The anime industry hit a historical record in 2019 with an estimated profit of $24 billion. Moreover, Japanese anime series increasingly dominate the field of content programming globally. Anime has been around for as long as we can remember, and so many iconic individuals stand out during that time that has captured our hearts and imaginations.
Characters possessing extraordinary strength are always at the heart of the anime series; almost no one can beat them. The special thing is that their power is also very diverse in many different genres, as well as character and appearance. Some have looks that match their powers, while others have cute, even silly. One by one, the 50 badass names below have been the most loved by the audience over the past decade. Join us to name it!
Table of Contents
- 1. Koro-sensei – Assassination Classroom
- 2. Karma Akabane – Assassination Classroom
- 3. Shigeo Kageyama – Mob Psycho 100
- 4. Satoru Gojo – Jujutsu Kaisen
- 5. Meliodas – Nanatsu no Taizai
- 6. Zeno – Dragon Ball Super
- 7. Saitama – One Punch Man
- 8. Yugi Muto – Yu-gi-oh
- 9. Kirigaya Kazuto – Sword Art Online
- 10. Son Goku – Dragon Ball Z
- 11. Tatsuya Shiba – Irregular At Magic High School
- 12. Satoru Mikami – That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime
- 13. Ayumu Aikawa – Is This A Zombie
- 14. Ainz Ooal Gown – Overlord
- 15. Monkey D. Luffy – One Piece
- 16. Roronoa Zoro – One Piece
- 17. Saiki Kusuo – The Disastrous Life of Saiki K
- 18. Giorno Giovanna – Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
- 19. Itachi Uchiha – Naruto
- 20. Naruto Uzumaki – Naruto
- 21. Sasuke Uchiha – Naruto
- 22. Killua Zoldyck – Hunter x Hunter
- 23. Lelouch Lamperouge – Code Geass
- 24. L – Death Note
- 25. Light Yagami – Death Note
- 26. Kenshirō – Hokuto Renkitōza
- 27. Hanma Yujiro – Baki
- 28. Hisoka Morow – Hunter X Hunter
- 29. Meruem – Hunter X Hunter
- 30. Isaac Netero – Hunter X Hunter
- 31. Shiki Ryougi – The Garden of Sinners
- 32. Antispiral – Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
- 33. Ban – Seven Deadly Sins
- 34. Ghislaine Dedoldia – Mushoku Tensei
- 35. Hyakkimaru – Dororo
- 36. Roy Mustang – Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
- 37. Eren Yeager – Attack on Titan
- 38. Ajimu Najimi – Medaka Box
- 39. Levi Ackerman – Attack on Titan
- 40. Kenpachi Zaraki – Bleach
- 41. Sung Jin Woo – Solo Leveling
- 42. Alucard – Hellsing Ultimate
- 43. Guts – Berserk
- 44. Ken Kaneki – Tokyo Ghoul
- 45. Gilgamesh – Fate/Zero
- 46. Spike Spiegel – Cowboy Bebop
- 47. Kiyotaka Ayanokouji – Classroom of the Elite
- 48. Revy – Black Lagoon
- 49. Gildarts Clive – Fairy Tail
- 50. Mugen – Samurai Champloo
1. Koro-sensei – Assassination Classroom
Koro Sensei was born in a slum. Having to go through difficulties growing up, Koro Sensei decided to become an assassin; thanks to his natural talent Koro Sensei killed more than a thousand people, dubbed “The Reaper”. In addition, Koro-sensei is a unique teacher on earth because of his monstrous appearance and unpredictable behavior, not to mention his challenging his students to assassinate him.
2. Karma Akabane – Assassination Classroom
Karma Akabane is from the primary school branch and has a history of using violence. As he wonderfully demonstrates when he wants to lead his classmates in a botched murder attempt, he is an exciting man. Except for a few, Karma is stronger and more intelligent than most of his peers. In addition to all of these traits, Karma’s aptitude as an assassin and the potential he exhibits throughout the program are what genuinely distinguish him as a frightening and badass character.
