Anime has some of the most broken and overpowered characters compared to any other form of media. Gods, devils and other omnipotent beings are almost always included in the cast of any good anime.
While some have immense physical strength, speed and amazing battle prowess, others have demonic powers and fantastic control over magic.
Out of all the many anime, quite a few stick out over the crowd for being able to achieve great feats such as destroying beings and planets with the tiniest effort or being the strongest character in their universe.
So from across all the amazing characters the world of anime has to offer, this is a list of the top 15 strongest main characters in anime, based on personal feats, power levels and destruction capability.
Series – Plunderer
Licht Bach, a.k.a. Sakai Rihito, is one of the 7 Legendary Red Barons known as the Flash Baron. He is considered the strongest Baron in Plunderer, and his true count is estimated to be 3,000,000.
Licht is an enigmatic character who holds overwhelming power displaying impressive fighting prowess and superhuman speed.
Count is a type of life system that keeps people alive in the kingdom of Althea. Licht currently has two counts: -1002 on his left hand and 5700 on his sword.
Licht also possesses an ability to increase his count with bloodlust, making him stronger, but with the downside of him possibly losing his sanity.
Series – Hellsing
Alucard is the most powerful vampire and possibly the most powerful character in the Hellsing series.
He is considered the most powerful weapon of the Hellsing Organization, a group that works against vampires and other supernatural forces.
He is an immortal vampire with many powers, such as regeneration and extrasensory perception. Even with so many powers, he is most notably seen firing his trademark golden handguns.
Alucard also has the ability to walk through walls and shapeshift. Surprisingly he also can walk in sunlight, a power that other vampires lack.
Alucard is a fierce fighter who often fights with extreme cruelty and taunts his opponents in battle. But the battle-crazed vampire is also able to feel pain and affection for those closest to him.
13Cadis Etrama Di Raizel
Series – Noblesse
Cadis Etrama Di Raizel is a Noble from Lukedonia who holds the special title of Noblesse. This title sets him apart from the other Nobles as their secret protector, judge, and executioner.
He attends the Ye Ran High School in order to experience and learn about the modern human world.
Raizel, being the Noblesse, is the most powerful character in the series. His power is far beyond that of several Clan Leaders combined.
His only weakness is that he loses parts of his life force each time he uses his powers, and the only way for him to recover temporarily is hibernation.
Raizel’s most prominent abilities include telekinesis, mind control, mind reading, superhuman speed and strength, aura manipulation, blood control, and a Soul Weapon.
Series – Misfit of Demon King Academy
Anos Voldigoad is an invincible demon who used to be known as the Demon King of Tyranny during the Mythical Age. After giving up his life to separate the world, he was reincarnated in the Magical Age.
Anos now attends the Demon King Academy and is known as the misfit of the institution.
Even as the Demon King, Anos is very kind and caring. He is very concerned and protective of his family, friends and followers.
His powers include immense physical speed and strength, specialization in destruction, high intelligence and knowledge of numerous complicated magic spells.
Besides his skills and abilities, Anos also uses weapons such as the Reason Destroying Sword Venuzdonoa and the Diamond Iron Sword.
Series – The Daily Life of the Immortal King
Wang Ling is an immortal emperor reincarnated into the modern era in a country named Huaxia. He is almost an invincible entity with strength far beyond his control.
Wang Ling lives in this new era as a cultivation wizard. He is able to keep his emotions and power suppressed using Fulu seals.
His powers include immortality, superhuman speed, strength and durability, reality warping, life manipulation, fate manipulation, mind manipulation, power absorption, telepathy, telekinesis, time manipulation and other omnipotent powers.
Wang Ling also possesses a Spirit Sword and modern-day equipment with enlightened powers.
Apart from his strength and fighting prowess, he also has vast knowledge and intelligence.
Series – Bleach
Ichigo Kurosaki is one of the strongest Shinigami swordsmen in the Bleach series. He is most famous for his Zangetsu sword, Hollow transformations, Bankai and Shikai abilities.
Although he is a substitute Shinigami, he has a vast amount of spiritual power that helps him fight effectively, even if worn out in combat.
He can easily slice through buildings and mountains with his amazing swordsmith skills.
His powers and forms allow him to take down even omnipotent beings, and he gains new powers as he progresses through every battle.
He has the ability to adapt to new opponents very quickly and can best nearly any foe with a combination of his intelligence and Zanpakuto swordsmith abilities.
9Ainz Ooal Gown
Series – Overlord
Ainz Ooal Gown, a.k.a. Momonga, is the Overlord of the Great Tomb of Nazarick and the only remaining member of the Ainz Ooal Gown guild.
Lord Ainz is considered the highest of the Almighty 41 Supreme Beings by the NPCs of Nazarick. He is a very cautious person who always plans ahead to avoid taking wrong decisions.
The wide range of Ainz’s powers includes 10 tiers of normal spells, super-tier magic, overlord skills, and other basic undead traits. He can also use summoning spells to create spirits, demons, and different tiers of undead beings and other creatures.
His equipment includes 10 divine class rings, the staff of Ainz Ooal Gown, a red orb, Dark Warrior equipment, and other consumable and divine class items.
Series – Mob Psycho 100
Shigeo Kageyama, a.k.a. Mob, is an esper with psychic powers closely related to his emotions. He is a student at Salt Middle School and a former disciple of Arataka Reigen.
Shigeo’s psychic powers outclass every other esper in the series. His abilities include telekinesis, psychic energy absorption, psychic energy transference, spiritual awareness and astral projection.
