Top Ten Strongest Anime/Manga Characters

The Top Ten

1 Goku - Dragon Ball Z Son Goku (Kakarrot) is the main protagonist in Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. He has many abilities like, super strength, utilization of ki, flight, teleportation, super speed, enhanced reflexes, and Super Saiyan transformation that increase strength, speed, and durability. ...read more.

He may struggle with the big foes that keep on popping up and he may be pitiful compared to them but he'll always step up and train himself. He doesn't give up. And DBZ probably has the most formidable enemies because each one makes a long impact, such as Frieza, Cell, and Majin Buu. They never last for a short while and it's even more exciting when it takes a lot to defeat them. Goku can do so much without breaking a sweat. I mean, he can destroy the moon with a simple Ki blast, like Piccolo did in the early episodes of DBZ. Even if somebody does surpass him at some point, he'll beat them no matter how long it takes because his power is limitless.

I have been a fan of anime since like forever, not to offend anyone but... If anyone could match up Goku it would be Saitama (one punch man) but that's with restricted fighting rules. Saitama states that he is only human assuming he can't fly, nor can he teleport like Goku. If they were to fight Goku could teleport away if the earth was to be destroyed and let Saitama suffocate (based on the him being human thing, he may be able to hold his breath for a long time but it's a matter of time). But due to Gokus kind and fair nature when it comes to fights, it is possible for him to tie.

Okay, so there's Saitama but I don't think he should be in a discussion of strongest Anime characters because he's just there to make fun of the most powerful ones and it's all comedy oh and Goku has every right to be Number 1 because his evolution is just so incredible and please don't come saying no wayy, Luffy or Ichigo can kick his ass because guys, when you say that, it's crystal clear that you haven't watched DBZ 'till the end and you're probably diehard fans of whichever Anime you stand up for. Goku is the top. Period.

Is this seriously a question? Come on guys, can any one blast the entire solar system or travel faster than light or has saved earth hundreds of time because Goku can. He is the damn strongest anime character ever. He can kick the ass of any one on this list whether its is ichigo or madara or any one else. His kamehameha beam is enough to defeat any anime.

No he can't defeat EVERY anime character. Kami Tenchi would stomp Goku, but Goku is the strongest popular anime character ( and my favourite ^.^ )

2 One Punch Man - OnePunch-Man

Even Tom and Jerry cannot die. Add some superhuman powers and someone will be invincible like Saitama. Gag characters cannot be defeated.

Saitama uses an un-countably minuscule amount of his power in his "Serious Punch", his most powerful showing of strength thus far. This punch not only completely negated an energy blast which can shatter a planet the size of Earth or larger, (it's shown that OPMverse Earth has 4 moons orbiting it, and the official character booklet translates Boros's final move as planet-shattering) it also was able to affect the atmosphere halfway across the globe afterwards. In one of the official Manga tankobons, Murata drew a sneak peek of a future arc in which Saitama punches a giant hole through the moon, supposedly against a villain called "Metal Emperor".

Have you seen his fight with Boros!? That's Goku Personified in the anime! He wasn't even serious when he was fighting him and was holding back the whole time! He should be in number 1 since he could also blow up planets if he tries. I bet he can even do that in one punch. If ever there's a death match between Goku and saitama-sama, I'm 100 % sure it's saitama's win. Goku can hit him, fire him with beams etc as many times as he wants and still can't win against him. It's like Genos and Saitma's practice fight. It says so in the anime that his power is LIMITLESS. OP.

First of all he can beat almost everything with just 1 single punch and this one even isn't a serious one and he was also able to rub out a whole mountain that really was further away just with the moving air of one of his normal punches while other strong characters need crazy powers to destroy some objects.

So if you think of Saitama he could be able to smash the earth with a single punch if we will take it serious.

3 Vegeta - Dragon Ball Z Vegeta is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

Vegetal should be 2nd because even if he is weaker than Goku, he shot up right to Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan without becoming Super Saiyan 3 or Super Saiyan God. He didn't even need Gohan, Trunks, Goten, and Goku to join hands and go through the procedure of becoming SSJG. He doesn't depend on others and focuses on achieving new stages of Super Saiyan by himself and that's what makes him so powerful.

