One of the reasons that anime as a genre took off across the world was because of the many vibrant characters that gave life to the show.
But for many, it wasn’t always about the plot lines or the twists, but by the sheer strength and fortitude of those characters, and how they always found a way to beat their adversary, no matter the odds.
With that in mind, these are the top 5 most powerful anime characters ever to grace the screen, and their series’ are worth watching between rounds of NZ betting.
5. Goku – Dragon Ball Universe
Goku is a name that just about every fan of anime will recognise. From his bottomless stomach to his indomitable will, Goku embodies what makes the genre so enjoyable to watch. The character started out with some potential, losing some battles and winning others, but as the show progressed, it was apparent that his fighting spirit would always push him past his own limits.
Goku has ascended from a boy with a tail living in the woods to an almost-omnipotent figure whose battles often reach cosmic levels.
4. Tetsuo Shima – Akira
Tetsuo Shima is the main antagonist of Akira, and started the series with enough physic power to level a planet. His powers grew quickly, and it wasn’t long before he was virtually a god in every sense, with the strength to obliterate the entire universe if he so wills it.
In fact, the fear of his power grew so alarming that he eventually warped himself out of his reality, with the resultant explosion of psychic energy creating an entirely new universe.
3. Kyubey – Madoka Magica
In the series Madoka Magica, Kyubey is the living embodiment of entropy itself, the one force in the universe that is believed will snuff all life out eventually. In the series, he is immortal, omnipotent, and exists to bring ruin to all of existence.
While he’s not strong himself in direct combat, he is able to manipulate those who are, forcing them into an endless cycle of destruction that he hopes will one day lead the universe to complete destruction.
2. Zeno – Dragon Ball Super
In the Dragon Ball Super universe, Zeno is the unquestioned ruler of all realities, and is able to destroy all existence with little more than a thought. His power is absolute, and is able to completely erase anyone or anything on nothing more than a whim.
Unlike many of the other characters, Zeno has no real combat techniques or special moves, he can simply does as he please.
1. Saitama – One Punch Man
Saitama was created as the antithesis of modern anime, a character so absurdly strong that he has no opponents on the same level. He’s proven again and again that he’s faster, stronger, and more powerful than everyone that stands before him.
And while the creators were attempting to simply make a parody character, he quickly turned into a fan favourite, changing the genre forever.