Pirates, hunters, heroes, and Super Saiyans in anime and manga aren’t the sole strongest characters with incredible and unmatched power. When it comes to the mightiest anime characters of all time, there is a vast selection of fictional beings to consider.
However, if we focus specifically on those who can wreak havoc and cause devastation, the list narrows down significantly.
Therefore, presented here is a curated compilation of the top 24 strongest characters in anime that deserve worldwide recognition.
Prepare to encounter individuals with awe-inspiring abilities capable of altering the very fabric of their fictional universes!
24. Hyoubou Kyouseke from Unlimited Psychic Squad
In the series of Unlimited Psychic Squad, we have a strong anime character named Hyoubou Kyouski, who is one of the world’s strongest Espers—portrayed as an escapee on the run.
At the first sight, he appears to be evil, cold, and heartless, but beneath his tough eyes, there is a warmhearted person inside. His aim in life is to find and help those mistreated Espers, even if it means burning the world or at the cost of his own life. Therefore, with his strong powers and abilities, Hyoubu managed to save many lives and gained many loyal followers, who starts joining his rebellious group called P.A.N.D.R.A.
23. Anos Voldigoad from The Misfit of Demon King Academy
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The series’ main focus is on the powerful demon Anos, with immense power and cruelty towards his enemies. He had enough of warfare between demon humans and demons that usually results in bloodbaths.
So, to end this endless bloodshed battle, Anos decides to sacrifice himself, split the world into four, and create peace for future generations.
Later, the demon lord will be reincarnated as one of his descendants, in a time when he could finally have the peaceful and quiet life, that he always wished for. The series goes from there…
22. Guts from Berserk
Among the strongest anime characters is Guts, a badass anime character and the protagonist from the anime and manga Berserk by Kentaro Miura. Guts is a powerful swordsman who travels from place to place and companionship to companionship.
Guts possess titanic strength gained from a harsh tragedy; even though he is with no special power, he is still someone overpowered enough to put an end to a whole army by himself just by his endurance and willpower.
21. Ryner Lute from Legend of Legendary Heroes
Ryner is a mighty main character from The Legend of the Legendary Heroes series. He is portrayed as a guy with a hidden past, but in the present, he is considered the strongest magician in his home kingdom, Roland.
He possesses overpowered magical eyes, or rather they are a curse, which allows him to know and acquire every and all magic he comes across, and at its strongest. With such a frightening power, this strong anime character can eradicate anything from existence as he wants, but at the price of his mental stability when it is used.
20. Eren Yeager from Attack On Titan
Eren Yeager from the anime Attack on Titan series is among the strongest fictional anime characters on our list. Eren Yeager as a child witnessed titans destroying his walled town, and his mother being eaten by a Titan.
This tragedy led him to join the Survey Corps, due to intense hatred toward the giants, and his goal of wiping them all off the face of the world.
Later in the series, Eren will become more powerful, possessing the power of three Titans. This will make him not only get his revenge on Titans but also want to wreak havoc on every country responsible for what happened in the past.
19. Koro Sensei from Assassination Classroom
Here we come to one of the most loved anime characters of all time, Koro-sensei (the most powerful anime teacher in history).
This man is the real deal, he is such a monster who is able to fly at high speed, which he demonstrates from time to time in the series.
Koro-sensei is someone who promised that he will destroy the world in a year after finishing teaching his 3-E students.
Soon after, it turns out that he is the best teacher they have ever had!
The sensei doesn’t hesitate to polish their assassination skills, make them grow strong enough to stand against the oppressive school system, faces their own life problems, and one day being able to kill their teacher.
18. Alucard from Hellsing
Next up, we have Alucard, one of the most formidable vampire characters in the history of anime.
Alucard is a true Dominant anime protagonist – immortal, incredibly powerful, and exuding sheer badassery. There is no need for an introduction when it comes to this character, as his overwhelming strength speaks for itself.
Alucard has been known to hit targets at great range using handguns while looking the other way. He does this by using his so-called ‘third eye.
Alucard can physically rip humans and vampires apart with ease, further than that he got a superhuman speed as he can move faster than the eye can see.
17. Muzan Kibutsuji from Demon Slayer
In the popular anime and manga series Demon Slayer, we encounter the mighty antagonist known as Muzan Kibutsuji.
Portrayed as the Demon King and the originator of all other formidable demons, including the twelve Kizuki, Muzan has posed a formidable challenge to the series’ protagonists in deadly battles.