Vegetation can destroy galaxies. Naruto can destroy mountains. I've watch both anime's. Case closed. Saitama is strong but he doesn't have the power of a God. Goku vs Vegeta is debatable but anyway Vegeta should be second or first.

I don't like him, but just like Goku he can destroy planets with barely breaking a few sweats, might want to make all the Dragonball characters top this list.

Vegeta is my all time favorite character, but should be number 2 instead of 5 on here. Only goku is stronger

4 Naruto - Naruto Naruto Uzumaki is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

In the latest Naruto Manga he can teleport and he is faster than the speed of light given by him being compared to the yellow "FLASH" ( his father). he had surpassed his father in speed. he could easily dominate anyone if he was to use all the way up to ashura mode and maybe even without depending on who he is versing. he is even likely to destroy Goku in a battle since Goku can only teleport where he sees but if Naruto was to mark him then he can teleport right beside Goku without Goku actually being able to dodge it. he could also teleport his ninjutsu attacks to him directly, with Goku having zero chance of ever dodging it.

Naruto isn't only strong through power, he's also strong in the fact that he can rely on other people when he needs to. If you guys will remember when Itachi said that his own downfall was because he couldn't trust anyone, and he told Naruto that he should rely on other people no matter how strong Naruto himself gets. Naruto kept this in mind and now look at him:

The loser of he Academy is the Hokage. Suck it, losers

Unlike many others in this list Naruto has ninjutsu that gives him the ability to mold his chakra to deliver fatal physical blows.Moreover given the fact that he has the largest reserve of chakra (next only to ten tails) and surpasses even his own father in teleportation he can defeat any character on the list on any given day.What makes him most formidable is his never die attitude (the will to stand by his word) and his unflinching faith in himself and his comrades.

Naruto is the strongest. He can beat Goku because Goku is not smart and Naruto smarter than him. He can block any attacks of Goku, Goku is weaker than Naruto, he can clone many strong himself. Naruto can control all tailed beast and know their name. The four tailed named son Goku. He can heal himself unlike Goku.

5 Whis - Dragon Ball Z Battle of Gods Whis is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Super, created by Akira Toriyama.

He trains Gods he should be the strongest since he trains Goku and Vegeta.

Nothing to say, his power proves that he is the number one.

He can beat even bills/beerus easily and bills/beerus defeated ssgss goku

Nope krillin can't

6 Ichigo - Bleach

Well I think Ichigo should be above Naruto and saitama. From the Manga presently, ichigo should be able to defeat anybody(except goku).. his riatsu (spirit energy) is stronger than when he fought aizen and even aizen was not able to feel it then because he was below his level and aizen had transcendent riatsu. Ichigo has feats like destroying a barrier able to bend space and time with the wave of a hand. Like who does that. someone like that can't be sealed, can he?.Nope, I don't think so...I don't see how even saitama will be able to deal with that because he is all physical and no mystical. He won't even be able to get close to ichigo to give one punch because let's face it guys, he'll vaporize (remember no iota of riatsu). Naruto would be able to handle this a little because of biju mode but he'll still get whooped... Believe it!... Fool ya fool

Ichigo exist on the spiritual plane of existence and can see things on the physical one, but most of these protagonist are on the physical plane, unable to see Ichigo, also unless their spiritual pressure is higher than his or is densified enough into one attack he'll just stop it with his hand like he did with Aizen.

If you read the manga lately you would know that ichigo is way above sasuke. Sure I understand sasuke rinnegan ability but ichigo in shikai is faster than that. That is present shikai his dual swords

Ichigo is the strongest. Example, if you make him fight with other anime characters, he will definitely win because nobody can see him.

7 Bills - Dragon Ball Z

Bills is stronger than goko. Remember wiz tell him that he used his 70%energy

He can destroy a planet using his one finger

OK? Stronger than Goku who is first gets put in 26

Why omni king is not in top 1 he is stronger than beerus

8 Giorno Giovanna - JoJo's Bizarre

Everyone on this list: Uses power
Giorno Giovanna: Nope *resets willpower and actions to 0

Giorno at full power is one of the most broken characters in all fiction. His power is basically just to win whatever fight he gets into. His ultimate power, nullifying cause and effect -one of the basic fundamentals of existence and reality- makes it so nothing can even virtually harm him. On top of that, his power exists outside time and reality so it activates insantly. I'd say 99.9% of fictional characters use cause and effect. Everyone in this list when they use their power is a "cause," but Giorno's power is to eliminate the cause instantly which means cause and effect can never happen therefore they cannot do anything. Absolutely broken character.