3. Shigeo Kageyama – Mob Psycho 100
Shigeo Kageyama has tremendous psychic powers. Due to some accident as a child, he decided to seal that power by hiding his feelings. Sometimes his power would explode when his emotional stat reached 100% or more. However, this is only a tiny part of his immense power and is only fully released when cornered and forced to act on instinct.
4. Satoru Gojo – Jujutsu Kaisen
Satoru Gojo has white hair that is usually raised, but he will let it down when dressed in casual clothes. Gojo has bright blue eyes that are beautiful and magical, but they are usually hidden by his signature black eyepatch or a pair of dark sunglasses. Not only has an impressive appearance, but Gojo is also the strongest person in the series and possesses the ability to be almost immortal.
5. Meliodas – Nanatsu no Taizai
Meliodas is captain of the Seven Deadly Sins. He is the main character of the Nanatsu no Taizai series and the famous tavern Boar Hat owner. Meliodas’ sacred treasure is the Demon Sword Lostvayne; his inherent power is Full Counter. Meliodas is the Demon King’s oldest son and the leader of the Ten Commandments.
6. Zeno – Dragon Ball Super
Zeno, aka Grand Zeno or Future Zeno. Being the king of all the multiverse means being someone for whom even Beerus, Whis, and Goku are no match. 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 too strong to defeat.
7. Saitama – One Punch Man
Saitama has acquired his incredible fighting ability through a rigorous training regimen of 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, and a 10-km jog daily. 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.
8. Yugi Muto – Yu-gi-oh
Yu-gi-oh! No complicated plot. It also doesn’t matter that Yugi Muto and Yami Yugi continuously save the world from otherworldly threats through a magical card game for kids. However, seeing Yugi consistently outperform the competition – through actual rules or the Hearts of the Cards – is always pleasing to the eye. Yugi’s lessons of friendship, hope, and hard work are still outstanding elements that make his story so compelling.
9. Kirigaya Kazuto – Sword Art Online
Despite the divisions within the fandom itself, viewers can’t deny that SAO’s Kirigaya Kazuto (Kirito) is probably the most vital gamer ever. Kirito and thousands of other players are imprisoned in the VR MMO “Sword Art Online.” And when dying in this video game, the player will somehow die in real life too; only Kirito managed to overcome the numerous threats the game presented to him.
10. Son Goku – Dragon Ball Z
Like Yugi, Dragon Ball Z’s Son Goku doesn’t need much explanation about his power as the main character. Goku will always become more vital to overcoming his new Super Saiyan form or the classic Kamehameha move in any calamity. Son Goku is a typical hero character model of the manga village. Earthlings raised Goku, so even though he has warrior blood, he still has a kind heart, ready to help others and protect the Earth.
11. Tatsuya Shiba – Irregular At Magic High School
In the anime’s story, magic becomes a science. At school, the students who excelled in this subject were called Bloom, and those who did poorly were called Weed. However, the main character Tatsuya Shiba is not in either of these groups. However, with an effort to learn, Tatsuya managed to rise to the Bloom group with perfect knowledge of magic. Therefore, the guy became a particular case at the magic school, leading to a lot of trouble.
12. Satoru Mikami – That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime
When Satoru Mikami risked his life to save a colleague from an attack on the street, he was seriously injured and died shortly after. In his dying moment, Satoru had only a simple desire to have a body that could withstand all physical attacks. Satoru realized that his dream to turn into slime had come true thanks to the advice of an enigmatic voice. Satoru changed his name to Rimuru Tempest thanks to a dragon friend, and he began his adventure in this new world in slime form.
13. Ayumu Aikawa – Is This A Zombie
Ayumu Aikawa, a boy who passed away, became a zombie with the help of the murderer Eucliwood Hellscythe. While Ayumu’s body already has a terrifying power to it, perhaps the OP character he summons the most is Eucliwood. As the main character, Eucliwood helps Ayumu adjust to her zombie life through handwritten notes. Said to have the most powerful magic in the series, Eucliwood refuses to say anything as everything she says comes true.