Undoubtedly, Muzan deserves a spot on the list of the strongest characters of all time. With his ruthless nature, cunning intellect, and exceptional talents across various fields, he has established himself as an unparalleled force.
As the progenitor of all demons and the reigning Demon King, Muzan stands as the pinnacle of power within his kind.
16. Shigeo Kageyama from Mob Psycho 100
Shigeo Kageyama, as known as Mob, is another cool character from the Mob Psycho 100 anime and manga series.
He is portrayed as a third-year student at Salt Middle School and the vice president of its Body Improvement Club had formerly been one of Arataka Reigen’s assistants.
Shigeo is exceptionally skilled in psychic abilities, going as far as to become one of the most powerful espers in anime history. He is comparable only to Keiji Mogami and Toichiro Suzuki – two other powerful espers of the series.
15. Light Yagami from Death Note
Light Yagami is the protagonist of the Death Note series, who becomes the “ruler of a new world” after finding a notebook named Death Note.
The superpowered notebook allows him to kill anyone by writing his or her name in it. His actions spread as the work of “Kira,” throughout Japan.
Light was a decent guy, but after being exposed to the Death Note’s powers, his good qualities quickly become twisted.
His belief that the world is rotten makes him decide to rid the world of bad people and makes it a better place to live in.
14. Dio Brando from JoJo Bizare Adventure
Dio is among the most popular strong anime characters of all time, who, shortly after becoming a vampire and later, a powerful stand user, acquired many followers.
Dio is a character who is responsible for many major events of the series like the death of Jonathan Joestar and also how all members of the Joestar Family gained Stand power abruptly.
As shown in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Dio is a character with superhuman strength, speed, and accuracy. He can also stop time briefly using manipulation or violence. In order to continuously gain power over others, Dio constantly looks to become more powerful.
13. Sakamaki Izayoi from Mondaiji Tachi
“Mondaiji Tachi ga Isekai Kara Kuru So Desu Yo?” is a good isekai anime, where Izayoi is currently one of the main characters.
Portrayed as a young teen, and because he is so strong and courageous, Izayoi ends up transferred to another world along with other powerful female characters.
Izayoi has a power named ‘Code Unknown’, otherwise known as the Last Future of Embryo. He is not just the most powerful problem child, but also one of the strongest anime characters in history.
12. Gilgamesh from Fate Series
Next up among the strongest anime characters of all time, we have Gilgamesh, With his quote “You can’t look at me. Worms can only look at the ground when they die, like the worms they are”
Gilgamesh, also known as Archer, is a villain from the Fate series he possesses senses of sight, hearing, touch, smell, taste, perception, and intuition that are several levels above the ordinary. His compatibility with Heroic Spirits is great due to the versatility of his weapons.
He can be called the “Servant Destroyer” because they are no match for him. He is undoubtedly the strongest Servant. it is said he could have ended the Fourth Holy Grail War in a single night if he wished.
11. Zaraki Kenpachi from Bleach
In the Bleach series, Kenpachi Zaraki is among the strongest anime swordsmen, I’ll say this…Kenpachi is for sure stronger than most captains in the series.
Zaraki Kenpachi has never unbolted Shikai, cause he doesn’t know even his Zanpakuto’s name, therefore it can’t be released.
You have to know its name in order to have Shikai. Zaraki’s Zanpakuto was screaming when he and Ichigo fought, but Zaraki couldn’t hear it. Which shows how tremendous his power is, as he can changes of attack type (from slash to pierce) without any difficulty.
While still a child, his prowess was great enough to single-handedly kill hundreds of adult fighters. Therefore, as an adult he has The intensity of Reiryoku which acts as a sort of armor, making it impossible for him to be harmed by anyone not at least at his level of power.
Plus he possesses a very large degree of physical strength, most commonly displayed by his ability to push back his opponent’s attacks with a single arm.
10. Adam Blade from Needless
Adam Blade possesses immense physical strength, endurance, and healing powers strength, speed, durability, flight, and shapeshifting, he can manipulate and absorb heat and fire it off as condensed beams of hot energy, he can manipulate dark matter,
Adam is a skilled combatant, who Has full mastery of his abilities. He was able to fight multiple powerful opponents in the series despite being grievously injured He has also the ability of flame which Gives him control and resistance to fire and heat.