Giorno is not only one of the most powerful characters in anime and manga but in fiction in general. Gold Experience Requiem has the power to nullify any attack that had the primary cause of harming Giorno and making it so the person who did the action would be unable to anything since all of their willpower, actions get reset to 0. They would be completely helpless the moment they tried to attack Giorno. It's also Acasual meaning it exists outside of Time, Space and Reality effectively allowing to activate this ability instantly.

In other words, he can eliminate the "effect" from cause and effect and whoever did the "cause" would be completely helpless against him since they are unable to do anything after it uses its ability. This alone makes him one of the most broken characters since 99.9% of fictional characters abide by the basic fundamental of "Cause and Effect."

Thanos snaps his fingers? Never snapped
Goku uses Kamehameha? Never even fired
Zeno eliminates ...more

Not only he can turn anything to the state of zero, Even before Gold Experience became requiem he already have the ability to turn any objects into living thing. Even if you severe his hand, or feet, or arm, he can replace it. And that ability became OP after GE became GER. He became untouchable. Once you were killed by him, you will suffer unlimited loops of death. All possible death methods will happen to you. Not even gods of all gods can counter him. Note: Giorno does not know about this ability, His Stand Gold Experience only knows what it is.

The ability to make actions goes to zero and is fully automatic... I don't know is he is the strongest character because I don't think he can kill guys like goku or saitama (it is doesn't stated if he can make defense go to zero, but he can negate things like dodging so I think it comes to how many punches they can get without dying) but he really is the most unkillable guy in all anime, everything you do to kill him just go to zero, his ability is the most broken defense one ever thought lol

9 Monkey D. Luffy - The One Piece Monkey D. "Straw Hat" Luffy is a fictional character and the protagonist of the One Piece manga franchise created by Eiichiro Oda.

I'm extremely tired of this. Stop hating, stop cursing at Naruto just because it's a higher rank than your favorite anime. Because it is true. Naruto is stronger than Luffy or what I think. But you can't really compare an anime character to another because they are in completely different worlds, completely different powers, completely different levels of power, different things you can accomplish. It is just the fan base. It's your opinion. Don't say sorry because you are still offending people. I respect your opinion so you respect mine.

Oh, why is he not the number ONE? He should be the number one, right? Oh well, I feel sorry for Naruto fans who voted him. At first I was about to vote for him but I remembered the ending and the movie of it so Luffy is the strongest anime chara for me. Sorry Naruto fans, I hate jackass Naruto.

Luffy is not strong like Naruto but Luffy is half across his journey while Naruto is over so you can't compare Mid series Luffy vs end series Naruto but Mid ser Luffy beats mid series Naruto so if Luffy is Gol D. Roger,Whitebeard prime Shanks or higher he will win against Naruto

Luffy is definitely NOT most powerful. BUT, he has powers that are very good. I mean, the gear powers. the jet powers. If luffy were to unleash something like "gear 4" then its bye bye naruto. Only thing is water, but any fancy water technique will not work on him because he nees ro be fully submerged in salt water. luffy is good

10 Saitama - OnePunch-Man Saitama is the main protagonist of the webcomic and anime series One Punch Man, who could easily destroy a continent with one punch. He is bored with his extreme power. He is registered with the Heroes Association as a C-Class Superhero and is tasked to defend Z-City against Mysterious Beings.

Isn't Saitama already at number 2, why is he here? THEY ARE THE SAME! And Saitama, not once, has gone all out.

Let's be honest here, a man that can stop the rain, meteors (Both with One Punch), and suffer severe pride beating, is really strong. It took Goku a whole Kamehameha to destroy a meteor.