14. Ainz Ooal Gown – Overlord
Overlord is another “virtual world” anime with a spin-off similar to SAO. This time, the anime stars Momonga, a mage and one of the leaders of Ainz Ooal Gown, a famous guild in the MMO VR “Yggdrasil”. However, Momonga finds himself stuck in the game as soon as the game’s servers shut down. With her magic and the NPCs and items obtained, Momonga quickly becomes the most robust character in the game.
15. Monkey D. Luffy – One Piece
Monkey D. Luffy is the grandson of Monkey D. Dragon, the leader of the Revolutionary Army, and Monkey D. Garp, the Admiral of the Navy. This bloodline has always meant that Luffy was born with a strange hidden talent, but it was through hard work and dedication that he became solid. After eating a Devil Fruit, Luffy spent years experimenting with the fruit and even trying to develop a fighting style suited to his new rubber body.
16. Roronoa Zoro – One Piece
One of the primary reasons One Piece is so well-known is because of Roronoa Zoro, the fighter. Zoro has more fans than Luffy. He practices every day to achieve his goal of being the finest swordsman in the world by pushing his body to its physical limits. Zoro uses three swords during the fight, which is unique for a swordsman. But his remarkable abilities are essential since it has been shown that he can cut through materials that are even tougher than metal.
17. Saiki Kusuo – The Disastrous Life of Saiki K
The anime tells about Saiki Kusuo always having to find a way to hide his super strength. He was born with psychic superpowers that grew stronger over time, allowing him to gain powers, time travel, teleport, and read people’s minds. But Saiki’s only goal is to become an average high school student. Saiki’s mother prevented him from destroying the world. Saiki is also very concerned about his friends.
18. Giorno Giovanna – Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
Giorno Giovanna‘s top ability is “Gold Experience,” which allows him to create and control life, mainly to create plants and animals, but he can also use this ability in battle. In addition, Giorno can use it along with the “poison arrow” to finish off the enemy permanently. Dio, the story’s main antagonist, has an illegitimate son named Giorno. He was abandoned and abused by his stepfather, and since then, he has become stoic and indifferent to everything and everyone around him.
19. Itachi Uchiha – Naruto
By canceling reincarnation jutsu, Itachi Uchiha either prevented or assisted the allied army in taking the initiative on the battlefield. Itachi showed his brilliance even as a toddler, decimating his clan of powerful shinobi at 13. He is among the strongest Naruto characters and one of the most skilled Genjutsu practitioners. As seen by the numerous opponents he has encountered, none of them have been able to match him and his unique fighting style.
20. Naruto Uzumaki – Naruto
Uzumaki Naruto was an ostracized orphan, but that didn’t stop him from becoming the greatest ninja of all time. It wasn’t until Kurama, a 9-tailed beast with devastating power, revealed that Naturo understood why the inhabitants of Konoha were avoiding him. There are many more challenges that Naruto must face, such as the death of Sasuke, his mentor Jiraiya, and the sacrifice of his friend Neji. Despite the trials, Naruto became a great sage and united all the ninja tribes for peaceful coexistence after defeating Kaguya.
21. Sasuke Uchiha – Naruto
Sasuke Uchiha, a popular OP anime character, is Naruto’s rival and best friend. Sasuke inherited the Sharingan, a powerful spell that allows him to see the chakra and use hypnosis. Also, Sasuke and Naruto are reincarnations of Asura and Indra, the children of Hagaromo, the ancestors of the shinobis. Sasuke eventually developed his Sharingan, obtained the rinnegan, summoned a full-body Susanoo, was able to traverse dimensions, and mastered bukijutsu.