Shigeo always tries to keep his emotions under control, but once he reaches his limit, all the power he suppresses will explode out, boosting his psychic abilities. This limit is shown with a percentage that eventually reaches 100%.
Shigeo also has a special “???% state” that he enters when he becomes unconscious. In this state, Shigeo surpasses the power of his 100% state and can unleash all of his power at once.
Series – Naruto, Boruto
Naruto Uzumaki is the seventh Hokage of the Hidden Leaf Village. He was the Jinchuriki of the Nine-Tailed Beast and is known as the Hero of the Hidden Leaf due to his feats in the village’s various wars.
Naruto holds massive chakra reserves, which he uses in attacks like the Rasengan and Rasenshuriken. He is also skilled in using Ninjutsu and Senjutsu, even going so far as to use Six Paths Senjutsu.
After bonding with the Tailed Beast inside him, he is able to use Kurama Chakra Mode and even Baryon Mode. He can also use Six Paths Sage Mode, where he becomes almost unstoppable.
Naruto has also defeated some of the strongest villains in the series, such as Pain, Delta, Madara Uchiha, Kaguya Otsutsuki and Isshiki Otsutsuki.
6Monkey D. Luffy
Series – One Piece
Monkey D. Luffy is the captain of the Straw Hat Pirates and is possibly one of the strongest characters in the series. He has the power of the Gum-Gum Devil Fruit that allows his body to have the characteristics of rubber.
Luffy has learned to use his rubber powers in unique ways, even incorporating Haki into his fighting style. This has led to the creation of many transformations such as Gear 2, Gear 3 and three variations of Gear 4.
Throughout his journey, he has defeated villains like Arlong, Sir Crocodile, Rob Lucci, Ceaser Clown, Donquixote Doflamingo and Charolette Katakuri. He has also faced the Emperors Big Mom and Kaido.
Luffy has also liberated many nations and islands under oppressive rule with the help of his amazing crew of unique individuals.
Series – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
Giorno Giovanna is the main protagonist of JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure Part 5: Golden Wind. His Stand, Gold Experience, has the power to create living things from inorganic objects.
Formally known as Haruno Shiobana, Giorno is the son of Dio Brando but is part of the Joestar bloodline.
Before joining the Passione mafia, Giorno used to be a petty thief in Italy. While part of Passione, he meets and defeats many different Stand users and later defeats the mafia boss himself with his improved Stand, Gold Experience Requiem.
Gold Experience Requiem is stronger and faster than its previous form. It has the power to undo an action and can create a looping reality that enemies are trapped in forever. This goldy power makes Giorno one of the strongest characters in the series.
Series – That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Satoru Mikami was a normal man from Japan who was reincarnated as a slime and now goes by the name Rimiru Tempest. He evolves throughout the series, first from slime to demon slime, then to True Dragon, and now he even has the power of God.
Rimuru’s human form is that of an androgynous adolescent. At first glance, he may look childish and eccentric, but he is actually a person who always analyzes and calculates his surroundings before taking any decisions.
Rimuru has many different skills, including telepathy, poisonous breath, dragon spirit Haki, universal sense, shapeshifting, infinite regeneration, barrier creation, magic manipulation and more.
He has skills that nullify physical attacks, natural effects, abnormal conditions, spiritual attacks and holy-demonic attacks. Apart from these, he also uses a legendary grade sword and can use different kinds of magic such as storm, elemental, spiritual, summoning, holy, and physics magic.
Series – One Punch Man
Saitama, most famously known as One Punch Man, is arguably one of the strongest main characters in the history of anime. The Caped Baldy literally has the power to defeat his enemies with a single punch.
Saitama is the perfect character for any gym-freaks to idolize. He claims he got his powers after a year and half of 100 daily push-ups, sit-ups, squats and 10km running.
While he usually relies on brute force to win, Saitama is also a master hand-to-hand fighter who can adapt and use strategy when required. So far, no one has been able to injure him.
Although he is sometimes shown to be lazy, Saitama’s strength, speed and durability are far greater than anyone else in the series.
Series – Dragon Ball Series
Son Goku is basically the benchmark to judge the strength of any character in and outside anime.
Apart from his impressive martial-art skills and godly ki, Goku is most famous for his transformations. His Super-Saiyan transformation saw him reach new levels of strength and easily set him apart from everyone else in the series.
Later in the story, after certain circumstances forced him to get even stronger, he surpassed the fantastic SSJ transformation and created more efficacious forms like Super-Saiyan 2, Super-Saiyan 3, Super-Saiyan 4 and Super-Saiyan Blue.
Goku’s strength has also seen him defeat many of the most dangerous villains in the series, like Vegeta, Frieza, Majin Boo, and Jiren.
He even went head to head in a causal battle against the omnipotent Lord Beerus.
Series – Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Simon the Digger is the strongest main character across all anime. He can store infinite amounts of spiral energy and incorporate it into the attacks of mechs. By the end of the series, Simon even has the power to create a robot the size of an entire galaxy.
Simon began as a lonely digger boy but has since faced many glorious victories and devastating losses and is now known as a legendary hero and is an eternal beacon for all humankind.
Simon’s power comes from Spiral Energy, the power of evolution. He is one of the few warriors who has mastered Spiral Energy and can use it to create powerful mechs to fight in.
In his final battle with the Anti-Spirals, Simon is able to create the colossal Super Tegen Toppa Gurren Lagann, a mech that is said to be 52.8 billion light-years tall.
He is ranked first on this list because he is not only able to fight the Anti Spirals, but he is also able to defeat their omnipotent strength and win!