Tsk tsk tsk this is unthinkable..where can you find an fictional human character whose most abilities just like a human except 4: strength,speed,reflexes and stamina which surpasses any character you could imagine and to think he could eliminate them with just one punch effortlessly with a poker face to the point he'll cry in disapointment that nobody could ever withstood his "one-punch". Could you think anybody..?

He is the strongest because it's how he was created. We haven't seen him become serious in battle. And as you noticed he finished Boros with just using his "right hand". His serious punch killed Borros with just its shock wave.

Infinite power capable of ignoring all other powers. Defies reality and could instantly destroy any anime character, probably even omnipotents.

The Contenders

11 Vados - Dragon Ball Super Vados is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

This list is silly, Vados would obviously one shot Goku and is stronger than Whis. The likes of Saitama, Naruto, Luffy and so on would literally die from the shockwaves of her one shoting Goku.

Vados is even much more stronger than whis she is whises big sister come on she should be the first

She should be in top 3. She can singlehandedly beat both Goku and Vegeta at the same time.

12 Sasuke - Naruto Sasuke Uchiha is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Sasuke is Boss with his Rinnegan. He can also control the tailed beasts and use it as his own. Maybe he can even do what Madara tried to do Project Tsuki no me

It's very hard to fight him. You cannot directly look into his eyes and the is legendary black flames AMETRASU don't forget the power of RINNEGAN and ultimate offense and defense form SUSSANO.

It doesn't matter what any of you say. Sasuke can beat anyone one on one. Naruto only stands a chance because of his training to fight genjutsu.

Sasuke is really strong. I personally think he's on the same level as Naruto but other than that, he is strong.

13 Edward Newgate - One Piece

He can destroy the planet with a single punch while in his 70s. Most of the higher people on this list can't hold a candle to him. He's a one-man military organisation.

Known as the strongest character in one piece. Can create seaquakes and Earthquakes just by punching the air. Challenged the entire marinfold in an all out war.

He's so strong, he was able to tear a whole city down with just his bare hands.

He died and he was still standing! What else can I say? An old man who fiught till the end for his "son".. ! I can die out of epicness!

14 Pegasus Seiya - Saint Seiya

Seiya has the ability to adapt to any opponent, he evolves constantly mid battle. He has faced silver and gold saints, god warriors, specters and gods and won every single time. But the biggest reason is at he doesn't die. the guy is worst than a zombie.

Is literally the strongest on the list

Fastes,strongest his saiya he can merk any man on this list no effort trust me mate

15 Medaka Kurokami - Medaka Box

Medaka can Control Persons etc etc or even with supernatural powers like saitama or Goku. She can even copy the one's abnormal moves like being invisible, strong possessing and stuffs, and she is also a girl with big b***s.

16 Gohan - Dragon Ball Son Gohan is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. Gohan is introduced as the first son of the protagonist Goku, and his wife Chi-Chi, in chapter #196 Kakarrot, first published in Weekly Sh┼Źnen Jump magazine on October 24, 1988. Chi-Chi is a strict and protective ...read more.

Gohan is insanely powerful as shown in his epic fight with Cell. And he was a kid at that time and you know your breath was whisked away when you watched him. Sure, he gave up on training when peace was restored and powered down when the Majin Buu saga began when Kibit requested him to show him Super Saiyan and Vegeta commented that he was much stronger during the Cell fight and he hadn't been training. Gohan must be at least 3rd or 4th because he IS Goku's son and whenever he's angered, the enemies are in big trouble. Conclusion: Piss him off, you're already dead.

How come is NATSU higher than Gohan? Hell, even Yamcha could destroy multipld moons at least, which is far more than anything Zeref or Acnologia coulx handle. Furthermore, Gohan was the strongest unfused character by the end of DBZ.Stop voting for the protagonists. This is a list for the most powerful!

Gohan's below Natsu?! He can solo the entire HST plus Fairy Tail verse, yet he's below Natsu. *cough* *cough*

Why he's stronger then most characters this list is crap

17 Broly - Dragon Ball Z Broly is the main antagonist in the Broly Triple Threat trilogy and Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie. He appears to be the latest of the Legendary Super Saiyans who appear every thousand years. His father was Paragus.