22. Killua Zoldyck – Hunter x Hunter
One of the most fearsome young anime characters on our list is the young assassin Killua Zoldyck. He has been practicing for a while and has a lot of talents under his belt. Adult fighters find learning extremely difficult, but they have far greater potential. He will also be the very finest. He is an assassin with a background in the Zoldyck family, whose heir has received formal training. Even his family considers him the most expert assassin in Zoldyck’s family history.
23. Lelouch Lamperouge – Code Geass
Lelouch’s sister witnessed her mother’s death and was traumatized by blindness and hemiplegia. The story turns thrilling when Lelouch Lamperouge meets CC – who gave him “The Power of Kings”. This power can make others submit and obey the owner’s will; however, he can only use this ability once per person. Lelouch wants revenge by destroying the Britannia Empire, protecting his sister, and finding the man who killed his mother.
24. L – Death Note
Death Note is about a notebook allowing its owner to destroy others by writing their names. To gain power, Light Yagami needs to know the actual names of the people he targets, while L is a highly secretive person who is also the only one who can stand against Light. In addition to his intelligence, L is very good at deceiving others with extremely risky but necessary tricks. Light eventually won against L but was later defeated by L’s juniors.
25. Light Yagami – Death Note
Light Yagami attended an ordinary high school and lamented the injustice in the world. When he received the death note, he took it upon himself to avenge the victims of criminals. Light’s disdain for death is unmatched, even harming his father and the girl Misa who is in love but does not feel remorse. Light always escapes the arrest of the police, but after achieving his goal with the notebook, he reduces the number of criminals, even outliving L.
26. Kenshirō – Hokuto Renkitōza
Kenshiro is the heir to the world-beating Big Dipper, a martial art that attacks the enemy from within, causing the opponent to explode to death. In front of his chest are seven scars lined up like the seven-star constellation, the Big Dipper. Kenshiro’s goal is to kill the person who captured Yuria – his wife – who he once considered a friend but betrayed and left him to die.
27. Hanma Yujiro – Baki
He is the father of Baki, revered by all as the “Strongest Creature on the Planet”. Hanma Yujiro is a cruel and arrogant man. He loves to fight and destroy everything he wants. Yujiro’s life revolves around fighting to live to become stronger through battles. He even trained Baki to be as strong as himself (because of Hanma’s bloodline) so that he could have an opponent; in other words, Yujiro treats Baki as a toy. Yujiro is the second person, after Hanma Yuichiro, to defeat the US army alone.
28. Hisoka Morow – Hunter X Hunter
Hisoka Morow is a joker, not one who will make you laugh, but rather one who can murder you quickly and has a variety of magic tricks at his disposal to kill anybody he chooses. He is also a member of the Phantom organization, which includes a large number of highly trained assassins. But he’s not just any organization employee. He is the fourth-ranked member out of a total of thirteen, displaying his power.
29. Meruem – Hunter X Hunter
Meruem possesses the characteristics and strength of Chimera ants; the overflowing life force of humans and other creatures was “eaten” to create it. Eats other species to increase combat ability, can balance the hunter association after recovering from wounds, and increases energy through cannibalism, has the characteristics of the species eaten. Having a transcendent mind, learning all the games, politics, government policy, and almost all the books in the national library in just a few hours, the only person he loses in a game is Komugi.
30. Isaac Netero – Hunter X Hunter
The head of the Hunter Association, Isaac Netero, lost his life after the climactic battle of evolution, Chimera Ant King Meruem. In his infancy, he was considered the strongest hunter and Nen user in the world. He is also the fastest character despite being over 100 years old. Netero’s Nen ability allows him to gather 100 types of Bodhisattva Guanyin, which can unleash over 1000 devastating blows in seconds. Despite losing to Meruem, he accomplished his goal by killing and scaring the invincible King for the first time.
31. Shiki Ryougi – The Garden of Sinners
Shiki Ryougi possesses a power known as “mystic eyes of death perception,” which allows her to inherit whatever power she sees for a specific period, whether it be from a living object or the dead. Despite her exceptional vision, Shiki has improved physical abilities that give her strength and speed. Because she boasts both wits and muscle, she has well-organized fighting skills with few openings, making her the worst character to face.
