemies around him, and even the very fabric of existence. Not the type of person you want to be on the wrong side of in a fight.
5. Satoru Gojo from Jujutsu Kaisen
The latest series to feature a character on this list, Jujutsu Kaisen, features a host of powerful characters who fight using traditional martial arts and soul style techniques. The most notable from this new series’ taming pick is Satoru Gojo with ‘Infinite’ powers, which seemingly grants him infinite power in the reality around him, allowing to create or destroy objects at his will.
Although the series is just getting started with more movies and series coming, Satoru Gojo has already shown enough strength to be considered one of the strongest characters in anime.
4. Meliodas from Nanatsu no Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins)
When a character whose backstory is the son of Demon King and the Dragon’s Wrath, it’s hard to imagine them being a strong anime character. This is the case with Meliodas in the Seven Deadly Sins, leader of the seven figures who embody the world’s deadliest sins. Meliodas’ character grows throughout the series, displaying his immense strength against every enemy the world faces, even topping the Ten Commandments with his astonishing ability to deflect any any kind of magic.
In addition to his amazing supernatural and magical abilities, Meliodas is a skilled warrior with his sword and possesses the immortality of nature. Meliodas has proven his strength time and time again, earning him a spot in the top five of this list.
3. Rimuru Tempest from Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime)
Towards a different anime style, we have a character that represents the Isekai genre that has a bunch of strong characters. With the rise of Isekai since the release of Sword Art Online, powerful protagonists have become the mainstay, and Rimuru Tempest is the best example of this to date.
Slime isn’t the first creature that comes to mind when you think of snake anime characters, but Rimuru takes this to the next level to absorb the power of whatever he eats into his slime. That gives him the ability to take on the power of any strong enemy he faces, gives Rimuru insane magical abilities, and takes the form of powerful god-like figures.
2. Zeno from Dragon Ball Super
Yes, we’re all disappointed that Goku couldn’t make this list, but it’s hard to ignore Zeno, aka Grand Zeno or Future Zeno. Being the king of all the Multiverse means you have to take a pretty big punch when the likes of Beerus, Whis, and Goku exist. With that said, it may only be a matter of time before Goku and his super Saiyan iterations go head to head with Grand Zeno to reclaim the title of strongest character in the Dragon Ball universe.
However, it is difficult to know how this will happen, as Zeno possesses the ability to create and destroy all existence across all universes in a single blow. Despite not having any combat abilities or techniques, Zeno is actually too strong to need them.
1. Saitama from One Punch Man
The most anticipated member on this list, the strongest character in all of the anime, has to be Saitama from One Punch Man. Nothing can stop this guy’s ability to beat anything and everything that comes his way with a single punch. While he doesn’t have any magical powers or supernatural reasons to be as strong as he is, there’s nothing that Saitama can’t face his immense power.
Instead, Saitama acquired his incredible fighting ability through a rigorous training regimen of 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, and a 10-km jog every day. That’s all you need to become the strongest. Saitama is not on a mission to be the strongest in the universe or anything along those paths, instead just trying to find fulfillment in his everyday life.