I can't believe he isn't canon like what the hell

Don't forget this badass character

Saitama is noob for him

No match to him

18 Future Trunks - Dragon Ball Z

His rnew form in super says it all

19 Trunks - Dragon Ball Z Trunks is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.
20 Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Gurren Lagann

He literally withstood the power of the Big Bang, whereas Goku in the latest movie almost got killed by a laser gun.

Come on. This guy is millions of light years tall...

He is bigger than the observable universe

This mecha can grow bigger than the universe depending on Simones will which is limitless in my opinion this power is by far the strongest source of energy in the anime world

21 Natsu Dragneel - Fairy Tail Natsu Dragneel is a Mage of the Fairy Tail Guild.Natsu is carefree and reckless in nature, and, despite his consistent brawls with the other members of Fairy Tail, he is a fiercely loyal and protective friend. He is willing to go down fighting for his friends, regardless of how futile it might seem. ...read more.

Must I remind people in the comments that being handsome isn't really a strength, but Natsu is super strong. Like Erza said, Natsu responds to stronger opponents by becoming stronger himself. If he were pitted against any of the Forbidden Four (the strong ones no rates above each other or whatever) I think it'd all come to a draw. All of the characters in anime strive towards strength for their family, but in all honesty, Natsu has demonstrated his means of getting power to do just that. He's come to near death several times, like any other character, but still pushed himself further. I haven't watched Dragon Ball, but based on Naruto, Luffy, and Ichigo, I'd say Natsu were to try the hardest, and to me, that's strength.

If you read the latest chapter than you would know that natsu basicaly demolished a whole army with one dragon roar. Did I mention it was a huge army with monsters

I think natsu is the best among all of the manga character. He inherit the blood of immortality from his most hated brother, zeref.

Natsu is the best because of his overflowing. He is very heroic. He survived death many times and above all he is loyal.

22 Kami Tenchi - Tenchi Muyo

This character is omnipotent? Owhs? He was almost defeated by Z. If he is omnipotent he me must be God. Then lo! Let us praise him! Let's make a new religion haha! He is not God because he is just a created being. Oh come on, did the maker of this anime study philosophy? God is one who creates and not created. So better stop this illogical anime.

Sorry, but he cannot be the either omnipotent or even nigh-omnipotent.
Due to lack of maintaining his mind control and still growing in his power even in Kami Tenchi form, I can't find that he is being equivalent to TOAA, the Presence, etc.

Makes SSJ4 Gogeta, Dark Schneider, and pegasus seiya pale in comparison

Fanboys voting Goku. KamiTenchi= Strongest Anime character. On Par with Beyonder and TOAA of Marvel.

23 Uchiha Madara - Naruto

Damn madara is beast he can kick everyones ass in ine second best character ever Goku can run to hell can take all first places he want but this character is just unbelieveble awesome coolest damn best character in time one word epic how could someone imagine such a character damn I want conversation with him thousand times better than any other character MADARA ROCKS LIKE NO ONE...
IT CAN'T BE SAID ENOUGH!

How is he only 15 on this list, are you forgetting when he dropped a meteorite from the sky and defeated the 5 kages? Not even Naruto and sasuke teamed up together couldn't defeat him. Kishimoto couldn't even kill him off so he created Kaguya for that rofl, everyone on here is biased towards their favourite but Madara is the strongest.

Since he was brought back from the dead he has an immortal body. He also has the rinnegan and wood style. Also he took on the a load of the shinobi alliance by himself

Bro he should be sooo much higher. A susanoo that can cut through mountains by unsheathing its sword and he can literally make it rain meteors. Naruto and sasuke are both strong, but they have nothing on this uchiha badass

24 Aizen - Bleach

Aw come on guys! Aizen was evil so what? He had almost killed ichigo had he not been stopped by urahara. At least pay some respect to this guy.

He also fought all the Captains with no trouble, and majorly wounded most of them.

25 Kaguya - Naruto

She can defeat Naruto, true. But defeating Goku? Dream on, Kaguya! Defeat Krillin first, and see if you could do that.

How does this make sense people are just voting on their favorite characters instead of strongest

How is this so low? Kaguya is much stronger than madara and sasuke.

I'm sorry but kaguya is stronger than Goku any day

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