32. Antispiral – Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Appearing for the first time in the form of an abstract entity, Antispiral has impressed with its enormous size, countless billion times larger than galaxies and universes. As an indefinite fusion of the extraterrestrial Anti-spiral – a race that has attained the highest level of evolution, he has the divine power to alter even the fundamental laws of reality. His power is enough to destroy the multiverse, create new dimensions, resurrect the dead, and alter people’s memories and personalities.
33. Ban – Seven Deadly Sins
Ban is referred to as the “fox sin of greed” and is one of the seven deadly sins. When you first see him, you might assume he’s the devil or an evil guy who isn’t nice to be around, but that’s not who Ban is. One of the most significant members of the gang, Ban, is a human who attained immortality by ingesting water from the spring of youth, becoming him “unkillable.” He possesses a particular ability called “snatch,” which enables him to take the physical skills of his opponents, adding to his unmatched fighting proficiency.
34. Ghislaine Dedoldia – Mushoku Tensei
Ghislaine Dedoldia from Mushoku Tensei is unquestionably an evil anime character! Ghislaine has unmatched swordsmanship skills. Ghislaine is an excellent swordswoman. Even Rudeus’s father, a professional swordsman, acknowledges that she is better than him at using a sword. Her swordsmanship skills are so outstanding. She used all her skills to free Eris and Rudeus from two kidnappers with only one stroke of her sword.
35. Hyakkimaru – Dororo
A ronin looking for his body parts, Hyakkimaru is a child of suffering. In return for the body parts of his unborn son, Hyakkimaru, his father struck a bargain with demons to get good fortune. Even though Dororo is without eyes, Hyakkimaru travels with him on a mission to find and recover his body parts. He can glimpse people’s souls thanks to a rare talent. He is a skilled swordsman and can tell who is good or evil based on the color of their souls.
36. Roy Mustang – Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Roy Mustang is a well-known character. In addition to controlling oxygen, he can create sparks that ignite into flames when they come into contact with concentrated oxygen. Thanks to his superb mastery of this skill, he can compete with some of the strong characters on the show. He not only defeats a bunch of Homunculi, some of the most powerful creatures ever made, but also causes them to beg for mercy!
37. Eren Yeager – Attack on Titan
It can be said that Eren Yeager, the main character in Attack on Titan, has been one of the most memorable characters for anime fans during the past ten years. Strong, resilient, and always take the most significant damage on yourself. He appreciates and admires his teammates. Although he values human life, he believes that those who steal the freedom and dreams of others deserve to die.
38. Ajimu Najimi – Medaka Box
This girl is not your typical high schooler. Reading Ajimu Najimi‘s age, which is 3,402,193,822,311 years old, everyone is frightened since she is a creature that predates the creation of the universe and has persisted since the Big Bang. This girl possesses about 12,858,051,967,633,865 skills including 7,932,135,441,523,222 Abnormalities and 4,925,916,526,110,643 Minuses
39. Levi Ackerman – Attack on Titan
Although his tiny appearance may be misleading, Levi Ackerman possesses remarkable talent and charisma. Although his look and attitude are so fierce, he is known for his merciless abilities in fighting giants. And he is considerably more adored by the public than Eren. He is the anime’s main character and the most distinguished soldier in human history. Levi is an example of what a real soldier should be, and he should not be taken lightly.
40. Kenpachi Zaraki – Bleach
Kenpachi Zaraki was brought up in a society with no law and was compelled to learn how to use a sword from a young age. He never ceased developing his skills until he was appointed captain of the 11th division. His skills might be rudimentary, but his size might more than makeup for it. The most substantial evidence of his toughness and badassness is that he reached a Captain without achieving Bankai. To become a Captain, you must possess a Bankai!
