If there is something that the most popular anime of all time have in common, they are powerful characters, those who fearlessly face the most fearsome villains in history until they achieve victory.
The best of all is that each one has their own strengths, which we can divide between physical and mental, since it is not the same to be a born hero, a boy with psychic powers or an alien who came to save the day.
With all these differences in mind, in PlayerOne we prepared a list in no specific order of the most powerful characters in anime, in which we discussed whether it is better to be team muscle or team brain.
All Might (Boku no Hero Academia)
We start the list with a controversial character and that is that while All Might was relegated to being Midoyira-shounen’s guide today, in the past he was the muscular hero everyone admired.
It is this golden era of All Might that we refer to as one of the strongest characters, after all the man with a smile on his face and nerves of steel alone saved the day on more than one occasion.
His loss as a hero itself, is even the reason for all the calamities that now occur in the world created by Kohei Horikoshi, as there is nothing that leaves a greater gap in the wall of peace than the fall of its most defender. powerful.
Anos Voldigoad (Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha: Shijou Saikyou no Maou no Shiso, Tensei shite Shison-tachi no Gakkou e)
The Demon King of Tyranny reincarnated before us in ‘Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha: Shijou Saikyou no Maou no Shiso, Tensei shite Shison-tachi no Gakkou e’ and since then we have not been able to stop thinking about his immense power.
Because it comes from magic and its handling requires wisdom, we dare to say that Anos Voldigoad possesses a mental strength that few have, as well as a great emotional intelligence with his companions.
A leader who directs his followers to become the best version of themselves, while not afraid to get his hands dirty for those he loves and who is capable of bringing the dead to life, that is the definition of strength and can.
Kusuo Saiki (Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan)
‘Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan’ is an anime for all those who are willing to indulge in the absurd and fun that a protagonist with the ability to end humanity in three days can be and who lives his day to day at school .
If you have already seen her, you will know that her protagonist, Saiki, is the most classic definition of mental power, since with her psychic and telepathic abilities she can get everything she wants, except that she wants nothing more in life than candy and a home. where their parents don’t fight.
Its power is so great that it uses gadgets to decrease its range, something that positions it without problems on this list and that you must discover for yourself by watching the anime.
Levi Ackerman (Shingeki no Kyojin)
In a list where there are super-powerful heroes, demons and psychics, we could not leave humanity without a representative and this is when the strongest soldier of ‘Shingeki no Kyojin’, Levi Ackerman, arrives.
Although his descendants give him an advantage, Captain Levi is a man of flesh and blood willing to put his life on the line to defeat the Titans, armed only with blades and aerodynamic displacement equipment.
Due to his condition as a person and his insurmountable determination capable of letting his closest friends die and avenging them, he gives him a mental power that comes from strategy, the courage to carry out everything he sets out to do.
Meliodas (Nanatsu no Taizai)
The leader of the seven deadly sins, Meliodas, is not peculiarly big or muscular, but his strength is something to fear, both on earth and in hell.
With the symbol of the dragon in tow and a destiny that makes him relive the death of his loved one, he may not be the most mentally stable, but when it comes to going into battle, he has no comparison.
Saitama (One Punch Man)
The bald man in a cape arrived, and it was impossible to leave him out of the top with the reputation of taking down all his enemies with one blow regardless of their size and power.
Facing aliens, sea creatures, martial artists, and the most terrifying beings in monster society, it has become clear that he can overcome any barrier.
We say barrier, but the reality is that Saitama is so strong that he always gets bored with his opponents, seeing that none can give him that sense of life and death that he lived in the past.
Satoru Gojo (Jujutsu Kaisen)
When it comes to strength, Satoru Gojo has become one of the most incredible characters in anime, a sorcerer feared by friends and foes who obeys only his heart.
Thanks to his fun and outgoing personality, he has made a space in the hearts of all anime fans, but don’t be fooled, once he expands his domain there is no one who can escape.
Shigeo Kageyama (Mob Psycho 100)
If we talked about Saiki above, we couldn’t leave out Shigeo Kageyama, better known as Mob from ‘Mob Psycho 100’ and the strongest psychic in the shonen world.
Although she possesses great ability, her use of power is overwhelmed by intense and negative emotions, so you don’t want to get in her way when she has a bad day.
Son Goku (Dragon Ball)
Leaving Son Goku off this list is unthinkable, the hero from another planet who trains with gods and defeats the most powerful beings in the universe deserves his position thanks to his strength.
He may not be the most brilliant protagonist, but his love for battles has led him to take on very dangerous villains, not to mention that he is capable of searching and fighting for the dragon balls as many times as necessary to rescue his companions.
Tatsuya Shiba (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)
Let’s move from physical strength to mental strength once again, and if anyone can be the embodiment of mental strength, it is Tatsuya Shiba, in a story where both his mother and aunt experimented with him since childhood to create an artificial magician.
Despite his shortcomings, today he is respected even by those of higher power, thanks to his strategies, the well-directed use of his strength, and the coolness with which he faces danger.
Kyuubey (Mahou Shoujo Madoka ★ Magica)
We leave an unusual bonus, since we talk about physical and mental strength, but we leave aside something very important, the strength of beings superior to that, those who can grant wishes and live forever.
Sure Shenlong is one of them, but there is something disturbing and fascinating about the existence of the Kyuubey, a being from another world capable of extracting the soul, bottling it and fulfilling any wish you have in mind.
It is true that your body is not particularly resistant, but its strength comes from something much greater, something intangible to those who obtain strength through the body or experience.
Of course, the ideal type of force for each person who enjoys anime will vary, but regardless of whether you want a hero who solves everything in a snap or a being so strong that he is a danger to humanity, the most important thing is to enjoy. of your favorite series.
Being a reduced list of the most powerful characters in anime, surely we leave several emblematic ones out, so do not hesitate to tell us in the comments which is your favorite and if you prefer physical or mental strength.