9. Escanor from Seven Deadly Sins
Escanor is one of the powerful seven deadly sins members, the second prince of Kingdom Castellio, and a man known as “The Strongest Holy Knight”. He has Lion’s sin, which really represents his pride that he lives up to.
He is considered one of the strongest characters ever seen in anime history. He has a Sacred weapon in the form of an Axe, which gives him an inherent power called Sunshine that he can use to rapidly increase his power during the day. As night falls and his ability fades away, he becomes weaker and more susceptible to attacks.
8. Yhwach from Bleach
Yhwach is the main villain of the Bleach anime and manga series. He is a powerful Quincy who is also the son of the Soul King. He is often referred to as ” His Majesty.”
So, how strong is Yhwach? and who can put an end to such a mighty character?
Yhwach is one of the strongest characters in Bleach. He has several powers and abilities, such as immortality, great proficiency, complete healing, and power bestowment, which make him one of the most powerful antagonists of all time.
It is said that he cannot be defeated by anyone, except for the Soul King, who is the only one who was more powerful than him.
7. Meruem from Hunter X Hunter
Meruem is the main antagonist of the HXH series. He is the king of the Chimera Ants, who have human-like intelligence. He is also one of the most powerful characters in the series.
Meruem’s strength lies in his intelligence, and he believes that power comes from knowledge and not physical strength.
Meruem has immense strength, speed, and durability. He is far stronger than other ants and humans in the whole series.
He was a formidable opponent to many throughout the anime so far- he and his Chimera Ant forces are responsible for the deaths of many Hunters, including Chairman Netero.
6. Saiki Kusuo From The Disastrous Life Of Saiki
Saiki Kusuo is a supreme anime character, who has a wide variety of supernatural abilities – from telepathy to x-ray vision.
However, all he wants is to live a peaceful life without relying on his powers. He wishes that no one pays attention to him, and no one notices even that he’s there.
Saiki is one of the strongest anime characters of all time, yet he is also a really funny guy, who often gets bothered by people who wanted to get close to him.
What makes him so likable is that he always has a heart and does all he can do to maintain peace.
5. Testuo Shima from Akira
In the masterpiece anime movie Akira, we have Tetsuo Shima, a teenage gang member who develops powerful psychic abilities after almost crashing into Takashi.
Tetsuo went on a rampage in hopes to find a way to strengthen and control his new powers. Tetsuo has telekinesis, telepathy, and the ability to survive in space alone.
He loses his arm due to the SOL satellite weapon but fixes it with his technopathy skills. Then, he learns even more skills over time to get stronger.
4. Haguromo Otsutsuki from Naruto
The most powerful character in Naruto is none other than the Sage of the Six Paths himself. Yep, we’re talking about none other than Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki, who brought the entire concept of ninjutsu itself to the modern world.
Haguromo Otsutsuki is simply a legendary figure, who is seen as the ancestor of shinobis. With his brother’s help, he defeated their mother, who had become to Ten-Tails. He then sealed the beast within himself, becoming the first Jinchuriki.
3. Gojo Satoru from Jujutsu Kaisen
Satoru Gojo is a really strong character from the anime and manga Jujutsu Kaisen. He’s a special grade jujutsu sorcerer and widely recognized as being the strongest in the world.
Satoru is the pride of the Gojo Family, being the first to successfully inherit two rare powers. He teaches martial arts at the Tokyo Jujutsu High and uses his influence to protect and train young allies.
To date, Satoru is known to be the strongest sorcerer in the series, with a huge amount of cursed energy and an unusually powerful technique.
2. Saitama from One Punch Man
Saitama is a character from the anime One Punch Man. He is a hero that can defeat any enemy with just one punch. This makes him very powerful and an excellent fighter.
He has no special abilities, but he still manages to defeat his opponents with ease due to his training and hard work.
He’s the most powerful guy in the series, who deals with an existential crisis- he’s too powerful now to find any thrill in battle.
However, he is also very humble and doesn’t like to show off or talk about himself which makes him even more likable.
1. Zeno from Dragon Ball
Grand Zeno, the Omni-King, is the supreme ruler of all of the Multiverse and its most powerful being.
Zeno and Future Zeno are the only two characters that use Erase’s ability in Dragon Ball Super, which makes them arguably the most powerful ones.
Whis said that Grand Zeno is someone strong enough to instantly erase anything or everything (including individual people, planets, galaxies, and universes) without any effort.