41. Sung Jin Woo – Solo Leveling
In the contemporary setting of Solo Leveling, hunters defend everyday people from frightening creatures. The main character here does not gain strength overnight. Still, he is just a hunter of the weakest level, often venturing into difficult places despite having almost no magical ability. After a traumatic experience in a dungeon, Sung Jin Woo awakens his superpower. Sung Jin Woo became the strongest hunter in the world and eventually the Shadow King.
42. Alucard – Hellsing Ultimate
Alucard represents the Hellsing Organization and is the most robust character in the anime. It looks into odd instances involving vampires similar to him. However, Alucard is not your typical vampire. He is one of the most potent vampires in the series, with extraordinary combat skills. He is an immortal with extraordinary regeneration, speed, strength, and, unusually for vampires, teleportation abilities.
43. Guts – Berserk
Guts are the main character of the exciting and ominous anime series Berserk. Former mercenary Guts travels the world guarding those he feels a connection to. He suffers from depression, which he attributes to his ongoing struggles. He is tall and uses a large broadsword with talent and ability. After constant exposure to conflict and violence, Guts refined his skills to their highest potential. He developed into a skilled swordsman and a seasoned combatant.
44. Ken Kaneki – Tokyo Ghoul
Ken Kaneki is forced to accept his new existence, and after many confrontations, he earns the nickname “Black Reaper” and rises to prominence as one of the most influential figures in the program. He had ghoul abilities, which increased his strength, and he was taught by Arima Kishou, one of the most skilled CCG agents. Kaneki also possesses several Kagune, which gives him exceptional strength for a ghoul and swift regeneration.
45. Gilgamesh – Fate/Zero
Gilgamesh is a servant in the grail war in Fate/Zero and one of the highest rank archers who are so very badass. He is the king of Uruk, a hybrid of god and man, and as such, he emanates the charm and dignity expected of a monarch. He was owing to his extraordinary abilities, which include possessing the original noble phantasms of every “servant” character from the anime. He earned the nickname “servant killer” due to his unusual abilities, which most of the show’s characters detested.
46. Spike Spiegel – Cowboy Bebop
Spike Spiegel was a former Red Dragon Crime Syndicate associate before he ran away and pretended to die. He then rose to the position of captain of Bebop and bounty hunter. His excellent perceptive skills and razor-sharp eyesight are displayed throughout the anime. He is a skilled fighter. His proficiency with a gun in combat is his strongest suit.
47. Kiyotaka Ayanokouji – Classroom of the Elite
Kiyotaka Ayanakouji enrolled at Tokyo Metropolitan Advanced Nurturing High School. Ayanokouji looks to be a lackadaisical high school student at first glance. He is, however, a psychopath with little to no empathy, which is brilliant. Because of his superior intelligence over that of his peers, Kiyotaka stands out as a badass anime character. But he led his students to victory in a competition against other classes because of his ingenuity and vision.
48. Revy – Black Lagoon
Revy is a ruthless, cold-blooded murderer motivated by violence and bloodlust, and she will kill at the drop of a hat. Despite having various skills and being one of the best female fighters, she specializes in guns. Her proficiency with weapons, particularly firearms, is far more important than anything else. She can easily avoid bullets, indicating that she should not be taken lightly.
49. Gildarts Clive – Fairy Tail
What makes Gildarts Clive badass is the way he handles everyone. Gildarts can destroy whatever he comes into contact with because of his fantastic skill called Crush. This skill would have been acceptable if not for its nullification effect on magic or any other skill. In addition to his magical prowess, he also possesses exceptional physical combat capabilities, making him a well-rounded combatant with tremendous force and stamina.
50. Mugen – Samurai Champloo
Mugen and Jin often manage the conflicts that arise as they pass through villages, cities, and towns. He is a master fighter, and the adaptations of the Samurai Champloo manga series are excellent. They consider him a skilled fighter who can amicably defeat a samurai battalion. In most fights he engages in throughout the show, he uses his superhuman reflexes and unending stamina to gain the upper hand, and anime fans appreciate him.